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Nefcr. Cfa'.c ITfct-jrical Society
Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1933.
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Banquet at 8-Mile
Large Group of Mothers and Daugh
ters Enjoy Splendid Time in
A very charming Mother-Daughter
banquet was held Tuesday eve
ning in the church parlors of Eight
Mile Grove Lutheran church at which
time the daughters honored their
The church parlors were beauti
fully decorated in the shades of yel
low and with the snowy white tables
aith the yellow caudles and glisten
ing silver made a very pretty pic
ture. The committee in charge of this
banquet were Miss Katherine Hild,
Miss Catherine Meisinger, Mrs. Elvin
Davis, Mrs. Roy Engelkemier and
Mrs Verner Hild. They were as
sisted in preparing the food by Mrs.
Merrill Meisinger, Mrs. John Hild,
Mrs. Clarence Meisinger and Mrg.
The banquet was served by a group
of young ladies they being Misses
Ruth, Irene and Marie Alexen, Helen
Puis, Freda Fornoff, Shirley Ann
Meisinger, Marilyn Hennings, Ruth,
Betty, Norma and Kathleen Schafer. j
Upon entering the church parlors
each lady was presented with a yel
Miss Florene Schafer served as
toastmistress in her always gracious
manner. Mrs. J. R. Reeder of Platts
niouth acted as song leader and Marie
Lentz served as accompanist at the
The menu of the banquet was:
Fruit Cocktail 1
Chicken Salad - Potato Chips
Tarker House Rolls
Orange Sherbet - Wafers
The following program was given:
Song By Daughters
Grace By AM
Welcome Miss Katherine Meisinger
Response Mrs. Henry Albert
Song Schafer Sisters
Piano Solo Betty Ann Albert
Playlett Three Daughters
Address Mrs. Alta Swanson
Song "God Be With You Till
We Meet Again"
Tne honor of being the oldest
grandmother present went to Mrs.
August Engeikemier, Sr. The young
est grandmother, Mrs. Henry Albert.
The great grandmother, Mrs. F. J.
Hennings. Grandmother of most
grandchildren. Mrs. P. A. Hild.
Mother of most children, Mrs. 'John
Alexen. Oldest mother, Mrs. August
Engtlkemier, Sr. Youngest mothers,
Mrs. Arnold Meisinger and Mrs. Earl
There were about ninety mothers
and daughters present to enjoy this
pleasant evening and the committee
in charge and their helpers deserve
to be commended upon their ability
to arrange and serve such a delight
From Monday's Dally
At St. Luke's church yesterday oc
curred the dedication of a very love
ly plaque placed there in memory of
the late Mrs. V. V. Leonard by her
children. Father Raymond Redden
baugh of St. Martins, Omaha offi
ciated. Members of the family here in at
tendance at the dedication were Mrs.
Edward Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle
Leonard, of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Worley, of Lincoln, guests of
Miss Verna Leonard for the day.
ATTEND FUNERAL SERVICES
From Tuesday's D&nr
This afternoon County Treasurer
John E. Turner, Register of Deeds
Ray F. Becker. Clerk of the District
Court C. E. Ledgway and Attorney
r. A. Capwell were at Elmwood. They
attended the funeral services for
Richard Deles Dernier, an old resi
dent of that section of Cass county
and a lifelong friend of Messers Tur
ner and Capwell, who are former
residents of Elmwood.
Royal Dance Sat Nite.
Taul Sing Electric guitar orchestra.
At the Legion Ballroom, 25c.
VISIT WEEPING WATER LODGE
Monday evening a group of the
Plattsmcuth Masons were at Weep
ing Water to attend a meeting of
Euclid lodge Xo. 97, A. F. & A. M.
and the fine banquet that had been
arranged as a part of the program.
Among those from here to make the
trip were W. A. Robertson, past
grand master of Nebraska, W. F.
Evers. H. A. Schneider, County Treas
urer John E. Turner, Raymond Hild,
Frank A. Cloidt, Carl J. Schneider,
R. C. Cook, Wayne A. Bennett. War
ren Scharfenberg, and Mr. Calhoun.
To Appeal Farm
Bureau Ruling to
Appeal Eoiici Filed With Notice of
George S. Ray That Action
to Be Taken Up.
Notice of appeal has been filed in
the office of County Clerk George R.
Sayes against the action of the board
of county commissioners on May 4.
1939 rescinding their ruling of Jan
uary 10, 1939, when they denied the
application of the Cass County Farm
Bureau for their allowance which
has been appropriated in the" past for
the maintenance of the bureau.
The notice of appeal was filed by
Attorney D. O. Dwver for Georee S.
Ray, taxpayer, and the bond for the
appeal signed by Mr. Ray, Frank A.
Parkening and Searl S. Davis.
The case is one to test the validity
of the result of the election on
November 6, 193S when the vote was
taken on the matter of the 2,S00
aprropriation for the Farm Bureau.
One opinion which was given and
acted on by the board in January was
that the appropriation failed to re
ceive a majority of the total vote
cast although receiving a plurality.
Later opinions was that the appro
priation should continue in force be
cause the proposition to strike out
the appropriation did not receive a
plurality of the vote. Under the
later ruling the county board rescind
ed their first action and granted the
payment of the claim for the month
VISIT WEEPING WATER
ihe Plattsmouth American Legion
Drum and Bugle corps were at Weep
ing Water Tuesday where they as
sisted in the May day exercises of the
;ity schools. The local corps, one of
the best in the state, took part in
the pageant of the occasion and also
presented a fine drill that was given
a fine ovation by the Weeping Water
The Plattsmouth high school base
ball team also had a part in the pro
gram or the day by defeating tne
Weeping Water high school by the
score of 5 to 1 in a good fast game.
Excellent work was shown by Stuart
Sedlak and Robert Hayes on the
mound and who were able to hold
the Weeping Water team at the
critical stages of the game.
SCORE WELL IN TRACK MEET
The Plattsmouth high school
Junior high track team scored well
at Glenwood on Saturday and the
following members of the team were
given placements in the various
A indicates Freshmen; B 125
pounds up; C 100 pounds and up.
Broad jump. A, Larson, 1st; White,
50 yard dash, A, Favors 1st.
50-yard dash, C, McMaken, 3rd.
100 yard dash. A, Favors, 1st.
100 yard dash, B, Larson, 4th.
100 yard dash, C, McMaken, 2nd.
220 yard dash, A. Favors, 1st.
220 yard dash. C, McMaken, 2nd.
220 yard relay, 2nd. B. White,
Larson, McMaken, Harold.
440 yard dash, A, 2nd. Favors.
44 0 yard relay, A. 2nd, Favors,
Larson. White Harold.
Football throw. A, 1st, Favors.
High jump, 3rd, McMaken.,
Pole vault, Larson, 3rd, class B.
VISIT, AT CRETE
Miss Sylvia Korbel, teacher of the
kindergarten at the Central and Co
lumbian buildings, accompanied by
Miss Shirley Seiver, was a week-end
visitor in Crete, Nebraska- at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Korbel, Miss Korbel being pres
ent to help observe Mother's day.
Dinner at Masonic Temple Served to
Group and Fine Program Honor
ing Mothers cf Members.
From Wednesday's laily
Bethel No. 24 of the Plattsmouth
Job's Daughters observed their an
nual Mother-Daughter banquet last
evening at the Masonic hall with a
large number of the young ladies and
their mothers in attendance. The
hall was elaborately arranged with
the spring season's flowers that add
ed a pleasing touch to the scene.
The banquet dinner, served at 6:30
was in charge of the Naomi circle
of the Methodist church of which
Mrs. D. M. Babbitt is chairman. She
was assisted by the other members of
Following the banquet dinner, th
organization held its business meet
ing which was presided over by the
honored queen. Miss Wilma Fred
erich. One new member, Miss Betty
Mae Hutchinson, was initiated into
the present group.
Miss Shirley Seiver, daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. Don Seiver, was chosen
to represent this bethel at the grand
council which is to be held at Fre
mont in the near future. From the
different bethel representatives that
ire present a state queen will be
chosen and an honorary senior and
junior princess will also be selected.
Following the business meeting
the members all enjoyed a program
given by a number of the young
ladies and mothers present.
Mrs. Harry Nielsen and daughter.
Miss Maxine Nielsen sang a duet,
"Dear Little Mother of Mine," Mrs.
Roy Knorr serving as ;heir accom
panist. Miss Shirley Seiver rendered a
beautiful solo, "If Mothers Could
Live on Forever," her accompanist
being Miss Kathryn Kimsey.
The Job's Daughter choir rendered
a number, "Happy Mother's Day" as
a fitting tribute to their mothers.
Bouquets of flowers were also pre
sented to each member's mother as
Mother's Day greetings.
JOHN JACOBS RETURNS
From Wednesday's Daily
John Jacobs returned this morning
from a ten day sojourn at the Anton
Kani hospital at Omaha where he has
been recovering from an appendec
tomy performed a week ago Sunday.
The many friends of this popular
young high school student are de
lighted to see im back home and
trust that in a short time he may be
able to resume his usual activities.
Happy to get home the only regret
of John was his inability to join
the sneak day of the senior class of
which he is a member.
SUIT TO QUIET TITLE
From Wednesday's Daily
In the district court today an ac
tion entitled George V. Erickson and
Mary Larsen Marshall vs. The Amer
ican Security Co., of New York, was
Hied in the office of the clerk of the
district court. The action is one to
auiet title to real estate. H. V. No
land of Ashland appears as the at
torney for the plaintiffs.
HERE FROM CALIFORNIA
Robert W. Hirz, of Burbank, Cali
fornia, arrived Sunday for a visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
W. Hirz and the other relatives and
eld time school friends and asso
ciates. He i3 looking fine and has
been very successful in his woik on
the west coast.
HERE FROM SOUTH BEND
From 'Wednesday's ralij
M. E. Bushnell, assessor, of South
Bend precinct, with his son, Clark
and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zaar, of
South Bend were here today. Mr.
Bushnell made his return for the
1939 assessment while here.
VISIT WITH DAUGHTER
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wiles were at
Lincoln Sunday to attend the Father
Mother dinner given at the Pi Beta
Phi sorority at their house. They
were the guests of their daughter.
Miss Mary Kay Wiles.
VISITS HERE SUNDAY
. A very pleasant family party was
held Sunday at the home of Mr.
ond Mrs. Henry Kaufmann, Mike
'Varga, Sr., of Havelock, father ot
.'rs. Kaufmann and Mr. and Mrs.
V. J. Vallery, the latter a sister cf
Mrs. Kaufmann, comprising the
party. With the Havelock visitors
was Miss Geraldine Eloom, of Chi
cago, a niece of Mrs. Kaufmann and
whom she had not seen for sixteen
years. Sunday evening Mr. Warga
and his granddaughter departed for
Chicago where Mr. Warga will visit
for a short time.
ment of Marriage
Miss Rosemary B. Cloidt and Mr. Al
bert Ulrich Wedded Last August
Church Wedding Saturday
The marriage of Miss Rosemary
B. Cloidt. one of the popular teach
ers in the Cass county schools and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cloidt,
to Mr. Albert Ulrich, son of Mrs.
Evald Ulrich and a well known young
farmer of this community, was re
vealed Sunday to the members cf the
families of the young people.
The civil marriage of the young
people took place on August 27, 1938,
at Council Bluffs, the wedding being
celebrated on the birthday anniver
sary of the bride.
Saturday at Lincoln the young peo
ple were married in the religious
ceremony at the St. Mary's cathedral,
the nuptial ceremony being perform
ed by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor C. J.
Riordan, pastor of the church.
The wedding announcement came
is a surprise to the tost of friends
in this city and vicinity and was made
as the close of the school year of
the bride arrived, ihe having been
engaged in teaching the past term
near this city.
The bride is one of the most
popular of the members of the young
er social set tnd was born and grew
Up in this community. She is a
graduate of the class of 1936 of the
Plattsmouth high school and later
attended the Peru State Teacher's
college and has since been engaged in
teaching in the schools of the coun
ty. The eroom has been numbered
among the industrious young farmers
of this section of Cass county and is
held in the highest regard by a large
circle of friends for his fine char
acter and personality.
The young people are to make their
home on the farm west of this city
in the future and will start house
keeping at once.
Byron Golding, who has been at
the Lincoln General hospital for the
past two weeks, is reported as still
being quite ill and was operated on
at the hospital on Monday in the
hope of giving him some measure of
relief from his long period of ill
health. Mr. Golding has for the past
two years been under treatment the
greater part of the time as the result
of a heart weakness and has been
hospitalized several times.
VISITS AT LINCOLN
Mr3. Ernest C. Giles was a visitor
in Lincoln over Mother's day as a
guest of her daughter. Miss Lois,
at a Mother's day tea given by the
Palladian Literary society at the
temple building at the University of
TO VISIT AILING BROTHER
Mrs. Glen Vallery departed Satur
day evening for Bellingham, Wash
ington where she was called to be
with her brother, A. J. Shepherdson
who is critically ill. She will spend
some time on the west coast before
returning to her home in Platts
mouth. HERE FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Mrs. Carl Mathlesen of Sioux City,
Iowa, and Mrs. John FiUpatrick and
daughter, Lois, of Union, where here
Sunday to spend the day with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rice,
Mrs. John Rauth
Vice President of
Mrs. E, J. Brady of McCook Selected
as President of Catholic Group;
Approve National Defensfe
Mrs. E. J. Brady, of McCook, was
re-elected as president of the Lincoln
D. C. C. W. at their sessions at Lin
coln and Mrs. John C. Rauth, of
Mauley, one of the active leaders in
the diocese, was selected as the first
vice-president of the group, and
Miss Irene Cullen, fourth vice-president.
Re-elected were: Second vice-president,
Mrs. P. J. Meehan, Lincoln;
third vice-president, Mrs. T. C.
Walsh, Douglas; secretary, Mrs. A. S.
Dole. Wahoo; treasurer. Miss Rose
Neville, York; auditor, Miss May Hy
land, Lincoln. Delegates to national
convention, Mrs. Brady and Miss
Cullen; alternates, Mrs. Meehan and
Resolutions were adopted Wednes
day afternoon at the convention of
the D.C.C. W. opposing any change
in the present policy of national neu
trality but approving a program of
adequate defense; opposing the
"equal rights amendment," condemn
ing the display, distribution and
sale of obscene, indecent and filthy
literature and all articles or devices
for preventing conception or pro
ducing abortion and opposing block
A resolution expressed sorrow on
the death of Pope Pius XI, pledged
filial love and obedience to Pius XII,
extended gratitude to Most Rev. Louis
B. Kucera for his inspiring leader
ship, and to the other members of the
clergy and the sisters; commended
the Register, the diocesan paper, re
dedicated themselves to the work of
Catholic action and to combat com-!
munism. They endorsed the Cath
olic youth in action" movement now
under way in the diocese. They also
thanked the Lincoln papers for space
Mrs. John C. Rauth of Manley was
chairman of the committee; which
also consisted of Mrs. F. I. Rea.
Plattsmouth, Mrs. W. V. Gauvreau,
Hastings; Mrs. F. Uerling of Indian-
ola and Miss Alice Ziska.
SCHOOLS HOLD PICNICS
With the closing of the school
year at hand, a large number of the
rural schools of Cass county as well
as city schools have observed their
annual custom, that of school picnics
The Eight Mile Grove shool, Dis
trict 25, of which Mrs. Nellie Carlson
is teacher, held a picnic party on the
3chool grounds Sunday afternoon.
May 14. A very large group of the
school patrons, friends, and school
children were present to enjoy the
day in playing games and visiting.
All came with well-laden baskets and
the dinner, at the noon hour, was
served in cafeteria style. At a late
hour all departed for their homes fol
lowing a day of entertainment.
District 38, at Nehawka, Miss Bea
trict Beverage, teacher, held their
annual outing on Friday, May 12
at the school grounds, which was
recently beautified by the planting
of a number of shrubs and floral
plants. The luncheon was served in
the cafeteria style, a large number
being present to participate in the
District 28, commonly known as
the Stull school, met at the Thomas
Grosshans pasture Sunday, May 14
for their picnic. The picnic was
cleverly arranged by the teacher. Miss
Lucille Meisinger, she being assisted
by a number of the school patrons
and parents of the children. The
school was afforded a real treat
when Michael Vetesnik donated a
large amount of weiners to be in
cluded with the numerous baskets
that contained a large variety of food.
Many of the school " friends were
SUFFERS FROM ILLNESS
F. T. Wilson, well known Murray
resident, is reported as being quite
ill at his home as the result of an
attack of pleurisy and which threat
ened to develop Into pneumonia. He
is doing very well now alt ho still is
far from well.
SENIORS HOLD "KHT DAY
The seniors of 1939 Monday staged
"Kid" day as a part of the last care
free days before they receive their
diplomas and cease to be a part cf
high school life. The various types
of garb worn by the young people to
school was varied and tended to the
comics. A number of the boys of
the school appeared in the garb of
their girl classmates and in varied
decorative features. Many of the
costumes showed a great deal of orig
inality in design.
Wedded in Quiet
Miss Ruth Robbins of Syracuse and
Mr. Morgan Meisinger pf This
City Married Sunday.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Meisinger, Jr.. of this city, was the
scene of a very charming wedding
Sunday afternoon ' w hen their son
Morgan Meisinger and Miss Ruth
Robbins, niece of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Pedley of Syracuse, were united
The home was very prettily ar
ranged with decorations of the
bridal wreath to add a very pleas
ing touch to the scene.
Dr. H. G. McClusky, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, read the
marriage lines in a very impressive
The ceremony was witnessed by
the immediate families of the young
people and the attendants were Mrs.
Percy Bailey, sister of the groom and
Gerald Cady, a brother-in-law of Mr.
Following the wedding ceremony
refreshments were served by Mrs,
John Meisinger. mother of the groom.
The bride is one of the popular
young women of the Syracuse com
munity where she has grown to wom
anhood and received her education
in the schools of that place.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Meisinger and was born
and has always lived in this com
munity where he has a host of friends
and who will learn with great pleas
ure of the happiness that has come to
him. Mr. Meisinger is now in the
employ of the Carl Oschlager grocery
of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger are to make
their home in this city.
RETURNING TO U. S.
Joseph F. Hadraba, well known
druggist, has received cards from his
3on, Ted Hadraba and wife that they
are now in France and expect to start
for home on the "Roosevelt" on Sat
urday from LaHavre. They had a
very pleasant motor trip from Prague,
where Mr. Hadraba has for the past
few years been a member of the
American legation staff, a represen
tative of the U. S. department of
commerce. With the change in the
affairs of Czechoslovakia and its an
nexation by Germany, the United
States has transferred the larger part
of the legation staff and records to
other points. Mr. and Mrs. Hadraba
visited in Belgium and also in Hol
land -cfore motoring on to Paris and
thence home. On reaching the Unit
Ed States Mr. Hadraba will report
at Washiigton and later be able to
come home for a visit.
SUFFERS FROM NOSE BLEED
Monday evening II. E. Becker, one
of the prominent residents of the
city, was taken with a severe attack
of nose bleed. The hemorrhage was
very severe and continued so that it
was thought best to have the patient
removed to the Clarkson hospital at
Omaha to be cared for. Mrs. Becker
was at Omaha today to be with the
SHOWS EXCELLENT PROGRESS
The many friends of Mrs. O. C.
Hudson, Jr., will be pleased to learn
that she Is doing very well at the
Anton Kani hospital at Omaha where
she was operated on a few days ago.
Dr. Hudson has been with the wife a
great deal of the time since the oper
ation and is well pleased with the
excellent progress that she is making.
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Death of Joseph
Dies at Home at Union Monday After
noon After an Illness cf
Joseph Henry Lidgett, 74, a resi
dept of the Union community for
many years, died on Monday after
noon at his home where he has been
ill for several years, a sufferer from
cancer and in the last few days had
suffered an attack of pneumonia.
The deceased was born at Newark,
Nottinghamshire, England, on Ie
cember 3, 1864, and came to America
md located In Chicago where he met
Mrs. Lidgett, and they were united
in marriage in 1914, coming to Union
wme three years later. With the ex
ception of a short time they have
made their home in Cass county and
near Union since that time.
For the past several weeks Mr. Lld
?ett has not ben able to eat and
had grown weaker as the days and
weeks passed. With a fortitude whkh
was almost unbelievable, he has pa
tiently been kept to his home and
bed, cared for by his faithful wife
who herself was a nurse. A few
weeks ago his son, Henry Lidgett.
returned from California to assist In
his care. Mr. Lidgett was pleased
to go where there would be no pain,
for here he has suffered very much.
The funeral and burial will be
held at the Union Methodist church
Thursday afternoon of this week.
conducted by Rev. McGaughey, pastor
of the Methodist church.
The community has lost a man who
ever worked for the benefit of all
whom he knew and one who was al
ways glad to assist when it was with
in his power.
Mr! Lidgett leaves to monrn his
departure, the wife, who has worked
with him through the years, his son,
Henry Lidgett, who has been in the
west, but hastened home to assist in
the care of the father; also three
other sons by a former marriage; his
brother. Jack Lidgett, of Union; a
brother and a sister making their
home In England.
His many friends extend sympathy
to the widow in this her hour of
sorrow. Mr. Lidgett was a member
of the Masonic order and Modern
Woodman, holding membership in
BIND OVER CHICKEN SUSPECTS
The preliminary hearing was held
Tuesday in county court of Charles
Wheeler and John Wels, who were
arrested west of Murray several days
ago by Sheriff Joe Mrasck and De
puty Sheriff Emery Doody, charged
with being implicated in several
chicken stealing cases.
The hearing took the greater part
of the day and evidence was pro
duced by County Attorney Walter
H. Smith, testimony of several ot
the residents of the territory where
chickens had been stolen and who
testified as to tire marks at their
places similar to the tires on the car
used by the defendants when they
were captured, also as to footprints
that compared with those of the de
fendants. Several empty sacks which
had been found in the car which
had contained feathers were also
produced in evidence.
Several counts of the original com
plaint had been dismissed and the
court after hearing the evidence of
fered bound over Charles Wheeler
on two charges of chicken stealing,
fie was also held under the habitual
criminal act. Weiss was held on
two harges of chicken stealing as
well as a charge of resisting an of
ficer in attempting to escape.
Bond was fixed at $1,000 each and
the two men failing to supply the
bond were returned to the custody of
TO VISIT IN ILLINOIS
Mrs. Virgil Perry is spending a
short time in Illinois, visiting with
her sister, Mrs. Lynn O. Minor and
Mr. Minor at Kankakee, where Mr.
Minor is confined to a hospital as the
result of an accident and fall. Mrs.
Perry also stopped at Rockford. Illi
nois, to visit Rockford college of
which she is a former student and
where her niece, Eleanor Minor, is
now completing her first year.