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THURSDAY, OCTOBEB 27, 193S.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOTJRRAL
Powers of Europe Strengthen
Empire Links in Belief Hitler
May Act to Get Lost Colonies
France Assumes Lead in Reorganization of De
fense System as Great Britain is Busy
Watching Far East Area.
By JOE ALEX MORRIS
OCopyright 1938, by United Press)
Europe's next big headache may
come from colonial conflicts, and the
powers already are busy strengthen
ing their imperial fences.
Germany, having: fought its way
back from the World war defeat, has
kept alive the question of return of
colonial possessions lost at Versailles.
But Adolf Hitler has chiefly used the
colonial issue as a weapon held in the
background to further other imme
diate aims such as the dismember
ment of Czechoslovakia.
Now, many European observers
believe, the Fuehrer will turn to
ward restoration fo the pre-war Ger
man colonies as his next step in
building up the Third Reich as a
great world power.
Under the Versailles Treaty, Ger
many ceded all of its colonies to the
various Allied powers, which in
Africa alone gained a total of 1S,
000 German population and more
than. 12,000,000 natives by the new
deal. German losses included:
The Camercons to .Great Britain.
Togoland to Great Britain.
Southwest Afri;a to the Union of
East Africa to Britain and Bel
gium. Far East
The Marshall Isles and Shangtung
Samoa to New Zealand.
New Guinea to Australia.
Naura Island to Britain.-
In connection with Germany's re
turn to "a place in the sun," Hit
ler has talked about colonies chiefly
ia order to back up hlsi demands in
Europe. His desire to dominate Cen
' tral Europe and make Germany pow
erful on the continent perhaps for
an eventual clash with Russia has
overshadowed his interest in Colonics,
which at present mig hinder" the
Third' Reich mcrenhah they would
neip. . &-Jl.
But if the Fuehrer does turn next
toward a colonial settlemen"ev will
fvfind other European powers have
cen busy in that field
France has a vast irolonjal em
pire totaling 4.500.000 square miles
and with a population of 60,100.000.
stretching frcm Africa to Asia to
America. It has teen quietly at work
on precautions against future dan
gers. Two main objectives have been
sought: First, to integrate the col
onies more thoughly into the French
system; and second, to strengthen
the military defenses' of the em
pire. Gen. Jules Buhrer has been made
chief of the colonial general staff
and the minister of colonies has been
admitted to the supreme national
defense council for the first time.
Buhrer became a' member of the
Superior War Council and the entire
colonial defense system was reorgan
ized. Recruiting has been carried on for
the colonial armed forces, with the
object of putting a possible 50.00
more men under arms in Africa and
20.000 In Indo-China.
Important measures have been
taken to improve communications in
Africa to speed mobilization if neces
sary. One of France's chief worries
in event of war would be keeping
open Mediterranean communication
. lines. The port of Dakar, important
. in any troop concentrations, will be
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enlarged, and roads throughout the
Sahara region will be improved.'
In the economic field, the ministry
of colonies is seeking to increase
production of cotton, tea, coffee and
Italy, the none-too-happy partner
of Nazi Germany, is putting a great
deal , of effort into building up its
colonial empire in Africa.
The Italian population of Addis
Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, is 22,
000 now as compared to 500 in Octo
ber, 1936, five months after its cap
ture by Fascist armies. Of that total
about 5,000 are women. There have
! been 183 Italian babies born there
since the fall of the city to the Fas
cists. i Air traffic between Italy and its
East African empire has gone up
rapidly in the last year. In that
period, about 4.700 persons flew from
Rome to Addis Ababa. An almost
equal number flew from Djibuti,
where they landed from steamship,
to the Ethiopian capital. Italy has
been boycotting the French- owned
railroad from Djibuti to Addis Ababa
and doing most of its heavy hauling
Italian paci&cation of Ethiopia
has not been as simple as reports
publiced abroad would indicate.
The natives in the Gojjam region
have been in armed rebellion for
some time, and it is estimated that
20,000 of them are enged in guer
rilla fighting. The natives conceal
their weapons and go about their
work, during the daylight hours. At
night they snipe at Italians.
NATIONAL PARKS TO BE DI-
PE0VED BY WPA GRANTS
WASHINGTON (UP) The Na
tional Park Service is putting some
of the new recovery money to work
to develop model recreation areas for
the vacationing public. "
High cn a list of 87 projects to be
fnaneed"by 5,S12,82S' allotted by
the Public Works Adminiotration
are "demonstration" developments at
Mendocino Woodlands In California,
Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and
Lake Winemac in Indiana. Dams,
cabins, playgrounds and trails will be
Other projects to be financed by
the grant include construction of
the famous Old Derby Wharf at
Salem, Mass., extension of the wild
life research bureaus in Washington
arid San Francisco and improvements
at Mount Ranier, Glacier and Yel
lowstone National Parks.
The money also will permit con
tinuation this fall of a series of
i.-roadcasts, "America's Hours of Des
liay." relating exciting stories of
the national parks. Travel bureaus
will be maintained ia New York,
Washington and San Francisco.
FARM TEAM RUNS AWAY
AS SWING- MUSIC BLARES
KINGSBURG, Cal. (UP) At the
time that "Music hath charms to
soothe the savage beast" was
phrased, swing had not yet been in
vented. As a consequence, when a team
of farm horses, quietly plowing a
field on the high school campus,
heard for the first time the jittery
improvisations of the "Blue Danube,"
from the school band, they staged a
runaway and among other things de
prived the federal government(of it3
taxes on $3,000 worth of grape vines.
him a star performer
in the rinfr! Strong,
tooth edges make
Blades star per
formers with the
Famous since 1889.
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Mrs- C. E. Carroll was spending
last week in Omaha, guest of her
son. Earn Carroll and family where
she enjoyed her visit very much.
The Murray Transfer company has
completed delivering the crop of
beets grown by George E. Nickles to
the Norfolk Packing company at
The Murray Study club enjoyed a
very fine meeting last Thursday at
the home of Mrs. Addie Park where
a fine program was rendered, en
joyed by every member present.
Lois Mead who is attending school
in Lincoln was a visitor at the home
cf her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
M. Mead over the week-end, return
ing to her studies early Monday
Troy L. Davis of Weeping Water
was looking after business matters
in Murray last Monday morning and
was meeting his amny friends as well
as having business at the Murray
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Merritt were
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Lewis last Sunday near
4 Plattsmouth. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Lewis and Mr. J. D- Lewis were also
guests at the Wayne Lewis home.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bates and
family of Rising City were guests
for the day last Sunday at the home
of the sister of Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Mar
garet Brendel. The family, with the
exception of Mrs. Eates, returned
home in the evening.
Rey Frederick of Nebraska City
kas in Murray Monday looking after
business for a time and went to Fre
mont where he had some matters to
attend to regarding seed corn. He
had a car load of hybrid seed cojn
shipped last Monday to parties in
Charles Howard was in Lincoln
J last week visiting his brother Grant
Howard who is a student at the state
university. On returning Charles
stopped at Alvo to visit with a great
uncle "Billie" Warner, who is 93
years of age and still gets around
and look after two threshing ma
chines during the threshing season.
Visiting Friends Here.
Mr. and Mrs Martin L. Ruby of
MCook where' they have made their
home for a number of years, but for
merly residing in the vicinity of
Murray, arrived in Murray last week
and have: ba. xbatiu&mt3- the
daughter, Mrs. James El tJruber and
family and their many friends here.
They were also visting in Platts
mouth. guests of another daughter,
Mrs. Dewey Reed. They expect to
depart for home Friday of this week.
Running Corn Picker.
Edward . Howard was called to
Plattsmouth last Friday and Saturday
to operate a corn "picker for his uncle,
Wallace Warner, who was called to
Lincoln for jury duty. Edward re
ports one field made 70 bushels to
the acre, while ether fields not so
far removed were enly making some
10 to 15 bushels to the acre.
Visited in Iovra.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boedeker II
last week were over to Vinton, Iowa,
near where Rev. and Mrs. J- C. Stuart
has a country charge and where they
make their home. They returned
home last Sunday evening. Speak
ing of the crops there Mr. Boedeker
said that much of the corn was yield
ing as high as 70 bushels to the
Entertained Social Club.
Mrs. O. A. Davis was hostess to the
Murray Social club last Thursday
when the entire membership of the
club was present for the day and a
very fine dinner. An entertaining
program was enjoyed by all present.
Attended Funeral Last Week.
Alfred Nickles and sister, Miss
Bertha were in receipt of a message
BE SURE TO GET AN
Get trustworthy time ia a smart
InersoII watch. ' Yankee la " (Be '
smallest and thinnest pocket
watch at $1.50. Chrome-pUtod
ease, dear numerals, unbreak
able crystal. O
telling of the passing of the late
Dcra Crosser, who had been ill for
some time at his home at Wood
River. Mr. Crosser was near 70
years of age and had lost his wife a
number of years ago, the wfie being
sister of Alfred Nickles and Miss
Btrtha. It will be remembered that
Mr. Crosser made his home here for
many years before removing to
Wood River a number of years ago.
Visited Sisted Here.
Robert Wray and wife of Kansas,
the former being the youngest
brother of Mrs. Mary Nickles, were
here the latter part of iast week, com
ing to visit the sister. During the
time Mr. Wray and wife were here
Mis3 Bertha Nickles and brother Al
fred were out to Wood River atend
ing the funeral of their brother-in-law,
Mr. Dora Crosser who died early
Irst week. Mr. and Mrs. Wray visit
ed while here with Perry Nickles
and family and other relatives and
friends. They returned home last
Celebrate 46th Anniversary.
At the Christian church last Sun
day was celebrated the 46th anni
versary of the founding of the
Christian church of Murray. It was
first organized where the Rock Creek
school now stands and was there
for some years, after which it was
moved to Murray and with the years
that have come and gone has been a
most important factor in developing
the moral life of the community and
with the Presbyterian" church has
made Murray a very fine town in
which to make a home and raise a
family and give them the proper
education. Much credit is due both
churches in making this-hustling
town what it is and what it stands
Last Sunday a dinner was held
in the church parlors in commemo
ration of the early church. Many
were present and enjoyed the services
as well as the sociability and the fine
Will Attend School Next Year.
Among the visitors ' from out of
town attending the anniversary cele
bration of the Murray Christian
church were their former pastor and
wife. Rev. and Mrs. C Loyd Shubert
They have been ii Benson since
leaving Murray and.have been very
busy there. Rev. Snubert has been
desiring to attend -t4e state univer
sity in order to obtain-his degree and
has accepted a all, td Uly3es as min
ister of the Chcistian church there
where the. work is not so heavy, in
order 'that he will be able to attend
the university and obtain his degree.
Visited in, West.
Mr. and rMs. Charles M. Read were
last week out in the state and also
in Kansas. They drove , to Calloway
where they visited foe. a time at the
home of Mrs. Robert' Burr, later go
ing to Norton. Kansas where they
visited at tbe ; horim?;6$ a sister of
Mr. Read. Iver Sta&disu and wife.
They found the country very dry and
the crops spotted.
Will Spend Winter Here.
Mrs. R. Tennant of Miami, Fia-,
a niece of Mrs- C. E. Carroll, who
has been visiting friends in Chicago,
arrived in Murray Tuesday of this
week and will make her home with,
her aunt for the winter. Mrs. Car
roll has been stayingf alone and he
coming of the niece wiy' be much
company for both ladies. .
Murray Christian Aid.
The Aid Society of the Murray
Christian church rieets Wednesday
afternoon, November 2,-'Everyone is
invited. All members urged to be
present. , The hostesses for the after
noon are Mrs- Wilsorif'Mrs. Drucker,
Mrs. Gruber, Mrs. Park and Mrs. Ber
ger honorary hostess.with Ms.' Sack
as leader. '
IAW BOWS GRACIOUSLY
WHEN" ROMANCE ENTERS
Mealiff received a police summons for
"It took me a long time to say
SDcd night to my girl friend," MealiS
told Magistrate John O'Malley.
He was discharged.
"".W'.'j from ReJ SqmilU. a 1 1
r by US rp- Aet But II
' 1S33X Rcdy-MixTcJ, fo II
liom.35nd JI 00; Ptjv- If
""rY d lor fmrms, 7 All
1 , Drag end Seed Stares.
)') Dsmsge each rxt does '
1f cows you uoo s
Clyde Fitzpatrick has been wrest
ling with a case of the grippe, but
he Is now feeling much better.
Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Petersen were
iu Omaha last Monday, called to see
their infant who is a patient in one
of the Omaha hospitals.
B. Golding of Plattsmouth was a
visitor in Weeping Water last Tues
day morning looking after business
matters and visiting friends.
Russell Van Every who is a stu
dent in the Etate university was a
visitor at home over the week-end,
returning to his studies early Mon
Rev. Lenker and wife were in My
nard last Tuesday attending the
county Sunday school convention and
there met many of the people in the
county interested in Bible school
Mrs. Sam Baker who was taken
to the Bryan Memorial hospital at
Lincoln last Friday for examination
and an operation is still at the in
stitution and i3 being carafully at
tended. Wilson Bickford who was attend
ing the firemen's convention at Fre
xipdft last week reports a good time
and also says that many new fere
fighting devices were presented for
the consideration of those attending
W. P. Sitzman for many years a
resident of Weeping Water but more
recently making his home in Platts
mouth where he recently purchased a
suburban home, with the wife was a
visitor in Weeping Water Sunday
at the home of Wilson Bickford and
Ray Becker of Union, republican
candidate for register of deeds of
Cass county was inWeeping Water
last Tuesday morning looking after
the interests of his campaign. In the
early evening he went to Elmwood
where he attended a republican meeting.
Pleased with Weeping Water.
J. A. Munder, former citizen of
Weeping Water, living here for mirry
years, but has been living at Kansas
City for a number of years, has been
visiting friends in Weeping Water
for the past few days, and in speak
ing of the improvements, FDoke rery
flatteringly of the advance which the
city has made in advancement of
business .and building of residences
as wel ks the additional school build
ing ti ooci t he coram t iiw ii U n g
which is soon to be erected as well as
the paving of No. 50 within the city
limits. While here he has been guest
of John McQuinn. He was also visit
ing with friends in Lincoln.
Entertained Friendly Ladies.
Mrs. Anna Hart, a member of the
organization known as the Friendly
Ladies, entertained the organization
at her home last Wednesday evening.
The etnire membership was present
and for the evening contract bridge
was featured and a delightful lunch
con was served.
Injured Arm in Fall.
Mrs. W. H. Tuck while walking
acsoss the floor which was highly
polished at her home, slipped and in
falling struck a jicce of furniture
with her elbow which bruised the
member and caused her quite a bit
of pain. However, she is getting
along nicely since the accident.
Changes Work in the West.
A letter from Randall Oldham who
with the wife make their home In
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 latel
Is Your Car Insured?
Call or See
Los Angeles where he has been work
ing as a chef, states that he has re
signed his position to accept a Job as
driver of a bread truck. In his for
mer position it was necessary to
work seven days a week, but in the
new position he only has to work six
days and has Sunday to himself.
Attend Funeral in Gretnwood.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Binger were
in Greenwood last week attending
the funeral of Mrs. Edna Binger, who
it will be remembered, was killed in
a collision of two automobiles three
miles east of Greenwood. Mrs. Edna
Einger who was housekeeper at the
Buckingham home, was riding with
the family when the car was struck
by another car coming from the east.
The burial was at the Greenwood
Attend Shriners Conclave.
G. R. Binger and a number of
ether members of the Masonic order
in Weeping Water were over to Des
3Ioine3 last Monday and Tuesday
attending a meeting of the Shriners
All were loud in their praise of the
Shriners at the Iowa capital who ex
tended every courtesy and in the very
excellent time which was provided
for all the visitors.
Hold County Meeting.
The members of the Auxiliary of
the American Legion held their coun
ty convention at the Congregational
church in Weeping Water Wednes
day of this week, where they en
joyed an excellent program. The
meeting opened with a covered dish
luncheon. Many members from over
the county attended.
Recovers Stolen Automobile.
Our police captain, Rasmus Law
renscn with the wife journeyed to
Lincoln last week to visit at the
home of their two sons, Lloyd and
Raymond. While they were busy
visiting someone slipped up and ap
propriated the automobile of Mr.
Lawrensen, keeping it from Friday
to Sunday afternoon, when it was
recovered and Rasmus went to Lin
coln and brought it home. We would
not be surprised that the car will b.e
locked when again they visit in Lin
coln. Gives Excellent Recital.
Mrs. Harold Harmon who is a
teacher of music, with her students
gave a very fine recital at the Chris
tian church in Weeping Water last
Monday evening. Twenty-two stu
dents took part in the program.
Cass county rtas no tond"e6 In
debtedness, as, like the state, we
have paid cash for our hard sur
faced roads and otner improve
ments as we went.
A Farmer Who
Knows the Ne
cessity of Kcon
omy in CJov'm't.
W. H. Bill
missioner S ml THntrirt
' aji. 1
HAf.ranB'S 1938 -UJOHLD
Leave orders at the Plattsmouth
Pay $1 to Local Representative lrJilh
Grdcr and $2.95 When Delivered
(Too Late for Monday)
Rev. and Mrs. C. Jannen returned
home last Tuesday evening after
spending a month in the east attend
ing denominational and internation
al gatherings of the Evangelical
church. They enjoyed the trip great
ly, seeing many church his-.oric
p'aces, and visiting relatives in the
east and in the Kentucky Mission
The Murdock Christian Endeavor
Society held an enjojyable fellow
Fhip at the home of August Oehler
king last Thursday evening. Many
items of business were considered
and then the large group enjoyed
social fellowship in the nature of a
haunted house party. The evening
hosts served a fine luncheon.
Mrs. Leroy Gorthey was hostess
to the Murdock Little Heralds, at a
gathering in her home Saturday af
ternoon, October 13, when many of
the Missionary organizations boys
and girls of the church with their
mothers enjoyed the afternoon to
gether. A program for the children
was conducted by the superintendent.
Mrs. Gorthey, after which games
were played and delicious refresh
ments were enjoyed by all the mem
bers. The county Sunday school con
vention, held at the United Brethren
church in Mynard. Nebraska, last
Tuesday, had eleven registered dele
gates from the Murdock circuit. The
program was one of the finest in
years. The new general secretary of
the Nebraska Council of Churches,
Miss Elsie Wick, greatly challenged
the large audience with her two ad
dresses cn "The Task of the Sunday
School" and "Christian Adventures
Today." Group discussions were held
during the morning program cn de
partmental work in the Sunday
school, and the delegates entered
the discussion groups. Mr. J. How
ard Davis, of Plattsmouth, was re
elected president of the Association
for a second year.
The 76th birthday anniversary of
Herman R. Schmidt was celebrated
at his home last Thursday evening,
when all the children and grand
children gathered to honor him on
the happy occasion. Mr. Schmidt has
lived in the community since young
manhood and is well known by the
residents here. Health and daily
work are two blessings which he
enjoys; even in his advanced age.
If ycu have adequate insur
ance your loss is bearable!
Don't Take a Chance
Platts. State Bank Buildinj
Than Flcwstanil Value
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