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PLATTSKOTJTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 1929.
calls for good gloves and mit
tens, and we are keeping up our
reputation for handling good,
You'll find the best mitten you
can buy is the cheapest when the
last load is elevated. Price range
Mitts $1.75 to $2-25
Gloves $2.00 to $2.3S
"Boss" "Fairfield" "Winona"
Mrs. E. P. Horn
berger Gives Up
Head of Child Welfare
Years Miss L. J.
Mrs. Emily P. Honberger, well
known in Plattsmouth and Cuss coun
ty, resigned as head of the Bureau
of Child Welfare of the department
of welfare Nov. 1, Secretary Pollard
announced Monday. She has spent
twenty years in social work, he first
part of which was sp?nt in the Lan
caster county detention home. She
has been head of the bureau since
1919, when it was created, continu
ously except during the Bryan ad
ministration when she was succeeded
by Mrs. Clayton.
Miss Lillian J. Johnson has been
appointed as acting chief of the bu
reau to succeed Mrs. Hornberger.
She is a graduate of the University
of Minnesota and spent a brief time
after graduation with the United
Charities of St. Paul, Minn., and two
and one half years with the Minnea
polis Family Welfare association,
for the past two years and a half
she has been director for the Chil
dren's Bureau of Springfield, 111., a
case-working agency which later
merged with the Home for the
During the early part of this fall
she was taking postgraduate work
in Chicago university, but dropped
her studies to take over this post.
Dr. Edith Abbott, head of the de
partment of sociology of Chicago uni
versity, wrote Secretary Pollard as
follows: "We do not like to advise
our students, when they have just
begun work in our school, to change
their plans, but I feel so definitely
the importance of the Nebraska open
ing, and my sister and I are both
eager to see someone put in this posi
tion that knows the field well enough
to take a real leadership in the de
veloping of it in our own state."
The sister she speaks of is Miss
Grace Abbott, director of the Fed
eral Children's Bureau at Washing
ton, D. C.
Have you anything to sell? Tell
the world about it through the Jour
nal's Want Ad department.
Single Cotton Blankets Plain
tan or gray, with striped bor
bers. Size 70x80.
Plaid Cotton Blankets Clear
colors, pretty combinations,
Lock-stitched edges. Size 70x80.
Children's TJnion Suits Taped
style, elbow sleeve, ankle leng
th. Ages 2 to 12.
H. M. SOEflHICKSEEl
CHARGES STATE WITH DECEIT
Lincoln, Nov. 4. Attorneys for
Hartford I). Reed, were in supreme
court Monday asking for a writ of
coram nobis, the object being to cor
rect his case in Lancaster county
He was bound over on a charge of
kidnapping a girl, but as the -latter
did not wish to be brought into the
limelight, the charge was changed
to read assault upon J. K. Eiser, her
To this he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to five years in prison
He says that he never had any hear
ing on this charge, that the change
was made by writing in the name of
Eiser and that he was the victim cf
deceit by the county attorney.
ed by Guard
:s After Effort to Escape From
Prison in Ohio Companions
Are at Lar?e.
Columbus, O. Arthur Brooker of
Findlev. O.. twenty-three, one of
three convicts who made a daring
break for liberty over the walls of
the Ohio pentitentiary today, died in
the prison hospital tonight from bul
let wounds inflicted by a guard.
The other prisoners, armed with a
shot gun and pistol, were at large.
hunted by a posse of thirty police
men and deputy sheriffs. The fugi
tives were Guy R. Tennent, thirty
two. of Celina. O., and William Miller
twenty-one, of Lawrence county
Brooker had been serving a life
term for first degree murder. Ten
nent and Miller were serving one to
twenty-five year sentences for rob
A trail leading from the peniten
tiary walls to the northern rim of
the city was followed by the officers
but no clew as to the whereabouts
of the prisoners wa3 discovered. A
newsboy early Monday morning re
ported the men near Upper Arling
ton, a suburb. Brooker was found
wounded along a building near the
wall of which he escaped. A bullet
from the pistol of a guard had felled
him. probably when he dropped to
the ground from the wall.
The trio chiseled thru a steel re
inforced concrete ceiling of their cell
in the new "escape proof" block into
the attic of the prison, cut thru a
brick wall facing the prison walls.
Using ropes knotted from the torn
bedding, the three men dropped to
the "cat walk" leading to the tower
in the southeast corner and there
attacked Montgomery, disarming
him. State Journal.
KILLS BABIES AND SELF
Scales Mound, 111. Mrs. Henry
Saam, forty-one, believed to have
been unbalanced mentally, Monday
lay beside the bodies of two of her
infant children. She tossed her bab
ies, James, seven months old, and
Mildred, three years old, into the
creek near her home near here Sun
day while her husband and two older
children were at church. Then she
drowned herself. "
Mrs. Samm had been ill for sev
eral months and she had acted pecul
iarly for the last several days. A
note found in the home directed the
father to the creek where the three
bodies were found In three feet of
water. A verdict of murder and sui
cide was returned by the coroner's
Boston, Nov. 4. The federal court
here Monday rejected a petition to
set aside the last presidential elec
The author of the petition was
Countess Ida von Claussen whose suit
against the late President Theodore
Roosevelt brought her into promin
ence several years ago.
The countess set forth that while
In Italy her passport was seized by
the Italian government, thus pre
venting her return to this country
to vote for Alfred E. Smith.
Had she been able to return and
tell her story of the political situ
ation, she averred Smith would have
Lost in Canada
McAlfine Is Reported Safe at Cam
bridge Bay, Northernmost Tip
of the Dominion.
Winnipeg Believed to have been
found by wandering Eskimos called
to the search by the voice of the ra
dio. Col. C. D. II. McAlpine and his
party of seven prospectors, who have
been missing for eight weeks in the
Arctic barrens, were safe Monday
night at Cambridge bay, away up
on the northernmost rim of Canada.
From Bathurst inlet radio station,
on tne norm coast l.uuu miles due
north of Regina, Saskatchewan, was
flashed to the search headquarters
late this afternoon the following mes
sage: "Fort James station, King Wil
liam island, advised me 10 a. m.
mountain time, that McAlpine party
arrived safely at Cambridge bay
across the ice from Dease point. Fort
James will forward me instructions
as soon as possible.
Colonel McAlpine, head of the Do
minion Explorers, and his party went
into the north country on an aerial
exploration trip. When they failed
to return a widespread search was
For the last three weeks the base
tor the search had been at Bathurst
inlet. From there four airplanes had
been vainly scouring the surrounding
From Cambridge bay and King
William island the Hudson's Bay
company sent out three weeks ago
radio messages to Eskimos off the
north coast that McAlpine and his
party were believed to be marooned
in that territory. Each evening dur
ing the last three weeks the messages
have been repeated. Many of the
north coast Eskimos have radio sets
and understand English.
It is believed that Eskimos found
the McAlpine party somewhere along
the north coast, even as the airplanes
were vainly hunting for them, and
conducted them across the ice to Cam
bridge bay. State Journal.
WHEAT SUFFERS A FALL
Chicago Renewed liquidation of
securities and an increased visible
supply of wheat had a depressing ef
fect on wheat values Monday. Sell
ing off at the start, wheat was weak
thruout the session and closed at
losses of 3 l-2(a 3 7-8 cents a bushel
for the day. The final prices were:
$1.24 3-8 (Lt 1-2;
May, $135 1-8
March, $1.31 1-2;
The opening slump was credited
to the stock market weakness, but
other market news was added later
and bulls found little support in the
situation. The visible supply, instead
of showing the anticipated decrease,
was 1,239,000 bushels larger and now
totals 60.000,000 bushels more than
a year ago. The Liverpool market
weakened in the late trading, and
demand for American wheat for ex
port was extremely dull.
Midsession selling pressed wheat
prices down to a maximum of 4 1-2
cents under Saturday's level but a
reaction wiped out part of the loss.
All grains were soft, but the loss
in corn ranged around 1 cent and
oats was only a fraction lower.
SCIENTIST TRIES TO FAIL
Cleveland Probably no man ever
tried so hard in his life to fail in
the way the famous gary haired, en
ergetic professor of Case school of
applied science here has endeavored
to do over many years and yet suc
The good-humored brown eyes of
Dr. Dayton C. Miller glowed as he
told of his long quest for the zero on
which Dr. Albert Einstein based an
important hypothesis of relativity.
The hypothesis is to the effect that
"the phenomena of nature will be
the same to two observers who move
in uniform velocity whatever their
relation to one another."
"The zero never was found, and
by george, I couldn't find it," Dr.
Miller declared. "I have made 160,
000 readings and still I can't get it."
The zero to which he referred is
that generally supposed to be the
finding of Prof. A. A. Michelson and
the late Prof. Edward W. Morley In
their famous experiment with an in
terferometer in 1887 on the drift of
the earth thru the ether. Even not
able physics texts say the result was
negative, but they are not correct,
Dr. Miller said.
FURNITURE FOR SALE
move to town and am offer
following household furni
sale: bed stead and springs,
comode, 6 dining room
chairs, wardrobe, 2 rocking chairs,
music cabinet, Atwater-Kent radio,
kitchen cabinet, base burner, Copper
Clad range nearly new, oil cook
stove, 24-foot extension ladder, porch
Swing, lawn mower.. First, hnnsn
north of Eight Mile Grove church.
MRS. CATHERINE PERRY
BOX SOCIAL AND PROGRAM
There will be a box social and
program held at the Cedar Creek
school in district 3y. on Fridav eve
ning, November 8th. Everyone is in
vited to come and have a good time.
n4-2td ltw. Teachers.
Mrs. W. N. Brink departed this
morning for Hastings where she will
enjoy a visit in that city with rela
tives and old time friends for a few
Nebraska City, Nov. 4. A three
day jubilee will dedicate the new
memorial auditorium here, Nov. 11
The first day will be governors
day, the second merchants' day, and
the third American Legion day.
Dances will be held the first two
evening and an athletic carnival the
Governor Weaver, William Ritchie
jr., Odjutant General II. R. Paul,
Henry Field. Col. II. G. Douglas, M.
T. Caster. Frank B. O'Connor, Mrs. ).
W. llahn, John E. Curtis:; and Matt
Tinley will be among the speakers.
The parade, led by legionnaires
and made up of many organizations
and floats, will be staged Wednesday
morning. The legion has charge of
"Biff" Jones Hopes Army, Navy Ee
sume Relations Says Cadets
Want This Contest
West Joint. X. Y. Speaking
day night, ('apt. Lawrence M. "
Jones, who gives up his pnsi as
coach of Arinv football teams
year, expressed the hope that
Army and Navy would resume
letic relations broken off in
"They (the Army and Navy)
should again engage in athletics,"'
Captain Jones said. "Army wants
another great football contest with
the Navy. It should be a game be
tween the two government service
school, a game in which any Cadet or
Midshipman who is not deficient in
his studies can participate."
It was on this very point that the
Army and Navy broke off relations.
The naval academy insisted on the
Army's adopting the three year
eligibility rule, while the military
academy stood pat on its policy of
permitting any Cadet to participate
in collegiate competition regardless
of how many years he had completed
before coming to West Point.
Lauds Players' Spirit.
Speaking of Army and Navy ath
letic relations. Captain Jones said:
"While I consider the 1022 Army
Navy game the most interesting I
have ever witnessed, there is some
thing in every football contest be
tween the two government service
schools that make. it of really far
more interest than the
played, close, exciting
"These Cadets and
whi will in time lead
their res pec-
tive services in both
fight in these games
peace and war,
for their alma
mater as they will in the future fr
their country. They never quit. They
keep up their wonderful spirit until
the final whistle has blown." State
PALESTINE ARABS STRIKE
Jerusalem The Arabs of Palestine
observed a general strike Saturday,
the twelfth anniversary of the Bal
four declaration pledging British
support to - the Jewish homeland
Black flags were flying all day from
Arab homes and the minarets of the
mosques. Jaffa, Haifa, md ether
towns presented similar appearances.
The crowds were orderly everywhere
except at Haifa. At this place, the
correspondent of the Jewish Tele
graphic agency report .1 that p dice
dispersed a demonstration of about
1,000 Arabs. Fourteen Arabs were
reported to have been arrested.
I he only fatality reported was a
Jew shot by an Arab lamplighter in
the old city of Jerusalem.
160-acre upland farm, lays
fine, all in cultivation, some 30
in pasture and prairie hay, 5
alfalfa, nicely located, close to
good market towns, about the center
of Otoe county, Nebraska, miles
to graveled roac, fair set of farm
buildings. Will sell at a real bar
gain and on good favorable terms.
Price $21,000. Can give possession
March 1st, if interested phone Bel
levue 132-F3, or address
o31-3tw. La Platte, Neb.
JURY FAILS TO AGREE
IN A MURDER CASE
Hillsboro, Mo. The jury in the
case of Sol Hohenthal, wealthy re
tired merchant of Desoto, charged
with the murder of Miss Pearl Peto
skey, St. Louis beauty shop operator,
reported its inability to agree on a
verdict and was discharged. The
jury took twenty-five ballots, each of
which stood 9 to 3 for conviction.
Phone your Job Printing order to
No. 6. Prompt service.
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if&fel gsk tes?Do?l kwi foiled g
m"! tea! my 'jimm I
a Second T
City Runs True to Democratic
Form in Municipal Vote
Plurality of 457,165
New York Jams .1. Walker, more
familiarly known as "Jin. my" to th
millions of the metropolis, was swept
into office ugain for ai. other i"ur
years Tuesday on the crest of a dem
ocratic tidal wave of great propor
tions. He defeated Congressman Fio
rt Ho II. LaCuardia. candidate r.f the
republicans and fusionists, by a plur
ality cf 1 C 7, 10.".
This was the complete
3,411 districts: Walker
LaGuardia ::;s.3S4: Nornu
a:-;, socialist, 174. ;m; 11. K. I'nright.
:: jnare deal. .ijC.
Aside from the democratic swtcp
the feature of the election wrs the
heavy vote polled by Norman Thom
as. It was the highest total ever
polled for a socialist here.
Lose District Attorney.
The republicans l ad count d heav
ily on winning the district aftormy
in New York county, but former
Judge Thr, mas C. T. ('rain, democrat,
def.;!ied Frederic II. Coudert. jr., re-publi-an,
by 211.:;7 to 11S.10-.
The republicans suffered another
d:sipi)ijifit:i:''nt vh. n supreme Court
Justice Stephen f'allaghan went
down to defeat for re-election by
District Attorney diaries iMdd of
Brooklyn by about ro,n(ii. His dis
trict comprises the Long Island coun
ties. The democratic leader in Brook
lyn. John II. MoCooey, refused to
follow p'ecodeut and er. dorse Callag
han. Major LaGuardia. who had con
ducted a fiery campaign, conceded
the mayor's re-election soon after
S:30 o'clock and sent a congratula
tory telegram to hn. "I am licked"
he added grimly to a circle of clo. e
friends as he listened to the re
turns, "but there is no rancor and
I hope the election is all for the
The republicans gained a shred
of comfort in the apparent re-election
of George U. Harvey as bor
ough president of Queens. This was
one of the hottest political battles
this borough has ever held in its
stormy history. Out of the c,?l
Queens districts 450 of them gave
Harvey 101.T.92 and Edward W.
Cox. democrat. S2.j!'0. Until last
fall, when Maurice K. Connolly,
democratic borough president, was
convicted in connection with crr-'t't
in a $ 16, '';". 0.i sewer construction
Queens had been a democratic
stronghold. Harvey was the tirst re
publican to be elected to the office.
In the primaries he encountered op
posiiton from the republican organi
zation. Cox war? also opposed by two
others in his primary campaign.
The heavy vote for Norman Thom
as, socialist mayoralty candidate, ex
ceeded the expectations of the conser
vative prognosticators. Th? socialist
registration was only 4,457. The
political dopesters searching for a
reason for thi various causes. The
majority maintained it was a per
sonal tribute t ' the former minister,
author and student of government,
who last year carried the socialist
standard in the presidential cam
paign. Others claimed his heavy vote
came partly from conservative repub
licans, who did not take kindly to
Representative LaGuardia because of
his former socialist connections. He
was once elected to congress on a
socialist ticket. State Journal.
FARMER OBJECT OF HUN:
Independence, Mo. George Hos
tetter, freed in connection with a
slaying in Idaho a decade ago, Mon
day was sought by deputy sheriffs
investigating the assassination of Al
beit Weddle, farmer, and the prob
ably fatal wounding of Weddle's
wife here Sunday night.
The search for Uostetter began af
ter it was learned that he was not
at his farm near the Weddle home
Sunday night, and has been keeping
company with Miss Mary Hunter, a
cousin of Mrs. Weddle. Mary Hunter
said she did not see Uostetter Sun
day night, but that he was in front
of her home Sunday noon in an auto
MAKE COVERS FOR
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. Gobs on
six submarines in the Atlantic fleet
will find their Thanksgiving dinner
menus this year enclosed in attrac
tive covers made by Lancaster coun
ty rural school children. In 22 dis
tricts, pupils have fashioned 214
covers. All are decorated with wa
ter colors and many bear appropriate
burses. The junior lied Cross is spon
soring this activity at the request or
the Navy department. The subs to
which the covers will go are the
H-17, S-24, S-25, S-2S, and S-29.
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American Dairy Products in Gen
eral Growing. Except Creamery
Eutter, Which Is Less.
Production of American cheese is
showing another marked increase ac
cording to records gathered by A. E.
Anderson, state and federal agricul
tural statistician. Cottage cheese is
showing a fair increase, also. Ice
cream and condensed milk increased
slightly, and creamery buter is slight
According to the records of manu
factured dairy products for the first
half of the year, the American cheese
output was 1,906,520 pounds as com
pared with l,o'96,230 for the first
half of 192S. A total
pounds of cottage cheese
factured during the first half of 1929
against 500,69 for the same period
last year .
Ice cream and condensed milk pro
duction increased slightly. The pro
duction of ice cream for the first half
of the year was 1,272,253 gallons
and condensed milk, 4,000,tif7
pounds as compared with 1,257,678
gallons of ice cream and 3.918.02G
pounds of condensed bilk for the same
period in 192S.
Creamery butter seems to be fall
ing slightly oeiow the record pro
duction of last year. During the first
half of the year, production leached
51, OSS. 965 pounds as compared with
51.563.470 for the same period in
1928. Late fall pastures have been
much more tavorable than a year
ago, and late summer pastures were
slightly better than in 192S. so it is
possible there may be a slight gain in
creamery butter production during
the last half of the year, Mr. Ander
POSED AS GOVERNOR'S SON
Fort Smith, Ark. E. E. Elrod.
who told Circuit Judge Wood that
he is the son of a former Nebraska
governor, was convicted by a jury m
circuit court late Monday on four
counts of uttering forged instru
ments. The jury fixed a two year
sentence on each of the counts. Li
rod told the court he is the son of
the late J. E. Elrod, once governor
of Nebraska, but records reveal there
never has neen a uovernor t.iroa.
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P0INCARE AIDS NEW PREMIER
Paris, Nov. 4. The hand of the
old master, Raymond Poincare, who
is ill after an operation, was seen
Monday by French politicians in the
composition and future course of the
new government, headed by Andre
M. Tardieu has been in constant
consultation with the former presi
dent and premier, veteran of many
hard fought political battles, since
he was designated by President Dou
mergue last Thursday to select the
Politicians remarked that the ros
ter as finally completed was little
different from the last government
headed by M. Poincare, while M. Tar
dieu was regarded as committed to
carry out Poincare policies.
M. Tardieu and his new ministers
Monday began to map the new gov
ernment's outline of policy for the
chamber Thursday. Rapid passage of
the budget was considered the first
Phone ns the news. Ho. 6.
cf All Kinds!
Lunch Counter Will
Open This Week
l f. imimn
-Soft Drink Parlor
All Kinds of Lunches
A Trial is Convincing!
SEARL S. DAVIS
Farm Loans and Lands
I PHONED JANE
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