The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 20, 1939, Image 1
.. slRt, Historical Society tleo Vol. No. IV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1939. NO. 5 Large Number Attend Credit Bureau Dinner Held at Hotel Plattsmouth With Dana Cole, Past President of Lin coln C. of C. Speaker. Wednesday evening the Platts mouth Credit Bureau celebrated its one-year anniversary with a dinner and program in Hotel Plattsmouth. In spite of rather cold weather and conflicting dates, 84 people at tended. This sneaks well for the recognition which is given the credit bureau in this community and augers well for the future. Lincoln sent a delegation of 20 in a special chartered bus. Fifteen came from Nebraska City to help the celebration. After a fine dinner, Fred Busch, president of the Ad club and chair man of the credit bureau committee, acted as toastmaster. Mayor George Lushinsky welcomed in behalf of the city. J. Howard Davis, presi dent of the senior Chamber of Com merce also welcomed the guests. Vin cent Kelley, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce also express ed hi3 appreciation to the guests. Mr. Busch stated that while Nebraska City might be the "home office," Plattsmouth was the main olice. The meeting was then turned over to Max Meyer, secretary of the Lin coln Credit Bureau who introduced the following: H. S. Oxley, presi dent of the Retail Credit association, and J. H. Owens, past president; H. H. Amos, president of the sixth dis trict, R. C. A. who briefly outlined the Sixth District R. C. A. confer ence to be held in Lincoln February 19, 20 and 21 and invited the credit grantors to attend. t The main speaker of the evening was Dana Cole, immediate past presi dent of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce who spoke on the "New Deal in Business." He emphasized that there are four phases of business, production, marketing and selling, management and public relations. He placed special emphasis on the last point pointing out that business con cerns everyone, the laborer as well as the capitalist. It is essential to consider all the phases of business relationship and community cooper ation in order to promote the wel fare and best interest of the coun try. Real wages are twice as high in United States as in Europe and can only be maintained in propor tion as capital can continue to pro duce. Taxes can only be reduced If we the people determine to do more for ourselves instead of asking the gov ernment to do It for us. Whatever the government does for ut must be paid by taxes. Agriculture should consider wealth in terms of goods and not in terms of dollars. If we subsidize any In dustry, it is axiomatic thai, the sub sidy must be paid by taxes. Politics, irrespective ol! parties, must be based on honesty and not on propaganda in order that the pub lic may be conversant with all the phases of government relationship. Government expenditure should ulti mately retire the debts or taxes will have to be increased in order to pay them. In answering the question, "What Should We Do About It?" Mr. Cole stressed five points: First, encour age leadership in business, reward ing achievement and not penalizing it. Insist on complete sep.rattion of politics and business. Socond, in sist on complete separation of poli tics and economics. Keep Improper civil functions in the hands of gov ernment leaders and economic ques tions in the hands of business lead ers. Third, promote greater effi ciency in government and business by discouraging either politicians or business men from assuming re sponsibilities beyond their capacity. Fourth, remove restraints from per sonal liberties that we may foster competition in all activities and ad vance living standards, both phy sical and cultural, in the traditional way. Fifth, cultivate a broader at titude on the part of leaders both government and buslneis toward their responsibility at large. Following the talk, a credit skit was staged. II. R. Amos, credit man age of McGee's acted as credit man ager; Mrs. Thomsen, the credit bu reau operator; J. L. Owens and Ted Barger as credit applicants. The purpose of the skit was to show how a credit bureau operates in securing information and how it aids the merchants in knowing whether or not to extend credit. It specifically showed how a person whose credit record in one location was not good will be unable to se cure credit in some other town where there is an active credit bu reau. Death of Carl Kopischka, an Old Resident Dies at Home on Wintersteen Hill This Afternoon After Illness From Pneumonia. From Friday's Daily This afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock Carl Kopischka, Sr., 73, pass ed away at the family home on Win tersteen hill where he has been very gravely ill for the past few days as the result of an attack of pneumonia. He has in the past few years been in very poor health. Mr. Kopischka was a native of Germany and came to the United States when 18 years of age and located at Plattsmouth where he has since made his home. Locating in thi3 -city Mr. Kopischka was for a period of some thirty-five vears employed by the Burlington in the local shops and was a man very highly esteemed by his asso ciates in the many years of life here. He was married here on December 16, 1893 to Miss Elizabeth Grebe, who with five children survives his passing. The children are Carl, Jr., of Portland, Oregon; Louis, of this city;. Mrs.. Leon Marshall, El Paso, Texas; Mrs. Gretchen Simons, ot this city; Mrs. Don E. Norman, of Cut Bank, Montana. DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT Application was made for the ad mission of the will of Rasabelle Ferguson, deceased, of Elm wood, Guy L. Clements was named in the in strument as executor and the same approved. In the matter of the guardianship of Rachel Pell, resignation of P. F. Rihn was received and accepted. Ap pointment of a successor was taken under advisement by the court. In the estate of Jame3 Forbes, deceased, of Elmwood, a hearing was had onprobate of the estate and Guy L. Clement, named as the adminis trator. , Hearing was had on the applica tion for the administration of the estate of William T. Richardson, de ceased.. The appoointment ot Mrs. W. T. Richardson as administratrix was made by the court. In the estate of Charles F. Reichart, deceased, of Louisville, the appointment of Frank F. Ross, as special administrator, was made. Petition was made for the probate of the estate of William H. Leeley, deceased, of Greenwood. LOSES DECISION Donald McBride, Plattsmouth flght er, was outscored by 21-year-old Francis Farrell of Schuyler, by a nar row margin in a 3-round bout at the Omaha Golden Gloves contest Wednesday night. McBride, whose rugged, aggres sive style corroborates our boast that he has engaged in very few bouts In his short career. He was so stubborn, willing and courageous, however, that few in the crowd of almost 3,500 were bored with the proceedings. During the entire bout, the Platts mouth boy set the pace, but was un able to outbox his more experienced opponent. FRANK LUSHINSKY. TO VISIT AILING FATHER Mr. and Mrs. Earl Geis of Mc Cook arrived In Plattsmouth Friday morning to be here with Mr. Geis father, Fred Geis who is quite ill at the Clarkson hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Geis are expected to be here for some time visiting the many friends and relatives in and around Jthls city. Passing of Pioneer Resident of the State Charles A. Harvey Dies at Home of Daughter Here Early T6day Long Time in State. From Saturday's Dally Charles A. Harvey, 89, one of the early settlers of Nebraska, died this morning shortly before 6 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr., with whom he has made his home for some time. He had been very seriously ill for the past few days and with his ad vanced years the end was not un expected. Mr. Harvey has spent practically a lifetime in the state of Nebraska, and his life was one of activity and hard work in keeping with the spirit of the pioneer days. He was en gaged as a youth in freighting by team across the states of Iowa and Nebraska and had many thrilling ex periences that he well recalled in his later years, stories of the then wild country which was gradually being settled. Mr. Harvey fnally located in Ne braska near Seward where he farmed for a great many years until some forty years ago when with his fam ily he moved to Plattsmouth and has since resided here the greater part of the time., altho in recent years he has lived with children 'at other points a part of the time. Mr. Harvey was twice married, the first wife dying in 1882 and his second wife here in 1924. He is survived by four daughters and two .ions, Mrs. Percy Beina. Beaver City, Nebraska; Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr., of this city; Mrs. Eva Ledbetter, Melca Park, California; Mrs. Rosanna Goodman, Downey, California; Allan Harvey, Denver; Oliver M. Harvey, South Gate, California. Funeral Bervices will be held Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sattler funeral home at Fourth and Vine streets. Rev. H. G. McClusky will conduct the services. PAY TRIBUTE TO HARRIET CASE From Saturday's Dally The Plattsmouth debate squad, entered in the Doane college invita tion tournament yesterday and to day, canceled its trip due to death of Harriet Case, one of the mem bers. Today, at the hour when Miss Case's funeral was being held, the Lincoln debaters and their coach, Garold Kvasnicka sent a telegram from Crete to the Plattsmouth de baters and their coach, Milo Price, reading: "Simply we pay tribute to an intelligent, honorable debater. Miss Harriet Case." The deceased young lady was one of the leading debaters of southeast ern Nebraska and won the admira tion and respect of all against whom she contended for points by her cap able, yet unobtrusive style of argu ment. Her loss will be keenly felt, not only in Plattsmouth high school, but among the debaters of Nebras ka, and the tribute paid her by Lin coln debaters is sincerely appreciat ed. MAKES FINE RECORD Miss Jean Knorr, the honor stu dent of the Plattsmouth high school for the class of 1938, is making a superior record in her work at Lln denwood College at St. Louis, Mis souri. Miss Knorr is carrying courses in theory, organ, English composition, choir, piano, physical education, and European history. In all of her grades she was far above the average ot the class and received her outstanding grades in English composition, theory of music, and European history. St. Charles is a girl's college located near St. Louis, Mo. VISITING OLD FRIENDS From Saturday's Dally Erl Teepel, of Alexandria, Vir ginia, was in the 'city for a few hours today to visit with old friends and to look after business affairs with C. R. Olson, storekeper of the BREX shops in this city. Mr. Teepel is the lumber Inspector for the com pany and is visiting their various shops over the country. VERY HAPPY EVENT Friday shortly after noon, a tine little daughter was born to Mr. and ifrs. Richard Livingston at the St. Catherine's hospital at Omaha. The happy event has brought much pleas ure to the father and little brother, Tommy, as well as the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Livingston and Mrs. Ed Ulrich. The arrival of the little one was on the birthday anni versary of her grandmother, Mrs. Ulrich. Platters to Meet West Point in Dist. Tourney In Fremont Tournament to Start Feb ruary 28, Locals Secure Bye for First Round. from Friday UatJT - Coach B. A. Hoffman of the Platts mouth high school was at Fremont last evening to attend the meeting of the coaches of the teams parti cipating in the Fremont district tour nament and make the drawings and assignments for the opening rounds of the tourney. The tournament will open on Tuesday, February 28th and the finals be held on Friday night, March 3rd, it was decided at the meeting held by the coaches and Hamilton Mitten, the director of the event. In the assignments for the first round Plattsmouth was assigned a bye and will not play until the sec ond round games when they will meet West Point, one of the strong teams, who also drew a bye for the opener. The officials for the district meet will be Frank Knapple, of Omaha Central and Harvey Grace of Omaha. Both of these officials are,- well known here where they have officiated sev eral times. The first round assignments are as follows: Upper Bracket Plattsmouth vs. Bye. West Point vs. Bye. Ashland vs. Bye. Oakland vs., Columbus. Lower Bracket Wahoo vs. Tekamah. Schuyler vs. Bye. Blair vs. Bye. David City vs. Fremont. It is expected that the first games of the tournament will start at 6 p. m., but this was not definitely de cided upon by the tournament direc tor. AN APPRECIATION We, the teacher and pupils of Eight Mile Grove school, Dist. No. 25, wish to thank our many kind friends for their loyal support in making it possible for us to win the fourth weekly prize in the rural school contest. Nellie Carlson, teacher; Marian Baker. Charles Bev erage, Raymond Beverage, Ruth Bev erage, Ruth Ann Blotzer, Deloris Hild, Ralph Hild, Robert Leonard, Richard Novak, Andrew Ruffner, Henry Safarik, Francis Safarik, Mar cel Yinduska: d&w SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSE The report of the marriage license bureau of the office of the county judge of Douglas ocunty, states that marriaee license was issued there Friday to Lee G. Worden nd P. Madge Keck, both of Des Moines, Iowa. The bride is a former resident of this cityr but has been engaged at Des Moines for the past several months. NEW GRANDDAUGHTER Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schlichtemeier are very happy over the fact that they are grandparents of a fine little girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koch of West Bend Iowa. Mr. Koch is the editor and publisher ot the Journal at West Bend. All are re ported as doing very nicely. VISITS AT HOSPITAL Mott Frady was in Omaha Thurs day evening where he spent a short time visiting -with his wife at the Clarkson hospital where she is re covering from an operation. She Is showing excellent improvement. Phone news Items to Ho. 8, Funeral of Harriet Case is Held Today St. John's Church Filled as Com munity Shares Grief of Taking Away of Talented Girl. From Saturday's Dally This morning at the St. John's Catholic church was held last rites for Harriet Case, popular young woman and the president of the senior class of the Plattsmouth high school, whose death on Thursday had brought a great grief to the entire community. Friends from the schools, members of her class and the friends of the family early filled the church to pay their last tributes of love and respect to their friend, taken from life while yet in the first glow of her the Rt. young womanhood. The requiem high mass of church was celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor George Agius pas tor of the church and the spiritual adviser of the departed in the years that she has been a communicant. The junior choir of the church as sisted in the observance of the mass. In the remarks of the pastor a tribute was paid to the memory of the departed young girl whose life had been one of activity in her church and school work, her deep devotion to the members of the fam ily where she had been a loving daughter and sister to her loved ones. The pall bearers for the funeral here were from the young men of the senior class, they comprising John Bestor. Homer Barton of the high school debate team of which the deceased was a member, Ronald Rebal, Robert Hayes. Stuart Sedlak and William Arni3trong. Following the services here the body was borne to Lenox, Iowa',' for the final rest in the Catholic ceme tery at that place and where rests the mother who preceded her in death. SLIPPERY ROADS CAUSE ACCIDENT THURSDAY Deputy Sheriff Emery Doody was called Thursday afternoon to the scene of an auto accident eight miles south of this city on highway No. 75. it was found that a car belonging to Delmar Skon and driven by Mrs. Skon as well as a truck driven by R. S. Baldwin, of Hamburg, Iowa, had turned .over and at the time of the accident both vehicles were on a rather slippery section of the road and in attempting to avoid an accident both had skidded into each other and overturned. Mr. and Mrs. Skon were en route , T, , , from Kelly Field, Texas to Selfridge Field, Michigan, where Mr. Skon is to be attached to the U. S. air force there. The parties fortunately es caped injury and were able to con tinue on their way. CITY WORKER INJURED John Kubicka. member of the city!more wlth him tnan we were abie to street department force, was struck by an automobile Friday afternoon while working on the intersection at Sixth and Vine streets. Mr. Ku bicka was cleaning the crossing when a car driven by a Weeping Water man came along and on the slippery street the car struck the workman and hurled him to the snowy and icy paving. The car was going at a very slow rate of speed fortunately. The injured man was taken to the office of Dr. L. S. Pueelik. cityJ physician and it was found that there were no broken bones altho the vic tim of the accident was bruised very much. SUFFERS HEART ATTACK Mrs. Albert Wetenkamp Is quite ill at her home west of Riynard where she is suffering from the effects of a heart attack she suffered a few days ago. Her condition is such that she will have to remain bedfast for a few days, retiring from her usual active household tasks. ATTEND HARWARE CONVENTION Jess Warga and William Swatek were in Omaha Thursday where they attended the state hardware dealers' convention which was held there. EXAMINATION DATE SET Applicants for the position of post roaster have been notified of the date set for the examination, Saturday February 25. Due to insufficient room to accommodate the more than a dozen in the civil service examina tion room in the basement of the post office building, the test will be given in the council chamber room at the city hall, where individual desks are available. Death of Mrs. Z. W. Shrader at Nehawka Home One of the Very Early Settlers of That Portion of Cass County Dies at 85 Years. The death of Mrs. Z. W. Shrader, 85, occurred Friday at Nehawka where she has been making her home and cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Dick Chriswisser, in the last few years. Mrs. Shrader was one of the early residents of Cass county and the span of her lifetime is filled with the development of the county from small and isolated farms to a populous and successful county. Rachel Murray, daughter of Jona than and Elizabeth Murray, was born in Jackson county, Missouri on April 10, 1853, and when a small child was brought by her parents to Mills county, Iowa, they later coming to Cass county and settling at Rock Bluffs where the family located and engaged in farming. On February 2, 1871. she was married to Z. W. Shrader, member of another of the pioneer families and they at once started housekeeping on the farm and were very successful in their work and number among the best known and highly respected residents of the county. Mr. Shrader preceded his wife in death several years ago. SHERIFF RECEIVES PRAISE It is seldom that an officer of the law receives much commendation' for their services and Sheriff Joe Mrasek is feeling much pleased over the let ter given below from Father Flana gan's Home, relative to the boy that was picked up here and cared for during an attack of pneumonia: Mr. Jos. Mrasek, Sheriff Cass County, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. My Dear Sheriff: We are in receipt of your letter of February 14th. and wish to thank you most sincerely for writing. How ever, the day after posting our last letter to you, we heard from Mrs. Gates, and we were glad to know ,tna ne had 8afely "turned home. We are very grateful to you for the wonderfui kindness and courtesy 'extended to Wilton Gates in his hour of need and it is coming in contact with such kind people as yourself that gives us the encouragement needed to continue on in our work here at Bovs Town. We feel sure that the time Wilton spent underlpe" won high score in bridge and your care has proven to be a valu able experience to him and has made him think nnrl has accomnlished do ourselves. Thanking you again, and assuring you that we are very grateful to you and your fine community, we are Most sincerely yours. FATHER FLANAGAN'S BOYS' HOME, WELFARE DEPT. UNDERGOES OPERATION Miss Ethel Vignery, of Concordia, Kansas, who has been here at the home of her sister, Mrs. George K. Hetrick, was operated on Thursday at the St. Joseph hospital at Omaha. She fs reported as having stood the operation in excellent shape and It is hoped will continue to improve. MRS. HIBER IMPROVING Mrs.- John Hiber, Sr., who has been confined to her bed from the effects of an attack of rheumatism, is showing the necessary improve ment hoped for. She is able to be out of bed and is up and around, caring for the small tasks about her home. TO HOLD COURT HERE Judge W. W. Wilson will be here on Friday, February 24 th for a session of district court, word re ceived here by Clerk of the District Court C E. Ledgway states. No Group More Opposed to Var than Service Men But, Should It Come, We Want Our Nation Prepared for It, 'Cap.' Gayer Tells Auxiliary. From Saturday's D!ly Failure of members residing in the country to get in for yesterday'3 American Legion Auxiliary meeting. cut down the attendance consider ably. The meeting was held at tb 11. L. Gayer home on Chicago ave nue. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. Edgar Creamer, Mrs. Rozinna Ripple and Miss Mathilda Soennichsen. At the business session various routine reports were rendered. The membership committee reported 5') now enrolled for 1939. A leatherette case for the new unit colors wis approved. The flag and banner are to be taken to the state conference at Grand Island next Tuesday by District President Mrs. Nutzman to show other units what can be done n making a stand of colors at a mere fraction of the cost if bought from commercial manufacturers. There was some discussion of an early spring get-together meeting of the Legion and Auxiliary, but the date and definite arrangements will be left to the March meeting to de cide. After the business meeting, a pro gram was given. Mrs. Robert Reed favored the members with three piano selections and Mr. Gayer ad dressed the group on "Americanism and National Defense," the theme for February Auxiliary meetings thru out the nation. Mr. Gayer spoke of the Universal Service bill now be fore congress that would prepare the nation for any emergency that might arise. "Nd group of citizens desire continued peace for our nation more than the ex-service men themselves." he said, "but should war ever come we desire to see America better pre pared to meet it than back in 1917, when months were required to set in motion the program that would immediately become the law of the land should such an emergency again arise." Mr. Gayer pointed out that many lives were needlessly sacrificed and much economic waste resulted for lack of just such a plan as this when our country joined the Allied nations in war against the Central Powers of Europe in 1917. "Our best security against repeti tion of the wastes of war lien In teaching our children the costly les sons that we as the then young gen eration had to learn back in 1917 18," he said in conclusion. Mrs. Roy Knorr, Auxiliary Ameri canism chairman and Mrs. Gayer, National Defense chairman, arrang ed the program. Bridge and pinochle were played after the program. Mrs. Robert Cap- Mrs. R. T. Cuthrell in pinochle. Each received a beautiful potted plant as a prize, from the large assortment that decorated the home of the hos tess. Delicious refreshments of cake, topped with cherries and whipped cream, coffee and mints were served to bring to a close this most enjoy able meeting. March meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. L. S. Devoe. HOME FROM CALIFORNIA Mrs. C. L. Wiles has Just returned from Long Beach, California where she has been visiting for the past six weeks. Mr,s. Wiles had gone to be with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Gross- hans while Mr. Grosshans was recov ering from a compound fracture of the leg. at Golden State hospital In Los Angeles. Mrs. Wiles states that Thomas has returned to his home In Long Beach, and is able to walk with the use of a cane, and is feel ing fine. While in California, Mrs. Wiles enjoyed the mild winter weather. which she says reminded her of spring weather in Nebraska. Upon her' return home, she was greeted with a beautiful falling snow, which he enjoyed greatly, It being a con trast to the weather on the western coast.