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MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1939.
PIATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSJIOUTH, NEBBASKA
Entered at Postofflce, Platumouth, Neb., aa ieoond-claii mall matter
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Miss Grace Muenchau, who at
tended Peru Teachers' college last
year, lert Monday to attend summei
ucbool there, after a few days vaca
tion at home following the close of
the regular school term.
Visited Friends Here
Mrs. Carrie Appleman, who has
been living in New York for several
months, has been in Alvo the past
week visiting relatives and friends.
She returned to Lincoln to visit rel
atives Thursday morning.
Mrs. Appleman was feeling well
and enjoyed a pleasant stay here,
i-he plans to return to New York
June Meeting of Aid
The June meeting of the Ladies
Aid society was held in the church
basement Wednesday afternoon, June
7, with Mesdames Turner McKin
lion. Ion McKinnon. Charles Holmes
and Glenn Dimmitt as hostesses.
There were twenty members pres
ent. Mrs. fVm. Timblin had charge
vt the devotions. The business meet
ing was in charge of the president,
Mrs. Talbert Edwards.
All present enjoyed a most pleas
Honored with Shower
The young ladies of the class of
'3S honored Mrs. Edward Brenning,
the former Miss Iona Weiehel. with
a miscellaneous shower Thursday af
ternoon at the church basement. The
thurch was beautifully decorated for
the occasion. A large crowd was
present, including a number of out
of town guests.
Mrs. Brenning was the recipient
or many lovely and useful gifts and
dainty refreshments were served by
the hostesses at the close of thciBouqucts of mock orange and paul
To live in Lincoln
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brenning,
who were united in marriage at a
quiet ceremony in Lincoln Sunday,
May 2S. will make their home in
Mrs. Brenning is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weiehel and
grew to womanhood in this com
munity. She graduated from the
Alvo consolidated school with the
class of 193S.
Mr. and Mrs. Brenning have the
best v.i.shes of their friends for a
happy and prosperous married life.
Dr. Story Pays First Visit Here,
Dr. Bert I.. Story, the newly ap-
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pointed district superintendent, with
his wife and son were present for
the morning church services last
Sunday. . .
Dr. Story spent rart of the church
hour reminiscing, as the Alvo church
was his first charge after entering
the ministry. He told how very good
I the Alvo people had treated him and
how they had helped him get his
start in the ministry, etc.
He and his family received a very
hearty welcome from the entire con
gregation. Several of the young people were
back from college to help with the
choir Sunday morning and everyone
present enjoyed the music very much.
The help of these young folks and
their interest in the church is great
A delicious dinner was served in
the church basement at noon. x
Receives A. B. Degree
Warren Hammel, son of Rev. and
Mrs. Ilamrnel was among the gradu
ates at the University of Nebraska,
graduating from the College of Arts
Rev. ami Mrs. Hammel were pres
ent for the graduation exercises and
also for the baccalaureate service on
Warren has the congratulation?
of his many Alvo friends.
The annual alumni banquet was
held in the church basement Tues
day evening at seven o'clock, with
forty-one present. The banquet din
ner was prepared by a group ol
Ladies' Aid members.
The tables were decorated in red
and white and the color scheme was
carried out by the use of red and
white napkins, red and white nut
cups and red and white programs.
scarlet roses did much to make the
dinner hall attractive.
The program included a play, a
solo by Dale Ganz, a duet by Mar
garet Jean Stroemer and Ruth Ann
Ganz and the following toasts: Mrs.
Mickle, speaking on "Aims;" Mrs.
Hemke, president of the Alumni giv
ing the welcome, and Miss Marvel
Skinner of Lincoln the response.
Officers elected for next year are:
William James, president Carl Rose
now, vice president: Nita Mullen,
secretary, and Ellis Mickle. treas
A very enjoyable time was had
despite the fact that the attendance
vas not as large as had been antici
pated. ATTENDED PRESBYTERIAL MEET
Wednesday evening Dr. H. G. Mc
Clusky, pastor of the First Presby
terian church of this city, with sev
eral of his elders, E. C. Giles. John
Wehrbein, Carl J. Schneider and
Frank A. Cloidt attended a meeting
of elders of the Nebraska City Pres-
nyterial at Lincoln.
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-I. 1 1 - ill
Loran Vogel spent Friday after
noon with Herbert Blum.
F. J. Knecht transacted business
in Weeping Water Thursday.
Mrs. Bernard Dill called at tht
Wm. Blum home Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Cora Campbell spent Mon
day evening with Mrs. Charles Fos
Kenneth and Wayne Carnicle
spent Thursday afternoon with Loran
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Duerr and
daughter spent Sunday evening at
Mrs. Albert Glaubitz of Platts
mouth is visiting Mrs. F. J. Knecht
at the present time.
Mrs. F. J. Knecht and Mrs. Glau
bitz were Monday evening callers at
the Chas. Fosberg home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Copsey and fam
ily drove to Omaha Saturday, tak
ing Edine to her work there.
A group of farmers drove to
Plattsmouth Wednesday to attend
the meeting of the county commis
sioners. Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Hansen and
children spent Sunday evening with
Mrs. Hansen's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fosberg and
daughter Verna Mae accompanied by
Mrs. Fosberg's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl J. Larsen, all of Omaha, visit
ed Robert's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Fosberg, Sunday.
B. O. Mooney received word last
Wednesday night of the serious ill
ness of his aged father in Missouri.
Accompanied by Mrs. Mooney, Billy
and Robert, be left immediately for
the bedside of the father.
Wm. J. O'Brien came home from
Rochester, Minn., to spend a day,
returning the same evening, as Mrs.
O'Brien is still seriously ill there.
Her many friends are hoping she may
soon recover and come home.
This community has received two
nice rains this week. Although too
late to be of much benefit to the
wheat and oats crops, the moisture
will be of great help to the corn and
Traffic was halted for some time
Sunday evening near the four cor
ners a mile west of town when a
Lincoln car left the road, going down
a steep incline. Two wreckers were
required to get it back up on the
road again. Fortunately no one was
Club Holds Enjoyable Meeting
The Friendly Circle club. met last
Thursday at the park. A large crowd
was present to answer roll call with
their favorite Bible verse. A short
business meeting was held. A delic
ious lunch was served and the ladies
enjoyed the day visiting while the
children enjoyed swimming in the
Tw.o visitors, Mrs. Glaubitz and
Patricia Leddy, were present.
The next meeting will be held on
July 13, with Mrs. John Kupke. At
this meeting each lady is to answer
roll call by reading her favorite
Injured when Car Struck
Mrs. Cora Campbell and Russel
and Frank Koziol were Plattsmouth
visitors Wednesday. While parked
on the street, Russel was standing
beside the car when another car
crashed into them. Russel was
thrown down and rolled on the
street, causing a number of injur
ies. He was taken to a doctor, and
several stitches were required to
close the wounds. He is still in much
pain. The car was badly damaged.
Fire Destroys Home
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the house on the W. J. O'Brien farm,
formerly the H. Hunter property, on
Monday. George Small, who occupied
the place, had moved to Murdock a
week before, so it was vacant at the
tune. The Ashland fire department
was called, but the flames spread so
rapidly that the house could not be
Attended Graduation Exercises
Mrs. V. D. Livers and Verla and
Mrs. H. B. Dill and Jamie drove to
Central City Sunday, where they at
tended baccalaureate services and
graduation exercises. Miss Grace
Christensen. a sister ol Mrs. Dill,
was a graduate of the college there.
Mrs. Dill also attended the Alumni
luncheon, she being a graduate of
the college. They returned home
Tuesday evening, being accompanied
by Miss Christensen who is enjoying
a week's visit here.
Visited in Missouri
Florence Nelson and daughters and
Don Skinner drove to Elmo. Missouri,
to spend the week end with her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. William Winget
and family. They also called on Mr.
and Mrs. Roscoe Johnson in Iowa.
Doris Nelson stayed to spend her
vacation with her grandparents.
From Thursday's Dally
Return From Outing
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Webb return
ed to their home in Plattsmouth after
spending the past montn' and six
weeks visting in South Dakota and
Mrs. Webb spent the month In
Odessa, Missouri visiting with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wake
man, while Mr. Webb was in Belle
Fourche, South Dakota where he was
employed during that time. Their
daughter. Miss Diane also returned
home with them, she accompanying
her mother to and from Missouri.
Entertain on Anniversaries
Wednesday evening at the Meth
odist parsonage, Rev. and Mrs. J. C
Lowsoo entertained at dinner Mr. and
Mrs. Don Seiver and daughters. Shir
lev and Donna Boa. The event was
in honor of the twentieth wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Seiver
and Rev. and Mrs. Louson. Mr. and
Mrs. Seiver were married here at
Plattsmouth, while Rev. and Mrs.
Lowson were marri?d at their home
St. John's Altar Society
ihe general meeting of the St.
John's Altar society was held Wed
nseday afternoon at the church club
rooms with twenty members present.
Circle 2 entertained, the hostesses
being Mrs. Don Harris, Mrs. Dieter,
Mrs. Lester Gaylord, Mrs. Ernest
Elliott, Mrs. J. Gochenour, Mrs. John
Hobscheidt, Sr., Mrs. John Hob-
scheidt, Jr., Mrs. William Hartwick,
and Mrs. John Hiber.
The business meeting was presided
over by the president, Mrs. Baltz
Moisinger. Mrs. Lester Gaylord, sec
retary, read the minutes of the May
Following the business session card
playing was indulged in by the mem
bers and guests present. In the pin
ochle Mrs. Rufffler was -the winner
of the prize, and Mrs. Henry Stark-
john received the prize in the bridge
game. A special prize was given to
Mrs. Thomas Brizendine during the
At the close of itie afternoon the
committee served refreshments.
W.-D. S. Club :
W. D. S. club held their May
meeting at the home of Mrs. Alvin
Meisinger, a storlshower being given
in honor of MrsAlvadore Tilson by
members of the 'club. Games were
enjoyed by all.
Many beautiful gifts were re
ceived. Turkish towels were received by
Airs. Alvin Meisinger.
Next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Alvadore Tilson June
Tuesday Afternoon Club
Mrs. Robert'.sJed served as the
hostess to the Wednesday afternoon
bridge club in the basement of the
James Mauzy home yesterday. Two
guests, Mrs. Russell Kunz and Mrs.
W. S. Eaton, were present.
Mrs. W. V. Ryan received the first
prize; Mrs. Theodore Ptak, second;
and Mrs. Robert Reed, the ace of
spades prize. -
A luncneon concluded the after
noon party. ;
St. Paul's Auxiliary
The Women's Auxiliary of the St.
Paul's church met Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the church par
lors for their semi-monthly aid meet
ing. Hostesses for the occasion were
Misses Elizabeth and Emma Hirz and
Mrs. F. Nolte. Due to the inclement
weather, a large number were un
able to attend.
Miss Elizabeth Hirz, program
chairman, was in charge and an
nounced the various numbers on the
Miss Eleanor Giles, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Giles, rendered a
vocal solo. "Summer Rain," Mrs.
Wiley Sigler being her accompanist
"Abide With Me," by Henry Park
er was the vocal solo given by Miss
Juanita Sigler, her mother serving as
The Speck sisters, Shirley and
Eidell, were beard in tnrce numbers,
"When Pa Courted Ma," "Peanuts."
and "Little Old Lady." Miss June
Keil was the accompanist for the
Mrs. Ray Herring was also on
the program and gave two fine read
ings. "It Couldn't Be Dons," by Edgar
Guest, and "The Boy Your Mother
Thinks You Are."
At the close of the program the
committee of three served refresh
ments. From Friday's Dally
G. E. Birthday Club
The G. R. Birthday club met
Thursday at the home of Mrs. Marge
Price, Mrs. Ed Schmader being co-
hostess, in honor of the birthday of
Mrs. Max Bowman. The afternoon
was spent in playing bingo and very
nice refreshments were served.
Thursday Afternoon Club
The Thursday afternoon bridge
club met yesterday afternoon with
Mrs William Schmidtmann at her
home at 438 Main" street. Mrs. Theo
dore Ptak and Mrs. Walter Tritsch
were guests of the club.
First prize went to Mrs. L. S.
Pucelik and second to Mrs. Ptak.
At the conclusion of the party
the hostess served a luncheon.
The Waters' new home on North
Sixth street was the scene of a gath
ering of the Bi-Monthly pinochle club
last evening, Mrs. Ida Waters serv
ing as hostess. The guests present
were Mrs. Frank Horsak and Mrs.
The prizes for the highest scores
in pinochle were given to Mrs. Hor
sak, who received the highest honor
and Mrs. Walters, who received sec
Refreshments served by Mrs. Wa
ters concluded the evening of card
Adult Class Meets
The Ladies' Adult class of the First
Methodist church, of which Mrs
William Baird is teacher, met Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
S. J. Million north of riattsmouth.
Despite the rain there were sixteen
of the members in attendance.
The business meeting was presided
over by the president, Mrs. Val Bur
kel with Mrs. A. M. Boynton leading
the devotionals. The regular business
meeting was held during the after
noon. Following the business meeting,
the rain being over, a picnic dinner
was served on the lawn.
Thursday Bridge Club
Miss Verna Leonard entertained
the Thursday afternoon bridge club
at her home in the Coronado apart
ments yesterday afternoon. Two
guests. Misses Mia and Barbara Ger
ing. Avere present.
Mrs. John Donelan was awarded
the first prize, while Miss Barbara
Gering was given the second prize.
Following the bridge party, which
consisted of two tables. Miss Leonard
Miss Leonard's apartment was
beautifully decorated with floral
decorations of the summer roses.
Stitch and Nibble" Club--
The Stitch and Nibble sewing club
entertained at a miscellaneous shower
last evneing at the home of Mrs.
Joseph Knoflicek in the Coronado
apartments in honor of Mrs. Theo
dore Spaustat, formerly Miss Mary
Swatek whose marriage to Mr. Spaus
tat occurred on Saturday, May 20 at
the Holy Rosary church. Eleven club
members and one guest were pres
ent. The recent bride received many
gifts, consisting of kitchen utensils
from the club members.
Those present at the shower In
cluded: Misses Antionette Koubek,
Lillian Koubek, Rose Janda, Dorothy
Svoboda, Anna Knieke, Beatrice Kno-flice-,
Mrs. William Nelson, Mrs.
Frances Koubek, Mrs. John V. Svo
boda. Jr., Mrs. .Joseph Knoflicek,
Mrs. Ernest Janda. and the guest of
honor, Mrs. Theodore Spaustat of
4518 South 14th street, Omaha.
Bouquets of carnations and sweet
peas formed the decorative scheme of
the Knoflicek apartment.
T. R. Club Meets
Thursday evening, June 8 the T. R.
4-H club held a social meeting at
the home of Miss Mary Rishel on
Orchard Hill. The evening was spent
in playing games and singing.
tAt the close or the evening re
freshments were served in keeping
with the colors of the club, green and
The five members present were:
Misses Lois Wolever, Geraldine
White, Darlene White, Helen Hough,
Mary Rishel, and the club leader,
Guests of the club included Misses
Margaret Rea, Catherine Kaffenber
ger, Betty Fae Reed, Marian Fricke,
Alary Jean Hatt, and Mrs. Walter
Surprised on Birthday
Last evening: at the home of Air.
ar.d Mrs. John Meisinger, Jr., on north
3rd street, a very pleasant birthday
surprise was held, the event honoring
the anniversary of Mrs Morgan Meis
ingci. The members of the party en
joyed games during the evening that
was most pleasurable to all. In honor
cf the event Mrs. Meisinger was pre
sented with a large number of hand
some and attractive rememberances
of the anniversary. At an appropri
ate hour a very delicious luncheon
was seived that addad to the pleasure
of the ocacion. .Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roads and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Norris, of Blair, Lindora
and Theodore Smalley, Myra Jane
Pebley of Syracuse, Earl Miller, Jack
Christy, Ronald Dean Kruger, Omaha,
Geraldine Ann Cady, Blair, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas H. Bailey and daughter,
Patricia, Mr. and Mrs. John Meising
er, Jr., Mr. jind Mrs. Morgan Meis
Surprise Mr. and Mrs. Seiver
Mr. and Mrs. Don Seiver were ue-
righlfully surprised Tuesday evening
when a group of friends dropped in
for a picnic party, the occasion serv
ing as a celebration on the eve -of
the twentieth wedding anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. Seiver. A large group
of country and city friends were
present as participants of the picnic
party held on the rear lawn of the
Following the luncheon hour the
time was spent in a general good
time, the women engaging in visit
ing and the men engaged in playing
The guests of honor received a
lovely gift as a token of greetings
on their anniversary from their
Guests present at the occasion
were: Mr. and Mrs. John Rummel
and son, Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Rummel, Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Babbitt and son, Naason, Mr. and
Mrs. William Smith, Mrs. Margaret
Kaffenberger and daughter, Ellen,
Mr. and Mrs. George Kaffenberger
and sons, James and Charles, Mr
and Mrs. Clarence Meisinger, Mr. and
Mrs. Fritz Nolting and son, Gene,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nolting, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Tritsch and sons, Marion
and Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Born and son, George, Eugene Mei
singer, Wesley Gradoville, and the
guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Don
Seiver and daughters. Donna Bea and
Junior C. D of A. Meets
A combined business-social meet
ing was held by the Junior Catholic
Daughters of America last evening
at the home of Miss Gertrude Cloidt
at 1311 Main street. Fourteen were
Mrs. William Woolcott, the club's
counsellor, presided over the business
session, this later being followed by
the playing of a number of games.
The meeting was closed with the
serving of light refreshments by
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the hostesses. Misses Gertrude Cloidt
and Delores Gradoville.
The young ladies present at the
mootinz were: Renee Brown, Betty
Jo Libershal, Catherine and Rose
Brink. Norma Bryant, Betty Auit,
Shirley Petersen, Catherine Strick
land. Gertrude Cloidt. Delores Grado
ville, Shirley Walling, Wilma Swatek,
itfa'ry Alice Ault, and Mrs. William
The regular meeting oi me rrc-
byterian church women's federation
was held Wednesday afternoon in
the Fellowship room of the church.
Circle 3 had charge of the program
and entertainment, Mrs. E. H. Bern
hardt serving as chairman of the en
tertainment, and Mrs. Virgil Perry
serving as program chairman.
Mrs. Roy Knorr, federation presi
dent, presided at the business ses
sion. At the close of this session, the
program was in charge of the Light
Bearer girls of which Mrs. Terry
the leader. The purpose of this pro
gram was to familiarize everyone of
the church with the splendid work
and aims of this society. The girls
also had on display some of the work
they have accomplfshed and rendered
several musical numbers.
The afternoon closed with the
serving of a luncheon by the commit
tee in charge.
PROVES GREAT ATTRACTION
The Plattsmouth American Legion
junicr drum and bugle corps which
has in the last few years been one
of the most successful entertaining
bodies in this section, are receiving
many opportunities for bookings.
Leslie W. Niel, the booking repre
sentative of the corps has received
invitations from Omaha for July 4th
and several other dates and among
these the Legion state convention.
The Hamburg, Iowa, Reporter,
speaking of the drum and bugle corps
in its appearance at the peony show
at that place, has the following:
"A unique feature in the parade
was the Girls' Dancing Drum Corps,
of St. Joseph, Missouri. The Platts
mouth, Nebraska Drum and Bugle
Corps was another dandy attraction
bigger and better than last year,
and trained to a fineness that made
them a pleasure to watch."
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