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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1938-
The Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTS3IOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoffice, PlattMnouth. Nb.. as aeosd-clas mall mattar
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUESCBIFTION PEICE $2.00 A YE ATI L5TIEST" POSTAL ZONE
Subscribers living in Second Poata! Zone. $2.60 per year. Beyond
ffOO miles, $3.00 per year. Rate to Canada and foreign countriea,
$3.50 per year. All subscriptions- art-payable strictly In adTanea.
Frady Garage Installs Costly Auto
Testing Equipment Given a
State Testing License.
During the past couple of weeks,
work of installing automobile testing
equipment has been under way at
the Frady garage. Today Mr. Frady
received his official license from the
state to operate a testing station
the second in Plattsmouth and issue
approval windshield stickers to car
owners whose vehicles pass the pre
scribed state tests.
The law decrees that cars and
trucks shall pass an official inspec
tion twice during a calendar year
Although it has been in effect for
many months, lack of testing equip
ment in many localities has caused
postponement of the deadline date
for the initial test and now in this
locality it has been set as December
31. After that date, cars operating
on the highways without a safety
sticker will be stopped by patrolmen,
and their owners hailed into court
to face the penalties provided in the
Weaver Testing Equipment
The testing equipment installed by
Mr. Frady includes an automatic
vheel alignment indicator, automatic
brake tester and electric eye head
light tester all of the Weaver man
ufacture. This is standard state ap
proved equipment and the kind used
in most of the testing stations over
The new equipment has been set
in the cement floor along the east
wall of the garage, and that, area J
will be kept open at all times for
making tests of cars.
State men here last week approv
ed the equipment and placed the
order for the station's official stick
crs and inspection cards, which have
just been received.
Nebraska City is just starting the
evection of a building for its new
FIREMEN KEPT BUSY
From Wednesday's Daily
Last night the members of the
Plattsmouth fire department were
kept busy with two calls.
At the residence of Fred Drucker
on Wintersteen Hill, a kerosene
lamp exploded in one of the second
floor sleeping rooms and threatened
a serious fire for a few moments but
the blaze was confined to a small part
of the ceiling and firemen soon had
the blaze extinguished.
Paper in a box on the back porch
of the residence of Bernard Klinger
caused a small fire and fortunately
the firemen were on the Job promptly
and held the fire to a part of the
siding on the porch.
With the very high wind it was
fortunate that the blazes were held
to small damage.
There had been no one of the fam
ily near the box and as prowlers had
been reported around the place sev
eral times it was thought that the
blaze might have been of an incen
ATTENDS RADIO MEET
Richard Yelick spent Saturday and
Sunday in Omaha where he attend
ed the mid-west amateur radio con
vention. There were about 500 ama
teur radio enthusiasts at the con
vention. Mr. Yelick served on the
HEBE FROM LINCOLN
Mrs. Myra Utter of Lincoln ar
rived Monday evening for a visit
here with ,the old friends . and ac
quaintances1. She is a house guest
of Mrs. R. A- Bates, one of the former
J Thomas Walling Company J
Abstract! ol Title -.
Ralph Keckler has purchased one
of the striking new Buicks.
Theo. Harms made a trip to Om
aha Wednesday morning after goods
for the store.
Miss Laura Daudaux was visiting
at the home of her parents in Ne
braska City over the week end.
Mrs. Thorbold Hansen was hostess
to a gathering of the Friendly Farm
Ladies at her homeast Monday.
Mrs. Oscar Dowler entertained a
number of friends at a six o'clock
dinner at her home one evening last
George Rau has been spending a
number of days visiting with the
folks and also calling on friends at
his old time home at Utica.
Ernest and Johnnie Gruber, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. John Gruber, attend
ed the Nebraska-Missouri football
game in Lincoln" last Saturday.
John A, Stander and wife attended
a card party at Elmwood given by
the Guild of St. Mary's Catholic
church there, one day last week.
Mr.-and Mrs. Frank Bergman were
Nebraska City visitors last Saturday,
having business to transact there and
also enjoying a visit' with friends.
Rev.. J. W. Taenaler, pastor of the
Christian-church at; Plattsmouth, ac
companied the Journal field man on
his regular trip to" Manley last Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Harms : and
Teddy, Jr., visited relatives in Tal
madge one day last week being guests
at the home of . Mrs. Henry Peters
and daughter. Mrs. Peters is Mrs.
A number of the residents of
Manley and vicinity were at Weep
ing Water last week, where they en
joyed attending the democratic ban
quet, as well as meeting the candi
dates and. hearing the speakers. The
rceting was followed by a dance. r
Birth of Grandson .
, A son was born to Mr: and . Mrs..
Howard Cochran at Ashland one day
last week. The mother was formerly
Miss Rachel Fleischman. Sunday,
Mr. and Mrs. Fleischman went over
to see the new grandson, taking
with them their granddaughter, lit
tle Delores Gade, of that place,' who
had been spending some time here
with them. On their return home,
they were accompanied by little
Jerry Cochran, who has been visit
ing the grandparents for a week.
Represented St. Patrick's Parish
Miss Catherine Shcchan and Her
bert Stander were the two C. Y. O.
delegates from St. Patrick's parish
at the conference held in Lincoln
Inst Thursday and Friday. A large
number of people were present from
all over the diocese and included on
the (program was a banquet and
dance Thursday evening.
The two representatives from here
will make a report on the two-day
gathering at the next meeting of the
Boys will le Boys Sure
' Hallowe'en, which falls on October
3 1st each year, has come and gone.
The occasion was celebrated in regu
lar manner in Manley. and Tuesday
morning found many strange be
lt ngings displayed in unusual places.
Numerous old trucks and cars .used
by August Krecklow in the making
of farm trailers, ..were dragged to
the east end of Main street and it
required three trljs by Mr, Krecklow
to get the, property back. home. An
old time buggy belonging to John
Sheehan was found astride the roof
of the Missouri .Pacific station and
had not been removed when we vis
ited Manley Wednesday.. . Yes, boys
will be boys! And, no. doubt, some
of their elders also became. boys for
a night,. ......'.
Glass Glass Glass
' Auto Glaus Replaced
Psiiit-Ciasi & XUW fair 5tsre
Mrs. Cora Kniss is taking care of
Mrs. Ruth Dyer.
Mr. and Mrc. R. C. Burk were in
Neighbors went in and helped
Sam Gray shuck his corn last Tues
Mrs. Fred Etheridge has been con
fined to her bed with illness the past
few days. .
- A Father and Son banquet will be
held at the M. E. church Tuesday
evening, November 8.
The Ladies Card Club met with
Mrs. P. E. Clymer Thursday for the
usual 1 o'clock luncheon.
M. E. Guild met at the home of
Mrs. Frank Welton Tuesday, with
Mrs. Harry Marlof assisting hos
tess. Miss Helen Maher accompanied
her girl friend to Denver, where
they visited from Tuesday to Sun
day of last week.
Rex Hise of Yosemite National
Park, California, visited several days
with Mrs. Marion Hise and son, re
turning home Wednesday.
Miss Nina Jeffry entertained the
members of her Sunday school class
at a Hallowe'en party at her home
Monday night, October 31.
Orville Stevenson, who is in the
naw visited at the Gomerdinger
home last Tuesday. He has been
visiting an uncle and aunt in Lin
Dorcas will meet Friday with Mrs.
Carrie Armstrong and Mrs. Minerva
Maher entertaining. The ladies are
busy with preparations for a bazaar
Miss Lucille Kelly has been in
Lincoln several days taking care of
hsr itr Irene Kelly, who has
been very ill. She is improving at
Mrs. Dale Carpenter is very ill
at her home in Lincoln. She recent
ly underwent an operation and had
seemed to be recovering nicely. She
was formerly Miss Ola Sayles.
Thursday dinner guests of Mrs.
John Armstrong were . Mrs. R. G.
Reid and daughters of Gordon; Mrs.
Florence Armstrong: Mrs. Charles
Armstrong and Rev. Williams and
Mrs. Mary Tracy returned to her
home in Columbus, Kansas, Wednes
day, after spending a few days with
her mother, Mrs. N. A. Kish, who
has been very ill at the Henry Kish
home. ' "
A social meeting took place at
the Christian church Tuesday even
ing. A good crowd attended and
enjoyed hearing the speaker, Rev.
Bythewood of the Tabernacle church
of Lincoln, who spoke on "Forward
Movement of the Church."
I A social hour followed and re
freshments of sandwiches, pickles
and cake were served.
Principal speaker at the November
meeting of the Greenwood Woman's
club was Prof. W. E. Dyer, who
spoke on "Your School and the
Local Health Program."
Prof. Dyer excoriated the present
methods of school health and recom
mended periodic thorough examina
tions of both children and teachers,
training of teachers in health, the
keeping of health records for each
pupil and elimination of all health
hazards in the sehool.
A violin selection, "Cabaletta,"
was given by Winnifred Lambert,
accompanied by Josephine Lewis.
MiBs Lola Allen gave an interest
ing talk on "Health in the Home"
and Miss Marion Hartsook spoke on
"Vitamin Fads." Club singing was
led by Mrs. Rex Peters, accompanied
by Mrs. Vernon Greer.
Every member is urged to attend
the Christmas party, December 7,
which will be devoted to holiday
fun. Every member is to bring a
gift costing not over 23 cents and
the gifts will be exchanged in the
traditional holiday spirit.
Mrs. Walter Woitzel will be the
hostess, assisted by Mrs. A. J. Lea da
brand and the meeting will be held
iu the Legion hall.
It's Always 8
Inside One of Our
All the new styles
raglan sleeve sin
gle or double breast
ed. Priced at
Where Quality Counts
Edward Freeman . and family, of
Weeping Water, were Sunday guests
at the Earl Freeman home here.
Mrs. Harry H. Marquardt was a
guest over the week end at the home
of her son, Francis and wife, in
Charles Barto and wife, of Raven
na, Nebr., accompanied by anothei
couple from that vicinity, visited in
Avoca a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maseman were
in Lincoln last Sunday, where they
spent the day visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Maseman.
Earl Freeman took time off from
his work at the elevator last Tuesday
and overhauled his Model A car, get
ting it in good shape for winter driv
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquard and
little daughter and Mrs. Caroline
Marquardt, mother of Fred, drove to
Eeaver Crossing, where they visited
at the Ted Hile home over the
Mr. and Mrs. William Dehnning
of Elmwood entertained a number of
friends at dinner last Sunday, among
them Elmer Corbin, of Avoca. A
very enjoyable time was had.
With a shortage of water in Avoca
John Ruge has installed a new steel
inside cistern in his home to store
up rainwater from the roof, and had
it hooked up in time to catch the
water from the continued rainfall of
several days last week.
Wm. Maseman, who was among
those drawn for federal grand jury
service, went to Lincoln in response
to the summons sent him, but was
informed he would not be needed
that day and was allowed to return
home subject to later call.
John Marquardt was in Omaha
last week, where he attended the
preview of 1939 Ford cars as well
as the banquet for dealers which was
featured in connection with the pre
view. The new models are now on
display in the show rooms of Ford
deal' rs everywhere.
Fred Lenhard, Sr., and wife, be
came grandfather and grandmother.
respectively, twice in the same day,
last week, when baby boys were born
at the homes of two of their sons
Congratulations are in order to both
the parents and grandparents.
Jordan Kokjer and wife, who are
lecated in the western part of the
state, where Jordan holds a teach
ing position, were week end guests
at the home of his parents, Rev. and
Mrs. J. M. Kokjer, following the
state teachers' meeting of Thursday
and Friday, at Lincoln.
Tlie Avoca Woman's club, one of
the active organizations of the com
munity, held a bazaar and supper
last Friday night, realizing a neat
sum for the purpose of carrying on
their civic work and desire to thank
the public for their support and co
operation. Tea in Honor of Guests
Rev. Kelso, who served as pastor
here a decade ago, and who is now
the pastor of a church in New York
state, accompanied by his wife, ar
rived in Avoca last week for a short
visit with old friends while en route
to Denver, where ,a son resides, and
where they may make their future
home. While ehere they were guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Baier, and on Tuesday after
noon Mrs. Baier was hostess at a
delightful tea in the basement of
the church which was attended by
a large number of the friends of this
couple. The Kelsos departed a few
days ago for Denver, after a most
delightful visit here.
Spent an Enjoyable Evening
Members of the Ladies Guild of
the Catholic church southeast of
Avoca sponsored a very enjoyable
evening's entertainment at the town
hall in Avoca one night last week.
Bingo and other games were played.
Among those present were visitors
from several nearby towns.
Fred L Carsten
And Take NO Chances
Mature in Judgment!
Farmer and Land Owner!
Long Time Resident
of Cass County
Frank W. Lorenz, Elmwood real
estate dealer, was a business visitor
a: Murdock Wednesday afternoon.
Harry Gillespie and wife of North
Loup and Gale McDonald and fam
ily of Hampton were visitors in
Murdock last Sunday.
Henry E. (Slatts) Carson, mana
ger of the elevator, drove to Platts
mouth Saturday evening for a short
visit with county seat friends.
Mrs. O. W. Schewe is reported as
improving fine from her severe op
eration in St. Joseph's hospital at
Omaha. She expects to return home
Floyd M. Cole of Elmwood and
Joe Mrasek of Plattsmouth were vis
iting in Murdock last Wednesday af
ternoon, calling on their friend,
Henry E. (Slatts) Carson.
T. A. Engles and wife, of Auburn,
were business callers in Murdock
lust Saturday, calling at the Murdock
lumber yard, which is owned by the
Engles lumber company of which T.
A. is president.
Rev. and Mrs. George P. Clarke,
of Beaver City, have been guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Ward. Mrs. Clarke is a sister of Mr.
Ward. Rev. Clarke is pastor of the
First Christian church at Beaver
Mrs. J. Johansen has been feel
ing quite poorly for soveral days.
being confined to her bed the great
er part of the time. Mrs. A. H. Ward
has been helping with the work at
the cafe during Mrs. Johansen's ill
Merideth Weddell and wife, of
Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Lyons, of Palmyra, were guests of
W. T. Weddell last Sunday. The en
tire group spent the afternoon in
Weeping Water, calling on friends.
Mrs. Lyons was formerly Miss lone
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Craig and E
D. Friend, father of Mrs. Craig,
drove to Fremont last Sunday for a
visit at the Ivan Clites home. The
Craigs returned home that night, but
Mr. Friend remained and will spend
several weeks visiting at the home
of his daughter Mrs. Clites.
Laughter Manages Apartments
In last week's account of the visit
of L. Neitzel in-Kansas 'City, omis
sion was made 'of the fact that he
visited ' his 1 - daughter, .' ." Mrs. ' ': Clara
Hartung, and the latter's daughters
Miss Eleanor and Mrs. Alice Miller.
Mrs. Hartung s manager of two
apartment buildings in the Missouri
city, each of 40 apartments, located
cn Armour boulevard. Although it
is no small task to keep 80 families
happy and contented, Mrs. Hartung
seems to be succeeding very well, and
the owners are well pleased and have
given her a fine testimonial com
menting on her ability and tact.
This seems to be Mrs. Hartung's
life's work and she enjoys it and is
happy in it.
Corn Crop Fine in Illinois .
Walter S. Luse and wife, of Plain
field, Illinois, arrived in Murdock
last week for a visit at the home of
Rev. Harvey A. Schwab and wife.
Mesdames Luse and Schwab are sis
ters. They made the trip in their
car and were able to observe crop
conditions along the way. Mr. Luse
says the crops around Plainfield are
as good as any they saw further
west. One farmer there reports a
yield of S5 bushejs of corn to the
acre from hybrid seed, while the
average yield in that vicinity from
ordinary seed is 60 bushels to the
"Off Day" for the Pilgrim
Last Sunday was a "day off" for
Murdock's traveling Pilgrim. He did
You are Invited to Attend Another Big
JOHN DEERE ; PROGRAM
5 New Talking Pictures including an All
Hollywood Comedy. Free Lunch after show.
TfiunspflY euep& riou. TO
at MURRAY HALL 7 p. m.
If you don't have tickets, ask for them. They're FREE!
A. L. Carper Phone
not spend the day home sleeping,
however, but went to Cedar Bluffs,
Nebr., to surprise his friend, Rev.
J. P. Booher, Methodist pastor, who
was recently transferred, from Union
to Cedar Bluffs.
Mr. Neitzel declined invitations to
teach a class and also to preach. As
he had preached twice for Rev, Booh
er at Union, he says he wanted to
hear a sermon instead this time
and hear one he did.
It was at Cedar Bluffs that Mr.
Neitzel began his work in Nebraska
in April, 1882. The children of those
days are grandparents of today. They
have been given his promise of a
sermon on the occasion of his next
! The Stove Did Not Draw
! For -some time past on each re
furring Hallowe'en the boys have
been wont to take advantage of the
eternal good nature of Eddie Craig
and stuff rags in the chimney at
jhe barber shop. Finally it got so
Eddie has expected and looked for
this to be done, and so ceased to be
fun to the boys, who this year dis
appointed him by not doing it. In
stead they transferred their depreda
tions to the chimney of W. H. Zabel,
who was truly as amazed Tuesday
that his stove didn't draw, as Eddie
was that his did.
Enjoyed Visit in the East
Mrs. Henry A. Tool, of Murdock;
Mrs. Ellen Brown, of Lincoln; Mr3.
Nelson Berger and Miss Evelyn
Wolph of Nehawka attended the Na
tional meeting of Extension clubs at
Louisville, Kentucky, last week, as
representatives of the Extension ser
vice in the state of Nebraska. They
had a most enjoyable time and found
many states represented there with
competitive exhibits of handiwork.
We are promised a more detailed
account of the gathering for our next
Forced to Use Crutches
Due to trouble with one of his
feet, William' Luetchens has been
compelled to resort to the use of a
pair of crutches in order to get
around with his usual alacrity. He
reports some improvement in the
condition of the foot.
Well Attended Box Social
The Murdock schools sponsored a
program and box social last Friday
evening that was well attended by
teachers, pupils, patrons and others.
Following the program, the boxes
were auctioned off, some going to
just the right parties, while others
got slightly mixed. A neat sum was
realized from the sale of the boxes,
purchasers of which received not
only a dinner for themselves, but a
partner as well to share the cqntents
For sociability there is nothing to
beat the old fashioned box supper,
and everyone seemed to have a tip
top good time.
The pinochle parties that are be
ing held every week at the Recrea
tion Center arc in full swing for the
winter season and the next one will
be held on Thursday evening at 8
At the last session there were 19
pinochle players bidding "high, wide,
and handsome" and everyone had a
good time trying to set the other
fellow and sometimes getting set
At the party Thursday night.
Clyde Jackson hopes to have at least
six or seven tables going strong with
csrii rnunle makina their bid for
If yoH arc a pinochle fan, come on.
down to the Recreation Center and
we will show you a good time count
ing the "royal marriages."
2411 Murray, Nebr.
William Metzger, unicameral can
date, was calling on the voters of
Wabash and vicinity Wednesday.
Ralph Dorr has completed the
picking of his corn crop, and while
he .has some corn, there is plenty of
room for more in his crib.
Mrs. Fred Wendt has been very
poorly at her home for the past few
weeks and under the care of the
family physician for some time.
John C. Browne, who spent some
time at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. E. B. Stroemer of Alvo is now
visiting at the home of his son, Clif
ford Browne and family.
Messrs and Mesdames W. L. Cop
pie and Guy Hinds and the children,
who were visiting for some time in
Burns, Colorado, returned home Sun
day of last week.
L. R. Stanley is getting ready for
the delayed winter which he is sure
lurks just around the corner and has
a large pile of wood sawed and ready
for any emergency.
Henry II. Gerbeling has complet
ed the gathering of his corn and is
well pleased with the yield, which,
although a bit spotted made an aver
age of between 27 and 28 bushel3
to the acre.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Hardaway
and Mrs. Carl Hcnson were over near
Nehawka last Sunday, where they
were visiting at the -home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Grant. Mesdames
Grant and Hardaway are sisters.
Minton V. Wood brought a truck
load of coal from the Clarinda mine
last Wednesday, which he delivered
to the purchaser here. He was accom
panied by Louis Schmidt, the road
man, who enjoyed a trip into the tall
Last Monday night being Hallo
we'en, witnessed a general gravitat
ing towards the elevator of various
things, among them a buggy belong
ing to Louis Schmidt, which, if bug
gies could vote, would be old enough.
The boys who were responsible for
the migration of these verious ob
jects, did not see that they were re
turned. DOINGS IN DISTRICT COURT
Clerk of the District Court C. E.
Ledgway had several filings of liti
gation in his office today that In
volves the foreclosure of tax liens and
suits to quiet title.
: .The City , of Plattsmouth, 'vs. Nels.
Steel, et al, involves the foreclosure
of tax liens on some twenty .pieces
of property and in which are named
The suits to quiet title Involve
property in this city and are as fol
lows: Elmer Elliott, et al vs. Samuel
Casey, ct al.
C. A. Rosencrans, et al vs. John
Moore, et al.
Janet McKercher Clement vs. Wil
liam O'Neill, et al.
VISITS IN OLD HOME
From Tuesday's Daily
Miss Florence McElroy, of Los
Angeles was here for a few hours
today to visit a few of the old friends
and at the family plot in Oak Hill
cemetery where her parents are
Mis3 McElroy has been in New
York City to attend a medical con
vention being held there the past
week and on her way west stopped
to visit at Omaha and Plattsmouth.
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