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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1938.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOT7ENAL
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTB; HEBSASKA
Entered at Pos toff Ice, Plattsmouth, Neb., aa aecond-clnsn mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Warren T. Richards was a busi
ness visitor in Elmwood Tuesday.
Miss Irene Plymale visited at the
home of her parents in Ashland last
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McBride
were shopping and visiting friends in
Lincoln last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schultz, of
Pohca, were guests last Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Mc
Gill. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Penterman
were in Weeping Water last Monday
afternoon, where they attended the
movie of "Boys Town."
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Shalley vis
ited in Omaha Armistice day and ex
tended their stay over the week end,
returning home Monday.
Guy Clement, president of the
American Exchange bank and Frank
W. Lorenz, the realtor, were in
riattsmouth on business Tuesday.
Mrs. Lucy Lyle and daughter,
Mrs. Floy Euell, were in Lincoln
last Monday, visiting friends and
looking after business matters there.
Frank W. Lorenz and wife visit
ed in Council Bluffs last Wednesday,
being guests at the home of Mrs.
Lorenz' sister and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. John Meice.
Mrs. Thessie Wall was a caller in
Lincoln Monday and Tuesday. Dur
ing her absence, Miss Anna Brinton
assisted at the cafe Monday and
Miss Mildred Creamer on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bothwell have
been decorating the interior of their
store as well as re-arranging the
counters and shelving. The decorat
ing is being done by Fred Wilkins.
The Ladies Aid society of the
Methodist church met at the country j
heme of Mrs. W. A. Cook, enjoying
a very . pleasant afternoon. A4delic-'
ious lunch was served by the hos
tess. Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Lorenz
end their son Arthur Lorenz and
wife visited in Omaha Sunday with
Miss Katherine Lorenz, daughter of
the former, who is employed in
Bank Greatly Improved
The American Exchange Bank has
been undergoing various interior
changes to provide more room for
the workers. The furniture has been
rennished to conform to the rest of
the" interior and the bank is now a
most attractive place. The interior
decorating was done by Pete Lynn.
County Christian Brotherhood
The next meeting of the Cass
County Christian Fellowship Broth
erhood will be held at the Evangeli
cal church in Elmwood. The last one,
held at the Murray Christian
church on Sunday afternoon, Novem
ber 6, proved such a good meeting
it has inspired the churches to more
activity. Remember the date and
place of this next meeting, Decem
ber 4 at the Evangelical church in
Entertained last Sunday
Relatives- and friends gathered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orest Cook
last Sunday, enjoying the day visit-
Thomas Walling Company
Abstract of Title
Phone 824 - Plattsmouth
are entitled to a little
color in their attire
Heretofore only the sombre
Navy, Gray and Brown have
prevailed, but this year Greens
have , come into the picture.
Glimpse the new Greens in our
SUITS and OVERCOATS
O wnorv vwttlw wviw
ing and partaking of a splendid din
ner. Those present included Mr. and
Mrs. N. D. Bothwell and daughter,
Miss Jean Adair; Cloyd Turner and
family of Marquette, and the John
E. Turner family of Plattsmouth, as
well as Grandfather Oscar Turner.
Union Thanksgiving: Services
The Evangelical, Methodist and
Christian churches of Elmwood are
arranging for a union Thanksgiving
service to be held at the Christian
church, with the sermon by Rev.
Homer Fantel, pastor of the Metho
dist church. The service will be held
the coming Thursday morning.
Death of Miss Edith Mullen
Miss Edith Mullen, age 53, daugh
ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Mullen, passed away last week at
Fremont, where she had been em
ployed. Funeral services were held
at Lincoln and interment was in the
Elmwood cemetery on Tuesday.
Miss Mullen was a member of the
first class of nurses graduated from
the Lincoln Orthopedic hospital. She
followed the nursing profession after
her graduation and with the coming
of the World war twenty years ago
went to France as a nurse with the
American army. While thus engaged
shew as under enemy fire a number
of times. At the close of the war,
she returned to America and con
tinued her work in the nursing pro
fession. Miss Mullen was an aunt of Eldon
Stark of Elmwood, Cecil Stark of
Lusk. Wyoming, and Mrs. O. E. Mil
ler of Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Doanie Stark, Mrs.
Lucy Lyle and Mrs. Floy Buell went
to Lincoln to attend the funeral.
Bright Lights Cause Wreck
While Henry Reicke was . driving
north on highway No. 'l. and Post
master L. B. Goerthey of Murdock
was coming south, en route to his
heme near that town, bright lights
from the latter's car prevented Mr.
Reicke from seeing the road. As he
felt the car getting into deep gravel
at the roadside he turned it quickly
to the west, which threw him into
the line of the approaching car of
Mr. Goerthey. In the collision both
car3 were badly damaged and Mr.
Reicke suffered two black eyes and
a lacerated nose.
Played Bridge Monday Night
Last Monday evening witnessed a
bridge contest between members of
the old and new bridge clubs. The
winners were Emil Rosenow and J.
Elmer Shreeve, members of the orig
inal club. Another similar contest Is
to be held in the near future.
WIFE COMES FIRST
GENEVA, HI., Nov. 18 (UP)
Judge Olney C. Allen held today that
a husband's first duty is to his wife
rather than his mother.
He ruled In circuit court that Mil
ton La Dew, 21, Aurora, 111., bank
teller, and his bride, Barbara. 18, can
make their home and live their own
lives on Milton's 875 a month. He
denied Mrs. La ' Dow'a petition that
she be declared a pauper and said
.Milton would not have to turn part
of . his income over to her for her
support. ' ,
THINK. BANK ROBBERS SEEN
FALLS CITY, No?. 13 (UP)
Sheriff Irvin Gates believes the Fair
field, Nebraska bank robbers may have
stolen a big Buick sedan from Ralph
Tucker of Falls City to aid in making
a safe exit into Kansas. A car bear
ing Tucker's license plates was in col
sision with a machine operated by a
woman near Wilmington, Kansas.
She said the two men in the. car ans
wered the description of the Fairfield
robbers. Gates, has- asked Kansas
and Oklahoma officers to -watch for
the car and men.
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Warren Richards of VvTabasn was
over to Murdock last Wednesday as
sisting in the erection of a snow
Harold Marcy of Ashland was a
business visitor in Murdock last
Tuesday, also visiting with W. T.
Mrs. Herman R. S.himdt was en
joying a visit for tho day last Wed
nesday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Robert Stock.
Willard Stock was down, to Syra
cuse last Wednesday afternoon tak
ing with him two calves which he
was offering for sale.
Rev. Harvey A. Schwab was out
to Kearney assisting in conducting
a revival meeting during the latter
portion of the week.
Henry Westfall wjs over near
Avoca last Tuesday where he went
to repair a tractor. He was accom
panied by Paul Stock.
Last Saturday evening the ladies
aid served a very lino supper and
held a festival and bazaar at the
Murdock high school.
Henry E. Carson, manager of the
Farmers Elevator was called to
Plattsmouth last Monday to look
after some business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buck were in
Plattsmouth last Tuesday, having
some business matters to look after
and laso visiting with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Craig were in
Plattsmouth Sunday (yesterday)
where they visited aud as well made
purchase of some fine fish for their
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan McDonald and
children were in Plattsmouth last
Sunday visiting at the home of Mr.
anu irs. v. mimgan. parent their sm James tQ 0maha wnere he
of Mrs. McDonald. is visitng at tne home of Guy MilIer
Henry A. Tool was a visitor injand after returninff home they de.
Lincoln last Wednesday forenoon I
to looK alter some Dusiness in con-
nection with the Murdock Co-operative
Frank A. Melvin. the carpenter,
has been working at Klmwood where
he has been making some changes in
the home of H. E. Harper which he
purchased several months ago.
Howard Boyd and Miss Orland
Parriott of Lincoln were guests for
the day last Sunday t the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Craig where all
enjoved a fine visit aud an excellent
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kruger were
over to Weeping Wa'ter lastSunday
where they were visiting for the day
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Hite, Mr. Hite and Mrs. Kruger
being brother and sister.
Mrs. W. O. Schewe who returned
from a Lincoln hospital where she
underwent a major operation, has
since her return been making good
improvement and is expected to be
entirely well in a short time.
Harold Tool and wife of Denver
were visiting in Murdock for over
the week end on last Sunday and
enjoyed meeting the many friends
here. They returned to Lincoln in
the evening and later to their home
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tool were visit
ing for the day last S.raday in Omaha
where they were guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Work, Mr.
Tool returning home in the evening
while Mrs. Tool remained for a visit
during the week.
Messrs. Ed Ganaway and Nel3
Peterson have just (onipleted the
cutting and removing of the trees In
the yard of L. Neitzel which the
continued dry weathrr has killed.
The removal fo the trees has greatly
changed the appearance cf the place.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lyons of Mur
dock, Mrs. Lyons, formerly being
Miss lone Wedell, were in Wahoo
last Sunday, guest3 of Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Edgar. The ladies were
school girls together and the visit
last Sunday was a very pleasant one
Miss Topping, a f-peaker at the
Christian Fellowship meeting held at
Murray last Sunday, was persuaded
to come to Murdock, where in the
evening on November 13 where a
very enthusiastic meeting was held
by the Murdock and Callahan
James Miles who was at an Omaha
hospital for some time where he un-
derwent an operation for relief from
an acute attack of appendicitis has
CARE MONEY SCIENCE
Money to scoop with shovels, with care evidently the best
in the world, with supposedly scientific treatment equal to
none and yet five little girls had to have their tonsils taken,
a gland that your body needs and should be able to pre
serve with all these advantages.
What do these children need that they cannot get simply
thru selfish interests? You know and I know, the natural
exact treating method by scientific CHIROPRACTIC manipu
lations. DR. JOE J. STIBAL
made sufficient progress that he was
allowed to return home a week ago
last Sunday and has been continuing
The Murdock Extension club met
Monday evening at the home of Mrs.
Wm. Eisele, where the club mem
bers studied ways to prepare for
the Christmas season in tho home.
A large membership was present to
enjoy the evening.
I. G. Hornbeck who Is the accom
modating agent for the Rock Island
at Murdock and a lover of sport,
was on his vacation last week and
was hunting the festive duck near
Oshkosh. While he was away W. B.
Parker, extra agent fiom Jensen has
been here caring for the station.
Ray Gamblin who tome time ago
was spending come time in Arkansas
departed for the sam point Satur
dav a week, takinsr with him a buzz
saw for a party there and on his re
turn was expecting tc bring some
nicrs back with him for sale to the
farmers for feeding.
Gave Ivan Surprise.
The members of the Junior class of
the' Murdock high school gave Ivan
Sclilanhoff a surprise on last Mon
day at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl SchlapholT. The occa
sion was the 12th birthday anni
versary of Ivan. A most enjoyable
time was had by all the members of
the class and some very fine remem
brances in the way of gifts given the
guest of honor. "
Home From the West.
Mr. and Mrs. George Miller and
their daughter, Sylvia who have been
on the Pacific coast for the past few
months returned homo last Sunday,
remaining for a short time and took
parted fQp & point ,n Mlssour for a
Visit at Beatrice and Carleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Tool and
Mrs. Hannah McDonald were guests
last Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. E. Bradford of Beatrice. Mrs.
1 Bradford is daughter c-f Mr. and Mrs.
Tcol and niece of
where they enjoyed a
time and following their vist there
the party journeyed to Carleton
where they visited at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Bradford, parents
of O. E. Bradford, before their re
turn to their home ia Murdock.
Here to Nurse Mother.
Mrs. Mabel Straight of Spring
field, Illinois, arrived In Murdock last
week and is staying at the farm home
of the Carson brothers where their
mother, Mrs. Mary Carson has been
sick for some' time a:id confined to
her bed. The daughter will remain
some some time and care for the
About the Community Bldg.
The matter of securing of the conv
munity buildingwhich has been uiv
der consideration, ha3 not yet ap
proached the point where it is defin
itely certain that it will materialize
When the matter hzs advanced suf
ficiently that it is known just what
is to be gotten, if anything, there
will be a mass meeting of the citi
zens of Murdock thai all may dis
cuss the proposition.
Visit Here From Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Luce of
Plainfield, Illinois, viisting at the
Murdock parsonage, were In Waver-
ly, Nebraska last wetk two days to
visit heir relatives, Supt. and Mrs.
Jay Wurley. They left Murdock last
Thursday to visit an aged uncle in
Eccles, Colorado,, several days. Mr.
Luce's uncle is 92 years old there and
is his only uncle, who is still living.
Former Murdock Lad Now Coach.
Harold Knospe, farmer Murdock
school boy who when here scarcely
played football, JeavLig here with
his parents, Rev.. II. A. Knospe and
family finally drifted to Elkhorn,
Iowa where he attended school for
a time and became an expert foot
ball player and was chosen as coach
for the football game for the team
at Elkhorn high school. Kis many
friends and school mates will be
pleased to know of hH success In this
Mrs. Fred Wendt was taken back
to the hospital for further treatment
Monday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren T. Richards
were at Elmwood last Tuesday, going
to attend the funeral of their life
time friend. Miss Edith Mullen.
Happy Browne has been assisting
P. H. Clarke to complete the picking
of hi3 corn crop. They concluded the
task recently and are now busy cut
Miss Myrtle Wood went to Elm
wood Tuesday to be present at the
buriel of her friend, Miss Edith Mul
len, who died at Fremont and was
buried in the Elmwood cemetery.
Henry Crozier and wife of Weep
ing Water were visiting at the home
of their daughter near Wabash Wed
nesday afternoon, and Henry came
into town to call on his friend, Sher
Among those shelling and deliver
ing corn to the Marshall elevator
during the past week were Ralph
Dorr, Carl Hansen, John Murphy
and Edward Weyers. With the dry
fall, the corn shells very nicely.
Henry Wendt, who resides near
Elmwood was threshing sorgo for
Henry Pool one day this last week.
Besides realizing a yield of 40 bush
els of seed to the acre, Mr. Pool has
the shredded forage to use as feed
for his stock. Looks like the raising
of sorgo might be a profitable enter
prise. R. L. Stanley has just completed
the work of cutting and laying in his
winter's supply of wood for the
home and store, and also a supply
for the Sherman Hardaway home.
He first cut the trees and had the
logs hauled into a compact pile, then
had the same sawed and stored away
in the basement and wood shed, so
is ready for the cold wintry blasts
when they arrive.
Says Corn Yields Meager
Frank Marshall, local elevator
man, reports receiving corn during
the past week from four nearby farm
ers who sold al! they could spare
from their 193S crop and still the
amount was not enough to fill one
railroad ear. Part of the grain was
trucked to Omaha and the rest re
tained at the elevator, as already
there is considerable demand for
main for feeding purposes and Mr.
Marshall estimates the demand will
be greatly increased a few weeks
hence, as the yield. has proven very
meager throughout this part of the
Walked to Elmwood and Back
Although he is 74 years old, John
C. Browne walked to the Elmwood
cemetery last Tuesday to attend the
burial of Miss Edith Mullen, daugh
ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Mullen. Mr. Browne remembers the
deceased lady as a school girl and
later when she completed a nurse
training course at the Orthopedic
hospital in Lincoln, later going over
seas during the World war as an
army nurse, where she served with
Mrs. John C. Rauth, of Manley, then
Miss Anna Tighe.
After the burial of his friend, Mr.
Browne walked back to his home in
He says it was a most impressive
sight at the graveside when the Lin
coln Legion post firing squad fired
the customary volley in honor of Miss
Mullen's service to her country in
time of need. Like Mrs. Rauth, who
belongs to the Weeping Water post
cf the Legion, Miss' Mullen was also
eligible to membership in that orga
nization made up of World war vet
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fosberg spent
Thursday evening at Chas Camp-,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell
were Sunday dinner guests at George
The basement under the school
house has been completed. This was
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blum, Helen
Can Give. Possession
Platts. State Bank Building
and Herbert called at Albert Blum's
Wm. Blum and family enjoyed an
oyster supper Sunday evening at the
V. D. Livers home.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Carnicla and
Wayne were Thursday evening, visi
tors at Jess Fiddler's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Copsey enjoyed
an oyster supper at the Bernard Dill
home Thursday evening.
Mrs. George Braun and Mrs. F. J.
Knecht drove to Lincoln early Sat-
urday morning. Billy Rosencrans re
turned home with them after the
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Campbell and
Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell drove
to Gretna on Thursday, where they
helped Mrs. George Campbell with
the fall butchering. '
Cecil Fosberg, who is employed
with the Soil Conservation at Weep
ing Water, spent the week end at
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Fosberg.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Haswell, Mrs.
Haswell's sister, Mrs. Joe Petersen,
and Mrs. Carl Hoffmeister attended
the sale of Mrs. M. E. Shandy's ef
fects, held at Gretna Tuesday after
noon. Martin Blum attended a banquet
at Hotel Lincoln, in Lincoln, on
Tuesday evening, representing the
State Farmers Union at a joint meet
ing of the Highway Petroleum Users
The marriage of Mr. Carl Winget
and Miss Florence Roelofsz, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roelofsz,
of Alvo, took place in Lincoln on
Monday, November 7. Their friends
express best wishes and happiness to
the young couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fosberg ac
companied by their daughter and
j family of "Weeping Water, attended
the eale of household goods belong
ing to Mrs. Fosberg's sister, Mrs. M.
E. Sandy, which was held at Gretna
one day last week.
John A. Stander and wife were in
Omaha on business Monday.
Fred Flaischman transacted busi
ness in Weeping Water last Mon
day. Frank H. Stander of Omaha was
a visitor in Manley Monday of last
V Mr. and Mrs. Theo Harms and son
Teddy, Jr., were guests at the Julius
Birkman home last Sunday.
- Joseph Wolpert and sisters, Mag
gie and Katie, made a business trip
to Plattsmouth last Wednesday.
.Glenn Miller has accepted work on
the county's heavy grader outfit and
is now a member of the crew hand
ling that Job.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rauth went
to Omaha last Saturday, stopping at
Plattsmouth en route home to do
A baby boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Krecklow last Monday
morning. This is their second child
a girl and a boy.
Mrs. C. E. Mockenhaupt has been
under the weather for several days.
but was .feeling quite a lot betttr
by the end of the week.
Mrs. Albert Cochran and children
have been spending a number of j
days at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Fleischman.
George Rau,who has been spend
ing several weeKs at utica, return
ed to Manley last Sunday and re
ports a very enjoyable visit there.
Harry Dehnning and Harold Keck
ler have been picking corn on the
Iowa bottoms near McPaul, where a
good yield was realized this year.
Harold Krecklow has been assign
ed to work as a carpenter on the
Lower Main St. Phone 94
new school house at Weeping Water,?
having in charge the building of
forms for the concrete work.
Andy Schliefert, who has been in
poor health for some time is now so
he can make a trip down town now
and then when the wea'ther is good,
and enjoys being able to get about
Miss Margaret Bergman, who is
taking a course in nurse training at
the Clarkson hospital In Omaha, vis
ited at home over the week end nnd
returned to the city early Monday
Fay Kestard. of Atchison, visited
in Manley last week, being a guest
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David
Brann. On Monday he r.nd Mr. and
Mrs. Brann drove to Lincoln to call
Miss Irene Reister, who teaches a
rural school not far from Omaha,
spent the week end at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Rejster. They met her at Plattsmouth
Harry Haws and wife, accompan
ied by Ralph Keckler and wife of
Weeping Water,' went to Clay Center,
Kansas, one day last week for a
brief visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Virtus Haws, returning home
the same evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alberding,
of Wichita, Kansas, accompanied by
their friends. Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Doland, drove as far as Manley last
Friday en route to Lincoln for the
Nebraska-Pittsburgh football game.
Theo Harms went to Lincoln with
them to attend the game. ,
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rauth were
at Weeping Water Friday night, at
tending the Cass county convention
or the American Legion. Mrs. Rauth.
who was a World war nurse, is a
member of the Weeping Water post
of the Legion, and will be one of two
or three lady Legionnaires who will
be honored at the district convention
in Plattsmouth on Nov. 30.
Entertained No Name Club
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haws enter
tained members of the No Name club
at their home one evening last week.
A most delicious supper was 3erved,
followed by a session at cards.
Attended Deanery Meeting
A number of the members of St.
Patrick's Catholic church of Manley
went to Plattsmouth last Sunday to
attend the Deanery meeting which
v. as held at the Holy Rosary church
thereyThey report- a . good attend
ance and much interest shown.
Held Forty Hours Devotion
Forty hours devotion was held at
St. Patrick's Catholic church here
the fore part of last week. Father
Hennessy, parish priest, was assisted
in the services by visiting priests
from Palmyra, Syracuse and Nebras
ka City. The devotions were con
cluded Tuesday evening with the
customary procession participated in
by children of the parish. Interest
and attendance at all the services
was very good.
BLOWS SELF TO DEATH
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Nov. 19 (UP)
Clarence Watts, 62, was killed to
day when he fired a cap set to a stick
of dynamite he had placed inside his
James Vaughn, a fellow worker
for the concrete materials company
where "Watts was employed as a
dynamite driller said Watts recently
had threatened to commit suicide.
Watts recently was divorced.
How much money would
it take to replace your
If fire took your home to
night? Hew much have
you invested in Furniture,
Clothing, Dishes, Rugs,
etc? Could you stand it?
Insure for Safety
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