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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1938.
the - Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postofflce, Plattsmouth. Neb., as aecoird-clasp teaII matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Elmer Corbin is clerking in the
hardware store during the absence
of IJillie Maseman.
Elmer Ilallstrom was in Platts
mouth Tuesday on business connect
ed with his work as commissioner.
H. M. Lum drove to Verdon last
Sunday for a visit with relatives.
He returned home Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Freeman were
guests at the Ed Midkiff home in
Union Saturday night, also looking
after business matters there.
Ralph Morley and wife, of Ne
braska City were guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morley in
Avoca one day this past week.
George Maseman and wife were
guests last Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Maseman, who
also entertained other friends of
the two families that day.
Mrs. J. W. Hawley, of Magnet,
in the western part of the state,
visited in Avoca several days last
week, and attended the eelebration
of the 80th birthday of Grandma
Postmaster W. H. Bogaard andhis
son Claude Bogaard, who conducts a
barber shop at Otoe, visited in Shen
andoah last Sunday, where they
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z.
Thomas and daughters, Alene and
Dr. Brendel and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl O. Zaiser and Ed Wolph
and wife made a trip to the hunt
ing fields outslate. After traveling
all night, they were rewarded by
bagging the limit of birds and en
joyed their trip and the rare sport
cf shooting the elusive birds.
Ray Norris, republican candidate
for county commissioner, and W. II.
1 orter, the democratic candidate fori
the office, were both calling on the
voters of this locality during the
past week. With election only two
weeks ahead, the candidates are get
ting busy as they enter the home
stretch in their quest for votes.
. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dean and
family of Murdock were guests last
Sunday at the Elmer Corbin home.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Dehning of Elm
vood were also guests at the Corbin
home on Sunday afternoon. Elmer,
Frank and Bill all went to Nebraska
City and visited at the Morton or
chard, bringing home a supply of
t Claude Hollenberger has been
painting the Marquardt elevator and
has had plenty to do getting the big
building covered, as the surface
stretches out like a quarter section
of Kansas land, requiring a lot of
time to get over it, although he says
it does not paint so badly after all,
and it surely presents an improved
Former Avocaites Guests Here
Claude Durham, of Pleasantdale;
Reed Owens, wife and daughter,
Mary June, of Sioux City; Edward
Sweems and wife, of Lincoln, and
lu W. Gush and wife of Pinedale,
Wyoming, all former residents of
this vicinity, have been visiting old
friends here during the past week.
Guest of Cousin Here
Peter Brendel and son of Zions
ville, Indiana, were guests several
days last week at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. J. W. Brendel, and with
them went on a trip out in the state
where they hunted pheasants last
Sunday. It was a much enjoyed treat
for the visitors from the east.
Celebrated 80th Birthday
Last Friday marked the 80th
birthday of Grandma Witzke, the
occasion being celebrated Sunday
with a delightful birthday dinner at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mar
ion Pittman. It so happened that
the birthday of little Jean Pittman,
granddaughter of the aged lady, fell
on. Sunday, the day of the celebra
tion, and so both celebrated their
fr Thomas Walling Company
Abstract of Title 4
4 Phone 324 - Plattsmouth
birthdays together. Mrs. Wm. Gollr
ner, another daughter of Grandma
Witzke, was among those present.
Hunted Pheasants Not Votes
The Norris boys took a couple of
days off from hunting votes for Ray
Norris for county commissioner from
the Second district, and went up
near Plainview, where they turned
their attention to hunting pheas
ants, with very good success. Those
in the group were Ray Norris, John
Norris, Fred Norris ( Ernest Norris
and Carl Tefft.
Eastern Guests Here
Jonas Halverstadt, who formerly
was engaged in farming in this vi
cinity, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
John Snellen, arrived in Avoca last
week from their homes at Leetonia,
Ohio, and have been guests at the
home of Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Hall
of the Congregational church, as well
as of other old friends.
Hunted Pheasants at Bertrand
That seems like a long ways to go
to shoot pheasants, but a . party ot
hunters from here composed of Er
nest Steinhoff, Arthur Buthsod.
Henry Stubendick and Harry Hill
man seemed to know just where the
hunting would be test and by driv
ing out Saturday night were . able
to get there early Sunday morning.
In a very short time they were able
to get nine of the gaudy fowls and
were well satisfied with their luck
and the pleasant time they had on
Plan Home Eock Garden '
When Mr. and Mrs. J. F. II. Ruhge
were in Lincoln recently, they vis
ited Pioneer Park with its beautiful
Tock garden, composed of rocks of
many colors, sizes, and description,
end were so impressed with it, they
came home imbued, with the idea of
creating a rock garden at their home
here. It takes a lot of work to ac
cumulate and then place the rock,
but they, feel the results will more
than justify the labor, so we may
look forward to a beautiful rock
garden at their home this coming
FORMER MURRAY MAN DEAD
From Tliursday'8 t'aily
The funeral services were held
this afternoon at 2:30 at Wood River,
Nebraska, for D. C. Crosser, a former
resident of the Murray community,
who had passed away on Monday
The deceased was a son of Daniel
Crosser, an early day resident of
east of Murray and where he made
hi3 home for a number of years, later
locatfng on a small place near this
city. The deceased was married at
Murray to Lucy Ann NIckles, daugh
ter of R. R. and Mary Nickles, who
with the two cona, LeEter and Irvin
Nickles survives the passing of the
husband and father.
Miss Bertha and Alfred Nickles of
Murray, brother and sister of Mrs.
Nickles were notified of the death
Monday and departed for the funeral
The Rlverview club met with Mrs.
Harry Gayer Oct. 11th with most
members present and several visitors.
A song, "Long Long Ago" was sung.
We all drew names for our capsul
friend for the coining year which we
enjoyed very ma:h in the past. Our
club received $3 prize, tor our club
float at the King Korn Karnival. We
held our weiner roast Oct. 2nd and
it was a great nucceas. Mrs. Gayer
served a very fine luncheon.
Our next club meeting will be held
at the home of Mrs. Henry Rutins
Nov. 8 th. Club Reporter.
A Farmer Who,
Knows . the Ne
cessity of Econ
omy in Gov'm't.
VOTE FOB -
y. h. Bill
Young Men on
Trip Down the
Stop at Grand Canyon Before Resum
ing Longest Journey Down stream
. Start From Wyoming.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz., Oct. 22
(UP) Three hardy young rivermen
today came up Bright -'Angel Trail
familiar to thousands of tourists for
a glimpse -of civilization before re
suming the longest voyage undertaken
down ' the ' Colorado.
Buzz Holstrom, leader of the party,
Amos Burg, photographer, and Willis
Johnson, a riverman they enlisted
along the route from Grecnriver Lake..
Wyo., tagerly took to beds at Phantom
Ranch in the bottom of Grand Canyon
"Its good to sleep in a bed instead
of on a rock," Holstrom grinned.
Burg, a Portland, Ore., photograph
er, praised Holstrom's skill and dar
ing in the dangerous rapids made
worse "by low water.
"Holstrom has shot every rapid of
the entire route, said Burg We
picked up Johnson in Utah to help
portage the camera and photographic
equipment which we used in recon
structing the first Holstrom voyage."
River authorities said previous
parties winched at the shooting of the
stretches of white water and carried
their boats and supplies around the
Holstrom, who negotiated the Colo
rado last year as the first person tc
do it alone, said they found wreckage
of a pine boat at the mouth of the
Little Colorado river It might have
belonged, he said, to Jack Aldridge:
45, of Palm Springs, Cal., who has
been missing two months on a lone
"Aldridge might have drowned or
he might have been able to get out
onto the isolated desert," Holstron:
commented. "Either way it looked
bad for him."
OPEN HOUSE AT NEW BOY
SCOUT WILDERNESS CAMP
The local Rotary club has received
from Rotarian and Mrs. Ed S. Miller
of Fremont, an invitation to attend
the open house which is beiug held
at the' new Boy Scout Wilderness
camp! near Fremont. 'This beautiful
tract of 120 acres- has been donated
by Mr. and Mrs. Miller to the Scouts.
There will be an open house held
at the park on Sunday afternoon
from 2:30 to 4:30 and the Rotarians
and families are Invited to attend.
If driving through Fremont, take
highway No. 77, at the Northwestern
station ia Fremont. It goes south
from the station and later turns west.
Follow it for six miles, then turn
right and go north one and a half
miles, then turn left and go west
one mile, then turn right and follow
the road into camp;
VISITING AT -THURMAN
Sam Barrett left yesierday after
uoon lor a visit at his old home in
Thurman, Iowa, his first visit since
IS03. George Barrett, brother to
Mr. Barrett and Mr3. Hiram Barrett,
a cousin, both of Thurman were here
yesterday and visited many of the
towns over Cass county, taking Mr.
Barrett to Thurman for a visit with
them. He will return on the first of
LEAVE FOR WASHINGTON
Mrs. L. F. Trimpe, former Platts
mouth resident and sister of City
Treasurer M. D. Brown, with "her
daughters, Helen and Hazel, are de
parting this week for Washington,
li. C. They will join Mr. Trimpe who
i3 now engaged in governmental
work and where the family will
make their home.
TO ENJOY HUNT
From Thursday's Dally
Frank Gobelman loft this morn
ing as a guest of the Pioneer Paint
and Glass company of Omaha on a
pheasant hunting trip to Leigh, Nebraska.
DR. JOE J. STIBAL
- OFFICE NO. 3 TELEPHONES RES. NO. 657-W
AUTUMN LEAVES are welcome, but with them conies the
sore throat, colds, rheumatism, contagions, etc. A. good pre
vention insurance is by g-etting; fit taking Chiropractic ma
nipulations as given by Dr. Joe J. Stibala system that
enables the body to make its own medicine without guesswork.
JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM
The Plattsmouth Junior High
school music department under the
direction of David Fowler will pre
sent a musical program in the gym
nasium at 2 o'clock next Tuesday
afternoon. This program will consist
largely of junior high group work,
piano solos, vocal solos, and dancing.
Parents of the junior high pupils
are cordially invited to attend. There
will be no admission charge:
The following is the program:
"A Prayer of Thanksgiving"
Group of Folk Songs:
"Buxom Lassies"Swedish Folk Song
"Anna's Rosy Cheeks"
; Ukrainian Folk Song
"Krakowiak" Polish Folk Song
"The Goose Girl" Czech Folk Song
Piano Solo Delores Ruse
Vocal Solo " : George Jacobs
Skit : Junior High Girls
Vocal Solo Jeanne Galland
Vocal Group .
"Cathedral in the Pines"
Shirley Burcham, Jeanne Hud
son1, Georgia Lester,
Tap Dance Nellie Rainey and
Vocal Solo Irene Lahoda
"Challenge to Youth," "Tavern ia
the Town" "Night and Day"
Junior High Chorus
FILES BANKRUPTCY ORDER
LINCOLN, Oct. 21 (UP) Feneral
Judge T. C. Munger's order allowing
$797, 0S0 as secured bank claims
against Woods Brothers corporation
of Lincoln, undergoing reorganiz
ation under the federal bankruptcy
act was on file today after an agree
ment was reached by the partici
pating parties. Also allowed was
the claim of $32,900, unsecured, of
the Reconstruction Finance Corpor
ation against the corporation. The
order is in the nature of double
liability on stock in the Central Re
public Bank and Trust company of
Chicago and is subject to an appeal
now pending before the federal court
of appeals. All fef'the banks involved
have accepted the reorganization
WPA TO FIGHT BINDWEED
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21 (UP)
The WPA is going to spend $250,
914 in an effort to eradicate the
bindweed and other noxious weeds
along Nebraska roadsides, it was an
nounced today. The project will op
erate on publicly owned property ex
cept wTien .proper permission is ob
tained from private property owners.
Other appropriations for work in Ne
braska announced today included
Nemaha county community sani
GUESTS FROM McCOOK
Mr. and Mrs.' Martin L. Ruby, of
MeCook, arrived in Murray Wednes
day for a visit at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. James Gruber and
family, and also in Plattsmouth at
the home of another daughter, Mrs.
Dewey Reed and- family. They will
remain several days before returning
to their home in the western part of
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
Thursday afternoon at the office
of County Judge A. H. Duxbury oc
curred the marriage of J. B. Dough
man and Josephine E. Grego, both
of Council Bluffs. The marriage
lines were read by Judge Duxbury
in his usual impressive manner and
following the ceremony the bridal
party returned to their home iii the
SIGN ADDS TO APPEARANCE
Sixth street has had a new addi
tion to the night time illumination
of that thftroughfare. A new Neon
sign was placed in front of the
Fricko drug store Wednesday that
tells the world that the store is the
local Rexall establishment. It is of
the latest type and makes a fine ap
pearance. NOTED AUSTRIAN DIES
VIENNA, Oct. ; 21 (UP) - Field
Marhal Lieutenant Arthur Schusch
nigg, father of the deposed and im
prisoned chancellor of Austria, died
Calls for Defense
of the Farm Act
Director Speaks to 1,500 Farmers
at the College of Agriculture
Urging Finn Stand.
LINCOLN, Oct 21, (UP) Harry
N Schooler, assistant AAA director
for the northcentral region which in
cludes Nebraska, Thursday called up
on 1,500 farmers meeting at the Un
iversity of Nebraska College of Ag
riculture, to defend the present farm
"The air is full of politicians, every
one with a new farm bill under his
arm," Schooler remarked. 'Tf this
program is knocked out of the window
it's going to be a long day before we
ever get another one."
He asserted that 'manufacturers
who have been controlling production
for 50 years are the ones hollering the
loudest now about controlled produc
tion on the farm." "We aren't try
ing to go against the law of supply
and demand," he continued. "We just
aim to help it along a little. The same
way that brakes on a car going down
hill help out the law of gravity."
Schooler said the present AAA law
had been operative only eight months
and required "a little streamlining
like the Wright Brothers' airplane
did." "But only the farmers them
selves can do that," he added.
Fred S. Wallace, chairman of the
agriculture conservation committee
read a letter to the county and com
munity AAA committeemen and other
farmers from Claude R. Wickard,
regional AAA director, promising ef
forts would be made to simplify the
HOLD AGAINST STATE
LINCOLN. Oct. 21 (UP) The
state supreme court court today up
held a workman's compensation
granted Earl Turpin of Harbine in
Jefferson county against the state
Turpin suffered a broken bone in
hi3 right hand while operating a
tractor for the department on June
IS, 1937. He appealed from an
award made by the compensation
court and a larger award was ap
proved by the district court directing
payment of $15 a week for 87
weeks. The state appealed. Besides
sustaining -Turpln-'a r claim, the su
preme court allowed him $100 for an
attorney's fee in the high court.
FIVE SHOTS, FOUR LIONS,
TRANSVAAL HUNT RECORD
DURBAN (UP) A bag of four
lions in" five successive shots is the
achievement of L. Grice, of Durban,
who recently returned from a hunt
ing holiday in Eastern Transvaal.
When Grice saw the four lions
they were busy on a kill. He fired
once and missed. The lions scattered.
Then three of them ran past him,
one at a time. Grice killed them In
three successive shots.
The fourth lion charged Grice,
but he wounded it and It made off.
Later the animal was tracked with
dogs and killed.
MAY HAVE TO RUN
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 20
(UP) Secretary of Interior Ickc3
believes President Roosevelt may be
forced to run for a third term.
"He might have to run again
and I think he could win again if
he did," said Ickes, "but for hi3
sake I hope that he doesn't."
Ickes said the matter is still "in
the laps of the gods."
FIRE AT ONAWA
ONAWA, Ia., Oct. 20 (UP) Fire
started by the explosion of a diesel
engine today completely destroyed
the Jerpe Commission company plant
Two carloads of dressed poultry
and 100 batteries of live poultry were
destroyed. Firemen saved 50 ether
batteries and prevented the . spread
if the fire to an adjacent lumber
. -. ,
Choice Eighty Acres
Platts. State Bank Building
At one time, bands of wild horses
in the northwestern part of the state
cost ranchers thousands of dollars
each year. Straying horses sighting
a wandering band approached and at
tached themselves to it. In 1884, say
research workers of the Federal
Writers' Project, WPA, an organ
ized effort was made to exterminate
These wild horses traveled ten or
twelve together, usually mares and
colts led by a single stallion. The
hunters first shot the stallion, leav
ing the band without a leader. . The
band then joined another band, the
leader of which was also shot, this
process being repeated until a large
The hunters proposed to drive the
herd to exhaustion. Wild horses,
pursued, describe a large circle.
Along the route the herd was ex
pected to take, the hunters set up
relay stations where they might get
fresh mounts.. When ready, two men
started the herd. Night and day they
drove It, using lanterns at night in
order not to lose the trail. When the
riders neared a relay station they
got fresh horses. In this way, giving
the herd no chance to rest or eat,
they wore it out and presently cor
raled it. The drive usually took five
days. This work was best dpne in
the winter, when feed shortage weak
ened the herd, and when it was more
easily tracked in the snow.
The long drive sometimes broke
down the older horses, but the
younger ones, after a few days rest,
recovered. The captured horses were
shipped to eastern markets. By 18S8
wild horses had practically disappear
ed from Nebraska, either captured
or driven to other states, where some
are still to be found today.
THINKS NEBRASKA THROUGH
OMAHA, Oct. 21 (UP) Mayor
Dan Butler, member of a Nebraska
citizens committee which went to
Washington to try for additional
PWA money for the state, returned
today convinced Nebraska can ex
pect nothing further this year.
PWA officials were adamant in in
sisting that money spent on the "little
TVA" be charged against the state's
quota Butler said. He saw a ray of
hepe, however. Congress, he was told
may be induced to pass legislation
clarifying PVA's stand in the mat
ter. ' Also the feeling in Warhington
was that additional appropriations foi
ID39 will be made available by legis
lation in the next session of congress.
MANY ON PAYROLL
WASHINGTON, Octi 22 (UP)
Agriculture department employment
records reached an all-time high of
74,080 persons on September 30, it
was disclosed today. The figure, ex
ceeding the previous mark of 72,555
on August 30 climaxed a sharp and
iilmost continuous rise since Presi
dent Roosevelt took office. When Mr.
Roosevelt was Inaugurated iu March
1933 the department employed 26,
Most of the increase was among
field representatives, latest figures"
fliow 11.284 emDloved in Washlns:-
Iton and 62,696 in the field. About
S,r)ft0 wers employed in Washington
at the end of the Hoover administra
tion. ROB WHILE MRS.
GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 21 (UP)
Three sneak thieves crept into
the box office at the Columbia club
lust night and stole $200 while Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the presi
dent, was addressing an audience of
2,."00 on good neighbor policy and
the peace movement.
Police Raid the thieves posed as
ushers and took the money, a pyv
ticn of the evening's receipts, while
t!".e cashier was busy.
Plrs. Rcosevelt spoke under the
sponsorship of the Brown County
Teachers' association. She and her
audience were unaware of the theft
until aftei the address.
Look in the glass and if
it's not good . . . bring
your head here for a fit
ting of our new Fall Hats.
s 2. -6S to $s-oo
YES. WE HAVE THE
Where Quality Counts
Jury at Chicago After Short Deliber
ation Finds That Rudolph
Sikora Not Guilty. ...
By CORRINNE HARDESTY
CHICAGO, Oct. 22 (UP) Rudolph
Sikora; 31, the "perfect" husband, ac
quitted of murder last night for kill
ing the man who won his wife's love
indicated today he would make no
attempt to win her back.
"I can never feel the same towards
her again," he said, "and I don't sup
pose she can feel the same towards
me." ' -
He said he still loves her. But she
mourns Edward Solomon, 35, an ac
countant The man Sikora shot and
killed on a street corner last Aug. 22.
A jury of 11 married ;men and a
bachelor, after - two hours ''delibera
tion, agreed unanimously on one bal
lot last night that Sikora -was not
guilty by reason, of temporary in
sanity at the time of the slaying. In
effect, they agreed with defense con
tentions that he had acted within pro
visions of the "unwritten" law when
he fired the fatal shots.
Russcl F. Hornburg. the foreman,
said he and. his fellow jurors had felt
Sikora was no criminal.
"He acted in a vay that, would
protect the sanciity of the American
home," he said.
Solomon, a university man, urbar.c,
handsome, had attracked , Sikora 's
pretty wife Margaret,- 22, by reading
poetry and talking with her in a side
street rendezvous about culture and
music, showing her a glamor Sikora
She was unrelenting in her attitude
r. gainst her husband after the, slaying
and said she could never .forgive him
for destroying the "only man" she
had ever loved. She. testified against
h'm, before a jury qualified to inflict
a death penalty.
Calmly, and in a mater-of-fact
voice, she said she had first fallen
in love with Solomon one day last
March when he kissed her in' the of
fice where both worked." Sh5 was the
first woman in Illinois history to testi
fy against her husband in a major
criminal trial. A Law which had
prohibited ft wife from Jeopardizng
her..husband was amended last year.
' Jler la ttitAeMahd conception.' of true
love ven caused a break, between her
and' her mother, Mrs. Elisabeth Bo
ehme, who testified for her son-in-law.
She stood by him throughout his trial
and blamed her daughter for his
troubles. , , -
During the trial Sikora was describ
ed as a "perfect" husband who scrub
bed floors, cooked meals and served his
wife her breakfast. Even Mrs. Sikora
said he had been "perfect."
"But I didn't love him," she said.
"I loved Eddy."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UP)
The railway labor executives asso
ciation today announced its endorse
ment of the senatorial candidacy of
Sheridan Downey, democratic nom
inee In California.
At the same time the association
announced it had endorsed ' demo
cratic senatorial nominee Will is D.
Mahoney In Oregon and republican
nominee Gerald P. Nye In North
Dakota- Nye Is seeking re-election.
Better have a little pro
tection on your house
hold goods before you go
into winter. A small pol
icy costs so -- little and
helps so much in case of
a fire. Protect what you
have before it's too late I
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