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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1938.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEHI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoflice, Plattamouth, Neb., a second-elas mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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W. II. Krugor was called to Platts
mouth Friday of last week on busi
ness. A group of young people presented
a special musical number at the
morning services at the Methodist
Nehawka high school students en
joyed a very colorful school party
lest Saturday night. Thanksgiving
decorations and customs were fea
tured. A G. Cisney and family, accom
panied by Mrs. W. A. Lewis, were in
Omaha last Sunday, where they vis
ited V. A. Lewis and were pleased
to find him greatly improved.
Mrs. J. A. Capwell and Miss Dor
othy Lightbone, who teach the Fort
Crook school, were attending the
program given at school district No.
CO, taught by iliss Esther Rhoden.
Clyde Gilmore. who has been mak
ing his home in Nebraska City, is
now staying at the home of Wilson
Gilmore, where he will assist with
the work this winter and with the
coming of spring will farm the
J. W. Clourg,- who resided in Cass
county prior to leaving here in 1924,
and has been located in the south
west since then, arrived in Murray
l;.st week for a visit with friends
here and at Manley. He particularly
inquired about hi3 old friends, Joseph
Macena and Herman Gansemer, both
of whom have passed away. since he
left here in 1924.
Has to Haul Water
Dan Anderson, who farms the
Stuart Rough place on the O street
road was forced to haul water , from,
town last Sunday, when his pump,
played out on him and he was un
able to get anyone to fix it until
Hotly Contested Game
The football team of Cathedral
high school in Lincoln, came downison3 of Mr- and iIr3- Tunney. An-
last Friday for a fame
with the '
Nehawka team. The game was
plenty rough, with three local boys
suffering injuries. Louis Paulis had
his ankle injured so badly it has
been placed in a cast. Donald Opp
and George Plunkett were taken out
of the lineup on account of injuries.
The score was 18 to 0 in favor
of the boys from the capital city but
the Nehawka boys were in there try
ing hard on every play and put up
better competition than might be
imagined from the lopsided score.
Enjoyed Family Gathering
A number of relatives were gath
ered at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Anderson last Sunday for a
most enjoyable dinner and pleasant
visit together. Those present in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. C. Steffens,
parents of Mrs. Anderson, of Lor
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Steffens
(uncle and aunt), of Nehawka; J.
Lcwsr Main St. Phone 94
IJ. Steffens and family, also of Ne
hawka and Frank Horstman and
family of Talmage. Mrs. Horstman,
sister to Mrs. Anderson, and Mar
garet Steffens, sister of Mrs. Ander
son, who is a nurse in Chicago, com
pleted tiie merry party.
Visited at Plattsmouth
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Ingwerson,
who reside west of Plattsmouth, en
tertained at a house party and din
ner at their country home on last
Sunday. Guests included R. H. Ing
wersen, father of Sterling, Misses
Pauline of Nehawka and Laverna of
Lincoln, Messrs Theodore and Gust
Nelson and their sister, Mrs.. Ger
trude Carper of Nehawka.
Many Hauling Water
A number of the farmers in the
vicinity of Nehawka have been hav
ing to haul water from town to their
farms for the watering of their
stock, among them George Lopp,
William August, Conant Wolph and
Dan Anderson. This makes the feed
ing of cattle and, for that matter,
care of just the ordinary farm stock,
an expensive and tedious task. There
is an old saying, "You never miss the
water till the well runs dry," and
it seems particularly apropos here.
Busy with Convention Plans
Mrs. Emma Nutzman, district
president of the American Legion
I Anvlliavr Via Kaan Vvn 3if ur ilk T1o a
ror the district convention to be neia
at Plattsmouth next Wednesday, No
vmeber 30, over , which she will pre-
side. A goodly number of the mem
bers of the Nehawka unit will also
attend the convention.
Both Engaged in Art
Justin Sturm, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. F. Sturm, who resides in Connec-
ticut, has come in for some very fav
orable comment on his work .as a
sculptor as a result of some of his
recent models, one a bust of Eugene
1, 1 1 .1
s cuamp ...u
uuuluti 8l'luu'U! ihwhiuu
otner OI his better recognized works
is "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Alexander Sturmn son of Mr. and
Mrs. Justin Sturm and grandson of
our townsfolk, is also making rapid
stiidcs in the field of art, with a
series of fine oil paintings, largely
landscape scenes, which are fine
enough to be hung in eastern art
It will be pleasing news to friends
of Justin to learn of his advance in
this field of endeavor and also that
his sen bids fair to follow after his
footsteps, only in another branch of
art. the oil and canvas type.
Death of Fred Dow
Fred Dow, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Dow, Sr., long since deceased,
died at the Bryan Memorial hospital
in Lincoln last Suiiday morning." He
Tras Lorn at Wyoming. Nebraska, in
September, 1S64. during the Civil
var, and has resided in and near
Cess county for almost three quar
ters of a century.
Of the large family, there remains
only cne brother. Two nephews,
George Spohn of Weeping Water and
Charles Spohn of Elmvood also sur
vive. Funeral services were held at the
Hobson funeral home at Weeping
Water Teusday and interment was in
the St. John cemetery a few miles
Attended County Convention
A delegation from the Nehawka
Legion post attended the Cass coun
ty convention at Weeping Water last
Friday night. -
Many of the local Legionnaires
are also planning to attend the dis
trict convention at Plattsmouth next
Wednesday. November 30. Nehawka
post wag selected by the district com
mander to advance and retire the
colors at the afternoon convention
session. A banquet,- floor show and
dance are among the evening en
tertainment to be provided by the
Plattsmouth post ...
C&ss county nrs no ttonaed indebtedness,-as,
like the state, we
have paid cash for our hard sur
faced roads and other improve
ments as we went. -
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Shields attend
ed the Auto Show in Omaha last
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ambler were
in Lincoln last Friday, guests at the
heme of Mrs. W. D. Ambler for a
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Buchanan and
family of near Nehawka visited last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter H. Millqr and son Pete were
Thanksgiving day guests at the
home of James Miller and wife west
P. H. Miller was very sick last
Sunday, but was reported better the
following day and has continued to
Mrs. Sarah Renard, of Sioux City,
Iowa, is here for an over Thanks
giving visit at the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. J. W. Mendenhall.
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Pollard, who
reside on the O street road, were
visiting friends and doing some
shopping in Weeping Water Tues
Edward Laurensen, manager of
the Farmers Elevator, transacted
business in Plattsmouth last Satur
day, and was a caller in Lincoln the
Earl Oldham was a visitor in
Plattsmouth Monday while en route
home from Omaha, where he had
delivered a truck load of cattle to
the stock yards.
Henrv Snell. manager of the
cream and produce station, has been
suffering greatly from rheumatism,
and has been unable to look after
business at the station a part of the
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Steckley will
be in Lincoln Thursday as guests of
friends and expect to attend the
football game that afternoon between
the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kan
Burton Bejorsen, age 14, son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Bejorsen, who
died at the home of his parents last
Friday after a prolonged illness, was
buried Sunday afternoon in Oakwood
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fitzpatrick
and their daughter were guests at
the home of Mra. Fitzpatrick's father,
W. E. 'Palmeter, in Ashland, last
Sunday. - Mr. Palmeter-is engaged in
business fn the Saunders 'county
Dr. and Mrs. M. U. Thomas will
spend Thanksgiving day in Lincoln
as guests- at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. James W. Thomas. The men ex-!
pect to attend the fbtball game be
tween the Cornhuskers and Kansas
State in the afternoon.
Ward Tefft, who resides in Pitts
burgh, Pennsylvania, is here for an
over Thanksgiving day visit at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clerence E. Tefft. Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Haslem are also to be guest3 at the
Tefft family's Thanksgiving dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bolz departed
Monday morning fw Burlington and
Gridley, Kansas, where they went to
visit relatives and friends. They were
accompanied by Mrs. Charles. Plihol
an aunt, who has been visiting at
the Binger home here for several
The Cans county American Legion
convention in Weeping Water last
Friday night was attended by rep
resentatives from five of the six
Legion posts in the county. Reports
were given of the past year's accom
plishments. Sterling Amick, county command
er, presided over the meeting and
was rc-elccted to that office for an
The Plattsmouth delegation num
bered nine, all coming to boost for
the district convention to be held
there next Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Building Site a Busy Place
Visiting the site of the new Weep
ing Water auditorium, we found the
work progressing nicely. A crew of
twenty-four men were busy excavat
ing for the new structure. Another
Weaver Safety. Lane
Costly registering devices that
show you as well as the licens
ed tester deficiencies in Lights,
Brakes or Wheel Alignment!
23 Testing Fee
0-K Windshield Stickers for
Cars Passing Tests
force of twenty-five men were- un
loading the excavated dirt and Jevel
ii;g off the ground surrounding the
building. The structure will be of
ample size for all sorts of gatherings
and besides housing exhibits at the
annual county fair will be put to
many good uses throughout the en
To Celebrate Thanksgiving Season
The Weeping Water Garden club,
an organization that has done much
to improve and beautify the city, is
to have a Thanksgiving party on Fri
day, one day after the "usual date
set for such festivities. A resume of
the work accomplished during the
past year will be. given and all have
opportunity to learn what has been
Thanksgiving Day Guests
Mrs. John Domingo will entertain
relatives and friends at Thanksgiving j ter of Union and Carl Peters of Ne
day dinner. Those expected to be braska City were in Ashland last Sun-
present will include her daughter,
Mrs. J. L. Wiles and husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Bender and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. George Domingo and
Clifford Domingo, Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Jamison, Ruth Domingo.
Sarak and Billie, and Mrs. J. H.
Entertained Friends Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ray Smith were
hest and hostess to a large circle of
friends at their suburban home last
Sunday, when a most delicious din
ner was enjoyed.
Thanksgiving Day at Amblers
A group of relatives are Thanks
giving day guests today at the home
of Mr. and Mrs.. Stephen J. Ambler,
where a sumptuous dinner is to be
ferved. Those present are Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Ambler and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Norri3, Thomas
Coppinger and wife with their Miss
Alice Nenore, who is at the present
time making he'r home in Lincoln.
Funeral of Fred Dow
Fred Dow,' who last Monday morn
ing passed away at the Bryan Me
morial hospital, in Lincoln, was bur
ied Tuesday afternoon. Funeral ser
vices were held at the Hobson
funeral home. ' being conducted by
the Rev. W. I). Lenker. Interment
was iii St. John's cemetery near
Nehawka. Mr. Dow was an uncle of
George Spohn of Weeping Water
and Charles Sponri- of 'near Elm
wood. Weeping Water Sunset Club
For a number of years there has
been in existance in Weeping Water
an organization known as the Sunset
club, composed of folks who have
passed the three score and ten years
alloted to man. Last Monday night
o meeting of the club was held at
me pariors or me .uemouibi
of the community. Some of them well
up in the' nineties.
Mrs. Mary Dunmeyer, past the
ninety year mark, in memory of
those Sunset club members who have
passed on since the last meeting of
the organzation, recited in a clear j s5ster Mrs Carper. They were ac
voice, "The Departed." by Chadwick. j companied by Mrs. Cole s brother,
All sat spelbound as . she read the
dramatc lines of this tribute.
Rev. W. D. Lenker, pastor of the
church, addressed the group on "Un
failing Youth." jThen followed in
order cn'the program, Minuet No. 5
by Paderewski and Hungarian Dance
.by Brahm, by Alvin SoMeBoDy; a
il'.ite solo by Mies Evelyn Long; a
clarinet solo by Dr. L. N. Kunkel; a
violin solo by Mrs. L. N. Kunkel
and vocal solos, "Mother" aud "Dear j
Old Daddy," by Paul Fowler. The
program was closed with group sing
ing, the final number being "God be
with You till we Meet Again."
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Jack Roddy and W. B. Banning
were attending to business matters
in Plattsmouth Monday.
Bud Fitch was visiting in Murray
last Saturday, being guest of bis
niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Becker and
granddaughter, Mrs. Glen Hoback
and husband made a party visiting
in Omaha last Saturday.
E. H. Schulhof of Plattsmouth was
a visitor in Union last Monday, com
ing down to look after some business
in the line of tuning of pianos.
George Trunkenbolz and Clifford
Wright, both of Eagle were in Union
last Monday looking after busienss
for the Trunkenbolz Oil company.
Messrs. and Mesdames W. H. Por-
day, guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Keedy.
Herman Meisinger and family of
Mynard and Herman'.: mother, Mrs.
George H. Meisinger were guests
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip F. Rihn.
A couple of automobile loads of
football fans were over to Sterling
where they went to enjoy the foot
ball game staged between the high
school teams of Sterling and Union
Mrs Rosella Clark was down to
Julian visiting for the day last Sun
day at the home of her niece, Mrs.
Glen Rutlege and husband. Mrs.
Rutlege before her recent marriage
was Mrs. Olive Finney.
Mrs. J. W. Holcomb of Moberly,
Mo., came Friday for a week end
visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs
Herman Comer and Mr. Comer. After
a most enjoyable visit, Mrs. Hol
comb left Monday for her home in
Wm. Mark was celebrating the
passing of his birthday on Sunday of
last week, which was his 77th anni
versary. He and his niece, who kepes
house for him, were visited by the
Rev. W- A. Taylor and wife during
Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Moodey of Win
field, Iowa, arrived in Union late last
week and have been guests at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. David
Kendall and husband as well as with
I tho grandchildren. They arc staying
j for several s days. e
John It.. Pjerson . and .wife. were
locking after business, for the day
last Monday in Omaha and as
they went left Mrs. Mary Allison at
the home of Mr. aud Mrs. A. l.
Becker to visit for the day and picked
her up as they went home.
Mrs. Mabel Reynolds who has been
caring for Mrs. Jennie Frans, was
called to her home to care for her
mother, Mra. Mary Davis, thus leav
ing Mrs. Frans alone. Since, Mrs.
Vesta Clark has com aud will make
her home with Mrs.
Frans and take
care of her.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Cole of Mon-
rovia, Calif., who are motoring to
FJorida to spend the winter, stop
ped Tuesday afternoon for a short
visit with Mrs. Fannie Eikenbary and
Walter Stewart and wife of Dorches
ter, Nebr. Mrs. Cole and Mr. Stew
art are cousins of Mrs. Carper and
Mrs. Eikenbary, whom they had not
seen for some time, so the surprise
visit wa3 a very pleasant one to all.
Sell Cafe and Building.
Ted Brennen and wife who have
for some time past been conducting
the cafe in the Ira Clark building
disposed of the same to Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Burbee, who also made the,
purchase of the building in which
the cafe is located, which has been
the property of Ira Clark.
Showing Good Gains Now.
Phillip F. Rihn who has been so
ill for some time has been showing
good improvement of late and has
been able to be out but not as yet
back to work, altho he was able to
be out for Bible school last week.
His many friends are pleased at his
Will Hold Services Sunday. v
Rev. H. L. Stevens of Omaha who
has been in Union for the purpose of
conducting services vt the Baptist
church has arranged to hold services
next Sunday, November 27th, in the
morning. All interested vill please
take notica of place and date of this
Station Open for Bids.
The passing of J. Simmons of Ne
braska City, who was an employee of
the Missouri Pacific at Nebraska
City, made a vacancy which was bid
for by other employes of the road.
E. H. McConnaha, who has been
agent a Nehawka for some time, got
the job. This in turn leaves the Ne
hawka station epon and bids are to
be opened Wednesday of this week
when it will be known who gets.the
Birthday Club Meets
The birthday club, consisting of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Faris, Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. McCarroll, Mr. and THrs.
Neils Madsen, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Snavely. Mr. and Mrs. Kelton Snave
ly and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gobel
man came to the Herman Comer
home on Monday evening to cele
brate the 56th birthday of that very
worthy citizen, bringing well filled
baskets to celebrate in proper fash
ion with Mr. and Mrs. Comer, who
are also members of the club.
Interesting Mission Lecture
A very interesting lecture was
given at the Methodist church on
Sunday morning by a former mis
sionary to Corea who told of many
of the customs and conditions among
the natives of that country and the
progress made by the missionaries in.
developing the spiritual and tem
poral life of those people. The mis
sionary, whose name we did not
learn, was a very warm friend of
Rev. and Mrs. I.IcGaughey, with
whom he spent the day.
Better Hurray on Red Cross.
The Red Cross roll call has been
in progress since Armistice day aud
wfll end . this week. Las year, Ihe,
Union branch had 59 answering the
call and Monday of this week had
33 for this year. The members will
have to respond pretty rapidly to
come up to last year's mark which it
was hoped would be exceeded. This
is a worthy -cause and should be
given support by all who can afford
Hears Sister Had Died.
Wm. Marks received a telegram
last Monday containing the sad news .
of the passing of hi3 sister, Mrs.
Anna Farley who has made her home
at New Morsfield, Ohio, the old time ',
home of Mr. Marks a3 well. She pass-
ed away last Saturday, November 19 j
at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Farley j
was one , of a famliy of eight chil- j
dren. . The funeral and interment (
were held in Ohio. This leaves Mr. :
Marks the only remaining number of
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Looks Over Dock
at Local Port
Representatives of Chamber of Com
merce Impressed With Work
and Dock Facilities.
H. L. Webster, D. W, Greenleaf
and R. A. Cram, of Blair, and Wal
lace P. Dixon and A. M. Anderson
both of Tekamah, came to Platts
mouth to secure information, rel
ative to the building of the dock at
Blair. They were directed to the
office of A. L. Tidd, with whom they
conferred relative to river navigation
and the building of a dock.
Mr. Tidd took the committee to tho
river front and explained in detail
the setup for the building of the
dock, and furnished them with much
information relative to the procedure
to obtaining the coi.ctru:tion of a
dock at Blair.
The committee represented the
Chamber of Commerce of Blair and
Tekamah. This committee expressed
themselves as very much interested
and very much pleated Avith Ihe
river navigation program, and par
ticularly the advancement which had
been made by the building of the
dock here. The size and structure of
the Plattsmouth dock seemed to ex
actly fit hte requirements and when
they were told that the dock was
sponsored by Cass ccunty and that
Cass county owned tin; dock, together
with the lands on which it was lo
cated, they said they believed that
was a very wise move and they
thought they would endeavor to have
the county sponsor their project.
They made a request that Mr.-Tidd
go to Blair and talk to the Chamber
of Commerce at some future date.
They were much interested in nfany
projects which are underway in this
LOOK OVER RIVER DOCK
Prom Wednesday's Iaily
Hugh Butler, republican national
committeeman from Nebraska, with
John Welch, his partner In the grain
firm of Butler & Welen, were in the
city today. The two with A. L. Tidd.
T. H. Pollock and Searl S. Davis visit
ed the local " river dock and where
there5 are several excellent locations
for grain' terminal ' elevators ; tor' Use
in the handling of grain on the river
transportation program. '
We can furnTcn you wTlli Rub
ber Stamps made to order at a
price considerably below that you
have been paying. Prompt service.
If you need stamps, see us.
CASH FOR DEAD HORSES
50c per 100 lbs. fcr Hogs!
For Prompt Service, Reverse
Calls to Market 3541, Omaha
The Fort Crook
As I am oisittinc farming I will
jofTer for sale at Public Auction at
Ue farm located 3 miles v.onf and
2 mile north of Plattsmouth, on
ihe Cedar Creek road, on
Thursday, Dec. 1
beginning at 1:00 o'clock p. m., the
following property,' to-wjt: .
Two Head of Horses .
One black horse, 12 years old, wt.
1700 pounds; one sorrel mare 7
years old. wt. 1500 pounds.
Seven Head of Cattle -
Two Holstein cow, giving milk;
cne Guernsey cow, giving milk; one
l'a-year old heifer; two 2-year-old
Holstein heifers; one Holstein calf.
Farm Machinery, Etc.
One Peter Schnettler wagon one
hay rack and truck: oup
jw&gon; one P & O wide tread lister
one 8-foot disc: one Dporino-
one walking cultivator; one 3-sec-rtlon
harrow; one walking plow; one
1 Vaiu' mouse power) with der
ricK ; one hay rake; one brooder
stove; one 250-egg Incubator; one
6J gallon hog watercr; one Myers
bay. track and carrier; five rcMa of
cnbbins: tvo sets of harness; 60
feet of inch drain tile; 'one new
Vegas separator; two 5Q-gaIlon oil
arums; one kitchen range; one heat
ig stove; one dining room Eet; one
breakfast Bet; one small ice box, and
SSiuon arUCleS t0 Umacrous "o
Terms of Sale
Terms are cash. NT .
settled for: prem,fiea
Walter P. Tritsch,
REX-young. Aurtio... Owner.
J'TLATTS. STATE BA.NK. Clerk,;