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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1938.
Ftie Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATISKOUTH, NEBRASKA
I M.mered at Po8toSir. Plat tsmouih
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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QUOTES FROM BIBLE TO PROVE
JEWS ALONE CAN SAVE SELVES
MURDOCK. The problem of the
Jews no one can solve but the Jew.
No other people have characteristics
like the Jew. While the whole world
is aroused at the treatment they are
receiving, which seems very cruel,
must there not be a cause? If so,
let us look for the cause. God chose
these people to be the bearer of His
love to the human race, of His plan
of redeeming the race from the fall.
Their conduct is given us in history,
how they vexed God soon after their
delivery from Egyptian bondage
when they asked Aaron to make
them Gods. (Ex. 32:1.) It was only
by the intercession of Moses that
they were not destroyed. . The long
suffering God would draw them with
cords of love by extending His kind
ness. Jer. 31:3; Hos. 11:4.) But
did God succeed? No, they were
stiff necked, stubborn. They would
not put their neck under the yoke.
God said to Moses, "It is a stiff
necked people." And again he says,
"I know thou art obstinate, and thy
neck is an iron sinew." Stephen re
lates to them what had been said of
them before: "Ye stiffnecked and
uncircumcised in heart and ears."
And our Lord bitterly laments that
they would not accept him and his
teaching since he had given them
ample proof that he was sent from
God as their Messiah. God reminds
them that as oft as he had rescued
them from their enemies they would
backslide. They would soon forget
God's goodness and go right back
into sin. The scripture quotations
are too numerous to give here, only
a few have to suffice: Jer. 2:19;
3.6; Hos. 1:7. Our Lord's rebuke to
their leaders is very severe. He calls
them hypocrites and warns them of
their doom. (Matt. 23:13-15, 2T:29.)
John the Baptist tells them in bitter
and biting language (Matt. 3:7-9)
how he knew them and those were
The climax is pictured in the
parable of the prodigal son. This
younger son represents the Gentiles,
while the other sou represents the
Jews. The younger son returns to
his father, i3 received with joy and
gladness, enjoying the rich banquet
of the gospel feast (600,000,000 of
them); while the elder son is still
outside panting (20,000.000). He
is jealous, ill humored, envious. If
he will overcome that ill feeling,
come unto the Father's house and re
joice with the returned brother, the
rich banquet of the fatted calf and
put himself under his Father's .care,
his troubles will vanish like the fog
before the sun. No one can solve his
troubles for him. The Jew's destiny
is in his own hands, as is everybody
else'3. All the scheming and plan
ning of the nations ia of no avail,
only makeshifts. A change of heart
and life by Jesus Christ will solve all
his troubles, and nothing else.
Want ads are read and almost
invariably get results.
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
, to the
Lower Main St. - Phone 94
N" las' tmh mui
A YEAR IN FIRST POSTAL Z0N1
-tn.1 Zone, $2.50 per year. Beyond
- to Canada and foreign countries,
.ins are payable strictly In advance
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Campbell
called at David Campbell's Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McGregor were
business visitors in Plattsmouth on
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson
were visitors in Gretna during the
Fred and Glenn Weaver drove to
Clarinda, Iowa, Sunday, to visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fosberg
called at the Clyde Haswell home
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd' Ronnan and
family spent the week end at Bladen
with Mr. Ronnan's sister.
Wm. E. Rosencrans of Lincoln is
spending -the week end at the home
$t his mother, Mrs. F. J. Knecht.
Mrs. Wesley Wagner called on
Mrs. Vyrl Livers Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Knecht spent
Wednesday in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson, F.
J. Knecht and William Blum called
at J. L. Carnicle's Thursday even
ing. Mr. R. M. Everett's daughter. Mrs.
O. F. Peterson and Mr. Peterson and
two son3 from Lincoln were Sunday
visitors with Mr. Everett.
F. J. Knecht received a letter this
week from his brother in France,
whom he hj.d not heard from in two
years. He states that food prices are
very high there.
Mrs. Crawford, of Omaha, mother
of Harry Crawford, spent Friday
evening visiting her son and also at
tended the bazaar. She returned to
her home on Saturday. ,
. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell,
Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell .and
Nancy Streight and Mrs. Wesley
Wagner attended the sale of Mrs.
Myrtle Campbell on Wednesday.
William E. Rosencrans returned to
Lincoln with Mr. and Mrs. John Kit
rell and Mrs. Wm. Kitrell on Sunday
afternoon. Wm. Kitrell entered the
St. Elizabeth hospital Saturday ror
Herbert Thorwald Hansen, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Han
sen, was christened Sunday at the
Danish Lutheran church at Weeping
Water. Mrs. Hansen was formerly
"iss Inez Fosberg, daughter of Mr.
lid Mrs. Charles Fosberg.
Fire Destroys Buildings
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
be garage, woodshed and work shop
ontaining many valuable tools at
he Jason Streight home on Thurs
day evening. The Ashland fire de
partment and neighbors working to
gether, saved the home which was
cry close by. Mrs. Streight was for
unate to have been notified of the
Ire by Mrs. Wesley Wagner, a near
neighbor, in time to save the car;
vhich was in the garage.
Friendly Circle Club
The Friendly Circle club met with
Mrs. F. J. Knecht. on Thursday af
ternoon. Final plans were made for
their bazaar. The hostesses, Mrs!
Homer Carnicle and Mrs. Chas. Fos
berg, served a delicious lunch con
sisting of spice cake with whipped
cream and coffee. The ladies had a
handkerchief shower for Mrs. Ken
nedy, who has moved to Ashland.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. Nancy Streight on
Wednesday, December 21.
Held Successful Bazaar '
The ladies of the Friendly Circle
club held their bazaar on Friday
evening. An unusually large crowd
was present. The children- enjoyed
the fish pond, everyone patronized
the bingo stand and the ladies' had
a very successful evening.
South. Bend pupils under the di--ection
of their teachers, Miss Bur
lick and Miss Saunders, presented a
iome talent program which was ex-
The quilt went to "Wanda Munn
and Oscar Dill was awarded the
The ladies express their appre
iation to the large crowd that at
tended. Whether your printing Job fs
large or small, it will recelvd our
prompt attention. Call Nd. e.
Neighbors assisted Homer Cook
with his butchering last Wednes
John Banning has been repairing
the .scale's at the lumber yard this
Mrs. Rouse went to Louisville last
week to spend a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. Ralph Uhley and
. Mrs. Mark Nickel visited at the
heme of her daughter, Mrs. Albert
Bornemeier, over the week end, as
Mr. Nickel was away from home for
a few days.
Friends will be pleased to learn
that Mrs. Arthur Bird, who has been
seriously ill at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Carl Bornemeier,
near Murdock, for several weeks, is
now feeling much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Orval Gerbeling and
little daughter returned to their
home near Murdock Monday after
spending Sunday night at the Ellis
Markle home. They had been at the
S. C. Hardnock home for. a few
Henry Miller plans to go to" Elm
wood this week to spend a couple of
weeks at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. John Woods and husband. Mr.
Miller's shoulder is getting better,
it having been quite lame as a re
sult of a fall he received recently.
H. L. Bornemeier, who has been
serving on the jury at Plattsmouth
during this term of court, was on
duty again this past week, after a
short time spent at home. Because
of an uncompleted trial he was un
able to return home Monday even
ing, although he has been able to
drive back and forth almost every
Putting Gravel Road in Shape
The gravel road west and north
of town is being put in good con
dition for the approaching winter
and spring thaws. More gravel has
been hauled on the road this week
and is being spread. This will put
the road in excellent condition.
Mark Nickel at Savannah
Mark Nickel went to Savannah,
Missouri, . last week, where he ex
pects to remain for a few days tak
ing treatment. Friends hope he will
be able to. come horae.lsoon fully re
covered in health. . : -
111 at Snavely Home
. WThiIe Mr. and Mrs. John Wood3
of Elmwopd were guests at the Lee
Suavely home Sunday, Mrs. Woods
became quite ill and had to remain
for a couple of days before returning
Mrs. Lee Coatman and son Rich
ard, who have both been having
o.uite a time with severe sore threats,
ar? reported as some better. Richard
has had a more serious time than
hs mother, but friends hope they
vill both be well soon. Mrs. William
foatman of Elmwood has. been help
'ig with the work at. the Coatman
home part of the time.
Mrs. W. C. Timblin was hostess
to the Methers and Daughters club
members at her home Friday after
noon, December 2.
Mrs. Ellis Mickle had charge of
(he business meeting.
Mrs. Mark Nickel had charge of
the lesson, "Your Faith and Mine."
The subject was presented in a very
fine manner and members enjoyed
the lesson very much.
Mrs. Ben Muenchau and Mrs. Or
val Gerbeling were guests.
The hostess served very delicious
refreshments at the close of the af
ternoon. Entertains Aid Society
Members of the Ladies Aid Society
participated in events that made a
perfect afternoon when they were
Stiests at the home of Mrs. Archie
Miller Wednesday afternoon for their
regular December meeting.
Mrs. Talbert Edward was in
charge of the business session.
The devotional service was led by
Mrs. Roy Coatman.
The members surprised Mrs. Miller
by singing "Happy Birthday" as a
tribute to her, as it was her birth
day. Mrs. Mark Nickel, Mrs. Earl Fair
field and Miss Bertha Kosin assisted
with the serving of delicious chick
en sandwiches, pickles, wafers and
coffee. Mrs. Nickel was unable to
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Mrs. George Rau, Claude Brecken-
1 feldt and Mrs. W. J. Rau went to
Lincoln last Monday to look after
The Royal Neighbors lodge held
their . regular meeting. Wednesday
pfternoon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. David Brann.
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Harms and
their son, Junior, were guests over
the week end at the home of Mr. aud
Mrs. Edward Peters in Talmage. Mr.
Peters is a brother of Mrs. Harms.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Krecklow and
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Oestrich and wife, who have been vis
iting here the past ten days, left
last Wednesday morning for their
homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Card Party at Weeping Water
A number of Manley folks were at
Weeping Water one evening last
week, where they attended a card
party at the home of .Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Wiseman. Those in the group
from here included Mr. and Mrs. Ru
dolph Bergman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Haws, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Carper,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rauth and Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Dowler. '
In Honor of Wisconsin Guests
Mr. and Mrs. August Krecklow en
tertained a group'of friends last Sun
day in honor of their guests from
Milwaukee, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Krecklow and Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Oestrich, who have been visiting here
for the past ten days, and were de
parting a few days later for home.
Those present besides the guests of
honor and the hosts, were Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Wiles and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Laurence Krecklow and
son Keith, Harold Krecklow, wife,
daughter Darlene and son Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. George Davis and Mr. and
Mrs. John Rohrdanz.
Overhauling County Machinery
'' John Gruber of Manley and Wil
mer Martin of t.Tnion, both em
ployees of the county in the roads
division, are taking advantage of the
seasonal respite from maintenance
work on the highways and have been
going over the machinery, putting it
in good condition for the coming
season. Considerable time will be re
quired to complete the job and get
everything in' shape for next spring's
road work. ." ' "
Gives Up Trucking Business
August Krecklow, who has nearly
readied the three quarter century
mark in age, is giving up his truck
ing business and will operate only a
service station in the future. He has
leased a lot across the street from
the Manley State Bank and moved
thereon a small , building from the
rear of his lot, which he will use
for the carrying on of the service
Received Special Recognition
Ernest Gruber, Manley young man.
who is attending high school at
Weeping Water, has proven himself
Inot only an apt scholar but a very
capable athlete as well and has been
named for all conference honors on
the representative high school team
of grid player. Supt. Behrens took
Ernest to Lincoln, last Tuesday, at
which time the conference awards
Announce Coming Nuptials
At a Tamlly gathering and dinner
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Keister in honor of their daughter
Miss Dorothy Reister, teacher at the
Chilson school, her forthcoming mar
riage was announced. She is to wed
a Mr. Roeber of near Louisville.
Many Attend Funeral Tuesday
Many of the old friends of W. H.
Ncwham, pioneer resident of Cass
county, were at Weeping Water last
Tuesday afternoon to attend his fun
eral. Many Trees are Dying
Years ago Michael Kennedy resid
ed on the farm now occupied by Mr
and Mrs. Herman Rauth and during
his residence there he set out a num
ber of trees which grew most success
ful, as this particular farm was com
posed of rich, productive soil. But
finally the drouth came to this part
of the country, and these stately old
trees like many others were unable
to withstand the lack of moisture in
the esubsoail and began dying slow
ly. Mr. Rauth had them trimmed
back, hoping thus to save them, but
to no avail and now has been cut
ting down the bare stark bodies of
the trees and will replace them with
others, hoping for,-more favorable
conditions so that they may grow in
to the same sort of a fine windbreak
those being cut away provided on the
farm for years.. -
Without Interference Consolidations
of the Railroads Might Have
Shown More Progress
CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UP) R. V.
Fletcher, general counsel of the As
sociation of American Railroads, told
the Commercial club of Chicago last
night that "but for the interference
of public authority," the process of
railroad consolidation would be far
He said that one source of the
trouble of railroads has been the in
ability of managements to determine
traffic problems because of "interfer
ence" from the Interstate Commerce
"Originally," he said, "the purpose
of the commission was to protect the
public against unreasonable and dis
criminatory rates, but by successive
acts of congress the commission has
been invested with powers which go
far beyond the sphere of mere regu
lation." He outlined a three-point program
which, he said, if adopted, would aid
in solving the railroad problems:
That congress enjoin the commis
sion from interfering with control of
management over questions of pol
icy, particularly questions of traffic
policy; that railroads should be al
lowed to consolidate along natural
lines, dictated by economic conside
rations, without being handicapped
by artificial rules or pre-determined
plans, and that railroads be placed
upon an equality with other forms
of transportation in the matters of
regulation, taxation and subsidies.
YORK MAYOR RESIGNS
YORK, Neb., Dec. 10 (UP)
Mayor Floyd G. Mohring submitted
his resignation as head of the city
government at a city council meeting
last night. The resignation becomes
effective January 1. LeRoy Davis,
president of the council, will act as
mayor until a successor is elected.
Mohring gave no reason for his resig
nation and declined to say what his
plans for the future are. With his
brother Mohring; operates a grocery
store and meat market here. . ,
NEED FOR MORE HEAD TAX
LINCOLN, Dec. 10 . (UP) Head
tax collections needed for December
state assistance payments aggregated
about $75,000 at the close of business
in the state treasurer's office today.
State Assistance Director Neil C.
Vandemoer has estimated that $110,-
000 in head taxes will be required
by December 15 to permit mailing
of assistance checks without delay
Officials believed remitances of the
$2 tax from counties will exceed that
CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR
USERS OF ELECTRICITY
POTTER, Neb.. Dec. 10 (UP)
The municipal board has announced.
that again this year electricity users
in Potter and Dix will have a holi
day from light bills for the last
two weeks of December. This has
become an annual custom to encour
age the use of extensive holiday de
corations in beautifying the city.
ANTARCTIC FORECASTS PLANNED
SYDNEY, N. S. W. (UP) Plans
to set up 12 meteorological stations
in the Antarctic are under way, Sir
Hubert Wilkins, the famous Aus
tralian explorer said on his ' arrival
here from the United States.
SIX NEGROES EXECUTED
REIDSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 9 (UP)
Georgia today put to death six ne
groes in the electric chair at Tattnall
prison. The first negro died at 11:09
a. m. and the last one was pronounc
ed dead at 12:30 p. m.
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 8
WILL FILL CCC VACANCIES
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UP)
Director Robert Fechner of the civil
ian conservation corp announced to
day that 51,785 vacancies in the corp
will be filled between January 1 and
Fechner said that an advance sur
vey indicated there will be more than
five applicants for every CCC vec
ancy during the January enrollment.
He said that this is the largest num
ber of applicants per vacancy that
has existed in tecent years although
there never has been a time when
there has not been at least two ap
plicants for each vacancy.
New Hope for
Big Ten Berth
Withdrawal of Chicago if Slump Con
tinues Held Possible and They
Seem Logical Successor.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 9
(UP) Possible withdrawal of the
University of Chicago from the Big
Ten athletic conference has raised
Michigan State College's hopes of
entering the field.
For several years the prospect has
been nursed by Spartan coaches, but
never have chances been considered
so promising. A year ago, the state
board of agriculture, which governs
the college, made a bid and was
turned down by the Western Con
ference. Now, however, with Chicago offi
cials talking of withdrawing, State
appears to be the logical 'choice.
Slate has had winning football teams
for years, including four straight
victories over the University of
Michigan, and has defeated Big Ten
teams in other sports.
Next year State's schedule in
cludes three Big Ten teams Michi
gan, Indiana and Purdue while Chi
cago's will be lightened even more.
The Maroons won only one game this
season, and have chalked up but one
Big Ten victory in three years.
State coaches pointed out that
Macklin field probably would be fill
ed to its capacity of 27,000 for big
name games. Even with Chicago's
millions, the university's homecom
ing game this fall drew only 6,000.
To accommodate other sports, a
$750,000 field house will be erected
cn State's campus. Already demon
stration hall will seat ,000 for a
basketball game. The new sports hall
is designed to hold even more, and
be big enough for indoor football, a
100-yard straightaway track, tennis
TO AID CRIPPLED PLAYER
CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UP) Monty
Stratton, White Sox pitcher will con
tinue with the baseball club and will
get all receipts from a baseball game
between the Cubs and the Sox April
17. J. Louis Comiskey, owner of the
Sox announced today.-
Stratton lost a leg after he shot
himself while hunting near his
Dallas home November 27. He said
he would return to his team on a
wooden leg. We'll have a place for
him and we've told him so," Com
iskey said, "and P. K. Wriglcy. presi
dent of the Cubs is joining with us
in staging a benefit game for Monty
in Comiskey park."
WPA WORKER SHOT
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Dec. 10 (UP)
Clyde W. Spicer, a WPA worker
was shot and killed shortly after
midnight today by Donald Carse, 27,
son of a Belkamp township farmer
who asserted he caught Spacer and
Joseph Caton attempting to pilfer
coal from, a rural school near the
Carse home. Carse said he had been
on guard against hog thieves who
recently has stolen 14 hogs from his
hog house. He said he fired when
Spicer attempted to wrest his rifle
from his hands.
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.
Scarl S. Davis
Platts. State Bank Blda
Urge State Aid
Plan for Schools
Committee of State Teachers Asso
ciation Makes Recommendation
of Bill for School Aid.
LINCOLN, Dec. 10 (UP) Describ
ing Nebraska's tax methods as
"definitely discriminating" against
the public schools, a committee on
finance, revenue and taxation of the
Nebraska State Teachers association
today recommended sponsorship of a
bill in 1939 legislature providing for
a state aid plan for education.
This action was suggested in a re
port to the association's legislative
assembly by a committee beaded by
Superintendent F . E. Alder of
The committee asserted the local
property tax was carrying an unfair
share of the cost of government, that
it is an antiquated form of taxation
and that It bas failed "as a means
of raising the funds necessary to pro
vide the type of education wc re
quire." "The plan which your committee
desires to recommend is a state aid
plan designed to supply a relatively
large fraction of the funds required
to support the public schools of the
6tate and financed by taxes not now
used in Nebraska," the report
Alder said the committee had in
mind such new tax forms as a state
income tax, an excise tax or a sales
tax in the order named. Under the
proposed state aid plan based on a
model suggested by the national con
fereuie on the financing of education,
new tax or taxes would be collected
by the state and apportioned to' the
counties and eventually to the school
districts according to the number of
The report said Nebraska in 1936
ranked 31st in per pupil expendi
ture and education, 42nd in amount
of state aid for schools, 39th in teach
ers' salaries and was tied with Ore
gon for last place in per edit of re
duction in teachers' salaries.
BOXER LOSES DECISION
NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UP)
Tiger Jack Fox, Negro 'boxer from
Spokane, Wash., was in critical con
dition in Harlem hospital today from
a knife wound inflicted during an
argument with a woman.
Fox, who was to have fought Melic
Eettina for recognition in New York
state as lightweight champion r.ext
month ivan ctnliViorl honpith fho hpnrt
of Yor res.
Weak from loss of blood, Fox last
night was on the critical list. Mist
Eoyd claimed she was beaten by Fox
and that in self-defense she stabbed
him when he tried to detain her in
a hotel room against her wishes.
THREE BIG DAYS FOR YOUTH
CORVALLIS, Mont. (UP) Ed
ward Worden, local youth, has had
three big days in his life. The first
was when he was 7 and was run
over by a bus without being hurt.
The second came a few years later
when an automobile pinned him
against a fence and he told the auto
vfhere to get off by pushing it away.
The third came the other day when
he tried his lu:k as a big game hunt
er and orought down an elk.
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