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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1938.
PUBLISHED SEM-WEEKLY AT PLATTSIiOUTH, XTOSASZA
entered at Postoff ic. Plattsmouth. Neb., aa Mcafci-cjai mail matter
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EAGLE HEWS ITEMS
Miss Annabelle Staunard of Friend
was the week-end guests of Mrs. A.
The Royal Neighbors met last
Saturday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Edward Gerhard.
The Eagle firemen were the guests
of .the Palmyra firemen at Palmyra
on Tuesday evening of this week.
Mrs. Howard Stege of Elmwood
spent Monday evening and Tuesday
with relatives and friends in Eagle.
Mrs. Ada Wetenkamp was hostess
to the ladies of Trinity Lutheran
Aid on Thursday afternoon of last
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Allen of Lin
coln spent last Wednesday at the
heme of Mr. Allen's mother, Mrs. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thomson
r ed sons of Palmyra Bpent last Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Wall.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Umland re
cently visited in Lincoln at the home
of their daughter, Mrs. Cecil Pettlt
and Mr. Pettit and family.
Mrs. Susan Roelofsz and Miss Min
nie Horsh of Lincoln spent Tuesday
evening of this week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Piersol went
to Lincoln last Thursday especially
to see their new grandson, son of
Mr: and Mrs. Donald Piersol.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Palmer were
in Lincoln last Sunday and visited
Mrs. Palmer's niece, Miss Florence
Been, who has been ill for the past
Mr. and Mrs. George Vierick left
last Thursday morning for Los An
geles, Calif. They spent nearly two
weeks with relatives and friends in
Rev. Donald Springer left Tuesday
evening for Omaha. He and his
mother expect to go from there to
Neiigh to attend the funeral ser
vices of a friend, Mrs. William Dar
lington. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Oberle had as
their guests last Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Oberle and daughter of
Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. John Ketel
hut of Nehawka and Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Siekman and family.
The Sub-district Ministerial asso
ciation met in Eagle on Monday of
this week at the Methodist parson
$2L to $3
CASH FOR DEAD HORSES
50o per 100 lbs. for Hogs!
Tor Prompt Service, Reverse
Calls to Market 3541, Omaha
The Fort Crook
Try our Tankage at $45 per
ton, or $2.25 per 100 lbs.
five bagf lots. YouH like it!
to insure Top Prices at
all times. Our overhead
is the same all year round,
so the more cream .we re
ceive the more we are
able to pay. Bring your
Cream and other produce
Lower f.lilrt St. phone 94
age. Dr. ' Roy B. Spooner was in
charge. Seven towns were represent
ed. All -enjoyed noon-day luncheon
together, followed by the fellowship
and worship hour. . :
Mrs. Emma Judklns came home
from Lincoln on Monday of this week
and was called back Tuesday morn
ing. Both Mrs. Howard Ankeny and
Oscar Anderson were reported to be
worse. Mrs. Ankeny showed a slight
improvement at noon, Tuesday, but
Mr. Anderson was still in a very crit
Very Successful Bazaar
The Methodist Ladies Aid held
their annual supper and bazaar at
the church last Wednesday after
noon and evening. A nice crowd was
present. Pink Venner auctioned the
bazaar articles. The' proceeds totaled
about $120.00. The Aid. appreciates
the patronage and all other help that
made the activity a success.
M. E. Church
10 a. m. Sunday school.
11 a. m. Morning worship.
7 p. m. Epworth Iyeague.
The church invites you to be pres
t t pt 'bpfe services..
ean McFroud from Nebraska Wes
leyan University will 'speak during
the worship hour next Sunday morn
ing. The sub-district Epworth League
rally will be held here next Sun
Edgar Jackson. Burns
Edgar Jackson Burns was born at
Peru, Nebraska, on January 28, 1875
to Matthew and Emma Burns.
At the age of four, Edgar moved
with his parents to Eagle, Nebraska.
Here he grew to manhood and on
October 19. 1898, was united in
marriage to Daisy ' Mary : Roberts at
Lincoln. Nebraska. To "this union
were born three children s Wallace
Edgar,'. Mildred Jewel.-and Muriel
Frances. . Mildred Jewel was taken
by death from the family on' June
3. 1923. Wallace is living at Eagle,
Nebraska, and - Muriel - is living at
Burwell, Nebraska. - ' .
Edgar Burns had been ailing for
some time. Acting upon the advice
o: his physician and the hope of his
family that a change might be bene
ficial, he and his wife went to Cali
fornia on November 15, . 1938, to
visit his brother Charles. There be
was stricken suddenly. ' He passed
away Friday, November 26, 1988, nt
the age of 63 years. 10 months and
28 days. His father mother, brother
Chester and sister Lottie preceded
him in death. ... -
He leaves to mourn' "his passing
bis one brother,' Charles, his wife,
Daisy, his son, Wallace, and his
daughter, Muriel, besides a hoBt of
friends who mourn bis passing.
An Approved Thrftito . ShoOTldC
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Donfcle Kraiure jftae Wlthc-fra In
'Always in Trouble'
A I ho Dick 'Tracy Serial and an added
attraction Charlie McCarthy ami Ed
gar iiergrn. two shows Saturday nlte.
NOTE Free Children" Toy Iklat-
Inee Saturday afternoon at 1:00.
All different program at matinee.
Bring toy or garment aa admission.
The Ueulnr 1'rosraM ftatarday Might
MaMaee Saturday at 2i30 -
Adults. ... .25o . Children. . .10i
Sunday - Monday
Uoh linrac. Martha Mrtr, Dorathr
J nwur iad Mar Milland in
It's double tie fun of Walklkl Weddlnr.
Also Cernadr. Mlekr Mooae aad Newa.
SVXn.tV. 3f ATtK AT 30
:Vlght Shows, T and 9
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. TUESDAY ONLY '
UAIiG.MX p.V . :
Barbara Manmrck, Henry Foada1 in
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Also Comedy and - Crime . Doesn't Pay.
Matinee every Tuesday.; Nlten 7 and 9.
Matinee .-every - Tuesday . it .r 2:30 '
. AJII Shows. 10 and 159
WEDNESDAY THURSDAY '
Double . Feature vrroKranwHuaiplirey
. )o.M ad GeorgaHrea . .
" i 'Kickef Butler'
, .'Cfi&RJi OonfiTpiw'
BrlhgB- basketball td the kcreett for the
first tla e. JUgMs adraisio, lo-S3c.
W. L. Seybolt was visiting in
Union with George A. Stites last
" Business called Charles Land to
Omaha last Monday to secure. some
supplies for work on hand at the re
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Banning were
attending Organized Agriculture at
Lincoln on Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week.
Donald Hoback and his grand
mother, Mrs. W.'A. Taylor were In
Nebraska City last Monday morning
looking after, some business for the
Albert Wilson, living Just west of
Union has been suffering with a
severe case of grippe but is reported
as getting along very well at this
'Last week there was inaugurated
a revival meeting which is to con
tinue for some time at the Methodist
church at Wyoming, four miles south
Donald McQuinn and a number of
his neighbors have been grinding
6orgo for the feeding of their stock,
the product serving for grain and
roughage as well.
The Union amusement parlor con
ducted by Raymond Bramblet has
been repainted and otherwise im
proved which adds greatly to the ap
pearance of the place.
There has been some efforts to es
tablish a free moving picture show
for Union, which if it materializes
would be conducted by contributions
from the business men.
There was an ice skfting party
at the Beal skating park on the Mis
souri river six miles north of Union
last Monday night. A large party of
young folks enjoyed the winter sport.
George E. Nickles was called to
Lincoln last Saturday to look after
business matters and was accom
panied by Mrs. Nickles. Fred L. Hild
looked after the affairs at the lumber
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dysart who
have been staying in Wayne in the
northern part of the state for some
time with their daughter, were visit
ing for a week with friends in
Mary Becker who has been at an
Omaha hospital for the past week re
ceiving treatment, making good im
provement, was expected to return to
her home in Union Wednesday of
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Whitworth and
daughter, Miss Floy . and Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Hoback were in Omaha
laBt Saturday looking after some
shopping and also visiting with Mary
Becker att the'hospital.
Charles W. Hoback, accompanied
by his daughter, Miss Marjorie were
in Nebraska City last Saturday eve
ning looking after some business
matters and where Miss Marjorie
was visiting with ( a young lady
Henry H. Becker has been sinking
a well for Melvin Todd on the farm
north fo town and last Saturday aft
ernoon Mr. Todd had to make a trip
to Plattsmouth to secure some piping
for the work, they receiving a good
ly supply of water.
It is reported that L. G. Tidd who
has beenat an Omaha hospital for
the pa6t three weeks receiving treat
ment, is some better. He still is a
very sick man, but the slight im
provement Is hailed with a degree
of satisfaction by his family and
On account of having to give up
the house where he has been living
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Stites last
Saturday moved to Omaha. The house
where they have been residing was
sold and he could not secure a suit
able place to reside here he moved
to Omaha for the winter. Mr. Stites
will still retain his business interests
Enjoyed Wonderful Time.
. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Banning who
In company with Percy Reed and
wife represented Nebraska at the na
tional meeting of the presidents of
the state fairs of the nation in Chi
cago last week, after the conclusion
of the work of the convention at
tended the International Livestock
Exposition, where they saw some
wonderful exhibits. They arrived
home last Sunday. The champion
animal at the show, a steer, brought
13,750 and sold at the high price
of $3.75 a pound. .
Mrs. C. E. Withrow Not So Well.
Mrs. C. E. Withrow of Palmyra.
has not been in the best of health for
some time and was rather poorly last
Thomas Walling Company
Abstracts of Title
Phone it4 - PUttsmouth
Saturday. Her son, Elmer Withrow,
accompanied by Frank Bauer, drove
down last Sunday to visit the folks
and found Mrs. Withrow very poorly,
altho she was slightly better than
she bad been.
Returned to Home in West.
v Amos McNamee 'who has been
visiting here for Eome three weeks
with friends and relatives departed
last Monday afternoon for Brush,
Colorado where he will visit friends
for a time and then continue on to
his home at Rosemcnd, California.
Amos, a former resident here had a
large number of friends to visit.
4th Class Postmaster Examination.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an exam
ination, as a result of which it is ex
pected to make certification to fill a
contemplated vacancy in the position
of fourth class postmaster at Union,
Nebr., and other vacancies as they
may occur at that office, unless it
shall be decided in the interest of
the service to fill any vacancy by re
instatement. The examination will
be held at Plattsmouth, Nebr.
Receipt of applications will close
Dec. 29, 1938.
The compensation of the post
master at this office was $1,100 for
the last fiscal year.
Applicants must have reached
their twenty-first birthday but not
their sixty-fifth birthday on the
date of the close of receipt of appli
cations. Applicants must reside within the
territory supplied by the post office
for which the examination is an
nounced. The examination Is open to all
citizens of the United States who can
comply with the requirements.
Application blanks, Form 9, and
full information concerning the re
quirements of the examination can
be secured from the postmaster at
the place of vacancy or from the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion, Washington, D. C.
Spending Winter in West.
Dr. D. D. Griffith who has been
with the state hospital for the in
sane for many years recently resign
ed his position and with Mrs. Grif
fith departed Monday of this week for
California where they will spend the
winter in thejnilder climate near Los
Angeles. Mrs. Griffith was formerly
Mrs.'W. G. Cheney of Union.
Depart for the South.
Blair Porter, who has been suf
fering from repeated attacks of
rheumatism for some time, with his
son Clyde departed last Monday for
eouthwestren Missouri and Arkansas
where they go to the hot springs in
hope that the climate and treatments
will effect a cure for Mr. Porter.
Red Cross Goes On.
The following are additional Red
Cross members at Union since the
list was published last week:
Mrs. James Fitzpatrick
During the years 1936-37 the Cass
county chapter had the honor for dis
tinguished achievement in the two
roll calls, making an increase in
each depression year over 1936.
We are very likely to lose that dis
tinction unless returns from the 17
communities show larger roll call
than now presented. We are not go
ing over the top to dale, about 150
The Red Cross is always on the
Job when needed. There has never
been a time when there was greater
need for Red Cross strength, cour
age and purpose than today. The or
ganization has been tested by wide
spread floods in the past two years.
The regular work has grown, high
way and first aid, home and farm
accident prevention has uhown in
crease. We must not let down an or
ganization that has served humanity
for 75 years when only a dollar
membership and volunteer service
does so much.
The appeal is for everyone who
possibly can to enlist in a member
ship this year. You not only help the
national organization by 50c, but
your own county by 50c, but most
of all our salves in the unselfish giv
ing for need of others.
The Cass county first aid stations
are doing a splendid service along
our highways. Only two years ago
Photos - - for Christmas
Our Studio in the Bekins Block has been Re-Opened
and Ve are Again AT YOUR SERVICE
SPECIAL 3 8x10 PHOTOS $2.00
Other Photos, 50 Doz., Up
McFARL AND STUDIO
Same Location, in the Bekins Bldg.
our national chairman. Admiral
Grayson, inaugurated a campaign to
extend first' aid to isolated spots
along highways. It now reaches from
coast to coast.
Celebrates Passing Birthday
Last Saturday, December 3, mark
ed the birthday anniversary of our
fellow townsman, - Joseph Lidgett.
Besides receiving numerous birthday
cards and remembrances, numerous
old friends called in person to extend
congratulations and best wishes.
Mr. Lidgett has not been in good
health of late, but we are pleased to
report he has been feeling consider
ably better the past few days and his
friends hope the improvement in his
condition will continue.
NOT BRINGING RECOVERY
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UP) Gov
ernment participation in and com
petition with industry cannot re
duce unemployment and hasten re
covery. Charles R. Hook, president of
the National Association of Manu
facturers said today. ,
The government, business, labor
and agriculture all made mistakes
in the past. Hook said in his keynote
address before the Congress of Am
erican Industry, but now all elements
in the economic structure should and
Every phase of commercial activ
ity was represented at the congress
which will reach a climax Friday
night with an address by Anthony
Eden, former foreign secretary of
Hook's speech, "Making America
Click" indicated the general tone of
the congress. He asserted that the
nation depended too much upon the
government to restore prosperity and
that agriculture, labor, management
and capital should seek their own
solution to their troubles. It was
time for the government, he said, to
return "to the judges booth and be
gin acting in its rightful capacity as
NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY
New books at the public library
are: "Katy Kruse Play Book" by
Rose Flyeman; "Grandpa Nog and
the Nimblies" by Constance Seward;
"Billety Bob and the Big Brown
Bear," "At the Inn of the Guardian
Angel" by Segur: "Nigalex, a Little
Eskimo," "Antelope, a Navajo In
dian," "Micco, a Seminole Indian,"
"Runaway Ducks," "Safety Can Be
Fun," "Onre on Christmas," "Alex
ander's Christmas Eve." "Cape Cod
Christmas," "Little Elephants Christ
mas." These books are in the chil
dren's department, purchased with
part of the school Thanksgiving col
lection. Recent additions in the adult de
partment are "My America," by
Adamic: "Home for Christmas" by
Douglas; "Wayfarerer" by Seifert;
"Love I Dare Not" by Corliss and
"Six Golden Angels" by Max Brand.
MORE SPANISH BOMBING
MADRID, Dec! 7 (UP) Five
three motored planes dropped 70
bombs on Alicante today causing an
unestimated number of casualties and
considerable damage. The British
collier Lake Geneva was hit.
SIAM RECOGNIZES CONQUEST
ROME, Dec. 7 (UP) Siam Joined
the countries recognizing the Italian
conquest of Ethiopia today. It was
announced that Siam's new minister
will be accredited to the king of
Italy-and emperor of Ethiopia.
Why not buy him something
he's never had this time?
MADE FROM COWS
Believe it or not, they're truly
beauties, and the price is only
Where Quality Counts
E. F. Andrews Says .That in West
There Is Better Compliance j
and Less "Chiseling." I
OMAHA, Dec. T (UP) Elmer F.
Andrews, administrator of the wage
hour act, who is completing a tour
of the western part of the country,
said here today that he had found
better compliance with the law in
the west than in the east.
"However," he added, "compliance
generally has been very good. We
are frankly surprised at not finding
more 'chiseling on the part of em
ployers." Andrews said similar acts affect
ing states will be introducedin prac
tically every legislature, most of
which meet in January. This will be
done at the recommendation of the
department of labor, he said, adding
that aside from personally recom
mending what laws to make the mini
mum wages and hours apply to intra
state as well as interstate employees,
he is taking no part in this phase of
In many states which have laws
regulating working conditions for
women Andrews said, all that will be
necessary will be to make the statute
apply to both sexes. This he said,
will be done in New York state and
it may be possible to use the Ne
braska law in the same manner.
Upon hi3 return to Washington
Andrews expects to begin the first of
his number of "test" cases to give the
law a thorough test as to its con
stitutionality, he said.
Andrews spent two hours following
a Chamber of Commerce luncheon
here answering questions, propound
ed mainly by employers, involving
various phases of the act.
The most common question was
whether certain industries come un
der terms of the act.
Andrews' reply in most instances
was that this is up to the employer
himself to determine.
"God help you if you guess wrong
and your workers start suing you in
about a year," he told one employer.
MANY DIE IN MINE ACCIDENT
SIDNEY MINES, Nova Scotia, Dec.
7 (UP) The death toll from an un
usual mine accident In which a mine
train ran wild in the Princess Col
liery was placed at 16 today. D. C.
McDonald, the town clerk announced
that four miners who earlier had
been listed as dead were in hospitals
suffering injuries which may prove
fatal. All 250 men aboard the train
were hurt in varying degrees. With
the start of an official investigation
mine operators disclosed tht a
broken haulage cable was respon
GRANT R0CKP0RT REQUEST
LINCOLN, Dec. 7 (UP) The state
railway commission today granted
the application of the Atchison-Holt
Electric Co-operative of Rockport.
Missouri for authority to construct
and operate several miles of rural
transmission line in Nemaha county,
Nebraska. Officials said straighten
ing of the Missouri river channel
had placed a strip of Nemaha coun
ty land on the east side of the rirer
We represent the largest
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Wheat in Part
of State Damaged
by Plant Louse
Cass County and Eastern Section of
State Seems So Far Free of
the Dangerous Aphid.
Winter wheat evidently has been
severely damaged in southwestern
Nebraska by what apparently i3 a
new kind of aphid or plant louse.
Prof. Raymond Roberts of the ento
mology department at the Nebraska
college of agriculture reported this
week. The aphid i3 closely related
to, but not identical with, the com
mon apple grain aphis. Similar dam
age is reported in adjoining parts of
northwestern Kansas and northeast
Here in Cass county no such dam
age is reported. The general tondi
tion of the wheat crop here is re
garded as fair.
The first report of such damcge
came from Culbertson in Hitchcock
county. An 800-acre wheat field
which .was green and seemed to be
healthy was all affected. The man
making the report had examined 100
fields and they all looked alike. The
aphis was working on the roots, de
stroying the secondary root system.
"The first rcnort is a fairly ac
curate statement of the situation as
given In several later reports from
the same general territory," said
The first report was received at
the agricultural college the latter
part of October and the latest the
middle of November. All indicated
the root system of the wheat has
been so reduced that pasturing is
Impossible since the livestock pull up
the plants and ruin the stand as well
as trampling it out.
That the aphis is something new
is indicated by the fact that it did
not conform to any of the several
species of wheat-root aphids pre
viously encountered in Nebraska.
Specimens were sent to Colorado for
Identification. The reply from an au
thority. Miss Mirian A. Palmer, there
said: "I have examined the aphids
but cannot place them with any
species that I can find."
Prof. Roberts says numerous case3
of injury to winter wheat in the fall
by the apple grain aphis have been
received at the agricutlural tollege.
All have been from the area lying
east of the present infestation.
ANY PROPERTY ownei
without sufficient insur
ance is leaving his fi
nances to fate. The wise
man who has full insur
ance can turn to a strong
insurance company for
payment of any loss.
Searl S. Davis
OFFICES 2NO FLOOR
Platts. State Bank Bids-
A live Canary Chorus
. .on the Air!
15 minutes of beautiful
music . . . featuring live
Canary birds, with organ
12:45 p. m.
The American Bird