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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 19, 1939)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1939.
W. O .Troop and son, Tommy, were
lcoking after some business matters
in Nebraska City Friday ol last week.
The United Brethren aid S'Jciety
of Otterbein church served lunch at
the Kettlehut sale and found plenty
John Kettlehut will farm the place
where his father has been for many
years. The farm belongs to Win.
Kropp and is a good one.
V. O. Troop had the misfortune to
lose one of his mules, a unit in his
farm operations which will iLive to
be replaced by spring. Good mules
are difficult to find.
Charles R. Troop of Plattsmouth,
who has been so 6eriously ill for
tome time is reported as being some
better and was able to drive "his car
to Nebraska City last week to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Harry McVey are
the happy parents of a eon, born to
them last Friday, January 13'h. The
young man and his mother are doing
very nicely and all concerned -are
very happy over the arrival.
Mra. C. S. Sherman and Mrs. Lois
Troop, both of Lincoln, were visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Troop north of Nehawka and as well
also went to Plattsmouth to visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Henry Grubcr was a visitor with
friends in Nebraska City last Sunday
and as he stepped on the street a
passing car brushed him and knocked
him down which was followel by an
other which ran over him and gave
the Murray man a rather rough
and tumble experience. Other than
bruising him severely he was not in
jured. Power Plant to Be Instilled.
The boat which was built by J. A.
Scotten for himself and Lucean Car
per is to have a new power plant to
propel it, a model C-40 manufactured
by the John Deere company. The
engine has been ordered but as yet
it has not arrived. It will be here
in time for installation this winter
and ready for spring lire, that is if
any water runs under the bridge the
Ships 80 Head to Mariet.
Jack Philpot shipped some 80 head
of fatted cattle to the Omaha market
last Sunday night and early Monday
morning, which were on the market
Monday.' The stock -was -delivered
by Earl Mrasek and a number of
trucks of Mr. Philpot. These cattle
are said to be some of the very finest
which have been shipped to the mar
ket this winter.
Best Laved Plans Often Fail.
It has been said that "The best
layed plans of mice and men oft gang
a glee." Now just what is that, but'i
it is a saying and perhaps it applies
to the best layed plans of the people
attempting to sink a well for the
Murray water svstem. The spot was
Relieve Their DISTRESS
This Easy, Quick Vfay!
To bring speedy relief from the discom
fort of chest colds, muscular rheumatic
aches and pains due to coldn you need
more than "just a salve" use a stimu
lating "counter-irritant" lfte good old
warming, soothing Must err le. It pene
trates the surface skin breaking up local
congestion and pain resulting from colds.
Even better than a mustard plaster
Must prole has been used by millions for
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iice: famous ir
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located and work started on a test
ing hole bored small which showed
up well and the strata dirt coming
from the hole sampled every two feet
was saved and sent to the expert In
Omaha to be analyzed, which gave
evidence of giving an abundant sup
ply, so the well was sunk, 20 Inches
in diameter and cased with a good
steel casing and when completed to a
point some 45 feet down was thought
to have an abundant supply of water.
Then the crucial test came when a
pump and power was put to literally
test the volume of water which the
hole would supply. ThiB test was to
be continued for 48 consecutive
hours. At times the. flow of water
was as high as twelve gallons per
minute and it ran as low as nine gal
lons, demonstraiton that there was
!nct sufficient water for the needs of
Murray and In order to get the ap
proval of the PYVA the well has to
supply water at the rate of 50 gal
lons per minute for the 4S hour test.
The well has cost many hundreds of
dollars and while it might supply a
home of a small farm for a time. Is
useless for a water system. The ques
tion now is whether to try another
hole or to endeavor to go down
through the rock which has been
Boys Enjoy Stag Party.
In honor of the wedding of Miss
Marie Davis and Marion Wiles, a
number of the boy friends of Marion
got together at the home of John
Frans last Friday night where they
enjoyed a stag party. They had a fine
time, with good eats, when Marion
bid farewell to "That Old Gang
Well Men to Holtrook.
The Layne company, the well men
who were here and put the well
down, that is the last one thus far, '
departed last Monday morning for d they were both taking treat
ttik v ow, jT,iMnr a ment and were told after .i most
well fcr the city as they are putting
in a water system similar to the one
which Murray has been endeavoring
Mrs. Sarah Young Poorly.
Parr Young was in town last Mon
day morning and reported the con
dition of his mother as being very
poorly. Every care, however, is be
ing given Mrs. Young with the best
of medical care and nursing, but she
is not responding as desired. Mrs.
Young has proven her tenacity to life
as she has been sick a good deal and
still survives every attack. The man
ner she "has of "throwing off sickness
demonstrates she has a good consti
tution and is very hardy for her
years and it is hoped she will soon
be in her usual health again.
Has Excellent Sale.
Rhynard Kettlehut, who held a
sale a few days ago was pretty well
pleased with the results. Rex Young
was the auctioncr, and was expected
good prices prevailed. Mr. Kettlehut
expects to move to Eagle where he
will make his home. He has lived on
this farm for thirty-four years.
Mrs. Mary Mast Better.
Miss Christine Stava of Wahoo
has been secured as a nurse for Mrs.
Mary Mast who has been so serious
ly ill at her home between Murray
and Nehawka. Miss Stava is proving
a very efficient and capable nurse
and her patient has been showing
some good improvement.
THE AWFUL PRICE YOU
PAY FOR BEING
Qui Turing nerves can make you old and
haggard looking, cranky and hard to live
with can keep you awake nights and
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More than a million women have re
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tions? IT MUST BE GOOD!
Smith Brothers Cough Drops (Black or Menthol.
50) are the only drops containing Vitamin A
This is the vitamin that raises the resistance of the mucous
membranes of the nose and throat to cold infections.
S. M. Taylor and son Alda were
looking after some business in Platts
mouth last week and were also visit
ing friends while there.
David Stuart of Nehawka was the
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Cogdill where they enjoyed
a very fine visit for a number of
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Griffin and
family were in Plattsmouth last Sun--j
day, guests at the horaeof the moth
er of Mr. Griffin and with Mr. and
Mrs. George Winscot.
Mrs. Paul Applegate who is an ap
plicant for the position of post
mistress at the Union post office was
in riattsmouth last Saturday' tak
ing examinations and as well visit
ing a number of her friends.
Mrs. H. H. Becker and Mary Beck-
ere were in Omaha Saturday, they
accompanying Roy Becker who went
to see the wife who has been ser
iously ill for some time. She has
been improving of late, but not as
rapidly as desired.
Vance Harris and family of Hia
watha, Kansas were in Union over
the week end, extending their visit
with relatives and friends until
Tuesday. They were guests while
here at the home of the parents of
Mr. Harris. C. F. Harris and family.
Hon. W. B. Banning and wife
were in Lincoln last Thursday, Mr.
Danning looking after some business
while Mrs. Banning was receiving
at a Catherine in Lincoln, associated
vitn Mrs. Cochran as co-hostess. They
enjoyed a very pleasant meeting of
the elite of Lincoln.
A. L. Becker and daughter. Mary
were in Omaha last Saturday, call
ing on their physicians for a check-
I thorough examination they were pro
gressing nicely and need no' return
for aucther thirty days.
Henry Becker who has been com
pelled to do much blacksmithing for
himself and has accepted work from
the public has induced him to enter
the business for a profit, and has se
cured Elmer Campbell, an expert
blacksmith, who will work together.
Mr. Becker providing the place of
J business and Mr. Campbell doing the
Rev. and Mrs. Edward P. Booher
"ot Cedar Bluffs; Nebraska 'announce
the engagement and approaching
marriage of their daughter, Mary
Birdina to Taul Laural Griffin, son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Griffin of
Union, Nebraska. The wedding date
has been set for February 12 at 12
o'clock in the Methodist church at
Bruired in Smashup.
While our townsman, George
Stites and citizens of Omaha, was
riding with a friend in Omaha last
week, the friend doing the driving
in his own car, the slippery pave
ment allowed the auto to become un
managable and turned entirely over,
landing squarely on its wheels but
in the ditch at the side of the road.
Mr. Stites was tossed against the
top of the car when it turned over,
his head receiving the full force of
the impact and resulted in making
his neck stiff. He i3 hoping soon to
be in his normal condition.
Purchases New Home.
II. W. Griffin who has operated
J the produce station as well as the
blacksmith shop, and made them
prcsper, has been making the pur
chase of the building in which he
has the shop and produce station,
3L3 now made the purchase of the
home formerly owned by D. B. Por
ter. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin will make
their home on the small farm while
their son. Paul will conduct the pro
duce station. Mr. Porter will make
his home with Jay Austin.
Many Want to Serve.
With the proposed change of the
postmaLtership of Union there has
been a goodly number of the citi
zens who have expressed their will
ingness in this capacity. It seems
that all who have made application
are well qualified for the position.
Of ourse when such examination is
being held there will be many differ
ent grades of percentage of effi-
I I E 1 . I
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
clency. Among those who were over
to Plattsmouth to take the examin
ations were the present postmistress
and her deputy, Miss Augusta Robb
and Miss Opal Griffin, Oliver Shriver,
Leslie Everett, Mr. and Mrs. L. R.
Upton, Elmer Withrow, C. L. Greene,
Jay Austin, Mrs. Paul Applegate and
All Forty-six Years Old.
Simon Gruber was passing the
4 6th milestone in his life's journey
last week. January 13th and was
the first of a series of railroad work
ers whose 4 6th anniversary comes
thi3 winter and spring. The others
are Julius. Kethorn whose birthday
conies in February, Bert Styles which
comes in March and C. H. Whitworth
whose birthday conies in April. Won
der If 4 C is the middle age of work
David Stuart was a visitor for a
few days the early part of the week
at the heme of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Cogdill cast of Union.
Don Philpot, Will Hamlin, Fred
Kahler, C. J. Elgaard and Dale Phil
pot made a merry party last Monday
evening going to Omaha to see the
Golden Gloves boxing contest.
Henry Grueber has been feeling
rather poorly for some time on ac
count of a prolonged siege of asthma
which has put him in a position that
he finds it very difficult to get about.
John G. Wunderlich and wife
were called to Plattsmouth last Mon
day where they were looking after
some business matters as well as
meeting many friends. They have
both been rather poorly of late.
George Bucholz and wife of near
Dunbar were visiting in Nehawka
last Monday and while Mr. Bucholz
was looking after some business in
Plattsmouth the wife was Etaying
with her mother, Mrs. Lyle Kruger,
who was not feeling the best follow
ing an attack of the flu.
Joe Goodman who has been busy
with other things during the fall
and thus far during thew inter did
not get his threshing done until last
week when he threshed his oat crop
;and found that the yield was approxi
mately 25 bushels per acre. Probab
ly the first threshing of the year.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hemphill
were guests for the day last Sunday
at the home of a brother of Mrs.
Hemphill, Oscar, Hoback and family
who reside on the farm where the
parents lived for more than 50 years
on the county line southeast of Ne
hawka. All enjoyed a very fine visit
and an excellent dinner.
Mrs. Jesse Rice, mother of Will
Rice, went to Murray where she was
visiting at the heme of James Til
son and family, Mr. Tilson being her
son-in-law, although the daughter
passed away some time ago. While
there she became sick and has been
there for the past two weeks, but is
now showing improvement.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. McReynolds
and Miss Lanna, sister of Alvin. were
host ami hostesses last Sunday at
their home northeast of Nehawka,
when they had as guests Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. F. Ruhge and Dick Neu
meister and wife and daughter
Bertha of Avoca as well as Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Root and family oi
Board Elects Officers.
The board of directors of the Ne
hawka Farmers Oil company met last
Saturday and elected officers for the
board and the company, as follows:
E. A. Nutrman, president; George
Domingo, vice-president; 1'arr voung,
Bobbie Chriswisser Home.
Bobbie Chriswisser, who has been
at htc Clarkson hospital in Omaha
where he underwent and operation
for appendicitis was able to return
home last week. At the same time
Miss Gwen Butron was taken with
appendicitis and was taken to the
hospital where she underwent an
operation and is doing very nicely
IF you insure thru
me, you will not pay
for more insurance
than you need. I do
not believe in over
insurance! Searl S. Davis
OFFICKSi 3D FLOOR
Piatts. State Bank BldQ.
now. uwen, wno was playmate oi
Bobbie, was taken to the same hos
pital and occupied the same room
which had been used by Bobbie.
Is Not Superstitious.
La Verne Stefens, who is a student
at Doane college at Crete, was spend
ing the week-end at the home of his
parents and during the time on last
Friday was celebrating his twentieth
birthday anniversary, which fell on
Friday the 13th. Still he laughed
at the idea of any ill fortune com
ing from the double hoodoo.
Preached at Methodist Church.
The Rev. J. D. Hamilton of near
Osceola and a pastor of the Meth
odist church, an evangelist who is
assisting in the conduct of a revival
meeting at the Methodist church in
Weeping Water was conducting the
services at the Nehawka church last
Sunday and was received with much
pleasure by the membership of the
Guest Speaker Next Week.
The Rev. George M. Lothert, pas
tor of the Congregational church of
Nebraska City will be guest speaker
at the meeting of the Brotherhood
at the Methodist church next Monday
Found Fine Entertainment.
J. H. Steffens who has many fine
friends in Nebraska City and as well
business representatives selling goods
in Nehawka, accepted an invitation
to be their guest at the meeting of
the Rotary club, which proved to be
a very instructive meeting. Dr.
Deeder of Otoe was the guest speaker,
and having but recently spent nearly
a year traveling on the continent,
was qualified to speak advisedly on
conditions prevailing in the major
countries of Europe, speaking at
length of England, Spain, France,
Italy and Germany.' The latter coun
try, he declared, was filled with
much discontent, but the country was
governed by such an "iron hand"
that no eypression was possible with
out much fear. The people did not
dare speak frankly, even in their
own homes, as-the children might in
advertently repeat what was said to
their comrade which often resulted
in the imprisonment of the heads of
the family and in some instances
their execution. He predicted that
the present government would not
last longer than some organization
could be perfected that would be a
substantial opposition to the condi
tions prevailing there.
Entertained for Sunday Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Drennen were
host and hostess last Sunday at their
home when they entertained for the
day and a very fine dinner, having
as their guests Rollaud Sutton and
family, Dewey Jones and family and
I. Baker and wife. One unique fea
ture cf the occasion was the serv
ing of ice cream made from ice
frozen on their water tank during
the night before.
Has an Attack of the Flu.
Mrs. Lyle Kruger who has been
at Panama for the past few weeks
returned home last week,' coming via
Nebraska City and accepted a ride
in a truck. While the truck was
heated, she took cold which resulted
in a spell of the flu, which kept her
I in very serious condition for the re
mainder of the week, but was feeling
some better the first of this week.
Rubber Stamps, prompt deliv
ery, lowest prices. All sizes at the
Rural School Playground
Easy to Get-Follow Simple Rules-Here's How
1 Buy from the ads of participating
merchants in the JOURNAL;
2 Cut out the ad (or make fac simile
copy) and take it along for the
merchant to sign when you buy.
3 Attach this signed ad to your sales -slip
for DOUBLE the regular num
ber of votes on your purchase.
Help Your School -:- Help Yourself
BY READING JOURNAL ADS . . - AND
PATRONIZING JOURNAL ADVERTISERS
EAGLE IK ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mick of
Lincoln visited relatives in Eagle
last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Judkins of
Lincoln ppent Sunday with Mr. Jud
kins' mother, Mrs. I:n;ma Judkins.
Mrs. Joe Rudolph, who is spend
ing the winter in Lincoln with rela
tives, spent Tuesday of this week in
Guy Jones enjoyed having his
cousin Webster Thomas of Trenton.
Nebraska, call at his home last Sun
Miss Florence West came from
Meadow Grove, where she teaches,
last Friday and spent the week-end
with home folks.
Mr. Charles Allen and Jack and
R .B. Morgan came out from Lin
coln and spent the day at the home
ot Mrs. S. E. Allen.
Albert Frolich, who has been at
the St. Elizabeth' hospital receiving
treatment, was brought home last
Floyd Hursh of Grand Island ar
rived last Saturday evening and vis
ited until Sunday evening with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hursh.
Mrs. Frank Deason drove out
from Lincoln Monday morning of
this week and visited her brother,
William Hudson and Mrs. Hudson.
Eagle High basketball team de
feated the Murdock team at Eagle
last Friday evening. The second
team lost to Murdock's second team.
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Hursh were Mr. and
Mrs. John Reitter and son of Lin
coln and Floyd Hursh of Grand Is
land. Mr. and Mrs. George Trimble and
Miss Merna Stradley motored to Pal
myra and spent Sunday evening
with Mrs. Trimble's sister, Miss Amy
Mrs. Jesse Westlake returned home
the first part of last week from Ne
hawka, where she had spent several
days at the home of her brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Piersol and
Kenneth and Mr. and Mrs. Donald
riersol and son of Lincoln visited
with Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Piersol
and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vance and
Mrs. Bertha Wulf of Lincoln and
Aaron Vance of St. Louis, Missouri,
spent last Saturday evening with
Mrs. Pauline Ollerman.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thomson and
tons of Palmyra, Alton Haase of
Bennet and Mr. and Mrs. Paul B.
Johnson were guests last Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wall.
Sympathy is extended to Clyde
West, whose mother passed away at
her home in Weeping Water last
week. Funeral services were held
for her in Weeping Water last Sat
Word reached Eagle last Saturday
that Mrs. John Frohlich had sudden
ly passed away at her home in Wini
fred. Montana, the latter part of
last week. . Mrs. Frohlich is the
mother of Mrs. Fred Wenzel.
Mr. and Mrs. A. . Adams and
E P. Betts motored to Martel Tues
day evening of last week and visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacobson
and Cecil Jacobsen and family. That
day (January 10) was the birthday
anniversary of Chas. Jacobsen.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sexson
brought their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. T. Sexson home from Ravenna,
last Saturday evening. They have
visited there since the holidays.
While there both families visited Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence McMaster and
family at Great Bend, Kansas.
Edith Estella Peterson, daughter
of George and Delia Peterson, was
born in Lincoln county, Nebraska,
lune S, 1887, and passed away at
her home in Eagle, Nebraska, Janu
ary 14, 1939, at the age of 51 years.
T months and 6 days. She lived in
Eagle most of her life. She joined
ihe Eagle M. E. church on September
i. 1907. She was married to Charles
CVilliams. November 3, 1915, at Lin
coln. Nebraska. Besides her hus
band, she leaves to mourn her loss,
three brothers, George, of Nebraska
City, Ed and Nick, of Eagle. Ne
braska, and three sisters. May Doran.
of Lincoln, Nebraska; Zella Freder
ick, of Los Angeles, California, and
Ella Gott, of Inglewood. California.
An infant son, her parents and two
brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the
Eagle Methodist church on Tuesday
afternoon, January 17th, with Rev.
Donald Springer in charge. Burial
was in the Eagle cemetery.
Rev. Springer, Mrs. Guy Jones and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rudolph sang.
"Abide with Me," "The Old Rugged
Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Some
where." The pall bearers were B. H. Root,
Carl Price, A. W. Adams, Wallace
Burns, Arthur Walberg and Donald
William Cullen Bryant's poem was
read at the funeral services, as fol
lows: "There is a day of sunny rest for
every dark and troubled night; and
grief may bide an evening guest, but
joy will come with early light.
"For God hath marked each sor
rowing clay and numbered each sec
ret tear; and heaven's long age of
bliss shall pay for all His children
PROFESSOR SAYS AMERI
CANS GET 'DEADPAN' LABEL
CLEVELAND, O. (UP) Conver
sationally, most Americans are "dead
pans" and "masters of the uncom
pleted sentence," believes Dr. Hulert
Greaves, professor of speech at Yale
"Of all English-speaking peoples,
wc probably have the worst articula
tion, and force people to jruess the
meaning of a third of what we say,"
Dr. Greaves said.
'. "Far too many of us never let our
faces light up. We are what is known
as frozen faces, cow faces, dead-pans
and sourpusses. We should let our
faces be radiated by the ideas of the
The professor speaking on "How
Personality Improves Salesmanship,"
before the Cleveland Advertising club
said that correction of our speech
difficulties involves "careful personal
"Our schools, which carefully train
us to think and express ourselves
verbablly, have ignored the fact that
also are media of communication,"
"We slur our vowels, speak in too
low tones of voice and then drop our
vocies to end the sentences.
He added that one of our most com
mon "self-imposed" speech handicaps
is speaking monotonously because wc
use onlv three or four f perch tones,
when we should use an octave.
"Monotonous speech makes it dif
ficult for listeners to differentiate
amonpr the speaker's ideas," 'Dr.
May Cost You All
Slippery, icy, snowy
roads are dangerous. If
you skid into another car
or injure someone, there
will be damages to pay!
Afford to Take
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