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VOL. NO. IIV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1938.
Funeral of W.
T. Richardson at
Services Largely Attended by Friends
and Neighbors of This Pioneer
P.esident of County.
The funeral of the late William
T. Richardson was huld at the My
nard United Brethern church of
which he was a member for many
years, Friday morning, conducted by
Rev. Paul Dick, pastor of the church.
W. T. Richardson was born Aug
ust 25, 1865 on a farm where his
parents resided and which continued
to be his home during his childhood.
Here he farmed and attended school,
graduating also from the Plattsmouth
high school. He was united in mar
riage to Miss Kate Robbins on De
cember 24, 1890-
There was born to this couple twin
daughters, Florence and Fheme, two
sons, Robbin and Will and another
Emma is now Mrs. L. G. Todd of
Venango, Neb.; Pheme, now Mrs.
Cameron Cathey of Waterloo, Iowa.
' Mrs. Richardson passed away several
years ago. Some seven years ago Mr.
Richardson was united in marriage
to Mrs. Horace Simtpson, who sur
vives him. A brother, Frank Rich
ardson of Chicago, also survives.
A male quartet composed of Law
rence Leonard, Raymond Cook, Ar
thur Hild and Rev'. Paul Dick, sang.
The pall bearers were Glen Wiles,
Elbert Wiles, Sherman Cole, Roy
Cole, W. S. Wetenkamp and Arthur
Wetenkamp. Mrs. Roy Cole presided
at the piano.
The Interment was at Oak Hill
cemetery in Plattsmouth where the
wife and other members orthe 'fam
ily rest. ' -.
Among those from out of "town
attending the funeral were Cameron
Cathey and wife of Waterloo, Mr. and
Mrs. L. G. Todd of Venango, Frank
Richardson of Chicago and Bush
rod Robbins of Denver.. Mrs. Todd
is daughter of the deceased and Mrs
Cathey a sister of Mrs. Richardson
and Frank Richardson a brother.
Mr. Bushrod Robbins is a brother of
the first Mrs. Richardson.
HOLD ANNUAL PROGRAM
The pupils of the Ervin school,
district No. 10 near Union, present
ed their annual fall program to a
large crowd Friday, Nov. 11th.
Entertaining dialogues and read
ings were given by the pupils. Wayne
Moore played the guitar and sang.
Edith Wolfe was voted the best
looking young lady, Ruth Wade the
best cook and Stacy A-ilock the hand
somest young man, Frank Dye the
best corn husker, Cloyd Hickey and
Fannie Kearns the spooniest couple.
The teacher, Mrs. Ray Albin, was
voted the most popular person pres
ent. The women of the district served
a lunch. The receipts for the eve
ning were $22.72. The money will
be used to buy a piano for the
TO THE VOTERS OF CASS COUNTY
I desire to most gratefully express
my appreciation of the fine vote
given me in the election to the posi
tion of county superintendent of
Cass county. It will be my constant
desire to see that the schools of the
county are kept at the highest
standard of efficiency and the inter
ests of the patrons and taxpayers
MRS. LORA LLOYD KIECK.
VISITING WITH PARENTS
Miss Jean Hayes of West Side,
Iowa, is enjoying the week end with
her parents here. She had the pleas
ure of attending the Pan-Hellenic
formal of Creighton University last
evening which opens the social
events of the university as a whole.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank my many friends
who gave me their support in the re
cent county election and I fully hope
that my successor will continue with
the road construction program and
cooperate with WPA federal aid proj
ects throughout Cass county.
R. D. FITCH, JR.
LETTERS CAUSE WORRY
Several parties over the city over
an extended period of the past two
years have been receiving poison pen
letters which have been written with
the intent apparently of causing dis
turbances between families as well
Not alone do these letters cause
much worry and injured feelings,
but the parties receiving them state
also that remarks and pictures of an
obscene nature have ben inclosed.
A careful investigation of the
matter has lined up a suspect and
the matter will probably be placed
in the hands of the proper author
ities or the injured parties take the
matter up themselves.
Plattsmouth Exchange Force Will
Start Campaign to Sell Tele
phone Service to Residents.
Employes of The Lincoln Telephone
and Telegraph company, through
out the company's territory in south
east and central Nebraska, are now
engaged in a campaign to sell tele
phones. The campaign period will
cover the entire month of Novem
ber. The sales drive has been named
the "Bring Home the Bacon" cam
paign in recognition of the vast im
portance of hog raising in Nebras
ka's economic structure. A picnic
or party, depending on the weather,
will be given to the employes of the
area making the highest percentage
of its sales quota. Employees of the
Plattsmouth area are out to win this
picnic, and they plan to visit person
ally all citizens who are not now
enjoying the benefits of telephone
service and if hard work will win
first place the picnic, or party, will
be held in the Plattsmouth area early
The Lincoln Telephone and Tele
graph company is relying on news
paper advertising to help its em
ployes in this sales drive. Two ad
vertisements calling attention to the
value of the telephone have appeared
in this newspaper within a space of
three weeks. The advertisement ap
pearing in this Issue touches upon
a subject of vital importance to
W. F- M. S. MEETS
The Women's Foreign Missionary
society met Thursday with Mrs.
Harxy White. The devotions were
led by Mrs. Rae McMaken on The
Kingdom. The business meeting was
then conducted by the president,
Mrs. E. W. Thimgan, emphasizing
the goals attained this year, espe
cially along spiritual lines. The
treasurer's report showed a good
number of dues coming In. The cor
responding secretary gave a report
of the New Year poster for anni
versary achievements as the secretary
of this department was not able to
be present. A study outline of the
year's work to be led by the secre
tary of Christian churches has been
received. These things , make mem
bers feel enthusiastic about the
work of the society.
The second lesson from the study
book Moving Millions was very in
terestingly presented by Mrs. L. S.
Devoe on the chapter "Untouchables
of India." The discussion by the
members showed much interest. A
solo, "Kishmiri," was very nicely
given by Stephen Devoe as a musical
setting to the subject of study.
There was almost a perfect at
tendance of members and all enjoyed
the hospitality of the hostess' home.
The meeting closed with a social
half hour while Mrs. White with'
friends assisting, served refresh
ments. IN GRATITUDE
I deeply appreciate the consider
ation shown me in our recent elec
tion for the office of sheriff. Being
elected to that office I will do all
within my power to maintain the
standards that are incumbent with
I pledge unfailing service to all
the people of Cass county.
and Son Banquet
Judge E. F. Carter of Nebraska
Supreme Court Gives Armis
tice Day Address.
The fathers and sons of the My
nard community sponsored a ban
quet at the basement of the United
Erethren church Friday evening,
when a large number of the fathers
and sons gathered for the program
Raymond Cook acted as toastmas
ter and introduced the various num
bers on the program and the speaker
of the evening.
The address of welcome was given
by Rev. Paul Dick, followed by a
solo by Richard Cole.
The spokesman for the fathers was
Glen Wiles, who promised the best
of advice and cooperation that the
American family may forever re
main the bulwark of American lib
The spokesman for the sons was
Bob Vallery, who assured the parents
and especially the fathers, that they
could count on the cooperation of
the sons of this day to do their por
tion in keeping the best of Amer
ican citizenship to the fore.
A quartet composed of Lawrence
Leonard, Art Hild, Charles and Ed
Howard, rendered several very en
Paul Dick and ricbert Cole were
then heard in a very artistic piano
Lawrence and Allle Leonard were
heard in a very appropriate duet.
"Love's Old Sweet Song."
The speaker pf the evening. Judge
E. F. Carter of the Nebraska supreme
court was then introduced by Toast
master Cook. He spoke on the United
States' flag and what it means to the
American citizen, stressing the fact
that while we hold the flag in rever
ence as the national emblem that
stands for lib'erty and good govern
ment, he also said to the fathers that
they should stress the doctrines and
intrigues which would in any way
tend to diminish the luster of the
stars, that nothing of the nature
which would in any way lead to the
detriment of the greatest nation on
earth, should be a part of our
thoughts. He also pointed out that
we should be thankful for the free
dom and liberty that are enjoyed in
this country. . ,
The nature of the entire affair was
in keeping with Armistice day.
The ladies of Mynard served an
excellent banquet which was enjoyed
by all those present.
HERE FROM DENVER
From Saturday's Daily-
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Travis of Den
ver, Colorado were visiting in the
city yesterday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James Mauzy. Mr. and Mrs.
Travis are former residents of Platts
mouth and met many of their friends
while here. Mr. Travis owns a steel
works plant in Denver. '
They report that the Roy Cole
family now residing In Denver are
getting along fine in their new home
and send their greetings back to all
TO ASSIST IN STORE
From Saturday's Daily
Joseph Libershal. former chief of
police, is to start Monday as sales
man at the Sharpnack liquor store on
So. 6th st. Mr. Libershal will have ac
tive management of the store as Mr.
Sharpnack will be out of the city
a great deal in the next few months,
looking after outside business inter
ests. Mr. Libershal has a large acquain
tance over the city and should make
a most valuable addition to the
THANKING THE VOTERS
Serving as your county assessor
for the past several terms, I grate
fully appreciate the fine expression
of confidence given me by the voters
at the election on Tuesday. It la an
endorsement that I shall make my
highest ambition to deserve in the
conduct of the office.
W. H. PULS.
OTOE HARD ON DEMOCRATS
The Otoe county voters on Tues
day proceeded to turn on the demo
crats fully as strong as ln Cass
county and with Edwin Moran, coun
ty vattorney as the only successful
democrat after a. hard campaign. Leo
A. Chandler, county clerk, was de
feated on the face of the returns by
Ray Thurman, by 74 votes. Charles
Shannon, long county surveyor, was
displaced by Lester Ehlers, repub
lican. The county board is now all
republican and in th3 office of coun
ty superintendent, Wayne O. Reed,
of Palmyra was elected over Charles
Reports from Glenwood, Iowa,
show that William DeMoss, the sher
iff of Mills county, was the only
democrat to weather the storm.
Opposed by Cass
Retention of Agricultural Extension
Work Wins by Maj'ority
of 177 Votes.
The voters of Cass county at the
election Tuesday wera in a 'fernist
attitude as regarded the proposed
amendments to the constitution of
the state. All of these received a
negative vote with the slot machine
amendment losing by a terrific ma
jority while the repeal of the bank
ing liability received the largest af
firmative vote of the regular amend
ments. The proposition of the retention
of the agricultural extension work
carried in the county ' on the face
of the unofficial vote by a majority
of 177. The vote was yes 3,400,
against 3,223. -
On the double liabilty amendment
the vote was 2,425 for and 2,823
The short ballot proposition lost
981 to 3,757.
The amendment to roake the super
intendent of public instruction a
member of the board of public lands
lost 1,753 to 2,762.
The pardon board amendment lost
1,318 to 3.048.
The recall amendment was frown
ed upon by the voters 1,551 to 2,769.
The slot machine amendment was
swept to defeat by a vote of 1,327 to
RECREATION CENTER PLAY
ERS DEFEAT THE EAGLES
Recreation Center pinochle play
ers outscored the Eagles Thursday
night in their matched play at the
High scoring partners were Jerry
Konfrst and Frank Konfrst of the
Recreatidn Center team, with 5,920
points. Other partner combinations
and their scores were as follows:
Fay McClintock and Mamie Men
denhall (Recreation), 4,960.
John Seitz and Mrs. Hattie Dool
ey (Recreation). 4.880.
i A. J. Kobeck and Mrs. Fay Mc
Clintock (Recreation), 4,500.
Leo Boynton and E. SI Newton
Ed Bailey and Everett Elliott
Gaylord and Kalasek (Eagles),
Hansel and Gaylord (Eagles),
Totals: Recreation, 20,260; Eag
BOX SUPPER, PROGRAM
School program at District 60, New
Hope school. 2 miles west of Mur
ray and 1 mile south. Box supper
and plate lunch. Friday, night. Nov.
18, 8 o'clock. Mrs. Esther Rhoden,
PROGRAM AND PLATE SUPPER
' Program and plate supper at Horn
ing school, Distrimt 2, Fri. evening,
Nov. 18. Grace Louise Wiles, teach-
4 - - .
CARD OF THANKS
To the voters of Cass county,' I
extend my sincere thanks for your
support in the general election.
FRED Ix. CARSTEN.
Get - Together
Families of Legionnaires and Auxil
iary Members Enjoy Selves
on 20th Anniversary.
Following the precedent set sev
eral years ago, American Legion and
Legion Auxiliary members and their
families enjoyed a largely attended
Armistice night get-together party
at the Legion community building
A covered dish luncheon, served
cafeteria style, at 6:30 was follow
ed by a session at card. There were
eight tables of pinochle players, half
that number playing bridge, and the
usual red hot pitch game. Pinochle
prize winners were: Mrs. Willie
Henrichsen and Mrs. R. T. Cuthrell;
Willie Henrichsen and Ed Tritsch.
Bridge: Mrs. James Mauzy and Har
rison L. Gayer.
This year the children were in
cluded and a series of bingo games
was provided for their amusement.
At the conclusion of the card
games, the orchestra composed of
James Chriswisser, Willie Henrich
son. Anton Bajack, Shirley Seiver,
Vincent Kelly and Bill Farney fur
dished dance music and the aging
service men limbered up as they
Joined in tripping the light fantastic.
Commander Ofe read an announce
ment of the Cass county Legion con
vention to be held in Weeping Wat
er next Thursday night, Nov. 17.
The county Auxiliary convention
was held there a fortnight ago.
It was nearly midnight when the
Attendance was as large or larger
than at any Armistice' night get-to
gether party held heVe. and every
one enjoyed themselves.
PROJECT FOR CHICAGO
AVENUE SEWER READY
The WPA project for Chicago ave
nue sewer, running along the east
side of that street from the Ofe Oil
station corner to the Juncture of the
Louisville road and Highway 75 at
the Welshimer station has been com
pleted by the engineer and goes to
the state WPA office for final check
ing and approval.
As submitted, the government is
to provide approximately 84 per cent
of the total cost for labor and ma
terial. The plans call for inlets on
side streets to get much of the drain
age water in the city Into the sewer
without forcing it out onto the ave
nue, and the sewer will be of ample
size to carry nearly three times the
volume of water the present sewer
running down the west side of the
street (which will be left intact) is
capable of carrying. x
The -project will give work to a
large number of men and is spon
sored by the city from the proceeds
of the special one mill unemployment
relief tax levy, authorized by the last
legislature. This levy was made for
1937 and again this year.
HAS BUSY PROGRAM
Superintendent L. S. Devoe of
the local city school had a busy
speaking schedule Friday in looking
after the Armistice programs at
which he had been an invited guest.
Mr. Devoe spoke at the observ
ances at Weeping Water and Manley
which were sponsored by the Weep
ing Water post of the American Le
gion. Mr. Devoe spoke at both places
in a very inspirational message on
the modern trend and the struggle
for economic freedom. He was able
to return to this city in time to en
joy' the program at the local high
school and which was also 'the com
APPRECIATION AND A PLEDGE
Duly appreciative of the fine vote
received in Tuesday's election, I wish
to thank the many friends and as
sure the citizens and taxpayers of
my continued efforts to conduct the
office of County Treasurer in the
most efficient and business-like man
ner possible. Thank you, one and
JOHN E. TURNER,
ORGANIZE FOR RED CROSS DRIVE
The Red Cross drive in this city
is being organized by Elmer Sund
strom, chairman of the Plattsmouth
chapter. Mr. Sundstrom and E. H
Schulhof are in charge of the enroll
ment for the drive.
Others who will be designated as
the official solicitors for the drive
are E. H. Wescott, Frank M. Bestor,
John Cloidt, E. A. Wurl, F. A. Fricke,
Henry Donat, Mrs. Pete Carr. Any
one can secure memberships from any
of this group.
The names of the donors will be
published as required by the national
chapter to honor the Red Cross mem
Ties 7 to 7 with
Excellent Work on the Part of the
Lighter Plattsmouth Team En
ables Score on Fumble.
The Plattsmouth high school foot
ball Friday evening at Nebraska City
proceeded to tie the purple and gold
by the score of 7 alike in a well play
The Nebraska City team was one
of the heaviest that the locals have
encountered with the possible ex
ception of Bethany and this was ex
pected to check the Platters as the
Oteans had Bhowed so well against,
the Falls City champions last week.
The Platters were able to take
full advantage of the bobbles of the
host team, Plattsmouth recovered
the fumble of Smith, Nebraska City
fullback and Captain Ronald Rebal,
playing his last game for the blue
and white, crossed over for the
touchdown after a fifty yard march.
Rebal also made the extra point for
hi3 team to give thsm the coveted
Smith of Nebraska City, later in
the game retrieved the error Qf his
bobble by scoring for the Oteans.
Preston intercepted a Plattsmouth
pass and Smith was able to carry the
ball over the line. He also made
the extra point for his team.
Plattsmouth had the best of first
downs, six to five and the yardage of
the two teams was about even.
Following' the game the team was
brought home and treated to a steak
supper at the Farney came as a fea
ture of the closing of the season.
The team and Coach Bion Hoffman
can feel well pleased with the "sea
son showing, altho taking a trim
ming from Ashland and Bethany,
two of the best teams in the east
part of the state, and losing to Blair.
The members of the squad have
worked very faithfully and their
string of sophomores and Juniors
coming up promises some fine ma
terial for the coming year.
CARD OF THANKS
The fine manner in which the
voters of Cass county have awarded
me is certainly gratifying and I can
not but feel very happy and proud
over the fine vote that I received
altho unopposed at the primary or
general election. It will be the earn
est desire to serve the people to
the very best of our ability in the
coming four years.
C. E. LEDGWAY.
TO THE VOTERS
I wish to express to the voters
of the fourth ward my deepest appre
ciation of their fine Bupport at the
election on Tuesday for the office of
assessor. I shall strive ta merit the
support and confidence of the tax
payers of my ward.
TO THE VOTERS
I wish to express my deep ap
preciation of the expression of the
people of Cass county in naming me
as county surveyor. I shall strive to
fully merit this confidence.
ROBERT M. MANN.
PROGRAM AND PLATE SUPPER
Thursday, Nov. 17lh, 8 p. m. at
Eight Mile Grove school, Dist. No.
25. Everyone welcome.
Program is Held
at High School
R. Foster Patterson of Tarkio Col
lege, Former Principal Here,
Delivers Fine Address.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon, Arm
istice day, a program in observance
of the day was presented to the stu
dents of the Plattsmouth high school.
A number of parents and friends as
well as the high school pupils were
present to hear the splendid address.
The program was in charge of the
American Legion with Ed Ofe, com
mander of the local post, presiding.
Rev. J. W. Taenzler, pastor of
the First Christian church, gave the
prayer, after which Mrs. E. K. Wes
cott, with Mr. Wescott at the piano,
led the group in singing songs that
became popular during the World
war. Mr. Ofe then introduced R.
Foster Patterson, former principal
of the Plattsmouth high school and
now professor of history at Tarkio
college, Missouri, who gave a very
fine talk in keeping with the spirit
of the day.
Mr. Patterson told of the ideals
for which the young men ,of the
United States and othc-r nations gave
their lives during the World war a
world safe for democracy, good will
and brotherhood never again to be
visited by such a calamity as was ex
perienced in those bloody years. 3ut,
he pointed out, these ideals were
not attained and today the United
States is faced with a greater threat,
that of the preservation of American
liberty. He contrasted the liberties
of the government of this country
with the oppressions of the commun
istic government of the European na
tions and quoted several passages
from a communist booklet in which
the party promotes rtate control of
all papers, magazines, radio stations,
theaters and schools. Mr. Patterson
closed with an appeal to the young
people to appreciate ill that freedom
and liberty means and keep the bless
ings of it before the public so that
in future years they will put forth
their effort that communistic govern
ments of other nations may never
reach into this country of American
At the close of the fine addreas.
Mr. Ofe called upon C. A. Rawls who
pronounced the benediction.
Mrs. Philip Keil was in Callaway
visiting her sister, Mrs. Robt. Burr
and cousins, Charlie Tucker and
daughter, Mi3s Nellie recently and
enjoyed her visit very much with her
Mrs. A. F. Seybert of Plattsmouth
was spending a few days with her
brother at Murray, Philip Keil and
family and helping Mrs. Keil with
Mrs. Sanford Short of Plattsmouth
and little daughter -as visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Keil
and family over the week end.
Philip Keil and sons report they
are all through husking corn for
this year and soon will be at their
winter trade butchering those nice
fat hogs again. Philip says the corn
husking is a little bit harder work
than making that nice port sausage.
WILL ATTEND CONVENTION
H"rom Friday Dallv
Henry A. Schneider, president of
the Plattsmouth State bank and a
representative of the Nebraska State
Bankers association, departed to-i
day for the south. He will attend
the national meeting of the American
Bankers association which is being
held at Houston, Texas, the coming
week. The convention will bring
representatives from all parts of the
United States to discuss the status
of the financial 'situation and many
of the leading financiers of the coun
try are expected to attend.
I wish in this manner to thank
my loyal friends over Cass county
for their support in the election.
Their friendships will long be cher
ished and a most pleasant memory of
LILLIAN G. WHITE.