The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 05, 1938, Image 1
Hebr. Slute IT-s'crical Society ouih VOL. NO. LTV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1938. NO. 87 Auxiliary Has Full Day at Its District Meet Two Busy Sessions, Forenoon and Afternoon, Followed by Ban quet and Later Dance Getting off to an early start, by convening promptly at tea o'clock In the morning. Twelfth district Ameri can Legion Auxiliary members found plenty of business to occupy their at tention at both forenoon and after noon sessions here Wednesday. Mrs Emma Nutzman, of Nehawka, district - president, presided. Sessions were held In the auditor ium of St. Paul's church. Colors were advanced by the pages, Mrs. Frances Bestor and Mrs. Helen Vroman of Plattsmouth; Mrs. Bernice Katskee of Lincoln and Mrs. Ster Tng Amick, of Weeping Water. Mrs. Schroeder of Lincoln led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in the absence of the Lancaster county chairman and Mrs. Nutzman led the singing of "The Star Spangled Ban ner" instead of the Cass county chairman. Mrs. Roy Comstock. of Greenwood, who did not arrive until later. Mrs. A. J. Lamborn, the Otoe county chairman, gave the invoca tion, and Mrs. Maude Peters gave the Preamble instead of the Seward county chairman, another absentee. Mrs. Elmer Webb. Plattsmouth unit president, welcomed the visitors, and Mrs. Helen Dudley, of Lincoln, a past district president, gave the response. Mrs. E. G. Ofe, convention chairman, introduced the various committees, followed by reading of the minutes. Donald Nelson, of Murray, who at tended Boys State last June, gave his impressions of that Legion sponsored activity. Unit reports, limited to two min utes each, followed. Mrs. Erma Berg man, of Louisville unit, presented the beautiful Auxiliary ritualistic service, honoring five deceased Twel fth district members of the past year, one of them a Gold Star mother. The local unit has lost no member thru death for several years. Greetings from the Legion -were given by District Commander Fred Liebers and E. G. Ofe. Plattsmouth post commander. Mrs. Ogla Wiles gave two very pleasing flute selections and Mrs. Maude Peters, the Department Secretary-Treasurer demonstrated mod ern modes in getting membership by taking both parts of an imaginary dialogue between the member get ter and the prospective member. As the noon hour had arrived the address of Department Commander Robert Waring was postponed until xifternoon. Most of the registered delegates attended the noon-day luncheon in the basement dining room of the church and were back in their seats when the afternoon session was call ed to order. The Evangelical ladies had pre pared a splendid meal and many ot the local Legionnaires as well as early Legion registrants joined the Auxiliary at this noon-day repast. Afternoon Session With formalities out of the way the afternoon session moved along smoothly, bringing a number of pleasing speakers before the assem bly, among them Commander Waring, Department President Mrs. Laura Kucera: Mrs. Gennie McGlasson, the national vice chairman of rehabili tation who with closed eyes demon strated how blind veterans fashion poppies; Mrs. Elsie Diers, member of the National committee on Child welfare; Department Adjutant R. C Patterson. Department Service Offi cer Henry Kriz, E. R. Benke, man ger of the Lincoln Veterans hos pital and Grace Darby, recreational director at the hospital, as well as Mrs. Leah Ball, the department pub licity chairman. Mrs. Diers hurried back to Omaha after her address, as she was to leave there on an early evening train for an important Na tional Child Welfare conference in Indianapolis. Musical numbers to break the monotony of the long speaking pro gram included violin uolos by David Fowler, music supervisor of Platts-jHeil, mouth high school and several selec tions by high school students. Mr. Benke told of the insreasing death rate among service men, say ing there had been five deaths in the Lincoln hospital in the preceding 24 hours. He also touched on the burial allowance of the government for ex service men. Trophy awards were announced to be given out at the evening ban quet and the Resolution and Regis tration committees report, before the convention took up the election of officers. The present officers, Mrs. Nutz man, president, and Mrs. Hettie Larson, of Plattsmouth, vice presi dent, were unanimously elected for another year and Mrs. Nutzman an nounced the re-appointment of Mrs Verner Lundberg, of Nehawka, as district secretary. Installation was dispensed with. the colors retired and the meeting adjourned in time for the ladies to participate in the parade at 5 o'clock. The hostess houses of Mesdames Jtmes Mauzy, R. P. Westover and W. G. Kieck were open to visiting Auxiliary members to dress for the banquet and courtesy cars provided transportation. Enjoyable Banqnet At 6:15 all gathered at the Pres byterian church dining room for the splendid banquet that was Berved by the Women's Federation. Amidst well arranged table decorations and a car nation for each lady furnished thru courtesy of the Chamber of Com merce and Business TUen s au ciud of Plattsmouth. a most delicious three-course dinner was served. The menu included: Fruit Cocktail Canapes Chicken Loaf a la Mush room Sauce Boulette Potatoes Peas and Carrots in Lily Cups Moulder Cabbage Salad Hot Rolls - Jam Ginger Cake with Piquant Amber Whip Coffee Favors at each plate were also pro vided by the Norfolk Packing com pany. Mrs. Larson opened the after- dinner speaking program, turning over to Mrs. L. S. Devoe the conduct of the annual salt and pepper initia- ion. which 6he conducted in most pleasing manner, borrowing a few nf her husband's most popular magic tricks to carry out that part of the program. The trophy award for greatest in crease in membership went to the Cass county president, Mrs. Comstock nd the award for the best unit his tory to Miss Alma Lemke, long time historian of the Nebraska City unit, who has taken first place in this con test for four consecutive years. Mrs. Nutzman, on behalf of the district presented the Department president, Mrs. Laura Kucera with a gold banded gavel, and also distrib uted personal remembrances to the Department secretary, Mrs. Maude Teters. to Mrs. Darby, to hervvice president and secretary, Mrs. Lar son and Mrs. Lundberg, and to the hostess unit president, Mrs. Webb. Diminutive salt and pepper shak ers and glass flower baskets were given by the district to those whose membership activities entitled them to initiation in the salt and pepper club. Following the banquet the ladies went to the Legion Community build ing to join with the Legion in the dance that closed the day's activi ties for both organizations. They ar rived in time for the latter part of the Penny Pennington floor show. Pick's Top" Hatters of Nebraska City furnished music for the dance, which was largely attended by Legion and Auxiliary members and the gen eral public and continued well past the midnight hour. LEAVING FOR THE WEST From Saturday's Dally Henry Sander is leaving Sunday for a trip to the west coast where he will make an extended visit with relatives and old friends along the Pacific coast. PROGRAM AND PLATE SUPPER Given at hte Heil school on Fri day, December 9th, at 8 p. m. The public . is cordially invited. Selma teacher. d5-2tw Miss Mildred Hall Retires at Sewing Center Three Years Director of Very Suc cessful Sewing Center She Will Lay Aside Work. Miss Mildred Hall, who since the organization of the Sewing Center project three years ago, has served as its head, Thursday resigned her position to take up other activities. Miss Hall has made a very fine success of this project sponsored by the government and under her skill ful direction there has been thou sands of articles of clothing, bedding and all lines of needlework turned out that has been handled through the Commodity Center for the needy of the county. The many friends of the project regret to see Miss Hall lay aside her duties at the center, but trust that she may be equally successful in any other activities that she may enter on. There aTe now thirty-three ladies employed at the center.. So far there has been no one ap pointed as supervisor cf the Center as successor of Miss Hall. HAVE BEAUTIFUL BANNER From Thursday's Dally The new Legion Auxiliary banner, used for the first time at yesterday's convention, is the result of many hours of painstaking handiwork, done largely by -Mrs. Adelaide Boyn ton, unit chaplain and a finished seamstress, aided by some of the oth er members of the organization. So perfectly were the letters and em blems cut and sewn in place on the field of blue bunting that the banner equals in every way those sold com mercially, at a cost of around $60 yet -the materials represent an out lay of but a small part of that sum. Pending the receipt of jointed poles, surmounted with gilded eagles, which w;ill further enhance the ap pearance of the flag and banner, they were attached to ordinary one piece poles yesterday and used at the business session, in the parade and at the banquet. The blue caps worn by local unit members at the convention were also the handiwork of the individual members, representing an outlay for materials of only 15 cents each. HAS A PLEASANT VISIT Mrs. R. H. Patton has returned home from a pleasant outing in the east with visits at Detroit and Chi cago," covering two weeks of sight seeing. Mrs. Patton on her first visit to Detroit found many places of he greatest interest, the large manufac turing plants and Dearborn and the American village that Henry Ford has created there as a lasting tribute to the sturdy America of the past. She also visited Irish'hills, a spot of his toric interest. While there she was taken by relatives on a trip into Canada, crossing over through the motor tunnel under the Detroit river and on the return going over the sur face traffic bridge. One of the in teresting phases of the trip was to see a large freighter of the Ford plant coming in with a cargo of ma terial and being towed through the canal to the unloading docks. At Detroit Mrs. Patton found the weath er quite cold but on reaching Chicago she found much better weather and warmer. At Chicago she visited her son and family and looked over many interesting spots there. VISITING IN THE EAST Friends here of Ralph H. Ander son who is now a shop superintendent at St. Paul, Minnesota, have received cards from him from Washirigton, D. C. He is at Alexandria, Virginia, on business for his company at head quarters. RETURN FROM ST. LOUIS Prom Friday's Da.Hr Mr. and Mrs. Francis Toman re turned yesterday from a pleasant trip to St. Louis, Mo., where they spent the past few days. They also stop ped off at Sedalia to visit with friends before returning home. DIES AT SIOUX CITY Mrs. Arthur Ofe, 27, died on Fri day afternoon at 5:30 at the St. Joseph hospital at Sioux City, as the result of a very serious infection that she had suffered for a short time. 1 The death of J the wife and mother came as a very st-vere blow to the bereaved husband and two small children as we)l as the other members of the family circle. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ofe of this city, par ents of Mr. Ofe were at the bedside as the patient passed away. The body of Mrs. Ofe was brought to Omaha where It is at the Kenneth Golden mortuary to await the fun eral arrangements. The husband and two small chil dren, Ronald and Brenda survive her j passing. Alvin Smock Burned as Car Catches Afire Accident on Gravel Road North of . City Causes Severe. Burns to Local Man. Alvin Smock, local young man, had a close call Friday evening from being dangerously burned as the car he was driving was -burned up on the gravel road north of this city a short distance east of the Lyman Richey sand pits. Mr. Smock was taking a com panion to Omaha and after leaving the sand pits had gone but a short distance when the car commenced to miss and it was found that the gas was low. More gas was secured and again the start made, only to have the car still balk. Thinking that water might have gotten into the gas line Mr. Smock started to drain it and in so doing some of the gas splashed on his blouse and the sleeves, just at this time the car sud denly catching fire and the blaze leaped to the body of Mr. Smock. He was able to tear off the blazing blouse at the cost of having his hands burned quite severely and his face scorched by the heat of the fire. The Injured man was brought into the city, to the office of Dr. W. S. Eaton and where the injured hands and face were treated and the victim of the accident made as comfortable as possible. DAMAGE SUIT DISMISSED From Friday's Daily The case of Viola Shupp, admin istrator of the estate of Zella Eris endine, deceased vs. Hubert Cappen, which occupied the time of the jury and Judge Wilson on Thursday all day, was terminated this morning at 11 Q'clock when the action was dis missed on the motion of George Boland, representing the defendant. The defendant contended that set tlement of the accident was settled in the county court when the then special administrator had accepted settlement and which was a record of the county court and gave release from further claim on the defendant. Judge Wilson ruled that the mo tion would be sustained and the court ruled that the judgment should be -entered for the defendant. Cap pen. The jury was then excused until Monday morning at 9:30. ' This is the third case to be dis missed before going to the jury. CALLED TO MADISON Thursday Mrs. E. G. Ofe motored to Madison, Nebraska, taking with her Mrs. Henrietta Ofe and Mrs. Fred Haffke. Mrs. Henrietta Ofe was call ed there by the serious illness of her nephew, John Sactgen, a son of William Sactgen, her brother and who has made his home here with the Ofe family. REJOICE IN NEW SON From Friday's Daily This morning a fine eight and a half pound son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prohaska on west Pearl street. The mother and little one are doing nicely and the event has brought a great deal of pleasure to the members of the family. Platters Win from Union High School Score of 69 to 27 in First Team Game Seconds Win by Score of 30 to 18. The Plattsmouth basketball teams had their first game of the season Thursday afternoon when the Union first and second teams came up to work out with the locals. The Platters first string team won by the score of 69 to 27 and in the game showed a lack of smoothness in the play which however, should be eliminated by the time the regular season play starts. The local sec onds won 30 to 18. Coach Hoffman used many players in the two games to test out the playing ability of the string. Jacobs and Rebal led the scoring of the Platters with 20 and 19 points. The tabulated score of the game was as follows: Plattsmouth FG Rebal, f 9 Reed, g 6 Hayes, c (C) 6 Tidball, g 2 Jacobs, g 10 FT 1 0 3 1 0 PF 0 1 1 2 1 TP 19 12 15 3 20 C9 Union FG FT PF Handlar, f 0 10 Mullar, f 3 0 2 Keen, f 10 0 TP 1 6 2 4 o 3 2 3 Clark, c 2 0 2 Tuggle, c 10 0 Mullis. g 2 11 Eenner, g 10 1 Crawford, g 2 10 12 27 MYNARD RED CROSS The Mynard branch of Cass county chapter of the American Red Cross report a membership of thirty-seven enrolled for 1939. They are as fol lows: Mrs. Geo. Topliff John VInduska Jos. J. Safarik R. E. Gansemer Mrs. F. J. Hild Mrs. Wm. P. Kraeger Mrs. Henry Hild Mrs. Forrest Leonard Mrs. R. Guy Kisef Miss Mary Propst Atbert Wetenkamp Mrs. Myron Wiles Willis Cole Ed Meisinger Mrs. Emma Long Will Carey Carl Kraeger Royal Smith John Vallery Mildred Wilson Louis Naeve Roy Cole Grace Louise Wiles Sherman Cole Frank Dill Howard Wiles Mrs. E. H. Spangler Henry Meisinger Mrs. Martha Wetenkamp Esther Tritsch Glenn Wiles Mrs. Alva Venher Julius Pitz Virgil Perry Herman Meisinger Airs. Jessie Smith Mrs. Chas. C. Barnard CLARK GAP EN HERE Clark Gapen of Hyattvllle. Wyo ming was in Omaha Monday with his grass cattle where he topped the market with a nice shipment. After wards he visited here with Oscar Gapen and other relatives. Mr. Gapen saj-s that his father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gapen, are spending the winter in Los Angeles, California with two of their grand sons, Milton and Wesley Hyatt where the boys are attending school, Mil ton finishing his diesel engineering course and Wesley taking a business course. STEPHEN DEVOE BETTER Stephen Devoe, who has been con fined to his home for the past two weeks suffering from pneumonia and complications which set in, is report ed as somewhat improved. It is hoped he will soon be able to resume his usual activities. VISIT OMAHA RELATIVES From Friday's Daily Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kriskey were guests yesterday and overnight at the home of relatives In Omaha. ATTEND FUNERAL SERVICE T. H. Pollock and Mrs. L. O. Minor were at Omaha Friday after noon where they attended the fun eral services for Henry P. Kerr, 70, an uncle of Mr. Pollock, he being a brother of the deceased, Mrs. Thomas Pollock. Mr. Kerr was a Bon of Rev. James D. Kerr, former pastor of Clifton Hill Presbyterian church, of Omaha and for the past forty-three years has made his home in that city, being a contractor and until 1925 was con nected with the Wolfe Electrical Co. Survivors: Wife, Emma,; daugh ter, Mrs. F. M. Pilley, Buffalo, Wyo.; sons, H. Leonard and Ralph L. Kerr, Omaha; brother, J. M. Kerr, Porters ville, Cal.; sister, Calista Kerr, Om aha. Court Finds for Defendants in Stull Case In the Matter of Ira Stull vs. Julia Stull Bethel, et al. Court Finds for Defendants. The case of Ira Stull vs. Julia Stull Bethel, et al, tried some time ago in the district court, was decided by Judge W. W. Wilson Friday in favor of the defendants and sustained the validity of the will and deeds made by the deceased C. Lawrence Stull. Mr. Stull who died in the fall of 193C had willed the seven younger children of his family the farming lands in this county as well as in Perkins county. The plaintiff, also a son of the deceased had sought to have the deeds set aside. REACHES 91 YEARS Prom Saturday's Dally Today was the ninety-first birth day anniversary of Mrs. Martha Chriswisser of this city, and who was able to fully enjoy the day as her health is excellent for her age and she is able to be around and en joy the association of the many friends. Mrs. Chriswisser was down in the business section of the city Friday afternoon to look after some business affairs and preparing for the observance of her anniversary. frn PhrinwiaRpr is a widow of the , . t, r,. . 4. late Bennett Chriswisser , and the family made their home near Ne hawka on a farm for many years be fore moving to Plattsmouth where they purchased a home at Ninth and Pearl street and where Mrs. Chris wisser still makes her home. The many friends over the city and county will join in wishing for Mrs. Chriswisser many more happy birthday anniversaries in the future years. DIES AT BR0WNVILLE From Saturday's Daily Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bridgewater and Mr .and Mrs. James Bridgewater, Jr., departed today for Brownvllle, Nebraska, where they were called by the death of E. F. Jeffors, 74, the only brother of Mrs. Bridgewater. He had been sick only a short time. The funeral services are being held this afternoon at Brownvllle where the deceased has made ihs home for a great many years. RETURN FROM INSTITUTE Elmer Sundstrom, supervisor of the recreation activities for Cass county, with William Farney, Peter Gradovllle and Anton Bajeck, return ed last evening from Wahoo. They have been in attendance at an In stitute held for recreational workers from several counties of the state. Many very fine speakers were present and a most interesting and instruc tive program was given. HERE FROM WISCONSIN "Mr. and Mrs. John Wapp and daughter, of VIroqua, Wisconsin, are here to enjoy a visit with Mr. Wapp's aunt, Mrs Anna Liliie ai d a cou3t;i. Miss Marie E. Kaufmann. VISITS AT WEST POINT From Friday's Daily James McKinney departed "this morning for West Point, Nebraska, where he expects to spend a few days visiting with relatives and old friends in that section of the state. Father-Son Banquet Held at Christian Church Eighty of the Fathers and Soni of the Church Enjoy a Very Fine Program. The fifth annual banquet of the Fathers and Sons of the Eight Mile Grove Christ Evangelical church was held at the church parlors on Thurs day evening and enjoyed by some eighty of the men of the church. The banquet was arranged by a committee composed of Clarence Mei Binger, Earl Albert, Ed Meisinger, Philip Hennings and Fred Engel kemeier, and whose wives with the officers of the ladles aid society pre pared the fine repast, Ihe menu be ing as follows: Chicken Pie . ' Mashed Potatoes Noodles - Celery Apple Salad Bread - Butter - Jelly Pumpkin Pie. Whipped Cream Coffee The banquet was eerved by ten of the young men of the church In a most efficient manner. The accompaniment for the group singing was furnished by E. H. Wes cott of this city and was a much enjoyed feature of the evening. Rev. A. Lentz. pastor of the church, served as the toastmaster and presented the various features of the program. The male quartet of-, the church comprising Arthur Hild, Glen Krae ger, James Schafer and Rev. Lentz, gave several very much appreciated numbers. Ross Nichols, popular Louisville musician, with his son gave a num ber of saxophone selections, Mrs. Ge&s being the accompanist for this feature. August Petereit and Rer. Lentz also were heard in two German songs that was very much enjoyed and well presented by the soloists. Otto Schafer on behalf of the fath ers, hosts of the evening, gave the welcome to the sons and in response Gerald Keil spoke for the sons. The principal address of the eve ning was given by Principal Perry of the Louisville school, his subject (being "A Letter of Introduction From ! . . Father to Son and From Son to Fath er." The speaker gave a very fine and inspirational talk on the beauty of the true relationship of the father and son and the need for their com radeship to secure the fullest of their life. The attendance at the banquets is growing and the greatest en thusiasm shown each year at the approach of the banquet season to which all look forward. Many interesting facts were de veloped at the gathering, John Uriah being the oldest father, P. M. Mei singer. the second oldest; the father wlthvthe most sons was Otto Puis; the father with the largest fumlly. Otto Schafer. Arthur MeUinger was awarded three honors, heaviest son, largest son and youngest father. Leonard Fornoff was awarded the honor of the best cornshucker. DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT From Friday' Daily The county court was busy today In taking up several matters in the probate docket of the court and a number of visitors were here from out in the county. A hearing was had in the estate of William A. Armstrong, deceased of Greenwood. Evan H. Armstrong, a son of the deceased and E. O. Miller of Ashland were here to at tend the hearing. In the estate of George A. Mur doch, of Nehawka, the hearing was attended by Mrs. G. A. Murdoch, Earl and Guy Murdoch and Miss Bessie Murdoch. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL Mrs. Edward Gabelman, who for several weeks has been in an Omaha hospital taking treatment for pneu monia and complications, was brought home Friday afternoon by Mr. Gabelman. The patient is still quite weak and will have to spend some time In recuperating from the effects of the illness.