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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1939.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffmeister
r.nd daughter of Weepinn Water visit
ed relatives in Eagle last Sunday.
Georgo Caddy came OTer from Cook
and spent most of last week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Caddy.
Mrs. Harry West of Lincoln visit
ed her parents, Mr. an! Mrs. H. L
Scattergood the latter part of last
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Oberle and
daughter. Sherry Lee of Lincoln
rpent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Floyd Ilursh of Grand Island visit
ed his parents. Mr. and Mrs V. B.
Ilursh last Saturday evening and
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. I'aine of Dun
bar stopped in Eagle and visited
friends for a short time last Sunday
Mrs. Cora Vinson caraie from Lin
coln last Saturday afternoon and
visited until Sunday evening with
Mrs. Myrtle Robertson enjoyed
having her mother, Mrs. Alice Fenti
man of Elmwood, visit her during
the past week.
Mrs. Bertha Wulf came from 'Lin
coln Thursday evening and visited
until Friday evening with her moth
er, Mrs. Pauline Ollerman.
Mrs. Houston Wclton of Rockport,
Missouri visited from Thursday until
Sunday ith her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Trice and family.
Mrs. Anna Bennet of Alvo came
on Tuesday of this week and will
rpend several days with Mrs. S. E.
Allen and Mrs. R. B. Morgan.
Mrs. Cora Vinson of Lincoln and
Mrs. Mary Wachter were the dinner
guests of Mr . and Mrs. George
Trimble last Sunday evening.
Mrs. Donald Springer arrived
home last Saturday evening after
having spent a week in Elgin with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Talmage Norris of
Fairmont came Saturday evening
and visited over Sunday with Mrs.
Norris' brother, William Hudson and
Mrs. Hudson. "
The village of Eagle has installed
a siren during the past week. It will
be heard at seven and twelve a. m.
and one and six p. m. each day ex
Betty Joanne Rcitter, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reitter of
Hastings, spent the first of this week
with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Phillis Rudolph came from
Elmwood last Saturday evening and
visited over Sunday with her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rudolph
and Faye Ellen.
Sunday guests at the home of
Mrs. S. E. Allen were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Allen and son, Jack and
R. B. Morgan of Lincoln, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Bennet and Mrs. Anna
Bennet of Alvo.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wall and Miss
Melva Wall of Eagle, Alton Haase
of Bennet and Mr. and. Mrs. Arthur
Thomson and sons of Palmyra were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul B.
Johnson at dinner last Wednesday
E. C. Oberle, manager of the
Eagle Telephone company, was tak
ing care of some duties out on the
liens on Wednesday morning of last
week, when he stepped into a hole,
causing him to fall. As the result of
the accident his left ankle bone was
broken. The injured member is in a
cast and Mr. Oberle is now confined
to hi3 home. Although he has suf
fered much pain, his ankle is getting
alnog as well as it should.
Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson, Mr.
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and Mrs. Valley Trumble, Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Longman and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
Caddy motored to Omaha on Tues
day evening of this week and were
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Kendle at a bridge party.
The guests report a very pleasant
W. C. T. U. Meets.
The local union met at the home
of Mrs. H. L. Scattergood last Fri
The meeting was opened by the
president, Mrs. Isabel Jack. Mrs
Sarah Keil led the devotions. The
members responded to roll call by
giving a Bible verse. Mrs. Irene Mc
Fall had charge of the study period.
She conducted the lesson on social
problems in the form of a quiz.
The hostess served refreshments
at the close of the afternoon.
The guests were Mrs. John Vick
ers, Mrs. Floyd Myers, Mrs. Laura
Lanning, Mrs. Lester Scattergood
and Mrs. Charles Scattergood and
Rev. H. A. Fintel, pastor
Holy Week Services..
Palm Sunday, "The Triumphal En
try." Anthem: "The Holy City."
Solo: "The Palms," Mrs. Orville
7:39 Epworth League in charge of
devotions. Gertrude Wood, leader.
Message by the pastor.
Monday. "The Day of Authority."
7: SO. The Ceansiug of the Tem
ple. Mark 11:15-19. Discussion
topic: Do our lives need cleansing?
Discussion by the Bible class and
Tuesday, "The Day of Conflicts."
7:30, Jesus Authority Challenged,
Luke 20:1-8; Mark 11:27-33. Dis
cussion topics: Is Christ's authority
evident today? Is there opposition
today? Supporting the church. Luke
21:1-14; Caesar or God. Luke 20:25.
The Keystone class leading the dis
cussion. Wednesday, "The Day of Retire
ment." 7:30, Anointing ty Mary,
John 12. Faithfulness to God, Matt.
25:1-15; The Betrayal, Luke 22:1-6.
Discussion topics: Are there any
faithful ones today? Are any betray
ing Christ today? Mrs. Plybon's
class leading the discussion.
Thursday, "The Last Day with the
Disciples." 7:30, The Farwcll Sup
per, Luke 22:19-20; Observance of
the Lord's Supper.
Friday. "The Day of Suffering."
7:30, The Prayer of Christ, John 17;
I Exposition by the pastor. Discussion
topics: Trial and Crucifixion, Luke
2. Have I been falsely accused?
Have I been bruised or hurt? Am I
crucifying my Christ by refusing to
yield my life to Him? Discussion led
by the officers and teachers of the
. Easter Sunday, "The Day of Resur
rection." 5:00 a. m. Easter caroling by the
young people. Donald Kelley, and
Everett Brinton in charge of the
6:00 a. m. Sunrise service in the
church. Mrs. H. A. Fintel, leader.
7:00 a. ra. Easter breakfast.
10:00 a. m. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Church services. "The
Easter Dawn" by the choir. "Open
the Gates of the Temple," Mrs. V. G.
Baptismal service. Reception of
members. Easter sermon.
7:30 Epworth League Gospel Team.
Public is invited. Stereoptican slides
will be used each night to picture
( the events. "Jerusalem," "Calvary"
and other solos will be sung during
J r M J
A. L. Becker was called to Lincoln
Monday of this week to look after
C. W. Hoback and family and Mrs.
W. A. Taylor were visiting in Ne
braska City last Saturday night.
F. H. McCarthy of between Union
and Nebraska City was a visitor in
Lnion for a time last Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Morris of Mur
ray were guests for the day and din
ner last Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Morris.
John Fitzpatrick and D. E. Porter
were over to Weeping Water Tues
day afternoon to attend the funeral
oi the late J. H. Henegar who passed
away last Saturday.
Joy Garrens and wife of Kansas
City arrived the first of the week
and are spending several days with
Joy's mother, Mrs. Mollie Garrens andJ
with other friends in Union and vi
cinity. Much stone is being hauled
through Union from the Sheldon
quarry which is being used on river
work east of town. The stone is be
ing weighed on the George A. Stites
D. Ray Frans some time ago made
the purchase of a dwelling in the
north part of Union from Henry
Clark and has been busy painting
and decorating the house on the in-
Gide and is getting it in fine shape.
Mrs. Dewitt Surface and Will A.
Clarence have both been suffering
from a severe attack of the flu,
which has kept them in bed for the
past week, but both are feeling some
better. Anna Bauer has also been
very sick, but is feeling better.
Mrs.' Loy Hathaway who-has been
living in Plattsniouth has accepted
a position with the cafe here as night
cook. Mrs. Hathaway and Mrs. Cora
Hathaway are also caring for Mrs.
Rachel Pell, who on account of her
advanced yea.rs is very feeble.
L. R. Upton, Sr., who has operated
the hardware store for many years,
has been very ill at his home in
Union and while slightly better at
this time, he is still very sick. The
son and wife are looking after the
store while the father and husband
Union Extension Club.
Union extension club met Tuesday
at the home of Mrs. Chas. McCarthy
with Mrs. F. H. McCarthy assisting. A
company dinner was served, Mrs. R.
E. Foster taking the role of host,
Mrs. Chas. Atteberry, hostess, Mrs.
George Martin and Mrs. Sterling Har
ris children and Mrs. A. W. Carr and
Mrs. Ruth Hanley were distinguished
quests. Decorations and refreshments
were carried out in an Easter motif.
Mrs. Melvin Feusner led the singing.
New officers selected were Mrs.
Iluih Hanley, president; Mrs. Robt.
Grunwaldt, vice-president; Mrs. Geo.
Martin, secretary; Mrs. Ralph Opp,
treasurer; Mrs. Will Pearsley, project
ieader; Mrs. Ivan Balfour, reading
leader; Mrs. Melvin Feusner, music
leader; Mrs. Clifton Garrison.
Eighteen members were present
and the following guests, Mrs. Tillie
Hargus, Mary Emma McCarthy, Mrs.
E. Chapman, Mrs. A. Sturm and Mrs.
A. 0"t, of Nehawka.
Will Hold School Carnival.
Preparations arc being mide for
the holding of a school carnival
some time during the month of April
and thosew ho are interested are
pracicing for parts in the playlet
which is to be given. Keep your
weather eye open fop this coming
Many Attend V. T. Am Rites.
Many of the residents of Union
were in Plattsmouth last Saturday
to attend the funeral of the late
V. T. Am, who formerly resided in
Union. The funeral was held at the
First Methodist church where many
.Utended the last rites.
The following friends and relatives
j trended from Union: the mother of
Mrs. Arn, Mrs. Minnie Anderson,
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Frank L. Anderson and wire, Mr. a
Mrs. Ben Anderson. Joseph Banning
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ban
Ling and many others from Union;
John W. Banning and wiie of Alvo;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aii'Jkrson and
P rtliur Anderson from the western
part of the state.
The ladies of the Baptist church
and triends generally were tender
ing a very pleasant miscellaneous
showers in honor of Miss Vera Bur
bee, the same being held at the state
farm on Friday of last week. Many
mid beautiful were the Jii'ts. tokens
of the high esteem in which the
bride-to-be is held. The vt tiding is
to occur early in April when the
l.nde will become Mrs. Wiyre Fuef
ner. They will make their home in
Harried Here Last Saturday.
Edwin Erwin, who has been with
the Land garage for several years
and Mrs. Theda L. Weber of Nebras
ka City were united in marriage at
th home of Rev. and Mrs. W. A.
Taylor at 8:30 last Saturday eve
ning. Rev. and Mrs. Taylor had just
retired- when a rap came at the door
and George W. Clark came and ar
ranged for the wedding when the
bride and groom appeared and the
wedding was performed with George
W. Clark of Union and Marjorie Mill
er of Nebraska City as the attend
ants. The wedding was also wit
nessed by Mrs. W. A. Taylor. The i
bride who is employed in Nebraska
City will continue her work there
for seme time and then will come
to Union. The newlyweds will make
their home here.
Charles Land Eetter.
Charles Land who has been at "the
hospital in Omaha for some time, ser
iously ill with pneumonia, is re
ported as being some improved and
is now considered as being Out of
danger, but will have to remain at
the institution for some time yet.
Masons to Hold Services.
The Masonic lodge at Nehawka.
composed of members from both
Union and Nehawka. take turns in
holding Easter services in Nehawka
and Union, this being the year for
the services here. The services will
be held at the Baptist church Sun
day, April 9th, especially for the Ma
sons and also open to the public,
who are cordially invited to attend.
Harried Fifty Years.
Mr. and Mrs. James Frans cele
brated their golden wedding anni
versary last Tuesday at the home of
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Wolfe near Union. All
of their seven children were present
to help them celebrate the occasion,
.they being Mrs. Roy Gerking. Forest
City, Mo.; Mrs. Edith Farhlander,
Brule, Nebr.; Mrs. Mason Frates,
Brule, Nebr; Mrs. Rex Reid, Denver,
Colo; Carl, Casper, Wyo.; Bert at
home; Mrs. Earl Wolfe. Union; also
their seven grandchildren, Mrs.
Carry Walkup of Rock Port, Mo.,
sister of Mr. Frans, Mr. and Mrs.
Dawson, St. Joe, Mo., sister of Mrs.
Frans, Mrs. Hawkins, St. Joe, Mo.,
and a number of other relatives and
friends. They received many nice
and useful presents, one being a
beautiful easy chair presented by the
children and a neat little sum of
money by the friends and relatives.
As a closing feature the group was
favored with two selections, "Silver
Threads Among the Gold" and "Put
on Your Old Gray Bonnet." render
ed by Robert and Don Wolfe with
their cornets and Miss Edith Wolfe
at the piano. A very enjoyable time
was had by all present. All left for
their homes wishing them many
more happy anniversaries.
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Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Davis of Lin
coln were looking after some busi
ness north of Nehawka Monday of
Mark Burton was papering and
decorating a portion of the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Wunderlich
the first of this week.
C. R. Troop of Plattsniouth was
looking after some business matters
on his farm a few miles north of Ne
hawka Monday of this week.
Basil Lawthers, who tonducts a
cream station will also conduct an
other business in connection, he hav
ing installed an outfit for the re
pair of shoes.
Mrs. Lyle Kruger has been staying
at Nebraska City at the home of their
son, Lawrence and wife, taring for,
Mrs. Lawrence Kruger who was wel
coming the arrival of a baby. j
Mrs. Herbie Kuntz who has been J
very ill at her home for the past
few weeks, is reported a3 being much
improved and it is hoped she willi
soon be able to be up and around.
Roy Malcolm, former resident of
Nehawka, but for many years living j
at Council Bluffs, was visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall j
and other friends over the week end. j
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Wunder-1
lich, who have both been in
health are still kept to their home
ind bed and attended by their daugh
ters. However they seem to be some
better at this time.
Parr Young and Roy Howard were
rowing barley on their respective
farms last Saturday. They had some
trouble in getting seed before and
as soon as possible they got at the
work of getting it in the ground.
Miss June Peck, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Peck who has been
in a Lincoln hospital where she un
derwent an operation for appendi
citis has so far recovered that she
was able to return home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Murdock were
in Lincoln last Sunday visiting at
the home of a sister of Mrs. Mur
dock, Mr. and Mrs. John Knabe,
where a son of Mrs. Murdock has been
3ir.ee leaving the hospital. They
found him slightly better.
Mrs. Grace Chamber of Denver is
here at this time assisting in the
"are of her mother, Mrs. Gregg, who
with her son, Harvey, recently moved
to the farm where Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Creamer lived last year. Grand
mother Gregg i3 very poorly at thi3
Bobbie Wunderlich. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter J. Wunderlich, who is
attending the state university, was
home over the wetk end. He would
have liked to have remained longer,
as he was passing his nineteenth
birthday anniversary Monday of this
A. G. Cisney'was called to the
northern part of the state on a
count of the serious illness of George
Asherer who was injured by a falling
tree, which resulted in his death.
Mrs. Cisney was unable to attend the
funeral on account of the illness of
her daughter, Mrs. Tommy Watson.
Mrs. D. C. Rhoden receiverd word
of the very serious illness of an aunt
and with her father, John Jordenson
of Council Bluffs, departed for the
home of the aunt in Michigan where
she passed away shortly after their
arrival. They remained for the fun
eral last Sunday and returned home
Decorating Store Room.
The Sheldon store, which was es-
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tablished in 1SSS and has been ton
ducted since by the family is being
entirely renovated and the interior
painted, which is adding much to
the appearance and better appoint
ments of the institution.
Neighborhood Bridge Club.
The Neighborhood Bridge tlub
was gathered last Thursday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Switzer
where they enjoyed a fine evening of
bridge and a fine luncheon. The high
score for the evening for the ladies
was won by Mrs. J. J. Pollard while
the best playing by the gentleman
was done by John H. Steffens.
Observes Birthday Anniversary.
Mrs. Jane Brooks of Plattsmouth
was 81 years of age Tuesday of this
week and was celebrating the occa
sion by a visit with her brother W. O.
Troop and wife and as well enjoyed
a very fine dinner last Tuesday.
There has been many changes since
1S5S when this excellent woman was
born. She was bDrn near Davenport,
Iowa, three years before the civil
war and a number of years later
came to Nebraska to make her home,
having resided in this state for more
than seventy years.
Observes Birthday Anniversary.
Last Sunday at their home in Ne
hawka was duly celebrated the pass
ing of the birthday anniversary of
j0hn II. Steffens, the wife giving a re-
ccption at which Mr. Steffens was
the guest of honor. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. C. Steffens of
June Keil, Teacher, Wins Tenth and Final
Weekly $25 Rural School Prize
Ten weekly $25 awards have now been made to
ten different schools. And there still remiin $250 in
grand prizes to be awarded at the close of the contest
cn April 8th.
School with greatest number of votes at close of
contest takes first choice, second highest takes second
choice and so on down the line.
Schools new near the bottom of the list may still
become first division prize winners all it takes is votes.
It is very apparent some schools have been holding back
votes, so some real surprises may be looked for in the
Every school should make these last ten days
count and boost their respective standings as high as
This is the last time the vote standings will be pub
lished until the contest is over and the winners are
announced. Watch the ads during the last week for
special announcements of Bonus Votes, and urge all
your friends to do their pre-Easter shopping with Con
test Merchants who are making possible the giving of
this fine lot of school equipment to the rural schools of
Here is Saturday's standing of all schools that have
turned in votes:
School and Teacher Last Week TOTAL
Dist.42 June Eeil 1,298.122 1.4G6,6G0
Dist 5 Maiie Thomason 1.228.383 1,718.854
Dist. 8 Alice Mae Campbell 997,730 1.193.562
List. 28 Lucille A. Meisinger 952,008 1,078.621
Dist. 9 Rosemary Cloidt 8aS,533 1,033,5G2
Dist. 38 Beatrice Deveragc 752,134 755,597
Dist. 7 Dorothy Yost 676,132 751,181
- Dist. 27 Velma Fulton 605,785 1.773.304
Dist. 2 Grace Louise Wiles 524.713 946.678
Dist. 45 Kildred Wilson 504.370 2.717,555
Dist. 25 Nellie Carlson 404.808 1.C67.279
Dist. 37 Martha Kaffenberger 363,465 1.553,603
Dist. 26 Marie Lutz 307.48S 481,447
Dist. 29 Evelyn Shelhorn 302,946 1,492.019
Dist. 60 Esther Rhoden 185,545 370,746
Dist. 91 Kathleen Schafer 177.854 214.696
Dist. 3 Esther Tritsch , 157,133 1.300,257
Dist. 30 DcrothySiemoneit 149.702 1.74S.G62
Dist. 6 Dora Trivcly 125,844 35,498
Dist. 41 Doris E. Wall 69.099 1,142,085
Ei-.t. 40 Dorothy Gorthey 66.514 76.170
Dist. 31 Penie Williamson 61,457 154.783
Dist. 15 Dorothea Hotbie 42.463 196,175
Dist. 97 Ruth Alexen 1 34.574 795,817
Dist. 10 Deula K. Albin 33.822 222.987
Dist. 13 Elva Opp 32.838 33.838
Dist. 55 Evelyn Morris 31.399 47.216
Dist 7C Prances Ghelhcrn 14.892 259.063
Dint. 70 Rosemary Power 14.035 15.095
Dist. 80 Elorcr.ee Schafer 12.103 28.998
Dist. 78 Dorothy Riester 11.660 12.660
Dist. 56 Irma Dvorak 10.885 75.355
Dist. 5S Eileen Joy 9.828 49.573
Dist. 6 Amanda Klemme 8.450 9.450
List 3 Jean Ingersol (Sarpy) 4,399 ' 115,721
Diet 14 June Armstrong 602,513
Dist. 88 elma Heil Johnson 515,345
Dist 12 Louise Rishel 108,223
Dist. 77 Dorothy Lepcrt 71,685
Dist. 40 Nita Capwell (Sarpy) 24.219
List 2 Clara Eyre (Sarpy) 4.229
Dist 50 Louise Dumke 3,487
Dist 43 Edna Engblom 2,383
() Indicates a Weekly Prize Winner.
FOURTEEN other schools not listed above still have their original
l.OCO votes given at time of entry, not having added to same during
all the weeks of the contest Just a little effort -will win them one
cf the many prizes to be awarded at the close of the coutcit. April C
Lorton. parents of John. P. O. Cun
ningham and family of Norfolk. Mrs.
Cunningham being a sister of Mr
Sleffens. Frank Horstman and fam
ily of Talmage. Miss Gloria Cunning
ham, niece of Mr. Steflens, of Nor
folk, Fred Weber and family of
Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Andernon
and son Kenneth and Mr. and Mrs.
P. Steffens of Nehawka.
Looking for Water Here.
The city of Nehawka have had a
man and machine in town for m'v-
eral days sinking holes for water as
the well which they have has fai!d
to supply enough water. The wells
are good wells for a farm or home
but will not provide enough for the
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closed gives poor protec
tion against any storm.
A home without adequate
insurance has little pro
tection Efair.st all types
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