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Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1939.
Miss Ruth Louise Janda and Mr.
Allan McClanahan Married at
Holy Rosary Church.
From Tuesday's Dallj
This morning at 9 o'clock at the
Holy Rosary church in the west part
of this city occurred the marriage of
Miss Ruth Louise Janda to Mr. Allan
The wedding was very quiet and
attended by only the immediate fam
ily and a few close friend3 of the
Father J. R. Sinkula celebrated the
nuptial mass which united the happy
young people in the holy bonds of
matrimony. During the mass Bernard
Knofiicek sang a number of solos,
some of them being "Ave Maria,"
which he sang at the offertory, and
"Oh Lord I Am Not Worthy," Dor
othy Svoboda being the accompanist.
The bride wore a beautiful dress
of roseberry .color with accessories to
match. She wore a corsage of white
The bridesmaid, Miss Lewanna
Kelley wore a dress of powder-blue
crepe. She also wore a corsage of
The groom and his best man, Mr.
Edward Hadraba, wore the conven
tional dark suits.
Following the wedding ceremony
the bridal party enjoyed a wedding
Lreakfast at the home of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F.
Janda. A reception for a few of the
friends and neighbors of the bridal
party will be held this evening at
the Hotel Plattsmouth.
The bride is the only daughter Of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Janda of
this tity and where she was born and
has grown to womanhood. She is a
graduate of the Plattsmouth high
school in the class of .1928. At the
present she has been employed as
stenographer at the Nicholas Senn
hospital in Omaha.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert McClanahan, who live
in the west part of the city. Mr.
McClanahan is also a graduate of the
Plattsmouth high school, in the class
The newlyweds will make their
home in this city where Mr. Mc-Clar.-ihan
is employed as timekeeper
for the Pickens quarries.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
McClanahan extend them the best
wishes for a happy and successful
TO TAKE TREATMENT
Fred Geis, prominent farmer liv
ing northwest of Plattsmouth, was
taken to the Clarkson hospital Fri
day evening where he was placed for
treatment and observation. Mr. Geis
has not been in the best of health for
the past few days and it is thought
that a possible operation may relieve
him from his illness. The many
friends of Mr. Gels hope that he will
rally from his illness and that he
may be able to be home soon among
his many friends and relatives.
WOODMEN NAME DELEGATES
The Woodman Circle at their
meeting Tuesday afternoon at tht
home of Mrs. Max Fitzmayer, select
ed their delegates to the state con
vention which will be held on March
1st and 2nd at the Fontenelle hotel
in Omaha. The delegates named
were Mrs. Mary Hartwick and Mrs.
C. C. Cotner and Mrs. Rozanna
Ripple and Mrs. Fitzmayer as the
Miss Marie Kaufmann, local sec
retary will also attend the state
meeting as she is the state historian.
FARM MEETING FRIDAY
Because of the inclement weather
the educational meeting on the 1939
farm program which was to be held
at Mynard Community Hall at My
nard was postponed until Friday,
February 17th at 1:30 p. m. at the
Mynard Community Hall at Mynard.
We invite all farmers to attend this
meeting as we will discuss the 1939
docket pertaining to the 1939 agri
cultural conservation program.
RECEIVE PENMANSHIP AWARDS
The penmanship class of Miss
Muenster's sixth grade have received
several awards for progress Jn pen
manship drills. These awards have
been graded by the A. N. Palmer
Penmanship company and progress
pins were accepted by the children.
The following is a list of those who
made the successful progress: Dor
othy Warga, Raymond Simons, Rob
ert Puis, Robert Hackenberg, Ger
trude Harris, Marie Hathaway, Shir
ley Martin, Dick Livingston, Jesse
Hofmann, Helen Jane Kruger, Dale
Rhoden, John Conis, Jacqueline Lam
phear, Harold Kauble, Joseph Grado
ville, Mildred Loveless, Billy Hlrz,
Mary Evers, Mary Phyllis Soennich
sen, Vivian Kalasek.
Motor Trip to
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Cross Have a
Delightful Time in Sojourn in
Miami and the South.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Cross have
just returned home from a motor
trip to the south that has taken
them through many states and among
the beautiful scenes of the deep south
from the border states to the shores
of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
On going to the south Mr. and
Mrs. Cross drove through Kentucky
and Tennessee, stopping at Nash
ville and then following over the
route once famed by the civil war
march of Sherman, to the city of
Atlanta, where they made a short
stop to look over that great southern
On their way south they met the
coming of spring as the farther south
they progressed Was nature lavish
in the beauties of the coming spring
find summer. The great resort city of
Miami was alive with tourists, the
Cross family found, cars being there
Irom almost every state and the
great hotels filled with the fashion
able crowds from New York, Wash-
ngton and Philadelphia, there for J
the winter season.
On the return trip Mr. and Mrs.
Cross drove along the Florida west1
coast to cross into Alabama and
visiting at Mobile and Birmingham,
the' latter a great manufacturing
city. From there they motored home
to Plattsmouth and much pleased
with a real outing.
They reported that the south looks
ve'ry fine and the condition far ad
vanced in the border states.
C. A. HARVEY QUITE ILL
C. A. Harvey, one of the old time
residents of this city, is in a very
serious condition at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr.,
where he has been making his home
for the past several years. Mr. Har
vey who is 89 years of age has
been in rugged health for the past
several months and in the last few
weeks his condition has gradually
grown worse. A daughter, Mrs. Belns
of Stamford, Nebraska arrived In
the city to be here with the father
during his illness.
MOVES TO NEW LOCATION
Mrs. Charles Waters, who has
been operating a beauty shop in the
Bates building onNorth Fifth street,
has moved her shop to the new
home that they have erected on North
Sixth street, just north of the Sin
clair service station. The home has
been arranged so that a very attrac
tive and convenient beauty salon is
available and which will make it
very convenient for Mrs. Waters and
her patrons in caring for the ser
vice in her line of work at all times.
WALLACE TERRYBERRY INJURED
OMAHA, Feb. 13 (UP) Wallace
Terryberry, 20, of Plattsmouth is in
Nicholas Senn hospital here with a
sprained back and possible internal
Injuries as a result of an accident at
an intersection here last night.
Terryberry's car collided with one
driven by Lester Opper, 48, of Lin
coln. Opper was booked on a traffic
charge and Terryberry will be book
ed upon his release from the hospital.
to Mayor and
Dedicate New Club Rooms With So
cial Evening and Smoker Have
Very Pleasant Quarters.
Monday evening the members of
the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire de
partment made formal dedication of
their new club room in the city
hall building by inviting the mem
bers of the city council. Mayor Lush
insky and others of the official city
family to be their guests.
The firemen secured the permis
sion of the council to use a part of
the room used to store the fire fight
ing equipment several months ago,
desiring to convert this into a meet-
jing place and where they might enjoy
la social hour when they desired.
The Gremen had the work carried
out and their dream of several years
is now realized in the attractive and
cozy room which they may call their
A new floor was placed in the
room, a partition made to shut off
the club room from the front portion
of the large room, this being par
tialy a grill to permit the circulation
of heat through the building. The
walls and ceiling of the club rooms
have been painted in a soft tone of
Through the efforts of Chief Bar
clay a fine floor covering of dark
linoleum has been laid that makes a
very homelike touch to the appear
ance of the room,
A smal kitchenette has been ar
ranged where the firemen may pre
pare their "feeds" when desired in
connection with their meetings and
which is a real place and well serves
its purpose as the guests of the fire
men found last' evening.'
Large tables and deep comfortable
couches in the room make for the at
tractiveness and comfort of the struc
ture while artistically made drapes
at the windows completes the delight
The visit of the city officials last
evening was made the occasion of a
fine lunch prepared for the firemen
and their guests and the hot dogs,
sandwiches. vcheese, pickles and all
that goes to make a "Dutch lunch"
was prepared by a group of experts.
The lunch was in charge of Sam
Arn, president of the department.
Herb Schutz, Robert Wurl, Carl Keil
and Bob Jacobs.
Not content with the feed the
visitors were presented a rose to take
home to their ladies.
ATTEND COMMITTEE HEARINGS
From Wednesday's Dally
Tuesday Mayor George Lushinsky,
City Attorney J. H. Davis, Council
man W. II. Puis and Peter Carr,
local baker, were at Lincoln to at
tend the hearing before the legisla
tive committee of L. B. 90.
This bill was one that was op
posed by many cities and communi
ties over the state as it affected the
right of the cities to levy an occu
pation tax on non-resident companies
that might operate trucks in delivery
in the respective towns. The meas
ure received strong support from
many large concerns that maintain
trucks in deliveries and handling
goods into the small cities of the
The local people were heard in
protest on the bill that would take
away-the taxing rights of the city
The bill was recommended out on
to the floor of the senate by a 5 to 4
vote of the committee.
CARL K0PISCHKA GRAVELY ILL
Carl Kopischka is In a serious con
dition at his home on Wintersteen
Hill suffering from a severe case of
pneumonia. Mr. Kopischka was taken
ill a few days ago and his illness has
gradually developed into pneumonia
and since that time he has been bed
fast at his home.
CARD OF THANKS -
We wish to express our thanks to
all who were so kind and sym
pathetic during the passing of our
husband.' father and son. Mrs.
Harry Leesley and family and Mrs.
COMMISSION HOLDS MEETING
The Cass County Soldier's and
Sailor's commission met Monday
afternoon at the court house in the
annual session of the body and to
prepare for the ensuing year, Chair
man Raymond J. Larson of this city,
presided and Ben A. Olive, of Weep
ing Water, served as the secretary.
The other member of the commission
is William II. Kruger, of Nehawka.
The commission audited the ex
penditures for the current year Feb
ruary 1, 1939 to February 1, 1939,
as well as preparing a list of those
who are eligible to receive payments
for the coming year.
The commission expended some
$9 10 -in the past year in the relief
work. The estimate of the budget
for the year 1939-1940 was set at
Attend Review of
"Rumclhearts of Rampler Avenue"
Presented in Anatimated Form
by Omaha Ladies.
One of the pleasant social events
of the late winter season was that
given Tuesday afternoon at the First
Methodist church, the Gleaners circle
presenting a review of "The Rumel
hearts of Rampler Avenue," one of
the leading books of the past year,
in conjunction with a Valentine tea.
This modern day story from the
pen of Maude Smith Delavan, of
Omaha, was presented as an auti
mated review with Mrs. A. M. Herr
ing and Mrs. Harold Polian, of Om
aha, presenting the course of the
story with puppets, a novel and de
lightful means of - carrying out the
recital of the life of the family, and
heir trailer house that found a rest
ing place in an exclusive and fash
ionable street of a city.
The story has won recognition in
the past week when the movie rights
to the book were secured by Colum
bia Pictures from Mrs. Delavan for
$10,000 and options on the rights
to her future works . based on the
adventures and lives of the Rumel
It was a matter of regret that
Mrs. Delavan, the author, was un
able to be present as planned, be
reavement in her family preventing
her coming, but the story was most
skillfully and cleverly given by the
The review was given in the main
auditorium of the church, where also
several very beautiful musical selec
tions were offered. Mrs. L. S. Devoe
gave two numbers on the pipe organ
that was a much appreciated part
of the program, while Mrs. Roy O.
Cole and Mrs. Elbert Wiles, well
known pianists, gave two numbers
in their usual artistic presentation.
The guests were then invited to
the parlors of the church, which had
been very charmingly arranged in
decorations of the valentine theme
and made a lovely setting for this
portion of the program. During the
serving Mrs. Devoe played a group of
piano selections to add to the com
pletion of this part of the program.
Mrs. W. L. Heinrich, federation
president, with Mrs. William Baird,
poured and delicious cakes were
There were some 160 of the ladies
of the community present to enjoy
the long to be remembered occasion.
The committee and the Gleaners
deserve much credit for bringing this
very fine attraction to the Platts
mouth book lovers and public.
, . DRAWS $10 FINE
Harold A. Cramer made a plea of
guilty in the county court to a
charge of failing to stop his truck at
a railroad crossing and wa3 given a
fine of $10 and costs. The arrest
was made by state highway patrol
men at the old railroad crossing
north of Avoca, scene of a large num
ber of similar arrests.
RETURN TO LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Murphey
and little daughter, of Lincoln, who
were here to visit at the home of
Mrs. Murphey's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Robertson, returned home
of Senior Class
Miss Harriett Case Dies at Omaha
Hospital After Few Days' Illness
Member Debating Team.
From Wednesday's Daily
Death this afternoon at 2:30 called
Mis3 Hariett Case, 17, after an illr
ness of several days' and in which
she has been gradually sinking un
til she passed away at an Omaha
Harriett Case was a daughter of
A. R. Case and was one of the most
popular students of
the local high school,
being elected last fall
by a unanimous vote
as president of the
She was a member
of the Plattsmouth
high school debate
squad and one of the
outstanding high school debaters in
Personally a girl of unusual
charm and pleasant disposition she
has a large circle of friends who will
mourn most sincerely her passing
and share with the family the grief
that her taking away has brought
She is survived by the father, two
brothers, Joseph R. Case, student at
Tarkio, and Richard of this city,
and three sisters, Geraldine, Ileen
and Mrs. Lucille Chandler.
CLOSE FINE SERVICES
From Wednesday's Dally
Last evening the Forty Hours De
votions at the St. John's church in
this city closed with a very large
congregation to enjoy the last of
these services which were arranged
by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor George
Agius, pastor of the church.
Father Mee, of the Chinese mission
at Bellevue was the priest holding
During the celebration of the ser
vices a number of the members of
the priesthood from southeastern Ne
braska were here to assist and take
part and among these were Father
Charles Bauer of the St. Benedict's
church, Nebraska City, Father Adam.
Szmydt, chaplain of St. Mary's hos
pital and the Peru church. Father
James Hennessy of St. Patrick's
church, Manley, Father E. C. Mc-
Fadden, Syracuse, Alvin Bauer, pas
tor of the St. Mary's church of Ne
braska City and hl3 assistant. Father
Barge, Father Soessler, Paul, Ne
braska. During their stay here the visit
ing priests were entertained at a
dinner party by Monsignor Aglus.
VISITS WITH RELATIVES
Mrs. Lena Lyman cf Vail, South
Dakota, is here for a visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Young
and Mr. and Mrs. Guy White as well
as the many old time friends In this
section of Cass county. Mrs. Lyman
has been at Omaha with her sister,
Mrs. Ona Lawton and came here for
a visit with the brother and sister
for a short time. From here Mrs.
Lyman goes to Moorehead, Iowa, for
a visit with relatives for a short
time before returning home. Mrs.
Lyman is a daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. David A. Young and was
born' and grew up in this community.
HAVE NEW SON
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Moore, re
siding southeast of Louisville, are
the parents of a fine son which was
born to them Sunday. The child was
born at the University hospital at
Omaha and the latest reports are to
the effect that the mother and son
are both doing, nicely. Mrs. Moore
was formerly Miss Blanch Rueter of
Alvo. " .
HERE FROM THE WEST
From Monday's Dally
William A. Contryman and two
sons of Paxton, Nebraska, were in
the city today for a few hours. Mr.
Contryman calling on a few of the
old friends and neighbors, Charles
Troop and wife and Mrs. Martha
Chriswisser, all being old neighbors
in the vicinity of Nehawka where the
Contryman family once resided.
M V- r
PRESENTS MOTION PICTURE
Irwin Schwartz of Midland col
lege at Fremont gave the high school
a moving picture of the western part
of the United States for a convoca
tion program Monday morning at
10 o'clock. The picture was the re
sult of a geological Burvey of one of
the professors of the college made
during this last summer of 1938.
The survey took them through the
western part of the United States,
showing rock formations and geo
logical developments. Mr. Schwartz
explained the trip as the pictures
were shown. The program was un
der the direction of the student
council with Stuart Sedlak as chair
man. Scouting is
Theme of Rotary
H. Wescott, Scout Executive, Is
Leader of Meeting and Pre
sents Local Scouts.
The Rotarlans at their luncheon
Tuesday had a very interesting boy's
week program and which was under
the direction of E. H. Wescott, Scout
executive and long Interested in this
line of activity.
Mr. Wescott presented two Scouts,
Cary Marshall and Thomas Solomon,
two local Scouts and who explained
different phases of the work of or
ganizing and operating.
Cary Marshall explained in detail
the methods of organization of the
toys into small patrols where more
individual attention can be given
the Scout and where the patrol
leaders serve as guides In the work!
Thomas Solomon in his portion of
the program, discussed the origin of, and the winner of the Elmwood-Ne-Boy
Scouting and the great growth hawka game.
that it had made in the recent years ; The first game Friday will be held
over the country. He also touched at 8:15 and the second game will
on the recent publicity organization be at 9:30 p. m.
of the Scouts and of which he is the Saturday will be the final game
local troop representative.
Mr. Wescott gave a short talk
along the lines of Scouting and the
work of local young men that had
served in the Scouts and attained the
Eagle Scout rank and which had
inspired them to greater success in
their work in the outside world.
The members enjoyed an unusual j
feature at the luncheon at the Hotel
Plattsmouth, a lemon pie made from
Plattsmouth grown lemons. Arthur
Troop, the Rotary president, has a j
large lemon tree and which has
been at the hotel for a number of
months and which this season had
a fine crop of large and luscious
lemons. These lemons were gather-
ed and yesterday they were made
into a pie and served the Rotarians.
HERE FROM MICHIGAN
Mrs. Perry II. Murdick and son,
Ferry Harvey, III, arrived Sunday
from their home at Benton Harbor,
Michigan, -for a visit here at the
home of Mrs. Murdick's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. H. Wescott.
Mrs. Murdick and son were most
happy to find Mrs. E. H. Wescott re
covering so nicely from her recent
operation and their presence will
greatly aid in her recovery.
The Michigan visitors will spend
some time here and Mrs. Murdick
have the opportunity of visiting
with the many old friends and school
associates in the community.
Mrs. William N. Baird, of Salida,
Colorado, who has been a guest here
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
L. Farley and with Misses Caroline
and Estelle Baird has returned home.
Mrs. Baird had been at Atchison,
Kansas, to visit relatives and stopped
here to Bpend a short time with the
sisters of her husband.
VISIT AT ELMWOOD
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reeder were
at Elmwood Sunday where they were
visitors and guests of Mrs. Reeder's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Wil
liams. While there they also had
the pleasure of visiting Karl Schnei
der of Lexington, who was also a
visitor at the Williams home and at
ney This Week
i Being Held at Elmwood February
15-18 Winner Will Be De
The Cass county basketball tour
nament sponsored by the Cass Coun
ty School Men's association will be
held today, Thursday, Friday, Sat
urday, February 15 to 18, according
to an announcement made by the of
ficers of the organization, they be
ing: J. R. Reeder, president; Supt.
E. C. Stimbert of Nehawka, secretary-treasurer;
Supt. Rodger C.
Smith of Elmwood, tournament di
rector. There will be four trophies
awarded during the tournament. The
first-place trophy is provided by the
Bank of Alvo, the second-place
trophy Is provided by the Chamber
of Commerce of Elmwood, and the
third and consolation trophies will
be presented by the association. The
tournament is to be held at Elm
wood and a large crowd is anti
cipated. The official is Clifford Boa-
The following is the set up of the
various teams that will play during
their respective evenings: The first
game will be played Wednesday eve
ning at 7 o'clock between Eagle and
Union, the second game Wednesday
will be at 8:15 between Elmwood
and Nehawka, and the third game
will be played at 9:30 between Avoca
The first game Thursday evening
at 7 o'clock will be Weeping Water
and the winner of the Eagle-Union
game. The second game Thursday
evening will be Alvo and Murdock
at 815. The last game Thursday
evening at 9: 30. between Louisville
and will be one which will determine
the champion. This particular game
will be played at 9:30. The losers
of the 8:15 and 9:30 games Friday
will play at 8:15 p. m. for third
place. A game
to determine the
be played at 7
CELEBRATES PAPAL MASS
,.rn Wednesday's Dally
This morning at 8 o'clock the re-
qulem high mass was celebrated at
the St. John's Catholic church, In
memory of the departed holy father,
Pope Pius XI, who was laid to rest
Tuesday in the St. Peter's church at
i The celebrant of the mass was
iRt. Rev. Monsignor George Agius,
'the pastor of the church with the
school choir singing the mas3.
There was a very large attendance
of the members to participate in the
ATTEND FUNERAL SERVICES
Several of the old friends and rel
atives of the late Charles Reichart
were at Louisville on Monday after
noon to attend the funeral of .the
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Seybert, the
former uncle of Mr. Reichart, Mrs.
Don Seiver, County Clerk George R.
Sayles, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Marshall,
were present for the services.
The services were at the Methodist
church and at the grave th I. O. O.
F. lodge of which the deceased was a
member had the ritualistic service.
HAS EYE TREATMENT
Prom Wednesday's Daily
Mrs. Mary Knofiicek and son,
Bernard, were in Omaha this after
noon, Mrs. Knofiicek having her eyes
treated as they have been causing
her some trouble of late.
Miss Mildred Kyriss, who has been
here visiting at the Walter Minniear
home for the past several weks, re
turned to her home at Creighton, Ne
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