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THURSDAY. MAY 4, 1929.
SEMI - WEEE1Y JOURNAL
From Monday's Dally
Enjoy a Steak Fry
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Starkjohn en
tertained Sunday at a steak fry at
their summer cottage on the farm
northwest of the city. They had as
their guests for the event Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Knorr and Bill, Mr. and
Mrs. L. S. Devoe, Stephen and Mar
jorie and' Mr. and Mrs. Frank A.
Guests at Davis Home
Mr. and Mrs. Searl S. Davis enter
tained at dinner and for a most pleas
ant informal afternoon. Mayor and
Mrs. Troy L. Davis of Weeping Water
and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Wiles.
After the dinner the members of the
party enjoyed the afternoon in visit
ing and a song fest in which all participated.
Enjoy Birthday Dinner
Sunday at the home of Air. ana
and Mrs. Carl Graves. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Thimgan,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Graves and Max
ine, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Graves, Bobby,
Gary and Patty Jo.
In the evening all went to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thimgan,
where they joined Mr. and Mrs.
Thimgan, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
McDonald and family of Murdock in
a picnic dinner on the lawn.
Sunday Evening Club
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beverage
served as host and hostess to the
Sunday evening bridge club at their
home last evening. Two tables of
bridge was played.
Mrs. Pete Tincher received the
first prize in the women's division
and Ray Herring received the highest
honor in the men's division.
Refreshments were served at the
conclusion of the evening's entertain
Miss Joan Moore and Mrs. Rex
Bourne were guests of the club.
The first prize of the evening was
awarded to Miss Jacqueline Grassman
and Mrs. Ray Bourne won second.
The party was concluded with the
serving of refreshments by the hostess
Mrs. J. H. Graves a birthday dinner the home of Mrs. Cleo Capper
Shower for Recent Bride
Misses Caroline and Lucille Ramel
entertained at a miscellaneous show
er on Friday afternoon, April 28 at
was enjoyed, honoring the birthdays
of Lester Thimgan and the fourth
birthday of Gary Graves, son of Mr.
WILL BE AT OUR PLACE
OF BUSINESS FROM 12 TO
5 O'CLOCK P. M. ON
Sat., May 6th j
Chicks of All Kinds at Prices
that are right for Quality
Breeds from this well-known
Lincoln Hatchery for which
we are the sole local dealer.
A FULL LINE OF
LOWER MAIN St. PH0NE94
honor of Mrs. Hubert Cappen, former
ly Miss Thelma CaDDer before her
marriage on Saturday, April 22. The
occasion was held at 2:30 p. m
number of close friends, classmates.
and neighbors being present.
The afternoon was spent in play
in? a number of games consisting of
Tango and a Flower contest. In the
flower contest, Mrs. McFarland was
the winner of first prize, and Mrs.
Harrisson L. Gayer received the con
isolation prize. Mrs. John Toman won
J first prize in Tango and Mrs. Ma
'thilda Ramsel was awarded second
prize. A list of recipes was made out
to the bride by the guests.
The guests present were: Mrs. Wil
liam Hiner, Mrs. Mathilda Ramsel,
Mrs. Harrison L. Gayer, Mrs. John
Toman, Mrs. John Zatopek, Mrs. Mc
Farland. Mrs. Ida Lawrenson, Mrs
Cleo Capper, Misses Mildred and Alice
Zatopek, Maxine Rubel, Verona To
man, Lena and Frances Helnrlch,
Carolina and Lucille Ramel and the
guest of honor, Mrs. Thelma Cappen.
Mrs. Cappen received many useful
and handsome gifts as tokens of con
gratulations to the new bride.
From Tueaday'a Dairy
Nu-Fu Jitters Meet
Miss Margaret Ann Vallery enter
tained the Nu-Fu Jitter's card club
at the Theodore Ptak home last even
ing. The event was held in the rec
reational rooms of the Ptak home
where a delightful evening was spent.
Last November -
'the employes of this Company engaged in a
sales drive called X&'B1btilk Bzm'csQtfp.
It was an unusu3lly successful effort as evidenced
by the sale, during the month, of 1266 telephones in
the 22 counties in which we operate . Wow, the
'j5&ick for a spring sales campaign and the
employes of this area will strive valiantly to lead all
other areas in this Company's territory.
ANY DiPLOYE W THIS AREA
IS ANXIOUS TDTAKE YOUR
C8TKE ADKTXXliL EQCIREIT
TCW HAVE BEEN RR
THE LINCOLN TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH OOtMf
5WG ITS Ftone
Prom Wednesday Daily
Entertain at Dinner
Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Lugsch entertained at a six o'clock
dinner at their home on Pearl street
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Will Lugsch
of Glenwood, Iowa. Mrs. Lugsch was
unassisted in the serving."
Mr. and Mrs. Wildon Switzer, of
N'ehawka, entertained Mr. and Mrs.
F. V. Beil, of south of this city, very
pleasantly on Sunday. The party mo
tored to Omaha where they enjoyed
a dinner party and later attended
the presentation of "Union Pacific"
and viewed the many decorations
over the city.
Inkler's Club Meeting-
Mrs. Fred Lugsch served as hos
tess to the Inkler's card club last eve
ning at the home of her mother, Mrs.
Rudolph Spahni. All of the members
were able to be present.
Mrs. Emmons Ptak received the
highest honor for the evening and
Mrs.' Robert Cappell second honor.
Refreshments served by the hostess
brought the evening's entertainment
to a close.
Lincoln residents. The wedding took
place at the Fort Clayton chapel and
Chaplain M. C. Poch officiated. The
bride was dressed in white net and
carried roses and baby breath. Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Bignell were their
attendants. They will live at Cucuta,
where Mr. Spoerry is employed by
the Colombia Petroleum company.
Both are graduates of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
The bride is a granddaughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. William A.
Oliver of this city and niece of Mrs.
Harry Henton and Will Oliver of
Entertains Old Friends
Mrs. W. H. Venner entertained a
group of close friends and old-time
neighbors at an afternoon luncheon
at her home at 810 Ave. D. Four
quests, including Mrs. Caroline Cole
and her two daughters, Mrs. C. !.
Wiles, and Mrs. Glen Wiles; and Mrs.
Thomas Grosshans, formerly Alice
Barbara Wiles, daughter of Mrs. C.
L. Wiles, were present as honored
guests of Mrs. Venner. An enjoyable
afternoon was spent by all.
Mrs. Grosshan3 and husband, who
make their home in California, are
here for a vacation with their par
ents, friends and numerous relatives.
Entertain California Guest
Tuesday the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Buttery on North 10th street
was the scene of a very pleasant fam
ily party in honor of Mrs. John
Adams of Duarce, California, former
ly Miss Viola Archer of this city
and a niece of Mrs. Buttery. Mrs.
Adams is en route to Detroit, where
she will secure a new car and return
home with it to the west coast.
The event was in the nature of a
family dinner at the noon hour and
which was very much enjoyed by all
of the group. Those who were in at
tendance were: Mrs. George Hall and
daughter, Mildred, Mrs. Adam Kaf
fenberger and daughter, Catherine,
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rishel, John
and Mary, Mrs. James Yelick, Mrs.
Julius Hall. Mrs. Carl Hall, all of
this city and Mrs. Frank Adair
Shuffle and Deal Club
The Shuffle and Deal card club
were ueiigntiully entertained last
evening at the home of Herbert
Schuetz at the Coronado apartments.
One guest, D. B. Ashbaugh, was pres
ent with the young men.
D. B. Ashbaugh was awarded the
first prize of the evening, and Carl
Ofe received the second prize.
The evening was climaxed with
the serving of a luncheon by the
host. Herb Schuetz.
Contryman-Spoerry Wedding .
Of interest to Plattsmouth friends
is the announcement of the recent
marriage of Miss Dorothy Contry-
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Contryman of Oshkosh, to
Jack Tucker Spoerry of Cucuta, Co
lombia, South America, son of Ma-
or and Mrs. G. W. Spoerry, former
From Monday's Dally '
Miss Dora Fricke was in Omaha
for the week-end where she visited
with her sister, Mrs. Russell Harris.
Mrs. John Donelan was a week-end
5ttest at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Karl
Brown at Paplllion.
Principal and Mrs. J. R. Reeder
visited In Elmwood at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams, par
ents of Mrs. Reeder Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Ruse motored
to Effingham, Kansas Saturday
where they spent the week-end visit
ing with Mrs. Ruse's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Freeman McFarland.
From Tueaday Dally
Elmer Hallstrom of Avoca was a
business visitor in Plattsmouth Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Corbin of
Avoca were business and social visi
tors in Plattsmouth Monday.
Mrs. Alice Seay, Mrs. John Smith,
Mrs. Ray Shafer and William Smith
were social and business visitors in
Hon. W. B. Banning, of Union, was
here today to attend the meeting of
the board of county commissioners
at the court house.
Attorney C. E. Tefft and son, Ward
Tefft, of Weeping Water were here
today to look after some matters of
business at the court house.
Misses Mabel White and Verna
Leonard were in Omaha Sunday
where they spent the day with Miss
Leonard's sister, Mrs. Edward Jack
son. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Bragg or Marys
ville. Missouri, were in Plattsmouth
Sunday where they spent the day
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Warga and
little daughter. Miss Ruth, motored
to Omaha the past week to Join a
group of friends there where they
all viewed the "Union raclhc" premiere.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lemke and lit
tle daughter, Mary Patricia are in
Plnttamnnth vlsitiner with Mrs. F. R.
Guthmann and daughter. Miss Min
nie. They intend to spend the next
week visiting here with the Guth
From Wednesday's Dally
Searl S. Davis was a business visi
tor in Louisville today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stine and Mr.
and Mrs. C. D. Palmer spent Mon
day afternoon in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildcn Switzer. or
Nehawka, were here today to spend a
few hours looking after some busi
Mrs. J. H. Graves and Rev. and
Mrs. J. W. Taenzler attended the
Passion Play Monday afternoon In
Omaha. They report that It was a
very impressive drama.
Edward Murphy, former resident
of Mt. Pleasant precinct, was here
Tuesday from Lincoln for a few
hours. Mr. Murphy Is now connect
ed with the Nebraska state liquor
Raymond C. Cook, deputy grand
custodian of the A. F. & A. M. of
Nebraska, departed Tuesday for Oak
land. Nebraska, where he will hold a
school of Instruction. A number of
the Masonic lodges in that section of
the state are to attend the school.
Important to Development of City
That All Classes of Citizens
Find Place of Duty.
The drive for membership In the
senior Plattsmouth Chamber of Com
merce is now being launched and the
committee in charge is finding a most
favorable reaction to the appeal for
With a membership united in effort
the city's best interests can be ma
terially advanced and it is with this
tn view that the drive is now being
The committee has prepared ten
reasons for membership which points
out in a clear cut manner just what
the Chamber of Commerce means to
First: Its Purpose--
The Chamber of Commerce Is or
ganized to forward those public In
terests, civic and commercial, which
have long been neglected because
"everybody's business is nobody's
business." The sole object of the acts
of the Chamber of Commerce is the
Second: Its Membership
Because membership In the Cham
ber of Commerce is open to everybody
without distinction of any sort a
democratic institution In the best
sense of the word: The town meeting
Third: Its Method
Free speech and open-handed deal
ing are employed on the public ques
tions large and small, which arise in
Membership In the Chamber of
Commerce shows your sympathy with
an organized effort to better of the
city, and life within it. The things
that are worth doing are brought to
successful issue, only through united
demand and interest.
Fifth: Your Duty
If a man can afford $5 to join the
Chamber of Commerce, It is a public
fluty to make that contribution for
the development of Plattsmouth.
Sixth: Reacts on You
A man in business is broader and
more successful when he has a more
active Interest in municipal affairs,
civic and commercial.
Seventh: A Chance to Work
As a member of the Chamber of
Commerce you are afforded an oppor
tunity to work for the conditions you
have, as. a good citizen, long hoped
for: You can help things happen.
Eighth: You Get Out
What You Pnt la
If one gives his best efforts he is
justified in looking for results favor
able to himself, material and ethical.
lie profits in dollars and cents
through the increased prestige of his
city; but best of all in personal satis
faction at having come out of his
own shell of self-interest and broad
ened his horizon.
Ninth: For Future Generations
He is a small man, if not mean,
who cares only for his own success
and for the prosperity of his own
generation alore. Therefore, the
broad-mi'Hled cftizen seaks to any
M::iself wl;h these forces which are
building the city of the lutrrc. for
his children, and his children's chil
Tenth: In Short
The Chamber of Commerce move
ment ought to prove a big impetus to
the growth of the city in every
phase of its life. Don't you want to
have part In this?
THE HOME MAQKET
for SAVINGS and LOANS is best provided
through co-operation of members - . in the
Building and Loan plan.
Best Return on Savings
with SECURITY in Federal Insured shares,
and LOWEST INTEREST RATE to borrow
ing members are distinct advantages result
ing from membership in our Association!
Membership Invited for Savings
and Home Loans
Neb. City Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n
(In Fifty-Third Year of Continuous Service)
VISIT AT FRANKLIN
Attorney W. A. Robertson and
Robert M. Walling, of the Thomas
Walling Abstract Co., are spending
a short time at Franklin in the
southwest part of the state on a com
bined business and pleasure trip.
Many years ago in the eighties the
Franklin Land Co., was organized
and a great deal of land sold and
interest raised through eastern Ne
braska over the prospects for the fu
ture in the comparatively new coun
try near the Republican river. Among
those interested in land there was
James M. Robertson, who had not
long before arrived from his native
land of Scotland to become interested
in the rock and quarry business as
well as Thomas Walling, a young
man from Wales who had come to
the new world to seek his fortune.
Both of these men located at Frank
lin for a time but Mr. Robertson soon
returned to Lincoln and later at
Louisville to engage in the sand and
gravel business. Mr. Walling, how
ever, remained at Franklin for a
longer time until locating at Platts
mouth. Their sons find the visit at
Franklin interesting for the senti
mental touch of the one time asso
ciations of their fathers.
Death of Long
Mrs. Ann Mathilda Turner, 95, Dies
Saturday Afternoon at Her
Ho ma in Elmwood.
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Reserved tickets for the Senior
class play, "Seven Keys to Baldpate,"
which will be presented on Thurs
day and Friday evenings, May 11
and 12 at the Plattsmouth high
school auditorium will be on sale at
the Mauzy drug store after 9 a. m.
Saturday. Reserved admission is 35c,
general admission is 25c.
See the goods you Tuy. Catalog
but how about trie aoods when
descriptions are alluring, enough,
you gat themT
Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the
.aniily home near Elmwood occurred
the death of Mrs. Ann Mathilda
Turner, 95, who has lived the great
er part of her lifetime in that com
munity. Mrs. Turner was born in the state
or Iowa in 1S44 and was married in
that state to John Turner, they later
moving west into the new state ot
Nebraska which was then b ing set
tled by the pioneers from the east.
Mr. and and Mrs. Turner secured a
homestead one mile west and a mile
south of where the present town ol
Elmwood is located and there they
made their home and reared their
Mr. Turner preceded his wife in
death several years ago and sine
that time the wife has made her
home with a son, James Turner and
family, assisting In the care of Mrs.
Turner who has been an Invalid for
Mrs. Turner was a very devout
member of the Methodist church and
held a membership in the Methodist
church at Elmwood since Its organ
ization. There is surviving three sons, O. S.
Turner and James Turner of Elm
wood and Melvin of Los Angeles as
well as a foster daughter, Mrs. Rob
ert Brunko who resides In Missouri.
She was grandmother of County
Treasurer John E. Turner.
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PARKING LOT SERVICE
The II. M. Soennichsen store an
nounces in their Black and White
ad this week parking lot service for
patrons. The parking lot at the rear
of their store will be lighted, with a
paid watchman on duty. Wednesday
and Saturday nights.
A good number of cars can be ac
commodated in this parking lot. re
lieving some of the congestion on
the streets these two busy nights of
The city also maintains a parking
lot at '7th and Main, a little farther!
removed from the business section.
No parking charge is exacted at
either of these convenient parking
GIRLS' ATHLETIC CLUB
From Wednesday- Dally
The Plattsmouth Girls' Athletic
club met at the Recreation Center
last evening. The meeting was a
business one and was presided over
by the president. Miss Edith Solo
"Sports of the Coming Season,"
was 'the topic discussed.
The young ladies will meet again
on Tuesday evening, May 9 at 8
o'clock at the Recreation Center.
- vV'' sfel w'
Hill's Chirk Track
with bia- HBpplr
chirk will b here
prlcm. Bay from
Local Hill Dealer
Ad for Plattsmouth, Friday, Saturday, Way 5-6
PHONE 93 and 95 WE DELIVER
10-lb. Bag for
FLOUR Omar gjgffV.Wc
FLOUR Lighthouse, 48-lb. Bag.JQc
Reg. or Drip. 2
Ib. Tin or Jar
Fresh Asstmt. All
varieties. 2 lbs.. . .
nnnriftcc sunkist. 252 size
Sweet, Juicy. Doz.
Just right to can
36 Size, each
Crate, 36, $2.98
300 Size, Dozen
GRAPEFRUIT To",?, sf?f'.'.?...25c
OATMEAL BKTSS. TO?. -21c
RAISUIS Era?,! SSf!"'....21c
ft II ft fin Granulated Beet
Lge size Heads
FLY SPRAY SSft.1? 33c
CLEANSER i'ST?.? 10c
OA AD P & G Crystal White or
v)UJll o-K, Giant Bars, each w
ILK Kamo J,01.".'. 25c
MULLEN'S MEAT DEPARTMENT
Phone 95 and 93. We Lave Four Deliveries Daily
8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2:00.p. m. 4:00 p.m.
BEEF ROAST, extra fancy quality, lb 10
PLATE BOIL, lb 10
BEEF STEAK, Shoulder, lb 20
2 lbs. 25c
AMERICAN or BRICK
2 lb. Box 30c
VEAL BROWNIES, per lb 25
BEEF TENDERETTES, per lb .30$
PORK TENDERETTES, per lb 30
PtfflE PORK SAUSAGE lb 15c"
We also Carry a Full Line of Cold Meats
and Freshly Dressed Chickens