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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1939.
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT
Entered at Postoffice. PUtumouth.
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Miss Wilma Mays enrolled in busi
ness school at Lincoln Monday.
Nels Anderson and family moved
to a farm near "Wahoo Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Everette Reece and
Darlene of Friend visited in Green
Mrs. N'ellie Clark of Seward visit
ed at the home of her brother, Jack
Cribble Sunday and Monday of the
Miss Lois Cope won first in the
Declamatory contest at the high
school Friday and will compete in
the contest at Auburn later.
Mrs. Barye Lewis of Verdon and
Mrs. E. L. James of Omaha visited at
the home of their mother, Mrs. Elsie
Peters, the first part of last week.
Mrs. Mary Talcott returned to
her home Thursday after staying
through the winter months at tho
N. D. Talcott home. Mrs. Marie
Hamilton of Eagle is staying with
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mengel of
Grand Island came last Saturday
night and staj'ed until Monday with
Mrs. Mengel's fatherr Sam Aaron,
who was very ill of pneumonia. He
ia much improved at this writing.
The Deal-a-Deck card club met
with Mrs. Ardis Stewart Thursday
afternoon. Mrs. Myrtle Cameron won
first prize and Mrs. Lottie Bright
second. Mrs. Martha Elrod was a
guest. The next meeting will be ia
two weeks with Mrs. Mildred Corn
stock. Held School of Instruction
The Order of Eastern Star held a
school of instruction Wednesday af
ternoon and evening under supervis
ion of Mrs. Gladys Savage of Wil
ber, Xebr. Lunch was served in the
evening by Mrs. Lovina McNurlhi,
Mrs. Pauline Armstrong and Mr; and
Mrs. E. L. Iden. ' J ! ..."
Dorcas Society Meets Friday
The Dorcas Society was entertain
ed at the church Friday afternoon
by Mrs. Lulu Clymer and Mrs. Elsie
Marvin. A lovely birthday cafco,
baked by Miss Nina Jeffry, was pre
sented to Mrs. Julia Eethel from the
Husbands were Guests
The L. C. C. entertained their
husbands at a party in the Odd Fel
low hall Friday night. Mrs. Myrtle
Coleman, Mrs. Margaret Howard and
Mrs. Minnie Stradley were hostesses
Mrs. Mabel Newkirk and Jack Grio
ble were high score winners.
Farewell Party for Reece's
A farewell party was held at Dis
trict 49 school house for Mr. Arthur
Reece. Lucille and Harold. Some
sixty of their friends were present.
Mr. Reece has been a resident of
this community, having gone to
school at Dist. 49 and also sending
his three children there. He will be
greatly missed in the community a
he has always been ready and will
ing to lend a helping hand when
ever needed. He has taken an ac
tive part in school activities of the
district, having served on the school
board a number of years. ?
A very enjoyable evening wan
spent playing Chinese checkers and
pinochle and visiting. ;
A delicious lunch was served con
sisting of cake, sandwiches, pickles
Mr. Rooce was presented with a
remembrance from his friends. All
departed wishing him success in his
new home west of Lincoln.
DIES FROM DRINKING
LOS ANGELES. . March 3 (UP)
Police removed the body of Mrs. Eva
Alfson, 41, and ninety-six empty
whjskey bottles from her apartment
today and announced that a coroner's
examination indicated she died of a
hemorrhage caused by alcohol.
Jler husband, Howard Alfson, 61,
was in jail. He told police he awak
ened after a night of heavy drinking
an.d found his wife dead .on the
bathroom floor. He was held as ma
Pceds. Mortgages and all sorts
of. legal blanks for sale at the
Neb., as second-clae mail matter
Monte Lum attended the lumber
dealers' convention in Omaha last
Carl O. Zaiser was not feeling well
and was confined to his home and
bed Wednesday of last week.
Robert McDonald and family were
over to Manley last Sunday, where
they visited at the home of Robert s
Elmer Hallstrom was called to Ne
hawka last Wednesday afternoon,
where he had some business mattcr3
to look after.
Earl Freeman, better known ss
"Doc" moved from the Marquardt
farm over on O street to an apart
ment over the Wm. Maseman store,
while John Sudman and family mov
ed to the farm.
Marius Nelson, while loading
stock for trucking to the Omaha
market, skinned his hand which
made it very sore and for a time in
terfered with his work. The injured
member is better now.
Albert Stock and family moved to
the Ora E. Copes property which ha 3
been vacant for some time past and
now is to be occupied by the Stock
family. At the same time Clarence
Wilson moved onto the place where
Mr. Stock did live.
George Shackley, the grocer, lias
been busy outside the store, having
some hold-over work in the paint
ing and papering line. He has par
tially completed a papering job at
the home of George Bates, being halt
ed by the snow Monday and unable to
continue until after the roads shall
have teen opened.
Fred McGrady, veteran blacksmith
of this city has been confined to his
home due to illness. This is the busy
season fcr blacksmiths and his ab
sence from the shop caused consider
able inconvenience to many. William
Baier, needing some work done in
this line, secured permission from
Mr. McGrady and went to the shop
and did it himself.
No School Tuesday
Due to the heavy snowfall and the
drifted roads, there was no school at
Avoca Tuesday, but the regular ses
sions were resumed again Wednes
Mrs. Rachel Everett at Lincoln
While Mrs. Rachel Everett was en
joying a vi3it from her sister, Mr.
Frank Banner, they with Mr. Sila3
Everett and sister, Miss Leona Ever
ett made a trip to Lincoln, where
they visited Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Ever
ett and family, also stopping at Elm
wood, where they were guests of a
daughter of Mrs. Rachel Everett,
Mr. and Mrs. George Brinton.
Deliver Lenten Service Sermon
The Rev. Bash ford, now at Exe
ter, where he has been pastor of tho
Congregational church for the pas,
nineteen years, but prior "to that as
minister. in Avoca during the years
1914-13-16, was in Avoca last Sun
day and delivered the Lenten ser
vices at th- church here and was nl
fo meeting and visiting with his
many friends while here.
Visited Sister Here
.Mrs. Frank Banner, who resides in
the west, has been visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. P.achel Everett and family,
of Avoca, as. well at relatives at
Union. Blair., and Winnebago. She
was formerly Mrs. Matt McQuinn,
marrying Mr. Banner arter the death
of Mr. McQuinn.. They moved to
Goodland, Kansas, where Mr. Ban
ner died, and then she went west
to make her home. Accompanying
her on the visit here was her daugh
ter, Dorothy Riley.
Slipped One Over on Jim
Jim Johnson and wife were visit
ing in the country one day last week
and as a number of the young ladies
gathered there were dyeing their
nails, they suggested Jim have some
put on the nails of one of his hands,
which he did, and after letting it
dry a short time found it would not
come off as easily as he expected.
Undaunted, however, he took out his
pocket ktife and scraped the tell
tale crimson stains from his nails.
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Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rikli were In
Omaha Thursday of last week look
ing after some business matters for
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cordes of South
Bend were visiting and looking after
shopping in Murdock Thursday oi
John Wood of Wabash and Warren
T. Richards were in Murdock Wed
nesday of last week looking after
business matters for a short time.
Mrs. Formanck who has been
visiting at the old home in South
Dakota for a time, last week return
ed home, going via train on account
of the heavy snow storm.
Mrs. Meta MacDiarmid and daugh
ter, Dollie, of Omaha were guests
Cor the day last Sunday at the home
of L. Neitzel and as well as the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Neitzel.
W. F. Evers, superintendent of
the Nebraska Masonic Home located
at Plattsmouth, was- a visitor in
Murdock last week, accompanied by
one of the officers of the Home from
W. O. Schewe of northwest of Mur
dock last week purchased a new
Allis-Chalmers tractor and equip
ment of power farming machinery,
He secured his equipment from the
Mrs. Frances Eikery, formerly Miss
Hilda Schmidt of Hastings and her
little daughter were spending a num
ber of days last week at the home
cf her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
R. Schmidt and as well with her
many friend3 in Murdock.
Miss Ruth Neitzel, who is employ
ed in Lincoln, came home for a
week's va'cation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Neitzel. arriving
on Tuesday when the snow was the
deepest and the roads unbroken. She
was compelled to stay at the home
of her grandfather until the follow
ing day before being able to get to
the home of her parents.
Will Be Prosecuted.
Some parties have been sounding
the siren used for fire alarms, calling
on the fire boys and citizens need
Icssly. Should it be found out who
the guilty parties are they will bo
arrested and a severe fine imposed.
Champions Play at Lincoln.
The Murdock basketball team, win
ners of the Class C district tourna-
mcnt, a great satisfaction to every
one in this vicinity', went last Fri
day night to Lincoln 'whree they
played the Roca team, winners of
their district. The Rora team won
from Murdock in the playoff by the
clcse score of 31 to 29.
Coach Gives Boys Banquet.
Elbert M. Miller, coach of the
Murdock high school basketball team
who put in much labor in their
training, which saw the team win
the district tournament, in apprecia
tion of the excellent playing, gave a
super to the members of the team
which was served by Mrs. J. Johan
sen at the cafe.
Caucus Nominatse Candidates.
A mass convention or caucus was
held last Wednesday, resulting in
placing in nomination the following
ticket: Councilmen: Otto Miller,
Charles Schafer, August Wilkins, I.
C. McCrory. W. O. Gillespie and Ed
ward Ganaway. Three of these will
Family Given Farewell.
Frank Rosenow and family have
been farming east of Murdock on a
farm of August Huge, have decided
to make their home in town and not
farm this year. They held a sale re
ceivtly, and as they were soon to
leave the farm their neighbors and
friends gathered at the home and
gave them a hearty farewell recep
tion expressing their friendly interest
in the family. The neighbors brought
cats and si very fine time was enjoy
Entertained Ladies Aid. .
Mesdamcs Emil Miller and Charles
I. Long were hostesses at a gather
ing of the Ladies' Aid society Thurs
dpy at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Long. A very pleasan afternoon was
had with much work done. The next
meeting will be held with their fel
low member, Mrs. J. J. Arnold, who
is housekeeper for L. Neitzel, on
Thursday, March 9th. Mrs. A. J.
Neitzel will be co-hostess.
City Honors Basketball Team.
For the very excellent playing
which the basketball team has done
during the season and the recent
county and district tournaments,
both of which they won, the citizens
of Murdock, who are justly proud of
the fine work, gave them a banquet
at the high school this Monday -evening.
The banquet was prepared
and served by the ladies of the Royal
Neighbors of America.
If You Should Demand the Best
STOP AT "
For the "Rest"" of Your Life Mod
ern Rooms, Good Food end Service
Phcne for Reservations.
Hope Beauty Shop in Connection
When meal time catches you in
Louisville stop at the Louisville Hotel
and Cafe of which Mrs. J. B. Larson
baa been tho manager for 2 years,
and enjoy a good meal at a reason
able price. This place ia known fcr
its good food . reputation sustained
by the community as well as motor
ists and the traveling public. Here
the management selects the food,
scours the market and accepts only
selected and fancy food. In the kit
chen you will find the modern equip
ment and utensils kept scrupulously
clean. There is never a question of
sanitary laws in this cafe. The cour
tesy and attention of the attendants
as a feature that receives more than
passing notice from the patrons.
It is not necessary to order a whole
meal the patrons are assured of tho
same attention for a lunch as for a
well-appointed dinner at the Louis
ville Hotel-Cafe. It has been said that
the way to a man's heart is through
his stomach. It makes no difference
if you live to eat or eat to live, you
can be most conveniently served at
Mrs. Larson invites you to come in
and get acquainted and to test their
splendid food and service.
Located in the hotel is an out
standing beauty shop. The artist at
the Hope Beauty Shop, phone 10, is
especially skilled and equipped to
take care of your beauty culture
work in an efficient manner.
You will appreciate the surround
ings at the Louisville Hotel and Cafe.
Meet your friends there whenever
you are in Louisville.
John Wood and Warren T.
ards were called to Murdock
nesday on business matters.
Wm. Vogt, who has been laid u;
for the past weke or more is reported
as being much better at this time.
Due to the heavy snow and drifted
roads, school was not held in Wa
bash Tuesday, but was resumed on
Eli Buck , moved last Wednesday
to the place where W. E. Murfin has
been residing and will make hi3 home
there for the summer.
Leslie Bothwell was over to Weep
ing Water last Saturday evening,
where he was a supper guest at the
homo ofhis sister, Mrs. Thomas V.
Keith Munford has moved to the
George Meiers farm, where he will
reside this season. Orville Gerbeling
and George Spangler assisted with
the moving. .-, ,, .
Carl Nelson, who has made his
home near Weeping Water for many
years, rented a farm west of Wabash
and moved there to be ready for the
Frank Marshall, the elevator man,
who resides in Weeping Water, was
not able to get through the snow
bound roads Tuesday to look after
business at the elevator here.
Lester Bothwell received a letter
from his cousin,; Mrs. Jesse Jones, of
Ceresco, that their home has been a
veritable hospital, as the members of
the family have been having meas
les. ' :
Carl Hansen, living a mile and a
half from Wabash, was not able to
get out with a team or car and walk
ed to town to secure some groceries,
which he carried back in a sack on
Had Much Work to Do
With one of . the heaviest snow
storms of the winter and snow drift
ed badly, Louis Schmidt found it a
difficult task to get the roads clear
ed last week. To make matters worse
h!3 machine broke and repairs had
to be ordered from Lincoln. Then, to
add further to the difficulties, tho
repairs were carried past and had
to be returned from Weeping Water,
further delaying the work. Henry
Christemrcn of Weeping Water came
over and assisted Mr. Schmidt in
getting the road open for travel.
Wo can rurnTsfl you wTITj Rub
ber Stamps made to order at a
price considerably below that you
have been paying. Prompt service.
If you need stamps, see us.
Thomas Walling Company
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Charles E. Wood was over to Lin
coln last Thursday getting goods for
the Boswell store.
David Enterllne was helping out
the Leader-Echo last week during
the rush period in getting out the
Bryan McDonald and Glen Harder
.were unloading a car of coal for the
Murdock Grain company, delivering
'came to the clients.
On account of ths inclement weath
er and heavy snow which interfered
with transportation there was no
cchool Tuesday of last week.
B. I. Clements and son, V. G.
Clements were called to Omaha last
Thursday where they had some busi
ness matters to look after.
Ben Hilliard and wife of Lincoln
were visiting for a number of days
last week at tha home of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Acton. They are par
ents of Mrs. Acton.
A. H. Ward and J. Johansen have
accepted employment on the com
munity building in Weeping Water,
starting Friday of last week and
will drive to and from their work.
Jesse Brakhage and family who
have been residing in Elmwood dur
ing the winter moved last Thursday
to a few miles south of Eagle where
he will farm the coming summer.
Sidney James of near Alvo was a
business visitor in Elmwood last
Thursday meeting his many friends,
and said that he had no fears of the
measles as he has already had the
Paul Stock sold a ' power outfit
for farming to a party west of town
and received an eighty acres of land
Cor the equipment and the following
day sold the land to parties near
County Treasurer John E. Turner
and Attorney William A. Rob
ertson of Plattsmouth wre looking
after some business in Elmwood last
Thursday. They also visited friend3
Emil Bornemeier while engaged in
loading farm machinery had a piece
slip and catch him on the lower lip,
injuring it rather painfully. How
over he is getting along very nicely
it tbis time.
Harry Wilson, while working
about one of his building had the
misfortune to receive an injury to
one of his eyes by a swinging wire
which was very painful for a time
but is reported as getting along very
nicely at this time.
To Celebrate 40th Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. August Bornemeier
who have been married forty years
this day, March 6th and have made
their home near Elmwood and have
a host of friends who have lived here
during the time, who are pleased to
extend best wishes and that they
may enjoy many more anniversaries
The couple will hold open house at
the farm near Elmwood on the date
of the anniversary. The hours select
ed are from 7 p. m. to 10 p. m.
Nominate City Ticket.
For the coming spring election
the People's party last week placed
in nomination a ticket for the con
sideration of the voters of Elmwood
selectinK W. W. Coatman as candi
date for nolice judge and Herman
stege and Ted Hall as councilmen
Milo Frisbee was selected as chair
man and W. W. Coatman as secre
tary of the caucus.
The Citizens party met at the G
A. R. hall and selected Minton V.
Wood as chairman and George Bless
ing as secretary. Edward Ernest and
Harry Linscr were selected as can
didates for councilmen and" M. V,
Wood for police judge.
Feeling Pretty Fair.
George Hall who has been spend
ing the winter in the northern "part
of the state on a farm with his son,
Sumner, near Neligh, returned home
recently and says he is feeling fine.
He enjoyed his stay in the north, but
wa3 pleased to get back to Elmwood.
Many Cases of Measles.
Miss Jean Adair Bothwell, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bothwell
WOULD your Insurance
square your loss if fire
ruined your property to
night? Would your claims
be handled expertly? It's
a good, idea to MAKE
Searl S. Davis
OFFICES I 2ND FW)OB
Flatts. State Bank BIdg.
has a severe case of measles and has
been kept to her home on that ac
count. When asked by her mother.
"Do you want me to stay home with
you?" she said "No, grandpa is here
and can get me water when I want
it. Grandpa is Oscar Turner, and a
At school one department where
ihere were 22 on Tuesday only five
came to class on Wednesday and
another clas with 21 could only mus
ter six in attendance. However with
::o many ill with the disease there
should be a better opportunity for
them to get over the malady sooner.
Had to Walk to Town.
Fred Weicheidt, who lives near
Wabash, was not able to get his car
out of the driveway, which was fill
ed with snow, so he put on his
"Seven League Boots" and struck out
across the fields and was Boon in
town looking after the business call
ing him here.
Miss Mayme Maher visited rela
tives in Lincoln over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mockenhaupt
were in Omaha last Monday, where
they transacted business.
Paul Flemming moved last week
to the Schliefert estate farm, where
he will reside the coming jrear.
Mrs. Henry Peters was a guest at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theo
Harms and family last week.
Charles Murphy was visiting at
Elair a couple of days last week, a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Gladys Hchman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hohman, who is
taking nurse training at Omaha,
spent the week end at the home of
Harry Dehnning moved recently to
the home of H. E. Iske, who resides
a few miles west of Plattsmouth. Mr.
Dehnning will work for Mr. Iske
during the coming summer.
Miss Rena Christenson who has
been rather poorly at an Omaha hos
pital last week. On Wednesday her
sister, Mrs. Herman Rauth and hus
band were over to Omaha to see the
Linas Massoth and family, o;
Geneva spent most of the past week
as guests at the home of Mrs. Mas
soth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Shcehan. Linus' brother is also vis
iting with them.
Louis Buskirk, who has made his
heme west of Louisville for a num
ber of years, last week moved to Man
ley and will make his home here for
the present. He has been farming
Mesdames John Sheehan, Joe Sheo
han. Bill Sheehan, Jr., and Paul
Meyer spent a very enjoyable even
ing at the William Sheehan, Sr.,
home, while their husbands attended
a party on Paul Fleming.
Leaves for the West
Walter Beaver, of Brighten,
Colorado, who has been visiting rela
tives in Nebraska, came down from
Omaha with Frank H. Stander and
daughter. Miss Lillian, for a few
days' visit at the home of her broth
er, John C. Rauth. After returning
to Omaha, Mrs. Beaver departed for
Chappell, in the western part of the
state, where she will visit her sister.
Mrs. Charles Lovell before returning
to her home in Colorado.
Entertained at Pinochle
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haws enter
tained a group of friends at a
pinochle party one evening last
week. There were three tables of
players and Mrs. John F. Carper won
the high score. A delicious lunch was
Rubber Stamps, large or small,
at right prices at the Journal.
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Latest styles. Some with
zipper. See east window.
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I III UAL. SCHOOL VOTES
givk.v nvui: I
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dohinsky of Om
aha visited Sunday at the Georgi
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell
and Russel spent Tuesday evening at
the Cscar Dill home.
Harold Richards was a caller a.t
the William . Blum home Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leddy and fam
ily spent Sunday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Rannau.
Ruth Kupkc spent Sunday witn
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Miss Lauretta Burdick, Miss Stel
la Fidler, Mrs. Wm. Blum and Helen
drove to Plattsmouth Saturday, at
which place Helen participated in
the county spelling contest.
Mrs. v George Vogel and Mis.
Helena Timm were Thursday after
noon callers at John Kupke's.
Kenneth Livers, Mr3. George Vo
gel and Loran visited with Mrs. J.
H. Oliver in Ashland Tuesday even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gakemeier
and family and Ma, and Mrs. George
Vogler and Leonard Roeber were din
ner guests Sunday at the John
Dinner guests at Floyd Ranna'i'n
were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rannau and
Mrs. Tessie Talbot rf Syracuse. Mrs
Talbot reports that her son Earl
formerly cf South Tend, is feeling
very well at this time.
Mrs. E. S. Critchfield of Omaha re
turned Sunday to the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Vogel. where
she expects to spend the Eummer.
Mrs. David Campbell was very
pleasantly surprised Saturday even
ing when a party of friends and rela
tives came to help her celebrate her
birthday. At a late hour, a delicious
luncheon was served. All wished
Mrs. Campbell many more happy
Friday evening callers at William
Blum's were Mr. and Mrs. William
Leddy and Taul Kupke.
J. H. Fidler, Homer Carnicle,
Jason Streight and Bernard Dill at
tended a banquet in Omaha Monday
evening. They were caught in the
severe 6now storm and had to stay
in Gretna over night as roads drifted
badly. About seven inches of snow
fell Monday evening.
Marian Leddy returned home last
Thursday night. She has been work
ing in Ashland. '
Mrs. Clyde Haswell ancTMrs.' rioff
mcister called at the J. L. Carniclo
home Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Vargas have
moved into the Clyde Berge rental
property in town.
J. L. Carnicle and son Bill drove to
Jefferson City, Mo., Wednesday and
Florence Nelson and family have
moved into the F. J. Knecht rental
Albert Blum and family moved
into their new home Friday. V
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