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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1928)
VOL. NO. XLIV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. MAY 3, 1928.
Will Soon Be
With Us Again
Day of Tribute and Remembrance for
the Honored Dead of the Na- j
tion on May 30th. j
The nation will he called upon in '
the sp:ic- of the next thirty days to
pay again their tribute of honor to
the memory of the ht-roic dead of the
nation. the fallen veterans of all of,
the war? of our country, the silent
millions of men who have served and
gone or: to their last reward.
The great armies of the Civil war
and World war days have constituted
the largest bulk of veterans of the
nation, though th ravages of time
have claimed all but a few of the
one linu- boys that w i ved in the blue
or the gray of the days of 'fl whie
even the ranks of the :iSO,000 volun
teers and regulars that battled
through the Spanish-American war,
are too answering fast the call of
the nul summons. The ten vears
since the elost of the World war has
also called many from the ranks of
the veterans of that war
Memorial day. Mav i 0 1 Ii wag es
tablished by the order of the Guitr
u.1 John A. Ixigan. first commander
of the Grand Army of the Republic
and has through years been religious
ly observed by the veterans of the
blue in the northland and by the
veterans of the gray in the south.
Their services to the country have
hallowed the day for the people of
he nation and it is with regret that
we must face the timew hen there
will be only memories of the men
who in the blue saved the Union.
The day now must call for the aid
of other societies to assist in keep
ing green the memories of the day
of love and tribute and willingly and
patriotically organizations such as
the W. R. C and D. A. R. have lent
their aid in the task of helping pre
serve the memory of Memorial day.
The American Legion as the fore
most of the World war societies,
have their task in the caring for
thc.9e of their comrades that have
tone on and to see that their memory
is hallowed, that their graves bloom
again with flags and flowers and to'
serve when called upon to care for
those of the other veterans that may
have gone on and whose last resting
places are unmarked.
The observance of the day locally
will be in the hands largely of the
patriotic council through which the
various societies unite in their ef
fort. The program of the public observ
ance will probably he arranged by
the W. R. C. as the auxiliary of the
Grand Army, each society where pos
sible contributing to the program and
in which the speaker of the occa
sion will be furnished by the Amer
ican Legion while other organiza
tions will find a part in the program
of the day.
Each organization has its own
sphere of activity to perform in the
program of Memorial day and it is
hoped that the occasion may permit
the few remaining veterans that the
with us to come and have a part in
the service that is to honor them and
their comrades that are gone.
If Memorial day in the sense that
the Grand Army established and
maintained it is not to vanish from
the national life, then other societies
must repeat and extoll the lessons
taught by the boys in blue and to
enrich for the future generations the
story of the national life that is em
bodied in the sacrifices of the soldiers
and sailors of the wars of the repub
lic. MARRIED HERE SATURDAY
From Monday's Daily
On Saturday afternon the home of
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Griffin was the
scene of a very pleasant wedding
when Miss Eve Pettit of Albia. Iowa,
and Mr. David G. Schafer of Omaha
were united in the bonds of wed
lock. The marriage lines were read
by the Rev. H. E. Sortor. pastor of
the First Methodist church.
The groom is the superintendent
of the Western Union Telegraph Co..
in Omaha and is an old friend of the
Griffin family and who had the pleas
ure of having the wedding perform
ed at their home. Following the
wedding the bridal party were en
tertained by Mrs. Griffin at a very
charming wedding luncheon after
which they returned to their future
home at Omaha.
The bride is one of the well known
young women of Albia and has been
engaged as reporter in the district
court at that place for several years
and is a daughter of Rev. B. W.
Pettit of Albia.
BRINGS IN COYOTES
From Monday's Dally
John Rutherford came in this morn
ing with seven coyote cubs that he
captured at the farm home north of
this city and which were turned
over to County Clerk George Sayles.
Mr. Rutherford captured the young
coyotes in a den and as the result of
his capture will realize the sum of
$14 under the state bounty law. This
year there has been an unusually
large number of the animals captured
and turned over to the county clerk.
ADD TO EQUIPMENT
The Ofe Oil Co., which
the largest and most up-to
stations in the city and
made a great reputation
has one of
splerdid service and
to their patrons, have
just installed a
station that is
cars to be oiled and greased
which makes a much swifter and
ter method of handling the cars and
one that wiil make a decided hit with
the patrons of this popular tilling
station. The oil company has dor.e
their best to make the station one of
the best in the state and with their
uniform courtesy and accommodation
to the public they have found a very
pleasing response from the patrons.
Spic and Span
Max Nowinski Purchases Interests of
George F. Dovey in Cleaning
and Tailoring Shop.
From Monday's Daily
The Spic and Span shop located on
North Ith street, lias been disposed
of by the owner, George F. Dovey to
Max Nowinski, who has been asso
ciated in the business since its es
tablishment, as tailor and repairman
in the shop.
Mr. Nowinski, the new owner, has
as stated before, been with the shop
in the capacity of tailor since Mr.
Dovey established it several months
ago, and is a young man of exper
ience in this line of work and his
ability as a tailor will add very much
to the shop as Tie will feature ihis
line of work in addition to the clean
ing and repair department of the
Spic and Span. Mr. Nowinski is a
journeyman tailor and finished his
trade in one of the leading shops
of Berlin. Germany, and since com
ing to this country he has been ac
tively engaged in this line of work
in the west.
Mr. Nowiski will be assisted in his
shop by Joe Hartford who will de
vote his time outside of his school
work to this line and be able to help
in caring for the business of the firm.
The many friends of the new-
owner will be pleased to learn that
he is to take over the business and
will continue to serve the needs of
the patrons in this city.
Mr. George F. Dovey. the former
owner will return to Chicago wiiere
he will take over his former position
there with one of the large whole
sale houses of that city.
FIRE SWEEPS HOME
From Monday s Dall?
Late Saturday night fire swept the
frame residence on South Lincoln
avenue that was occupied by Everett
Daniels and family and with the start
that the fire gained before discovery
is soon swept the building and con
tents out of existence. The building
was one of the old landmarks in that
part of the city and was for many
years owned ny tt. m. vwnunam. one
of the group that platted the South
Park addition to the city and the
house was one of the first that was
erected in the south part of the city.
The fire, it is thought was caused by
a defective flue and the fire spread
very rapidly through the frame struc
ture and was soon a roaring furnace.
The house was insured for some
$1,800 and the contents at $1,000,
and which will partially cover the
loss to the owner of the house, Mr.
Daniels. The fire department was
called to the scene of the fire but
with the start that the fire had when
discovered there was little that could
be done to check the flames.
The burned house was constructed
with the first pine lumber that was
brought to this city by boat from
the south, and the house was built by
Solan Smith, father of A. B. Smith
of this city, in the year 1SGS, and
was one of the first residences in
MAKES A GREAT RECORD
To while away the days of guard
duty and routine of the army life in
and near Peking. China, the mem
bers of the I. S. marines and infantry
stationed there have arranged pro
grams of sports that have made the
uavB ir unwmtr -u n.e iraiur.
doughboys and the gobs who are sta-
tloned in that territory. The basket-
ball sport has been featured in the
activities of the various units and in
this line of sport. Fred Rebal son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Rebal. of this
city, a member of the mar.aes sta-
,1 1 , ,. , i rt 1, 1 ..... U .. 1-. . .
tioneu at i-etiing. nas siarreu. iteuai.
who snowea excellent iorm wnue
here as a' Sophomore in the High
school, has been one of the chief
scorers of the Peking marines and
had a total of 105 points for the
season, the Peking papers state, he
having made the record of twenty
five points in one of the last games
of the season played against the 15th
infantry from Tiensen. The reports
of the basketball season give Rebal
the highest praise for his work on the
floor and he was one of the mainstays
of his team.
I Lose anything? Advertise for it! j
ties Start Soon
at Rifle Range
New Mess Hall Erected for Use
the Troops and Large Number
Coming Here Soon.
From Tuesday's Daily
The United States
rifle range north of this
a place of the greatest
the next few months wi
city will be
:h the siiiii-
rner training period ot
fantry as well as the
tiii' 17th ii -units
Citizens .Military Training camp,
which will be held at Fort Crook dur
ing the summer.
In view of the plans for the ex
tensive use of the range the govern
ment has just started the erection
of a large mess hall at the range as
well as a large number of the extra
mess halls at Fort Crook where tht
CMTC will have their headquarters
during the training period. The
new mess hall will be ready for use
in the next two weeks and will be
in readiness for the first units of the
troons that will arrive here in May
to start their shooting course on the
This morning Captain Cooper ot
the 7th area headquarters of the
quartermaster dtpartmnt. was here
to arrange tor the handling of a large
hodv of the 17th infantry that will
be started out Monday on a practice
march that will be the opening part
of the training period and will com
prise all of the units with the excep
tion of fine company that will be
kept at Fort Crook for the garrison
Following the march the troops
will return to the fort and then start
in the shooting period with rifle,
machine gun and grenade practice at
the local range, each company tak
ing their turn in the range work and
which will be completed in time for
the coming of the reserve officers
camp in July and the Citizens Mili
tary Training camp that follows in
In this training period this city
will be the host of a large number of
the troops practically all of the time
and the occasion should be taken ad
vantage of by the citizens to show
the soldiers from the nearby army
post the hospitality of the city.
In the past the officers of the 7th
area headquarters and tl. post offi
cers at Fort Crook have been very
kindly in their response to requests
for the use of the 17th infantry band
as well as troops and materials at
different times -from the civic organ
izations of the city and it will be a
pleasure to do all possible to aid the
troops in anyway.
WILL CATCH HERE
From Tuesday's Daily
Edward Gradovile. who has been
one of the best known semi-pro
catchers in this part of the state,
has been signed for the Plattsmouth
team in the new Interstate league
this season, it was announced today.
The addition of Mr. Gradoville to the
lineup will be the source of a great
deal of strength to the local team as
he is a player that has a great deal
of ability and generalship on the dia
mond and will be able to add to the
strength of the team in many ways
Ed is a good catcher and a strong
and effective batter and his work
with the war club has been the source
of a great deal of strength to the
teams with which he has been as
sociated. The past several seasons Ed
has played with Syracuse and other
teams in the Otoe county league as
well as being with the locals in sev
eral of their tournament games and
his services have been strong contrib
utions to the success of the teams
that he has been playing with.
The management of the local team
are out to get several other of the
players of this locality lined up for
the season and who will help in the
new league which will include a
number of the fast teams of this
section of Nebraska and western
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
From Monday's Dailv
On Saturday afternoon County
Judge A. H. Duxbury was called upon
i to join in marriage Earl Brittain of
this city and Miss Florence Jensen
of Arcadia. Nebraska. The wedding
was a very quiet one and the bridal
couple w.re att,,ndcl bv Mrs. Nttit,
I5rittain and Mrs. William DeWolf.
molner and sister of the Tho
, proom is a we known
this comraunity and his man y friends
here be pleased to learn of his
new found happiness and Mr and
Mrs i$rjtlain will take with tht
.best wishes of their
I their future home,
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
From Monday's Dally
Mrs. T. II. Pollock, who has been
at the Methodist hospital at Omaha
for a short time taking treatment
and recovering from the effects of an
operation, was able to return home
Sunday and is now finishing her re
cuperation at the home here and it is
hoped that she may continue to im
prove until she is restored to her for
mer excellent health.
SHOWING FINE IMPROVEMENT
From Tuesday's Dally
The reports from t!
hospital in Omaha ;.
condition of B. A. Mci
city, are now the most
they have been since t !
jeweler was taken t
two weeks ago.
Mr. Mc El wain has
pleasing gain in stren.
few days and his in.:
led thep hysicians an :
Roy. to have hope t.
time he may be suft'ici-
that he may be able
the broth r on his rctii.
lie coast and to resit:,
the summer searon at s
Roy M( El wain ai
Dodge and Miss Viol.'
here yesterday, uiotori;
Omaha ami looking :.
posal of some of tin
the McElwain estate v i
delayed by the ill nest
wain. Lord Listt r
'IWIMII t l" ill is
- well known
'.owed a ery
h in the last
' in a short
:. to the Paci-
f r ;.t i. u-1
I lodge weie
- down from
iter the dis
I't op.j; t it s of
icli had been
Funeral of Mrs,
Sendees at the Home Are Attended
by a Large Number of the Old
Friends of Family.
From Tuesday's ra!lv
Yesterday afternoon ;n the home
of Mr. and 'Mrs. Charh-s W. Hula on
high school hill was h. id ti..- firiM-ral
S'-rvics of the late Mrs Lnima I'ar
niele. one of the old : rid ioved resi
dents of the city. wh passed away
ear ly Saturday morning, a Iaie num
ber of the friends and neighbors- b -ing
in att-ndance at tl:- last riles.
The services were ci-nducter by
Rev. II. E. Sortor, pastor of the First
Methodist church who poke words cf
comfort to the members of the be
reaved family and gav- a short re
sume of the life of thi estimable
lady that has covered far more than
the alloted life of mi'.v. and winch
had been through the pioneer days
of the great west, in the settlement
had been favorites of the deceased.
During the services Mrs. Edward
Roman gave two vocal selections.
"Lead Kindly Light" and "Face to
Face." loved songs of faith and which
she and her husband hail a great
At the conclusion of the services
tlie body was borne to Oak hill ceme
tery where it was laid t the la.:t
long rest, the pall hearers being se
lected from among the old families
of the city being William Schmidt-
mann. Sr.. E. A. Wtirl. E. A. Fricke.
James G. Mauzy. E. P. Lutz and El
mer Taylor compri.-irtg the pall bear
ers. Among those attending the funeral
from out of the city were: Mr. and
Mrs. X. W. Maiks of Ashland. Mr.
and Mis. Ernest Marks of Ashland.
Mrs. Alma of Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs.
William Tvson of Ashland.
FIRST STRAW HAT
From Monday's Pa n'
This morning while the officials
it the court house were reading the
newspaper stories ot the heavy frost
in the fruit belt and the snows that
have visited the southland, they re
ceived a herald of the springtime, one
that was as welcome as the first sight
of land to Columbus. This spring
like visitation was the first straw hat
of the season and which was worn
by .1. M. Harkhurst of near Union,
who was here on business today a..d
came witn the straw covering, t orm
erly the straw hat season has been
started bv Mayor John P. Sattler but
it seems that the Union man has
stolen a march on the burgomaster
ind that the straw hat season is now
on. However witn the treakisn
weather of the spring is may he frost
bitten but Mr. Barkhurst is showing
his confidence in tlie Nebraska
CLOSES SCHOOL YEAR
From Wednesdays Daily
Miss Emily Stava. graduate of the
Plattsmouth high school of the class
1927, has just returned home f rom !
Sheridan county. Nebraska, where j
sht- has been in charge of one of i
the rural schools near Rushville. The
school there has an eight months
school and Miss Stava had a very sue-'
cessful season in her work and re-!
ceived the warmest praise for her
efficient work in the handling of the
school antl as this is her first teach-j
ing season she is well pleased with .
the showing that was secured. Miss'
Stava is a daughter of Al. CJ. Stava
of south of this city.
MRS E00KMEYER POORLY
From Tuesday's i"';iiiy
The reports from the bedside of
Barbara Bookmeyer, one of the old
residents of the city, is to the effect
that she is still very poorly and her
condition in the last two days has
occasioned a great deal of apprehen
sion to the members of the family.
Mrs. Bookmeyer has been ill for the
past several months and at her age
there has been more or less worry
by the family as to the outcome of
for the Boys
Seine 125 From the Senior and Junior
Hij'h Schools Attend Program
at M. E. Church.
Frnrn Wednesdays Daily
This u-.k i". what is known as
"Hoy We. k" in the International
Rotary and it. pursuance of this week
( activity the local Rotary iub yes
terday was the host to some 1.". of
the boys of the senior and junior
high school-, at a program given at
the auditorium of the First Metho
The regular weekly luncheon of
the Rotary club was adjourned at
1- ;:nJ the m-mh rs of the club
adjourned to the main auditorium
where they were seated on the plat
form facing the large number of the
school bt-vs that were seated in the
main auditorium of the church
The progi am was opened by the
singing of the tir-t and last verses of
the hymn "America."
The boys were given a short anil
snappy talk on the relation of the
Rotary to the hoys : the emmep
ity arid also the relation of the boys
to tlie oid.r men of the community,
covering the many phases of the ac
tivities of the Rotary in regard to
the hoys of the world as the Interna
tional Rotary exists in mot of the
nati"n of the new and old world.
Th" Rotary tputrtet. composed of
II. (I. Mcf'Iusky. Frank A. Cloidt. L.
D. Hratt and R. W. Knorr, gave two
of their always delightful numbers
that were very much enjoyed by all
of the party of Rotarians and the
boys as well.
One of the features that had a real
pi rsonal touch for the school boys
v.;.s the stories of the boyhood days
given by Dr. J. S. Livingston, him
self a native son of Plattsmouth and
who recounted, many interesting
phases of the school day life when
he as a boy attended the Platsmouth
schools and noting also the march of
educational advancement. Fred I.
Rea, president of the Rotary club,
also told many incidents of his school
day life that was enjoyed and gave
the pupils of today a glimpse into
the school days of the past years.
The salute of the flag was led by
James Regley. Jr.. and joined in by
the boys and the members of the
Rotary club as a tribute to Old Glory.
The program was closed by the
benediction by Rev. II. G. McClusky
and the boys marched to their studies
at the school while the Rotarians re
sumed their usual business activities.
It is hoped by the Rotary club to
have this event more elaborately
staged the next year and a program
of several days of activity given that
will give the boys an insight into
the industrial, business and govern
mental life of the community, as well
as giving several home programs dur
ing Roy Wetk.
RETURNS FROM THE HOSPITAL
From Tuesday's: Trail y
John Lahr. the genial and efficient
ni-m;iirer of the local exchange of ;
the Lincoln Telephone &- Telegraph
company, who has been on the sick
list since February, suffering from
an attack of pneumonia and a re
lapse fj-om the illneds. has so far
recovered that he was able to
turn home last evening from
Immanuel hospital, where he
been taking treatment for a period
of several weeks. Mr. Lahr is feeling
much improved but is still confined
to his home as he is able to be up
only a part of the time and is still
quite weak from the long illness and
his attending physicians have de
creed that he must be entirely over
the illness before he can resume his
work at the telephone exchange.
MOVING TO KANSAS CITY
r om Tuesday's Dally
Mr. and Mrs. Guy French, who
have been located at Chicago for
the past two years, were heic yes
terday and part of today isiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs T. 15.
Rates and at the home of Mr. ; nd
Mrs. R. A. Rates. Mrs French and
Mrs T. 15. Rates are sisters, and while
the family have been driving from
Chicago to the new home at Kansas
City. Missouri, they stopped 'or a
short time at Omaha with the parents
of Mrs. French. Mr. and i 'rs. J. J.
Smith of Florence and also with the
Edward French family. Mr. and Mib.
French departed this morning for
Kansas City. Missouri, where they
are to be located in the future.
INSTALLS NEW CASE
From 'Wednesday's ralty
The Palace Shining parlor which
also dispenses candies of all kinds as
well as shines, has just had installed
a fine new marble and plate glass
shw case that is provided with a
refrigeration system tha,t will care
for the cooling of the chocolates and
other soft candies during the sum
mer season. Mr. Conis. the owner of
the establishment has a fine array of
up to date fixtures in his place of
business and the new addition adds
a great deal to the general appear
ance of the shining parlor.
TRAINS EACK IN SERVICE
The Burlington is announcing the
enlacing of their summer schedule
. of train service between Chicago and
. Iienver and which will place back in
service trains Xo. 1 and 10. Under
the schedule that is announced, train
No. 1, west bound, will leave Chi
jcago at 5 :M0 p. m. and reach Omaha
at 7:2." a. rn.. placing the train
through this city at about 0:50.
, While lit) announcement is made it
'is expected that the train will stop
here for passengers from Chicago and
Mississippi river points. Train N'o.
10, east hound, will leave Denver at
11::! a. ni. and is due at Omaha at
2:25 a. m. and pass through this
city at :!:25 en route to Chicago This
train is not scheduled for a stop at
Pay Last Tribute
to Memory of an
Funeral Services of Frank E. Shopp
Very Largely Attended by the
Old Time Friends.
From Tuesday's I;t:ry
Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the family home on west Pearl
street occurred the tuneral services
of the late Frank IJ- Shopp. one of
tlie long time residents of this com
munity that had been called to the
last long rest after a lifetime of
service in this city.
There were a large number of the
old fri'-nds present and the last trib
utes of respect and esteem
given the aged friend who had
The service was in charge of
H. G. McClimky. pastor of the
Presbyterian church who gave words
of sympathy and comfort to the be
reaved family circle and the friends
who have suffered the loss of their
During the services composed of
.Frank A. Cloidt, L. D. Hiatt. II. G.
McCluky and L. O. Minor, gave two
of the old hymns, "Abide With Me,"
and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me."
Among the relatives and friends
from out of the city to attend the
services were: Mr. and Mrs. William
Pirie of Graybull, Wyoming; Mrs.
W. M. Stewart. St. Joseph. Missouri,
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hartford, Mrs.
Edna Dalton and son. Warren, and
Miss Marjorie Shopp of McCook. Mrs.
M. I). McGrew of Rurwell. Nebraska,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen of Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Norris. Mrs.
Mollie Maguey and daughter, Doris.
Mr. and Mrs. I). C. West of Ne
hawka. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. P.akke of
Murray. Roy Blocker and Ralph Hall
DELIGHTFUL CARD PARTY
From Wednesday s Dally
Last evening the ladies of the
C. D. of A. entertained a very large
number at the Knights of Columbus
hall at cards, there being a large
number of tables of bridge, pinochle,
high five, rummy and pitch. Th
evening was marked by a large num
ber of close contests and the win
ners in the various groups were as
Bridge Mrs. J. A. Griffin, first;
Mrs. Emmons Ptak. second; Mrs.
Charles M. Gradoville. third. Gents,
Paul Lempke, first, E. J. Richey.
second; and Robert Hadraba. third.
High Five Mrs. Carl Kunsman,
first; Mrs. L. W. Lorenz. second;
Mrs. Frank Mullen, third. Gents.
A. G. Bach, first; E. H. Schulhof,
second; William Woolcott, third.
Pinochle Mrs. William Schmidt
mann, first; Gents, John Bergmann.
first. Herman Witt, second, W. A.
Pitch Clyde Ptak.
Rummy Miss Antonia Vanek,
first: Mrs. Wilson, second.
CHILD IS LOST
From Wednesday's Dally
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Hamil
ton Mark, who reside in the flat in
the rear of the Gund building, no
ticed a little tot near their home that
was crying and seemed to be lost.
They comforted the child and made
inquiries as to the home and parents
of the boy. some two years of age.
and was infoimed that he was "papa's
boy." As there are a number of
"papas" in the city this was rather
indefinite and the little boy was un
able to give a clearer idea of his
home. The police were notified and
were on the outlook for any reports
of missing children and later fount!
that the little son of Mr. antl Mrs.
William Highfield was missing and
notifying them the child was soon
restored to its parents. The little
one had come down to the business
section of the city with the father
and while Mr. Highfield's attention
was directed to something else the
little boy had wandered off and was
CARD OF THANKS
' We wish to express our mo6t heart
felt appreciation of the beautiful ex
pressions of sincere sympathy of the
friends and neighbors that were the
source of greatest comfort to us in
our sorrow. Mrs. Bertha Shopp and
Add to Safety
Heeding of the Warning to Stop Will
Eliminate a Great Many of the
The placing by the si. it'
sinus at iifitits wlote mI. t
o; s-t t j
rersect the tedetal and state li-i.-vvays.
is a measure of wi'et tint
should be appreciated and ! ed d by
the traveling public and prev.-n t in-.
many uii necessary anl setimis acci
dents that occur on the int i -ect ii.n-.
of the highways.
The growth of travel on the state
::nd federal highways that aie all
practically hard surfaced with the
xception of the Red Rail highwa
near Murray, has caused 1 1 net ea
sily for some satety m au t -s in the
country as well as the cit and the
state leeislatute by the cnaitnort of
the law requiring stop sit;: s placed
on the sdde roads leading to th" n.ain
highways have taken a real sti p lot
ward and it is up to the tra'.elmg
public to do their part tow; '-d -alev
by beetling these signs and v. hen they
see "Stop" looking them in the Lice,
to set- that their cars ate stopped and
tht- entry into the main !.ii;hwa-
made in sattty and caution.
The modern good road, tlie vj.eedy
cars and the desire of the d'ivrs to
step on it while traveling ovet the
highways has brought with it a gt;:t
increase in the danger of tial and
consequently those w ho apptoach t! e.
main road- are urged tn the .-top
sign to heed the warning and .-!'
their cats before swinging into th--lines
of traffic that now ainio-t i-on-stantly
fill the highways with ru-h-inu
and s pet ding cars and trucks
The state "nas had 1 "..(!('' ot th--stop
signs placed along the ariou
side roads leading Into the main
highway. The King of Trails high
way that runs through the ij-t.rii
portion of the slate has bet n tuai ki-4
by these signs and their placing will,
in the coining summer, haw th
tendency to lessen the chances of col
lisions and accidents, alt ho there
are those reckless drivers that breed
accidents despite all the safety mea
sures that might be undertaken by
the cities and the states to prevent.
The increasing volume of travel
and the safety of the public will re
quire in time the patrolii.g of the
highways by traffic officers and with
the march of the travel id the lat
few years this time is now not fat
distant when mote strenuous safety
measures as to speed and the rules
of the road will be required.
HAD A CLOSE CALL
From Weanesnay'B Dally
The Peoples Market came lose to
having new faces in charge a few
mornings ago as the result of a tie
between eastbound Burlington train
No. fi and the truck that is u-d
delivering orders for the store. Mr.
Sam Giventer, the proprietor of the
store in company with John Roetei.
the truck driver, wire returning
early in the morning from Omaha
with a consignment of perishable
vegetables for the store and all went
merrily along until the double rail
road crossing at La Platte was reach
ed. John bail been pushing tht- gas
wagon right along over the hills and
dales between the Omaha market
place and this city and was stepping
right along and cleared the Missouri
Pacific crossing in fin" shape but a
the truck neaied the Burlington
crossing it stalled, evidently the jaf
of the crossing of the other track-
causing some tlisar angemcnt. Just a
portion of one of the fendrs exti tid
ed over the track in the danger zone
and as Mr. Brackt n's fast passenger
train came along it removed the fen
der and also caused the occupants
of the truck a few moments of real
excitement and Sam almost swallow
ed his new teeth.
HELP IMPROVE CHURCH
From Monday's Datly
The Y. M. B. C. of the McthodM
church have given a very fir.e addi
tion to the church building that will
fill a long felt want and one that
adtls a great deal to the ihurt h. Tli"
class of young men have had built
concrete steps at the southeast tur
ner of the church building, whhh re
place the old wooden steps that hae
been in service for so many yar..
The job required some days to otn
plete and William Kief, the lo.u!
concrete builder who had charge (,r
the work has given a very tine job to
the young men antl the church mem
bership feels well pleased with tlo
contribution that the Bible class has
given to the church.
ASKS FOR DIVORCE
From Wednesday's Dally
This morning in the office of the
clerk of the district court there an
filed an action in which Luceal Stones
is the plaintiff antl George L. Stoiie
is the defendant. The petition of th
plaintiff states that the parties wer
married at Council Bluffs. Iowa. De
cember 23. 1924. The plaintiff ask
for the custody of the two minor
children antl also suitable alimony.
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