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MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Harry Stutt of Avoca was a busi
ness visitor in Murdock last week.
Miss Elsie Knaup spent Christ
mas at Omaha visiting at the Aloy
Smith home for a few days.
Milo Frisbey and wife were guests
last Sunday at the home of Mrs.
Frisbie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Robson of
Lincoln were Christmas day guests
r.t the home of Mrs. Robson's father,
Douglas Tool, who has been teach
ing in Arizona the past year, spent
the holidays here, returning to his
eclool work January 3.
Opal and Ruben Knaup came home
Thursday evening from Falls City to
visit their parents. Ruben is stay
ing for a prolonged visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Straich and
daughter Lydia had as Christmas
day guests Gust Straich and family,
Will Straich and family and Joe
Miller and family of near Elmwood.
Miss Winifred Lawton. who is
(caching school at Barnston, and her
sister Fern of Lincoln have been
spending the Christmas vacation at
the home of their parents in Mur
dock. Wednesday dinner guests at the
William Knaup home were Mr. and
Mrs. Louie Denning, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Decker and daughter Jean
and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dehning
and son Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail McDonald, of
Hampton attended the funeral of
Mrs. W. O. Gillespie her Monday,
and also visited with Mra. Hannah
McDonald and the families of Lacey
and Bryan McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marshall and
Henry Marshall and wife, of near
Grant, were holiday guests here at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Oehlerking. Mrs. Oehlerking is the
mother of the Messrs. Marshall.
August Jochim who resides be
tween Manley and Louisville was a
business visitor in Murdock Wednes
day, and was attending the farm
tale at the Murdock bank as well as
meeting with many of his friends
W. O. Gillespie and Bud Amgwert
went to York last Wednesday to see
Mrs. Harry Gillespie, who is still in
the hospital, recuperating from in
juries received in the auto wreck of
the day before Christmas; They found
her some better.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tool and son
Douglas spent Christmas day in Om
aha at the home of their daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. George
Work and children. Mr. and Mrs.
Wm.'P. Meyers and their little ones
were also guests there that day.
Enjoyable Home Gathering
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Buck had as
Christmas day guests Otto Buck and
wife, of Fremont; Carl Buck and
wife of Murdock and Henry Brock
mueller, of Waverly, father of Mrs.
Buck, as well as the members of
their own immediate family.
Guests at Tool Home
Christmas day guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Tool in
cluded their son Kenneth and wife,
of Wahoo. their daughter and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Bradford and
little daughter of Beatrice, and Mr.
and Mrs. I. S. Bradford, parents of
Wolf Hunt Saturday
Frank Rosenow and son William,
-who were the prime movers behind
the enterprise, succeeded in getting
together a very good sized group of
wolf hunters Saturday. These pests
have become very numerous and we
are sure the hunt has resulted in
disposing of some of them.
Misses Elsie and Opal Knaup gave
a surprise party in honor of their
lather Friday evening, December
?3. Games were played and delicious
refreshments were served.
The guests for the evening were
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Dehning, of Okla
homa, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duck
worth, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bornemeier
and Chet, Mr. and Mrs. Charley
Bornemeier and Louise, ' Mr. and
Mrs. Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Mc
Crory, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sehleu
ter. Mr. and Mrs. William Reuter,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Backemeyer and
Lucille and Grace, Mr. and Mrs.
August Klemme and Emily and Bill,
end Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knaup and
son. Rodney. ' .
Many Attend land Sale
A good sized group attended the
Bale or the Scheel -state property
which was held at the bank here last
Wednesday, but the only bidders for
the property were B. W. Liviugbtou.
.vho started it off at $30 an acre,
Laughing Around the World
With IRVIN S. COBB
More Versa Than Vice, Probably
By IRVIN S. COBB
TN a certain Southern city the lady who is at the head of the public
library has a fondness for larding her speech with quotations from,
foreign ' languages, including the ' dead ones. Especially is she ad
dicted to Latin phrases. Locally there is a suspicion that she some
times sets a trifle mixed. But the lady herself goes serenely along,
pumping strange words into her everyday conversation.
. One afternoon a patron dropped in to get a book.
"You weren't here the last time I called," said the visitor. "Youi
assistant said you were taking a little rest. Did you enjoy your
"Very much," said the learned one. "I just took a little jaunt
up to New York via train and came home vice versa."
"How did you say you came home?" asked the astonished citizen.
"Vice versa," repeated the lady blandly. "By steamer, don't yow
James Schlanker who raised the bid
and Rev. Krey who took it on up to
$35 an acre, and was declared the
highest and best bidder. It is said
there were 73 people in the lobby of
the bank when the property was be
ing sold, the place being crowded.
Among those from out of town
were W. G. Renwanz, of near Green
v,ood, F. W. Lorenz of Elmwood,
J. F. Wolff, Attorney Chas. Martin
(who conducted the sale) and Attor
ney A. L. Tidd. of Plattsmouth. B.
W. Livingston of Cedar Creek and
James Schlanker of near Elmwood.
Mrs. Margaret Gillespie
Mrs. Margaret Gillespie, nee Mc
Namara, was born at Meadville,
Pennsylvania, May 28, 1873. At the
age of four years she moved with
her parents, in a covered wagon, to
Silver City, Iowa, where the family
remained for two years, after which
they moved to a farm two miles
nor.th of Elmwood, Nebraska.
She married W. O. Gillespie March
12, 1S95, at Wilbur, Nebraska. Af
ter the young couple had been en
gaged in farming near Murdock for
several years, they moved to Mur
dock in the fall of 1904, where they
conducted the hotel business and
provided ample home comforts for
the travelers, the hungry and the
homeless. Many people have felt the
comfort and warmth of her hospi
tality throughout the years and have
considered her fireside their refuge
and their home. She completed the
hotel work in 1919, but her kindly
hospitality and interest in people
continued throughout the years.
Mrs. Gillespie was happy in her
Christmas prospects as she and some
of her loved ones left their home
comforts last Friday afternoon to
celebrate the Christmas season else
where. At 6:15 p. m., the family
party met with a serious automo
bile accident near York, Nebraska.
The injured were rushed to a nearby
hospital, and Mrs. Gillespie passed
into eternity at York at 4:00 a. m.,
Saturday, December 24, 1938.
The departed had a meaningful
experience with Jesus Christ our
Saviour, early in 1925, which trans
formed her life, brought peace to
her soul and an abiding trust in
His faithful leadership. She joined
the Ebenezer Evangelical church in
Murdock on April 12, 1925. Her
love, loyalty and support to the
church of her choice have been con
stant throughout these years. Many
of her friends will remember her
last public witness for Christ and
She joined the Murdock Ladies
Aid as a charter member. Her mem
bership here also remained constant
Mrs. Gillespie leaves to mourn her
loss, her husband, two sons, Harry
L. Gillespie of North Loup. Ne
braska; Murel R. -Gillespie of Mur
dock, Nebraska, her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Agnes McNamara, of Fairmont,
Nebraska: Miss Janette McNamara
and Willard McNamara and Mrs.
Vera Eisenhut-Blattspieler of Tobias,
Nebraska; and a large circle of
friends, acquaintances and compan
ions throughout the church and com
munity. The village has lost a long re
membered resident and most helpful
friend. The deceased has mothered
and counseled the motherless and
has eased the troubles and concerns
of many others. Tbe life of 65 years,
C months and 26 days speaks of help
fulness to man and of what God can
do through grace and power.
"Behold the tabernacle of God is
with men and he shall dwell with
them and they shall he his people,
and God himself shall be with them
aud be their God."
Funeral services for Mrs. Gillespie
took place Monday afternoon. De
cember 26, at the Ebenezer Evan-1
gelical church in Murdock. The
message from the text Micah 6:8
was given by the Rev. Harvey A.
Schwab, pastor of the deceased.
Hymns of comfort were sung by
Mrs. Leo Rikli and Mrs. William
Zabel, who were accompanied by
Miss Doretta Schlaphof.
The pall bearers were Charles
Long. Frank Buell. .Joe Gustin,
Frank Rosenow, I. C. McCrory and
Interment was in the Murdock
'The Split Cherry Tree"
An Allegory by L. Neitzel
Some years ago the writer plant
ed a cherry tree, watered it, nur
tured it. and as it was planted in
good soil, it grew and in time be
came very fruitful, rejoicing the
heart and repaid many fold for the
labor that was spent on it. It was
a strong tree, large in size, and the
birds nestled in it. It was a delight
when in bloom, but more 60 when the
cherries were ripe, and for many
years the children would come and
.satisfy their appetites and carry a
supply home with them. Time went
cn. season after season. No one gave
any thought further to the tree; it
would never change, it looked so
healthy and strong, it would be good
for many years to come but final-
j ly a change did come. For several
years it was noticed that it might
split in two; still it had cherries as
before, but one day a severe storm
struck the tree (April 23, 1937)
and in the morning of April 24, on
Sunday morning, one half of the
tree laid on the ground the other
half still standing. It was split in
two one half dead, the other half
looks rather forlorn and pitiful; it
wculd seem that it could not stand
alone, it has nothing to lean upon;
a storm like the one that laid the
one half low would make an end of
it quickly. The reader will by this
time be able to make his own in
terpretation. But let us explain the
allegory in our own way.
Many years ago two hearts were
joined together, as God would have
it. and the two became "one flesh."
They were fruitful and rejoiced the
heart of many. They lived their life
under the protecting care of God,
and his blessing was upon them. For
many years the children would come
home and were glad to linger in the
shelter of the home, and leave again
with sweet memories, until another
season. No one would think of a
change that might come; but in this
changing world nothing is stable. So
in due time signs were apparent that
a change was eminent. Those near
est the tree could see; and one day
the storm struck the tree (Sunday
morning, March 29. 193G) and split
it in twain. Now the one half is still
rtanding; but when we look upon it,
we wonder how long it can stand.
The wound will never heal. But we
are waiting for His salvation (Gen.
49:21). Some day a storm will lay
the "other half" down, that is in
evitable, but I say with David: "As
for me, I will behold his face in
righteousness; I shall be satisfied
when I awake with thy likeness."
The great reunion of the faithful is
not far away; Jesus says: "I come
quickly." "Even so, come, Lord
Jesus." (Rev. 23:20).
CHRISTMAS MAIL HEAVY
WASHINGTON. Dec. 31 (UP)
The Post Office department reported
today that the volume of Christmas
mail this year exceeded that of any
previous year in the department's
Postal revenues between December
15 aud December 24 were 4.38 per
cent higher than any previous sim
ilar period. Mall volume iucred&ed
10 per cent over the 1937 period. j
Fred Flaischman and wife were
visiting friends near Manley Christ
Mrs. Wm. Flaischman has been
ill the past week suffering from the
flu, but is now some better.
Guy Lake of Lincoln was a visitor
in Murdock last Monday, coming to
attend the funeral of the late Mrs.
W. O. Gillespie.
Mrs. Thessie Kelley and son Don
ald were Christmas day guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gib
son in Weeping Water.
I Mrs. W. McNamara and daughter
lot Tobias, were among those from
cut of town attending the funeral of
Mrs. W. O. Gillespie Monday.
The trucking firm of Dennis and
West have enclosed the body of their
stock truck and are now equipped to
handle shipments of live stock in all
kinds of weather.
Mrs. F. J. Fitch and daughter,
who have been living in Omaha for
some time, were guests of friends in
Elmwood over Christmas, returning
Mrs. Roy Boyles and son Bert en
joyed the Christmas season at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boyles.
parents of her deceased husband and
grandparents of Bert.
Paul Hulfish was in Kansas City
several days last week, where he
was a guest of his sister, Mrs. Wil
liam Coakley, who is a teacher in
the public schools there.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Poole and
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Colbert of Weeping Water were in
Murdock Monday attending the fun
eral cf the late Mrs. W. O. Gillespie.
Christmas day guests at the N. D.
Eothwell home included the John E.
Turner family of Plattsmouth and
the A. V. Kasmark family of Spring
field, who formerly resided here.
Frank W. Lorenz was in Murdock
last Wednesday afternoon, where he
attended the sale of the farm form
erly owned by John Scheel. The land
sold at a very low price of $35 an
Miss Viola Everett of Elliott, Iowa,
where she has been visiting at the
home of her father, came to Mur
dock last Monday to attend the fun
eral of her friend. Mrs. W. O. Gil
lespie. Mrs. Jacks, of Omaha, . formerly
Miss Nellie Rush, daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rush, was
a visitor in Murdock Monday, coming
to attend the funeral of Mrs. W. O.
Miss Lena Bornemeier, of Omaha,
has been spending the Christmas
holidays at the home of her parents
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bornemeier,
who reside northeast of town, re
turning to the city to resume her
work last Wednesday.
Robert Emmons, of Lincoln, fath
er of Mrs. Wm. Zaebel, has been
spending the holidays here with his
daughter. Last Wednesday he receiv
ed a message announcing the death
of his niece, Mrs. Etta Haick, who
lived in Illinois. The deceased lady
vas an aunt of Miss Pearl Staats of
Christmas a Merry Occasion
The American Legion sponsored a
Christmas treat for the people of
Elmwood and vicinity that included
a free picture show for everyone and
a special treat for the kiddies. The
affair was put on through the co
operation of Elmwood business men.
Spending Holidays Here
Carl Schneider, who is engaged in
the jewelry business in the western
part of the state, drove to Elmwood
after the -rush of Christmas buying
was over for a visit with his wife,
Mrs. Helen Schneider, postmistress,
and with the other members of the
family gathered at the Harry Wil
liams home, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Reeder and the twins and Miss Anna
Williams, who was home for the
Spent Christmas Day Here
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Race and
family of Murdock were Christmas
day guests at the home of Mrs.
Race's parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Dennis. While here, Mr. and Mrs.
Race enjoyed meeting many of their
old Elmwood friends.
August Bornemeiers Entertain
, At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aug
U8t Bornemeier on Christmas day
there were gathered a happy throng
of relatives and friends. The day be
ing ideal so far as weather was con
cerned all were able to get there and
home without fear of mishap as is
bo often the case at this season of
the yeart Besides the immediate mem
bers of the family, those present John
Bornemeier and family, II. L. Borne
meier and wife, Paul Bornemeier and
wife, Margaret aud Roscoe. Bert
Ostertag and wife, Faye Stoitz and
wife and son Gail of Norfolk, Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Williams of Mur
dock; Mrs. Erma De Brandt of Lin
coln and Herbert Ledger and wife.
Peanuts Well Roasted
A large bag of peanuts which had
been roasted and were in just the
right condition for eating was left
setting near the heat register at the
Ted Hall store, where it would be
out of the way and also kept warm
and toasty. Last Tuesday afternoon,
after the bag had set there for
seme time, and without any provo
cation, there appeared a blaze en
veloping the sack and the radiator.
With much haste the fire was ex
tinguished, but not until the sack
and most of the peanuts therein had
M,r. Hall is loath to believe that
the fire originated from the heat of
the register, but rather that some
one threw a lighted cigarette or a
match in that direction from which
the flimsy burlap bag was ignited.
The loss was very small, but the
excitement was intense for a few
Long Period of Service
Away back before the turn of the
century, in 1899, just after the
Spanish-American war, William Hul
fish was secured to look after the
grounds and building of the Elm
wcod public schools and during the
entire time from then to now he has
faithfully served the board of educa
tion, making friends with the stu
dents and parents. Mr. Hulfish has
been hired for another year, which
will be his fortieth in this-position
that he has filled so satisfactorily.
Christmas at Will Coatman's
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Coatman en
tertained on Christmas day, having
an their guests their children and
their children's children, who just
about filled the entire house. There
was plenty to eat and a most enjoy
able time had by all.
Lee Hansen and wife of Omaha
are New Years day guests at the
home of his brother, Carl Hansen
Mrs. John AVest and some of the
smaller children have been visiting
her parents and old friends at Eldo
rado Springs, Missouri.
Guy Hinds and family were New
Year day guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Norris. Mrs. Norris is
a brother of Mr. Hinds.
Hobart Hensen was getting his
butchering done last week so as to
have it out of the way before the
Etorms which the weather man keeps
telling us will come soon.
Many of the citizens of this vicin
ity went to Murdock last Monday to
attend the funeral of Mrs. W. O. Gil
lespie, who was killed in an auto
wreck near York the day before
Mrs. H. H. Gerbeling, who has
been in Lincoln during the recovery
of her son-in-law, was able to re
turn home last week. The ailing man
has now been able to resume his
work in the capital city.
Miss Myrtle Wendt was taken sud
denly ill with what was diagnosed
by the family physician as a case of
appendicitis. She was taken to the
Bryan Memorial hospital in Lincoln,
where she is being treated.
Edward McHugh, who is enjoying
the holiday vacation from his studies
at the University of Nebraska, where
h- is a law student, and Glen Buck
came to Wabash Wednesday of last
week for a visit with their friend.
Robert Barden who has been in
Minnesota during the summer and
fall, returned to Wabash recently in
company with an acquaintance from
the Wolverine state, and the two of
them expect to go on to the Pacific
coast, where they hope to find em
jloyment. Fred Weicheidt and sister were in
Murray Christmas day, where they
vtre guests at the home of Orville
Ncell and family. Mrs. Noell, who
has been ailing for the past five years,
had just returned home from a Lin
coln hospital greatly improved in
health and some 15 pounds heavier
than when she went.
START AIR RECRUITING
LONDON, Dec. 31 (UP) The ad
miralty began recruiting for the ex
panded naval ,air arm Friday. Its
present strength is about 3,000 of
ficers and men. This will be in
creased to 10.SOO.
The Increase means, in the opin
ion of experts, that the navy of the
future is being visualized as roughly
one-third afloat, one-third in the air
and one-third under sea.
Donald Whiting spent the past
week visiting in Omaha.
Miss Patty Parker of Aurora is
Visiting at the J. S. Gribble home.
Mrs. Eunice McHugh of Murdock
visited Miss Elva Coleman Thursday
Ila Faulrober of Thedford spent
the past week with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Charles Dyer spent Christ
mas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Harris at Ainsley.
The sick and old folks wish to
thank the young folks of the M. E.
church for their caroling. It was
greatly enjoyed and appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Finley and
son of Louisville and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Meier of Lincoln spent Christ
mas at the Watson Howard home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Marshal and
Mr. and Mrs. Don Marshal of Lin
coln and Mrs. Eva Warld and Nellie
Montgomery visited at the Ed Mont
gomery home last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dyer and child
ren and Mr. and Mrs. Don Birdwell
left for their home in Springfield,
Colorado, Wednesday morning. They
will visit relatives in Ashland, Kan
sas. Plans are in progress for the
party and entertainment to be given
at the Christian church Thursday
evening, January 12, by the Reds,
the losing side in the contest. Guests
of the evening will be the Blue side.
Everyone is expected to attend.
I. C. C. Meets
The Ladies Card club met for a
lovely one o'clock luncheon at the
home of Mrs. Elsie Marvin Thurs
day. An enjoyable afternoon was
spent by all. The next meeting will
bi with Mrs. Marie Holt.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Friends surprised Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Kelly Thursday afternoon, help
ing them celebrate their 50th wed
Refreshments of cake and coffee
were served in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were mar
ried in Greenwood and have spent
their entire wedded life here and
have many friends who wish them
many more years of health and
Miss Delphia McNurlin, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ersy McNurlin and
Kenneth Faaborg were married at a
quiet ceremony at the home of the
bride's parents at 4:00 o'clock on
Christmas day. They were attended
by Mr. and Mrs. George Brandes of
Wichita, Kansas, sister of the bride.
The marriage lines were read by
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
O T. McDonald qf Chicago. 111.. Mr.
and Mrs.' Leonard Anderson, Mrs.
George Hamon and son of Omaha
and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Howard.
Everyone wishes the young couple
many years of success and happi
nqess. MANLEY NEWS
William Sheehan was a business
visitor in Omaha Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rauth vis
ited friends and did some shopping
in Omaha Wednesday.
August Krechlow, who ha3 been ill
for some time was able to be at the
filling station a short time during
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Greene and
the kiddies, of Union, spent Christ
mas day at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry O'Brien. The ladies are
After spending some time going
over his car. Grover C. Rhoden dis
covered the timing was wrong when
be went to use it, and had to go over
the machine again.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haws spent
Christmas day in Omaha as guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Salsberg in Omaha. Mrs. Salsberg is
a daughter of Mrs. Haws.
Miss Opal Wiles, the 13-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe
Wiles, who reside east of Manley has
been sick for several weeks, being
confined to her bed and under the
care of a physician.
With gas at a bulk station several
miles from Manley selling at a lower
price than filling stations can retail
i: for and make a living, the tale is
told of a man who went to one of the
filling stations and asked to buy three
gallons of gas on credit, and with
the gas iu his tank drove to a bulk
.station with four 5-gallon cans which
he had filled, presumably paying cash
for his purchase.
Glen Hoback at Station
With the resignation of Mr. Reas-
ner, Missouri Pacific agent, the sta-
L C. C Reports
Burlington as the
Eleven Years without a Single Pas
senger Death Brings Congrat
ulations to Employes.
CHICAGO, January 2 Completing
eleven years without a single passen
ger death in a train accident. 24.-
196 employes of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quinry Railroad today
were receiving congratulations and
thanks for their safety co-operatio:i
from Edward rlynn, executive vice
A report of the Interstate Com
merce Commission has Just revealed
Burlington as having the least num
ber of train accidents per million
locomotive miles of any major rail
road in the United States for 1937.
the latest complete figures available.
For the ten years from 192 8 to 19 37.
the C. B. & Q. also had a noteworthy
record with 9G. 618. 121 passengers
traveling 5.201,904,437 miles with
out a fatality in train accidents.
Statisticians declare this means a
single passenger, necessarily a mod
ern -Methusaleh or discoverer of tho
fountain of youth, could have trav
eled 9.803 years without sustaininT
a fatal scratch. "Accidents, " in tha
technical language of the I.-C. C. are
"accidents, with or without casual
ties, arising in connection with the
operation or movement of trains,
locomotives, or cars that result iu
damage to equipment or other rail
way property in excess of $150.00,
including cost of clearing wreck."
The report also showed that rail
roads as a whole are still by far the
safest type of transportation with
lowest ratio of accidents per one
hundred million passenger miles.
Burlington was lowest among 13 3
class one major railroads with 2.74
train accidents per million locomo
tive miles during the ten year per
iod. Mr. Flynn credited the record
to sound operating practices, employe
diligence and good equipment.
tion has been in charge of Glrn
Hoback. There have been rumors to
the effect that the position of agent
is to Le discontinued and a caretaker
appointed, but this hardly seems
likely in view of the volume of busi
ness the railroad receives here.
Visited Sisters Eere
Joseph Huso and wife of Jackson,
Nebraska, were visiting in the vi
cinity of Manley last week, guests
at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. John
C. Rauth and Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mockenhaupt. The three ladies are
Gave Them All a Title
Otto Harms in carrying on com
munication with many of the resi
dents of Manley gave to each a title.
Among those addressed were the
Hon. John Crane, mayor; Teddy
Harms, secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce; O. E. McDonald, chief oJ
police; Wm. Sheehan. Sr., city engi
neer; George Rauth. technician of
the Gallery of Fine Arts; Fred Flais
chman, astronomer and astrologer
aud forecaster of unseen events t
come; Aug Krecklow, geologist and
automotive oil chemist; Joe Wed pert,
animal husbandry specialist; HaroM
Krecklow, scientist and chemical ex
perimenter. The list went through
the entire group of artbans and eiti
zc'ns and proved quite amusing as
the various roinmunications were re
ceived. WINS OVER RARE DISEASE
CHICAGO. Dec. 31 (UIM Ray
mond Potter, 14, appeared today t
have won a 25-day battle against
staphylococcus meningitis, a rare dis
ease usually fatal within 4S hours,
and which only 11 persons have been
known to survive.
The mainstay of his treatment was
blood donated by volunteers who re
covered from other forms of staphy
lococcus infections. Its apparent suc
cess may be the solution to medical
science's fight against staphyloccus
meningitis an infection which trav
els through the blood and attacks
the hemes and meninges, or brain
Dr. Luther M. Lorance. attending
physician, said the boy is still ill,
the infection having localized in th;
bones, but that he is out of danger.
He said tests of blood taken from the
boy continued to show that the dread
staphylococcus bacteria no longer
are in his blood stream.
He said medical history shows but
eleven recoveries from the disease.
Scientists, he said, have not been
able to establish a ttandard treatment.
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