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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MAY 1, 1939
i hp Plaft&niftiith Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Poatoffice, Plattsmouth. Neb., as econd-clas mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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$3.50 per rear. All subscriptions are payable strictly in advance.
Monte Lum was visiting in Lin
coln over the week end.
C. O. Zaiser was called to Lincoln
Tuesday on business matters.
Mrs. McKey, who spent the win
ter here, has returned to her home
-A. K. Parks of Lincoln transacted
business at the Marquardt elevator
here last Tuesday.
Herman Rohrig, famous halfback
of. the Cornhusker football team, was
a guest of friends in Avoca Monday.
-Miss Clara Meyers of Lincoln was
an over Sunday guest at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Anna Meyers.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Irons of near
Elmwood were guests last Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
State Sheriff Troudfit of Lincoln
uas a visitor in Avoca last Monday,
having some legal matters to look
George Shackley has been doing
seme painting and decorating work
nt the home of Miss Evelyn Wolph
east of Avoca.
.Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hennings,
T.Trs. Elmer Hallstrom and daugh
ter, Correne and Francis Drauery
made up a party of shoppers in Lin
coln last Tuesday.
Edward and Ernest Rudhoff were
shxlling and delivering corn to the
Avoca elevator Tuesday. Very little
corn remains on the farms at pres
ent, and by planting time most of
that will be disposed of.
Mrs. Carl O. Zaiser was hostess to
a meeting of the guild of the Holy
Trinity Catholic church at her home
Tuesday afternoon. There was a very
good attendance and a fine program
that was greatly enjoyed.
Floyd Uehrens has accepted em
ployment in Lincoln on one of the
many public works projects being
carried on there at the present time.
He will continue to live here, driv
ing back and forth to his work.
Fred Marquardt and Frank Cisco
attended the annual Feeders' Day
program held at Lincoln on Friday
April 21st. They report a large at
tendance and much interest shown
in the problems under discussion.
Mrs. Alice Goesh and Mrs. Ed
Miller, of Big Piney, Wyoming, who
have been visiting here during the
past week with their mother, Mrs.
Florin? Durham and their brother,
George, left for home a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gollner were
visiting and looking after business
matters in Weeping Water last Mon
day and Mr. Gollner inspected the
new refrigerated locker system that
has just recently been installed by
J. F. II. Ruhge has been having
the two rooms of his building, one
oj which is occupied by his general
store and the other by a tavern, re
painted, presenting an improved ap
Insurance Rates are
You will be interested in
what we have. All Stock
Companies, No Assess
ments and the benefits
of Local Agency Service.
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pearance. Claude Hollenberger is
Joing the work.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt
-vere Louisville visitors Sunday, be
ing guests at the home of Mrs. Mar
quardt's mother, Mrs. Bedella Stan
ter. While there they enjoyed a
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Anderson, who have just returned
from a six weeks visit in California.
Senator Fred Carsten, who spent
the winter months in Lincoln, has
been driving back and forth daily for
the legislative sessions. Report of the
appropriations committee is expected
in the near future, and after that is
passed, adjournment may be in order
some time the fore part of this
George Fox of Lincoln, a former
resident of Avoca and Bertrand, but
now state inspector of elevators, was
in Avoca inspecting the grain stored
in the Avoca elevator, and was also
visiting with George Durham, as the
two men resided in Bertrand a num
ber of years ago and were close
To Solve Church Finances
A move has been entered into by
the Bank of Avoca and the three
churches in this vicinity. The plans
are that the bank will provide seed
corn for the planting of a total of
90 acres of ground, thirty acres to
each. church. The crop is to be cared
for by the members of the different
churches and in the fall when the
grain has been harvested and dis
posed of each of the churches will
have a considerable amount of money
(depending on the weather condi
tion and the price) to be- used for
carrying on the church work.
, . Preached at Church Reunion
.The Congregational church at Riv
erton was celebrating its fiftieth an
niversary last Sunday, April 23rd,
and upon invitation from the con
gregation to Rev. J. M. Kokjer, a
former pastor at that place, he and
his wife were present to attend the
celebration, and Rev. Kokjer deliver
ed the address at the morning de
votions. Rev. and Mrs. Kokjer drove
to Lincoln early in the morning and
there joined Merle Adams and wife
in the latter's car for the trip to
Riverton. Returning to Lincoln in
the late afternoon. Rev. and Mrs.
Kokjer came on home that evening.
Community Club Banquet
h The banquet held by the Avoca
Community Men's club Thursday of
last week was well attended. There
had been 110 tickets sold for the
affair and an extra fine supper was
served. Max Straub was toastmas-
ter and kept the program moving
along in lively manner and everyone
in good humor. The speakers who
responded to the various toasts were
John H. Dankliff, Henry Jacobson
and Marios Cesco. Carl Straub fav
ored the gathering with a solo, while
a quartet composed of Dr. J. W.
Brendel, Calvin Carsten.' Albert Sell
?nd Henry Maseman sang "God Save
Lieutenant Governor Johnson was
the principal speaker of the evening
and gave a very fine addrcs3 on the
success of email communities and the
important part they play in the na
tion. Wo can furnTsTi yoa wTTri nufc.
oer stamps maae to orcer at a
price considerably below that you
have been paying. Prompt service.
If yon need stamps, sen us.
DON'T risk your present
prosperity and happiness
by driving without ade
quate insurance. See to it
that you are fully pro
tected! Searl S. Davis
OFFICES! 2ND FLOOR
Platts. State Bank Bids.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Craig were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Sherman Wolfe in Lincoln last Sun
day. Rev. C. Jannen has been building
a concrete walk from the rear ol
his lot to the house, doing the work
Mrs. Leo Rikli and 1 son Warren
were in Lincoln last Wednesday, do
ing some shopping and visiting with
friends as well.
Miss Elsa Bornemeier was called
to Louisville last week, working as
a relief operator at the telephone
Henry Heineman, the carpenter
and builder was busy during the
past week making some repairs at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond
Mrs. John Scheel was a visitor in
Omaha last Thursday, where she vis
ited her daughter, and attended the
Golden Spike celebration.
The Engles Lumber company last
week received a car of cement. The
shipment was divided between the
yard here and that of John Ban
ning at Alvo.
L. seitzel was visiting and look
ing after business in Lincoln Wed
nesday, and while he was away busi
ness at the hardware store was look
ed after by Charles Kupke.
The Ladies Aid of the Murdock
Evangelical church met last Thurs
day at the home of Mrs. I. C. Mc
Crorey. Mesdames Mat Thimgan and
Victor Thimgan were co-hostesses.
Miss Viola Everett, who is assist
ing with the work and caring for
Mrs. E. E. Brunkow on the farm,
sprint the past week with friends in
Murdock. being a guest at the A. II.
Vernon Rikli. who is employed in
Oliiaha by an implement company,
was enjoying the week end at the
home of his parents. Mr. and Mrsv
Leo Rikli and other friends and
relatives In Murdock.
Mr. and Mrs. Merideth Weddell of
Lincoln drove over to Murdock last
Saturday, where they visited for a
few hours with W. T. .Weddell and
a number of old friends, returning
home the same evening.
We are indebted to Miss Verna
Lane, one of the efficient Instruc
tors in the Murdock schools," for a
fine report of the Junior-Senior ban
quet, which will be read with in
terest in another column of this
Frank A. Melvin, the contractor
and builder, who has been employed
for some time erecting a new barn
and other buildings to replace those
destroyed by fire last fall on the G.
R. Eveland farm, has completed the
Morgan Shatto, resident of the
Nebraska Masonic Home at Platts
mouth was a visitor in Murdock on
Wednesday, meeting many of his old
friends here. Mr. Shatto is enjoying
life at the home in Plattsmouth very
Lacey, A. J. and Doc went over to
the Platte river fishing last Wednes
day instead of going to Omaha for
the opening of Golden Spike days.
They had not returned when we left.
so we do not know how successful
they may have been.
Ray Gamlin made a trip to Ar
kansas last week for a truck load of
pigs, and also visited at the home
of a brother-in-law while there. He
arrived home Tuesday evening. Ray
says the season is much further ad
vanced there than here being sev
eral hundred miles south.
Mrs. Herbert Oehlerking, who was
sick at home with an attack of flu
for a number of weeks during the
winter, with the arrival of warmer
weather, got up too soon and had
to return to her bed. She is now
able to be up and around again.
Henry Brockmueller, father of
Mrs. J. II. Buck, who makes his
home near Waverly, and his son.
Carl Brockmueller, were visiting in
Murdock on Tuesday of last week,
guest3 at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
can have just what you
want in our
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Buck. They also enjoyed meeting a
number of friends over town.
During an interesting game of
baseball, when the batter' had sent
a fly ball high into the air and It
was coming down, two of the play
ers on the Murdock team "seen ft
first" and went after it. Well they
both got there, but neither one got
the ball, as they had a head-on col
lision that left them with bumps on
their heads. The two were Vcrle
Stock and Carrall Weber. Carrall was
rendered unconscious from the blow
on his cranium and remained "out"
for some time. Both are OK now,
however, and looking forward to the
Suffered Injury to Hand
While August Ruge was working
about the farm, making some adjust
ments on a grain elevator, he re
ceived a very severe injury to one
of his hands which required the ser
vices of the family physician to dress.
While the flesh was badly bruised
and mangled, his thumb was broken
but none cf it will have to be re
moved. It is felt that in due course
of time the hand will be restored
as before the accident.
Won from Elmwood
The Murdock high school baseball
team was at Elmwood last Frida,
where they played a like team from
the Elmwood schools, winning by a
score of 8 to 4.
Third and Last Talent Quest
The third and last talent quest,
which sounds like a plan for the ac
quisition of money, was held last
week at the High school gymnasium
with a large attendance from this
community as well as Callihan and
the church northeast of town, all of
which participated in the program,
each taking a .different portion of
the entertainment, but all working
together for . the Tjest interests of the
churches and community.
A playlet entitled "The Lost
Church" was presented in which
there was brought home to all the
very serious result where careless
ness and indifference to the church
program is manifested in a commun
ity, resulting in lagging attendance
and general lascitude.
Y. P. 11 E. Meet
This lively working organization
of young ladies of the Murdock Evan
gelical church met last Thursday
evening with their fellow member.
Miss Almina Bornemeier. There was
much interest in the gathering and
various discussions of the work the
organization does to further the
church program. Refreshments con
cluded the social part of the meet
ing that followed the business ses
sion. Entertained Friends at Dinner
Guests at a six o'clock dinner at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Amgwert were Coach Miller of the
high school and wife and Mr. and
Mrs. George Kruse.
A very pleasant time is reported.
Soft Dirt Causes Spill
While W. II. Zabel and Mr. Era
mens were going ta Lincoln last
week with a truck after a load of
groceries, on the-road directly west
from Murdock, they ran into a place
where grading had been done, the
30ft dirt caught one wheel, causing
the car to strike the cement pier of
a culvert, stopping it instantly. As
a result, both parties were thrown
violently forward. Mr. Zabel, being
at the wheel, was not injuried be
yond being shaken up, but Mr. Em-
mens did not fare so fortunately and
was hurled against the windshield,
suffering cuts and bruises. He has
been confined to his bed at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Zabel, but is
slowly recovering from his shock
After the collision and when they
had gathered themselves together,
Mr. Zabel picked up Mr. Emmens
glasses a number of feet in front ot
the truck, uninjured.
Flan Community Entertainment
Arrangements have been perfected
for the holding of a community en
tertainment in the auditorium of
the school house Friday evening of
this week. May 5th, beginning at 8
o'clock. Music will be furnished by
a chorus of young ladies from the
school and the school band, together
with several individual numbers,
both instrumental and vocal. Super
intendent L. S. Devce of the Platts
mouth schools, who is a well known
amateur magician, will be present to
entertain the crowd, and County
Judge A. H. Duxbury will speak."
It is expected that a large num
ber will be present.
Subscribe for the Journal.
Miss Irene Plymale visited her par
ents in Ashland over the week end.
Henry Crozier of Weeping Water
was a business visitor in Elmwood
" Fred Klemme, a prosperous farm
er residing near Murdock, was a
business caller in Elmwood Tues
day. Attorney Guy Clements, president
of the American Exchange bank, was
a business visitor in riaiisraoum on
Frank Hoffman made a trip to Ne
braska City last Tuesday for a load
of gasoline for the filling station
which he operates here.
Mrs. Tyson, whose death occurred
in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and whose
remains were brought here for bur
ial succumbed to a heart affliction
known as myo carditis.
George Bogenrief who has been en
joying a visit from two of his sisters
residing in Chicago, on their return
home last week was accompanied by
their brother, Roy Bogenrief who
will visit there for a time. '
A sale of property of the Fergu
son estate was held at the home of
Charles Ferguson in the west part
of town last Tuesday. Harry A. Wil
liams was the auctioneer and Guy
Clements the clerk.
Edward Penterman, who has been
ill for a long time, although receiv
ing the best of care and medical at
tention, does not seem to respond to
the treatm3nt and nursing, and is
gradually growing weaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, of
Omaha, were visitors here last Sun
day, coming especially to visit Ed
ward Penterman, who is so seriously
ill. Mrs. Wright is a sister of Her
man and Edward Penterman.
Byron Golding of Plattsmouth was
a business visitor in Elmwood last
Saturday. Mr. Golding owns the
building in which the shoe shop of
Henry Mollen has been located and
in which another like business is be
William Harley, who has not been
in the best of health for some time,
md was just able to get around slow
ly with the aid of a cane, was taken
with another serious sick spell last
Sunday. Hhis friends hope he may
bo restored to better health soon.
N. D. Bothwell received word of
the serious illness of his mother,
'Mrs. Caroline Bothwell,.; of Gothen
burg. Nebraska a few days ago. He
departed immediately for her bed
side. Further information regarding
her condition is not available at the
time of writing.
That the Thirsty May Drink
Jake Sterner and Lester Christian,
Elmwood policemen, were cleaning
out the water fountain and putting
it in shape for use. Tuesday the
weather seemed warm enough to re
quire water with a little ice in it.
The fountain has a receptacle for ice
which makes it a very convenient
place to slacken one's thirst.
Death of Former- Resident
The remains of Mrs. Lester Tyson
arrived in Lincoln Tuesday forenoon
from Ponca -City, Oklahoma, where
her death occurred, and were brot
to Elmwood from there by B. I.
Clements, local mortician. The de
ceased lady, who formerly resided
here, was the widow of Lester Ty
son, whose death occurred a number
of years ago, and a sister-in-law of
Mrs. Li. A. Tyson.
Funeral services were held at the
Clements funeral chaptel, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. E. M. Hawkins.
Relatives were present from Nebras
ka. Iowa, Kansas, Coloreda and
Oklahoma, and friends of the de
ceased lady turned out in large num
ber to pay their last tribute of re
spect. Mother Seriously 111
Mrs. Lcland Dennis, of Los An
geles received the sad news ot the
serious illness of her mother whose
home is at Louisville, Kentucky, and
hastened to the bedside of the moth
er, whom she found slightly improv.
cd. She will remain however and
help care for the mother. Friends
of the family here trust her im
provement will continue.
O. D. Quellhorst, who is of an in
ventive turn of mind, during his
period of waiting for the next custo-'
mer invented and manufactured a
machine for the digging of dande-j
lions and to be sure that the in-!
strument would work City Marshal
Thomas Walling Company
Abstracts of Title
J. Sterner grabbed the new inven
tion and went after the yellow blos
soms along the parking of Main
street and before he was satisfied as
to the value of the instrument, he
bad most of the pretty flowers dug
Suffers Severe Fall
"Grandmother" Turner as she is
more generally known, slipped and
fell a few days ago, suffering what
was first feared to be a fractured hip.
An X-ray picture was taken, from
which it was determined the bone
had not been broken, having suffer
ed only a severe bruise. Although
past 95 years of age, Mrs. Turner is
recovering nicely from her injury.
Konald Schlichtemeier Poorly
Ronald Schlichtemeier, proprietor
of the upper garage, was taken with
a severe attack of flu last Sunday
and has not been able to look after
business at the garage, securing Al
bert Alford to care for the business
during his absence. At latest re
ports he was still unable to be up
and about, although feeling consid
erably better than when first strick
en. ALVO NEWS
Earl Elliott and family of Syra
cuse and Mr. and Mrs. Will Morris
of Lincoln were guests at the Frank
Edwards home Sunday.
A large number of folks from this
community attended the annual
Feeders Day program at the- Agri
cultural college at Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nickel and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Mickle
and son and Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Ilard
nock spent Sunday at the Orvel Ger
Mrs. Dick Fischer and little baby,
both of whom have not been well,
are showing considerable improve
ment. The 7th and 8th grade pupils and
grade teachers enjoyed a wemer
roast at the Sutton Grove Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Soss, who were
returning from California were
guests Wednesday at the" home of
Mrs. Soss' sister, Mrs. George Fifer
and husband. They 'left Thursday
afternoon for Grand Island, where
they planned to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fifer spent
Tuesday with their daughter, Mrs.
Milton Rodeway and family, of near
Mr. and Mrs. Timblin and sons
visited relatives at Falmyra Sunday
Harry Weichel and Charles Jordan
are shingling Mr3. Bailey's house in
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams of
Chicago are visiting at the Frank
Cook home this week. They spent
last week at the home of Mr. Wil
liams' parents at Wymore.
The newly elected officers for the
coming year for the Mothers'-Daugh-ters
Council club are: Mrs. Earl
Bennett, president; Mrs. Mark Nick
el, vice president; Mrs. Einil Reike,
secretary, and Mrs. Mabel Winn,
Mrs. Charlotte Crow of Chicago
and little son, Jimmie Lee, came last
week to visit Mrs. Crow's father.
John Brown, who is ill at the home
of one of his daughters, Mrs. A. B.
After spending a few days with
relatives at Alvo and Wabash, Mrs.
Crow and little' son returned to
Attend Golden Spike
Several have attended some of the
programs at the Golden Spike day
celebration at Omaha and many
others plan to attend before the
close of the celebration Saturday
night. ' ' .
Some of those who have attended
are Mr. .and Mrs. -Orris Cook and
Wendell, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Borne
meier, Mrs. Davis and Don, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Edwards and Mr. and
Mrs. Talbert Edwards.
John leere lemonsf ration
Wednes., May 3, 1:30 P. M.
John Deere Tractors, Models A., B. and EI.
Plowing - Cultivating - Discing - Listing
One mile west and a quarter of a mile north of Murray
ON THE GARDNER HAMILTON FARM
Death of Form
Lady in West
Mrs. Jeanette Morgan Atkinson Dies
Wednesday at Sau Diego, Calif.,
After Lingering Illness.
A message was received here this
morning by'Mrs. R. A. Bates, of the
death on Wednesday afternoon at 5
o'clock at San Diego, California, of
Mrs. Jeanette Morgan Atkinson, 63,
wife of Clarence A. Atkinson, former
j residents of this city. Mrs. Atkinson
has been ill for the past several
months and had gradually been
growing worse until death tame to
Jeanette Morgan, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Miles W. Morgan, pioneer'
residents of Plattsmouth, was born
here in 1873, and spent her girl
hood and young womanhood in this
community. She was educated in the
Plattsmouth schools and graduated
here in the class of 1892 of the local
:chools. For a great many years the
deceased was very prominent in the
social life of the city and actively
identified in business activities, being
engaged here for a number of years
with the Bell Telephone Co., at their
local exchange, later being engaged
with the firm of H. M. Socnnl:hsen.
where she remained until her mar
Shortly after her marriage to Mr.
Clarence A. Atkinson, they moved
to the west coast and located at Del
Monte, California, for several years,
later going to San Diego where they
have since resided.
Mrs. Atkinson was the last of her
immediate family, her parents and
three brothers preceding her in death
several years ago. There is surviving
the husband, one nephew, I'aul C.
Morgan, of Hay Springs, Nebraska,
and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Mor
gan of Omaha.
It is expected that the funeral cer
vices will be held at San Diego and
the interment there.
CHANGE IN TRAIN TIME
The Missouri Pacific railroad is
changing time on two of their lead
ing trains operating through this
city, the changes to be effective Sun
day, April 30th.
Train No. 106 southbound (the
maraincnj. unuer tne new eeheuule,
will arrive in this city at 8:27 a. m.
and ', will , leave, Omaha at 8 o'clock
instead of at tho present time.
Train 109, northbound, will reach
this city at 12:53 in the afternoon,
a few moments later than at present.
Phone Printing orders to No. 6.
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dealer for Roscoe Hill Hatchery Egg
Bred chicks, Lincoln. Hybrids, Sexed
Chicks. 3c up. a6-tfw
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varieties of yellow, all grown in sep
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blended a3 ono variety. We think
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white corn. Germination, 98. Pric
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