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Nebr. Sta'c Histoiical Society
Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1939.
C Y 0 Members
der's Day Sunday
Young Men of Holy Rosary Church
Receive Corporal Communion as
Sunday, April 2 at the Holy Rosary
church was the scene of a delightful
gathering when the young men of
the C. Y. O. observed the passing of
their Founder's Day by receiving
their annual Palm Sunday commun
ion in a body. Some twenty-five of
the young men were present to par
ticipate in the observance of their
anniversary. Yellow streamers were
placed on the sides of the pews where
the members of the organization had
seated themselves during the ser
Due to the absence of their moder
ator, Rev. Joseph R. Sinkula who is
in Cleveland, Ohio, recuperating
from a recent illness, the Rev. A. N.
Antochowski of Orchard Lake, Mich
igan and acting pastor of the Holy
Rosary church, was the celebrant of
the anniversary mass.
A number of the members assisted
Father Antochowski in the services.
Bernard Kubicka and Albin Chov
anec served as alcolytes during the
ceremony. Bernard Knoflicek, an ac
tive member of the choir, sang a
number of hymns with the group,
Miss Dorothy Svoboda serving as the
accompanist, and Joseph F. Kvapil,
secretary-treasurer of the organiz
ation, gave the devotionals, reading
"The Passion and Death of Our Lord"
taken from Matthew, Chapters VI
and VII to the congregation present.
Following the mass, the members
all assembled in the parish club
rooms where the annual breakfast
was served by the ladies of , the Altar
society. The group this year com
prised only the mothers ot the 'im-!
mediate members with Mrs. John
Kubicka, secretary of the Altar so
ciety, serving as chairman. The fol
lowing women assisted in the ar
rangements and serving: Mrs. Frank
Aschenbrenner, Mrs. Frank Slatin
sky, Mrs. Frank Konfrst, Mrs. Joseph
Kvapil. Mrs. Frank Chovanec. Mrs.
John Toman, Miss Florence Sedlak,
and the chairman, Mrs. John Ku
bicka. The dining table was elaborately
arranged, the Easter motif being car
ried out in the decorations. A nest
of. hoeolate-covered Easter eggs
with a lavender bow connecting the
cellophane wrapped around the nest
rerved as the centerpiece, a gift of
Miss Lillian Chovanec.
Each member received favors,
which comprised small nests of
candied eggs, wrapped in cellophane j
with celluloid chicks serving as a
At the conclusion of the breakfast
a social hour was held. Group pic
tures, which will serve as pleasant
memories in the years to come, were
taken. The occasion was one that
was well responded to, just a few
members being unable to be present,
and much credit and compliment is
due to the mothers of the young men
who, through their untiring efforts,
prepared the wonderful repast, this
year being the best ever witnessed or
participated in by the local organ
ization. The postponed Founder's Day pro
gram will take place on Monday eve
ning, April 10 in the parish club
rooms at which time the Rev. A. N.
Antochowski will be the guest speak
er. Joseph Kvapil i3 chairman of
the program committee. The hosts
for the evening will be Matthew Sed
lak, Bernard Knoflicek, Frank Ka
lasek, Bernard Kubicka and Joseph
MANY VIEW OVERFLOW
The high waters in the Missouri
river is attracting much attention
and a favorite spot for the sight
seers is the bluffs along the river
and at the Burlington station where
a good view of the water can be had.
A flock of ducks and geese at the
farm just east of the Burlington sta
tion attracted much attention today
as they sported in the water and
demonstrated that they thought the
high water was just "ducky." Resi
dents of that section where water has
menaced their farms have moved
stock to the higher ground near the
old baseball park and where the high
waters have so far failed to reach.
The Plattsmouth city schools will
have their Easter vacation this week,
closing on Wednesday afternoon for
the remainder of the week, there
being no school on Thursday or Fri
day. This will give the students
and teachers a four day outing from
the usual grind of the school work
and prepare them for the last few
weeks of strenuous work before the
close of the term.
Vote Purchase of
Adopt Measure to Appropriate $63,-
000 from Gas Tax Fund Reject
Extending Age of Head Tax
LINCOLN, April 5 (UP) The leg
islature today rejected on final read
ing a bill introduced by Speaker
V. H. Diers extending the $2 head
tax age limit from 50 to 65 years as
means of Increasing state assist
The vote was 22 to IS against the
measure, L. B. 228 with the emer
gency clause, and 21 to 18 against
without the emergency provision.
Diers had estimated that the plan
would provide an additional $800,-
000 including federal matching, dur
ing the next two years.
The legislature approved 37 to 0,
L. B. 493 reappropriating approxi
mately $300,000 in surplus assistance
funds unexpended and unused by
counties on a population basis, for
distribution to counties during the
remainder of the biennium on a
need basis. The reallotment had been
urged by Governor Cochran and state
assistance officials will present dras
tic cuts in assistance checks during
the next three months.
Other bills adopted on third read
ing included L. B. 100. 34 to 0 by
Carsten and others, authorizing pay
ment of $63,000 from state gasoline
tax funds to complete purchase of
the Platte river bridge at Louisville
and to make it toll free. This is the
only remaining intrastate toll bridge
The legislature advanced to final
reading L. B. 351 placing the state
lined assistance program on a need
basis during the 1939-40 biennium
and L. B. 2C4 providing that per
sons who paid back taxes under the
1935 delinquent tax moratorium law,
later declared invalid shall be cred
ited with such payments under sub
DISTRICT COURT NEWS
A damage suit for $25,000 has
been filed in the office of the clerk
of the district court by George Moore,
against Frank Krejci, et al. The peti
tion states that the plaintiff is a
resident of Rulo, Nebraska, that on
September 2, 1938, he was driving
north on highway No. 75 north of
Plattsmouth and at the same time
the defendant, driving a rock truck
was coming south and that the said
truck struck the car of the plaintiff.
That as the result of the accident
the plaintiff has suffered permanent
injuries and had been forced to un
dergo a gTeat deal of hospitalization
and for the permanent injury he
asks the sum of $25,000. Rudolph
Teasar of Omaha and Walter II.
Smith appear for the plaintiff.
A petition for divorce, Eleanor
Balthazor vs. Hector Balthazor, was
also filed in the officeo f the clerk of
the district court. The petition states
that the parties were married in
Council Bluffs in September 1933.
Divorce and custody of a minor
child is asked.
MRS. EARNEY NEWTON
June Iris Rice was born Novem
ber 9. 1918, at Wayne, Nebr. She
was the only child of Mr. and Mrs.
John T. Rice of Cedar Creek, Nebr.
She was married October 15, 1938
to Earney LeRoy Newton at Papil
June was taken seriouly sick Fri
day morning, March 31 and passed
away April 2 at the Methodist hos
pital at Omaha. In spite of all medi
cal help and skill It was to no avail.
The funeral services of Mrs. New
ton will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the First Methodist
church' in this city.
Eeautiful and Impressive Services
Mark Opening of Holy Week
in the Churches.
The churches of Plattsmouth ob
served Palm Sunday with beautiful
and impressive services Sunday that
marked the opening of Holy Week
and the prelude to the glories of the
Easter day of the Risen Lord.
The First Presbyterian church was
filled for the morning services with
Ihe congregation to join in the wor
ship of the day and to receive the
message of the pastor, Dr. H. G. Mc
Clusky on the lessons of the day. The
choir of the -church had prepared a
fine musical program in keeping with
the observance, "Ride On, Ride On"
being the offering of the choir. There
was baptism of infants and the young
people of the church, those who were
received being Sandra Mae Keil,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Keil,
Duane Ronald Kaffenberger, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Kaffenberger,
Carl Paul Ofe, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Ofe, Russell Dennis Kunz, son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kunz, Dennis
Phillip Hirz, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert Hirz, Patricia Ann Pickens,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Pickens, Roger Ralph Wehrbein, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wehrbein.
Two very largely attended ser
vices were held at the First Meth
odist church Sunday with a fine
musical program assisting in making
the occasion one of the greatest
beauty. The choir gave "The Palms"
and in their entry carried the palms
in commemoration of the day., At
the morning service Rev. J. C. Low-
son had as his subject, "The Redis
covery of . Jesus." At the morning
service there was also given the
sacrament of baptism to ten infants
and in the evening service, the ser
mon was on "For the Master's Use"
and at this service there were six
teen young people and twenty-seven
adults received into the church.
The St. Luke's Episcopal church
had a communion service and a very
fine sermon on Palm Sunday by Fath
er George Tyner of Omaha, acting
rector of the church.
The First Christian church had
largely attended services. Rev. J. W.
Taenzler having as the message in
tl?e morning, "His Cross" carrying
the message of the significance of
The Palm Sunday services at the
St. John's and Holy Rosary churches
were very beautiful and Impressive
and with the distribution ot the
blessed palms at these services. The
message of the day was brought by
Rt. Rev. Monsignor George Agius at
St. John's and Rev. Father Antochow
ski at -the Holy Rosary. The mass
carried the message of the story of
the entry of Christ into the holy
TO ASSIST HOUSING PLAN
Walter J. Wunderlich of Nehawka
has Just been appointed by the Na
tional Company of Omaha to repre
sent htat concern in making mort
gage loans on homes and duplexes in
Mr. Wunderlich is authorized to
take application for 5 per cent loans
which will come under the Federal
Housing plan. Under the new regu
lations it is possible to borrow as
much as 90 per cent of a fair valu
ation of a new property; and as
much as 80 per cent of the valuation
of an existing home..
Mr. Wunderlkh explains that un
der the plan of the National Com
pany, with the approval of the Fed
eral Housing Administration, it is
now possible to get terms as long as
15 to 25 j-ears In which to pay out,
thus making the monthly payments
very reasonable on a loan on a home.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to take this means of
expressing to the many kind frlen&s
and neighbors, a deep appreciation
of their many thoughtful acts and
expressions of sympathy in the pass
ing of our loved one. Especially do
we wish to thank the pall bearers and
those taking part in the services. L.
Dally, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pur
viance, Mrs. A. Dove Asch.
ATTEND C. E. MEETING
Sunday afternoon, March 26, mem
bers of the Mynard Christian En
dtavor attended a C. E. convention
at the Briggs United Brethren church
Representing Mynard were: Rev.
Paul Dick and daughter, Barbara,
Kathleen and Wilma Nolte, Velma
Fulton, Boyd Roberts, Whipple, Shir
ley and Donald Leonard, Beulah
Kiser, Ivan Weatherwax, Dorothea
Fulton and Grant Roberts.
Acres Hit by
Farms Along River South of This City
Covered as River Continues to
Rise Higher Than 1938.
From Wednesday's Dally
The Missouri river at this point
is thought to be reaching the crest
of the spring rise as the river north
of Omaha is reported as falling and
the great volume of water sweep
ing on southward to inundate thou
sands of acres of land on both the
Nebraska and Iowa sides of the river.
At this .city the river has made a
great lake over the lands east of
the Burlington station and which
has reached some five inches over the
high water mark of 1938 when the
stream commenced its rise in June.
The water covering the farm of T. H.
Pollock, just east of the Burling
ton tracks, has risen to the floor
level of the residence just east of
the railroad station and from there
the great expense of water extends
to the Iowa shore. The dock and
warehouse which in ordinary condi
tions stands on the bank of the river
is now an island in the midst of
the swirling water, t-"
On the Iowa side of the river the
high water is menacing the bridge
switch of the Burlington east of the
railroad bridge' and workmen were
busy today in sandbagging in hope
of holding the track from being
swept out. The Burlington had a
group of officials on the scene this
morning to inspect the inroads of the
South of this city to Rock Bluffs
the high waters have covered a
greater part of the lowlands and
many of the residents whose dwell
ings were on the lower lands have
moved to higher ground.
A large dam that protected farm
land north of the John Nottleman
farm broke last night and the flood
waters are now sweeping over all of
the low-lying lands in that section.
The river sweeping across from
near Rock Bluffs is pounding the
Iowa side of the river and menacing
Bartlett, Iowa, where a large force
is attempting to hold back the flood
which it is estimated .will exceed
that of last summer when the town
was menaced by the waters.
CEDAR CREEK HOME DESTROYED
The frame residence of the Fritz !
Franke family at Cedar Creek was
destroyed by fire -which broke out
Monday morning at 2 o'clock and
wiped out the home and members
of the family had close calls in
When the fire was discovered it
had gained much headway and all
that the family was able to save
from the structure was a cedar.chest,
the members of the family . fleeing
from the one story home in their
night garments so rapid was the
spread of the blaze.
It was thought that the fire to
caused by wiring in the building.
Louisville firemen responded to
the fire alarm but were unable to do
anyining to cnecK iub uiaze mcu
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soon consumed the entire building.
Had the wind changed to the
north with the rapidly spreading
blaze it would have spread to the
Ault store nearby, the only mercan
tile establishment of the village.
CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
The many friends of O. C. Hudson
will be pleased to learn that he is
now showing a very pleasing gain
in strength and which is most en
couraging. His condition the first of
the week was very critical for some
time but he has rallied in excellent
Light Vote Cast
in City Elec
Puis, Svohoda, Painter Finnefrock,
x Vroraari to City Council Hudson,
Knorr, Ofe, School Board.
First ward W. II. Puis, D. Ma
Second ward John V. Svoboda,
D. Majority, 4 3.
Third ward Robert Painter, R
Fourth ward O. E. Finnefrock,
R. Majority, 13.
Fifth ward E. O. Vroman
Board of Education
Dr. O. C. Hudson.
Roy W. Knorr.
Edward G. Ofe.
The vote cast in Plattsmouth Tues
day was light even for an off year
, result, the rain and bad weather
cutting down the usually heavy after
noon vote and the result was that
but 750 votes were cast over the
city for the various offices.
In the councilmanic races the two
outgoing councilmen running for re
election were named handily, W. H.
Puis, chairman of the finance com
mittee and E. O. Vroman, chairman
of the police coriimittee. In the
second, third and fourth wards new
candidates had made the race.
The fourth ward was the scene of
a three cornered race that resulted
in the selection of O. E. Finnefrock,
an active figure in the Eagles and
M.W.A. organizations, being select
ed. In the second ward, John V. Svo
boda, a lifelong resident of the ward
was selected by a good majority for a
post in the -council, in which he
will succeed W. C. Tippens. veteran
councilman that had refused to make
the race this year.
In the third ward, Robert Painter,
young shopman, rolled up the largest
majority of any of the councilmanic
candidates, against Arnold J. Lillie,
E. O. Vroman in the fifth was win
ner in a very interesting battle with
Walter Britain, former councilman
from the southside ward where de
spite the bad weather a good vote
was brought out. j
The selection of the board of edu-
cation brought two new members to j
the board. Dr. O. C. Hudson, who
was the high man for the full term
with Roy W. Knorr re-elected to his
present post. In the race for the un
expired term of Mrs. Pearl Mann,
Edward G. Ofe was named, securing
the second high vote of the six can
didates. The total in the board of education
race was as follows:
Hudson, 472; Knorr, 362; Davis,
272; Cappell, 278; Ofe, 417; Bern
The vote of the city by wards:
Councilman Puis, d.. 75; Het
rick, r., 41. Board of Education
Hudson, 70; Knorr, 51; Davis, 57;
Cappell, 51; Ofe, 55; Bernhardt. 56.
Councilman Svoboda, d., 91; Pal
mer, 4S. Board of Education Hud
son, 81; Knorr, 65; Davis, 49; Cap
pell, 55; Ofe. 82; Bernhardt, 30.
Councilman Lillie, d., 77; Paint
er, r., 129. Board of Education
Hudson, 123; Knorr, 87; Davis, 85;
ICappell, 87 ; Ofe, 113 ; Bernhardt, 75
Councilman Denson, d., 26; Fin
nefrock, r., 73; Johnson, petition,
60. Board of Education Hudson,
112; Knorr, 96; Davis, 47; Cappell,
49; Ofe, 85; Bernhardt, 55.
Councilman Vroman, r., 69; Brit
tain, petition, 48. Board of Educa
tion Hudson. 86; Knorr, 63; Davis,
34: Cannell. 36: Ofe. 81: Bernhardt.
CHIEF UNDERGOES OPERATION
From Wednesday's Daily
This morning Chief of Police Wil
liam Barclay was operated on at the
Clarkson hospital at Omaha, as the
result of a severe attack of gland
trouble and which made the oper
ation nceessary. Mr. Barclay stood
the operation very well and his re
actions most favorable. It is hoped
that the next few days may find him
definitely on the highway to recovery.
Subscribe for the Journal.
DISTRICT BAR BANQUET
County Attorney Walter II. Smith
secretary of the Second District Bar
association, announces that the an
nual meeting and banquet of the
association will be held on Tuesday
April 11th at the Grand hotel in
Nebraska City. Justice Fred W,
Messmore of the Nebraska supreme
court will be the chief speaker. The
banquet is for the members of the
association and their ladies.
ture Held at
Large Group of Scouts Take Part
in Investiture Ceremony
Monday evening an investiture
eremony was held for two local boys.
Lavern Rice and Joe Higiifield, at the
Plattsmouth high school gymnasium.
The Scouts and Scouters of the
Plattsmouth troop 364 carried out
the program. Those participating
Scout Thomas Spencer Solomon,
Scout oath; Scout Lars Larson, 1st
Scout law; Scoutmaster Raymond
.arson, 2nd Scout law; Scout Ceroid
Hennings, 3rd Scout law; Scout Al
bert Richards, 4th Scout law; Scout
ichard Hitt, 5th Scout law; Scout
Keith Dashner, 6th Scout law; Scout
Donald Martin, 7th Scout law; Scout
George Jacobs, 8th Scout law;
Scouter E. H. Wescott, 9th Scout law;
Scout Cary Marshall, 10th Scout law;
Scout Donald Bowman, 11th Scout
aw; Scout Corbin Davis, 12th Scout
The members of the Initiation
committee were Corbin Davis, Lars
Larson, Donald Martin, and George
E. H. Wescott, Scout advance
ment director and John Rishel, Junior
assistant Scoutmaster were also pres
The service was carried out in a
ceremonial fashion because of its
gTeat significance to the new Scout3.
They are now members of the Boy
Scouts of America and are eligible
for Scout advancement, wearing of
the Scout uniform and attainment
badges, also they are privileged to
ttend and take part in Scout ac
After the formal ceremony a very
scientific initiation was carried on
by the Scouts and Scouters. Laverne
Rice made an ascension in a balloon
constructed and supervised by the
members of the troop.
TAKEN TO ST. LOUIS
From Wednesday' Daily-
Edward Stava returned home last
evening from St. Louis where he ac
companied Mrs. Stava .last Sunday
to enter the Missouri Pacific hos
pital,' at that place. Mrs. Stava is
undergoing treatment for a few day3
and it is expected will undergo an
SPEND SUNDAY HERE
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Egenberger
and sons, Bernard arid Henry and
Dr. and Mrs. John Stuart Egenberger
and son, Louis Cohn, of Omaha,
were here Sunday to visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Egen
berger. BURIED AT LEWIST0N
The funeral of Baldwin Tigner, of
McCook, was held on Saturday at the
Lew 1st on cemetery south of this city
where a group of the old friends and
relatives had gathered to pay their
The services were under the di
rection of the Ilorton funeral home
of this city.
The deceased was born near Mur
ray, Nebraska, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Tigner, who survive his pass
ing and there also is surviving three
brothers, one sister, Duane of Den
ver, Dorst of McCook, Louis of Min
neapolis, Kansas, and the sister,
Blllie H. of North Platte.
Easter Dance, Sat. Nite, Legion Hall
Ladies and gentlemen, come, enjoy,
the Swing & Sway of the Hayward
orch., way. Only 20c. Time 8:15 p. m.
at Tarkio Meet
Coach Hoffman Will Have Group at
the Tarkio College Meet Fri
day and Saturday.
The - Plattsmouth high school is
entering the Tri-State track smd field
meet, which will be held this year
on April 7 and 8 in Tarkio col
lege at Tarkio, Missouri. They will
compete in the Class A division.
The following is the entries, the
young men who will represent them.
and the time they are to appear:
1:30 p. m., 120-yard high hurdloR,
1:30 p. m.. high jump, Joe York
and Allan White.
1:30 p. m., shot put, Joe York,
Warren Reed and Allan White.
1:45 p. ni. 100-yard dash, Allan
White. Warren Heed. Ronald Rebal.
1:55 p. m., mile run. Warren All-
bee and Malen Powell.
2:25 p. m., discus. Allan White.
Warren Reed, Joe York.
2:25 p. m., 440-yard dash, Joe
Noble and Allan White.
2:55 p. m., 200-yard low hurdles.
2:55 p. m., broad jump, Joe York,
Allan White and John Jacobs.
3:10 p. m., 800-yard run. Austin
Rhoades and Robert Richter.
3:25 p. in.. 220-yard dash. Allan
White, Warren Reed, Carter Minor.
One of the new features the local
high school is entering this year
is the tennis tournament, four
young men. including two sinples and
two doubles, will participate in the
event. John Tidball and Don Mar
in will represent the singles and the
doubles will be represented by Corbin
Davis and Stephen Devoe.
Coach Hoffman will make the trip
on Friday and Saturday with the
MYNARD COMMUNITY CLUB
The Mynard Community club met
for their monthly meeting on Wed
nesday evening, March 21), at the My
nard Community Hall. A very large
attendence was present.
The president, Royal Smith presid
ed over the business and social meet
ing of the evening.
At the conclusion of the business
meeting a delightful program was
griven, the West Side having charge
of the program, presenting some very
unusual talent. The Cole orchestra
was heard in a number of musical
"Missy" a trained dog Ixlonging
to Mr. and Mrs. Charle3 Howard per
formed very clever tricks during the
The one-a:t playlet, "Little Oscar."
starring Plattsmouth high school stu
dents was presented. The cast con
sisted of the following characters:
"Henry," James Sandin; "Josie" Cor
rine Drucker; "Fred." Warren Reed;
"Gussie," Mary Helen Dill.
At the conclusion of the program
refreshments were served by 'he com
mittee in charge.
ACHIEVEMENT DAY PLANS
From Tuesday's Darij
Project club achievement ("ay plans
which are nearing completion are
shaping up quite different than In
Louisville has started the series
by holding their program within
their own group. Wednesday, April
5th, the club members and friends
enjoyed an afternoon's program and
tea as a close for the year's work.
Thursday, April 20tli, the clubs
from the Murdook, Eagle and Elm
wood training centers will hold a
combined achievement at the Chris
tian church in Elmwood and on
April 28th at the Nehawka audi
torium the Weeping Water. Platts
mouth and Nehawka groups will
participate in this final meeting for
the club year.
Program plans include community
singing, special number by the coun
ty chorus, musical and reading play
lets and a candle lighting recogni
tion service. Plan now to attend the
program in your part of the county.
TAXES LOOK UP
County Treasurer John T. Turner
Is feeling much encouraged over the
'ax retarn situation as his office
shows that in the month of March,
1939 there was something like ?3,
000 paid in taxes over the f ures for
March of 1938. ,
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