The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 14, 1929, Image 1
Nebr. State Historical Society a be fMattemoutlr Soucnai. TOL. NO. XLV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 1929. NO. 82 Armistice Day Brings Recollections Events cf Eleven Years Ago Recalled to Former Service Men and Residents of City. From Monday's Dally Eleven years aero today the great est of all wars drew to the close when tne representatives of the Allied armies and the delegates from the new German republic signed the armistic term that was to bring to the close the actual fighting and make way for the formal peace ne gotiations. The day is one that is recalled in this country with the scenes of re joicing at the close of the conflict and the cities filled with hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in a wild unrestrained burst of enthsuiasm made the day one of celebration and in which all activ ities were ceased for the day and all were permitted to join in the festiv ities. In this city the festivities con tinued from early in the morning until late at night, with all manner of noise producing Instruments being used, the old fire bell, a relic of the past, being stationed at the Sixth street intersection and which was sounded all day long, while Dr. O. Sandin and his drum added to the general noise producing rejoicing. Many of our residents were mem bers of the army and navy and can recall vividly the events of Novem ber 11. 1918. and while there was not the delirious rejoicing at the front as in the cents of population, the soldiers could appreciate the fact that there was no more war and it was a sudden shock to the veterans of many battles to have the deep silence of the armistice come after the eight een months of bombardment and struggle that the American troops on the battle front had undergone. Many of the local veterans who were in the 4th and -42nd divisions were at the front with their head quarters at St. Dizer while those in the S9th were in the front near the historic city of Sedan where the French empire fell in 1871 and which city had been taken by the Amer icans in 1918 but for the sentimental thought of the occasion the French troops were allowed to make the first entry into that city. Other local vet erans in France were at the LeMans concentration area or at Castres in south France. Two of our local vet erans, Henry Soennichsen and Joe Capwell observed the day at the Hawaiian islands and the Philip pines as they were stationed at these posts. A great many of the former gobs 'n this 'locality were in the American battle fleet and observed the day in the chill of the north Atlantic and the North sea as they with the Brit ish fleet conducted the watch on the bottled up German fleet. However, it was a great war and a greater peace, and which everyone hopes will serve as a lasting lesson that wars must cease. HARRIED AT BURLINGTON The many friends here of the W. F. Huneke family, former residents of this city,, will be interested in learning of the marriage of Robert G. Huneke. the eldest son of the fam ily, which occurred on October 27th at Burlington, Iowa, where the fam ily have made their home for a num ber of years. Mr. Huneke and Miss Vera Eunice Paulus were married on October 27th and are now at home ::t Burlington to their many friends. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Paulus, well known resi dents of the Iowa city. The groom is well known here where he was just entering his high school work when leaving this city and was a young man well liked and highly esteemed by the many friends here and who learn of his new happiness with the greatest of pleasure. PUTTING MUSCLE AND BRAIN INTO BUSINESS That is Just what W. H. Wehrbein Is doing, a Journal man visited his home a short time since and found him industriously working at a cat tle and hay barn combined, with the sheds for the cattle surrounding three sides of the storage apartment for hay. With plenty of light, good space for the cattle and plenty of good wholesome water and feed, he will be excellently equipped for the caring of the cattle which he yearly feeds for the market. SHOWS SOME IMPROVEMENT From Monday's Daily The friends of Mrs. Le3ter Bur rows will be pleased to learn that she Is now doing very nicely at the AVlse Memorial hospital at Omaha, where she was operated on a few days ago for an affliction of the throat. While the operation was very severe and the condition of the pa tient is still serious she is doing just as well as could be expected under the circumstances. OLD RESIDENT VISITS HERE From Monday' Dally Mrs. Mamie Olds of Kansas City, a resident of ' Plattsmouth many years ago, is here to enjuy a visit with the old friends as a guest of Mrs. D. C. Morgan of Los Angtles, who is also here at the old home for a stay of several weeks before re turning to the west coast. Mrs. Old was iormeriy ..iis jur.mie Milec o this city, u daughter of L. C. Stiles cne of the veteran printers of this city. While it has been many years since living here Mrs. Olds has had the pleasure of meeting some of the old time friends and acquaintances and renewing the ties of her child hood and youth. Elks Plan to Hold Large Social Function Soon Dinner Program and Dance to Be Featured by Local Lodge of Order on Thursday ine memoers or Plattsmouth lodge No. 739 of the Elks are to enjoy with their families a verv extensive semi-formal social time this Meek as the newly appointed entertain ment committee is to hold a dinner program and dance on Thursday eve ning at the American Legion Com munity building. This will be the first of a series of social events that the entertain ments committee is planning to take place- during the fall and winter months. The first annual dinner program and dance will, as stated above, be held on Thursday evening at the Legion building. A portion of the evening will also be utilized for the playing of bridge and other card games, since the committee is desir ious of providing ample entertain ment for all those in attendance. The usual awards for the skill of the players will be given. It is also planned to provide special decorated booths for card playing. some to be located to the west wall of the building, such an arrangement will enable those enjoying the card games to observe the dancing. A variety program of entertain ment is being arranged and it is planned to have entertainment prior to the dinner hour and subsequent to the completion of the dainty re past additional entertainment will also be provided. The later portion of the entertainment will be follow ed by card games and dancing. U. OF N. "DAD'S DAY" Fathers and mothers of University of Nebraska students will be the honor guests on the Cornhusker campus, Saturday, November 16, when the University observes its 8th annual "Dad's Day." Six thousand invitations have been mailed out to parents of students in the state in viting them to be guests of the uni versity for this day. Governor A. J. Weaver, Chancellor E. A. Burnett, T. J. Thompson, dean of student affairs, and Frank Eager, president of the Lincoln chamber of commerce, have been engaged by the men's honorary organization at the university to address the fathers at a noonday luncheon. A series of special boxes in the Memorial stadium are being prepared for the Cornhusker dads who will witness the Oklahoma-Nebraska foot ball game. Fathers of the members of the Husker football team will wear the numbers that the sons carry on the football jersey. "Dad's Day" at the university is one of the major occasions during the fall, ranking with Homecoming and the Thanksgiving game. Over 500 fathers and students attended the festivities last year, when Nebraska dowued Syracuse. KEEPS THINGS HUSTLING The Writer was a visitor at the home of Earl C. Wiles a few miles from Weeping Water where he had some seven wagons and that many people picking the five hundred acre crop of corn which he raised during the past summer. He has just filled the cribs, which held thirty hundred bushels, which he has shelled and marketed, and at the end of last week had some fifteen hundred bushels in the crib again. The corn is yielding a very gener ous crop, and is running about forty- five tushels to the acre, and the workmen are hustling every day pos sible to get the crop harvested be fore the coming of cold and snowy weather. Earl is a hustler and sure makes a success in growing corn. MERRY WORKERS MEET "Linens for the dining room" was the topic for the discussion, of the Merry Workers club of Mynard, held at the home of Mrs. Clifford Spang ler on Wednesday Nov. 6. Many ways of decorating table linens were demonstrated by the leaders, Mrs. Fred Druecker and Mrs. Bernard Meisinger. After a very instructive and enjoyable meeting, dainty re freshments were served by the hostess. Much Scoring Marks Platter Peru Prep Game Bob Kittens Win by Score of 31 to 12 as They Intercept Many Passes of the Locals From Tuesday's Dally Hot Zickety, Whoopee, Siz Bang and other exclamations of enthusiasm and delight, the Plattsmouth high school team yesterday afternoon at Peru, sook off the jinx "that has kept thein from scoring this season and wnile they lost the battle by the score of 31 to 12, the Platter rooters felt well repaid in attend ing the game by seeing the locals cross the Peru line twice. The Platters battled to the Peru twenty yard line from where Chet Wiles, f.eet footed local back, skirted around the ends for the necessary yardage and Plattsmouth had a tally to their credit. The second of the Plattsmouth scores came when Hershel Dew, the local ace. intercepted one of the passes of the Bob Kittens and raced down the field for thirty-five yards and a touchdown. The Bobkittens were not a heavy but a fast and shifty team and their touchdowns were largely the result of being able to intercept the passes of the Platters to register, one touch down being the result of the straight line plunges to make the neccsaiy counter. For the Bobkittens, Applegate. the veteran oi the team, was a lar&e factor in the oUcnse and defensive work of his ream and contrioated j treat Ceu towaid the victory cf hi? cam mates. The Platters are now pointing for the Pawnee City game which will be played at the Plattsmouth ball park on Friday afternoon and which should be a real battle as the blue and white have now got into their stride and will give the Indians a contest for any points that they may try to make. FUNERAL OF JULIUS DUNN From Tuesdays Dally The funeral services of Julius S. Dunn, resident of the Nebraska Masonic Home was held yesterday afternoon at the Sattler Funeral home at Fourth and Vine streets and with a number of the. residents f the Home and Masons present at the services. Rev. H. E. Sortor, pas tor of the First Methodist church had charge of the services and dur ing the service Mrs. E. H. Wescott gave two of the old and well loved hymns. The body was interred at the Masonic plot in the Oak Hill cemetery, the pall bearers being members of the local lodge of Masons, James M. Robertson, A. H. Duxbury, W. A. Robertson. V. T. Arn, H. A. Schneider and F A. Cloidt. At the grave the Masonic services were held with Luke L. Wiles, past master of ficiating. CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY The fifth birthday anniversary of ittle Miss Mary Jean Schultz was observed very pleasantly on Satur- day afternoon at the family home on North 10th street and with a group of the little friends being invited in to assist in the pleasures of the occasion. The time was spent in the lpaying of games of all kinds and at which a great deal of enjoy ment was derived and at a suitable hour the birthday luncheon with its handsome birthday cake was served bv the Misses Mildred and Helen Schultz and WTinifred Rainey. Those who enjoyed the occasion were Dorothea Mae Duxbury, Elizabeth Ann Wiles, Margaret Sortor, Ruth Westover, Ellen Dodd, Jo Ann Piatt. Bonnie Walters, Rachel McMaken, Grace Violet Stewart, Mary Rishel. Themla Kruger and the guest of honor, Mary Jean Schutz. DRAWS DOWN A FINE From Tuesday's Dally Yesterday proved anything but a day of rejoicing to William D. Fin ney, a resident of the vicinity, of Louisville, as he spent the day travel ing here in the custody of Marshal Frank Wheeler of Louisville. The man was charged with the posses sion of intoxicating liq.uor as the marshal had caught him with the in criminating goods on him and he was accordingly arraigned. On the plea of guilty the defendant was fined $100 and costs by County Judge A. H. Duxbury before whom he had been arraigned. COURT HERE FRIDAY From Tuesday's Daily Judge Jamea , T. Begley. who is holding court for Judge B. Raper at Falls City this week, will be home Friday to have the docket for the November term of the district court called and the assignment of the cases for hearing. The jury for the regular November term will arrive on Tuesday, Novem ber 19th and prepare to take up their work. The jury cases Will not be numerous this term and the jury should not be held here for a long period. SCOUTS HEAR WAR STORY From Tuesday's Daily Last evening the boys, members of troops No. 1 and 2 of the Boy Scouts of America, held a joint meet ing at the high school gym and had the pleasure of hearing a little- cf war history and Armistice day inci dents told by two of the veterans who are interested in the Scout ac tivities, Ray Larson, scoutmaster of trocp No. 2 and W, G. Kieck, a men; be-r of the executive comniiitre of the Scouts. Mr. Larson was in the machine gun service while Mr. Kieck was in the air service- and the two gave some interesting observations from their experiences. Mr. Larson illustrated his tal'n with maps of the war front and the position of the troops of the Allied and Ger man armies at the time of the Armis tice and which proved very interest ing to all of the auditors. R. A. M. Holds Election of Chapter Officers! W. Niel Selected as New High Priest of Nebraska Chanter No. 2 at Session Last Night From Tuesday's Pally Last evening Nebraska Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons held their regular election of officers at their lodge rooms in the Masonic temple and despite the holiday that drew many from the city, there was a very pleasing number of the members in attendance. The officers selected were as fol lows: High Priest Leslie W. Niel. King Raymond C. Cook. Scribe William G. Kieck. Treasurer Frank A. Cloidt. Secretary W. F. Evers. The newly elected officers as well as the appointive ones whose names will be announced later, will be in stalled into their offices following the meeting of the grand chapter cf Nebraska at Omaha in December. Local Athletic Team Loses to Vintcn Athletics Game at Western League Park at Omaha Results in Score of 12 to 0 for Vintons From Monday's Dally The Plattsmouth Athletic foot ball team yesterday had their second meeting of the year with the Vinton Athletics of Omaha, the battle being staged at the Western League park i n the city up the river. I The score of the struggle Sunday was 12 to 0, reversing the former result in this city two weeks ago when the Vintons tasted defeat by the score of 6 to 0. In the game Sunday both teams played a good game and the result was partially the result of a costly mishap on the part of the locals in recovering a kickoff The first score of the vintons came in the second quarter when a pass to Akromis was made good for six points and the second came when the Vintons kicked to the Platts mouth Athletics and Flowers of the Vintons was able to recover the loose punt and scampered over for another touchdown. The line work of the Plattsmouth team was effective but they were un able to successfully develop an of fensive and remained at the cipher end of the score. The Vintons have a good team as was shown here in the previous game and with added strength they were a stiff proposition for any team to contend with. W. R. C. HAS INSPECTION From Tuesday's Dally Yesterday the members of the Women's Relief Corps held a special session at the rooms in the court house and the event was marked by the visit of the inspector of the de partmnet, Mrs. Genevieve Cole of Omaha to this city. Mrs. Cole was met at the Burlington station by a committee of the ladies and escorted to the court house where the books of the post were checked and found to be In fine shape. At the noon hour the ladies, some twenty-four in number, adjourned to the parlors of the Methodist church where a very fine dinner had been prepared for the WV R. C. by the ladies of the aid society. In the afternoon the ritualistic work of the order was given by the officers in a very interesting man ner and which was warmly compli mented by Mrs. Cole. Not the least of the pleasant fea tures of the day that Mrs. Charles Tungate of Omaha, a chapter mem ber of the Plattsmouth W. R. C. was here to visit for the day and had a most enjoyable time with the old time friends. A few Cass county maps left at the Journal office. 50c each. Winter Mantels State in Blanket of Snow Today Entire State and Greater Part of West Has the First Real Touch of Winter Season From Wednesday's Dally 'Sweeping down from the north west Tuesday Homing and lasting through the night and today came the first snowfall of the season and one that covered all sections of Ne braska and the greater part of Iowa v.itha heavy bhir.ket of snow ihat ranged from several feet in the ex treme vest to six inches in the Mis souri river counties of the state. The snowfall at the Burlington station this morning stood at six Inches as the level fall. The rain followed by the snow has checked all outdoor work in this section and the farmers who were etting a good start on their corn shucking were unable to get ut into the fields to work and the shuckers who had anticipated several weeks of sroori weather and makin? n p-rnr1 sized inroad on the corn crop were compelled to loaf as the result of the storm. The storm has also played havoc with the road projects in this sec tion where the state is endeavoring to get the paving on highway No. 75 completed ana reaiiy ror travel as many grading jobs were unable to be handled and the remaining sec tions of the paving that it had hoped to have laid were found impossible to be handled under the effects of the rain and snow. Roads have been placed in as bad or worse condition than two weeks ago as the result of the rain and snow and auto travel was not in dulged in by anyone unless it was necessary as a trip over the mud roads and partially graveled high way was both uncomfortable and dangerous. The construction work on the new road to the Missouri river bridge was also in the discard until better weather visits this section and the workmen ou the bridge were also held up in completing the last de- j tails of the bridge construction pro gram. The bridge being so near com pletion had caused every effort to be made to push the work on the road to the structure but under the present bad weather conditions all labor has been suspended. ADDRESSES ROTARIANS From Wednesdays Dafjy This noon at the meeting of the Plattsmouth Rotar' club the mem bers had as their guest and speaker, Miss Grace Shawhan, teacher in the city schools. Miss Shawhan gave the members of Rotary the very delight ful description of a far off country China but where even there Ro tary International is felt. Miss Shaw- han has spent some five years in teaching in China and this has given her the unusual opportunity of an intimate view of the Chinese peo ple, their customs and of their daily lives. The American educators that have labored in China have awak ened the desire for greater educa tion and each year there are large numbers coming to the United States for college work, many of these re turned students being in the new China movements that is bringing this nation out of the age old cus toms and ideals and placing them in the line of western efficiency. The address of this talented teach er was much enjoyed and the mem bers of the club felt very grateful to this talented lady for her graphic and interesting story of the China that she has known. LOCAL ENTRIES SCORE The Plattsmouth entries at the Omaha Kennel show which was held on Sunday and Monday in the metro polis scored in the show and ribbons were awarded to "Eric," entered by Henry Jasper and "Nick," the en try of Emil Weyrich at the show. The two dogs while of the German shep herd breed were in different classi fications and "Eric" was awarded the second prize in his class at the show while the entry of Mr. Wey rich secured special ribbons for his excellent points. "Eric," the entry of Mr. Jasper is the German shep herd formerly owned by Mrs. John F. Gorder who disposed of the an imal some time ago to Mr. Jasper and who has been caring for this fine dog since that time and who decided on the entry of "Eric" in the Omaha show and where he has ranked so well in his class. GETTING READY FOR DINNER The entertainment committee of the Elks is very busily getting all arranged for the dinner-dance and entertainment that will be given for the members and their families and friends on Thursday evening, Nov ember 21st at the Legion building. The event as planned will be one of the largest and most delightful af fairs of its kind that the Elks has given. The committee is planning other social features for the coming fall and winter months that will be equal ly enjoyable. CARS LN THE DITCH From Wednesday's Daily The Lincoln avenue highway that is being used by the traveling pub lic in getting in and out of the city from the south, is in very bad shape and as the result there are a number of cars in the ditches along the road way, three being reported this morn ing, one with a broken wheel while Tftnoli; Tt,4- t - i i. another car was buried verv deenlv Loc&Iles That Lie Along the Mis- in the mud along the roadside. It has been rumored here for the past several days that the state was to gravel this detour used by the travelers from the south and west into this city and it would seem that this work is badly needed if there is to be any way of getting out of town to the south and southwest. Students Rank High in Study of Constitution Contest in High School Develops High Ranks Among the Various Contestants The members of the American His tory class of the high school have been studying for some time the Am erican government and the constitu tion and in this the members of the class have showed some really won derful records in their work. A contest was held in the oral tests on Monday and which eliminated all but four of the contestants, Ellen Nora Meisinger, Mary Swatek, Mel ba Eppler, Frank Schackneis and to day the second contest in written tests and with 150 questions on the constitution were submitted with the result that Miss Meisinger and Miss Swatek had a perfect of 150 cor rect answers while Miss Eppler had 147 and Mr. Schackneis 146 out of the 150 questions propounded. The winners will receive a gold and silver medal for their efforts in this study of the American govern ment. GOING TO CANAL ZONE From Wednesday's Daily Captain and Mrs. Hamilton Thorne and three children, Betty, Beverly and Thomas arrived here Tuesday from Fort Adams at Newport, Rhode Island, and they will enjoy a visit here with Mrs. Thome's father, At torney D. O. Dwyer for a short time The Thorne family have made the trip from the army post west by ! produce because of the fact that auto and have enjoyed visiting the ! water transportation gives them a many points of interest along the 'cheaper means of reaching the mar way, leaving Newport on November ' kets of the nation and the world. 1st for the west. J In the Missouri valley the river After the visit the Thorne fam-; navigation will be a great boon to ily will return to Newport and where in February they will take the boat for the Panama Canal Zone where Captain Thorne will be stationed in the future and will spend the next three years on duty at posts in the Canal Zone. Captain Thorne is assigned to the infantry service and was prior to being sent to Fort Adams stationed i for four years at the University of Pennsylvania as instructor for the U. S. army at the institution. The n ns-ignment will take the family t : -ew and interesting sec tion of e ,vnrlri And where thev will be a p t of the representation of Uncle Sam in the Canal Zone. i MANY ATTEND REHEARSAL From Tuesday's Daily The rehearsal for the forthcoming offering of "The Messiah was held yesterday afternon at the I. O. O. F. hall in Omaha and with a very large number, some 500 of the members of the chorus being present to attend the event and the entire body w as directed by Prof. Logan of the versity of Omaha, the direction of the production that will be given on December 16th at the Omaha audi torium. The Plattsmouth delegation embraced some seventy-five of the vocalists of the city and there were also delegations from Fremont, Mis souri Valley. Tekamah and other nearby points to join the Omaha group in the singing. SUPERINTENDENT BAILEY ILL From "Wednesdays Dally Superintendent R. E. Bailey of the cn Jowa and a truck driven by city schools has been confined to . a Peru man smashed up on tne de his home for the past two days as,tour of hlghway 75 west of Fort the result of an attack of what seems Crook and while the car and truck to be stomach trouble, it being - both were badly damaged, tho oc thought that a severe cold that he cupants of the car as well as the has been suffering from has settled truck driyer escaped without any on the stomach and caused him a . dangerous injuries. The truck driver great deal of annoyance and keep- came on to this city and was taken ing him from his duties at the school. on to Kebraska City to catch a train It is hoped that the superintendent for hla bome. the truck being so will soon be able to be back on the badiv damaered that it will reauire job in guiding the affairs of the school. UNION RESPONDS QUICKLY From Tuesday's Dally Through their local secretary, Oscar Wilson, Ward Clark received a check today for fifty dollars for sick benefits from the Journeymen Inter national Barbers union. Application was sent In to this head office at Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 1st and the prompt return shows how they look after their sick members. River Naviga tion Means Much to the West souri River Will Enjoy Great Results in Navigation The Mississippi Valley Association that is now meeting at St. Louis is bringing realization to the people of the great central west of the pos- sibilities that lie in the .levelnnnnt of the Mississinni nnd Mi,nri riv as navigable streams and the open ing of new lines of transportation that will bring to the central states a part of the advantages that are enjoyed by the extreme eastern and western coast states. The governor of our own state, Arthur J. Weaver, is one of the men who have worked early and late for the development of a suitable water ways nroeram and -u-hirh ic n-w in ' process of realization with the pro- mise mat Dy nve years tne upper Missouri river will be open for the use of the steamboats and barges that can carry to the industries of the west much of their raw material and remove to the large centers the products of the west. The water navigation will in no way injure or prove detrimental to the railroads as their volume of busi ness in reaching the shipping points along the river3 will be much greater as has been shown in other sections of the country where river naviga tion is available. The communities that are located along the rivers should be more than interested in the revival of river traffic as it will make large shipping points for all lines of the natural products of their territory and com modities are" are not of a perishable nature can be handled with ease over the barge lines and bring to the markets the products of the farms at a much lower figure and make possible the realization of a fair profit on the farmer's labor. Every locality along the rivers that are available for barge service cannot but realize what it will mean to the Industries of the west to have available this means of bringing the west the raw materials that may be needed in the manufactories and taking back the finished material that can be sold in competition with other manufactured articles which can now be sold much lower than the articles that western factories can the cities in Nebraska and Iowa as it will give even the farthest inland points the advantage of the lower rates and the opportunity of handling a part of the commerce of the west, It will make many great shipping centers in the west and be one of the greatest boons that has been offered the central west in many years, ENJOY SLUMBER PASTY From Wednesday's Dally Miss Jean Hayes was hostess last evening 10 a numoer oi u.e- c:.j;-e school friends at a slumber p.vrty at the Hayes home on Park Hill and i followed this morning by the birth- t day breakfast honoring the anniver I sary of Miss Jean. The evening was spent in games of aU kindg and followed by the re freshments and the birthday cake whlch had been prepared for the oc casion ! Thig morning the members of the l ty enjoyed a very deiightful ; blrthday breakfast and in honor of j the cccasion Miss Jean reCeived a Lni-(uumber of yerv handsonie gifts a3 : th tokens of the remembrances of the friends. Those who enjoyed the occasion were Marjorie Arn, Maxine Cloidt, Margaret Shellenbarger, Vestetta Robertson. Constance Rea, Mildred Schultz, Elizabeth Hatt, and the guest of honor, Jean Hayes. CAR AND TRUCK SMASH From Wednesday's Dally Yesterday afternoon a Whippet several davs in the reDair shoD he- fore it will be available for duty. CARD OF THANKS I wish to express my deepest appre ciation of the many acts of kind- ne8s tnat were shown me during my misfortune due to an accident and especially do I wish to thank the members of the Rebekah lodge and the Christian aid society for their remembrances and the many kind friends and neighbors for their every assistance. Mrs. R. W. Cavender.