The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 26, 1938, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY - JOURNAL PAGE FT7E MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1938. Festive Dishes Mark Yuletide as in Old Days Adopted Americacs Keep Traditions of Past in Europe Norse Children Mask. Same Old Christmas Tree But; How Different I MILWAUKEE (UP) Wisconsin housewives today prepared oplotke, lutefisk, spare ribs, stuffed goose, and gingerbread and waffles, for Christmas. Traditionally a day of feasting and rejoicing throughout the world, Christmas in Wisconsin will bring to festive boards a variety of foods as diverse as the nationalities which compose the population of this state. Each town in it3elf, and towns within cities, will again take on the atmosphere of Old Country villages as mothers stew over steaming pots in their kitchens. Czechs Not So Gay Far removed irom the swiit pace of the streamlined modern world is the large Czechoslovakian commun ity in Kenosha where lace tablecloths are laid with plates covered with oplotke, honey cracker, the national dish of the homeland. It will be a cadder Christmas there than in past years, for the homeland has been carved to rebuild the map of Europe during the past year, but as one housewife said. Christmas without oplotke is like Christmas without Santa Claus. Foreheads of the Czechoslovakian children will be crossed with honey again, though the mother's blessing for a sweet and nourishing new year. Sugar waffles, baked on specially imported irons made only in Bel gium and covered with nutmeg will be served in the homes of Belgian families living near Green Bay. Most nf the homeland customs of Christ mas time have been abandoned by the Belgians, but waffles and hot chocolate still remain in almost all of the homes. Norse Children Mask For the children of Norwegian families living near Ettrick the holi day season is another Hallowe'en. Disguised and? masked, the children run from house to house, knocking on doors until they are opened. Once inside, the children dance and caper until tlveir-i hosts -aud ihoctessesr iden tify them and provide food and drink. ' " ' Most Norwegians celebrate the birth of. Christ with a feast of lute fisk, Norse fish delicacy, but some sit down" on Christmas eve to heap ing platters of spare ribs. Best known of the Christmas dishes prepared in Wisconsin, how ever, ' is the Waterfown ' stuffed goose. Old German burghers spend weeks cramming specially prepared noodles down the throats of the geese to produce the over-fattened fowl for table throughout the coun try. Smoked Goose Prepared In Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Port Washington and other German cities, Gaenseklcin - smoked shanks of goose stollen filled with minced sugared fruits, kaffeekuchen and gin gerbread will be served with light Pilsner , beer or heavy coffee. Cookies are an important eide-dlsh of the German meals. Pfeffernusse hard, nut-like little cakes flavored with anise and rich butter cookies sprinkled with multi-colored sugar r-MJ hi MAYOR TO FETE POOR CHILDREN AT YULE PARTY In the fifty yeaip between 1888 and 1938, the Christmas Tree has grown-up more rapidly than in all its previous centuries of existence. The old candles, flaming and askew, have given place to brilliant little electric solar systems, the decora tions have become simpler and more ttreamlined. Most modern and streamlined of all are the Christmas presents nest ling at the foot of the ancient tree. Whole villages and plants, ready-cut and fitted, waiting to be erected; electric trains flashing through and over minute models of the most famous tunnels and bridges, a host of streamlined presents, ranging from the most subtle and delicate applications of electricity, to the fully automatic electric toaster. Ions- established - as the 'center "of - the modern breakfast table. The well ' known artist, Virginie Fowler,' ' has - shown above, two halves of ' the Christmas Tree, one beating the decorations and presents of 1888: the. other, those of 1938. And the young woman of the earlier picture. Is the grandmother of the later! are the most common. Bakery shops feature ginger-bread cakes cut tc the form of Kris Krinkle, Christmas trees and animals. At Monroe, Swiss children will perform, intricate gymnastic drills nd dances while proud parents beam and drink beer at the Turnhalle. Much of the spirit of the Old World remains, but with the replace ment of the sleigh and horse by the streamlined automobile, the old- fashioned wine cellar by a cromium finished tavern, old customs fade and die." Soon, the old folks says, Wiscon sin, too, will be just a place where Santa Claus slides down the chimney to leave toys for Junior and Sally. MARION, O. (UP) Mayor Fred erick C. Smith plans to hold his annual Christmas party for 1,000 Marion underprivileged boys and girls again this year. The party, following custom estab lished by the mayor when he assumed office, Mill be financed from part of his salary as mayor, none of which he accepts for his personal un. Now in his second term, Ilayor Smith each year has spent 75 per cent of his $2,400 annual salary for civic and charitable purposes and re turns the rest to the city treasury. Admission to this year's party will be by ticket. The fete will be held December 26. POLE AND HOOK BURGLAR FISHES OUT HANDBAGS MONTREAL (UP) One burglar here has added a pole and hook to the tools of his trade. The last three times one couple have had company for supper at their home, the guests' handbags disappeared from a bedroom adjoin ing the dining room. The windows of the house are about 1 stories above ground, there was no evidence that anyone had entered the room, and the manner in which the thefts were carried out caused a mystery. The mystery was cleared when the hook from the burglar's pole was found on the floor of the bedroom. HITCH-HIKER TOO PERSISTENT CLEVELAND, O. (UP) John Becker, Co-year-old hitch-hiker, is plying his trade with his left thumb. Reason: His "business" thumb the right one was struck by a passing automobile, badly lacerated. SOUTH BEND We can TurnTsTk you wTITi HuT ber Stamps made to order at a price considerably below that you have been paying. Prompt service. If vou need stamps, see us. ufetftie spirit W$tV& feneplanb do vou luion? IF you had a fire, how much would you lose? Is your fire ' insurance enough to take care j of any loss? Are you sure? Killions of dollars are lost ev ery year because of insufficient insuranc;. Kp.ke sure we'll help you. Come ir., write or telephone. No obligation. INSURANCE- Z-CL JjZ PLATTSMOUTH l - if ' 4 " . - - . ?SgS.-"- , S." . ..'1:aA ... , Mrs. Charles Campbell and Rus sell were in Omaha Tuesday. Mrs. Albert Blum and Allen were shopping in Omaha Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Livers were business risitors in Lincoln on Mon day. Miss Edith Rissness of Lincoln visited friends in South Bend over the week end. Mrs. Nancy Streight spent Tues day in Ashland with her daughter, Mrs. Pleas Proctor. Mr. and Mrs. George Vogcl and Loran spent Tuesday evening at the Charles Fosberg home. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Carnicle and Wayne called at the Jess Fidler home on Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Carnicle were in Lincoln on Thursday ( finishing up their Christmas shopping. Ed Rohrig of Lincoln and Clar ence of St. Louis were callers at the F. J. Knecht home on Friday. Ned Blakesly and Miss Donahough of Lincoln were Sunday afternoon visitors at the J. L. Carnicle home. Callers at the Ed Copsey home on Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dill and son and Jimmy Fidler. F. J. Knecht and Billy began tak ing inventory at the Service and Storage Station in Weeping Water on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carnicle and Mrs. Clyde Haswell were in Lin coln on Monday to do their Christ mas shopping. Frank Barta and family and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barta of Hastings came Saturday evening and spent Sunday at the Oscar Dill home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dill and Ver non were shopping in Lincofn Mon day. Bob Cans returned with them to spend his Christmas vacation. Glen AVeaver and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson and Wanda Scott drove to Pilger Sunday, where they were guests of Miss De Loma Scott. Mrs. F. J. Knecht spent Monday and Tuesday with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wunderllch at Ne hawka. They are recovering from the prevailing colds. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fosberg drove to Sarpy county on Tuesday. Mr. Fosberg attended the Bale of Mrs. Ben Metrger and Mrs. Fosberg spent the day visiting her old friends. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sack. Mr. "and 'Mrs.' Thorwald' llanseTfr and family were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Hansen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Fosberg. Mr. ?nd Mrs. Clyde Haswell and fam ily were Sunday evening guests. On Saturday Mrs. Helena Timm Miss Lauretta Burdick. Miss Helen Saunders and Mrs. Saunders drove to Lincoln to do some Christmas shop ping. While there Mrs. Timm also visited her daughter. Mrs. Ellen Towle. Lloyd Towle returned with thpm and snent Sunday with his grandmother. Mrs. Glen Thiessen entertained at dinner on Sunday in honor of her husband's birthday. Those present were Chris Thiessen, Mr. and Mrs Allen Hileman and family of Gretna, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dunn of Louis ville. Donald Hileman and Miss Bonny Keys of Springfield. Mr. and Mrs PhAR Ziers and family of Louisville were afternoon callers. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roeber enter tained on Sunday at a prc-Christmas dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Hy Stander of Ashland, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ktandpr Mrs. B. O. Mooney and Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stander nnd Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rhor danz, Mrs. Charles Stander and children. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reis ter and daughters and Earl Puis, Stirred . with thz geni;! need cf jlhe season, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouce, iha c'warf Dopey and . the Goof burst "forth, ijjjto : Christmas caroling, and with curse t csdar.ee enchant th Th.es Littfe -Figs and all the quaint forest . ' . r. , , - - - . . .creatures that hsve ponylated Walt Disnsy' "Silly Symphonies' Spread Cheer Into Homes of Many Today Lcjion Auxiliary Sponsored Distribu tion of Toys Beaches Upwards of 75 Needy Families. From Saturday' n 'ly . Throughout most of the day to day, the Ofe Oil company s delivery truck, contributed for that purpose, has been on the go, transporting neatly wrapped packages of toys and clothing to the homes of eventy-five families scattered over the city. Th work of wrapping and labeling the packages occupied the attention of half score or more Legion Auxil iary members yesterday. In addition to the city-wide dis tribution of toys and clothing, the Auxiliary collected foodstuff from its members for the assembling of a dozen food baskets that were sent out yesterday to the families of s!ck and needy ex-service men. The two enterprises are separate and distinct, with the toys and cloth ing going into needy homes gener ally and the food baskets confined to ex-service families. Members of the Girl Scouts fur nished the material and made cloth ing for four of the dolls that had come in at the "toy matinee" at the Cass, while the Auxiliary furnished the material and the sewing center made the clothes for the balance. Rehabilitation and Child Welfare chairmen of the Auxiliary agreed this year's distribution has been on ? much larger scale than heretofore. but say much credit is due to thor who gave such nice toys, to Guy Griffin for the free show he gave nd to the Journal for publicity given the activity as well as the Recrea tion Service and Sewing Center for their work and the Ofe Oil company for use of its delivery truck. With this wholehearted co-operation on the part of everyone, th Legion Auxiliary has been able to spread Christmas cheer into th homes of many whom Santa might overlook. School Program The teachers. Miss Lauretta Bur dick and Misa Helen Saunders with the school children presented an un usually gocd Christmas program on Thursday evening. Each child took his part exceptionally well. The i;ageant. "The Christmas Story." was truly beautiful given by such small children. The large audience shows the interest taken by the commun ity in their school. Friendly Circle Club Keets The Friendly Circle Club met on Wednesday with Mr8. Nancy Streight tad Mrs. Glenn Thiessen. Mrs. J. L. Carnicle was assistant hostess. Be sides the regular business meeting, the ladies decided to send $5.00 to the Orthopedic hospital in Lincoln as a Christmas gift. A delicious luncheon was served by the hostesses. The next meeting will be' held on Thursday, January 12, with Mrs. Charles Kennedy in Ashland. Obituary, Wm. Kitrell William Smith Kitrell was born at Sparta, White county, Teuu., on July 4, 18S6, and passed away at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lincoln. -here he had ben serlounly ill for nine days, on December 11. 193S. JiS Jj'as the youngest. of seven child-, rcn of the late Joseph and Ann Kit rell. There were two brothers and four sisters. On December 20. 18 89, he was united in marriage to Alice Ann Clouse. To this union seven chlld len were born, four of whom sur vive. They are Virgil H.. John D. and S. Taul of Lincoln, and Mrs. Chlodia Ann Thimgan of Anhland. who with the wife, Alice Ann. and ten grandchildren, one nephew, Sid ney S. Kitrell of Lincoln and a niere. Mrs. Cora Dell of Springfield, and a large circle of friends are left to mourn his loss. They moved to Nebraska in 1899. p.nd have resided in South Bend for the past 40 years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a mem ber of the rresbyterian church. Funeral services were held on Tuesday from Marcy's chapel in Ashland, the services being con ducted by Rev. T. Porter Bennett, minister of the Methodist church. Burial was in the South Bend cemetery beside the body of his sou, Alphonzo. COUNTY COURT HAPPENINGS From Friday' lally In the county court this morning hearing was had on the probate of the last will and testament of II. (J. Soennichsen, deceased. After hear ing the evidence and Identification of the will, the document was ad mitted to probate and Mrs. Ruth Soennicb?en named as executrix of the ectate. WILL HOLD FAMILY PAETY Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hoffman af having as their guests over the Christmas holiday and Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dresselhaus, parents of Mrs. Hoffman. Mr. and Mrs. Harold DreBEelhaus, Mr. and Mrs. Clarenc; Neville and Marylin of Lincoln. Bernard Drcst,elhaus, who wa3 visit ing at Lincoln over Saturday, re turned with them. BAM CHARGES SHINY AUTO EAST LYME, Conn. (UP) A rani saw its reflection on the polUhed surface of Andrew Antoniacs auto mobile and charged. The tar went to a repair shop. Th ram was mys tified but unhurt. Subscribe for the Journal.