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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOTJBNAL
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1939.
Ihe Ptattsmoutlii Journal
PTTRT.TSTn.vn SEHI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBEASKA
entered at Poetoffice, Plattsmouth, Nb. aa aacond-class mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Martin Blum spent Monday even
ing at Charles Campbell's.
Mrs. William Leddy has been on
the sick list the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Vogel and
Loran spent Friday evening at Wil
F. J. Knecht and Billy were Sun
day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. George Menke and
family were callers at the Fred
Cordes home Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kupke and
children were Tuesday evening visi
tors at the George Vogler home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wellington J. Hes
son and son Earl of Unadilla visited
Sunday with Mrs. Helena Timm.
Mrs. Oscar Dill and Billy Rosen
crans drove to Omaha Thursday,
where they visited Mrs. Knecht at
Mis3 Edith Risness, a former
teacher here, spent a few days visit
ing friends in South Bend. She is
attending the University of Nebras
ka this year.
Miss Ruth Kupke spent Sunday
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Kupke. They all spent Sunday even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. George Vog
ler and Lloyd.
Mrs. B. O. Mooney accompanied
her rarents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Stander to Weeping Water Sunday
afternoon, where they called at the
Marion Spangler home.
Mrs. George Braun accompanied
F. J. Knecht and Billy, to Omaha
Sunday to see Mrs. Knecht at the
hospital, where she underwent an
operation on Thursday. They found
her feeling very well.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rennau and
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Jones drove-to
Syracuse Wednesday. The men' at
tended the community sale and the
. ladies visited Mrs. Wm. Finke, the
mother of Mrs. Rennau.
Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Livers and
family and Mrs. Wm. Blum, Helen
and Herbert drove to Omaha Satur
day, to see the Frank Buck animal
show. While in Omaha they called
cn Mrs. F. J. Knecht at the Lutheran
Mr. and Mrs. Volney Freeman and
Mr. . Freeman's parents, of Iowa, ar
rived a week ago to visit Mrs. Free
man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Freeman remain- (
ed for a week's visit and her hus
band came, for her Sunday.
.Friendly Circle Club Meets
The Friendly Circle cluB met with
Mrs. John Kupke on Thursday. Mrs.
George Braun and Mrs. Wm. Leddy
were the assistant hostesses.
The usual business meeting was
held. Visitors were Mrs. McGregor,
Mrs. George Vogler and Miss Patricia
Leddy. The next meeting will be
held on February 9, the place to be
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reinke enter
tained at a surprise party Sunday
evening at their home in honor of
Mrs. Reinke's mother, Mrs. Ida
Thieman, on her birthday. The even
ing was spent playing pinochle.
Those present were the guest of
honor, Mrs. Ida Thieman, Miss Elda
and Margaret Thieman and Marvin
Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blum
and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. William
Blum, Helen and Herbert, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Rau and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Thimgahn. Eldred and
Ruth and Martin and Andrew Blum
Wednesday evening a group of
friends enjoyed a pinochle party at
the home of Mrs. Helena Timm
Those present were Mrs. John Kupke
and Esthsr, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Fosberg-, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Camp
bell and Russel, Mrs. Saunders, Miss
Helen Saunders, 'Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Haswell and Glenn Weaver. All en
joyed a most pleasant evening.
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Thoxnas Walling Company
. Abstracts of Title
Phone Z24 PlatUmoutb
Fred McGrady, the village black
smith, who has been confined to his
bed for several weeks, is reported as
slightly improved last week.
The Thomas family of Shenandoah
were over the week end guests at
the home of Postmaster W. H. Bo
gaard, father of Mrs. Thomas.
Arthur Stander and Mrs. Helen
Cleghorn. of Louisville, uncle and
aunt of Mrs. Fred Marquardt, were
guests at the Marquardt home here
Twenty Years in Avoca
On January 27, 1919, Elmer Hall
strom came to Avoca to become as
sociated with the Avoca State Bank,
nd has now w orked with the people
this "OTnunUy for twenty years.
While Mis-'ness conditions during a
p?rt of the time have been rather
-f-p-co hp ?nk has prospered and
is now as sound as any financial in
stitution of like size. The result has
been due to the careful management
f Mr. Hallstrom and the board "of
directors in co-operation with the
business interts and farmers of the
Avoca Teams Win
The Avoca first and second teams
met the like teams of Elmwood on
the. basketball floor last. week. The
result was a pair of victories for the
Avoca Inds. The first team won over
Elmwood by a score of 47 to 23 and
the second team also chalked up a
victory over their opponents. Good
work, boys! Keep it up!
' Visited at Hallstrom Home
Mr. and Mrs. .Edward Wilcox and
daughter Marilyn, of West Palm
Beach, Florida, visited for a number
of days at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Elmer Hallstrom here, the ladies,
being sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox
drove up from their home in the
south to attend the funeral of Mr.
Wilcox's mother, Mrs. Mary Wilcox,
which was held in Plattsmouth on
Monday. The deceased lady, who was
82 years old, passed away last week
at the home of another son, A. C.
Dare in Denver, the remains being
returned to Plattsmouth for burial
beside the body of her husband, who
passed away some three years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox expect to re-
turn to their home in the south soon.
DRINKERS TAX HEAVY
BISMARK, N. D., Jan. 28 (UP
The privilege of sidling up to a bar.
placing a foot on the brass rail and
ordering an intoxicating beverage will
cost two dollars if the North Dakoti
house tax committee recommendation
becomes a law.
The proposed drinker s license al
two dollars each approved by the com
mittee would ret the state around
$2,000,000 annually it was estimated.
EEATH OF MRS EARL HUNTER
HASTINGS. Jan. 27' (UP) Mrs
Earl L. Hunter, 50, died here today
after a long illiness. Her husband is
prominent in real estale circles.
A native of Tecumsah, Mrs. Hunt
er came to Hastings from Weeping
Water thirteen years ago. She was
a member- of the Dafoe family at
Tecumsah. Surviving are her hus
band, a daughter, and two sons.
We will appreciate phone calls
of news Hems rrom our readers.
CAN you start rebuild
ing right away if fire de
stroys your home to
night? You can, if you
carry adequate fire insur
Searl S. Davis
PUttt. State Dank Bldg.
I am prepared to do your Harness
Work promptly and at reasonable
prices. A. J. TOOL, Murdock. It
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flaischman vis
ited at the home of their daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gade and fam
ily, of Ashland, Sunday.
Robert McDonald and family, of
Avoca were guests last Sunday at the
home of Robert's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. E. McDonald, here.'
Rudolf Bergman was not feeling
well last Wednesday and went home
a little before noon to take a rest.
He returned later in the day, and is
now reported much better.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar E. McDonald
were enjoying a visit one evening
last week from their daughter and
family. Mr. and Mrs. William Mey
ers and son, Billie, of Ashland.
M. R. Rohrdanz and wife, of Clay
Center, Kansas, have been visiting at
the homes cf Mr. Rohrdanz's broth
ers, John Rohrdanz and Wm. Rohr
danz, in this vicinity, during the
The Altar society of St. Patrick's
Catholic church sponsored a tango
party on Friday evening of last week
that was well attended. A nice sum
was realized with which to carry on
the church work.
The ladies of St. Patrick's church
served a luncheon at the sale of
Harold Spangler on Thursday of last
week, and as a result of their efforts
ealized a neat sum with which to
elp carry on the church work.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hoback, son
nd daughter, came over last bunday
from their home at Nehawka to
?rend the day at the home of their
son and brother. Glen Hoback, and
Mrs. Harry Haws was a guest at
the home of her daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salsberg.
in Omaha, several days last week.
Mr. Haws drove to Omaha the last
o' the week to bring the wife back
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Bergman
went to Omaha last Saturday to visit
their daughter. Miss Margaret, who
is taking a nurse training course at
the Methodist hospital. She accom
panied them home for an over Sun
Mrs. John C. Rauth was in Lin-i
coin Thursday afternoon, where : she
attended a Dicesan - meeting and
luncheon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. E. Straub. She rode to
the capital city and back with Miss
Straub of Avoca, who also attended
Visiting Relatives Here
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rhoden, of
Sturgis, South Dakota, accompanied
by Mrs. Rhoden's mother, Mrs. Chas.
Sievers, of Bingle, Alberta, Canada,
arrived in Manley last Wednesday
for a visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G rover Rhoden. The two men
are brothers. They plan to visit not
only here, but at other points in
Cass county where they have rela
tives, for some time before returning
home. Mr. Rhoden says the weather
has been very dry at Sturgis, but
Mrs. Sievers states that crops have
been good in the vicinity of Bingle,
and business conditions in Canada
are very satisfactory.
Fortieth Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sheehan, 'Sr.,
celebrated their fortieth wedding an
niversary last Wednesday. They re
ceived the congratulations of many
friends and in addition many lovely
and useful gifts in honor of the oc
To Retain Station Agent
The Missouri Pacific railway ha3
been considering for some time the
matter of closing its station here
and doing away with the services of
a station agent, but under an agree-
to the biggest Hat
bargain of the sea
son. ... See all the
nobby, new style
hats in our corner
window at only
Of Course, This Must
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,t v utib twuai vuuuai ivii
m en t that has been worked out be
tween the Station Agents association
and the business men and farmers of
this vicinity, it has been arranged to
keep the station open, but that the
salary of the agent is to be cut from
93.00 to $80.00 per month. Glen
Hoback, the present agent, will con
tinue to hold the position for the
present, at least.
Visit at Geneva
On last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Sheehan and family, Mr. and Mrs.
John L. Zoz, of Murdock and Lo
retta and Katherine Sheehan went
to Geneva, where they spent the day
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Linus
Massoth and family and other
friends. They reported having a
Miss Wood, the Wabash rural mail
-nrrier, has traded her last year car
'n on a new one.
Frank Marshall and Warren T.
Richards were over the county las!
Wednesday posting bills for a
sale which Ed Marshall will
Lois Schmidt, , the road man, was
called over near. Murdock Wednes
day of last week, where he had
seme work on the roads to claim his
attention and also transacted busi
ness at some of the etories here.
P. II. Clarke has been busy daring
the past week making stovewood out
of some of the trees about the farm
that were killed by the drouth of the
nast few years, and expects to have
ample fuel to run him the rtst of
the winter and some teft over.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Kiser, whose
'oiks reside in Kansas, left last Wed
nesday morning for the Sunflower
state, where they will spend several
day visiitng the parents fo Mr. Kiser
Visited with Friends Here
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGovern
who make their home in Lincoln
were visiting in Wabash and vicin
ity last week, when they were guests
of their two daughters and their
families. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Dorr and
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan-McBride.
Visiting Relatives in Omaha
Mrs. Bert Austin, who has been
making her home'Mn Wabash in the
heme which they occupied prior to
the death of - Mr. Austin, departed
last week for Omaha, where she has
relatives and exnV-cts to remain for
some time. As Mr. Austin was
veteran of the Spanish-American war
and served under Captain C. A
Rawls of Plattsmouth throughout
that conflict, Mrs, Austin is entitled
to the widow's pension provided by
law. . ' ; '
Attended Neighbor's Funeral
Guy Hinds, accompanied by hie
mother-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Smith,
were at Elmwood Tuesday attending
the funeral of" Robert Wall, an old
friend and neighbor. Mr. Wall was
found dead last Sunday morning at
the homeo f his son, Frank Wall of
Lincoln where he was making his
home. Burial was at the Elmwood
cemetery, his fcrmer home.
Dockage raclIItTcs mae FMalts
mouth an ideal factory site. Wel
come and a splendid opportunity
to expand should ba an induce
ment to those contemplating a
change in location from the more
thickly populated centers and
flood areas of the east.
Rural Scliool 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 k
copy) and take it along for the
merchant to sign when you buy.
3 Attach thi3 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
J. Johansen and wife were look
ing after business matters at Weep
ing Water on last Wednesday after
noon. J. Johansen killed and dressed a
fine beef for the Murdock Mercantile
company last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rikli were in
Omaha last Wednesday, driving over
to look after business matters.
Lois Schmidt' of Wabash was look
ing after business matters in Mur
dock last Wednesday in regard to
the road work which he has been
Miss Lola Krall, a teacher in the
Alvo schools, was a visitor in Mur
dock last Wednesday, calling on her
friend, Miss Geraldine Schmidt.
Edward Ganaway was visiting his
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and
Ci II Tfnhcnn" nf T.innln last
Henry A. Tool of the Murdock Co
operative Credit Association, was a
j business caller in Plattsmouth last
Albert Johnson Bowers, a former
resident of Murdock, who has been
visiting with relatives in Lincoln the
past three months, arrived in Mur
dock last week and expects to make
his home here for the present.
W. O. Gillespie and Arthur H.
Ward made a business trip to Lin
coln last Wednesday in the car ol
Paul Stock has received a car load
of tractors, which is a sign that
spring is just around the corner. His
Allis-Chalmers territory has been en
larged to include Weeping Water and
vicinity, following the recent death
of the company's representative at
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kupke en
joyed a visit of several days last
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Martin Bohlson and family. Mrs
Bohlson is a daughter cf Mr. and
Frank Marshall and Warren T.
Richards of Wabash were in Mur
dock last Wednesday afternoon put
ting up bills for a farm sale
Visited in Fremont Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Weddell
drove down from Lincoln Sunday to
visit W. T. Weddell, father of Meri
deth. Having some . business to look
after at Cedar Bluffs and Fremont
Merideth picked up his father and
his brother-in-law, W. E. Lyons, and
the four of them made the trip to
the Dodge county seat town. They
returned to Murdock the same after
noon, after which Mr. and Mrs
Merideth Weddell went on to their
home in Lincoln.
New County Agent Here
On Wednesday of last week, the
new county agent. R. M. Johnson
was a business visitor in Murdock
and enjoyed meeting many of the
people of this community who are
interested in carrying on the Farm
Birth of Son
The stork paid a visit to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Heier, who
reside a short distance from Mur
dock, on last Sunday, leaving them a
fine eight and a half pound son.
Mother and child are reported doing
Replacing 50-Year-Old Roof
Henry Heineman has just complet
ed the placing of a new shingle roof
on the residence property of Mrs.
Henry A. Guthman, which is occu
pied by Carl Buck and family. This
house was built, about fifty years
ago and was constructed of the best
of materials throughout. The shingle
roof was especially well laid and of
the best grade of shingles as one
might know to have lasted all these
many years. However the elements
had their effect on it and a new
roof has been badly needed for some
Was Seriously 111
L. Neitzel was taken seriously ill
a week ago Saturday and had to go
home and to bed. After a few days,
he was able to return to the store,
but was not able to look after the
business and again returned home.
During his absence, Charles Kupke,
his dependable right hand man, has
been looking after the business. Mr.
Neitzel is much improved at latest reports,-however,
and expects to be
back on the Job this coming week.
Another Cream Station
Mrs. Bryan McDonald, who con
ducted the Farmers Union cream sta
tion in Murdock during the absence
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Miller has ac
cepted management of a station being
established here by the Beatrice
Creamery ' company. Mr. and Mrs.
McDonald will operate the station
in conjunction with their drug store.
Visited with Uncle Here
M. E. Shatto, who has been ailing
for some time and was cared for by
iiomer 11. Lawton, a close friend, is
luljack Reno. 6020; Mrs. August Kopp.
bo about again. Last Wednesday his j G010; Edna. Carlburg. 5960; John
son-in-law. Nelson Isygaard. came to
visit him. As Mr. Shatto is a mem
ber of the Masonic fraternity, hav
ing belonged to the lodge at Elm
wood for many years, his son-in-law
thought it might be possible to ar
range for his entry into the Nebras
ka Masonic Home at Plattsmouth.
The matter has been taken under
consideration and some decision will
be reached in the near future.
Annual Meeting Well Attended
More than fifty persons attended
the general meeting of the Extension
clubs held at the Murdock school
house on January 20, under the
direction of County Agents Miss
Jessie H. Baldwin and R. N. Johns
ton. Some of the questions asked j
In what ways can a well-kept
farmstead . make a satisfied wife?
What can home makers do about it?
What are the land marks of old
Slides were shown giving compari
sons. Native trees and shrubs were
listed with information for trans
planting them. Previous preparation
of soil for this was urged in order
to assure success. Methods of con
serving moisture and pruning were
shown in diagrams. Wind breaks do
much to protect gardens and lawns
from hot winds. Common crib slat-
fencing makes a neat fence and
white wash was suggested if paint
is too expensive to use.
What you do with your farmstead
. . . ,
goes tar in lniiuencing muse wnu
Married Forty-Eight Years
At the homestead of Louis Eichoff,
the father of the bride, on January
22,- 1S91 (the same year that Mur
dock came into being) Miss Agnes
Eichoff became the bride of Herman
R. Schmidt. A large number of tiie
We have a special rate
for Insurance on farm
cars. Policies written on
No assessments. Local
CALL OE SEE
friends of these, popular' young peo
ple were present at the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt have made
their home in this vicinity through
out the forty-eight years of their
On the occasion cf their anniver
sary, the children and their families
gathered to celebrate the event. Be
sides the guests of honor, Mr. and
Mrs. Herman R. Schmidt, those pres
ent included William Winkler and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stock
and the children, Lois Schmidt and
family of Wabash, Gustov Straich
and family of west of Murdock and
their daughter Hulda and family
who make their home in Lincoln.
A very enjoyable time was had and
congratulations and best wishes ex
tended to the parents that they may
not only live to celebrate their gol
den wedding anniversary two years
hence, but many years beyond that
PLAY AT RECREATION CENTER
From Friday's Dally
A large number were present last
evening at the Recreation Center to
partake in the pinochle tournament
held there every Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock. An unsual coincidence
occurred last evening when the same
contestants that won the preceding
week were again awarded the prizes
for this week, they being Mrs. Aug
ust Kopp with a score of 6010 and
Joseph Kvapil with a score of 6310.
The following is the names of the
contestants and their scores:
Joseph Kvapil, 6310: Adolph J.
Koubek, 6260; Donald Wall. 6260;
( Richardson, 5790; August Kopp.
5750: Kenneth Durell. 5700; Mrs.
Harry Walters. 5660; Vladis Chov
anec. 5660; rhyllis Robbins, 5630;
I Mrs. Guv Rav.iings. 5620; Mrs. Doo
jley, 5590; Faye Spidell. 5530; Ed
jward H. Gradoville. 5520; Charles
M. Manners. 5510; Mrs. Frank Kon
frst. 5480: Frank Rebal. 5470; G. H.
Manners. 5390: Mrs. Joseph F.
Kvapil, 5180 ; Mrs. Lois Bailey, 5170 ;
, Thomas Spencer Solomon, &10U,
Frank Konfrst, 5140; Albin Chov
anec, 5100; Harry Walters, 5090;
Lee Phillips, 5080; Jerry Konfrst,
4920; Maymie Mendenhall, 4840;
Florence Rhoades, 4840; Mrs. Charles
M. Manners, 4760; Virgil Urish,
4620; Mrs. Jack Reno, 4530; Lester
Reeves, 4400; Frank Kvapil, 4390;
Edward Stewart, 42 60.
The next session will be held on
Thursday evening, February 2 at
8 o'clock at the Recreation.- Center
on Main- street. All ara invited to
WOULD HIT AUCTIONEERS
NASHVILLE, Tern.,. Jan 28 (UP)
Tennessee's tobacco auctioneers will
be forced to stop, uttering their fam
ous chants if a bill before the legis
lature for consideration is passed. The
measure provides that auctioneers
shall spealc distinctly in order that
they may be understood when crying
HYBRID SEED CORN
We have Hybrid Seed that is espec
ially adapted to this country. See
samples at the elevator and learn
more atout the merits of this new
type corn that v.ill produce 15 to
20 bushels more to the acre than
open polinated varieties. See me at
the elevator about ycur seed needs.
H. E. Carson, Mgr.
Murdock Fanners Elevator
ARE YOU PLANNING
TO HOLD A.
If So, Let Us Print
Your Sale Bills!
Besides the regular votes
(3 for each penny) you
get 1000 Bonus Votes
on a Sale Bill printing job.
at no extra cost to yourself,
as our Sale Bill orices aro
as low as you'll find. We glvo
free rotes on Job Printing
and Subscription payments.
JSeBring this ad when you
.order sale bills, let us sign it,
and then attach same to your
Vpte Coupon tor Double Votes.
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