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Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1939.
Wedding Held in
Hiss Thelma Capper of This City and
Hubert Cappen of Weeping Wa
ter United in Marriage.
Miss Thelma Capper, daughter of
Mrs. Cleo Capper of this city, and
Mr. Hubert Cappen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Cappen of Weeping Wa
ter were united in marriage Satur
day afternoon at Loean. Iowa. The
wedding ceremony was performed at
12:30 p. m. and was a very quiet
one, the bridal party motoring alone
to Logan where the marriage vows
look place at the home of Judge and
Mrs. J. C. Black, the double ring
ceremony being used.
The bride and groom were attend
ed by Mrs. Cleo Capper, mother of
the bride, and Mr. Amos Cappen,
Tather of the groom.
The bride wore a beautiful light
rose-colored dress, and she wore blue
Following the wedding ceremony
the bridal party motored to Omaha
where they were entertained at the
home of the groom's aunt and uncle
and then returned to Plattsmouth
and Weeping Water.
The bride and groom will take an
extended trip to Texas next week
where they will honeymoon for the
next- two weeks, visiting with Mr.
Cappen's relatives and friends.
The bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Cleo Capper of this city
where she has lived for fifteen years.
She was born in Dunnigan, Missouri
and at the time of her marriage was a
junior in the Plattsmouth high
school. She is a young lady well
liked in this city and has a host of
friends who will wish her happiness.
Miss Capper has also been very
active in church affairs and
organizations. She was a member
of the First Methodist church of this
city and was an active worker in
the young people's Epworth League.
She was also a member of the Jun
ior American Legion Auxiliary.
The groom is the only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Cappen of Weeping
Water where he was born and reared
to manhood. At the present time he
is steadily employed in one of the
leading mills at Weeping Water, he
being an employee there for many
years. He is a young man of good
character and has a host of friends
here and at Weeping Water who join
with them for the best wishes of a
successful wedded life.
Following their honeymoon, Mr.
and Mrs. Cappen will be at home to
their many friends and relatives in
Weeping Water where they will re
side after May 13.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
County Treasurer John E. Turner
returned home Saturday night from
Lincoln where he has been under
treatment at the U. S. Veterans' nos
pital. Mr. Turner has been at the
hospital for three weeks under treat
ment and undergoing a tonsllectomy.
His many friends will be pleased to
learn that he is back on the job as
guardian of the county strong box.
SPEND SUNDAY HERE
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Rebal. of
Iowa City, Iowa, were here Sunday
for a visit at the home of their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. James Rebal and
other relatives. They were joined
here by Mr. and Mrs. James Rebal,
Jr., of Omaha, who joined in the
family party over the week end.
RECEIVE TRACK NUMERALS
Two of the members of the Platts
mouth high school track team have
been honored by Ed Weir, track coach
at the University of Nebraska. War
ren Reed and Joe York, have both
been awarded the full blue numerals
for their fine work in the track events
in which they have taken part.
CARD OF APPRECIATION
It is with thanks and appreciation
I recount the cards, letters and re
membrances sent and the personal
calls paid me during the past weeks,
while I was a patient at the Veter
ans hospital at Lincoln.
JOHN E. TURNER.
VISIT OLD FRIENDS
From Tuesday' Dally
. Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Troy of Lyons,
Nebraska were short visitors in
Plattsmouth this morning; they stop-
ing en route to Kansas City to at
tend the General Assembly Confer
ence. Rev. Troy was the former pas
tor of the First Methodist church of
this city and has a large acquainance
of friends who were pleased to see
he and his wife again.
Well in Contest
One of the Largest Fields in Any ot
the District Tournaments Par
ticipated in by Locals.
The Plattsmouth high school made
a very favorable showing in the dis
trict music contest held on Satur
day, April 22 at Fremont. An enor
mous large group of young people
participated in the event and their
numbers were well responded to.
They were accompanied by their in
structor, David Fowler who is the
music director and instructor of the
Plattsmouth high school.
The following is the rating of the
Mixed Chorus Superior.
Boys Glee club Excellent.
Girls Glee club Good.
Ruth Westover accompanist for
John Jacobs, boys medium voice,
Shirley Walling, girls medium
Eleanor Giles, girls low voice, ex
cellent. Rose Mary Steppat, girls high
. Ralph Stava, boys high voice, good.
Joe York, boys low voice, good.
Allan White, trumpet solo. good.
Mrs. Reeder and Ruth Westover,
accompanists for solos.
Girl's Sextette, Wilma Swatek,
Rose Mary Steppat, Helen Hiatt,
Aileen Reed, Shirley Petersen, Mary
Helen Dill, good. Ruth Westover, ac
companist. Mixed octette, good. John Jacobs,
Ralph Stava, Bill Knorr, Joe York,
Rose Mary Steppat, Wilma Swatek,
Eleanor Giles, Aileen Reed. Ruth
Rating scale this year Good, ex
HAVE PLEASANT TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cloidt re
turned Sunday night from Columbia,
Missouri, where they have been visit
ing over the week end with their
daughter. Miss Frances, a student at
Stephens college. They stopped at
Booneville to visit for a short time
with Stephen Davis, at Kemper Mili
tary school, while on the trip. They
found Columbia crowded as the Amer
ican Legion of Missouri was" holding
their convention and filled the city
with festivity and colorful display.
In addition to the convention the
week end visitors with students at
the University of Missouri, Stephens
and Christian colleges, helped make
the city one hard to secure hotel
DEPARTS FOR CALIFORNIA
From Tuesday's .Dally
Mrs. A. Dove Asch of Villa Asch
near Murray, departed this afternoon
on the first part of her journey to the
west coast for a vacation in that
section of the United States. Mrs.
Asch is to visit at the San Francisco
World's Fair for a short time and
view the interesting spots of that sec
tion of California and will then go
on to Los Angeles to visit with rel
atives and among the old friends who
are now resident in that area.
HERE FROM CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grosshans.
of Los Angeles, arrived Monday for
a visit here for a short time with
their relatives and friends. They will
visit Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wiles, par
ents of Mrs. Grosshans and Mr. and
Mrs. Karl Grosshans, parents of Tom.
HERE FROM OMAHA
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yost and
daughter. Phyllis and Miss Ruth
Short of Omaha were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sitzman. Mrs.
Sitzman and Mrs. Yost are cousins
and during their visit here the Oma
ha party also visited with Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Gerbeling.
a Big Success
Large Group of Fans Out to Join
With High School FootbalL Bas
ketball and Track Players.
From Tuesday's Dally
The American Legion building was
the scene of a very happy and friend-
y gathering last night as the young
men of the athletic department of
the high school were honor guests
at an all sport banquet to celebrate
the close of the football, basketball
and track season which is now the
center of the sport life of the school.
The tables at which the players
(ind the fans were seated in friendly
association were arranged to form a
design of a football and on the tables,
streamers of blue and white, the local
colors were adding their touch to the
The American Legion Auxiliary
had arranged a very tempting menu
and which was served very cleverly
by the younger girls of the Auxiliary
group. The menu was as follows:
Mashed Potatoes - Gravy
Green Beans - Cold Slaw
' Rolls - Cheese
During the dinner Elmore Brink,
cheer leader of the high school led
in the singing of the school songs
and yells and with Mrs. L. S. Devoe
at the piano, all of the party joining
heartily into this feature of the event.
Superintendent L. S. Devoe served
as the master of ceremonies and in
his always entertaining and clever
manner presented the speakers of the
Mayor George Lushinsky gave the
official welcome of the ity to the
event and expressed the pride of
the community in their athletes for
their services on the fields of sport,
pledging the community backing for
the various teams.
Harry White was called upon to
respond to "Home Run," speaking for
the parents and in which he express
ed the need of sports for the youth,
their aid in building mind and body.
The sports of the school taught the
youth to earn success by hard work
and determination. The older boys
in athletic sports served as an
example to the younger boys.
Captains Speak on Sport
Warren Reed, captain of the track
team gave a fine response to "The
Two Twenty," telling of his interest
In sport and especially that of track
and its building up of speed, a basis
for all other sports of the field and
Ronald Rebal, captain of the 193S
football team, told of his experiences
in four years of sport in "Through
the Center," and the fine spirit that
he had found among the associates of
the various sports. He had found that
port was a great aid to the youth
In development and asked that the
loyal fans give to other teams the
rame loyalty that they had shown In
the years that he had been a member
of athletic activities.
Robert Hayes, captain and star of
the basketball team talked on "The
Center Jump," relating many exper
iences and his appreciation of the
value of sport. He appealed to the
boy's In school to respond to the op
portunity of joining in the sport pro
gram. He also expressed the appre
ciation of the team for the loyal sup
port and encouragement which had
helped them on to victory in many
Coach Bion A. Hoffman, who has
developed an extended sport program
for the school, giving opportunity
for all the boys to participate in the
activities, was heard in a short talk
on the sport activities. The coach
expressed his appreciation of the fine
spirit of the players and their will
ingness to get out and play the gaxre
at all times and as clean cut sports.
He also praised the aid of Superin
tendent Devoe, Principal J. R. Reeder
and Assistant Coach Dow Armstrong.
Coach Hoffman also presented the
awards of merit for outstanding work
In sports given by the World-Herald
sports department. These were pre
eented to Warren Reed and Ronald
Rebal for their fine record In the
high school in the years that they
have been outstanding in athletic life
of the school.
Show Motion Pictures
The visiting guests of honor were
Gregg McBride, well known sports
writer of the Lincoln Star and
World-Herald, and Lloyd Cardwell,
the "wild horse" of the University
of Nebraska football team of two
Mr. McBride cleverly told of in
cidents of the games in which the
Huskers had participated, of many
amusing details of trips and the con
tacts of the great and near great of
Nebraska football in the past years.
Mr. Cardwell told of his football
work as a student in high school,
the years on the field for Nebraska
and later in the professional field
where he is now a brilliant figure.
From football and sport he had gain-
d much inspiration and it was to
him the most thrilling of all sports.
Mr. Cardwell showed the motion
pictures of the Kansas unlversity-
Husker game and part showings of
the Missouri and the Iowa State
jrames, a treat that was much appre
ciated by the old and young fans of
the banquet party.
The boys who were honored guests
'.t the banquet were:'
Warren Reed, Ronald Rebal. Rob
ert Hayes, Jr.. John Jacobs. Donald
Wall. John Tidball. Ed Smith. Corbin
Davis. Tom Gradoville, Joe York,
Stephen Devoe. Carter Minor, Jim
Tones. Roy Wilson. ' Gerald Petit,
Malen Powell. Harley Cottingham,
Bill Knorr. Warren Allbee, LeRoy
Oashus, Robert Yelick, James Yelick,
Sill Armstrong. Stuart Sedlak, Ralph
Stava. Allan White. Bill Steinkamp,
Toe Noble, Harry Shlffer. Dale Jack
ton. John Elliott. Joe Phillips. Don-
eld Martin. Stephen Wiles. Tom Solo
mon. Eugene McNair, Robert Mrasek,
Ralph Hilt. James Mauzy, Bill Rob
ertson, Bill Cloidt, Cary Marshall,
frank Dall. Kenneth Wohlfarth, Don
ald McBride, Bill Gayer, Granville
Sigler, Elmore Brink. Frank Lush
insky. Russell Nielsen, Howard Fu
rors, Donald Dooley, Clarence Favors,
Austin Rhodes. Robert Rlchter. Fred
Naeve. Leonard Kalaxk, Roy Means.
Jerry White. Jack Highfield. Ralph
Johnson. Clayton Sack, Gerald Hen
aings, Edwin Coolman.
LEAVE FOR WEST COAST
From Tuesday's Dairy
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lutes left
early this morning for Ellenburg,
Washington where they are to visit
with Mr. and Mrs. L Hickenbottom
and family and Robert Lutes. From
there they are going to Santa Monica,
California where they will visit with
Mrs. Lutes brother, Virgil Kline and
family as well as Floyd Kline.
Mr. and Mrs. Lutes plan to settle
out on the west coast In the future.
VISIT AT WEEPING WATER
County Assessor W. H. Puis and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Puis and
family, Mrs. Esther Whitely and
Bobbie of this city, and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Puis and family of Omaha
were at Weeping Water Sunday.
They were guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert H. Gray. The Gray
family are now settled in their new
home and like it very much.
VISITS IN CITY
Mrs. Howard McGrath, formerly
Miss Frances Gamblin, was a guest
and visitor in Plattsmouth Sunday
at the home of her grandmother, Mrs.
Charles Hitt During her stay in
Plattsmouth, she was a dinner guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lugsch. She
also spent the day visiting with other
friends and relatives.
SPEND HOLIDAY HERE
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Warga, ot
McCook, were here over Saturday and
Sunday to visit with their relatives
and friends for the week end holi
day. They were guests at the home
of Mrs. C. H. Warner, mother of Mrs.
Warga, and also had the pleasure of
visiting the other members of the
A. L. BECKER IMPROVING
County Register of Deeds Ray
Becker and Mrs. Becker, were
Union Sunday for a visit at the home
of Mr. Becker's parents and other
relatives and friends. They found
A. L. Becker, the father, as showing
some improvement in his illness of
the past few weeks, but Is still quite
Rubber Stamps at lowest prices
at the Journal Office
Held Sunday at
St. John's School
Regional Meeting Attended by Rep
resentatives of Churches and
Missions in Cass and Otoe
Sunday afternoon at the chapel of
St. John's school in this city was held
the regional meeting of the sodalities
of the Catholic parishes and mis
sions of Cass and Otoe counties.
There were nine priests and some
sixty of the boys and girls of the
various parishes here for the very in
teresting meeting. "
Rt. Rev. Monsignor George Agius,
dean of the Plattsmouth deanery,
presided over the meeting and pre
sented the various speakers of the
The meeting was to arouse inter
est in the sodalities of the two coun
ties and the greatest of interest was
shown in the proceedings and the
fine and inspirational talks given by
the priests. The main addresses of
the afternoon were by Rev. Charles
Bauer of St. Benedict's church of
Nebraska City and Rev. "E. C. Mc
Fadden of Syracuse and Avoca
churches. Monsignor Agius also dis
cussed briefly the work of the so
dalities in the two counties and
their importance as a part of the
There were eighteen churches and
parishes represented at the meeting.
At the close of the conference at
the chapel the group attended the
benediction of the blessed sacrament
at the St.sJohn's church, Rev. A. N.
Antochowski of the Holy Rosary
church of this city conducting the
In the business session Rev. Albin
Bauer of St Mary's church of Ne
braska City, was named as assistant
lirector to the head director and Rev.
fi. C. McFadden Belected as the sec
Among the priests attending weje
Rev. Albin Bauer, Rev. Charles
Bauer and Rev. Bararge, assistant at
St. Mary's church, all of Nebraska
City; Rev. Sherry, of Julian and
Dunbar; Rev. Kean of Palmyra and
Douglas; Rev. E. C. McFadden of
Sydacuse and Avoca; Rev. James
Hennessy, of Manley; Rev. A. N.
Antochowski, Rev. Marcellus Agius
and Monsignor George Agius of
YOUTH WINS PRAISE
AT MUSIC CONTEST
John Colbert, Scottsbluff high
school cornet player, whom the Jour
nal mentioned a week or so ago in
connection with music activities at
Scottsbluff and Gering, was tops at
the music festival in Alliance, where
the judges recommended him for
competition in the national music
contest. They gave him one of the
four "highly superior" ratings at
the meet. Colbert is the son of Dr,
and Mrs. H. E. Colbert, Scottsbluff
dentist, who formerly lived in Lin
coln and at Weeping Water. He iB
a Senior in Scottsbluff high school
Twila Fae Hendrix, formerly of
this city, was operated on Thursday
at a Los Angeles hospital as the re
sult of an attack of appendicitis. The
operation proved very successful and
the patient is reported as being well
on the way to recovery. Miss Hen
drix is now living at Burbank, Cali
ATTENDING ROTARY MEETING
from Tuesday's Dally
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Knorr and
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Devoe departed
at an early hour today for Grand Is
land where they will attend the con
ference of the nineteenth district of
the International Rotary.
DANCE, APRIL 29TH
A social dance will be given Satur
day evening,' April 29th, at the
American Legion building. Sponsored
by the Young Men's C.Y.O. of the
Holy Rosary church. Music by Char
ley Kucera and his band. Modern
and old-fashioned music.
PRE-MUSIC WEEK FROGRAM
A pre-Music Week program Is be
ing sponsored by the Methodist choir
on Sunday evening, April 30 at 8
o'clock. The choir will present the
Peru Singers from the State Teach
ers' college at "Peru under the direc
tion of G. H. Steck. No admission
charge. A collection will be taken.
The Peru Singers present a program
at Joslyn Memorial in the afternoon
of April 29.
Death of Mrs.
Dies at Ripe Age of Ninety Years
at Home Here After a
From Mtnday's Daily
This afternoon at 1:30. Mrs.
Arminda Graves, 90, one of the oldest
residents of Cass county, died at her
home in this city where for several
days she has been in very critical
Taken ill some time ago Mrs.
Graves has fought bravely against
the illness but at her great age was
unable to stand the long ordeal of
The life of Mrs. Graves and her
husband, the late Alexander H.
Graves, is a part of the story of Cass
county as they were members of
pioneer families that helped to carve
out comes in the new country of
the west and where they were for
many years active figures.
Arminda J. Boemer was born in
the state of Arkansas and when a
girl-came to Mills county, Iowa, in
i865, her parents settling near Glen
wood and where on June 22, 1865
she was married to Alexander II.
Graves. They moved to Cass county
r.hortly, after their marriage and
nave since resided here until the end
of life's .long journey.
For a great many years the family
engaged in farming but in later years
moved to Murray where Mr. Graves
died several years ago and since
which time , the wife has made her
home in Plattsmouth for the greater
part of the time.
She is survived by three sons and
two daughters, J. H. Graves of this
city; George and Edward Graves of
Peru, Mrs. F. E. Vallery of Omaha
and Mrs. Bert Crawford of Oregon.
There are a large number of grand
children and great-grandchildren sur
viving. She was preceded in death
by the husband and two daughters,
Mrs. Grace Baxter and Mrs. Iva
COUNTY COURT FILINGS
Petition for probate of the will of
John Hirz, deceased. Petition asks
for the appointment of Fred J. Hirz
as administrator with the will an
nexed. Petition for final settlement of the
estate of Delia Sutton, deceased.
Petition for final settlement of the
trusteeship of David G. Babbington,
Petition for final settlement of the
trusteeship of Anna Geiser, deceased.
Frank Cloidt, trustee.
Petition for determination of heir
ship of the estate of Thaddeus S.
Petition for determination of heir
ship of J. F. Wortman, deceased.
STUDENT TO BE LAID UP
Harry Shiffer, sophomore at the
local high school, member of the
baseball and football teams, of the
school, is at home today with a very
badly injurjd ankle as the result of
an injury Tuesday while sliding home
in the Tech-Plattsmouth baseball
game. The ligaments of the ankle
are torn loose and swollen very bad
ly and it will be impossible to do a
great deal with the injury until the
swelling goes down. It is thought
that the ankle will be placed in a
cast as soon as possible. It will prob
ably be many weeks before he can use
the foot and ankle again without
the use of a crutch.
MYNARD COMMUNITY CLUB
The Mynard Community club "will
meet Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The
east side committee will furnish the
I A ! C
Find That Owners of Real Estate in
Cass County Entitled to $18,
878.50 for Route of Line.
The board of appraisers appointed
on the petition of the Loup River
Public Power district, to assess the
damages for the right of way for the
transmission line of the company
through western and northern Cass
county, has filed their report in the
office of County Judge A. H. Dux
bury. The appraisers have made a thor
ough check of the properties and
farms that are crossed by the lines
and have found that many of the
farms are damaged a great deal more
than others by the manner in which
the lines cut the farm land as well
as the loss of trees that may be cut
offe in making the right of way. The
total amount of damages awarded to
the landowners along the course of
the line is set at $18,878.50.
The appraisers have made their
awards on the various tracts and
parcels of land and title holders as
Tract No. 1 Carrie Armstrong,
Tract No. 2 Metropolitan Life In
surance Co., William and Clarence
Schuelke, tenants, $150.
Tract No. 3 Homer V. Martin.
Bchuelke Brothers, tenants. $202.
Tract No. 4 Anna M. Zoz, et al..
No. 5 Charles Haested,
Tract No. 6 Lydia Rieke, $298.
Tract No. 7 Anna Zoz, et al,
Tract No. 8 Jonas Christian
Meierjurgen, Henry Meierjurgen life
Tract No. 9 Ida Bornemeler,
Tract No. 10 August Gakemeier,
Tract No. 11 Fred B. Buell, $540.
Tract No. 12 Barbara Lake, $2,
000. Tract No. 13 Louie F. Wendt,
14 Leo R. Rikli, $1,-
15 Margarette Rikli,
16 Henry E. Carson,
18 Helen LaTour, et
Tract No. 19 Kahler Pottery Co.,
with clay deposit exemption, $50.50.
Tract No. 20 Lawrence E. Twiss,
Tract No. 21 Bertha Schliefert,
Tract No. 22 Edwin Group. $1,
03. Tract No. 23 Henry Albert, $1,-
Tract No. 24 Anna M. Guthmann,
Tract No. 25 John P. Meisinger,
ot al, $650.
Tract No. 26 Lena Tritsch and
Wilma Tritsch. $450.
Tract No. 27 Chris Parkening,
HAS EYE INJURED
Ray Shafer, manager of the local
baseball team, is wearing his eye
bandaged as the result of a very pain
ful accident on Monday evening. He
was working and using some boiler
compound when a part of this fell
Into his left eye and as the result in
flicted very painful Injuries. It was
thought at first that the eye might
have permanent Injury but it is
hoped now will heal up without any
RETURN FROM BELLWO0D
From Wednesday's Daily
County Attorney and Mrs. Walter
II. Smith returned last evening from
Bellwood and Columbus where they
vere called by the illness of a brother
)f Mr. Smith, John Smith, who was
operated on for appendicitis at the
uospital at Columbus. The patient is
doing nicely and is thought well on
the highway to recovery.
RESUMES OFFICE HOURS
Dr. W. S. Eaton wishes to announce
that he will resume his regular office
hours, 9 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 5, and 7
to 8:30 p. m. During the past several
weeks Dr. Eaton was forced to close
his office at 3:45 due important mat
ters of business in Omaha and now
he Is able to announce that he "will
be here to attend to his patients at
the regular working hours.
Phone news to No. 6.
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