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VOL. NO. UV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OVEMEER 28, 1938.
Home Gatherings in Celebration
of Thanksgiving Day Numerous;
Some Go Out of Town for Day
Football Game at Lincoln Attracts Consider
able Number Turkey, Goose, Duck
'and Chicken on the Menus
Miss Etta and Lee Niekles spent
Thanksgiving day in Union with
The L. R. Feller family and Miss
Milicent Wagoun, of Omaha, were
Thanksgiving day guests at the
Elmer Webb home.
Mrs. Edna Dalton of McCook was
here to spend the Thanksgiving holi
days with her mother. Mrs. Bertha
Lee Byers of Omaha was here fox
Thanksgiving with his mother, Mrs.
Mary Burnett and hi3 brother, Wal
Dr. ard Mrs. W. V. Ryan were in
Lincoln yesterday where they attend
ed the Kansas State-Nebraska foot
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lippold and
children of Omaha spent Thanksgiv
ing day with Mrs. Fannie Crosser and
all had dinner in Murray.
Mrs. William Hassler s.nd daugh
ter. Miss Anna, were guests Thanks
giving at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl F. Hassler and family in Om
aha. Mrs. J. M. Roberts was a Thanks
giving day guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Cummins at
Omaha, at a small informal family
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horsak had as
Thanksgiving dinner guests Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Avis of Council muffs. Mrs.
Anna Horsak and Joe and Robert
Novak of Omaha.
Mrs. Frank L. Cummins was a
Thanksgiving day guest of Mrs.
Madge Johnstone, an old friend at
Omaha and will ren-.air. there
spend the week end.
Miss Jean Knorr. a student at
Lindewood College, St. Charles, Mis
souri, spent the Thanksgiving holi
days at the home of hr parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Knorr.
Mrs. John Tidball flnd son, John,
were in Lincoln Thursday as dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar S.
Wcscott, also attending the Nebraska
Kansas State football game.
William R. Holly was at Omaha
Thursday where he enjoyed Thanks
giving dinner at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Holly
and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Schneider and
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Burdic and
children of St. Edward. Nebraska,
were guests Thanksgiving at the E. C.
Burdic home at Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Marshall and
sons. Cary, Robert Seybe?rt Marshall
and Thomas Turner Marshall, were
guests at the home of Mrs. W. H.
Seybert on Thanksgiving.
Judge and Mrs-. A. H. Duxbury
and children, Dorothea and Richard,
William Metzger of Cedar Creek and
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hall, of Harlan,
Iowa, were guests at dinner Thurs
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Metzger in Omaha.
Chas. L. Graves was at Tnion
Thursday to enjoy Thanksgiving din
ner at the Baptist church. He was
met there by Harry Royal and wife
and Harry Graves and wife, accom
panied by their friends Robert Green
and wife, of Lincoln. All came to
Plattsmouth in the evening for a
Ralph Tlmm and Edward Hadraba
were at Tarkio for the Thanksgiving
holiday, enjoying a dinner party and
later the football game. They were
accompanied on their return by Joe
Mrs. Zelphina Seward of Alexan
dria. Nebraska, was a holiday visitor
in the city Thursday to be with Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Rosencrans at dinner.
Mrs. Seward is a sister of Mrs. Rosen
crans. .'. .. ...
Mrs. Val Burkel entertained Mrs.
Pearl Mann and Robert at dinner
Mr. and Mrs. James Q. Mauzy and
son, Jimmie, with Mrs. J. H. Hall
strom. were Thanksgiving guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hall-
strom and family at Avoca, to enjoy
a delightful family dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher and
children of Council Bluffs were here
Thursday as guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Brown. Miss
Renee Brown returned with them to
Council Bluffs for a week end visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Vallery and
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Dunn, of Omaha,
were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Beesly at Lincoln and
also enjoyed the football game be
tween Kansas State and Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schneider and
son, Ronald, were at Lincoln Thanks
giving where they were holiday
guests at the home of Mrs. B. F. Wiles
and family and also attended the
Kansas State-Nebraska football game
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Lowson enter
tained on Thanksgiving day Rev.
and Mrs. Ray Magnuson and Norma
Jean of Waverly. Miss Florence Low-
son, a student at Wesleyan univer
sity, spent the vacation with her
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Starkjohn en
tertained yesterday at a Thanks
giving dinner. Their guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Starkjohn,
Mr. and Mrs. William Starkjohn,
Mrs. Martha Weiss and Albert
Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson
had as guests for Thanksgiving, Mr.
and Mrs. John Nelson, of Lincoln,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Perkins, Miss Flor
ence Nelson and Frank Moran of Om
aha and Misses Emma and Elizabeth
Hirz of this city.
On Thanksgiving day Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Chriswisser entertained a group
of relatives at a delirious dinner at
their home on South Seventh street.
Those enjoying the eent were Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Ferrie, parents of
Mrs. Chriswisser, Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Otto of Auburn.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. William
A. Robertson was the soene of a very
enjoyable family dinner party on
Thanksgiving, Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Murphey and little one, Lee, and
Miss Rachel Robertson of Lincoln
being here to join in the event. Mrs.
James Robertson, Sr., and Miss Mable
White were also guests at the din
Thanksgiving guests ' at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Goos were Mr.
and Mrs. William Schmidtmann, Mr.
and Mr?. William Schmidtmann, Jr.,
and Janice, Dr. aid Mrs. Carl
Schmidtmann of Omaha and Dr. and
Mrs. George Schmidtmann of Om
aha. Miss Harriett Goos was also
home from Doane college to spend
the vacation with her parents.
Sheriff and Mrs. Homer Sylvester
entertained some thiriy-two members
of their family Thanksgiving at a
very delightful dinner party. Those
participating were Mr. and Mrs. Font
Wilson and family of Lincoln, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Wilheiser and family of
Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Blood
good and family of Louisville, Mr.
and Mrs. Cass Sylvester and family,
Annette and Adeline Leibolt, Chero
kee, Iowa, Lyle Liebolt, Eagle Butte,
South Dakota and the members of
the Sylvester family.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wescott enter
tained at "Sunnyside" Thursday with
a family party and a number .of
friends at dinner. Those to enjoy
the event were Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Wescott, Ward Whelan, Capt. J. P.
Kale of the McGregor, Thornton
j Baker and David Fowler of this city.
Madame Stranglen and Miss Made
line Stranglen and Miss Clara Mae
Morgan of Omaha.
Miss Olive Jones had as Thanks
giving dinner guests at the Jacobs'
cafe Mrs. Bertha Shopp and daugh
ters, Mrs. Edna Dalton of McCook
and Mrs. Louis Lohnes.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L., Petersen and
Norma Jean of Lincoln, Mr. and
Mrs. Newton Sullivan and Barbara
and Mrs. Sophia Mayfeld were dinner
guests on Thanksgiving day at the
L. H. Petersen home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Graves and
Maxine. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thimgan
and Larry and Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Thimgan enjoyed Thanksgiving day
and dinner at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. B. McDonald at Mur
dock. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Born had as
their guests on Thursday, Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Hennin; and son, Har
lan, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Born and
son. George. Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Born and son, Donnie and Mr. George
Service on Grid
for High School
Nine of the Veterans Close Career
in High School Football
Nine boys have hung up their suits
for the last time in the Plattsmouth
high school football competition.
Captain Rebal, congenial, hard
working fullback, who played a good
game from whistle to whistle, leads
Warren Reed, halfback, also made
his last appearance. Safety, fast and
a good open field runner. Reed made
half of the team's total points for
Both of these back field men were
members of the sprint relay team.
Their loss will make a big gap in
next year's team that will be hard
In the line. Bill Armstrong, two
year letter man and fast charging
tackle, played his last game at Ne
Other linemen are Roy Wilson di
minutive guard, who played havoc
with other lines and spent most of
his defensive play in the opponent's
back field and leading the interfer
ence on end runs.
Robert Hayes and Stuart Sedlak
who are playing their first year of
football made a fine showing at
tackle positions in ler.ding their team
for two touchdowns in the Sidney
game, and another in the Nebraska
These boys are not fully developed
and if they continue their showing
in college football, they will have
Robert Yelick, guard made his best
showing at Nebraska City and has
plenty of what is necessary to make a
good football player.
Steven Wiles and Thomas Solomon
are new men on the s'iuad and made
their last appearance at Nebraska
The squad will miss these loyal
playerj and wish them much success.
GIVE FINE PROGRAM
The pupils of Mrs. Kieck's school
gave a very interesting program on
Wednesday. The parents and friends
had been invited and a large number
attended. The program gave the
health lessons, showing the value of
health chores, proper food and den
tal care. Each child took part in
the program which was carried out
entirely by the children. It was much
enjoyed by the large audience.
TO LEAVE FOE EAST
From Friday's Dally
Mrs. Myra Utter, who has been
here as a guest at the home of Mrs.
R. A. Bates, departed this morning
for Lincoln where she will visit for
a few days, going then to Kansas
City for a brief visit with relatives.
She then leaves for Prineeton, In
diana, where she expects to spend
the winter at the home of a son and
Callahan Church Is Scene of Feast
Enjoyed by One Hundred Fifty
Fathers and Sons.
The Callahan church, located near
Murdock, was the scene of a very
delightful gathering Friday evening
the Father-Son banquet and in which
there were over 150 participating.
The menu had been arranged and
was served by the ladies of the
church, furnishing a very enjoyable
repast as follows:
Rolls - - Butter
The chairman of the banquet was
Gus Streich and the toast list was
presided over by August Rieke. Mar
tin Bornemeier served as song leader
The invocation was offered by Rev
Weber, pastor of the church and mu
sical selections given by the orches
tra, "boy's quartet" and the male
Short talks on behalf of the fath
ers was given by A. Streich, L. C.
Unland and County Commissioner
H. C. Backemeyer, v.hile for the
sons W. Von Spreckelson, Marion
Stcok and Paul Ruetr responded In
a series of fine toasts and in which
the father and sou relation was
County Judge A. II. Duxbury gave
a short address on "The Significance
of Father and Son." ii his usual ef
fective manner that brought one the
full realization of the necessity of
the close understanding' of the parent
and the son.
The main address of" the evening
was given by Rev. J. C. Lowson, pas
tor of the First Methodist church of
this city, who had as his subject,
"Youth at the Crossroads," very ably
presented with a strong and highly
inspirational lesson. In life, as the
speaker stressed, then comes a time
when it is necessary for the youth
to make a definite decision and which
may affect his future life and its
ultimate objectives. To the youth at
the crossroads is ;hs upper way,
sometimes beset with much danger
and trial, or the lower or easier way
that will lead downward to thede
struction of the higher ideals that
had been the youth's in his younger
years. He illustrated this with the
lessons from the life of biblical char
acters. In addition to Rev. Lowson, Judge
Duxbury, Elmer Sundstrom attended
the banquet from this city.
HAPPY HOME PROJECT CLUB
The meeting of the Happy Home
project club was held Nov. 15 at
the home of Mrs. Walter Fornoff with
Mrs. Rudolph Meisinser and Mrs.
George Schroeder as hostesses. The
lesson given on "Christmas Candies.
Old and New," makng three kinds
which was enjoyed by all. All mem
bers were present but one and one
visitor, Mrs. Ed Dieter. The Christ
mas party is set for December 8tfcat
the home of Mrs. Hugo Meisinger.
The January meeting will be given
by the county agent for all members
and their husbands. The exact date
and place will be given later. The
lesson is on the "Well Kept Farm
stead." The February meeting will
be at the home of Mrs. Margaret Kaf
fenberger. HERE FROM OMAHA
Mr3. Alma Heldman and daugh
ter, Lois. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Strom
me, the latter also a daughter of Mrs.
Heldman, all of Fargo, North Da
kota, and S. W. Short of Waterloo,
Iowa, are spending Thanksgiving at
the home of Mrs. Han3 Seivers, moth
er of Mrs. Heldman.
Mr. Stromme will be with the
Cleveland Indians the coming season.
HERE FOE VACATION
Miss Maxine Cloidt, teacher at
McCook, Nebraska, Miss Anna Mar
garet McCarty at Deweese, and Miss
Lois Bestor of Hordville, are here to
enjoy the week end at their Thanks
TO ATTEND EANQUET
Plattsmouth players to attend the
N. U. football banquet are: Captain
Ronald Rebal. Warren Reed. Bill
Armstrong and Coach Hoffman will
attend the annual football dinner at
Lincoln, December 6. They will be
ruests of the Lincoln Chamber of
Commerce who will entertain N. U.
Nebraska Wesleyan players and out-
btate football men for a dinner and
talks, sis well as a "bis round up of
big time players." The University of
Nebraska coaches will give the main
Deeply grateful to all our kind
friends and neighbors for all their
words of sympathy and acts of lov
ing kindness in our hour of bereave
ment, we wish to take this means of
thanking you all. It has been truly
ra sustaining force to us to know of
these many kind friends. We espec
ially wish to thank the members of
the American Legion, those who as
sisted in the services and for the
beautiful flowers. Mrs. Ruth Soen
nichsen and Family; H. M. Soen
nichsen and Family.
Yes, Santa is
Coming - Short
Radios Acceptance of Plattsmouth's
Request for a Pre-Christmas
Visit Details to Follow
Taking advantage of short wave
radio communication. Santa Claus
has given definite assurance of his
intention to spend an afternoon in
Plattsmouth again this year. Talk
ing direct to W92CW. the short wave
station of Richard Yelick in Platts
mouth late yesterday afternoon, the
jolly old fellow said that Platts
mouth's appeal had been relayed to
him through two Canadian amateur
transmitting stations via the govern
ment's short wave station at Nome,
Alaska, and gave definite assurance
he will be here a part of Saturday
afternoon, December 17, arriving at
Due to limited time and his desire
to speak to scores of other towns that
have requested a pre-Christmas visit,
he was unable to say more than a
few words, stating that he was
sending details of how he would ar
rive by air mail from Nome, where
h? spent the entire afternoon yester
day radioing messages of acceptance
to requests for his presence all over
the middle west. This letter is ex
pected to arrive in a few days, al
though flying conditions over Can
ada are very bad just now.
As soon as it is received, further
information will" be passed on to the
boys and girls of Cass county thru
the columns of the Journal.
In the meantime, it is grand to
know Santa is coming again this
year and the reception committee
will be organized to greet him.
SUES FOE DAMAGES
In the district court an action has
been filed in which Dorothy Mc
Fadden is the plaintiff by her father
and next friend, George McFadden
against Nora Schick, et al.
The tyit is for $3,000 personal
damage alleged to have been sus
tained as the result of an auto acci
dent at a road intersection west of
Elmwood on September 19, 1937. It
is further alleged that as the result
of the accident the plaintiff suffered
permanent injury to the left hand
Mrs. Margaret Kaffenberger and
daughter Ellen, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Smith, Miss Helen Franke, Miss
Marie Allen and Ceroid Keil attend
ed the Stivers-Llncola wedding at
the Christian church at Glenwood,
Iowa. Mrs. Kaffenberger, having
spent several days with Miss Emma
Stivers, returned home after the
PROGRAM AND PLATE SUPPER
. At BeBtor School, Dist. No. 42, Dec.
2. Everyone welcome. June Keil,
Legion and Auxiliary Convention
Here November 30 to Draw Large
Crowd if Weather Propitious
Full Day's Activity in Store for Delegations
from Twenty Posts and Units of Four
Counties in Twelfth District
Preparations are all but complete
for what is expected to be Platts
mouth's most successful district con
vention of the American Legion and
Legion Auxiliary, next Wednesday,
Plattsmouth was host city to the
Legion in 1926 and to the combined
Legion and Auxiliary in 1932.
Barring a siege of bad weather,
the attendance of the two organi
zations from other towns in the dis
trict is expected to run around 400
or better. The convention will also
bring to Plattsmouth most of the
department officials of the two or
ganizations, and, of course, the var
ious district officers.
Public Invited to Sessions
The public is invited to attend the
business sessions where much can be
learned of the working program of
the Legion and Legion Auxiliary.
The Legion business sessions will
be held in the Bekins building and
the Auxiliary sessions in the audi
torium of St. Paul's church.
The Legion does not convene un
it 1:15 in the afternoon, but the
Auxiliary is to hold both forenoon
and afternoon sessions, beginning at
10 o'clock in the morning. Both will
adjourn about 4:45, in time for the
parade at 5 o'clock.
The evening will be given over to
entertainment exclusively. Separate
banquets are to he held, the Legion
at the Community building and the
Auxiliary at the Presbyterian church.
A fun program and floor show is In
store for the Legionnaires, following
their banquet, served by the ladies
of Holy Rosary church. L. S. Devoe
will be toastmaster. The Salt and
Fepper initiation will furnish enter
tainment for Auxiliary members at
the conclusion of their banquet at
the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Ray
mond Larson, district vice president
of the organization will have charge
of this colorful program.
Following their respective ban
quets, the two organizations will get
together -for the convention dane'e.
concluding feature on the day's pro
gram. Tnis is also open to tne pun-
ic and the advance ticket sale in
dicates a capacity crowd of home
folks will be on hand to help show
the visiting delegations a good time.
Music will be furnished by Pick's
'op Hatters of Nebraska City.
Scanning the Program
The Journal is Just completing
publication of the twelve page pro
gram for the two meetings. The two
color cover depicts Plattsmouth in
the White Spot state.
Legion registration starts at 9:30,
but the official convention session
will not be called to order until 1:15.
A luncheon for Legionnaires and
Auxiliary members is to be served at
St. Paul's church during the noon
From the time District Command
er Fred Liebers sounds the call to
order at 1:15, until adjournment at
45 the Legion session will be a
busy one. Nehawka post is accorded
the honor of advancing and retiring
the colors. Emmett Cook, district
chaplain, of Elmwood, will deliver
the invocation. Reading of the con
vention call and roll call of posts
will be followed by greetings from
E. G.' Ofe, Plattsmouth commander,
and Mayor George Lushinsky, re-
ponded to by "Tommy" Thomsen,
Otoe county commander. Winton Jen
sen of Bennett will speak on "What
Boys' State Meant to Me" followed
by the appointment of convention
committees. Then comes the address
of Department Commander Robert B.
Waring on "This Legion of Ours."
District President Mrs. Emma Nutz
man and Department President Mrs.
Laura Kucera will bring the Legion
greetings from the Auxiliary and R.
C. Patterson, department adjutant
will talk on the old familiar sub
ject. "Membership." E. R. Benke,
manager of the Lincoln Veterans
hospital will speak on "Work of the
Veterans Administration." Henry A.
Kriz, department service officer and
W. H. Andresen, employment officer,
will be heard briefly before the con
vention gets down to the real busi
ness of hearing and acting upon con
vention committee reports. Judge A.
H. Duxbury of Flattsmouth is chair
man of the important Resolutions
Officers to be elected include the
district commander, vice commander,
chaplain and sergeant at arms. The
newly elected officers will be install
ed by the department commander,
the next convention city chosen and
the meeting adjourned for the parade
at five o'clock. A busy afternoon, one
might well judge.
Auxiliary Has Full Day
The Auxiliary sessions will like
wise be busy. Registration starts at
9:30 and Mrs. Nutzman. the district
president will open the meeting at
10. The four county chairmen each
have a part in the opening cere
monies as the pages advance the
colors. Mrs. Elmer Webb, president
of Plattsmouth unit, extends the
city's greetings and Mrs. Helen Dud
ley, past district president, of Lin
coln, will respond. Mrs. E. G. Ofe,
local Auxiliary convention chairman,
will introduce the Plattsmouth com
mittees responsible for arrangements,
and, after reading of the minutes.
Donald Nelson, of Murray, will give
the ladies his impression of Boys
State, which he attended. Unit re
ports will be followed by the beau
tiful Auxiliary memorial Bervice In
charge of Mrs. Erma Bergman, m
member of the Louisville unit. The
district commander Fred Liebers and
E. G. Ofe, local post commander, will
bring the ladies greetings from the
Legion, Mrs. Ogla Wiles renders a
flute solo, and Department Com
mander Robert B. Waring speaks on
"The American Legion," to wind up
a busy forenoon.
Back from luncheon at 1:15, the
ladies will again delve into their
business session. Group singing, in
troduction of guests, an employment
dialogue between W. H. Andreason
and Nell Krause, follow each other
in rapid order. Leah Ball, depart
ment publicity chairman speaks on
that subject, and Laura Kucera, the
department president will address
the convention on "Our American
Legion Auxiliary." Following this a
violin solo by David Fowler, music
supervisor of Plattsmouth schools.
Then introduction of Patterson, Wil
son, Kriz and Benke, adjutant, edi
tor, service officer and hospital man
ager, respectively, from the Legion
group. An address on "Poppies" by
Genie McGlasson. the national vice
chairman of registration, a hospital
chat with Grace Darby, recreational
director at the Veterans hospital in
Lincoln, music by a Plattsmouth high
school group of entertainers, trophy
awards, report of the Resolution com
mittee, report of Registration com
mittee, election and installation of
officers, all crowded in before retire
ment of the colors by Plattsmouth
Juniors and adjournment.
Musical Organizations in Parade
The parade takes place at 5 p. m.
Groups will form on Vine street, go
west to Sixth, south to Main, down
Main street to depot and counter
march to Legion building to disband.
In order named, the following uniU
will participate: Legion Junior Drum
and Bugle corps; department offi
cers, district officers, county offi
cers,; massed colors; Legion mem
bers; Recreation Band; Auxiliary
members; Auxiliary Juniors; High
school band; Fun makers and Ger
Then follow the banquets, enter
tainment and dance to conclude a
truly busy day.
OYSTER SUPPER AND BAZAAR
By Mynard Aid Society, December
1. Price 35c. Serving begins at 5:30.
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