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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1939.
VOL. NO. UV
Wed at Candle
Miss Viva Estella Palmer and Mr.
Earle Robert Koeble Married at
First Methodist Church.
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
the First Methodist church, Mis3
Viva Estella Palmer and Mr. Earle
Koeble were married at a lovely
candle light service.
The scft glow of the candles in
four large candelabrum at the plat
form as well as candles in the win
dows made a very effective touch to
the beauty of the ceremony, with
the lighted tross of the platform to
edd to the impressiveness.
Preceding the wedding E. II. Wes
cott gave an organ prelude that em
biaced the melodies of love.
Promptly at 5 o'clock Miss Char
lottle Palmer, sister of the bride,
and Miss Mary McCarroll, wearing
matching gowns of dusky rose color
ed crepe entered to light the tapers.
Mrs. E. II. Wescott sang "I Love
You Truly" before the ceremony,
with Mr. Wescott at the organ.
The strains of the bridal chorus
from "Lohengrin" heralded the ap
proach of the bride and party. Mrs.
Louis McConaha, bridesmaid, wore a
wine Sued crene gown cut street
length and tarried an arm bouquet
The bride wore a gown of royal
blue velvet and carried an arm bou
quet of Hollywood roses. The "some
thing old" in her costume was a
brooch worn by her grandmother at
The bride and party were joined
at the platform by the groom and
hi3 best man. Warren Llllie. Mr.
Koeble wore a gray business suit
and and-Mr. Lillie a dark suit. " -
The impressive double rirg cere
mony was performed by the Rev.
J. C. Lowson, pastor of the church
of which the young people have long
been very active members.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father, Charles D. Palmer.
Following the wedding ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Koeble received in
formally their friends at the church
prior to leaving for Omaha where
they are to make their home in the
The bride is the oldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Palmer
and has grown up in this city where
she graduated from the Plattsmouth
high school in the class of 1936. She
has been engaged with the Journal
until the past week.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Koeble and has made his
home here for several yeais, gradu
atine here in the class of 1930 of
the local schools. He has since been
engaged in clerical work here and
in Omaha and is now manager of a
store in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Koeble will take
with them in their new home the
best wishes of a host of friends for
many years of happiness in the
years that await them-
RETURNS TO PERU
Miss Edna Mae Petersen return
ed to Peru college Sunday to resume
her work and prepare for semester
examinations this week. Miss Peter
sen has been home the past week
suffering from a septic sore throat
and which was quite serious for
several days. She is much Improved
now and it is hoped will be able to
continue on through the study work
without further illness. '
VISITS AT OMAHA
H. E. Becker was In Omaha Mon
day afternoon where he spent a few
hours at the Clarkson hospital with
his brother, P. T. Becker. Mr. Becker
was pleased to find the brother rest
ing well and feeling very well fol
lowing his operation cf the past
REJOICE IN NEW SON
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wetenkamp
west of Mynard are rejoicing over
the arrival of a baby boy Friday,
January 13th at the Methodist hos
pital. Both mother and son are do
ing fine. The little boy was chris
tened William Grant.
NAMED ON COMMITTEE
Three of the well known residents
of Cass county have been named to
the important advisory committee of
the National Rivers and Harbors
Congress. The local representatives
are Attorney W. A. Robertson and
Searl S. Davis of this city and Eu
gene Nutzman of Nehawka. This
committee is most important at thi
time as river navigation is growing
more likely in a short time. Ex-Governor
Arthur J. Weaver of Falls City
is also a member of the committee.
Will Arrange Committees for Big
: Event to Aid in Fight Against
County Attorney Walter H. Smith
has been selected as the Cass county
chairman of the President's Ball for
1939, and is now actively arranging
plans to make it a very successful af
fair and one that will aid In a very
The funds from the ball, held each
year on the anniversary of the birth
of President Roosevelt, are used for
the fight against infantile paralysis,
a nart of the funds being sent to
the general treasurer in New York
for the Warm Springs foundation
and the remainder to be used locally
in child health interest.
RENDER FINE SERVICE
The Plattsmouth public library.
Miss Olive Jones and Miss Verna
Leonard, librarians. Is a valuable aid
to the Plattsmouth public schools
because of the excellent set of refer
ence texts and the well-selected fic
tion list the English department are
able to use. The Plattsmouth schools
select their entire reading list from
the Ioce.1 library.
This proves to be a valuable teach
ing aid with both English and his
tory teachers. Through the grade
schools Miss Jones has developed an
unusually fine reading program,
striving for the goal of every child to
at least read one book every quar
ter. The children of the Plattsmouth
schools are unusually good readers,
this being due no doubt in a large
part to the influence of the Platts
mouth public library.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish erratefullv to express to
the friends and neighbors our deep
appreciation of the many kindnesses
shown to us and our loved one In
her last illness and for the expres
sions of sympathy. Especially do we
wish to thank those who assisted In
t.lie services and for the beautiful
ficwers. Mr. and Mrs. jC. C. Cotner
and Family, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Glaze
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Neitzel and family. Mr. George Neit
zel and family, Mr. John Neitzel, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Neitzel and family,
Mrs. Carrie Schmelzel and family.
LEAVES FOR CHICAGO
From Wednesday's Daily-
Mrs. C. C. Wescott departed this
morning for Chicago where she was
called by the illness ot her daughter,
Miss Alice Louise Wescott, who was
taken suddenly quite sick. It was
decided that an operation was neces
sary and the patient is expected to
be operated on Thursday morning at
the St. Francis hospital at Evanston
MOVES TO OMAHA
From Monday's Dally
Miss Georgia White departed this
afternoon for Omaha where she
to make her home in the future and
will join her sister, Mis3 Florence
who has been located there for
number of years. Miss Lillian White
former register of deeds, is expecting
to loin her sisters later in the
VISIT AT MURRAY
Mrs. Bessie Bourne and son Ray
and Miss Betty Bulin were at Mur
day Sunday where they were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bourne and
Big time. Hot music, Jan. 28.
Death of Mrs.
Pioneer of State
Aged Lady Nearing 90 Years Dies
Sunday Morning at Hoire of
Laughter in This City.
Sunday morning shortly after 5
o'clock Mrs. Caroline Neitzel, 89,
passed away at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence C. Cotner, on South Sixth
street, death following a etroke re-
eiyed a week ago.
In the past week Mrs. Neitzel,
wno would nave oeen ninety years
of age on February 2nd. has been
gradually failing until death came
her relief and closed the story of
her life as she passed peacefully
Mrs. Neitzel is one of the long
ime residents of Nebraska, a great
part of her life being spent in Rich
ardson county where in IS 68 she
came as a bride with her husband,
John Neitzel, to found a home in
that section of the west where the
Indians still contended with the
whites for the fast fading frontier.
Caroline Wheeler was born in
Troy, New York, on February 2,
849 and in later years moved to
Chicago where she was married to
John Neitzel. a young veteran just
released from the Union army where
he had served in the great civil war
nd shortly after this they came
west where the great tide of migra
tion was then flowing. Settling near
Preston, in ' Richardson county, Mr.
Neitzel for many years was engaged
In the blacksmiting trade and
which he followed as long as hl3
health permitted. In 1923 Mr. and
Mrs. Neitzel came to Plattsmouth to
make their home with their daugh
ter, Mrs. Clarence Cotner 'and fam
ily and where in 1926 theusband
was called to the last rest.
Mrs. Neitzel" is survived by four
sons and three daughters, Joseph of
Fairbury; George of Lyons; John
and Louis of Omaha; Mrs. C. F.
Glaze of thi3 city; Mrs. Carrie
Schnelzel, of Humboldt and Mrs.
Clarence C. Cotner of this city.
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,
ister of Mr. Rauth. Mrs. Stander,
who is 80 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
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 111
WILL UNDERGO OPERATION
Mrs. Arthur Blunt, of Omaha, for
merly Miss Gretchen Warner of this
city, will undergo an operation at
the St. Joseph's hospital at Omaha
Thursday. Mrs. Blunt has not been
well for some time and it was decided
that the major operation would be
necessary. During the illness of Mrs.
Blunt her little daughter Is here
with her aunt, Mrs. L. F. Terryberry
and the little son with another, aunt,
Mrs. W. F. Warga of McCook.
FIND PATIENT RESTING WELL
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cloidt
were In Omaha Sunday afternoon
where they visited at the Clarkson
hospital with P. T. Becker, who is
there recuperating from his recent
operation. They found Mr. Becker
resting as easy as possible under
the circumstances and feeling very
Norman and Greth Rhoades, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Rhoades under
went tonsllectomy operation Satur
day. Both boys are now feeling re
lieved after the effects of the oper
ATTEND CHURCH MEETING
A number of the members of the
First Presbyterian church of this
city were at Omaha Tuesday evening
where they attended the meeting
held at the First Presbyterian church
of that city. The occasion was the
visit and address of Dr. Welch, mod- i
erator of the general assembly or
the Presbyterian church of the Unit
ed States. The audience enjoyed a
fine and truly inspiring address. The
Mr. and Mrs. L. O
attending were i
Minor, Mr. and
Mrs. Virgil Perry, Mr. and Mrs.
R. W. Knorr, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A.
Cloidt and Dr. and Mrs. II. G. Mc
Clusky. Debaters are
Heard at Meeting
High School Students Present Argu
ments Musical Treat Offered
by Frank A. Cloidt.
From Tuesday's Daily
The Plattsmouth Woman's club
met for their regular business meet-
ng at the home of Mrs. L. S. Devoe
last evening where a large group of
the ladies were in attendance de-1
pite the cold and disagreeable
Mrs. Elmer Sundstrom presided
over the business session. Plans and
arrangements were made to sponsor
The program of the evening con-
isted of a debate by two teams from
the high school debating class. The
purpose of the debate was to carry
out the study of international rela
tions. John Bestor, Harriett Case,
Homer Barton, and John Morris rep
resented the two teams. The ques
tion of the debate-was-Should the
United States and Great Britain En-
er an Alliance." The ladies acted
as the judges and decided in favor
of the affirmative. Barton and Mor
ris being the representatives.
Frank A. Cloidt was presented in
group of vocal numbers, "One
Alone" from the "Desert Song,"
Aft , 1... M .iTllnnnm. Vimat'i
and "In the Garden of My Heart" by
Ball, being delightfully rendered.
Mrs. L. S. Devoe was the accompanist.
At an appropriate hour refresh
ments were served by. ihe committee
of which Mrs. Pete Carr was chair
man. The guests of the evening includ
ed Mrs. Heller and the Misses uor
othea Fulton and Anna Mary Mc-
Maken, Plattsmouth high school
TO ATTEND BANQUET
From Tuesday's Dally
This evening Mr. and Mrs.
Ham A. Robertson, Mr. ana
VV. F. Evers and Judge and
A. H. Duxbury will be guests ai um
aha of the Omaha chapter of the Na
tional Sojourners. This organization
13 composed of military and naval of
ficers in the Untied States services,
members of the Masonic order and on
duty In the Omaha area.
The chapter is to be host to friends
and their ladies at a banquet at the
Athletic club this evening.
Prom Wednesday's Daily
Miss Wilma Tritach of this city
underwent a minor tnroat operation
at the St. Joseph hospital in Omaha
this morning. The many friends of
Miss Tritsch are hoping for an early
recovery of the patient.
VISITS IN CITY
Miss Twlla Fay Hendrlx of Mill!
p-nn. NpnrasKa. is Here lur a. visit
. . T wfnl4-
at the home of Miss Laura Mrasek
and relatives and friends for a short
time. Miss Hendrlx is to leave soon
for California to visit there With
relatives and friends.
ATEND OMAHA LUNCHEON
Saturday Mrs. W'illiam Baird, Mrs
E. H. Wescott, Mrs. Roy Knorr and
Mrs. L. S. Devoe were guests at
P.E.O. "Founders' Day" luncheon at
the Athletic club at Omaha.
Expert radio repair service at Far
ley'a Furniture. ltd&w
Sausage and Pancake Supper Precedes
Installing W. A. Robertson
Monday evening wa3 a very much
enjoyed and long to be remembered
occasion in Mt. Zion commandery Mo.
5 Knights Templar, marking the in
stalling of the new officers and also
a fine supper and social evening for
At 6:30 the members were invited
to join in a sausage and pancake
supper which had been arranged by
W. H. Wehrbein, retiring commander
and with George Sexton, well known
stockman as the chef of the occasion.
A fine array of country sausage tad
been provided and with the cakes
made a treat that all appreciated.
The installing officer was William
A. Robertson, grand captain gen
eral of the grand commandery of Ne
braska, with Judge A. H. Duxbury
as the ceremonial marshal.
The officers installed were as fol
lows: Commander Don Seiver.
Generalissimo L. L. Horton.
Captain General L. L. McCarty.
Treasurer Frank A. Cloidt.
Recorder W. F. Evers.
Senior Warden Roy O. Cole.
Junior Warden William Kraeger.
Prelate Raymond C. Cook.'
Standard Bearer Leonard Born.
Sword Bearer George Brinklow.
Warder Louis Friedrich.
Sentinel Elmer Tritsch.
A very large number of the mem
bers of the commandery were pres
ent to take part in the ceremonies.
William H. Wehrbein. retiring
commander was presented with a past
commanders jewel by Mr. Robertson
on behalf of the commandery.
The commandery has received with
regret the resignation of Frank L.
Barkus, who for several years has
served as recorder, Mr. Barkus find
ing it necessary owing to his work
that takes him from the city, to give
up the office that he has so accept
CLOSE OF FIRST SEMESTER
The first semester of the Platts
mouth public schools will close with
Friday of this week. Examinations
will be held January 19 and 20. This
means that the school Is half over
and that in some instances there
will be a few changes in registra
tion. Ordinarily there is very uttie
change as most of the subjects offer
ed in the Plattsmouth high school
run throughout the school year. This
year is especially marked by the fact
that there have been very few drops
from the high school enrollment.
Ordinarily this has been noticeable
but with the 140 freshmen, which
was the largest in the history of the
school, there have been four students
discontinue their their school work.
This leaves it at the half period with
WINTER FLOWER SHOW
The Plattsmouth Garden club is
sponsoring a Winter Flower show
and the public schools are making a
contribution to the event. Many of
the rooms have made miniature gar
dens and indoor aquariums. These
will be on display for parents and
patrons at the library building dur
ing the time of the winter garden
display, held today and tomorrow.
Mrs. William Schmidtmann, Jr.,
and Mrs. Clement Woster are the
committee in charge.
LEAVE FOR CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mason and
children. Donna Fae and Billy, de
parted Monday for California, where
they will visit for some time with rel
atives and old friends in that part
of the west. They will visit with Ed
Mason and family at Santa Monica
as well as with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Sattler near Los Angeles and other
members of the Plattsmouth colony
TO VISIT AT DES MOINES
Mrs. James Bulin left for Pes
Moines, Iowa Sunday where she will
be a eruest of her son-in?law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sehaf
fer for a week.
PARTICIPATE IN DEBATE
The debate squad consisting of
Homer Barton and Harriett Case;
William Hula and Richard Hitt, ac
companied by their coach, Milo
Price, participated in the Auburn
tournament last Saturday. The pur
pose of the tournament was, not to
elect the winner, but to give them
practice and preliminary preparation
for the tournaments that will come
later in the season. Harriett Case
and Homer Barton won two out of
the four debates in which they par
ticipated. Debaters are
North High Champion Team Here to."""
Debate With Coach Milo Price's
Local Debate Squad.
The Plattsmouth Rotary club held
a unique program at their weekly
meeting Tuesday noon at the dining
room of the Hotel Plattsmouth, when
Miss Mary Elizabeth Hamilton,
coach of the Omaha North high
school debate team with her state
champion team consisting of Don De
voe and Justin Priestman debated
Milo Price's team. John Bestor and
Harriett Case, representatives of that
team. The judges, Searl S. Davis,
A. H. Duxbury and Captain D. R.
Thornton, awarded the decision to
the Omaha team who defended the
affirmative by a margin of two to
one. The question "Resolved That
United States Should Form an Al
liance with Great Britain" was in
ternational in scope and direotly in
line with the Rotary principles.
Supt. L. S. Devoe presided and Homer
Barton acted as timekeeper. Visitors
were John Morris, junior debate
member, and Dan Bestor of Omaha.
The next Rotary meeting will be
a Rotary Ann meeting with District
Governor Harry Russell as principal
BALLOON MAKES LONG TRIP
Lloyd Taplett. son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Taplett of Sioux Falls. South
Dakota, recently carried out some
experiments with a small balloon that
hroue-ht some interesting facts as
to the flight of these balloons. Lloyd
filled a small balloon with natural
gas and turned It loose, attaching
his name and the request to notify
him where it. was found. He re
cently received a card from Rupert,
Ohio, that the balloon had been re
covered there. It would probably
have gone farther east but was
caught in the branch of a tree that
held It until it was'removed by the
Lloyd is -SC""" former Plattsmouth
school students nad has many
friends here who will learn of the
flieht with Interest. He Is a brother
of Mrs. James Warga of this city.
HOLD CHURCH ELECTION
The members of the Holy Rosary
church held a parish meeting bun-
day. The election of trustees and
advisory board was held. A large
niimhur of the. narishioners were
Joseph Knoflicek and Frank Kou
bek were selected as trustees for the
Those chosen for the advisory
board, which consists of seven, were:
Adolph Koubek. Mike Vetesnik, Vin
cent Pilny, Joseph Hadraba; Wil
Ham Swatek. John V. Svoboda, Tim
othy Kahoutek, and J. E. Ferrle.
VISIT AT STATE CAPITOL
Prom Wednesday's Daily
County Attorney Walter H. Smith
and County Surveyor Robert Mann
were at Lincoln today where they
visited the state capitol looking after
some' business for the county in the
VISITING IN CITY
Mrs. Nellie Agnew, of Omaha, for
many years a resident of this city
is here as a house guest of Mrs
Henry Herold and visiting the many
old time friends.
Dance, Legion Bldg., Sat. Jan. 28.
Mrs. Mary Stander
Dies at Omaha
A Pioneer Resident of Manley Com
munity and Widely Known
for Charitable Work.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Mary
Stander, 80, a pioneer resident of
the vicinity of Manley and Louis
ville, died at Omaha where she was
stricken on Saturday morning with
a stroke at her home, 136 North 40th
street and from which she never re
covered. Mrs. Stander was formerly Mary
Rauth, daughter of John and Susan
Rauth, born in September 18ES. at
Toledo, Ohio, the family later com-ine-
to Nebraska where they havo
Cass county during their lifetime.
In January. 1881, Mary Rauth was
married at the St. John's Catholic
church at Plattsmouth to Frank H.
Stander, also a member of one of the
pioneer families of the county. They
were for many years engaged in
farming and by their care and thrift
aided in the building up of their
community. Mr. and Mrs. Stander
ere both very activo In charitable
work and aided in the creation or
the St. Patrick's parish of the Ro
man catholic cnurcn ai aianiey ui
which they were parishioners for
many years, removing twenty years
ago to Omaha where they have con
tinued their activities in the church
work and were also supporters of
the Father Flanagan' Home.
A large family came to bless the
life of Mr. and Mrs. Stander, eigat
of whom, with the aged father.
Frank H. Stander. SO, survive her
passing The children are: Lena
Stander, Manley; Susan Bickcrt. Lil
lian Stander, Anna Honer, Bertha
Kelley, all of Omaha; Mrs. Walter
O'Brien. Manley; John P. Stander
of Arizona: Eddie Stander or Lin
coln. There are also a number of broth
ers and sisters surviving, Mrs. Lena
Grauf. Plattsmouth; Mrs. Minnie
Lovell, Chappell. Nebraska; Mrs.
Rose Kelley, Plattsmouth; Mrs. Re
gina Beaver, Brighton, Colorado;
John C. Rauth, Manley; Frank ana
Paul Rauth residing in Colorado.
Mrs. Anna Glaubitz aid William
Rauth have preceded her in death.
There are eighteen grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
The body is at the Heafy & Heafy
mortuary in Omaha to await the ar
rival of the son, John P. Stander and
son, who are driving here from Ariz
ona. TO BOX IN GOLDEN GLOVES
Elmer Newton and Donald Mc-
Bride of this city are to be two of
the participants in the boxing car
nival of the Golden Gloves which
will be held in Council Bluffs. Elmer
is a veteran boxer who has been in a
number of the boxing events in the
past several seasons while McBride is
making his first bid in the athletic
arena. The boxing matches are to
be held on January 25th at Council
Eluffs and a number of the local fans
are planning on attending. Earl
Wiles, who was to have taken part
was Injured in training a few days
ago and will probably not be able
to enter the event.
ADDRESSES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. R. B. Hayes, active worker
in W. C. T. U. addressed the Junior
High school Monday. Her lecture
was chiefly devoted to safety, show
ing some of the modern trends caus
ing accidents and the loss of life.
The talk was very much appre
ciated by the students and one that
called for careful study and concen
tration on the part of the pupils.
BACK FROM SOUTH
Frank Mullen arrived home Tues
day from Galveston. Texas, after a
pleasant trip and visit with his son
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett
Mullen. During his absence the mar
ket was taken care of by Mrs. Mul
len and Walter Fornoff. the meat
cutter. Emmett Mullen and family
send greetings to their friends in this