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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1939.
Ihe Ptattsmouth Joornal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoffice, Plattamouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Grandmother Schwartz who was
very ill with the flu for a number of
days is reported as being better at
this time and is out again.
The superintendent of schools and
wife were host and hostess at their
home Friday of last week at a six
o'clock dinner when they entertain
ed for the evening J. H. Steffens and
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Watson, who
are entertainers were spending New
Year's day at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Cisney, Mrs. Watson's
Riith Heil, one of the teachers of
the Nehawka school was spending
her vacation at her home in Lin
coln. She was back for duty on Mon
day of this week.
The little eight year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards who
has been so seriously ill for a num
ber of days is reported as being some
better at this time.
At the Auditorium in . Nehawka
Tuesday fevening was held a court
of honor 1 for. Arbor Lodge district
of the the Boy Scouts. Many of the
towns of the district were represent
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wehrbein were
down to Nebraska City one day last
wek to visit C. R. Troop of Platts
month who was at the St. Mary's
hospital for treatment and observa
tion. MIls Helen Worthern, one of the
teachers of the Nehawka school was
guest for the evening and a fine sup
per with Miss Beatrice Chapman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Chap
man. Mr. and Mrs. Henry AVesselT were
guests for the New Year's day last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Baier of "near Avoca, where all
enjoyed a fine visit , and an excel
3e"ht dinner. - , . . ,
,The Roy. Gregg family were- dw4"
to the home, of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Gerking near Falls City where they
are 'farming, the two families enjoy
ing the New Year's day together and
sure had a fine time.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geade of Una
dilla were guets for New Year's day
at the home of the parents of Mrs.
Geade, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Kruger
where all enjoyed a very fine visit
and -an excellent dinner.
Last Monday Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Steffens and Mrs. Mollie Magney were
down, to Lorton spending a few days
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Stef
fens where Mr. J. K. Steffens was as
sisting in some work in the bank
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
M;Reyno3ds and Lanna McReynolds,
sister of Alvin, were in Omaha,
guests at a very fine dinner at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cum
mings. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings are
former residents of Nehawka.
Will Spend Winter in West.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. August, jr..
with their children who make their'
home at Otis, Colorado, have been
spending some two weeks in Nehawka
and - vicinity visiting their many
friends departed early this week for
their home in the west. They were
accompanied by the father of Mrs.
August, Charles D. Saint John, where
he will make his home with the
daughter and husband for the winter.
Mrs. Miller in Hospital.
Mrs. Fred Miller who has not been
in the best of health of late was so
seriously ill that it was found neces
sary to take her to the Methodist
hospital in Omaha for treatment and
observation. She was taken to the
institution last Saturday evening.
Mrs. James Miller, mother of Fred.
Is staying at his home looking after
You needn't grin and bear a cough due to ft -cold.
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the children and cooking while the
daughter-in-law is away.
Hugh Warden was passing his
natal day last Sunday, being born
on New Year's day about sixty-six
years ago. The entire family circle
was1 present at his home last Sunday
where the passing of the date was
Home From the Hospital.
Last Saturday Clifford Trotter,
who has been at the Veterans' hos
pital at Lincoln for many months re
ceiving treatment for rheumatism
and arthritis, was able to return
home late last week. Mr. Trotter is
feeling quite well and will return to
his shop and business.
Observe New Year's Day.
The American Legion sponsored
a very pleasant time New Year's eve
with a program and watch party at
.which time the old year was watched
deoart and the new one welcomed. A
dance also featured the occasion.
Spending Vacation in Nehawka.
Robert Chanman. father of our
townsman. Robert H. Chanman of
Nehawka and carrier- of the rural
mail, is spending some two weeks at
the home of hi3 son here. The son
drove to Omaha for. him: Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Pattman of Av6ca were
Homs from Hospital.
The young son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Grant gome time ago was taken
with a serious attack of appendicitis
and was taken to the Methodist hos
pital in Omaha where he immediate
ly underwent an operation from
which he rapidly recovered and was
able to leave the hospital Monday
afternoon of this week. W. H. Kru
ger,' a-friend of -the Grant family,
kindly took the lad to the institution,
"and brought him home again- -" '
Entertained Friends Friday.
Last Friday Mr. and Mrs. Verner
Lundberg Avrre entertaining their
friends, Mr. and Mrs Ernest kropp
and Mrs. Sarah Kropp, mother of
Ernest, where all enjoyed a very
pleasant .time as well as a feast of
delightfully prepared, oysters.
Enjoy Christmas Party.
Some sixty people of the neigh
borhood of Pleasant Hill school were
gathered at the school house where
they enjoyed a very fine Christmas
party. The party was given by Parr
Young for the members of the Pleas
ant Hill extension club. A fine pro
gram was enjoyed and fine eats as
well. Bingo games and cards were
KRASCHEL SAYS IOWA DEMOCRAT
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4 (UP) Gov.
Nelson G. Kraschel of Iowa has as
sured President Roosevelt of the "con
tinued interest of the people of Iowa
and the democratic west in preser
vation of the administration farm
Kraschel conferred yesterday with
the president "on general matters,"
and later with Secretary of Agricul
ture Henry A. Wallace on details of
the farm program.
"I assured the president that the
democratic west wants a liberal and
progressive party and told him that
the people of Iowa were interested in
preservation of the farm program."
Kraschel said. "I also gave him my
own pledge of loyalty, to his prin
ciples and told him that I would con-
tinue to r.crk for those' principles in
any manner at my command." .
Kraschel, a democrat, will be suc
ceeded next week by Gov.-clect
George A. Wilson, a republican.
rtises tie resistance
President May .
Ask Large WPA
Thought to Plan to Ask Congress for
$700,000,000 to Continue the
Work Over Nation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UD
President Roosevelt intends asking
congress late this week for approxi
mately $700,000,000 to continue the
Works Progress Administration un
til June 30.
Administration advisers said a
special message on relief, outlining
needs and stating that last year's ap
propriation of $1,325,000,000 was
nearly exhausted, probably would be
sent to the capitol Friday.
Relief became the number one Issue
of the new congress when the senate
campaign expenditures committee
recommended revisions in the law to
divorce politics from relief. The com
mittee found that relief funds had
been diverted to politics in several
states during the last election cam
paigns. Despite controversy over WPA ac
tivities, congressional leaders said
the relief treasury would be re-filled
quickly. They said $700,000,000
would be sufficient to care for 2.500,-
000 persons until the end of the fiscal
Some senators sought support for
a long-range program intended to
cushion relief rolls against depres
sion crowding. They would restrict
WPA relief to 2,000,000 persons, and
aid the other unemployed through
more liberal compensation benefits
under the social security act and di
rect relief in which the states would
share the costs equally. '
The plan, according to it3 support
ers, would encourage industrial
workers and others affected by sea
sonal lay-offs to take compensation
benefits instead of WPA jobs.
Senators seeking to defeat confirm
ation of Harry L. Hopkins, former
WPA administator, as secretary of
commerce, planned to use the cam
paign expenditures report. Republi
can Leader Charles L. McNary, of
Oregon, said he would ask the senate
to send the report to the commerce
committee, which will consider Hop
Although it did not censure Hop
kins, the report condemned some
WPA practices and charged that
some underling3 1n the relief agency
had been guilty of ' "indefensible"
campaign tactics. It rebuked Aubrey
Williams, former deputy WPA ad
ministrator and now head of the Na
tional Youth Administration, for
telling a group of WPA workers that
"We've got to keep our friends in
Sen. J. Hamilton Lewis, D., III.,
predicted that President Roosevelt
would recommend transfer of many
WPA activities to the Public Works
Administration which is headed by
Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes.
Other senators said that regardless
of what change3 might be made in
response to demands for congres
sional investigation of the WPA,
they would press for enactment of
legislation to turn relief administra
tion over to the states.
BATTLE FLEET SAILS
SAN PEDRO, Cal., Jan. 4 (UP)
The fleet sailed today for elaborate
war games designed, it was believed,
to test its ability to defend the west
First operations will be in the
Caribbean, where the "black fleet
will protect the Panama Canal
against the "white" division. Then
will come the climactic test fleet
problem XX, the protection of the
north Atlantic shores from attack
late in February.
The maneuvers will include, next
week, the greatest mass flight in
naval record. Sixty long-range pa
trol bombers will try. to fly non-stop
from San Diego to Panama. .
. While the Atlantic exercises are
in progress. 60 vessels and 200
planes will engage in mock battle in
the California-Hawaii-Alaska triangle
of the Pacific. .
TWINS RARE IN TOWN
MASHPEE. Mass. (UP) For the
first time in 18 year3, twins have
been added to the population here.
The father is Ellsworth Oakley, or
Chief Drifting Goose cf the Wam
panoag Tribe. The sons have been
named John Hiawatha and Wesley
Thomas Walling Company
Abstract of Title
THIRTY SUICIDE JN NEW -YJ0RK
NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UP)
Thirty persons -committed suicide in
the metropolitan area during the
week-end holiday, police records
showed today. Most of them died by
gas. One woman strangled herself.
Another dived from a hotel window,
narrowly missing merry makers on
The wave of self-destruction was
unprecedented. For the first time
suicide headed the list of violent
deaths during a holiday. Automo-
htlrs. usually the cause of mo3t
deaths, killed 23.'
New Deal Farm
Program is in a
Congressmen Are Planning Many At
tempted Changes in the Present
System of Handling.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UP) The
new deal farm program today enter
ed its most critical period since the
supreme court, three years ago this
week, outlawed the first agricultural
adjustment act. The 7Cth congress
had scarcely convened when legis
lators discontented with the present
agricultural program announced
plans for substitution. Simultaneous
ly the supreme court agreed to re
view a case testing validity of the
AAA as applied to tobacco growers,
a challenge legal experts believed
broad enough to cover the entire
statute. The court test was regarded
by AAA officials as the lesser of the
two battles. The legal theory of the
adjustment law was changed after
the court held unconstitutional the
administration's first emergency farm
act. The invalidated law was based
on the premise that the feleral gov
ernment could enter into production
control contracts with individual
farmers. The -current program was
drawn on the authority of the gov
ernment to control interstate com
But in congress, the possibility of
a coalition of republicans and anti
Roosevelt democrats presented a
greater presidential threat.
Most of the substitute proposals
were designed to. guarantee farmers
a price for the domestically con
sumed product, equal to the cost of
production plus a reasonable profit
the guarantee to. be enforced either
through outrighi-rice fixing or fed
eral subsidies. Chairman Ellison D,
Smith. D.. S. C, of the senate agrl
culture committee, said he was draft
ing such a measure. Other senators
have advocated similar bills.
ROB CLEVELAND SUBSTATION
CLEVELAND. O., Jan. 3 (UP)
Robbers cut through a 15-inch brick
wall of a large vault in a postoffice
substation some time during the
holiday wcek-en5 : and took t least
$26,000 in cash, stamps and regis
tered mail, it wa3 discovered today.
Police and postal inspectors said
the work was that of a gantr of ex
perts who had been in the building
probably o or 6 hours. They said it
was the largest postal robbery in the
history of Cleveland. The station
superintendent said the loot might
ITALY PAYS HIGH PRICE
LONDON. Jan. 4 (UP) The
Daily Herald, organ " ot the labor
party, asserted today that the civil
war in Spain has co3t Italy more in
troops and mqney than did the con
quest, of Ethiopia. . '
The Herald said Italy lost 2,313
killed in Ethiopia and 2,657 killed in
the civil war up to last October. As
regards money, the newspaper esti
mated the cost of the Ethiopian con
quest at $600,000,000 and the cost
of the Italian participation in
civil war at $1,000,000.
SHAKER MUSEUM PLANNED
HANCOCK, Mast. (UP) Mr. and
Mrs. Edward D. Andrews of Pitts
field have acquired the interior of
the Shaker Meetinghouse here to
serve as a nucleus for. a museum
which they plan to establish for pres
ervation of the Shaker culture.
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tion of Jurgensen
Upholds Verdict of Lancaster County
District Court as Regards For
mer Lieut. Governor.
LINCOLN, Jan. 4 (UP) The Ne
braska supreme court today upheld
the embezzlement conviction return
ed against former Lieutenant Gover
nor Walter II. Jurgensen by the Lan
caster county district court.
In a unanimous opinion written
by Justice William 13. Rose the high
court ruled there was "no substan
tial ground for interference" with
the lower court verdict last month
that Jurgensen embezzled $549.71
in a stock transaction with Chester
C. Kaderll, Union Pacific agent at
Jurgensen was given a two to five
year penitentiary sentence which was
stayed pending determination of his
"Throughout the long trial, de
fendant (Jurgensen) had the vigi
lant service of eminent counsel," the
supreme court stated. "The rulings
of the trial court indicate judicial
fairness and impartiality. Every as
signment of error has been consider
ed in connection with all the evi
dence without finding an error pre
judicial to the defendant. It wa3 the
province of the jury to determine the
issue of guilt. One of the principal
defense contentions was that the
lower court erred in instructing the
jury and that Jurgensen had been
found guilty of embezzling stocK
rather than money as the complaint
charged. In overruling this objec
tion the high court pointed out that
after the prosecution was closed,
Jurgensen offered about $470 in re
stitution and that the verdict stated
it was money that was embezzled.
Kaderli changed that the former
lieutenant governor through an
agent. Jules H. Johnson, on Septem
ber 11, 1934 defrauded him of $916
worth of stock in the U. S. Savings
and Loan association of Lincoln of
which Jurgensen was president, by
promising to exchange the stock and
municipal bonds on other securities.
The supreme court said the exchange
never was made and that Kaderli's
stock was not returned to him. The
stock was sold and the proceeds cred
ited to the Western Union agency,
this name being one in which Jur
gensen transacted business.. The su
preme' court said the evidence show
ed that Jurgensen assumed personal
responsibility for the transaction.
Jurgensen contended the act involved
a civil complaint and that he should
not have been prosecuted on a crim
inal charge. '
NAMED OMAHA COMMISSIONER
OMAHA. Jan. 4 (UP) Walter
Korisko, 42, South Omaha mortician
defeated candidate for county treas
urer, late yesterday was appointed
by the city council to serve the unex
pired term of William Dorrance, fire
commissioner. He is to be sworn into
Dorrance, also a funeral director.,
resigned last week to take over his
new job as sheriff. He takes the oath
at midnight tonight.
Korisko, backed by Bohemian or
ganizations of the city was picked
from a list of 33 candidates. The
council made its decision after five
hours of speech making and balloting.
Korisco said he will resign his school
board position and his place on the
mayor's welfare board
RABBITS BALED OUT
GALLIPOLIS. O. (UP) Armed
with a dip net, D. A. Taber, exec
utive secretary of the Ohio alley
Civic council, has been hunting rab
bits at his home near Kanauga. The
bunniec, frightened at night by pass
ing automobiles, hop into a large
ornamental pool at the Taber home
by mistake. Taber fishes them out
and lets them go.
BUY Hartford Compre
hensive Insurance here
and you know yon have
protection against ALL
hazards that threaten to
cause you financial loss.
Searl S. Davis
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INSTALL LOUD SPEAKERS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UP)
Even the lowest voiced members of the
new house should be able to make their
arguments heard above the general
hubbub caused by 435 milling-, talk
A loudspeaker system, hes been in
stalled for the first time in tne capitol..
with "mikes" on the speaker's desk,
the reading clerk's desk, in the well
from which members speak, and at
the committee tables on each side
where "pilots" of bills do their work.
Senators still have to get along on
their own lung powsr.
One Minor Change Regarding For
ward Pass Made by the Gov
erning Rules Body.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 4
(UP) Members of the national foot
ball rules committee went home today
after making one minor change in the
gridiron playing code and ordering
equipment changes designed to re
The only rule change made dur
ing the three-day convention adjourn
ed last night decress that in case of
a forward pass all ineligible men must
remain on the line of scrimmage un
til the pas3 is thrown. Failure to do
so will be considered interference and
a penalty of 15 yards will be inflicted
from the point where the ball war
snapped. The play will count as e
The committee decided that with
this change, the previous penalty for
a forward pass touching an ineligible
player would be too severe. The old
rules called for the offending team to
lose the ball.
The committee believed this change
would increase the use of the short
pass and would make aerial plays
more interesting for spectators.
The committee, recognizing the
ii A 1
couniry-wiae demand lor improve
ment in equipment," ordered several
changes with a view to making the
Protective padding on the outside
of thigh guards was increased from
of an inch thickness to inch.
This change was accompanied by a
warning to officials to enforce it be
cause "a survey indicated that this
protective covering had been omitted
in many cases."
The shape and construction of cleatr
also was changed. The group increas
the diameter of the end of the con
ical cleat from inch to Vz inch
in order to lessen injuries. It alsc
was recommended that cleats be made
Mandatory use of head protector:
and soft knee nads was voted.
RULES FOR COMMISSION
LINCOLN, Jan. 4 (UP) Auth
ority to grant, deny or revoke a cer
tificate of public convenience and nec
essity is loged exclusively with the
state railway commission and the
courts have no jurisdiction in the
matter, the state supreme court held
This ruling was handed down by
the high court in companion cases
in which it decided that Hcdwig Ef
fenberger, Bernard Effenberger and
Marie Schocnbcrg are degal holderr
of a certificate permitting them tc
operate a bus line between Fort Crook
and 24th and N strccts in maha and
inai r rea sr. iuarconnit nas not auvn
ority to operate the line.
TINY LOCOMOTIVE RUNS
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UP) A min
iature locomotive, built with a den
tist's drills and jeweler's tools, oper-
atesperfectly and has a speed of 17
miles an hour. The model was made
in Southern Railway's shops and
scaled to one-sixteenth of an inch.
I $1- $1.25 -$1.45
$1.50 - $1.95
Where Quality Counts
Made on Auto
Delay, However, Proposal of Senator
Dan Oarber to Suspend En
forcement of Law.
LINCOLN, Jan. A (UP) The com
pulsory car testing provision enacted
two years ago, touched off a barrage
of criticism in the legislature today,
which decided finally to delay action
until tomorrow on a resolution by
Senator Dan Garber of Red Cloud,
providing for suspension of enforce
ment until the legislature can act
on the question.
Garber contended the law was vir
tually impossible to enforce, that if
it were enforced one-third of the
drivers In his district would not be
able to use their cars and that an
"imperative emergency existed inas
much as announcement has been
made that the compulsory car test
ing provision would be enforced start
ing this month."
Senator Amo3 Thomas of Omaha,
R. M. Howard of Flats and others
argued that the legislature was with
out authority to nullify a law by
resolution and urged that the matter
be considered in its regular turn.
On a motion by Speaker W. H.
Diers, members suspended the rules
to permit debate on the resolution to
day. After approximately an hour
of crosBfire between members, the
legislature approved a motion to
table the resolution for further con
sideration tomorrow. The vote was
27 for the motion, 15 against and
one not voting.
Senator Jay Hastings of Osceola
toid his colleagues:
"The auto testing law has proved
a Joke. We need good lights, good
brakes and other things, but it's
ridiculous that testing stations have
to purchase $4,000 or $5,000 worth
of equipment." Senator John Callan
concensus of this body that the law
of Odell said: "I believe it is the
be changed. I don't believe 75 per
cent of the people of the state are
Several members said they believed
the legislature would be starting a
"dangerous precedent" by approving
suspension of enforcement although
they said they did not necessarily be
lieve the law was right.
During discussion mention was
made that Governor Cochran had re
quested several months ago that en
forcement of car testing be deferred.
One member said that since enforce
ment had been delayed from June un
til January it could as well be post
poned for another six weeks until
the legislature decided its course.
There wag no disposition to criticize
the safety patrol. .
By unanimous vote the assembly
approved recommendations of Senator
L. R. Murphy's committee on com
mittes, consolidating two committees
and providing for daily meetings ex
cept Satururay and Sunday of the ap
propriations committee. Murphy said
the session probably would be short
ened three or four weeks as a result
of the latter provision.
DEFICIT OF $1,601,920,303
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UP) The
federal government ended the first
six months of the 1939 fiscal year
with a gross deficit of Si Km on
303, the treasury disHonori iiuion
DO YOU UJOUJ?
IF you had a fire, how much
would you lose? Is your fire
insurance enough to take care
of any loss ? Are you sure t
Millions of dollars are lost ev
ery year because of insufficient
Mp.ke sure we'll help you.
Come in, write or telephone.
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