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VOL. HO. IIV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1938.
Presbyterian Church Scene of Very
Delightful Rally and Banquet
From Monday's Daily
The Christian Endeavor of the
Presbyterian church held their an
nual banquet last evening in the
church Fellowship room, with a large
attendance. The, four long: tables,
arranged In an "E," were charming
with the fall flowers and leaves,
unique place-cards, and minature
light houses for favors- These favors
set the keynote for the program
which followed the delightful ban
During the dinner hour the young
folks enjoyed pep songs under the
leadership of Eleanor Giles, and much
merriment was derived from the dif
ferent tables, vieing with on another
in songs and cheer.
Later , the same earnestness was
manifested in the worship hour of
songs and talks, during which the
pastor. Dr. H. G. McClusky, presided.
"Leadership" Richard Hitt
"Inspiration" Janet Westover
"Guidance" Doris McPherson
"Help" H. G. McClusky
Training" Donald McPherson
Following these talks, also splen
didly given, a beautiful candle-light-Ing
consecration service was used.
In which the newly elected officers
and sponsors pledged their loyalty
to their regpetive duties, and the
society, their loyalty to the leader
snip of the new officers. The officers
are: Richard Hitt, president: Janet
Westover. vice-president; Norma
Johnson, secretary; John Livingston,
treasurer; Janet Westover, chairman
prayer, meeting ..committer; Gloria
Johnson, chairman of lookout com
mittee; Miss Estelle Baird and Miss
Pearle Staats, sponsors; Eleanor
The evening closed with a series
of sentence prayers, followed by the
Christian Endeavor benediction.
The tempting repast had been ar
ranged by a committee composed of
the officers and sponsors. The En
deavorers very greatly appreciated
tbe help of the mothers who came
and served their banquet for them,
Mesdames Robert McPherBon, E. C.
Giles, and Lillian Livingston.
The cheer, enthusiasm and earn
estness of this one evening spent to
gether welcomes the new members
and launches the new year of work
for this splendid society of youth.
PINOCHLE TO START
The Recreation Center is to start
the winter season of pinochle this
week and the first play will be on
Thursday night at 8 o'clock at the
Those in charge of the event have
arranged that the playing room will
be warm and comfortable and all
ready to fittingly open the several
liionths of entertainment that will be
offered the players in the next few
It Is expected that tbe veterans
of the last year season will be on
hand and as many as possible of new
flayers be enrolled.
While at Denver in attendance at
the Christian church convention, ' J.
H. Graves of this city had the pleas
ure of meeting A. G. Cole, former
county attorney of Cass county, who
for the past few jears has been lo
cated in Denver. Mr. Cole has an
office in the Union National bank
building and has a very fine legal
practice. He sends his greetings to
the many old time friends.
ATTEND MASONIC DINNER-DANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Evers and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Robertson were
guests at the annual dinner dance of
Nebraska Lodge No. 1 held in the
Masonic temple in Omaha., Saturday
VISIT AT ST. EDWARD
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Schneider, who
have been visiting at St. Edward,
Nebraska, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Burdlc and family have
On Monday morning at 9 o'clock
at Sidney, Iowa, occurred the mar
riage of Miss Donna Davis, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Davis of
Louisville and Mr. Clarence "Bud"
Fulton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Fulton, south of this city.
The young couple will make their
home in Hamburg, Iowa for the pres
ent where the groom has been em
ployed for the past three months.
The best wishes of their many
friends go with these popular young
people to their new home.
St, Luke's Has
New Memorial Doors Are Dedicated
and Plaque in Memory of Dr. T.
P- Livingston Unveiled.
Sunday morning the St. Luke's
Episcopal church was filled with a
large congregation for tbe celebra
tion of the morning prayer and also
the dedication of memorials to two of
the departed wardens of the church,
Henry R. Gering and Dr. T. P. Liv
ingston. Father George Tyner, of Omaha,
who has charge of tbe supply for
the local parish, gave a very impres
sive sermon and paid tribute to the
two departed members who had been
long and faithful members fo the
church during their residence and
During the past summer beautiful
new Gothic doors have been placed
at the Bouth or main entrance to the
church and which were given in
memory of Mr. Gering by his sisters.
Misses Mia and Barbara Gering while
tbe memorial plaque in memory of
Dr. Livingston was given by his chil
dren. Dr. Robert Ramsey Livingston
and Mrs. Walter Scott.
Father Tyner conducted the dedi
cation and was assisted by Rea F.
Patterson, senior warden of the
church, Arthur Tyner, son of Father
Tyner, served as cross bearer.
OPPOSE SLOT MACHINES
Motion that the Cass county Sun
day school convention, convened in
regular session at Mynard, Nebraska
on October 18, 1938, go on record
as opposed to the proposal to legalize
slot machines (skill games) in the
state of Nebraska by vote in the No
vember election; and that the secre
tary of the said Cass county Sunday
school convention be instructed to
send to each newspaper and other
publications of the county notice of
this action by the convention with
the request that the said newspapers
and publiations publish the same in
their regular issues.
Dr. F. W. Klausmire, of Omaha,
who has for several years owned the
land known as "Speck's Island"
southeast of this city, has just com
pleted the deal for the purchase of
a tract of land belonging to W. P.
Rice. This is located not far from
tbe other land of Dr. Klausmire and
will prove a very valuable addition
to bis holdings. Frank E. Vallery of
this city handled the transaction.
ENJOY HUNTING TRIP
Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. L
F. Otto of Auburn motored to this
city to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Chriswisser in company with them
enjoyed a hunting trip. The party
were at Shickley, Nebraska, where
they had a very successful day In
pheasant shooting Sunday.
CANDIDATE VISITS CITY
Tuesday Fred L. Carsten, candi
date for the legislature, was in the
city, accompanied by Frank H.
Woods and Carl Day of Weeping
Water. The party were boosting the
candidacy of Mr. Carsten for re-election-
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Miss Kathryn Sumner returned
to her home here Sunday from Lin
coln where she has been receiving
treatment in the Bryan Memorial
hospital. She Is getting along fine.
at Omaha Today
Miss Helen Pavelka of Omaha Married
to William C. O'Donnell at
St Peter's Church.
From Tuesday's Dally
This morning at St. Peter's church,
27th and Leavenworth streets, Om
aha, was celebrated the nuptials of
Miss Helen Pavelka, daughter of
Mf. and Mrs. I. G. Pavelka, of Nio
brara, Nebraska, and Mr. William C
O'Donnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam P. O'Donnell of this city.
The nuptial mass was celebrated
by Rev. Father Fisher.
The attendants were Miss Marcine
Nosky of Nebraska City and Mr. Leo
Sikora of this(city.
The bride was charming in a prin
cess effect gown of royal blue crepe
silk with accessories of black and
wearing a corsage of gardenias.
Miss Nosky wore Burgandy silk
crepe and also wore a corsage of
The groom wore a dark blue busi
ness suit while Mr. Sikora wore a
dark brown suit.
Following the wedding the party
motored to the Hotel Hill for a
charmingly arranged wedding break
fast, later motoring to this city to
stop for a short time at the home of
the groom's parents and then to Ne
The party were entertained this
afternoon at dinner at the O'Donnell
home and this evening a public re
ception for the young people will be
held at the American Legion build
ing, followed by a dancing party.
Mr. O'Donnell was born and has
grown up in this city where he has
a large circle of friends and is now
engaged with th. L. .'Bk-Egenberger
VISITS RECREATION CENTERS
Elmer Sundstrom, Cass county
recreational director, was a visitor
to two of the Recreation Centers of
the nearby counties at Tecumseh and
Wahoo, gathering ideas of the man
ner in which this extensive program
is being carried out in these coun
ties. Mr. Sundstrom and his assistants
are planning a number of activities,
in the winter months that will help
in the entertainment part of the
program. They are planning to make
courts for shuffle board and for
which the floor of the Center has
been placed in first class shape. It
is also planned to have a ping pong
tournament started and to encourage
all of the fans in the community.
VISIT AT STELLA
Last Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. J. R-
Tremble and Mrs. W. K. Venner mo
tored to Stella; Nebraska, a distance
of some sixty miles, to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Merle Hall, Mrs. Hall being
a granddaughter of Mrs. Tremble.
The weather was pleasant and all
enjoyed the exceptionally fine outing.
A special feature of the triD was
the sumptuous dinner which was
awaiting them when they arrived at
John Stump, arrested Monday by
game wardens and charged with the.
possession of a fishing net without
the proper license, Monday after
noon, changed his earlier plea of not
guilty to that of guilty. He was
given a. fine of S10 and costs- by
Sunday was the twenty-sixth birth
day anniversary of Bronson Tlmm,
one of the well known young men
of the city. The anniversary was
very quietly observed by the friends
who joined In a motor party and
luncheon in honor of the event:
BIRTH OF SON
Tuesday at the Kanl hospital at
Omaha a six pound son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Stoll of this
city. The little one Is doing very
well but the condition of Mrs. Stoll
Is still very serious.
WINS HONOR AT KEMPER
Stephen M. Davis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Searl S. Davis, 604 North 5th
street, has been appointed to the
rank of corporal in . Company D at
the Kemper Military school, Boon
ville. Missouri. Davis, a member of
the clas3 of '39, is a member of the
scholastic honor society, general
honor society, Camera club, a re
write man on the Kemper News staff.
and participates in forensics. His
name appeared on a recently issued
list of those achieving scholastic
honors for the first month'of the first
P. 0. Ladies
Hold Meeting at
' Weeping Water
Reciprocity Meeting Very Largely At
tended by the Members From
A large group of ladies from
Plattsmouth attended the Reciprocity
meeting of the P.E.O. held In Weep
ing Water Saturday. It was an all
day session, most of the time being
devoted to becoming better acquaint
ed. A short business meeting was
held during the morning1 and there
was some discussion' of the prepa
rations to be made for this district's
entertaining the state P.E.O. conven
tion In 194S. Mrs. Meade, past junior
state president, gave a, talk on the
new P.E.O. home at Beatrice, a gift
to the state P.E.O. by the Roger
Elliott family of Beatrice. A collec
tion of 5.00 was taken for tulip
bulbs as the group's contribution.
The Hallowe'en theme was carried
out in the luncheon served at noon
and throughout the. afternoon. Mrs.
Ida Day-of Weeping Watfir gave or
gan and piano selections and a. num
ber of very entertaining Hallowe'en
stunts were given.
New officers elected were Mrs.
Minnie White Thygeson, president;
Mrs. Minerva Gorder, vice-president
and Mrs. Dollif, secretary. The
group will hold its next meeting at
Pawnee City in 1939.
ATTEND SHAYLER RECEPTION
From Wednesday's Dally
Attending the farewell for Bishop
and Mrs. Ernest Vincent Shayler of
the Omaha diocese of the Episcopal
church last evening, was Misses Mia
and Barbara Gering and Mr. and Mrs.
R. F. Patterson of this city. The
farewell was held at the ballroom of
the Elks club in Omaha and Miss
Barbara Gering, president of the
Woman's Auxiliary of the diocese,
was among those in the receiving
line. Bishop Shayer is retiring from
aative duty In the bishopric of the
church, his resignation having been
made to the House of Bishops last
PRAISES LOCAL PLAYER
In the honorary list of the high
school football players of the state
in the past week, Gregg McBride,
dean of the Nebraska sport author
ities, gives the nod to Ronald Rebal,
captain of the local high school team,
for his great game last Friday and
his driving work at halfback against
LEAVE FOR SYNODICAL
From Tucvday'a Dally
Mrs. Roy Knorr, Mrs. H. G. Mc
Clusky, Mrs. L. O- Minor, Mrs. Virgil
Perry, and Mrs. P. T. Helneman left
this morning for Hastings, Nebraska
where they will spend three days
as delegates to the Presbyterian
S y nodical.
ACCEPTS POSITION HERE
Margaret Henton, a graduate of
tbe Beau Ideal Beauty School of
Cosmetology, at Omaha, has accept
ed a position of beauty operator in
tbe Powder Puff beauty shop, owned
by Mrs. Arnold Lillie.
VISIT Ttntv. FROM ILLINOIS
J. H. Palacek, Jr., of Berwyn, Illi
nois spent the week-end here with
the John Talaceks, Sr. He also visit
ed with Mrs. John Stander of Manley
and Mrs. Andrew Stander of Weep
Two Fine Plays
are Presented at
Students Taking Part Give a Very
Fine Rendition of Roles Before
a Large Audience.
From Tuesday's Daily
There was a fine crowd at the
high school auditorium last night for
the presentation of two one-act plays
by a number of high school students.
The proceeds of tbe plays will be
used to pay for the plaque marking
the site of the first school building'
The plays were very entertaining
and thoroughly enjoyed by the large
number attending. Students were
chosen from all the grades of high
rchool and each was excellent in the
rendition of his part-
Those taking part in the two plays
were Theodore LIbershal, Frances
Hadraba, Dale Nearhood, Anna Aus
tin, Clarence Mayabb, Bruo Reich-
stadt, Mary McCarroll, Aileen Reed,
Ruth Ann Hatt, Norma Johnson, El
more Brink, Margaret Sylvester, Dor
othea Fulton, Diana Rose Lushlnsky,
Betty Ruffner, Edythe Lushlnsky,
Juanita Wood, Helen Barkus, Emma
Reine Topliff, Kathryn Tschirren,
Hazel Kelley, Neoma Wood, Diane
Webb, Louis Gradoville, Dorothy
Jean Cappell, Glen Fisk, Janis
Schmidtmann, Clementine. Woster,
Charlotte Cotner, Alice Bennett,
James Sandin, Corrine Drucker,
Gloria Johnson, Mary Kvapil, John
Tidball, John Jacobs.
The stage managers were Phoebe
Taylor and Thomas Solomon.
In the race for the coveted honor
of honorary colonel f - the-University
of Nebraska ROTC and for "Ne
braska Sweetheart," several girls well
known here are candidates-
In those suggested for honorary
colonel Is Betty Clements, of Elm
wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
L. Clements, unaffiliated.
Candidates for Nebraska Sweet
heart include Jean Morgan of Hay
Springs. Alpha Phi, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Morgan, for
mer residents of this city, as well as
Mary Anna Cockle of Omaha, Delta
Delta Delta, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Cockle. Mrs. A. L. Cockle
was formerly Miss Eda Marquardt,
one time county superintendent of
schools and member of a prominent
HEAR ROOSEVELT LECTURE
Mrs. Rea F. Patterson and Misfl
Christine Soennichsen of this city
motored to Omaha Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Walter of Falls
City, to attend the lecture given by
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the
president. The lecture was in the
auditorium and sponsored by the
The lecture was reported as being
very fine and Mrs. Roosevelt very im
pressive in her presentation of the
VISIT AT HASSLER HOME
Mrs. Mathilda Johnson, of Pekin,
Illinois, who has been visiting in
the western part of the state and
the Black Hills for the past two
months, came down from Omaha Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hassler
and family. Mrs. Johnson will visit
here with her sister, Mrs. William
Hassler, Sr., and daughter, Mifis
Anna, before she returns to hex
home in Illinois.
RECEIVE PLEASANT NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Novatney of
this city have received the good
news of the birth on Sunday to Mr.
and Mrs. James Wooster of Windsor,
Missouri, of a fine little daughter.
The little one has been christened
Mary Ellen. The event has brought
a great deal of pleasure to the par
ents and the four little sisters.
VI SIT RELATIVES HERE
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Worley of Lin
coln, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Leon
ard and Mrs. Edward Jackson of
Omaha ' were Sunday guests at the
home of Miss Verna Leonard.
SUFFERS BROKEN WRIST
Sunday after-noon John Aschen-
brenner, 14, with several companions
was out riding in a car when he fell
from the car and sustained a frac
tured left wrist and many bruises.
The car was driven by Eric Price
and three of the boys were in the
front seat and John and two others
in the rumble. As the car turned a
curve near the Clemens Nave farm,
John fell from tbe car and was in-
jured. He was taken to the office of
Dr. R. P. Westover where the Injured
member was treated.
Cass County 4-H
at AK Show
Grand Champion Fat Barrow of the
Show Is Shown by Clyde Alt
house of Eagle.
Cass county 4-H club members ex-
hibiting at the Ak-Sar-Ben stock
show at Omaha scored heavily in the
awards made Tuesday by the judges.
the Cass county pen at tbe show be
ing awarded first prize and many
individual honors awarded for the
Clyde Althouse, 20, of Eagle was
awarded the grand championship of
the show on his 225 pound belted
Hampshire barrow, and the cham
There were many in the swine
class as well as in the beef section
of the show.
Robert Schneider of Cedar Creek
had the reserve champion in the
heavy weight division of Hampshires,
and his two entries received the
highest honors- .
Lyman Rehmeier of Weeping Wa
ter, veteran 4-H worker had the
championship Chester Whites in the
lightweight and heavyweight divi
Merele Kunz, Elmwood, received
one second on Hampshires, George
Oberle and Cleo Bergman, Manly,
two sconds on Chester Whites, Har
lan Kunz, second on Spotted Poland
China. James Schafer, Murray and
James Mills two seconds on Durocs.
Winners on Steers
Myrl Kunz, 8th on Angus steer.
960 to 1,000 pounds; Harlan Kunz
14th on Angus steer, 890 pounds
and less; Peter Eveland, eighth on
Hereford street, 1,040 pounds and
up; Reginald Jorgensen, 14 th on
Hereford steer, 1,000 to 1.030
pounds; Inez Althouse, James Schafer
5th and James Mills 14 th on Here
ford steers, 960 pounds to 990.
PRETTY HOME WEDDING
Saturday evening the home of
Mrs. J. F. Clugy In the north por
tion of the city was the scene of a
very pretty wedding, the bridal party
being Miss Alma Marie Stottler, of
Denver, a niece of Mrs. Clugy, and
Mr. Joseph Scaletta, of Cherokee,
The marriage lines were read by
Judge Charles L. Graves, an old
time friend of the family of the bride,
long time residents of the Union
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Moore of this
city were the attendants of the young
people, Mrs. Moore being a sister of
The ceremony was attended by a
number of the relatives and was fol
lowed by a very much enjoyed lunch
eon. GUESTS AT ROBERTSON HOME
Major and Mrs. Jesse P. Green, of
Lincoln, were Sunday visitors at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Robertson. They were accompanied
by their daughter, Patricia, and Miss
Rachel Robertson, students at the
University of Nebraska.' Major Green
is instructor in military science in
the R.O.T.C. unit at the university.
BARGE LOAD OF LUMBER
From Monday's Daily
The launch "Helen V, piloted
by Captain Hlggins, of the Water
ways Construction company, started
yesterday morning to River Sioux,
Iowa for a barge of lumber. She re
turned this morning, with the barge,
completing another of the many suc
cessful trips made by the "Helen V"
up the river.
Newton Gaines of Lincoln and Coun
ty Agent J. M. Quack
The regular monthly meeting of
the Mynard Community club was
held on Tuesday evening, instead
of Friday, so that the new county
agent could have the opportunity of
visiting this club. The president,
Glenn Wiles, presided during tte
business session after wbich tte
west side program committee pre
sented an entertaining program.
The school pupils of Miss Mildred
Wilson, of Dist. 45, presented a one-
act Hallowe'en playlet, which clev
erly depicted the spirit of Hallowe'en
with the stage arrangement of
shocks of corn and the golden pump
kins. J. M. Quackenbush was next
introduced to the audience by Reuel
Sack, acting chairman of the com
mittee. Mr. Quackenbush, In his
usual pleasant manner gave a short
talk on tbe accomplishments of ex
tension work in Cass county, and
praised the work of the 4-H clubs.
He pledged his willingness to give
assistance to the farmers whenever
His talk was followed by an ad
dress by Newton Gaines of tbe state
extension service, of Lincoln. The
Mynard Community club feel that
they owe a debt of gratitude to
Mr. Gaines, who, eleven years ago
came to Mynard and organized this
clubhand the fact that it has become
one of the best of its class in Cass
county is gratifying to Mr. Gaines.
who realized that he was addressing
an appreciative audience as was evi
denced by. the hearty applause given
during his discourse.
Mr. Gaines in his effort to point
out the need of training our young
people to become good citizens, said
we could not afford to do away with
the 4-H club organizations, as the
work that our boys and girls are do
ing is a means of holding the inter
ests of the family together. He cited
many illustrations along this line of
endeavor and intermingled with his
wit and humor his remarks were
With the small amount of ex
pense contributed toward building
citizenship, as compared with the
large amount of tax money spent an
nually in curbing crime and main
taining institutions for the great
numbers of criminals, he emphati
cally urged that we continue with
the good work and keep our 4-H
clubs and extension clubs, as we have
for the past twenty years.
Mr. Gaines was pleased to recog
nize many whom he had met while
here to organize this club.
The club feel that they were In
deed fortunate to have had the op
portunity of having Mr. Gaines and
Mr. Quackenbush appear on this
month's program, and those who had
the pleasure of attending this meet
ing feel that the evening was well
CASS COUNTY AUDITORIUM
The residents of Cass county are
very much pleased with the fact that
the new auditorium that is to be
erected at Weeping Water will in the
futufXe be available for the Cass coun
ty fair activities.
This building will be erected by
the Cass County Agricultural Society
and to whom the building belongs
as a party of the county organization
and not to the city of Weeping Wa
ter, altho this pleasant little city as
the site of the fair will have the
pleasure of having the building erect
ed in their community.
It Is to be a structure 118 x 54 feet
and when completed will be a real
asset to the county.
HERE FR02 LINCOLN
From Wednesday' Dally-
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Swatek
of Lincoln were visitors in the city
yeBterday. They were dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Swatek, parents of George.
Friday, October 28 at Dietrlct 12.
Taylor school. Everybody invited.
Louise Rlshel, teacher. o24-27w