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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1935)
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OL. NO. II
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1935.
Miss Mary Jane Lindeman and Mr.
Gerald W. Shrader Married by
Judge C. L. Graves.
Thanksgiving afternoon at the of
fice of Judge Charles L. Graves, oc
curred the marriage of two of the
popular young people of the com
munity, Miss Mary Jane Lindeman
and Mr. Gerald W. Shrader.
The marriage lines were read by
Judge Graves in his usual impres
sive manner as the lives of the two
young people were joined for life.
The bride and groom were attended
by Mr. and Mrs. Frank II. Christy,
close friends of the contracting
The bride wore a charming frock
of blue crepe shot with tiny crystals
with accessories of black.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pred L. Lindeman and was born
and grew to womanhood in this city
where she attended school and was
graduated in the class of 1935 of the
Plattsmouth high school. She has
been employed by the H. M. Soen
nichsen Co., In their store.
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Omar Shrader, a member of one
of the old families of Cass county.
He was graduated from the Nehawka
high school in the class of 1935,
later moving to this city and where
he is now engaged with the Norfolk
Packing company at their local
The newly-weds with Mr. and Mrs.
Christy, departed immediately after
the ceremony for Kansas City where
they will enjoy a short visit before
returning here to make their home
in the future.
MEET OLD FRIENDS
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ledgway of
Lincoln, who have recently returned
home from a visit at Los Angeles,
were here Thanksgiving day to visit
with the family.
While on the west coast they had
the opportunity of visiting with a
number of the old time friends and
relatives at Los Angeles and vicin
ity. When Mr. and Mrs. Ledgway
arrived in Los Angeles they made a
stop at a cafe not far from the rail
road station and Mr. Ledgway was
impressed by the fact that the pro
prietor of the place seemed strangely
iamiliar. Mutual questions revealed
that this was Claus Speck, for many
years a resident of this city.
They visited at Hollywood with
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Fitt and son.
Harold and Mrs. Mattie Herold,
mother of Mrs. Fitt. Mr. Fitt is now
operating a garage while Harold has
a fine position as a:i executive of
the Hollywood Branch of the Pacific
One of the pleasant gatherings wa3
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
C. Hesse, at Buena Park, Mrs. Hesse
being a sister of Mr. Ledgway. They
have a most pleasant home there and
Mrs. Hesse 13 now serving as presi
dent of the Grand Avenue school
P. T. A. The Grand Avenue school
is the largest in Buena Park.
BASKETBALL WORKOUTS ON
The Plattsmouth high school bas
ketball squad are having their pre
liminary workouts to be ready for
the start of the season, the first work
outs starting on Monday and have
been continued up to the vacation
There has been a large number of
the students out for trials and Coach
Rothert should have a fine array of
talent from which to select the team
for this year.
The letter men around whom the
team this year will be built are Jack
Forbes, captain, Raymond Wooster,
who showed well in the games last
year. Mason Wall, Max Seitz and Joe
Hendrix. These with, the large num
ber of new players should give the
local school a fine showing this year,
SPENDS HOLIDAY AT OMAHA
Mrs. Anna Skalak departed Thurs
day morning for Omaha where she
spent the Thanksgiving holiday at
the home of her daughter and son-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Stovall
and enjoying the fine Thanksgiving
dinner that had been prepared.
MANY ENJOY GAME
Many of the Plattsmouth residents
observed Thanksgiving by taking in
the Nebraska-Oregon Aggies football
game at Lincoln, the last of the sea
son for the Cornhuskers and the last
school game tor many of the Bible
Those who braved the chill breeze
had the thrill of seeing the Corn
husker last minute drive to win by
the score of 26 to 20, after the Aggies
were leading 20 to 19 in the last
moments of the game. The steady
drive from their own 35 yard line by
the Huskers to th visitors goal was a
demonstration of the driving power
of the Nebraskans.
Miss Jean Fitch and Mr. Clifford
Troy Jewell Married at Home
of Bride's Brother.
Thanskigiving evening the home
of County Surveyor and Mrs. Robert
D. Fitch, Jr., was the scene of a
very simple and impressive wedding
when Miss Jean Fitch of this city
was united in marriage to Mr. Clif
ford Troy Jewell, of Scottsbluff.
The impressive marriage service of
the Methodist church was celebrated
by Rev. V. C. Wright, pastor of the
First Methodist church and the cere
mony witnessed by Mr. and Mrs.
Robert D. Fitch, the former a twin
brother of the bride.
Miss Fitch wore a very becoming
afternoon gown of golden hued crepe
and the groom a dark business suit.
Mr. and Mrs. Jewell are to make
their future ' home ' at Scottsbluff
where Mr. Jewell Is engaged aa a
salesman out of that city.
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert H. Fitch and was
born and reared in this city where
she has a large circle of friends who
will learn with pleasure of her mar
riage. She was graduated from the
Plattsmouth high school in the class
of 1929 and has been engaged here
in the exchange of the Lincoln Tele
phone & Telegraph Co.
Mr. Jewell is a 6on of Mr. and Mrs.
C. T. Jewell of Weeping Water,
where he spent his younger years
and graduated there inthe class of
1929. later going to the west part of
the state where he has since made
FUNERAL OF MASK FURLONG
From Friday's Dally
The funeral services of the late
Mark Furlong, lifetime resident of
Cass county were held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the Streight funeral
Lome on Oak street and with a large
number of the old time friends at
tending to pay their last tributes of
espect to his memory.
Dr. H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, gave to
the members of the family and the
sorrowing friends the message of the
gospel of peace and resurrection.
Frank A. Cloidt gave two numbers
during the service, "Face to Face
and "Wonderful Peace," Mrs. II. F.
Goos being the accompanist.
At the close of the funeral services
the body was borne to the Rock
Bluffs cemetery for Interment.
The son, Hershel, of Denver, with
his family, and James Furlong, a bro
ther of the deceased, arrived Thurs
day to attend the last services.
SPEND THANKSrVTNO HERE
Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Record and family of Cook, Nebras
ka, were in the city for the day and
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Thomas Walling at the Thanksgiving
dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ba
jeck, parents of Mrs. Walling and
Mrs. Record were also guests at the
VISIT AT FALLS CITY
Mr. and Mrs. Rea F. Patterson
were visitors over Thanksgiving at
Falls City as guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Falter, the
latter a sister of MrB. Patterson. Mrs
Patterson has spent several days at
Falls City and Atchison. Kansas
where the George H. Falter family
Day of Visiting
Many From Here Are Out of City
With Family Groups While
Families Entertain Here.
The Thanksgiving day saw many
of the residents hero enjoying family
gatherings at their home here or with
relatives at distant points.
Mrs. J. A. Donelan with the Karl
Browns of Papillion enjoyed the day
at Lincoln, enjoying a dinner party
at the Cornhusker with Dick Brown,
later attending the Nebraska-Oregon
Mr. and Mrs. Searl S. Davis and
children, Stephen, Corbiu and Eliza
beth, spent the day at Lincoln where
they were dinner guest3 of Mrs. Mar
M. Davis, mother of Mr. Davis. The
boys later attended the football game.
Dr. and Mrs. P. T. Heineman and
daughter, Margaret, were Tranksgiv
ing visitors at Columbus, at the home
of the parents of Dr. Heineman, Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Heineman.
Mr. and Mrs. William Baird' and
Rev and Mrs. V. C. Wright, were
guests in Nebraska City at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Conkling.
F. G. Fricke and daughter. Miss
Dora, Were at Ashland for the
Thanksgiving holiday where they
were entertained at dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A.
Fricke and family.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Cummins
entertained at dinner at their home
here Thanksgiving, having as guests,
Mrs. Madge Johnson and son, Bruce,
of Omaha, Mrs. J. M. Roberts, Mrs.
Maude Fricke and son. Frederick and
daughters. Jane and Marion.
Jtfr. and Mrs. Robert Schaffer ot
Omaha were here Thanksgiving as
guests at the home Mr. and Mrs.
James Bulin, parentB of Mrs. Schaffer.
Judge and Mrs. A. IL Duxbury had
as their guests on Thanksgiving, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Metzger and son, WTil
liam of the University of Nebraska
and Miss Marguerite Metzger of Om
aha. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore Starkjohn was the scene of a
very delightful family party on
Thanksgiving when all gathered for
the sumptuous dinner that had been
arranged. They had as guests, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Starkjohn and son,
William, and Rev. and Mrs. G. A.
At the E. H. Wescott home. Sunny-
side. Thanksgiving they had as
guests Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wescott,
Edgar Wescott, Lincoln, Miss Alice
Eaton, Mrs. Antonia Stranglen and
daugther, Madeline and Clara Mae
Morgan, of Omaha, Miss Jean Tld
MANY ATTEND BALL
The King Korn Klub ball given
on Wednesday evening at the Amer
ican Legion building, was one of the
most largely attended that has been
held here for a great many months.
The music for the event was pro
vided by Dan Smith and his band,
one of the best known and popular
dance orchestras in the west and who
more than Justified their fine repu
tation in the fine program of popular
and up to date numbers that they
A nice amount will be realized that
can be applied on the fund for the as
sistance of the Junior American Le
gion drum corps, which at the fall
festivals each year are called upon to
assist in the parades that mark the
ENJOY FAMILY DINNER
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Contryman
and daughter of Oshkosh, Nebr., Orin
Contryman of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Oliver of Janesville, Wis., Mr.
and Mrs. Will Oliver, Jr., and chil
dren of Louisville and the parents
Mr. and Mrs. Will Oliver, Sr., of this
city, were dinner guests Sunday of
the Harry Henton family, near Mur
SPENDS VACATION AT HOME
Miss Jean Howard Hayes, who Is
teaching In the high school at Cor
nell, Iowa, was an over holiday visi
tor in this city with her parents, Mr
and Mrs. R. B. Hayes. Miss Hayes
has been very successful In her school
work this term.
HOLD FAMILY PARTY
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Minor enter
tained at a family Thanksgiving din
ner with their son, Herbert, home
from the Missouri Central Teachers
college at Warrensburg, Missouri.
Tapers tied with orange tulle formed
a colorful centerpiece of the dining
table. Other members of the family
present were Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Pollock, parents of Mrs. Minor, Mr.
adn Mrs. V. W. Perry and daughter,
Elizabeth, Mrs. Perry a sister of Mrs.
Minor, Eleanor and Carter Minor.
Rev. V. C. Wright Speaker at Re
ligious Service of Thanksgiving
at Methodist Church.
The religious service to mark the
community Thanksgiving was held
Wednesday, evening at the First
Methodist church, where a large
number of the residents had gathered
to fittingly render up their thanks
for the benefits that the year had
The service was opened by the
organ prelude, played by E. H. Wes
cott, organist of the church and
which fittingly marked the reverence
that the service was to carry.
The audience joined in the singing
The proclamation of the President
of the United States, setting aside
the last Thursday of November as
Thanksgiving day was read by the
Rev. Wright and in which the head
of the nation had asked the people
to fittingly express their appreciation
of the divine benefits visited on them.
The scriptural . reading, was-- by
Canon Petter, rector of the St. Luke's
Episcopal church, while the prayer
was offered by Rev. G. A. Pahl, pastor
of the St. Paul's Evangelical church.
The offering at the service will be
devoted to the fund for the relief of
the people of the community and a
very nice sum was realized for this
The address of the service was
given by Rev. V. C. Wright, the guest
pastor of the service and who brought
most Impressive message of the
thought of the day in the nation wide
expression of Thanksgiving. The pas
tor pointed out the fitting and prop
er manner of the people of the na
tion in gathering in their houses of
worship as had their pilgrim fathers
to render up their humble expres
sions of gratitude for that which had
been given them in the year now
drawing to a close.
FINISH DAMAGE SUIT
The damage suit of Ray Herold
vs. M. R. Bloom which was opened
on Tuesday afternoon was ciosea
late Wednesday when the Jury re
ceived their instructions and retired
to deliberate on the issues of the
case. Judge Livingston excused the
other members of the jury and the
Bloom jury when they had completed
their tasks, until next Monday.
The case is one arising from a
wagon-truck smashup south of this
city and in which the plaintiff seeks
to recover damage for the wagon and
horse as well as personal injuries sus
Owing to the fact that Judge Liv
ingston has returned to his home at
Nebraska City over the week end, the
verdict will not be opened until the
convening of court on Monday morn
MARRIED FRIDAY EVENING
Friday evening at the family home
in the south part of the city occurred
the re-marriage of Mrs. Celia Van-
Horn and Mr. George VanHorn. The
marriage ceremony was performed
by Judge C. L. Graves in his usual
happy manner and that once more
joined the lives of these two. The
wedding was witnessed by Mrs
Agnes Burke and Mr. Chester Tay
lor. HOLIDAY AT LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Grado
ville and children, Edward, Jr., and
Joan, were visitors at Lincoln on
Thanksgiving day where they attend
ed the football game between Ne
braska and Oregon and also were din-
ner guests of friends.'
Station to be
Continental Oil Company to Erect a
New Structure at Granite Street
and Chicago Avenue.
Construction or a new Conoco ser
vice station at Chicago and Granite
streets has just been authorized .and
work on it will begin shortly, accord
ing to L. L. McCarty, local represen
tative lor Continental Oil company.
Present plans will call for moving
a service station building from Lin
coln and erecting it on the vacant
site owned by Continental in Platts
mouth. Labor and materials for the new
station will require the expenditure
of several thousand dollars. Recent
rapid expansion of Conoco trade in
this area has necessitated erection
of the station to contact transit cus
tomers on the new East to West Hi
way No. 34. The Conoco Travel Bu
reau has always made it a point to
route the tourist traffic from east
and west over Missouri river bridge
at Plattsmouth. Conoco maps indi
cate that there is a Conoco service
station at Plattsmouth for transit
trade, but not being located on Hi
way 34, the Continental Oil company
decided to build one on the old Chap
man property west of the Presby
terian church on Chicago Avenue,
which they took over in the purchase
of Mr. Petring's interests in the city.
Thi3 will be an additional improve
ment on Chicago Avenue in opening
up a dark spot on approach to our
city, as well as beautifying same.
The new station will be white
Terra. Cotto finish and very attrac
tive. Local labor vTIl bo employed.
FUNERAL OF MRS. NEWLAND
Friday afternoon Emery A. New
land of Los Angeles, with his son.
Paul E. Newiand and Thomas Hick-
son, of Omaha, were here to attend
to the final details of the funeral of
The services will be held on Mon
day afternoon, December 2nd, at 2
o'clock at the First Christian church
in this city, of which she was long
a member. The Streight funeral home
will have charge.
The family brought with them a
sketch of the life of the departed,
who for her younger years made her
home in Plattsmouth and where they
still have meny friends among the
Emma E. Garges was born at
Bartlett, Iowa, July 10, 1S80, the
family later locating in this city and
where on April 12, 1899, she was
married to Emery A. Newiand, the
ceremony taking place at the First
Christian church. They resided in
Plattsmouth until 1904 and then
moved to Kansas City, Missouri,
where they remained until 1908 when
they located at St. Joseph, Missouri.
Since 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Newiand
have made their home at Los Angeles,
where she passed away on November
There is surviving her passing the
husband, one son, Paul E. Newiand,
two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Hickson, Om
aha; Mrs. Ella Weadling, Eu Clare,
Wisconsin; three brothers, George A.
Garges. Pacific Junction; O. S. Gar
ges, Malvern, Iowa; E. J. Garges,
LEAVES FOP. CHICAGO
From Saturday's Daily:
Thi3 morning Attorney and Mrs.
C. E. Tefft of Weeping Water were
in the city for a short time, Mrs.
Tefft leaving for the east on No. 6
over the Burlington. She will spend
some time at Chicago where her son,
Sheldon Tefft, is connected with the
law school of the University of Chi
cago. Mr. rent returned to nis nome
at Weeping Water to look after his
legal business. ,
VISIT RELATIVES HERE
Mr. and Mr3. Geo. W. Pugsley, Jr.,
of Omaha, spent Thanksgiving at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stamp,
the latter an aunt of Mr Pugsley.
Mr. Pugsley is attending medical col
lege in Omaha and is one of seven
teen boys selected to go to Mayo
J Bros, at Rochester to attend Bummer
1 school next summer.
WINS GOLFING HONORS
Frank Gradoville, of this city, who
has been engaged in educational and
government work in the Philippine
Islands for the past few years, has
added to his honors that of the golf
championship of the Islands.
Mr. Gradoville, who has become
an enthusiastic golfer, ha-- been sta
tioned at Iloilo Iloio, and was the
hot shot in that part of the islands
and was invitee to Manila where a
competition was held among all of
the golfers from the various sections.
As the result of the contest the local
young man was awarded the cham
For Us -Says
Nebraska Senator Would Put
War Goods Under an Em
Washington, D. C, Nov. 29. Sen
ator Norris (rep., Neb.) lone survivor
of the six senators who voted against
American entrance into the world
war, argued today against United
States participation in League of Na
tions sanctions and for an extension
of the neutrality program act to em
brace bans against all war-purpose
commodities "including cotton, steel
and everything else."
At the same moment, another phase
of administration neutrality effort
was swinging into action the muni
tions control act. Beginning today,
all exporters, importers and manu
facurers of munitions must register
with the munitions control board.
Norris said sanctions participation
"would . immediately get U3 into the
war itself.' It would be a war policy,
not a peace policy."
He conceded that a broad ban on
shipment of American goods to bel
ligerents "would hurt us some, but
it would hurt a lot less than to get
Norris said he felt congress should
extend the present neutrality legis
lation "to all articles that can be
directly or indirectly used for the
manufacture of munitions, and also
"Such a law ought to be manda
tory against both nations," he said.
VISIT IN THE OLD HOME
Friday a group of former residents
of Plattsmouth were In the city to
spend a short time with the old
friends and looking after the care of
their lot in the Oak Hill cemetery
where rest the members of their
Mrs. Barney Bard well, of Bloom
ington, Illinois, who was formerly
Miss Mable Poisall of this city, had
come back to Nebraska with her
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Norris Newkirk, to spend the
Thanksgiving season with Mrs. A. W.
Dameron of Lincoln and Mrs. E. S.
'handler, of Omaha, sisters of Mrs.
They came to Plattsmouth and in
the afternoon visited the cemetery
where their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Poisall, rest in the last
sleep. It has been some tmie since
all three of the sisters were here to
gether and they missed many of the
friends of the past years who have
moved or departed to the last rest
since their girlhood days here.
HERE FOR VISIT
Raymond Bookmoyer, of New York
City, is here to remain until Satur
day noon at the home of his mother,
Mrs. Rose Bookmeyer and with the
other relatives and old time friends.
Mr. Bookmeyer arrived in Omaha by
plane Wednesday evening and came
on here for the Thanksgiving holiday
with the relatives. His work is such
that he cannot be absent but a short
time and will fly back to the eastern
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
William Schmidtmann, Sr., who
has been very seriously ill for the
past few weeks, was taken Friday
afternoon to Omaha to be placed in
the Clarkson hospital for care. It is
hoped that the course of treatment
and care may be of benefit and re
store his health.
for the Year
C. A. Weteiikamp Selected as the
Ne7 President for 1936 Fine
From Saturday's Daily:
The regular annual meeting of
the Mynard Con.munity club, one of
the live wire organizations of the
county, met last evening at their
community hall for the purpose of
selecting new officers and starting
the new year program.
The meeting was presided over by
Raymond Cook, retiring president, in
hi3 usual able manner and the re
sult of the election was as follows:
President C. A. Wetenkamp.
Vice-President Mrs. Myron Wiles.
Secretary Mrs. Herman Meisinger
Treasurer E. H. Fpangler.
The meeting also brought to the
close a membership contest that has
been most successful and the club
from a membership of twenty-six fam
ilies has grown to some 223 members
who will be given opportunity to
have a part in the club activities.
With the business session closed
the members of the club were invited
to participate in the oyster rapper
that had been arranged and which
had all of the trimmings that go to
make this a most enjoyable event
While the members of the group
were at supper they were entertained
by the little folks of school district
No. 3, under the leadership of Mrs.
Chester Wiles. The little rhythm
band, its members uniformed and
with little Emerson Wiles a. the
drum major made a very striking
ENJOY THANKSGIVING DINNER
A number of the sons and daugh
ters of Joseph H. Burton, of Murray,
enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Graves of
this city, where the day wa3 spent
very pleasantly. The dinner was
also in celebration of the SGth birth
day anniversary of Mr. Burton which
occurs on November 30th.
Those present were the guest of
honor, J. H. Burton, Murray; Mrs.
Alice Joiner and Lois June Hoback,
Nebraska City; Mrs. Fannie Cook.
Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Bur
ton, Palmyra; Mr. and Mrs. Hoy
Burton and son Ralph. Omaha; Mr.
and Mrs. J. II. Graves and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Graves and family.
Three of the sons of Mr. Burton
were unable to be present, Mark of
Nehawka, Ray of Om?a, and Wes
who resides in Oregon.
VISIT AT LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Robertson and
family and Dr. and Mrs. R. I'. West
over and family, were among those
who spent the holiday season at Lin
coln. They enjoyed the fine Thanks
giving dinner and as loyal Corn
husker fans they attended the Nebraska-Oregon
football game and as
sisted in the looting for the scarlet
The H. L. Gayer family from :,o;;th
cf this city, were also :t Lincoln,
where they attended a large family
party held at the home of Mrs.
Humpe. mother of Mrs. Gayer. There
were a large number of the relatives
in attendance at the ha;;py event.
VISIT AT WAH0O
Mr. and Mr3. C. B. Brlggs and chil
dren, Beverly Belle and George, of
Logan, Iowa, arrived here Wednesday
evening and Thursday i:; company
with Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Briggs of
this city and Mr. and Mrs. Fred J.
Franzen and children. Mary Ann,
Jean and Dorothy, departed for Wa
hoo. They were all guests at the Le
land Briggs home ior Thanksgiving
dinner and which was a most en
joyable event for all of the family
HERE FROM CHICAGO
Mr. and Mr3. James Ptacek of Chi
cago, arrived in the city Thursday
for a few days visit with tfceir daugh
ter, Mrs. Theodore Yelick as well as
other relatives in this city. Mr.
Ptacek will also visit with his moth
er, Mrs. Mike Warga, Sr.. at Have
lock before returning home.
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