The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 02, 1939, Image 1
ffebr. State nistorica! Sooiety warn VOL. NO. IIV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1939. NO. 95 Parr Young is Named Head of Farm Bureau Officers Selected ,jat ths Meeting of the Eoard of Directors Held at County Office. The annual meeting of the board of directors of the Cas3 County Farm Bureau, held this week, took up the matter of the selection of the officers for the ensuing year. Parr Young, of Nehawka, one of the active workers in the organiz ation, was. named as the new presi dent of the bureau to succeed John B. Kaffenberger of Tlattsmouth. Mr. Kaffenberger has served as president for the past five years and has made a very fine record in the office and in advancing the work of the Farm Bureau in the county. lie is now a member of the A. C. P. committee and which will require practically all of his time in the fu ture. The other members elected to posi tions on the executive board were Harry Bricker, Greenwood, vice president; Melvin Todd, Union, sec retary; Art Roelofsz, Alvo and Mrs. Ralph Keckler, Weeping Water, members. Melvin Beerman has been placed in the county as assistant agricul tural agent, carrying on the work over the county until the position made vacant by the resignation of County Agent Quackenbush can be filled. CREDIT ASSOCIATION TO MEET Farmers and stockmen in Burt, Dodge, Washington, Saunders, Doug las, Sarpy and Cass counties will attend the annual stockholders meet ing of the South Omaha Production Credit association on Friday, Jan uary 6, at the Live Stock exchange, according to Charles L. Yochum, Saunders county farmer who Is presi dent of the credit organization. The meeting will start at 10:30 a. m., followed by a noon lunch. Election of two directors for terms of three years will be a feature of the session. . A number of discus sions for stockholders are scheduled. Everett Spangler, secretary-treasurer, will present the financial statement. Since its organization nearly five years ago, under the Farm Credit act of 1933, the South Omaha asso ciation has advanced more than 1,200 livestock and general farm loans, to taling over $800,000. Present directors of the credit "co op," in addition to Mr. Yochum, are J. Emmet McArdle of Washington, R. A. McWhorter of North Bend, W. F. Gutschow of Blair and Parr Young of Nehawka. PINOCHLE RESULTS A very fine group was out Thurs day evening to play in the Recreation Center pinochle contest under the di rection of Clyde Jackson and some excellent scores were recorded. The high scorer for men was R. D. Sulli van with 6600 while for the ladies Mrs. Joe Kvapil was high with C360. The following are the scores: Lee Phillips 5170; C. Carlburg K340; Don Cotner. 5310; Jack Reno 4710; Mrs. J. F. Kvapil 6360; Albin Chovanec 5430; Jerry Konfrst 5320; Edna Carlburg 4100; G. H. Manners 5830; Mrs. Walters 6070; Mary Jane Kvapil 4820; Frank Konfrst 5430; Phyllis Robbins 4310; Mrs. Konfrst 5400; Mrs. C. O. Carlburg 4510; Harry Walters 5330; Frank Kvapil 5500; Betty Reno 5460; John Seitz 5750; Joe Kvapil 5730; Joe Kovblk 5340; Joe Phillips 5820; M. M. Men denhall 5550; Glen Carlburg 6040; "Tex" Chovanec 5260; Dooley 4630; R. D. Sullivan 6600; Virgil Urish 5240; Mendenhall 5740. AN APPRECIATION I wish to. thank my many rel atives. friends and neighbors for the many kindly deeds, the beautiful flowers, cards, gifts and visits which have been showered upon me during my long illness. All your thought- fulness will long live as a cherished memory. I also wi3h to thank th-s carol sing ers of the Eight Mile Grove Lutheran church for their lovely caroling. Wishing you all a Happy and Pros perous New Year. Mrs. Henry J. Melsinger. d&w HERE FROM HOLLYWOOD Patsy Hasselgwish, well known member of the movie colony at Hollywood, has been here as a guest of Mary May Carter, an old friend. Miss Hasselgwish has been seen in a number of the latest releases the past year including, "Boy of the Street," "Romance on the Run," "Ro mance of the Timberlost" and "The Sisters." One of her latest pictures, "Shine on Harvest Moon," has not as yet been released. She has been east for the holiday season and is now on her way west to the coast to resume her work in films. Chester Renner Killed in River Boat Explosion Was Working: for Patton-Tully Co., on River Improvement Work Near Hamburg, Missouri From Saturday's Dally The community was shocked thi morning to learn that Chester Ren ner, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Renner of near Mynard, had been killed in an explosion near Hamburg. Missouri, where he has been for some time engaged in river work. From the details that were receiv- oc1 here it seems that a pressure pump on the boat which Mr. Renner was working exploded and the young man was killed as the result. The Sattler funeral home of this city will bring the body here to await the announcement of - the funeral services. Mr. Renner was born and grew up in this community, where he receiv ed his education and during his school years and later after gradu ating, he was a greai lover of ath letics and member of the football team here for a great many years. A pleasant and agreeable personality made him many friends who will most sincerely mourn his passing.. Mr. Renner i3 survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ren ner, a brother, Norman Renner and a sister, Mrs. Ceasar Baumgart, as well as his aged grandfathei , Charles Herren and a number of other rela tives. VIDA METZGER DIES From Friday's Dally Adam Stoehr of this city received the message this morning of the death of his niece. Miss Vida Metz ger, 3S, who died Thursday at her home at Merriam, Nebraska, after an illness of some duration. The deceased is the only daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Metz ger, former residents of Cass county, but who for a great many years have made their home in Cherry county. She is survived by the par ents and two brothers, v Bryan and Paul Metzger. The funeral services will be held on Saturday at Merriam and Mr. and Mrs. Stoehr are leaving today to attend the last rites. The many old friends in the coun ty will regret to learn of the pass ing of Miss Metzger and extend to the bereaved family their deepest sympathy. Miss Metzger was for several years in charge of the home department of the extension work in Custer county and was well known in Broken Bow and through the county for her ex cellent work. ELECTED ASSOCIATION OFFICER E. Glenn Woodbury, court report er for the second district, was elect ed to the office of secretary-treasurer of the Nebraska Shorthand Court Re porters association at their meeting in Omaha this week. Mr. Woodbury is the reporter for Judge W. W. Wil son. UNDERGOES APPENDECTOMY Josephine Staska, of Murray, wno is making her home with her uncle, Charles Staska, at Nebraska City, was operated on Thursday for . ap pendicitis at the St. Mary's hospital in that city. She is reported as doing very well. I I I ( A CLEAN PAGE m on the Book of TIME Like the artist with fresh drawing paper, we can mark the page in the year book that is 1939 with anything we wish. Let us resolve to mark it with the best in good will and service to others . . . and let tjs all pull together for a better community as we look hopefully to the coming year to bring restored prosperity to all! Plattsmouth O w j'jftt.ririf rrrf -tr mr- Slot Machines in the County to be Banished Sheriff-elect Joe Mrasek States That Slot Machines Must Be Taken Out in Future. The slot machine will have an un welcome reception in Cass county In the future, states Sheriff-elect Joe Mrasek and the incoming deputy sheriff, Emery Doody. The newly-elected sheriff, w-ho takes office next Thursday, stated to the Journal that hereafter slot ma chines if they are found operating in the county will be confiscated and seized as unlawful gambling devices and destroyed as provided by law. The emphatic vote that was given by the voters of Cass county against the legalization of slot machines in the state of Nebraska is a mandate that the new sheriff and deputy ex pect to see is strictly enforced and if any machines are found in the county they will suffer the conse quence of the poor Judgment of their operators. COUNTY COURT DOINGS Friday was a very busy time in the probate section of the county court and Judge A. H. Duxbury was kept busy the entire day in hearings. Final hearings were held in the estate of John Scheel, deceased, Carl D. Ganz, executor; Paul H. Wohl farth, deceased, Mrs. Jessie Wohl farth, administratrix; James Gamble, deceased, Guy L. Clement, executor. Hearing on claims was had in the estate of W. H. Heil, of which Walter H. Smith is the administra tor; Laura Brinkman, of which Frank A. Cloidt is the administrator and Jess Terryberry, of which Mrs. Jess Terryberry is the administra trix HERE FOR HOLIDAY Mr. and Mrs. Walter Speece and daughter, Walta Jean, of Bennet, Nebraska, are here to enjoy a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Am, parents of Mrs. Speece. This is the first time that the little grand daughter has been able to pay . a visit to the grandparents and the occasion one that all greatly enjoy. VISIT AT SIOUX FALLS Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gapen are at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they will spend a few days at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Glen Lockhart and family. Evening and Semi-Weekly Journal Your Home Town Newspaper w w -w STILL IN SERIOUS SHAPE Fred H. Speck, of Sioux City, Iowa, who is now at the bedside of his brother, Carl Speck, ' at Rawlins, Wyoming, has notified the relatives here that the conditfon of Carl "is still quite serious and one of nis fractured legs is especially serious. All that is possible is being done for the young man but it .will probably be some time before the outcome cf the case can be determined and if possible to save his legs. Weeping Water Seeks Funds for Sever System File Application for $112,997.50 at Nebraska City Office to Aid in Public Improvement. The city of Weeping Water made application on Friday to the WPA office at Nebraska City for an ap propriation of $112,997.50 to con struct a municipal sewer system and sewerage disposal plant. Homer Gausman, WPA engineer, said the plans will be sent to Wash ington this week. Weeping Water has no sanitary sewer system at this ime. The plans as submitted, call for 36,300 lineal feet of sewers and a ?9,500 aeriation sewerage disposal plant for the city. The disposal plant includes three tanks. Sewerage is dumped into the first and settled by injecting air into the tank. Then the liquid is run off and the sludge dumped into another tank. The city will contribute $20,000 to the project which amount will be paid by general taxation and not assessed against property owners. HERE OVER HOLIDAYS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sinkula, of Cleveland, Ohio, have been spending a short time here with their son, Father J. R. Sinkula, pastor of the Holy Rosary church In the west part of the city. They report that snow fall has been heavy in their home in the east, altho this part of the west has had only slight moisture. APPLICATION BLANKS HERE From Thursday's Dally The application blanks for the examinations for postmaster at this city, were received today at the local postoffice and are. n6w available for the applicants. The blanks must be filled and in the hands of the civil service commission at Washington by January 17th. ! Accept Our Best Wishes for A HAPPY NEW YEAR . - - Death of Mrs, Jackson Barker t at Louisville Passes Away at Age of Ninety-four Oldest Resident of Louis ville Community. From Thursday's Dally Mrs. Jackson Barker, 94, oldest resident of the Louisville -community, died last night at her home In Louisville after an illness of some two weeks, altho she has been in falling health since a fall a year and a half ago when she fell and sus tained the fracture of her hip and which has since caused her to be a partial invalid. Mrs. Barker came to the Louis ville community when a young girl and has made her home in that com munity for many years, being a loved and honored figure and who possessed a very large circle of friends. Mr. Barker, a veteran of the civil war, preceded his wife in death a number or years ago ana since which time she has continued to make her home in the family home stead. She has in recent raontbs made her home with a grandson, Donald Barker. Edward Barker of this city is a son of the deceased lady. IN MEM0RIAM In loving memory of our dear son, Weldon Stoehr, who passed away Dec. 30th, 1935. Gone is the face we loved so dear, Silent is the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech. But not toe far for thought to reach. Mr. and Mrs. and Family. Adam Stoehr STOCKHOLDERS MEETING The annual meeting of The Farm ers Elevator Co., of Cullom, Nebr., will be held at the Becker school house on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1939 at two o'clock p. m. ALBERT HILFICKER, j2-d&w Secretary. VISITING IN IOWA Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Gobelman are enjoying a visit at Decorah, Iowa, where they are guests of relatives for the remainder of the holiday week. They will visit several of the interesting spots in that portion of Iowa before they return home. RETURNS FROM VISIT IN KANSAS Mrs. James Nowacek, Sr., has re turned home from Atchison, Kansas, where she has been visiting with two of her children who are now members of orders of the Catholic church. Her daughter, Sister Mary Matthew (Pauline Nowacek) who is teaching at St. Joseph, Missouri, in one of the parochial schools, came to Atchison for the meeting with the mother. At Atchison they visited with Father Leonard of the St. Benedict's college (Faustine Now acek), their eon and brother. Father Leonard is completing his studies and will enter the teaching work of the St. Benedicts when ordained. County Attorney Holds Appropria tion Didn't Carry Initiative Measure Submitted at the November Election Failed to Re ceive Necessary Majority. County Attorney J. A. Capwell at the request of the board of county commissioners has handed down an opinion in the matter of the legality of the initiative measure voted on at the last general election in Novem ber, "Shall an Appropriation be Made Annually ior the Support of Agri cultural Extension Work." The prop osition received a majority of the votes cast on this proposition. The county attorney In Investi gating the authority in the law on the question of "the majority of votes cast," holds that this means the ma jority of the total vote that was cast at the general election in November, following a previous opinion from the office of the attorney general to that effect. Mr. Capwell gives cita tion of several cases where courts have held in similar questions as to the majority of votes. In Cass county at the last elec tion there was a total of 7,167 votes cast, the initiative proposition re ceived the favorable vote of 3,422, a majority on that proposition, but un der the ruling of a majority of the total vote cast would have to have 3,584 and therefore was short 162 of the necessary majority to make It, legal. Under the opinion and that of the state attorney general, which is expected later as a resume of the Stanton county opinion, the county board will probably not vote the an nual appropriation. NOMINATE CANDIDATES The Plattsmouth Business Men's Ad club held their meeting Wednes day at the Hotel Plattsmouth dining room where luncheon was enjoyed and the business session followed. The next meeting will be the an nual election of officers for the club and the nominating committee made the nomination of candidates for the officers and which will be acted on by the members. For president, E. J. Richey, the present president and F. P. Busch, a former president, were named. E. A. Wurl and C. C. Wescott wree proposed for vice-president and W. H. Puis was offered as the sole candidate for treasurer of the organization. The members of the organization voted to have their places of busi ness closed at noon on Monday, Jan uary 2nd, as an observance of New Year's day, which falls on Sunday this year. RETURNS TO ARIZONA Otto E. Trilety, a member ot the staff of the U. S. department ot Jus tice, .who has been here over the Christmas holiday, visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton J. Trilety, departed Thursday for Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Trilety is going by train as far as Amarillo, Texas, and from there will go by auto to Phoenix where be is engaged In special governmental work. HERE FROM ST. LOUIS Mr. and Mrs. Max Pries, Jr., of St. Louis, Missouri, who have been here visiting at the home of Louis and Miss Minnie Kissling, are to return home soon, Mr. Pries being ready to report for duty on January 3rd. Platter Rally Fails to Gheck Tech Sharpshooters Omaha Team Wins 37 to 29 After Fine Bid for Victory by Locals; Hayes Leads Local Offense. The basketball fans had a few min utes of fast and furious play Friday night at the local courts as the Plat ters paced by Captain Hayes, made a drive for victory after a rather one sided first half of the battle with Omaha Tech. The visitors showed a fast break ing offensive that netted (hem many baskets but which In the last moments of the game had taken toll of the veterans that had borne most of the fighting. In the opening half the Platters garnered 4 free tosses while the visitors annexed nine points. In their free tosses the blue and white looked good and made almost all of their gift shots count against the Maroons. The second quarter showed the visitors again showing their fast breaks and drives down the floor that penetrated the local defense for scores to make a 15 to 8 margin at the half time. Hayes scored the first field goal for the Platters In this portion of the game. It was not until In the last of the third quarter and the fourth period that the Platters hit their scoring stride and for a few moments victory seemed Just around the cor ner, that mysterious spot where pros perity has long lurked, Hayes and Rebal being able to ring the basket for score after score and at one time had. drawn the margin separating the tw teams to 25 to 24 for Tech. The fast work of the blue and white warrlons brought the capacity crowd to a frenzy as the Maroons wavered in their heretofore uninterrupted march. It was the work of NIsley, Tech forward in the last moments of the game that robbed the Platters of the chance of victory as he was hotter than a red wagon and but for his shots that seemed ticket fop sure scores the Maroons were slowly giv ing ground against the local offense. Hayes led the blue and white with 12 points, Rebal had 11 and Reed five. Coach Hoffman retained his senior starting lineup for the entire game while Coach Kennedy of Tech sent in some eleven during the game. Nisley led the visitors with his ten points. Young and Kamp had 8 and 7 points. Coach Hoffman Is seeking a game for next Friday night for the local court as the next game on the schedule will be here with Valley on Tuesday, January 10th. The box Bcore of the game: Plattsmouth (29) FG FT PF 0 0 3 0 0 TP 1 11 12 5 0 Jacobs, f 0 1 5 2 3 0 Rebal, f 3 Hayes, c 5 Reed, g 1 Wall, g 0 9 11 3 29 i (37) FG FT PF TP .4018 .10 12 .5 0 2 10 .0 0 0 0 . 0 0 3 0 .3137 .10 0 2 . 2 0 2 4 . 0 0 0 0 . 2 0 2 4 . 0 0 0 0 18 1 14 37 TOM GR0SSHANS INJURED Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Grosshans re ceived word Thursday morning that their son, Thomas, who Is living in Long Beach, California, received a broken leg while at work at Seal Beach for the Ansco Construction company of Long Beach. "Tom" was operating a caterpillar at the time of the mishap. He was pushing piling out in the ocean when a wave came in and forced the piling back against him. He is In the Seaside Memorial hospital, 1401 Chesnut Avenue, Long Beach, Cal. SUFFERS FROM GRIPPE Mrs. R. W. Knorr is confined to her home suffering from an attack of'grippe.