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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1939.
Ihe Plattsmotitii Joisrnal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoffice, Plattsmouth. Neb., as second-claw mail matter
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Miss Irene Plymale visited her par
ents at Ashland Sunday evening.
Mrs. Harry Green was hostess to
a number of her friends last Tuesday
afternoon, serving tea and wafers.
The measles patients are all mak
ing satisfactory progress with those
contracting the disease earlier about
all well. Jean Adair Bothwell re
quired a full week to go through the
breaking out period.
The Extension club of Elmwood
met last Tuesday at the home of one
of the members, Mrs. B. E. Sumner.
A very delightful time was had by
all who were present and some in
teresting discussion engaged in rela
tive to improvements in the home
and its surroundings.
Married Forty Years Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. August A. Borne
meier, who reside a few miles north
west of Kim wood arrived at the 4 0th
anniversary of their wedding last
Thursday and took pleasure in look
ing back through the years and tha
accomplishments they have brought,
not alone to them, but to the coun
try. In honor of the event, they held
open house and a large number ot
friend3 called on them to extend con
gratulations and best wishes.
II. I. B. C. Meets Monday .
On last Monday the members of
the More Intelligent Bridge Club
with their fellow member, "Bud"
Clement, where some very interest
ing games were enjoyed. Due to the
prevalence of measles, some of the
members were kept away. With the
number of conflicting reports as to
the score, we hardly feel justified in
even attempting to name the. win
ners. Edward Parmenter Very Poorly
Edward rarmenter, who has net
been in the best of health for some
time, and has refrained from doing
any work cn account of his delicate
health, last Thursday suffered an
other eudden bad attack, and since
has been in a very serious condition
on account of the attack. He is at
the home of his brother, Herman
Pentcrman. His sisters, Mesdames
August Ilutgker and Henry Abker
and their husbands of Otoe, and
Mrs. Harry Wright and another sis
ter of Omaha were calling on their
brother. Mr. Edward Penterman
still remains very poorly although
everything possible, is being done for
OMAHA, Manh 11 (UP) A re
gional crocheting tournament, the
winner to bo eligible for the nation
al championships in New York, will
le held here this fall in connection
with the annual Ak-Sar-Ben Live
Stock and Horse show, it was an
nounced today. Men as well as women
crocheters are being urged to enter
LAND, FARM and
FOR SALE Spartan Barley, 50c a
bushel. See George P. Wiles, Weep
ing Water. m0-2td
FOR SALE Spartan larley seed. G.
M. Domingo, Weeping Water.
FOR SALE Eight head horses from
4 to 6 years old. All broke to work.
Twenty bred gilt to farrow in April.
See or write Otto . Schaffer at Ne
hawka. . - m2-4tw
Team, mare and horse, seven and
eight years old. Well broken, wt.
about 3200. Call at Noell garage,
BARTLING'S Pasture Mixture, $4.50
per bushel; Velvet Barley, 50c bu.
10 lbs. Blue Grass Seed. $2.00. Com
plete stock of red and sweet clovers
and timothy. Call on the Edward
Bartling Seed Company In Nebraska
City if you have forage crop seeds
that you will exchange for . the'r
farm and garden seeds. . m9-2sw.
Mrs. George Vogel is on the sick
list this week.
Frank Koziol was a caller at the
Wm. Blum home Friday evening.
Mrs. George Braun was a Sunday
evening caller at the F. J. Knecht
Mrs. V. D. Livers and Verla were
all day visitors Tuesday, with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell
spent Saturday evening at the Wil
liam Blum home.
Miss Adama of Omaha spent the
week end at the home of her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Adams.
Mrs. Mollie Neuman and Mrs. V.
D. Livers and Verla called at the
William Blum home Thursday af
ternoon. Miss Margaret Thieman of Omaha
spent Sunday at the 'home of her
mother, Mrs. Ida Thieman and at the
Herman Gaktmeier home.
William E. hosencrans spent the
week end at home, returning to Lin
coln Sunday to resume. his studies
at the University Monday morning.
Patsy Ann Armstrong of Lincoln
is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Ran. Her mother, Mrs.
Keith Armstrong, has been seriously
ill in a hospital. Her many friends
wish her a speedy recovery.
The meeting of the Friendly Cir
cle club was postponed Thursday
due to funeral services held for Chas.
Brown. The next meeting will bo
held Thursday, March 16, at th
home of Mrs. J. L. Carnicle.
During the past week this com
munity received a nice snow and a
few days later considerable rainfall,
which have brought needed mois
ture to the farms, but left the road'
in a deplorable condition. However,
the moisture is far too valuable to
permit of any complaints about the
Funeral of Charles Brown
Funeral services for Chas. Brown
of Omaha were held at Marcy's chap
el in Ashland on Thursday after
noon with burial in the South Bend
cemetery. Mr. Brown was the mail
carrier out cf South Bend for many
years until retired by the govern
ment five years ago. Since that time
the family have made their home in
Omaha, where he passed away Tues
day after suffering a stroke. He was
a friend of all, both young and old.
on his mail route. Never too busy
for a cheery greeting as they met
him at their mailbox.
Besides the widow, two sons, Vir
gil and Francis, a daughter and onj
His many friends in this commun
ity extend sympathy to the family.
AUDIT SHOWS SHORTAGE
LINCOLN, March 11 (UP) State
Auditor Ray C. Johnson announced
today an audit of the accounts of
Rudolph J. Ably of David City, for
mer clerk of the Butler county dis
trict court had disclosed an alleged
shortage of $1,642.83.
Johnson asserted in his report that
"these items were checked with Mr.
Ably by our examiner and the deficit
as set forth was acknowledged by
him. and was going to make every
effort to secure the amount necessary
to cover the deficiency in his ac
counts. The state auditor was to present
his findings at a conference this after
noon at David City with County At
torney Ray Sabata, county super
visor and the present clerk of the
district court. The audit covered a
period extending from January 1,
1937 to January 5. 1939. Ably was
defeated for re-clcction "last Novem
ber. IILLIE BURKE INJURED
HOLLYWOOD, Mi.rch 11 (UP)
Billie Burke, widow of Flcrenz Zieg
feld, broke her right ankle yesterday
in a mishap at' a MetroGoldwyn
Officials Raid the actress had just
completed her last scene in "Maiden
Voyage" and was walking: off the set,
when she. tripped and felL Physicians
reported the ankle was broken in two
places They said she would be hos
pitalized a week before being sent
home. - - . .
Edward Stander of near Manley
was looking after business matters
In Murdock last Wednesday.
Jesse Stock has moved to the
Ruge farm east of Murdock, where
Frank Rosenow has been farming.
Anton King, who lives near Alvo,
was a Murdock visitor Wednesday
and looked after some shopping
Homer Lawton was at Wabash
Wednesday, going to look after tho
renting of the home that was owned
by his mother before her demise.
T. A. Engle. of Auburn, who has
the lumber yard here, was in town
last Tuesday to consult with W. T.
Weddell. manager of the local yard,
on matters of business.
Mr. and Mrs. George Kruse, who
have moved to Murdock and mad
the purchase of a home, have gotten
nicely settled and Mr. Kruse is at
work at the Murdock Mercantile
W. B. Bailey, of North Platte, was
calling on A. H. "Ward one day lart
week. Mr. Bailey is connected with
the U. S. Oil company, whose pro
ducts Mr. Ward did handle at his
service station here some time ago.
Jesse Kleiser of near South Bei
was a visitor in Murdock one day
last week. Asked about the condi
tion of his brother, Wm. Kleiser, he
stated the latter is very poorly and
confined to his home.
J. Johansen and A. H. Ward be
pn work Friday on some of the pro
jects now under way at Weeping
Water. With the school building, a
community hall and a new sanitary
sewer system, there seems to b;
plenty of work to do in the hustling
Cass county town just now.
Attended Meeting Sunday
A number of the Christian work
ers of Murdock were in Plattsmouth
last Sunday, where they attended
the meeting of the Cass County
Christian Fellowship organization,
which was held at the Methodist
church that afternoon. Those from
here who attended were Rev. H. A.
Schwab, Wm. Eisele. Otto Miller and
Rev. F. C. Weber of the Callihrn
church. They report a very interest
ing meeting and a good attendance
in spite of the weather and bad
roads. ' " '
Had Their Pictures Taken
The nine students comprising the
victorious Murdock high school bas
ketball team went to Lincoln Wed
nesday, where they had their pic
tures taken. It will be recalled the
boys won both the county and the
district tournaments, but were elim
inated by Roca from playing in the
state tournament at the regional
meet. The boys have a season's rec
ord to be proud of. They were driven
to Lincoln for the picture by John
Kruger, Lacey McDonald and Coach
Elbert Miller. The young men go
ing were Morris McDonald, Wayland
Ward, Warren Rikli, Russell Goer
thy. Kiel McCrorey, Westly Reinke,
Earl Westfall. Marcus Stock and
Frank Rcsenow Moves to Town
Frank Rosenow, who has been
farming a few miles east of Mur
dock for a number of years, with the
renting of the farm to another, and
he himself not in the best of health,
held a sale recently and has given
up farming, moving to town to livo
in the house where Uncle Fred Dieck
Mr. Rc3enow was counted as a
very successful farmer and frequent
ly raised five and six thousand
bushels of corn, and even more dur
ing the good years. With the com
ing of the drouth years, like many
another hard working farmer, he ha3
been unable to gro.v enough crops to
make his yearly expenses.
At present, he has not decided juct
what he will turn his hand, to, but
whatever the work may be, you can
rest assured that he will tackle it
with energy and enthusiasm.
Visited at Plattsmouth.
County Commissioner II. C. Backe-
meyer was looking after business for
the county and Homer 11. Lawton
accepted an invitation to accompany
nm. Hcmer visited friends for the
day at the county seat as well as look
ing after pome matters of business
Admitted to Masonic Home
M. E. Shatto, who has made his
home in Murdock for the past thirty
five years, has become of such deli
cate health it was difficult for him
to keep going and make a living for
himself. This fact induced him to
apply for admittance to the Nebras
ka Masonic ' Home at- Plattsmouth.
as he has long been a member of th
Elmwood Masonic lodge, llis appli
cation was accepted and he went to
Plattsmouth last Thursday to spend
his declining years in the home that
the Masonic fraternity provides for
its aged and ailing members. All will
rejoice in his being accepted there
and hope he will find residence at
the home pleasant.
Grandfather W. T. Weddell.
Good fortune in the shape of a
granddaughter came to W. D. Wed
dell last Saturday when there was
born to hi3 daughter, Mrs. W. E. Lyon
J a very fine 7 pound baby girl. -Mrs.
jLyon was formerly Miss lone Wed
Some Changes in the Faculty
There have been some changes
made in the personnel of the school
faculty in Murdock for the coming
year, including a reduction in the
number of teachers. Those to whom
contracts have been voted by the
board have not all accepted the prof
fered positions at this time and we
shall make no attempt to give our
readers the list' at present.
It is our information that Coach
Elbert Miller has been tendered the
position of superintendent and coach
is well, but has not yet indicated
acceptance of the offer.
Mrs. Edith Waite of Scottsbluff i?
visiting her mother, Mrs. Joe Brown.
Mrs. Blanche Downing was hos
tess to the L. C. C. Thursday after
Mrs. F. II. Le Prevost and son
visited relatives in Clinton, Iowa,
Mrs. Dora Leesley and Mrs. Kati3
Behrns visited relatives in Omaha a
few days last week.
Mrs. Bess Buckingham, of Essex,
Iowa, visited at the Carl Bucking
ham home the iiast week.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson and
Russel, Mrs. Ray Rouse and Mrs. R.
C. Burks were in Lincoln Wednes
Alonzo Clymer, of New York City,
N. Y., visited his father, Earl Cly
mer and other relatives, the past
Miss Faye Watkins, of Kansas
City, visited at the home of her aunt,
Mrs. Dora Leesley, last Sunday and
Mrs. Elsie Shellberg, of Omaha,
spent Wednesday with her mother
Mrs. Katie Behrns and Mrs. Dora
C. A. Mathis underwent an op
cration at Bryan Memorial hospital
the past week. He is getting alony
as well as can be expected.
Born to Mr. and Mrs.' Ray "Wich
wire of Ashland a baby girl March
Sth. Miss Wichwire was Miss Mil
dred Gri fTith before her marriage.
f . n f
Mrs. Blanche Hoig was taken to
Nicholas-Senn hospital Wednesday.
She is seriously ill and it will be
necessary for her to submit to an
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Andersen, cf
Chicago, 111., visited at the Eari
Hartsook home the first of last week.
Mrs. Andersen was formerly Miss
A large crowd attended the W. O.
W. dance Thursday evening. Mem
bers of Greenwood camp and their
friends were invited. Music was fur
nished by in orchestra of the Lin
coln camp, W. O. W. Officers from
different camps attended.
Woman's Club Meeting1"
Mrs. Leona McDonald entertain
ed the Greenwood Woman's club at
her home Monday, March 6th.
The subject of this March meet
ing was "Literature." Each member
responded to roll call with the name
and a brief resume of a new book.
Two book reports were given. The
review of "Grandma Called It Car
nal," by Bertha Damon, was charm
ingly handled by Mirian llartsool;.
and Mrs. Ruth Lcadabrand reported
"My Sister Aileen." a humorous book
by Ruth MacKinucy. The committee
was Mr3. Elsie Peters and Mrs. Ruth
Delicious refreshments were serv
ed by the hostess at the close of the
Next month's meeting considers
the subject of "Gardening," and will
be held at the home of Mrs. Hazel
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Martha Ruge spent the greater
part of last week with her mother,
Mrs. Gonzell, at Lincoln.
Chester Welshimer and John Al
win of Plattsmouth were looking
after business matters in Avoca last
Mrs. Earl Freeman and little sou
spent the greater part of last week
at Union, where they were guests of
Mrs. Freeman's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Midkiff.
Ruth Carsten, with the return of
Senator Carsten to Lincoln after the
spring vacation, accompanied him
and spent the day in Lincoln, , re
turning home in the evening.
Earl Freeman and family were
in Weeping Water last Sunday, at
which place they were guests for the
afternoon and evening at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Miss Ruth Wessell. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Wessell, who
underwent an operation for appen
dicitis at the hospital, is so far re
covered that she is home again and
doing very nicely.
Marius Nelson, after getting a load
of cattle ready to take to the Omaha
market last week, had to have a
break repaired before he could pro
ceed. C. O. Zaiser, the garage man,
pulled the crippled truck in and
made the repairs.
Feeling Much Better Now
Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Zaiser have
both been confined to their home.
suffering from attacks of flu, but
by the fore part of last week were
feeling much better and Mr. Zaiser
was able to return to the garage and
look after business.
Pleased with Fine Address
Rev. Bashford and wife, of Exe
ter, were in Avoca to conduct Len
ten services a week ago. Rev. Bash
ford was pastor here some 23 years
ago, and many of those who were
little children in Sunday school then
are now grown to manhood . and
womanhood, married and have child
ren of their own. . The address of
Rev. Bashford was much enjoyed.
During their stay here. Rev. and
Mrs. Bashford were over night guests
at the B. C. Marquardt home and
dinner guests the following day at
the Wm. Maseman home.
Death cf Mrs. Minnie Orhke
Mrs. Minnie Orhke, age 65, died
early last week at the farm home
four miles from Nebraska City. Th3
deceased lady wasa sister of Mrs.
Zimmerer and aunt of Oscar Zimraer
er and Mrs. Albert Stock. She had
continued to reside on the farm af
ter the death of her husband a few
years ago. Funeral services were
held on Wednesday, being attended
by a number of relatives and friends
from this vicinity.
Visited State Legislature
Fred Marquardt and .Montgomery
li. Lum were in Lincoln Tuesday,
calling at the state senate chamber
for a visit with Senator Fred Car
sten. and while there enjoyed watch
ing the operations of the unicameral
legislature and some of its commit
tees. They are interested in a pros
pective law that would regulate the
business of foreign trucks coining in
and picking up grain shipments for
transport to other areas, that they
feel should pass through regular
channels. Just what will be the out
come of the proposed law is proble
matical. Visited Sister Here
Mrs. Rachel Everett enjoyed a few
days' visit during the past week
from two of her sisters, Mrs. Frank
Brenner, who resides in Oregon, and
Mrs. Charles Hackathorne, who lives
at Winnebago, Nebraska.
The sisters left for their respec
tive homes the latter part of the
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Platts. State Bank Building
Fred Stohlman and George Rau
were called to Lincoln on business
matters Wednesday of last week.
Herman Dall was sick during the
past week and was not able to be
down town for a number of days, but
i3 improving now.
Mumps have invaded the home ol
Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Brien, where
both Miss Joy and Master Keith are
afflicted with the malady.
The Manley Elevator and Grain
company were holding a meeting of
the directors of the company at the
elevator office last week.
Mesdames "W. J. Rau and Ralph
Keckler were in Omaha last Monday,
where they did some shopping, driv
ing up in the latter's car.
Miss Miller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Miller, who has been mak
ing her home in Omaha, where she
is employed, spent last Sunday and
part of the week at the home of
Miss Hilda Schliefert, who has
been at Hoardville for some weeks,
where she was a guest at' the home
of her sister, Mrs. Walter Kupke,
and husband, returned home Satur
day of last week.
Eli Keckler was on the sick list
with an attack of the flu which kept
this gentleman at home and in bed
for a week. He has been up and
around for nearly a week now, and
seems fully recovered.
Mr. and Mrs. John Arris and their
daughter, Mrs. Louis Hite and hus
band of near Lincoln were guests
last Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Mockenhaupt, driving
over for the visit.
J. W. Browne, a resident of the
Nebraska Masonic Home at Flatts
mouth, was a visitor in Manley on?
day last week, accompanying the
Journal field man on his rounds of
this part of the county.
Pastor Entertains Class
The class of eight "who were re
cently confirmed as members of the
church of which Rev. Cattau is the
pastor, having passed, their exami
nations in very creditable manner,
were entertained by the pastor at
his home with a very fine supper.
Among those who were confirmed
were Teddy Harms, Jr., and Miss
Young Lads Organize Pig Club
A 4-H pig club was organized at
the home of Walter O'Brien last
Monday night, with Mr. O'Brien as
leader. The members are all great
ly interested in the work which is
provided by this newly organized
club, and we are certain they will
demonstrate their respective abilities
in the matter of growing pigs.
Getting on Nicely Now
Miss Rena Christensen, a sister o
Mrs. Herman Rauth, was at the hos
pital some time ago, where she un
derwent an operation from which
she rallied nicely, but a supplemen
tary operation was found necessary
and last week she returned to the
hoppital for this second operation
Her recovery was so rapid that by
the middle of last week she was al
lowed to return to her home? In Om
aha and the latter part of the week
came to the home of her sister, Mrs
Rauth, where she will remain until
Celebrated 75th Birthday
Mrs. E. T. Mockenhaupt arrived at
her 75th birthday anniversary last
week and in recognition of the fact
her many friends showered her with
birthday cards expressing their best
wishes. Members of the Altar Society
of St. Patrick's Catholic church, of
which she has long been a devoted
member, made lier a generous box
of home made candy. Mrs. Mocken
haupt has not been in the best o'
health for some time, and she en-
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IU1UI. SC HOOL VOTKS
Henry 11. Gerbeling was having a
beef dressed last Monday, the work
being done by J. Johansen of Mur
dock. J. W. Browne, resident of the Ne
braska Masonic Home at Platts
mouth, was a brief caller in Wabash
Charles Schaeffer, who operates
a Trunkenbolz Oil company delivery
truck, was in Wabash last Tuesday,
delivering oil and gas to his clients
Nels Peterson, who has been mak
ing his home east of town, has mov
ed to the farm just across the road
south from where . Will Reuter re
sides and will farm there the com
Howard Browne and wife, who
make their home in the west, visited
in Wabash a short time last week,
being guests at the home of Clifford
Browne while here. They also called
on relatives at Weeping Water.
John C. Browne, of Alvo, visited at
the home of his son, Clifford Browne,
one day last week, while his daugh
ter, Mrs. A. B. Stroemer, of Alvo,
with whom he resides, was calling
on old friends here. Both returned
home the same evening.
Homer Lawton of Murdock was a
visitor in Wabash Wednesday, com
ing to look after the property of hh
deceased mother, and made arrange
ments for rental of the home to Wil
liam Walters and family, who havo
moved into the property and will
make their home in Wabash.
Met Death in Accident
The distressing news has been re
ceived here of the accidental death of
Harry Hammond, husband of Vivian
Lawton, at Davenport, Iowa, whera
Mr. Hammond has been superinten
dent of one of the state institutions
of Iowa. The deceased man had been
Out hunting and on his return was
in the act of removing his gun from
the car when it was accidentally dis
charged. The shot entered his breast
and tore a gaping wound in the
chest, shattering the heart and caus
ing instant death.
Mr. Hammond was a brother-in-law
of Homer 11. Lawton of Murdock
and was well known here. For many
years the family resided at Glcn
wood, Iowa, where a number of rela
tives, now live. , ,;
His sudden death came as a se
vere shock to the wife and family.
The Doctor Says Quit.
Rev. W. A. Taylor has been in
very delicate health and has had
many spells which seem to almost sap
him of his strength and his condi
tion is counted as being very critical.
His doctor has forbidden him to
preach any more funeral sermons.
Rev. Taylor fully appreciates the
desire of his friend to have him con
duct services, but as a safeguard of
his own health he has to abide by
the orders of his family physician.
Joyed very much the greetings and
well wishes of her many friends.
Celebrated Passing Birthday
Mrs. Rudolf Bergman was passing
her natal day recently and her many
friends in Manley and a number
from Weeping Water gathered to as
sist Mrs. Bergman in enjoying the
occasion. Gajnes were played and a
good time had by all, with many
tokens for tho guest of honor to at
test the high esteem in which she is
held by her friends.
There have been several
small (ires in Plattsmouth
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