Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1938)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1938.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
fhe IPlattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Poetofflce. Plattsmouth. Neb., as Mcoad-claw mall matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 A YEAR IN FIRST POSTAL ZONK
rluberribers liTlng in Second Postal Zone. 13.50 per year. Beyond
600 miles. $3.00 per year. Rate to Canada and foreign countries.
$3.60 per rear. All subscriptions are payable strictly In advance
Miss Mary Murphy has closed her
home in Manley for the winter and
gone to Omaha, where she has leased
Mrs. John Sheehan was called to
the home of her parents on account
of the severe illness of her father,
J. C. Newham.
David Brann and wife, and Faye
Kestard, their guest, were Thanks-;
riving day visitors at the home of'
Mr. and Mrs. John Sherman, of
Frank II. Stander and daughter,
Miss Lillian, of Omaha, with the
latter driving the car. drove down
for a visit with friends in Manley
Wednesday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorbold Hansen
entertained friends at their home
southeast of Manley last Saturday
evening. Pinochle was-played and a
line late supper enjoyed.
Oris Schlifeert. who is serving on !
the jury at Plattsmouth during the j
I-resent court term was home part of !
last week, but was called back to
service the latter part of the week, f
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schliefert.
v. ere called to Lincoln last Wednes
day to look after business matters.
During their absence, their two lit
tle daughters, Geraldine and Jeannie.
spent the day with their grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schlie
fert. Home from the North
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bauers, Sr., ar
rived home last week from an extend
ed visit with friends residing a short
distance from Fargo, North Dakota.
They report a most enjoyable visit
and that crops there are good this
year, both small grain and corn.
Here from the East
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Krecklow and ,
.L : i j j nc j iru I I
luuureu ciiiu iui. uuu iui a, aiucu
Oestrich, parents of Mrs. Krecklow,
diove here from their home in Mil
waukee, Wise, last week, coming to
visit Mr. Krecklow's father, August
Iviecklow, who has been very ill at
his home here. We are glad to re
port his condition slightly improv
ed the latter part of the week.
Attended District Meeting
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rauth went
to Plattsmouth Wednesday, where
Mr. Rauth was visiting and looking
after business matters while Mrs.
Rauth, who is a former World war
nurse and a member of the Weep
ing Water Legion post, attended the
district convention. Mrs. Rudolph
Bergman, a member of the Legion
Auxiliary, belonging to the Louis
ville unit, was also in Plattsmouth
for the convention.
Returns to Home in Illinois
Miss Mary Anderson, of Quincy,
111., who was associated with Mrs.
J. C. Rauth as a nurse on the battle
fields in France during the Would
war and who spent several days vis
iting Mrs. Rauth, left Saturday of
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 serve,
and is entitled to your business
on that basis alone?
" But there are other reasom
why you should ' bring - youi
Cream to the home town inde
pendent creamery, principal oi
which is the employment given
to people of your own commun
ity. Such jayrQUs' help build
up. home towns instead of dis
, N We are paying 27 for But
terfat aid, will pay more if
the market warrants. In some
. places it bring as Jow; as 19c
f pound. . . , .
last" week for home. Miss Anderson
is superintendent of nurses at St.
Mary's hospital in Quincy. The two
ladies had a most enjoyable visit
during the short time they were together.
Entertained at Family Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stander were
hosts to relatives of Mrs. Stander at
their home east of Manley Sunday,
those present being John Palacek.
father of Mrs. Stander, Misses Anna
and Cecilia, h:r sisters, and Frank
Palacek, a brother, all of Platts
mouth. Visited Friends in Manley
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ault, of
Plattsmouth spent last Wednesday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Mc
Donald, the ladies being sisters. Mr.
and Mrs. Robert McDonald of Avoca
were also guests at the McDonald
home the same day. Mr. and Mrs.
Ault returned home that evening,
but RoVc-t pad wife remained for
an oro-rirV.t visit at, the home of
Pleas? nt Card Party
f The ladies of St. Patrick's church
gave a very pleasant card party at
the hall last Monday evening. The
prize winners were Mrs. W. J. Part
ridge and Mr. R. Hinds, both of
Weeping Water. ' the consolation
prizes went lo Mrs. J. J. Cullen, of
Avoca and to Mr. Fred Loucke of
Lincoln. A special prize was award
ed to Mrs. John Spangler.
Entertdned for Friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schleifert
were host a nd hostess at a very
pleasant evening Saturday when they
entertained at a delicious 6 o'clock
dinner, having as their guests Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Oestreisch, all of Mil
waukee, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Oestreisch
are parents of Mrs. Louis Kreck
low. They are all here for a week's
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Enjoy School Party.
At the Manley school building was
held last Friday evening a very en
joyable gathering of the scholars
and parents and all who chose to at
tend. A very worth while program
was had under the supervision of
Dayle Stohlman and Miss Mary Durr.
All of the large audience was great
ly pleased with the program and the
sociability manifested at the party.
August Krecklow,: who has been
in a seriouH condition for a month or
more, being confined to his bed, has
shown slight improvement the past
few days, although still in serious
condition. Friends hope he will con
tinue to rally from his illness.
Hone for Thanksgiving
Miss Norma Welte, who Is a stu
dent at the University of Nebraska,
and Miss Gladys Hohmah, a student
nurse at Jit. Joseph hospital in Om
aha, both enjoyed brief vacation
visits witti their respective parents
last week on account of the holiday
vacation, resuming their studies the
first of the week.
Dockane facilities maa Platts
mouth an ideal factory site. Wel
come and a splendid opportunity
to expand should be an Induce
ment to those contemplating a
change in location from the more
thickly populated' centers and
flood ansae of the east.
YOU own a home today
how do you know you
will own one tomorrow?
IF fire visits yon tonight
will your insurance
cover the cost of all the
damage I Best to be safe !
. . ; - """'
5 carl G. Davis
OFFICESi a&n BXOOR -.
PlatU. SUte Cank Dido
Monte Lum visited friends in
Car? O. Zaiser made a business
trip to Omaha Tuesday.
Matt Midkiff was in town Tues
day. He expects to quit farming.
The Thomas family of Shenandoah
spent last Sunday visiting Postmas
ter W. H. Bogaard, father of Mrs.
The condition of Lorenz Albers,
who has been a patient at a Lincoln
hospital for some time, continues
Dorothy Gollner, who has a posi
tion in Lincoln with the govern
ment, spent Thanksgiving day at the
home of her parents.
William Maseman and Fred Mar
quardt made a trip to Omaha Satur
day after some pipe to be used in re
pairing the pump of the latter.
Mr and Mrs. Earl Freeman and
son were guests at the home of Earl's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Free
man in Weeping Water Sunday.
County Commissioner Hallstrom
v-as in Plattsmouth Tuesday, meet
ing with the other board members
and looking after county affairs.
John Ruhge who had to leave the
store last week and take an enforced
vacation due to illness, was able to
be up and about again a few days
hiter and is feeling much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt and
daughter Ann and Mrs. Caroline
Marquardt, mother of Fred, made a
trip to Lincoln last Monday, doing
some shopping and visiting friends
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maseman were
'n Lincoln last Monday, going to see
- specialist regarding the condition
Mrs. Maseman's health, as she
"ins been feeling quite poorly for
Robert McCann, who has been re
siding in the late Paul Ottens prop
erty in the northwestern part of
Avoca, last week purchased the prop
erty which should make a very nice
s.crae for the family. . ...
William Maseman, who is a mem
ler of the federal petit jury, was
able to come home several days due
to a recess of the court, but has been
called back to service starting to
day, Monday, December 5th.
John Mohr and sister, of Ham
let, who are students at the ' Peru
State Normal school, visited in Avoca
during the . Thanksgiving vacation
season, being guests at the William
Gollner and Marion Pittmanhomes.
They returned to Peru Sunday.
Frank Bette, who has been mak
ing his home alone . in Avoca, was
very ill for several days last week.
Relatives came over from Lincoln to
take him back with them, where he
could be well cared for, but he pre
ferred not to go. Later, however, we
understand arrangements have been
made for him td go and stay for a
Home from the West
Rev. M. J. Kokjer and wife ar
rived home Monday from visits at
Crete, Riverton and Bertrand. Their
visit at Riverton was at the home of
their son, Jordan Kokjer and wife.
They report a very pleasant time.
Brings Mother Home
Leland Dannels, coach of the
Avoca schools, was in Lincoln last
Sunday, where he went to see his
mother, who has been ill for some
time and was receiving treatment
at the Bryan Memorial hospital. He
found her sufficiently recovered to
come home with'him. Since her ar
rival here she has continued to im
prove and promises to be fully re
Those Born in November
The Avoca Congregational church,
which for some time past has main
tained a practice of holding monthly
birthday parties for those whose
birthdays fall some day during the
month, honored those born during
November at a party held at Paul
Wolph's last Tuesday. A very fine
time was had with an exchange of
presents and a very fine luncheon.
Gave Entertaining Play
The Junior class of the Avoca
high school gave their class play
last Friday and Saturday, having it
two nights in order that all might be
able to see it.
The play which is known as
"Where is Grandma,"-was filled with
wit and humor and had a very fine
plot which taught a very fine moral
Thomas Walling Company
Abstracts of Title
Phone 824 - Plattsmouth
With the settlement of the estate
o.r Grandmother Otte some time ago,
it has been arranged for W. H. Mo
Bride to remain on the farm from
which he had expected to have to
Carl Reichart, of near Murdock,
who has the job of measuring "out-oi-cultivation"
land in Elmwood pre
cinct, was in Wabash last Wednes
day looking after business matters
in this line.
Mr. and Mrs. George Colbert, of
Wauneta, who have been visiting in
Weeping Water for a number of
days and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Col
bert were guests at the home of
Frank Colbert here.
Frank Marshall trucked a load of
corn to Omaha Tuesday, which he
had purchased recently, but due to
the corn shortage in this vicinity was
unable to get enough to warrant a
car lot shipment. Leslie Bosworth
accompanied him to Omaha with the
Many of the people of Wabash and
vicinity have been busy during the
fine weather gathering wood for the
winter. Frank Wilson has been busy
chopping while P. H. Clarke has been
hauling the wood in and it looks
like all will soon be supplied with
ample fuel for winter.
Henry H. Gerbeling was in Platts
mouth last Wednesday afternoon.
Decides taking care of things on the
farm, he is also batching, as Mrs.
Gerbeling was called to Waverly to
assist with the care of their grandson,
Clyde Bauer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil Bauer, who has been seriously
ill of influenza. :
Bobbie Beck Some Batter
Bobbie Beck, the seven year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. , Ernest Beck,
was stricken with appendicitis Sat
urday of last week and was rushed
to a hospital in"'Lincoln for an op
eration. The inflamed appendix had
burst 'before his arrival at the hos
pital, spreading poison into his sys
tem and grave fears were felt for
lad. However later reports are that
he is getting along very nicely and
all are hoping for his early recovery.
Mrs. Wendt Seriously 111
Mrs. Fred Wendt, who has been a
patient at the Bryan Memorial hos
pital in Lincoln for some time, took
a turn for the worse last Wednes
day. Mr. Wendt and her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Lyle Horton. of Platts
mouth. were summoned to her bed
side. At latest rejiorts her condition
remained very serious.
landmark; Being: Eazed
Back in the lae 80 s, E. E. Day,
George Ray and Mr. Cowles were
residents of South Bend, a frontier
town on the main line of the Chi
cago, Burlington ind Missouri River
railroad in Nebraska. Later, in the
early 90's the Missouri Pacific ex
tended its line into Lincoln from
Union and the. town of Wabash was
formed. E. E. .Day, who was in the
elevator and general merchandise
business, as did also his brother
George Day, who was engaged in the
implement and lumber business.
At that time, Mr. Cowles, his father-in-law,
moved a 'residence property
from South Bend to Wabash for the
family to reside in. In later years
many people have resided in this
home. Lately it became the prop
erty of L. R. Stanley who sold it
ti Frank Reese and as it has been
standing idle for some time, arrange
ments were made to tear it down,
with Mr. Reese and his neighbor,
Henry Frisbie doing the work. The
lumber is being piled and Mr. Reese
states he expects to build another
house on the site.
This aged property was one of the
good residences of the community in
years past, but seems to have served
its day. 7. ..
See the goods you buy. palaioa
but how about the aoods when
descriptions are allurlnn enough,
you Get thcm7
I DO YOU NEED
I A 8
I HEW 0UERC0AT
We are featuring some
dandy coats in blue, gray
and green. All wool, and S
latest stvle. Priced at 8
ij 15 to $25
I - WESCOTT'S
ft Where Quality Counts Q
Rev. and Mrs. C. Jannen spent
Thanksgiving with .relatives at Clay
Carl Backeiueyer and wife moved
last week to a farm near Alvo, where
they will farm the coming year.
Glen Buck is using his truck to
pick up cream and milk for Mr. Cook,
iho delivers the same to Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Craig were
Lincoln visitors last Sunday, being
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John B. Skinner.
Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, who
visited at the home of a daughter in
Missouri for a week, returned home
last Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith moved
during the past week to the Rager
estate farm, where they will reside
during the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Edgar, of
Wahoo were guests at the home of
Mrs. Edgar's mother, Mrs. August
Panska for Thanksgiving day.
The second basketball team of the
Murdock high school played a team j
from the grades in the gym, which
they won by a score of 32 to 12.
Wm. Kitrell, a long time resident
of South Bend, who has been a pa
tient at the Bryan Memorial hospital
in Lincoln for some time is still in
a serious condition.
Mrs. W. O. Schewe who recently
returned home from a stay of several
weeks in the hospital, continues to
improve and was able to come down
town last Wednesday.
Jess Backemeyer, who has been
residing in the Gus Wendt property
in Murdock, moved to Elmwood last
week, where he hopes to find better
Mr. and Mrs. George Thimgan of
near Greenwood were looking
after business matters in Murdock
last Wednesday and while here also
enjoyed meeting old friends.
Henry Heinemann and Glen Har
der have been busy cutting wood
during the fine fall . weather and a3
a result have a supply of fuel for
the cold weather season ahead.
Bryan McDonald was looking af
ter the implement business of Ray
Gamlin during the latter's illness,
and Mrs. Hannah McDonald was
looking after business at the drug
Ralph Dorr and son Nell of near
Wabash and Elmwood were in Mur
dock last Wednesday, where Ralph
was consulting his family physician
and both v.ere looking after some
trading at the Murdock stores.
Milton and Mason Weber, sons of
Rev. and Mrs. C. F. Weber, who
are students at Western Union col
lege at LeMars. Iowa, returned to
their studies last week after an over
Thanksgiving visit at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gamble, of
Omaha, were Murdock visitors one
day last week. They owe the Mc
Crorey estate farm, which they pur
chased some time ago and which is
operated by Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart.
Mr. and Mrs. Gamble are not strang
ers in Cass county, as Mr. Gamble
held teaching positions at verious
points over the county in years gone
Eeturn to Home in Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Lnse left for
Naperville, Illinois, last Wednesday
morning after spending several weeks
in Murdock and outlying points, vis
iting relatives and friends. They
planned to stop en route home at
the home of their married daughter,
Mrs. Ardyth Sweringen, at Altona,
Illinois. They visited historic places
in Lincoln last Monday and were
greatly impressed with the Nebras
ka state capitol building.
Now Sleeping Quietly
"Brownie," well known Murdock
town dog which has been a familiar
sight on the streets here for many a
moon, making trips to Lincoln and
return when he wished, having no
home and making his home with any
one he pleased, for he was always
welcome, was taken ill Jast week and
WHAT do MOVIE STARS
DO FOR THEIR TEETH?
It stands to reason that Holly
wood stars need sparkling, lus
trous teeth more than anybody
else in the world. And therefore,
it is significant that so many
famous stars use Calox Tooth
Powder. Calox is made specifi
cally to give teeth a real beauty
esson & Robbina,
I Snd me . IMty tHl (
I io me. I will try it.
COUPON I Add
due to old age it was deemed best to
give him a sleeping potion of
chloroform, so he went to sleep to
awake no more.
Mrs. Johansen Very Poorly
Mrs. J. Johansen, who has not
teen in the best of health for some
time, but continued to work at the
cafe until her condition would .no
longer permit, was taken to the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Rikli, in
the country, where she Is being
cared for by the family physician
and given the best of nursing and
attention. Friends are hoping she
will recover rapidly.
Another Load of Pigs
Ray Gamlin has brought another
load of feeder pigs from southern
Missouri, finding ready market for
the small porkers. He has now dis
posed of more than 100 heads and
expects to go back for more as the
Good Basketball Game
The basketball fans of Murdock
were treated to a very interesting
game at the high school auditorium
last Tuesday night, when the first
string quint met a group of alumni
players. The alumni did not seem to
have lost any of their former pep.
for they were able to take the 1938
39 boys by a score of 26 to 21.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Meyers and
family of Sioux City were Thanks
giving day guests at the home of
Mrs. August Panska, mother of Mr.
Meyers, and were also guests of
Mrs. Meyers parents, Mr. and Mrs,
A J. Tool, who also had as their
guests that day Mr. and Mrs. George
Work and children of Omaha. It was
a very happy party, enjoyed by all
who were present.
Murdock Red Cross Roll Call.
We are very grateful to those who
so willingly give each year in an
swer to roll call. Those giving this
year are he following:
Mrs. Henry A. Tool
Henry A. Tool
M. S. Briggs
W. E. Eisele
R. N. A. Lodge
; G. Ruge
Hannah M. McDonald
A. J. Tool
L. B. Gorothey
W. O. Gillespie
W. H. Zable
I. C. McCrory
E. E. Gannaway
Mrs. Bertha Heineman
Mrs. i'rances Gillespie
3-YEAR-OLD CHILD SHOT
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 3 (UP) The
three-year-old daighter of Louis
Kuhn was shot to death today by
two men who broke into Kuhn's
Kuhn said he was asleep when
the men aroused him and ordered
him to show them about the house.
As he started to arise one of the men
waved a gun and apparently dis
charged it accidentally. The bullet
hit the baby, Ethel Rae, sleeping at
the foot of the bed. Then the men
$1 to $3
CASH FOR DEAD HORSES
50c per 100 lbs. for Hogs!
For Prompt Service, Reverse
Calls to Market 3541, Omaha
The Fort Crook
polish. It contains five cleans
ing and polishing ingredients.
TRY CALOX FREE!
Because a trial is so convincing wa
ofier you FREE !0-da7 trial. Sea
coupon. You be the judge. Convince
jrouraeZthat Calox makes teeth thin
. . . shine like the atari.
Inc.. Fairfield. Conn. " Qept. A.n F.
CALOX TOOTH POWOtR.l no cipeOM
- ... .
The William Eium family spent
Thanksgiving in Alvo.
Mrs. Yager of Alvo has been visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Braun.
Cecil Fosberg spent Sunday with
his . parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
The Albert Blum family enjoyed
Thanksgiving in Omaha at the Ed
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carnicle
spent Thursday evening at the J. L.
Ed Copsey and family were guests
at the Jess Sack home in Spring
field on Thanksgiving day.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Backemeier, of
Murdock were Tuesday evening
guests at the Jess Fiddler home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kitrell are in
Lincoln at the home of a son as Mr.
Kitrell is under a doctor's care at
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mooney enter
tained at a family dinner on Thanks
giving day. All of Mrs. Mooney's
family were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dill went
io Tayler on Wednesday to spend
Thanksgiving with Mrs. Dill's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christensen.
Mrs. F. J. Knecht attended the
American Legion Auxiliary conven
tion in Plattsmouth Wednesday. Mrs.
Knecht is a past department presi
dent of the Auxiliary.
Sunday dinner guc3ts at the home
of Mrs. Ida Thieman were Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Reinke and sons, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Blum and Allen, Martin
and Andrew Blum, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Blum, Helen and Herbert. Af
ternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Duerr and Marie of Louis
ville. Mrs. Corbin Cox and son Floyd
and Mrs. T. Munn and daughter
Wanda and Dennis Jackson return
ed Sunday from Versailles, Mo., at
which place they had spent Thanks
giving with relatives. Mrs. Lula Mae
Jackson remained for a longer visit.
Elaine Cox, a niece, returned with
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Knecht and
Bi'.ly( entertained on Thanksgiving
night at a pinochle party. High
Kiu?re for ladies was won by Mrs.
Osrar Dill and ladie3 low by Mrs.
Helena Timm. The men's high score
was won by Charles Fosberg and the
men s low by Oscar Dill. A delicious
luncheon, was served by the hostess.
Clyde-HasweU had an accident on
Saturday evening while , returning
home. His car struck a team and
wagon belonging to Herman Gake-
meier. Mr. Gakemeier was returning
to his home southeast Of South Bend
after dark and Mr. Haswell did not
see him in time to avoid a collision.
The car was badly damaged, but
neither Mr. Haswell nor Mr. Gake
meier were seriously injured.
On Thanksgiving day, Mr. and Mrs.
V. D. Livers entertained at a family
dinner, having as guests Mr. Liver's
mother, Mrs. Jennie Livers; a sister,
Mrs. Ralph Gill and Mr. Gill; a
brother, Lyle Livers and his wife,
all of Cherryvale, Kansas; another
brother, Dallas and his wife and
family, of Ashland; a sister, Mtb.
Chauncey Gehlbach and Mr. Gehl
bach, of Seward; also Mr. and Mrs.
John Keetle of Ashland. In the even
ing they were all guests -of Mr. and
Mrs. Dallas Livers in Ashland. The
Kansas relatives left on Friday for
PhnnA n!w ittm tn Kn
Wc represent the largest
arid the oldest Insurance
companies in America.
-'Vi , ; ; :
Powered by Open ONI