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KOIHJAY, KAECH 13, 1929.
PLATTSMOUTH SESH - WTEELY JOTTR3TAL
' Mrs. S. C. Hardnock received
word that her sister, Mrs. John
"Woods, of Elmwood, is ill again.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nickel and
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Mickle and Jesse
Hardnock were helping Mr. and Mrs.
Orval Gerbeling. of Murdock, butcher
S. C. Hardnock was in TVeepins
Water Tuesday afternoon, getting
lined up on the farm program, as
he is one of the committeemen from
A chicken pie supper is to be given
soon, the proceeds of which will go
to support the Boy Scout movement
In Alvo. The support of the public
will be appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lever moved
to a farm northwest of Greenwood
last Thursday, where they will make
their home. Mr. and Mrs. Lever and
small son have been making their
home at the Frank Daugherty homo
for the past several months.
School Children Hear Lecture
Tuesday morning during convoca
tion, the entire school and teaching
staff enjoyed a very instructive il
lustrated lecture on "Narcotics" by
Mr. Denham. Mr. Denham was ac
companied by Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck,
county superintendent of schools.
who has arranged for him to speak
to the students of every school in
The lecture proved very instruc
tive and interesting to the school
Dan Williams underwent an oper
ation Tuesday at the Bryan Memor
ial hospital in Lincoln. He has been
in a very serious condition and the
family holds little hope for his re
covery. Celebrates 86th Birthday
Mrs. Jennie Rouse celebrated her
86th birthday by enjoying a family
dinner at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. George Bobbitt and husband of
Lincoln on Sunday. Mrs. Rouse b
children were all present and many
of the grandchildren and the great
grandchildren were also there.
On Monday, which was the date
of her birthday anniversary, many
friends called on Mrs. Rouse to con
gratulate her and extend their best
W. C. T. IT. Hold Annual Institute
The local ladies of the W. C. T.
U. held a very interesting meeting
Wednesday at the church. Mrs. Mark
Nickel, president, presided over the
meeting. The morning session was
given over to the routine of business
The afternoon session included an
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to the quali
fied voters of School District No. 102
of Cass County, Nebraska, that by
vote of two-thirds of the District
Board of said School District, an
election is hereby called and shall
be held at the Fire House in the
Village of Alvo. in. said District No
102, Cass County, Nebraska, on the
4th day of April, 1939, between the
hours of eight o'clock a. m. and
eight o'clock p. m., at which elec
tion there shall be submitted to the
qualified voters of said school dis
trict, the following proposition:
"Shall the District Board of
Trustees of School District Num
ber 102 of Cass County, in the
State of Nebraska, issue the
bonds of said School District in
the amount of Five Thousand
(15,000.00) Dollars, bearing in
terest at a rate of not to ex
ceed four per cent (4) per
annum, payable semi-annually,
bonds to mature in a period not
to exceed twenty years; and
Shall the District Board of
Trustees of said School District
cause to be levied annually
againRt the taxable property of
said school district, a tax suffi
cient for the payment of the in
terest and principal of said
bonds, as the same becomes due.
the proceeds of the sale of said
bonds to be used for the pur
pose of building an addition to
and altering the present school
building, and furnishing the
necessary furniture and ap
paratus for the same in said
School District No. 102 of Cass
"The ballots to be voted upon and
cast at said election shall have print
ed thereon the foregoing proposition,
with the words:
FOR said bond issue and
said annual tax levy
AGAINST said bond issue and
said annual tax levy
Voters who desire to vote in favor
of said proposition will indicate the
same by marking an X in the square
following the words 'For said bond
issue and said annual tax levy.'
Voters who desire to vote against
said proposition will indicate same
by marking an X in- the square fol
lowing the words 'Against said bond
issue and said annua tax levy." "
By order of the said District Board
this 8th day of March. 1939.
Secretary Board of Education
School District No. 102.
For Over a Century John Deere Im
plements Have Led the Field
The sign of the John Deere line
has always stood for quality machiu
ery. This equipment has always
The John Deere lines is ably repre
sented in the ALVO community by
J. B. ELLIOTT who specializes in
service and repairs. He is always
ready to serve you and you are al
ways welcome at his place of busi
ness. Large volume, and small profits is
his system and has resulted in an
increased number of customers. Agri
culture has always been the most
important industry in the community
and J. B. ELLIOTT OF ALVO has
done his part in furthering its best
interests during the six years he has
been In the implement business there.
He has always handled the John
Deere line during this time. He car
ries a complete stock of genuine fac
tory replacement parts. He has built
his business on service and expects
to continue along these lines.
Now is the time to get your trac
tor or implements in shape for
spring work. Elliott's feature an
outstanding repair service.
For real service call on J. B. EL
LIOTT OF ALVO and you will not
be disappointed. We heartily recom
mend him, knowing that any trans
action with him will be satisfactory.
illustrated lecture on "Narcotics and
Their Reactions," by Mr. Denham.
who is making a tour of the county
and presenting these lectures. Mrs.
Kieck, the county superintendent of
schools of Cass county, was present
and introduced Mr. Denham.
Mrs. Bell Jack, of Eagle, was
present and gave a splendid book
review on "The Life of Frances Wil
lard." Don Davis favored the ladies by
singing a solo.
Mrs. - Coatman and Mrs. Froelich
sang a duet.
Several ladies from Eagle were
present for the meeting.
During the noon hour all present
enjoyed a covered dish luncheon.
Frank Edwards, who recently pur
chased the former home of Mr..
Shaeffer, is digging a basement under
the house. Mr. Edwards has re
shingled the house and is doing con
siderable repair work and some re
modeling. When finished, the Edwards fam
ily will have a comfortable home.
P. T. A. Date March 22
Due to a conflict in dates, th3
P. T. A. meeting for March has been
postponed to March 22.
This program promises to be one
of the very best for the year.
The school will furnish this pro
gram, which will feature musicp.l
numbers by the Glee clubs and band.
The dramatic department will pre
sent a one act play and several dra
Everyone is invited to attend
Please remember the change in
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rueter became
the grandparents of a fine big boy
with the happy event of their daugh
ter, Mrs. Dewey Moore and husband
of near Weeping Water being par
ents of a fine son born to them one
day last week.
The mother is the former Miss
Flower Club to Eeopen
The S. O. S. Garden club will re
open their meetings with a covered
dish luncheon at the home of Mrs.
John Banning, at one o'clock Tues
day afternoon, March 14th.
The program will include reports
by the school children on the results
of the flower seeds they planted last
year. Last spring the S. O. fa. club
furnished flower seeds for the child
ren of four grades In the school and
Mrs. Frank Taylor presented thes;
to the children and gave a very in
teresting talk. The club sponsored
this project to encourage interest in
flower and garden growing.
Mrs. Bornemeier will give the
lesson, which will be "Early Spring
The program committee for the
new club year includes Metsdames
Dimmitt, Timblin and Bornemeier.
They will be assisted by the cluD
president, Mrs. Frank Taylor, in the
preparation of the programs.
NEW SHINING STAND
Thomas Solomon has opened a
shining stand In the Cozy barber shop
of Arnold Lillie where he is looking
after the needs of the patrons In his
line. The stand is now operating
Flower Club Has
Event Held at Mynard Community
Euilding Largely Attended by
Members and Friends.
A, very unusual as v. ell as im
portant event took place Wednesday
afternoon, March 8, 1939 at the My
nard Community hall when the So
cial Worker's Flower club entertain
ed a large number of former mem
bers and presidents of the neigh
boring clubs at a two course lunch
eon, it being their silver anniversary.
Twenty-five years ago this club
was organized by Mrs. W. A. Taylor,
now deceased. The first meeting was
held at her home with ten ladies
present, and during all these years
has been very active. Ten years ago
this club celebrated their 15th anni
versary which was one of the big
events of the year.
The community hall was decorated
very artistically for this silver jubilee
in the club colors, blue and white.
On entering, the guests passed
through a decorated latticed arch
way which led to the dining tables.
The stage was banked with plants,
flowers, ferns and wall vases which
gave a very charming setting.
Silver and white was arried out
in the table decorations. The cen
terpieces for each table were mirrors
and contained silver bowls of cut
flowers, white carnations and blue
sweet peas and ferns. The same flow
ers were used in the vases.
Silver candles tied with silver and
white ribbons in "crystal holders on
silver doilies were used.
The nut cups or favors were very
dainty. The handles contained a
silver scroll and the number 25 in
the scroll were very unique. The
napkins were of silver and white.
Five young ladies, Mary Ann Le
pert, Velma Shrader, Mary Ellen
Kaufman. Edith Yandervoort and
Alice Sharpnack served in the dining
room and wore dainty white aprons
and caps trimmed in blue, gifts of
Messages and letters of greeting
were received from Mrs. Grace Wiles
Hall, and Elizabeth . Hall of Grant,
Nebr, Mrs. Nelle Taylor Furlong.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Mrs.
Emily Troop, Kearney, and Mrs. Wm.
Daily of Omaha. Nebr.
The Neighborly Nine club pre
sented the club with a beautiful
bouquet of cut flowers.
Mrs. Fred 'Spangler, president of
the club, presided at this meeting.
The program consisted of a reading
by Mrs. Mike Kaffenberger. Roll call
of all former members of the club
by Mrs. J. L. Stamp. Vocal solo by
Mrs. Chester Wiles. Brief talks from
presidents of neighboring clubs in
cluded: Mrs. Fannie Crosser, Mrs. Al
bert Griffin, Mrs. Nellie Spangler,
Mrs. Chester Wiles, Mrs. Elmer
Tritsch. Mrs. Nellie Wetenkamp, Mrs.
Mary Gobelman, Mrs. Greeley Beil
and Mrs. Ernest Hutchison of Paci
fic Junction, Iowa.
Mrs. George Mumm gave a history
of the club and also read a poem
which was received from Mrs. Grace
Wiles Hall and Elizabeth Hall of
Grant, Nebr., which was appreciated.
Mrs. Elmer Sundstrom gave a very
good talk which was greatly appre
ciated. It was a very pleasant gathering
and enjoyed by all.
March 4, 1939.
Social Worker's Flower Club.
Dear Friends, of those by-gone, en
We received your request, which in
so many ways.
Brought back the dim past, with its
smiles and its tears.
As it builded a span, 'cross the chasm
It bridged the expanse, between us
And changed the old highway to
one that was new: I
It shortened the distance and cut
Made a most direct route from our
heart to yours.
ve i8D we mignt join you, on
Wednesday March 8,
Be with you, that day, just to help
Yet, I fear, 'twould not all, be joy
ous and gay,
For, sadly, we'd long for those now
To never return who belonged ' to
When we were back with wou In
the old home land.
Those, who, at each meeting, were
always found there.
We'd miss, and think oft, of each
lone vacant chair.
- 1 ... -
Ah! "Twenty-five YearR" ia n Inn tr
If counted by steps that we take
And "Twenty-five Years" 1r a lone-
If counted by units of each weary
That we travel, in journeying, to
To all of the places we find we must
Tes, "Twenty-five Years" is a very,
If counted by strokes of the hourly
By ticking of clocks, and the pul
Or the spaces between, when loved
ones must part.
Yet, on looking backv.-ard, when
sometimes we see
Through mists, old time faces. In
Those years do not rate so unend
Nor the time since we met, with
laughter and song.
To joyously while those hours away
Almost, it then seems, that 'twere
We cannot be with you, in person,
But, I promise, in spirit, we'll be
Accept, for the nice invitation, our
And, too, our regrets, that we can't
join the ranks.
With greetings to all, both old
friends and new,
We wish you God speed, as we bid
Mrs. Grace Wiles Hall,
Elizabeth G. Hall.
PASSING OF AGED MAN
From Saturday's Dally
Joseph Benson, 8 8, passed away
this morning at 4 o'clock at the
Cass county farm where he has re
sided for the past year. Mr. Benson
has not been in the best of health
for the past five years, he being bed
fast, and during the past week had
failed rapidly until death came to
Mr. Benson was a resident of Louis
ville where he had made his home for
several years. In his younger years
he followed the vocation as a sailor
and had the honor of sailing the
seven seas. Following that he came
back where he was employed in the
quarry at Louisville and, since the
death of his parents, had been living
alone until his age and health forced
him to retire. Mr. Benson was taken
to the county farm last April where
he resided until the time of his
As far as could be determined
there are no immediate relatives that
survive his passing.
The body was taken to the Sattler
funeral home where funeral services
will be held on Monday.
CONDUCT STORY HOUR
The Gregg patrol of the local Girl
Scout3. with Mrs. Dow Armstrong as
supervisor, had charge of the story
hour presented at the Plattsmouth
public library Friday afternoon at
4 o'clock. A large number of the
youngsters as well as the patrons
were present to witness the program.
A playlet entitled "hirley's Birth
day Party" written by Miss Shirley
Burcham was enacted by the girls.
A poem. "Gtiests from Whittier
Land" was also acted out by each
of the members. Miss Delores Ruse,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude A.
Ruse, was heard in two piano num
bers, "The Umbrella Man," and
E0B WHITE PATROL
The Bob White patrol met for its
week meeting. Wednesday at the
home of Sanford Short. The meeting
was called to order by Billy Hula,
patrol leader. We discussed advance
ment and first class first aid. It was
derided that we pay a nickel a month
dues. After the meeting came to a
close a delightful lunch was served.
Those present were Billy Hula, San
ford Short. Raymond Evers. Keith
Dashner. Albert Richards. Kenneth
White, Robert Grassman and George
PARENTS OF SON
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Smith, liv
ing in the south part of the city, are
the proud parents of a baby boy born
to them- Wednesday morning. The
mother and little son are doing very
CLEANING & PRESSING
Cash and, Carry No One Day Service
2- Piece Suits
3- Piece Suits
$ a .oo
Any Combination of the Above Garments
25 Off on Other Garments Wednesday
Phone 166 - 416 Main St. - Plattsmouth
Girls' State to
American Legion Auxiliary Backing
Program for Girls Similar to
the Legion's for Boys.
Last year the American Legion in
Nebraska sponsored "Boys' State,'
a program of education in American
government based on participation
and experience. So' successful was
the project that not only is it to be
carried out again this year, but a
separately organized and conducted
"Girls' State" is being sponsored by
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Plattsmouth unit has been con
tacted regarding the sponsoring of a
girl from the Junion class in high
school, and will quite likely do so.
Girls State, being a new experi
ment will not attempt as large an
enrollment as set for Boys' State.
The Auxiliary executive committee
has considered the matter and re
acted favorably to sponsoring a girl
for the week's training period.
So far, no steps have been taken
to sponsor a boy at Boys' State. Ap
plication to sponsor two boys last
year at Boys' State was turned down
due to quota for this district being
A very large number were present
last evening at the weekly pinochle
session held every Thursday evening
at the Recreation Center at 8
o'clock. In the women's division.
Miss Florence Rhoades won with a
ccore of 6270, and John Richardson
won the highest honor with a score
The following are the individual
Phvllia Robbing. 4S20: Hiram Bat
ten, 5090; Maymie Mendenhall. 5470;
Arley lester, 57 3U; ciyue urmain,
5250; E. A. Cadwell, 5520: Jerry
Semerad , 4330; Edward Stewart,
4680; Frank Kalasek, 4830; Milo
Pnltmi. R390: Robert Brittain. 5650:
Ronald Lester, 4870; Roy Rice, 4 470;
Thomas Spencer Solomon, i44u;
George Jacobs, 4500; Mrs. Emmet
Rice. 5060; Jerry Konfrst, 5290;
Frank Konfrst, 4450; John Rich
ardson, 73S0; Emmet Rice, 4730;
Florence Rhoades, 6270.
OVERPASS LETTING SOON
The state highway department will
hold the letting of a large group of
highway projects on March 30th at
Lincoln. State Engineer Tilley an
nounced Thursday. Among the proj
ects to be let is that of the federal
aid grade crossing at Murray which
has been projected for some time.
The letting will include grading,
viaduct guard rail and bituminous
surfacing. This viaduct with a sim
ilar one at Fairbury is expected to
total $170,000 for the two projects.
The viaduct will eliminate a bad
condition and dangerous crossing at
Murray, which was the scene of a
fatal auto accident some three years
VISITS IN OLD HOME
From Friday's Dally
Mrs. Inez Baylor, of Akron, Ohio,
was in the city today to visit at
the home of her aunt, Mrs. J. II.
McMaken and other relatives and
old time friends. Mrs. Baylor has
been at Hugo, Colorado, to visit her
mother, Mrs. Eva Reese and is now
on her way back to Ohio. She ex
pects to resume her trip east this
VISIT AT OMAHA
From Thursday's Daily
Miss Alpha C. Peterson and Miss
Marie Kaufmann were in Omaha to
day where they spent a few hours
attending to some business matters
and calling on friends.
2 Plain Skirts
UPPER CLASSMEN WTN
In the interclass basketball games
at the high school Wednesday after
noon the seniors and juniors were
the winners, the seniors winning
from the sophomores 63 to 50 while
the juniors nicked the freshmen C6
The senior-sophomore battle was
a free scoring affair with Reed and
Rebal leading the seniors and Jim
Yelick and Noble proving the most
effective in scoring for the sophs.
The box score: ,
FG FT PF TP
B. Yelick, f 112 3
Rebal. f 10 4 1 24
i Hayes, c 3 0 0 6
Reed, g 10 5 2 25
Wall, g 2 0 4 4
Sedlak, f 0 1 1 1
Brink, g 0 0 2 0
26 11 12 63
FG FT PF TP
J. Yelick, f 11 0 1 22
Minor, f 12 3 4
Noble, c 7 1 1 15
Davis, g 3 0 4 C
Mauzy, g 0 0 3 1
Powell 0 13 1
Miller 10 2 2
23 4 17 27
In the junior-frosh battle, Ed
Smith, Bill Steinkamp and Joe York
were the big three in garnering in
the points for the juniors. For the
frosh Ralph Hilt, Bill Gayer and Don
Martin were most effective in their
shooting eye. The box score:
FG FT PF TP
Devoe, f 0 0 3 0
Steinkamp, f 9 0 2 18
Smith, c 10 4 3 24
York, g 8 2 1 18
White, g 0 0 2 0
All bee. c 10 0 2
Knorr, g 2 0 14
30 6 12 66
FG FT PF TP
Martin, f 2 11
Slatinsky, f 0 2 1
Larson, c 0 0 0
Hilt, g 3 2 1
Gayer, g 3 2 2
Marshall 0 0 0
Favors 0 0 0
8 7 5
MECHANICS AND MA
In view of the improving busi
ness outlook and because of the in
creased activities in the aviation
field, the Plattsmouth office of the
Nebraska State Employment Service
reports that inquiries from various
parts of the United States have been
received concerning the availability
of skilled mechanics and machinists.
For this reason the office is in
terested in securing the names and
addresses and a record of the exper
ience of all skilled mechanics and
machinists who are not now work
ing at their trade and who have had
aircraft experience, or who would be
interested in securing training in
Any applicant who has previously
registered and who has not contacted
the Plattsmouth office during the
past 30 days should call at the office
and renew his subscription.
It is requested that any person in
this community having the above
mentioned skills, visit the office at
his earliest opportunity for the pur
pose of registering.
LEARNS OF DEATH
The members of the William
Oliver family here have received
word of the death at Detroit, Mi:h.,
of Frank McLeer, a brother of the
late Mrs. Oliver, Mr. McLeer being
buried on March 6th and his sister
here on March 4th. The letter was
for a sister of the two, Mrs. Nellie
La Wanda, 84, the last member of the
Rubber Stamps, Targe or small,
at right prices at the Journal.
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ISO C ifl
. TO BE HELD AT
Plattsniouth Sole Sana
AT 1:00 P. M.
We are Featuring Bred Sows
We have 25 Head Consigned Now All
from Good Herds Including
SPOTS - REDS - BLACKS - WHITES
I You Care to Brine Any Other
Hind o Stoclt Bo So
EtARL GROSSHANS, Mgr.
Peter Gradoville, Leader of Orchestra
Heard From Station WAAW
on Wednesday Program.
The newly organized Bohemian
and popular Plattsmouth orchestra
under the direction of rvtr-r Grado
ville played for its first time ov r
radio station WAAW Wednesday
afternoon from 4 o'clock until 4:45
p. m. The orchestra play-d under
the sponsorship of the South Omaha
Electric Shop and will continue to
play under that sponsorship in the
future. The orchestra may be heard
every Wednesday afternoon from 4
to 4:45 and the music lovers of the
city are asked to take advantape of
the privilege by listening in and send
their requests for numbers to be
played on some afternoon.
A special feature nas heard on
the Wednesday afternoon program.
Joseph Fronek. a well known
and popular vocalist of Crete, Nebras
ka, wasp resent and rendered a num
ber of Bohemian vocal solos, the or
chestra playing the accompaniment.
The orchestra and its leader, Peter
Gradoville, are conducting a contest
among the radio friends and listen
ers in which they are to submit a
name that will be appropriate for
the orchestra. Th contest began
Wednesday and the contestants have
until Saturday, March 18 to submit
their entries. It is hoped that the
entries from the Plattsmouth vicin
ity will be numerous. Anyone is
eligible; old and young may par
ticipate in the contest. Just mail
your entries to radio station WAAW
and the best name submitted and
chosen for the orchestra will re
ceive a handsome award.
The local orchestra has received
the highest praise and comment by
the entire staff of WAAW. Such com
pliments should make the orchestra
feel that it is an asset to the city of
Plattsmouth, where members of the
MARRIED AT CITY HALL
Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock
at the office of Judge C. L. Graves
in the city hall occurred the mar
riage of Miss Julia Marie Skinner of
Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Howard
G. Orchard of Primghar, Iowa.
The marriage lines were read by
Judge Graves and the ceremony wit
nessed by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rob
erts of Loveland, Iowa, close friends
of the young people.
The bridal party following the
wedding enjoyed a wedding supper
at the Jacobs cafe.
Phona new llama to He. B.
Sweet Clover, bushel $3.50
A Very Good Grade
An Excellent Grade, bu $4.25
Our Finest Grade, bu $4.80
Slightly Lower Prices on
Full Bag Lots
Red Clover, bushel $11.50
Erome Grass, per lb 17c
Alsyke Clover, per lb 22c
Orchard Grass, per lb 22 C
Red Top, per lb 15c
Timothy, per bu $2.25
Our Garden Seed Stock
IS NOW VERY COMPLETE
Get Yours Now
Destor & Sivalek Go.
Phone 151 433 Main St.