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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1939.
Miss Doris Mitchell of Omaha was
a - visitor over the week-end -with
her friend, Mary Becker, of Union.
Oscar Gapen of Plattsmouth was a
visitor with his many friends and
relatives in Union Monday of this
The regular meeting of the Epis
copal Auxiliary was held at the
home of Augusta Robb Jan. 6. a
epecial meeting for the Epiphany sea
Em. Reports of the 1938 work were
made and pledges made for the year
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hoback and
son Ivan and Mrs. W. A. Taylor were
in Plattsmouth one evening last week
when they were invited to the store
cf R. "W. Knorr where Ivan had
won a prize in a contest which was
to be presented on their calling lor it.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Becker and
Mrs. A. L. Becker were in Omaha last
Monday where they visited Mrs. Roy
Becker at the hospital. They found
the patient improved, with prospects
cf continued improvement. Her hus
band. Roy Becker has visited her
every day she has been there and
has been very anxious for her recov
ery. Were Very Courteous.
The members of the Union fire de
partment held their banquet recently
and invited Rev. and Mrs. W. A.
Taylor to attend, but as they were
both feeling rather badly by severe
attacks of the flu they could not ac
cept the invitation. Not to be out
done Frank L. Anderson prepared
their supper at the banquet room
and delivered it teeming hot t3 their
home where they enjoyed the eve
ning meal notwithstanding the ill
ness. They feel very grateful to the
entire fire department, and especially
to their friend and neighbor, Mr. An
derson. Passes Away at Omaha.
Little Reta Mae Redfield of Omaha
was born on July 25th, 193 3 end was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Redfield and died on January 3,
1939, of pneumonia. The funeral
wr.s held at the late home at 4390 I
rtreet diected by the Kunold mor
tuary and conducted by Rev. W. A.
Taylor, a long time friend of the
family. Interment was at Wyuka
cemetery at Nebraska City. Mrs.
Redfield was daughter of Mr. and
Mrp. David E. Eaton. The funeral
was held at 10 a. m. The parents
and other relatives have the sympathy
of the many friends here.
Firemen Hold Banquet.
The Union fire department was
gathered together for the annual
meeting and banquet, with a number
of their friends last Friday when
a very delightful gathering was had.
Some of their invited guests could
r.ot attend and in some instances
cuppers were taken to them.
Visited in Manley Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker and
foii and Mrs. A. L. Becker j.nd C. H.
Whitworth and family made a merry
party who drove to Manley last Sun
day where they enjoyed the day with
their friends. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ho-
ba:k. Mr. Hoback is agent at the
Missouri Pacific station there.
Celebrate 64th Anniversary.
At their home in Fairplay, Mo.,
last Wednesday, January 4th was
celebrated the passing of the 64th
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mr3.
John H. Osborne, they being united
in marriage January 4, 1875 at Fair
play, Mo., and have lived in their na
tive state the greater part of their
lives, hut spent some ten or fifteen
3-cars here, after which they returned
to Missouri. Last Wednesday they
observed the anniversary, a sumptu
cut dinner marking the occasion.
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More than a million women have re
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Mrs. Osborne was formerly Miss Hat
tie Florence Shcphard. The entire
family of children were present at
the celebration with the exception of
their daughter, Mrs. Horace W. Grif
fin of Union. Those present were:
Charles Osborne of Cushing, Iowa;
Miss Ethel Osborne of Fairplay; Mrs.
Hans Evers, Mrs. Owen Kaiser and
Mrs. Belle Edwards, all of Fairplay,
Mo. Mr. Osborne is 86 years of age
and Mrs. Osborne 84.
Place Storm Vestibule.
Joe Banning, owner of the 6tore
building occupied by Dale Karnopp,
with the blustery Monday last week
warned all the place would be more
comfortable with a vestibule, so Mr.
Banning got the materials out and
he and Ralph Pearsley erected the
vestibule in order to add to the com
fort to the room when the weather
is real cold.
Gladdens Postman's Home.
Eugene Roddy, the genial post
man, rural carried out of Murray,
who makes his home in Union, to
gether with the wife and their lit
tle ten year old daughter welcomed
last Sunday morning a little baby
brother to their family circle. The
little one was born at the hospital
in Omaha. All concerned are doing
Make Trip Though. Missouri.
Albert Wilson and wife have Just
returned from a trip through a good
portion of the state of Missouri, the
place where Mr. "Wilson was when
a boy and where Re grew to man
hood. They found things looking
nice down that way as there had been
more rain there. They visited at
Lowery City where Mr. Wilson for
merly resided. While in the south
they had an opportunity to visit with
his brother-in-law, Jesse Queen.
Home From Trip.
D. B. Porter and son Clyde, who
departed for Missouri, going to St.
Joseph and Savannah wher they visit
ed for a time, then drove east and
finally arrived at Seven Mile Ford,
Virginia, the old home of Blair Por
ter where he visited with friends
and relatives in the scenes of his
early childrhood, but only a few of
his former friends were to be found.
They then returned to Union, having
driven many miles on the trip, and
say Union looked good to them when
Entertained W. C. T. U.
Mrs. W. H. Porter was hostess t
the members of the Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union at her home
in Union Tuesday afternoon of this
week where the ladies enjoyed a very
pleasant afternoon and an appro
priate program as well as planning
their work for the coming months.
Mrs. Porter served a very delightful
To Eentertain Missionary Society.
Mrs. D. Ray Frans is to entertain
the members of the Baptist Mission
ary society at her home in. Union
this .Thursday) afternoon when the
matters coming before the society for
the benefit of the church will be con
sidered. Shows Good Improvement.
Since Horace Griffin was at the
hospital and underwent an opperation
for appendicitis he has been showing
good improvement and for the first
time was able to make his regular
trip to Omaha with produce. He got
along nicely, but took the precau
tion to take Russell Arnold with him
in case the work was too hard.
Blue Key Convention.
Seven Blue Key Chadron college
students were dinner guests of Aug
usta Rcbb on New Year's night. They
were en route home from Indian
apolis where they attended a nation
al convention at Butler University,
the host chapter. Delegates from
every section of the country were in
attendance but Chadron college had
the largest representation.
Those attending were Wayne Pax-
Jon, president-of the Chadron chap
ter. Bill Martin, Merwin Hamilton,
Harold Hixon, Arden Hixsdn, Tom
Poole and Herb Jones, the latter a
cousin of Miss Robb. They were driv
ing through the same night to be on
hand Monday morning for school.
Phone news Kern to It. C
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Smith Brothers Cough Drops (Black or Menthol,
50 are the only drops containing Vitamin A
This is tbe vitamin that raises the resistance of the mucous
membranes of the nose and throat to cold infections.
A sister of Mrs. George Ellis who
has been visiting here for the past
two weeks departed for her home
late last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carsten, jr., of
near Avoca were guests Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Askew, old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Oldham were
attending the annual banquet last
Tuesday at the Millard hotel in Om
aha, sponsored by the Allen Milling
Mrs. Andrew Olsen was hostess
Wednesday afternoon to the members
of the Friendly Ladies which is com
posed of eight Weeping Water ladies.
They played bridge and also enjoy
ed a fine luncheon.
Gordon Cresse of Omaha, a nephew
of Mrs. W. H. Tuck drove this way
and picked up his aunt, Mrs. Tuck,
taking her to Ossemawattome, Kan
sas to the funeral of her brother
which was held there last December
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Woods last
week moved to Lincoln where Mr.
Woods has secured employment with
the unicameral legislature and where
he is working for the winter. They
will remain during the session of
Rev. George S. Hunt, pastor of
the Wepeing Water Congregational
church has been sick and was at the
hospital in Lincoln receiving treat
ment. He was able to return home
last week and is getting along very
nicely now, which is pleasing to his
Henry Snell was taken with a
severe attack of influenza and was
compelled to take to his bed, so tele
phoned his friend Chris Rasmussen
to care for the business at the sta
tion which he did and Mr. Rasmus
ten has been in charge-of the place
during the week.
George Ellis who about a year ago
had trouble with his eyes and which
have been better until recently has
again been troubled with the optics
has been making trips every other
day to a specialist in Omaha with
the hope of getting the eyes treated
so that they will give no more
Mrs. S. Ray Smith was hostess to
the members of her foresome last
Monday afternoon. Contract bridge
wa3 played and a delightful lunch
eon served. The other members of
the foresome are: Mesdames George
Olive, I. R. Markland and Miss Anna
Hart. In the playing Mrs. Markland
wa3 winner of high score.
Begin Revival Meetings.
The First Methodist church of
Weeping Water with their pastor
W. L. Lenker, associated with Rev.
Hamilton, an evangelist of some forty
years experience, opened a revival
meeting last Sunday evening, and
have acquired a good deal of inter
est in the meetings which will be
continued as long as interest is mani
fested. The eloquence of the ad
dresses of the evangelist and the ex
cellent singing have been drawing
items and many have been attending.
With the interest already manifested
it is anticipated that even larger
crowds will be in attendance.
Quarry Again Working.
Since the closing Cf the govern
ment stone quarry some time ago
there had been received many orders
for stone with 125 cars to be shipped
to Gibson where work is in progress
and many for other places, it was
found advisable to open the work
and so some fifteen or twenty men
have been put to work and it is ex
pected that additional men will soon
be needed. This is very fortunate for
those who are out of employment
and have been needing work so bad
ly. Progress on Community Building.
With many laborers at work on
the community building the work is
proceeding nicely. Concrete is being
j poured in the form3 for the footings
J of the walls and as well the pillars
to support me nrst story floor. With
the footings out of the way and ready
for foundation walls there will be
more work and with the men needed
for the government quarry will with
both jobs provide work for many
who are so much desiring it.
Married at San Francisco.
The people of Weeping Water will
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
remember Miss Winona (Bettie) J
Brush who has been living on the
west coast for a number of years,
was united in marriage January 3rd
in San Francisco. The groom was
Mr. Gutte Strangboge, who is just
finishing his service in the United
States army the latter part of this
The young people, both of whom
are former Weeping Water young
folks, will make their home in San
Francisco where they have assurance
of employment following the groom's
service in the army. The bride is
the granddaughter of Anna Thomas
cf this city while the groom is son
of our townsman, Mr. Strangboge.
Brother Dies in Kansas.
C. M. Crese, brother of Mrs. W. II. !
Tuck, who has made his home in
Ossewatomie, Kansas for the past
more than 40 years where he has
been engaged in the hotel business,
was taken ill in December with a
complicated affection of the heart
and passed away at his home there
December 14. The funeral and burial
was held December 16th. The de
ceased was a member of the Ma
sonic fraternity and also of the Bene
volent and Patriotic Order of Elks.
He was well known in Lincoln, Om
aha and York. In his passing he is
survived by his sister, Mrs. W. H.
Tuck, the wife and son Laverne and
wife and their son, Robert. Mrs.
Tuck and an nephew, Gordon Cresse
of Omaha were down to Kansas to
attend the funeral.
Entertained Bridge Cluh.
Mrs. J. S. Shranger was hostess
last week to a very pleasant gather
ing at her home in Weeping Water
when she entertained the Contra :t
Bridge club. A large number of the
members attended and enjoyed the
evening at cards as well as the fine
luncheon served by the hostess.
Visited With Friends Here.
Mis Mary Hungate in her youth,
but for years Mrs. Lloyd Bennett,
wife of a major in the United States
army, who were stationed in the
Philippines for three years, now re
siding in Virginia, was a guest of
her many friends in Weeping Water
last week. Her visit here was one of
much pleasure to her as well as her
many former friends and acquain
tances. Welfare Society Very Active.
The members of the Weeping Wa
ter Welfare society have been very
active in their work of ministering
to those in need. They met at the
parlors of the Methodist church one
afternoon early thi3 week where they
wp.re quiltliig. They have relieved
the distress of many who have been
suffering from the cold, also supply
ing clothes and shoes to many an un
fortunate. Christian Fellowship Cluh.
The Cass County Christian Fellow
ship club composed of members from
the churches over the county, includ
ing the ministers, were gathered at
the Weepiny Water Christian church
last Monday when they enjoyed a
very nice meeting, one beneficial to
all privileged to attend. Rev. Mc
Caughney. pastor of the Methodist
church in Union was the guest speak
er and delivered a very worthwhile
message, enjoyed by everyone present.
Christian Union Brotherhood.
An organization growing out of
the former Men's Brotherhood of the
Methodist church, but now embrac
ing both the Congregational and
Methodist churches of Weeping Wa
ter were meeting at the parlors of
the Congregational church last Mon
day evening at which time a very
intersting program was enjoyed, fol
lowed by a social hour and a very fine
EAGLE UK ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Seikman spent
last Saturday evening in Elm wood.
Howard Miller, instructor of mu
sic in the Eagle schools, spent the
week end in Brock. Mrs. Miller and
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that your insurance he
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to solve insurance prob
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tell you just what youi
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you have a loss.
Searl S. Davis
piatU. State Bank Bids-
daughter, who have been visiting
ber parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sams, re
turned home with Mr. Miller last
Mr. and Mrs. George Trimble and
Miss Merna Stradley spent last
Sunday in Palmyra with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Muenchau and
sons were dinner guests last Sunday
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weyers and
Mr. and Mrs. George Althouse and
family spent Sunday in Linrln at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Horn attended
the funeral services in Elmwood for
Mrs. Fergerson last Wednesday af
ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. August Rosenow and
Mrs. Frank Deason, of Lincoln, call
ed at the Will Hudson home last
Ralph Judkins of Lincoln visited
with his grandmother, Mrs. Emma
Judkins, on Tuesday afternoon of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry West of Lin
coln called at the homes of H. L.
Soattergood and Clyde West last
Mr. and Mrs. Orin Lanning were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Francke near Bennet on Tuesday
evening of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Wright were in
Weeping Water last Sunday, where
they visited their daughter, Mrs.
Floyd Hite and Mr. Hite.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Pettit and son
visited at the home of Mrs. Pettit's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Urn
land, the first of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mick, of
Lincoln spent Sunday with Mrs.
Mick"s mother, Mrs. Louisa Wachter
and sister, Mrs. Marie Hamilton.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hursh and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trumble were
entertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Reitter in Lincoln last
Guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Judkins and daughter
last Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Judkins of Lincoln and Mrs. Emma
Mrs. Wesley Houston entertained
the members of the Royal Neighbor
lodge at her home last Friday after
noon. Mrs. Bert Lytle became a
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Piersol and
family of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Scattergood and daughters
visited with Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Piersol last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Oberle and
Sherry Lee of Lincoln visited from
Saturday evening until Sunday even
ing with Mr. Oberle's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Oberle.
Mrs. Daisy Burns returned home
from Burv.ell last Sunday evening,
where she had spent two weeks with
her daughter, Mrs. Cornelius McCar
thy and Mr. McCarthy.
Albert Frolich is in a Lincoln hos
pital, where he is receiving medical
attention. Although his condition is
serious, he was reported to be
slightly better the first of the week.
Will Hudson, who has been suffer
ing from arthritis for a number of
months, has not been even as well
as usual for the past week. The pain
has increased so much that he has
been unable to walk down town for
a couple of weeks.
Trinity Lutheran Aid
The Trinity Lutheran Aid met at
the - home of Mrs. Rangeler in Lin
coln last Thursday afternoon.
During the business meeting the
following officers were elected: Mrs.
Etta Trunkenbolz. president; Mrs.
Ada Wetenkamp. vice president; Mrs.
Ivan Caddy, secretary; Mrs. Henry
Mrs. E. M. Stewart was hostess to
the Methodist Ladies Aid at her home
on the afternoon of January 4th. A
good attendance of the members was
present and Mrs. R. C. Wenzel, Mrs.
R. B. Morgan, Mrs. Fred Manners,
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Even better than a mustard plaster
Musterole has been used by millions for
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Mrs. L. W. Piersol and Mrs. K..C.
Oberle were guests. Mrs. Manners
was welcomed as a new member.
Mrs. Fred Rudolph reviewed a
portion of the bcok, 'The Singing
Black," for the missionary lesson.
After a short business session, the
meeting adjourned and the remain
der of the afternoon was spent in
a social manner. The hostess served
The February meeting will be at
the home of Mrs. John Vickers.
Adolf J. Ross was shelling and de
livering his last year's corn to the
Nehawka Farmers elevator.
Earl Lancaster of near Murray was
looking after some business matters
in Nehawka last Monday, also visit-
ing friends here.
James McVey who is at the hos
pital and has been for some time
where he has been very seriously ill
is reported as being juit slightly im
proved. Robert Chriswicser, 10-year-old son
of John Chriswisser who was oper
ated on for appendkitis has tince
the operation been showing fair im
provement. Sheriff Joe Mrasek and Deputy
Emery Doody wore looking after
some official business in Nehawka
last Monday, then leaving for the
west part of the county.
County Treasurer John E. Turner
and family of Plattsmouth were
visiting a number of their friends in
Nehawka last Saturday evening, also
looking after some business matters
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Tinker, the
former the Missouri Pacific agent at
Eagle, were visiting friends in Ne
hawka last Sunday, also attending
servires at the Methodist church,
and after enjoying dinner with their
friends returned home in the after
noon. John Hansen departed for the Paci
fi; coast early this week where he
will visit for some time, going via
auto. He will visit friend for a time
and also look around over the coun
try while there. He was accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wolfe of
Avoca who will visit at San Francisco
where their son resides.
Christian Union Brotherhood.
The Christian Union Brotherhood
will meet at the parlors of the Meth
odist church in Nehawka Wednes
day, January 18 when in addition to
the banquet George Lathrop of Ne
braska City will show pictures he
had taken in and about Washington
D. C, and in the Blue Ridge moun
tains of Virginia.
How's This for Winter.
January 9, last Monday, Stacy Ni
day was sowing rye for pasturage
in the spring, and as we have had a
rather open winter he expects to get
an early start for the pasture in the
spring should we get sufficient mois
ture to germinate the growth of the
plant. Pretty good for early Janu
ary. Ducks and Geese Going North.
George Wessell, living southeast
of Nehawka reported seeing a flock
of Canadian geese alight on his farm
last Friday where they immediately
began feeding. Later they proceeded
in a V shape, headed for the north.
A. F. Sturm also reports seeing two
flocks of geese and another of ducks
headed north. Does this signify an
early spring or what do the ducks
and geese know?
Concerted Action to Lower Tax.
It is claimed by the gasoline in
dustry, by the dealers and of course
approved by all users of ga.-oline to
have the price reduced and on all
gas stations stickers appear saying.
Gasoline i3 Cheap, but Tax on same
IN THE FIELD
His keen scent makes him star
performer on the field. Keen edpes
make Star Sinjle-edre Blades star
performers on your face!
I Ti L M
lis High. Of course this is true, and
will remain so unless there is an
'effort to change the same. From the
'tax on gas many things are paid. Just
'what the campaign will result in re
mains to be seen. The campaign 13
evidently directed at the Nebraska
legislature who will eventually have
the matter in hand. It is anyone's
Mrs. J. M. Palmer Eetter.
While the -condition of Mra. J. M.
Palmer is considerably better at this
time fhe is still far from her usual
health. She i3 able to be up part of
the time and has to go lie clown
again. It is hoped she will soon be
n her former good health.
An Industry Which Has Paid.
The Nehawka Farmers Oil com
ipany which was organized some years
ago on a mutual basis, with head
quarters at Nehawka. has prospered
under the management of their board
of directors and their manager, R. ('.
Pollard. The annual stockholders
meeting at which some 212 at 1ndel
was held at the Nehawka Auditorium
last Saturday. A banquet was held
in connection with the meeting.
While the price of gasoline, greases
and kcro?ene have been reduced and
made more liberal to the members
of the company, by careful manage
ment of the affairs of the company,
the stockholders were able to de
clare a dividend of 6 per rent on the
stock above the cost of operating the
! business and also a dividend of 8 p'-r
cent on the business done, this going
also to the stockholders making a
total of 14 per cent to each mem
ber. The board of directors was fc-le-cted
at the meeting, they being Roy
Cole of Mynard. George Domingo of
Weeping Water, John Norris of
Avoca, Mclvin Todd of Union, Carl
M. Balfour, E. J. Nutzman at:d Parr
Young, all of Nehawka. The board
of directors will mct soon to select
the officers of the company.
Anderson Family Reunion.
The Anderson family were enter
tained at the home of Mrs. Bcdclla
Stander of Louisville last Sunday
and were entertained by Mesdarne;
Fred Marquardt Avo:a, Bcdclla Stan
der of Louisville and K. D. White of
Louisville. They provided entertain
ment and a very fine dinner for the
members of the family. Those present,
were Albert Andrson and family,
Dan Andrson and family and Louis
Ross and family of Nehawka; A. C.
Anderson and family of Omaha; Mrs.
Ralph Stander and children of Wil
sey, Kansas while Ralph had to re
main home to care for the sto-. k on
Able to Do the Work.
While Clifford Trotter, the auto
mechanic wa3 able to return from a
sojourn at the Veterans' hospital
near Lincoln after a stay of many
montrs the question arose whether
he would be in workable condition
after having been idle so long. But
he says he is feeling pretty good,
thank you and able to do all his
Installing a Heating Plant.
Verner Lundbcrg and Fred Miller
were hustling last Monday in build
ing a place for the installation of a
heating plant in that portion of the
Lundberg building occupied by Clif
ford Trotter and on Tuesday install
ed the plant whi.h was ready for
use during the middle of the week
which is doing pretty fine.
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