The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 15, 1939, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3
MONDAY, MAY 15, 1939. PIATTSMOUTH SEMI WEEKLY JOURNAL PAGE TH51EE City Council Has Busy Session Monday Night FWrl ' First Meeting of the Month Brings a Large Number of Matters for Consideration. The regular session of the city council, the first in May was held May 8th and brought to the mem bers of the city legislative body a great deal of business. The report of City Treasurer M. D. Brown showed that $19,6G4.32 was In the city treasury, while City Clerk Albert Olson showed an excel lent collestion for the past month of $1,927.12. A communication from L. L.. Hor ton asked that permission be grant ed to cut the curb on North Seventh jtreet near his new funeral home. This was granted, with work to be done under supervision of the city and a bond posted. Permission was granted Roy Tay lor to remove a part of the paving on North Sixth, street for a sewer connection at the property of Mrs. Janet Clement. Senator Fred Carsten acknowl edged receipt of the resolution of the city council for support of L. B. 336 for a rural fire protection dis trict. The senator had presented the resolution and expressed his support for the measure. The council by a unanimous vote granted license to Charles Petersen, Jr., for a recreational parlor. Fire Prevention Report The city also had a communication from the state fire prevention bu reau and in which it gave the results of the check made of city owned property here a few weeks ago. The Perkins House building was found delapidated and not worth repairing, the property at 125 South 4th street was found to need new electric equip ment and also window glass. At the scale house on North 5th street wir ing changes were recommended and also protection on the floor for the gas heater. The building at 332 Main street, now used as the Recreation Center, it was recommended that hanging light wires over nails be discontinued and that stairways to the basement and first floor , be cared for. This was referred to the tax and properties committee for their action. The report of acting Chief of Po lice Pickrell showed seven arrests for the month. Clean Up This Week Mayor Tushinsky for the board of health announced that cleanup days in the city would be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11, 12 and 13. It was urged that all of the residents get interested. Trucks will be on the north side on May 11 and a half day the 12th and on the south ?ide a half day the 12th and all day the 13th. The tity will not haul ashes or garbage on the trucks, the mayor announced. Police Judge C. L.. Graves reported that there had been three arrests the week of May 4th and fines and costs of $15.75 collected. Committees Report Chairman Rebal of the judiciary committee presented an amendment to ordinance No. 694, in the form of revised ordinance 739, setting the yearly tax of those operating trucks for the sale of goods on invitation or request of Plattsmouth residents. The ordinance, however, does not re peal any of the anti-peddling features of the other ordinances or provisions of the occupation tax ordinance. Chairman Webb of the tax and property committee reported that the final settlement In the sale of the Dovey property was to be consum ated this week and the titles cleared and the city receive its funds. Chairman Gabelman of the streets, alleys and bridges committee, gave report of the work of his committee which has been quite busy In the past two weeks in looking after road work in several parts of the city. He stated also that a new dump truck was needed and also repairs to the tractor were necessary. Mayor Lushlnsky, reminded by the finance committee of the low con dition of the road and other funds at the close of the fiscal year, stated that the expenditures must be held down as far as 'possible. . Chairman Tiekotter of the license committee, reported the application of Joe Lapidus for an off and on sale beer license, the place of operation being 102 North 6th street. This was accompanied by the bond form for $2,000. The application was re ferred to the license committee of the council to report at the next meeting on May 22nd. Chairman SchuU or the Are and water committee, reported that the firemen were preparing to divide their organization into two groups tor fire fighting, one to handle hose ip si a s ttv. American Super-Liner S.S. now enroute to the Canal Zone maiden voyaae, is the world's shiix sinlcproof. fireproof and proof. Its cabins are completely lated in both side walls and with lire-proof mineral wool the wool that insulates many Amer- New Beach Fash ion Ann Sheri dan, noted film star, takes time off to get some suntan. Note the two piece bathing suit and the other in rescue and ladder work in case of a serious fire. Chairman Finnefrock of the parks and improvement committee, reported that the flagpole in Garfield park was in need of repairs and that he would take the matter ua with the park board. Chairman Painter of the police committee reported that Chief of Po lice Barclay was still in the hos pital. The extension of bonds for members of the department were then presented, the bonds to cover ser vices of the police for the next year. The bonds were for the amount of ? 1,000 each covered David L. Pickrel, Herbert W. Johnson and Frank Boe tel as members of the police force. Chairman Vroman of the lighting committee, reported that a test would be made of a Neon warning step and go sign and which all councilman were asked to attend. Bond of L W.. Niel as secretary of the cemetery board, was approved by the vote of the council. Mayor Lushinsky reported that the surviving members of the Woman's Relief Corps had asked that the city have the flagpole in the G. A. R. section of Oak Hill cemetery repaired and repainted. On motion the sum of $30 was appropriated for this pur pose. Seek Park Fence Ordell Hennlngs, secretary of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was present and took up with the council the matter of the placing of a fence around Athletic park, one of the projects sponsored by the young men. It was desired that the city give ap proval of the matter in order that it might be made a NY A or WPA proj ect. There was considerable discus sion over the matter. The action of the council at a previous session was read at which time a motion was adopted that the ity would agree to sponsor the proposition if the city vas not required to furnish the funds and assurance be given that the cost of the fence would be forthcoming from sources outside of the city treas ury. Chairman Webb of the WPA com mittee, reported that the question of an adequate supply of rock for the Chicago avenue sewer project seem- j ed to be solved as the city had se cured a quarry at the Tennant farm near Louisville and where the need-. ed 2,400 yards of rock could be se cured. A drag line was now clear ing off the land for the rock haulera. The Bills The following bills were ordered paid by the council: Plattsmouth Water Corp., hy- drent rental $483.96 St. Paul Mercury Indemnity Co., premium 6.68 Bestor & Swatek, sale tickets 4.09 Ivan Taylor, washing sts. 16.88 Iowa-Nebr. Light & Power Co., street lights 250.95 Iowa-Nebr. Light & Power Co., city hall and gas Kroehler Hardware, repairs Wm. Schmidtmann, supplies. Cloidt Service, supplies Standard Oil Co., grease Plattsmouth Journal, printing 9.29 2.60 2.00 1.78 3.60. 1 Ml ..-fir m. ......-.... 7 -7 UK i i I? -..-4' u mr is ej & p s En 't-s Fashion Note Oh via DeHavilland. featur-, ed screen star, mod-i els a smart new print dress combin ing shades of lug gage, turquoise and k. X f w " I-:-x-S I white. A daisies - - Ss I I patch pockets and Panama, girdle, on her salest smoke - insu ceilings p 1 1 Kitty Carlisle, stage and screen star, primes the well under the 200 foot derrick of the Petrole um Industry Exhibition at its formal dedication at the New York World's Fair. At the cere monies, representatives of the 18 oil-producing states also pored oil. flown here from their states, into the well Above (left to right) Jerry MacMellon. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. iCitty Car Debonair Broadway considered ion plate night owl lisle and Boy Scout. and supplies 12.45 Duxbury & Davis, bonds for officers 72.50 C. E. Ledgway, fee bill 71.60 Ivan Taylor, street work 30.60 D. L. Ramel, tractor work 35.56 D. L. Ramel, wash and paint ing -streets 11.25 Franklin Kief, hauling gravel 3.20 Franklin Kief, washing sts., material 12.80 Franklin Kief, street work 22.40 Harry Gouchenour, st. work- 12.00 Harry Gouchenour, washing and marking streets 29. SO Dr. O. Sandin, expenses at convention 20.00 George Taylor, hauling gravel 5.20 George Taylor, washing sts., marking 12.80 George Taylor, street Avork with team 41.60 Thomas Walling Abstract Co., abstract 124.25 J. Howard Davis, W. A. Rob ertson, attorneys 107.80 E. J. Richey, coal, supplies 22.85 WPA Chicago Avenue Paxton & Vierling, 20 cast iron grates $300.00 Ira Clinkenbeard, truck hire 30. S2 C. E. Markham, same : 48.82 Charles Crawford, same 45.68 Ira Johnson, steel rolls 1.70 Bestor & Swatek, supplies 9.82 Joe Mrasek, sand and gravel 54.10 Puis Hardware, wire netting, supplies 66.29 Joe Mrasek, sand and gravel 20.12 E. J. Richey. supplies 1.50 Tidball Lumber Co., supplies 40.38 RECEIVES ESSAY AWARD Diocean Council of Catholic Women recently conducted an essay contest in which members were requested to,supplya 1,000 word essay on the subject, "The Essential Qualifications of a Successful Leader in Catholic Action." Mrs. Walter II. Smith of thi3 city, one of the active figures In the work of the Plattsmouth deanery and mem ber of the St. John's church of this city, submitted an entry in the con test. Mrs. Smith has been awarded one of the prizes for her excellent work. The prizes will be awarded at a banquet , to be held in Lincoln on Tuesday. TELLS OP MUSIC WEEK Radio station KOWH was favored Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 4:45 with an address given by Mrs. E. H. Wescott of this city. Mrs. Wescott addressed the radio listeners on the observance of music week. She told her listeners that Nebraska stood so very well In observance of music week and that Plattsmouth was rated very highly according to a recent report. Her address was very much enjoyed by all who had the pleasure of hear ing her voice. BIRTH OF LITTLE DAUGHTER The Plattsmouth friends will be pleased to learn of the birth to Mr. and Mrs. R. R. McGrath of Omaha, of a fine baby girl, on Friday evening at 8:45 at the St. Joseph hospital at Omaha. Mrs. McGrath was formerly Miss Eva Rauen of this city. - I'll 5 r & border o trims the rjssis y J Lucius Beebe is unique among columnists on two counts. He s America's number one male fash' and combines the habits of the with those of the lark. Shown at I.' i, i - . u his desk at the New York Herald Trrbune bright and early in the morning Beebe is checking proofs of his popular column. "This New York." On his wrist is the newest wrin kle in men's timepieces, a Gruen Verithin. thinnest wrist watch in the world. This slim gold watch (inset) times the active day of one of the busiest men in America. ?t Platters Lose to Madison in Opening Game Locals Drop Game in State High School Easeball Tournament 4 to 3 in Hard Finish. The Plattsmouth high school base ball team Thursday afternoon drop ped their opening game in the state tournament to Madison by the score of 4 to 2 in a close and exciting finish in which the Madison team by taking advantage of several bobbles at a critical stage gave the foes a one point advantage. The work of Smith on the mound for the Platters was excellent and he held the seven bingles of the Madison group well scattered and kept his team out in front until the fateful seventh inning. Jimmie Jones served as the chief batting feature of the day when his double in the third inning brought the Platters out in front as the blow registered a run for the Platters and later Jones scored himself. Bob Hayes hit a long smash in the fourth that seemed destined for a home run but v. a-3 taken by Schmidt in left gar den for Madison in a sensational catch. The Platters led three to two up into the final inning when the Madi son team was able to push over the needed runs, a close decision on the bases making possible the fourth tallv for the win. The box score of the game was as follows: Plattsmouth AB HPO A E Smith, p 4 Parriott, If 3 Sedlak, 2b 2 Hayes, ss 3 York, lb 3 Phillips, 3b 3 Lutz, rf 2 Noble, rf 1 Jones, c 3 Steinkamp, cf 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 2 4 2 1 0 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 5 21 4 1 Madison AB H PO A E Kufall, lb 3 2 8 0 1 Kxeuger, ss 3 0 12 0 Schmidt, If 3 14 0 0 Ganser, c 4 13 2 1 Preuss, 3b 4 10 0 0 Dickey, 3b 3 0 3 0 1 Morning, rf 4 2 0 0 0 McDermott. cf 3 0 10 0 Ehlers, p 2 0 10 0 29 7 21 4 3 HERE FOR WEEK END Mr. and Mrs. Carlvin Warthen and Mrs. Warthen's brother, Harold Beach, are in the city visiting over tho week end with Mr. Warthen's parents and relatives and friends. They expect to return to Chicago on Monday. Rubber Stamps, Targe or small, at right prices at the Journal. Physicians of County Authority on Archaeology Dr. Gilmore, Dr. Kunkel and Late Br. T. P. Livingston Have All Had Part in Discoveries Two Cass county physicians have contributed materially to the study of archaeology in Nebraska, accord ing to Fred Minder, field secretary of the Nebraska Press Association. "In compiling our 'Who's Who in Nebraska, we have discovered many interestins facts about the state," he declares. "For example. Dr. George Gilmore of Murray, who first became inter ested in archaeology in 1910, has greatly aided Dr. Earl H. Bell of the University of Nebraska in uncover ing and excavating various sites. He and the late Dr. T. P. Livingston of Plattsmouth in 1910 discovered at Rock Bluff the ruins of a prehistoric dwelling. "Two years later Dr. Gilmore dis covered a nine-house prehistoric dwelling in Rock Bluff cemetery. This was excavated by Dr. William Duncan Strong of Smithsonian In stitute. In 1933 Dr. Gilmore assisted the University of Nebraska In ex cavating two house sites near Table Rock." The Behrns site near Nehawka was excavated in 1935 with Bell in charge. In 1938 Gilmore discovered skeletons of an ancient people in prehistoric mounds near Nehawka. Dr. Lloyd N. Kunkel. with his book "The Archaeology of the Weeping Water Valley." also is a contributor to this field, MIndner pointed out. Kunkel has directed the Weeping Water band and Little Symphony or chestra in addition to his writing and practice. "Who's Who In Nebraska" will nrovide an invaluable record for homes, newspaper offices and librar ies, Minder says. "For the first time it assembles in one volume important facts hitherto unrecorded. It will em body in condensed form the many sided picture of Nebraska develop ment. " "Cass county has several 'firsts,' as we ' found in scanning the bio graphies selected for inclusion. The Ole Olsen quarries at Weeping Wat er lead tho state in limestone pro duction. Andrew F. Sturm establish ed the first business, a lumber yard, in Nehawka, and himself incorporat ed the town. When he was state sen ator, he originated and sponsored a till directing that school children in the state be given free compulsory medical examinations." Emmons J. Richey, Plattsmouth lumber dealer, is author of a five year farm relief program suggesting that banks lend money on corn exact ly as the government is doing today. President Roosevelt wrote him a let ter of appreciation for offering this plan. "Cass county is to be commended for Its Interest in reading," Minder remarks. "Miss Olive Jones, Platts mouth librarian, has given her time and effort that the city might have good books. At one time this library was third largest in the state and had the highest per capita circula tion of any member of the American Library association. "Abraham Lincoln Tidd, Platts mouth attorney, aided Miss Jones in obtaining funds for the first Carne gie library. He also established the first annual flower show in the city and was instrumental in locating and building the first dock in Nebraska on the Missouri river. "Men have no monopoly on honors in Cass county. Mrs. Helen Gray Robertson of Plattsmouth was a member of the first Woman's Equal Suffrage League of Lincoln, was the first woman to be a member of the Plattsmouth school board and wrote the criminal code for the state of Idaho. "Mrs. Viola Norris of Weeping Water, 4-H leader, also has many achievements. She organized and was leader of the first 4-H bird club in the nation; she trained two grand championship teams for the Nebras ka state fair, one of which was awarded a trip to the world poultry congress in Canada, and in 1936 she was awarded a merit of honor for rescuing a girl from drowning. "Other interesting facts regarding the county include: Father George Agius of St. John's church, Platts mouth, was a classmate in Rome of Pope Pius XII . . . William !G. Boed ecker, Murray banker, was in Ger many in 1938 when Hitler ordered the march into Czecho-Slovakia . . . Mrs. Emma Bauer Egenberger of Plattsmouth is the only licensed woman real estate dealer in the coun ty . . . Everett B. Day of Weeping, Water, oldest resident listed fn the county for our book, introduced the first Hereford and Jersey herds; he was born November 3, 1S50 . . . Ed win G. Steckley of Weeping Water is a noted commercial hybrid corn producer . . . William Baird of Plattsmouth collects old tombstone inscriptions and poems. "The youngest resident listed is County Attorney Walter II. Smith, born April 23, 1914 . .' . Educators run a close second . . . Roger C. Smith, superintendent of Elmwood schools, was born May 23, 1909; E. C. Stimbert, superintendent of Ne hawka schools, was born September 25. 190S. "Lack of space prohibits mention of many other persons fully as in teresting," Mindner says. "We are indeed fortunate to be able to dude their names in this book." in- From Thursday's Daily Thomas Clifford, who has been visiting old friends in Omaha, return ed today to remain over to attend to some matters in county court Friday. Mr. Clifford will return soon to his home at Los Angeles. Rev. J. C. Lowson and C. C. Wes cott were at Blair today to attend a meeting of the board of trustees of the Crowell Memorial home for the aged, a state Methodist institution. Mr. Wescott is a member of the board of directors. From Friday Daily Harry Robertson, Eagle banker, was in the ity Thursday afternoon for a few hours visiting friends. James Philpot, of Gandy, Nebras ka, was here Thursday to attend to some matters in the district court and later visited with his relatives at Weeping Water and vicinity. From Saturday's Dally Miss Kathryn Tower of Laurel, Neb., is a visitor In Plattsmouth as the gnest of Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Mc- Clusky, returning with them when Mr. McCIusky officiated at a funeral in Laurel last Tuesday. Mrs. Dale Reynolds and daughter Marilyn arrived in Plattsmouth from Creighton, Nebraska today. They will be special guests and visitors of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Fan nie Crosser over the week end. DEN SHOWS START JUNE 12 Appointed Plattsmouth ambassador to the court of Ak-Sar-Ben for the seventh consecutive year, Elmer A, Webb has been advised that the den shows will start Monday, June 12 The date for Plattsmouth night has not yet been set, but will be an nounced soon. The Ak-Sar-Ben is sponsoring t widespread program, including the spring racing meet from May 27 to July 4, the six weekly den shows in June and July, coronation ceremon ies on October 6 and stock show week, October 22 to 28, inclusive. Racing officials have been forced to turn down many applications from horsemen for the coming meet, and are picking only the best, since even the enlarged stable capacity at the field will not accomodate all seeking entry at this spring's meet. ATTEND TRACK MEET From Saturday's Daily This afternoon Warren Reed, Allan White, Joe York and Robert Richter were at Lincoln to participate In the all state high school track meet. The local boys qualified Friday and with Reed beating out many of the stars from the Omaha schools for a place in the 100-yard dash. White placed in the 220 to represent the local school. York and Richter will make the other two of the relay team which has showed so well this season in their matches. Relay teams that are competing in class A are Au burn, Blair, Kearney, Lexington, Lin coln, Betfson, Central, Tech, Pierce, Sottsbluff, Grand Island, North Platte and Plattsmouth. HEARS OF GRANDSON'S DEATH H. T. Batton of this city has re ceived word of the death of E. F. Klnsky, 45, of Laramie, Wyoming, husband of a granddaughter of Mr. Batton, which occurred a few days ago at a Laramie hospital. Mrs. Kinsky is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grassman, one time residents here but who have lived in Alliance for a great many years. JUNIORS TO GLENW00D From Saturday's Dally The Junior high track squal will be at Glenwood this afternoon to compete in a number of events with the Glenwood school. Those who are making the trip are Lars Larson, Kenneth White, Robert Grassman, Dan Jackson and Clarence Favors. (CAIL Sing a Song of Bargains for All Ladies Toggery Calls Attention to Some Very Outstanding Items for the Thrifty Shopper Just unpacked a new shipment of cool Cotton Frocks, guaranteed fast color. Every dress pre-slirunk. Smart ly styled dimities in dots and prints with organdie and rie-rac trim. Sizes 12 to 20, 38 to 52. Very special at Jfl.OO each. Silk Hosiery, cable twist, three or four thread, ringless. All sizes and colors. Very special, G9. 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At the Athletic park steps have also been taken to have the toilets at that place repaired and placed in a much better condition and these will be carefully watched to prevent depredations by those who visit the park. VISIT RELATIVES HERE Mrs. B. A. Rosencrans of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett and daughter, Barbara Ann, of Uvalde, Texas, with Mrs. Harriett Bennett and daughter, Miss Mary Jane Bennett, of Omaha, aro here as guests at the home of Mrs. Phillip Thierolf, mother of Mrs. Rosencrans and grandmother of Mrs. Robert Ben nett. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett and daughter are to enjoy a month's vacation in the north with the rel atives and friends and Mrs. Rosen crans will later go on to Chicago to Join her husband. EXCAVATING NEW WELL Alvin Jones and Marion Hobson, well known well digging contractors, are engaged at this time in the con struction of a well at th farm ot Frank Dashner, south of Glenwood. 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