The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 16, 1939, Image 1
Vebr. Stat Historical Society VOL. NO. LIV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1939. NO. 99 Junior Chamber of Commerce Has Interesting Meet Committee Reports on Matter of Pro posed Change in Highway No. 75 Given Them ty Engineer. From Saturday's Dally The Junior Chamber of Commerce met for their second semi monthly meeting last evening which was held at the Recreation Center at 8 o'clock. Nineteen members were present. The meeting was a complete business one and one that necessitated the solving of many important problems of the organization in the financial, social, civic, and personal welfare of the community at large. The meeting was presided over by the newly elected officers with Vin cent Kelley, president, in chtrge. Or dell Hennings. secretary, submitted the minutes of the preceding meet ing. President Kelley spoke of the good work that has been and is being done in nearby communities for the promotion and bettermen of the com munity. Mr. Kelley spoke of Weep ing Water where several major prob lems were solved and considerable aid and effort was given to help it both financially and socially. The outstanding ideas that attracted at tention and promotion were the erec tion of a new auditorium, the estab lishing of a sewage system, and the erection of a well-improved sale barn by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Weeping Water, the latter two projects at an estimated cost of $60, 000. He brought out vividly what the Plattsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce could accomplish in their city in trying to make it th "White Spot" of the state. Some of the prob lems that arose are: parking prob lem, to promote buying in Platts mouth. and an inducement policy. An extensive report was given on the present highway situation by Mr. Kelley. The situation is the changing of the present highway wheh is to run from the entrance of Plattsmouth straight south of the Missouri Pacific depot, which would naturally coincide with the highway near the Texaco filling station. A committee consisting of Ordell Hen nings and Vincent Kelley were per sonal visitors of State Highway Engi neer C. V. Shoemaker, where the matter was taken up and fully ex plained by Mr. Shoemaker. The com mittee were informed that no action had been taken, however, Mr. Shoe maker made it emphatic that, de spite the time and effort that would be spent in fighting the measure, should the government go ahead with the project, no city, town or groups would be able to interfere success fully. The subject of dues was. taken up and an agreement was made to the effect that $3 was a well-balanced sum for each member's budget. Al bert Toman was tailed upon and made the motion to pay the dues quarterly and which was unanimous ly chosen. The treasurer, Ordell Hennings. called upon the members to stage a social drive to help start fcnd finance the organization's activities. This caused considerable enthusiasm among the members and a ball to be sponsored in the near future was suggested. A committee of four con sisting of Charles Howard. Robert Vallery. William Farney nnd Everett Elliott were chosen to make final ar rangements for the affair and which will be announced at a later date. At the request of William Farney. the by-laws of the constitution of the club were read by President Kel ley to acquaint the new members present with its regulations. Elmer Sundstrom. the guest speak er of the evening was called upon to give his viewpoints on the success and welfare of the club. Mr. Sund strom stated that he did not see any reason why the organization could not prosper or become a necessity to Plattsmouth. Mr. Sundstrom named various towns and cities where such organizations were established and actively engaged. His talk was very much appreciated by all present. A motion was suggestec as to the formation of "a pet-peeve grips column" to be printed in the Platts mouth Evening Journal in which anyone in the community could sub mit his "pet-peeve" about various sources or complaints about a cer tain problem. Ray Bourne and Don ald Warga were chosen as the com mittee to carry out the suggestion. After a long and much discussed business, the session came to a close with the president, Vincent Kelley promising ' the members that he would act as host for the next meet ing to be held on Tuesday, January 31. Local People' are Honored by Telephone Co. R. H. Gray and Rose Janda Receive Membership in Twelve Months Club for Salesmanship. From Thursday's Daily Rose Janda and R. H. Gray, em ployes of The Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph company in Plattsmouth, were called to Lincoln today to be honored as sales leaders. By selling their' quota of telephones during every month of 1938, they became members of the company's "Twelve Months Club." Each year members of this club are crowned "Kings and Queens" of sales at a dinner in Lincoln. A total of 54 employes will be honored this evening. General Maanager J. H. Agee. together with general office and district officials, took part in the coronation ceremony and all became "subjects" of the honored guests for the evening. This 3-ear's dinner and coronation will be held at the Hotel Cornhusker. To win membership in the "Twelve Mcnths Club" requires unremitting sales effort, according to District Manager J. A. McKenzie, and it is an honor for which all the 1100 em ployes strive valiantly throughout each year. The Plattsmouth rep resentatives will be looked to for leadership in sales activities in this community during 1939. MASONS VISIT DUNBAR Friday evening a group of Platts mouth Masons were at Dunbar where they attended a meeting of the Dun bar lodge and the installation of the officers. Raymond C. Copk, deputy grand custodian of the A. F. & A. M. was the installing officer, with W. A. Robertson, past grand master as the installing chaplain and George Ash ton of Dunbar as the ceremonial mar shal. The party from here in addition to Mr. Robertson and Mr. Cook com prised Russell Reeder, master of the lodge, W. A. Bennett, junior warden, and D. S. Sumner who is a member of the Dunbar lodge. There were a number present from Nebraska City and Nehawka and among these Henry Carson, of Ne braska City, grand tyler. After the lodge session the mem bers enjoyed a delicious oyster sup per that had been prepared by the committee. PICK UP RUNAWAY BOY Sheriff Joe Mrasek was called to the vicinity of Murray Friday night where a youth was reported stranded at the Rock Creek filling station and suffering from the cold and exposure. The sheriff found that the boy was a companion of Wilton Gates, who was found here Wednesday and is now ill here. The boy was brought here by the sheriff and fed and cared for, giving the name of Keith Brown and his home at Mason City, Nebras ka. The boy has been at the Father Flanagan Home at Omaha for the past five years but ran away with Gates several days ago. He will be taken back to Omaha where he will be given the opportunity of again entering the home if he wishes. Brown gave as his reason for leav ing that he had become homesick and wanted to get back to Mason City. MRS. REICHSTADT IMPROVED From Saturday's Dally Mrs. Dangard Reichstadt who was operated on at the Clarkson hospital this week is said to show signs of improvement. The many friends of Mrs. Reichstadt are glad to learn of Jier improvement. Parish Meeting of St. Luke's Church is Held Gering Home Is Scene of Very In teresting Meeting and. De licious Dinner. The annual meeting of the mem bers of the St. Luke's church parish was held Wednesday evening, the beautiful Gering home on North Sixth street being thrown open for the gathering of the church member ship. The group enjoyed a most delic ious dinner at 6:30 as a delightful opening of the evening of pleasure and preceding the business session of the parish. The tables were at tractive in the sparkling silver, glassware and snowy linen and made a very charming setting. The business meeting was pre sided over by Rea F. Patterson, senior warden of the church with Father George Tyner, pastor of the church being present to give a short talk. Mr. Fred Nye of Weeping Wa ter, was also here to meet with the members of the parish, he having been engaged actively in the church school work here recently. The group joined in the singing of a number of the church hymns at the opening of the program of the! evening. The reports of the officers and the various societies were most interest ing and showed an excellent condi tion in the church activities in the past year and advancement of the church in all departments. The meeting selected the delegates and alternates for the church coun cil which will meet at Omaha on January 20th and which body will have among other activities the mat ter of recommendation "or endorse ment of a prospective bishop for the Omaha diocese of the church, a post made vacant by the resignation of Bishop E. V. Shayler last October. The local delegation named was R. F. Patterson, Miss Mia Gering, Mrs. Jv M. Roberts, the alternates being Mrs. Hilda Coffman, Miss Dora Fricke and Mrs. J. A. Donelan. 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., serving 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. AnJersen. 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 the meeting. TO SPEAK AT NEBRASKA CITY Milo Price, social science instruc tor in the Plattsmouth high school, will speak before the Nebraska City Rotary club on the subject of "Com munism in Democracy." Mr. Price has spoken on this subject before the Rotary club of Plattsmouth and had placed before the members a clear understanding and pointed out vividly the facts concerning the most- talked about subject of the present time. Mr. Price is going at the invita tion of W. A. Williams, chairman of the program committee. DANCE At Weeping Water every Wed nlte. Forest Knight Orchestra. Adm. Gents 35c, Ladles 15c. Roller skating at Weeping Water every Thurs. and Fri. nights. At Eagle every Tues. and Sat. nights. From 7:30 to 10:30. Adm. 25c. All new skates and good music. ltw Phone news items to Ho. e. CALLED HERE BY ILLNESS The children of Mrs. Caroline Neitzel, gravely ill since Sunday, are all here to be with the mother, who is at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Clarence Cotner. The children here from distant points are George Neitzel, Lyons; Joseph Neit zel, Fairbury; Mrs. Carrier Schlederl, Humboldt; John and; Louis Neitzel, both of Omaha. Two( of the daugh ters, Mrs. C. F. Glaze and Mrs. Cot ner reside here. Arrest Made Under the Green River Measure Allan Coleman, Representing Silk Hosiery Company Pleads Guilty to the Violation. Acting Chief of Police Herbert Johnson had a busy time Wednesday in rounding up an agent that was reported as soliciting from house to house for a firm selling silk hosiery and other articles. Officer Johnson trailed the young man down and ar rested him for the violation of ordi nance No. 788, better known as the "Green River" ordinance. The defendant, Allan Coleman, a former resident here, was brought down to the city hall and arraigned before Judge C. L. Graves and desired a continuance until afternoon to consult with officials of the company by telephone. The case was called at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and the defend ant made a plea of guilty to the charge as filed and received a fine of $5 and costs for the offense. The amount was paid over to the court and the defendant released. , . .. . .. ELEVATOR COMPANY. ELECTS The Cedar Creek Farmers Elevator Co., held their annual meeting on Thursday at their elevator building and proceeded with the regular busi ness and which comprised among other things that of the election of the officers, the following being chosen: President George Stoehr. Vice-President Otto Sprieck. Treasurer Frank Salsburg. Secretary H. E. Heil. Director Dan Terryberry. The Stockholders re-elected Ed ward Kelly, who has for the past five years served as the manager of the elevator, and has proven a very effi cient man on the job. While the crop condlditions did not provide a large run. of grain this year the ele vator did a very good business. FUNERAL OF RUTH DEAN Funeral services for Ruth Dean, niece of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Million, were held at the Horton funeral home Thursday afternoon sat 2:30, conducted by Rev. J. C. Lowson, pas: tor of the First Methodist church. Miss Mildred Hall gave two selec tions during the services. A number of friends from Missouri and Iowa attended the services. The Eastern Star chapter of Glen wood. Iowa, conducted the ritualistic services at the grave in Oak Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were Don York and John Elliott of this city. Paul McMarshall, Raymond Mentel, Ed Kroell and Fred Loftberg, of Glen wood. INJURED YOUNG MAN IMPROVING Marion Speck of this city received a letter Thursday from an uncle, Carl Speck, who Is now in a hospital at Casper, Wyoming. Carl was at the Rawlins, Wyo., hospital for some time as the result of injuries in an auto wreck in' which both legs were fractured. He states that an infec tion in one of the legs is being clear ed up and the attending physicians are hopeful of his making more rapid improvement. UNDERGOES OPERATION P. T. Becker of this city was oper ated on Thursday at the Clarkson hospital at Omaha, having been in poor health for some time. He will remain under treatment for some time in hope of securing some per manent relief. Platters Drop First Game to Glenwood High Iowans Annex Game 27-22 for the First Win in Many Years of Athletic Relations. From Saturdays Dally- The Platters last evening at Glen wood dropped their first basketball game in many years of athletic re lations with Glenwood high by the score of 27 to 22, earning a nich in the Glenwood hall of fame for the 1938-39 Ram team. The opening portion of the game was largely in feeling out the plays of the opponents with the Platters having the best of the scoring, the tally standing 9 to 4 at the half time. The Glenwood quintet were able to penetrate the Platters defense in the latter part of the game to tally and gradually whittle down the mar gin that separated them from vic tory. In the earlier part of the game the Glenwood quintet was unable to click but in the second half their fast breaking offensive was started and a vast improvement seen in their defensive work that checked the sharpshooting of the Platters and held the blue and white in their rallies. Eyers, Glenwood forward, was able to make good several long shots that brought up the Rams to a lead and in which they were never head ed. Reed for Plattsmouth and Eyers for Glenwood were the high scorers of the evening. The box score of the game was as follows: Plattsmouth (22) - pa FT PF TP Rebal. f 2 12 5 Smith, f 10 0 2 Jacobs, f 0 10 1 Hayes, c . 3 0 2 6 Reed, g 3 2 0 8 Wall, g 0 0 2 0 9 4 6 22 Glenwood (27) FG FT PF TP Byers, f 4 12 9 Woodhead, f 2 0 14 Hopp. f 0 0 0 0 Rodman, c 2 1 1.5 Stranthan. g 2 11 5 Seitz, g 2 0 2 4 12 3 7 27 The Glenwood seconds were the winners in the curtain raiser of the evening by the score of 20 to 11. SUFFERS FRACTURED ARM From Saturday's Daily In falling from a chair at her home on North 5th street this fore coon, Mrs. Elmer Webb suffered the fracture of both bones in her left forearm. She was engaged in wip ing dust from the upper slats of the Venetian blinds in the living room, when the chair, gave way and pre cipitating her to the floor. Minor bruises were also suffered. Dr. West over reduced the fracture and placed the broken member in a cast. This is the third time she has suf fered breakage of the left forearm, once as a girl and again in the fall of 1930 when she tripped on a rug on freshly waxed floors. NOT SO BAD In the recent visit here of Dr. A. V. Hunter of Wesleyan University, he addressed the high echool stu dents on the value of education. The able speaker led the audience from the all important day when the five-year-old enrolls in the kindergarten, through the grades and high school to that epoch marking time when they step forth as graduates. The speaker had asked, "After gradua tion what?" when some up-to-date youngster piped up the all too truth ful answer, "WPA." SUFFERS INJURED ARM From Saturday's Dally Earl (Tink) Wiles, while boxing this morning during training for a boxing match at Council Bluffs as well as the Golden Gloves at Omaha, severely tore the muscles of his left arm. The young boxer is wearing the arm in a sling and probably will not be able to enter the boxing competition. SHOWS IMPROVEMENT The reports from Kearney state that William Vallery, 15, who was injured there several weeks ago, is doing' just as well as possible and seems to be well on the way to re covery. The young man suffered the laceration of his arm that made necessary the amputation of the mem ber. He is still under hospital care but his arm is healing nicely and it is hoped that he will have no ser ious after effects of the injury. Leland Holka Fatally Injured Near Greenwood Twenty-one Year Old Youth Injured in Car Crash on No. 6 East of Greenwood Sunday. Leland Holka, 21. residing near Alvo, was fatally injured Sunday in an automobile accident east of Green wood on highway No. 6. Five others were injured in the accident but none dangerously. Holka suffered a crushed skull and was taken on into Ashland. The car in which Leland Holka was riding was driven by Wayne Bachman, 20, of near Greenwood and at the time of the accident was go ing east on highway No. 6 followed by a car driven by Clyde Jones of Ashland who was accompanied by Harold Buell of Ashlau and Ileen Allen of Waverly. The Bachman car started to turn into a side road and at the same time the Jones car coming behind was unable to avoid it and struck i the rear wheel of the Bachman car overturning it, and Holka was caught and pinned beneath the wreckedcaf. , Wnyne Bachman suffered a broken arm in the accident but the occupants of the Jones car were not seriously ! injured. County Attorney Walter H. Smith visited the scene of the accident and after investigation of the case de cided that no inquest would be held. MRS. STANDEE SUFFERS STROKE Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rauth of Manley were in the city Saturday for a short time en route home from Omaha where they were called by the Illness of Mrs. Frank H. Stander, sister of Mr. Rauth. Mrs. Stander, who is SO years of age, had risen as usual Saturday and was going about her household duties when she was suddenly stricken with a paralytic stroke, falling to the floor of the home and has since been in very serious condition. Mr. and Mrs. Stander are members of two of the old families of Cass county and resided for many years in the Louisville and Manley commun ities and their many friends will regret very much to learn of her Ill ness. TALKS ON FARMSTEADS Seven extension groups of the vi cinity of Mynard, Murray, and Platts mouth met on Wednesday afternoon at the Mynard community building where they were recipients of a splen did talk on "A Well-Kept Farm stead," given by Mr. Watkins of Lin coln. A large number were In at tendance to enjoy the opportunity of Mr. Watkins' helpful and education al suggestions. The meeting was opened with the song of the month. Mrs. Roy Cole be ing the accompanist and Mrs. Don Seiver was the leader of the singing. Miss Baldwin then introduced the speaker, Mr. Watkins, who gave dif ferent instructions in regard to hav ing "A Well-Kept Farmstead," and he also showed several slides of pic tures on how a person was able to attain a well-kept farmstead. VISIT FROM OLD FRIEND Wednesday Mrs. Emil Ptak of this city had the pleasure of a call from a friend of her school days, Mrs. Cora Shelver, of Omaha, whom she had not seen for a great many years. Mrs. Shelver was formerly Miss Cora Bons, her family living here in her girlhood and operating the Perkins Hotel for some time. First Weekly Award in Rural School Contest Choice of $25 Teter-Totter cr Com plete Outdoor Basketball Set for Most Votes by 21st Saturday, January 21, marks the close of the first full week of the Rural School Playground Equipment contest sponsored by Plattsmouth merchants and the Journal. The school turning in the great est number of votes up to that time will head the honor roll of weekly prize winning schools and receive its choice of a $25 teter-totter or an of ficial outdoor basketball set. In ad dition, the teacher of this first week's prize-winning school will receive an extra award of $5 worth of beauty work an added incentive to make an early campaign for votes. Thereafter, for nine successive weeks there will be like awards of playground equipment to the schools turning in the most votes each of those weeks, and at the close of the contest, ?250 in grand prizes will be awarded, the complete list of which will be found in the large ad in this issue of the Journal. No school can win more than one of the weekly prizes, but all votes turned in will count on the award of the grand prizes. Every school that enters the contest and turns in vote3 during two or more successive weeks will re ceive a prize at the close of the con test. The four major grand prizes include an $87.50 standard merry-go-round, a $60 swing and trapeze, a $37 K. D. whirl and a $25 12-foot slide. Smaller prizes include 24 balls and bats, 12 kitten balls and catch balls. . How to Turn in Votes Individuals saving votes should get them into the hands of the teacher as quickly as possible, as all votes must pass through her hands so she can make a record of them and then bring or send them in group lots to contest headquarters in the, Retail Merchants' Credit Bureau office, sec ond floor Plattsmouth State Bank building. Votes will not be accepted from individuals, so hand or send them direct to the teacher of the school you wish to support. The schedule showing how votes may be obtained appears in the ad in this issue. One important thing to remember is that by bringing the ad of a participating merchant (or fac simile copy) from the Journal and having him sign it, double the regu lar number of votes will be given. Attach the signed ad to your sales slip or cash register receipt and send both to the teacher. Remember, the ad or a fac simile copy must be sign ed at time of making purchase. To Announce Winners All votes turned in by Saturday night count on that week's award. Votes mailed in by teachers must bear a not later than Saturday post mark to be counted in that week. The votes will be counted during the foy part of each following week and the prize winning school pub lished each Thursday during the ten weeks of special awards. The prize may be claimed the following Satur day instead of waiting until the end of the contest when the grand awards are to be made. A teter-totter or basketball set awaits some school as this week's prize (as well as the $5 in beauty work for the teacher) and can be won easily by that school whose teacher, pupils and patrons get out and hustle for votes all this weak. Who will claim these two fine awards of the first week? Watch for announcement of the winner in the Semi-Weekly Journal of Thursday. January 26, and the standing of all schools turning in votes up to Sat urday night, January 21. ' CHIEF ON THE JOB From Frlday'a Dally Chief of Police W. M. Barclay, who has been taking a short time off and undergoing treatment, was back today on the Job of seeing that law and order Is preserved. The chief of police Is feeling much better and feels able to carry on the patrol work and other necessary duties of the office.