The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 12, 1939, Image 1
Netr. St-.tr? ITfctcrical Society VoL No. LV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1939. NO. 37 Fidac Program Last Night at the Legion Building One Hundred and Fifty Attend Cov ered Dish Luncheon and En tertainment of Auxiliary From Saturday's Daily The year-end Legion Auxiliary get- together for Legionnaires and Auxil iary members and their families held at the Legion Community building last night was largely attended. A number of out-of-town guests were present, among them Dr. and Mrs. G I Taylor, of Kearney, who drove here for the meeting and later went to Omaha to visit relatives. June being Fidac month In Auxil iary circles, the program that follow ed the covered dish luncheon was dedicated to Roumania, one of the eleven allied countries in the World war that now belonjr to Fidac (Fed eration Interalliee des Anciens Com battants). Fidac. coined from the first letters of the foregoing, is an organization founded for the promo tion of peace. The American Legion and Auxiliary in this country, along with similar veteran and auxiliary organizations of the other nations are affiliated with Fidac, which meets annually in one of the member na tions. Last year's meeting was held at Bucharest. Roumania. which ac counts for Roumania being- chosen as the nation to study this year. Besides the children taking part in the program, numerous adults were dressed in Roumanian and other al lied nations' attire, lending color to the large gathering. Following the luncheon, the colors ot the Legion and Auxiliary were ad vanced to formally open the program, over which Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck presided, explaining the why and wherefor of Fidac and Introducing the various numbers. Mrs. L S. Devoe at the piano and Paul Vandervoort on the guitar play ed the Roumanian national anthem. Next number was the Hora dance of Roumanians, by Legion and Auxil iary children. Those taking part were Don Webb. Bill Kieck, Bob Cappell, Dick Duxbury, Tom Mar shall. Bill Capper. Marilyn Lutz. Alice Gradoville, Marilyn Kieck, Mary Jo Rebal, Margaret Heineman and Mary Lou Walling. They were accompanied by Mrs. Devoe and Mr. Vandervoort. Edna Mae Peterson di rected rehearsals. Marjorie Devoe and Dorothy Cap pell sang a duet. "In Roumania," ac companied by Mrs. Devoe. Marjorie Sturm of Nehawka gave a very clever Roumanian dance that called for an encore. Her mother played piano accompaniment. The Schafer sisters. Ruth, Betty, Norma. Kathleen and Florine, child ren of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schafer of west of Murray comprised a quartet and accompanist, singing two timely numbers. W. O. Samuelson, of Omaha, was truest speaker, taking as his subject, "Stressing Peace Thru Friendship." His interesting and humorous ad dress was followed closely by the audience. Fred Koehler on the accordian and Art Johnson, guitar accompanist, ap peared next on the program, being railed back for several encores and later in the evening providing music for the dance. "General" L. S. Devoe acted as master of ceremonies for the Legion's contribution to the program, dedicat ed to the allied nations. Among those appearing were John Turner, Rou mania; Ercolo Salerno, Italy; George Conis. Greece Frank Rebal and John Hadraba, Czechoslovakia. Even Hit ler, himself, was present, ably repre sented in the personage of our own Frank Smith, who should have little difficulty in qualifying for one of the former Austrian paperhanger's doubles, were he a resident of Nazi Germany. Frank brought down the house in his Interpretation and his promises to further revamp the map of Europe. Following this number, Mrs. Kieck introduced drum corps members and their co-sponsors, June Marshall and Leslie Niel: Boy Scouts and their Scoutmaster, Raymond Larson; Jun ior Auxiliary members and their co- sponsors Mrs. Ed Ofe and Mrs. James Mauzy, Ed Ofe, commander of the Legion and Mrs. Elmer Webb, presi dent of the Auxiliary, who are clos ing their second terms of office this month. The colors were retired and the evening given over to dancing, with music provided by Messrs. Koehler and Johnson. It had been intended to play cards, but available music made dancing more desirable. All agreed this was the most suc cessful of the various get-together parties of the Legion and Auxiliary during the past two years, and much credit is due Mrs. Kieck for the fine program she arranged for the occa sion. Riester-Roeber Wedding Occurs Last Sunday Young Couple Take Marriage Vors m Beautiful Service at Imman nel Lutheran Church. In a double ring ceremony at the Immar.uel Lutheran church, Sunday evening, June 4, at six o'clock, Miss Dorothy Mathilda Riester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riester, of Manley, was united in marriage to Mr. Kenneth Louis Roeber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Roeber of Mur dock. Rev. II. G. Gattau officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a pink silk floor-length wedding gown. A veil of matching pink was held in place by a head-piece worn by the bride's mother at her wedding. The bride's jewelry consisted of a cameo brooch and a gold bracelet, both gifts of the groom. Jshe carried a large bride s bouquet of Johann rose:;. Miss Irene Riester, only sister of the bride, served as bridesmaid. . She was attired in a powder blue, floor- length gown, completed by a match ing lace jacket. Her only jewelry consisted of a cameo brooch a gift of the bride. She wore a shoulder cor sage of roses and sweetpeas. Mr. Leonard Roeber, only brother of the groom, acted as best man. Both young men wore dark double breasted business suits. Mr John Jochim and Mr. Walter Neuman, cousins of the bride and groom, were ushers. Mr. Frederick Stohlman played the wedding march and accompanied Mr. Herman Vogler in a beautiful solo. Following the ceremony, a recep tion was held at the church parlors for 150 guests. A two-course supper was served. Miss Laverna Gakemeir had charge of the guest book. Miss Isa belle Ross and Miss Greta Woitzel had charge of the gifts. The young couple received many gifts and also a large purse of money, the gift of friends and relatives. The bride was graduated from the Louisville high school and for the past five years has een a successful Cass county teacher. The groom attended the Murdock high school and for the past few years has been engaged in farming. The young couple have moved into their home, the old farmstead of the groom's grandfather, Mr. Henry Stander. Contributed INJURED BY HAIL Shirley Ann Hudson, seven-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Hudson, had the unfortunate and peculiar experience of suffering a severe head injury caused by the hail storm Wednesday afternoon. The little girl had been over to a girl friend's home. Miss Phyllis Bourck and, with the storm coming up, she was en route to her home when a large hailstone fell on her head, caus ing a deep gash. She was hurried to the Dr. Hudson's office where medical care was rendered. ' CHORUS AT LINCOLN From Thursday Dally The Cass County Women's Chorus was at Lincoln today where they took part in a program given by the club activities of the extension de partment of the university. This very popular musical group is under the direction of Mrs. J. R. Reeder of this city. Death of Mrs. Dorothea Ruge, a Murdock Pioneer Passing: of Loved and Honored Lady Removes One Long Active in Life of Her Community. Mrs. Fred Ruge, long time resi dent of the Murdock community, passed away Wednesday. June 7, at the home of her son, August Ruge, at the advanced aire of 90 years. 1 month and 13 days. Miss Dorothea Schlaphoff was born at Telmar, Germany, April 24, 1849, where she obtained her education and spent her girlhood. She came to America in 1S70 with her parents and was united in marriage with Mr. Fred Ruge March 30, 1871. With the exception of a year spent in Kan sas, she has made her home in and near Murdock, and has struck many a hard blow to redeem this country from its raw estate and make it one of the delightful garden spots of the country- She has ever been ac tive in civic and religious work. Al ways with a firm faith In her heav enly Father she has worked for the home, the church and the commun ity. Her first care was for the fam ily, as eight children came to bless the home whirh she and her husband established here, several of the chil dren passing to the other world in Infancy. The youngest, August Ruge, grew to manhood in this vicinity. one of the highly respected citizens. like the mother ever ready for any task however difficult, for the good of the home, church and community. The husband, Fred Ruge, passed away nearly twenty years ago. Since that time this excellent woman made her home with the son, who for many years resided east of Murdock on a farm but during recent years have lived in town, although maintaining the farm just out of the city. Early in life Grandmother Ruge united with the Evangelical church, being a member of the Evangelical church northeast of Murdock. She leaves to mourn her departure the son August Ruge and wife and one grandson, Daniel Ruge and granddaughter, Doretta Ruge other nephews and nieces. and DEATH OF YOUNG BOY From Friday's Daily This morning at the Methodist hospital at Omaha where a few hours after he had undergone an appendec tomy, Lee Capper, 14, son of Mrs. Cleo Capper of this city passed away. The lad had been operated on very early in the morning and seemed to withstand the operation in very good shape but the condition of the patient grew worse until shortly after 10 o'clock he passed away. The sudden death of the lad has come as a great shock to the members of the family and to the mother and others of the family the deepest sym pathy of the many friends will be extended in their hour of sorrow. The body was brought to this city to the Sattler funeral home to await the funeral arrangements. HERE FROM TEXAS Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kunsmann and son. Hershel, of El Paso, Texas, are here to enjoy a short visit with Mr. Kunsmann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Crl Kunsmann and family. The Kunsmann family are return ing home from a trip to the west coast which has Included a visit at Los Angeles with old friends as well as the San Francisco exposition. They also stopped at Boone, Iowa, for a visit with relatives and friends be fore coming on to this city for a visit. They expect to leave at the week end for Kansas City and thence on to their home in southwest Texas. FIND FRIEND IMPROVING From Thursday's Daily This morning B. G. Wurl and Geo. Conis of this city, with Paul Wurl, of Pomona, California, were at Omaha where they spent a few hours with their friend, E. H. Schulhof at the St. Joseph hospital. Mr. Schulhof was feeling much better and. in the best of spirits and able to enjoy to the utmost the visit and chat with the friends. This was his first visit with Paul Wurl for a number of years. RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP Stephen G. Wiles, member of the graduating class of 1939 of the Plattsmouth high school, has received a very well deserved and pleasing recognition of his excellent work in the school and high standing in the scholastic attainments. Mr. Wiles has the Sears & Roe buck scholarship award for 1939-40 at the college of agriculture at the University of Nebraska. This award is based on the schol astic attainment, personal character and natural ability, making it a very distinct honor for the well deserv ing young student. Mr. Wiles is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wiles of near this city and has been one of the popular and highly esteemed students in his four years of high school work. - Commissioners Enjoy a Trip on Missouri River Launch Convevs Commissioners and Their Wives to River Craft to Watch Work Program. Thursday afternoon t:.e members of the board of county commission ers and their ladies, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Backemeyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Xorris and Mr. and Mrs. George L. Farley and T. II. Pollo(k enjoyed several hours on the Missouri river in inspecting the river going craft. Vr. D. R. Thornton, of the local U. S. Engineers office, arranged the trip and had the launch "Manawa" at the Plattsmouth dock early in the aiternoon where the party boarded the craft and were taken up the river where the other river vessels are located. The party boarded the "Chitten den" where C. J. White, superin tendent in charge of the work, show ed them a very interesting time in the inspection of the boat and the line of work that the dredge is per forming in making the river a per manent navigable stream. From the "Chittenden," the party visited the "McGregor," one of the large boats that has been used in the river work and which has spent several months in this territory, look ing over the finely equipped boat and the methods that are used in the dredging of the river. The trip was one that all of the party enjoyed very much and gained a new conception of just what the river improvement program is doing by the first hand information and observations. PIONEER NEBRASKAN Mr. and Mrs. John B. Todd, mem bers of a pioneer Nebraska family. who are now living in Calgary, Can ada, are in Omaha to visit with the relatives there and at other sections. Mr. Todd is a son of the late Levi Todd, a pioneer of Liberty precinct and long an active political leader In the state. John B. Todd is the last of his large family of brothers, two of whom, L. G. Todd and L. C. Todd, died Just recently and another brother, Harry G. Todd, died several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas, of Los Angeles, the former a nephew of Mr. Todd, were at Omaha Thurs day to visit for the day with the uncle and other relatives. The Todd family left Cass county in 1910 and have since made their home in western Canada. LEAVE FOR FISHING TRIP From Saturday's Dally This morning at an early hour H. A. Schneider, County Treasurer John E. Turner, R. W. Knorr and Henry Starkjohn, departed by auto for the Minnesota lake country where they will enjoy a week of fishing. The party will make their head quarters at the Starkjohn camp at East Battle Lake, near Henning, Minnesota. VISITS AGED AUNT S. S. Gooding of this city, returned Friday from Marshalltown, Iowa, where he has been visiting at the home of an aunt for a few days. The aunt, who is eighty-eight years of age, is in very poor health. Pretty June Wedding Held at Madison Miss Myrtle Rottler of That Place Is Married to Eldon Panska of Near Manley Sunday. In a very impressive candlelight service on Sunday, June 4th at the parlors of the Methodist church at Madison, Nebraska, was celebrated the nuptials of Miss Myrtle Rottler, daughter of William Rcttler of Madi son and Mr. Eldon Panska, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehold Panska, of Elmwood. The altar was arranged very beau tifully and the glow of the lighted candles added a pleasing touch to the scene as the bridal party ap proached the altar. The candle light ers were Lucille Panska, sister of the groom in a gown of blue and Miss Phyllis Dooley, of Green, Iowa, who wore peach colored chiffon. Preceding the bridal couple was I little Betty Faye Rottler, strewing roses along the aisle over which the bridal party was to make its way to the altar for the plighting of the marriage vows. Betty Faye wore dress of blue organdy and carried the basket of pink roses. Vernon Rottler, brother of the bride, sang "At Dawning" as the bridal party approached and "I Love You Truly" during the reading of the marriage lines. During the re mainder of the ceremony Miss Helen Roberts played very softly and also assisted as the accompanist for the songs. The bride was beautifully dressed in white silk, inset with lace with a short train effect. The finger tip veil was of white net with a pearl crown. The brides bouquet was pastel roses and sweet peas. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Potter, the latter a sister of the bride, served as best man and matron of honor. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the marriage lines were read by the Rev. John El wait, pastor of the church. Following the wedding ceremony a reception was held in the base ment of the church for the imme diate families of the young people and those who had come from Cass county to attend the wedding. The bride has made her home at Madison where- she Is a member of one of the prominent families. She is a graduate of the Morningside college at Sioux City and for the past two years has been engaged in the teaching profession and is a young lady of charm of personality. The groom was born and grew up in Cass county and is numbered among the energetic young farmers of the county. The young people will make their home in the future on the farm near Manley. The many friends will join in their best wishes for the future happiness of the young people. RECEIVES UNIVERSITY DEGREE In the commencement exercises held at the University of Omaha on Wednesday a former Plattsmouth young man was given his degree of Bachelor of Arts. This was Fred P. Trilety, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton J. Trilety. of this city. Mr. Trilety has made his home in Omaha largely since his graduation from the local high school in the class of 1925 and has taken advantage of the oppor tunity of completing his work neces sary for a degree. VISIT IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA From Saturday's Dairy This morning Henry Horn and daughter. Miss Helen, Mrs. W. A. Becker, sister of Mr. Horn and Ben Speck departed for Creighton, Ne braska, and other points in that sec tion of the state. They will visit at the home of the J. J. Horn family and also with Mrs. Marie Bergman and family for a few days. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL P. A. Horn returned home Thurs day from Omaha where he has been for a short time undergoing hospital treatment: Mr. Horn was operated on for appendicitis and has had a fine recovery and returns home very much improved, which will be good news to the many friends. EAGLES INSTALL OFFICERS Thursday evening Plattsmouth aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles held their installation of officers for the ensuing year and a very pleasing number of the members were in at tendance at the meeting. The installing officer was W. H. Woolcott. past president, with John E. Schutz assisting as the marshal for the ceremony. The officers installed were as fol lows: President Lester Gaylord. Vice-President Fred H. Vincent. Chaplain John E. Seitz. Conductor August Kief. Secretary Edward Gabelman. Treasurer B. G. Wurl. Trustee George McFarland. Inner Guard Ernest Porter. Physician Dr. W. S. Eaton. Death of Anna Hofacker After a Long Hlnes: Brought Home Friday Afternoon Long Suffering Patient Is Brought Relief by Death. From Saturday's Darty Death last evening at 6:45 ended the long illness of Anna Hofacker, 22, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hofacker of this city. She has been at Waverly, Nebraska, at the home of a friend for a considerable period and just recently suffered a stroke and was brought home Friday after noon and died Just a few hours later as the result of the long illness from lung trouble and the complications that followed. She was taken ill five years ago and while given all possible medical aid has been gradually failing. She was interested in the programs of "The Little Minister" from radio sta tion KM A and enjoyed correspond ence with her for a long period, through this program Miss Hofacker had received a radio that was a great comfort to her in the long days of affliction. Through the radio talks she made the acquaintance of a lady at Waverly and who had her come and be a guest there for some time. The deceased is survived by the parents, two brothers and three sis ters as well as a large number of friends and acquaintances. The family formerly lived In the Cedar Creek community, but for the past two years have resided in Plattsmouth. Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Christian church, Rev. J. W. Taenzler conducting the services and the Horton funeral home will be in charge of the services. NOTICE Wheat allotments are now being determined for wheat farms in Cass county. Farms which did not plant wheat for harvest in any of the three years 1937-1938 or 1939 will receive a zero allotment, unless request is made by the owner or the operator of such farm. These requests must be made in person to the county com mitee of the Agricultural Conser vation Association of Cass county. The deadline for making such appli cation is two weeks from the time of the publication of this notice. No more than 3 of the county wheat acreage allotment can be assigned to new wheat farms. ltw AID LIBRARY WORK Members of the Rambler patrol of the Girl Scouts of this city have added to the magazine table of the public library, "The American Girl," they donating a three-year subscrip tion to the magazine and which will hereafter find a place in the library. The members of the patrol are Mrs. James M:izy, leader; Elizabeth Ann Wiles, Betty Gayer, Ellen Cloidt, Billie Sylvester, Alyce Rea, Margaret Rea, Mary Ann Winscot, Ruth Low son, Dorothea Duxbury, Margaret Fricke and Ruth Westover. PARENTS OF DAUGHTER Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knaup of near Wabash are the parents of a daugh ter, Roberta Gene, born May 30 th at the Dr. Kunkel hospital in Weep ing Water. Mrs. Knaup was for merly Miss Gene Ola Fitch of Elm-wood. Richard Cole Honored During 4-H Club Week Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Cole of Near This City and Graduate of Plattsmouth High School Richard Cole, farm lad who gradu ated from Plattsmouth high school with the class of 1938 was one of six young people voted by their fel low club members as outstanding in the activities of the 4-H Club Week which was held on the agricultural college campus at Lincoln during the last week in May. Richard was assigned to the class A group of boys, and was chosen ly the members of this group for the honor. He was one of three to be interviewed over the radio cluiir.g the week. As a result of the honor voted him. he will attend the conservation camp at Seward during August as the suest of Lever Bros. Richard was one of twenty-nir.e boys who attended as guests of tLe Omaha Union Stock Yards company and was chosen for the honor because of his last year's record in Corn club work, when he won first prize at the Cass county fair. Only five corn win ners from the entire state were thus erognized, although a total of 1S5 free trips were given to young people from 71 counties. After registration on Monday at the Agricultural Hall, quarters were assigned and each individual went to his quarters and set up army cots. tt 9:30 pictures were shown in the Agricultural Hall and group sing ing wa3 held in the Dairy building. Then at 10:30 all boys went to the Agriculture Engineers building and enjoyed by Mr. Runnalls on the kinds of Iron and their properties. Follow ing this both boys and girls went to the College Activities building where the Lincoln High School Boys' Glee club directed by Hugh Rangeler gave a thirty minute concert. At 12 o'clock noon all were lined up for dinner at the College Cafe teria in the Home Economics build ing. At 1:30 pictures entitled "Let's Go Fishing" and "Beautiful Nebras ka" were shown In the Agriculture Hall. Following the pictures Mr. W. H. Brokaw gave an address on "Our Responsibility to Our Rural Heritage." Mr. Brokaw brought out the ideas of the Pilgrims and such statesmen as Washington and Lin coln on political, re'igious and social problems. With faith and courage he emphasized the numerous oppor tunities of today despite the presence of depression and drouth. Alter a Tew minutes of group singing a mas terful demonstration on Livestock Loss Prevention was given y two Hamilton county boys. The day was very warm and ice cream was served to all while the Douglas county 4-H band played, led by James Hanson of Omaha. After the band concert boys and girls met in groups A. U. and C and were assigned to their quarters where all prepared for sup per which followed. In the evening the University of Nebraska 4-H club presented the pro gram with Eric Thor acting as mas ter of ceremonies. An addrer.s of wel come was given by Dean W. W. Burr. At the close of the program pictures of nature were shown and II. N. Wheeler, chief lecturer of the IT. S. Forest Service, spoke. On Tuesday and every morning following the 4-H'ers were "up and doing" at f a. m. and breakfasted at 6:45. Group discussions regarding rural and consolidated schools, rural Continued on Page 3) HERE FROM NORFOLK Mrs. George K. Petrlng of Nor folk, was here Thursday for a short time en route to Nebraska City where she will be a visitor at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Borchers. Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Petrlng, was one of the honor students of the Norfolk high school at the commencement this year, re ceiving a scholarship in the Lake Forest college of Lake Forest, Illi nois. While here Mrs. Petrlng was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Searl S. Davis and family. - You can get Rubber Stamps at lowest prices at Journal office.