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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1938.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
The Platts.iwuth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI v
entered at Poiton i .
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Subscribers living in Second Postal Zona, 12.60 per year. Beyond
00 miles. $3.00 per year. Rate to Canada and foreign countries,
S3. 60 per rear. All subscriptions
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ray Smith' were
in Lincoln last Thursday enjoying
a visit and an excellent dinner with
an aunt of Mrs. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlod Meyers who
have been visiting in the west ar
rived home last Saturday after having
enjoyed a very pleasant time while
Arthur Rough and wife, accom
panied by their daughter Pauline and
Miss Agnes Rough were guests of
Mr." and Mrs. Guy Lake in Lincoln
James DeLancy, an employee of
the CCC camp has been very ill and
has compelled to remain home from
work and have a doctor look after
his condition. After two days how
ever he was some better.
Mrs. R. C. Fry was hostess Wed
nesday afternoon of this week at her
home to the members of the Knick
erbocker Bridge club when they en
joyed a pleasant afternoon, climaxed
by a delightful luncheon.
Searl S. Davis of Plattsmouth and
Wm. Sporer of Murray were looking
after business matters in Weeping
Water Tuesday. They were while
here inspecting the work of prepara
tion in the erection of the community
building, and were well pleased with
the progress made thus far.
Mrs. Mary Everett and son Donald
of Scottstiluff arrived in Weeping Wa
ter and are visiting with Mrs. Mar
jory Everett during the past and
present week. The guests also visit
ed with friends In Omaha. Marjory
Everett has been attending a medi
cal school in Omaha and were visit
ing for the day last Monday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ranney.
The Nativity Reproduced.
At the Congregational church as
a special Christmas feature the' Na
tivity . la being restored with the
cave stable with the manger and
the infant therein, with the feed and
the animals. Just how they are cre
ated we are not certain, but the scene
is tried to be made realistic, which
will be very educational as to the
conditions when the Saviour was
born. To add to the interest in the
coming Christmas season, it is be
ing considered to mount a loud
speaker on top of the church build
ing, through which Christmas carols
will be carried from the microphone
and repeated from the amplifier on
the roof. The movement is very uni
que and should enlist the interest and
attention of not alone the people of
Weeping Water but of those in driv
ing a distance to Weeping Water.
Garden Club Has Wonderful Time.
The Weeping Water Garden club
met last Monday at the home of
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Abstracts of Title
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ARE CREAM PRICES BEST
IN LOCAL CREAMERY
In territories surrounding a
local creamery such as ours,
cream prices are invariably
higher than where there is no
Is it not sensible, then, to
admit the fact that the local
creamery sets the higher price
pace for the territory it serves,
and is entitled to your business
on that basis alone!
But there are other reasons
why you should , bring youx
Cream to the home town inde
pendent creamery, principal ol
which is the employment given
to people of your own commun
ity. Such pay rolls help build
up home towns instead of dis
taut cities. , .
We are paying 21$ for But
terfat aaL will pay- more if
the market warrants. In some
placet it brings as low as 19c
e pounds - ? .
iT PLATTSMO UTH, NEBRASKA
i Neb., as Mcoatd-claa mall matter
are payable strictly in aavanee.
Mrs. C. C. Baldwin in the south part
of town, and to carry out the idea
of a garden club, featuring garden
utensils, soma queer antics and
procedure in the matter of serving
was instituted. The decorations sug
gested the garden and what the gar
den produces. In the serving of the
doughnuts each single doughnuts was
impaled on a tooth of a garden rake
and passed to the guests, while salad
was served from the blade of a spade
with a spoon in order", that "each
guest might serve themselves, while
coffee was served steaming hot from
a garden sprinkler. This strange
manner of serving brought forth
peals of laughter and also was the
talk of those In attendance which
caused much interest by those who
were not present. Decorations car
ried out the idea of an out of doors
picnie dinner under the shade of
some stately tree in the garden.
Games were also played in keeping
with the garden theme.
Will Cut Wood Saturday.
A number of the members of the
Methodist church, getting some
standing timber are to chop wood on
Saturday for fuel for the church and
parsonage. They expect to cut
enough for use during the winter
and also assist in getting it sawed
into stove lengths. The ladies aid
of the church are to do their part
as well and will serve dinner' with
hot coffee fcr the wood choppers.
Visited Relatives and Friends.
George Cclbert and wife who made
their home in Weeping Water and
vicinity and also at Wabash for many
years, some years ago went to the
southwestern portion of the state, lo
cating at Waunita where they have
been residing. They are now visiting
in Weeping Water and vicinity with
their many friends.
Visiting Friends Here.
Last week Mrs. Cllzbe, Goodard
Steinberger and Miss Laura Russell
of Alhambra, Calif., arrived in Weep
ing Water and have been visiting
their many friends they had known
in the days when they resided in
Weeping Water. While here they
were guests at the home of Mrs.
Welton and Miss Edith Clizbe. They
remained longer than they had plan
ned as they found so many of the
old friends to visit.
Government Quarry to Close.
The - government- quarry east of
Weeping Water, which has been an
active pla:e for the past few years
and has eraployed many workers dur
ing their operation here will dose
down for the winter and until more
is known as to what will be the pro
gram the coming year. However,
there is being retained there on' the
payroll for the caring for the plant
and the property, tools and other
equipment which it is hoped will be
needed when things open in r the
Crusher Taken to Nehawka.
The county chrusher which has
been in operation for some time
j crushing rock for ballasting the coun
try roads and transfosming them, in
to hard . surfaced roads, has been
taken to near Nehawka where it will
be operated, with David Ebersole as
marhinery operator. There is . some
22 miles of roads to be ballasted
from this location which, will re
quire work for the crew of men
needed. t' operate the plant and a
complement of truck and drivers to
deliver the rock to the roads where
it is to be used.
DO YOU NEED
We are- featuring some
dandy coats in blue, gray
and green. All wool,, and
latent style; Priced -at
Where Qual ity Counts
I 'I I Ofl ITEMS.
Lucean Banning was called to Om
aha Monday to look after some busi
ness. The Episcopal Woman's Auxiliary
will meet with Augusta Robb Fri
day, Dec. 2.
Jack Burch and family were in
Omaha last Sunday visiting the har
bor which has recently been made by
the river workers at Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Pearson, of
Auburn were visiting in Union last
Thursday, enjoying the very fine din
ner at hte Baptist church.
Malran Ireland of Kansas City.
Mo., who is attending Midland col
lege at Fremont, spent Thanksgiv
ing with Rev. and Mrs. McGaughey.
P. F. Rihn and wife were in Om
aha last Monday to the hospital for
a checkup with the doctors which
have had the case of Mr. Rihn in
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peters of Ne
braska City were guests for the day
last Sudnay at the home oZ Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Banning, parents of Mrs.
David Stuart of Nehawka was visit
ing in Union over the week end, a
guest while here at the home of
Charles Cogdill and also visited a
number of other friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peters were
over to Manley last Thursday, guests
at a very fine Thanksgiving dinner
at the home of a sister of Mrs. Peters,
Mrs. Theo Harms and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Karnoff and
little daughter were over to Lincoln
last Thursday, guests of his parents.
All enjoyed the Thanksgiving din
ner and visit. They returned home
A. L. Becker with the aid of Leo
Caines were over to the woodland
pasture last Monday reinforcing the
pasture fence so the cattle courd have
their range and be protected by the
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Griffin and
children drove to Cedar Bluffs last
Sunday and attended services at the
Metbodistc hurch. The pastor there
Is Rev. E. P. Booher, former pastor
A large company of Union people,
friends of Laura Sands fo Nebraska
City, drove there last Sunday where
they with a party of friends of Ne
braska City gave her a pleasant
birthday surprise. . - h
Mrs. Fannie Eikenbary and ,sister,
Mrs. Carper and brother, Oscar. Davis
were enjoying dinner together last
Sunday and on Thanksgiving day en
joyed the dinner served by the ladies
of the Baptist church.
Rue H. Frans and family of Syra
cuse were spending the day last Sun
day at the homes of Mrs. Jennie
Frans, mother of Rue and at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D. Ray Frans,
the former a brother.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bramblet and
mother, Mrs. Gift of Oklahoma City,
Okla.. spent the week end with
Misses Nellie and Pearl . Bramblett,
cousins whom they had not seen for
some time and whom they were very
happy to entertain.
Charles Garrison was shelling and
delivering corn from this year's crop
to the Union elevator. There are
many places where there is no corn
this year, but around Union while
the crop, is poor, there are some
pieces where fine corn was grown.
Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Taylor were
entertaining for the day last Sunday
and had as their guests for the oc
casion Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hoback,
the latter a daughter, and other mem
bers of the family, Marjorie, Donald
and Ivan. A most pleasant time was
Attorney Charles L. Graves, who
is municipal judge at Plattsmouth,
was a visitor in Union where he
was joined by Harry Graves and wife
and Harry Royal and wife of Lin
coln. They all enjoyed Thanksgiving
dinner together at the Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hammerstrom
of Omaha came to Union Thanksgiv
ing day where Mesdames Wm. Bar
ritt and sister, Mrs. Bryan also join
ed them. Following the dinner and
a very pleasant visit they all went
to Omaha where the two ladies visit
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ham
merstrom for a few days.
Glen Hoback and wife have been
in Nebraska City the past week
where Mr. Hoback has been supply
ing as extra operator at the Missouri
Pacific station. Agent McConnaha
who has .been at Nehawka will take
the work which has been that of
James Simmons heretofore and Mr.
Hoback was suplylng until Mr. Mc
Connaha was relieved from his work
Has Ancient Picture.
Ed Midkiff has a photo which was
taken in. 1912 showing his two sons,
Oscar and Matt Midkiff on two ponies
whch, they were riding and another
horse ridden by Paul Schlegel., They
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were dressed in cowboy outfits whihe
make a strange contrast to the pic
tures of today. The boys also had
two calves which they used with an
ox yoke, but as it did not work so well
discarded it and took collars, turning
them upside down, made a harness
for the calves. This was on another
picture, these pictures having been
taken some 26 years ago.
Spending Week in Chicago
Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Banning with
a number of the Nebraska state fair
board departed last Sunday evening
for Chicago via the Burlington
Zephyr and are remaining in Chicago
for the week. The fair boards of the
different states are meeting in Chi
cago during the national livestock
show and as Mr. Banning Is head of
the Nebraska fair board he was
chosen to represent the state in this
line and was accompanied by Mrs.
Banning who with a number of other
ladies were visiting with friends in
Give Successful Dinner.
The ladies of the Union Baptist
church were serving a Thanksgiving
dinner and supper on Thanksgiving
day which proved very successful.
At noon they fed some 200 people
and in the evening about 100. Many
from out of town came to enjoy the
splendid dinner served by the ladies.
There was no cause for any one to go
away hungry for there was plenty
for all to eat and served by a group
of charming waitresses.
Roll Call, Liberty Precinct.
We grow as we serve. Therefore
It is our aim to bring the Red Cross
Into touch with the lives of a greater
numbes of our citizens by extending
to them the benefits the Red Cross is
organized to give as well as through
inviting them to join as members in
the giving of service.
It is only because of the fine,
unselfish, voluntary servire which
men and women throughout America
have given that "the American Red
Cross can give such splendid accom
plishments each year when our neigh
bors suffer from some kind of dis
aster or in giving first aid and life
saving to thousands and aiding in
public health service.
To the citizens of Liberty precinct
who have so loyally and willingly
given this service by renewing your
membership each year the Cass Coun
ty Chapter i3 most grateful, for it
helps to carry on our own local work,
county-work and national .work. No
one dollar does, so much good. As
your local representative my gratful
thanks and may some great blessing
come to you for helping and thinking
of the need of others. Sincerely,
Those answering the roll call for
Mrs. Charles Garrison
W. A. Taylor
Louise Foster! -.
Mrs. Ivan Balfour
Mrs. Charles McCarthy
Mrs. M. S. Briggs
Mrs. G. S. Upton
Lewiston Social Circle
H. D. Bugbee
Union Extension Club
D. W. Karnapp
'' Mrs. Fannie Eikenbary
P. F. Rihn
H. A! Chilcott
Mary Becker '
W. E. Hathaway
Mrs. . Hans Christensen
W. B. Banning
Mrs. W. M. Barrltt
L. T. Wilhelmy
John Lidgett .,
Mrs. Martha Lynn
R. N. Opp i
C. E. Morris
Rev. L. R. McCaughey
Mrs. L. R. McCaughey
Mrs. Anna Everett
Mrs. Pansy Wyatt
Mrs. L. G. Todd
Mrs. L. R. Upton
Scicta Sunday' School
A. J. Mason
Geo. A. Stites
C. H. Whitworth
D. Ray Frans .
. Mrs. D. Ray Frans
Among these there are 26 men, 22
women and 3 clubs. . Those enroll
ing 100 per cent are the post office,
3; school faculty, 6; Bugbee home, 3.
Now In Business.
Louis Burbea, who recently pur
chased the former Brennen cafo took
possession of the eating house early
last week and is now conducting it.
Union is now supplied with three
good eating houses and no one
should go hungry.
Remembers Rev. Taylor.
The Rev. B. N. Kuukel. pastor of
the1 Methodist church at Plaiuview,'
who was pastpr for a time of the
Union Methodist church, remember
ing that like most other people Rev.
W. A. Taylor had a birthday thought
it came near December 1st. However
he missed the date for Rev. Taylor
will be 73 years of age on December
12, and while the date was not defin
itely known, Rev. Kunkel was near
it and also pleased Rev. Taylor, that
he was remembered by his fellow
Teachers Go Home for Thanksgiving.
The teachers of the Union schols
took time off last Thursday and Fri
day of last week and most of them
went to their homes to enjoy the va
cation. Supt Bugsby and wife spent
the time In Lincoln. Albert J. Ma
son was visiting with his folks at
Stella while Joyce Alzacher was with
her folks and friends at Neligh. Prof.
George W. Weick was visiting at
Taken to Hospital in Omaha.
L. G. Todd who has been feeling
rather poorly for some time was taken
to the Methodist hospital in Omaha
ast week where he will receive
treatment. His (condition was con
sidered very grave when taken to
the institution and since has not
shown any profceptlble improvement.
Everything possible is being done
that his condition might be improved.
Communion Coming Sabbath.
The Lord's Supper will be cele
brated next Sunday at the Baptist
church when the sermon will be
delivered by Rev. Stephens of Omaha
who has been coming to Union to
conduct services at the Baptist church
for some time past. Those desiring
to take the sacrament and participate
in the celebration of the Lord's Sup
per keep this announcement in mind.
Each year there is a large num
ber of Christmas greetings that are
mailed in unsealed envelopes at the
third class rate of lVfcc postage, dis
posed of as waste, because they are
undeliverable as addressed, due to
removal of addressee. Such matter
cannot be forwarded, consequently
your Christmas greeting to a friend
is never received. This would not
happen if you used first class postage
3c. First class mail may be forwarded
until it does reach the addressee.
Therefore It Is advisable to seal
and use first class postage on your
greetings for any time especially at
Christmas. For under this rate mes
sages may be written in your greet
ing which Is so appreciated always
by the receiver. No personal mes
sage is allowed in unsealed lc
greetings. Your friends will wonder
why they do not hear from you when
it may be because your message could
not be forwarded to the change in
address if on file at the post office.
Make it a real Christmas letter
with your greeting by using first
class postayc, 2: anywhere In U. S.
It is also not advisable to place
any number of seals or stickers on
address side of parcel post for the
A series of 17 public meetings on
unemployment compensation insur
ance to be sponsored by the Ne
braska unemployment compensation
division of the state department of
labor in conjunction with the Ne
braska State. Employment service.
Of special interets to Nebraska em
ployers who come under the law, and
to workers covered by this law, who
are eligigle for benefits if they be
come unemployed next year, and to
the general public. For this district
meetings will be held at:
Omaha Dec. 14, City Hall, 8 p. m.
Lincoln, Dec. 16, State House, 8
Nebraska City, Dec. 20, Otoe coun:
ty court house, 8 p. m. s
We can furnTsri you wTlIt Rub
ber Stamps ma do to order at a
price considerably below that you
have been paying. Prompt service.
If you need stamps, see us.
LAND, FARM and
MALE PIGS FOR SALE
Hampshires, eligible for register.
Alfred Gansemer, Murray.
$3. to $3
CASH FOR DEAD HORSES
. AND CATTLE
50o per 100. lbs. for Hogsl
For Prompt Service, Reverse
Calls to Market 3541, Omaha
The Fort Crdols
Frank Vallery was in Murray Fri
day of last week where he was look
ing after some business matters.
The United Brethren aid society
of the Nehawka church were serving
lunch at the Ira Steed salel ast Mon
day. John Murdock, Jr., was a guest for
Thanksgiving day at the home of
relatives in Omaha, remaining for
Mrs. Anna Rhoden was enjoying a
visit over Thanksgiving at the home
of her nephew, John Lloyd and wife
of Council Bluffs.
Miss Irene Joy of Salem, Nebraska
was spending Thanksgiving day with
her friends in Murray returning to
her home Sunday.
Mrs. Don C. Rhoden was enjoying
a visit over Thanksgiving and until
Sunday evening with her parents at
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Edward J. Kruger who has been
picking corn for W. O. Troop, was
guest at the home of his brother Lyle
Kruger for Thanksgiving day dinner.
Claude O'Connor will, when Ira
Steed shall have removed from the
Shrader place move there and will
farm the place the coming season.
The young people of the Murray
Presbyterian church will give a party
at the Murray schools this coming
Friday, December 2nd, beginning at
Henry Crozier of Weeping Water
was looking after some business mat
ters in and near Murray Monday of
this week, also attending the sale
of Ira Steed.
Harry Noel was called to Omaha
last Friday to look after some busi
ness matters and returning brought
a truck load of gas for the garage
and filling station.
Alfred Nickles who has been at
Little Rock the past two weeks tak
ing treatment for his health, return
ed home last Sunday night and is
feeling much improved.
Miss Irma Dvorak, teacher in the
Murray schools, was enjoying a visit
at her home at Wilbur over Thanks
giving while Coach Harold Greer was
visiting with his folks at Blair.
Miss Dorothy Yost who teaches the
Lewiston school Wednesday of last
week gave a program and plate sup
per at which there was a large num
ber of young people present and a
very enjoyable time was had.
Miss Loa Davis, daughter of J. A.
Davis and Miss Lois Meade, both stu
dents of the state university, were
home over Thanksgiving and the re
mainder of the week returning to
their studies Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Clara Murdoch and daughter,
Bessie, were enjoying a visit at the
jhome of Albert Murdoch at Laurel
where they visited for a number of
days, including Thanksgiving day
there, enjoying a very fine dinner.
Mrs. Nellie Wehrbein was hostess
at her Murray home on Thanksgiving
when she entertained her son Victor
Wehrbein and family, Anderson Lloyd
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Wunderlich. All enjoyed the day and
dinner very pleasantly.
W. E. Reynolds of southwest of
Union was a business visitor in Mur
ray and was clerking the sale of Ira
Steed Monday. The sale was cried
by W. R. Young and excellent prices
obtained. Mr. Steed and son are ex
pecting as soon as they shall close
their business following the sale to
men and women
12:45 p. m.
Every Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday
depart for Washington where they
will make their home in the future.
They expect to farm in the west.
Miss Josephine. Staska, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Staska was
enjoying a visit at Kansas City with
relatives, and returned Sunday eve
ning by th; parents at Nebraska City
where she Is attending school, and
where all enjoyed a very line visit
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wheeler was made happy when the
Stork with the assistance of Dr. R. W.
Tyson presented Mr. and Mrs.
Wheeler with a very fine daughter
Monday. The mother and little lady
are doing nicely. Mrs. Wheeler was
formerly Miss Fanny Potts.
Back to Murray Station.
Joseph Martis, sr., who has for
some time been conducting the ser
vice station just on the edge of
Plattsmouth opposite the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cook, leased the
station to a Plattsmouth man who
is operating it and Mr. Martis has
returned to Murray and is conducting
the station here.
Installs New Scale.
In the handling of stock, it has
been the experience of Parr Young
that a good scale is necessary, as he
has many heavy loads to weiRh
and as the old scale needed many re
pairs he had a new one instaleld.
A firm concrete foundation was made
and an entirely new scale installed.
Making Extensive Repairs.
J. A. Scotten assisted by Herman
Richter have been making some ex
tensive repairs and changes at the
garage building operated by Harry
Noell and Mr. Scotten. They have
built a new combination door which
is to be hung at the garage as well
a3 the garage and service pufps be
Many Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.
The ladies of the Murray Christian
church whose reputation for the
serving of excellent Thanksgiving
dinners, almost outdid themselves last
Thursday when they served a very
excellent dinner, enjoyed by over 200
patrons from all parts of the county
as well as from many other places.
Whether your printing Job Is
large or smaii, it will recelvo our
prompt attention. Call No. 6.
Ae we have decided to quit farm
ing, we will sell at Public Auction
on the Chris Metzger farm, one-half
mile south of the Murray swimming
Monday, Dec 5
beginning at 10:30 o'clock sharp,
with lunch served by the Ladies
Missionary Society, the following de
scribed property, to-wit:
Six Head of Horses
One sorrel horse, 11 years old,
wt. 1700 lbs.; one black horse,
smooth- mouthed, wt. 1400 lbs.; one
grey mare, smooth-mouthed, wt.
1500 lbs.; one grey horse, 4 years
old, wt. 1400 lbs.; one grey colt,
1 years old, wt. 1000 lbs.
Five Head of Cattle
One Guernsey cow, 7 years old,
fresh; two Holstein cows, 7 years
old, to be fresh in December; one
Holstein cow, 3 years old, to be
fresh in January; one extra good
roan bull, long yearling.
Poland China Gilts
Five good Spotted Poland China
gilts, weight 200 lbs. each.
Farm Machinery, Etc.
One John Deere 2-row lister; one
John Deere 2-row cultivator; one
John Deere 2-row go-devil; one Van
Brunt seeder; one Hoosier grain
drill; one John Deere 7-foot binder;
one John Deere 4-sectlon harrow;
one harrow cart; one John Deere
wagon: one John Deere 8-foot disc;
one McCormick 11-foot hay rake;
one Deering 5-foot mower; one Jenny
Lind walking cultivator; one New
Departure walking cultivator; one
Emerson sulky plow; one Case gang
plow; one 3-row stalk cutter; one
single row lister; one garage, size
12x20 feet; one hog house, size
10x36 feet; one brooder stove; one
brooder house, size 8x8 feet; one
feed grinder; one Refrew cream sep
arator; one scoop end gate; one
pump Jack; one steel gate, 14-foot;
50 steel posts; one Louden hay fork
and rope; two sets of harness and
collars; one feed bunk. 16-foot; one
loading chute: one set disc trucks:
one Prairie Home incubator, 400
egg capacity; some barb wire, also
mm nib wire: doubletrees and
other articles too numerous to men
tion. Household Goods
Some household goods will also be
included in this sale.
Terms of Sale
Cash on all sums of $25.00 and
under A credit may be arranged
with the Clerk of Sale on sums over
$25 00. Any credit should be ar
ranged with Clerk of Sale before
purchase is made. All property must
be settled for before removal from
Mrs. J. H. Faris,
REX YOUNG. Auctioneer
GLEN BOEDEKER, Clerk