The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 23, 1939, Image 1
Mr. Wc Historical Sxtttj me. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1939. NO. 101 VOL. NO. LIV Farm Home Plans Reveal Progress Made FSA Man Says Great Improvement in Trend to Livestock and Better Farm Plans. Many farmers will be better off in the coming year because during 1938 they made farm and home plans to systematize their farming operations, improve standards of living, and ad just their debts. 1 This statement by Leonard Hanks, local representative of the Farm Se curity Administration, sums up a survey of 4 4 borrowers from that agency in Otoe and Cass counties. Basing his figures on a review of 193S operations, Mr. Hanks finds that the standard borrowers showed an average increase in net worth of $337.39. As a result of FSA loans made in '1938, 157 new cattle, 66 hogs, and 3430 poultry were brought into the two counties. "The most encouraging develop ment revealed by the report." said Mr. Hanks, "is the decided trend to ward greater diversifications to meet family subsistence needs and more at tention to poultry and cream checks. There is an increased tendency to raise most of the family living on the farm." Although the FSA program Is lim ited by available funds and deals only with farm families who have ex hausted all other credit resources, Mr. Hanks said it was having a pro nounced effect on general conditions in the county. "Farmers who are following care fully drawn farm and home plans keeping records of their operations, and paying attention to better gar dens and diversification are making real progress toward rehabilitation," Mr. Hanks declared. "Their progress in turn affects the buslnesa condi tions of the towns and cities." Mr. Hanks said word from the state of fice at Lincoln indiiated little change during the coming year in the gen eral policies of the Farm Security Administration. SEEK SALE CHANGE Bruce Shurtleff bid $3,000 on a piece of Cass county land when of fprpd at sheriff's sale, and was In supreme court at Lincoln Wednes day, by his attorney, asking that the return of the sheriff be amended to show it was sold to him for that figure. The sheriff sold it to Sarah M. Wortman, a lienholder, for 56, 000, but Shurtleff say3 It was a null bid because conditioned on getting possession. Mrs. Wortman had a mortgage for $5,000 on the tract, and her attorney argued that the only Interest of Shurtleff was that of a bargain hunter, that his Md was a sham and that acceptance of her bid gave her vested rights that cannot be taken from her. TO ADDRESS MEETING A. L. Tidd, prominent local at torney, who has been one of the outstanding leaders in the battle for Missouri river improvement, se curing the completion of the local dock, is to address the Tekamah Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Tidd has been asked to go to Tekamah and tell the citizens of that place of the river program and its promise of a great future to the middle west where navigation gives promise of a large rand more abund ant industrial life. MRS. F0RN0FF ILL Mrs. Ceorge Fornoff has been con fined to her home for the past few days by illness and her condition has been such that has made neces sary her remaining undr the care of a physician. It is hoped that she may show some Improvement in the next few days. RETURN FROM HOSPITAL From Thursday's Dally ' Mrs. Henry Mische and little son returned today from the Anton Kanl hospital. Mss. Mische and little son are feeling just fine and the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Mische are happy to see them both home. STARTS ON EXTENDED TRIP John "Mike" Neitzel of Boise, Idaho left January 4 on an extended trip to Hawaii, Australia, Pago Pago In Samoa, China, Japan and the Strait settlements. Mr. Neitzel ex pects to be gone around five months. Mr. Neitzel, who Is a financier in Boise, is a grandson of Mrs. Frank R. Guthmann of this city and is a man well known here because of his frequent visits here. Juniors are Guests of Cham ber of Commerce First Meeting of Senior Body for New Year Featured With Talks by Younger Associates. The senior Chamber of Commerce held their first meeting of the new year on Thursday at the luncheon at the Hotel Plattsmouth and with a very large number of the directors present. President J. Howard Davis, who was just re-elected to his post, presided over the meeting. The members had as guests of the luncheon the officers of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Just recently organized and which is now planning on assisting in the com munity work. The officers present were Vincent Kelley, president; Ray Bourne, vice-president and Ordell Hennings, secretary-treasurer. The officers told of the form of their organization, its purposes of co-operation with the senior Cham ber of Commerce in the advancing of the community welfare in all lines of activities. They discussed some of the plans and projects that had been suggested that they might start and carry out.- The older members were much impressed with the earnestness and desire of the younger group to get places and help out in the prob lems of community development and improvement and in which they hoped to have a part. The member ship is largely from the young men who are engaged in some form in the commercial activities of the city and where they have vital interests. SEEKS COURT ORDER REVERSAL Harold Hart, of this city, a former manager of the Hinky-Dinky store at Nebraska City, to which place he moved from here, has asked the district court to reverse a Nebraska Workman's Compensation court or der, that refused him compensation for injuries which were alleged re ceived while he was employed by the store in Nebraska City. Mr. Hart, who waived rehearing before the compensation court, said he received permanent injuries when he slipped on a lettuce leaf and fell down stairs in the store building. His petition said a crate of vege tables he was carrying struck him in the groin, later causing a gas bucilos infection. He asked reversal of the compensation court order, $15 ar week compensation and hospital and doctor bills. Judge Charles E. Jackman of the compensation court dismissed the case on tne grounds that the evi dence did not substantiate a cause of action. PROVES REAL FISHERMAN Charles K. Bestor, who is enjoying the winter vacation among the allur ing scenes at Lake Worth, Florida, and the nearby Gulf ports, has been doing his share of fishing this season and with excellent luck. He nas been aoing some aeep sea nsning and a few days ago hooked a six and a half foot sailfi8h, one of the largest caught this season and which at tracted much attention. A number of the vacation colony insisted on having their photographs taken with the fish to send to the friends up north as proof of their skill. UNDERGOES APPENDECTOMY Peter Halmes, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Halmes underwent an ap pendectomy operation Thursday eve ning at the St. Joseph hospital in Omaha where he was rushed. Mr. Halmes was able to stand the oper ation in good condition and is show ing signs of rapid improvement. Legislation is Theme at Meet ing of Auxiliary Judge A. H. Duxbury Speaker at Session Friday Afternoon Dist. President Guest. The January meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary held on Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. W. Knorr was devoted to the theme of "Legislation," this be ing the month when congress and state legislatures all over the nation convene. Assisting Mrs. Knorr as associate hostesses were Mrs. Wiley Sig- ler, Mrs. Homer Sylvester and Mrs. A. II. Duxbury. The latter, as the unit's legislative chairman, also had charge of program arrangements. Eighteen members and two local eligibles were present. In the midst of their meeting, the ladies received a surprise visit from the District President, Mrs. Eugene Nutzman and District Secretary Mrs. Verner Lundbergh, of Nehawka. Mrs. Nutzman presented the unit with a president's file in recognition of the "fine manner in which the district convention here had been carried out." Rehabilitation and Child Welfare committees reported on their Christmas-time activities when food bas kets, toys and clothing were dis tributed, at the business session. A Legion and Auxiliary birthday get- together on the Legion's birthday in March was also planned. Following the business session. the Program committee presented Judge A. H. Duxbury in an inter esting address on Legion Legislation to be introduced at this session of congress, principal of which is the widow's and orphan's bill that would provide security for the fam ilies of deceased world war veterans in the same manner as accorded the families of the veterans of other wars. Other aims of the Legion's five point program were also out lined by the speaker. These include adequate national defense, a law to the price stabilizing power of the Universal Service Act, better laws to give veterans preference in employ ment and an Americanism program to protect employment for "Ameri cans through tightening immigra tion, naturalization and deportation laws. Various other minor bills are included in the Legion sponsored legislative program and were refer red to by Judge Duxbury, whose address was most interesting. Following the address of Mr. Dux bury, delicious refreshments were served by the hostesses. A GREAT MULE LOVER Among the farmers in the vicinity of Union lives a great mule lover. If you'd ask anyone around there who he is they would tell you A. D. Crunk. " On Tuesday of last week he sold one of the best pair that can be found In the county this team weigh ing 2990 pounds, and bringing him the sum of $400. They were pur chased by the Ash Grove Cement plant of Louisville, Neb. This makes the third pair of mulea that Mr; Crunk sold bringing him better than $400 a team in the last two years. The mother of all these three teams brought him the sum of $1,275 in the six years. ATTEND INSTALLATION A group of Plattsmouth Masons were at Nebraska City Friday even ing to attend the installation of West ern Star lodge No. 2, of that place. The meeting was very largely attend ed by members of the orders from nearby points. Plattsmouth and Ne hawka lodges had very large groups Raymond C. Cook, of this city deputy grand custodian, was the in stallation officer while Henry Carson grand tyler of the Nebraska A. F. & A. M. served as grand marshal. Following the installation the mem bers of the party enjoyed a fine lunch eon and short talks by many of the visiting Masons and officers. Subscribe for the Journal. UNDERGO OPERATIONS Two of the members of the Wescott family were operated on Friday, one at Chicago and the other at Omaha. Miss Alice Louise Wescott was oper ated on at the St. Francis hospital at Evanston, Illinois and Mrs. E. H. Wescott at the Methodist hospital at Omaha. Both of the patients stood the operations in fine shape and are reported as doing as well as possible under the circumstances. Iowa-Nebraska Employes ! Hold Gala Evening Dinner and General Good Time in "Hard Time Whoopee" Party Staged at Hotel. Prom Thursday's Dally The employees and members of the Live Wire club, of the Iowa-Ne-brfeska Light & Power Co., enjoyed a "hard time whoopee party" at Hotel Plattsmouth last evening, where a delicious dinner was served, after which the group was entertained by Supt. of Schools Lowell S. Devoe and his feats of magic. Mr. Devoe also led the group singing, ably assisted by F. I. Rea and Chaa. Ault. Mrs. Devoe accompanied at the piano. All dressed In appropriate cos tumes for the occasion. Mrs. Kea won the prize for having the best ladles costume, Chas. Ault won for the men. The balance of the eve ning was spent in playing cards and Chinese checkers, after which all present were given the opportunity of winning a prize. Warren Sharfen- berg won the grand ' prize, a ten pound ham. THE QUIET EQUR Hark! Listen! what is that sound I hear? 'TIs the tread of marching feet as homeward from work they go. Do they know him who came to save, That they might miss the grave? They could know If only they could bear One little moment to spare. To think of Him, the all pow erful! To adore Him, the victorious! And to thank Him, the right eous ! But do ye do it? Lift yourself to a higher power. By observing the Quiet Hour! By a High School Youth. ATTEND WEEPING WATER MEET Ordell Hennings, William Farney, Vincent Kelley. and Cecil Hennings were at Weeping Water Tuesday evening, January 17 where they were guests of the Weeping Water Junior Chamber of Commerce at their regular semi-monthly meeting held at their club rooms. The main speakers of the evening were Dick Winkelmann, president; and Carroll Sherman, secretary of the Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce who gave interesting and helpful suggestions to the organ izations of both towns. Following' the meeting the group indulged in oyster stew served by the hosts. FINDS BULL SNAKE A trucker coming into the city Friday made a rather unusual find for this time of the winter season. A large bull snake was seen crawl ing alnner the highway and was brought on Into this city. The ex tremely warm winter and particu larly the springlike atmosphere of Friday had evidently lured the snake out irt the belief that the winter rest was over. VOTES ON PRODUCE In the Rural School Playground Equipment Contest, participated in by the Plattsmouth merchants, free votes are being given on all produce brought here for sale and offered at the participating stores or. business places. Three votes are allowed' on each penny's worth that is sold. This includes cream and all farm products. Platters Take a Thriller from Nebraska City Whirlwind Finish Nets Locals 26-24 Victory as Reed Sinks Two Free Throws. From Saturday's Daily The Plattsmouth high scliool bas ketball quintet of Coach Bion Hoff man last evening for the second time this season, turned back the Pioneers of Nebraska City 26 to 24 in a real thriller for the fans. While but a few seconds of the game remained. Warren Reed. Plat ter guard, tossed in two free throws that gave the blue and white this margin of victory. The Nebraska City "five" which had been pointed for the Plattsmouth game were rangy and in the first half of the game started to go places and to acquire a margin of 18 to 13 at the half time over the blue and white. The Platters in the closing stanza of the game began their attack on the Pioneer lead and were able to tie up the score and gave the fans a real thriller in the dying moments of the contest that ended in the dramatic and tense gift shots of Reed for the final tallies and the victory. .The Platters in the opening of the game were on even terms with the Pioneers as the score was repeat edly tied but in the second quarter Nebraska City pulled away to7 their halftime lead. In the third quarter the Pioneers continued their drive, long shots be ing effective in gathering In the points and at one time a six point margin was separating the teams. The last quarter was all Platter as a determined 4live was . sustain ed and in which the great floor work of Rebal served to check the threat of the purple and gold. With the game slipping into history John Jacobs tossed a free throw that tied up the game and with seconds left Reed was spilled by a Pioneer and on the foul throws won. Reed led the Platters with ten points while Metz, forward of the Pioneers was out in front with eleven tallies. The box score of the game was as follows: Plattsmouth (26) FO FT PF TP Smith, f 0 0 Jacobs, f 2 2 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 6 6 4 10 0 0 Rebal. f 3 Hayes, c 2 0 0 4 0 0 Reed, g 3 Wall, g 0 Minor, S 0 10 6 9 26 Nebraska City (24) FQ FT PF TP Metz. f 5 1 1 11 Ryder, f 10 12 Carpenter, c 3 0 3 6 Boucher, g 10 12 Williams, g l l 4 a Miller, g 0 0 2 0 11 2 12 24 In the curtain raiser the Junior Platters were the winner by the score of 32-22 over the young Pioneers and showed real class in their play ing. SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY Friday evening very much to the surprise of Mrs. Earl Meisinger a group of friends and relatives ar rived with well filled baskets to help Mrs. Meisinger celebrate her birth day. The time was spent In playing cards and Chinese checkers. Mrs. Meisinger received some very nice Sifts. Dainty and delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Henry Meisin ger. assisted by Mrs. Earl Hardlson and Mrs. James Eden. At a late hourall departed wish ing Mrs. Meisinger many more happy returns of the day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Meisinger, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meisinger, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tschirren,' Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hardl son, Mr. and Mrs. James Eden, Mr and Mrs. Earl Meisinger, Miss Cath erine and Miss Nola Meisinger. FREE WOOD For the tutting and burning of all brush and limbs, at my farm east of Burlington Tracks, Plattsmouth. See T. H. Pollock. J18-3d-2aw PRESENTS JEWEL William A. Robertson, past grand master of the A. F. & A. M. of Ne braska, was at Omaha Thursday eve ning where he attended a banquet given by Right Aogle lodge No. 303 A. F. & A. M. Mr. Robertson made the presen tation of a past master's jewel to W. T. Bailey, past master of Right Angle lodge, who was retiring from his work as master. Death of Pioneer Resident of Ne hawka Saturday Mrs. Sarah Young, Resident of Cass County Since 1856, Dies After a Long Illness. Mrs. Sarah Young. 84, widow ot the late Lewis H. Young and a pio neer resident of the Nehawka com munity, died Saturday night at 8:45 at the family home where she has been seriously ill for the past two months. Mrs. Young suffered a stroke in November and since that time has been gradually failing un til death came to her relief. Sarah Shryder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Shryder, was born In Peoria county, Illinois, in Decem ber 1854, and while an infant was brought by her parents in 1856 to Nebraska, they settling in Cass coun ty near what was then known as Three Oroves. Here in the pioneer surroundings the deceased lady grew to womanhood and on April 9, 1873 was married to Lewis H. Young, a member of one of the early families of Cass county. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Young made their home on the farm near Nehawka and where they were numbered amonin the highly esteemed residents and by their thrift were most successful. Three children survive the passing of Mrs. Young, John Young of Mur ray; Mrs. C. Y. Perry of Los Angeles, California; Parr Young of Nehawka. There also survives one sister, Mrs. Ida Young of Weeping Water, ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Mr3. Charles Troop of this city is a sister-in-law of the deceased. The family circle was broken on January 19. 1933 when Mr. Young, the husband and father passed away. Mrs. Young was a member of the Otterbein United Brethren hurch of Nehawka, being one of the organ izers and charter members of the church fifty-two years ago when It was organized. While definite arrangements have not been made for the funeral, it Is expected that It will be held Wednes day afternoon at tne Otterbein church if the daughter is able to reach here from her home In Cali fornia. DEATH OF ROBERT H. WALL Robert H. Wall, 81, died at his home, 2308 South 16th street, Lin coln, at 8:06 a. m. Sunday morning after an Illness of some duration. Mr. Wall was well known over the west ern portion ot Cass county and the old friends of the family will regret to learn of his passing. Surviving are six sons, Robert C. ot Unadilla; James T. of Eagle; Ray of Elmwood; Voyal of Eagle; Rich ard E. and Frank C, of Lincoln; one daughter, Mrs. Zella Divens of Cen- tralia, Washington; two brothers, James D. of Lincoln and William O. of Eagle, and one sister, Mrs. Elea nor Dixon of Berkley, California. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Elmwood at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Rev. F. E. Sala, offi ciating. The burial will be at Elm wood. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL Mrs. Dan Reichstadt returned to her home from the Clarkson hos pital where she has been recuper atlng from a serious operation per formed several days ago. Her many friends In this city are glad to know that she won a complete recovery. DISTRICT COURT NEXT WEEK District Judge W. W. Wilson has notified Clerk of the Court C. E Ledgway that he will be here on Thursday, January 26 th to hold session of the court. . Votes Pour In for First Week's School Prize To Complete Count by Wednesday Winner and Standings will be Published Thursday Throughout the past week, school votes have been pouring in at con test headquarters, second floor of the Plattsmouth State Bank building. On Saturday teachers brought in bun dles of bread wrappers, butter car tons, sales slips and duplicate "paid-on-account" receipts to help pile up votes for their respective schools in the Rural School Playground Equip ment Contest, sponsored by Platts mouth merchants and the Journal. At the time of going to press it is utterly impossible to hazard a guess as to what school heads the list for the first weekly award choice of a $25 teter-totter or outdoor basketball set and $5 worth of beauty work for the teacher. It will probably take till Wednes day to complete the count, and the winning school and teacher, as well as the vote standing of all partici pating schools will be published in Thursday's Semi-Weekly Journal. In the meantime, the schools are all busily engaged in the collection of votes to be turned in on the sec ond weekly prize. There are ten of these prizes, and no school can win more than one. All votes turned in, however, will also count on the grand prize awards ($250 in playground equipment) to be made at the close of the contest on April 8th. Double Votes Each Wednesday From now until the close of the contest - every Wednesday will be double vote day. Sales slips or other vote mediums bearing a Wednesday date will be worth double the usual number of votes. For example, one vote to the penny (two if merchant's signed ad i3 attached to the sales slip) every day in the week but Wed nesday, and on that day two votes to the penny (four if merchants sign ed ad is attached). Journal subscriptions paid Wed nesday also carry double the regular number of votes. For example, three Votes to the penny (six if our sub scription ad is brought in for sign ing at time payment made) all days of the week but Wednesday, while on that day new and renewal sub scriptions turned in will earn six votes to the penny (twelve if signed subscription ad attached). Payments on back accounts also bear double the regular number of votes if turned in Wednesday. Teachers must segregate Wednes day sales slips and vote coupons be fore turning their votes in to contest headquarters in order to receive the double vote allowance. Sales slips must be dated or show definitely that they were issued on Wednesday, otherwise they will be counted only as single votes. Teachers are requested to assem ble and keep all double and triple votes separate from regular votps. when turning same in, to expedite the work of counting and avoid error or poEsible failure to receive full credit for the double and triple votes. Saturday Treasure Hunt Day Saturdays will be known as Treas ure Hunt days. Ask the merchants about details. Remember, from now until end of contest, it's double the usual num ber of votes on sales made or accounts paid under Wednesday date line. The sales slip or vote coupon must clearly indicate the date, however, as double vote allowance applies this one day of the week enly. M0NSIGN0R M0SLEP. ILL The many friends here of Rt. Rev. Monsignor Adolph M. Mosler, former pastor of the Holy Rosary church In this city, and now pastor of the St. Patrick's church, Havelock will be sad to learn that he is quite 111 in the St. Elizabeth hospital at Lincoln where he was taken after he suffered a heart attack while assisting In, forty hours' devotion at the Blessed Sacrament church. Today Monsignor Mosler's condi tion was said to be Improving and he is said to be resting well.