The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 26, 1939, Image 1
br. State Historical So mm. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANTJAEY 26, 1939. NO. 102 VOL. NO. IIV . A. Robertson Named Masonic Home President First Vice President of the Board Advanced to Post as Head of the Association. William A. Robertson, pronlnent riattsmouth attorney and one of the best known members of the Masonic order in the state, was today elected as president of the Nebraska Ma sonic Home association at the an nual meeting of the stockholders in Omaha. Mr. Robertson succeeds Millard M. Robertson, of Omaha, who had served as president from 1935 to his death a few weeks ago. This position as head of the Ma sonic Home association is one that the late James M. Robertson, father of W. A. Robertson, held from 1920 W. A. Robertson-' New President of Masoalc Home "Association to his death in 1934 and a member ship on the board of control from 1915. The selection of W. A. Robertson as president of the association is the recognition of one of the hard working members of the board to secure the very best possible for the aged members of the order who are cared for at the Home in this city, he giving much personal at tention to the Home and to the resi dents who all know him as a friend. Mr. Robertson was namea to the board of control in 192 8 and has been active in the affairs of the board sin.e that time. In 1935 when Mil lard M. Robertson was named as president he was advanced to the position of first vice president of the board. Mr. Robertson's residence "e near the Home and his close asso ciation with the Home and the superintendent, W. F. Erers, has given him a fine grasp of the Home and its management and thorough and intimate knowledge of the busi ness affairs of the organization. The new president is one of the active Masonic leaderB of the state, serving in 1928 on the grand master of the Masons of Nebraska and is at the present time grand .captain general of the Knights Templar of Nebraska. Mr. Robertson 13 the sixth presi dent of the Masonic Home associa tion, the first being George W. Linln ger, of Omaha, who was the original sponsor of the plan lor a fitate home and who contributed a great deal to the success of the plan of making the Home possible. Orin J. King of Lincoln was the second president and he in turn succeeded by Frank H. .Young of Broken Bow. The fourth president of the Home association was James M. Robertson of this city and in whose term the present in firmary building was completed and placed in service. Millard M. Rob ertson, Omaha business executive, was head of the Home from 1935 to the date of his death a few weeks n go. The Home has been vtry success fully operated in the past years and with Mr. Robertson as lead of the association a -careful and able ad ministration of the Home may be expected to continue. See the gooOs you tuy. CataTop. but how about thn ooods when descriptions are allurlna enough, you cet them? hi y m ii.ii ..UJIig '"" 'f P-- r ;-If '- ' r HERE TO VISIT NEW ARRIVAL From Monday's Daily Mr. and Mrs. John P. Davis of Geneva, with Mr. and Mrs. J. A.! Davis of Omaha, were here Sunday to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Davis. This was the first opportunity that Mr. and Mrs. John P. Davis have had of .visiting with their new granddaughter, Carol Ruth Davis, who is now home from Lin coln. The visit was one much en joyed by the family group and in admiring the little lady. Jane Boedeker to Continue Her Musical Work Will Take Course at Cincinnati Con servator of Music Under Noted Piano Artist. Miss Jane Boedeker, who since her return from Europe last fall has been at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Boedeker at Murray, left Sunday to continue her musical work in the east. Miss Boedeker, who studied at Paris in piano and French, will take up a special course of piano instruc tion at the Cincinnati, Ohio, Conserv atory of Music. She will have as her instructor Prof. Severin Eisen berger, one of the best known piano instructors of the United States. En route to her studies Miss Boe deker is stopping at Fulton, Missouri, where she will visit at William Wood college, her alma mater and where she carried on her musical work after leaving the Plattsmouth schools until going to Europe for study. She will also continue in her studies in French at Cincinnati. Since returning from abroad Miss Boedeker has been heard in a num ber of recitals here, Omaha and Ne braska City where her musicales have been enjoyed by large groups of the music lovers. ROTARY GOVERNOR HERE From Wednesday's Dally Harry F. Russell, of Hastings, district governor of Rotary, was a guest of the Plattsmouth Rotarians this afternoon and this evening will be the ppeaker at the weekly lunch eon. Mr. Russell was at Nebraska City this morning and was th rpeaker and guest at the mid-day luncheon of the iclub there. Mr. Russell held a conference with the officerso f the Plattsmouth club this afternoon and discussed the business of the organization. This evening the luncheon will be in the nature of a Rotary Ann meet ing as the ladies of the members will be guests. SUFFERS INJURED ANKLE Mrs. Glen Vallery suffered a se vere injury Tuesday evening when she slipped and fell and injured her right ankle. The ankle is very pain ful and whether broken or badly sprained has not been fully deter mined and the patient will be given X-ray treatment to endeavor to dis cover the full extent of the injurp. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL Mrs. Roy Becker and little daugh ter, who have been at the Clarkson hospital at Omaha since the birth of the little one, returned home to Union Sunday. They are both doing very nicely now altho it will be some time before Mrs. Becker is able to resume her usual activities. CONTINUES TO IMPROVE E. II. Wescott was at Omaha Tues day where he visited with Mrs. E. H Wescott at the Methodist hospital and found her Improving from her recent operation and feeling very well under the circumstances. It is hoped that in a few days she may be well on the highway to recovery CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY J. A. Reeder oi Baldwin, Kansas arrived in the city this week to en joy a several days' visit here at the home of his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reeder and twin daugh ters. Today Mr. Reeder is celebrating his eightieth birthday. Sheriff and Deputy Uncover Stolen Goods On Tip From Missouri Recover a Large Amount of Stolen Prop erty Near South Bend. Sheriff Joe Mrasek and Deputy Sheriff Emery Doody were at South Bend Sunday where acting on a tip from southern Missouri, they raided a residence that revealed a large amount of loot taken from a num ber of tourist camps in the Lake of the Ozark -country. The officers on arriving at South Bend started in on their search and in a short time articles listed as missing from the camps were re vealed. A search for the man respon sible for the articles disclosed that he has made a get away but the of ficers later apprehended him and he was brought on into this city. The man gave the name of Merle Jack son and his home at Kansas City, and he has been visiting in this local ity with relatives, who, however, had no knowledge of the goods claimed to have been stolen. This morning In the county court before Judge A. H. Duxbury the articles recovered were listed before the court as the property of John M. Mills of Camden county, Missouri, and were ordered turned over to H. B. Hart, special deputy of that county. The defendant. Merle Jack son, agreed to return with the de puty to Missouri and was according ly turned over by Sheriff Mrasek to Deputy Hart and they left at once for the south. H. B. Hart, a special agent from Camden county, Missouri, was here to assist in locating the man and goods and was very much pleased with the excellent results of the rase and the following from Mr. Hart tells of his appreciation of the offi cers : To Citizens of Cass County "I came Into your community late Saturday night with indefinite infor mation on a criminal suspect but with the aid of your able sheriff and deputy, we early the following morn ing after a quick drive to the north west part of your county picked up approximately $400 worth of stolen property from the Ozarks of south east Missouri. The guilty party after two hours chase was rounded up. "I want to assure the people of Cass county that your officials deserve your worthy support. The be6t pro tection to your individual property is to be square to yourself by a few words the honest citizens will drive the criminals from your midst or lead to their capture. Without your information- the enforcement office can do litle. H. B. HART, Deputy fcr Camden county. Mo." COLDS SEEM EPIDEMIC The vicious bad cold bug that lurks over the land at this season of the year in the varying warm and cold weather, has made a wholesale onslaught on the county officials. County Clerk George R. Sayles is just getting over a cold that covered the latter part of last week. County Register of DeedB Ray Becker is also getting the best of the cold, while County Treasurer John E. Turner and County Attorney .Walter H. Smith are Just getting well into their attacks. As it stands the court house is a pretty close approach to a hospital. LEARNS OF RELATIVE'S DEATH Mrs. J. Howard Davis of this city received the mesage Sunday of the death of a cousin, Beulah Hargis, 30, which occurred In an accident near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While no particulars were given it was stated that the young woman had drowned when a car which she was driving had fallen into the Mississippi river and she with a girl companion per ished before they could be rescued. RETURNS HOME Mrs. Everett Pickens and little daughter, Patricia Ann returned from the Methodist hospital last week The mother and little daughter are getting along nicely and are glad to be home among their many friends. HAS DELICATE OPERATION Delbert Hobbs, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hobbs is showing slight improvement at the Fort Crook hospital after a very serious and delicate operation performed last Thursday. Mr. Hobbs who was sta tioned at the CCC camp at Weeping Water was engaged, with several other youths, in lifting a 1500-pound stove. The heavy strain on the young man resulted ' in serious Internal in juries and he was hurried to the hos pital where " an operation was per formed immediately. Brock Man Has Notable Record in Masonry Raymond C. Cook of This City Installs A. C. Depew as Secretary of Lodge for 48th Year. Raymond C. Cook was at Brock Tuesday night where he officiated at the installing of the officers of Right Angle lodge No. 162 of the A. F. & A. M. of Nebraska. The installation followed an all day school of instruction and ex amination of the officera of the lodge and a certificate of proficiency was given by Mr. Cook at the session of the lodge in the evening as a part of the impressive ceremonies. Right Angle Lodge has the honor of having as one of its officers, A. C. Depew, who from all available data is the oldest secretary of any Ma sonic jurisdiction in the United States, being now in his forty-eighth year of service and a very able and efficient official. This is an unusual record of service and the Masons of Brock as well as the state may be well pleased with the distinction that is grlven Mr. Depew, one of the veteran Masons of the state. ON PLEASANT VACATION Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Otto, of Au burn, former resident of this city, are now enjoying a very delightful motor trip and vacation- that will take them through a large part of the southern portion of the United States aB well as a trip into Mexico. Leaving Auburn they drove to Kan sas City, Missouri, where they visit ed with Mrs. Frank Otto and daugh ter. Pearl, mother and sister of Mr. Otto for a few days and then de parted for the Bouthwest part of the country. They stopped at Mc Allister, Oklahoma, and then on to San Antonio, Texas, where they were the guests of friends. From Texas they drove to Monterey, Mex ico, to view the many places of in terest in this typical Spanish and Mexican city of the northern part or the southern republic. They are going along the Gulf of Mexico roast and will have a stay at New Orleans, gay city of the south, before turning northward. They are return ing on the east side of the Mississippi river and will visit at Vicksburg. and Memphis. Thev will probably stop at Chicago on the return trip to visit a brother of Mr. Otto for a few dayB before re turning home to Nebraska. Mrs. Otto was formerly Miss Ruth Ferrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Ferrie of near this city. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL Sunday afternoon P. T. Becker, who has been at the Clarkson hos pital at Omaha for the past ten days following an operation, was able to return home Sunday. Mr. Becker was brought home by the Sattler am bulance and will be cared for at the family home on North 11th street. RETURN TO COLORADO Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meisinger and son, Larry returned to their home at Fort Collins, Colorado late Sunday. The Melsingers were guests and visitors here for a few days at the home of Mr. Meisinger's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Meisinger. ATTENDS CANNERS CONVENTION E. H. Bernhardt left for Chicago Saturday where he Is attending the National Canners convention. Mr, Bernhardt expects to be in Chicago a wtek. Local Declama tory Contest in Near Future Large Group of the Local Students Will Compete Here for Right to Represent School. The faculty chairman of the de clamatory contest is Lumir Gerner. Under Mr. Gerner's direction, Platts mouth high school has made an en viable record as a contestant in the district declamatory contest during the past several years. In this con test Plattsmouth high school has been one of the ranking schools in the district contest. This year Mr. Gerner has an addi tional feature of the declamatory contest, this feature being a one-act play entitled "Little Oscar." which will be presented to the public at the local declamatory contest on Tuesday evening, February 2S at the audi torium of the Plattsmouth high school. The contest is one that always at tracts a large number of citizens to the school to witness the various talent of the pupils that is displayed at such occasions. The following is the various divi sions and the titles with their con testants that will appear at the local declamatory .contest to be held Feb ruary 28: 1-Act Play "Little Oscar" Comedy - By Albert Van Antwerp CHARACTERS Henry James Sandin Josie Corrlne Drucker Fred Warren Reed Gussie Dorothea Fulton Directors Miss Ripa, Mr. Gerner. Humorous "Little Shaver" Delores Gradoville "Brotherly Love" Catherine Brink "Robert Makes Love" Shirley Walling "One Big Happy Family". . ; Mary McCarroll "Scribble Escapes from an Embar rassing Situation" Bessie Kennedy Dramatic "Branded" Emma Reine Topllff "A Message From Khufu" Allan White "The Noblest Roman of Them All" Jacqueline Wetenkamp "Cataracts" Clare Kauble "Fear God and Take Your Own Part" Bernice Halmes "Submerged". Edith Lushinsky "Eyes" Ruthe Webber Oratorical The oratorical division is one that Is original in scope and the topics are selected by the students them selves. The contestants in this group are: Stephen Devoe, John Tidball, Jimmy Jones, Stuart Sedlak, and Gertrude Cloidt. Extemporaneous The topic selected for this group is "Agricultural Problems of the United States." Clayton Sack and Robert Cook will represent this group. Four of the contestants who are numbered in the humorous division have not as yet selected their topic for the contest. The contestants are Dorothea Duxbury, Naomi Wood. Elizabeth Wiles and Rose Brink. Their topics will be announced at a later date. PREPARE FOR TICKET SALE Aiding in the campaign for the success of the president's ball on Monday evening, will be two teams, composed of students of the Platts mouth high Bchool. These teams will be composed of six boys and six girls and will be conducted on a competi tive basis. The young people are not, however, acting under school auspiceso r selection. RECALLS EARLIER DAYS Attorney John M. Leyda, while engaged In checking over an abstract Monday at the office of the register of deeds came across one of the in struments that he had recorded some fifty years ago. It was a deed in volving a town lot in Elmwood and Mr. Leyda had been deputy under W. H. Pool, at that time, February, 1S88. TO ATTEND CONVENTION From Monday's Daily County Superintendent Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck will leave Tuesday for Lincoln to attend the convention of the County Superintendents assocla tion of the state. WILL UNDERGO OPERATION From Wednesday's Dally H. F. Goos, well known local business man, was taken to Omaha this morning where he will enter the Clarkson hospital for treatment and observations. Mr. Goos will be un der treatment for a week or ten days probably before the operation. It is hoped that the operation may give him relief from his condition from which he has suffered for the past few years. Woodman Circle Installs Officers for Coming Year Mrs. W. J. Hartwick Named Guardian Miss Marie Kaufmann Named Secretary for 27th Year. The Woodman Circle met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. M. Buttery on North 10th street and with a large number of the members present to participate In the Install ation of the officers for the ensuing year. The officers Installed were as fol lows: Past Guardian Mrs. Max Fitz- mayer. Guardian Mrs. W. J. Hartwick. Advisor Mrs. Rozina Ripple. Secretary Miss Marie Kaufmann. Chaplain Mrs. E. M. Buttery. Attendant Miss Bertha Elling ton. Assistant Attendant Mrs. Joseph Kelley. Inside Sentinel Mrs. Carl Knieke. Outside Sentinel Mrs. Elmer Tay lor. . Musician Mrs. H. L. Kruger. Reporter Mrs. Fred H. Mumm. Captain Miss Alice HIatt. Auditors Miss Margaret Taylor, Mrs. Will Rice, Mrs. Ernestine Jah rig. The occasion marked the twenty seventh election of Miss Marie Kauf mann as the secretary of the organ ization, a long and brilliant record of service in the local women's fra ternal group. In addition to the long service in the local organization Miss Kaufmann has also been honor ed by the state group of the order. The meeting was closed with very much appreciated refreshments by the hostess. FUNERAL OF NEHAWKA LADY From Tuesday's Dairy This afternoon at the Methodist church at Nehawka was held the fun eral services of Mrs. Edna Norris Tucker, 67, who died Sunday at her hotae as the result of a heart at tack, after an illness of a month. The Interment was at the Mt. Pleas ant cemetery. She was born June 4, 1871, in the Mt. Pleasant community north of Nehawka, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Norris. She married Benjamin O. Tucker March 1. 1892. The couple moved Into Nehawka where Mr. Tucker managed the Ne hawka grain elevator many years. He died Oct. 18, 1923. Mrs. Tucker was an active mem ber of the DAR, American Legion Auxiliary and Rebekah lodge. She also was a member of the Methodist church in Nehawka. Surviving are one son, Marion N. Tucker, Nehawka business man; three sisters, Mrs. Lynn Patrick,' Los Angeles, Cal.. Mrs. C. D. Mcllnay, Omaha, and Mrs. Joe Reed. Alta- mont, Kas., and one brother, Burt Norris, Los Angeles. VISIT AT HALLSTR0M HOME Mr. and Mrs. Edward V."llcox of Miami, Florida are at Avoca where they are visitors at the home of Mrs. Wilcox's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hallstrom and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox were called here by the death of Mr. Wil cox's mother, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, and since that time hare been visiting their many friends in this vicinity. MRS. KNECHT IMPROVING Mrs. Joseph Knecht of South Bend, Nebr., is showing rapid improvement after an operation performed last week at the Lutheran hospital on 24th avenue and Harney street, Om aha. The many friends of Mrs. Knecht will be glad to know that she is recovering from her recent illness. First Week's School Prize is Von by Dist 37 More Than a Score of Rural Schools Turn in Votes Double that Number are Entered. District No. 37. of which Miss Martha Kaffenberger is teacher, won the first week's $25 playground equipment prize in the rural school contest sponsored by Plattsmouth business men, In addition. Miss Kaf fenberger receives an award of $5 in beauty work, offered as an extra prize for the first week of the con test. This school becomes eligible to receive its choice of a $25 standard teter-totter or a complete official out door basketball set. The school prize will be awarded Saturday afternoon at 3:30 over the Business Men's Ad club public address system. Both the teter-totters and basketball sets are expected to arrive by then and, as stated, the school will be allowed to take its choice of these two items of playground equipment. District 37's vote totaled 478. 6E8, more than double that of District 3, the nearest competitor in the race for votes. The complete list of schools that have entered the contest to date and their votes up to Saturday night follows: 3" Martha Kaffenbergrer . ,.47R.CfH 3 Esther Tritsch lS.?.iS 29 Ev.lyn Khelhorn 17S.722 r. Nellie Carlson 160.311 6 Dora Trively 1 00.183 27 Vi'ima Fulton 71.0R0 4Z Mildred "Wilson 60.403 2 Grace Louise Wiles 43,13 2S Lucille A. Meisinper 34,71 Cf Esther Rl.oilen 22.4 41 Doris E. Wall 21.48K 14 .June Armstrong- 21.3S2 in Dorothea Hobbie 20.44& 25 Marie Lutz 18.058 97 rtuth Alexen 14.S92 9 Rosemary Cloidt 12.71 4J June Keil 12.U0 10 Tieulah K. Albln S.4S2 30- -rorotliea 51Tmnelt .... .9f4 S Selma Hen Johnson. 3.6S0 3 Jean Infrersoll (Sarpy). 1.B04 7 Dorothy Yost 1.000 9 Gert. Behrens (Sarpy). 1.000 1.000 3i Beatrice Beverage 57 Lauretta Burdlck 1.000 lice Mae Campbell. 1.000 76 Marsarut-tte Dall 1.000 3." Dorothv Gakemeier .... 1.000 11 Olive Ilornlnp 1.000 sr, manila Klemme 1.000 77 Dorothv Lepert 1.000 40 Dorothy LiRhtburn .... 1,000 IS Klva Opr 1.000 70 TJosomarv Power 1.000 C3 e. m. nawait 1.000 78 Dorothv Rjester -. . . 1.000 12 Louise Rishel 1.008 S3 Jeanette Snell 1.000 7P Mrs. Frances Shelhorn. 1.000 3 4 Ruth Sturr 1,000 5 Marie Thompson 1.000 31 Fern Williamson 1.000 94- -Thelma Ward 1.090 4 9- -Edna Enpbiom 1.000 6 Eileen Joy 1.000 f.C Irene Dvorak 2 Clara Kye (Sarpy) 2 Edna Aldrlch (Sarpy).. 72 Anna Harris 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 Nine More Weekly Prises Another like prize will be given the school turning in the greatest number of votes up to Saturday night of this week, and so on each week for a total of ten weeks. No school can win more than one of these weekly prizes, but all may go on piling up votes to count on the grand awards of $250 worth of playground equipment to be given at the close of the contest on April 8. Teachers turning in votes for their schools are asked to keep all double or extra votes separate from their other votes, so they will be properly credited with same. Sales slips and vote coupons not claimed by customers of the different participating stores will be placed between pages one to fifty of a book, and teachers may call on each of the business houses once on Saturday and choose one number from the book to secure such treasure chest votes. Only the teacher may call for these unclaimed sales slips and vote cou pons. Stores participating in the contest are listed in the display ad In this issue of the Serai-Weekly Journal and may also be identified by the signs "We Give Rural School Votes" in their windows. Double the UBual number of votes are given on all transactions com pleted on Wednesday, which is known as double vote day, throughout the duration of the contest. By bringing dealer's ads and hav ing them signed at time of making purchase, and then attaching same to the sales slip, double the usual number of votes will also be allowed. Watch for the ads of participating stores and bring them in to be signed for the double votes. Annual Dance, Sat. 28. Adm. 35c.