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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1939.
to a Close the
Eural School Parade Features Last
Day of Event Hain Inter
feres With Program.
The eighth annual King Korn
Karnival has passed into history and
with a record of probably the largest
attendance of any of the successful
events of past years and each after
noon and evening brought out very
The Saturday program was inter
fered with to some extent by the
rain that fell in the early afternoon
and dampened the enthusiasm of
many, making it a disagreeable time
for the rural school parade.
The old time fife and drum corps
of Omaha were opening entertainers
on the program Saturday afternoon
and followed by Captain Hugo's leap
Tor life from the tower at Seventh
and Main streets.
A clever tap dancing number was
given by Miss Lavonne Hild of Coun
cil Bluffs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil Hild. former residents here, she
being accompanied at the piano by
E. H. Wescott. This -was an excep
tionally clever number.
The rural school parade yas a very
pleasant feature of the day. altho the
rain interfered to some extent with
the handling of the floats, many of
which with their delicate colorings
and decorations suffered from the ef
fects of the rain. In addition to the
school floats there were many of the
beautiful and attractive floats that
had taken part In the Merchants
parade out. for the delight of the
large crowd, among these being the
log cabin float of the E. J. Richey
lumber and the Cass county court
house, as well as several from other
local business houses. The prize -win
ners in the school parade were as
1st Dist. No. 5. Marie Thomason.
2nd Dist. No. 27. Velma Fulton,
"Read Good Literature."
3rd Dist. 11. Gertrude Behrens,
4ih Dist. 60. Esther Rhoden,
5th Dist. No. 56. H. A. Greer,
"Alice in Wonderland."
6 th Dist. No. 6, Dora Trlvely,
7th Dist. No. 43, Mildred Wilson,
8th Dist. No. 8. Alice May Camp
bell. "Winkum, Bllnkum, Nod."
The 4-H club program was discuss
ed by Mrs. Ray Norris of Weeping
Water who has been one of the un
tiring workers of the organization
in the past years.
In the soap box derby down high
school hill the result of the awards
ivas as follows: First prize, Walter
Bryant. $3; second, Charles Allen.
$2.50; third, Eugene Sell. $1.50.
The evening program was headed
fy the concert of the Elmwood band,
one of the best that has appeared in
the city and under the direction of
Peter Gradoville, gave a real artistic
program of the best class of music
and which was given in a truly
artistic manner. It was a pleasure to
the music lovers to have this treat
The Schafer sisters In songs closed
the platform program in a very fine
group of numbers.
The evening closed with the street
dance and the dance at the Legion
hall where there was one of the
largest crowds to dance to the music
Df the NIghthawks under the direc
tion of Peter Gradoville.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
Sunday Mrs. R. E. Foster of Union
was taken to the St. Joseph hospital
at Omaha to undergo treatment and
possibly an operation. Mrs. Foster,
who was formerly Miss May Larson
of this city, has not been well for
several months and It was decided
that hospitalization would be neces
sary. Her daughter. Miss Edith Fos
ter, is a nurse at the hospital and
will be able to be with the mother.
WILL UNDERGO OPERATIONS
Reports from the St. Joseph hos
pital concerning Mrs. Louis Schlessl
are to the effect that her condition
Is said to be improving although far
from well as yet. Mrs. Schlessl will
remain In the hospital for some time
and at a later date Is expected to
undergo several major operations.
From Monday's Dally
The Plattsmouth Merchants base
ball team and a number of the
"fans" were treated to a barbecue
last evening at Merritt's Beach by
Manager Ray Sharer and Vic Nord.
The delicious ribs were cooked by
Jess Ogden. A horseshoe pitching
contest was staged also and Ray
Schafer and Fay Spidell had one win
ning team as did Les Thimgan and
All present had their fill of ribs
and all the trimmings that go with
a real barbecue.
Local Girl to
Serve as Ak-Sar-Ben
Miss Janet Westover, Daughter of Tt.
and Mrs. R. P. Westover, to
Plattsmouth's contribution to the
list of countesses for the annual Ak-Sar-Ben
coronation ceremonies will
be Miss Janet Marie Westover, eldest
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. P. West-
over of this city. The coronation
ceremonies will take place on Friday
evening. October C at the Ak-Sar-Ben
One of Plattsmouth's popular and
active young ladies. Miss Westover
raduated from the local high school
in May, 1939. Her maternal grand
parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Robert
son, arrived in Nebraska from Scot
land in 1876. A present honored
queen of Job's Daughters. Miss West-
over began her freshman college year
at Stephens this fall, and future
plans include the study of medicine
at the University of Nebraska. Read
ing1 and out-of-door activity complete
her special interests.
Dr. and Mrs. Westover will motor
to Columbia, Missouri the latter part
of this week and will be accompanied
back by Miss Janet and Miss Dorothy
Jeane Brown, another Stephen's col
lege Btudent and a countess who will
represent Kearney, Nebraska. Also a
guest of the Westovers next week
will be Miss Maxine Gertrude Wag
ner of Columbus, Nebraska, another
countess. A small house party is be
ing planned for the guests next week
at the Westover home.
Social, activities for the Ak-Sar-Ben
attendants commence Sunday,
October 1. Sunday evening. Octo
ber 1. a dinner will be given at the
Paxton hotel for the countesses and
their escorts. Friday evening will
feature the coronation. The annual
Ak-Sar-Ben Queen's ball, will fol
low tle next evening and many other
events of the week are to occur.
Former members of the Ak-Sar-Ben
court from this city were Miss
Ruth Tidball. now Mrs. Carter
Strand of Chicago, and Miss Maxine
Cloidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank A. Cloidt.
Sunday morning shortly after 10
o'clock an auto-motorcycle crash oc
curred at the Intersection of Pearl
and Sixth streets. The car driven
by Ben Schwartz was coming east
on Pearl street and the motorcycle
ridden by Norman Gamblin, was go
ing south and both met at the inter
section. The car struck the rear or
the carrier on the motorcycle and
which, getting out of the control
of the driver crashed over to tne
east side of Sixth street near tne
J. A. Capwell home and Norman
Gamblin was hurled from the vehicle.
As the result of the accident Mr.
Gamblin had both legs injured and
the motorcycle damaged to a greater
or less extent.
In the district court an action for
accounting was filed by Sebastino
Trola against Emery Rozell. the de
fendant being attendant of the plain
tiff on a farm near this city. The
plaintiff also asks an injunction to
prevent the defendant from remov
ing and disposing of any property
from the farm.
The family of Mrs. Sarah E. Kerr
wish to express their thanks tor the
kindness shown them by their friends
and neighbors in their recent bereavement.
WITT. A BP TIGNER WETS
IN BOXING TOURNAMENT
Korn is King and the grand old
King Korn Karnival for 1939 is now
only a memory. The young boxers,
all the officials and Promoter Kid
Graves, all hope these memories are
pleasant ones, worthy of remember
ing and reminiscing over in the com
ing years' interval, until another
Karnival boxing show is staged.
Everyone seemed pleased with the
program and with the exception of
the vanquished Gene Lester, who
battled valiantly for three rounds
against Willard Tigncr but found
Tigner too sturdy and courageous
to fall victim to his vicious left jabs.
which was about the only punch he
could use effectively because of a
football injury to his right hand.
Tigner had a fairly good left jab of
his own and with it and a snappy
right cross, landed effectively enough
to win the award of both judges and
Later in the evening. Kid Graves
presented Tigner with a beautiful
bath robe which was the reward for
his victory, donated by the Platts
mouth Business Men's Ad club. In a
few well chosen words. Graves thank
ed the new Plattsmouth area welter
champion for his good, clean sports
manlike manner throughout the
tourney an:l wished him even great
er successes in future amateur tour
neys in Plattsmouth and other towns
One thrilling event in the K.K.K.
boxing tourney was the dusty squab
ble between those nine-year-old fisti-
cuffers. Robert Chriswisser and Mar
ion Schlieske. Marion outweighed
Robert about five or six pounds, but
Chriswisser didn't let that trouble
him. The lads put up a really thrill
ing scrap and the judges and referee
were unanimous In declaring It a
In the final event of the card. Jeff
was given a verdict over Mutt by
the Komlcal Kop. who refereed their
ludicious scrap and when Mutt pro
tested the decision, chased the rangy
loser up the street and Jeff chased
the Kop. In the battle, the par
ticipants used a specially prepared
set of boxing gloves made of 25-lb.
sugar and four sacks, stuffed with a
bushel and a half of chicken feathers.
Feathers flew in this event and a
sack full was swept up off the ring
platform after the melee was brought
to an end.
Promoter Kid Graves has asked
the Journal editor to express for
him, the thanks and gratitude he
has for those who so ably assisted
him in making the K.K.K. boxing
tournament a success. This includes
all the boxers who had a part in it.
Alvie Craves, the Omaha referee.
George Schmader who was judge on
two of the three evenings and referee
the second night and Arnold Lillie.
local barber who acted as judge on
all three nights and his hired man.
George Thun. who was one of the
ludges on Friday evening.
Special thanks are also due Ira
Cllnkenbeard, Jack Brlttain and the
Komical Kop for their part in mak
ing the boxing show "go over."
FATHER HARTE STRICKEN
Father Patrick Harte, pastor of
the St. Joseph's church at Beatrice.
formerly in charge of the St. Pat
rick's church at Manley, was stricken
Wednesday at his church while cele
brating the mass. His condition was
such that he was ordered to his home
and to remain in bed for the present
Father Harte has just recently re
turned home from a summer's trip
to his old home in Ireland.
Father Harte is one of the best
known members of the Roman Cath
olic clergy In southeastern Nebras
ka, and is known to many in this
county where he formerly served and
has often visited here as a guest of
Monsignor George Agius.
MANY HERE FROM LOUISVILLE
Today the county court Was the
busiest spot in the court house as
hearing was had on claims in the
estate of Charles F. Reichart, de
ceased of Louisville.
Mr. Reichart was a lifelong resi
dent of Louisville and well known
over this part of Cass county.
The claim filed was for $1,460 by
Mrs. Katherlne Reichart, aunt of the
deceased, being filed for care of the
deceased in his last days.
W. A. Robertson appears for the
claimant and the estate is represent
ed by D. O. and W. L. Dwyer.
As chairman of the committee In
rharge of the King Korn Karnival,
I wish to personally thank each
and every member of the various com
the various organizations
and individuals that showed such
fine co-operation in making this a
fine success. To those from out of
the rity who aided in putting the
carnival over. I also wish to express
the appreciation of all of the ocm
R. W. KXORR,
Wedding is Held
Miss Dorothy Mae Wall Becomes the
Bride of Doran Von Powman
To Live at Union.
Sunday at high noon the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wall in the
south part of the city was the scene
of a lovely wedding ceremony in
which their daughter. Miss Dorothy
Mae Wall, became the bride of Mr.
Doran Von Bowman eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Max Bowman of this
The marriage lines were read by
Rev. J. W. Taenzler. pastor of the
First Christian church, using the
impressive ring service.
The bride was attended by Mi3s
Florence Kemp of Nebraska City as
bridesmaid and the groom by Mason
Wall, brother of the bride, of Omaha.
Miss Wall wore an attractive gown
of Burgundy crepe with black ac
cessories. She wore a corsage of red
roses. Miss Kemp wore moss green
crepe with corsage of Talisman roses.
Both the groom and best man wore
The wedding ceremony was wit
nessed by the immediate families of
the young people.
Following the wedding the mem
bers of the party were entertained at
a wedding dinner prepared by the
mother of the bride, the dinner fea
turing the centerpiece of a lovely
Decorations through the rooms
were of roses and dahlias.
Both of the young people have
grown up in this community ana
have a very large circle of friends
who will join in their congratula
tions to the newly wedded couple.
The groom was graduated here from
the high school in the class of 1935
and Is now engaged in the barber
business at Union where they will
make their home. The bride also was
educated in the local schools and has
been active among the large circle
of friends in the community.
MEISINGER FAMILY REUNION
On Sunday the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr., on North
Third street was the scene of a very
happy gathering, it being a reunion
of the members of the family, the
first time in seven years that all of
the children had been able to be to
gether with the parents.
There were thirty-two present and
i record secured of the happy event
by group pictures which were taken
during the afternoon.
Those attending were: Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Meisinger and chil
dren. Lowell, Edward. John, Clair
and Marvi3. of Aurora, Nebraska; Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Kruger and family,
Harold, Ronald, Mary Jane. Merna
and Margey Lee. of Omaha; Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Meisinger, Kenneth.
George, of this city; Mr. and Mrs.
Hugo Wandel. and children, Joan
and Katherine. Omaha; Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Bailey, Patty Alice. Falls City;
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Cady, and Ger
aldine, Velda Joan, of this city; Mr.
and Mrs. Morgan Meisinger of this
city and Mr. and Mrs. John Mei
WILL UNDERGO TREATMENT
From Wednesday's Dally
E. H. Bernhardt, vice-president of
the Norfolk Packing company and
manager of the local plant, was taken
to the St. Joseph hospital this morn
ing where he will undergo treatment
and observation. While he is in the
Omaha hospital, Mrs. Bernhardt will
leave from Omaha this even'ng
around 9 o'clock for Grand Island to
attend the funeral services of her
grandmother, Mrs. Ed Conner, who
passed away yesterday morning.
of Tax Levies
for Year 1939
State, County, Cities and Schools
Come in for Their Respective
Shares of Tax Revenue
The Cass County Commissioners,
meeting as the Board of Equalization
to fix, determine and approve tax
levies for the various subdivisions of
government for the year 19 3 b, set
the county levy at 4.40 mills, as re
ported in the Journal some time ago,
and also approved the following
cities, school districts and school
bonds levies, deemed necessary to
provide revenue to carry on the ac
tivities of each, as follows:
Cities and Villages
Plattsmouth 20.00 mills
South Bend 4.40 mills
M u r dock 9.40 mills
voca 6.40 mills
Elmwood 15. 00 mills
Alvo 10.00 mills
Murray 4.00 mills
Louisville 8.40 mills
Greenwood 21. CO mills
Union 13.00 mills
Weeping Water 16. CO mills
Eagle 17.40 mills
Nehawka 17.00 mills
Dist. No. 1 17.20 mills
Dist. No. 2 1. CO mills
Dist. No. 3 1.60 mills
Dist. No. 5 3.40 mills
Dist. No. 6 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 7 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 8 5. SO mills
Dist. No. 9 .3.00 mills
Dist. No. 10 2.80 mills
Dist. No. 11 3.40 mills
Dist. No. 12 3.20 mills
Dist. No. 13 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 14 2.20 mills
Dist. No. 15 2.60 mills
Dist. No. 17 13.40 mills
18 1.60 mills
19 2.00 mills
20 7.20 mills
21 2.60 mills
22 17.60 mills
23 2.20 mills
Dist. No. 24 1.80 mills
Dist. No. 25
Dist. No. 26
Dist. No. 27
Dist. No. 28
Dist. No. 29
Dist. No. 30
Dist. No. 31
Dist. No. 32.
Dist. No. 33
Dist. No. 34
35 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 36 13. 80 mills
Dist. No. 37 2.80 mills
Dist. No. 38 4.20 mills
Dist. No. 40 1.60 mills
Dist. No. 41 2.20 mills
Dist. No. 42 2.00 mills
Dist. No. 43 1.60 mills
Dist. No. 4 4 None
Dist. No. 45 2.60 mills
4Z 1-20 mills
48 1.20 mills
49 2.20 mills
50 1.40 mills
No. 60 1.40 mills
61 4.60 mills
63 1.80 mills
64 2.20 mills
66 1.40 mills
70 1.60 mills
71 1.40 mills
72 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 73 1.20 mills
Dist. No. 74 2. CO mills
Dist. No. 75 3.20 mills
Dist. No. 76 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 77 2.80 mills
Dist. No. 78 1.80 mills
Dist. No. 79 1.20 mills
Dist. No. SO 3.60 mills
Dist. No. 81 2.60 mills
Dist. No. 82 3.00 mills
Dist. No. 83 2.40 mills
Dist. No. 86 2.20 mills
Dist. No. 88 3.40 mills
Dist. No. 89 1.20 mills
Dist. No. 91 1.60 mills
Dist. No. 94 3.60 mills
Dist. No. 95 8.00 mills
Dist. No. 96 3.20 mills
Dist. No. 97 2.4 0 mills
Dist. No. 98 2.80 mills
Dist. No. 101 2.80 mills
Dist. No. 102 9.20 mills
Dist. No. 103 10.80 mills
Dist. No. 104 8.60 mills
Dist. No. C-7 6.40 mills
School District Bonds
Dist. No. 102
Dist. No. 104
Dist. No. C-7
State and County
General State Levy 2.61 mills
Expense of County
Patients in State
Hospitals .19 mills
Total State Levy 2.80 mills
General Fund 1.97 mills
Poor Relief 1.00 mills
Road Fund, includ
ing .2 for Drag fund- 1.00 mills
Bridge Fund .36 mills
Mothers' Pension .035 "
Soldiers' Relief .035 "
Total County Levy 4.40 mills
High School Tuition
In districts not maintaining high
schools, a levy of l.C mills was cer
tified by the County Superintendent
to the Board to be added to other
levies for school purposes.
A levy of J2 per capita (amount
set by law) was made for the Old
Age Assistance fund.
The Intangible Tax levy is set at
25 cents per 5100 for Class A and
SO cents per $100 for Class B. There
is also a levy of 10 cents per stand
bee tax, and in many precincts the
poll tax of $2.00 for each able-bod-led
male resident not exempted by
Membership in a volunteer fire
company will exempt a man from
payment of poll tax but not from
payment of old age assistance.
The total assessed valuation of the
county for 1939 is $33,913.090 a
considerable drop from the peak of a
half score years ago.
CHILDREN HURT IN CRASH
Late Sunday afternoon Sheriff Joe
Mrasek was called out In the vicir:-
ty of Cedar Creek where an auto
accident was reported and which had
resulted in the injury of two chil
dren, riding in a Chevrolet pickup
truck driven by Hans Franke.
The pickup truck and a Plymouth
coach driven by E. E. Woodland, of
Omaha had collided at an intersec
tion and with the result that a party
of children riding in the truck were
thrown out and two of the party,
Alice Lehnst and Joan Franke, suf
fered injuries that required medical
attention. Dr. R. P. Westover was
called to the scene of the accident
and had the two Injured girls taken
on into Omaha and treated at the
Clarkson hospital. It was found that
Alice Lehnst had her collar bone frac
tured and was badly shaken up and
Joan Franke had an Injury to her
plbow that was treated and she was
able to return home at once.
FOR SALE OR TRADE
33 acres on highway 75 near
Plattsmouth, 6-room house and other
bldgs. Good well. A real layout for
dairy, feed yard, chicken ranch, fruit.
Will take house as part payment.
May rent for cash.
4-room house, good lot, cheap.
Terms. 1 block from P. O.
235 theater seats. Steel furnace.
Baled prairie hay.
80 acres, running water, part bot
tom, good house and other bldgs., 1
miles off highway 75, near Murray.
Will take in acreage as part pay
ment. Priced low. Terms.
See me for real bargains. Im
proved acreages and city homes. I
buy, sell and match trades.
FRANK E. VALLERY
Plattsmouth - Phone 92
CARD OF THANKS
The members of the Junior Wom
an's club wish to extend their
heartiest thanks to all of the Platts
mouth women who so willingly and
graciously donated their wedding
garments for the success of the Fri
day evening Pageant of Brides. We
also wish to take this means of
thanking the members of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce and Mr. E. J.
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB.
CARD OF THANES
We wish to express our deepest
appreciation of the many acts of
kindness and words of sympathy
given us in the time of our recent
bereavement. We wish to gratefully
thank the friends, neighbors, those
who took part in the funeral service
and all who helped make our burden
lighter. These kindnesses will long
be remembered. Mrs. Orvllle Klnti,
Mrs. John Kaffenberger and Family.
CARD OF THANES
Mrs. Fred Guenther and son, Gor
don wish to take this means of ex
pressing their thanks and words of
appreciation to their many friends,
relatives, and neighbors for their
acts of kindness and sympathy shown
them in their hour of bereavement.
The family of the late Fred Guenther.
Committee is to
All Members of Agricultural Co user
ration Association Kay Select
Committeemen by Precincti
There will oe a meeting held in
each precinct for the purpone of
electing community committeemen
for 1940. All members of Agricul
ture Conservation Association may
cast their ballots in their own pre
cincts. Members are all person par
ticipating or co-operating in any cur
rent AAA program, and all prsn
who have Interest in farms within
the county who state their Inten
tions in writing, on a farm prescribed
by the AAA, to participate or co
operate in any such programs.
In each precinct three community
committeemen and two alternate
will be elected. Coanty conservation
delegates also will be named and
they will in turn choose a county
committee of three members.
Urging that all farmers take part
in the approaching community elec
tions, Mr. Gansemer. Cass er-unty
rhairman. points out that the effi
ciency of the farm program, as in all
democratic processes, rest to a great
extent upon the ability of the men
chosen to til offices.
Our farm program wl'.l operate
just as well as we want it to and
all of us should be interest-! In
selecting from our neirhbors men
who are capable and willing to give
us high type administration. The
only way to do that Is to go to the
polls and vote. Vote as you please,
Following are the places and dates
of the different precinct meetlrgs:
Avoca Tuesday. Oct. 1Q. Necmels
ter school. $ p. m.
Center Monday. Oct. 2. Manley
3chool house. S p. m.
East Rock Bluff Friday. Oct. 6,
Rock Bluff school. 8 p. m.
Eight Mile Grove Wednesday,
Oct. 11. Cedar Creek school. S p. m.
Elmwood Thursday. Oct. 5. Mur
dock school. 8 p. m.
Greenwood Monday, Oct. Z. Jor
dan school. 8 p. m.
Liberty Friday. Oct. 6. Woodman
Hall, 8 p. m.
Louisville Tuesday. Oct. 3. Oak
Grove school. 8 p. m.
ML Pleasant Monday. Oct. 9,
Philpot school. 8 p. in.
Nehawka Wednesday, Oct. 4. Ne
hawka school. 8 p. m.
Plattsmouth Tuesday. Oct. 10.
Mynard Community Building. 8 p. m.
Salt Creek Thursday. Chi. 5.
school house. Greenwood. 8 p. m.
South Bend Friday. Oct. 6. Fair
land, school. 8 p. m.
Stove Creek Wednesday, 0-t. 4,
G.A.R. Hall. 8 p. m.
Tipton. Tuesday. Oct. 3. Eagle
school house. 8 p. m.
Weeping Water Monday. Oct. 2,
Philpot Hall (afternoon) 1 p. m.
West Rock Bluff Monday. Oct. ?,
Murray school house. 8 p. m.
FUNERAL OF FRED GUENTHER
Funeral services for the lite Fred
Guenther were held on Saturday af
ternoon at 2:30 from the Sutiler
Funeral Home on Fourth and Vine
street. A large number cf the cloee
friends and relatives were present at
the last sid rites for one who jassed
away Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Samuel G. Schlrk. pastor of
the St. Paul's Evangelical and Re
formed church, conducted the irvlce
and brought words of comfort to the
members of the bereaved family.
Frank A. Cloidt sang two cf the
old and loved hymns. 'JeMis. Savior.
Pilot Me." and "Sometime We ll Un
derstand." Miss Leon a Meisinger
served as the accompanist.
Following the services, interment
took place in the Oak Hill cemetery.
The pall bearers were Louis and
Henry Meisinger. Phillip Born. Wal
ter Wicse and Ed and Louie Bauta
gart. HAS HAND INJURED
From Monday's Dallr
This mornins Mrs. Elizabeth
Trltsch. one of the well known resi
dents of the city, was Injured at her
home on west Locust street while en
gaged in looking after her house
work. Mrs. Trltsch was washinr and
caught her hand in the electric
wringer and had it lacerated quire
badly, several stitches being required
to close the wounds. The patient was
cared for by Dr. W. S. Eaton and is
resting as easily as possible under