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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1938.
PLATTSMOUTH SOT - WEEKLY JOUBNAL
Ihe Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSKOUTE, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoffice, Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-clis raall matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Holds Its Regular
Meet Last Night
Will Not Push Steps to Tear Down
Perkins House Recreation Head
Would Create Skating Pond.
The city council lacl evening held
their closing session for 1938 in the
semi-arctic atmosphere of the city
hall and proceeded rapidly to the
handling of the routine matters that
demanded their attention.
A communication was received
from the L. W. Egenberger Agency,
official handlers of the city rental
property, the report showed that
$227 had been collected and $64.83
used in repairs and the balance
$162.17 turned over to the city
The League of Nebraska Munici
palities notified the city of the an
nual dues and on motion the sum of
$20 was approved for membership
in this organization.
The League of Nebraska Munici
palities also had a lengthy communi
cation regarding the plan proposed
for the taxing of salaries of muni
cipal officers and employees under
the income tax and also the taxing
of municipal and state bonds, now
exempt. The proposed income tax
provision would cover all salaries
from 1026 to the present time. After
some discussion of the matter it was
decided to have the city attorney
write the congressmen and senators
to oppose the bill as it would have a
very bad effect on the market for
Police Judge C. L. Graves report
ed that for the week of December
15th there had been three arrests
and these prisoners had been ' sen
tenced to work on the streets.
Councilman Webb of the tax and
property committee, reported that
there had been much sentiment ex
pressed against tearing down of the
Perkins House building and accord
ingly it would be left intact.
Chairman Tippens of the streets,
alleys and bridges committee, report
ed that the street work was now well
caught up and ready for winter.
Mayor Lushinsky in discussing re
moval of dirt from the new Chicago
avenue tewer job, stated that several
private parties wanted dirt but that
they would have to pay the cost of
loading and hauling the same from
Chairman Schutz of the fire and
water committee, reported that he
had ordered the securing of chains
for the new fire truck so that they
could use the truck on the hills in
the snowy and icy weather that
Every Saturday noon at
12 sharp, items from your
home town newspaper
are broadcast over your
favorite radio station,
might be expected from now on.
Mayor Lushinsky stated that Elmer
Sundstrom, recreational director, had
asked permission to use Athletic park
as a skating pond, proposing to have
it flooded and placed in shape for
skating use for the young people of
the community. Many of the coun-
cilmen pointed cut that the work
would require rez.1 cold weather and
also that it would be necessary to see
the water corporation for use of the
water. It was voted to allow the re
quest of Mr. Sundstrom as far as the
city was :oncerned, he to take the
matter up with the park board.
Councilman Webb stated that one
of the residents of the city had sug
gested in the event the Perkins
House was torn down that a city
swimming pool be created there on
I Councilman Vroman asked that
ja probe be made of why the radiators
on the second floor of the council
chamber failed to function and see
why the radiators did not carry the
necessary hot water to heat the coun
It was voted to have someone
hired to go around and check the
electrolier globes to see that they
were all securely fastened as two
had been blown off in the high wind
The members indulged in a short
discussion of the matter of the sale
of the Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power
Co. to the hydro interests bf the
state, but there was nothing that
could be done tX this time to more
adequately protect the city's inter
Mayor Lushinsky presented the
name of Ed J. Meisinger as a mem
ber of the city cemetery commission
to replace Rev. G. A. Pahl, removed
from the city. Mr. Meisinger was
confirmed by the unanimous vote of
... The council had a very lengthy
discussion of the claim of the Turk
Summerville Insurance Co., over the
unpaid compensation which covered
firemen in the service of the city.
Mr. Summerville was present to dis
cuss the matter but no agreement
was reached and the matter will
again be taken up with the company
to look to a settlement of the claim.
The following bills were ordered
paid by the council:
League of Nebr. Municipal
ities, dues . $ 20.00
Paxton-Vierling Iron Works,
suplies. Chicago Ave. 22.60
Ira Clinkenbeard, truck hire,
Chicago Ave. 26.46
C. Crawford, truck hire, Chi
cago Ave. 46.76
C. E. Markham, truck hire,
Chicago Ave. 50.33
George Taylor, street work,
Ivan Taylor, street work 41.63
John Kubicka, street work,
team . 5.20
John Kubicka, cleaning sts. 18.60
John Kubicka, 6treet work . 16.00
D. L. RameL tractor work 20.03
L. B. Egenberger, brooms .70
Warga Hardware, supplies,
Chicago Ave. ' 34.80
E. J. Richey, material. Chi
cago Ave. 17.75
MYNARD COMMUNITY CLUB
The Mynard Community club will
'meet on Friday evening. December
30th at 8 o'clock. The members of
the club are urged to be at the com-
jmunity club house at 7:30 for a
business session. It. A. Kirkpatrick
i will lecture at 8 o'clock on the na
tional parks of Utah "and Arizona.
The public is cordially invited.
S OLD MAN
Is Still Ahead of Us!
BEAT HIM TO
IT WITH ONE
OF 0UB, . . .
Good Warm Overcoats
All Wool Price is Only
S Whert Quality Counts
Two Day Holiday Maies Possible
Many Home Gatherings
The Christmas day of 1938 in this
city found ideal conditions in
weather and a two day holiday made
possible a great many home gather
ings, large numbers coming here to
join their relatives while many of
the local people took advantage of
the occasion to visit with their rel
atives and friends at distant points.
The festivities opened Saturday
evening with the Sunday school pro
grams in many of the churches, the
Methodist, Presbyterian and Chris
tian churches all having excellent
programs arranged and participated
in by the young people of the school
and church. There were several
Christmas playlets given by the
pupils of the Sunday school as a
part of the evening program. In each
case the youngsters had the pleasure
of a visit from Santa Claus at an
appropriate hour in the evening.
The religious services at the local
churches opened with the Saturday
night observances at the St. Luke's
Episcopal church at 9:15 and at the
midnight masses held at the St.
John's and Holy Rosary Catholic
churches where large congregations
were present to attend the mass and
to receive communion. The sermons
Tarried impressive messages of the
Christmas season and the birth of
During Christmas day there were
-nany beautiful and impressive ser
vices held at the Christian, Presby
terian, St. Paul's Evangelical and
Methodist churches where the Christ
mas message was presented in the
-eimons and the musical program
orovided by the choirs. At the Meth
-dist church a new plan was used at
the morning service in which the
Sunday school hour was absorbed in
to the regular church service and
which permitted the services to be
closed at 11 o'clock and giving ample
time for all to reach their home in
time to prepare for the Christmas
dinner festivities without haste.
Carol singing was enjoyed by the
young people of the community at
an early hour Sunday, they visiting
several sections of the "city" "to carry
the story of the nativity in song to
the residents of the community.
FIRST LADY GIVES UP HIGH HAIR
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2S (UP)
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has given
;ip that modified high hair-do that
brought so many protests from her
The curl-rolls right in the middle
oi her forehead and over her ears
'aave disappeared. ,
Instead, her hair is now parted on
the right side, with soft waves back
over her ears, somewhat fluffier than
her hair-do of last winter. The back
hair is drawn into a soft small knot
at the nape of her neck.
THEATER HAS "CRY" ROOM
DUNKIRK, O. (UP) Mothers who
bring their babies with them to the
newly remodeled Dunkirk theatre no
longer need to leave the show when
junior starts to cry. William Day,
owner and operator of the theater,
has installed a sound-proof obser
vation room to accommodate mothers
and their infants.
Closing Out Sale
As I am leaving for California. I
p.m offering at private sale at farm
2Y2 miles west and three-quarters of
1 mile north of Murray, the follow
ing listed articles, at prices shown:
Ice box, $4; Singer sewing ma
chine, $15; New Estate range, $50;
kitchen cabinet, $5; oak dining set,
15; dark oak china cupboard, $5;
davenport and chair, $15; day bed.
'.cmplete, $5; upright piano, $15;
Congcleum rug. 9x12, $2; dresser.
$2; two steel beds, including mat
tresses, $6 each; new Dexter power
washer, $50; De Laval separator
(12), $15, and other articles.
Phone 4517, Murray Exc.
PAID FOR ANY DEAD
HORSE OR COW
50 per 100 lbs. for Dead Hogs
Fop Prompt Service, Call
The Fort Crook
Ft. Crook, Nebr., Market 3541
We Pay AM Phone Calls.
From Tuesday' pally
Have Family Party
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Trilety had
as guests on Sunday their son, O. E.
Trilety of Phoenix, Arizona, a rep
resentative of the U. S. department
of justice as well as Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Trilety and family of Omaha.
Guests at Rice Home
Mrs. Carl Matheasen of Sioux City,
Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzpatrick
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart
Smith of Auburn and Henry Rice of
Murray, spent Christmas at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rice. Sr.
Here for Holiday
Mrs. H. II. Northcutt and family
of Omaha were here Monday to visit
at the home of Mr. and Mrs, John
W. Crabill. Mrs. Northcutt being a
sister of Mrs. Crabill.
Christmas at Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Vallery,
daughters Marie and Gertrude, and
Mrs. Elizabeth Thurman spent
Christmas day and ate Christmas din
ner with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peter
son of Omaha. ,
Here for Holiday
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartek and
family. Mr. and Mrs. Will Bartek
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Schiessel and family and Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Sprieck and family were
guests on Christmas at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Born.
Visit Here With Relatives
Mrs. Anna Zracken of Chicago, who
has been visiting with her cousin,
Miss Anna Warga, of Omaha, was
here Monday to visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Jess F. Warga, the former a
brother of Miss Warga. Mr. and Mrs.
Warga were guests of Miss Warga at
Omaha on Christmas.
Dinner at Becker Home
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Becker were
hosts Sunday to a large group of the
members of the family circle to en
joy the fine Christmas feast arranged.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sattler, Jr., Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Schmidtmann, Jr.,
and Janice, Mr.4 and Mrs. George
Wallinger and daughter. Ha, of Ash
land and Mrs. Louise Bauer comprised
the family group' , - ' '
Have Christmas Party
Mr. and Mrs. l. C. Jahrig had a
very pleasant Christmas gathering
at their home Christmas day. Guests
were Mrs. Jah rig's brother, A. C.
Doering and family of Omaha and
Mrs. Esther Ha A of Lincoln; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry! Woster and son,
Stephen, Mrs. Frank Lillie. Mr. and
Mrs. Justus Lillie and son David of
Seward. Nebr.; " and Betty Louise
and Wendall Marshall of Council
Bluffs, Iowa. L ,
Neighborly Nine Party
The Neighborly Nine Christmas
party was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Gansemer Dec. 18.
The evening was spent in playing
ninochle and bunco. Winners of
prizes were, in pinochle, Mrs. Don
Harris and Mrs. i Chester Wiles, in
bunco. Mrs. Lawrence Leonard and
Don Harris. 1
Our Christmas rxchango was held
after the games and it was enjoyed
Delicious refreshments of sand
wiches, cake and ice cream were
then served at the close of the party.
Another party was held in Novem
ber at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Sullivan, pinochle being
A very good time was enjoyed by
Pleasant Christmas Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Patton
had a very pleasant family gathering
on Sunday at their home In the
outh part of the city. They had
with them for the traditional Chrst
mas dinner Mr. and Mrs. Ray Patton
and son, Robert. Dean Patton of Chi
cago, Miss Ida Patton of Omaha and
MiB3 Ruth Ann Patton. Greetings
were also received from other mem
bers of the family at distant points.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. II. F.
McNiff, 227 So. 15th street, Lin
coln, was the scene of a very delight
ful family gathering on the Christ
mas holiday, gathered! to enjoy the
family dinner and as well the an-
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Thomas Wallinir Comrjanv ?
Abstracts of Title
? Phone 324 - Plattsmouth
nouncement of the forthcoming mar
riage of Richard McNiff and Leona
Schneider, both of Lincoln.
Those who attended the event
were Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Almgren
and son, David, of Lincoln, Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Gould and son, David, of
Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McNiff
of Franklin, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Woolcott, of Plattsmouth.'
Mr. McNiff, whose engagement
waa announced, is a nephew of Mrs.
A Birthday Party .
A birthday party in honor of
little Janice Elaine Wiles was held
at the Tiome of Mrs. Chester Wiles.
The. little cake that was a feature
'of the afternoon had just one candle
cn it. When lighted it delighted
the little tots.
Every one of the little friends
of Janice present were given a large
balloon at the close of the party.
Janice received many beautiful
One year olds present were Marilyn.
Leonard, Murriel Leonard, Ella Mary
Nlelson, Barbara Ann Sullivan, Jerry
Sander, Betty Jean Sander, Tommy
The mothers present were: Mrs.
Lawrence Leonard, Mrs. Harry Niel
son, Mrs. Newton Sullivan, Mrs.
Grandmothers present were Mrs.
Henry Albert and Mrs. Ted Wiles.
Delicious refrshments were served
at the close of the party. Mrs. Wiles
was assisted by Mrs. Alvadore TU
son. Egenberger Family Party
The home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B.
Egenberger was the scene of a most
enjoyable family gathering on Christ
No dress sale you've ever
seen can possibly have
prepared you for the sur
prises in store for you
here. It will pay you to
come in today.
n i i ii J i.MIH Jlllll1 .IJ itt..! - ;rl, lli J .AhM
Original $3.98 and $4.98 Dresses in
sizes 1 2 to 20 and 38 to 48. Priced for
quick disposal at $2.98
Original $5.95 and $6.95 Dresses in a
complete size assortment and color
range. Clearance price $3.98
Dresses that originally sold for $7.95
and $8.95. Regular as well as half sizes.
The season's favorite styles and colors.
Sizes 12 to 20, 162 to 26l2 . $6.98
CHILDREN'S SNOW SUITS and COATS
The snow suit season is
just starting. These are
exceptionally low prices.
HELLV BOH PRESSES
Values to $1.93 - - Sacrificed at $i.'49
Value to $2.98 - . Sacrificed at $1.93
Values to $5.98 . . Sacrificed at $3.98
Values to $7.98 ; . Sacrificed at $5.98
mas when all of the children and
their families were here for the day
to enjoy the fine Christmas dinner
that marked the occasion. Those here
were Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Egenberger
and sons, Bernard and Henry, Dr.
and Mrs. J. S. Egenberger and son,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carter and Bev
erly of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Egenberger and Mrs. Mary Weckbach
of this city.
Hold Family Party
' Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt
mann, Sr., entertained Christmas for
a number of - the membess of their
family circle, a most delicious dinner
featuring the occasion. The guests
were Dr. and Mrs. Carl Schmidtmann,
Dr. and Mrs. George Schmidtmann
and little daughter, all of Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Goos and
From Wednesday's Dally
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nolting enter
tained at Christmas dinner Sunday
evening at their beautiful country
home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Tritsch and son -Bobby, Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Tritsch and sons,
Dick and Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Don
Seiver and daughter Donna Bee, Isa
belle Rainey and Fred Tritsch. The
feature of the delicious dinner was
a large turkey which had been sent
to Mr. and Mrs. Nolting by Fred
Tritsch from Sioux City where he is
Honored on Anniversary
December 24 marked the 57 th
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
I. L. Van Sant, members of the
Masonic Home. Immediately before
the Christmas program at the Home
Starting December 31, at The Ladies Tog
gtry, we have the after-Christmas spirit to
ward your pocketbook ... as shown below!
These Prices Cash
ALL CHILDREN'S COATS
ALL Children's Coats sizes 7 to 14, values to $7.95
reduced for quick disposal to . . . $3-98 and $4-98
rangre of sizes. To clear
Originally $25.00 and
$29.95. Your choice. .
r PLATTSIWOUTHf NEBR.
on Saturday, a lovely cake was pre
sented to the two in honor of the
event. They also received many other
Mr. and Mrs. Van Sant were mar
ried on December 24. 1881 at Omaha
where they resided for fifty-two
years. Mrs. Van Sant is 78; Mrs. Van
Sant is 77.
Thursday night the members of
the church - choir and the teachers
and officers of the Christ Lutheran
church Sunday school enjoyed a line
"after trimming the Christmas tree"
supper at the home of Mrs. A. Lentz.
Party and Caroling
Sunday night at 7 o'ejock the
young peoples classes of Miss June
Keil and Mrs. A. Lentz of the Eight
Mile Grove Lutheran church, and
some friends went taroling to the
homes of aged and sick in the com
munity, returning at 9:30 to the
church parlors which had been at
tractively arranged in the theme of
the holiday season. The evening
was spent in playing games. At the
close delicious refreshments were
served. It was a lovely party and
each member of the class fully on
joyed the caroling and entertain
ment. Those attending were: James. Flor
ence, Kathleen, Ruth, Betty and
Norma Schafer, Clarence, Forest
and Mildred Engclkemier, Viola
Bornemeier, Robert Albert, Arlene
Engelkcmeier, Robert Meisinger,
Gerald Keil, Ellen Kaffcnberger. Ma
rie Lentz, Joe, Gerald and Harold
Puis, Walter, Gilbert, Freda Forn-
off, Emmons Meisinger, Wilma Fried-
rich, Katheiinc Ilild, June Keil, Mrs.
Lentz and Mary Terryberry.
' JU '-X. Mm
Vomcn & Hisses' GOATS
SPORT COATS, originally $9.95 and
$10.95. Smartly styled of all wool fab
rics, warmly innerlined. Sizes 1 2 to 38.
Priced for quick disposal . . $6.93
FUR-TRIMMED COATS. Also some
sport coats, originally $10.95 to $12.95.
Wool fabrics, warmlv innerlined. Good
FUR-TRIMMED and SPORT COATS
that sold at $16.75 to $19.75. Sizes 14
to 44. Now only .... $13.S
$4 - 98
EVERY Lady's Hat in our millinery depart
ment must be cleared and for quick clearance,
we have assorted them into three groups, at