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SICinUY, 2TBRTJART 20, 1929.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOTTRN1X
One of the Largest Musical Offer
ings by the School and Fea
tures a Cappella Choir.
Wednesday evening the music de
partment of the Plattsmcuth high
school presented a concert that gave
a fine showing of the group and in
dividual work of the students. The
concert was a practical demonstra
tion of the excellent work of David
Fowler as the director, as well as
the talent and ability of the large
group of the young people that par
ticipated in the event.
The school has established the a
cappella choir under the regime of
Mr. Fowler and it has bocome one
of the most Impressive groups that
the music department of the school
has maintained. Heard in a group
of numbers last evening, the hoir
showed their very fine advancement
in the recent months. There are
120 of the young men and women
of the school enrolled in this choir
and who gave in fine harmony
and beauty a group of selections.
The school can well feel proud of
the fine choir that will compare with
any of the schools of this size in
the state. The members comprise the
Maxine Alexen, Maiden Allen,
Warren Allbee, Betty Ault, Norman
Baker, Rita Berlett, Helen Blotzer,
Kathryn Brink, Rose Brink, Renee
Brown, Norma Bryant, Blossom Bur
cham, Kenneth Campbell, Bill Cloidt,
Gertrude Cloidt. Harley Cotting
ham, Ella Mae Denson, Stephen De
voe, Mary Helen Dill, Don Dooley,
George Downs, Corrine Drucker, Dor
othea Duxbury, Sylvia Ellingson,
John Elliott, Margaret Fricke, Betty
Gayer, Eleanor Giles, Anna Marie
Glaubitz, Delores Gradoville, June
Griffin, Maxine Graves, Ruth Ann
Hatt, Helen Heigl, Gerald Hennings.
Helen Hiatt, Dale Henton, Richard
Hitt, Bern ice Holmes, John Jacobs,
Shirley Jacobs, Gloria Johnson,
Jimmy Jones, Phyllis Kaffenberger,
Edgar Kief, Beulah KIser, Bill Knorr,
Thelma Kruger, Lawrence Lamber
son. Shirley Lieesley. Whipple Leon
ard, Shirley Leonard, Donald Leon
ard, Maria Lentz, Eileen Lester. Ted
Libershal, Betty Jo Libershal. Edith
Lushinsky, Ruth Lowson, Rosalyn
Mark, Shirley Mason, Donald Mar
tin, Clarence Mayabb, Mae McCarroll,
Mary McCarroll, Charles McClain,
Eugene McPherson Donald McPher
son. Helen Minniear, Dale Nearhood,
Russell Nielsen. Maxine Nielsen,
Kathleen Nolte, Wilma Nolte, Gene
vieve O'Donnell, Ralph Parkening,
Marvin Petereit, Shirley Petersen,
Joe Phillips. James Quinnett, Mar
garet Rea. Betty Read, Ronald Rebal,
Aileen Reed, Warren Reed, Bruno
Reichstadt, Mary Rishel, Phyllis
Robbins, James Sandin. Harry Shif
fer, Juanita Sigler, Betty Shiffer,
Juanita Sigler. Betty Shiffer, Gran
ville Sigler, John Slatinsky, Helen
Slatinsky, Edward Smith, Ralph
Stava, Bill Steinkamp, Rose Mary
Steppat. Katherine Strickland, Phyl
lis Speck, Wilma Swatek, Billie Jean
Sylvester, Clara Mae Taylor, Danny
Terryberry. John Tidball, Verona To
man, Dorothy Turner, Kathryn
Tschirren. Mary Jane Tschirren,
Maxine Vroman, Vivian Warner,
Shirley Walling, Ruth Westover,
Jacqueline Wetenkamp, Allan White,
Elizabeth Wiles, Peggy Wiles, Betty
Jo Wilson, Mary Ann Winscot, Hazel
Wise, Joe York, Alice Zatopek.
The concert also served to elim
inate thg individual students in tlie
competition for the right to repre
sent the school at the district tour
nament, a very large number of the
young people of the school competing
in the events. The numbers were
well given and showed a fine ad
vancement in musical work by those
taking part, making the task of
Hugh T. Rangier, of Lincoln, contest
judge, a very difficult one indeed.
The judging was based on five parts,
tone qualities, diction, intonation,
Interpretation, and stage presence.
The competition was very keen
and all of the young people showed
splendidly in their offerings and
whfch covered a wide range of voice
selection from both the young men
and women of the school.
In the girl's medium voice there
was very keen competition and in
this group comprising Betty Ault,
Ruth Ann Hatt, Maxine Nielsen,
Juanita Sigler and Shirley Walling,
the first honors went to Miss Wall
ing and the second to Miss Sigler.
Allan White was the only one to
play in the trumpet section, giving
a very beautiful and difficult selec
tion, "Castles in the Air." He will
represent the first place for the
In the girl's high voice section
there were entered Betty Shifer, Rose
Mary Steppat, Verona Toman and
Peggy Wiles, and In the judging
first place was given Miss Steppat
and second to Miss Wiles.
The boy's high voice group in
cluded only two, the first place going
to Ralph Stava and the second to
The boy's medium voice section
included Stephen Devoe. Edgar Kief
and John Jacobs with the award of
first to Mr. Jacobs and the second to
In the boy's low voice section
there was but one contestant, Joe
York, who will represent the school
in the district contest.
During the course of the program
there were selections given by the
girl's glee club, boy's glee club and
the orchestra of the high school.
The glee club membership is taken
from the boys and girls of -the choir
and make two very effective musical
The membership of the orchestra
comprises the following: Violins,
Robert Hayes, Shirley Leonard;
clarinets. Marvin Petereit, Juanita
Sigler, Richard Hitt, Arthur Skalak,
Allan White: trumpets, Joe Noble.
Edwin Hiber, James Sandin and
Allan White; E-flat alto, William
Hitt; baritone. Eleanor Giles, Kath
ryn Strickland; sousaphone, Theo
dore Libershal; piano, Whipple
The accompanists for the various
solo offerings of the evening were
given by Miss Ruth Westover, Mrs.
L. S. Devoe, Mrs. J. R. Reeder and
Miss Verona Toman. Their fine
work added much to the splendid re
sults of the evening of music.
Owing to many other features of
entertainment the audience was not
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shown hitting high spot in "Barnacle Bill the Sailor," composed by
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press Gardens, Fla.
Lovely Mary Rose
Cooper adds to the
splendor of the Azalea
Festival which is being
held here to glorify the
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An artist's concep
tion of the new
three - unit stream
lined aluminum sub
way car which will
make its debut in
New York early in
March. Features of
the car are rubber
plate mirrors, safety
glass, green mohair
seats and air-conditioning.
BIDE "EM COWGIRL Miss Betty Douglas, didn't
suddenly part company with her horse. She's just
demonstrating how simple it is to ride a Sahuara cactus
when one does it cowboy fashion.
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Angeles, Calif. Not
to be outdone by the
man on the flying
trapeze, these sturdy
gymnasts of the Uni
versity of California
keep fit in a display
of "free swing." 1
DOWN ON THE FARM Farm
life strikes an informal note in
clothes and Lynne Carver, film
player, wear Roman-striped silk
shorts with white silk waist, but
toned high at the throat.
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(1) Lake Worth,
Fla. Bob Feller,
strike out king of
League and firodigy of the Cleveland Indians, left, meets
Larry Napoleon Lajoie, one of baseball's greatest second
basemen. (2) Long Beach, Calif. Charley (Red) Ruffing,
N. Y. Yankes pitcher, vows to win more trophies like this
one given to liim last year by hi wife after he beat the Chi
cago Cub twice in the world series. (3) Miami Beach, Fla-
Hank Greentxtrg, Detroit Tigers' famous home run star, gets
a news reel clcweup of Laura House of New York and Miami
SING A SONG OF SPRINGTIME with
Sally Victor's jaunty white straw beret, a
shiny gold ristside watch. and pastel initials
parading across your Easter handbag. The
watch is one of the new Gruens, the first
ladies watches for the side of the wrist
designed to be sold at popular prices. The
yellow gold of its streamlined case is
echoed in the mo'nocraft initials1 where it is
combined, with dull silver and copper pink.
The beret with its flowing sash of navy
blue jersey, the watch and the handbag add
zest to any spring costume, be it a tailored
suit or a gaily flowered print dress.
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HINTS OF SPRING (Above)
A "Baby" dress of pale blue
over pink marquisette over pale
blue satin. The tiny puffed
sleeves are held with wreaths
of flowers. (Right) This large
white straw add dash with col
orful striped jersey border and
as large as the fine program deserved
and it is hoped that these talented
young people may be heard again
later in the school year. Their pre
sentation was a fine example of the
musical talent of this city. To Mr.
Fowler should go the congratulations
of the music lovers of the city and
the patrons of the schools.
COUNTY MEETING OF NEBR.
CEIPPLED CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
Miss Evelyn Franke, Cass county
chairman of the Nebraska Crippled
Children'9 Society has sent out an
invitation to the public to attend the
county meeting of the society at the
Presbyterian church in Cedar Crek
on Friday, February 24, at 8 p. m.
Harry J. Becker, of Omaha, Direc
tor of the Children's Division will be
the principal speaker. He will be ac
companied by S. Orson Perkins, state
secretary of the society and Miss
Nuveue, principal of the Columbian
school, who will also speak. State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction
Charles W. Taylor, of Lincoln, who
was expected to be present, advises
Miss Franke he has asked J. R.
Jewell, supervisor in the state de
partment of Vocational Education
to address the meeting in his place.
The Louisville high school will
furnish vocal and instrumental num
bers. Mrs. Wilbert Maynard will
also sing, two vocal selections. All
are urged to tell their friends and
to attend this meeting, but the no
tice states that "inclement weather"
will cancel it.
EIGHT MILE GROVE
The Eight Mile Grove Willing
Workers club met on Friday, Feb
ruary 17th at the home of Mrs. Lloyd
Iske, all but three of the members
being in attendance and these were
detained by illness from coming. The
club had the roll call and the lesson
of the meeting. "Company Dinners"
with the leaders, Mrs. Lloyd Iske and
Mrs. Louis Schissel having charge
of the meeting.
The next meeting will be an all
day session at the home of Mrs. John
B. Kaffenberger with meeting and
RECEIVES APPRECIATED GIFT
The Platismouth public library
has been presented a very good book
entitled "Harness and Pack" by Ar
thur T. Walden, which was added to
the Juvenile department. The book
is the gift of rural school district
26 of which Miss Marie Lutz is
The librarians. Misses Verna Leon
and Olive Jones, with the general
public, desire to thank Miss Lutz and
her pupils for their untiring efforts
that they put forth to aid the library
by the donation.
DIES AT AUBURN
Joseph Rhodes, well known farm
er of near Auburn, brother or buy
Rhodes of this city, died suddenly
Friday night at his home. The de
ceased had apparently been in his
usual health and was in Auburn Fri-
!day and later when returning home
was taken suddenly ill and died a
short time later. He is survived by
the wife and one son. Glen Rhodes,
formerly of this city..
HAVE FIRE ALARM
The fire department was called
to the home of Bradley Fitzgerald,
just east of the fire station Thurs
day evening at 6 o'clock. A flue fire
was causing some alarm but it was
soon extinguished without serious
loss or damage. The firemen were
promptly on the scene and did some
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Wedding is Held
Miss Avis Irene Sylvester and Mr.
Melvin Eugene Suess Married,
Rev. Lowson Officiating-.
In a very charming home wedding
last evening at the home of the
bride's parents at 11th and Pearl
streets. Miss Avis Irene Sylvester,
daughter ff Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Sylvester, was married to Mr. Melvin
The wedding, which was held at
7:30, was simple but very impressive
in its beauty, the ring service being
celebrated by the Rev. J. C. Lowson,
pastor of the First Methodist church.
The bride was charming in a
gown of blue crepe with flowered
bodice and wore a corsage of gar
denias and pink sweet pens. The
bride also wore a gold bracelet that
had been worn by her mother on
her wedding day. She was attended
by Miss Edith Solomon, who wore a
two piece tailored ostume of tlack
knit and wore a corsage of red sweet
peas and white carnations.
Mr. Suess was attended by Robert
Richardson, brother-in-law of the
bride, they botli wearing dark busi
Following the wedding. the bridal
party were invited to the dining
room where a very attractively ar
ranged luncheon was served to the
members of the bridal party. A large
and handsome wedding take was pre
sented by Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester to
Mr. and Mrs. Suess. making a lovely
centerpiece of the table. The serving
was by Billie Jean and Margaret
Sylvester, Mrs. Cass Sylvester and
Mrs. Robert Richardson.
After the luncheon and reception
Mr. and Mrs. Suess departed by car
for Onawa, Iowa, where they will
spend a few days visiting friends
and will then be at home to their
friends In an apartment nt the Hotel
Those attending the wedding
were: Mr. and Mrs. Cass Sylvester.
Miss Mary Jane Mark. Miss Mary
Rosencrans, Robert M. Walling, Ken
neth Coughlln, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Richardson. Miss Edith Solomon and
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sylvester and
The' bride Is the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sylvester
?nd is a graduate of the Plattsmouth
high school in the class of 1935
and has since been engaged In cler
The groom has made his home
here for the past two years and Is a
member of the staff of the local ofiice
of the U. S. Engineers, being engaged
is a surveyor on t he river Improve
The many friends will join In
their well wishes to Mr. and Mrs.
Suess for many years of happiness
ATTENDS FUNERAL SERVICES
Mrs. J. A. Donelan of this city,
was at We?pir.r Water Wedncday
where she attended the funeral ser
vices of Mrs. C. W. Biah, of Denver,
former Weepinjr Water resident. Mrs.
Bish was formerly Miss Blanch Bar
ry of Weeping Water and for a num
ber of years Mrs. Bish was engaged
in the banking business in that city
with the late John A. Donelan. The
body was brought from Denver and
services held fit the Methodit church.
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