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JTebr. State Tlirtcii.nl Society
Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1939.
at Ulysses, Neb.
Popular Murray Young People Joined
in Marriage at Christian Par
sonage on Wednesday.
Miss Ruby Worthan, daughter of,
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Worthan of
Murray, and Mr. Raymond Lancaster,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Lancaster,
also of Murray, were united in mar
riage at the Christian parsonage at
Ulysses. Nebraska Wednesday after
noon. The Rev. C. Loyd Shubert,
former pastor at Murray, Nebraska,
officiated at the ceremony.
The young couple were attended
by Miss Edy'he Lushinsky and Mr.
Gomer Worthan, brother of the
The bride was charming in a rust
colored crepe dress made princess
style with matching accessories, and
she wore a corsage of pink roses and
Miss Lushinsky wore a dress of
violet crepe, with black accessories
to match. She wore a corsage of
The groom wore the conventional
dark suit while the best man wore a
Following the wedding a luncheon
was served the bridal party by the
hostess. Mrs. C. Loyd Shubert, wife
of the pastor.
The bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr, and Mrs. Marion Worthan
and was born and reared in Murray,
Nebraska where she has made a le
gion of friends during her residence
there. She was educated in the
Murray school and later was a stu
dent at the Plattsmouth high school.
The groom is the son of. Mr. and
Mrs. Earle Lancaster of Murray.
Those attending the wedding from i
Murray were only the immediate
members of the families of the bridal
party, they being: Mr. and Mrs.
Marion Worthan, Mr. and Mrs. Earle
Lancaster, and Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Seybolt all of Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster v.ill have
the best wishes of their many friends
in Plattsmouth where they both at
tended high school, as well as their
hosts of friends in Murray.
LOOK FOR GOOD SEASON
The coming spring and summer
promises one of the best building
seasons in the last few years, several
homes over thecity being projected
and sales of residential properties
has shown a sharp upturn after sev
eral years of lethargy,
Many new homes are being estab
lished and the purchase of real estate
by the citizens is a very healthy in
dication of acquiring an excellent
class of permanent residents vitally
interested in the future of the city.
Many of the properties which have
been sold by the city under tax liens
are being purchased and remodeled
or new homes built thereon, making
for a healthy condition for the com
munity. CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this method of
sincerely thanking our 'many friends
and neighbors for their kindness in
helping us to save our home from de
struction by fire on Thursday morn
ing. Your assistance was greatly ap
preciated and will always be re
membered. May we be ready to
assist you in any time of need.
Thank you. C. D. Spangler and fam
ily, Murray, Nebr. d&w
STANDS ORDEAL WELL
From Saturday's DalYy
Ilillard Grassman and children,
Jacqueline, Robert and Donald and
Norman Gamblin were at Omaha to
day where they visited Mrs. Grass
man at the St. Catherine's hospital.
They found the patient suffering a
great deal but standing the shock of
the operation well.
From Saturday's Daily .
Marlon Farris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Farris of this city,
underwent an operation for the re
moval of his tonsils. The operation
was performed this morning and his
mother, Mrs. Farris was with him
during the operation.
TAX CORN ON MARKET VALUE
LINCOLN, March 18 (UP) Corn
upon which a loan has been secured
should be taxed at its market value
similar to corn upon which no loan
has been obtained. State Tax Com
missioner W. H. Smith said today.
"In some instances it is claimed
this corn is entirely exempt from
taxation but this is not the case,"
Smith said. "If the price of corn
should advance above the value at
which loans were made, the party
obtaining the loan could dispose of
it at the market price and realize a
profit. In that event there would be
no argument about the owner," he
PHS for 1939
Fifty of the Students Are at Meet
ing and Large Group Out for
the First Practice.
Spring football is engrossing the
thoughts of the high school athletic
department at this time and while
weather conditions have not been the
best the preliminary work of early
training has been underway. There
were some fifty to indicate their in
terest both in the high and junior
high school and point to a fine reserve
strength for the squad this coming
Coach B. A Hoffman had a large
group out for the initial warm up
Thursday and in which signal prac
tice was held and the players showed
keenness and alertness in getting intc
In preliminary workouts Thursday
Steinkamp was used at fullback, White
and Favors in the half back job, Joe
Noble calling signals at quarter, Joe
York and Corbin Davis at- the ends..
Stava and Powell at tackels and Phil
lips and Dall at the guard posts and
Warren Albee, last year veteran at
This combination worked against
the other players on the squad and
the showing of both teams was very
promising. Bruno Reichstadt, Mat
thew Sedlak, Lars Larson and Don
Martin also showed well in prelimin
ary warming up tests of the season.
There was a large group of the play
ers including a number of the regul
ars, among these Stephen Devoe, Har
ley Cottingham, James Yelick, who
were not cut for the first workout.
Throughout the past year the
Plattsmouth publii schools have
found it necessary to call upon many
citizens for cars to assist with trans
portation. The inter-scholastic con
tests in which the Plattsmouth
schools take part is wide and varied
and for that reason a great deal of
transportation is mandatory. The
citizens of Plattsmouth have been
unquestionably generous- in- pro
viding transportation for basketball
and football games, declamatory, de
bate, and music contests and all other
types of inter-scholastic activities.
Not only have the cars been gener
ous but many parents have donated
their time for the good of the cause.
The Plattsmouth high school appre
ciates the fine assistance that the
people of this city have given in this
RECEIVES $50 FINE
Prom Thursday's Daily
This morning in the county court,
Frank Hoffman, of Elmwood, was
charged in a complaint filed by the
state highway patrol with operating
a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The patrolman charged that the de
fendant was driving west on the O
street road three miles east of the
Elmwood corner at the time of the
arrest. The defendant stated that
he had been at Syracuse at a sale
and all that he had partaken of was
two sandwiches and four glasses of
beer. He made a plea of guilty to
the charge, however. The court im
posed a fine of $50 and the cost of
prosecution and ordered the driver's
license suspended for one year. Un
der the state law the highway depart
ment, however, has power to revoke
Phone news Rems lo no. C
our dot upDorranity oaieii
f a A
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
Saturday, March 25, brings the tenth and
final $25 weekly prize in the contest. Then just
two more weeks of intensive vote getting, as ali
schools start down the home stretch for the $250
in grand prizes to be awarded April 8th.
THIRTY-SEVEN Plattsmouth business firms
in the contest, end more than thirty of them have
an "Opportunity Days" sale ad in this issue of the
Jew rial and can issue 5 to 1 votes to schools that
take the trouble to register the ads with the respec
TEACHERS, see that ALL the ads are regis
tered promptly in order to assure greatest possible
vote bonus advantage for your school during all
four days of this "Opportunity Sale." It costs you
ncihizrg to register the ads, and when you have
done so, no individual customer need bring in a
dealer's ad for registering to get the 5 to 1 votes.
CUSTOMERS do not bring individual ads to
stores for signing these four days. Instead simply
ask merchant if your school has registered his ad.
If so, he will be able to give you 5 to 1 votes on
all purchases and paid cn accounts.
Remember, these four "Opportunity Days"
bring you both buying opportunities and vote-getting
opportunities you can't afford to miss.
5 to 1 Schcol Votes at every business house
that has an ad provided your school has regis
tered the ad with the merchant in its name.
for Old World
Misses Alpha and Gerda Peterson
Sailing in Few Days for Holy
Land Easter in Jerusalem.
From Saturday's Dally
Misses Alpha and Gerda Peterson
left this afternoon for n long journey
to Europe where the3T will spend some
time visiting, sight-seeing, cruising.
and enjoying the places of highest in
terest in that continent. The ladies
sail from America on March 25 on
the Italian liner, "F.ex," and will go
directly to Jeruselem where they ex
pect to spend Easter touring the Holy
Land as well as a number of the his
torical places and spots in that city.
Before setting sail, the ladies will
spend some time in Washington where
they intend to visit and watch con
gress during its session at this time.
The many friends and neighbors of
these fine ladies are happy that they
are so fortunate in being able to make
the trip to the old world and hope
that in the troubled world abroad they
may find it less critical and that they
may have a safe journey.
Miss Alpha Peterson was formerly
Cass county superintendent of schools,
and Miss Gerda was formerly a post
al clerk in the local post-office until
her retirement early this fall.
Members of the Holy Rosary con
gregation received word this week
to the effect that their pastor, Rev.
Joseph R. Sinkula is showing good
improvement at the home of his
parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sin
kula. Sr. Father Sinkula had several
electrical treatments during the past
few days which had relieved him of
his illness considerably. He expects
to be back by May 1 if his condition
continues to improve.
Father Sinkula had departed for
New Mexico several weeks ago to
take treatments for hl3 health. Upon
arriving in New Mexico, he wus faced
with a blizzard and heavy snowstorm.
He then motored to the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sin
kula. Sr., 13501 Alvin Ave., Garfield
Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, where he
has been recuperating from his illness.
Announcing A Grand Rural School Contest
ATHLETIC CLUB MEETS
From Saturday's DaHj
The Young Ladies' Athletic club
of Plattsmouth met last evening at
the Recreation Center at 8 p. m. A
number of the members were present
for the second meeting since its or
ganization. The president, Miss Edith Solomon,
presided over the meeting, and the
secretary, Miss Gertrude Vallery read
the minutes of the reeding meet
ing. A regular business discussion
was held as to the aims and pur
poses of the club. The young ladies
held a lengthy discussion on the var
ious activities and sports that the
club would undertake in the coming
year, some of these being, tennis,
fencing, hiking, boating, and arch
ery. The present members and the of
ficers of the club extend a cordial
welcome and invitation to all of the
young women of the -city to Join
with this group In its social as well
as business activities not only for
the good and welfare of the city of
Plattsmouth but for their own en
joyment and companionship.
Due to the numerous activities
that, were being sponsored last eve
ning, the officers brought the meeting
to a close at an early hour.
FIRE AT COUNTRY HOME
From Saturday's Deny .
The fire alarm this morning at
4:30 icalled the local f:re department
out to the farm home of Alvin Ramge
six miles south of this city. The de
partment made a fine response but
on their" arrival found that the fire
had been subdued by the members
of the family. It is thought that an
oil mop sitting on the floor, caused
combustion and burned a hole in
the floor of the kitchen. The fire
did but little damage but a great
deal of smoke damage was done to
the interior of the house.
PARENTS OF SON
The many friends will be interest
ed in learning of the birth on Tues
day at the Clarkson hospital at
Omaha, of a fine little son to Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Rosen, former residents
here and now located in Omaha where
Mr. Rosen is in the automobile busi
ness. All are doing very well and
the friends here will join in their
congratulations to the happy parents
on the addition to the family circle.
C I S?
March 22, 23, 24, 25
in Grand Prizes
You can't Lose, a Prize
for Every School
SCHOOL getting the great
est total number of votes
during- contest takes first
choice; second high school,
second choice; third, third
choice, and so on down the
line, of following prizes
$60 Swing and
$37 K. D. Whirl
$25 12-ft. Slide
24 Bats and Balls
12 Kitten Balls
Catch Ball to All
ATT, votes turned in "v;ill be
credited to your school in
determining the grand prize
uinncrs at close of contest
Saturday night, April 8th.
Death of Orville
Here Forty Years
Passes Away After a Short Illness
at Home of Q. K. Parmele
Near This City.
From Saturday's Daily
This morning Orville Renner.
"Mike" as he was better known to
the many friends in the community,
died at the home of Q. K. Parmele
west of this city where he has maCe
his home for a number of years. He
has been ill for a short time.
The deceased was born September
1C, 1S79, at Mt. Vernon, Missouri,
and when nineteen years of age,
September 1, 18S8, came to Platts
mouth and has since made his home
in this community. He was engaged
in working here for J. "V. Sage and
later Q. K. Parmele and when the
latter disposed of his business inter
ests, Mr. Renner assisted him on
the farm west of this city.
He is survived by four sisters and
three brothers, Mrs. Albert Stokes,
Mrs. James Ault of this city; Mrs.
Robert Richter, Bayard, Nebraska;
Mrs. Silas Green, Omaha; Allen Ren
ner, Omaha; Nelson Renner, Roches
ter, Minnesota; Ted Renner, .Ocean
The body was taken to the Sattler
funeral home where funeral services
will be held Tuesday afternoon at
FARM LOAN CONFERENCE
Nelson Berger of Nehawka, C. W.
Martin of Greenwood and S. C. Doy
les of Alvo have been invited to at
tend a conference of presidents of Na
tional Farm Loan associations in
Omaha on March 20 and 21 as guests
of the Federal Land bank.
The invitations were extended by
Charles McCumsey, president of the
land bank, who said that the presi
dents of all National Farm Loan as
sociations in Iowa and eastern Ne
braska had been invited to attend.
A similar conference of association
presidents in South Dakota, Wyoming
and western Nebraska is scheduled
for March 23 and 24.
The meetings will be devoted ' to
discussions for improving the service
of the farm loan associations and the
land bank their member-borrowers.
SAVE CAE FROM DESTRUCTION
Wednesday afternoon a car be
longing to the Hackenberg brothers
of Mynard had a close call from de
struction by fire. The car had been
left parked on Main street between
Fifth and Sixth streets and parties
standing along the sidewalk noticed
what seemed to be smoke in the car
which was closed up. The door was
opened and a dense cloud of smoke
surged out from a smouldering back
iseat that was afire
The seat was
dragged out of the car and the fire
put out without little loss
Boetel and Billy Meisinger were the
Shows Well in
Four Superiors Secured by the High
School Students One Act
Play Rates High.
The winners of the local declam
atory contest, which was held Mon
day evening. February 27, motored
to Auburn Tuesday afternoon where
they participated in the sub-district
declamatory contest. The contest
was held in the auditorium of the
Auburn high school where a large
number of representatives from var
ious schools participated in the
The Plattsmouth contestants made
a remarkable showing in the sub
district meet, receiving four super
iors, two of which qualified for the
district contest to be held in the
near future. Allan White, represent
ing the dramatic division, and Shir
ley Walling, who represented the
humorous division, placed superior
ami were highly praised and recom
mended by the judges in presenting
their readings in the district meet
but they had not complied with the
rules and regulations as to the time
spent on their reading, and. there
fore, they were disqualified. The one
act play, "Little Oscar" was given a
superior rating, all of the actors and
actresses presenting their parts ex
cellently. Miss Corrine Drucker was
chosen as the outstanding actress and
James Sandin was selected as the
outstanding actor. The cast consist
ed of the following:
Henry James Sandin
Josie Corrine Drucker
Fred Warren Reed
Gussie Mary Helen Dill
John Tidball, representing .the
original oratory, was also given the
rating of superior. The one-act play
cast and Mr. Tidball will represent
the Plattsmouth high school in . the
district contest to be held In the
The contestants making excellent
ratings were Junior Devoe, who rep
resented interpretative oratory; Clay
ton Sack, who represented the ex
The judges for the contest were
Professor Moore of Peru and Mrs.
Joder, former instructor of speech
The students were accompanied to
Auburn by their director, Lumir Ger
ner and Robert Jacobs who so gen
erously gave their time for the good
of the school.
The winners of the local declam
atory will have the pleasure of par
ticipating in the Peru college contest
to be held March 24 and 25.
CHAMBER HEAD ILL
Attorney J. Howard Davis, presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce,
is confined to his home on high
school hill as the result of a severe
attack of the flu and grippe. The
condition of the patient is such that
it is necessary for him to be under
medical care and take a complete
rest. The president was unable to
preside at the meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce directors today, his
place being taken by the vice-president,
F. I. Rea.
RETURNS FROM THE WEST
Mrs. August Roessler, who has
been spending the winter at McCook,
Nebraska, with her daughter and
family, has returned to this city.
Mrs. Roessler Is now getting her
home arranged after the stay in the
west and will be here for the sum
Pays Honor to
Dr. and Mrs. Harry G. McClusky Ten
dered Reception on 25 Years of
Service in Plattsmouth.
The Fellowship room of the First
Presbyterian church Friday evening
was the scene of a very largely at-
(tended and pleasant event the W om-
an's Federation of the church ar-
J ranging a reception in honor of the
beloved pastor and his wife. Dr. and
Mrs. H. G. McClusky.
The occasion marked the twenty
fifth year of service of this fine couple
in the Plattsmouth community, years
that have been fruitful to the church
and enriching in the opportunity of
the friendship of Dr. and Mrs. Mc
Clusky. The Fellowship room was bright
with the decorations of cut flowers
that added their colorfulness to the
scene, carnations and snapdragons
being used in the decorative scheme.
Dr. 'and Mrs. McClusky and the
members of the federation commit
tee were in the receiving line to
assist in the reception of the guests
at the pleasant and informal event.
Among those assisting were Mrs.
Frank A. Cloidt, Mrs. George Lush
insky. Mrs. R. W. Knorr, Mrs. Searl
S. Davis, Mrs. George L. Farley, Mrs.
C. A. Rawls.
George L. Farley, long active in
the church, presided over the pro
gram of the evening and in which
was found many expressions of affec
tion and esteem for the pastor and
wife for their long and unselfish
labor in thtlr church and other or
ganizations of which they were mem
bers. Short talks were given by mem
bers of the church covering remin
iscences of the years that have mark
ed the pastorate of Dr. McClusky.
Mrs. Bertha Shopp, C. A. Rawls, Mrs.
H. F. Nolting, Mrs. P. T. Hcineman.
Edward Wehrbein, Mrs. Virgil Perry.
Miss Pearl Staats, Richard Hitt. and
Rev. J. W. Taenzler of the Chris
tian church were heard in personal
tribute to the guests of honor.
A short musical program was
given during the evening and In
which a number of the best known
musicians of the city were presented.
Mrs. L. S. Devoe was heard in a
piano solo. Miss Eleanor Giles in a
vocal number. The ladies quartet
composed of Mrs. J. R. Reeder, Mrs.
Hilt Martin, Mrs. Carl Keil and Mrs.
Everett Pickens, gave two lovely
numbers. Frank A. Cloidt. one of
the active members of the choir was
heard in a solo and the Masonic
quartet, of which Dr. McClusky is a
member also added their part to
the delightful program. The mem
bers of the quartet are Frank A.
Cloidt, Raymond C. Cook, R. W.
Knorr and Dr. McClusky.
Messages of congratulation ar.d
well wishes were read by Frank A.
Cloidt from the Methodist and Chris
tian churches. Rotary club. Chamber
of Commerce, Chapter F, P.E.O.,
Plattsmouth lodge No. 6 A. F. & A.
M., as well as many letters of greet
ings from friends here and at out
On behalf of the congregation of
the church and as a token of affec
tion Mrs. II. F. Goos made the pre
sentation of a purse of silver in
honor of the silver anniversary.
The serving tables were scenes of
scinulatlng beauty with the silver
services, cut flowers and countless
varieties of small cakes. Hot Russian
tea was served at one table by Mrs.
Searl S. Davis, Mrs. H. F. Goos and
Mrs. R. W. Knorr. Mrs. II. F. Can-
semer and Mrs. Philip Hirz were at
the table where the punch and wafers
were served during the evening.
All departments of the church
were represented in the talks and
the handling of the reception and
the expressions were so filled with
warm words of commendation and
pleasant memories that Dr. and Mrs.
McClusky could not have the least
doubt in their hearts that they were
fully loved and appreciated by the
church in which they have served
for the past twenty-five years.
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