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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOUBNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1939.
The Plattsmoutli Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBEASXA
Entered at Postoffice, Plattsniouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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' Mrs. T. L. Jones expects to leave
this evening for a week's visit with
friends at St. Louis and Kansas City.
The 500 club is meeting this af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. Harold
Bowers. Bridge v.-ill be played at
Mrs. Andrew Olsen was hostess to
the Knickerbocker Club at her home
AYcdnesday afternoon. Twelve mem
bers were present.
John Fitzpatrick of Union was a
visitor in Weeping Water Wednes
day looking after business matters
and visiting friends.
The Knickerbocker club members
are meeting tonight at the home ot
Mrs. Andrew Olsen. where they will
play contract bridge. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson were
Weeping Water visitors Monday
morning on their return from their
farm northeast of town.
Motorists are having trouble try
ing to reach the top of Gospel Hill
Ice and snow have made it treacher
ous since Tuesday morning.
It. C. Fry and C. C. Ralston made
a bueiness trip to Falls City SatuT-
wishes to thank you for your pat
ronage during the past and also to
call to your attention the fact that
they are in a position to serve you
even better this season.
Order your chicks early this year.
The Clizbe Hatcheries of Weeping
Water invite you to drop in fre
quently to discuss your needs" and to
form your plans.
When you order chicks from thi3
Cass county institution they dono
undergo the detrimental features ot
being shipped several hundred milo3
teforc being delivered to you. In ad
dition, their reputation as friends
and neighbors stands behind their
transactions with you.
They conduct a model hatchery
and produce strong sturdy chicks by
carefully selecting the setting eggs
and maintaining absolutely uniform
temperature during incubation.
The chicks of the Clizbe Hatchery
have established a record for hardi
ness, as .is shown by hundreds of
satisfied customers sending in repeat
orders from year to year.
Poultry produces a steady, depend
able income from year to year the
profit depending upon the quality of
the chicks obtained and the care
Edith Clizbe, who has 10 years ex
perience, is always glad to assist you
with your poultry problems and is
in a position to recommend ihv
poultry methods and breeds best
adapted to meet your requirement?.
Earlier chirks pay greater profits
Plan to raise earlier ones this year.
Place your order with the Clizbo
Hatchery for careful personal atten
tion. We know you will be more
Six years ago cream stations
were paying 10c a pound for
Butterfat. The lowest Platts
mouth ever paid was 13c.
. Plattsmouth's price today is
25c while in Lincoln dealers
are paying but 20c. Omaha
pays 20 and 21 unless you
happen to ship from a place
where there is a local cream
ery to stimulate the market
and force prices up.
The moral is : Sell to your
local creamery, for the more
cream it is able to buy, the bet
ter price it can pay.
LOWER MAIN St. FHOKE 94
nvKti- srHoor. votes
' GIVEN HEBB
day and visited Coryell Park at
Brock, 0:1 their return home.
Wallace Philpot and wife are nice
ly settled in their home in Weeping
Water, again, after a stay of several
years on their farm east of town.
Mr. and Mrs. IL Milen, former
citizens of Weeping Water, who now
reside at Fairbury, were visiting here
a few days during the past week.
In our last week's news, we spoke
of our last photographer having been
George Wood, when we should have
said Wm. Wood, now of Louisville.
Thursday afternoon Bridge Club
-was postponed until Friday when it
met with Mrs. Fred Klepser at her
home with twelve members present
Mi3s Agnes Rough went to Omaha
Saturday evening to attend the
Trans-Mississippi Beauty show, re
maining over until Tuesday even
ing. E. L. (Doc) McCartney was able
to walk down town on crutches Mon
day morning, after having been a
shut-in for several weeks, on account
cf a broken, leg.
Guy Buchanan and family, cl
south of Nehawka, were guests last
Sunday at the home of the parents
of Mrs. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Gibson and Ed Askew.
There were some interesting snow
pictures Tuesday morning. The vine
on the Congregational church was
outlined with the wet snow, causing
it to look like a beautiful piece o
Newcomers who have -recently
moved into town. are Russel Ne
ham, who has moved bis family into
Weepinsr Water from the farm, and
Gy Hinds, who has moved his fam
ily here from Wabash.
Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson spent
the week end at St. Louis visiting
with their son Jack and other rela
tives. They were quite surprised
when they reached there to find six
inches cf snow on the ground.
Rev. G; S. Hunt received a mes
sage Monday morning telling him
cf the death of his mother at Roa
noke, Alabama. The family left im
mediately for Roanoke and Wadley
the heme of Mrs. Hunt's parents.
Edward Freeman, who has been
living in Weeping Water for some
thing like a year, has been in poor
health during the past few months
and will have to seek a higher cli
mate a:i his lungs and throat a
Mr3. Harold Myers is entertaining
the Bide-A-Wee club at her home
this afternoon. This is one of the
eldest clubs in town, and it is made
up of a congenial group who spend
the afternoon in a social gathering
meeting every two weeks.
J. II. Miller, of Murray, son of P.
H. Miller, wa3 in Weeping Water a
few daj-3 ago posting bills for the
closing out farm sale which he will
held nest Monday, March 6. An ad
vertisement of the sale appears in
today's Semi-Weekly Journal.
Mr3. Ray Norris entertained th
Helping Hand Aid Society at her
home this (Thursday) afternoon
This is a neighborhood organization
which I.aa been meeting for several
yeai'3. t.nd has always extended a
helping hand to those in need.
Billy Ash expects to depart soon
for Los Angeles and Long Beach,
California, where he will spend a
week or ten days at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Lylc Flemming
and family, of Los Angcle3, and Mrs".
Otto Cholkcrs and family of Loup
E;irl Oldham who does trucking
10 iraaoa, was compelled to make
his trip last Wednesday via O street
and Union to Highway 75, in order
to i;ct to Omaha, making the dis
tance 24 miles longer than if he had
been able to make the trip via Mur
ray and highway No. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keckler will
entertain the Friday dinner club at
Hotel Rest Haven Friday evening,
when their guests will be Mr. and
Mrs. L. P.. Wolcott. Mr. and Mm.
Henry Crozier and Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Abrams, of Plattsmouth The even
ing will be spent , at : the Keckler
home.. . . .
Guy .Dixon underwent a very se
vere operation at Lincoln General
hospital last Thursday. His condi
tion was considered critical for a
few days but Mrs. Dixon reports
that he is responding to treatment
remarkably well and that his condi
tion is very much improved this
Attorney Clarence E. Tefft was
called to Plattsmouth to look after
business matters at the court house.
Due to the snowbound roads he was
compelled to make the trip via tho
0 street road to Union. Although the
highway patrolmen worked steadily,
it was net until Thursday that No.
1 was open to travel.
G. R. Binger and Knude Jensen
were in Omaha and points farther
north in Nebraska and Iowa, where
they looked after business matters
and inspected a number of lockers
in different towns. They stopped in
Omaha for a short time on their re
turn and were caught in the snow
storm last Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowers were
hosts to the Monday evening dinner
club consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Rich
mond Hobson, Mr. and Mrs. J. 3.
Shrauger and Mr. and Mrs. Clair
Wolfe. Dinner was served at Hotel
Rest Haven and later all went to
the Bowers home, where the evening
was spent playing bridge.
Work on the new sewerage system
was to have started Monday, but
owing to the severe snow storm,
work has been delayed for a few
days. Work on the fair auditorium
was also discontinued until better
weather. The work on this building
has been progressing rapidly. Cement
workers will begin work on the
basement as soon as weather per
mits. The latest reports from those in
Lincoln hospitals are that Mrs. W.
D. Lenker, wife of Rev. W. D. Len
kcr. pastor of the M. E. church, is
improving so rapidly that she ex
pects to return home the latter part
of the week. Mrs. J. H. Heneger is
also looking forward to being at
home again in a few days and J. L.
Wiles is rapidly recovering and will
be able to return home soon. . ,
' Orchestra Gives Concert
The Weeping Water Little Sym
phony Orchestra, directed by Dr. L.
N. Kunkel, gave their annual con
cert at the M. E. church Friday
evening. They presented selections
from several operas ending with
selections from Lohengrin. With
only sixteen members the orchestra
achieved a professional taucfi which
delighted an appreciative -audience.
Weeping Water is justly proud of
this organization and the high claP3
of music which they always play. .
Snow Removed from Streets
Weeping Water like all other
towns in this portion of the country,
received a foot of snow on the level,
developing a question of what to do
with it. The business men made up
a purse, which they matched against
the prowess of the boys at the CCO
camp, and the latter cleaned up the
snow and hauled it away in trucks,
leaving the streets clear. As a re
sult of this arrangement the boj'3
were glad to accept the responsibility
of getting the job done, and did so.
Expects to Return Home
Miss Agnes Rough attended tho
Merchants Week convention in Om
aha last week. She reports receiving
a letter from her brother, Stua:t
Rough, who is in a Los Angeles hos
pital recuperating from a major op
eration, in which he says he is mak
ing very satisfactory recovery and
will be able to leave the institution
30c.11. He is desirious of returnin;;
home as soon as he is strong enough
Rock Day a Success
The "Rock Day" celebration Wed
nesday was quite successful as trib
ute was paid to Weeping Water's
greatest industry. Rocks of various
sizes were displayed and the stoiv
sponsoring the event served sand
withes and coffee. Workmen in the
quarries were pleased to see the im
pcrtancc of their industry impressed
upon the public. Last year, in addi
tion to thousands of truck loads of
rock taken from quarries here, the
iviissmin i'acmc nancueu 1025 car-
lot shipments, some of which went
to far distant points.
Visiters from Washington
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Jones cf
Seattle, Washington, arrived here on
Wednesday evening and visited un
til Thursday evening with Mrs.
Jones' uncle, L. P. Wolcott and fam
ily and her cousin, Mrs. E. G. Steclc-
ley and family, while en route to
Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Jones is a former Weeping
Water girl, Jeanette Teegarden.
daughter of I. W. Teegarden. and
her many friends "were delighted to
have a short visit with her and with
her husbaud. at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. P. Wolcott Thursdav after
noon, when an informal reception
was held in their honor.
BUY THE BEST FOR LESS
TRADE AT THE
J. H. F. Ruhge Store
in Avoca, Nebraska
The J. H. F. Ruhge Store can
supply your needs in Groceries,
Fruits and Vegetables at money
The Ruhge Store is recognized a3
the shopping headquarters for a
large number of people in Avoca and
from miles around, as their unusual
ly large and well assorted stock is!
an attraction for buyers from all
parts of the community. They were
the originators of low prices on high
grade merchandise and have made
Avoca a better trading center.
This is an independent store and
offers many advantages not to be.
found in other stores. When Mr.
Ruhge went into the general mer
chandising business 40 years ago he
was determined to give the people
the best of service, and this policy
has been strictly maintained. Strict
sanitation is observed. Mr. Ruhge
never has and will not sell an ar
ticle of food that he would not serve
on his own table. His insistence on
quality is well known throughout
the territory he serves.
He is interested in Avoca and the
community's prosperity, and is al-
ways found co-operating in every
way possible for the betterment of
the community. Surely he merits a
fair share of your business. He be
lieves that business goes where it is
well treated, and this is the policy
on which he is operating.
Mr. Ruhge has had over 40 years
of experience. He carries a fine se
lection of groceries, fruits and vege
tables and can supply your wants in
an efficient manner. Try Ruhge and
you can take care of all your food
wants and save time and money.
We heartily recommend this "old re
liable firm" to our readers.
STUDENTS PRESENT PROGRAM
The members of the Rotary -club
had the pleasure of having a num
ber of high school students as their
program guests on Tuesday at the
weekly luncheon at the Hotel Platts
mouth. The winners in the humorous and
dramatic sections of the high school
declamatory contest held on Monday
night, were, heard in their prize
winning selections, "Robert Makes
Love" by Shirley "Walling and "A
Message to Khufu," given by Allan
White. Both of the young people did
fine in their Work and showed their
careful study in preparation for their
Bill Knorr gave his impressions of
Rotary as he has been a high school
member for the month of February.
Virgil Stander, the other student
member was unable to be at the
J. R. Reedcr was the program
chairman and 'the meeting presided
over by Vice-President R. W. Knorr,
President Troop being snowbound on
the farm south of this city.
ATTEND OMAHA LUNCHEON
F. P. Busch, president of the
Plattsmouth Business Men's Ad club
and Thomas Thomsen, secretary of
the Nebraska City Chamber of Com
merce, were at Omaha Monday noon
where they were guest3 at the lunch-
eon of the Omaha Chamber of Com
HELPFUL FINANCIAL SERVICE
AVAILABLE TO YOU AT
Farmers State Bank
Elmer Hallstrom, Cashier
Two matters of prime importance
ari:o in the selection of "your bank."
They are first SAFETY; then SER
VICE. At the Farmers State Bank you'll
find both in a marlicd degree.
Through conservative and careful
management this bank has served
the community faithfully with the
utmost security for its depositors'
funds. Its directors arc, and always
have been, well known local men
who have proven their ability In
the successful management of their
own' affairs. Its officers are tonserv
ative bankers of long experience,
well qualified to assi3t Its patrons in
their business problems. This bank
is a member of the F. D. I. C.
As to Service You'll find hero
not only every desirable banking ser
vice at your convenience, but a
spirit of willing, cordial cooperation
to assist you In getting greatest sat-
faction from your banking relations
The Farmers State Bank welcomes
tho accounts of patrons seeking an
increased banking service and has
ample funds . to care for UOUD
Make this your bauk and progress
with a progressive institution.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarance Armstrong
of Omaha, formerly of Murray, were
visiting friends here last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Seybolt were
called to Omaha Monday to look after
some business matters, they also visit-
James Hoschar while in Omaha a
short time ago made the purchase of
a span of mules which he is uing for
John Hobscheidt was a visitor in
Omaha last Saturday and also
;stoppd at a salc over lhe otner sIde
of the platte rIver.
. . . nnvia ,1ailf,htPr WPie
in Plattsmouth last Saturday visit
ing with friends as well as looking
after some business matters.
Conrad Johnson and wife were
called to Plattsmouth last Saturday
where they were looking after some
. business matters for a time
Edward Knabe living near Nehaw
ka was in town last Monday and had
his tonsils removed and has since
been making very rapid recovery.
Friday of last week Mr. and Mrs.
George Nickles were over to Weep
ing Water where Mr. Nickles had
some business matters to look after.
Fred Drucker and wife and daugh
ter Dorothy Yost were in Platts-
mouth last Saturday where they were
looking after some business matters,
Miss Marion Young, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Parr Young was en
joying a visit over the week-end at
their home and also visting her many
Rev. Kinney, pastor of the Chris
tian church and his family were over
near Rock Bluffs Monday visiting
for the day at the home of the sister
of Rev. Kinney.
Charles R. Troop of Plattsmouth
who has been rather poorly for a
number of weeks, has so far improved
that he was able to visit Murray and
some of his farms last Saturday.
Mrs. Victor Wehrbein entertained
the members of the Pleasant Hill
Neighborhood club Saturday after
noon. All enjoyed the fine program
and luncheon at the conclusion of
Neil O'Brien of Nebraska City, an
auctioneer, was in Murray and con
ducted a farm sale for N. C. Deles
Dernier last Friday. Mr. Deles Der
nier does not expect to farm during
the coming season.
Alba Dobson, residing a number
of miles southwest of Murray ha3
been very ill fcr a number of days.
Guy Stokes was looking after busi
ness Monday of thi3 veek in both
Plattsmouth and Union.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Minford were
in Omaha last Sunday where they
visited at the homes of the parents
of Mr. Minford, Mr. and Mrs. Ran
Minfor and at the home of the father
of Mrs. Minford, W. W. Coble.
R. E. Frans and family of near
Union were guests for the day last
Sunday at the home of John Frans
cf Murray. The gentlemen are
brothers, which added much to the
enjoyment of the visit.
Grandmother Mrs . Jean Rice,
mother of Mrs. James Tilson. who
has been making her home with her
daughter has been in rather poorly
for seme time, but is reported being
3lightly improved at this time.
Mildred Rice, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Rice who has been at the
hospital in Omaha where she under
went an appendicitis operation, has
been showing fine improvement and
was able to return home last week.
Gorge Nickles was called to Lin
coln" last Friday to look after some
business matters and was accom
panied by the wife, she visiting with
friends while Mr. Ni:kles was look
ing after the business that called
James Hoschar, road overseer, took
some ulvert pipe down near the
home of John Christensen which he
is to U3e for the installation of a
couple of culverts" as soon as the
ground gets in condition to dig, as
it is frozen at this time.
Mr. and Mr3. W. O. Troop were
in Nebraska City last Monday where
they went to visit Mrs. Earl Troop,
who is very poorly there, mostly on
account of the northern climate as
she was born and grew to woman
hood in the south and the climate
here seems to be too severe in the
wincr. A sister i3 there caring for
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Hostetter were
in Plattsmouth last Saturday look
ing after some shopping and visiting
for a time. J. F. Hostetter, father
of Dee, who resides in Oregon, writes
that he has recently moved to another
town. Mr. Hostetter is liking the'
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west very much and enjoying his
92nd year, saying the west is a great
place to live.
Archey Poynter last week moved
to Weeping Water where he expects
to And steadier employment than this
city and vicinity affords. Mr. Poynter
and family have resided here for a
number of years and have many
friends here who regret to have them
Very Poorly Last Week.
Mrs. Esther Rhoden, teacher of
Mount Hope school was taken ill last
week and was not able to return to
her school work for the entire week,
altho she was able to take up her
duties the beginning of this week.
Her many friends and all the scholars
are pleased that she is able to return
to her work again.
Daughter Blesses Home.
Last Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Sporer, there ar
rived a young stranger, a very fine
little blue eyed baby girl who was
welcomed gladly by her parents as
well as her two sister. This makes
three little maidens, and a very happy
family at that. All are getting along
very nicely and joy reigns supreme.
Visited With Relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Nickles
were over to Shenandoah, Iowa last
Sunday, called on account of the
serious illness of an aunt of Mrs.
Nickles, Mrs. J. D. Kelsay, who ha3
been quite ill for some time. Mrs.
Olney Perry of Holbrook, another
aunt of Mrs. Nickles who has been
visiting here for some time, accom
panied them. They found the aunt
somewhat improved, although still
Much Interest in Chinese Checkers.
At the7 garage and amusement par
lor, where games are played, there
has been plenty of Chinese checkers
played with varying success. They
play in squads of two, four and six
at a time, and after the smoke has
cleared away all have accorded J. A.
Scotten as being the best player and
count him the champion.
Returns from Stay in West.
Mrs. L. A. Tyson has been spend
ing the winter in Coleridge, Colorado,
guest at the home of her son, Noel
Tyson, for the winter. She returned
to Lincoln last week and i3 staying
at the home of her daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Flemming W. Robb. Dr. and
Mrs. R. W. Tyson and little daughter
were in Lincoln last Sunday to visit
the mother. Mrs. L. A. Tyson will
continue to visit in Lincoln for some
weeks before coming to Murray for
a visit before she returns to Elmwood
to make her home for the summer.
DRAWS DOWN FINE
From Tuesday's Dally
This morning in the county court
a traffic case was heard in which
a charge of drunken driving was pre
ferred against an Omaha resident
who was arrested last evening short
ly after 6 o'clock near South Bend.
The state highway patrol had the
man reported to them at Ashland
and followed his trail from highway
No. 6 to the gravel road from Ashland
to South Bend and Louisville. The
man was overhauled three mile3
from South Bend and brought to this
city and turned over to Sheriff Joe
This morning in the county court
the defendant entered a plea of guilty
'nd was given a fine of $50 and costs
and also had Im driver's license re
voked for a one year period.
CALLED BY ILLNESS
Miss Jane OaTves, teacher in the
local schools, was called to her home
at Ralem. Nebraska, Sunday by the
illness of her mother. The mother
was reported as being quite ill and
the daughter left at once to be at
WE INVITE YOU TO 8
OUR NEW 8
Improved Facilities for
Serving You with Our
- Plenty of Daylight
Plenty of Patterns
$21 and Better
X Where Quality Counts ft
YOU'LL FIND "TIGHTWADS"
AT MURRAY SURE ENUF
You bet! John Deere tractors have
NO equals from standpoint of econ
omy. Their simplified two-cylinder
construction results in LOWER fuel
consumption and the need for FEW
ER replacement parts, resulting in
lower operating and maintenance
costs. Then you'll do your work as
efficiently and more economically.
A. L. CARPER
Your Jorn Deere Dealer at Mur
ray, who also carries a big
line of Shelf and Heavy
invites you to drop in frequently to
inspect "what's new" in implements
and other farm equipment, regard
less of whether or not you are in the
market at the present time. Mr. Car
per realizes you want the best and
U always striving to improve his
He has been in business in Mur
ray since 1930 and realizes that his
obligation to you does not cease with
the sale of a piece of farm equipment.
Consequently he keeps a good stock
of genuine factory replacement parts
and specializes in a prompt econom
ical repair service, thus assuring
you that you will receive satisfactio i
from the John Deere farm equipment
which you purchase from him.
The Murray Hardware store car
ries a good stock of shelf and heavy
hardware and paints. "Hardware for
Hard Wear" is Mr. Carper's long
suit. Buy frtvi him and save!
Mr. Carper wishes to thank you
for your patronage during the pa?t
year and trusts you will remember
the Murray Hardware when yoi
need hardware, paints, stoves, ranges,
farm equipment or implement repair
service in 1939.
The Quality Remains Long After
the Price is Forgotten if
You Trade with
GEO. E. NICKLES
He Has Rendered an Outstanding
Iumter Service Since 1915
For 24 years Geo. E. Nickles hn3
rerved Murray and cemm inity with
the best in lumber, fencing and coal.
Few lumber concerns in thi3 section
of the country have attained ' the
.nrominence or volume of business
Mr. Nickles has. He not only carries
a large stock for the accommodation
of the public but has an enviable
reputation for fair prices and good
The Nickles yard at Murray has
come to be known as a place where
you could get what you wanted in
the building line. Their complete
stock and rapid turnover enables
them to take advantage of the best
values the market affords and pass
the savings on to their customers.
Mr. Nickles has assisted Murray and
community for many years, supplying
a steadily increasing number of cus
tomers with the best in lumber, coal
and building materials. He is always
glad to assist you and give you any
Jnformation pertaining to fuel prob
lems, painting and repair work and
this advice will cost you nothing.
For BETTER COAL and service,
call the Murray Lumber Yard, phono
2111. "One good ton deserves an
other." This community deserves
good coal. It is one of the "Ion
suits" with George. His motto is
"Better Lumber and Coal for Less."
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