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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MAY 1, 1939.
Enters Upon Its
Double Headed Session Last Evening
Mayor Pays Tribute to Ser
vices cf Old Council.
The city .council held a double
headed session on April 24th, when
ihe old council met to wind up the
outstanding: affairs and make way for
the incoming council and the session
was cne filled with much business
for the retiring- solons.
A communication was received ask
ing that the city take over the sani
tary sewer district on North 7th
treet and which was referred to the
riiy attorney for investigation and
report as to the legal phases of the
The council received a communi- j committee reported that the commu
tation from a lady residing at Coun-tee recommended that a retail beer
it Tiiiiffn in uhirh sh. PTnrpsspd the ! license be granted to William
appreciation at treatment and court-
sy shown her here when her auto
was damaged in a small crash on
Sixth street, giving much praise to
Officers Pickrell and Johnson.
Reports of Boards Good
The report of the cemetery beard
was received and showed the excel
lent manner in which the affairs of
Oak Hill cemetery are being handled
and the program of improvement that
hv.s been placed in operation there.
The report for the year showed a
tool house and office built, S.000
lot markers placed in the cemetery
1 tnn nf rriiKhert rock nlaccd on I
Hie roadways to aid in making the
cemetery more attractive. The care
program is also showing a fine pro
gress and much interest from the lot
owners. The general fund of the
:cmetery showed .the receipt of $2,
;73.35 and the expenditure of $2,
"97. B6. leaving a balance in that
und of $377.69. The lot and im
provement fund of the board showed
SG32.50 received and SS60.13 ex
nded, leaving a balance of $272.37
in the fund at this time.
The library board report was not
i mplete as yet but showed the re-
f f 7 15 Tho p-rne-nrlitlirps !
Itemized will be given later.
The park beard showed the expen
diture of $630.36 in the city parks
and no receipts from any source,
they using their surplus funds in the
A "communication was received
from the state liquor commission that
the licenses of Fred G. Herbster and
Henry J. Donat had been issued and
turned over. The mayor urged that
the city clerk see that all occupa
tion taxes on all taverns and other
plates be paid before the license is
Mayor Lushinsky reported that
there was contemplated a cleanup
week in May and at which time the
residents would be asked to have
their homes and property cleared of
all debris. Councilman Tippens re
marked that it would be
warn against the throwing of cans
and debris into the waterways over
Burlington Shows Appreciation
Fire Chief (). Sandin reported on
the fires of the past two months and
the excellent record shown by the
department. Mayor Lushinsky stated
that the Burlington railroad had
rent a check for $25 to the city fire
department as an appreciation forjof the city accomplishments of the
iheir work at the Oreapolis section ipast year and -in which the retiring
Icouse fire. On motion the city clerk
was asked to write and express the
i ppreciation for the fine spirit shown
y the railroad in support cf the de
partment and its upkeep.
Police Judge C. L. Graves report
r;l for the week of April 13t.h, three
rrrests and fines and costs of $30.
To Revise Ordinance
Chairman Rebal of the judiciary
committee brought up the matter of
a proposed ordinance which would
cover retail carriers such as that in
volved in the re cnt Omar Baking Co.
rase, enabling the city to collect an
occupation tax for the operation of
ihe trucks. As stands the ordinance
applies only to wholesale trucks and
not to retail trucks.
There was a great deal of discus
sion of the matter and it was pointed
out that the ordinance did not per
mit the general licensing of trucks
I . tt only those that were operating
cr.drr the provisions of the Green
River ordinance, that of supplying
customers by invitation or permission.
It was decided that the matter be re
ferred back to the committee and to
report at the next meeting. Yearly
fees suggested for the trucks were
530 or $37.50 for the tax.
Chairman Webb of the tax and
property committee reported that all
of the final details were being clear
ed up and full details to the proper
ties in hte former Dovey half block
would be ready soon for the owners.
Chairman Tippens of the streets,
alleys and bridges committee report
ed that work was well caught up
with the exception of the grade at
the Burlington viaduct, clearing up
some rough spots on the Washington
avenue paving and Washing and
marking the streets.
Mayor Lushinsky reported that
Maiden Lane had been fixed satisfac
torily to the wishes of the postoffice
department for use as a mail route.
Chairman Vincent of the license
Sweenie, 142 South Sixth street. On
vote of the council- the license was
Chairman Vincent also reported
the application of Robert E. Sedlak,
Sr., for a license to operate a pack
age liquor store at 116 South Sixth
Btreet. The committee recommended
j that the application be approved to
the state liquor commission and
which carried by the vote of the
council and the action ordered re
ported to the state body.
Chairman Schutz of the fire and
water committee reported that the
i fire inspection day here had been a
great success in every way and a
great deal of good accomplished. The
state fire marshal had recommended
that the fire department have a rep
resentative at the conference at
Grand Island. On motion the sum
not to exceed $20 was appropriated
to send the fire hief to the confer
ence. Chairman Schutz also stated that
L. B. 336 was coming up for action
in the legislature and which pro
vided for fire protection for rural
districts. He asked that the repre
sentatives in the legislature be asked
to support this much needed measure.
On motion a resolution was adopted
to send to the legislature to urge sup-
port of the bin.
Chairman Comstock of the light
ing committee reported that an elec
trolier at Seventh and Vine streets
had been broken and replaced and
the party that had been respontfble
had settled for the cost.
Argue Tennis Courts
There was a great deal of discus
sion on the matter of the tennis
courts which had been started by
the NYA and which are yet incom
plete and in need of additional funds
for wire and nets and other small
adjuncts to make them complete.
After some discussion it was voted to
have the WPA committee get in
touch with L. S. Devoe, school super
intendent, to see if any wire could
if not to make the purchase of the
same. Opposition to the purchase of
the wire came from Councilmen Vro
man, Schutz and Gabelman, who
favored the expenditure on the base
ball park if made.
Farewell to Old Council
With the last momenta of the old
council at hand. Mayor George Lush
insky gave a very interesting resume
members of the council had a large
part in its success. He gave expres
sions of appreciation and thanks to
ihe men who had so excellently
served the people of the city and ex
:ended to them the most grateful ex
pression of the city administration of
which they had been a part.
The retiring councilmen also gave
short words of appreciation. Coun
cilman Comstock stated that it had
been a real treat to have served in
Ihe council and he would long recall
the pleasant associations with the
other members. He had found it an
dueational experience and in hi3 ser
vice had tried to do the very besttGeo. Taylor, same 7.00
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possible for the interests of the peo-,
pie. Councilman Tippens, a veteran
of many years in the council, express
ed his appreciation of the co-operation
of his fellow councilmen and
that the service with each other
would be long remembered. Council
man Vincent stated mat ne "au -
found the experience very interest-
POCKET AND WRIST WATCHES
1.00 to 3.95
LOOK FOR ssmsS ON THE DIAL
in Tech Meet
First in 220 and Tied for. Second in
100 Yard Joe York Secures
Place in High Jump.
The Plattsmouth high school had
two of their entries in the Technical
iiigh school track meet score in the
money to establish sixth place in the
(landings of the meet. In the finals
Technical was the winner by 33 to
334 for Central high of Omaha.
Warren Reed of Plattsmouth was
outstanding for the locals and show
ed real class in his work despite he
fact that the weather conditions were
aot the best for the meet.
Reed was first in the 220 with a
time of :23.3, Bill Huntoon of Ben
son being second.
In the 100 yard clash Reed was
tied with Dick Nisley of Tech for
second place, the first honors going
to Warren Phillips of Central.
Allan White, who had been ex
pected to furnish much competition
in the racing events was unable to
rret going and failed to make the
hoped for bid for the meet honors.
White was unable to get his stride in
the cold and chill of the afternoon.
In the high jump Joe York of
this city was among those who tied
for the third and fourth honors. War
ren Robinson. Ashland, was also one
of the athletic stars tied with York
in the event. The first place was won
by Orville Stiles, of Thomas Jeffer
:on, with 5 feet, 64 inches.
Ing and educational and that he had
enjoyed it to the utmost.
New Council Meets
The members elected in April: W.
H. Puis, first ward; John V. Svoboda,
second ward; Robert M. Painter,
third ward; O. E. Finnefrock, fourth
ward and E. O. Vroman, fifth ward,
were then sworn in and the new
council called to order.
In the matter of the presidency of
the council, E. A. Webb nominated
W. H. Puis and Councilman Rebal
nominated E. A. Webb, and in two
ballots there was a tie vote. The mat
ter was finally decided on the toss of
coin and in which Webb proved
Mayor Lushinsky then named the
various committees of the council as
follows, the first named being the
Finance Puis. Webb. Rebal.
Judiciary Rebal, Vroman. Webb.
Tax and Property Webb, Puis,
Fire and Water Schutz, Finne
License Tiekotter, Svoboda
Streets, Alleys and Bridges Gabel
man, Schutz. Tiekotter.
Police Painter. Gabelman. Finne
Lighting Vroman, Rebal, Gabel
man. Parks and Improvements Finne
rrock. Painter, Puis.
Claims and Planning Svoboda,
WPA Webb, Puis, Tiekotter.
Nominate City Officials
Mayor Lushinsky then nominated
various city officers and board mem
bers and who were x onfirmed by the
unanimous vote of the council:
City Physician Dr. L. S. Pucelik.
City Attorney J. Howard Davis.
Park Board George Conis, John
J. Cloidt, Robert Wurl.
Cemetery Board J. E. Meisinger
reappointed for full term, J. C. Com-
ttock to fill vacancy icaused by resig
nation of Fred H. Sharpnack.
Library Board E. H. Wescott and
Miss Barbara Gering.
Street Commissioner Ivan Taylor.
Mayor Lushinsky announced that
at this time there would be no ap
pointment of police officers as Chief
of Police Barclay was ill at a hos
pital and whether he might be able
to continue in the work .was not
known, so the appointments would be
laid over until later.
With the near approach of 11
o'clock the council adjourned to call
it a night.
The following claims were allowed:
i van layior, street work $ 40.50
7"- wont wun
j Marry Gochenour, st. work.
O. L. Ramel, tractor work
F. R. Gobelman, traffic zone
Albert Olson, phones and toll 8.95
John Boetel. burying 6 does
i'axton & V ierllng Iron Wks
1 electrolier post
Cappeli Electric, labor and
material placing light post-
Ofe Oil Co., gas to fire dept
Chicago Avenue Sewer
Joe Mrasejc. sand, gravel $
George M. Smith. 3 m brick
Charles Crawford, truck rent
Ira Clickenbeard, same
C. E. Markham, same
Ofe Oil Co., oil and supplies.
Joe Mrasek, sand, gravel
Cloidt Service, kerosene
Rubber Stamps, large or small,
at right prices at the Journal.
Phone ne?s to No. 6.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Starkjohn on west Rock street has
been greatly improved in being re
stuccoed and the woodwork of the
house painted and placed in first class
shape. The home is one of the at
tractive residences in that part of the
city and the improvement adds very
much to its appearance.
To Hold Scout
Court of Honor
Merit Badge Awards in Store for a
Number of Local Boys Also
Tuesday night at the high school
auditorium the bi-monthly Court of
Honor of Arbor Lodge district. Boy
Scouts of America, will be held. It
is a year since Plattsmouth enter
tained the district court of honor,
which usually comes here in May.
A number of local troop members
are scheduled for merit badge awards
and advancement in rank.
The court will bring boys here
from most of the towns in the dis
trict, which includes Auburn, rem.
Nebraska City, Dunbar, Syracuse,
Nchawka, Union and Plattsmouth.
Camporee in June
Plattsmouth will also entertain
the Scouts again this year at the
second Arbor Lodge district cam
poree to be held at Camp Wheeler
cn June 5th and fith. Seven troops
participated in last year's camporee
held there and found the grounds
and other conveniences so pleasing it
was decided at the annual district
business meeting in December to
go in for another camporee again
this summer instead of the Scout
circus or merit badge exposition, and
to hold it at the same place as
Plan Drive for Funds
A rise in rer capita assessment
will make it necessary to raise ap
proximately $200 to carry on the
Scouting program in riattsmoutb
this year. This includes $45 put up
by another organization when last
year's drive for funds, put off until
fall, failed to return enough money.
It was this $4 5 that enabled Platts
mouth to pay its 193S per capita as
sessment in full and meet some of
the other incidental costs of camp
This year it is hoped to have the
drive completed and the 1939 per
capita assessment paid not later than
the date set for holding the district
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
Misses Verna Leonard and Olive
Jones, local librarians have made the
announcement of a? number of new
books that have been added to shelves
of the Plattsmouth public library,
these consisting of boys' books.
The new books now obtainable for
circulation are: "Lindbergh Flys On"
by V. M. Reeves, "The Short Sword"
by V. M. Irwin, "Through the Back
Door of the Circus" by George Brin
ton Beal, "Keepers of the Sea" by
Lewis E. Theiss, "The Shadow of
Half-Moon Pass" by E. M. Baker,
"The Lost 'Chicken Henry " by Ned
Andrews, "Boy's Life in the United
States Navy" by H. H. Clark, and
"The History of the Most Noted
Pirates," author unknown.
I EASES HOTEL BARBER SHOP
Walter Farris, who has been em
ployed at Rosey's barber shop for
several years, has leased the Hotel
Plattsmouth barber shop and will
take possession Monday. He has an
ad in today's Journal calling atten
tion to the change and advising of
his intention of operating it as a
two chair shop, with Chris Nelson,
who has been there, holding down
the second chair.
FUNERAL OF AGED MAN
Funeral services were held on
Thursday afternoon at the Sattler
funeral home for Clinton C. Brana
man, 63, who died here Tuesday,
after a short illness and with no
relatives or close friends in this
community to be with him.
The interment was at the Oak Hill
cemetery in the west part of the city.
$8.40 IN TAXES COSTS $101
REDDING, Cal. (UP) One reason
why taxes are high here appears to
be that it costs too much to collect
them. A report to the city council
for one month showed that it had
cost $101.26 to collect $8.40 in back
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Has an Interest
Extensive Program Given and Many
Subjects of Interest Discussed by
Members of Group.
From Thursday's Daily
The Plattsmouth Garden club mem
bers held a very busy session last eve
ning at the Hotel Plattsmouth at 8
o'clock. A large group of the mem
bers, friends, and garden lovers
were present for the important busi
As usual, the meeting was presided
over by the president, Mrs. Luke
Wiles. Due to the illness of the pres
ent secretary, Mrs. William Schmidt
mann, Jr., Mrs. L. W. Egenberger
nerved as the acting secretary and
read the minutes of the March meet
ing, the minutes being preceded by
the salute to the flag.
"Business Reports" was the theme
of the April business meeting. A. L.
Vidd, chairman of the conservation
committee, reported ou the bird
A discussion on trees was con
ducted by Julius A. Pitz, horticul
Mrs. E. H. Wescott read the an
nouncements from the March Na
tional Bulletin of the club.
Mrs. Lillian Freeman was also
called upon and she discussed the
contents of the new book, "East is
West," a book that the Garden club
had subscribed to the Plattsmouth
public library. The book was on dis
nlay in the hotel dining room.
Miss Sophia Kraeger, chairman of
the identification committee, told
the history and described the culti
vation of the hemerocallis, common
ly known as the "lemon lily," a flow
er tfhat completes everyone's garden.
Mrs. Schmidtmann's report on the
Eeautification of Rural School
Grounds was also read and she has
received many requests for materials,
surplus seeds, plants, and shrubs that
the teachers of the various schools
ire desirous of obtaining. A num
ber of the Garden club members
have responded generously to the
cause and it is hoped that many
more will respond.
Frank Karvanek was also present
and led a discussion on the tulip
mow to be held this year in May by
the Garden club, Mr. Karvanek serv
ing as chairman of the show. Var
ious standing committees were se
lected and are now working on the
Mrs. John W. Crabill is chairman
of the Iris show and she is assisted
by other members of the club who
comprise the committee.
The Garden club made arrange
ments and completed plans to spon
sor landscaping and furnish materials
to complete the ground for the com
ing year's events of the dedication
of the memorial boulder.
A Harry O'Brien's garden quiz was
conducted by Miss Sophia Kraeger
-luring the course of the evening.
The special prize, which consisted
of a bird building and contributed by
Julius Pitz was awarded to Mrs. Fred
The main feature of the evening
was the talk given by Mrs. William
Baird, prominent and active mem-'
ber of the club. She gave a splen
did address on ihe topic "The
Woman That Wanted Flowers." She
announced and spoke on the five-acre
tract that Mrs. Pratt has arranged
for the New York World's Fair and
that would be solely held for the pur
pose of raising flowers.
Two of the members. Mrs. Fred
Lugsch and Miss Sophia Kraeger were
present in the 1869 fashion, they
wearing the Golden Spike dresses.
At a late hour the club dispersed
r.fter a long evening of business dis
cussions. WILL CALL FOR EIDS
Raymond J. Larson, acting cus
todian of the U. S. post office build
ing has been authorized to advertise
fcr bids for miscellaneous repairs at
the building. The work contemplated
includes repairing wood floors, re
pairing plastering, painting walls and
ceilings, painting interior metal
work, painting all exterior woodwork
and all exterior metal with the ex
ception of roof. Detailed specifica
tions and general conditions can be
obtained at the post office. The time
for closing of bids is 2 p. m., May
VISITS IN MISSOURI
From Friday's Daily
Pete Carr, well known baker In
this city, returned yesterday from an
extended business trip to Kansas
City, and St. Joseph, Missouri, and
adjoining states. Mr. Carr had been
away for the past several days and
reported that business conditions
were improving rapidly. J
GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Louis Harris, charged with Issuing
a large number of fraudulent checks,
was arraigned in county court Thurs
day afternoon and pleaded guilty to
the charge. He liquidated the amount
of the checks and was given a ninety
day suspended sentence. He will re
turn to the south where he is em
ployed. Record of City
During the Past
Mayor Lushinsky Gives Beport of
Stewardship to Members of
the City Council.
Mayor George Lushinsky at the
council' meeting Monday told of a
number of outstanding things in the
conduct of the ciy government in
the past year. The last council that
was in office from 1938 to 1939 has
Iiad a part in this and in which
Ma3or Lushinsky expressed his ap
preciation. The report was as follows:
City Fire Truck
Dance 55.25 $4,219.70
Fire Station Annex
Heating 250.62 1,025.04
WPA Lincoln Ave., rock
City Hall Stucco 337.67
Cemetery Tool House 290.13
Ordinance Revision sup
Tennis Court (to date) 60.00
.Sanitation Project 40.00
Recreation Center 70.00
Chicago Ave. Sewer Proj
ect (to date) 984.58
Bonds outstanding January 1938
Bonds paid. 1938, $11,000.
Interest paid 1938 $10,207.08.
Bonds maturing, 1939 $13,000.
Outstanding bonds, January, 1939,
Reduction in bonded debt, 8 years,
Reduced mill levy in 8 years from
25 mills to 20 mills, in spite of re
duction in valuation from $4,000,000
to approximately (less) $2,000,000.
Total bonds due in 1939, $13,000
($7,000 already paid, funds available
Total interest due in 1939, $9,
373.75 ($4,307.50 int. paid so far,
$4,000 bonds due June 1, $2,000
bonds due July 1, whkh completes
bonds payments for this year (1939).
On behalf of the city and especial
ly myself I want to thank the out-
going members of the council for the
fine co-operation and assistance you
have given me. Words cannot express
my gratitude. Each and every one,
you have labored earnestly and con
scientiously for the best interests of
the city and the taxpayer.
The average citizen does not real
ize what effort has to be put forth
by each member of this body in order
to bring all these problems to a
Again I want to thank you one and
all and may you retire to private life
knowing you have served the city
faithfully and well. A vote of thanks
is hereby extended to you, one and
all for your kind assistance and co
operation. ATTENDED REUNION
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Kerr, who
have wintered at Houston, Texas, are
now back in Nebraska and are visit
ing at Lincoln at the home of Mrs.
Edna Evans, sister of Mrs. Kerr. - -ey
returned the 19th from the south
and have since been at Lincoln.
Mr. Kerr had the pleasure of at
tending a reunion of the members of
Co. B 1st Nebraska volunteers, who
served in the Spanish-American war
Trom 1898 to 1900 and saw much
active service in the Philippines. He
met many that he had not met since
they were mustered out of service at
Lincoln forty years ago, and the time
has been most pleasant in the re
calling of the old times in the islands.
Mr. Kerr is expecting to enter the
U. S. Veterans hospital at Lincoln
about the first of May for about a
TO MAKE VISIT HERE
From Saturday's Daily
Mrs. Timothy Slayton of Tulsa, Ok
lahoma arrived in Plattsmouth to
spend the next six months visiting
here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Sedlak and 'family, as well
a number of ether friends and rela
tives. Mr. Slayton, who has been en
gaged in contract work in Oklahoma,
has been transferred to work in
South America where he wjll work
fcr the next six months.
RETURNS TO NORFOLK
From Baturday'B Daily
Mrs. John Cook of Norfolk, who
was here to attend the funeral ser
vices for Mrs. Arminda Graves, de
parted this afternoon for her home.
She was taken as far as Fremont by
her sister. Mrs. J. H. Graves and Max
ine and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Thim-gan.
Passes Away in
Former Plattsmouth Resident Goes to
Last Rest Following a Long
Period of Failing; Health.
From Saturday's Iaily
Mrs. L. E. Lancaster, residing in
the south part of this city, received
the sad message early this morning
of the death of her brother, Emil
Madsen, at Tacoma, Washington. Mr.
Madsen, who was 58 years of age.
had been in failing health for sonic
time and the last six months
had remained bedfast, steadily grow
ing weaker and weaker until death
came to his relief.
Emil Madsen was born in Germany
fifty-eight years ago, where he spent
hi3 boyhood years and when a young
man was brought to this country l
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Mad
sen. Following their arrival in
America, they settled in various parts
and later had made Plattsmouth
their permanent home. During their
residence in Plattsmouth they lived
in the old family homestead on Cut
off street, now occupied by Mr. Mad
pen's sister, Mrs. L. E. Lancaster and
family. While in Plattsmouth Mr.
Madsen had been employed in tne
blacksmth shop of the Burlington
rhops. In 1906 he retired from his
duties in the shops and left for Ta
coma, Washington where he was mar
ried and has made his permanent
home since that time. Mr. Madsen
was very well known in this city,
having made numerous friends and
neighbors who will learn with sad re
gret the passing of this fine gentle
man. There is left to mourn the passing
of Mr. Madsen the wife. Kathleen;
three children, Wayne, Mrs. Helen
Hagen. and Miss Lois Madsen of Ta
coma, Washington. There is also two
brothers, Henry of Bridger, Montana,
and John of Lavern, Minnesota; two
sisters, Mrs. Robert Neil of Delray
Beach, Florida, and Mrs. L. E. Im
raster of this city. Two grandchil
dren as well as a host of friends and
relatives also mourn his passing.
Funeral services and interment
wore held Ln Tacoma, Washington.
Frank Wilson, the mail carrier,
while much better, is still unable to
carry the mail to and from the post
office and trains and Frank Reese
is continuing to handle the job.
A. B. Stromer and wife, of Alvo,
were visiting in Wabash last Sun
day, being guests at the home of
Clifford Browne. They told of our
former townsman, J. C. Browne, be
ing quite ill and confined to his bed.
E. M. Shatto was calling on his
old friends Parker Otte, Frank Wil
son and Ed Obernaulte for a short
time Wednesday evening. He is a
resident of the Nebraska Masonic
Home at Flattsmouth.
The World Invited to Wabash
For many years Richards Park
was a favorite place for the holding
of political conventions, picnic par
ties and Fourth of July celebrations,
but as conditions changed it was
used less and less. Most of the fine
fhade trees are still there, however,
and Ralph Richards ha? had Ed
Obernaulte clean up the grounds. So
now a renewed invitation is extend
ed to conic to Richards Park to en
joy your picnics, family reunions,
etc., as of yore.
Lost Game to Laurel Hill
The season is a era in at hand for
our great national pastime and the
Wabash team went over to Laurel
Hill for a game with the boys there,
who seem to know their baseball.
The score was 3S to 12, in their
To Dispose of Church Building
A committee from the general con
ference of the Methodist churches in
Nebraska came to Wabash one day
last week to look over the church
building with a view to disposing cf
it. Should this be done, Wabash will
be left without a church, as it ha;
not been very Ion; ago that the
other church building was torn down
and moved away.
To us it seems the best interest0
of the community would be served
by the raising of money to buy the
building and retain it as a place ot
community service and for the hold
ing of funerals, etc. Few people,
even though they do uot attend
church regularly, want to live in a
churchless town. Why not make au
effort to see that this last house ol
v.orship in the community is not