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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Ihe Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Poetoffice, Plattamouth, Neb., as Becond-lns! mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publinher
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Mrs. Ivan Balfour was over to
Avoca last Saturday attending the
meeting of the Cass County Historical
Mrs. Fannie Eikenbary and sister,
Mrs. Carper, who make their home
together were in Nebraska City last
Monday, called there on business,
also visiting friends.
Oscar Midklff of near Avoca was
a visitor in Union last Saturday and
was looking after some business mat
ters and also visiting his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Midkiff.
Elmer Wi throw was in Nebraska
Large crowds have attended both
amusements, and with the new fur
nishings has madt! it a very popular
placo for gatherings. The room
downstairs which has also been
changed will be used for a cold stor
age room for fruits and other per
ishable things, and will especially
be used for apples after the maturing
of the crop of the coming summer.
Many Attend Wedding Sunday.
Many of t'ae relatives and trienCs
of the contracting parties of the
wedding which was celebrated last
Sunday when Berdina Booher became
the bride of Paul Griffin, an account
of which appears elsewhere, were
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Griffin and
City last Sunday visiting his mother I daughter, Ruthanna, Mr. and Mrs.
at the hospital there. He found her
in about the same condition but
very cheerful and pleased to see him.
Donald Hoback and Floyd Bres
lau were down to Nebraska City last
Snnrfav where thev went to visit a
P. F. Rihn and Miss Augusta? Rooo,
Mr. and Mrs. Dcnald McQuinn and
daughter Mona, Lester Schumacher
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Arnold of Plattsmouth, who were
accompanied by Mrs. E. M. Griffin,
cousin of Donald. Howard Cooper Kobevt McFarland. Miss Opal Griffin,
who has been very ill at the hospital
Mrs. John Guerra was a visitor in
Lincoln last Monday where she went
to" visit with her brother. King David
Clark who has been staying in the
big city receiving treatment for a
number of weeks.
Paul Davis. Miss Lanna Barbara,
Mrs. Clara James, Robert James and
wife and A. D. Easter and wife.
Frank Warden Very Sick.
Frank Warder, who was for some
two weeks in an Omaha hospital
where he underwent an operation and
Henry H. Becker who was injured ! since hi3 return home has been -cared
some time ago when a garage which for by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
he was moving fell on one of his I Hugh Warden at their home north
ankles, injuring it severely, is get-, of Union, is retorted as being very
ting along fairly well now but is giv
ing thi3 gentleman come trouble.
Mrs. Myrtle Hathaway and - son.
George who make their home in
Plattsmouth, accompanied by Mrs.
Lora Hathaway were visiting over
Sunday with friends here, guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Clark
and J. A. Eaton.
Mrs. Thomas McQuinn, who
been in -very poor health fdrbiie
time past was recently taken to1 a
hospital at Hamburg, Iowa, where
she is receiving treatment and is be
ing nursed by their daughter who
is a nurse in the hospital there.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Greene and the
kiddies were over to beyond Weep
ing Water last Sunday visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
O'Brien ad children. Mesdames
Green and O'Brien are sisters.
There was seme some joy at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey True
when the rtork with the assistance
of their family physician presented
this happy couple with a very fine
little blue eyed baby girl and all get
ting along nicely.
Ir. and Mrs. Henry H. Becker
and son Donald were in Manley last
Sunday where they visited for the
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Hoback. They are to go to
Paul to take charge of the Missouri
Pacific station there this week.
seriously ill at this time.
Much Better Now.
Mrs. H. A. Chilcott who has been
in very poor health for some time
was finally taken to the St. Mary's
hospital at Nebraska City where she
was receiving treatment and after a
few weeks at this institution was per-
hasmitted to return, home and has since
continue.! to improve which is pleas
ant news to her many friends.
Give Show at Union School.
A band cf entertainers from Wes
leyan University were in Union early
this week with an outfit to illustrate
a trip which some of the students
had taken through the Black Hills,
and which ably illustrated the scen
ery of this wonderful country.
Laughter Pleses Home.
At the Nebraska City hospital last
Sunday was be i n to Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert- Ehlers a very fine baby girl,
who with the mother is getting
along nicely. Monday Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Ehlers and Mary Becker drove
down to visit Mrs. Ehlers and greet
the little niece. During the time
the little daughter cf Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Ehlers yas visiting with' Grand
mother A. L. Becker and was as well
receiving much attention from
Grandfather A. L. Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson were
host and hostess last Sunday at
their home in a triple birthday party
when the birthday of Mr. Anderson
and those of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hemphill were duly celebrated. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hemphill of Nehawka, aunt and
uncle of Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Anderson, parents of Ben and
Mrs. Minnie Anderson, grandmother
Well Appointed Hall.
With the work which W. B. Ban
ning has been putting on the build
ing which he secured some time ago,
known as the Woodman hall, has
been remodeled and changed and
made new in many respects and
reinforced that the upper floors will
sustain more of a load. Recently
there has been given in the hall pic
ture shows . followed by dancing.
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United in Marriage Last Sunday.
At the parlors of the Methodist
church at Cedar Bluffs last Sunday
morning at tie morning services,
where Rev. E. P. Booher, formerly
pastor at Unicn, i3 now pastor oc
curred the marriage of their daugh
ter. Miss Mary Birdina Booher of
Cedar Bluffs to Paul L. Griffin of
The parlors of the church had
been appropriately decorated for the
o:oasion. The bridesmaid was Miss
Opal Griffin, sister of the groom, or
Unicn and the best man was LeRoy
McFarland of Plattsmouth. The mar
riage lines were read by Rev. Booher,
father of the bride. A white candle-
nra, a portion of the decora tions.i
was lighted by Miss Nadine Booher,
sister of the bride. Mrs. A. Thomp
son of the Cedar Bluffs Methodist
church, sang "I Love You Truly,"
accompanied by Miss Ina Wolfe at
the piano as the wedding party ap
proached the altar. The wedding
march and recessional was played by
Miss Charlotte Ilixby of Cedar Bluffs.
Some 350 persons witnessed the
very pretty ceremony which united
the hearts and lives of this popular
At the wedding dinner there were !
some 50 guests, with a very line
wedding cake baked by Mrs. E. P.
Booher, mother of the bride.
The newjyweds departed for Lin
coln where they spent the night with
friends and then came on to Union
where they will make their home
and where tbe groom is engaged in
A large number of friends from
Union attended the Wedding cere
Weeping Water has been having
some severe cases of the mumps. It
has gone hard with those of more
Word was received last week that
the Weeping Water sewerage project
has been approved and that work
will begin very soon, with from
sixty to 8venty men at work.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowers had
as their week end guests Mr. and Mrs.
I Paul Johnson of Orient, Iowa. Mr.
Johnson and Mr. Bowers are old
schoolmates and lifelong friends.
Forest Stock, assistant at the
Handy service station who was kept
from his work for some two weeks
with a severe attack of mumps was
able to return to his work at the sta
tion early this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Wallick spent
Sunday at Bradshaw visiting Mr.
Wallick's mother, Mrs. Helen Wal
lick. and an uncle, Curtis Askew, of
St. Paul, Minnesota, who was also
there for the week end.
Dr. and Mrs. L. N. Kunkel enter
tained at a dinner at the Hotel
Rest Haven Tuesday evening, when
their guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. V.
Wallick, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Shrau
ger and Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Peter
son. The residence which was owned
by Mayme Hillman and sold to Knude
Jeu3en fcr the building of a locker
system, has been torn down and now
ready for the workmen to begin oper
ations for the erection of the new
The Knickerbocker club met last
Wrdnefdav eveninc at the Rest
Haven hotel where they enjoyed a
very tine 6 o'clock dinner, guests
of George Olive. Following the din
ner they engaged in playing con
Harley Thursland has bought the
house across the street east from the
Christian Science church, from the
Ingerson estate. He expects to re
model and redecorate before moving
into it next fall. This will make the
Thurslands a fine home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Lavis enter
tained the following guests at din
ner at the Joyce cafe Sunday: Mr
and Mrs. James Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Sutt. Miss Wilma Stutt,
Jean and Charles, all of Avoca, and
Mr. and Mrs. John McNeil, of Weep
J. L. Wiles is at St. Elizabeth
hospital in Lincoln for a few days
taking treatment for sinus trouble
which was caused by an ulcerated
tooth. Mr. Wiles has suffered great
ly for the past few days, and hopes
for relief, and to be able to return
home very soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Hobson
entertained at a dinner at Hotel Rest
Haven Monday, when their guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowers,
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Wolfe and Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Shrauger. The evening
was spent at the Hobson home, where
bridge was played.
Mrs. C. W. Wallick was hostess
at another of a series of bridge par
ties Friday afternoon, when she en
tertained seven guests. Those pres
ent were Mrs. J. S. Shrauger, Mrs.
A. C. Peterson, Mrs. Frank Marshall,
Mrs. B. A. Olive, Mrs. T. L. Jones,
Mrs. Fred Klepser and Mrs. Floyd
One carload of steel arrived last
Friday and other materials will be
received this week for the new coun
ty fair auditorium. C. S. Lion,
superintendent cf construction, says
that work will progress rapidly from
now on. Failure to get the needed
materials has held up construction
Platte; brothers, Fred- and Clesson
and sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gantt and
Mrs. Dean Muray! The funeral was
held in Lincoln.
Death of Mrs C. W. Bish
Word reached Weeping Water
Sunday evening of the death of Mrs.
C. W. Bish, of Denver at 8:30 that
evening. The message came as a
blow to her many friends here as the
last message which had come during
her illness reported that she was
Blanch Barry was born in Weep
ing Water, April 1, 1885. She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. S.
Barry, pioneers of the town. Grow
ing to womanhood and attending
school in our midst she was loved by
all who knew her. She was a tire
less worker in the M. E. church and
took an active interest in all com
August .8, 1907 she was married
to Chas. W. Bish, who was connected
with the Nebraska State bank, later
being made president of the hank.
Thirteen years ago they moved to
Denver, where they have since made
their home. She leaves to mourn
her passing, her husband, Chas. W.
Bish. one daughter, Mrs. Barbara
Murphy, of Los Angeles. A son, 9
years old, preceded her in death. One
brother, Albert Barry, of Seattle.
Mrs. Bish was an active member
of St. Thomas Episcopal church of
Denver. While living in Weeping
Water she was a member of chapter
BT.P.E.O.. later transferring her
membership to chapter AM at Engle
wood. The body was brought to Weep
ing Water for burial. Funeral ser
vices were held in the M. E. church,
and the funeral sermon was preach
ed by Rev. W. H. Morey, a former
pastor. C. V. Wallack sang "The
Rosary," with Mrs. Roy Haslam at
Pall bearers were Henry Mogen
son, Harold Myers, George Corley,
Herbert Ratnour, John Robinson.
She was laid away amid a pro
fusion of flowers which she so dear
ly loved, and beside the loved ones
who had preceded her in death, In
Blanch Barry Bish may be dead,
but her memory will linger as long
as one of her friends live. Her's was
a beautiful character. She waa loved
Hold Valentine Party.
A valentine, party, with decor
ations, in keeping with the season
was given by, the Girl's Reserves
at Hotel Rest Haven Monday evening,
when forty guests enjoyed an eve
ning of dancing and playing Chi
nese checkers. Mrs. F. L. Pokorney,
Mrs. A. W. W. Johnson and Mrs
Frank Marshall were in charge of
arrangements for the party.
Undergoes an Operation.
Some time ago Mrs. George Do
mingo was taken with a serious ill
ness and taken to the Bryan Mem
orial hospital , at Lincoln where she
underwent an operation and also
was given treatment. She was very
ill for some time but has been show
ing some improvement.
Death Shocko Friends.
The report of the death of Ralph
I. Shirley, at Lincoln Wednesday
of last week came ns a shock to his
friends here. Mr. Shirley had lived
at Lincoln for the past 33 years.
With two of his sons be moved to
Weeping Water last fall. The rest of
the family were still in Lincoln.
He leaves a wife. Myrtle; two
daughters, Thlma, Omaha; and
Peggy Lou. of Lincoln; three sons.
Ronald. Maurice and Irvin; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Shirley, North
Mrs. Lenker at Hospital.
Mrs. Lenker, wife of the pastor
of the Weeping Water Methodist
church, who has not been in the best
of health for some time was taken
seriously ill and taken to the Bryan
Memorial hospital at Lincoln where
she was being treated, but instead
of Improing she became worse, and
it was found necessary to give a
Cass county nas no tsonsea In
debtedness, as, 'like the state, we
have paid 'cash, for our hard sur
faced roads -and other improve
ments as we went.
Very Choice Eighty Acres
Modern house, big barn,
double garage and "other
improvements. Can give
possession on March 1 st.
Platts.' State Bank Building
A few more weeks and
the windy month, March
will be here. Are you
ready? J3etter protect
yourself before a loss
CALL OR SEE '
A NO .
Ut" Plattsmouth I'
blood tranfusion. The husband, af
ter a blood test was found to cor
respond, gladly supplied the blood
for the transfusion. While this pro
duced a slight improvement, her
condition continues to be very ser
ious, and at the time the writer
was in Weeping Water her condi
tion was said" to be very serious.
Married Fifty-five Years.
On Wednesday of this week the
parents of Mrs. Earl Oldham, mak
ing their home at Hydro, Oklahoma,
wcro.celebrating the passing of their
55th wedding anniversary. They are
both very active and rugged in
health and enjoying life very nicely.
Visiting Upstate for Week.
Peter Miller, Jr., last week with
his faithful auto drove to Plainview
where he spent about a week with
a very dear friend, returning the
middle of, this week after a very
Making Home in Weeping Water.
Wallace Philpot was called to
Plattsmouth Monday of this week
to look after some matters of busi
ness and after returning home has
moved to town. Mr. Philpot has been
getting the affairs at the home in
Weeping Water adjusted and has
about gotten things arranged for
housekeeping in town. Having put
in plenty of years on the farm which
has amounted to near half a hun
dred he decided to move to town and
take it easy. One appointment in
the new home in town was the sub
scribing for the Plattsmouth Journal.
Fred Allen was the next speaker,
who told about his trip to England
last year to visit his mother. He
took the members of the Brother
hood to England with him from
leaving America to the voyage over
and his visit there and return.
- ARRIVAL0F NEW DAUGHTER ,
From Tuesday's Dally .
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Malmo or
this city are the happy parents of a
fine little daughter born to them this
morning at jtheir home in this city.
The mother and little one are report
ed as doing very well and the occa
sion brought the greatest of pleasure
to all of the family.
Rubber Stamps, Targe or small,
at right prices at the Journal.
Stn dents Enjoy Pleasant Evening.
Miss Parcorny, one of the teachers
in the Weeping Water schools gave
some 65 of the scholars of the school
who come under her tuortage, a very
pleasant party at the Hotel Rest
Haven, wher games and a general
good time was had. After the very
pleasant supper the room was clear
ed and a dance enjoyed for a couple
of hours. '
Community Brotherhood Meet3.
The Community Brotherhood,
which grew out of an organization
started some years ago and has since
grown from an organization of one
church to embrace the entire com
munity, being Christian in character,
it appeals to 'all good citizens was
meeting last Monday evening at the
parlors of the Christian church.'
Some 165. men of ,J.he . community
were present for a very pleasant eve
ning. The members brought covered
dishes which provided a varied as
sortment for the banquet. The guest
speaker was Rev. Hubbell, pastor of
the Christian church at Auburn, a
forceful speaker as well as a minister.
HORSE & MACHINE
Monday, Febr. 20
40 head of extra good
horses and a lot of
good tractors and farm
J. B. ELLIOTT, Jr.
Phone 27 Alvo, Nebr.
An Exciting New
Serial on KFAB!
'Adopted Father' j
1.00 P: M.
Mon, Wed, .Fri.
nS. NELLIE CARLSON, Teacher
The fourth weekly prize winner is
Dist. 25, Mrs. Nellie Carlson, teacher.
Last week brought in thousands of votes in
the Rural School Playground Equipment
contest. The winning school turned in more
than a half million votes, and Dist. 45 that
won the prize two weeks ago turned in more
than 300 thousand to lead the list of schools
in total votes. Congratulations to both Mrs.
Carlson and Miss Wilson for their fine work.
Here's the Standing
School and Teacher Last Week
Dist. 25 Nellie Carlson 572,986
Bist. 45 Mildred Wilson 32-1,814
List 79 Frances Shelhorn 181,173
Dist. 2 Grace Louise Wiles 148,377
Dist. 26 Marie Lutz 107,124
Dist. 30 Dorothy Siemoneit 79.903
Dist. 60 Esther Ehoden 79,178
Dist. 8 Alice Mae Campbell 78,558
Dist. 37 Martha Kaffenberger 76,454
Dist. 42 June Keil 72,693
Dist. 7 Dorothy Yost 63,931
Dist. 29 Evelyn Shelhorn 38,242
Dist. 41 Doris Wall : 35,573
Dist. 3 Esther Tritsch 33,083
Dist. 97 -Ruth Alexen 26,402
Dist. 40 Mrs. Joe Capwell (Sarpy) 19,855
Dist. 9 Rosemary Cloidt 14,332
Dist. 10 Beulah Albin 11,726
Dist. 56 Eileen Joy . 11,417
Dist. 14 June Armstrong: 8,884
Dist. 31 Fern Williamson 8,326
Dist. ' 5 Marie Thomason 1,800
Dist. 28 Lucille A. Meisinger 1,461
Dist. 3 Jean Ingersoll (Sarpy) ' 955
Dist. 38 Beatrice Beverage 664
Dist. 56 Irma Dvorak ' '
Dist. 2 Clara Eyre (Sarpy)
Dist. 27 Velma Fulton J 1
List. 15 Dorothea Hobbic
Dist. 88 Selma Heil Johnson
Dist. 55 Evelyn Morris '. .
Dist. 12 Louise Eishel
Dist. 6 Dora Trively
() Indicates a Weekly Prize Winner.
Knorr's 5c to $1 Store
Ask Us for School Votes
H. M. Soennichsen Co.
Wo Always Help Hie School
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Save Our Adding Machine Strips
Joe's New-Way Grocery
and Mullen's Market
School Votes with a Smile
Hiatt Furniture and
KenienYfoer We Give School Votes
Weyrich & Hadraba
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Lugsch, the Cleaner
Always Look Your Best
Brins Our -Ad for Uouble Votes
Good Grocery Headquarters
GIsn Vallery, Implements
Trade Here Help Your School
CO Vote3 on Kach Baby Chick
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.We' Want to Help "Your School.
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Vote on "Wol k and Purchases
Iowa-Neb. Light & Power
Good Pupils make Good Citizens
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What school will win this weelc? All
it takes is united eort on the part
o the teacher, pupils and patrons. A
total o six. weekly prizes remain, to
gether with $250.00 in grand prizes to
be awarded at the end o the contest!
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THEIE THOUSAND FREE ENTRY VOTES. NOW IS THE TIME
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THESE BUSINESS FIRMS GIVE VOTES