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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1939.
j lhe iPlattsmouth Journal 1
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John Murdoch. Jr., was visiting
with relatives In Omaha over the
Earl Merritt last Monday was
papering a room at their home up
stairs over the barber shop.
Mr3. Grace Chambers of Denver
who has been caring for her mother
was visiitng Mrs. Don Rhoden one
day last week.
Mrs. Belle Frans was spending a
number of days last week at the
home of her son. John Frans and
family in Murray.
Mrs. Earl Merritt has been wrest
ling with a severe case of bronchitis
for the past week and while much
improved still is troubled with the
Mesdames Frank Marier and Jane
Dill were in Plattsmouth last Satur
day doing some shopping as well
as looking after some business in
the county seat.
John Tcman and family were in
Flattsmouth last Sunday visiting at
the home of David Toman as. well
as watching the angry swirling wa
ters of the old Missouri.
Mrs. Henry A. Schwartz, living
southwest' of Murray has been very
poorly at her home for the past more
than a week, but later was reported
as being somewhat improved.
Mrs. John L. Young was hostess
to the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood
club last week when he entertained
the fellow members with a very
pleasant afternoon. The exchange of
flowers was featured.
Fred W. Woolsey of Nebraska
City was In Murray the" first of this
week looking after some business and
getting estimates on the cost of a
barn which he is to build on one of
his places near Murray.
Mr, and Mrs. George Nickles were
over to Plattsmouth last . S&itfa?
One Van Brunt Grain Drill, in
very fine condition, in fact has
been used on a 40-acre field once.
Better come see it.
Phone 2411 Murray, Nebr.
Theatre . Nebraska City
Sat, Sun., Mon., Tues.
Eig Easter Show Carol Lombard
and James Stewart in
'MADE FOR EACH OTHER'
Matinee Sunday, 2:30
. News - Comedy - Carton
FRIDAY AMD SATURDAY
no i hi.i: KKATl II v.
John Knrflrlil anil llrinnr I. nut- In
Tlie Star or 4 Daughters in a Drama
exploding with action. I)ruthv l-nr in
'Ride 'Em, Cowgirl
A Western picture that's different.
Also Lone Hanger Kides Again Serial.
Matinee every Saturday at L':30. Two
complete kIiows eacli night 7 and 9.
Adults 25c Children. . .10c
SUNDAY - MONDAY
IIIC SPKCIAI, KASTKK All
Lorrtta Iomiik, Itlrbartl (irrrn and a
- 11 Ik C'aM In Trrhalcolor Picture
Truly a frreat picture. Also Walt Iia
ney'B Mother Goo.se Goes Hollywood.
Charlie McCarthy and News.
gl'XIlAV MATISrEE AT 3i80
Alight Showa, 7 and 0
Matinee. 10-25o Nights, 10-30c
Don A mwhf. Hit Brim, and a IHr Cant
. 'The Three Musketeers'
Thrill-packed, fun-jammed adventure.
Also Comedy and Crime lJoesn"t Pay
Bhor.t. Matinee Tuesday at 2:38 p. m.
All Shows, 10 and 15c
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
.JXHHLH f KATl'HB
PrlxclUa l.aue and 'Jeffrey I.rnn la
'Yes, My Darling Daughter'
and L? uu' overman and' Patricias
' " 3iorriou id
'Persons in Hiding'
Two Lit pictures for the Mid-Week.
Neb., as secand-cUss mall matter
looking after some business over the
county for the day regarding some
government position which a number
are striving to secure. After a busy
day they enjoyed their supper at
While working on the installation
of a windmill last week John Frans
had -the misfortune of getting his
hand injured, which has kept him
from working for some time. While
the. hand is some better, it is not
so he can use It in the work which
he is pursuing.
Thomas Walling, who has been
appointed by the county to ascertain
facts regarding the graves of soldiers
over the county at the different
cemeteries was in the neighborhood
southwest of Murray last week com
piling data as to the .Otterbein and
Mt. Pleasant cemeteries.
At Work for Church.
Taking a day off from their regu
lar work the men of the Presby
terian church built a new pair of
steps and as well did some concrete
work which - had been needing at
tention for some time. The ladies
cf the "church were ' also busy in
serving dinner for the men as well
as planning improvement at the
church building, making the church
parlors more inviting and rsetful to
Still Seeking Water.
The city of Murray is still seeking
for a place where water can be ob
tained to answer tife requirements of
the government who pass on the
plant as they are furnishing- part of
the money for the installation of the
proposed plant. While there has been
progress made In securing more wa
ter, those sinking the test holes also
found the earth and even water com
ing but of the last test hole bore a
Strong scent of gas. The smell og gas
In dirt, sand and rock coming .'from
the well Is strong'. Just what " this
suggests is not thoroughly ' under
stood. However in conjunction, with the
water well the driller at the oil well
lis also finding a strong smell of gas
there which is considered a good
sign of upproching oil.
To Return to Iowa Saturday.
C. H. Boedeker, II, who was over
to Vinton. Iowa, last week, driving
jover and leaving the wife and son
there for a visit at the home of her
parents. 4Itev. and Mrs. J. C. Stewart,
expects to drive over Saturday and
bring them home Sunday.
Appraising Board Holds Hearing.
Last Saturday at the district court
room hi Plattsmouth the board of
appraisers appointed to appraise lands
and submit, an estimate of damage
j sustained by reason of the Loup river
public power district. Almost the
entire day was used In the hearing,
after - which they adjourned until
the coming Saturday for another
sitting of the board. Glen Boedeker
was selected by the members of the
board as chairman.
. Hears Mrs. Snecd Very Poorly.
Mr. Hneed who for two years farm
ed on the old Z. W. Shrader farm
between Murray and Nchawka and
who moved to Vancouver, in the
northwest writes that his wife has
been taken to the hospital to receive
Ireatmcnt, beiug slightly better but
3ti!I very sick. Mrs. Sneed had fallen
and fractured her foot.
Finds Wife About Same.
George Troop was a visitor in
Kearney' over Sunday where he went
to visit his wife who is at an insti
tution there receiving treatment for
tuberculosis. While there has ' been
a wave of flu in the institution and
had by the majority of the patients
including Mrs. Troop she still re
mains in about the same condition
Visited with Brother Sunday.
Charles R. Troop, who was quite
ill at the St. Mary's hospital at Ne
braska City for" a time was able' to
return home "to Plattsmouth last
week and as well' bis' son. Arthur
Troop. Last- Sunday Charles' Troop
was celebrating ttie 'pasBiBg 6 his
77th birthday anniversaryjand was
Joined -by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Troop
and his brother," W. ' o Troop '. cele
bra'tlng with a' birthday dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keckler visit
ed at Crete and at Wilbur Sunday.
Workmen have been busy during
the past week redecorating the
Rev. G. S. Hunt was confined to
his home the first part of the week
with an attack of the flu.
Harry Knabe of Nehawka was
looking after some business matters
in Weeping Water last Tuesday.
Mrs C. O. Herman spent three
days the latter part of the week
visiting with friends in Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs John Norris were
Sunday, visitors at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Merton Norris in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Almquist
spent the week end at Central City
where they were visiting with rel
atives. Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Wolcott, Jim
Wolcott and Billy Findley were Sun
day visitor at the Dan Switzer home
Ole Olsen, the stone king, was
called to Plattsmouth last Tuesday
to look after some business matters
at the court house.
Will K. Homan was over to Louis
ville list Saturday where he and
party were trying their luck fishing
in the riatte river.
C. Wally Johnson who has been
spending some time in California, re
turned last week to Friend where he
has a picture theatre.
Art F. Meeske, the new owner of
the Gamble Store, has rented the
Lars Nelson home and will move into
it during the coming week.
Elmer Michelsen and family were
enjoying a visit in Louisville last
Sunday, guests at the home of Carl
Cnrfotenpeu for the day and dinner.
The Dorcas Circle of the Christian
church met Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Jake Renner. with
Mrs. LeRoy Zessin as assistant hos
tess. Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Grapenthin
of Minden spent the week end
with Mrs. Grapenthin's aunt, Mrs.
Matilda Lorensen and Miss Adda-
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gorthcy and
Ihe children of Murdock, were guests
lat-t Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mi. A. H. Jones. Mesdames Jones
and Gorthey are sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore and
their two children, Maurine and
Donald of Sedalia .Missouri, are visit
ing at the home or Mrs. Moore's
mother, Mrs. Edna Dowler. ' "l:
Mrs. John Finkel who with the
husband have been making their
home in Weeping Water, while Mrs.
Finkel has ben employed in Lincoln
was visiting at home over the week
Ma Oscar Johnson and laughtti.
Fsther who have been livinj: i;i Weep
ing Water went to FriJii:l -ne l:y
last week and will assist Miss Clara
Johnson vio is conducting a rafc
Miss Jessie Baldwin and Mrs.
Ralph Keckler were in Louisville
Wednesday afternoon attending the
Achievement Day exercises for the
Louisville district of Home Exten
Stanley Wood had the misfortune
to step on a nail protruding from a
bit of board, which caused the nail
to pierce the foot, the nail going in
the bottom and coming out the top-j
of the foot.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wolcott spent
Saturday night at the L. P. Wolcott
home and left . Sunday morning for
Oxford, Nebraska where Robert will
eb employed by the state highway
Mr. and . Mrs. Cy Brandt visited
Arbor Lodge Sunday and while there
went on. into Nebraska City, where
they, witnessed the burning of the
Riss Construction "company quarter
boat on the Missouri river.
Tred Sorensen w ho has been mak
ing his home in Weeping Water with
the wife and family departed early
last week for Fremont where they
will make their home in the future.
They have been offered work there.
Richmond P. Hobson the funeral
director, went to Lincoln last Tues
day morning to bring the body of
a Weeping Water lady here, she hav
ing died the last Tuesday morning.
He was accompanied by Chris Ras-J
mussen. ., . ' j
Frank Greenrod, the auctioneer
who makes his home east of Avoca
was in Weeplgn Water crying a sale !
of furniture lor Mrs. Lars Nelson.'
who passed away, last week. The
husband preceded the wife somei
3Jr. and Mrs. Glen Taylor, who'
have Leen living at Weeping Water
last week moved to Nehawka where
they will make their home. John
Thomas Walline Company
Abitr&cti of Title
Phone zti Plattsmouth
VrUzel with" his truck" aeslsfetl . In
moving their- goods from Weeping
Vnter to the new home.
Mrs. Wm. Spangler suffered a fall
at her home last week which caused
her to sustain injury to one of her
shoulders which rendered her unable
to do the work at the home and
while she has been getting better she
has had Mrs. Roy Sperry do the
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wise (Rosa
Kirarey) are visiting at the home
of Mrs. Wise's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Kimrey. Mr. Wise will
go from here to Des Moine3, where
he is employed by a bridge con
struction company, .and Mrs. Wise
will remain here for a longer visit
before going to Iowa.
Dick Lane was injured while work
ing on a step ladder about the house,
when the ladder slipped, throwing
him to the ground, his back striking
on the floor of the porch in his
descent and injuring him as the blow
came in the small of the back. He
was unable to work for some time
but is getting around after a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keckler were
hosts to the Friday evening dinner
club at Hotel Rest Haven. Later
they took the guests to their home
where the evening was spent play
ing bridge. Those belonging to the
dub are Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Crozier,
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Wolcott and Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Abrams of Plattsmouth.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Wiles last Sunday they entertained
for the day and a very pleasant 6
o'clock supper, having as their guests
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Hart and Rev.
and Mrs. Hunt and Mr. and Mrs.
Rueben Grosser and children. Ar
rangements were also made for a
meeting at one of the homes the com
The many Cass county friends
of Rev. Charles Livingston, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Livingston, oi
Weeping Water, are happy to know
that he is again in Nebraska. Since
graduating from college, he has been
located at Enid, Oklahoma. On March
1st, he accepted the pastorate of the
Christian church of Hebron and with
his wife and baby daughter moved
to their new home, where his par
ents visited them last Sunday.
Clock Refused to Function.
The clock on the time lock at the
Nebraska State bank failed to funcj
tion and when the . time came for
the opening of the bank, the time
had not elapsed fjOr, which the safe
was to open and the funds and papers
of the bank were securely locked.
The dilemma was finally solved by
H. J.icobson, the welder who
came wiUi his electric welding ma
chine an 1 melted away a portion of
the door so that the mechanism that
it afforded the unlocking of the
vaait do.'r. This required the get
ting of another ..door for the safe.
Cetting Ready for Concerts.
With Dr. Kunkel as instructor the
Weeping Water band startd last
week with their practice, that they
may as soon as the weathor is favor
'ihie provide concrets on the streets.
7h're is much excellent talent in
the band and they have an excellent
Home From the Southwest.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter A, Cole late
in November were taken by their
son-in-law Edward Olsen of Oshkosh
to Arizona wherei Mr. Cole and wife
remained for the winter spending
four months at Phoenix and enjoy
ing the very mild climate, renting
au apartment vit,h all modern con
vencies at a nominal cost of ?25
per month, with the living expenses
very low and costuig for the entire
four months less than $200..
The Friendly Ladies were meet
ing Wednesday afternoon and eve
ning at the home . of Mrs. George
Olive where they enjoyed a pleas
ant time playing contract bridge,
and a fine luncheon.
Mrs. Susan A. Maddox i
"Mrs. Susan A. Mi:hael was born
June 1st, 1856 at Chickasaw, . Iowa
where Bhe resided during her child
hood and for some time after.' She
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came'ot Nebraska over 60 years ago
and was" united in marriage- with
Wm. Maddox, making their home in
Cass county for many yet.rs. Mrs.
Maddox has just now been making
her home with her son of Qgallala,
Nebraska, where she passed away
Sunday, April 2nd. The remains were
brought to Weeping Water and cared
for by the Hobson funeral home.
The funeral was held at Weeping
Water Wednesday afternoon at the
funeral home, supervised by Rich
mond P. Hobson, the funeral oration
being given by Rev. Lenker, pastor
of the Weeping Water Methodist
I hiiirti Informant wan at Oakwood
Celebrate Sixth Anniversary.
At the Civilian Conservation Corps
camp at Weeping Water will cele
brate the sixth anniversary of this
organization over the nation next
Saturday afternoon. The public is
urged to come and Inspect the camp
and know just what is taught and
expected of the members. There will
be exhibition of the educational and
recreation features as well as some
special features. There will be a
softball game between the camp team
and the Weeping Water Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
Ladies Enjoy Convention.
The delegates from Weeping Wa
ter and Louisville to the district
Woman's club convention at Auburn
last week enjoyed the time very
pleasantly. Mrs. A. H. Jones who has
been district treasurer for the past
term with the completion of the term
was pleased to have the office pass
to another. She has conducted the
affairs in an excellent manner and
received the commendation of the
delegates. At the election which was
held Mrs. Scott McGrew of Louisville
was selected as the district presi
dent. Mrs. Henegar Better.
Mrs. J. H. Henegar who has been
at a Lincoln hospital receiving
treatment has been showing improve
ment and was able to return home
this week. Her many friends are
greatly pleased that she has been
able to return home.
Deeply grateful for the many acts
of friendship, the expression of sym
pathy, beautiful flowers and gifts,
and personal calls and messages, I
wish to let , my . friends, know how
much I have appreciated them dur
ing my seven weeks slay at the hos
pital. I was taken to the home of
my grandparents. Mr. and Mrs" John
C. Knabe, 2939 P St.. Lincoln. Nebr.,
March 12. John Ahrens.
Ladies Welfare Club.
The Weeping Water Ladies Wel
fare club held their regular monthly
meeting Monday afternoon at the
Congregational church 'with Mrs.
E. K. Norton, Mrs. C. E. Pool, Mrs.
Lenora Luhring as hostesses. Mrs.
Thomas Colbert presided at the busi
ness meeting, after which the after
noon was spent piecing comfort tops
to be finished next fall to be given
away to those in need.
Death of B. J. Hopkins
Bartley J. Hopkins, 81, died at
his home west of Weeping Water
Tuesday evening, April 4th, at eight
o'clock. Mr. Hopkins had been ill
since a week ago last Sunday. During
his last hours, he suffered greatly.
Eartley J. Hopkins and Mary Ann
Mitchell were married near Griswold,
Iowa. January 15, 18S2, and came to
Cass county, Nebraska, in 1883, and
moved onto the farm which has been
his home since then. To them were
born ten children, eight of whom are
still living and all live in Cass coun
ty. They are Mrs. Herman Brunkow,
Mrs. Carl Compton, Mrs. Edward
Steinkamp, John Hopkins. Guy Hop
kins, Chester Hopkins, Floyd Hop
kins and Mrs. John Rughe.
Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hop
kins celebrated their 56th wedding
anniversary. Mrs. Hopkins preceded
her husband in death by a few
months. . ;
Funeral services will be held Fri
day afternoon at the M. E. church
in Weeping Water and the same
songs wilt be sung and the same pall
bearers who carried the mother to
her last resting place will also bear
the remains of their father to his
grave. They are the sons John, Floyd,
Chester, Guy, and two grandsons,
John Hopkins and Dorwin Hopkins.
.Rev. W. D. Lenker of the M. E.
church will preach the funeral sei
mon. He was born at Fairfield. Iowa, on
July 13, 1857, the son of James Alex
ander Hopkins and Edith Arminda
Junior C. of C. Meets
The Weeping Water Junior Cham
ber of Commerce held their regular
meeting Tuesday evening when plans
were completed for the annual Eas
ter Day Egg Hunt to be held Sat
urday afternoon in Woolcott's pas
ture. The time will be two o'clock.
The organization is also co-operating
with the CCC camp and assisting
them in any way possible in the
fourth anniversary open house day
at the camp this coming Saturday.
At two o'clock there will be a kitten
ball game at the camp between the
CCC boys and the Junior Chamber
Plans were also made for a ping-
pong tournament between the CCC
boys and Junior Chamber of Com
merce members to be held Thursday
evening at the Junior C. of C. rooms,
A May Day festival was also dis
cussed and tentative plans made for
holding one about May 1st.
Confer M. M. Degree
Euclid lodge No. 97, A. F. & A. M.
has been very busy lately. At the
March meeting the Entered Appren
tice degree was conferred on three
candidates, Floyd Hite, J. Sterling
Shrauger and Richard Keckler.
Monday evennig of this week, the
Master Mason's degree was conferred
on Calvin Carsten, son of Senator
Fred L. Carsten, when a large dele
gation of visitors were present from
other lodges. In all, twenty-two dif
ferent lodges were represented.
The visitors and their lodges in
cluded: R. L. Keckler, 209, Elm
wood; R. H. Gray, 17, Tecumseh; A.
W. W. Johnson. S3, Wakefield; Merle
McIIale, 54, Lincoln; Russel B. Wil
lard, 218, Lincoln; Harry S. Boyd,
210, Lincoln; Luther Seymore, 54,
Lincoln; Elmer Hallstrom, 6, Platts
mouth; Robert C. Drue3clow, 1, Om
aha; Edwin - Schultz, 276, Elgin;
Hugh Ashmorei 216, Palisade; Oiler
Thomas. 268, Omaha; E. M- Von See
gern( 27, West Point; Glen Walker,
Florence; Herbert F. White, II, Om
aha; Lelaud R. Hall, 42. Juniata: F.
L. Greene. 28S, Omaha; Vincent Has
kell. 268, Omaha; Robert Osborn,
217, Hastings; W. H. Diers, 107,
Gresham; James DeLancey, 78, Al
bion; Charles Myer, 25, Omaha; H.
D. Bowers, 539, Orient; C. D. Adams,
246, Nehawka; R. Chapman, 246,
Nehawka; C. E. Sheldon, 2 46, Ne
hawka, aul E. C. Stimbert. 346, Ne
hawka. Meeting of No Name Club
The social club known as the No
Name club, which has members liv
ing at Weeping Water and at Man
ley, were entertained at the home of
Mrs. Rudolph Bergman of Manley on
Tuesday afternoon. These ladies
spend the afternoon with needle
work and visiting and enjoy many
pleasant afternoons together.
Woman's Club Meets
The Weeping Water Woman's club
meeting Tuesday afternoon was giv
en over to the Girl Reserves, a newly
organized group of eighteen girls
which is sponsored by the Woman's
club, with Mrs. F. M. Pokorney as
advisor. Miss Louise Lomax, secre
tary of Girl's Reserves at Lincoln,
was present and gave a most inter
esting talk on the aim, which as-she
said is "to help in building personali
ties and attitudes in line with social ;
progress." Their emblem a triangle
with its three sides representing the
Hakes no difference what kind
or shape or color suit you may
want We will design it and
make it for you to your com
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physical, social and spiritual sides of
life, and the triangle within a circle
which represents the world in which
we live. There are 73 units of the
Girl's Reserves in Nebraska, she said.
Miss Lomax's talk was followed by
a violin solo by Patricia Sperry ac
companied by Doris Marshall, after
which the. one act play, "Darling
Daughters" was presented by mem
bers of the Girl's Reserve with the
Mrs. Ward. Evelyn Shoemaker.
Virginia Ward, Francis Mitchell.
Mary Alice Ward, Verna Sneddon.
Mrs. Price, Evelyn Barton.
rhyllis,' Julia Jane Wiseman.
Maid, Wauneta Little.
Virginia Johnson sang "Beautiful
Land of My Dreams" and the pro
gram closed with a pipe organ solo
played by Doris Marshall.
Mothers of the Girl's Reserves
members were invited guests of the
Sale of Household Goods
The death of Mis. Lars Nelson re
cently left the Nelson home unoccu
pied, as Mr. Nelson preceded her in
death. Tuesday afternoon there was
a sale of the remainders of the house
hold goods and the house will be
rented. It is always with a feeling
of sadness that we record the break
ing up of a home which has held
those who were beloved in the com
munity. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson came
to this community and settled on a
farm south of town in the nineties
and later moved into town, where
they resided until their death, be
loved by all who were privileged to
Change in Hotel Management
Mrs. Joan Carter has. leased the
Laurel Hotel from Miss Mayme Hill
man, who bought the building a year
ago, and will take possession Wed
nesday. April 12. Mrs. Carter oper
ated the Laurel for a number of
years, and has had a great deal of
experience in hotel management.
Phone new ltm to Tta. S.
Roses - Shrubs - Perennials
Rhubarb, Asparagur and
Strawberry Plants from
Weeping Water : Phone 1B7
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