The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 22, 1939, Image 1
Nebr. State Historical Society Soutmh 111 M Vol. No. LV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 22, 1939. NO. 31 Pay Tribute to Gold Star Moth ers of Vicinity Mesdames Ripple, Kearns and Ko pischka Honored at Meeting of Legion Auxiliary The three Gold Star Mothers of this vicinity Mrs. Rozlna Ripple, Mrs. Mike Kearns and Mrs. Carl Kopischka were paid tribute at the May American Legion Auxiliary meeting held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Otto Lutz, west of Mynard. Assistant hostesses were Mesdames Ras'mond Larson, James Rebal and Charles Nelson. The meeting opened with a 1:30 dessert luncheon, followed by the regular business session and later the program, under direction of Mrs. Wiley Sigler, program chairman. At" the business session plans were made for the preparation of wreaths to decorate the graves of World war veterans on Memorial day. Veteran made poppies are used in abundance in the wreaths. The organization will also provide flags lor marking the graves of the nearly 200 veter ans of all wars buried in Oak Hill ! end nearby cemeteries, as has been the custom for several years past. A total of 34 wreaths is required for the World war veterans. The Auxiliary will also have a part in the. public Memorial observ ance at the Legion building Sunday evening. May 28, when Mrs. L. S. Devoe will present the ritualistic memorial tribute of the organization to the honored dead. Plans were also completed for the Poppy Day sale under way today and for the Junior Auxiliary benefit card party to be given Tuesday-evening at the Legion building. The ladies are working hard on membership, hopeful of winning the gavel bell for greatest increase in members. This bell has been in pos session of the local unit two success ive years, and if won again becomes their permanent property. Mrs. Ray mond Larson, district vice president, it membership chairman and is being assisted by the unit officers in round ing up the membership before the end of May, when the contest closes. The lesults have been most encourag ing aod with a little greater response they hope to keep the bell perma nently in Plattsmouth. Tribute to Gold Star Mothers Frank Cloidt was present as guest singer and rendered three beautiful numbers. The first two were "Moth er Machree" and "Mother o' Mine" as a tribute to the Gold Star moth ers, and for the younger mothers in the group, "Sweethearts," from the production "Blossom Time." by Rom berg. He was accompanied by Mrs. Sigler. who, as program chairman, read a poem in honor of "Mother." A gift for each honored guest was given by the unit. Mrs. Kearns and Mrs. Ripple were unable to at tend, but were visited after the meet ing and their gift taken to them. Following the program, the mem bers engaged in card playing. Election Next Month The June meeting on the 16th will be held at the Legion building, with a special Fidac program under direction of Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck, Fidac chairman. This is also the time for the an nual election of officers, and the nominating committee appointed by the president is composed of Mes dames Wiley Sigler, E. G. Ofe and Fred Herbster. EXCELLENT SCHOOL RECORD Miss Wilma Reeves, freshman In the Plattsmouth high school, has an unusual attendance record for the past two years. Miss Reeves is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reeves and lives at 4th and Granite streets. Wilma has not been tardy to school for the entire nine years she has been attending the Platts mouth public schools. Her record for the last two years is perfect, she has been neither absent nor tardy. This is a record toward which more of the students might strive. Popular-Bohemian Surprise Dance will close the Legion Ballroom, Sat urday. May 27th. Adm. 25c APPEAL AWARDS Bond was posted Friday in the county court by the Loup River Pub lic Power district, appealing the award made in two of the cases in the condemnation proceedings start ed by the company. The awards were $110 to Mrs. Genevieve Aberdein and $225 to Mrs. Carrie Appleman, both non-resdents. With but two exceptions the pow- er aisinci nas inea nonce 01 tne ap peal of the award made to the land owners by the board of appraisers appointed by the court. Sudden Death of Elva Olson- ratterson Popular Local Young Woman Suc cumbs During Operation Today; Lived Lifetime Here. From Friday's Dally Death came suddenly this morning to take away one of the well known and popular young matrons of this city, Mrs. Marvin Ray Patterson, 19, formerly Miss Elva Olson. The death of Mrs. Patterson occurred while un dergoing an operation for appendi citis at an Omaha hospital, she com ing through the main part of the operation in fine shape and suddenly sinking into death. The death came with terrible shock to the family and leaves the young husband and a baby daughter, born April 5, 1939, as well as the other relatives who have reared and loved her through the years. Elva Pauline Olson was born in Plattsmouth on November 8. 1919 and when an infant her mother pass ed away in 1922, leaving her to the care of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Olson, who with tender care raised her to womanhood. She grew up in this city and was a gradu ate of the Flattsmouth high school in the class of 1937, being one of the outstanding students in her work, a musician of unusual talent and active in the social life of the school. She was engaged in clerical work until her marriage to Mr. Patterson which occurred in the summer of 1938. There is surviving besides the hus band and babe, one sister, Marion Olson, of this city, her grandmother, Mrs. T. E. Olson, uncles, Albert, C. R. and George Olson of this city, aunts, Mathilde Olson of this city, Thelma Olson of Sedgwick. Colorado, Clara Olson of Nyssa, Oregon, as well as her father .who resides in the east. The body was brought here to the Sattler funeral home to a-wait the funeral services to be held some time Monday, the hour to be announced later. PURCHASES LIQUOR CARGO From Frldaya Dally This morning Sheriff Joe Mrasek and Deputy Sheriff Emery J. Doody conducted the sale under court order of the cargo of whisky and liquor captured . some weeks ago while in transit to Kansas and which failed to have the proper Nebraska stamps. The sale brought $520 for the stock which was estimated to be worth between $700 and $800 at the mar ket value. The Ace Liquor store of Omaha was the purchaser of the stock. A number of outside liquor dealers were here to bid on the stock and that it brought the price that it did was due largely to the efforts of Fred Herbster who had bid the price up on the outside liquor interests and gain ed the county a very good sum for their stock. With the fine and costs as well as the sale price the total received was in the neighborhood of $900 but some expense such as stamps and ad vertising costs will have to come out of the sale proceeds. KILLS LARGE SNAKE Friday afternoon while Mrs. Lu cille Heikes was engaged in walking down the Burlington tracks south to ward the railroad bridge, she no ticed a snake curled in the crotch of a small tree along the east side of the track. She secured a club and started after the snake and pro ceeded to slay the reptile. The snake was of the bull snake variety and measured five and a half feet length and was of good size around. Captains are Named by PHS Lettermen Select Leaders for ly39-40 Teams Stuart Sedlak Selected as 1939 Easeball Captain. The lettermeu of the Plattsmouth high school athletic department held their meeting Thursday evening to name the captains for the various teams for 1939-40 season and the selections were boys who made very effective showing in their work in athletics, footbail, basketball, track and baseball. For the 1939 football team the members voted to select Bill Stein- kamp, backfield man of the 193S sea aon and who will be a senior the coming year, as the pilot of the team. The new eaotain was one of the Sard hitting players of the past sea son and his work in the backfield was outstanding in both offense and de fense. The basketball captain for the 1939-40 season will be Edward Smith, a member of the senior class of 1940. Edward served as forward a great deal of the 1938-39 season and was one of the hardest working of the younger members of the squad. Joe Phillips who has been playing a tine brand or DaseDan mis season for the P. H. S. was named as the baseball captain for the 1940 season. a nne recognition oi nis excellent work. He has served both in the in field and outfield in the present sea son. As the track captain Allan White was named by the lettermen, a recog nition of his work for the past few seasons on the track squad of the local high school. Allan has set a good pace for the locals and with Warren Reed, retiring captain, has been a leader in this sport. The tennis team will be headed by Stephen Devoe as captain, he having been one of the most successful play ers of the past season in this sport and has participated in many events in the present season. The captain of the 1939 baseball team was named also and for this position Stuart Sedlak, who has been outstanding in his work in this sport was named by the lettermen. Stuart has served as pitcher, third baseman and shortstop and has had a very brilliant record both as pitcher and fielder as well as a batter. CAR HAS WRECK From Friday' Dally This morning about 1 o'clock Sher iff Joe Mrasek was called out on the report of an auto smashup on high way No. 75 north of this city, near the Grosshans farm, which was the scene of a fatal accident Friday night. The sheriff found on hi3 arrival that a '37 Buick had been badly dam aged and ten of the heavy guard rail posts broken off. The car was desert ed when the sheriff arrived. The car had crashed Into the guard rails to knock out several, then swung back Into the road and hit the rail on the other side of the car, doing a great deal of damage to the car. The wrecked car was brought on into the R. V. Bryant garage to be cared for. WILL UNDERGO OPERATION Miss Amelia Friedrich of this city is at St. Mary's clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, where she has been for a short time under treatment for an injured arm and shoulder. Miss Friedrich will undergo an operation in a short time at the clinic in the hope of giving her permanent relief. The many friends here are hoping that the treatment and operation may restore her to her former good health. ARRIVAL OF TWINS BRINGS JOY TO HOME At an Omaha hospital twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Meade, of Murray. Mother, son and daugh ter are doing very well. Their ar rival has brought much Joy to the parents and six brothers and sisters who compriseed the family circle prior to this latest visit from the stork. ; I ft ' I i.i 3, 1 . L. i A - J COSTANCB TZiTSCH Cass County Students Gradu ate at Creighton George E. Sayles, Marvin Tritsch of This City and Constance Mullis of Union to Graduate. OMAHA. May 20 (Special) Two Plattsmouth students, George Sayles and Marvin Tritsch, will be candi iates for degrees at the annual com mencement exercises of Creighton university June 1. Sayles will receive his doctor of K.satal surgery degree, as will Tritsch. Both are members of Delta Sigma Delta, national dental frater nity. Sayles is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, national Jesuit honorary society and represented his fraternity this year on the Pan-Hellenic council, student governing body. He also be longed to the Senior Inlay Study and Pasteur clubs. Tritsch belonged to the Pasteur, Get aian, and Senior Inlay Study clubs. He also played in the ROTC university band, and was a member of the Junior American Dental as- ociation. Constance Josephine Mullis of Union, is the third Cass county stu dent who will graduate from Creigh ton this year. She will receive her graduate nurse's certificate. Commencement week at Creigh ton university will begin Sunday, May 28, with a special day of spir itual recollection for graduates, to be conducted by the Rev. Francis G. Deglman, S. J., student counsellor. All relatives and friends of gradu ates are " cordially invited by the Very Rev. Joseph P. Zuercher, S. J-, Creighton president, to attend com mencement week exercises. EASTERN STAR INITIATION Thursday evening Home chapter, No. 1S9 of the Eastern Star held their initiation at their rooms in the Masonic temple and which was quite largely attended by the members of the chapter and visitors, there being guests from Omaha, Glenwood and Fremont. From Owassia chapter No 296 of Omaha was the worthy ma tron and from Glenwood the worthy patron of the chapter there. The members had the pleasure of the presence of Mrs. George Thomas, a past worthy matron of Home chap ter, now residing at Los Angeles. Mrs. Thomas was the worthy matron some twenty-six years ago and it was great pleasure for the local chap ter to have her with them for the meeting. Mrs. Evers, worthy matron and Mr. Evers made the presentation of several very beautiful lamps to be used on pedestals in the lodge room. These were hand made by Mr. Evers ind had shades in the colors of the colors of the star. Mrs. Evers, who had been very ac tive in the recent grand chapter meeting at Omaha, was presented with two very lofely gifts, a pearl and bead evening bag from the chap ter and a leather covered ritual given by Mr. Evers as well as a number of Hher gifts. At the close of the evening re freshments were served by the mem bers in charge of the program of the evening. TEN POUND DAUGHTER Wednesday afternoon shortly aftei 2. o'clock a ten-pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kruger at their home in Omaha. The mother and little one are doing very nicely. Mrs. Kruger was the former Miss Margaret Meisinger and the little one is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Kruger of this city. WEHREEINS HOSTS AT SEASON'S FIRST PARTY Spring is here definitely, and summer can't be far behind. Supply ing the final bit of evidence on that ccore was the first party of the season Jov.n in Cass county last Friday eve ning, with Bill and John Wehrbein and their boys acting, as usual, as hosts. Like spring, the party was a little late as against the "opener" of past easons, but that fact was more than made up in the ultra-fine steaks that constituted the main dish of the eve ning, as well as the Old Professor's extra-special pains in preparing them. Or maybe it was the skill of his first lieutenant and bodyguard. Swanee. Scene of the festivities, also as usual, was the shack "Ha-Jo-Do-In" on the banks or the lJlatte river. Likewise, besides the steaks, there were all the trimmings in the way of food, plus music with the meal. which was continuous from 5 o'clock until the Prof ran out of beef and words. "It looked like bankers' night, what with the Schneiders, father and son, from Plattsmouth, and the head of the house of Boedeker down Murray way, and E. Hallstrom of Avoca, but the others were there, too the Stoehrs,' the Scotts, Noltings, Wulfs, Spriecks, Beckers, Hennings, Val- lerys, Micins, Nelsons, Zimmermans and other "regulars" at past affairs, including "Sheriff" Benett and a goodly delegaTion from the Yards. Due to a chill breeze from the north, the water sports were elim inated from the program, but other entertainment lasted well into the night, which was prolonged by the temporary installation of a modern electric lighting unit. By the time for "lights out" it was agreed that during the long winter months the firm of Wehrbein, Wehr bein, Wehrbein, et al, had lost none of their usual hospitality. Nor had the Professor changed any. He still cooked as well and protested as loud ly as ever, but all efforts of the press and others to relieve him of oven duty were nil. Stockman Journal. STILL QUITE ILL The reports from the Lincoln Gen eral hospital state that B3'ron Gold- lng of this city, who is there under treatment and recovering from an operation, is still In very grave con dition. Mr. Golding had an operation for a kidney affliction a few days ago and which with the chronic heart ailment that he suffers has made his case a very severe one. SHOWS IMPROVEMENT The reports from Omaha are to the effect that H. E. Becker, who was taken to a hospital on Monday night, suffering from a severe hemorrhage of the nose, is showing a very favorable Improvement. He will, however, remain at the hospital for several days. HERE FROM OREGON Mrs. H. F. Gansemer of this city has as her guests her daughter-in-law and grandchild, Mrs. Leslie Gan semer of Portland, Oregon. The guests arrived in Plattsmouth Wed nesday afternoon and expect to visit for the next week with their many friends and relatives. ATTENDS SCHOOL MEETING From Saturday's Daily J. R. Reeder, principal of the local high school, was at Omaha this afternoon where he attended a meet ing of the nominating committee of the Second district of the Nebraska State Teachers association. The meeting was held at the Fontenelle hotel. TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Van Every of Lincoln, who have many friends in Plattsmouth, will be honored by their niece, Mrs. James C. Lewis, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniver cary of their marriage, on Saturday, May 27th. A reception is being plan ned and all Plattsmouth friends of the Van Everys are asked to call at their home, 2C3C N street, Lincoln, Nebraska, without further invitation, between the hours from 2 p. m. until 5 p. m. or from 7 p. m. until 9 p. m. Mark - Green Wedding is Announced Marriage Ceremony Took Place at Papillion on December 10, 1938 Young People Reveal. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton E. Mark of this city announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Jane, to Wil con Green of Kansas City, Mo., which took plate December 10, 1938 at the home of Judge Harry C. Collins of Papillion, Nebraska. The bride and groom were attend eel by Miss Evelyn Meisinger of Omaha and Dinar Madsen of Lincoln The bride was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, receiving her education in he Plattsmouth schools. She gradu ated in the year of 1937 with high honors and was named as the salu tatorian of her class. In her senior year she was selected by her class and the Daughters of the American Revolution of this city as the highest ranking student in American history. She was one of the outstanding commercial students and a member of the National Honor Society. While in high school she was very active In dramatic work. She has been employed in the office of the county attorney for the past two years, under J. A. Capwell and Walter H. Smith. Mrs. Wilson Green is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Donat of this city. Mr. Green is a son of Mr. Laurence Green of Oklahoma City and Mrs. R. T. Shrontz of Kansas City. He is a graduate of the Central high school of Kansas City, Mo. He attended the Kansas City Junior College and the United Engineering school of Kansas City. He has been in the employment of the U. S. Engineers in this city for the past year and has been mak ing nis nome with his aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Johnston of this city. , Mr. and Mrs. Green departed for Kansas City this morning where they will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Shrontz. The young people will reside in an attractive apartment in the recently purchased and remodeled Emery Doody home. TO ATTEND GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. George Weidman ot city are leaving for Plainview, Ne braska early Sunday morning where they will spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Ebinger, the latter being a sister of Mr. Weidman. The Plainview couple will observe the passing of their golden wedding an niversary tomorrow and Mr. and Mrs. Weidman will be present to help them celebrate the event. RETURNS FROM SCHOOL WORK From Saturday's Daily- Miss Lois Bestor, who has been teaching at the Hordville, Nebraska, high school, returned home last eve ning. Miss Bestor has had a very successful year and has been re-elected to her post of teacher of mathe matics in the high school. She will take special work at the state" uni versity this summer on her master's degree. REPORTS TO ASSESSOR John Hopkins, assessor of Weep ing Water precinct, has filed his re port with County Assessor W. H. Puis, completing an excellent piece of work. The work of the assessors all over the county is now nearlng the end and the results being com piled at the office of the county assessor. Journal Job Printing Pleases. Pretty Church Wedding Held This Morning Miss Mary Swatek and Mr. Theodore Spaustat Married at the Holy Rosary Church. From Saturday' Darty . This morning at 9 o'clock at the Holy Rosary church on west Pearl street, was held the marriage of Miss Mary L. Swatek, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swatek of this ity, and Mr. Theodore Spaustat. son of Mrs. E. C. Spaustat, of Omaha. The -church was arranged very charmingly in decorations of the white summer flowers in profusion on the candle lighted altar of the church before which the wedding rows were taken. The Rev. Joseph R. Sinkula, pastor of the church, was the celebrant of the nuptial mass. The bridal party entered the church as the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohenghrin" by Wagner, was played by Miss Dorothy Svoboda, organist of the church. Miss Swatek entered on the arm of her father, William A.. Swatek and was joined at the chancel by the groom and his best man, Leonard Holoubec.k, a cousin. of Omaha. - The bride was attended by her cousin. Miss Bertha Kramollch, of Omaha, as bridesmaid. The bride was charming in her gown of white bangaline made along princess lines and with an Empress Eugenie collar. The veil was of flngertip length aud held in place with a wreath of gardenias. She carried a white covered prayer book with a shower bouquet of sweet peas. The bridesmaid s gown was of apple green organdy with veil cap headrens. During the celebration of the mass the music was rendered by the choir with solos by Miss Wilma Swatek, sister of the bride and Mr. Bernard Knoflicek. Following the wedding ceremony ihe immediate relatives were served lovely appointed wedding break fast at the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swatek. One of the features of the prettily arranged breakfast was the handsome wedding cake, baked by Joseph Jel- inek, of Omaha, uncle of the bride. The bride is a graduate of the Plattsmouth high school In the class of 1930, and since completing her school work has been en traced In teaching in the nearby rural districts where she was very successful in her work. She has been engaged for the past three years in the offices of the Prudential Insurance company at Omaha. Mr. Spaustat has grown to man hood in Omaha and where he received his education and at the present time is In the employ of the Omaha Na tional bank. He is a member of the board of governors of the American Institute of Banking. At noon the happy couple depart ed for the Ozarks where they will enjoy a short honeymoon, and after June 15th they will be at home at 4518 South 14th street, Omaha. MRS. KROEHLER ILL Mrs. Andrew Kroehler, residing at 914 Locust street is gravely ill at her home as the result of a slight attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Kroehler was taken ill a few days ago with a cold and since that time has been bedfast. Her daughter, Mrs. Walter Tritsch, is caring for the mother dur ing her illness. AN APPRECIATION I wish to most gratefully express my appreciation of the many kind friends In my recent illness and con finement to the hospital. Those who called, sent letters and cards and flowers made my stay very much more pleasant and their kindnesses will long be gratefully remembered. WILLIAM M. BARCLAY. SUFFERS FROM FLU Dr. R. P. Westover, local physi cian, is ill at his home at 805 Mala street, suffering from an attack ot flu which he contracted recently. He was unable to be about his usual medical duties today. .