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Vol. No. IV
PLATTSUOUIH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1939.
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Son of Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Gilmore
of Murray Receives Degree as
Doctor of Medicine.
Among the graduates of the Uni
versity of Nebraska college of medi
cine this year was John Edwin Gil
more. of Murray, who was given his
degree as a doctor of medicine and is
now to, embark on his professional
career, following that of his father,
veteran Cass county physician and
John Edwin Gilmore was born at
Murray, Nebraska, November 25,
1914, and spent his boyhood there,
where his parents and grandparents
rame from pioneer American stock
that had settled in the west in, an
He was graduated from the Union
high school in 1930 and in 1931 he
entered the junior college at Long
Beach, California, for preparatory
work and in 1932 was enrolled at the
University of Nebraska from which
he received degrees of Bachelor of
Arts and Bachelor of Science.
In 1934 he was commissioned sec
ond lieutenant with the ROTC and
served with the regular army at Fort
Crook, being assigned to the Seven
teenth infantry for training and as
well at Fort Riley, Kansas and Camp
On Monday when graduating from
the university he received notice of
his promotion to first lieutenant and
to be assigned to the medical corps
of the regular army, the unit i
which he will be attached was not
given at this time.
On June 15th Dr. Gilmore will
leave for Victoria, Canada, where he
will enter the Royal Jubilee hospital
to serve as an interne. This is a
large modern hospital well equipped
and a very fine assignment. Victoria
is at the southern point of Vancouver
island and near the United States
CASS COUNTY BINGO PARTY
AT VETS HOSPITAL JUNE 12
This spring Cass county American
Legion Auxiliary units contributed
varying amounts of money for prizes
for a Cass county bingo party at,
the Veterans' hospital in Lincoln.
Arrangements have been made to
bold the party, Monday, June 12,
and members of the different units
who can are urged to attend and as
sist with the handling of the pro
gram. By all the units going to
gether, a very nice lot of prizes will
be given this time. Bingo parties
have proven one of the most popular
forms of recreation for the hospital
ized service men, and they are held
as frequently during the year as
contributions from the units over the
state will permit. The money for
this one was raised by County Presi
dent Mildred Comstock of Greenwood
prior .to her retirement from office
six weeks ago. i
From Monday's Dally
This morning Rt. Rev. Monsignor
George Agius, pastor of the St. John's
church. Father J. R. Sinkula of the
Holy Rosary church and Father Mar
cellus Agius departed for Lincoln.
They are to attend a retreat of the
priests of the Lincoln diocese of the
Catholic church, which Is being held
VISIT AT OMAHA
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pitz, accom
panied by Mrs. Pitz' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Cyril Janda, were In Omaha
Sunday where they visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trilety
and with Frank Janda, brother of
Cyril Janda and father of Mrs. Tril
ety. Frank Janda has been In fail
ing health the last few months and
the visit of the two brothers was very
VISITS AT ELMW00D
L. L. Horton, owner of the newly
built Horton funeral home on North
Seventh street, was in Elmwood
Tuesday to spend the day attending
to some matters of business. While
there he also enjoyed a visit with his
daughter and son-in-law.
VISITING IN EAST
Mrs. William Gorder, accompanied
by her aunt, Mrs. Ann Sherman of
Lincoln, left Thursday, June 1 for
New York where they intend to spend
some time visiting with friends and
t datives of the two ladies. While in
New York they expect to take in the
world's fair. Not only will they visit
in New York but will travel exten
sively in a number of other eastern
states, they being at the present time
in Illinois. The two ladies expect to
be gone for about four weeks.
Name Those Who Have So Efficiently
Held Office in Past Year Hear
Report of Convention.
At the regular meeting held in
Eagle's hall of Msgr. M. A. Shine
council No. 1966 Knights of Colum
bus, the following officers were re
elected for another year:
Chaplain Rev. Joseph R. Sinkula.
Grand Knight F. A. Neugebauer.
Deputy Grand Knight James J.
Chancellor Theodore Svoboda.
Recorder J. J. Cloidt.
Financial Secretary W. II. Wool
cott. Treasurer W. A. Swatek.
Advocate Louis Swoboda.
Lecturer Walter II. Smith.
W'arden Joseph Wooster.
Inside Guard Orville M. Kintz.
Outside Guard John L. Hadraba.
Trustee John M. Meisinger.
Physician Dr. L. S. Pucelik.
Wm. H. Woolcott gave an inter
esting report of the state convention,
held at Beatrice in May, of which he
was a delegate.
The council in the year just closed
have staged a great many very in
teresting public meetings in the na
ture of educational forums. The
meetings brought here many leaders
and speakers to present lectures and
entertainment of much interest.
MOTORING TO EAST
From Monday's Dally
Miss Mathilde Soennichsen and her
nephews, John Melchoir and Richard
Henry Soennichsen, are departing
Tuesday on a motor trip to the east
and which will include a visit at
the Chicago markets as well as the
New York world's fair where they
will spend several days. They will
also visit in Washington with Clar
ence Gunderson, uncle of the boys
and also will be joined by Miss Ida
Gunderson, of California, who is to
visit there while en route to Europe
for the summer.
During their stay In the east they
will also visit many of the historic
places connected with the early
colonial history of the nation and
while at Washington wjll have the
opportunity of seeing the visit of the
king and queen of England to the
VISITS OLD HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goos of this
city have as guests for the next few
days Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor Phillips
and daughter, Miss Jeanette of Cam
bridge, Nebraska. The Phillips ar
rived Sunday evening in Plattsmouth
and have been visiting at the Goos
home since that time. Today Mr.
Phillips was in Omaha attending the
Masonic grand lodge meeting. Mrs.
Phillips is a former resident of
Plattsmouth. she being the former
Miss Clara Walker, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Perry Walker, Cass county
TRAFFIC VERY HEAVY
Traffic In the business section ot
the city was very heavy on Satur
day evening and with both sides of
the street packed with parked cars
two continuous lines of traffic was
to be seen making its way along the
street and several traffic jams oc
curred as one car would have to make
VISITING IN CITY
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bui die and
children, of St. Edward, Nebraska,
are here to enjoy a visit at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Schneider, par
ents of Mrs. Burdlc and with other
relatives and old friends.
Wed at Lincoln
Harold Duane Harmon of Weeping
Water and Miss Yvonne Grimes
Gaylord, Lincoln, Married.
Miss Yvonne Grimes Gaylord,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Gay
lord, was united in marriage to Har
old Duane Harmon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. II. Harmon of Weeping Wa
ter, at a ceremony performed at 8
p. m. Tuesday at the home of the
bride's parents at Lincoln. Rev.
Charles Livingston of Hebron read
the marriage lines in the presence of
tO guests before a background of
white tapers in candelabra and tall
baskets of blue delphinium, roses and
larkspur. Instrumental and piano
music were furnished by Mrs. Edith
Ross and Miss Ethel Owen. Miss
Virginia Griswold sang. The bride
appeared in a wedding gown of white
embroidered organza, fashioned w ith
a small bolero jacket mate with j
tiny puffed sleeves. Her fingertip
veil was held in place with gar
land of white rosebuds. She carried
a bouquet of white rosebuds. Mrs.
S. B. Gaylord, serving as matron of
honor, appeared in a blue and white
dotted swiss dress, made with a
peplum jacket. She wore a wrist
corsage of briarcliff roses. Miss Clara
Moore, in peach colored lace, and
Miss Frances Spencer in periwinkle
blue marquiset, were bridesmaids and
they had wrist corsages of cornflow
ers and talisman rosebuds and
Johanna Hill roses, respectively. Best
man was the bride's brother, Sher
wood B. Gaylord. Following the
ceremony there was a reception and
garden flowers formed the table ap
pointments. Miss Dorothy Mat
son was in charge of the dining room
and Misses Betty Rathburn, Eliza
beth Cross, Connie Rathburn and
Maxine Hunsicker served. Miss Beth
P. Barton had charge of the gift
room and Miss.Cenelle Jenkins pre
sided at the guest book. After a
wedding trip to Chicago the couple
will be at home in Lincoln. The
bride chose for travel a periwinkle
blue Morocco cloth suit with white
accessories. Both the bride and
bridegroom were graduated June 5
from the University of Nebraska.
HOLD FLAG TOURNAMENT
The spring flag tournament held
out at the Plattsmouth Country club
Sunday was well attended. Mrs.
L. L. McCarty served a most delic
ious breakfast to some twenty mem
bers and their friends. In the flag
tournament, the following were the
No. 1 Mr. Boyer.
No. 2 A. W. Cloidt.
No. 3 Mr. Carper.
No. 4 Don Pittman.
No. 5 Dr. R. P. Westover.
No. 6 Dr. R. P. Westover.
No. 7 Dr. R. P. Westover.
No. 8 Dr. R. P. Westover.
No: 9 Dr. R. P. Westover.
Longest drive Dr. F. R. Molak.
Low score Don Pittman.
Consolation Clem Woster.
The committee are planning a
similar event soon and hope to have
an even greater turnout of members
to share in the day's sport.
BASEEALL GAME SUNDAY
The Plattsmouth Merchants will
have a game on the local grounds
next Sunday afternoon, the A. C. Nel
son Auto Sales team of Omaha being
signed up for the game. This is one
of the fast independent teams of the
big town and Manager Ray Shafer
and his players feel well pleased
with the choice of the game.
The Merchants also have an offer
from a fast semi-pro colored team of
Kansas City, seeking a game here
in July and which should be a real
treat to the fans If they can be
ATTEND GRAND LODGE
From Tuesaaya Darty
J. R. Reeder, master of Platts
mouth lodge No. 6, A. F. & A. M.,
Ralph Wehrbein, senior warden of
the lodge and Frank A. Cloidt, treas
urer, were at Omaha today to attend
the session of the grand lodgij cf the
. f . a. ai. oi xeDrasKa. jur. Lioiat
was on the program of the opening
session of the lodge with a vocal solo.
HONOR INSURANCE AGENTS
The Bankers Life Insurance Co.,
of Nebraska,- have been conducting
a contest among the agents over the
state, Monday awarded the six who
had been the most successful.
Joe F. Knoflicek, of this city, was
one of the high six in the contest
and wa3 invited to Lincoln to be a
guest of the company. The visiting
agents were inducted into the offices
of the various heads of the insurance
company for the day, Joe serving in
the office of the treasurer for the
Receives a High
Rank at College
Graduate From College of Dentistry
Receives Honor for Highest Aver
age for Four Years.
George E. Sayles. who was gradu
ated in the 1939 class of the Creigh
ton university college of dentistry at
Omaha, received one of the very
highest honors that can come to a
student at the university. This was
the Thaddeus V. Joseph prize, given
to the student for thnfgtiesr aver
age in the four years of their course
In the university.
Dr. Sayles was also awarded the
membership and key in the Omicron
Kappa Upsilon honorary dental fra
ternity, one of the highest recogni
tions that the student can secure in
Dr. Sayles has just returned home
from Des Moines. Iowa, where he was
taking the examination of the Iowa
3tate dental board and this week will
take the examination at Lincoln for
the Nebraska board.
Dr. Sayles is the son of County
Clerk and Mrs. George R. Sayles and
is a graduate of the Plattsmouth high
DISCUSS GRASSHOPPER POISON
The board of county commission
ers on Tuesday took up "the matter
of the aiding in the campaign against
the grasshopper peril in Cass county,
by assisting the farmers in securing
poison bran for use on the farms.
The matter was discussed with the
commissioners by a group comprising
George K. Hetrick of the agricultural
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce, John B. Kaffenberger, George
C. Sheldon, Nehawka, Carl Ganz, of
A.lvo, H. H. Ragoss and John S. Val
lery. It is expected that the farmers
can receive a sufficient supply by the
co-operation of federal government
and the bran be handled from Ne
hawka as was the case last year.
R. N. Johnson, of Weeping Water,
was selected, to supervise the work
of handling the distribution of the
bran through the federal agencies.
VISITS AT LINCOLN
From Wednesday' Dairy
Mrs. Mable Cummins left this
morning for Lincoln, she being ac
companied by her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Loraine Cummins. The former
will spend the time visiting with her
sister, Mrs. Maude Fricke, while the
latter will attend the University of
Nebraska summer school, she In
tending to make Lincoln her home
for the summer.
TO SUMMER IN IDAHO
From Wednesday's Daily
Miss Velma Fulton, rural school
teacher, left today for McCall, Idaho
to spend the summer visiting there.
While in McCall she will be a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Fulton and
daughter, the former being a brother
of Miss Fulton.
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Delegate to the
Eagle Youth Who Has Been Long
Active in 4-H Work Will Ee
One of Nebraska Group.
Cass county is proud to have Clyde
Althouse of Eagle as one of the Ne
braska delegates to the 1939 Na
tional 4-H Club Camp in Washing
ton. The four delegates, including
besides Clyde, Harold Stevens, Per
kins county, Winona Francke, Lan
caster county, and Margaret Miller,
Cheyenne county, will leave on June
8 and expect to arrive in the na
tion's capital on June 14, ready for
the formal opening of the camp that
At this year's camp, thirteenth to
be held in the nation's capital, the
group will find delegates from 42
other states and Puerto Rico. Leadr
ership is the theme to be discussed
at daily conferences conducted by
the delegates themselves.
Housed in a city of tents on the
shore of the famed Tidal Basin, al
most in the shadow of Washington
monument, the club boys and girls
will have opportunities to learn at
first hand of the work being done
by the department of agriculture and
other federal agencies. They will
visit the White House, the capitol,
Mount Vernon and many other his
toric buildings and national shrines.
Being named as one of the four
delegates from Nebraska to the camp
is the highest honor that can come
to any 4-H club boy or girl. Cass
county 4-H club members have this
as a goal toward which to work.
At the close of his eleventh year
in 4-H club work Clyde has earned
34 achievement certificates and made
approximately 3,200 including prize
money won on his projects, in addi
tion to S5 ribbons and two trophies.
In Jiis story covering his 4-H club
experiences, Clyde states: "Baby beef
and poultry have been my two main
projects. In baby beef I have fed 24
calves and in poultry I have raised
1,575 turkeys to maturity. At the
present, I have some registered Here
ford heifers for the beginning of a
Hereford herd which I hope to build
up in the future; as well as a flock of
breeding turkeys. I will be leader of
the Master Feeders' Baby Beef club
in 1939 with an increase in mem
bership. 4-H club work teaches fair
play, cooperation, and encourages
higher education. Not only the mem
bers receive benefits from club work
but the home and also the commun
ity." TELL OF ACTIVITIES
The Rotary club at their session
Tuesday had the privilege of hear
ing of the lives of two of the newer
elected members, George Dobson of
the Lincoln Telephone Co., and Rich
ard Spangler who represents the
farmer classification of the club.
The two members told of their
backgrounds, experiences and life
work which was followed with the
greatest interest by the members of
The meeting was under the lead
ership of L. S. Devoe, superintendent
of the city schools.
ELMWOOD SAILORS HERE
From Tuesday's Dairy
Two Elmwood young men, now
members of the United States navy,
were here today for a visit with
County Treasurer John E. Turner and
family. The young men are Frank
L. and James Marion Turner, cousins
of Mr. Turner, they being home on a
The young men are home for a
short time from the training station
at Great Lakes where they have been
for the past three months. They are
expected to report soon to the naval
base at San Pedro, California.
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herb
ster, Mrs. Cora Hirz and Louis
Baumgart, were at Nebraska City to
spend a few hours visiting and en
joying an outing. Mr. Baumgart was
in attendance at a reunion of mem
bers of the 309 Ammunition train of
the 89th division in which Mr. Baum
gart saw service In France.
BAREER SHOP MOVES
Sunday was moving day for the
C. A. Rosencrans barber shop on
North Fifth street, located in the
Bates building. Mr. Rosencrans who
has been located on that street for
the past twenty-five years with his
shop, moved one door north of his
former location and this morning
was open for business at the new
The room has been recently re
decorated and makes a very attrac
tive place for the shop.
John Bestor is
Receives Recognition of His Outstand
ing Scholastic Achievement; in
High School Work.
Lowell S. Devoe, superintendent
of schools, announces that the covet
ed Reader's Digest Award for schol
astic achievement has been won by
John Bestor, of this city, valedic
torian of the class of 1939, Platts
mouth high school.
He will receive ah engrossed
The Reader's Digest confers this
annual award as encouragement to
young men and women throughout
the nation who, by their scholastic
achievement, give promise of grow
ing into leadership in their commun
Principals of progressive prepar
atory and high schools increasingly
advocate an interest among students
in the most significant articles which
appear in current magazines. Their
belief i ' that vital contact with
the living, quickening thought of
our day is essential to education,
both before and after graduation.
As one principal expressed this
thought in a letter to The Reader's
Digest, "Your award and your maga
zine appeal to me as a way to keep
our best students in the mental van
guard through the uifficult trans
itition from school to society at
Our own local educators are among
the progressives of the nation who use
this method of relating text material
in magazines to current modern life.
It is their broad-minded foresight
which has made it possible for our
students to compete for The Reader's
PRESENT FINE RECITAL
The lovely home of Mrs. J. M. Rob
erts on high school hill, was the
scene Tuesday evening of the recital
of the piano students of Mrs. Roberts,
a large class that gave a finely pre
sented program in every respect.
The program range afforded the
students in each group the oppor
tunity of being heard and in their se
lections they showed skill and a true
musical Interpretation of the selec
tions from many of the world's best
known composers. .
The home was very pleasantly ar
ranged for the recital and a fine
group of the parents, relatives and
friends were present to hear the fine
program that the teacher, Mrs. Rob
erts, had planned.
The members of the class comprised
the following: Clementine Woster,
Margaret Heineman, Janet Tiekotter,
Bobbie Tritsch, Bryce Hudson, Mar
ilyn Kieck, Mary Alice Cummins,
Jean Hudson, Raymond Larson,
Merle Shryock, Catherine Conis,
Helen Jane Kruger, Elizabeth Davis,
Margaret Fricke, Thelma Kruger,
Helen HIatt, Lorene Cummins.
WILL HOLD CLINIC
Dr. J. P: Johnston, of Omaha, who
has been conducting clinics at the
Hotel Plattsmouth, for a period pf
several months. Is to again visit
this city on Wednesday, June 14th
and will be at the hotel on that date
from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. The clinics
have attracted much attention in
all parts of the county.
VISIT AT TAYLOR HOME
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Buckley, ot
Three Rivers, Michigan, are In the
city as guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs." Ivan Taylor and enjoying a
short visit through the west. Mr.
Buckley Is a brother of Mrs. Taylor.
Next Monday is
at Ak Den Show
Adequate Supply of Tickets Available
Free at Bates Book Store and
Conis Shining Parlor.
Besides being opening night of the
season, next Monday night is Platts
mouth and southeastern Nebraska
night at the Ak-Sar-Ben den in Om
aha. People of Plattsmouth and com
munity are invited to be guests of
Ak-Sar-Ben at this premier perform
ance of the 1939 show. N
Tickets are now available, free to
residents of this section, and may be
obtained at the usual places cf dis
tribution. Bates Book Store and
Conis Shining Parlor. A ticket will
admit BOTH gentleman and lady es
cort. Parties calling for tickets are
requested to take only the number
they will need and use, so the supply
will not become exhausted.
This year's show, titled " 'Taint
Fair," is replete with laughs and
thrills. The title was coined because
Omaha is the almost exact halfway
point between the two world's fairs
at San Francisco and New York. The
show has been in rehearsal for sever
al weeks and everything is in readi
ness for the opening curtain next
Following the show, which is de
scribed as being the most elaborate
production in its long years of his
tory, the out-of-town visitors will be
guests of Ak-Sar-Ben at a buffet sup
per and dance.
Persons unable to attend opening
night, may attend later performances
on Monday nights, June 19, 2C, July
10, 17, 24 and 31. but it is requested
that all who can attend on the regu
lar Plattsmouth night.
There is likelihood that Platts
mouth will be represented by the
Little Dutch Band that has proven
popular at Korn Karnivals here and
was one of the musical organizations
at Golden Spike days in Omaha last
Also to Have Day at Races
A special day for southeastern
Nebraska at the races has also been
set aside. Thursday, June 29. Tickets
for this will be avaiiable later.
Plattsmouth Is one of the towns
named this year to furnish a coun
tess at the Coronation ball ceremonies
of Ak-Sar-Ben on October 6. The two
previous countesses from here were
Miss Ruth Tidball and Miss Maxine
HERE FROM WISCONSIN
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pankratz and
children, Jimmy and Esther of
Appleton, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Elven
Christel of Valders, Wisconsin ar
rived in Plattsmouth Saturday eve
ning to spend the next several days
visiting at the F. R. Guthmann home.
Mr. Pankratz and Mrs. Christel are
nephew and niece of Mrs. F. R. Guth
mann and cousins of Miss Minnie
From Wednesday's Dally
A force of the men of the congre
gation of the St. Paul's Evangelical
hurch was busily engaged today in
doing some necessary repair work
iround the parsonage of the church.
A new floor will be placed on the
porch and other needed repairs made
before the arrival of the new pastor
of the church and his family.
Marilyn and Jimmy Wahl arrived
In Plattsmouth Monday from Kustla,
Nebraska and will be guests of their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Drucker. The children's mother was
the former Miss Emma Drucker,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Drucker of this city. They will
spend the next two months visiting:
Miss Josephine Stastka, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stastka of
Murray, attended the graduation ex
ercises at the St. Bernard's academy
in Nebraska City Sunday evening.
Miss Stastka will begin as a junior
at the academy in September.
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