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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1939.
from Valley by
Score of 47 -35
Visitors Have One of the Best Teams
Appearing On the Local Court
So Far This Season.
From Wednesday's Daily
The Plattsmouth high basketeers
last evening won handily over the
visiting squad from Valley by a score
of 47 to 35. Only in the third quar
ter did the opponents seriously
threaten the Platter lead.
The first period showed the locals
with a 13-3 lead as they had held
Valley to a lone free throw and one
field goal. Reed. Hayes and Wall
were sinking them in this first frame.
Valley started nervously and couldn't
find their basket or hold on to the
In the second quarter both teams
scored freely. Plattsmouth doubling
its score and Valley amassing 14
The third stanza found Valley
getting a little warm and at one time
came within six points of the lead
ers, but Plattsmouth was not to be
caught and moved to a 31 to 22 third
quarter pace. Jacobs. Hayes and
Rebal led the scoring here.
The game was a hard fought one.
but fouls were rather scarce. On
the offensive. Reed led the Platter
attack, having 13 points which in
cluded a gift shot and six baskets.
Hayes accounted for four field goals
and three free throws, or eleven
points, as did Jacobs who had five
goals and a free toss. Rebal's defen
sive work was very outstanding as
well as his offensive feats. Captain
Allen of Valley did much scoring for
the visitors as he had four goals. O.
Anderson led his team with 10
The game was enjoyed by a good
crowd, and featured a special enter
tainment between halves, a tap danc
ing exhibition by Irene LaHoda and
her sister Honey Lou. Irene also
sang the popular "Umbrella Man."
These two young artists put on a
very enjoyable performance and left
the floor amid a shower of applause.
The seconds won the opener from
Valley reserves 21-1 G.
The box score:
FG FT PF TP
Reed, f 6 1 1 13
Rebal. f 3 0 0 6
Haves, c 4 3 0 11
Smith, g 10 0 2
Wall, g 2 0 2 4
Tidball, g 0 0 10
Jacobs, f 5 1 0 11
Minor, c 0 0 2 0
21 5 6 47
FG FT PF TP
Johnson, f 110 3
Allen, f 4 0 0 8
O. Anderson, c 3 4 0 10
James, f 10 4 2
Sampson, g 2 0 2 4
B. Anderson, g 0 0 0 0
Blake, g 3 0 16
Olson, f 0 0 0 0
Foster, c 10 2 2
Kirchman, g 0.0 0 0
15 5 9 35
RETURN FROM CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Cook, their
con Wendell and Mr. Cock's mother,
Mrs. William Cook of Elmwood, who
have been visiting for some two
weeks at the homes of Mrs. Gordon
Dixson and Mrs. Gayle Fickwell and
their families of San Jose, Call
fornia, returned home last week after
having had a delightful holiday va
cation. The ladies are daughters of
Mrs. Cook. They report good -roads,
with but very little snow on the trip.
TO LOCATE AT MTNDEN
From Tuesday's Daily
Harry Stodola, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Stodola, left last eve
ning for Minden, Nebraska where he
will make his home for the time be
ing'. Mr. Sodola has secured employ
ment there and hopes to be there per
PAYS VISIT HERE
Ernest Roessler of Chicago was
visiting here at the home of Mrs
Frank Lillie Saturday. He had been
visiting at Broken Bow, Nebraska
and stopped here on his way back to
RETURNS TO SCHOOL
Miss Frances Cloidt, who has been
here for a three weeks' vacation at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank A. Cloidt. departed Mon
day night for Columbia, Missouri,
where she will resume her studies in
Stephens college. At Omaha Miss
Cloidt joined the group of Stephens
college students from the west en
route back to their studies and who
had two special cars on the Wabash
southbound train. The students were
from all parts of the west, some as
far as the Pacific coast and who all
jointed at Omaha.
Quint Have Long
Five Have Played Together From
Their 7th Grade Days Jacobs
Also Senior Player.
The 1939 riattsmouth high school
basketball team, consisting princi
pally of five seniors who have been
playing basketball together since
they were in the seventh grade. In
1933 Robert Hayes. Ronald Rebal,
Warren Reed, Donald Wall and John
Tidball entered the seventh grade of
the Plattsmouth junior high school
together. They first organized the
junior high teams that was coached
by Fred Rothert, then coach of the
Plattsmouth high school and now a
merchant at Auburn, Nebraska. They
played the teams of surrounding
towns and kept this organization to
gether throughout the 7th, "Sth and
9 th grades. They all lettered in- bas
ketball when they were in the 10th
grade of the Plattsmouth high school
and they now comprise the Platts
mouth high school basketball team
which recently won the southeastern
tournament at Auburn and have been
defeated only by Omaha Tech this
The relationship among these boys
has always been very pleasant and
little or no difficulty has occurred
between them. They have played
under three coaches, Fred Rothert,
H. Clark Eoggess, and the present
coach Bion A. Hoffman. These boys
have retained the positions they orig
inally started with in the 7th grade:
Rebal and Tidball as forwards,. Hayes
at center, with Reed and Wall as
When John Jacobs entered the
Plattsmouth high school in 1936 he
joined these five boys and since that
time he has been a regular member
of the team, playing the position of
Plattsmouth plays Glenwood. Iowa,
first and second teams at Glenwood
next Friday evening, January 13th.
VISITING OLD FRIENDS
From Monday's Daily
Rev. and Mrs. V. C. Wright and
son, Harry, of O'Neill, Nebraska,
were here for a few hours today. Rev.
Wright was a witness in the hear
ing on the John McNurlin will and
with the family took advantage of
the occasion to meet the old friends
and former associates in the church
work. While here Rev. Wright was
a caller at the Journal and to meet
the members of the staff.
C00NHUNTERS TO MEET.
The Cornhusker Trail Hound as
sociation will hold a very important
meeting for the coonhunters of the
two eastern and southern tiers of
counties of Nebraska, on Sunday,
January 15th. The meeting will be
held at the Firemen's hall in Bea
trice at 2 o'clock, to discuss changes
in the game laws.
HERE FOR WEEK-END
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan C. Smith of
this city had as guests for the week
end Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ernest and
family of Auburn and Mr. and Mrs.
William Haith and daughter of
James Sedlak, living in the west
part of the city was taken to the
St. Joseph's hospital in Omaha Sat
urday where he was placed for treat
ment and observation.
'A Well Kept
Farmstead' is to
Series of Meetings Over the County
for Members of Women's Project
Club and Their Husbands.
From Tuesday's Dally-
"A Well Kept Farmstead." is the
topic being discussed by members of
women's project clubs and their hus
bands, at open meetings being held
in each of the training centers over
the county, namely, Mynard, Union,
Weeping Water, Murdock, Elmwood,
Eagle and Louisville. The first meet
ing will be at Mynard on Wednes
day, January 11.
The purpose of this lesson and the
accompanying film strip, is to pre
sent some specific ideas on how farm
owners or renters can improve and
make more convenient their imme
diate surroundings without much ex
pense. This subject was selected by club
members as one that should be em
phasized in their 1939 and 1940 pro
gram. The material has been pre
pared with the idea of suggesting
practical, inexpensive improvements
and practices that would lead to the
comforts, convenience, and satisfac
tion in living on a farm. The only
prerequisites necessary are: some in
terest in simple improvements and a
little appreciation for an attractive
well arranged farmyard. Minor yard
improvements or even changes are of
interest to the entire family. If you
have replaced a barbed wire corral
fence between the house and barn
with a flat fence, painted white or
whitewashed, how long would it be
until all the neighbors had noticed
Notices are being mailed to all
project club members, and their hus
bands." giving the date and place for
the meeting in their center. A good
attendance is expected.
ROYAL NEIGHBORS INSTALL
The Royal Neighbors of America
held their installation of officers oh
Monday night at the lodge rooms in
the Eagles building. The following
were the officers installed:
Oracle Mrs. Freda Stibal.
Vice Oracle Mrs. Minnie Renner.
Past Oracle Mrs. Helen Meisln-
Chancellor Mrs. Margaret Kaffen-
Recorder Mrs. Sadie Jones.
Receiver Miss Malinda Friedrich.
Marshal Mrs. Louise Klinger.
Asst. Marshal Mrs. Katie Hild.
Inner Sentinel Mrs. Pearl Mei-
Outer Sentinel Mrs. Emma Kaf-
Manager MLss Wilma Friedrich.
Faith Miss Marie Parriott.
Modesty Miss Minnie Hild.
Endurance Miss Leona Meisinger.
Courage Miss Martha Kaffenber-
Musician Mrs. Enuna Nolting.
Flag Bearer Mrs. Emma Mc-
HONOR rVAN DELES DENIER
Ivan Deles Denier of Murray was
recently honored at a meeting held
for all DeKalb hybrid seed corn deal
ers in the Fremont area, when he
was singled out as one of the group
who had made an outstanding record
of sales of hybrid seed corn for the
company during the first three weeks
of December. For this accomplish
ment, Mr. Deles Denier was awarded
a prize by the officials of the com
pany. GUARD WANTED CAR
Sheriff Joe Mrasek was at Union
Monday evening to guard an auto
that was abandoned near that place
and reported to his office. The sheriff
was asked by the Missouri Pacific
railroad company to look after the car
until their representatives could
reach Union from Atchison and ac
cordingly he remained until they
arrived to return the car.
FATHER MARCELLES HERE
From Tuesday's Daily
- Rev. Marcelles Agius, chaplain of
the Keans' Home for the aged at
Kearney, arrived here last evening
to spend a few days visiting his
brother, Rt. Rev. Monsignor George
Agius and his many friends in the
MISS B0EDEKER TO PLAY
Miss Jane Boedeker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Boedeker, of Mur
day, is to be a guest artist & the
musicale to be given by the Nebras
ka City Woman's club on Friday
evening, January 13th at the home
I of Mrs. E. L. Overton. Miss Boedeker
studied piano at Paris last year and
had a summer of study at the Amer
ican conservatory at Fontainbleau.
With her parents she enjoyed a motor
trip through Europe last summer
and fall. At the musicale also will
be heard Miss Jeanne Spier, of Ne
braska City, who returned last fall
from studying violin at Antwerp.
Fred P. Busch
is Named Head
of the Ad Club
Former President and Long Active in
the ' Organization Plan an
From Wednesday's Dally
The Plattsmouth Business Men's
Ad club at their luncheon at the
Hotel Plattsmouth today held their
annual election of officers and the
following were selected:
President Fred P. Busch.
Vice-President C. C. Wescott.
Treasurer W. H. Puis.
The secretary of the organization
will be named later by the new presi
dent. Mr. Busch has long been active in
the organization since its organiz
ation and has served as the president
of the club in the past and with his
keen interest in the development of
the business Interests of the commun
ity should prove a very valuable man
in the position.
The members of the club spent
some time in the discussion of plans
for the coming year auti a- general
feeling was expressed that this would
be a much better year than the past
as far as business activities are con
cerned. FAIR VIEW WORKERS CLUB
The Fairview Workers club held
their December meeting with the
usual exchange of gifts, at the home
of Mrs. Lucy Terryberry, with Mrs.
Glen Terryberry as assistant hostess.
The entertainment was led by Mrs.
Herbert Franke and Mrs. Herman
The January meeting will be at
the heme of Mrs. John Alexen with
Mrs. Ben Speck assisting.
The club will do honor to Mrs.
Ralph Gansemer with a shower. There
will be a covered dish luncheon.
MAKE GUILTY PLEA
This morning in the county court
Earl Arnold and Earl Price were ar
raigned on a complaint filed by Coun
ty Attorney Walter H. Smith, charg
ing them with a felony in taking two
auto batteries from a car, the prop
erty of Claude A. Ruse. The defend
ants entered a plea of guilty to the
charge and accordingly were bound
over to the district court.
HAS MAJOR OPERATION
Mi3s Celia Palacek, daughter of
John Palacek, sr., was taken to the
St. Joseph's hospital in Omaha. Sat
urday where she underwent a major
operation this morning. Miss Palacek
has not been in the best of health
for the past few days, and an oper
ation was necessary to relieve her of
Dr.- and Mrs. H. G. McClusky were
at Lincoln Tuesday where they at
tended the meeting of the Nebraska
City Presbytery. Dr. McClusky was
a member of the committee to exam
ine Clarence Thayden for ordination
to the ministry and assisted in the
general meeting of the Presbytery.
RETURN TO DAKOTA
From Monday's Dally
Frank Sabatka, Jr., left for his
home in Kimball, South Dakota, yes
terday. Mr. Sabatka had been a visi
tor here for the past month at the
home of his aunt, Mrs. Frank Aschen
brenner and family as well as his
brother, George Sabatka.
Annual Meeting of the County Board
. Prepares Estimate Set Salaries
of Clerical Force.
The annual meeting of the board
of county commissioners was held
at the court house Wednesday and
the members of the board, George L.
Farley, Plattsmouth; H. C. Backe
meyer. Greenwood and Ray Norris,
Weeping Water, were present to act
on the matters that are a part of the
regular yearly meeting.
W. E. Norris, justice of the peace
of Tipton precinct, filed as the oc
cupant of the office to which George
Reitter had been elected but de
clined to qualify.
W. H. Kruger of Nehawka, was
appointed as a member of the
Soldier's Relief commission of which
he has been a member during the
The Cass County Farm Bureau filed
an itemized account of its expendi
tures for 1938 in the sum of $2,800,
as well as the budget for 1939 for
the amount of $2,800. The board of
commissioners voted to reject the re
quest for $2,800. under the provi
sions of section 2-11113. 1937. sup
plemental to 1929 statutes of the
state of Nebraska, as well as on the
advice of the opinion of the county
attorney and the attorney general of
The Cass County Agricultural So
ciety filed its annual report together
with request for appropriation of
$2,000 for the financing of the coun
ty fair for 1939. The county board
voted unanimously to approve the re
quest for $2,000 for the county fair
The board voted to set the salaries
of the clerks In the various offices
of the county for the year 1939 as
follows: Treasurer, $1,200; county
judge, $1,080; register of deds, $1,-
000; superintendent, $720; county
clerk, $780; county attorney, $390;
deputy county sheriff, $75 per month;
two janitors, $30 per month each;
extra office help, $2.25 per day;
county relief worker, $55 per month.
The commissioners in making the
estimate for the coming year placed
it at the following amounts:
General Fund $ 70,000
Poor Relief 37,000
Road Fund 35.000
Bridge Fund 28,000
Mother's Pensions 4,000
Soldier's Relief 1,500
The estimate of expense for the
year 1938 was $176,200, so the esti
mate this year is showing a reduc
tion over that of the past year.
NEHAWKA LODGE INSTALLS
The recently elected officers of
Nehawka lodge No. 246, A. F. &
A. M. were installed Wednesday eve
ning in their stations. Raymond C.
Cook, deputy grand custodian of the
A. F. & A. M. of Nebraska being the
installing officer, Henry Carson of
Nebraska City, grand tyler of the
Nebraska A. F. & A. M., Berving as
the ceremonial 'marshal and Rev.
W. A. Taylor of Union as the chap
lain. The officers installed were:
W. M. Paul Madsen.
S. W. George Sheldon.
J. W. Otto Ehlers.
Secretary Robert Chapman.
Treasurer D. C. West.
Chaplain Rev. W. A. Taylor.
S. D. Merritt Pollard. ,
J. D. A. D. Crunk.
S. S. Clifford Garrison.
J. S. Dr. R. R. Anlersen.
Tyler Lester Shrader.
There were many from neighbor
ing lodges present and including two
cars of Plattsmouth Masons. A fine
luncheon was served at the close of
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Charles Troop of this city has re
turned home after a short time spent
at Nebraska City where he was tak
ing treatment at the St. Mary's hos
pital. Mr. Troop is feeling much
better and was down in the business
section of the city Monday afternoon
to visit with friends and looking after
Want ads are read and almost
invariably set results.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ELECTION
The official board of the Meth
odist Sunday school met Tuesday eve
ning at the church for the selection
of the officers for the ensuing term.
The following were chosen:
J. A. Capwell, superintendent; J.
Howard Davis, assistant superintend
ent; Mrs. W. L. Heinrich, inter
mediate department; Mrs. V. T. Arn,
junior department; Mrs. Don Seiver,
primary; Mrs. Lcra Kieck, beginners;
Mrs. E. H. Wescott, missionary and
temperance; W. L. Heinrich, treas
urer. Farm Home
South of Mur
ray is Looted
Emmett Rice Returns Home Monday
Night to Find Home as Bare as
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.
Deputy Sheriff Emery J. Doody
was at the farm home of Emmett
Rice, southeast of Murray today to
investigate a robbery reported by
the owner of the farm and in which
the farm house was reported as be
ing well cleaned out by the robber
Mr. Rice has been living alone at
the farm home during the school
season as Mrs. Rice and the chil
dren remained in Plattsmouth and
on Saturday night he, too, left the
farm to come to town.
Returning home Monday night he
was surprised to find that some time
in his absence that his place had
been broken into and thoroughly
ransacked and practically looted of
The visitors had taken all of the
clothing that he had, blankets and
food as well as meat grinder and
several other articles and as they
had ample time for the job there was
little to offer in the way of tracing
the parties as they left the farm.
The deputy sheriff made a thor
ough search of the locality in the
hope that there might be some trace
found of the persons that had looted
the farm home.
HOLD QUARTERLY MEETING
Monday evening the Ladies' Aid,
the junior and senior departments
of the Sunday school, and the church
board of the First Christian church
met Jointly at the church for their
The various organizations gave
full reports of their financial affairs
and their attendance and both show
ed favorable results.
The ladies' aid society was repre
sented by Mrs. Chester J. Minniear,
secretary-treasurer; the church board
by C. D. Palmer; the junior division
of the Sunday Bchool by Lester Thlm
gan; and the senior division by Miss
Preceding the general business
meeting, a fellowship supper was
served by the ladies' aid to all pres
Rev. J. W. Taenzler, pastor, pre
sided over the meeting.
SHOPS RESUME ACTrVTTIES
From Monday's Daily
This morning the Burlington Re
frigerator Express Co. shops in this
city opened with a full force of em
ployes, some forty-three who have
been off duty since in November, re
turning to work. Saturday the men
were notified that they would be ex
pected back on duty today and ac
cordingly the shops are now at their
full activity. The order to resume
work was much appreciated by the
workers after their several weeks of
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
From Monday's Daily
Philip T. Becker, who has been at
the Methodist hospital at Omaha for
a short time under observation and
treatment, is expected home today.
He will spend a short time here and
later expects to return to Omaha for
another course of treatment.
LEARNS OF ILLNESS
Mrs. M. P. Flemming has received
word from her sister, Mrs. E. F.
Oakes that Mr. bakes is seriously ill
I at their home near Dlller, Nebraska.
Very Successful Year and Stockhold
ers Receive Five Per Cent
Dividend as Result.
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers Co-Operative Creamery Co., was
held Tuesday evening at the Mynard
community building where some 125
of the stockholders and friends gath
ered to hear the annual reports of
this thriving local plant.
The meeting was presided over by
W. F. Nolte, president of the com
pany and in the regular business ses
sion three members were named to
the board of directors, Roy O. Cole
for a term of two years and John
Hobscheidt and John Murdoch to
the three year terms.
The reports of the year were en
thusiastically received and as the
result of the excellent management
of the creamery and its business af
fairs the stockholders received a divi
dend of five per cent on their stock,
the second year that the creamery
has been giving this fine return.
The report of George K. Hetrick,
manager of the creamery, showed a
fine year of business and the facts
and figures showed the plant to be
one of the valuable community as
sets in the way of revenue for the
farmers and also as the purchaser of
local labor and supplies whereber
The fine success of the creamery
is due to the able handling of the
operating business by Mr. Hetrick,
one of the best creamery men in this
part of the state and under whom
the local plant has been placed on a
very high plane of efficiency and
. In the year closed there was $42.
000 paid out for butterfat to the
farmers of Csbs county, $21,000 for
eggs to the farmers and their wives
for the product of the farm poultry
and $9,000 for chickens that had
In the matter of labor and sup
plies for the year there wag $12,000
expended and this as well as the
amounts paid for produce was all
expended in Cass county where pos
sible. H. A. Schneider of the Plattsmouth
State bank, gave a short talk on the
work of the creamery and praised
its part as a community asset and
one that had grown to be one of the
very best in the state. Its value to
the farmers and people of Cass coun
ty was praised and a fine tribute
paid to the business judgment of Mr.
The creamery company in the past
year has also made the purchase of
a new churn for use in the plant and
to add to the egiclency of the butter
During the evening the Cole or
chestra gave several numbers to add
to the pleasures of the ocrasion and
at the close coffee and doughnuts
were served to the group.
COLLISION ON HIGHWAY NO. 75
Sheriff Joe Mrasek and Deputy
Sheriff Emery Doody. were called to
the vicinity of Union early Sunday
morning where a car-truck crash was
reported on highway No. 75 three
miles north of Union. A belonging to
Dr. Koelle, of Sabetha. Kansas, was
parked along the highway by the
driver, Norval L. Fletcher, also of
Sabetha. A truck of the McMaken
Transfer line of this city, driven by
Robert McClanahan, was also coming
north and ran into the rear of the
parked car. L. O. Fletcher, a passen
ger in the car had a slight cut on the
forehead, the only one injured. The
car was taken on into Union for re
pairs and then on to Kansas.
ENJOYING AN OUTING
Frank Mullen, well known local
business man, is enjoying an outing
from his dally tasks at the meat
market and is visiting with his son,
Emmett Mullen and family at Gal
veston, Texas. This is the first vaca
tion that Mr. Mullen has had in long
years of active business life in Shu
bert, Nebraska City and Platts
mouth.. He will enjoy a visit along
the picturesque Gulf country of
south Texas before returning home.