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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, MAY 8, 1939.
TThe IPIattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT
Entered at Pcwtofflce. Platumouth.
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor were
in Omaha Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Swanson motored to
Omaha Friday to attend the Golden
fc'pike days celebration.
Mrs. Jce Parsell is getting along
with her broken shoulder as well as
could be expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mickle drove
to "Weeping "Water Sunday afternoon
to visit the cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Miekle and
Mr. and Mrs. Orval Gerbeling were
Omaha visitors Friday.
A great many of the Alvo people
attended the Golden Spike days cele
bration in Omaha Saturday.
Iris Miller, who is a student at
the University of Nebraska, spent
Sunday with her folks.
The road south of town that has
been under construction for some
time, has been graded this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Swanson and family
drove to Nebraska City Sunday to
enjoy the Apple Blossom festival.
Grace Muenchau, who is attending
the Peru State Teachers college, ex
pects to spend the week end with
Mr.,L. Neitzel of Murdock was In
Alvo last Sunday morning to teach
the Men's Bible class and remained
for church services.
Miss Isabelle Rainey. a teacher in
the Elmwood schools, was a supper
pnpst Thursday evening at the
Cbarle3 Edwards home.
Mrs. Ben Muenchau has been hav
ing trouble with one of her fingers.
It has been causing her considerable
pain with what seems to be a boil.
Mrs. Elliott, who has been spend
ing the winter with her daughter,
Mrs. Frank Edwards, was leaving
Thursday to spend a few weeks with
Mr. and Mrs. William Timblin
drove to Weeping Water Thursday
morning, where they called on rela
tives and friends and visited the
Wendell Cook has been absent
from school this week because of
Ulnes;?. He has had throat trouble,
but is much improved and hopes to
be back in school in just a few days.
Mrs. Tafbert Edwards, assistant
postmistress, attended to duties at
the post office Friday, while Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Rosenow attended
the Golden Spike celebration at I
Donald Skinner received painful
burns the other evening when his
car caught on fire from a leaky
vacuum tank. He was able to ex
tinguish the fire, but considerable
damage was done to the car.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Rosenow and Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Bornemeier motored to Omaha where
they first visited Father Flanagan's
Home for Boys. They enjoyed their
visit very much. Later they attend
ed a show in Omaha.
Beturn to Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Williams left
last Thursday for Chicago, after
spending three weeks with relatives
here and at Wymore. They are re
turning by way of the Ozark moun
tains. Eeceives an Injured Eye
Monday, when Ralph Dreamer was
working on his tractor, he was at
tempting to remove a cotter key
when the screwdriver slipped and
struck him in the eye. The eyeball
IN TEN years automo
. biles have killed M0BE
than six times as many
. as were killed in the
World War. Be protect
ed with adequate depend
able automobile insur
ance. ' 4 tl
Scarl 5. Davis
rriCEi nu riiOoa
PilatU. State Batik Bldg.
Neb., as Becond-claw mail matter
was cut, making it necessary for a
physician to take a few stitches to
close the wound. The injury proved
very painful, but it is believed that
there will be no permanent injury
to the eye.
Move to Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt moved to
Simla. Colorado, the last of the week,
where Mr. Wyatt will hold a Job
with the Rock Island railroad com
pany as section foreman, the same
job he held here.
Simla is located near Denver and
the move will make Mr. and Mrs.
Wyatt close to their daughters and
families, which will indeed be very
pleasant for all the families con
cerned. Entertains Club
Airs. Frank Cook was hostess to
I the Alvo Woman's Reading club on
Thursday afternoon. A large crowd
was present to enjoy a most pleas
Mrs. A. B. Stroemer, president of
the club, presided over the business
meeting. Mrs. Lee Coatman was in
charge of the program. After the
program, the ladies played games or
visited. The hostess served very de-
iinmi refreshment consisting of
brick ice cream, cake, cookies and
coffee. A large crowd of members
were present as well as many visi
Savings Bond Sales
Total sales of U. S. Savings Bonds
for the past year at Alvo amounted
to $3,825.00. Alvo ranked sixth in
thp amount sold at fourth class
offices in the state.
To Visit Mother's Bedside
' Mrs. Earl Fairfield left Thursday
afternoon for Illinois to visit her
aeed mother, who has been ill for
She does not know when she will
return because of her mother's con
dition. Mrs. Fairfield will also visit
her daughter and son and their fam
ilies while in Illinois.
Entertains Aid Society
The Mav meeting for the Aid
Society, group was held at the home
of Mrs. Charles Edwards Wednes
day afternoon. Mesdames Roy Coat
man, Clarence Froelich and Godby
were assistant hostesses.
Due to the busy season there was
not as large a crowd as usual, but
those present spent a very enjoyable
The society made plans to serve
the Alumni banquet.
Very delicious refreshments were
served the guests by the hostess.
Furnishes Club Program
The Reading club furnished the
program for the Mothers'-Daughters
Council club meeting Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Frank
Nickel. The program included stor
ies of famous music composers and
ringe'rs with several musical num
bers Of there various people. The
program was educational and enter
taining and was greatly appreciated
by the Mothers'-Daughters Council
Mrs. S. C. Hardnock presided over
the business meeting in the absence
of the president. Mrs. Gerhard read
a. sermonette by Dr. John Holland
fur the devotional service.
Very delicious refreshments were
.served by the hostess.
LINDBERGH IN CALIFORNIA
MARCH FIELD, Calif., May 6
(UP) Colonel Charles A: Lindbergh,
on an inspection tour of the western
army air corps facilities, -landed here
today. Later Lindbergh flew to San
Fop Prompt 'and Dependable
Service Reverse Calls to
MArlet 3541 :
The F 6 r t . C r o o It
. Ft.' Crook, Nebr.
W. H. Bogaard and Bon Clyde vis
ited the A. Z. Thomas family in Shen
andoah last Sunday.
Rev. J. M. Kokjer attended a min
isterial conference at Fairmont a
number of days last week.
Edward Shackley, who has not
been in the best of health", has been
confined to his bed during the past
George Hansen and son, John, of
near Nehawka. were looking after
business matters and visiting old
friends here Tuesday evening, t
The Woman's club met ki the!
church basement Thursday of last
week, where they enjoyed a social
hour and a musical program.
Miss Bertha TeSelle, music teach
er in the Avoca schools, presented
her pupils in a cantata that was at
tended by many of the parents.
Misses Redell and Biere, teachers
in the Avoca schools, entertainea
the scholars of their respective rooms
and their mothers at an afternoon
tea in the church basement Tuesday
Mr! and Mrs. J. II. F. Ruhge and
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Neumeister were
among the large number driving to
Nebraska City last Sunday to view
the apple blossoms. Although not in
full bloom, they presented a very
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Moher, of
Magnet, drove into Avoca and from
here to Omaha, where their 12-year-old
daughter, Norma, underwent an
operation for the removal of a splin
ter of wood which had become im
bedded in one of her legs near the
School Year End Activities
The Junior-Senior banquet of the
Avoca high school was held Satur
day night. Mothers of Junior class
members prepared and served a fine
repast. The banquet was followed by
The alumni of the Avoca high
school have set May 20 as the night
for holding their annual banquet,
and expect a large attendance. In
cluded among those present will be
graduates of the school dating back
as far as 1915.
V. P. Sheldon of Nehawka was a
business visitor in Avoca Tuesday,
calling on Fred Marquardt' at the
Fred Marquardt, wife and daugh
ter Anna, accompanied by Mrs. Caro
line Marquardt, mother of Fred,
drove to Nehawka Sunday and pick
ed up Louis Ross and wife, after
which they went to Nebraska City
to mingle with the large crowd at
tracted there to view the apple blos
soms in the various orchards.
Ralph Morley and wife, of Nebras
ka City, spent the day Monday at
the home of his parents, Mr. ayid
Mrs. Edward Morley.
Has Beautiful Rock Garden
Mrs. J. F. II. Ruhge, who is a
lover of flowers and of nature, has
been active in carrying on a program
of landscaping and yard beautifica-
tion and has a vry pretty rock gar
den which adds to the appearance of
that nart of town. She has been aid
ed by Mr. Ruhge, who is also con-
sidered an authority on flower cul
Members of the four I. O. O. F.
lodges that comprise this district
held a gathering at the Avoca hall.
at which they discussed matters of
concern and also enjoyed a banquet.
Elmer Hennings, member of the
Avoca lodge, was toastmaster at the
Lodges included in the district
are Avoca. Nehawka, Elmwood and
Provides Seed for SO Acres
As previously reported, the Bank
of Avoca is providing hybrid seed
for the planting of 90 church acres
of corn on various farms in this vi
cinity. The seed has been placed in
90 separate sacks, one of which will
be given to each farmer who agrees
to 'cultivate an acre of corn for the
church of his choice. The three that
are to be beneficiaries of the plan
include the Holy Trinity Catholic
church southeast of town, the Con
gregational church in Avoca and the
North Branch church located south
west of town. -
Thirty acres will be alloted to
each -church and the proceeds from
the sale of the grain after it has
been gathered (providing we have a
satisfactory growing season) will go
a long ways toward carrying on the
work of the churches the coming
year. It is a splendid idea and the
bank, as well as the farmers who
accept responsibility of planting and
caring for an acre of grain apiece,
are deserving of much commendation.
Pope Pius is
fully lor Peace
Church Head Ready to Mediate if
Services Satisfactory to Both of
the Contendirg Parties.
VATICAN CITY, May f (UP) A
-;e mi-official Vatican source said to
day that Pope Tius was actively
working for a peaceful settlement of
Polish-German differences and that it
wa3 believed he would offer his good
offices if he thought they would be
welcomed by both parties.
The same source said a visit which
Mcnsignor Cesare Orsenigo, papal
nuncio to Germany, paid to Adolf
Mitlrr vratprria v was due to the
dangerous European situation.
Hnwcvcr tlif informant was un
able to say whether Monsignor Orsen
igo took a definite proposal to Hitler
or merely appealed for moderation.
According to one report here, Mon
signor Orsenigo asked Hitler if he
ivrmlrl wplpfmp a Vatican effort to
reconcile Polish-German difference
So much importance was attached
to Monsignor Orsenigo's conference
with Adolf Hitler that it was under
stood he might make a special visit
here to report to the pope
Semi-official sources said that in
recent days the pope, one of the
most skilled diplomatists in the world,
aad been unusually active, sounding
out diplomats accredited to the holy
see regarding the possibility of a
settlement on the Danzig probleta.
It was generally believed that the
nope in a radio speech tomorrow on
the occasion of an Algerian national
sucharistic conference would contain
n appeal for world peace.
Reports were that he also was
preparing an encyclical outlining a
orogram for his reign, including di.
rect references to European politics.
Thus all indications were that the
pope, elected March 2 after years of
service as secretary of state to his
predecessor Pius XI, was ready to
embark on a considered policy part
of which was believed to be earnest,
unceasing work to preserve the world
from a new great war.
It had been predi:ted at the out
set of the new pope's reign that his
policy, when he .had worked it out,
would be -a vigorous one, and today's
reports indicated" that he was ready
At the same time newspaper re
ports in London asserted that the
archbishop of1 Canterbury, head of
the church of England, had made a
"personal approach" to the pope in
the interest of peace after the arch
bishop's own appeal of March 20, in
which he urged that all Christendom
!)e called together under the pope's
leadership for pcatc
The Vatican informant expressed
iloubt that the pope, in his speech
tomorrow, would appeal to the
'ieads of all states, as reported in an
other London quarter.
But the informant forecast that
the pope would make a strong ap
peal to the people of the world.
The occasion for the speech is the
Algenian National Eucharistlc Con
gress at Aleiers. The pone is to
broadcast hi3 speech from the Vatican
at noon tomorrow (5 a. m., c.s.t.) on
i wave length of 19.84 meters. It
will be the fourth broadcast of his
Diplomatic quarters speculated on
the possibility that a visit which
Cesare Orsenigo, papal nuncio to
Germany and dean of the Berlin dip
lomatic corps, made to Adolf Hitler
yesterday at the nazi fuehrer's
mountain retreat in Bavaria, might
be connected with a peace move by
SUPREME COURT OVERRULES
DOUGLAS COUNTY OPINION
LINCOLN, May 5 (UP) The su
peme court today issued a peremptory
writ of mandamus ordering Sheriff
Ben A. Goblc of Beatrice to arrest
Leo S. Holmes and George M. Hcuser,
officers of the defunct First Mortgage
Acceptance corporation of Omaha on
a complaint alleging violation of state
In an opinion by Chicr Justice Rob
ert G. Simmons the high court riulified
the order of District Judge Willis G.
Sears of Omaha, who held that the
FMAC efficiab could net be arrested
slsewhero in Nebraska while under
jurisdiction of Douglas county where
'jblue sky" charges are pending
Under Judge Sears' ruling Sheriff
Goble cou'd not finest Holmes and
Houser without sublet -n,r himself to
roi, tempt of court.
"Courts should assist, not obstruct,
officers of the law in the performance
of their duties," the supreme court
stated. "This order of the district
court of Douglas county does net pro
tect rights; it grants immunities."
Walter Stock took a truck load of
cattlo to the community sale at
Syracuse last Wednesday.
Miss Maxine Miller and Miss
riomlilmr. Schmidt were cuests of
friends in Lincoln last Sunday.
Mrs. John Scheel was called to
Wahoo on Tuesday of last week.
where she visited with friends for.
Ray Gamlin was busy last week
delivering stock to the market at
South Omaha, having four load3 in
Paul Stock and Homer Lawton
were in Weeping Water last Monday,
looking after business matters for a
Mr. and Mrs. Herman R. Schmidt
were guests last Sunday at the home
of their daughter, Mrs. Robert Stock
L. Neitzel taught the Men's Bible
class at Alvo last Sunday. The at
tendance was unusually large, and
i fine response.
Homer Lawton and wife visited
Mrs. Lawton's parents in Lincoln
last Monday, and also looked after
business matters there.
Mesdames J. Johansen and Leo
Rikli were called to Ashland last
Monday, where they were looking
after business and visiting friends.
Mrs. Meta MacDiarmid and Dolly,
and Mr. Chas. Steckman of Lancas
ter. Pennsylvania, were cuests at
the L. Neitzel home Sunday after
raul Stock, the implement man,
has purchased a new truck for use
in his implement business and has
had Homer Lawton pain the firm's
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lyons and
little son, who have been visiting
Mr T.vnng' narents. returned to
Murdock Tuesday and Mr. Lyons will
work here for the present.
Henry Rueter, of Grand Junction
Iowa, was a visitor in Murdock last
Saturday, coming to attend the sale
of the Fred Deickman property. He
enjoyed meeting many of his old
friends and wished his visit might
have been prolonged for more than
i day, but had to get back home to
look after his farm work.
AV. O. Gillespie and Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. .Ward were at Fairmont last
Sunday, where they were guests at
Che home of Mrs. Wm. McNamara.
Mr. Gillespie says the country there
Jias been very dry until just recently
when a total of five inches of mois
ture was received, which has soaked
the soil and brought hope of a suc
cessful crop growing season ahead.
Town Board Reorganizes
Following the recent election in
April, the first meeting of the new
officers was held and the board re
organized for the fiscal year begin
ning May 1st. Otto Miller was
named as chairman, Henry A. Tool
as clerk and W. O. .Gillespie, street
commissioner. The members of the
board are O. H. Miller, Charles
Schaeffer, Chester Elseman, W. O
Gillespie and Henry A. Tool.
Cousin Dies at Odell
Mrs. Homer Lawton received the
sad news of the death of her cousin,
Frank Sorick, of Odell. He had not
been in the best of health for some
time, and was taken to a hispital
for an operation, where he passed
away. Funeral services were held
Sunday at Marysville, Kansas. Mr.
and Mrs. Lawton attended the fun
eral. The wife of the deceased man has
also been in poor health and arose
from a sick bed to attend the fun
eral of her husband.
Will Make Home in Murdock
George Small, who is the manager
of the maintainer in the neighbor
hood of South Bend will make his
home in Murdock as soon as he can
find a suitable place in which to
Two Cars in Smash "
While Warren Rikli and Miss
Pearl Rueter were returning from a
rail at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rudolph Kuehn, their car was dam
aged by being struck by a car at
the turn in highway No. 1 southwest
of town, near the Rock Island rail
road crossing. They say they had
just come over the tracks from the
west and stopped at the stop sign
before entering the highway, when
the front fenders of the car were
crumpled. Luckily, none of the oc-
Thomas Walling Company
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cupants of either auto were injured.
While it costs a little money to put
cars back in condition, that is as
nothing compared to loss of life or
bodily injury, of which there is far
too much on our highways every day
in the year.
Visiting Relatives Here
Rev. F. C. Weber, pastor of the
Callahan Evangelical . church and
wife have been enjoying a visit the
Visited at Barnston
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lawton, after
having attended the funeral of a
cousin of Mrs. Lawton, at Marys
Tille, Kansas, returned by way of
Barnston, where they visited their
daughter Winifred and Miss Zaebel,
both of whom are teaching there.
They also enjoyed a visit with Supt.
P. T. Johnson and family who re
sided here for a number of years
while Mr. Johnson was superinten
dent of the local schools. He holds a
like position at Barnston.
past week from a number of rela
tives, cousins of Mrs. Weber, from
Columbus. Those here to enjoy the
hospitality of the Weber home are
Mesdames F. Grunthol, C. Petersen.
P. Petersen, C. Graslichaus and E.
A Japanese Garden was the set
ting for the Junior-Senior banquet.
The idea was carried out in the dec
orations, menu and program
The procram. which was inter
spersed with a delicious four course
banauet. wsa based on the word
Lantern. The following
Welcome, Neal McCrory, president
of the Junior class.
Response, Silas Schlaphoff, presi
dent of the Senior class.
Laughter, Francis Reinke.
Aims, Mary Creamer.
Notables, Leo O'Brien.
Time, Mr. Umland.
Either, Hannah Menke.
Rose, Elsie Timm.
Nonsense, Juniors and Seniors.
The musical numbers were two
solos, "Japanese Love Song," by Mar
cus Rikli, and "Japanese Sandman"
by Verla Rau.
After the banquet, the Juniors
took their guests to a show at Louis
ville, where all enjoyed "The Ad
ventures of Huckleberry Finn."
LOVE TRAGEDY OF YOUTH-AGE
JACKSON, Tenn., May 5 (UP)
The love tradgey of a 25-year-old
man and a 75-ycar-old woman was
termed beyond explanation today. Ten
minutes after they applied for a mar
riage license, the young man dragged
the old weman to their automobile
and killed her, He then shot and kil
She was identified as Mrs. George
H. Donnell of Oklahoma City. He had
registered at the hotel as L. J. Burns.
Townspeople who had seen them on
the streets, said they had appeared
devoted to one another. The county
clerk saw nothing strange in their
behavior when they applied for the
marriage license. He issued it, despite
the differences of age, and t:.ey left
Five minutes later she ran out of
the courthouse, crying:
"Won't someone help me."
He ran after her, seized her, drag
ged" her to the car, where, licking
her with one hand, groped in a seat
pocket for a pistol, found it, shot her
through the head, and then put a
bullet through his own brain.
TTf!TfT.T STUBS GATHERED
AS HOBBY BY NEWLYWEDS
CLEVELAND, O. (UP) There
was almost a domestic breach when
Herman P. Goldsmith spent much time
on his honeymoon searching the streets
of New York for ticket stubs, which
"AJ first I thought he was crazy,"
his wife said, "but row I help him
collect. We have more than 4,000
stubs from theaters, musicals, ath
letic events and expositions. It's great
WHY NOT YOU?
A NICE NEW
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Neb. City Case
Central Power Co. S;eks to Prevent
City From Condemning Property
Claim Election Invalid.
LINCOLN, May 4 (UP) U. S. Fed
eral District Judge T.' C. Munger
heard opening arguments today in
the Central Power company's suit to
prevent Nebraska City from proceed
ing with condemnation of companj
nroperty in that city.
Before the hearing recessed until
"aier today, John C. Hogue of Grand
fslaud, vice-president in charge of
operations, testified concerning the
i.umbcr of company electricity cus
tomers on farms and in cities ad
joining Nebraska City.
As one of four aliegeu reasons why
It should not be required to appear
!ieore a condemnation court appoint
ed to appraise its property, the com
raiiy contends that thj city election
at which condemnation was author
ized last August was void because
the ballot included only the com
pany's gas, water, and electricity
property In the city and not its ad
jacent electrical transmission lines
in Otoe and adjoining counties.
William H. Pitzer, Nebraska City,
company counsel, argued the con
demnation proceeding must, by stat
ute, include all property in the Ne
braska City district. It holds that
the transmission lines adjoining Ne
braska City are Indispensable and,
I wlth the eiectrical facilities in the
city, comprise one unit. The city dis
sents. Another company complaint is that
the August 9 election was not a
general city election but a special city
election and consequently required a
60 per cent majority. The condemn
ation proceedings were authorized by
a 1,037 to 891 vote, a 59 per cent
City Attorney Varro Tyler argued
that although the election was the
statewide primary it constituted a
general city election and required
only a 50 per cent majority.
The city and company also argued
that the company's assertions that
the election ballot was indefinite and
inaccurate . and that a referendum
protest, filed by the company within
fifteen day B after an ordinance call
ing for condemnation election, was
not recognized by the city as re
quired. ACCIDENT KILLS SWEETHEART
WILDWOOD, N. J., May 5 (UP)
William Fath, 24, told police today
that a gun which he held was acci
dentally discharged during target
practice, kiling his Bweetheart, Mar
lon Todd, 21.
Fath said he and Miss Todd had
been shooting on the beach near here
and were walking away after in
specting the target when the gun
was discharged. He drove three miles
for police and a physician. The bul
let entered her left side, probably
killing her instantaneously.
WPA AGE AVERAGE IS 39
WASHINGTON, May 5 (UP) The
Works Progress Administration re
ported today that the average relief
workei stays on WPA rolls a little
more than a year and that the avei
oge age -of all workers is ''9 years,
Insurance Rates are
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