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Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1939.
Death of Frank
E. Warren, Old
Many Years a Familiar Figure in
the Community Passes Away
After Long Illness.
Sunday evening at 9:3') death
canie to Frank E. Warren, 67. long
time resident of this community and
a man known and esteemed by a
large circle of friends that he had
made down through the years.
Mr. Warren in the years that he
has been here las been active in the
community life and while a tout was
a great lover of sports and tho theatre
in which activities he found his
greatest pleasure. He was manager
of the Red Sox baseball team here
for several ears and to the last re
tained hi3 love of this sport.
Mr. Warren was born in Bedford,
Iowa, March 21, 1S72. and was
brought by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Warren to this city when
an infant of two years and grew to
manhood here and received his edu
cation in the local schools. He then
moved to Denver where he resided
over a period of some eighteen years
and was married in that city. The
family returned to Plattsmouth in
1901 and he entered the service of
the Burlington in the store depart
ment, continuing in that service un
til some eighteen years ago when
he engaged in other activities. He
has been engaged in work for several
years of the business houses of the
city, his last being that of clerk at
the Hotel Plattsmouth. Ho has in
the last few years retired and has
gradually failed in health until a
week ago when he was stricken and
has since been gradually sinking
into the last rest.
There is surviving the lota of this
kindly gentleman, the widow, three
pons and two daughters, James War
ren of San Francisco; Fred Warren,
of Oakland; Francis Warren of this
city; Miss Edna Warren and Mrs.
Richard Beverage of this city. There
is also surviving two sisters, Mrs.
Elmer Taylor and Mrs. Robert Mc
Clanahan of this city; live half sisters
and two half brothers, Mrs. Louis
Hennings, Mrs. John T. Rice, Mrs.
Henry Larson, Mrs. George Miller,
Mrs. Glen Eager, all of Cedar Creek
and Louisville; C. R. Warren ot
Cedar Creek and Earl Blount, of Los
A JUNIOR WOMAN'S
CLUB IN PLATTSMOUTH
From Tuesday's Dairy
Last evening a group of ten young
ladies met at the home of Mrs. El
mer Sundstrom for the purpose of
organizing a Junior Woman's club
rr a Business and Professional Wom
en's club. The Plattsmouth Wom
an's club presented a fine musical
program for the Juniors.
After the program the Juniors met
with Mrs. Jchn Beetem of Douglas,
Nebraska, and plans were made for
the first meeting to be held next
Monday evening in the Hotel Platts
mouth dining room. Mrs. Beetem
recently organized such a club at
On Monday evening, March 13, at
8 o'clock all the young women are
invited to meet at the Hotel Platts
mouth to formally organize this club.
This organization will Include all the
ycung women above IS years of age
who are working or living in Platts
mouth. CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all those who
so nobly assisted us, in the passing
of our son and brother, also those
who contributed flowers. We also
wish to thank Raymond Cook, Lucile
Wiles and Rev., and Mrs. Paul Dick
for the beautiful songs rendered by
them. alJ4of which will be long re
membered by us. Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
F. Ruby, Mr. and Mrs. John Beck
man. CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all friends and
neighbors for their kindness shown
us during the sickness and death of
my Dear Father. Also for the floral
tributes and the minister's comfort
ing words and the singers. Mont
Shrader and family.
STILL SUFFERS FROM ATTACK
Clen Allen, who was assaulted and
robbed several weeks ago while on
his way home on Third street, is still
suffering from the effects of the in
juries. He has had several teeth re
moved, and Tuesday it was necessary
to have a bone particle re-moved from
his jaw which had been broken in
in the Countv
Will Be Held on Farms Near Weep
ing Water Where Sheep Raising
Carried on. Extensively.
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17th,
a full day's program is planned for
sheep. Have you ever raised sheep?
Do you have some now or have you
thought that perhaps you might try
a small flock? Perhaps you do cus
tom shearing. One and all are cor
dially invited to attend a full day's
program. Beginning at 9:30 in the
morning a shearing demonstration
will be held.
Following this will be docking,
castrating and drenching demonstra
tion held on the S. Ray Smith farm,
3 miles north of the junction of
Highways J0 and 34, and a quarter
mile east, near Weeping Water. Wal
ter Tolman of the Nebraska college
of agriculture will assist with the
A free lunch will be served in a
restaurant at noon. The shearing
demonstration will be continued all
afternoon for those interested In
learning to shear, on the Ernest
Norris farm, 2 miles east of the
junction of Highways 50 and 34 on
"O" street road.
A sheep discussion will be held in
the afternoon at the extension office
covering topics such as the Sheep
Situation; Wool Marketing; How to
Care for the Ewes at Lambing Time;
Feeding; Income from Sheep; and
This is a district meeting, one of
six in the state, and men from sur
rounding counties are invited. Don't
fail to attend if you have a flock of
LITLE LAD BURNED
Jerry Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Sanders of this city, suffered
severe burns on both of his arms
Saturday morning when he was the
victim of a fall that he suffered when
he fell on the register of the fur
nace. The injury was quite painful
and the little lad still feels the effect
of the fall very keenly.
TRANSFERS KEEP ACTIVE
County Register of Deeds Ray F.
Becker and staff report that the
usual rush of first of March trans
fers and changes in real estate as
well a3 farm leases. The trend in
the last few years had been more of
a steady flow of the instruments dur
ing the year rather than a general
rush at the first of March as for
merly. RETURNS FROM EAST
Mrs. W. L. Dwyer has returned
home from a short business trip to
the east, being called there on some
legal matters. While there she en
joyed a visit with a brother and
sister now located at Cleveland, Ohio,
as well as taking In the many places
of interest in that section of the
SPENDS WEEK END HERE
Miss Helen Farley, one of the
efficient teachers of the York city
schools, was here over the week end
and Sunday, visiting her parents.
County Commissioner and Mrs.
George L. Farley. She returned to
her duties Sunday evening.
GOES TO DENVER
From Tuesday's Daily
Mrs. William Balrd departed to
day for Denver where she was called
by the illness of her brother, C. V.
Tourtelett, of Riverton, Wyoming.
Mr. Tourtelott was taken 111 at his
home and has been taken to the
Mercy hospital at Denver for care.
L. 0. Minor to
Have Charge of
Manager of Plattsmouth Plant for
25 Years for West Interests
Receives Fine Promotion.
Lynn O. Minor, fey the past twenty-five
years superintendent of the
Plattsmouth Water Co.. later known
as the Plattsmouth Water Corpor
ation, has received a very fine pro
motion in being made manager of
the Kankakee, Illinois, water corpor
ation, owned by the West interests
of Portland. Maine, who also control
the local plant.
Mr. Minor is now at Kankakee and
in charge of the plant, succeeding
George Huse, who has been In ill
health for some time.
The selection of Mr. Minor to the
important post in Illinois is a fine
recognition of his services here, but
will be a matter of regret to the
friends and the community where he
and his family have long been ao
tice, to see them leave.
Mr. Minor has been active in all
of the Masonic bodies, has served as
president of the Rotary club as well
as the Plattsmouth Chamber of Com
merce and is a member of the session
of the First Presbyterian church. He
ha3 spent his lifetime h
been one of the most highly
teemed residents of the community.
The family have also had a great
part in the community life as Mrs.
Minor is a member of Fontenelle
chapter of the Daughters of the Am
erican Revolution and Chapter F,
P.E.O.; serving as regent of the
D. A. R. and president of the P.E.O.
She is also active in the Presbyterian
church circles. The youngest son.
Carter, is active in the high school
athletic circles and is a member of the
sophomore class. The eldest son is
now located on the west coast where
be is engaged in aircraft work. The
daughter, Eleanor is a student at
Rockford (111.) college.
The company has not yet an
nounced the superintendent for the
local water plant.
FRED GEIS IMPROVES
Fred Geis, who has been in the
Clarkson hospital for the past sev
eral days, where he was Operated
on, is showing the improvement
hoped for. During the last few days
his condition was quite serious but
he had rallied through the ordeal
and is well on the highway to re
covery. It is the general hope of all
that Mr. Geis may soon be released
from the hospital and be able to be
among his many associates and his
SEEKS TAX FORECLOSURE
The Village of Union is the plain
tiff in a tax foreclosure case that
has been filed in the district court
against Anna B. Snyder, et al. The
case names some thirteen pieces of
real estate In the village against
which the village holds liens and
which they are now foreclosing. The
village is represented in the action
by Attorney A. L. Tidd, of this city.
SUFFERS SEVERE INJURY
Ernest Eintner, well known farm
er of south of this ,city, was very
severely injured on Monday in a
runaway at the farm. He was
thrown out of a wagon and suffered
a very severe leg wound and a badly
sprained arm as well as other bruises
and injuries that proved very pain
ful to him and will keep him on the
inactive list for some time.
SUFFERS FROM ILLNESS
Mrs. F. R Guthmann and daugh
ter. Miss Minnie, have been confined
to their home on North Fourth street
for the past few days as the result of
an attack of grippe and flu. Miss
Guthmann was taken sick first and
later the mother was taken down
with the malady.
RETURN FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. Don Cramer and little son
returned to 4heir home here' Friday
after spend.'ng the last several days
in the Anton Kani hospital where
tho little one was born.
County Treasurer John E. Turner
was in Omaha Tuesday afternoon
and today to attend the meeting of
the County Treasurers' association
of Nebraska, which is meeting in
that city this week. Mr. Turner has
been very active in the organization
and is a former state president of the
Man Files Suit
for Large Sum
James Dixon Brings Action Against
Missouri Pacific Railroad for
From Tuesday's Daily
James Dixon was the plaintiff in
an action for $25,000 damages filed
in the office of the clerk of the dis
trict court today, against the Mis
souri Pacific railroad company.
The defendant in his petition
states that he was in the employ of
the defendant company on March 12,
1937 or thereabouts, engaged as a
section hand for the company, that
he was receiving at that time wages
of approximately $129 per month.
Acting under orders of the repre
sentatives of the railroad (company,
ere and hastne plaintiff with several others was
highly es- engaged in loading scrap rails on
cars and in so doing the plaintiff
had urged that more men be engaged
in the work. The help was inade
quate and in attempting to life the
rails the plaintiff suffered a severe
back injury which has since been
bothering him, it is alleged.
RECEIVE SAD NEWS
Dr. and Mrs. R. P. West over have
received word of -the. death of Dr.
Westover's brother-in-law, J. B. Boy
er at Laramie, Wyoming, where the
family reside. According to the word
received here, Mr. Boyer passed away
very suddenly, which came as a se
vere blow to the members of the im
He leaves to mourn his passing
the wife and three children.
Funeral services will be held on
Friday afternoon at Casper, Wyo
ming. AID MILK AND SHOE FUND
The following additional contribu
tions have been received by Mrs.
F. R. Mullen, treasurer, for the milk
and shoe fund:
E. H. Schulhof, 50c; Caroline
Schulhof, 50c; Rev. J. W. Taenzler,
50c, also shoes; Mrs. R. A. Bates,
50c; Clem Woster, 50c; Mrs. W. L.
Heinrich, 25c; Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Crabill, $1; Mrs. George Mumm,
RETURNS FROM CHICAGO
Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans, who has
been spending several weeks at Chi
cago at the home of her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. B. U.
Rosencrans, returned home Sunday.
Mrs. Rosencrans had a very delight
ful time on her visit, taking in the
many places of interest and enjoying
the association of the grandchildren.
VISIT AT LINCOLN
From Wednesday's Daily
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis with
Mrs. Perry H. Murdick, Jr. and son.
Perry, III were at Lincoln today
where they visited for the day with
the relatives of Mrs. Davis. While
there Mrs. Murdick visited old
friends of her. college days when she
was a student at Wesleyan university.
VISITS MOTHER HERE
Mrs. Mary Wetenkamp Janney, of
Norfolk, Nebraska, is here for a
visit at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wetenkamp, west
of Mynard. She was called here by
the illness of her mother who has not
been well for some time.
FRANK BLOTZER ILL
The old friend3 will regret to
learn that Frank Blotzer, Sr., has
been confined to his home several
days by illness. . Mr. Blotzer is suf
fering from high blood pressure and
which has made necessary his re
maining quiet for some time.
Guests at Ad
Senators Fred Carsten, Bill Diers and
George Gross Here Today for
Meeting of Civic Group.
From Wednesday's Dairy
Three members of the Nebraska
Unicameral, including Senator Fred
Carsten of this district, attended the
noon-day luncheon of the Platts
mouth ad dub at the hotel dining
The other two senators were W.
H. Diers. of Gresham. speaker of the
house, and George Gross, of Valen
tine. Accompanying the three sen
ators were Dick Kouvpal, former sec
retary of Nebraska Retailers asso
ciation and Clyde Milks, a
j company representative.
The occasion recalled a like one
of two years ago when three of the
party. Senators Diers and Carsten
and Mr. Kouvpal were guests of the
Ad club at a similar dinner meeting.
Following the dinner. President
Fred Busch introduced Senator Car
sten, who in turn introduced the
other guests. Mr. Carsten also madi
a few remarks on the working of
the legislature, in which he pointed
out that they are all trying to do
the very best job of legislating for
the interests of the state and its citi
zens they possibly can.
Following his talk. Speaker Diers
spoke of the work devolving upon
a legislator, saying that although
only forenoon sessions are being
held at present, there are committee
meetings and hearings that take up
a good part of each 24 hour day.
The third speaker was Senator
George Gross. A new member this
year, Mr. Gross has accepted his full
share of responsibilities and holds a
number of important committee as
signments. He spoke of the lobbyists
who are sometimes pictured as hav
ing horns and being very formid
able. They , do have horns, he said,
but they are sounding horns, thru
which are voiced their sentiments on
particular legislation in which they
are interested. Mr. Gross said that
in his experience as a legislator, no
lobbyist has attempted to put "heat"
on any of the members for or against
any bill, and said he felt that the
only effective lobby is that of the
constitutent at home, whose opinions
the members are always glad to re
ceive and consider.
Mr. Kouvpal concluded with a
few remarks on the relationship of
the small town business man who
carries the load of the community
and needs certain legislation as pro
tection from outside selling inter
ests. As the legislators were due back
in Lincoln for committee meetings
this afternoon, the meeting was ad
journed shortly before 1:30.
Attendance at the meeting num
bered nearly forty, including County
Commissioner Ray Norris from Sen
ator Carsten's home community of
ATTEND BASKETBALL GAME
Raymond J. Larson and sons, Lars
and Ray and Ralph Hilt, Jr., were
at Omaha Saturday evening, attend
ing the Creighton UniversityOkla
homa basketball game. Lars and
Ralph are members of local school
teams and enjoyed very much the
opportunity of seeing the college
ELECTED TO MUSIC SORORITY
ST. CHARLES, Mo. Miss Mary
Jean Knorr of Plattsmouth, Neb.,
who is advancing rapidly in her
music studies at Llndenwood Col
lege, has been elected a new- mem
ber of Alpha Mu Mu, national hon
orary music sorority.. She has ap
peared at the college in a number
of recitals with marked success.
LOCATE IN PLATTSMOUTH
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Leach and fam
ily, who for many years have made
their home at Union, are now resi
dents of Plattsmouth, moving here
the past week and are living In the
Sattler residence property at 123
North 11th street.
RETURN TO AUBURN
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Cacy, of Au
burn, who were here visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Cacy, their parents,
returned home Sunday. They were
taken back to Auburn by Mr. and
Mrs. Cacy. Miss Mildred Cacy, who
was at Auburn over the week end also
returned home to this city and was
accompanied by Charles Walden.
Phillip T. Becker
Dies Early Today
at Family Home
After Illness That Has Covered
Several Months Well Known
Resident at Rest.
This morning at 5:30 at the fani-
V-.vVi 11Vi ctrcct Phillin
i 1 ' "
T. Becker, C2, passed away after an
illness that has covered a period of
several months, the last week the
patient sinking very rapidly until
death brought him rest.
Mr. Becker was a member of one
of the prominent families of Cass
county and has made his home here
for his lifetime, a man who had made
many friends in his years spent here
and one universally respected by
those who had the pleasure of know
ing him. In his taking away the
community loses a very useful citi
zen and family a kindly husband,
father and brother.
Phillip T. Becker, son of John H.
and Harriett E. Becker, was born in
Tazewell county, Illinois, April 10,
1S7C, and in the succeeding year the
family moved to Cass county where
the father located and here the fam
ily was reared to manhood and worn- !
nhood. The sons followed the pur
suits of agriculture in which they
had been trained and Mr. Becker 1
proved very successful in his farm
ing operations, retiring some twenty
years ago and moving to this city
where he has since resided.
He was married to Miss Catherine
Guenther on February 26, 1902,
vho preceded him in death January
, 1921. He was married to Miss
ena Hirz on May 5, 1931, who has
een his constant attendant in the j
.ong days of his illness. j
Mr. Becker is survived by his j
ridow and one son, John H. Beo-ker, j
I, as well as two brothers and two
jisters, William A. Becker and H. E.
3ecker of this city, Mrs. Dora Pea
cock of Long Beach, California, and
ilrs. Frank A. Cloidt of this city as
well as a large number of nieces and
The body was taken to the Sattler
funeral home to await the funeral
DUCKS MAKING MIGRATION
From Wednesday's Daily
Residents of the community this
morning were aroused by the sound
of ducks flying low over the city
and apparently the forerunner of
the annual migration to the north
ern feeding and breeding grounds
for the summer season. A number
who saw the flock state that the
birds were circling as if seeing a
place to alight and feed.
WILL ENJOY VACATION
Miss Frances Cloidt, who is at
tending the Stephens college at Co
lumbia, Missouri, will arrive home
Thursday for a visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cloidt.
The students at the college are be
ing given a vacation of a week, a
group of these being sent on a tour
of the east while the others are to
enjoy heme visits.
The pupils and I wish to express
our appreciation to our many kind
friends who participated in helping
us win the Sixth Weekly Prize of
Rural School Contest.
ltw Teacher of Dist. 29.
SUPPER AND BAKE SALE
The Murray Christian church
ladles are sponsoring a pie supper and
bake sale at the church parlors on
Friday evening, March 17th. There
will be a program and special music.
The public Is cordially Invited to at
Mrs. Frank Mnllen Named as the
New Head of Club Very In
teresting Program Given.
From Tuesday Dallj
The Plattsmoutii Woman's club
last evening held a very interesting
meeting at the home of the presi
dent, Mrs. Elmer Sundstrom, which
was marked by the election of the
new officers for the year and also
the visit of the first district presi
dent, Mrs. John Beetem of Douglas;
to the loial club.
The meeting was opened ly Mrs.
Sundstrom, the president, who called
upon Mrs. J. C. Lowson for the de
votionals of the evening, this being
the Lenten story. The members then
joined in the salute to the flag.
In the absence of Mrs. Frank Ilor
sak. secretary, Mrs. Louis Ward
Egenberger served as the secretary
for the meeting.
Mrs. Frank Mullen, treasurer, gave
her report and also that of the milk
and shoe fund v.hich the club is spon
soring for the children of the com
munity. Mrs. Sundstrom explained
the purposes of this fund and the
fine work that it is accomplishing
among the children of the city.
Mrs. John Beetem, the district
president was presented and gave a
very fine talk along the lines of the
club work in the district. She stress
ed the plans for the organization of
Junior Woman's clubs among the
younger girls and its purposes and
aims, also the conservation program
which has as its objective, "a tree for
every stump," in which the club
ladies are urged to participate. The
president also discussed the district
convention which is to be held at
Auburn. March 28-29. Mrs. Beetem
conducted a short forum and in
which the members of the club were
given the opportunity to ask ques
tions concerning different phases of
the club plans for the year.
Mrs. L. S. Devoe was the program
chairman and presented a very fine
musical program as a part of the
evening's entertainment. Mrs. J. R.
Reeder was heard in two lovely vocal
numbers, "The Great Awakening"
and "The Sleigh," very much en
joyed by the group. Allan White, tal
ented high school student, gave two
trumpet solos, "Castles in the Air"
by Smith and "The Gypsy Love
Song" by Herbert. Mrs. Devoe served
as accompanist for these numbers.
Miss Catherine Kimsey, of the school
faculty gave a delightful piano solo,
"Deep Purple," in her usual delight
ful manner. David Fowler, of the
high school music department, gave
two violin numbers, "Ave Maria"
and "Cavatina," much enjoyed by
the ladies. Mrs. Devoe and Mrs. It.
W. Knorr gave a piano duet, "La
Polka de Reine" as the closing fea
ture of the fine musical program.
While the musical program was
being given, Mrs. Beetem, president
of the district, held a conference
with the girls relative to the for
maffon of a Junior Woman's! club in
the near future and which was re
ceived with very much enthusiasm
by the group.
Mrs. Peter Carr announced a
bridge and checker party in the
near future as an activity of the
The nominating committee com
posed of Mrs. Frank Horsak, Mrs.
L. W. Egenberger and Mrs. L. S.
Devoe presented their list for the
offices of the club and upon which
the members voted, Mrs. A. H. Dux
bury and Mrs. Fred Lugsch being
The following officers were select
ed by the club for the ensuing year:
President Mrs. Frank Mullen.
Vice-President Mrs. John Woest.
Secretary Mrs. Frank Horsak.
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. J.
Treasurer Mrs. Peter Carr.
The hostesses, Mrs. A. J. Trilety,
Mrs. Glen Vallery, Miss Marie Val
lery, Miss Agnes Muenster, Miss Dor
othy Glock and Mrs. John Woest,
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