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VOL. NO. LIV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1938.
Wedding is Held
Impressive Ceremony Held at the
First Plymouth Congregational
Church at Lincoln.
The wedding lines for Miss Kath
erine Elizabeth Luke and Charles
Howard of Murray were read at tne
First Plymouth Congregational
church at Lincoln. Saturday at 7:30
p. m., by Rev. R. A. McConnell.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William A. Luke of Lin
coln, and Mr. Howard is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Howard of Mur
ray. About 400 guests were present
while the couple took their marriage
vows before an altar banked with
ferns and lighted with tall white
tapers in seven branch candelabra,
forming a semicircle. Mis3 Josephine
Waddell was at the organ. Miss
Betty Hollstein of Stanton played
two violin selections.
The tapers were lighted by Miss
Lucile Beers and Miss Mary Gayer
of Plattsmouth. Miss Beers wore a
dress of blue taffeta and Miss Gayer
wore pink. Each had a coronet of
pink rfpses in her hair.
The bride, who was given In mar
riage by her father, appeared in a
white satin princess gown, fashioned
with a sweetheart neckline fastened
with a pearl clip at the point. Self
covered buttons trimmed the back
to the waist. The leg o mutton
sleeves were tight fitting from el
bows to wrists, forming points over
the hands. The skirt ended in a
train. A white satin halo headband
with ostrich feather trim held in
place the fingertip length veil of
The bride carried ft white prayer
book, with streamers of sweetpeas,
topped with gardenias. She also car
ried a lace handkerchief, a gift of
the bridegroom's mother. She wore a
pearl necklace, a gift of the bride
groom. Mrs. Lee Meyers of Newman Grove
served as matron of honor, and wore
a plum colored chiffon dirndl dress
made with an aqua blue waist length
fitted taffeta jacket. Her small plum
hat was made of feathers. Her bou
quet was of talisman roses and
Miss Jean Luke served her sister
as bridesmaid, and her acqua blue
taffeta dress was made with a plum
colored velvet bolero. Her matching
doll hat was fashioned with a plum
colored plume at the back. She had
n bouquet of tea roses and purple
Chosen as best man was Edward
Howard of Murray, and Landy Clark
was head usher. He was assisted by
John Gayer, Plattsmouth; John Beck
er and John Gilmore, both of Omaha;
Lee Meyers, Newman Grove; Lumlr
Gerner, Plattsmouth; Grant How.
ard. Murray, and John and William
Following the ceremony there was
a reception in the church parlors and
all of the guests were present. Miss
Hollstien, accompanied by Miss
Esther Quick, furnished the music
during the ceremony. The reception
table was covered with a hand made
lace cloth and bronze and yellow
chrysanthemums formed the center
piece. Yellow tapers were on either
Assisting with the reception were
Mrs. J. G. Irwin, Mrs. Chester Ager
and Mrs. C. F. McAdams. Mrs.
Charles Putney and Mrs. Paul Royal
served, assisted by sorority sisters of
the bride. Pouring were Mrs. Julia
Frey, Miss Hazel Bain, Mrs. W. W.
Day, Mrs. Landy Clark and Mrs.
John Fuhrer. Miss Dorothy Green
had charge of the guest book.
Mrs. James G. Mauzy of Platts
mouth, presided at the punch bowl.
After a short trip aouth the couple
will be at home at Plattsmouth. The
bride chose for travel a burnt orange
wool dress with brown accessories.
WILL VISIT IN OMAHA
County Clerk and Mrs. George R.
Sayles and son, George. Mr. and Mrs.
Major I. Hall and children. Dick and
Joan, who are home Irom the Uni
versity of Nebraska, will be In Om
aha Thanksgiving. They will be
guests at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
P. T. Campbell.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Matthew Sedlak, Sr.. who has spent
the past several weeks at an Omaha
hospital, recovering from the effects
of injuries sustained in an accident
at the local shops, returned home
Tuesday morning. Mr. Sedlak was
very seriously injured but has shown
a fine recovery and while still suf
fering from the effects of the In
juries - is able to be around a part
of the time. His many friends will
be pleased to learn of his excellent
progress and hich may soon permit
his resuming his former activities.
Mrs. T. B. Bates
Dies in Omaha
Former Plattsmouth Resident Passes
Away After an Illness of
Mrs. Kittie Smith Bates, 58, widow
of the late Thomas Barnett Bates of
this city, died Tuesday afternoon
shortly after the noon hour at her
home in Omaha, death coming as the
culmination of an illiness of several
weeks and in which she has been
gradually failing. A sister, Mrs. Guy
French has teen with her the past
Kittie Smith, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Smith, was a member of
one of the pioneer families of Omaha,
her family being among the earliest
in that city and one of her family
served as the first mayor of the then
frontier settlement. She was born
July 11, 1880 near Pender, Nebraska,
but the greater part of her lifetime
was spent in Omaha, her family lo
cating on a farm near Florence and
which they still operate.
In 1909 she was married to Mr.
Bates at Omaha and the family made
their home here twenty-three years
until the death of the husband in
December 1931. She then removed tc
Omaha and has since made her home
in that city.
While here Mrs. Bates was a mem
ber and active in the St. Lukes Epis
copal church and in Fontenelle chap
ter of the Daughters of the American
Mrs. Bates is survived by her
mother, Mrs. J. J. Smith, one brother,
J. E. Smith, both of Florence, one
sister, Mrs. Guy French of Kansas
City, Missouri, a ne:ce and nephew,
Mrs. Esten Acre of Kansas City and
Ward Smith of Florence. Mris R.
A. Bates of this city is a sister-in-law
of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at
10:30 Thursday morning at the
Brailey & Dorrance chapel in Omaha,
Dr H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of this
city conducting the services. Burial
will be here Thursday morning at
Oak Hill cemetery beside the husband
who preceded her in death.
SMALL BOY HONORED
Elvin E. Greene 3d, 5-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Greene, Jr., of
Lake Worth, Fla., was awarded sec
ond prize for singing at the Florida
theatre in West Palm Beach, Fla.,
on the recent Kiddies Amateur
Following the program a theatre
party was enjoyed by Elvin, Johnnie
Peacock, Miss Marilynn Wilcox, Mrs.
E. E. Greene, Jr., and Miss Corrine
Hallstrom of Avoca, Nebr., who is
visiting relatives in Lake Worth.
Palm Beach Post.
HAVE SMALL FIRE
From Tuesday's Dally
The fire department was called this
morning to 11th and Granite streets,
where a fire was reported in the resi
dence occupied by the McCarroll fam
ily. A large chair had been placed
near the fireplace and sparks had
caught the chair aflro. The firemen
soon had the fire out and while the
home was filled with smoke the loss
will be small.
TO OUR FRIENDS
" You are cordially invited to at
tend our Wedding Dance on Friday
evening, November 25, 8:15 p. m.,
at American Legion Hall, Platts
mouth. Mr. and Mrs. Walter H.
High Given N'
Seventh Time That Athletes of School
Win Honor for High Schol
Plattsmouth high school ha3 again
been honored as the result of the
scholastic attainment of her athletes.
An N-Club Scholarship Trophy has
been awarded to the local high
school, by the N-Club of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, for the school
year 1937-3S, making the seventh
year for the high school to receive
The object of the N-Club trophy
as set up by the N-Club scholarship
committee is as follows: "Athletic
ability should go hand in hand with
scholarship. The man who has the
downright courage and fine coordi
nation to play any of our great games
successfully should y the same at
tributes be an outstanding student.
Without a good mind he cannot play
the game greatly. To succeed in
games he must show attention, con
centration, tenaclousness and initia
tive the very foundation of scholar
ship. If he is a truly great athlete,
it goes without saying that he has
an energy and a sparkling vitality
that should also put him at the very
top in the classroom.
"We know that atletlcs, both in
training and in competition, build
moral fibre, gamenejs, loyalty, and
respect for authority. We know that
they teach us to think clearly and
act positively in the stress of contest
and that they make us more com
nanlonable and considerate of the
other fellow. But this training
should be but the complement of a
mental growth that is ours Ih rough
"The day of the brawny, burly,
brainless chap Is past. On the ath
letic field and In every day life,
the world demands a keen, clear
mind, a virile body, all governed by
kindliness, saneness pnd courage. A
combination of athletics and schol
arship will develop suca a man."
The schools of Nebraska are di
vided Into four groups according to
the enrollments: group I, under 100;
group II, 100-299; group III, 300
600; group IV, over 6$. Three
plaques are awarded in each of the
groups-1, II. Ill the schools over
600 enrollment compete for one
Schools report the scholastic stand
ing of their letter men by deter
mining the average of the entire
school, then finding the average
grade of all letter men for the en
tire year. The school average, the
letter men average, and the names
of the letter men whose averages are
above the school average, and the
average daily attendance, are sent
in to the N-Club scholarship commit
tee for competition with other
schools in the same class. Platts
mouth is in group III.
If the school is awarded a plaque.
the letter men, whose yearly aver
age is above that of the school aver
age, receive replicas of the N plaque
to wear in their coat lapels, show
ing that they are good students as
well as good athletes. The letter
men of 1937-38 whos? averages were
above the school average are as fol
lows: Ronald Rebal, Warren Reed,
Raymond Wooster, Joe York, Allan
White, Robert Hayes, James Jones,
Stephen Devoe, Char! as Staska, Car
ter Minor, Junior Sell.
Plattsmouth high school received
the N plaque in the years of '28, '31,
'32, '33, '34. '37 and '38.
CASE IS DISMISSED
The case of Paul Pickering vs.
L. R. Upton, et al, which was on
trial before the jury in district court,
Tuesday was brought to a sudden
termination late in the afternoon,
the plaintiff dismissin the action.
The case was for alienation of af
fections. HERE-FROM ILLINOIS
From Wednesday's Daily
Mr. and Mrs. Garold Holcomb and
daughter, Flo, of Kankakee, Illinois,
arrived in the city last evening to
attend the funeral of the late Henry
G. Soennichsen. They will remain
for a short visit with old friends.
CHILDREN DO GOOD WORK
The students of the St. John's par
ochial school by their efforts in the
past have arised the funds sufficient
to pay the cost of a new ceiling in
the chapel of the school.
This fine showing of interest and
effort on the part of the students is
a demonstration of their loyalty and
faith In the school where they are
receiving their education.
The ceiling.ls a fine piece of work
and a great improvement to the
Miss Jane Boedeker of Murray Is
Heard in Talk on .Recent
From Tuesday's Daily
The Plattsmouth Woman's club
was entertained last night at the
home of Mrs. Elmer Sundstrom, presi
dent. After a short business meet
ing, the meeting was turned over to
Mrs. George Farley .who introduced
Miss Jane Boedeker, of Murray,
guest speaker for the evening.
Miss Boedeker has recently return
ed from Europe where she spent a
year studying music and French. She
gave a very interesting talk, on her
experiences during that time and re
traced the steps taken on her tour
through six European countries.
Miss Boedeker told of the beau
ties of Paris and the surrounding
country, of the quaintness of the
smaller towns, of the modes of living
and of her impressions of the people.
She pictured for her audience the
beautiful buildings and interesting
places she visited and. 'the masses of
flowers and tiny fields. She told of
the odd houses and of the lack of
commodities in homes in the foreign
countries, and then cf her return
home to' America with only memories
of a marvelous trip left.
The talk was very much enjoyed
by the large number attending the
After the address, Mrs. E. H. Wes
cott sang two beautiful numbers.
"America for Me," and "Thanks Be
to God," accompanied by Mr. Wes
cott. The high school visitors, Max
ine Nielson and Alice Jane Gross
hans, were Introduced by Miss Wil
Delicious refreshments were served
by the hostesses.
RURAL CHORUS PRACTICE
Fifty-five women attended the sec
ond meeting of the newly organized
county rural women'n chorus, at the
Farm Bureau office, Monday. Twenty-eight
ladies attended the first prac
tice two weeks ago and a growing
Interest has been evident since. Mrs.
J. R. Reeder of Plattsmouth directs
the chorus which i3 composed of
women belonging to extension project
and study clubs. Mrs Roy Cole, also
of Plattsmouth, accompanies the
group. The women came from all
parts of the county, some having
come from as far as Ashland and
Eagle. The group will be glad to
appear on various county and com
munity programs when asked.
WAIVES PRELIMINARY HEARING
From Tuesday's Daily
This morning in the county court
George McReynolds, who was charged
with assault to do great bodily harm,
was arraigned and waived the pre
liminary hearing. The prisoner was
remanded to the custdoy of the sher
iff to await hearing in the district
SPENDS HOLIDAY HERE
Dr. Luella Carter, of Doane col
lege, Crete, Nebraska, is a guest over
Thanksgiving at the home of her
cousin. Miss Olive Gass. Miss Car
ter is instructor In modern languages
and art at Doane.
ARE HAPPY PARENTS
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Young are
the proud parents of a fine nine
pound baby girl born Thursday. The
new daughter has been named
Miss Erma" Stivers, a Formre Cass
County Girl, Married to Shirley
Lincoln at Glenwood.
The Glenwood Christian church
was the scene of a very beautiful and
impressive wedding ceremony, Thurs
day evening at eight o'clock, when
Miss Erma Stivers, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Stivers, former
Cedar Creek residents, became the
bride of Shirley Lincoln, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Lincoln of near
The church was prettily decor
ated with palms, ferns and flowers.
Mrs. Frank Boyle of Pacific Junc
tion sang "I Love You Truly," ac
companied at the piano by Miss Alice
Scott. The bride entered on the arm
of her father, attended by her sister,
Miss Lucile Stivers, matron of honor,
bridesmaids Ellen Kaffenberger of
Plattsmouth, Nebr., Emsie Belle
Evans of Council Bluff3, Verna Long
of Glenwood and Mary Reichardt of
Clarinda, Dorothy June Scott, flower
girl, and Alene Stivers, ring bearer.
They were met at the altar by the
bridegroom, attended by his brother.
Wayne Lincoln as best man. The
marriage lines were read by Rev.
Dow Crewdson, pastor of the church,
in the presence of some two hundred
relatives and friends. Artie Claire
Evans and Charles Hunt acted as
The bride was charmingly gowned
in white with a white bridal veil and
carried a bouquet of white and red
roses. Her matron of honor wore a
green chiffon velvet gown and carried
a bouquet of roses. The bridesmaids
were all Ik formats of pastel shades
and carried bouquets.1
A reception was held that evening
In the home of Mr. nnd Mrs, W. C.
Stivers, uncle and aunt of the bride.
These fine young people have the
well wishes of the entire community
as they take up their home life on
a farm near Pacific Junction, where
the groom has been associated wflh
his father for the past several years.
PRESENT CLEVER PLAY
From Wednesday's Daily
Last evening at th-TAmerican Le
gion building, a very clever play,
"Paging Pirates," was presented by
a well selected cast of the young
people of, the city. Mrs. O. Sandin,
who has so often directed dramatic
productions here, added another to
her successes in the play of last eve
ning, the members of the cast show
ing well in their roles. The members
of the cast comprised Shirley Seiver,
Edward Wehrbeln, Margaret Ann
Pitz, Lois Troop Bestor, John Jacobs,
James Sandin, Alice Jane Hlrz, John
Bestor, Clara Toman. Theodore Lib
ershal, and Roy Olson.
In addition to the interesting play
there was a very clever showing of
the pupils of Miss Peggy Pennington,
well known dancing instructor, this
adding a great deal to the interest of
the program. The dancing numbers
and specialties were exceptionally
The play was sponsored by Circle
No. 1, of the St. John's altar society
of this city.
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
Tuesday afternoon at the court
house occurred the marriage of Miss
Phyllis Marie Baler of Avoca and
Martin Edward Barnes of Cedar
Creek. The young people were ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Baier, the former brother of the
bride. The marriage lines were read
by Judge A. H. Duxbury in his usual
impressive manner. The bridal party
at the conclusion of the ceremony re
turned to Avoca.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. Herman Wendt, of Murdock,
who was operated or. three weeks
ago, returned from the St.' Cath
erine's hospital on Wednesday, Nov.
16. She is most appreciative of the
cards, flowers and gifts that her
many friends sent her while she was
in the hospital and she extends her
thanks to all who remembered her
HAVE FINE FAMILY GATHERING
Sunday the home of Mr. and Mrs
Harry White was the scene of a
very happy family party when the
members of the White family were
here for a reunion.
Mr. N. E. White v.as present and
the father and grandfather of the
group and had the unusual pleasure
of having in the family circle three
sons, three sons-in-law, three daugh
ters and three grandsons and three
ing at Nehawka
Frame Structure Used by the Smith
Hughes Agricultural Students
A frame building used by the stu
dents of the Smith-Hughes depart
ment of the Nehawka high school,
was partially destroyed by fire Tues
day at the noon hour.
The building is used as a farm
shop by the students and as the
result of the fire the loss has been
fixed at $500.
The fire is thought to have origin
ated when hot metal used by the stu
dents in their work Tuesday morning
ignited a wooden post used to support
The fire was discovered by Junior
Lundberg, student, when he return
ed to school after lunch, but the fire
had a good start and spread up the
post to the roof and consumed the
greater part of the roof before it
There was a full set of farm shop
equipment and tool and as soon as
possible hte students started in on
the task of cleaning up the debris
and it is expected that the building
will be repaired and refitted at once.
TO ELECT PRECINCT CHAIRMEN
The nine precinct in the west
half of the county are holding pre
cinct meetings to elect their new
precinct chairman who will serve as
a member of the Farm Bureau board.
The chairman will serve for a term
of two years and the east and west
half of the county hold their elec
tions on alternate-years, thus giving
a board half of which may be new
Arrangements for the meetings
have been made by the present pre
cinct chairmen, who will also con
duct the meetings. Meetings sched
uled to date are:
Center Precinct Manley Hall,
Tuesday evening, November 22nd.
Salt Creek Precinct Laughlin
school, Tuesday evening, November
South Bend Precinct Falrland
school, Tuesday evening, November
Greenwood Precinct Jordan
Hall. Alvo, Friday evening, Novem
Elmwood Precinct Murdock
school, Monday evening, November
Notices are being mailed to all
farm operators in the various pre
cincts where elections will be held.
All farm operators are entitled to
vote for the chairman and precinct
chairmen may be either men or
women but in each case an assistant
chairman of the opposite sex will be
elected to serve as an alternate.
Suggestions for changes In poli
cies or methods of handling the work
in the county will bo discussed and
requests for the type of work farm
ers wish assistance with will be
LEAVE FOR THE SOUTH
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Ofe departed
Sunday noon for a trip to the south
west, with San Antonio, Texas as
their objective. They will visit at
the Texas city with a sister of Mrs.
Ofe and while there also expect to
visit several of the Interesting places
along the Gulf of Mexico and expect
to remain until the last of the month.
MYNARD COMMUNITY CLUB
The annual election of officers of
the Mynard Community club will be
held on Friday evening, November
25th. All members are urged tobe
present. Social time and refresh
ments after the meeting.
Tribute to Henry
Funeral Services of Departed Mer
chant at Sattler Funeral Home
One of the Largest Held.
From Wednesday's Dally
The Sattler funeral tome was fill
ed to its capacity and many stood
outside to brave the chill wind in
their tribute to Henry G. Soen
nichsen, Plattsmouth merchant and
civic leader, killed Monday In an
On Tuesday night and through this
morning large groups of the friends
had called at the funeral home to
take a last farewell of one they had
known so many years and to whom
all held a deep affection.
The room where the departed rest
ed was banked to the celling with
the floral remembrances from friends
from many sections of the west, a
silent tribute of the affection in
which he had been held.
The simple and impressive Chris
tian Science service was given by
F. Arthur Jones, reader of the First
church, bringing words of comfort to
the bereaved family and the host of
The body was borne to the Oak Hill
cemetery where the interment was
made at the family plot in the ceme
tery there. The American Legion
post of which Mr. Soennichsen was
a member from the time of its or
ganization, conducted the services at
the grave. Judge A. H. Duxbury, past
commander, with Chaplain Raymond
J. Larson, conducted the ritualistic
The pall bearers were friends and
associates of the Kins Horn Karnlval
and service men, they being Adolph
Nelion, Omaha; Fred I.ugsch, L. S.
Devoe, R. W. Knorr, C. C. Wescott.
James I. Hall.
The color bearers and guard. Coun
ty Treasurer John E. Turner, Leo
Boynton, Don Seiver and Edgar
Glaze were furnished by the local
post of the Legion.
The firing squad and bugler were
members of the 17th infantry at Fort
Crook under command of J. A. Cap
well, gave the farewell to the de
parted soldier of his country.
LOCAL ROTARY CLUB ENJOYS
A THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Tuesday the meeting of the local
P.otary club was turned Into the
observance of the Thanksgiving sea
son with a most appropriate program
for the season.
Rev. Paul Dick, pastor of the My
nard U. B. church, whs the speaker
and gave an outline of Thanksgiving
from the first times that It had been
decreed by rulers at Different times,
down to the present American holi
day as we know it, v.Rich has been
a yearly day of thanks since the
nroclamaiion of President Lincoln
in 18C2. Rev. Dick pointed that at
this time in the world history that
the people of the United States had
every reason to be more than usually
thankful that they still enjoyed their
liberties and the rights of a free
rres3, free speech and the right of
Raymond Cook gava two very de
'ightful vocal numbers during the
service, appropriate to the season of
the year that was being observed.
Dr. H. G. McClusky was program
VISIT FALLS CITY C0MMANDERY
Tuesday evening William A. Rob
ertson, grand captain general of the
Knights Templar, William F. Evers,
superintendent of the Nebraska Ma
sonic Home and L. L. McCarty, past
commander of Mt. Zion commandery,
were at Falls City.
Mr. Evers was the inspecting offi
cer for Mt. Sinai commandery No. 9
of Falls City and following the In
spection a fine baniurt was enjoyed
by the commandery aud their guests.
ATTEND OFFICERS MEETING
Captains J. A. Capwell and Ray J.
Larson and First Lieutenant W. V.
Ryan, officers reserve corps, were at
Nebraska City Tuesday. They were
in attendance at an officers school
being conducted as part of the pro
gram of the ROTC of Nebraska.