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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1939.
Ihe Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
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Meryl Schafer was compelled to
miss several days of school last week
en account of a severe ear infection,
which followed a brief siege of la
Art Loranz and wife, who reside
routh of Elmwood, were visiting
friends and looking after business
r:atters in Murdock "Wednesday af
ternoon of last week.
A number of officials of the Rock
Ifland railroad were in Murdock last
week inspecting the station and the
right of way as well as making;
fricnd3 for the company.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bornemeier,
who have been making their home
in Weeping Water, are visiting for a
couple of weeks at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Bornemeier.
George F. Wilson of Elmwood was
locking after some business matters
ivi Murdock last Wednesday after
noon, and was visiting with his
friend, J. H. Buck, the blacksmith.
. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stock have
taken up housekeeping for the pres
ent in the home of Mrs. Augusta
S -hlaphof in Murdock. They intend
to move on a farm east of town in
W. O. Gillespie is making fine
gains after a recent automobile ac
c'dent near Ycrk, Nebraska. The in
juries he received are healing nicely,
so that he is able to again transport
the school children by his bus.
Daniel Ruge, who spent the Christ
mas season with home folks, return
ed to Naperville, Illinois, last Mon
day, where he resumed his last se
mester's work prior to graduation
next June. He has enjoyed his work
ct North Central college very much.'
Louis Hornbeck departed last
week for Rock Island, to consult
with officials of the Modern Wood
men of America, before continuing
on to Chickamauga, Georgia, from
where he will travel over that part
the south in the interests of the
M. W. A. as traveling auditor.
The relationship of Mrs. Amelia
Rieckman gathered in her home on
Friday evening, December 30, to
celebrate the annual family gather
ing, which was somewhat delayed
this year, because of the recent in
juries she received in December. It
was a happy time for all who at
tended. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miller are
happy over the arrival of an eight
pound baby girl, who was born to
them in a Lincoln hospital Wednes
day evening, January 4, 1333. The
mother, formerly Miss Louise Meier
jurgen, and the baby are getting
along nicely and are hoping to re
turn home soon.
Spent New Years in Lincoln
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hornbeck of
"Lincoln entertained on New Years
day, having as dinner guests I. G.
Hornbeck and Miss Elsa Bornemeier
from Murdock and a number of
capital city friends.
A number of Murdock ladies who
are members of the Order of Eastern
Star at Elmwood attended the in
stallation ceremonies and banquet of
the chapter last week.
Card of Thanks
To the many friends who aided
at the time of the death of our be-
COMMON sense demands
that your insurance he
handled by men trained
' to lolve insurance prob
lems. Let me study your
present insurance and 111
tell yoa just what your
insurance will do when
you have a loss.
Searl 3. Davis
OFFICESl JND "IA)OB
Plaits. State Dank BWO
leved wife and mother, we wish to
express our heartfelt thanks. We ap
preciate more than words can con
vey your thoughtful ministrations,
and hope that similar trouble may
never come to your home. We thank
the many for their floral tributes,
those who sang at the funeral and
the minister who spoke words of
comfort. W. O. Gillespie and Child
ren. Many Relatives Die
John H. Caster, a cousin of W. T.
Weddell, who has been chief sur
geon for the Atchison and Santa Fe
railroad at Wichita. Kansas, dropped
dead last week. Edward Weddell,
age 53, a nephew of W. T. Weddell,
who has been a station agent for the
Santa Fe since 1905 also died last
week and was buried at Baxter
Springs, Kansas, his home. These
two deaths, coming close together
f.dd to the sorrow of our townsman
whose brother J. C. Weddell passed
away about three weeks ago at his
home at Ashland.
New Years Party
A happy New Years party wa3 held
at the L. Neitzel home, those present
including Fred Lowe and family, of
Ilyannis. Nebr., the A. J. Neitzel
family and O. J. Hitchcocks of Have
lock, all having dinner and supper
and enjoying themselves visiting and
Visited with Friends Here
Rev. Fred. Martin, a former pastor
of ihe Callahan church in years
gone by, but now located at Man
hattan. Canada, departed last week
for Colorado, after spending some
ten days visiting old friends here.
After a visit in Colorado, he will go
to California, before returning to his
home in Canada.
Purchased Residence Property
C. A. Besack, of Omaha, last week
purchased the former Herman R
Schmidt residence property from the
Home Owners Loan Corporation. Mr.
and Mrs. Besack. who are well
known in Murdock, expect to occupy
the property they have acquired and
will move here at once. It is a well
built residence and will make them
an excellent home.
Taken to Omaha Hospital
Mrs. Julius Reinke, of Murdock
v, as taken to an Omaha hospital last
Saturday, where she has been dur
ing the past week under observation
and treatment. Her condition has
been very serious but it is hoped that
with the best of treatment and nurs
ing she will recover and be able to
return home in due time.
Died Suddenly in Iowa
James Woodard, a well known
telephone engineer of many years ex
perience, who was the first manager
of the exchange in Murdock when It
as under the Plattsmouth Tele
phone company, died suddenly last
Tuesday at his home in Council
Bluffs Iown, being 74 years of age.
He retired from active work some
time ago, receiving a life pension
from the Northwestern Bell company,
by which he was employed for many
years. And although not actively em
ployed, his advice and suggestions
were often asked and made use of in
the solving of telephone problems, as
he was considered an expert.
The deceased man was a brother of
the late Mrs. George Buell and an
uncle of the Buell boys here, as well
as of Mrs. Samuel Cox. He leaves a
widow and a married daughter, Mrs.
The funeral ,wa3 held at Council
Bluffs, Iowa and intermeut "was in
the Wabash cemetery. '
Community Building Fails.
The proposition for a community
building, like the school boy's dream,
goes glimmering through the vale of
glery that were (to be.) When the
votes were counted last "Friday, it
showed the proposition defeated. The
vote was '60 for, 61 against, the
needed 73 votes not materializing.
Able 1o be Up and Around
Mrs. Arcalia Rieckman, who had
the misfortune of falling In her kit
chen before, the Christmas season,
is up and around again after spend- J
ing ten days in bed and suffering a
good deal of pain. Fortunately, no
bones were broken. Even though
grandma has been careful in going
about the home during the past year,
accidents sometimes happen. The
many friends rejoice in her rapid re
covery at this time.
A happy evening was spent by ten
young couples at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Schlaphof last Tues
day to help John celebrate his
birthday. A fine prepared evening of
entertainment was enjoyed and r
delicious luncheon was served by
the hostess. It was a delightful even
ing of fun and fellowship and the
quests wished Mr. Schlaphof many
hfcppy returns of the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Thimgan en
tertained fifty guests in their home
Sunday evening, January 1, 1939, in
honor of the recent marriage of their
fon Victor to Miss Edna E. McCrory
of Murdock. A fine two-course din
ner was served at 6:00 o'clock and
the guests enjoyed themselves im
mensely on this happy occasion.
The newly wedded couple, born in
this community and reared in the
schools here, are well known to
their many friends. The bride taught
school near Murdock for five years
rnd until recently has been engaged
in work in Lincoln. The groom is en
gaged in the carpenter s trade with
Mr. and Mrs. Thimgan intend to
reside in Murdock for the present,
where their friends wish them suc
cess and happiness.
Missionary Society Elects
At the annual all-day meeting of
the Missionary Society held in De
cember at the home of Mrs. Alvin
Bornemeier, officers were elected for
the year 1939, as follows:
Mrs. William Rikli, president; Mrs.
Harold Luetchens, vice president;
Mrs. Albert Bornemeier, recording
secretary; Mrs. "William Eisele, cor
responding secretary; Mrs. August
Ruge, treasurer; Mrs. Alvin Borne
meier, superintendent of Y. P. M. C. ;
Mrs. Ilerbert Oehlerking, superinten
dent of the Mission Ba,nd; Mrs. Fer
dinand Rieckman. assistant superin
tendent of the Mission Band, and
Mrs. L. B. Gorthey, superintendent
of the Little Heralds.
The society i3 a very active' orga
nization of the church and accom
plishes much good each year.
New Year's eve, December 31,
193S, the immediate families and
friends of Miss Edna McCrory and
Mr. Victor Thimgan, gathered at
8:00 o'clock, in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ivy McCrory, to witness the
wedding ceremony of their daugh
ter. Mr. Emil .Miller, accompanied by
his daughter, Maxine Miller, sang
"c. Promise Me" and "I Love You
Miss Sarah McCrory, sister of the
bride, played Lohengrin's "Bridal
Chorus as Rev. Harvey A. Schwab
entered the beautifully decorated
room and was followed by the groom
end his attendant, Mr. Alvin Back.e
meyer, of Greenwood, Nebraska.
Miss Grace Backemeyer, the brides
maid, then entered, carrying a beau
tiful red rose. She was followed by
the bride, beautifully attired jn a
gown cf teal blue crepe. The- bride
carried a handkerchief which her
mother used on her wedding day.
A corsage of gardenias and sweet
peas was worn on the bride's left
shoulder. The impressive double ring
ceremony united the hapny couple in
After the ceremony, the couple re
ceived the beet wishes and congratu
lations of their many relatives and
Mrs. Frank Buell was in charge
or the guest book. Miss Sarah Mc
Crory and Miss Dorothy McCrory
were in charge of the gift room.
Many beautiful and useful gifts were
received for their future home.
A delicious luncheon was served
by the sisters of the bride to about
forty guests. Later in the evening.
the beautifully decorated golden
wedding cake was cut by the bride
and was served to the assembled
During the ovening several groups
of friends came to charivari the
couple and extend their well wishes
to Mr. and Mrs. Thimgan.
A reception was held at 5:00
o'clock Sunday evening, January 1,
1939, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew Thimgan in honor of the
bride and groom. A delicious two
course supper was served to fifty
Their many friends are glad to
know that they are going to make
their home in Murdock.
(Editor's Note Persons having news
items for the Alvo department should
phone same to our Alvo correspondent.
Mrs. Glenn Diinmitt before Friday, as
present mall conditions require mailing-
of her news letter at 9:30 Friday
morning: In order to reach us in time
for i;ublication in Monday's paper.)
J. B. Elliott, Jr., has torn down
the blacksmith buildinc which he
Mr. and .Mrs. S. C. Hardnock were
dinner guests at the Loren Mickle
home at Denton Sunday.
Warren llammel, who is a student
at the University of Nebraska, spent
Sunday with his parents.
Harry Weichel has been moving
the office building that he recently
purchased in town, to his farm.
Mrs. A. B. Stroemer and Mrs.
Bcrnemeicr went to Lincoln Wednes
day afternoon after being informed
of Mrs. Brobst'8 death.
The Bridge club met for a one
o'clock luncheon Thursday noon at
the home of Mrs. S. C. Jordan. The
ladies enjoyed a pleasant afternoon.
Walt Vincent, the custodian for
the school building, has been on the
sick list this week. Part of the time,
Walt was unable to be on duty, but
is reported to be feeling some better
at this writing.
Mark Nickel, who has been at
Savannah, Missouri, for some time
taking treatments, has not been able
to return home as yet. He had ex
pected to be home for Christmas but
was unable to do so.
Mrs. Charles Edwards was in Lin
coln part of last week visiting her
son, Edgar and family. The Edgar
Edwards family came down from
Lincoln Saturday evening and re
mained to visit relatives until Sun
The Alvo fire department was
called to the Raymond Eveland farm
west of Alvo last Monday, where a
large barn and other buildings were
destroyed. A great number of Alvo
people were present to watch and as
sist at the fire.
The young folks who were home
from college for their Christmas va
cation, returned to resume their re
spective studies the fore part of the
week. Victor and Iris Miller, Kath
erine, Edward and Margaret Stroe
mer returned to the University of Ne
braska; Grace Muenchau to the Peru
State Teachers' college; Ruth Ann
Ganz to the Stephens college at Co
lumbia, Missouri. i A number of other
students from .here, spent most, of
their vacation in the cities where
they are attending school.
Former Residents Visit Here
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keefer of Glen
wcod. Iowa, former Alvo people, came
to Alvo Friday to, visit Mr. and Mrs.
S C. Boyles and the Ganz family
over the week end before returning
to their home after a week's vaca
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Keefer were among
the relatives present for Christmas
dinner at the S. C Boyles home and
then went to Plattsmouth to visit
their daughter, Mrs. Roy Cole and
Mr. and Mrs. Keefer were pres
ent for the church services Sunday
and had the opportunity of meeting
a good many of their old friends.
Entertains Aid Society
Mrs. Arthur Dinges, who was as
sisted by Mesdames Carl Rosenow,
Orville Buchlcr and Talbert Ed
wards, enisrtaincd the members of
the Aid Society at the home of Mrs.
Dinges Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
Frank Taylor had charge of devo
tions. A largo crowd was present to en
joy a pleasant and profitable after
noon. Mrs. Lyle Miller turned over very
nearly $19.00 profit from maga
The hostesses served delicious
sandwiches and coffee at the close of
Charles Clinton Bucknell
Charles Clinton Bucknell, deceas
ed, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio,
and his pilgrimage closed December
24, 1938, in Burlington. Colorado
reaching the asrp of 78 years, 8
months and 20 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure,
his wife and companion with whom
he has traveled down the pathway
or lite, snaring each otner 3 sorrows
and joys, the bitter and the sweet.
Seven children graced their home.
Clarence of Alvo; Mrs. Jessie Muen
chau, of Alvo; Mrs. Grace Linch, of
Sioux City, Iowa; Raymond. Clifford
and Mrs. Bertha Skinner, all of
Spirit Lake, Idaho, and one sister
of Spokane, Washington.
Mr. Bucknell came west from
Ohio when 18 years of age, locating
first at Auburn, Nebraska, and later
at Alvo. In 1900 he moved to
Nuekclls count v and in 13U ne
heard the call of Horace Greeley J
"Go West" and moved on to Spokane,
Washington, where he remained for
four years, when he again returned
When a young man he was a
teacher and taught school at Eagle.
He was also a Sunday school superin
tendent of the Alvo M. E. Sunday
For the past several years, Mr.
Bucknell has lived at Spirit Lake,
Idaho, where he departed this life.
, The body was brought to Alvo for
burial. Services were held at the
Methodist church at 2:00 o'clock last
Tuesday, with Rev. John Hammel
Former Resident Dies
The people of this community
were shocked Wednesday afternoon
when they learned of the death of
a former Alvo resident, Mrs. Andrew
Brobst. Mrs. Brobst died at her home
in College View Wednesday noon.
Friends were unaware of her serious
condition. Death came as a result of
a goitre that she had been troubled
with for many years. To mourn her
passing are her husband, Andrew,
two sons, John of Norfolk and Dan
iel, who is at home, a daughter,
Maurine, who is also at home, two
sisters of Lincoln and a host of
Funeral services were held at a
capital city mortuary Friday morn
ing at ten o'clock.
The Brobst family resided in Alvo
for several years before moving to
Lincoln. The M. E. parsonage was
formerly their home.
Mr. Brobst was engaged in the
carpenter business. Mrs. Brobst was
active in social circles.
LAST WEEK'S ALVO LETTER
(Delayed mail service brouftlit us last
week's Alvo news letter too late for
publication in prior issues of Journal.
and the same are printed below Ed.)
This cold weather has made the
ice skaters happy, as they were able
to get out for some plain and fancy
skating, the pond having been put
in fine shape early last autumn. (The
joy proved short lived however, as
still warmer weather has followed
that few days cold spell, until even
the frost is all out of the ground.)
Ruth Ann Ganz. who is a student
at Stephens college, Columbia, Mo.,
has been spending her Christmas
vacation with her parents.
The Jerold Rueber family spent
Christmas day with Mr. Rueber's
folks at Elmwood.
A. B. Stroemer was on the sick
list last week. For a few days. he
was unable to carry the mail. Roy
Ccatman, Ihe substitute carrier, was
on duty during Mr. Strocmer's ill
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Copple- and
son, Lee, spent Monday with the
Ray Norris family near Weeping
Miss Alice Taylor, who has beer
at Onawa, Iowa, for nearly two
years, came Christmas eve to spend
her vacation with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Taylor and fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nickel and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Mickle
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ger
beling and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Lyle Miller and son and Jesse Hard
nock and son Forrest were guests at
the S. C. Hardnock home Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Dickerson and
family of Lincoln were in attendance
at the Christmas eve program at the
church, spending that night and
Christmas day at the Charles Godby
Mrs. Frank Taylor accompanied
the Rehmeier family to Omaha Tues
day, where they visited at the Adolf
Mogensen home. Fred and Frank
Rehmeier remained for a longer visit
They returned home Thursday. '
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cook, of
Camp Point, near Chicago, Mr. and
Mrs. Roger Williams of Chicago and
Mr. aud Mrs. George Bernemeier
and daughter were Christmas day
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Williams left
Sunday evening for Chicago and Mr.
and Mrs. Wesley Cook left Monday.
Mrs. Verna Boyles left for Lin
coln Thursday after visiting for a
few days at the S. C. Boyles home.
Allen Tintsman and Don Davis
were among those who were working
hard to sell as many tickets as pos
sible for the Firemen's benefit party
that will take place this week end
at the school house.
Mr. and Mrs. Randel Maves 'of
Lincoln were over night guests at
the Elmer Klyver home Christmas
Mrs. Dora Anderson, Miss May
Anderson, Mrs. Emery Qsenbaugu
and son Dickie, all of Lincoln were
Thursday afternoon callers at the
home of Mrs. Elmer Klyver. Mrs.
Osenbaugh and Miss May Anderson
also called on Mrs. Ed Schuelke in
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Williams were
Saturday evening dinner guests at
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Jackie Banning is doing her bit to reduce the nation's suge butter
surplus and so are many grocers throughout the nation. The supply
of butter in the United State3 in the month of December was shown
to be 210,000,000 pounds more than sixty million pounds above
normal, presenting one of the major problems for 193D. The ne
cessity of relieving the situation has become more apparent with
each passing day and dairy farmers and creameries everywhere in
the United States are displaying a keen interest in sales campaigns
because of the influence the huge surplus of storage butter stocks
can exert on the existing price structure. CASCO butter is made in
Cass county from cream supplied by Cass county farmers. Your
purchase of Casco will help create a better home market for cream.
the Elmer Klyver home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herman and
children of near Eagle were after
noon callers at the George Fifer
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Williams and
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klyver spent
Thursday evening at the George
Allen Tintsman spent his Christ
mas vacation with his folks.
Warren Hammel, son of Rev. and
Mrs. Hamel spent Christmas vaca
tion with his parents. Warren is a
student at the University of Ne
braska. Edwin Muenchau is doing the
chores at the Ronald Hall home near
Waverly, while they are visiting at
Mrs. Raymond Hiers and little
daughter is visiting at the Arthur
Klyver home in Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hardnock spent
Thursday at the Orville Gerbeling
home near Murdock. Gwendolyn, the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Or
ville Gerbeling, is ill with pleurisy.
They found the little girl feeling
Henry Miller spent Christmas day
with his daughter, Mrs. Harriet Lov-
ett, of Lincoln. He returned home
Monday. He then went to Elmwood
where he has been staying with his
daughter, Mrs. John Woods and
husband. Mrs. Woods has been ill
for two or three weeks and he has
been assisting her with her work.
Ralph Dreamer has been on the
sick list the past week. He has been
suffering from quinsy and has been
confined to his bed.
The charming home wedding of
Miss Darlene Swanberg, of Kings-
ley, Iowa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Swanberg, and Wesley Cook
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of
this community was a pleasant event
of the holiday season Saturday even
ing at S:00 o'clock at the home of
the bride's parents.
The beautiful candlelight service
was used and the ceremony was pen
formed by the bride's pastor.
The bride and groom were attend
ed by Mrs. Roger Williams of Chi
cago, a Bister of the groom, and Mr.
John Swanberg a brother of the
The bride who was given away in
marriago by her father, was attired
in a beautiful velvet gown, wore a
corsage of roses and carried a prayer
book. The groom wore the usual
Mrs. Olson, of Omaha, an aunt of
the "bride sang two songs preceding
the ceremony, being accompanied on
the violin by her son, a cou3in of
Immediately following the cere
mony a reception was held at the
Over forty relatives were present
at the wedding.
Death of Former Citizen
Charles C. Bucknell, who has been
making his home at Burlington,
Colorado, with a daughter," for sever
al years, but formerly resided here,
passed away last week and the re
mains were brought to Alvo for bur-
BIT FOR BUTTER
ir.l. His death occurred on Saturday,
December 2 4, and the funeral was
- 1 held on Tuesday. Mr. Bucknell leaves
to mourn his departure four child
ren, as follows: Clarence Bucknell,
who resides north of Elmwood;
George Bucknell of Sheldon, Mis
souri; Mrs. Louis Skinner and Mr3.
Muenchau, with whom he had been
making his home.
Mrs. Arthur Dinges wa3 hostess
to the Alvo Woman's Reading club
Thursday afternoon at her home.
Mrs. Dorothy and Charles Edwards
had charge of a most interesting pro
gram. Very delicious refreshments were
served at the close of the pleasant
Christmas Message from President
Fred Rehmeier, who has quite a
hobby for letter writing, had appar
ently ran out of folks to write to
( according to hi3 analysis of his
own situation) and went to his
mother for sugges lions as to whom
he might send another letter with
Christinas greetings. She replied:
"Well, Frrd, you haven't written the
Taking his mother's suggestion
seriously, he proccded to write Presi
dent Roosevelt a friendly message
cr.d Christmas greeting and mailed
it, never really expecting an answer.
But, on December 20. Fred was sur
prised and much pleased to receive
the following reply written on White
Washington. D. C.
December 1G, 19 3 S.
My Dear Fred:-
Your friendly little letter of De
cember 11 pleased the president ever
so much and he has asked me to
than'i you lor it. He appreciates
your Holiday Greetings and hopes
you will have a very Merry Christ
mas and Happy New Year.
Very sincerely yours.
M. A. LE HAND,
Private Sec'y of President.
Fred is delighted at having re
ceived a rcjply to his letter and took
the communication to school for the
teacher and the pupils of his room
to have the pleasure of seeing and
reading the letter.
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