The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 05, 1935, Image 1
Ketr. State Historical Society mm NO. 87 VOL. NO. II PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1935. Young People Announce Wedding in October Miss Geraldine Edith Rhoden and Mr. Gleim Frederick Kaffenberger Hake Announcement. On Sunday, October 20, occurred the marriage of two popular young people of this community, Miss Ger aldine Edith Rhoden and Mr. Glenn Frederick Kaffenberger. The an nouncement was made by the young people Saturday. The impressive marriage service of the First Lutheran church was cele brated by Rev. Thomas D. Rinde, pastor of that church at Nebraska City. The ceremony was witnessed by Miss 'etelle Parkening of this city and Mr. Ford Heim of Louisville. The bridesmaid wore a gown of black silk crepe with gold trimmings, with accessories to match. The bride wore a gown of ochid satin with silver slippers to match. The bridal veil was of white tulle. She carried a bouquet of daisies, brides roses and baby breath. The groom and best man wore dark suits. The bride is the youngest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Rhoden of Murray and was born and grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Murray. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kaffenberger of Plattsmouth where he was born and grew to manhood. Mr. Kaffen berger is engaged in helping his fath er on the farm. The newlyweds with Miss Estelle Parkening and Ford Heim departed lmmeditaely after the ceremony for Omaha where they had their wed ding supper at the Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Kaffenberger Intend to make their future home in this vicinity. WELL KNOWN SINGER HERE From Monday's Dally: Paul E. Newland, well known mo tion picture vocalist, was here today to attend the last rites for his mother, the late Mrs. Emery Newland of Los Angeles. Mr. Moreland is better known la studio circles as "Tiny" owing to his large build and has had a part in a large- number of the musi cal selections in the latest hits to be produced in Hollywood. He was with Lanny Ross in "Mel ody in Spring." as well as with Ran dolph Scott in "The Last Round Up." Mr. Newland singing the title song of the picture. He also sang "Croon er's Lullaby" in the picture "Mil lions In the Air." the song being originally written for Bing Crosby. Many local people have had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Newland in the sound pictures but few were aware that he was a native of this city, where he spent his childhood days. FINDS FOR HEROLD From Monday's Dally The verdict in the case of Ray Herold vs. M. R. Bloom, in an ac tion for damages was opened this morning in the district court and found for the plaintiff, Herold, in the sum of $500. The case was tried last week and the verdict returned Wednesday night, but owing to the fact that the court had adjourned over the week end it was not possible to have the verdict read until this morning. PURCHASES STEWART CAFE Mr. C. B. Moffett of Omaha has completed the details of the purchase of the Stewart cafe in this city and Sunday assumed operation of the cafe Mr. Moffett and family are locating here and will be a part of the com munity life in the future and receive from the residents here a most cordial welcome. Mr. Moffett expects to operate the cafe along the most modern lines and to serve the public at all times. Dance Postponed The dance which was to have been given Saturday evening, at Cedar Creek, has been indefinitely post poned. Postponement made on ac count of death of George H. Mei- singer. STUDENTS RETURN HOME The delegation of Plattsmouth stu dents who are attending Tarkio col lege at Tarkio, started their return Sunday after the Thanksgiving holi day season spent in this city with relatives and friends. Stuart Porter and George Adam, members of the football squad played at Hastings on Thanksgiving and on the return east stopped here for a visit. Kenneth Armstrong, still suffering from the effects of his injured leg, was unable to accompany the team to Hastings and was here with the members of the family circle. With a large part of the students returned Sunday, a number will go back this evening with R. Foster Pat terson, of the history department of Tarkio college. S. W. Copenhaver Old Resident of Union Buried Services Held Sunday Afternoon at Union Methodist Church Resi dent of County 30 Years. On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock the funeral services for the late Stephen V. Copenhaver, resident of Union and vicinity for the past thirty years was held. Rev. B. N. Kunkle, pastor of the church and assisted by the Rev. Wil liam A. Taylor, conducted the ser vices at the church and at the grave in the East Union cemetery. Mr. Copenhaver passed away Fri day night from a sudden heart at tack at his home. Stephen W. Copenhaver was born May 30, 1866, at Marion, Virginia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Copenhaver. He was married at Seven Mile Ford, Virginia, on January 1, 1890, to Betty Porter, who survives. The family moved from Virginia to the Union community in lao. where they have resided since. Mr. Copenhaver was a farmer all of his life. Mr. Copenhaver was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving, besides the widow, are five daughters, Mrs. Charles Swan, Mrs. Ardon Ruhmann, of Dnion; Bes sie Copenhaver. at home in Union; Mrs. Ralph McNamee, Brush, Colo., and Mrs. Don Eigle, Sioux City, Iowa; three sons, Arthur of Plattsmouth; George of Nebraska City, and Wes ley, at home; four brothers, Thomas in Virginia; Meeke, of Tennessee; Oscar and Charles in Kansas; and two sisters. Mrs. Ella Gentry, of Vir ginia, and Mrs. Nannie Rudy of Kan sas. TO ATTEND ASSEMBLY J. Russell Reeder, principal of the Plattsmouth high school, who was elected as delegate from the second district of the State Teachers associa tion, will attend the meetings to be held at Lincoln on Saturday. This meeting is composed of dele gates from the various districts and will meet to select the officers and map the policies of the association for the year. The local school feels well pleased that their efficient principal has been selected for this Important office in the school association and that he will ably fill the duties of the posi tion there is no doubt. TEACHERS LEAVE FOR DUTY The Plattsmouth young women who are engaged in teaching in var ious parts of the west and who have been home for the vacation period, returned Sunday to their posts of duty. Miss Helen Wiles departed for Lexington where she is employed in uarhine this year. Miss Maxine Cloidt to McCook where she is teach ing in the high school and Miss Jean Hayes to Cornell, Iowa, to resume her post there. RETURN TO SCHOOL WORK Sunday afternoon Miss Marjorle Am, who is teaching in the Alvo schools, returned to her duties after a visit here over the Thanksgiving holidays. She was accompanied home for the holiday by Miss Nelda Shoe maker of Odell, Nebraska, also teach Ing in the Alvo schools and the ladies had a most pleasant time here with the relatives and friends. A. F. Knof licek Dies Suddenly at Home Today Well Known Resident of This City, Stricken on Arising This Morn- i ing, Dies in Few Moments. From Tuesday's DaiJy This morning shortly after 7 o'clock, A. F. Knoflicek, one of the well known residents of the north west part of the city, was stricken with a heart attack and died in a few moments from the effects of the ill ness. He had been in his usual health in recent weeks, altho some time ago he suffered from rheumatism and it was a great shock to the family and friends when the fatal attack was visited on him. August Frank Knofiicek was born on April 9, 1869, in Moravia, and when but a child of twelve years, was brought to the United States by his parents, they coming directly west and located shortly after in Plattsmouth, which has since been the home of the deceased. When his age permitted Mr. Knoflicek entered the services of the Burlington rail road, being engaged here for the greater part of the time altho spend ing a short time at Alliance. He fol lowed his trade as painter for the rest of his lifetime. Mr. Knoflicek wa3 married in this city on October 15, 1897, to Mary Jiran, and to them eleven children were born, ten of whom survive the passing of this estimable citizen. The survivors are the widow, ten chil dren, Mrs. Anna Johnson, Chicago, Mrs. Mary Spethmann, Omaha, Mrs. Emma Lang and Mrs. Helen Martin, Chicago, August Knoflicek, Chicago, Joseph, Beatrice, Louis, Bernard and Mildred, of this city. There are also five grandchildren, one of whom, Billie Reddie, has been Teared in the home here. One daughter, Agnes, preceded him in death. There are two sisters, Miss Mary Button of Hastings. Mrs. Mary Horn, Hay Springs, Nebraska and one brother, Frank Knoflicek of South Bend, In diana. Mr. Knoflicek was a lifelong mem ber of the Catholic church and has been active in the work of the Holy Rosary church of this city. The family as yet have not made final funeral arrangements, awaiting word from those at a distant point. ENJOYING A HOLIDAY W. A. Bennett of the Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power Co.. is enjoying his annual vacation and is spending the time , in visiting with the rela tives and friends in Iowa and Kan sas. Mr. Bennett and daughter, Dori3, have just returned from a visit with relatives at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. the parents of Mr. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Bennett, are residing at Cedar Rapids, and the members of the family all joined in a visit at the home of Mrs. O. W. Moore, a daugh ter. They are going to Kansas where they expect to spend some time at the home of the father of the late Mrs. Bennett. On their return from the outing Doris will resume her school work at Lincoln. LEAVE FOR MISSOURI From Tuesday's Daily: This morning Mrs. E. P. Stewart and son, Donald, departed by auto for Portland, Missouri, near which place they are to make their home in the future. They will join Mr. Stewart who has been there for the past several days and assisting in getting the home ready for the fam ily. They have a very attractive small farm in the pleasant Ozark section of Missouri and here they will spend the winter at least in the milder cli mate of that section of the central west. REPORTED SOME BETTER Fritz A. Fricke, who has been ill at his home as the result of an at tack of rheumatism. Is reported as some better, but still far from well and it is necessary for him to remain confined to his home. Mr. Fricke has suffered from the malady for some lit i ie time and it is hoped that in a short time he may be able to show definite improvement and resume his duties. SENT TO REFORMATORY From Monday's Daily This morning Carl Merscheim and William Wirt, of Omaha, charged With breaking and entering, were araigned before Judge D. W. Living ston in the district court. The two young men were charged with having broken into the Coryell Service sta tion in this city, being later cap tured by Sheriff Sylvester and De puty Sheriff Walling at Omaha, j "Huckie'uerry Finn" which will be When they were arraigned in the ; presented at the high school audi county court they made a plea cf:torium on Friday, December 6th, at not guilty. 8 p. m. has been more widely read They had a change of heart and than any other of Samuel demon's this morning made a plea of guilty j works. And there has never been any before the district judge. Judge Liv- j controversy over the fact that this ingston gave a sentence of one year . is the greatest American tale ever in the state reformatory at Lincoln penned. All of the many friends that to the two men and they will be j Huck" made between the covers of taken there as soon as postible to;Mr. Clemen's book will be charmed start serving their sentences. Truck Driver Found Guilty of Reckless Driving George Gerdes, Auburn, Found Guilty on One Count, But Not Guilty cf Leaving Scene of Accident. From Tuesday's Daily. The jury in the C:.;riet court which tried the case of the State of Nebraska vs. George Gerdes, of Au burn, a truck driver, returned a ver dict this morning and iu which they found him guilty of the count charg ing him with reckless driving while he was acquitted of the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Gerdes was charged with these of fenses in connection with an accident en hichwav No. 75. south of this city and in wuich a truck load of cattle was overturr,-d- and August Herzog. prominent Otoe county farm er was injured. The truck overturned was owned by Ray Price of near Nebraska Ci'y and was driven by Oney Meade, an employe of Mr. Price and who was accompanied by Mr. Ilerzog. Their car was struck from the rear near the Cook farm south of this city and the Price truck overturned and the cattle escaped while Mr. Herzog was injured by a gash on his face. The number of the truck striking them was taken and later Mr. Gerdes was arrested. Mr. Gerdes claimed that he was not aware that he had hit anyone and had gone on to Omaha unaware of the accident. OLD RESIDENT VISITS HERE George O. Unruh and little daugh ter, Mary Helen, of Omaha, were in the city for a few hours attending to some matters at the court house and looking over the city where for a number of years his family had been residents. Mr. Uuruh is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John I. Unruh, the father having for a number of years been engaged in the furniture business and also was for several terms county coroner of Cass county. The family left here some thirty four years ago and since that time George Unruh has made his home in Omaha for the greater part of the time. WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS The Plattsmouth Woman's club met Monday evening, December 2, at the home of Mrs. Glenn Vallery with Mrs. Vallery, Mrs. Frank Bestor, Mrs. R. A. Bates, Mis3 Rose Prohaska and Miss Agnes Muenster as hostesses. After devotionals led by Mr. C. C. Wescott, Mrs. Robert Hayes led the parlimentary division. This was fol lowed by Janet Savard, consultant and psychologist, who gave messages of guidance to the members in at tandance. Refreshments were served. VERY HAPPY EVENT A fine eight pound son was born on Monday afternoon at the St. Cath erine's hospital at Omaha, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Livingston of near this city. The mother and little one are doing nicely and the occasion has brought much happiness to all of the relatives and especially Dick. Mrs. Livingston was formerly Miss Anna Ulrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Ed Ulrich of Mynard. Junior Class to Present a Popular Play "Huckleberry Finn," to Be Presented at High School Auditorium, Friday, December 6th. to make his stage. "Huck" character ,an Wright's mind acquaintance on the is not just a fictional illustion in a play He is your boy, my boy, every American boy who ever played pranks and exhibited boyish charm. For "Huck" is that most lovable of ail humans, a typical Am erican lad, brave and courageous in times of adversity, loyal and sincere to those who have Lefriended him. The play contains all the human qualities that have endeared "Huck" to lovers of real, clean entertainment. Fancy the thriil you will get from racing all of the well-known char acters of the novel step before your eyes in the flesh! And this is not only a nlay for children. Running through it is a romance that will in terest adults, comedy that will cause everybody to double up with mirth and just a tear or two thrown in for good measure to send you out of the theatre with you could see this mem orable play all over again. The nlayers have '.ssembled a fine cast. Dob McCarroll who will por tray "Huck" is a fine choice for the role as is Billy Evers who will appear as Huck's pal, "Tom Sawyer." Don't miss this sparkling performance of a great play and be sure to tell your friends the date. "Huckleberry Finn" will live in your hearts long after the final curtain ha3 fallen at the high school auditorium. Other members of the cast include Aunt Polly (Mariah Watson) who is "so nervous," Edna Mae Peterson; Ruth Watson, her sister, Mary Jane Mark: Mary Jane, their young niece, Marjorie Ann Tidball; Fred Ray mond, in love with Ruth, Charles Bennett: Melba White, colored maid at the Watson's, Rachel Robertson; Clara WoDtnneer. deaconess of the church, Jeanette Hirz; Amy Wop pinger, her irrepressible sister, Betty Kalina; John Finn. "Huck's" father, John Cloidt. Mr. Lumir Gerner is director. REJOICES IN NEW HONORS L. E. Vroman, well known resi dent of the south part of the city has the distinction of being honored with the title of great grandfather in the last few days. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Deal in this city a fine seven pound son was born on Thanksgiving eve The young man has been christened Carl Lucian. Mrs. Deal was formerly Lelia Vroman. On Novembre 20th at Ravenna, Ne braska, a ten and a half pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kunes with all doine: nicely. Mrs. Kunes was formerly Miss Beulah Vroman also a granddaughter of Mr. Vroman COMMITTEE VISITS HOME Sunday the committee of the grand chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Nebraska were here to pay a visit to the Nebraska Masonic Home. The committee comprised Benjamin F. Pittman of Chadron and Hartford Rosebush of McCook, who also visit ed at the Eastern Star orphanage at Fremont, being brought here by Superintendent W. F. Evers. The committee had a very pleas ant time in visiting with the old friends who are now residing at the Home. RETURN FROM VISIT Mr. and Mrs. John E. Carmack have returned from a visit to Chi cago and Waukeegan, 111. They spent Thanksgiving with their son, Carl Carmack who is employed as a chem - ical engineer at Chicago. They also stopped at Davenport, la., to visit friends en route. NOTED COMPOSER DIES From Tuesday's Daily. The message was received here to day announcing the death of Jack Hazard, noted musical comedy com poser and writer. Mr. Hazzard wa3 well known in this city, a3 he mar ried the former Alice Dovey, daugh ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dovey. Mr. Hazzard composed many of the best known and popular musical comedies of the period from 908 to 1915, v.hich scored great success, .Miss uovey nis wue was featured in "The Pink Lady" and The Land of Nod" as well as a large number of other successes. In recent years Mr. Hazzard has esided at Great eck, Long Island, fashionable New York suburb and where he has largely been engaged in writing, a number of his articles ap pearing in tne baiuruay evening Post and he also did considerable newspaper work. Capture Omaha Man with Load of Stolen Coal Claude Hall Found With Truck Con taining 1,000 Pounds of Coal From School House. Sunday evening while George Mayabb was taking his sister to her school, he passed the school north west of this city on the Platte bot tom and noticed a car driving around the school which aroused his sus picions. The young man notified his father, Claude Mayabb and his uncle, Lester Burrows of the man and his action and they maintained a watch on the school building. A short time later the man and truck returned to the scene and the driver proceeded to break" the lock on the door of the coal housa and started in to load up the truck with coal. Deputy Sheriff Walling was noti fied and alarm was sent out to watch the highway for the truck and it was captured near the Platte river bridge by the deputy sheriff and the parties that had detected the stealing. The man was brought in by Mr. Walling and lodged in jail to await the filing of charges against him. It is expected that a charge of break ing and entering will be filed in the case. FUNERAL OF MRS. NEWLAND The funeral of Mrs. Emery New- land was held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Chris tian church of which she had been a member in the years of her residence in this community. There was a large group of the old friend in attend ance at the services. The Rev. C. Loyd Shubcrt, pastor of the Christian church at Murray, was in charge of the service and gave thoughts of hope and consolation to the members of the bereaved family circle in the loss that they have suf fered. During the service Frank A. Cloidt and Mrs. Hal Garnett gave three of the favorite hymns of the departed, "Jesus' Lover of My Soul," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Asleep in Jesus," Mrs. O. C. Hudson serving as the accompanist. The interment was at the Oak Hill cemetery in the west part of the city in the family burial plot. RECEIVES FINE GIFT The Plattsmouth high school is in receipt of a fine work on Amer ican government and American Citi zenship which has been placed in the civics department for the use of the students. This very valuable book was presented to the school by Frank V. Raker, Omaha, state regent of the Daughters of the American Revo lution, who was the speaker before the high school on Armstice day. INJURY PROVES SEVERE Mrs. E. J. Ferric, who was Injured a few days ago in an accident at her - country home, 13 reported as still suf- jfering from the eflects or a iaii aown i the stairs of the house. The knee 1 seems to have been more seriously in- jured than first thought and it is necessary to have the patient under treatment. Preparing for Visit of Santa Claus Dec. 14 Business Men's Ad Club Sponsoring Call from Jolly Old Fel'ow with a Gift for Every Child. Santa Claus will make a pre Christmas visit to Plattsmouth! As per a promise given the Cass county children when here last year. Old Santa has reassurred the com mittee of citizens he will be here for one day this year SATURDAY, De cember 14th, arriving shortly after three o'clock and holding a public reception for all the good little buys and girls of Cass county. The appearance of this genial old I prince of good fellows is sponsored by the Business Men's Ad club, who will be joined by other civic organi zations in seeing that Santa is pro vided with candy and a toy for every boy and girl who calls on him hero that day since he cannot give out any of his own presents until he make3 the rounds on Christmas eve. The good fellow group is expected to include every civic organization in the community and the canvass for funds is now under way. Preparing for Brisk Trade Holiday business this year is ex pected to be the best in recent years, and the business men of Plattsmcuth are making preparations to handle the increased volume of trade, hav ing purchased unusually large stocks of seasonable gift items to meet the increased demand. Moderate and higher priced goods of all kinds may be found in the var ious stocks, awaiting to find their place in the Christmas scheme of giv ing. Co-incident with the appearance cf Santa Claus here on the 14th, the street lights will be turned on that night and burn continuously every night from then until January 1st. Stores will be open evenings start ing on Monday night, December 16, up to and including Christmas eve. Journal advertising columns will bring news to our readers from the various stores regarding the many and timely gift items they have as sembled for frugal Christinas shop pers. Merchants are busy with 3tore decorations and every place of busi ness will take cn a festive arpear ance. Buildings and counters will be garbed in full Christmas raiment well before the time set for the visit cf Santa Claus a week from Saturday and the time when stores will begin keeping open evenings. Most stores have placed their or ders for Chri3tmas trees which will occupy a part in the decorative plan, being set in the street decoration re ceptacles at the curb line. "Do your Christmas shopping early and avoid the last minute rush" 13 the slogan, and by reading the various ads to appear in the Journal during the next fortnight, you will find many worth-while values and perfect suggestions of "what to give." DEATH OF GE0HGL II. MEISINGER From "Wednesday's Dally This afternoon at 12:30 at the Clarkson hospital at Omaha, o' lurrcd the death of Ceorge H. Meisinger, a prominent resident of the Murray community for a great many years. Mr. Meisinger has been E'lflering from ulcers of the stomach and van taken to Omaha some ten days azo and apparently doing nicely. A sud den change for the worse late this morning brought his death. lie is survived by the widow and two sons, Herman and Alvin Mei singer. He was a pon of Peter Mti singer of this city. A more extended obituary of Mr. Meisinger will arpear later in the Journal. RETURN TO CHICAGO From Tuesday's Dally: Mr. and Mrs. Jamo3 Ptacel:, who have been here visiting with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Yelick, departed last evening for their home at Chicago. While here they had the pleasure of meeting many of the old time friends in the community where they had bo long made their home.