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PIATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1938.
Goodhart Vant is driying a new
' Miss Lucille Kelly spent Saturday
In Lincoln with Irne.
Miss Dorothy Greer called on Miss
Elva Coleman last Sunday.
Fred Brown, who has been quite
sick, is some better at thin time.
Jim Armstrong has been confined
to his home with a severe case of
Miss Elra Coleman has been quite
I.oorly the past week. Everyone
wishes her a speedy recovery.
Raymond Howard started work at
the Farm Bureau office in Weeping
Joe Brown has been caring for
Mrs. Minnie Elwood, who has been
very sick, but is much improved.
There was a large crowd at the
old time dance sponsored by the
Catholic ladies Saturday night. The
music was furnished by Fishers.
The Eastern Star kensington will
neet with Mrs. E. L. McDonald on
Wednesday foa covered dish lunch
eon. At that time the identity of
their "secret sisters" will be re
vealed. Lyman Walter Cromwell, age 74,
if Elm wood, died Wednesday at Lin
coln. His wife, Eva, four sons and
a daughter survive. Mr. Cromwell
vas a one time resident of this vi
cinity and quite well known here.
The Masonic lodge held its annual
election of officers Tuesday night. H.
E. Warren was elected Worshipful
Master; W. Woitzel, Senior Warden;
Loyd Grady, Junior Warden; Cedric
Fulmer, treasurer and Ben Howard,
Eecretary. An oyster stew was en
joyed by all.
There was a good attendance at
the Dorcas society meeting Friday,
v.hen the annual Christmas party
was held. A program was enjoyed,
after which Santa Claus paid the
group a visit and there was the usual
exchange of gifts. A covered dish
luncheon finished the afternoon of
Shirley Anderson and Genevieve Jar
dine, played several selections.
The last number on the program
was a playlet, "Three Women," given
by Mrs. A. J. Leadabrand, Winifred
Lambert, Veda Leesley and Shirley
The members exchanged gifts,
after which the hostess, Mrs. Walter
Woitzel, served lunch ( assisted by
Mrs. A. J. Leadabrand.
Deal-a-Deck Club Meets
The Deal-a-Deck club met with
Mrs. Margaret Leaveh Thursday.
Mrs. Hazel Hempke and Marjorie
Fox were guests. Mrs. Adeline Gus
tafson won high, Mildred Comstock
was low and Mrs. Fox' received the
guest prize. A deliclout lunch was
served. The next meeting will be a
Christmas party at the home of Mrs.
1 a ymen.
Will Make Her Home Here
Mrs. James Mercer ret imed to her
home at Eldon, Missouri laBt Sat
urday. Her daughter, Mrs. Frank
Hurlbut, expects to go to Eldon in
a few days to help her Mother make
preparations to come to Greenwood
and make her home.
Mr. Mercer, who pasted -away on
December 2, was buried in the
Greenwood cemetery last Sunday af
ternoon, with brief services at the
Greenwood Bed Cross Enrollment
We are pleased to report the fol
lowing members enrolled in the
Greenwood branch of the Cass Coun
ty Chapter, American Red Cross, dur
ing the drive which has just been
E. L. McDonald
American Legion Post
N. D. Talcott
F. H. Le Prevost
J. S. Gribble
- Goodhart Vant
American Legion Auxiliary
D. E. Headley
P. H. Clarke and Lester Bosworth
have been cutting the dead trees
in front of the home of Miss Myrtle
Wood. The drouth has killed many
fine trees all over this part of the
country and unless new ones are set
cut to replace them there will be a
Death of William H. Birdsall
William II. Birdsall, age 73, an
early day resident of this vicinity,
passed away at his home in Lincoln
Thursday. He is survived by his
wife, Minnie; a son, Henry C, and a
daughter, Mrs. Adeline McClure, of
Lincoln; also two brothers, Eli A.
and Evan S., of Waverly, and two
sisters. Mrs. Carrie Armstrong, of
Greenwood, and Mrs. Mabel Johnson,
of Silverton, Oregon.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday in Lincoln, with burial at
Injured in Anto Accident
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barger
(formerly Sern Tweeton) were in
jured in an auto accident near Wann
lost Saturday night. Other occupants
cT the car were also hurt quite bad
ly. All are recovering.
Held Annual Christmas Party
The Christmas season was ushered
in by the annual Christmas party of
the Greenwood Woman's club held
cn Wednesday, December 7, at the
American Legion halL Decorations
consisted of a white Christmas tree
with ' the Nativity fi;rures and a
,rreen tree at one side,
A musical and dramatic program
vas presented under the auspices of
the December committee, Mrs. John
Lambert and Mrs. Earl Dyer, assist
ed by Mrs. Rex Peters.
Trumpet duets ami piano solos
were given by visitors from Mur
deck. Neal McCrorey and Wayland
Ward played two numbers together,
"Cld Pals" and "Neopolitan Nights."
Eunice Kuehn select d "Narcissus"
and "The Flatterer" ai her numbers.
A violin quintet under the direction
ci Miss Ruth MacKit.ney. and con
Eisting of Winitred Lambert, Jlax
ine Hurlbut ( Shirley Buckingham,
Underwent Serious Operation
LeRoy McCoy, of Lincoln, son-in-
liw of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gerbe
ling, who has been troubled with
double hernia for some time, under
went an operation for correction of
the trouble and has since been im
proving satisfactorily. Mrs. H. H.
Gerbeling has been in Lincoln as
sisting with the household duties
during the illness of her son-in-law.
Showing Some Improvement
Mrs. Fred Wendt. who has been at
the Bryan Memorial hospital in Lin
coin for some time, is reported con
siderably improved. This will be
ood news to her many friends, who
hope she will continue to gain un
til she is once more restored to good
Lived in County All His Life
Louis Schmidt, the road man. has
lived in Cass county and Elmwood
precinct all his life. He was born
December 3, 1892, a few miles west
Entertained Ladies Aid
Mrs. Louis Schmidt, who is a mem
ber of the Evangelical church of
Murdock and also of the Ladies Aid
society of the church was hostess last
Thursday at her home in Wabash to
the other members of the society. A
very pleasing meeting was had, with
the business session followed by a
social hour and concluded with the
serving of a delicious luncheon. The
Murdock ladies enjoyed the innova
tion of their auto ride to Wabash
and the pleasant meeting here.
OLD ROCKEFELLER STABLE
BECOMES CLEVELAND INN
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilford
Greenrod, Saturday, December 3, a
Fred Marquardt and Dr. J. W.
Brendel were called to Lincoln Tues
day on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Carsten were
at Ravenna a few days, where they
visited friends, remaining over the
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dean and
family of Elmwood were guests over
the week end at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Corbin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Everett of Lin
coln were guests over Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Terrell,
Ihey also visited with other rela
lives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt and
their little daughter Anna were in
Omaha last Sunday, where they were
dinner guests at the home of Uncle
A. C. Anderson and wife.
Mrs. C. W. Everett of Weeping
Water and Miss Leona Everett of
Avoca spent the day last Wednesday
in Lincoln, looking after some shop
ping and visiting with friends.
The Avoca Garden club held a
very pleasant meeting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sell on last
Monday, which was in the nature of
a Christmas party with the members
George Trunkenbolz president of
the Trunkenbolz Oil Company, was
a business visitor in Avoca Tues
day afternoon of last week, conferr
ing with some of the business men
here as well as with his station
manager Robert McCann.
County Commissioner Elmer Hall
6trom was visiting in Plattsmouth
Tuesday, attending the regular De
cember board meeting and looking
after county business. Louis Carsten
was assisting Oscar Zimmerer at the
bank during Elmer's absence.
The Guild of Trinity Catholi:
church gave a supper and bazaar at
the church Saturday night. A large
number of the members as well as
others were present to patronize the
affair and a nice sum was realized
for carrying on the church work.
Frank Steuneur and wife of Steu
r.eur, where they are in the baking
busines were guests of Monte Lum
on last Sunday coming to assist in
the proper celebration of the pass
ing of his birthday. All enjoyed a
very fine dinner at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Kokjer. In the even
ing. Prof, and Mrs. Softley enter
tained Mr. Lum at a very fine sup
per and for the evening.
Fred Gollner. who is with a trav
eling musical troop, took a few days
off last week and visited at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Gollner over the week end. It was
his first visit at home in about a
year. Dorothy Gollner, of Lincoln,
also came down to enjoy the visit.
Ernest Gollner. who is now at Al
bany. New York, was not able to
get home at this time.
Mrs. J. M. Kokjer was hostess to
the members of the Avoca Womans
club last Monday, when they enjoyed
their annual Christmas party and
exchanged presents. A specially pre
pared program and a delightful
luncheon followed the brief business
session of the club. Sixty were pres
ent and a most enjoyable time was
Edward G ana way was transacting
business in Lincoln Tuesday.
W. O. Gillespie transacted business
in Weeping Water last Tuesday.
Fred Wilkins and wife of Elmwood
were guests at the home of their son
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. William
Wilkins, one day last week.
Paul Stock has built racks and
bins for the farm machinery repair
parts he is now handling and has
otherwise improved the building in
which he conducts his business.
Miss Eunice Kuehn and Wayland
Ward and Neal McCrorey were in
Greenwood last Monday evening, at
which place they furnished music
for a meeting of the Woman's club.
I. G. Hornbeck, Rock Island agent,
I vas in Lincoln last week, attending
a meeting of Scottish Rite Masons,
and remained for the evening ban
quet which was wne of the fatureS
of the conclave.
Mrs. Leo Rikli drove to Weeping
Water Tuesday and was accompanied
by Mesdames A. J. Tool, Henry A.
Tool. Unland and B. L. Miller, the
five of them attending a meeting of
a ladies' organization there.
Miss Lelia McCrorey, who is en
gaged in nursing at Scottsbluff, is
taking a vacation from her duties
and arrived home last week for a
visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
I. C. McCrorey, and other friends in
A large and attractive sign has
been painted across the sheds of the
T W. Engle lumber yard here, of
which W. T. Weddell is the man
ager. A couple of sign painters were
sent here from Auburn, headquarters
of the Engle concern, to do the work,
and did a very nice job of it.
Mrs. A. J. Tool and Mrs. Henry A.
Tool accompanied Mr. and Mrs. R.
A. Kuehn to Lincoln for the meeting
of Organized Agriculture Wednesday.
They remained over for the Fun
Feed that evening. Mrs. Henry A.
Tool, acting on a state committee,
went again Thursday with Miss Jes
sie H. Baldwin and several other
ladies driving for her.
Mrs. Jacob Goehry, of Lincoln, an
old resident of Murdock and vicin
ity, was a guest of friends in Mur- j
dock last Monday, accompanying
Mrs. Weiss, wife of a former Rock
Island agent here, and her daughter,
Miss Weiss. They were driven over
from Lincoln by Guy Lake. Mrs.
Goehry visited at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Goetz and family and
with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Guehl
storff. Other members of the party
were overnight guests at the home
of Mrs. A. E. Lake and dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
she spent at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Leo Rikli. Mrs. A. H. Ward,
who looked after the business dur
ing Mrs. Johansen's absence is still
helping out with the work, as Mrs.
Johansen is not yet sufficiently re
covered in strength to look after all
Held Meeting in Wabash
A group of members of the Ladies
Aid society of the Murdock Evan
gelical church drove to Wabcnh for
a meeting at the home of one of
their fellow members, Mrs. Lois
Schmidt. They report a very pleas
B. N. A. Elect Officers
The R. N. A. elected officers at
their meeting Tuesday, December 6.
Two new officers. Mrs. Fred Towle,
chancellor, and Mrs. Axel Zaar, outer
sentinel all other officers being re
elected. A Christmas party with exchange
of gifts and pot-luck lunch will be
held December 20 at the regular session.
seven ways to make your home life
happy. Examples for each state
ment were read from the book. This
review proved not only interesting
but worth one's time in hearing it.
A short informal talk was given
by Mrs. Henry Tool about her re
cent trip to Lexington, Kentucky.
Four Square club welcomes two
new members, Mrs. E. McHugh and
Mrs. S. Formanack. Our next meet
ing will be a special meeting on
January 9, at 7 p. m. at the home
of Mrs. W. H. Zabel. At this meet
ing we will catch up on our songs
cf the month under the direction of
Mrs. Schwab, and listen to some
magazine article reviewed.
Attended National Stock Show
Miss Mildred Schlaphof returned
home last week from Chicago, where
she was the Cass county representa
tive at the National 4-H Club con
vention. There were 1.G0O young
folks from all over the United States
at this convention. Miss Mildred saw
much of interest while there and a
report of her impressions will be
published "in the Journal. While in
the windy city she also had an op
portunity of attending the National
live stock show, greatest exhibition
of thoroughbred stock in the world.
4-Square Club Meets
Nineteen members attended the
special meeting of the club on De
cember 5 at the home of Mrs. H. J.
Amgwert. The book, "How to Win
Friends and Influence People," by
Dale Carnegie,' was reviewed by Mrs.
Amgwert. She used a chart show
ing six ways to make people like
you; twelve ways to win people to
your way of thinking; nine ways to
influence people without offense; and
To Vote cn Community Building
Petitions bearing the names of
4 4 voters of Murdock were filed with
the Village Board at their regular
meeting Tuesday night asking for an
election to vote $2,500.00 in bonds,
with the proceeds to be used in the
erection of a municipal or commun
ity building. The date for holding
such election has been set for Sat
urday, January. 6, 1939, when the
polls will be open from 8 o'clock in
the morning to 8 o'clock in the even
ii g. The notice of election and the
wording of the propositions to be
voted upon arpear in a legal notice
being published in this issue cf the
If the bonds are approved by the
voters, the building will be erected
on the lots belonging to the town
on the east side of Main street.
The proposed building will be 70
by 86 feet in size. It will provide
space for housing the fire equipment,
a library and council room, stage,
dressing rooms and kitchen.
In the center will be a basketball
court 40x60 feet with six rows of re
inforced concrete seats on the north
and south sides, a balcony over the
lobby and the stage will have a
floor space of over 400 square feet.
The seatine capacity for basketball
games will be around 500 and for
other entertainments some 900 or
The outer walls will be of sand
stone, 18 inches thick and the roof
will be supported by five steel trusses
70 feet long. No piers or posts will
obstruct the view.
At the suggestion of Mr. O. H.
Miller, president of the board, and a
man who is always looking to the
interests of those in need, a room
will be provided for the accommo
dation of unfortunate individuals
vho sometimes ask for a place to
sleep. This room will be located
under the concrete seats and will be
connected with the council room by
a door' and will also have an outer
The estimated cost of the build
ing is placed at 517,000.00 and will
give employment to around forty
men for seven months in its con
struction. When full details are worked out.
a mass meeting will be called for the
purpose of giving voters a chance to
look over the plans and acquaint
themselves with the proposition.
The labor and part of the mater
ial cost will be borne by the WPA
and if the plan materializes, it will
give the people of this part of the
county a fine building for public
meetings at an expenditure of only
a rart of the actual cost.
Good Luck Club's Christmas Party
The Good Luck club met Decem
ber 6 at the home of Miss Lydia
Streich for the annual Christmas
party. All members and three visi
tors were present. Roll call was
answered by telling about Christmas
customs. Mrs. Robert Stock read the
Christmas story found in the book of
Luke. Mrs. Martin Bornemeier read
the story, "The Other Wife Man."
We were glad to have our group
chairman with us at this meeting
Christmas songs were sung and gifts
v.ere exchanged by drawing num
bers. Dainty refreshments were serv
ed at the close of the meeting. All
had a very nice time.
Our next meeting will be held at
the school house, at which time the
men are invited to be present. Ev
Inspected Weeping Water Project
Henry A. Tool and Wm. T. Wed
dell drove to Weeping Water Tues
day afternoon to look over the new
nuditorium being built there and to
interview the architect who is draw
ing plans for the city auditorium
they hope to have built in Murdock
in the near future.
Back on the Job
Mrs. Johansen is back at her work
of managing the cafe, after a time
out to rest up from overwork, wnicn
CLEVELAND, O., (UP) The liv
ery stables built by John D Rock
efeller in 1868 are being transform
ed into the Stables Inn ar. old fcng
Iish lodge for public dining.
The 11 stalls of the stables, which
have been removed, once were oc
cupied by Strong Ned, Gallant Steed
Flash Eye and other Rockefeller car
The stall windows remain in the
taproom and "tallyho" parlor. The
president of the Stables Inn, Mb.
Mary Craig-, said that Nelson and
Lawrence Rockefeller are sending hej
the original nameplates and pictures
of their grandfather's favorite horses
V7hich will be placed over the stal!
A Large and Most
10 in a Box 10c
12 in a Box .".150
12 in a Box 250
12 in a Box .500
16 in a Box 500
23 in a Box . .75$
16 in a Box 750
12 in a Box $1
15 in a Box $1
16 in a Box $1
No Two Cards Alike in a Box
We also have a complete line of Relative cards,
German cards, Sympathy cards and Convales
cent cards for Christmas. Early selections best.
Tags - Seals - Ribbon - Cord
Complete Line of Christmas Wrapping Paper
Bates Book Store
Gift For the Entire Family
Will Be Found at the
Bates Gift Shop
Nail Polish Sets
We have a wide variety at
25ci to $2.50
Pink, White, Blue or Black
$1 to $5.50
Finest Hand Tooled Leather
50c to $4.50
An Ideal Gift for Him,
25 c to $1
in Cedar Chests, priced
$1.15 to $2.75
A Fine Line of Box
Stationery, 50. 75 and.
Cigars, Cigarettes. Cigarette
Lighters and Cigaretto .
Wide Variety (in Cases) at
$1.65 to $5
Make Ideal Gifts Priced at
$1 to $5.50
Kitchen, Boudoir, Alarm at
$1.25 to $5.50
Men vill Appreciate These
$2.50 and $3.50
New, Popular. Two prices
$1 and $1.65.
Mottoes - Pictures
Wide Variety at Prices from
100 to $3.50
Hundreds arc Given Yearly
500 to $6
at a Wide Range in Prices
10c to $2.50
No One ever Has Too Many
$1 to 3.50
Salt and Pepper
Sparkling Crystal Per Pair
Beautiful Designs, Priced at
$1.25 to $5.50
Useful and Practical.
Handy Sets for Homo
Goblets - Sherbets
Come in sets of Eight for
Ice Cube Bowls
A Happy Gift Suggestion at
350. $1 and $1.65
We take Subscriptions for all Magazines at the Lowest
Prices. A nice Gift Card to enclose followed by a
year's reading. A gift that is always in good favor!
Corner 5th & Main Sts. - Plattsmouth, Nebr.