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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1939.
?he IPIattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSKOUIH, UEKLAGXA
Entered at Poatofflce, Plattamouth. Nb., aa econ4-laB mall inattar
MRS. R. A. BATfeS, Publisher
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Wall Paper. 5 a roll and up at
Greene's Drug Store. Elm wood.
Earl Bennett butchered Tuesday.
Mrs. Stout and Mrs. Winn spent
Wednesday with Mrs. Elmer Klyver.
Jesse Hardnock was assisted by
rtlatives with his spring butchering
Vernon Bennett of Lincoln was in
Alvo Monday looking after some
Mrs. Dave Campbell of South BeriM
spent Thursday with Mrs. Stout and
Homer Cook, who was quite ill for
several days with quinsy, is now en
Mrs. Jessie Williams and mother,
Mrs. Bruner. spent Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. Elmer Klyver.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hopkins ot
Elmwood were Sunday afternoon vis
itors at the home of Mrs. Mary
Money saved on Wall Paper is
money saved. Greene's Drug Store,
Dalas Fifer(, who has been ill is
again able to resume his duties at
cue of the Safeway stores at Lincoln,
where he works three days a week.
Three members of the Clark fam
ily are ill with scarlet fever. They
are Mrs. Clark. Zelten and Carl Lee.
All are reported to be getting bet
ter. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook were in
Weeping Water Saturday. While in
Weeping Water, Mrs. Cook attended
a shower given in honor of a friend.
Miss Doris Wolcott.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Norris were
guests at the W. L. Copple home
Sunday. They were also present for
the church services at the local
church Sunday morning. '
The three little grandsons of Mrs.
Mabel Winn, Hubert, Clifford and
Clayton Cheever, of Lincoln, "spent
the week end with their grandmoth
er and other members of the family.
Music and Dramatic ProgTam
The school furnished a music and
dramatic program for the regular
March P. T. A. meeting Wednesday
evening at the school house.
Elmer Sundstrom. of Plattsmouth,
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to the quali
fied voters of School District No. 102
cf 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
($5,000.00) 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
against 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 aiuX 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 annual tax levy. "
By order of the said District Board
this 8th day of March, 1939. ;.. i
. WILLARD TIMBLIN,
'' Secretary Board of Education
School District No. 103.
recreational director for Cass coun
ty, was present and spoke a few
words in behalf of the work. The
band directed by Peter Gradoville as
a Recreational activity here, favored
the audience with four numbers.
Donna V. Vickers and Dorothy
Skinner sang "Whispering' Hope;'
the Girls Glee club sang "I'll Take
You Home Again, Kathleen;" Ruby
Taylor and Arlene Collins sang
"Come to the Fair;" Mamie Stew
art gave a humorous reading, and
James Ganz gave a dramatic read
ing. A one act play entitled "Sham,"
was presented by the following cast:
Dick Bornemeier, Dorothy Skinner.
Robert James and James Ganz.
Vocal music was under the direc
tion of Mrs. Eagleton and Dramatics
by Miss Smock.
School Caucus Monday Evening
The annual school caucus for
members of District" 102 was held
Monday evening at 8:00 o'clock at
the school auditorium.
There was a fair crowd present to
transact this part of the school busi
ness. The following candidates for mem
bers of the board, of education were
chosen by ballot: Harold Nickel, Lee
Coatman, Lyal Miller and Willard
Timblin. Of these four, two are to
be elected at the next village elec
tion on April 4th.
The two outgoing board members
are Willard Timblin and Dick El
liott. Most Enjoyable Luncheon
Members and guests of members
enjoyed a St. Patrick's luncheon on
Friday at the church basement.
Members acting as hostesses in
cluded Mesdames Arthur Skinner,
Wayne Kinney, Charles Roelofsz,
Ruth Taylor and Kahler. The tables
were beautifully decorated In Weep
ing with St. Patrick's day.
The program included a one act
play, a reading by Mamie Stewart
and a clarinet solo by Mr. Huestis.
Mesdames Harry Weichel, Hammel,
Winn and Gerhardt were in charge
of the program.
Mrs. Orville Quellhorst, of Elm
wood, who was a member when the
club was organized, was among the
The ladies all felt that they had
onjoyed a most pleasant day. '
Surcrior Hating in Contest
Lee Copple, son of Mr. and Mrs.
w". L. Copple, who is a freshman in
thj Eagle school, won a "Superior"
rating on hi3 violin solo at the Mu
decas contest Saturday at Wesleyan
University. Lee had previously won
an 'Excellent" rating at the MINK
(Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kan
sas) contest held at Peru on March
10 and 11.
The youth is progressing very sat
isfactorily with his violin and is to
be congratulated upon his success.
Bride Honored with Shower
Mrs. Thimgan. the former Miss
Irene Glaubitz, who was very recent
ly married, was honored at a lovely
shower at the church basement last
Wednesday afternoon, given by a
sroup of her friends. She received
many useful gifts for her new home.
Mr. and Mrs. Thimgan will re
3idc on a farm northeast of Alvo in
the Ashland community.
The couple was married on Mon
day of last week at Plattsmouth by
County Judge Duxbury.
Mrs. Gilbert Steele and sister-in-law,
the former Mi68 Opal Steele,
l oth of Fremont, were present for
Club Has Interesting: Meeting
Members of the Alvo Woman's
Reading club were guests Thursday
alterncon of Mrs.- Carl D. Ganz.
The lesson was most interesting
as it featured Indian Lore.
' Dr. Gilmore of Murray -was a
guest speaker and gave a fine ad
dress on this subject, exhibiting a
large number or interesting Indian
articles that have been unearthed in
the course of his extensive research
work. ' :' - "
Indian' songs were sung by . Mrs.
Martin Zoz and Mrs.' Led Coatman.
Mrs, Tintsman'ot Lincoln,' mother
of AHea Tintf man was a guest.
The hostess served very delicious
refreshments - at -the -conclusion ot
the afternoon. " '
Oscar Gapen of Plattsmouth was
visiting friends in Elmwood a few
hours last Tuesday.
Miss Grace Wood who has been
making her home alone, was quite
poorly last week and her brothers,
Charles and John, arranged to have
a doctor call on her and someone go
in to help care for her.
Earl Elliott, who has been feeling
poorly for some time, was taken to
the Bryan Memorial hospital in Lin
coln for treatment and observation.
At latest reports his condition has
not changed very much.
Don Parish, -who has been. suffer
ing from an attack of flu, was down
town Tuesday, although still feeling
pretty much under the weather. He
was not able to drive the road main
tatner during the entire week.
The ladies of the Christian church
met last Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. John Wood, where they
carried on their business and enjoy
ed a covered dish luncheon. All en
Joyed the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Stanton took ad
vantage of the fine weather last Sun
day and drove to Tecumseh- for a
visit at the home of their sister and
brother-in-law, John Whitlock and
wife. They returned home the same
Albert Kunty, who has been poor
ly for many months, after trying var
ious things in an effort to bring
about the restoration of his health,
was taken to the Veterans hospital
at Lincoln one day last week. He is
a World War veteran and will re
ceive the best of treatment and med
ical attention there.
The ladies of the Methodist church
met last Tuesday afternoon at the
home of one of their members, Mrs.
Dr. Totman, where they worked dur
ing the afternoon, concluding with a
social hour. All enjoyed the delic
ious covered dish luncheon that was
a part of the meeting.
During a nice warm day last week,
Wm. F. Bornemeier was out in his
alfalfa field and found it literally
alive with little grasshoppers from a
quarter of an inch in length to a full I
inch long. He said they were very
lively and hopped about in swarms
as one walked through the alfalfa.
Wo would say that is getting here
pretty early in the spring.
Are Feeling Better
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Croat,' who re
side near the Missouri Pacific pas
senger station have both been ill for
a long time. Mr. Groat is now con
siderably improved and with the aid
of crutches has been able to get up
town occasionally. Tuesday being a
very fine day, Mrs. Groat, with her
nephew at the handle of the wheel
chair, was up town a short time and
enjoyed meeting her friends. With
the coming summer and kindly vol
unteers to handle the wheel chair,
Mrs. Groat will be able to get out in
to the open and enjoy the health
giving rays of the sun.
When misfortune comes, it is nice
to realize one has friends who will
look after the needs of those who
cannot help themselves and Mr. and
Mrs. Groat are very thankful to all
who have ministered to their com
fort during their long illness.
Edward Pentermah Still Poorly
Edward renierman is still very
poorly at the homeof hi3 wife's bro
ther. Mr. and Mrs.' Wm. Winkler.
Although every care Is being extend
ed to the patient, he does not seem
to improve. Callers last Sunday were
Mr. and Mrs. William Maseman and
Air. and Mrs. Henry Maseman, of
Avoca, nephews and nieces of the
patient. Mr. and Mrs. Ilannager and
other relatives from Leigh also call
ed on Mr. Penterman. toeether with
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnson and
his mother, Mrs. Oscar Johnson. Ed
ward enjoyed their visit notwith
standing the fact that he was not
able to converse with them.
Garden Time at Hand
With the very fine weather of the
opening week of springtime, which
began last Tuesday, March 21, Alex
Mitchell informed us he was going
home and start preparing for a gar
den, but the smaller it might be,
the better it would suit him. Some
others, however, arc planning exten
sive gardens and will raise all sorts
of crops therein. Wm. Flaischman
was working In his largo garden and
will plant potatoes, lettuce, radishes
and carrots as well as a number of
other early garden Vegetables.
Visited His Mother
Last Monday being a very fine day,
Lester Christian, the Elmwood night
watchman, concluded he would go to
Weeping Water to visit his mother.
He started out on the gravel road
thatLruns eight miles east and then
two miles north into Weeping Wat-
er, looking back every once in a
while in the hope of seeing an auto
coming from behind, but none came
and so he just kept on walking un
til he arrived in Weeping Water sore
and stiff from his long hike. He en
joyed a pleasant visit with his moth
er and then returned home how.
Chickens Doing Nicely
Kenneth West, who made the pur
chase of a few hundred baby chicks
some three weeks ago and has been
giving them the best of care and
has been rewarded by the chicks
making good progress- They are now
past the danger age and are doing
Mrs. O. D. Quellhorst decided to
stick to the old method and has a
number of setting hens which she
expects to do as well as the incubat
ors and brooder houses when it comes
to hatching and mothering chicks.
Mrs. F. J. Knecht was a business
visitor in Lincoln Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Mooncy were
shopping in Lincoln Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Knecht were
business visitors in Omaha Wednes
day. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Winget of Alvo
were Sunday guests of Mrs. Florence
Mrs. George Vogel and Loran were
Friday evening callers at the F. J.
Mrs. Jennie Livers of Cherryvale,
Kansas, is visiting relatives in this
part of the country.
Miss Ellen Leddy spent the week
end at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Leddy.
Mrs. George Braun drove to Alvo
on Tuesday to spend the day f with
her mother, Mrs. Yager.
Mrs. Ernest Nelsen was a dinner
guest at the home of Mrs. Florence
Nelsen and daughters Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leddy and
family called at the Henry Oehler
king home near Wabash Sunday af
ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Knecht were
Sunday evening dinner guests at the
home of Miss Elsie Bornemeier in
Florence Nelson was a dinner
guest Wednesday at the Wesley
Wagner home helping Mrs. Wagner
celebrate her birthday. ;
Sunday dinner guests at Wm.
Blum's were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoff
man and family of Lincoln and
Peter Johnson of Alvo.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Skinner,
Dorothy, Clyde Dale and Donald
called on Mrs. Florence Nelson and
family Tuesday . evening.
Sunday dinner guests at Wesley
Wagners were Archie Baumgartner
of Omaha, Miss Lela Lahl of Lincoln
and Miss Evelyn Baumgartner of
zThe Pawnee Bird and Forestry club
of which Wm. Leddy. Jr., is local
leader and Mrs. Ray Nelson assist
ant, held their first bird hike Sun
Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Livers and
family were Sunday dinner guests
at a birthday dinner honoring Mrs.
Jenny Livers, of Cherryvale, Kansas, J
which was held at the Dallas Livers
home in Ashland.
Don Williams, who resided near
South Bend a number of years ago.
passed away in a Lincoln hospital
last week. The family has the sym
pathy of the old neighbors and
friends jn this community.
Vernon Thimgan and Miss Irene
Glaubitz of Alvo were married on
Monday, March 13th, in Plattsmouth.
A group of young people charivaried
them the same evening. Their friends
offer congratulations and best wishes
to the newlyweds.
Mrs. R. B. Dill and son Jamie and
Vernon Dili left Friday morning for
Taylor. Nebr., where they will visit
Mrs. Dill's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Christcnsen. They will meet
Mrs. Dill s sister. Miss Grace Chris
tcnsen at Central City and she will
also visit the parents in Taylor.
The Friendly Circle club met with
Mrs. Daisy rcterson in her new home
ir. Gretna. Nearly all members were
present to answer roll call with their
favorite memory gem. The vice pres
ident, Mrs. George Brann, had charge
ot the meeting. Usual business was
taken care of. A flower committee.
Mrx Helen Mooney, Mrs. Henry
Stander end Mr3. Lottie Knecht, was
appointed. Visitors were . Mrs. Jen
nie Livers, Mrs. Hazel Peterson and
Mrs. Dickenson A delicious lunch
eon, consisting of chicken sand
wiches, angel food cake and coffee
was served by the hostess ana as
sistant hostesses. Mrs. Stander and
Mrs. Haswell. The next meeting will
be held with Mrs. Amy Thlessen and
Mrs. Nancy Streight on April 13th.
Roll call will be answered with "My
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Harms and
Junior were guests last Sunday at
the August Pautsch home in Louis
ville. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Harms enter
tained the F. D. R. card club Sun
day evening. After a spirited session
of pinochle a lunch was served.
Frank II. Stander and daughter,
Miss Lillian, of Omaha, were visit
ing in Manley last Tuesday, and
looked after business matters while
Mrs. Adolph Steinkamp, who has
been visiting for the past month at
the home of a sister, Mrs. Isaac Bus
kirk, of North Platte, arrived home
Teddy Harms made a trip to the
county seat Tuesday and was accom
panied by Roy Steinkamp, who goes
over every day to receive treatment
for his back. x
Roy Steinkamp, who has been
poorly since an injury to his back a
couple of weeks ago, makes daily
trips to Plattsmouth for treatment,
and is now somewhat improved.
Marion Koop and wife and Miss
Margaret Bergman, who is taking a
course of nurse training in an Omaha
hospital, were guests at the R.
Bergman home last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rohrdanz were
spending last Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Heil, where they
enjoyed a very fine visit and an ex
cellent dinner. The" ladies are sis
ters. Mrs. Elmer Salsberg, of Omaha,
spent a number of days during the!
past week at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haws, re
turning home the latter part of the
Joe Sheehan moved last week to
the farm west of Manley now owned
by Frank H. Stander, but. better
known as the Calkins Estate farm,
where he will farm for the coming
Harold Wiles, who has been farm
ing on the Isaac Wiles estate farm
is moving to the farm where Roy
Wiles has been residing, while Roy
Ir, moving where Harold has been
Leslie J. Wiles, who returned last
week from the hospital in Lincoln,
where he had undergone an opera
tion for sinus trouble, has been re
covering rapidly and has been able
to get out and hustle with the farm
work every day.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flaischman
were in Ashland last Sunday, where
they were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cochran for the
day and a very fine dinner. Mrs.
Cochran is a daughter of Mr. and
Happy Biithday Celebration
Mesdames Emma Breckenridge and
George Davis have the distinction of
having their birthdays fall on the
same date as that of Ireland's pa
tron saint, the ever popular St. Pat
tricks, were entertained by the local
tea club of which they are members
at a most pleasant luncheon. Both
were the recipients of well wishes
from their fellow members.
Married Twenty Years
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lawrensen who
have lived in Manley the greater por
tion of their life, Mrs. Lawrensen
having been born in Manley and her
husband a resident here Tor more
than a quarter of a century, were cel
ebrating their twentieth wedding
anniversary last Sunday and had as
their guests, Mrs. Emma Lawrensen,
mother of Fred; Mr. and Mrs. Gro
ver Lawrensen, Jak Vallery, wife
and son Larry and George Coon,
father of Mrs. Lawrensen. With the
departure of the guests they extend-!
cd to the happy couple best wishes
for many years of happy life.
Guests at Herman Rauth Home
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rauth en
tertained Miss Hedwig Sorensen and
her mother of Cmaha, and Mrs
Lillian Hayworth. of St. Louis. Miss
Rena Christensen, who has been vis
it ing at the Rauth homo since leav
"THERE are two times
when a man shouldn't
gamble" said Mark Twain
"first when he can't
afford it; and second
when he can." Don't
gamble with your secur
ity another minute.
Searl S. Davis
OFFICESi SiSO FLOOR
Platts. State Pank Bldfl.
ing the hospital where she under
went an operation some weeks ago,
was also present. She accompanied
the Omaha guests back to the me
tropolis and will resume her former
War Becord on Army Musket
When Henry F. Bennett, uncle of
George Coon, died in 1900, he left
his nephew a peculiar record of his
service In the Civil war which the
nephew prizes very highly. It is the
trusty old musket that he carried
throughout the time of his enlist
ment, and on the stock of which Is
inscribed the various battles he took
part in and dates of same.
Mr. Bennett was born in Pennsyl
vania and enlisted in the 143rd Penn
Volunteers, being a sergeant in Co.
B. He served throughout the dura
tion of the war and came through
without a scratch, although partici
pating in a number of important
The old time musket was first used
by Mr. Bennett in the battle of
Chancellorvllle, which was fought on
May 1, 2 and 3, 1863. The next bat
tle was that of the Wilderness on
May 5, 6 and 7, 1864 followed in
rapid succession by the stormy bat-
tics or Spottslyvania, May 7 and 8,
186 4, the battle of North Anna River
on May 23 and. the battle of Cold
Harbor on June 2, 1864. Then fol
lowed the battles of Pelenberg on
June 19 and Waldo Railroad, Aug
ust 2, that same year. The follow
ing winter, on February 26, 1865,
he participated in his last battle of
the war at Holders River.
In addition to the -musket, Mr.
Coon has a canteen and cartridge bo
which his. uncle carried throughout
the war. He prizes these items very
highly, and especially the musket
with its history of the activities of
his uncle during the war.
Mr. Bennett, the deceased veteran,
lived in Manley and vicinity many
years before his death, and is remem
bered by many of the older citizens
of this community.
REP0BT KIDNAP ATTEMPT
NEW YORK, March 25 (UP) A
servant reported today that an at
tempt had been made to kidnap the
granddaughter of Bishop William T.
Manning of the Episcopal church.
Thomas Wilson, 50, Negro butler,
employed by Griffith Coale, an artist
and Tiusband of Manning's daughter
said that while his employers were
away from their Greenwich Village
home last night he answered the
door bell and found two men on the
They asked if they were at the
home of Bishop Manning's daugh
ter. Then they asked if Betsy, the
Coale's 2 -year-old daughter was
home. Wilson said she was in bed.
Then they asked in which room she
slept and If her nurse was in. When
one of the men produced a wad of
currency saying "Here's $1,000 if
you'll play ball with us," Wilson
slammed the door. The Coales were
to a cocktail party at which Newbold
Morris, president of the city council
also was a guest. He ordered a po
lice guard at the home and a guard
for the .child when she is taken out.
DOLLAR SAVES INJURY
CHICAGO, March 24 (UP) Fred
Lather, New York truck driver, is
going to keep his silver dollar as
a iuck ciiarm oecause it made sucn
a good impression on him. A stray
bullet from a fight a half block from
Lather struck the truck driver on
the hip. Physicians found his only
wound was the black and blue Im
pression of the head of the dollar
which he had carried In hl3 hip
LAND, FARM and
FOR . SALE Four work horses and
two good Jersey cows. See Leslie
FOR RENT Good six-room house,
garden spot, room for chickens. Call
at Journal. ltw
FOR SALE Nearly new McCormlck
Dcerlng oat and grass seeder.' John
Deere loose ground lister. Orville
Muller, one-half mile south of Mur
ALFALFA SEED for sale. High test.
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Five years successful production. Sin
gle bushel lot, 916.50; two bushels
or more. $15.00 bushel. See REU
BEN MEISINGER, Phone 4404.
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P. H. Clarke has been suffering an
attack of flu, but. is considerably im
proved at this time.
Wm. Eisele of Murdock has rented
the Oscar C. Zlnk farm and will
farm there the coming season.
John Cardwell has been confined
to his home and bed a number of
days during the past week with flu,
and while he has been trying many
things, he still remains very poorly.
Louis Schmidt, the road man, has
been suffering from an attack ot flu
that has confined him to his home
and bed. Clifford Browne has been
taking his place and is maintaining
the roads in a very satisfactory man
ner. Ralph Richards is getting ready
for the busy farm season ahead, and
put in a number of days last week
overhauling his tractor, after which
he had to limber it up, so it would
be ready to go out and handle the
grilling work a little later.
Edward Obernaulte and Fred Han
sen were in Plattsmouth last Mon
day, where they went for a truck
load of gravel, and report the sale
held there that day attracted such
a large crowd of people, parking space
on the streets was all taken, and it
was difficult to get through the
business part of town. y
Reported Some Better
Friends of John C. Browne will
be pleased to learn that he is mak
ing good progress at the Lincoln
hospital, where he has been a pati
ent the past fortnight. His son,
Clifford Browne a'nd wife were in
Lincoln Sunday for a visit with the
Wheat Showing Up
Winter wheat, which was believed
to be in very poor condition, with
the melting of the snow and warm,
sunchiny weather, has been making
its appearance to such an extent that
many farmers are encouraged over
prospects for a fair crop.
There are some reports of the
ground cracking in the country, thus
allowing needed moisture to escape.
However, let us air hope for the best
and trust that additional rains will
Married Forty Years
Mr: and Mrs. Henry II, Gerbeling,
who haTc resided In Wabash and on
the farm for many years, being list
ed among the oldest and . most re
spected citizens of the community,
were passing their fortieth wedding
anniversary last Monday. They made
no plans to celebrate the occasion,
and after busying themselves with
routine work about the place retired
early in the evening. During the sup
per hour they recalled it was their
anniversary but thought nothing of
it. Soon after they had gone to bed,
however, they were awakened by a
leud knock at the door and found
that the children, Orville Gerbeling
and ramily, Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Eauers and the folks from Lincoln
had come loaded with good things to
cat and the happy couple had to arise
not to entertain, but rather to be
entertained by their children on this
happy occasion. The Journal joins
the many Triends of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerbeling in extending best wishes
for many more years of happy life to
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