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Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1939.
District Seeks a
Right of Way
Application Filed in County Court
Today to Start Condemnation
Proceedings for District.
From Tuesday's Dally
This morning: in the county court
an application was made by the Loup
River Public Power district to acquire
a right-of-way for It", transmission
line by easement of lands through
The proposal is for easement foi
the transmission line that enters Cas
county three and a half miles south
cf Greenwood, thence ten miles east
ar.d then northeasterly thirteen mi'tr
to the Platte river where the crois
will be made into Sarpy count.
The line is operated from the piart
at Columbus via Lincoln to Oniau.a
The application asks for the ap
pointment of five freeholder. to make
the condemnations of the lands and
set the recovery of the land owners
and for the easement of the property.
The lands and the owners and es
tates represented are Carrie M Arm
strong, William Schuelke, Homer V.
Martin, Anna M. Zox, et al, August
Gakemeir, Fred C. Buell, Barbar
Lake, Louis F. Wendt, Leo R. Rikli,
Mrs. Garethc Rikli, Henry S Carsen,
Martha M. Gakemeir, Helen I-aToiir
Jvahler Pottery Co., Lawrence E.
Twiss, Bertha Schleifert, et al, Edwin
Grcup, Henry Albert, Anna M. Guth-
mann, et al, John P. Meisiner, estate
of Peter Meisinger, Walter Waskel,
Lena Tritsch, Wilma Tritsch, Chris
Parkening and Geniveive Aberdein,
et al, non-resident defendants.
Under the application the court
will select a group of five for the
appraisal of the lands involved. "
VIEW LEGISLATURE IN ACTION
From Tuesday's Daily
John Livingston and Jim Webb,
high school seniors, are in Lincoln
today, where they enjoyed visiting
the legislature in session this fore
noon and this afternoon are attend
ing a public hearing of the Revenue
committee on bills before it, to ob
serve Just how the functions of gov
ernment are carried out. Bob Webb
also went along with them to get a
The boys are accompanied by W.
II. Puis, a former state representa
tive, who, as member of the legisla
tive committee of the County Asses
sors' association of Nebraska, is ap
pearing before the Revenue commit
tee on several bills in which the as
sessors association is interested.
Mrs. Puis and Glen went along,
the former stopping at Weeping Wat
er to visit her daughter, Mrs. Robert
II. Gray and family. The trip is be
ing made in Livingston's car.
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB ELECTS
From Tuesday's nn
The Junior Woman's club met last
evening at the Hotel Plattsmouth.
Thirty-two girls were present. They
adopted a constitution and by-laws,
elected officers and attended to other
matters of business.
The officers elected were: Miss
Wilhelmina Henrichsen, president;
Mi3s Edith Solomon, vice-president;
Miss Fern Jahrig, secretary; and
Miss Gertrude Vallery, treasurer. The
members of the various committees
will be announced in the near fu
ture. The club will meet on the second
and fourth Mondays of each month
at 8 o'clock.
The next meeting on March 27
will be a social party and with the
cHib officers as the hostesses. It will
be held in Hotel Plattsmouth dining
HERE FROM FLOOD TERRITORY
Mr. and Mrs. W..E. Delaney, ot
Clarinda, Iowa, arrived Sunday for a
visit with Mr. Delaney's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Delaney of the
Coronado apartments. In coming
from their home they found the flood
water of the Nishna doing a great
deal of damage and in many places
flood water was going over the high
ways and with the river still rising,
causing many of the residents to
seek higher ground with their stock
and household effects.
DEATH OF INFANT
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Newham
are grief-stricken parents as the
result of the death of their infant
son, born Monday morning, and pass
ed away Monday afternoon at 4
o'clock. The infant was born shortly
before noon and had seemingly been
in good health when a sudden re
lapse occurred shortly before 4
o'clock and before medical attention
could be summoned he passed to his
There is left to mourn his passing
the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Newham as well as a number of
Well at Peru
Allan White Scores Superior and
Many of the Local Entries
The representatives of the Platts
mouth high school department ot
music who were in the M-I-N-K
music contest at- the Peru State
Teachers college, Friday and Satur
day scored well for the local school.
The young people made a fine im
pression and their excellent work is
a fine showing for their ability and
the excellent training that the stu
dents have received from Mr. David
Fowler, their instructor.
Allan White, trumpet soloist,
scored the highest rating in the con
test, that of superior, for his beau
tifully given selection.
The girl soloists were given ex
cellent for their vocal numbers and
the fine voices and poise of the stu
dents drew much praise. Those who
were in the excellent class were
Peggy Wiles, girl's high voice, Juan
ita Sigler, girl's medium voice, Billie
J. Sylvester, girl's low voice. In the
boy's vocal group Ralph Stava re
ceived excellent for the high voices
and Stephen Devoe for the medium
voice, while Joe York in the low
voice group was rated good.
In the group numbers, the girl's
glee club received excellent and the
girl's sextette rated as good.
FUNERAL OF P. T. BECKER
The funeral services of the late
P. T. Becker, held Saturday after
noon at the First Presbyterian
church, was attended by a very large
congregation of the old time friends
and neighbors to pay their last
tribute of esteem to the memory of
this well known citizen.
Dr. H. G. McClusky, pastor oi
the church, gave the sermon, bring
ing a message of comfort to the be
reaved relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. R. Reeder and Mrs. Hilt
Martin sang two of the old and loved
hymns, "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and
"Abide With Me," Mrs. H. F. Goos
being at the organ for the accom
paniment. The pall bearers were selected from
the old time friends, they being Louis
and Henry Born, Louis Baumgart,
Joseph G. McMaken, Howard Fuller-
ton of Omaha, O. A. Anderson of
Wahoo, Fred Herbster.
The interment was at the Oak
Hill cemetery with the Sattler fun
eral home in charge.
LEAVES FOR THE SOUTH
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Waller depart
ed Saturday evening for a visit of
several weeks in the southland, a
journey that will take them to south
ern Florida and many interesting
scenes in that part of the south be
fore they return.
They are going from Omaha to
New Orleans and after spending
some time there will travel via the
gulf coast to Jacksonville, Florida,
and then on south to Miami and
County Attorney Walter H. Smith
has been requested by the state high
way department to start condemna
tion proceedings on fifty-sixth ot
an acre of land at Murray, property
of Fred and Clara Drucker. The pro
ceedings are to be made to re-locate
and straighten Ncr. 1 at Murray and
where a new overpass will be built
by the state.
Offer Again Made on Building Hear
Report cn Tax Sales and Pro
posal to Extend Sewer.
The city council met Monday eve
ning in the first meeting of the
month end whkh found all of the
members present except Councilman
W. C. Tippens, who is battling the
flu and unable to be on hand.
The reports of the various city
officials were received by the city
clerk and read. City Treasurer M. D.
Brown had on hand on March 1st
$22,979.10 which was deposited in
the Plattsmouth State bank, City
Clerk Olson had collected $13C for
the past month and turned over to
the treasurer. Chief of Police W. M.
Barclay reported three arrests for
the past month. Chief of the Fire
Department Dr. O. Sandin, reported
five fires since the last report given
Mayor Lushinsky as the head of
the board of health, reported that a
great deal of flu was reported over
the city, altho none of the cases were
of a contagious type.
Mayor Tushinsky reported that
owing to the illness of Councilman
Tippens he had been looking after
the street work and hoped to have
the streets in the business section
washed and as soon as dry enough
to have some of the dirt streets
The tax and property committee
through Chairman Webb, reported
that a bid had been received on lot
seven and west half of lot eight in
block ten, original town and fulfill
ing all requirements of the city and
on motion the bid of C. R. Olson for
$375 for the property was accepted.
The purchaser will have a residence
property erected there.
City Attorney J. H. Davis reported
that the disposal of all the city tax
owned property In that block was
being closed up and a suit to quiet
title would eliminate the last diffi
culties in the way of a clear title to
the purchaser. All of the lots would
be purchased by reliable parties who
wouM guarantee to have property
erected and modernized on the lots.
The council by resolution approved
the transfer of the tentative bid of
Fred H. Sharpnack and Robert H.
Gray for property in block ten, to
L. L. Horton.
The tax and property committee
also reported that the Burlington
railroad had withdrawn its protest
on a levy made by the city for the
fire department equipment, approving
the levy as for the best interests
of the city.
Chairman Webb of the tax and
property committee reported that the
committee had received an offer of
$1,500 cash for the former Perkins
House building. The would-be pur
chaser. Earl Lloyd, of Council Bluffs,
also offered to supply the city with
brick if they desired at $3 for un
cleaned and $4 cleaned per 1,000.
Invaddition to paying the cash price
the purchaser would also employ six
local men to help in dismantling the
Mayor Lushlnsky'requested an ex
pression from all of the councilmen
as to their attitude on the matter.
It was the general expression that
the condition of the building and its
constant depreciation would make it
more feasible for a sale at this time
than to try and hold it. Councilman
Vroman who had opposed the pre
vious sale, stated that he felt that
the condition of the building as well
little opportunity dispose of it for
other uses, he felt that perhaps the
sale would be best.
All of the councilmen were very
much in favor of the use of the site
for a swimming pool and beach after
the removal of the structure. It was
decided by the council, however, to
appoint a committee of six to confer
with similar committees from the
Chamber of Commerce and other
civic bodies over the matter. Mayor
Lushinsky named as the committee,
Councilmen Webb , Tiekotter and
Councilman Vroman reported that
William Falk had six sections of
tubing that he would dispose of to
the city for $1.50 each or $9 for the
whole number of tubing. On motion
the city Btreet department was au
thorized to purchase the tubes for
The discussion of the drainage
condition along the paving on south
Chicago avenue was participated in
by a number of the councilmen. En
gineer Swander of Nebraska City on
visit here had recommended the
extension of the sewer work there to
include caring for that portion of
the highway near the C. E. Wel
shimer station, covering some 650
additional feet of the sewer exten
sion. It was suggested that a sewer
be placed under the paving that
would carry the drainage water from
the west side of the paving to the
least and save the danger to the pav-
ing. C. E. Markham of the WPA of
fice, was in favor of the extwision to
care for the present situation and
thought that it could be taken care
of with little difficulty. On motion
of Councilman Vroman the "matter
was referred to the WPA committee
and the engineers for action.
A very general discussion of the
state aid on paved streets in thejgoing away ensemble of blue sheer
cities was then taken up but no ac
tion by the council in the matter.
Councilman John E. Schutz called
the attention of the council to fire
danger from the old Monroe building
and urged that the owner be notified
to clear up the condition as exists
there. City Attorney J. H. Davis will
contact theo wner in Omaha.
Councilman Schutz also urged that
more active steps be taken to collect
the occupation tax.
The city also ordered several pieces
of street work looked after where
The following claims wero order
ed paidby the council:
Platts. Water Corp., hydrant
rental $483. 9C
John Boetel, burying 2 dogs 1.20
Lincoln Tel. Co., rentals and
F. G. Fricke Co.. supplies 1.65
Bates Book Store, office sup
Sinclair Refining Co., kero
sene ; -- .75
Warga Hardware, six globes
and canopies 42.60
Weyrich & Hadraba, office
E. J. Richey. supplies 20.35
Iowa-Nebr. Light & Power
Co., gas and light city hall 14.20
Iowa-Nebr. Light & Power
Co., gas heater, fire house. 32.00
Iowa-Nebr. Light & Power
Co., street lights 250.95
Fire DeDt.. 4 nozzelmen 13.50
Ivan Taylor, street work 40.05
D. L. Ramel, tractor work 40.95
George Taylor, street work 12.00
George Taylor, street work,
Searl S. Davis, premium,
comp. ins. 129.00
WPA, Chicago Ave.
Cloidt Service, kerosene $ 19.44
Tidball Lumber Co.. supplies 3.41
Warga Hardware, flare wicks 1.S0
Kroehler Hardware, supplies 5.72
Charles Vallery, coal 3.00
F. R. Gobelman, supplies 2.39
Glen Vallery. supplies 21.60
Ray H. Wiysel. repairs 5.50
Ray II. Wiysel, blacksmitn-
Charles Crawford, truck hire
C. E. Markham, same 24.67
frn CMinkenbeard. same 35.85
Joe Mrasek, sand
HAS JAW INJURED
Carl Senf of this city was severely
injured Saturday night at the Twin
Gables resort near Fort Crook.' The
young man had gone outof the build
ing when he was assaulted by some
party and in the melee his left jaw
was- badly fractured. The injured
man was brought on to this -city and
the Jaw given treatment. This morn
ing he was taken to the St. Joseph
hospital at Omaha for treatment and
to have the jaw X-rayed and set.
SUFFERS FROM FLU
Mrs. Edward Donat, Sr., is
ported as quite ill from an attack
of flu and grippe at her home in
the west part of the city. She is
somewhat better now and her daugh
ter, Mrs. Emil Hovelka of Wahoo,
who has been here has returned
home. During the illness of Mrs.
Donat she Is being cared for by her
daughter. Mrs. Vern Hendricks.
SUFFERS FROM THROAT ATTACK
Joseph F. Hadraba, the well
known and popular druggist, was
confined to his home Monday and
today as the result of a throat ail
ment and which has made neces
sary his remaining quiet and under
the care of a physician. It is hoped
that the condition may improve and
permit Mr. Hadraba to resume his
usual activities In a ftw days.
Wedding Held at
Miss Doris Wolcott Becomes Bride of
J. Morton Norris of Omaha
Rev. Lenker Officiates.
In the presence of sixty relatives
and close friends, the wedding of
Miss Doris Wolcott, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. P. Wokott of Weeping
I Water, and J. Morton Norris, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Norris, of Omaha,
was solemnized, with Rev. W. D.
Lenker of the Weeping Water M. E.
The ceremony took place in front
of the large fireplace, with the
mantle banked with ferns and white
carnations, and having tall candela
bra at either end holding white
tapers. The bride was attired in her
wool, with a corsage of pink rose
buds. The beautiful double ring
ceremony was used and the bride
was given away by her father.
After the ceremony the guests
were invited to the dining room,
where the decorations were yellow
jonquils and yellow and white tapers.
Miss La Verne Gibson presided at the
coffee urn, and Mrs. Harley Thurs
lund served the ices, and those as
sisting in the serving in the dining
room were associates of the bride
in the Farm Bureau office. They
were Miss Evelyn Johnson, Miss
Aurel Cope, Miss Mary Pool, and Miss
Mrs. Wilbur Long was in charge
of the guest book and Mrs. Harlan
Gibson in charge of the gift room.
Out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hitchman of Ord, John
Pilling, Miss Ruth Pilling, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Pilling and daughter, of
Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hutchins,
and Miss Ruth Hutchins. of Lincoln;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wolcott, Lin
coln; Frank Wolcott. Hastings; Mrs.
Leone Swisher, Miss Dorothy Jean
Swisher, Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Pool and Howard Pool of Wa
bash. The happy couple left immediately
after the ceremony for Omaha, where
the groom is employed, and where
they will make their home.
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
From Wednesday's Dally
The members of the Vroman fam
ily here received the sad news to
day of the death at Red Bluffs, Cali
fornia, of Leslie Vroman, 19, son of
the late Leslie Vroman.
The young man has been making
his home with his uncle, Allard Vro
man at Red Bluffs for the past two
years and passed away last night at
After the death of the mother five
years ago, Leslie with others of his
family made their home here w-ith
their grandfather, L. E. Vroman and
with their uncle, E. O. Vroman and
family for about a year, but he has
been coming here each summer to
visit the members of his family.
The father of the young man died
some two years ago.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
From Wednesday's Dally
This morning Mrs. Hillard Grass
man was taken to Omaha where she
will enter the St. Catherine's hos
pital for an operation. Mrs. Grass
man has not been in the best of
health for some time and it has been
found necessary to have the operation
performed in the hope of giving her
Prom Wednesday" Daily
Joseph Highfield. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wrilliam Highfield, was taken
to the Clarkson hospital last eve
ning where he underwent an oper
ation for appendicitis. Despite his
condition the young man withstood
the operation very well and Is show
ing signs of Improvement.
VISITS IN IOWA
Sheriff and Mrs. Joe Mrasek and
sons, Howard and Robert, were at
Lamoni, Iowa, Sunday for a visit at
the home of Mrs. Mrasek's relatives.
They had a very fine trip and en
joyed meeting a number of the rel
atives and friends in that section of
Mrs. William Woolcott, local
supervisor of the sewing center, is in
Lincoln where she is attending the
WPA convention Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Woolcott and son,
William, Jr., motored Tuesday to
York, Nebraska where they attended
the funeral of Mrs. Woolcott's uncle,
C. R. Northup on Tuesday after
noon. Following the funeral, Mrs.
Woolcott motored to Lincoln where
she will stay the next few days and
Mr. Woolcott and son returned to
During Mrs. Woolcott's absence,
Mrs. Alice Bates is in charge of the
Told of Electric
Fred I. Rea, Manager of Iowa-Nebraska
Light & Power Co.. Tells
of Growth of Industry.
The members of the Rotary slub
Tuesday had a very interesting pro
gram offered in a series of vocational
classification talks, this being that
of tha electric industry given by
Fred I. Rea, district manager of the
lowa-Nebraska Light & Power Co.
Mr. Rea showed his thorough
knowledge cf the development of
electricity from its first discovery
down to the present day when the
electric current is the servant of
mankind and provides labor saving
devices and comfort in many ways.
Mr. Rea told of the invention of the
incandescent lamps which had come
before that of securing the current
to supply the light current. In a
most interesting manner he traced
the development of the great indus
try from its first starts in the large
cities to the present widespread use
of electric current that supplies the
farms as well as the city with Its
labor saving current. He showed the
many things that the electric driven
machine can do today to aid man
kind in his daily - tasks and enjoy
ment of life.
Howard Baker, junior and John
Benton Livingston, senior, of the
high school were presented as the
school members of the club for the
The meeting was in charge of
C. A. Rosencrans as the leader and
who presented the various features
of the program.
FUNERAL -OF JOHN HIRZ
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at the Sattler funeral
home at Fourth and Vine streets for
John Hirz, long time resident of this
community and a universally loved
and respected citizen. The high re
gard in which Mr. Hirz was held was
attested by the large number that as
sembled at the home.
Dr. H. G. McClusky, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church,
brought the message of the scriptures
to comfort the members of the be
reaved family circle and the old
During the service Frank A. Cloidt
gave two of the old and loved hymns,
"Asleep in Jesus" and "Face to
Face," with Mrs. H. F. Goos as the
Interment was at the Oak Hill
cemetery and the pall bearers were
old time friends and neighbors,
Phillip and Louis Born, Orvill Kintz,
W. L. Propst, Harry Shiffer and
J. A. PItz.
SUFFERS FROM FLU
W. W. Wasley who was able to be
up and around after six weeks ot
severe illness unfortunately contract
ed the flu and has again been con
fined to his bed the past two weeks.
He is Bhowing improvement and his
many friends hope that he will soon
be able to resume his usual activ
ities. CLOSING DATES FOR
LOANS ON 1938 CORN
The original closing date of March
31, 19J59 for completion of loans on
193S corn will not be extended. It is
urged that all eligible applicants
have requested loans completed prior
to the final date.
ding at Eustis
St. John's Lutheran Church at Eustis
Scene of Very Impressive Ser
vice Last Sunday.
On Sunday, March 12, 1939 at 4
p. m. Mis3 Dorothy Louise Brock
meier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Gustav Brockmeier, was united in
marriage to Herbert F. Bornemeier,
son of Harry Bornemeier of Murdock,
at the St. John's Lutheran hurch
Jn Eustis, Nebr., in the presence of
the immediate families. While Mi;
Martha Schilling played the Lohen
grin wedding march the bridal
couple and attendants took their
places at the altar, which was beau
tifully decorated with garden and
cut flowers. Preceding the ceremony
Miss Magdalene Strieker sang, "Take
Thou My Hand," accompanied by
Miss Schilling at the organ, after
which Rev. M. Strieker officiated at
the very Impressive double ring cere
mony, which united the lives of this
popular young couple.
The bride was lovely in a gown ot
white chiffon velvet brocaded In rose
design. It was floor length princess
style with sweetheart collar and
long close fitting sleeves with the tra
ditional point at wrists. The skirt
swept into a graceful train clouded
by a veil of white Illusion. It was
fashioned in a double tap style with
a tiara embroidered with tiny pearls
and clusters of orange blossoms. The
bridal bouquet was American Pride
roses tied with a bow of white satin.
The bride was attended by Miss
Mary Bornemeier, sister of the groom,
who wore a floor length gown of
petal pink satin with white acces
sories. She carried a bouquet of pink
sweet peas tied with a bow of pink
and white ribbon.
George Brockmeier, brother of the
bride, was best man. Both the groom
and best man wore dark suits.
Following the service a delicious
three ourse dinner was served at
the farm home of the bride's parents.
Hollywood roses, pink sweet peas,
tulips, white tapers and a three tier
wedding cake decorated the table.
Misses Louise Uebele. Lena Wolf and
Alma Shurr were waitresses.
After March 15 the happy couple
will reside at Murdock, Nebr.. where
the groom is engaged in farming.
Out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Louie Siekjost, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Bornemeier and children, Carl
Leland and Donna Mae, Mrs. Alwlu
Bornemeier, Misses Elsa and Mary
Bornemeier and Kenneth Grrdes, all
of Murdock, Nebr.
Miss Mary Swatek of Omaha has
been at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swatek, for the
past several days. She has Leen con
fined with a severe case of flu. al
though she expects to be able to re
turn to Omaha next week. She is
employed by the Prudential Insur
From Tuesday's Dally
Thelma Manners, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Manners, underwent
an operation for tonsils and adenoids
early this morning at the office of
one of the local physicians. The little
girl withstood the operation very
well and is showing rapid improve
ment as the result of the operation.
SPEND SUNDAY HERE
Mrs. Harold Peterson, of Omaha,
was here over the week end visiting
at the home of her parenst, Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Vallery, while Mr. Peter
son was at Lincoln to attend the
basketball tournament and coaches
conference. He Joined Mrs. Peter
son here Sunday and they returned
last evening to Omaha.
MAIL CARRIER ILL
Thomas Ruby, one of the carriers
on the rural routes out of the local
postoffice, has been suffering from
illness for the past few days. The
condition of Mr. Ruby was such
that it was necessary for him to re
main at home and under medical
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