The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 09, 1939, Image 1
Kebr. St:.: ristori:..! Cr-iety Vol. No. IV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1939. NO. 10 Death of Frank E. Warren, Old Time Resident 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 Angeles. 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 Nebraska City. 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 the assault. Sheep Demon stration Planned 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 demonstration. 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 Sheep Management. 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 sheep. 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 state. 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 Kankakee Plant 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 immediate family. 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. ATTENDS CONVENTION 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 association. Weeping Water Man Files Suit for Large Sum James Dixon Brings Action Against Missouri Pacific Railroad for Personal Injuries. 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 mediate family. 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, shoes. 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. Legislators Guests at Ad Club Luncheon 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 room today. 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 cement 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 Avoca. 1 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 battle. 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 nephews. The body was taken to the Sattler funeral home to await the funeral arrangements. 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. AN APPRECIATION 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. EVELYN SHELHORN, 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 tend. m9-2tw Plattsmouth Woman's Club Holds Election 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 club. 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 tellers. 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. F. Wolff, 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, then served. whether your printing Job la large or small, it will recelva our prompt attention. Call Rio. 6. Deeds, Mortgages and all sorts of legal blanks for sals at tho Journal office.