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MONDAY, MAY 15, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Ihe IPlattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postofflce, Plattsmouth. Neb., ai second-clas- mall matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publither
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Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schliefert
and daughter. Minerva, spent Satur
day shopping in Omaha.
Rudolph Bergman made a trip to
Omaha Tuesday, bringing back a
load of groceries for the store here.
Carl Day of Weeping Water was
looking after business matters and
visiting old friends here last Wed
nesday. David Brann and wife were in
Louisville Wednesday of last week,
where they did some shopping and
John Wagner is another of our
farmers who believes in getting his
corn crop in early and completed
planting last week.
Thco. Harms and William J. Rau
were in Lincoln last Wednesday
on business. Mr. Harms received a
treatment while there.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McDonald
f pent Sunday at Avoca, where they
were guests at the home of their
foil Bobbie McDonald and family.
Marshall Gregg of Wahoo was
lookin after some business matters
in Manley and also visited at the
heme of Mr. and Mrs. John Rohr
danz. Leland Flaischman and wife and
George Turner of Omaha were guests
for the day last Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flaisch
man, uncle and aunt of Leland.
Roy Steinkamp, who has been In
poor health of late, suffering from
a lame back that has prevented him
from working, was looking after
business matters in Omaha Monday
of last week.
Oris Schliefert began planting his
corn last Wednesday, believing it
best to get it in early and far enuf
matured to avoid the hot-weather of
July and August when blistering
winds stunt its growth.
Herbert Flood of Lincoln and Rex
Peters of Greenwood were looking
after business matters in Manley
last Wednesday afternoon. They
were met here by John Gakemeier,
who i3 a brother-in-law of Mr.
Mrs. Elmer Pearson, who, with the
thildrcn, recently returned here
from the family home in Denver, is
considerably improved in health.
The high altitude at Denver was re
sponsible for Mrs. Pearson's poor
health and the decision to seek a
A Pleasing Return
Rudolph Eergman, who has a five
acre citrus grove in Texas( reports
the trees, which are now coming in
to bearing produced 1,342 boxes of
oranges and grape fruit this year.
Mr. Bergman has not received the
report on financial return, but is
well pleased with the extent cf the
Center Project Club
The regular meeting of the Cen
ter Project club was held Thursday,
May 12, at the home of Mrs. Andrew
Schliefert. There was a good attend
ance of the members and one guest.
Mrs. Steinkamp. The next meeting
will be held on June 8 at the home
of Mrs. Arnold Schliefert.
Enjoyed Supper with Friends
John Rauth was passing his birth
day last Monday, May 8, and as a
fitting recognition of the same, Mrs.
Rauth invited Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mockenhaupt in for dinner and a
social evening at pinochle.
Mr. Rauth was born during the
Civil war and baa lived to see many
OFF Regular Liability and
Property Damage Rates
on cars used for personal and
pleasure purposes". . only!
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changes in the country, both good
and bad. His many friends here and
over the county will extend con
gratulations and best wishes.
Program Tuesday Evening
Pupils of the Manley school are
working on a program to be given
Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30. There
will be an exhibit of work done dur
ing the year. No admission charge.
Public is invited.
Entertained at Cards
The Altar Society of St. Patrick's
Catholic church entertained a large
number of guests, at cards last Wed
nesday afternoon. Included among
those present was a delegation from
Murdock who drove over to spend a
pleasant afternoon with their neigh
bors. Will Visit in the East
Mr. and Mrs. August Krecklow,
who have relatives in Wisconsin, ex
pect to spend several weeks in the
vicinity of Milwaukee. George Davis
has been secured to look after the
service station while they are away.
Louis Krecklow, their son, who is
among those residing near Mil
waukee, will drive here soon and
take the parents back home with
him, later bringing them back home
at the conclusion of their visit. This
is a very fine thing to do on the part
of the son.
Erctherhood Has Family Night
The Christian Brotherhood, which
is an inter-church and community
organization, organized and insti
tuted for the betterment of the com
munity, held a delightful meeting
Monday night, which they termed
"Family Night," with every member
bringing his wife. There was a good
representation of the families pres
ent, as there were covers laid for
11S banqueters. The meal was pro
vided a la covered dish luncheon
style and included a wide array of
A very appropriate program was
Iso given, with Harrison J. Living
ston presiding. The banquet and
program were held at the parlors of
the First Christian church in Weep
Group singing was featured and
the five daughters or Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Schaeffer also sang and played
for the banquet party. The group
singing was led by Cyrus Living
ston. Another number was given by
pupils of the Manley school. This
number consisted of a chalk draw
ing given by Clayton Dowler and a
reading by Minerva Schliefert. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Harrison
Livingston and daughter Rose Mae
singing, with Mrs. Stallir.an, school
principal, accompanying on the
Rev. Kinney addressed the meet
ing on the subject of "The Effect of
the Brotherhood on the Citizen,"
while Rev. Hunt of the Congrega
tional church addressed the gather
ing on "The Effect of the Citizens
on the Brotherhood."
FARLEY SEES TETTER BUSINESS
ROCK ISLAND, 111., May 13 (UP)
Postmaster General James A. Far
Icy said tcday that on basis of postal
revenues for the year, commerce and
industry "ar2 progressing satisfac
torily." Farley spoKc at the annual con
version of the Illinois Chapter of the
National Association of Postmasters.
"I know that you will be interested
to learn that the country as whole,
insofar as the postal establishment
is concerned, is continuing: to show
increases in business," he said, "and
there is no doubt that the revenues
for this year will set another all-time
high. When pcstal business is good
it is generally accepted that com
merce and industry are progressing
satisfactorily. I know of no one who
questions the fact that psta! revenues
are an accurate barometer or the na
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Mrs. Fred Cordes. John and La
vina, drove to Lincoln Saturday.
Mrs. Bernard Dill and Joan
Thimgan visited school Thursday.
Mrs. Brown of Omaha called . on
Cora Campbell Tuesday afternoon.
Lumir Ehernberger of Schuyler
called at the Win. Elum home Tues
Harry Long returned this week
from Sweeney, Texas, whore he has
spent the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Finke of Syra
cuse were dinner guests at Floyd
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Peterson or Ash
land were dinner guest3 Sunday at
the J. L. Carnicle home.
Farmers were thankful for a nice
ruin which fell Saturday night, sup
plying much needed moisture.
Mrs. F. J. Knecht drove to Ne
hawka Tuesday to visit her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wunderlich.
Mrs. Coleman O'Brien of Platts
mouth and Mrs. Robert Carnicle
were Thursday callers at J. L. Car-
Mrs. Glen ThiesFen and family,
Mrs. Nancy Streight and Carol and
Jerry Streight were in Plattsmouth
Mrs. Earl Leesley. of Plattsmouth,
returned to her home Saturday after
spending a week with her sister, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Backemeyer and
Mrs. Sawyer of Murdock called on
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carnicle and fam
ily Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kline of Fai
bury visited at the Philip Kline home
and called on other friends in South
Bend Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Braun were
in Alvo Saturday evening with Mrs
Braun's mother, Mrs. Yaeger, who
has not been in very good health.
Mrs. Myrtle Campbell was a sup
per guest of her sister, Mrs. Nancy
Streight Tuesday evening. Mrs. Cora
Campbell and Russell called in the
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fosberg and
daughter Vorna Mae of Omaha were
Wednesday dinner guests atCharles
Fosbergs. as Robert had a two-day
Mr. end . Mrs. J. L. Carnicle re
ceivcu tne announcement or a new
grandson born to . thvir. youngest
daughter. Mrs. Lester Berger. of
Miss Doris Ccrdes of Omaha came
home Thursday to attend the com
mencement exercises in Murdock
Her sister. Miss Lavina, was a mem
ber of the class.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson and
three little daughters of Ashland
were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs.
Florence Nelson and daughters. The
ladies are sisters.
.William E. Rosencran3 was home
from the University to spend the
week end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. J. Knecht, returning by way
of bus from Ashland Sunday even
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fidler and
Elaine and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Laughlin of Ashland drove to Om
aha Sunday, where they were guests
of Miss Norma Bushnell and Miss
William O'Brien returned home
last Thursday from Rochester, Minn.,
where he had been receiving treat
ment and tin's Wednesday with Dr.
Forma nack of Murdock he took Mrs.
O'Brien to Rochester, where she will
receive treatment, a3 she has been
very ill. Her many friends wish her
a speedy recovery.
Friendly Circle Club Meets
The Friendly Circle clubmet with
Mrs. Wm. Leddy Thursday for a reg
ular business meeting. Each lady
answered roll call by naming hei
favorite bird and telling why she
had chosen it as such. Meetings will
be held once a month during the
summer. Lunch was served by the
hccteFS and assistant hostesses. Mrs
Floyd Ronnan and Mis. Wm. Blum.
Guests were Mrs. Saunders. Mrs.
Clinton Jones and Mtas Patricia
Leddy. Mrs. Florence Nelson and
Mrs. Mary Nannan were present as
The meeting was closed with the
Lord's prayer In unison.
The next meeting will be held on
June S. Each lady is to answer roll
call with her favorite Bible verse.
Held Enjoyable Picnic
The leaders and assistant leaders
of all 4-H Forestry and Bird clubs in
Cass county and their families at
tended a picnic Sunday at the pic
nic grounds at the Nelson farm
northwest of South Bend.
Mr. Maxwell of Lincoln and Coun
ty Agent Mr. Johnston conducted a
tour throught the timber land near
the Platte river. Everyone eajoyed
the day. The Ak-Sar-Ben and Paw-
nee clubs with B. O. Mooney and
family and Wm. Blum and family,
Wm. Leddy and Patty Leddy and
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nelson and
family were among the picnicers.
SCHOOL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
LINCOLN, May 13 (UP) Dick
Morton of Omaha Benson High
school, and Jim Traill of Grand Is
land met this afternoon for the 1939
stats high school polf. championship.
Morton ber.t Ed Ingram of Omaha
South 4 and 3 in the semi-finals and
Traill defeated Ed Teel of Nebraska
City one up.
Heads Join in
M. Hildebrand of Seward Among
Those Who Take Opposition to
Action of President.
CHICAGO, May 13 (UP) D. M.
Hildorbrand of Se.vard, Nebraska,
president of the United States Live
stock sssociation, today protected
President Roosevelt's crder directing
the navy department to buy its can
ned corned beef from Argentine pro
"The fact that the present admin
istration has seen fit to buy beef from
Argentina when our own livestock
producers have been worklne; under
a heavy handicap for the last four
or five years clearly indicates that it
is not in sympathy with making1 a
market for our feed pralns, as the
only market the farmer has for corn
and by-products of the farm is live
stock," Ililderbrand saiu.
"With taxes mounting, certainly the
livestock producers in America should
have first opportunity to the Ameri
can market. The best aid that agri
culture and livestock producers can
have is to provide a market for what
we produce in America, and by the
government buying Argentine beef
other consumers of beef are encour
aged to do the same. I think congress
should pass a law prohibiting, our
government from supplying its needs
for livestock products from abroad,
so long as they 'can be produced in
REPLIES T0J4AY0R BUTLER
COLUMBUS, Nebr., May 13 (UP)
C. B. Fricke, president of the Loup
River Power Project, said today that
Mayer Dan B. Butler of Omaha
"knows little whereof he speaks" and
resented implication of poor faith on
the part of the district i.i assuring
Omaha that the district will give suf
ficent notice before it purchases the
Nebraska Power company.
Butler said yesterday that the no
tice was an attempt by the district to
influence power legislation pending in
Lincoln and that Omaha is perfectly
satisfied with assurances of James E.
Davidson, president of the Nebraska
Power, that no sale will be made with
out giving the city opportunity to
purchase the plar.t.
"Fricke said the Loup district pas
sed a resolution not to buy the com
pany before October 1 only because
a definite group in Omaha felt that
the assurances given by Davidson was
ARMY IS RECRUITING
In carrying out the present Air
Corps expansion program, a laige
number of enlisted men are to be
transferred to that arm from otner
nrm.-x and nrrvicr-s. A3 a result ui
this policy, the commanding gen
eral, Seventh Corps Area, has been
directed by the war department to
enlist 300 recruits immediately to
compensate for expected transfers
to the air corps in the immediate
Enlistments are now open for in
fantry, cavalry and field artillery in
order to fill existing vacancies with
the least pocsible delay. Applicants
for enlistment are offered a wider
choice of station than under ordinary
NOVA STARTS TRAINING
NYACK, N. Y.f May 13 (UP)
Leu Nova, training for his June 1
fiht against Maxic Iiaer, will work
out secretly every night r.ext week
with Jim Braddofk. who won the
heavyweight title from Bacr in 1935.
Nova took his first lesson from
Braddock bshind lecked. doors at the
Clarkstc.vn country club yesterday.
Braddoln is conditioning himself for
C&S8 county nas no tsonSed In
debtedness, as. like the state, we
havo paid cash for our hard sur
faced roads and other improve
ments as we went.
Want ads aro read and almost
invariably ce results.
Ready to Welcome
King and Queen
Quebec Will Have Honor of First Re
ceiving Monarchs. First Reigning
Rulers to Visit America.
By WEBB MILLER
United Press Staff Correspondent
QUEBEC, May 13 (UP) The lin
cr carrying" King: George VI and
Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain to
Canada and the United States was
brought to a sharp halt today and
the engines thrown into reverse to
avoid a collision with a field of float
The king and queen were on deck
; at the time. They seemed interested
but calm as the liner, the Empress
of Australia, was brought to a dead
Officials reported by wireless that
the icebergs had been detected in
ample time and that there had been
no danger. j t
The liner was not expected to ar
rive here until late Monday night in
stead cf Monday morning as schedul
ed. It was believed that the royal
couple would prefer to remain aboard
ship and disembark Tuesday morning-.
In order to maintain the schedule
originally set for the royal tour of
Canada and the United States, of
ficials decided to dispense with all
official functions in Quebec except
for a drive around the city.
The Empress of Australia was
creeping- through thick North Atlan
tic fog and ice and there seemed no
prospect that she could make port
Monday morning as pinned.
Officials of the royal tour commit
te were anxious lest there was "a
delay but made no comment on re
ports that mcst of Quebec's program
might have to be abandoned.
As their majesties entered Candian
waters, the pi-ogram for their tour
had been worked out to the last, min
ute detail. The plans for protecting
and entertaining- them overlooked no
Soldiers and sailors, scarlet-coated
Royal Canadian Mounted policemen,
railway, provincial and municipal
policeman, special volunteers includ
ing ex-service men, civil servants,
Boy Scouts and service club members
were assigned to guard every inch
of territory over which they will pass
in crossing Canada to the Pacific and
back before they entered the United
States for a five-day visit.
Special automobiles of reinforced
steel, fitted with r.on-shatterable glass
were ready for them.
The names of guests at every hotel
and rooming- house in Quebec, have
been given to police, who also have
information on every house owner
and shop keeper along the route of
the rcyal procession.
Sections of the city where policing
is difficult because of the nrrow,
winding streets, will be closed.
The Empress of Australia will tie
up at Wolf's cove, the exact spot
where in 1759 British forces landed
to capture Canada from the French
the next day after a 15-mii:utc battle
on the heights above.
Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie
King will go aboard, and lead the
party ashore. Trailing him from the
ship will be the ladies and gentlemen
in waiting, then the king and queen.
When the king steps to the pier, Can
ada will have on its soil its first
reigning king ever to set foot in
The city, like others on the route
of the tour, was decorated as never
before in its history. The Union Jack
and tri-cclor of France were on every
building on the route of the proces
sion, crowns, coronets, the royal stand
ard and the Canadian and provincial
coats of arms stood out on the door
ways, arches and sides of buildings
Snow still covered some streets but
it was believed that a day of sunshine
wuld melt it and bring into bloom
the budding- flowers and treees before
their majesties arrive.
VETERAN SECRETARY GIVES TIP.S
CLEVELAND, O. (UP) Miss
Emma S. Vogelsang believes that for
a woman to be a successful secretary
she must be faithful and conscien
tious and mu3t do her job a3 if it
were her own business. Miss Vogel
sang speaks with authority'. She has
been secretary to the same executive
for 4 4 years.
KILLED AT GRAND ISLAND
GRAND ISLAND, May 13 (UP)
William H. Schultz, of Grand Island,
was instantly killed early today by a
train at the Oak Street crossing. Hig
body was badly mongled. Circum
stances of the accident were not im
WILL KEEP THEIR WORD
. SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., May 13
(UP) Foreign Minister Georges
Bonnet of France, in a speech today,
assured the smaller nations which
France and Britain have promised to
aid that "they will keep their word
and honor their signatures." -
Bonnet addressed a meeting of the
alliance Francaise. He declared that
Britain and France whose ties never
were closer then now, are determin
ed not only to defend their empires
but to help other peoples to live in
security and independence.
on Beef Views
Object to the Purchase of Argentina
Beef for the Use of the
United States Navy.
WASHINGTON, May 13 (UP)
Western senators objected vigorously
today to President Roosevelt's order
directing the navy department to pur
chase 4S.000 pounds of Argentine
canned corned beef.
But Senator David I. Walsh, IX,
Mass.. predicted that the senate ap
propriations committee probably
would eliminate from the navy ap
propriation bill" the prohibition
against navy purchase abroad of sup
plies unless they were not available -
in this country.
Walsh belittled the complaints of
western senators, saying that Amer
ican packers can virtually no
corned beef, that most of that con
sumed iu this country comes from
Argentina and Uruguay. He said
American packers would be required
to install special machinery for such
canned beef if the navy were required
to purchase the meat here.
Congressman Harry B. Coffee, D.,
a prominent western Nebraska states
man, said he resented the president's
"The American livestock industry
with its burdens of taxes and labor
standards cannot compete with peon
labor of Argentina and should not
be required to do so," Coffee said.
Coffee and Senator Joseph C. O'Ma
honey, D., Wyo., led the attack on
the president's order. O'Mahoney
charged that the reason Argentine
corned beef was cheaper than Amer
ican was because the packers In South
Ameria were subsidized by the
VOTE OUT AG AGENT
LINCOLN, May 13 (UP) Since
the Nebraska statute makes no pro
vision for county agricultural agents
and since Saline county voted down
at the last election a proposal foi
maintaining county agricultural ex
tension wcrk, the Saline county board
is not obligated to "furnish the office
and furniture for the agent employed
by the County Farm Bureau," the at
torney general ruled today in reply to
a request by County Attorney Emil
J. Eret of Wilbur.
LAMB DERBY BECOMES
ANNUAL TOWN EVENT
WILLOWS, Cal. (UP) Twenty
Iambs participated this year in the
city's annual Lamb Derby.
The idea of a Lamb Derby was
originated in 1933 by Charles Rag-
lin. commander of the Sons of the
Legion, who thought it would be a
"bracer" for depression year. It has
now become an annual fixed event,
rhe lambs are run five at a time by
SEALED CORN NOT TAXED
LINCOLN, May 13 (UP) Scaled
corn grown on land owned by the
federal land bank is not subject to
taxation in Nebraska, the attorney
general's office informed County At
torney Alfred D. Raun of Pender
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Former Plattsmouth Girl Is Married
at the Home of Judge and Mrs.
A. H. Duxbury.
In a very impressive ceremony Sat
urday, May 6, at 8 o'clock. Miss Mar
garet Rabb, 3819 So. 33rd street,
Omaha and Mr. Paul V. Daley, 2415
Woolworth avenue, Omaha, were
married at the home of Judge and
Mrs. A. H. Duxbury on west Pearl
The marriage lines were read most
impressively by Judge Duxbury and
the ceremony witnessed by a group
of the relatives and friends of the
The bride wore a wedding gown
of white crepe with face length Tell
and a corsage of gardenias.
The wedding was witnessed by Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Rabb, of Omaha, the
former brother of the bride and Mel
vin Stapp and Margaret Hoschar of
Following the wedding the bridal
party motored to Omaha to enjoy a
reception in honor of the happy
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Italib, Jiv. and was born
md grew up in this city where she
attended the local schools. The fam
ily have made their home in Omaha
for the past few years.
Mr. and Mrs. Daley will make their
home in Omaha in the future and
will take the best wishes of the many
friends for many years of happiness
VISITS IN CITY
Orin Contryman, of Grand Island,
was a visitor for a short time Tues
day morning at the home of his
r.unt, Mrs. Harry Henton. With a
party of friends, Mr. Contryman was
on his way to Texas, where the group
xpected to enjoy a two weeks' vaca
tion. Mr. Contryman's sister, Miss
Dorothy Contryman, who was mar
ried to Jack Spoerry in the Canal
Zone a month ago, had arrived b
plane recently, in Cucuta, Colombia,
South America, where they expect to
make their home. Miss Contryman
(eft he U. S. from New York City
an the S. S. City of Norfolk, the last
Df March and was a guest ot Major
and Mrs. Spoerry until her marriage
at Fort Clayton.
HAVE MUSICAL PROGRAM
from Monday's Dally
Last night at the TJrst Methodist
church a very much enjoyed musical
program was given in connection
with the evening service. This was
the presentation of hymns by Amer
ican composers and in which Rev.
J. C. Lowson gave the history of the
hymn and the choir and congregation
joined in the singing.
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