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VOL. NO. 117
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1938.
Game 44-24 to
Season Started Shows Omaha Team
Has Advantage of Much
The Plattsmouth high school bas
ketball squad visited Wednesday
afternoon with Tech high at Omaha
and as the result the maroons were
victors over the Platters by the score
of 44 to 24.
In the opening minutes of the
game the Platters caused alarm on
their foes as Reed and John Jacobs
scored to give the Platters a 4-Q
margin but it was cut by the field
toss of Baker for Tech. The junior
lineup of Coach Kennedy, sent in
the game with the Platters ahead,
showed good shooting eyes and gave
Tech an 8-4 advantage at the end
of the first quarter.
The score was 20 to 10 at the
half time and vigorous attacks by
Franklin, Morton and Nisley for
Tech on the Platter defense ran the
score to to 26 to 10. Rebal and John
Tidball with a swift attack: were able
to break through the Maroon de
fense to close the margin but not
enough to win as the reserve strength
of the Maroons was excellent and
forced the local starting quintet to
remain in the game practically all
of the way through.
Reed was the high point man for
the Platters with eight points and
Nisley led Tech with thirteen points.
Technical will play the Platters
here on December 30th in a return
The box score of the frame was as
FG FT PF TP
Jacobs, f 1 - 1 0 . 3
Minor, f - 1 0 0 2
Rebal. f 2 115
Hayes, c (C) 1 0 2 2
Tidball, g 2 0 0.4
Noble, B 0 0 0 0
Reed, g 5 2 2 8
10 4 5 24
FG FT PF TP
Morton, f-c 4 0 18
Thompson, f 1 0 0 2
Franklin, f 4 119
Young, f 0 0 0 0
Baker, c 2 0 3 4
Kamp, c 10 0 2
Nisley. g-f 6 1 2 13
Wiles, g 0 0 0 0
Preston, g 2 0 14
Flescher, g 0 0 0 0
Yacanti. g 10 0 2
SCHOOL MEN MEET
From Friday's Daily
The Cass county school men met
last evening at the CCC camp at
Weeping Water with Neil A. Robson.
educational adviser of the camp.
The group was served a meal In
the camp dining room at 6:30. Fol
lowing the dinner Mr. Robson con
ducted a tour of the various build
ings, which ended in the reading
room of the educational building
where he told the group of the edu
cational work as being carried on in
the camp in Weeping Water as well
as in other camps in this area.
There were twenty-five men pres
ent from the various schools over
the county. Those attending from
Plattsmouth were: Principal J. R.
Reeder, president of the Cass County
School Men's Association; Sup. L. S.
Devoe, L. A. Gerner, Milo Price,
David Fowler. Dow Armstrong.
POLICE COURT DOINGS
From Saturday's ranr
This morning In police court be
fore Judge C. L. Graves, Clifford
Eaton was arraigned on a charge of
intoxication. After hearing the evi
dence Judge Graves assessed a fine
of $5 and costs and in failure to sup
ply the fine and costs was remanded
' P. Fillmore was also charged with
intoxication and fined S5 and costs
for the offense and was released to
secure the necessary funds.
STORES TO REMAIN OPEN
The business houses of the city
affiliated with the t Business Men's
Ad club will be .open each evening
from now until Christmas for the
benefit of the shopping public.
JURY COMPLETES WORK
From Thursday's Daily
Yesterday afternoon the case of
J. Howard Davis, administrator of
the estate of Ivan L. Fuller vs. Joe
Youngquist, an action for damage,
was settled by the parties in the
case, the plaintiff receiving $3,000
and the defendants to pay the costs.
The case was the last for the jury
and which was excused for the term
by Judge Wilson after the settlement
of the case.
In the November jury three cases
were dismissed before submission to
the jury, one settled and two left to
the judgment of the jury.
Lady Honored by
James A. Farley
Miss Gerda Peterson Receives Per
sonal Greetings From Postmas
ter General of U. S.
Miss Gerda Peterson who retired
from acifve work at the local U. S.
postoffice on November 1st, has re
ceived a very much appreciated recog
nition of her fine service.
The recognition is in the form
of a personal letter from Postmas
ter General James A. Farley, who
in the communication thanked Miss
Peterson for the many years of faith
ful service to the postal department,
the last six of which were spent un
der the administration of his office.
In addition to the letter Mr. Farley
enclosed a personal photograph and
which was autographed and address
ed to the retiring employee. '
The remembrance Is one that is
very highly prized by Miss Peterson
and will be a lasting token of appre
ciation that the government has felt
for"her services.' . -
CALL IMPORTANT PRE-
Mayor George S. Lyon, of Falls
City, president of the League of Ne
braska Municipalities, has called a
two day session of the Executive
Board, the Legislative committee and
the Insurance committee to be held
iu Lincoln December 18 and 19. The
meeting was originally set for the
19th and 20th. Monday and Tuesday.
but due to inability of the members
to spare two week days from their
respective busy pre-Christmas calen
dars, has been changed to Sunday
Elmer Webb, Plattsmouth council
man, is a member of the Legislative
committee and expects to attend the
sessions, which will be held at the
The program adopted will be pre
sented to Governor Cochran at a
special conference set for 11:30 Mon
DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT
From Friday's Dally
This morning several matters were
up for hearing in the county court
before Judge A. H. Duxbury.
Hearing was had on determination
of heirship in the estate of Delin
Final settlement was had in the
estate of George H. Dennis, deceased,
of Weeping Water. Mrs. Bessie Phil
pot and Mrs. Neva Hopkins, execu
trixes of the estate, were here as
well as Roy B. Dennis, one of the
heirs of the estate.
Final settlement was had in the
estate of Frank Zoz, deceased of
Elmwood. J. Barta, of Elmwood and
William T. Zoz of Murdock, admin
istrators of the estate were here for
NEW ALDRICH STORY
"Song of Years," the newest story
of Bess Streeter Aldrlch, Elmwood
authoress, is starting this week in
the Saturday Evening Post. This
story is said to be one of the best
that Mrs. Aldrlch has given to the
world and many have enjoyed read
ing the opening chapters of the story.
PROGRAM - PLATE SUPPER
Given by Kenosha school at Lewis
ton Community Center, Friday, Dec.
16, 8 p. m. Everyone invited.
Rev. J. W. Taenzler, Pastor of the
First Christian Church, Reads
the Marriage Lines.
From Thursday's Dally
At a very pretty home wedding
at eight o'clock last evening Miss
Margaret Cheval, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Cheval of this city,
became the bride of Floyd Babcock.
son of Mrs. Thomas Brandon of Om
aha. Rev. J. W. Taenzler performed
the impressive single ring ceremony.
The bride was dressed in a street
length dress of royal blue silk crepe
and had black accessories. She wore
a wreath of bridal roses in her hair.
Her bridesmaid was Miss Delores
Cheval, sister of the bride who was
also dressed in a dark blue silk dress.
The gTOom wore a dark business
suit as did the groomsman, Her
man Waller, brother-in-law of the
Immediately after the ceremony a
delightful wedding luncheon was
served for the relatives of the young
couple by the bride's grandmother,
Mrs. Rosina Ripple, assisted by Mrs.
Zelma Gochenour and Mrs. Glen Lar
sen. The wedding cake was baked
by Miss Anna Knieke and was beau
tifully decorated with a miniature
bride and groom.
Out-of-town guest3 were Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Brandon, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Rendenbaugh, Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Weller, all of Omaha.
The happy couple left last eve
ning for their home at 2719 Henry
street in Omaha which had been ar
ranged for their occupancy. The
groom is employed in Omaha.
MANY COMPLIMENTS ON
The past week has brought many
complimentary letters from depart
ment and district officers of both the
American Legion and Legion Auxil
iary on what the writers term one
of the most successful district con
ventions held in the state in a num
ber of years. All speak well of the
hospitality shown by Plattsmouth
people. Both the department com
mander and department president,
who have now attended eleven of
thirteen scheduled district meetings.
state they had a better time here
than anywhere else. Complimentary
mention of the Plattsmouth conven
tion is also made in several of the
newspapers of the district.
The local convention committees
are gratified that their efforts to put
over a successful convention met
with such general approval.
JOLLY WORKERS CLUB
The Jolly Workers club met Fri
day with Mrs. Wallace Warner, with
all members present. This was the
last of the birthday towel showers
for '38. The ladies decided to con
tinue to have birthday parties, only
to let each member give what they
wish at a set price. The ladies also
exchanged Christmas gifts. A New
Year party for the family was plan
ned at the home of Mrs. Ed Tritsch.
The restof the afternoon was spent
in cards. Mrs. J. M. Kaffenberger
won the high score and Mrs. Max
Vallery was low. Mrs. Warner
served a lovely lunch. Everyone had
a real good time.
From Friday's Daily
Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Burgess, of
Omaha, who were here visiting at
the home of Mrs. J. A. Donelan,
sister of Mrs. Burgess, departed this
morning for their home. They are
making their home this winter with
their son, Frank D. Burgess, who
was today appointed deputy state
Fiom Thursday's Dally '
Miss Alpha C. Peterson, county
superintendent, was out in the coun
ty today in company with Mrs. Edna
H. Jackson, of the state superin
tendent's office, inspecting the ac
credited schools of the county. Mrs.
Jackson is the inspector from the
SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
Lloyd Jacks Wednesday afternoon
suffered the fracture of the right leg
just above the ankle and which will
keep bim on the retired list for some
time. The young man was riding
on the rear bumper of a car driven
by a companion and as the car came
over an intersection at a good rate
of speed, Lloyd lost his balance and
fell off and onto the paving, alight
ing in such a manner that the leg
was snapped. The ; injured youn
man was hurried to the office of
Dr. O. C. Hudson where the leg was
placed in splints and will be X-rayed
Cast of Young People Give a Most
Interesting Presentation of
From Saturday's Daily
Two hilarious hours were enjoyed
last night by a crowd that filled the
high school auditorium to capacity
when the junior class presented their
play, "The Family Upstairs."
"The Family Upstairs" wis a
very clever three act tcomedy pre
senting the Heller family and a few
uproarous days in their life. It was
a story of the love of two young peo
ple. Louise Heller and Charles Grant
and of Louise's mother who through
the deep devotion for her almost
ruined her daughter's life. The trials
and quarrels and joys of the Kellers
portrayed the every-day life of any
ordinary family. '
Each student was splendid in his
role and each showed excellent acting
ability. Those taking part in the
"Joe Heller," Joe York; "Emma
Heller," his wife, Shirley Petersen;
"Louise Heller," the elder sister,
Mary Helen Dill; "Willie Heller,"
the brother, Edward Smith; "Anna
belle," the baby sister, Phyllis Speck;
"Charles Grant," Allan W'hite; "Mrs.
Grant," his mother, Helen Hiatt;
"Herbert," the baby brother, Bern
ard Kubicka; "Miss Calahan," the
seamstress." Wilma Swatek.
The play was given under the ex
cellent direction of Lurair A. Gerner,
English instructor in the high school,
assisted by the student directors.
Corrine Drucker and Helen Slatin
sky. Joe York presented gifts between
the second and third acts to Miss
Jessie Whalen, .class sponsor and
Lumir A. Gerner, co-sponsor, in ap
preciation of their active interest in
Music between the scenes was
given by the instrumental ensemble
under the direction of David Fow
ler. ATTEND CONVENTION
A very large representative of Cass
county farmers as well as local busi
ness men were at Omaha Wednesday
where they attended the Implement
Dealers convention being held and
which was attended by large numbers
from all parts of eastern Nebraska.
The party left here at 10:15 and
visited the plant of the John Deere
Co., where they were entertaind at
dinner and then visited the Dempster
plant and that of the Hershel and
New Ideal. They had a fine time
and were most royally entertained
by the implement dealers. Among
business men from this city to join
the party were R. W. Knorr, County
Treasurer John E. Turner, H. A.
Schneider, Fred P. Busch and Ray F.
Becker, county register of deeds
elect. RETURN FROM SUPERIOR
. Arnold Beuchler and Burnett
Hikes, who have spent the past three
months working at Superior, Nebras
ka, have returned home and expect
to spend the winter season here with
WORD OF APPRECIATION
I wish to thank the friends and
neighbors who came and picked my
corn'. It was greatly appreciated and
will long be remembered. Mrs. Lu
cile Terryberry and Children.
to Santa's Visit
Will be Here Most of Afternoon and
Have a Treat for Kiddies To
Come Down the River.
Santa Claus expressed desire to
see the Plattsmouth wharf and dock
first above St. Joe, Mo., and to
view first hand the extensive river
improvement program, and the large
boats tied up here for the winter is
to be gratified this coming Saturday.
December 17. In a letter to the
Plattsmouth reception committee, the
jolly old fellow says he has given up
flying since his accident of last year.
when he suffered a broken arm and
Lad to complete his rounds in a hos
pital trailer car. Instead, he will
come to Plattsmouth via the river,
with a dog train on the ice should it
be frozen over by then, or in a boat
if the channel is still clear.
And while he is satisfying his own
ambition to view the river work, his
coming to Plattsmouth will gratify
(he ambitions of hundreds of Cass
county boys and girls to see him
again this year, for he will tarry in
-ur midst for several hours, he ad-
If he comes by boat, as seems like
ly, the crew on the government boats
tied up here for the winter will look
after the safety of his craft and see
tLat it is seaworthy and fit in every
way to continue his journey on down
stream from here, with Kansas City
as his destination. Again this year,
he expects to call on his old friend,
McNeal, at Watson, Mo., whom he
planned to see last year, but couldn't
c!ue to the plane crash.
An advance guard will meet him
at the plattsmouth- dock., and escort
him to lower Main" streetat"tne-fiur-
lington subway, where he will be
greeted by the honor guard and his
hundreds of Cass county boy and girl
friends, assembled to march with him
up Plattsmouth's Main street and to
the building where he will visit them
and also distribute a gift to each.
Rural and grade schools are busy
selecting their representatives on the
honor guard and other plans are
being made for his stay here.
Santa has expressed himself as ex
ceptionally well pleased at the way
Cass county boys and girls responded
to Saturday's toy matinee at the Cass
theatre, for he says the many toys
and articles of clothing received will
help him out a lot when it comes
time on Christmas eve to make his
rounds distributing joy to the homes
of rich and poor alike.
After going back home with his
broken arm last year, he got off to a
poor start in the toy factory, and he
says a lot of toys will be needed to
go around this year. While he is in
Plattsmouth Saturday he will visit
the Recreation Center to look over
the hundreds of toys given by Cass
county children and give instructions
as to their repair.
The complete program and order
of march incident to Santa's visit
here next Saturday will be published
n Thursday's Journal.
MANY SEE JUNIOR PLAY
The junior class or tbe toigh
school Thursday afternoon gave a
matinee performance of "The Fam
ily Upstairs," their class play. The
play was attended by the students of
the school and who were delighted
with the fine performance. Joe
York, Shirley Petersen, Mary Helen
Dill, Edward Smith, Phyllis Speck,
Allan White, Helen -Hiatt, Bernard
Kubicka and Wilma Swatek comprise
This evening the play will be pre
sented for the general public at the
high school at 8 o'clock.
LET COUNTY CONTRACTS
From Thursday's Dally
The board of county commission
ers yesterday opened bids on several
lines of county work and contracts
were let. '
The Weeping Water Republican
was given the contract for printing
the commissioners proceedings as
well as road and other notices.
The Sattler funeral home of this
city was awarded the contract for
the burial of the pauper dead.
D AMI AN FLYNN TO MARRY
Mrs. Catherine Flynn, of Omaha,
former Plattsmouth resident, is an
nouncing the forthcoming marriage
of her son, Damian Flynn, to Miss
Eva March, New York actress. The
wedding ceremony will be held next
Mr. Flynn made his home here for
a number of years during the life
time of his father. Dr. P. J. Flynn,
graduating here in the class of 1925.
Later the family moved to Omaha and
where he became interested in dra
matic work at the Little Playhouse.
In recent years he has made his home
in New York City and where he has
been in a number of the Broadway
successes of the past few seasons.
Rumors of Questioned Citizenship
Are Without Any Foun
dation of Fact.
In the past week there has been
rumors circulating over the county
as to the citizenship of Joe Mrasek,
sheriff-elect of Cass county and his
eligibility to the office.
The story has aroused a great deal
of interest and talk over the county
and the Journal investigating the
matter finds that the stories are
without foundation or fact.
Mr. Mrasek was born in Platts
mouth, the family at that time liv
ing on Wintersteen hill and spent
his infancy there.
The father of Mr. Mrasek was
born in Austria and was granted
citizenship papers here in the district
court in 1900, at which time the
sheriff-elect was but twelve years
of age and this fact also assures his
The' reports as to the citizenship
are thus without any foundation or
fact and -tbe sheriff will assume his
new office on the first Thursday in
NEW HEAD OF SEWING CENTER
Mrs. W. H. Woolcott, of this city,
has been named as the supervisor of
the community sewing center, suc
ceeding Miss Mildred Hall, resigned,
in this position.
Mrs. Woolcott will enter into her
new work at once and under her
very capable management the effi
cient methods of handling this im
portant work will be carried on in
fine shape. The sewing center has
been turning out a great deal of
work and in the three years that it
has been in operation has been one
of the most successful government
and county sponsored activities.
The center furnishes employment
for some thirty-three ladies and has
made a great many articles that have
been used in aid to the relief pro
gram of the county.
The many friends of Mrs. Wool
cott will be pleased to learn that she
has been named to the position and
feel that she will give the office a
most capable administration.
MANY ATTEND STORE OPENING
From Saturday's Diy
The formal opening of the Style
Shop, for the ladies of Plattsmouth
and Cass county was held today in
the Beklns building. The owners,
Wilbur and Mildred Hall, have a
most attractive store and one that
was the center of attraction for the
business section of the city.
The stock is of the latest products
of the markets and very attractively
arranged In the store room, embrac
ing the newest in hats, ladies ready
to wear dresses, house gowns and ac
The ladies calling at the store this
morning were presented with a red
rose as a token of the auspicious oc
casion. MAKES SALE OF RESIDENCE
Frank E. Vallery of this city has
just completed the sale of the Eliza
beth Bergman property on west Oak
street, one of the most attractive
In that part of the city. The resi
dence was purchased by Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Creamer and who will find It a
most attractive home. Mr. Vallery
has disposed of a number of proper
ties here recently.
Young Men of Community Hear
Plans for Civic Body to As
sist in Community Work.
The matter of a Junior Chamber
of Commerce was discussed Friday
evening at a meeting held in the
Recreation Center by a large group
of the young men of the community.
This type of organization has been
very successful In places where it Is
operating and results have been most
advantageous to the communities.
Dick Winkleman, of Fremont, state
president of the Nebraska Junior
Chamber of Commerce, with C. A.
Schurman, of Fremont, state secre
tary, were here to meet the local peo
ple and to explain something of the
workings of this organization.
Mr. Winkleman explained that
there were twenty-one of the chap
ters in the state at this time, that
it was first organized in St. Louis in
1914, where. its activities had at
tracted that of the senior chamber of
commerce and resulted In the great
est of good for both bodies. The or
ganization at this time had o0
chapters over the country, had a
membership of over 100,000 and was
found in forty-two states and the
idea also carried to many foreign
countries. In the organization all
class distinctions were forgotten. It
gave the younger men of a com
munity the opportunity of adding to
the building up of civic enter
prise and to inculcate the lead
ership among the younger groups
that they might also be used in the
community work and to asulst in the
economic and other problems of the
pla-eea where they might function.
Tbe organization soon created the
greatest Interest In the community
life by bringing into being new
ideas, problems seen from the angle
of the younger men and whose vital
ity and youth permitted tbem to get
In and do the hard and essential work
of community service. The age limits
as set by the national organization
were 21 to 35 years, the speaker
pointed out. After that age the in
terested man would affiliate with
the older aged community groups.
The idea was to develop builders,
not destroyers, doers and not just
joiners. It had been the observation
of the speaker that this training field
opened a great opportunity for com
Elmer Sundstrom, who presided
over the meeting, called upon Mr.
Schurman. the secretary, who dis
cussed the organization work In
other cities, the national and state
organizations and the dues and other
details that entered into the perfec
tion of the chapters. Tbe bulletins
from the national organization served
to furnish many very fine ideas in
the way of community enterprise.
He also pointed out that the age
limits of 21 to 35 maintained it an
active younger men's group. It was
pointed out that tbe chapters did not
strive to take over functions of other
groups but rather was to form work
ing organizations that might aid in
supplementing and aiding the plans
and ideas of the older organizations
such as the senior chamber of com
merce, this being shown in cities
where the two groups operate.
In launching tlieo rganization, it
was pointed out that it was neces
sary to have the approval and sup
port of the senior chamber of com
merce to assure . harmony and the
best results in striving for civic
No definite action was taken on
organization and it was decided to
have a committee interview other
organizations as to their attitude on
the formation of the Junior group.
In the discussion it was pointed
out the success that has crowned
the work at Fremont where in con
junction with the senior body the
chamber has secured many very flnj
additions to the community life. The
work of chapters at Nebraska City
and Weeping Water were cited, in
the latter place this being the chief
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