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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 1934.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
L. Neitzcl was seized with another
of those dreadful chills last Monday,
which put him out of commission
for a few days.
A. II. Ward was a business visi
tor in Mauley on Tuesday of last
week, where he was delivering gas
and oil to his customers.
Otto Buck, who is located at York,
was a visitor at the home of his
parents last Monday and Tuesday,
where they all enjoyed the visit.
Messrs Frank A. Melvin and W. J.
13. McDonald were called to Lincoln
last Tuesday, where they were at
tending some business matters and
as well visiting with friends for a
Minton Wood, who makes his
home cast of Wabash, was a visitor
in Murdock last Wednesday morn
ing and while here purchased a new
set of the celebrated harness which
is manufactured by A. J. Tool.
The heme of Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Ilinkel was made happy with a joy
that is lasting when they had a very
fine baby girl come to their home by
the stork route. All concerned are
doing nicely and are very happy.
The Ladies Aid of the Murdoch
church will meet at the home of Mrs.
Carl Sehlaphcff on Thursday of this
week. Do not forget the date and
place and be there to assist in mak
ing this meeting the splendid suc
cess that it should be.
Mrs. W. J. B. McDonald, accom
panied by their ycung son, were over
to Plattsmcuth on Wednesday of
last week, where they were enjoy
ing a visit at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Thim
gan. Harold W. Tool, who is a member
cf the Shrine band at Lincoln, was
a visitor in the capital city last Tues
day evening, where he assisted the
band in the furnishing of music at
a wrestling match which was held
there that night.
Dr. L. D. Lee and family and
Lacey McDonald and family were at
Nebraska City on last Saturday even
ing where they took in the regional!
basketball tournament. They enjoy
ed the trip and the opportunity of
witnessing some gcod games.
Floyd Ilite has been busy for the
past few days doing some electrical
wiring at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
August Ruge, which will enable this i
family to use for their needs more
effectively the electric current which
is sucli a labor saving convenience.
O. E. Bradford, while playing bas
ketball had the misfortune to receive
a badly sprained ankle which has
caused him to navigate with the aid
cf crutches. He is getting along very
well, however, and it is hoped that
it will not be long before he is well
Byron Gelding, of Plattsmouth,
was a visitor in Murdock last Wed
nesday morning and was looking af
ter some business. He had hoped to
visit with his old time friend, Oscar
F. McDonald, but found that gen
tleman had been called to Omaha to
look after some business and was not
Mrs. Julius Ileiuke was hostess to
the Woman's Achievement club at
their meeting last week and a most
delightful afternoon was enjoyed by
all the members who were present.
Following the routine work before
the club, a social hour was enjoyed
and as well some delightful eats
which were provided by the genial
Charier; A. Zaar, of Toledo, Ohio,
who was a member of L. Neitzel's
Sunday school class some years ago,
is still interested in the class and
expresses the hope in a letter to Mr.
Neizel that the young people will
continue tc retain him as their re
ligious instructor, lie likes the east
and his work very much. He can see
a rift in the clouds and a brighter
Dan Eichoff was a visitor in Mur
dock for a number cf days last week,
being a guest at the home of his
uncle, Otto Eichoff, and then depart
ed for the western portion of the
state, where he will work for the
summer. Dave Eichoff, son of Otto,
and a cousin of Dan, accompanied the
cousin as far as the western portion
cf the state and then continued on
to the west coast, where he expects
tc mr.ke his home for the present.
Henry A. Tool was locking after
.soma business matters in Plattsmouth
Saturday cf last week connected with
the possibility of getting the Bank
of Murdock reopened, so that the
people here could have a bank and
the assets cf the bank all go to pay
ing depositors inttcad of helping foot
the expenses caused by closing of the
bank. The town is sorely in need of
a banking house and all are anxious
to have the bank reopened if pos
sible. Will Serve Country
The Murdeck fire department, a
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very efficient lire fighting organiza
tion, is arranging to so organize its
membership that it can journey into
the country for a number of miles
in any direction when called upon to
render assistance in putting out fires
on the farms surrounding the town.
The equipment wanted will enable it
to render valuable assistance, espec
ially where it can get cn the job he
fore a fire has gained great headway,
and in this manner it can be of aid
to these residing within six to eight
miles of town almost equally as well
as right here in town. The desire of
the volunteer firemen to widen the
sccpe of their usefulness should bo
of interest to every resident of the
community for no one can tell when
they may desire the services of the
fire boys to save their home from de
struction. Entertained Members of 0. E. S.
Mrs. Henry A. Tool entertained
the members of the Order of Eastern
Star at her heme in Murdock on last
Wednesday afternoon, where all en
joyed a very fine program, an hour
cf sociability and the delicious lunch
eon provided by the hostess.
Mrs. Sehlaphcff Better
Mrs. Dan Schlaphoff, who has been
at the hospital for several weeks was
so much improved during the latter
part of the week, she was permitted
to return to her heme and is report
ed as getting along very well.
Will Play Kitten Eall
The lovers of kittenball of Mur
dock are now organizing their teams
and getting limbered up. They will
in a short time go to Elmwood for a
try-out with the Elmwood team, an
organization that has been practis
ing much this spring and is already
in the pink of condition.
Surprise Their rriend
Mrs. Carl Reichart, who was pass
ing her natal day on last Tuesday,
was very agreeably surprised when
a large number of neighbors from
the vicinity of their former home
came and made merry with their
friends and family, bringing with
them a plentiful supply of good
things to eat and the celebration of
the passing of the birthday was con
tinued until a late hour.
Called to Lincoln on Easiness
Messrs Emil Kuehn and Joseph F.
Gustin were called to Lincoln last
Wednesday, where they were meet
ing with their friends and as well
looking after some business matters
while there, having a special mission
to take up with a friend who is now
making his home in the capital city,
but who formerly resided in the
western part cf the state.
Feel Need of Equipment
When called upon to fight fires,
the members of the Murdock volun
teer fire department feel that they
are in need of better equipment and
are anxious to do what they can to
secure such badly needed equipment.
To advance the cause they will put
cn a firemen's equipment benefit meet
to be held on April 5tli, ror the pur
pose. Secure a ticket from some of
the committee and thus do your part
in advancing the time when the
Murdoch Fire department shall be as
well supplied with things to work
with as the departments of other and
larger towns. It will react to the ad
vantage of every home owner and
resident of the community so get be
hind the beys and do your part.
W. M. S. Meets.
On Tuesday, March 13th the ladies
of the Murdock W. M. S. met at the
home cf Mrs. Otto Miller, each bring
ing a covered dish, and spent the day
sewing and making hospital supplies
for one of the missions in Kentucky.
The dinner was served cafeteria style
and included everything one could
wish for. Everyone had a good time
and felt it was well worth the effort.
Attended Easketball Tcurney
The members of the Murdock High
school basketball team were taken to
Lincoln Wednesday evening to take
in some of the opening round games
Federal and State Authorities on Trail
cf Bremer Kidnapers Break
Up Nest in Oklahoma.
Mannford, Okl. Hot on the Bre
mer kidwnap trail, federal and state
manhunters trapped eight persons,
some of them linked closely by asso
ciation with the suspected abductors,
in a sudden raid on an Osage country
! hideaway near this hamlet. Altho
' two or more of the men sought for
the $200,000 kidnaping of Edward
G. Bremer, St. Paul banker, have been
reported in this vicinity during the
past three weeks, they were not at
the little farmhouse six miles west
of here when the officers arrived at
sunrise and made their captures.
The two chiefly sought, and whose
names were made public for the first
time, were Arthur "Doc" Barker and
Alvin Karpis, both former Oklahoma
convicts. Barker's brother, Freddie,
also is wanted for questioning in con
nection v ith the banker's abduction.
Their fingerprints were found on gas
oline cans and a flashlight believed
to have been used by the kidnapers.
Arrested, however, were six men
and two women who included in
their number men suspected of kill
ings, of bank robberies and of other
armed raids upon society thruout the
miiidlewest. The suspects taken
Glen Roy Wright. 34, wanted for
a murder at Picher, Ckl., and for rob
beries in Kansas, western Missouri
Charles Cotner, 4 9, suspected of the
attempted kidnaping cf Peggy Lan
don, daughter of Governor Landon
of Kansas, and wanted for a double
murder at Chelsea, Okl., Feb. 4.
Ed Brophy, 5S, alias Ed Brodie,
who served a term in the state pris
on at McAlester under the name of
Pat Collins. At Burlington and Le
roy, Kas., and at Minneapolis for
Ira Brackett, 43, at whose house
the arrests were made.
J. W. McAtee, about 3S, believed
to be from ColTeyville, Kas., and for
a time thought to be Harry Campbell,
Frank Downey, alias J. C. Johnson,
35, who said he was "from Georgia."
Grace Cutler, 33, of Vina. Okl., ar
rested in the company of Cotner.
Winnie Morris, 20, who said her
home was in England, Ark.
The posse, consisting of twenty
nine department of justice agents
and Oklahoma and Kansas officers,
moved into Mannford at dawn, as
sembled in the schoolhouse square for
last minute instructions and descend
ed upon the Brackett farm.
H. E. Hollis, department of jus
tice operative, Jim Bracewell, Kan
sas highway patrolman, George Stew
art of the Tulsa police department,
and Floyd Fellers of the Sapulpa po
lice, broke thru the front door and
surprised the group so that none of
Wright was considered the prize
of the raid thru the broad connec
tions he maintained with the south
western underworld. He was arrest
ed and questioned in Tulsa two years
ago as an accomplice of Campbell in
the ride slaying of J. Earlc Smith, a
lawyer. Smith was shot to death af
ter he had failed to appear in Fort
Scott, Kas., to defend Harvey Bailey
on a bank robbery charge.
Sheriff Eyder Wants Cotner.
Nebraska City. Sheriff Ryder
said he would attempt to obtain cus
tody of Charles Cotner, arrested in a
raid near Mannford, Okl., for trial
in connection with the 1,338 rob
bery of the Fist National bank of
Sydacuse la-t Dec. 22. Ryder said
Cotner had been identified by about
a dozen witnesses cf the Syracuse
robbery as one of the trio of gun
men. The others identified as parti
cipating in the holdup were Claranc?
Eno, now serving a long term in the
Kansas penitentiary, and Ford Brad
shaw killed in a recent gunfight.
of class A teams in the state tour
nament. Among these who furnish
ed cars for the transportation of the
boys to the tournament were Lacey
McDonald, John Eppings and Rev.
H. R. Knosp. Besides the basketball
team, a large number cf people of
the town went to Lincoln to take in
seme part cf the tournament, which
lasted from Wednesday to Saturday
GOOD 2-year-old Holstein Bull for
sale. Elmer Miller, Murdock, Nebr.
New York. Albert G. Milbank,
president of the Milbank memorial
fund, recommended compulsory
health insurance "to provide medical
care for that great mass of the popu
lation which is neither indigent nor
No better town rn wrjch io re
side than Plattsmouth.
JUDGMENT ON FIRE POLICY
Blair, Neb. Mrs. Belva Stanley
was awarded a verdict of ?2,000
against the Sun Insurance company
of London by a jury in district court
here, for damage to household goods
destroyed in a fire at the Stanley resi
dence two yeas ago.
The verdict was an increase over a
previous award of -1.S00 made to
Mrs. Stanley on her policy. The in
surance company had resisted pay
ment of her claim following investi
gation of the fire by the state. Fire
Marshal Butcher testified for the
company in both hearings altho no
charges ever were filed against the
Stanleys. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley are
prominent Sunday school workers
here and were teaching classes at
the time of the blaze two years ago.
Commander of the Fulton Tells of
Heroism i-i Rescue cf Amer
Hongkong, China, March 15. A
gallant tribute to British tars who
saved 1S7 American sails from fiery
death on the flaming gunboat Fulton
came today from the Fulton's skip
per. Commander Harry McIIenry, U.
While the Fulton, a United States
navy craft, still burned on pirate
waters north of Hongkong, Comman
der McIIenry and his men safe in
harbor here recounted their har
Brought on Destroyer.
They were brought in early todaj
by the British destroyer II. M. S
Wishart which saved them and
the steamer Tsinan, a
vessel. All were taken
off by 10
o'clock last night.
The fire, which broke out in the
Fulton's engine room about 6:30
o'clock yesterday evening, was ex
pected to roar for hours as tugs be
gan towing her toward Hongkong to
day. Comm a n d e r McIIenry's first
thought was for his men. Eight of
them were injured.
The injured men included T. A.
Javilla, Filipino cook-boy, broken leg;
Marine P. F. C. Scheneverk. crush
ed fingers; Electrician Bourke, ser
ious spinal injuries in fall when
transferring to Wishart; Coxswain
Heald, badly gassed; Cook Schmitt,
badly burned hand.
"By very masterly seamanship in
rough weather," Commander Mc
IIenry related, "Commander Todd of
the Wishart placed her bow against
ours and we were able to jump
Earlier, three boat-loads of sick
bay patients and their attendants
were put out. They were taken
on by the Tsinan.
DR. C. J. DOUGLAS ELECTED
Norfolk. Dr. W. J Douglas of At
kinson was elected Second district
commander of the American Legion
at the district convention which end
ed here Tuesday night He succeeds
Lowell Walker of Columbus. II. C
Fitzpatrick of Norfolk was named
vice commander. County command
ers were elected as follows: Platte,
Chester Wilson, Columbus; Pierce,
II. Lee James, Pierce; Knox, Dr.
George E. Printz, Creighton; Boyd,
Royal Wilc-on, Spencer; Madison,
Clyde Krause, Newman Grove; Stan
ton, Dr. R. A. Frary. Stanton; Boone,
Dr. W. P Higgins, Albion; Holt, Ger
ald Miles, O'Neill
The 1935 convention will be held
at Ncligh The auxiliary re-elected
Mrs. Nell Krause of Newman Grove
as president of the district organiz
ation and Trs. Rebecca Hoegrel of
Lindsay as vice president. County
chairmen were chosen as follows:
Madison, Mrs. William Harrison,
Norfolk; Pierce, Mro. Vivian Jen
kins, Pierce; Platte, Mi". Stephens,
Columbus; Boone, Mrs. I. G. Doane,
Albion; Stanton, Mrs. William Foy.
Pilger. More than 150 delegates
from nine counties attended the con
vention which was addressed by ecv
cdal prominent legion and state offi
cials HATCHING EGGS FOE SALE
Jersey White Giant Hatching Eggs,
$4.00 per 100. Nebr. accredited. Blood
tested for B. W. D., using the rapid
antigen test; all known reactors re
moved. Tested by O. J. Lohr after
January 1, 1934. Telephone Murdock
W. E. RIKLI,
rno-12-19 Mp Ashland, Nebr.
Seme men had rather be right than
President, but they'd just as soon be
E. H. Armstrong was visiting in
Lincoln last Wednesday and was
looking after some business matters
Homer Sylvester, sheriff of Cass
county, was looking after some legal
business in Greenwood on Wednes
day of last week.
While Ej. L. McDonald and wife
were down to the springs in Missouri,
Perley Clymer was assisting with the
work at the McDonald stores.
Dewey II. Headley and the family
were in Eagle last Sunday, where
they were visiting with friends and
relatives for over the week end.
S. S. Peterson and Clyde Newkirk
were among these in Havelock last
Wednesday evening, where they at
tended the meeting of the I. O. O. F.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyres Ilibbard and
the family, who have been making
their home here for some time, moved
last week to near Waverly, where
they will work on a farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holt were
in Aurora last Sunday, where they
were visiting at the home of a broth
er of Mr. Holt and were looking after
some business on his farm there.
George Trunkenbolz, the mechanic
and auto expert, was called to Eagle
last Wednesday, where he was look
ing after some business matters and
also visiting with his many friends
Elmer Coleman, of Ashland, was a
visitor in Greenwood on last Monday
for a short time, coming to look af
ter some business matters and re
mained for a short visit with his
Henry Wilkins was a visitor in
Elmwood and Avoca, called there to
look after seme business matters for
the day last Wednesday and was as
well visiting with his brother, Fred
Wilkins in Elmwood and with other
Joseph Vickers, living southeast of
Alvo, was a visitor at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Leesley, where
Joe's mother is making her home,
coming to visit the mother and also
was looking after some matters in
town as well as visiting with old
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Comstock, who
have been for the past number of
years farming on the Nickles place,
cn account of the settling of the es
tate and the place being rented by
Pete S;hroeder, were compelled to
move and net being able to find a
suitable farm, moved to Greenwood
W. S. Stearns, the auto mechanic,
who has been conducting a garage
and work shop at the north filling
station, recently purchased the in
terest in the place which was owned
by Mr. Porter, who built the place in
the beginning and has held a portion
of the property since. Mr. Stearns
will continue to operate a garage
W. E. Palmeter, who operates a
saw mill a few miles east of Green
wood, while engaged in his work had
the misfortune to break a bone in
the ring finger of his right hand. He
hastened to Ashland, where the frac
ture was reduced and the hand dress
ed, returning to look after the work
which was turned over to ether
Lee J. Walradt, having some good
oak timber large enough for sawing,
took the same over to the Palmeter
saw mill west of South Bend, where
with the assistant at the mill he
sawed them into material for wagon
tongues and doubletrees and coup
lings, getting along nicely with the
job despite the fact that Mr. Palme
ter, the owner cf the outfit, was laid
up with a broken finger.
On last Thursday, Mrs. r. A. San
born entertained the Missionary so
ciety of the Methodist church at the
Sanborn home where a large number
of the active workers among the
ladies of the church were present and
a good deal of work was done in
their line as well as having a very
sociahle afternoon and being served
with delightful refreshments by the
George Eucknell was called to Lin
coln la;t Wednesday afternoon, to
look after seme business matters and
on his return stepped at Havelock,
where there was a very important
meeting of the I. O. O. F., who were
entertaining the grand officers, the
latter being there to conduct a
school of instruction. There were a
number cf candidates to receive the
work, which was put on in a most
capable manner. Some five carloads
cf members of the order were over
from Greenwood and all say they bad
a most enjoyable time.
Visits Folks Here Sunday
Clayton Sanborn, who has been
away from Greenwood all winter, be
ir located iu Council Bluffa, where
Ue is manager cf an auto supply aud
parts company, was a visitor over
Sunday at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sanborn and was
also visiting with his many friends
in Greenwood and vicinity.
Will Kake Heme at Hamburg
Mrs. Blanche Bright, who has re
sided in Greenwood for many a year,
last week moved to Hamburg, Iowa,
where she will make her home in
the future. The household goods
were delivered there by the Meyers
Trucking company, of Greenwood.
The many friend3 of this excellent
woman and of the family will mi33
them, but all are hoping they will
like their new home in Iowa and are
certain she will make many friends
Taking; Treatment for Health
Early last week Mr. and Mrs. E.
L. McDonald departed for Excelsior
Springs. Missouri, where they re
mained for a week taking treatments,
drinking the health-giving mineral
waters and taking baths that they
might both have their health im
proved. Mrs. McDonald expects to
remain for a mrnth and take a course
of treatment as she has had some
very high recommendations regard
ing the benefits which are to be de
rived from the treatments there and
the wholesome waters which the
Had Kerry Trip Last Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. It. E. Mathews and
son were in Omaha last Sunday, go
ing up in the morning and after
visiting there for a time, returned
heme, coming via Plattsmouth and
stopping at the cafe of Wm. Barclay,
a friend cf G. W. Holt, where they
enjoyed a very fine dinner and look
ed over the old town, listening now
and then for a gun shot, as they
were led to believe that there was
much shooting there, but it proved
to be mostly blasting in the quar
ries to get rock for the river work.
They arrived home safe, but some
what tired from their day's trip.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.
E. Mathews cn last Wednesday, Mrs.
Mathews and Mrs. Walter Holt en
tertained the members of the O. E. S.
A fine afternoon's entertainment was
provided, at the conclusion of which
a delicious lunch was served by the
hostesses. In departing, all declared
they had a most delightful time.
INCREASE KING'S SALARY
Brussels. King leopclu was voted
a 33 percent "salary" increased by
parliament and henceforth 'will get
12 million francs (now about $2,
700,000) a year. The Queen Mother
Elizabeth was granted a 2 million
PRESIDENT GETS 50
Washington. An envelope post
marked Amsterdam, New York, and
containing $50 has been received by
President Roosevelt and turned over
to the treasury for deposit in the
Not So Good
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HW 35 ALCOHOL
Plxcto snows Lcms S. Jaglowski, senior chemist for the Chi
cago health department, testing liquor scld by nine Chicago saloons,
end discovering; that they retailed alcohol unfit for consumption
Bottles cf hqucr analysed showed that the alccholie content ranged
from 41 to 0 per cent mhile the remainder was tannic acid cak
bark, glycerine and injurious coloring matter. '
Do You No Harm
The dose of a liquid laxative can be
measured. The action can be con
trolled. It forms no habit; you need
not take a "double dose" a day or
two later. Nor will a mild liquid
laxative irritate the kidneys.
The right liquid laxative will bring
a perfect movement, and with no
discomfort at the time, or afterward.
The wrong cathartic may keep
you constipated as long as you keep
on using it!
An approved liquid laxative (one
which is most widely used for both
adults and children) is syrup pepsin.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is a
prescription, and is perfectly safe. Ita
laxative action is based on senna
a natural laxative. The bowels will
not become dependent on this form
of help, as they do in the case ol
cathartics containing mineral drugs.
Ask your druggist for Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin. Member N. R. A.
CHANGES Ilf BILL FORECAST
Washington. a united demand
from heads of land and air communi
cations systems for vide changes in
the federal control plan proposed for
their businesses brought indications
in the senate interstate commerce
committee that the bill would be re
vised before it went to the floor.
President Gifford of the American
Telephone and Telegraph company,
called the legislation "revolutionary"
and "the most drastic and far reach
ing" regulation ever proposed. David
Sarnoff, president of the Radio Cor
poration of America, joined Gifford
in asking the committee to confine
the legislation to President Roose
velt's recommendations for creation
of a communications commission.
The Western Union Telegraph
company president, R. B. White, said
it could "adjust its practices to con
form with the proposed bill without
much difficulty," hut urged a pro
vision to protect the company from
Wh sec by the Detroit News there
is still talk of reviving the Fairbanks
Phkford romance in modem dress.
Higliest Mk'l Price
Psld or Grain
COKE IN AND SEE US
BEFORE YOU SELL
Farmers E!evaior Co.
Ray E. Frederick Mgr.
les. Phone, 27 Elevator, 17
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