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Heir. State Historical Society
VOL. KO. IIV
PLATTSilOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1938.
Program at the
Young People Home for Christmas
Holidays Are Featured at
The Rotary club Tuesday at their
weekly luncheon at the Hotel Platts
mouth, had the pleasure of having
as the features of their entertain
ment, the students from Plattsmouth
at several colleges, home for vaca
tion, who gave musical numbers as
well as a review of their various in
stitutions of learning and their im
pressions of these schools.
J. R. Reeder, piincipal of the
Plattsmouth high school from which
the students had graduated, was the
leader of the meeting and presented
each of the participants in the pro
gram. Miss Trances Cloidt, daughter of
Rotarian Prank Cloi.lt. a student at
Stephen's college, Columbia. Mis
souri, gave a very interesting ac
count of the work of her school and
the advantages that it offered to
the young student.
Miss Jc n Knorr. daughter of Ro
tarian R. W Knorr, gave two mu
sical numbers on the piano and also
talked of the work oi Lindewood col
lege at St. Charles, Missouri, where
she is a student.
Miss Eleanor Minor, daughter of
Rotarian L. O. Minor, talked on the
work of Rockford college, at Rock
ford, Illinois, where she is a student
and where she has been very active
in musical and dramatic work.
Vincent Sundstrom, son of Ro
tarian Elmer Sundftrom, a student
of the University of Nebraska, was
Raymond .Wooster. University of
Nebraska and Donald Cotner, Tarkio
college, were both heard in saxo
phone solos that were much enjoyed.
Edgar S. Wescctt, alumnus of
Plattsmouth high ai d the University
of Nebraska, who ii now connected
with the publicity department of
the Bankers Life Insurance Co.. was
a guest of the club.
Stephen Davis, Bon of Rotarian
Searl S. Davis, was introduced as one
of the visiting students, he being a
student at the Kemjer Military acad
emy at Boonville, Missouri.
Robert Hayes, senior of the Platts
mouth high school, gave his impres
sions of Rotary as he has been a high
school member for the month of De
cember. Eob made a very line talk
and expressed the benefits that he
has received from the association of
the club members.
VISIT AT 11URD0CK
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lancaster and
daughter Marjorie spent Sunday at
the home of John Eppings and fam
ily at Murdoek. Mrs. Eppings is a
sister of Mr. Lancaster.
They enjoyed t. very delightful
Christmas dinner which Mrs. Ep
pings is very capable of preparing.
A very delightful time was had by
SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSE
lYun Wednesday's Rally
This morning marriage license was
issued at the office of County Judge
A. II. Duxbury to Estey William
H jnkle. of Fort Crook and Virginia
Hurlbut. of Louifiville. The groom
is a member of the Seventeenth in
fantry at Fort Crook and the bride
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Earl Hurlbut. of Louisville.
HOLIDAY AT ELMWOOD
County Treasurer and Mrs. John
E. Turner and -daughter, Dorothy
Jean, were at Elmwood Christmas
day where they visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bothwell, the
former a sister of Mr. Turner. The
family had with them for the Christ
mas festivities O- S. Turner, father
of Mr. Turner and Mrs. Bothwell.
EXAMINATION FOR POSTMASTER
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UP)
The civil service commission an
nounced today it would hold an open
competitive examination for the
postmastership at Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
RECEIVES PLEASANT NEWS
Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans has re
ceived the pleasant news that she is
now a great-grandmother, a daugh
ter having been born to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert R. Bennett at Uvalde, Texas,
on December 18th. The little lady.
Barbara Ann, with the mother is
doing very nicely. Mrs. Bennett was
formerly Miss Mary Anne Roseti
crans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A.
Rosencrans, former residents here.
The many friends will join in their
well wishes for the little lady.
Has Fine Program
Many Visitors Here From Masters &
Wardens' Club of Omaha
Give Fine Program.
The spirit of Christmas was truly
found in the Nebraska Masonic home
from the first exercises of Saturday.,
to the sumptuous dinner that was
served at the noon hour Sunday.
A party of some twenty-five from
Omaha Masonic bodies including the
Masters and Wardens' club were
here to Join in the happy event and
to greet the aged residents of the
Home. In the evening the tradition
al supper of fresh country sausage
was served and very much enjoyed.
The dining room was beautifully
decorated and arranged for the holi
day season and here the program
was given, W. F. Evers. superintend
ent of the Home, presiding and intro
ducing the various features on the
Bonnie and Irvin Meyers, Pr., were
heard in songs that were very much
appreciated by all of the group.
The little Rockburgh sisters of
Omaha were presented in a group of
songs and recitations that were a
Frank A. Cloidt, whose numbers
are always a delight to the music
lovers, gave two of the well known
Christmas songs. "It Came Upon a
Midnight Clear" and "O Holy Night."
Dr. Luther M. Kuhns of the offi
cial board of the Masonic Home gave
a few remarks appropriate to the
occasion and William A. Robertson,
first vice president and former grand
master of Nebraska Masons, gave a
very interesting series of informal
remarks appropriate to the occasion.
Several of the members of the
Masters and Wardens club were also
heard in brie? talks.
August Riecken, 94 .oldest mem
ber of the Home family, was present
ed and given a hearty greeting by
the assembled group.
The members of the home were
delighted when little Miss Vesta Lou
Murphey. granddaughter of Mr. and
Mis. William A. Robertson, was pre
sented and was held by her grand
mother. Mr. Rockburgh of Omaha, served
as Santa and distributed the gifts to
VISIT AT MARQUETTE
County Attorney and Mrs. J. A.
Capwell, with Joe Ilendrix and Jo
seph Samek, of Weston. Nebraska,
were visitors over the holiday season
at Marquette, Nebraska, where they
spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. C. N.
Turner and family.
VISITS AT LINCOLN
Judge C. L. Graves was at Lincoln
Sunday and Monday where he spent
the holiday season with hi3 children
and their families in that city. He
also had the pleasure of visiting
with many of the old time friends
while at Lincoln.
VISITS AT OMAHA
Mrs. R. A. Bates was at Omaha
Monday where she enjoyed the day
visiting at the home of her nephew
and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Manacek, being a guest at the holi
HERE FROM VACATION
Miss Helen Farley, who is a mem
ber of the teaching force of the
York city schools. Is home to enjoy
the holiday vacation from the school
of Service of
Year Just Closing Has Been One of
the Biggest in History of
the Extension Work.
The year now drawing to a close
has been one of the biggest in the
history of agriculture extension
work with the Cass County- Farm
Rureau. the agriculture agent and
home demonstration agent reported
after completing their annual re
ports. The service has been able to help
more people with their problems and
more boys and girls were enrolled
iu 4-H clubs.
A glimpse of the statistics in the
report, we find, that the service took
care of 4,218 office callers seeking
information, that there were 922
telephone calls. The agents wrote
,4Jl personal letters and 101 circu
lar letters. 17,322 bulletins were
distributed, volunteer leaders con
ducted 347 adult meetings at which
there was a total attendance of 5,
4 60, there was 379 4-H club meet
ings with 3.2S7 attending, the agents
conducted 302 meetings at which
8,658 attended. This makes a total
of 1.028 meetings held with 17,405
4-H clubs tompleted a good record
in county, state and interstate shows,
over 500 projects were arried in 63
clubs. Over 500 bushels of corn was
raised by 4-H members, 400 turkeys
and over 3,000 bushels of corn was
raised. 7C calves were fed, 216 sheep
and 87 swine by club members. Many
other activities were carried out by
4-H members, 5,679 dishes of food
products prepared, 8,220 meals plan-,
ned and served. 3,135 Quarts of fruits
and vegetables -canned, 99 dresses
and 4 60 other articles made by 4-H
A total of 72 men and 219 women
served as voluntary leaders in var
ious activities, of that number 4 4
were 4-H clubs.
This year saw grasshopper poison
continued. A total of 5,670 sacks
were distributed to approximately
1,400 farmers with an estimated sav
ing of $253,425 worth of crops.
There was an increase in the use
of sorghums with very favorable re
sults in raising both grain and forage
sorghums. Grand champion honors
were won by three 4-H club members
in state and interstate shows and
reserve champion by two individuals
and one group showing also won
grand champion honors.
Checking up on himself, the agri
culture agent found that during the
year he spent 15.4 days on corn work,
26.2 days on agriculture conserva
tion, 19.2 days on agriculture engi
neering, including 17.1 days on rural
electrification, 2S.7 on beef cattle.
6.6 on sheep. 9.5 on swine and 8.1
on poultry, 19.2 days on grasshopper
activities, 77.6 days on extension or
ganization and the remainder of 44.3
on miscellaneous activities.
The home agent's time consisted of
19.9 days on food selection and pre
paration, 31 on clothing, 20 on home
furnishings. i.G handicraft, 123.7 on
extension and program making. 78.9
on community activities including
General plans for the agriculture
extension work through the Farm
Bureau for 1939 include continued
encouraging of restocking, raising
drouth resistance crops and feed coiv
servation, to enlist more numbers In
project clubs that they too may profit
by the newer methods in home-making
to encourage more early gardens
to help insure an adequate food sup
ply, increase 4-H club enrollment and
encourage tree planting and conser
vation of soil and moisture.
VISIT AT JULIAN
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Newton and
children spent Christmas In Julian
with Mrs. Glen Rutledge. While
they were there Mrs. Alice May Fin
ney Burke called from Lorraine,
VISIT IN KANSAS
Mr.Nand Mrs. Lester Gaylord were
In Pittsburg. Kansas over Christmas
.where they visited with Mr. Gaylord's
parents. Miss Helen Gaylord of Lin
coln was also there.
VISIT WITH OLD FRIENDS
From Wednesday's Daily
Mrs. Robert Lee Hartford of
Sweetwater, Texas, and sister, Miss
Mildred Schultz, of Kansas City, Mis
souri, were here for a short time
thi3 afternoon to visit with old
friends. Mrs. Hartford was a guest
at the William Nelson home and
Miss Schultz at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Alwin. The ladies are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Schultz at Stella during the
holiday season. Mr. Hartford who
was visiting at Stella, returned to
the south Tuesday.
Married at the
Ceremony Unites June' Peck -of Avoca
and Marion Robert LaFollette of
Syracuse, Christmas Day.
Miss June Peck, daughter of Clar
ence Peck, Avoca, and Marion Rob
ert LaFollette, Syracuse, son of Or
val LaFollette, were married Christ
mas day at 2 o'clock at Otterbein
church near Nehawka by Rev. A. B.
Attendants were Miss Laurene La
Follette, sister of the bridegroom, and
Roy Douting, Palmyra, brother-in-law
of the bridegroom.
The bride was dressed in a street
length teal blue taffeta. She wore a
shoulder length veil held in place
with a wreath of tiny white roses.
She carried white roses. The bride
maid's dress, in wine color, was de
signed similar to that of the brida.
She wore a shoulder corsage.
The wedding march was played
by Harold Brown of Palmyra. Emory
Paap of Otoe sang 31 Love You
Truly." The background for the
ceremony was a gaily decorated
Christmas tree. Two white bells
hung above the tree.
A reception and dinner took place
at the home of the bride's parents at
Avoca. They will live at Weeping
Water after January 6.
The bride is a graduate of Avoca
high school with the class of 1934
and has been at home since that
time. The bridegroom is a graduate
of Palmyra high school. For the past
two years he has been first cook at
the CCC camp at Weeping Water.
Several Plattsmouth families were
made very happy on Christmas by
messages by telephone and tele
graphic greetings from their relatives
at distant points.
' Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Brink received
a. call from their daughter at New-
Albany, Indiana, where she is now re
siding and it was a treat to her fam
ily to hear the personal greetings.
Mr. and Mrs. Luke L. Wiles had
the pleasure of a personal call from
their son, Linville at Denver to ex
tend them the Christmas greetings.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Giles and fam
ily had the happiness of a call from
their daughter. Miss Lois, who is a
student at the Merrill-Palmer school
at Detroit, Michigan, having won a
scholarship from the University of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert If. Patton re
ceived calls and messages from their
children away from home on Christ
mas day. Mr. and Mr3. Ward Patton
and family of Detroit and Merritt
Patton of Sacramento, California,
sent their greetings.
Mr. and Mrs. Franks Mullen re
ceived a telephone call from their
son, Emmett, in Galveston, Texas
on Christmas day, and he reported
that in Galveston Santa traveled by
boat as It rained throughout the
Christmas holidays. They also re
ceived messages from another son
Edward and their daughter Nell in
Joseph F. Hadraba, local drug
gist, had one of the most unexpected
and pleasant surprises when his son,
Ted Hadraba of the U. S. department
of commerce, telephone from Prague,
Czechoslovakia, and with Mrs. Had
raba extended the season's greet
ings. He reported that his family
was in excellent condition. Robert
Hadraba, of Sherman, Tex., also call
ed to extend to the father his greet
ings and best wishes for a happy
Mt. Zion Commandery Holds Christ
mas Observance on Sunday at
Mr. Zion commandery No. 5, of
the Knights Templar of Nebraska,
held their Christmas observance on
Sunday morning at their asylum in
the Masonic building and wijh a
large number of the members in at
tendance at the event.
r: he program was presided over by
V. illJum H. Wrhrbein, commander of
Mt. 5Jon commandery.
The invocation and benediction
was given by Dr. H. G. McClusky.
The Masonic quartet composed of
Raymond C. Cook, Frank A. Cloidt,
L. O. Minor and Dr. H. G. McClusky,
gave two numbers, "Come All Ye
Faithful" and "Joy to the World."
during the program.
The greetings from M. E. Sir David
Logan Wilson, PGC and the response
from Andrew Cosh, Grand Island,
grand commander of the Knights
Templar of Nebraska, was read by
Frank L. Barkus, recorder.
The toast to the grand lodge of
the A. F. & A. M. of Nebraska was
responded to by William A. Robert
son, past grand master of the grand
The toast to Andrew Cosh, grand
commander of the Knights Templar
of Nebraska was responded to by
Leslie W. Niel, past commander.
The toast to Francis E. White,
past grand recorder and past grand
commander, was responded to by
Emmons J. Richey, past tommander
of Mt. Zion commandery.
The toast to James M. Robertson,
past grand commander of the Ne
braska Knights Templar,' was given
by W. F Evers. past commander.
The toast to Templarism and
Chrfstmas was given by Raymond C.
Cook, past grand commander.
The toast to the Nebraska Ma
sonic Home was given by Leon L.
McCarty, past commander.
The toast to the Sir Knights in
the Silent City, was responded to by
Luke L. Wiles, past commander,
who paid tribute to those of the or
der that had passed away.
TELLS OF ACCIDENT
The E. E. Gooding family have
received copies of the Casper (Wyo.)
Times telling of the accident that
was suffered by Carl Speck, brother
of Mrs. Gooding and a fellow worker.
Bud Hayes. The automobile in which
they were riding, plunged down a 300
food cliff near Lookout Point, Sem
inole dam. Both men were employed
on the dam.
Carl Speck received a bad cut on
the right side of his head and one
across the hight eye and both legs
were broken between the ankle and
the knee. The bone was protruding
through the flesh of the left leg and
a part of it had bren broken, and
the doctors have very little hope of
saving that leg. He had been ex
posed to the cold and had lost so
much blood that It was necessary to
treat him before work could be
started on the legs.
Hayes suffered minor bruises and
cuts and shock, but was able to climb
out of the ravine and seek hcp.
The men with Speck driving the
car, were returning from RawHns io
the dam when the accident occurred.
It was snowing at the time of the
Later reports from the Rawlins
hospital are more encouraging, that
amputation of one of the legs may
not be necessary as was first feared.
It is planned to have the two legs
placed in" caets as soon as possible.
SCRIMMAGE WITH BENSON
From Wednesday' Dally
The ' Platters basketball squad
were at Omaha this morning for a
workout against the Benson team
and had a very good workout, the
locals being able to outscore their
Omaha competition In the practice
game. The Benson seconds, how
ever, had little trouble with the
locals and secured a comfortable
Coach Hoffman Is expecting to use
the junior high teams in the pre
liminary game on Friday night.
BOOST LOCAL PLAYER
Gregg McBride, well known Lin
coln sports writer, in his check of
the Nebraska high school basketball
play of the past week, selected War
ren Reed of the local team as one of
the outstanding. Reed is praised for
his fine showing against Nebraska
City in the Auburn tournament when
he secured seventeen points in the
finals. He also secured ten against
Tecumseh and sixteen against Hum
boldt for a total of 4 3 in the tourna
Norris Chadderdon of Eoldreg-e Is
Named President of Associa
tion at Lincoln.
Norris Chadderdon. of Holdrege,
well known in this city and a son-
in-law of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Wolff,
was named as president of the Ne
braska County Judges association at
their meeting in Lincoln Tuesday.
Judge A. H. Duxbury. of Cass coun
ty, was selected as the vice-president
of the association of which he has
long been a very active member and
serving the past year on the execu
tive committee of the body.
Judge "Duxbury was one of the
leaders of the state meeting which
was held with that of the County At
torneys association, preceding the
sessions of the Nebraska Bar asso
ciation which opens today. Judge
Duxbury was heard in the associa
tion meeting in conducting the dis
cussions on the matter of legal forms
for uses in the county court and the
general simplification and making
practical Ihe. handling of the busi
ness of the probate court.
ANNUAL FIREMEN'S BALL
The members of the Plattsmouth
firedepartment will stage their an
nual ball at the American Legion
building in this city on Saturday,
December 31st. This dance is one
that is given by the department for
the purpose of aiding their fire de
partment fund and deserves the
patronage of the general public.
The members of the fire depart
ment have served the people of the
community well in the past year in
handling the fires that have occur
red, saving costly property loss and
their prompt work has saved many
thousands of dollars.
The dance will feature Billy Van's
band, of Omaha, one of the snappy
musical organizations of that city
and will be a real treat for the
dance loviag public.
Prepare when the committee comes
around to have a part in the aid for
MAIL RECEIPTS BETTER
Receipts from postage stamp stock
sales at the local post office were
10 per cent higher this year during
the period from Dec. 9 to Dec. 24, in
clusive, than they were for the same
period last year. Receipts from Dec.
9, 1937 to Dec. 24, 1937 were $1.
173.87. During the same period
this year the re-eipts were $1,299.72.
The volume of mail was slightly
heavier and about 8,000 more lc
stamps were sold.
HEADS SCHOOL PAPER
The editorship of the "Vidette,"
paper of the Illinois State Normal
school at Bloomington, Illinois, is
held by Miss Margaret Goehner,
whose family is well known here.
She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Goehner, formerly residents
of Goehner, Nebraska, and her moth
er is the former Helen Dovey, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Dovey,
making her home here until her mar
riage to Mr. Goehner.
SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSE
Victor W. Thimgan and Edna
Esther McCrory, both of Murdoek
were given a license late Saturday
for their marriage.
Rubber Stamps, prompt deliv
ery, lowest prices. All sizes at the
W edding is Held
Impressive Ceremony Held at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church
One of the most charming of the
holiday weddings was that of Miss
Selma M. Hell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Heil, of Cedar Creek and
Mr. Harry L. Johnson, son of Mr. ani
Mrs. Frank Johnson, of Louisville,
Monday evening at 7:30 at the Im
manuel Lutheran church, west of
The beautiful candlelight service
was used and Rev. II. G. Cattau, pas
tor of the church, read the marriage
lines and performed the single ring
The bride and groom were attended
by Miss Mildred Heil. sister of the
bride and Mr. Kenneth D. Ault. of
The bride wore a gown of white
net over white taffeta with a white
net bolero jacket Interwoven with
golden threads. She wore a corsage
of gardenias and carried the ivory
prayer book and lace handkerchief
that had been carried by her mother
on her wedding day. Miss Mildred
Heil wore brown crepe with brown
accessories and a corsage of Talisman
roses. The groom and attendant wore
Preceding the wedding ceremony,
Mrs. Wayne Gess, sister of the groom
gave an organ prelude. She also play
ed the wedding march for the cere
mony. Ushers were members of the choir
of which Mrs. Johnson has been the
director, Maurice Group, Arnold
Stohlman, Verle Brunko, Herman and
Following the wedding a recep
tion was held at the church parlors
attended by 130 guests. Miss Ma
linda Jochlm had charge of the
guest book and the serving was car
ried out by the young ladies of the
church choir. Many beautiful wed
ding gifts were shown at the recep
tion. Both the bride and grom are
graduates of the Louisville schools,
and the bride has been engaged in
teaching in the schools of Cass coun
ty. Mr. Johnson Is employed at the
Ash Grove Cement Co., and they will
make their future home in Louis
ville. VISIT AT PALMYRA
Mrs. J. II. Graves and Marine,
Betty Read, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Thimgan. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Graves
and family were at Palmyra Monday
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Rurton where they enjoyed a fine
dinner. Mr. Burton is brother of
Mrs. J. H. Graves. Mrs. Ed W. Thim
gan went as far as Murdoek where
she attended the funeral of Mrs.
W. O. Gillespie.
VISITING WITH HOME FOLKS
Mis3 Alice Funk, who id now lo
cated at Denver as secretary at the
Trinity Methodist church, one of the
largest In the we6t, is home for a
visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Funk left Denver on Sunday
afternoon at 4:25 on the Zepbyr and
reached Omaha at midnight that
same night. She will remain here
until Wednesday evening.
PLANNING BOARD TO MEET
LINCOLN. Dec. 2 8 (UP) The co
ordination committee of the state
planning board met today as a pre
lude to a meeting of a full board
tomorrow when reports on state instl
tution buildings and repair needs are
to be gone over prior to submission
to Governor Cochran.
IOWA PEOPLE WEDDED
From Tuesday's Dally
This afternoon at the home of
Rev. and Mrs. James C. Lowson oc
curred the marriage of William A.
Ellis and Doris Eileen Varnura, both
of Council Bluffs. Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Anthony were the witnesses.
Stripped gray goose feathers. In
quire at H. M. Scennichsen store.
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