The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 01, 1938, Image 1

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    Slate Historical Society
NO. 80
Wedding Occurs
at Crehrhton
Miss Marie Speck and Mr. Earl W,
Berglund Joined in Bonds
of Holy Wedlock.
Thursday, Nov. 24 th. at 2 o'rlock
wedding bells rang in Eden Valley
Lutheran church near Creighton,
Neb., when Miss Marie Speck of this
city became the bride of Mr. Earl W
Berelund of Creighton. The Rev.
Fenske, pastor of the church, off!
Preceding: the ceremony ' Lester
Weber sang, accompanied by his
mother, Mrs. John Weber, "O Prom
ise Me," followed by the wedding
march from Lohengrin as the bridal
party marched to the altar.
The bride entered on the arm of
the-groom, and wore a street length
gown of royal blue transparent velvet
- with black accessories. She wore a
crystal necklace and carried a hand
kerchief which her mother and grand
mother, Mrs. W. A. Becker, carried
Her shoulder bouquet was of Amer
ican Beauty Premier res tied with
white satin ribbon. The maid of
honor, sister of the bride, Miss Phyllis
Jane Speck, looked charming in a
street length gown of wine novelty
crepe crepe with black accesssories.
She wore a gold necklace, gift of
bride and carried a wine chiffon 'ker
chief. Her shoulder bouquet was also
Premiere roses tied with white satin
Donald Burcham of this city acted
as best man. Both groom and at
tendant wore the dark blue conven
tional suit with a rose of the bride's
bouquet in the lapels.
Following the marriage ,.cere mony
Mrs. Rev. Fanske and daughter, Lydia
sang, "Lord, Who at Canna's Wed
ding Feast," accompaniment being
played by Lydia, after which the
bridal party marched to the rear Of
the church where congratulations of
some 100 friends were received.
From the church the bridal party
und close relatives motored to the
spacious home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Lorenz where a delicious C o'clock
wedding dinner was served to 57
The home was decorated in hues
of blue, white and rose. The wed
ding cake made the center setting
of the table, being presented from
the groom's grandmother, Mrs. Eliza
beth Hartstock.
Those present from this city were
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Speck and Marion,
Mrs. W. A. Becker, Henry Horn,
Helen and Marie Horn and Floyd
Becker. j
The bride and groom received a
large number of beautiful gifts which
will be a long and cherished token
from their relatives and friends.
Miss Speck Is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Speck of this
city where she has grown to woman
hood, receiving her education in local
schools of the county. She has been
engaged in helping her parents on
their farm home.
Mr. Berglund is the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Berglund of
Creighton where he has grown to
manhood and received his education
in local schools and is engaged in
farming with his father.
After March 1st the young people
will be at home to their many friends
on a farm seven miles east of Creigh
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Stewart and
son, Donald, departed Saturday for
their trip to the south part of Mis
souri where they are to locate at
Springfield, a former home. They
had their household effects and equip
ment from their restaurant taken by
truck to Springfield while they made
the trip by car.
At Cullom school, district 30, Fri
day, December 9th at 8 p. m. Every
one welcome. Dorothea Siemonelt,
teacher. dlw-d2-6d
The Rock Bluff school, program
and plate lunch, Friday, December 2,
8:00. Everyone invited. Marie Thom:
ason, teacher. n30-2td-ltw
On last Friday evening, the My
nard Community club met and enjoy
ed this yearly event of a pleasant
social evening of the members and
their families.
The president, Glenn Wiles, pre
sided at the business meeting. Offi
cers for the ensuing year were elect
ed, by ballot, as follows:
Royal Smith, president; Mrs.
George Mumm, vice-president; C. A
Wetenkamp, treasurer; Mrs. Elbert
Wiles, secretary.
At the close of the business meet
ing, refreshments were served and
the remainder of the evening was en
joyably spent in visiting and games
for the young folks.
Very Pretty
Home Wedding
Held Sunday
Miss Maude Stones Becomes the
Bride of Louis McConaha of
Nebraska City.
From Monday's Daily
At a very pretty home wedding
yesterday. Miss Maude Stones, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stones of
this city, became the bride of Louis
McConaha, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
McConaha of Nebraska City.
Rev. J. C. Lowson, pastor of. the
First Methodist church, performed
the impressive ring ceremony. Mrs.
J. C. Stones and Mrs. Alvin Smock
sang "I Love You Truly," with Mrs.
Stones playing the accompaniment.
The bride wore a street length
dress of royal blue velvet and had
black accessories. She carried a bou
quet of talisman roses. She was at
tended by Miss Viva Palmer who
wore a grey wool dress and carried
bouquet of pompoms.
The groom was dressed in a dark
blue business suit. Groomsman was
Frank Stones, brother of Miss Stones,
who also wore a dark suit. They
had boutonnieres of matching flow
ers. The wedding took place at high
noon at the home of Mrs. Harry
Ralney, sister of the bride. The house
was beautifully decorated with pink
and white crepe paper and chrysan
themums. After the ceremony a wedding din
ner was served for the relatives and
friends of the couple. Assisting with
the dinner were Mrs. J. C. Stones,
Mrs. G. L. Stones, sisters-in-law,
Mrs. Harry Ralney, Mrs. William
Gochenour, Mrs. Alvin Smock, sisters
of the bride.
The happy young people left in
the afternoon for a short honeymoon
in Des Moines, Iowa. The bride chose
for her travel dress a black dress,
trimmed in white lace and had black
accessories. They have the well
wishes of their many friends In this
' Sunday Rev. Robert Nienkamp, of
Chesterton, Missouri, was the guest
speaker at the St. Paul's Evangelical
church, giving a very fine sermon
and greatly impressing the members
of the congregation. Rev. Nienkamp
Is a former classmate of Rev. G. A.
Pahl, who is leaving the local church
on next Sunday for a new charge at
Hartley, Iowa. It is expected that the
pastorate here will be filled and an
ncement made at the services
next Sunday.
From Monday's Dally
" Freeman McFarland. who has been
spending the past two years on a
farm near Effingham, Kansas, ar
rived here this morning for a visit
with relatives and old friends. Mr.
McFarland, who Is one of the best
photographers In this part of the
west is feeling that he may return
to his professional work and re-open
the studio here which he operated so
successfully for a number of years.
Dr. and Mrs. George Schmidttnan,
of Omaha are. the happy parents of
a fine little daughter, born Monday
morning at the Clarkson hospital at
Omaha." The little one is a grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Schmldtmann, Sr., of this city.
Young People
are Heard in a
Fine Musicale
Miss Jane Boedeker, Dale Ganz of
Alvo and Duane Harmon of
Weeping Water Heard.
From Wednesday's Daily
The Rotary club last evening had
a most delightful meeting, held at
the First Methodist church, at which
the ladies of the member were
guests at the Rotary Ann gathering,
this being the fifth meeting day of
the month and which is dedicated to
the ladies.
The dinner was served in the par
lors of the church, the ladies of the
church preparing and serving the fine
repast that was much enjoyed by the
large group. '
Following the dinner and its pleas
ant opportunity of visiting and en
Joying the fellowship of Rotary, the
members and their guests adjourned
to the main auditorium of the church
where a line program was presented
by a trio of the talented young people
of Cass county, who have proven out
standing in the musical circles and
are carrying with them a great
promise of a wonderful future . in
Carl Ganz of Alvo, a member of
the Lincoln Rotary club, presided
over the meeting as leader and pre
sented the various young artists.
Miss Jane Boedeker, of Murray,
who has just recently returned from
Europe where she has been studying
piano at Paris, gave a group of num
bers that were very much enjoyed
and in their brilliancy and artistic
touch showed the influence of her
training at the hands of the noted
European masters.
Dale Ganz, of Alvo, student at the
University of Nebraska, and member
of one of the prominent families of
Cass county, gave a group of vocal
selections, his fine rich voice reach
ing the deep tones of the melody In
delightful manner.
Duane Harmon, of Weeping Wa
ter, who has in the past been heard
in programs here, again delighted
the Rotarians and their ladies with
number of trumpet solos, numbers
that gave ample opportunity for his
artistic skill to find expression and
to which he brought his skillful in
Mr. and Mrs. Garold Holcomb, of
Kankakee, Illinois, who were here
for the funeral of H. G. Soennichsen
and a few days visit with the old
friends, returned home Sunday. Mr.
Holcomb, who is the superintendent
of the water plant at Kankakee, has
building program in operation at
the plant that is starting today, mak
ing it necessary to have the visit
here curtailed, much to the regret of
the many friends of this estimable
From Monday's Daily
Milo Fulton, junior vice com
mander of the local American Legion
post was taken to Lincoln today by
H. L. Gayer, to enter the U. S. Vet
erans' hospital. Mr. Fulton has been
suffering from rheumatism for some
time and his condition has become
such that the hospitalization was
found necessary.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Alwin have re
turned home from a short outing and
visit with relatives at Mt. Vernon.
Missouri. While there they were
guests of Mrs. Robert KJautz, a
cousin of Mrs. Alwin. They had a
very, delightful time over the Thanks
giving holiday with the relatives in
that section of Missouri.
From Tuesday's Daily-
Raymond C. Cook, deputy grand
custodian of the A. F. & A. M. of
Nebraska, departed for Auburn today'
where he will hold a school of in
struction for the members of Ma
sonic lodges in that territory. It is
expected that several lodges will par
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The Platsmouth high school bas
ketball squad will start their season
this week with a game on Thurs
day afternoon at 4 o'clock with the
first and second teams of the Union
On Wednesday, December 7th the
Omaha Technical first and second
teams will be here to play the locals
in a 4 o'clock game. ;
The regular schedule will open on
December 14th when the Weeping
Water first team Is here to play the
Platters at 8 p. m. and a good game
is looked for by the fans.
A Christmas vacation game will
be played at 8 p. m. on Friday, De
cember 30th at the local court with
Omaha Technical, one of the regular
scheduled games.
Named Legion
District Head
Twelfth District Meeting Here Draws
Large Group to Enjoy the
Very Fine Program.
The twelfth district; convention of
the American Legion of Nebraska,
held here Wednesday, proved a great
success in every way and one that
reflected the greatest credit on the
Plattsmouth post of the Legion, hosts
for the veterans of Lancaster, Otoe,
Seward and Cass counties.
The fine brand of Cass county hos
pitality shown was such that the con
vention of 1939 will also be held in
this county Weeping Water being
selected and where it is expected the
meetings can be held in the audi
torium of the Cass County Agricul
tural society, which is to be erected
soon. i
The Legion opened their conven
tion at 1:15 in the afternoon, altho
the local registration committee had
been busy all of the morning in reg
istering the veterans as they arrived
in the city.
The convention was called to order
by District Commander Fred Liebers
of Bennet, with Adjutant Ray Nisley
The Nehawka post was selected
for the honor of the advancement
and retiring of the colors at the
opening and close of the convention.
With the roll call disposed of by
the adjutant the -convention at once
took up the regular business of the
On behalf of the Plattsmouth post,
Commander E. G. Ofe extended the
welcome and Mayor George Lushin
sky extended the welcome of the
city to the visiting veterans. The
response was made by Thomas Thom
sen of Nebraska City for the visiting
Winton Jensen, of Bennet, who
had been a member of "Boy's State,"
the past summer at Lincoln, gove a
very interesting talk on his impres
sion of this experience in the train
ing of the boys along the lines of
business of government.
R. C. Patterson, state adjutant,
E. R. Benke, manager Lincoln Vet
erans' hospital, Henry A. Kriz, de
partment service officer and W. H.
Andressen, placement officer of the
Federal Re-employment service, were
all present and gave short talks
along the lines of their work from
that of the membership of the Le
gion of the state to the physical care
of the veteran and seeing that as
many as possible were given employ
ment. Department Commander Robert. B.
Waring, of Geneva, was then present
ed and gave a talk on "This Legion
of Ours." Mr. Waring in his re
marks urged the people of the nation
preserve a jealous watchfulness of
their liberties that they might not
be taken from them, that the great
personal rights protected by the con
stitution be carefully guarded that
they might serve the Americans of
tomorrow as in the past. Belief in
these sacred rights was necessary for
a full one hundred per cent Amer
icanism. The commander received a
very enthusiastic greeting from the
Mrs. Emma Nutzmann, district
president and Mrs. Laura Kucera,
department president of the American
Legion Auxiliary, were guests and
extended the greetings of the Aux
iliary to the veteran group.
Continued on Page 6.
Cass County
Students at State
One Hundred and Twelve of the
Young People Attending the
Great State Institution.
LINCOLN, Neb. One hundred
twelve Cass county students are
among the 6,810 attending the Uni
versity of Nebraska this semester.
Plattsmouth leads with twenty-six,
Weeping Water is runner-up with
seventeen, followed by Elmwood with
nine, Louisville and Nehawka with
eight each, Murdock, Alvo, Green
wood, and Murray with seven each.
Eagle and Avoca with five apiece,
Union with three, and Manley, South
Bend, and Wabash trailing with one
Eight of the Plattsmouth students
are engineering students. J. Burton
Rishel, Gavin B. Farmer and Robert
F. Woest. regents scholar, are fresh
men, while sophomores include John
L. Moore, and John H. Gayer, who is
a member of Alpha Sigma Phi social
fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega, na
tional service fraternity. James F.
Comstock and Francis M. Libershal
are third-year students. Libershal,
who is a captain in the R.O.T.C., is a
member of the varsity band, Persh
ing Rifles, Rifle Club, American In
stitute of Electrical Engineers and
also belongs to N Club, men's ath
letic organization: Newman Club,
Catholic organization; Gamma Lamb
da, honorary R.O.T.C. band fratern
ity; Scabbard and Blade, honorary
military organization. John F. Not
tleman, engineering college senior, is
affiliated with Theta Xi social fra
ternity and is a member of the Am
erican Society of Mechanical Engi
neers. Plattsmouth students registered in
the college of agriculture are Robert
G. Kiser, a freshman; Alberta J.' Tim
mas and William R. Carey, sopho
mores; Louis Knoflicek, a junior;
and Lois E. Giles,' a senior. Miss
Giles is a member of the Y.W.C.A.,
the 4-H club, Palladian Literary So
ciety, and Omicron Nu and Phi Up
silon Omicron, honorary home eco
nomics organizations. Plattsmouth
representatives enrolled in teachers
college are Rachel M. Robertson and
Mary H. Gayer, both affiliated with
Delta Delta Delta social sorority, and
Dorothy M. Ruffner, all freshmen;
Beatrice Knoflicek, member of the or
chestra and also enrolled in the
school of music, and Mary K. Wiles,
member of Pi Beta Phi social soror
ity, both sophomores; and Joy K.
Vallery, third-year student, affiliated
with Theta Chi social fraternity.
Plattsmouth students enrolled in the
college of arts and sciences are as fol
lows: William E. Evers, freshman
student affiliated with Acacia social
fraternity and Pershing Rifles, hon
orary military organization; Edwin
C. Kalina, second lieutenant in the
R.O.T.C. infantry, and Floyd R. Mc
Carty, both juniors; and Aulton E.
Roland, a senior, who is a major in
the R.O.T.C. field artillery and vice
president of Alpha Phi Omega, na
tional service fraternity. Other
Plattsmouth representatives are Vin
cent C. Sundstrom, business admin
istration college sophomore; Madge
Garnett, law college senior and grad
uate assistant in history, who resides
at Carrie Belle Raymond hall, wom
en's dormitory; and Raymond J.
Wooster, freshman in pharmacy col
lege, member of varsity band.
Three of the Elmwood delegates
are agricultural college sophomores
Doris E. Hall, Merle E. Eveland,
and William E. James, who is a
member of the varBity dairy club.
Robert S. Aldrich, freshman in the
school of journalism, is a regents
scholar and is affiliated with Alpha
Sigma Phi social fraternity. How
ard E. Llston, freshman pre-med stu
dent, and Dwight L. Clements, fresh
man in business administration col
lege, are affiliated with Sigma Phi
Epsilon social fraternity. Donald J.
Gonzales, arts and sciences senior, is
a member of Alpha Sigma Phi social
fraternity; is a captain in the R.O.
T.C. field artilllery; member of Kos
met Klub, men's dramatic club; Rifle
Club; and Red Guidon, honorary
military organization. Sophomore
and senior, respectively, in teachers
Continued on Page 3).
That the Christmas season is near
at hand is reminded by the very
attractive and appropriate decor
ations that have been installed on
the lawn at the Sattler funeral home
at Fourth and Vine streets.
Old Santa, in bright red and green
garb is there with his two reindeer
and his jolly smile foretells that in
a few brief weeks the world will
acclaim the Yuletlde.
The Santa and reindeer are ar
ranged to be illuminated at night
and will make an unusually attrac
tive holiday setting. It is one of the
most attractive Christmas settings
seen here and already has attracted
much attention.
Auto Company
is Moving
Will Locate in Omaha in Future;
Ford Agency and Used Cars
to Occupy Building.
The Rosen-Novak Auto Co., of
Plattsmouth has just announced that
on or about December 5, 1938 they
will be located at 203S Farnam in
Omaha, Nebraska from which they
will conduct the same business as
they have in the past.
Mr. Rosen, and his partners, Mr.
Milton Novak and Miss Ann Novak
stated: "Our purpose in moving to
Omaha is that we may be better able
to serve our customers. We wish to
thank the people of this vicinity for
their past patronage, and we hope
that we may continue serving them
from our new location.
"Our operation here in Platts
mouth has been very successful.
However, we feel that by moving to
Omaha our opportunities for buying
and selling will be improved. Nat
urally, this advantage will be passed
on to the benefit of our customers.
We invite you to come and see us in
our new quarters."
Their new building, at 2036
Farnam street in Omaha (just across
from the Paramount Theatre) is a
two-story white brick building. The
show-room and front are to be newly
redecorated and modernized. It will
be ready ' for occupancy about De
cember 5, 1938.
The O. K. garage building, the
present location of the Rosen-Novak
Auto Co. is to be occupied by the
C. A. Ruse Motor company, now lo
cated on Main street. The owner
ship of the building is still to remain
with Rosen-Novak. Mr. Ruse is mov
ing his entire organization, used
parts, used cars, service and Ford
sales angency into the O. K. garage
The state highway department is
installing an automatic counter for
traffic on highway No. 71, just south
of the Union corner which will keep
an accurate check of the cars and
trucks that pass over this important
The automatic counter is operated
by a ray beam that shines across the
highway and which is broken each
time a car or truck passes and leaves
a record on the target which regis
ters accurately the number of cars
and trucks that pass each day.
In the trial of the case of John H.
Busche vs. W. H. Meislnger, an ap
peal from a lower court, the plain
tiff Monday afternoon by his counsel
moved to havo the case continued
over the term and which was grant
ed by Judge Wilson.
A suit to quiet title has been filed
In the office of Clerk of the District
Court C. E. Ledgway entitled Anna
and John Rogge vs. Harry McLaugh
lin, et al.
From Monday's Daily
Elmer Sundstrom, Cass county re
creational director with Peter Grado
ville, musical director, was at Wa
hoo today where they attended a
conference of the recreational work
ers In Saunders and adjoining coun
ties. Representatives of the state de
partment will also be at the meeting.
Santa Plans
Tvo Great Days
for the Kiddies
Arranging for Free Picture Show
Dec. 10 and will be Here in
Person on the 17th
As stated in the Journal a few
days ago, Santa Claus radioed a mes
sage stating it would be impossible
to make two pre-Christmas appear
ances in Plattsmouth. Since then.
more definite word has been received
from Santa via air mail, as promised.
In the first of two communications,
addressed to the committee, Santa
gave his positive assurance that he
would be here the afternoon on Sat
urday, December 17, but that he
must be In Kansas City by evening
and that he is taking the river route
ir. order. to see the work being done
by the government to make the Mis
souri river navigable. He was par
ticularly Impressed with the fact
that Plattsmouth has a harbor and
dock the first one above Kansas
City, and in landing here desires to
spend a short time at the wharf in
specting It and the large river boats
that are winter quartering here.
He. will be met by the welcoming
car at the dock and brought to lower
Main street to be greeted by hundreds
Cass county boys and girls, lead
ing the parade'from that point thru
he business section. More definite
arrangements will have to be work
ed out for this, the details of which
will be found in the Journal from
time to time.
Free Picture Show the 10th
In his second communication ad
dressed to Guy Griffin, of the Cass
theatre" and the American Legion
Auxiliary Santa shows his concern
for the boys and girls, by asking
that again this year they jointly
sponsor the customary free show on
Saturday, December 10 admission
to which may be gained merely on
presentation of a discarded toy
(either In good shape or repairable).
Santa says that with the usual short
age of toys and possibility of not
having enough to go around, it is
highly important that some of those
from other years be conserved and
used to spread Christmas joy to the
homes of all rich and poor alike.
Santa's latter letter reads:
North Pole, Nov. 26.
M Dear Friend Griffin:
I have been asked by the good
people of Plattsmouth to make two
pre-Christmas visits there on Dec. 10
and 17, but find it utterly impossible
to come on the 10th. However, I am
coming on the 17th. I have known
you for a long time and you were
always good to the kiddies even
when you were at Pender, and am
sure you will do everything you can
make the children happy. So I
am asking that out of the generosity
of your heart you buy the best
Christmas show you can get, and in
conjunction with the Legion Auxil
iary, give It free to all boy3 and girls
who bring a usable discarded toy to
the box office, on the afternoon of
Saturday, December 10. I may never
be able to repay you for this, but I
know that at Christmas time people's
earts are open 'to generous impulses
nd am sure I can count on you and
the Auxiliary ladies to do this for
me. Yours ror unristmas joy.
Now, this is asking a lot of Mr.
Griffin, but he says he will be more
than glad to help Santa out and will
provide one of the best children's pic
ture 'shows he is able to secure for
this day, and open his fine comfort-
ble theatre to the boys and girls of
Cass county who respond to Santa's
request and bring discarded usable
toys. The ladies will receive them
and see that they are properly re
paired and repainted In the workshop
of the Recreation Center and turned
over to Santa for distribution on
Christmas eve. Further details of
the hour the show will start, etc.
will be given later.
Several hundred bushels of ear
corn and oats delivered at my place.
Will pay premium over current mar
ket quotation. WM. F. HALMES.
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