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TLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, KONEAY, OCTOBER 2, 1922.
VISIT BELLEVUE ,
'- , T. T , . - , land Mrs. Frank E. Schlater and with
Plattsmouth Ladies," Members Of thej-other relatives and friends. Mr.
Legion (and Auxiliary, Spend
Afternoon at Institution , .
From Thursday's Dally.
Voq f rtl n tr a narfr nf TMl tf:mnnth
ladies, composed of'Mesdames J. R.Jof Connie Schlater. now democratic
Murphy. A. H. Duxbury.r Elmer A.'Icandidate for county clerk of Garden
Webb and Fred Lugsch. motored to ' county, and who was a resident here
Bellevue in the car of Mrs. Murphy, fr a number of years ago.
and inspected the - Bellevue school 'Mrs. Frank Schlater and daughter,
that the government is conducting, Mss "Mildred, together ' with Mrs.
for the disabled service men and j Roudebush were visitors in Omaha
those who are taking vocational t today for a few. hours visit. .
The ladies found there a large
i i i
uuiuurr ui iuc i ci iwc uicu, a. sicaiu
part of whom are suffering from phy
sical disabilities caused by .the war,
engaged in light work to rest their
shattered nerves and bodies as well
as vocational training in A atch mak
ing, shoe work and numerous other
lighter lines of labor being taught.
One of the pleasing spots visited
by the ladies was the dining room
where the men have their meals
served and the visitors found that
this is as spic and span as any home
and the cleanliness of -the rooms was
very noticeable, the white fittings of
the room being kept spotless.
Prior to the establishment of the
Dellevue training center, the Amer
ican Legion auxiliary of Nebraska
started to raise funds for the instal
lation of radio equipment at the gov
ernment hospital at Colfax, Iowa,
which was but recently installed.
Now it is announced the Iowa auxil
iary will outfit the Bellevue school
with similar apparatus, which is
very pleasing news to those interest-!
ed in the success of the work there.
The men who are taking treat
ment there are very cheerful and j
come from all over the country, but
feel a little lonesome for the associa-j
tions of the outer world and any vis-!
itors who come are accorded a royal
welcome as the members of the train
ing force as well as the service men
feel grateful for the interest of the
public and the opportunity of show
ing what the school is doing in the
way of recuperating .the - merf ( for
their duties in life. - ;
The American- Red- ?ross has
charge of the recreation department
and on every Saturday evening they
hold dances that are open to the vis
itors who may come, as well as the
service men, and the visits of those
interested are always very much ap
preciated. The men went through a series of
calisthenic exercises for the benefit
of the Plattsmouth visitors, which
were greatly appreciated.
TAKING SUIT CASE
Sandy Andrews Gets into More Dif
ficulty Taken Into Custody
Here Last Evening.
From Thursday's DUy.
Last night Officer Alvin Jones
placed Sandy Andrews under arrest
charged with having taken a suit
case belonging to Don Overbay from
the home of Mr. Overbay in Omaha
a few day 3 ago.
Officer Jones recovered the . suit
case, but the clothing that was sup
posed to be in it was missing and
was disposed of in Omaha, according
to the theory of the police.
The young man was lodged in the
cuy oasine 10 awau ine arrival oi
the Omaha authorities to convey him
back to the metropolis to face the
charge preferred against, him.
BOOZE BRINGS FINE
From Thursday's Dally.
Thi3 morning Joseph' Bergman,
who claims to hail from the far off
state of Ohio, and who is now em
ployed in the Burlington shops, was
a caller at the temple of justice of
Judge William Weber to answer to
the charge of being found in a state
Officer Jones apprehended the man
last night when he was suffering
from the effects of a large cargo of
liquor that he claims to have pro
cured in Omaha and which had the
effect of making him a very sick man
as the interior of the city jail testi
fied this morning.
Mr. Bergman was assessed a fine
of $20 and costs and was released
this noon when tiie necessary funds
were turned over to the court to sat
isfy the amount of the fine and costs.
ENTERTAIN FOR FALL BRIDE.
From Thursdays Daily. - . -Yesterday
afternoon Mrs. Chris
tine Coughlin and Mrs. Waldemar,
C. .Soennichsen entertained very
pleasantly some twenty-five friends
in honor of Mrs. Henry G. Soennich
sen. one of the brides of the fall
season. The rooms were very taste
fully decorated with the bright fall
flowers that added a pleasing touch
to the scene. .The afternoon was
spent in sewing and visiting and at
a suitable hour dainty refreshments
were served by the hostesses), assist
ed by Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans.
VISITING RELATIVES HERE
From Thursday's ijaiiy.
Jacob II. Roudebush . and wife of
, Oshkosh; Nebraska, are here enjoy-
Roudebush and wife have been at
Des Moines, Iowa, attending the na
tionaf G. A. R. encampment and stop
ped off on their ' way home for a
visit. .Mr. Roundebush is grandfather
CITY HAS DAMAGE
SUIT FOR $1,000
ON ITS HANDS
Interpleading: Subterfuge Permits
Filing Case in Omaha Altho
Accident Occurred Here
The city of Plattsmouth has been
made a defendant in a damage suit
for $1,000, which has been filed in
the municipal court at Omaha by
Grace L. Berger. Interpleaded with
the city as a defendant is Mrs. Flora
Nelson, of Omaha.
This case is the outgrowth of the
accident at 12th and Elm streets
in this city on the afternoon of Sep
tember 4th, when the car driven by
Mrs. Nelson went into the ditch on
the west side of 12th street.
The accident occurred just north
of the Elm street crossing, where the
car was making the turn onto 12th
street and instead of keeping in the
road the car had gone on over the
intersection into the ditch,- a depth
of some seven feet and was badly
damaged. At the time of the acci
dent Mrs. Nelson, the owner of the
car, was driving.
The plaintiff is represented in the
action by her father, Joseph O. Ber
ger. an attorney of Omaha:
At the office of City Attorney C.
A.- Rawls there was no copy of the
petition of the plaintiff in the case,
the only notice being the summons
issued for the city officials repre
senting the" municipality. The ac
tion undoubtedly is one of personal
damage. By including Mrs. Nelson
in the suit it was possible to bring
the action in Douglas county, al
though the accident occurred in this
HAS AUTO ACCIDENT
From Thursday's Dally.
A small auto accident occurred
this morning near the intersection of
Fifth and Main street which result
ed in the auto truck of J. F. Warga
being somewhat battered up by the
collision with the truck used in de-
livering ice. Mr. Warga was coming
from the postoffice and was traveling
south on Fifth street while the ice
truck was standing near the Martin
soft drink parlor where they had been
delivering ice. As the auto of Mr.
Warga approached the ice truck also
started out and took up a great deal
of the street in getting turned
around and while Mr. Warga crowd
ed his car over as far as possible to
avoid a collision the ice truck crash
ed into hi3 vehicle and the result was
that the windshield was broken and
one of the fenders on the Warga
car bent. With Mr. Warga at the
time of the accident was his wife,
and while Mrs. Warga. was sitting cm
the side of the auto that was struck
she escaped without Injury.
The accident was as a whole a very
fortunate one and all concerned feel
well pleased that it came out with-
out serious result beyond the slight
damage to the cars.
WILL ACT AS NONPARTI
SAN LEAGUE ORGANIZER
C. E. Whittaker. who has been out
on the strike at the local shops, has
decided in the future to devote his
efforts to other lines than railroad
work and has accepted a position as
organizer for the Nonpartisan league
in which he has been quite active
for the last few years.
Mr. Whittaker has devoted much
Ue 5.d. thouSht to the work of . the I
.wiiiiaiiisau league aim Biiuuiu .oe
competent to carry the message to
the residents of the state. He has
not as yet fully decided as to wheth
er he will remain here or remove to
Lincoln to be nearer the headquar
ters of the league.
TAXING NURSE TRAINING
Miss Grace Beeson of this city, who
last year was one of the teachers of
the public schools has given up her
school work to enter the University
hospital to take nurse training, feel
ing that the opportunity of doing
for the benefit of mankind was
greater in this field of work. Miss
Beeson accompanied by Miss Helen
Erickson, another of the students at
the hospital, was here yesterday for
a visit with home folks.
The mosx exquisite line of birth
day ani gift cards to be found any
where! At Journal office.
MEETS IN SPEC-
Change in Washington
Sewer Comes Up
Size is Increased.
From Thursday's Dally. "
The city, rouncilmen with the ex
ception of Councilman Vroman of
the Fifth ward, assembled last night
at the city hall to consider the prop-.
osition of making the change in the
size of the Washington avenue sewer
that had been talked over at the
meeting Monday evening and the
councilmen were still of the opinion
that the change recommended by
the engineers should be acted upon
I City Attorney C. A. Rawls pre
: sented a written opinion to the coun
cil that they had the power to make
a change in the dimensions of the
sewer without the necessity of re
advertising the bids for the same
and this opinion cleared the way for
the action of the council.
Councilman Bestor, chairman of
the finance committee, called the
attention to the fact that the change
from a four foot, to a five foot sewer
would make the cost reach the sum
of $6,044.15. whereas the appropria
tion and levy for the construction
of the sewer would only produce the
sum of $4,500, and the general fund
at this time would not allow any
After some discussion it was de
cided on motion of Councilman Bes
tor that the sewer be constructed as
far as the funds would permit, the
five foot pipe being used and which
will be so constructed as to elimi
nate the present bridges on 10th
street and on Locust street, leaving
a space that will have to be cared
On motion of Councilman McCarty
the city was authorized to purchase
the four foot pipe that has already
been constructed for use on the sew
er and store the same for future usa
or until it can be disposed of by the
city to advantage. . .The price paid
for .tUC four fjoqt pipe was $5.50 per
foot, the same price at which it was
furnished the contractor.
MATCHES ARE BE
ING PLAYED OFF
Doubles Narrowing Down to Cham
pionship Match Many Sur
prises in Results.
From Thursday's Dally.
Several more of the matches in the
citv doubles tournament have been
played and the results of the games
have been somewhat surprising, up
setting much of the dope that had
been handed out reiative to the out
come of the games.
Last evening George Petring and
R. G. Campbell laid in Dr. R. P.
Westover and Leslie Niel by the
score of 3-6; 6-3; 6-2.
In the opening, Westover and Niel
appeared strong, but in the two suc
ceeding matches they were unable to
stop the fast and aggressive playing
i of their opponents
and lost the
This morning as the glorious orb
of day was just peeling his head
above the Iowa hills, two more
matches were staged in the tourna
ment. Jess Warga and E. H. Wes
cott went to defeat at the hands of
Alfred Calvert and R. W. Knorr by
the score of 6-3; 6-4. Supt. G. E.
DeWolf and Hilt Martin also defeat
ed Stuart Chase and Damian Flynn
by the score of 6-2; 6-0, in a very
James Kuykendall and Ed Fricke
are also scheduled to play B.-C. Dool
an and Lawrence Spreacher on the
municipal courts on Washington
j HOWELL SPEAKS A
. SMALL WALLACE CROWD
JVallace, Neb., Sept. 28. R. B.
s. senator. spoke to an audience of
jes8 than two dozen
people here to
day noon. Taxes, the rail situation
and his Omaha record were discuss
ed. Hej said taxes are too high, yet
said he would give the officials a
chance to curb them.
He did not mention the code. He
failed to say what the republican
high' tariff will do for big business.
He insisted, however, that the dry
Issue is not dead. He failed to men
tion the bonus veto.
HAVE NEW UNIFORMS
The handsome and efficient force
of dining rooms girls at the Hotel
Wagner cafe, are now uniformed in
very snappy costumes of black with
white collars and cuffs and white
caps which make a very clever ap
pearance. The new addition makes a
very handsome setting for the meals
at the hotel.
Journal want ads pay. Try them.
REMOVE TO OMAHA
From Thursday's Daily.
W. L. Gilmore and family,
I have for several years past been mak
ing their" home in this city, where
Mr. Gilmore was an employe of L
C. Sharp, at the machine shop, as
I bookkeeper, have moved back to
' Omaha, where they resided prior to
coming to this city. Mr. Giimore i3
jan old boyhood resident of tins city
anu me many luvims iiere regret
very much to learn that they have
decided to make their home else
'Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stoehr West of
j City Entertain at Dancing
Party Last Saturday.
The attractive eountry heme of
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Stoehr in the
vicinity of Cedar Creek was the scene
of a very pleasant gathering on last
Saturday evening in honor of the
eighteenth birthday anniversary of
their daughter. Miss Mildred. The
anniversary was not to occur until
September 25th but it was decided
to have the occasion observed on Sat
urday to allow all the friends to at
tend. There were some ninety-four in at
tendance and the occasion was one
that will long be very delightfully
remembered by all those fortunate
enough to be there.
The evening was spent in dancing,
the music being furnished by the
father of the guest of honor with
the violin and Mrs; Louis Born, an
aunt, at the piano.) and to this the
jolly party danced to their hearts'
content. In honor of the occasion,
Miss Mildred received a large num
ber of very beautiful gifts that she
will treasure as remembrances of tho
old friends. There was a very deli
cious luncheon served at 11:30 at
the home' going hour to which all
did ample justice, j
Those in attendance were: Messrs.
and Mesdames Clarence Busche, Phil
ip Born. Henry Born and family,
Louie Born and family. Will Hirz and
j family. "Will MeisLf.Ycr: and family.
T. E. Todd and family, Grover Par
riott and family, Philip Kehne, Hen
ry Nolting. Fred Kehne. Jr., John
Wehrbein and family, Ella, Esther
and Raymond Lohnes, Fritz, Wal
ter and Florence Fornoff; Ina, El
mer, Otto and Ruben Meisinger; Al
vin and Raymond Stull; Carl and
Helen Meisinger, Edgar, Lester, Vic
tor and Verner Meisinger; Roy,
Elizabeth and Elmer Tshirren; Her
man Henning3. Louie Baumgart, El
mer Chamberlain, Chris True. Grace
Norris, Edwin Dagendorffer, William
Goo. and Tillie Halmes. Delta Leddy,
Elmer, Clifford. Carl and Verner
Stoehr. Helen Hild, Adelia Tritsch,
Carl Roessler, Henry Hyde, Johnnie
Kaff en berger, Elmer Tritsch, Sam
JUST ONE MINUTE!
You can read this in one minute.
By the time you reach the last line,
property worth $923 will have been
destroyed by fire somewhere in the
Minute after minute, day after day,
on the average, this appalling pace
keeps up, to a grand yearly total of
That, at least, was the record in
1921. What the showing will be this
year, and in the years to come de
pends, in large measure, on you.
Ninety per cent of all fires are pre
ventable, for they are due to care
lessness. . Take a look in your cellar, your
attic, that closet. Clear out the rub
bish the old stuff stored away be
"maybe some day we'll find a use for
it." Many fires about the house are
born in trash piles.
While insurance marks the differ
ence between protection and destitu
tion, every American home has its
treasured possessions whose worth
cannot be computed in terms of mon
ey apd can never be replaced.
A minute's thought now may save
the patient accumulation of a life
time, from the ravages of , fire.
After all, it's chiefly a matter of
protecting your own dwelling and
those whose presence there makes it
Isn't it worth a minute to you?
"GOD-FORSAKEN SYSTEM OF
" EDUCATION" IN UNITED
STATES, SAYS CATHOLIC
Washington, Sept. 28. "Divorce,
birth control and a God-forsaken,
system of education" were pointed
to as paths leading to national dis
integration by Bishop Schwertner of
Wichita, Kas., in an opening ser
mon today before the national coun
cil of Catholic men. Describing the
home, the school and the church as j
the three supports of civilization.
Bishop Schwertner said divorce and
birth control weakened both the
school and the home. The deity, the
bishop said, had been forgotten in
the schools of the nation for two gen
erations, with the result, he added, '
i that statistics showed fifty per cent
of the people professed no religion.
Have you noticed that it the stores
that advertise which are always filled ,
wim ouyers t
DEATH OF MISS
Passed Away at Home in West Part
of City at 5:30 this Morning
After a Long Illness.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning at 5:'0 at the family
home on west Granite street occur
red the death of Miss Stella Good
ing, who has been in very critical
condition for the past few weeks. For
the past week the patient has been
gradually growing weaker, suffering
irom a general breakdown and while
at times her condition would encour
age the family and friends it was
only a momentary gain that left the
patient in even more serious condi
tion. s Stella M. Gooding was born in
Dayton, la., June 26, 18SS, and was
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Gooding, the family moving to Platts
mouth a few years later where they
have since resided for the past twenty-four
years. In the past few years
Miss Gooding has been spending the
summer months in Wyoming on the
family homestead there and seemed
much benefited by the life in the
mountain country but folowing her
return home several weeks ago she
has been gradually failing. At the
age of fifteen years the " deceased
was united with the Christian church
in which faith she passed away.
To mourn the passing of this
highly esteemed lady there remain
the aged parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Gooding, and one brother, Everett
Gooding, all of whom reside in this
The funeral services will be held
at the home Sunday afternoon at
2:30 and the interment at the Oak
Hill cemetery west of the city.
HAS VERY PLEAS-
Reports of the Delegates to York
Convention Received Plans
Made for Armistice Day.
from Friday's Dally.
The American Legion Auxiliary
met yesterday afternoon at the Le
gion room3 with a pleasing number
of the 'ladies in attendance and to
enjoy the hospitality that had been
provided for them by the hostesses
of the occasion. Mesdames August
Swanson, James Rebal, and Herman
Tiekotter. The greater part of the
afternoon was devoted to the reports
of the delegates to the York conven
tion, Mesdames Fred Sydebotham
and F. R. Gobelman, who spoke, of
the splendid manner in which they
had been entertained at the state
meeting and the various matters that
had come up for discussion at the
The ladies also discussed plans for
the observance of Armistice day in
the city and will co-operate with the
Lrgion post in case that any cele
bration of the day is carried out.
At a suitable hour the hostesses
served very dainty refreshments
which were very much enjoyed by
all of the members.
TOO EARLY TO
Henry Ford Not Yet in Presidential
Running Movement to En
dorse Him Fails.
Bay City, Mich., Sept. 2S. A
movement to endorse Henry Ford as
a presidential candidate in 1924 fail
ed at the democratic state conven
tion here today, when the resolu
tions committee decided such action
would be "premature and too far in
advance of the election." The pro
posal was sponsored by the delega
tion from Adrian, which included S.
W. Raymond, a brother-in-law of
the Detroit manufacturer, and pre
cipitated a fight in the resolutions
Democratic leaders, following ac
tion of the committee, declared the
possibility of the Ford resolution be
ing introduced on the floor of the
convention was "exceedingly re
mote." It was understood the committee
decided to withhold any endorsement
of Ford as a presidential candidate
at least until the democratic conven
tion next spring.
GASOLINE AND HOOTCH
Take one reckless, natural born
fool; two or three drinks of bad li
quor; a fast, high powered motor
car. Soak the fool well in the liquor,
place in the car and let him go. Af
ter due time remove wreckage, place
in black, satin-lined box and garnish
with flowers. Pure Oil News.
Althougn journal want-a cm
but little the results they bring art
wonderful. Try them.
LOCATES AT RALSTON
Dr. P. T. Campbell, who has since
his graduation from Creighton medi
cal school, been engaged in hospital
work at Salt Lake and Wichita, Kan
sas, has decided to embark on the
active practice of his profession and
accordingly located at Ralston, where
he will have his offices opened next
week. . Dr. Campbell is a bright,
young medical man and should find
an abundant success in the practice
of medicine in the Omaha suburb.
The doctor is a graduate of Platts
mouth high school and has a host of
friends here who are very much
interested in his success.
MAN WiLLS $8,000
Former Plattsmouth Man Leaves
Large Sum to Charitable
From Friday's Dally.
Many years ago, in fact so long
ago that only the oldest residents
of the city can recall, Israel Pearl
man came to Plattsmouth a young
man and embarked in business that
gradually grew until at the time
of his leaving here some fifteen
year3 ago, he possessed a fine store
and a very comfortable fortune. Yes
terday in Omaha the will of Mr.
Pearlman was read and in it the de
ceased donated to two of the chari
table institutions of the metropolis
the sum of $8,000 and also left f 600
to the two Jewish synagogues in
that city. The remainder of the $35,
000 estate is left to the widow and
three children of the deceased.
Mr. Pearlman was always a man
whose heart was responsive to those
to whom he had formed an attach
ment and his good work among those
of his own people has been much in
the last few years. Since leaving this
city he has by careful investments
added to his estate so that he leaves
a neat sum for the family as well as
to the societies that he has desig
The many friends of Max Vallery
will be pleased to learn that he is
doing very nicely at the St. Joseph
hospital in Omaha where he was op
erated on Monday for a severe case
of appendicitis. Mr. Vallery has come
through the operation in first class
shape and his constant improvement
is very gratifying to the attending
surgeons and the members of the
family. Mr. C. F. Vallery was at Om
aha yesterday and spent a few hours
with hi3 son.
FINE BABY GIRL
From Friday's Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Peterson was gladdened this morn
ing by the arrival of a fine little
nine pound daughter, who has been
christened Shirley Cleone. The moth
er and little one are doing nicely
and Charley is as happy as a proud
father can be and the event has
brought much happiness to the little
sister as well.
Blank books! Yes you can pet
of all kinds. The Journal
i rvr t r a v rv TT 'AVAVAVA'
.i i TV I, a. i .I .I iXj.Jl
No Need of
No trustworthy merchant, firm of
business man will deliberately mail you a
bill which has already been paid.
But mistakes will occur and, unless
they can be corrected at once, often lead
to unpleasantness and annoyance.
You need never have disputes over
bills if you can say "You endorsed my
check dated '
Why not open a checking account
at this bank today?
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
THE BANK WHERE ,.VPU FEeL- AT HOWE
PLATTSMOUTH JK ' "NEBRASKA.
Member Federal Reserve
w. . w aW- . w
AT CASS CO. FAIR
Unfortunate Epidemic cf Malady at
Weeping Water Causes Many
to Stay Away From Fair
From Fridaya Dally
The attendance at the Cass county
fair has been cut down nonu-what
this year by a most unfortunate epi
demic that has appeared in Weeping
Water and a number of the nearby
points that of an outbreak of dip
theria. The malady has made prog
ress among the young people of the
community and especially the school
children, six cases among the pupils
and one of the teachers also suffer
ing from the malady at the last re
ports. The necessity of checking the
disease has caused the attendance to
drop below what had been expected
for the year.
The village of Alvo is also report
ed to have some five cases of the dis
ease breaking out the last few days.
It is very regrettable that our
neighboring town should have to
have this visitation at any time but
particularly at this time when such
extensive plans for the county fair
had been made and which the dis
ease has interfered with to a gToat
SUFFERS LOSS BY FIRE
Last Sunday while Andy Zoz and
the larger of the boys were away
from home a fire started In a small
building close to the house and which
was used as a summer kitchen ami
for storage which consumed the place
and endangered the home as well.
Frank Zoz, a brother was visiting
there for the time and with what
help the small children could rentlrr
fought the flames as best he rould
until the arrival of the iieiKhhora
who responded to the telephone call
which Mrs. Andy Zoz sent out and
with their efforts were able to save
thebTue while the outbuildings were
burned. The Ions was about sever
hundred dollars and was the only
-Ltbings-in the line of buildings which
were not covered by insurance. Th
barn, other outbuildings and the
house being insured.
MUST QUIT SHOOTING
Complaint has been made quite
frequently of late to the police of
the practice of some of the boys of
the community getting too active
with their sling shots and doing more
or less damage to property, chickens
and even individuals by the reckless
shooting. The matter has reached
the stage where the police will take
a hand and the boys who desire to
avoid trouble should take heed and
lay off the shooting.
NOW AT HOT SPRINGS
The Journal has received a letter
from N. H. Isbell, one of the old
residents of the city, and who is now
at Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Isbell
states that he is now taking treat
ment there and finding much benefit
from the baths and waters of the
celebrated southern health resort. He
will probably remain there for some
time as he is experiencing much re
lief from the course of treatment.
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