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VoL No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1939.
Joines Lives of
Very Attractive Ceremony Held at
the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Adam in This City.
Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock
there occurred at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Adam the marriage
of their daughter, Vlasta, to Hlllard
W. Land of Omaha, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben F. Land or Omaha.
A double ling ceremony was per
formed by Dr. H. G. McClusky. It
took place in the living room of the
Adam home, which was decorated
with pink and white roses, with the
t-tLer pink and white color scheme.
The bride was attended by Modenna
Land, sister of the groom. Jerry
Adam, brother of the bride, accom
panied the bridegroom as best man.
Little Joanne A. Wetenkamp was
ring hearer, carrying the rings in a
The bride was charmingly dressed
In a lovely wedding gown of white
doi'blc net starched lace, trimmed
with white velvet bows. She wore a
bridal veil of white tulle edged with
lace which fell in a two yard train.
She carried a bouquet of white bridal
roses. The bridesmaid wore a gown
of hyacinth blue double net which
had a ruffled cape made of the same
material. She carried a sheath of
pink and white gladiolas.
The groom wore a suit of oxford
blue. The best man wore a brown
Especially impressive at this happy
event was the Bohemian wedding
march played by the bride's father on
The bride, born and reared In
Plattsmouth is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Uiaua.
She received her schooling 'loathe
Plattsmouth public schools and
graduated from the Plattsmouth high
school in 1937.
The bridegroom was born in Platts
mouth, later moving to Omaha where
he graduated from Technical high
school of Omaha and spent most of
his youth there. He spent the last
five years in the viclryity of Platts
mouth engaged in the business of
The happy couple will reside in
their new home located on Lincoln
avenue south of the city where they
will be close neighbors of the bride's
The groom will continue to pursue
his business of commercial transpor
tation. Following the ceremony a delight
ful wedding dinner was served. The
wedding was witnessed by some 50
close friends and relatives of the
young couple, who bestowed on the
happy pair many fine gifts which
will prove useful and worthwhile to
Those present at the wedding
were: Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Land and
daughter. Miss Modenna Land, Mr.
Mark Lovelace, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Dolezal. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adam,
all of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Martis. Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Louie
Klema and son Frank, Frank Luksa,
all of Murray; Mr. and Mrs. John
Bergman of Manley; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Land and daughter, Nancy
Jane of Union; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Long of Murdock; Miss Helen and
Leo Fiala of Spencer; Miss Dorothy
Field and Jerry Adam of Lincoln;
and the following persons from
Plattsmouth: Mrs. Emma Long. Jess
Long, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Long and
daughter. Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Painter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S.
Wetenkamp and daughter, Mary
Kathryn, Dr. and Mrs. McClusky, Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Wetenkamp, Jr.,
and daughter, Joanne Agnes, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Adam and son, George,
Mrs. Ed Ulrlch and daughter. Dor
othy, Miss Betty Vallery and Donald
ATTEND SUMMER SCHOOL
A number of the young ladies re
cent graduates from the Plattsmouth
high school, are now attending the
summer school at the State Teachers
college at Peru this term. Those
from here who are now taking up
educational work at that place In
clude Clara Toman, Vivian Warner,
Kathleen Nolte and Mary McCarroll.
TELEPHONE COMPANY PICNIC
From Tuesday's DaUy
The employees of the three areas,
Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, and Au
burn, of the Lincoln Telephone &
Telegraph company held a picnic at
the Riverside Park in Nebraska City
last.eening. A large number of the
employees of the local area attend
ed. A picnic dinner was served at 6:30
p. m., and this was followed by a
program arranged by the Nebraska
City area at the Grand Hotel.
Attendants at the affair from this
city stated that no rain had fallen
during the picnic hour.
to be Raised for
Eoard of Education Votes Increase of
a Mill and a Quarter for
Coming Tax Year.
The board of education at their
session Monday afternoon after a
thorough discussion of the matter.
voted to increase the school levy for
district No. 1 from sixteen mills to
seventeen and a quarter mills, this
teing to cover costs of necessary up
keep and management of the schools.
The board also decided to have a
new stairway placed in the Central
Landing during the summer vacation
and exterior painting on the Colum
bian. Wintersteen and Mercerville
school buildings. One of the very
much needed Improvements decided
ou was that of the redecorating of
the halls and entry of the main
high school building, which will be a
much appreciated improvement.
The board also awarded the con
tract for the janitor supplies to Jess
F. Warga, hardware, as the lowest
FUNERAL OF YOUTH
The First Methodist church was
filled Monday afternoon by a large
group of the friends and associates
of Lee Capper, 14, whose death had
occurred at Omaha on Friday.
The death had come as a very
great shock to the bereaved family
as well as the friends who had but
a few brief days before knew the
youth as one filled with life and
Rev. J. C. Lowson, pastor of the
church, brought the message of faith
and hope that brings comfort and con
solation to the ones left behind in
the promise of the rich reward that
has been given them that sleep.
During the service Mrs. E. H. Wes-
cott gave two of the songs of hope
and comfort, "Christ My Pilot" and
"God Holds the Key," Mr. Wescott
playing the accompaniment at the
An impressive feature of the ser
vice was the guard of honor composed
of boys of the American Legion drum
and bugle corps, of which Lee had
been a faithful member, the guard
serving to escort the friend to the
The pall bearers were selected from
the members of the drum corps and
the Sunday school associates of Lee,
they being Allan White, Stephen
Devoe, .Billy Robertson, Cary Mar
shall, James Mauzy and Joe York.
The Sattler funeral home had
charge of the services and the Inter
ment was at the Oak Hill cemetery.
MINNESOTA GUESTS HERE
From Tuesday's Dan?
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Hudson had as
their guests for the last two days
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anderson of
Blue Earth, Minnesota, the latter
being a sister of Mr. Hudson; and
Mr. and Mrs. George Hudson of
Duluth, Minnesota, the former be
ing a brother of Mr. Hudson. The
Minnesota party arrived Sunday and
left for their homes early this morn
ing. VISIT AT LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard. Mr.
and Mrs. Tutt, and Edward How
ard of Murray were visitors in Lin
coln Sunday, they being guests of
Mrs. Howard's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Luke. Mr. and Mrs. Luke are to
leave for California soon where they
will make their home in the future.
Council of Home Demonstration Club3
Hold Sessions at New Audi
torium at Fremont.
The Nebraska Council "of Home
Demonstration clubs held their an
nual convention at the beautiful
new auditorium at Fremont- Thurs
day. Friday and Saturday of last
week, June 8, 9 and 10.
On Friday the group of women
to atteud from Plattsmouth were
Mrs. Roy Cole. Mrs. Sherman Cole,
Mrs. Sanford Short, Mrs. Edgar New
ton and Mrs. R. C. Shellenbarger.
A very fine program had been ar
ranged and was thoroughly enjoyed
by all of the nine hundred women
who were registered.
Mrs. Lydia Lynde. specialist on
parent education from Washington,
D. C. and Rabbi David A. Goldstein
of Omaha were speakers who highly
impressed their audience. Maude
Nuquist. Newton Gaines and Elton
Lux all of Lincoln also spoke.
Five county choruses were present
ed during the day. they being from
Lancaster county, Cass county, Otoe
county. Cedar county and Douglas
The Cass county chorus was pre
sented by Miss Evelyn "Wolph of
Nehawka and was very well received,
they rating high in appearance and
A picnic supper and vesper ser
vices in the city park concluded a
full and happy day, although for
the Cass county women the thought
that their club activities must end
because of a recent court decision
caused a depressed feeling that could
not be overcome. For many years the
Cass county women have received
many benefits from.. their extension
work, to say nothing of the wonder
ful work done by 4-H for their boys
and girls, and lately the work in
the county chorus which is a credit
to any organization. It is their sin
cere hope that these worthwhile ac
tivities may function again In the
near future. Contributed.
FUNERAL OF YOUNG WOMAN
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at the First Chris
tian church for Miss Ann Hofaker,
who died on Friday evening after
an illness of some duration.
The church was well filled by the
group of friends from this section
of Cass county to pay their last
tributes to the memory of the young
woman who had been called to the
Rev. J. W. Taenzler, pastor of
the church, brought the message of
the scriptures to the congregation
with their comforting thoughts of
the glory of the undying day.
During the services Mrs. Hal Gar
nett and David Robinson, of the
church choir gave three of the old
and loved hymns, "God Will Take
Care of You," "Sometime We'll Un
derstand" and "Nearer My God to
Thee," Mrs. Hugh Stander being the
The Horton funeral home had
charge of the services and the inter
ment at the Oak Hill cemetery.
RETURN FROM CAMP
Saturday Judge and Mrs. A. H.
Duxbury and son, Richard, motored
to Columbus where they visited at
Camp Sheldon, Nebraska, where a
number of the Plattsmouth girls
of the Epwusth League have been
spending a camp period. "
The camp was arranged to give
the young people a fine period of
well balanced activities, recreational,
instructive and with the religious
periods to make a most worth while
experience for the young people.
Those attending from here were Dor
othea Mae Duxbury, Willa Sylvester,
Ruth Lowson. and Mary Ann Win
scot. PARENTS OF DAUGHTER
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knaup of uear
Wabash are the parents of a daugh
ter, Roberta Gene, born May 30th
at the Dr. Kunkel hospital in Weep
ing Water. Mrs. Knaup was for
merly Miss Gene Ola Fitch of Elmwood.
RETURN FROM OUTING
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Jaeger and
daughter. Charlotte, returned home
Monday from a very pleasant outing
in the east where they visited many
of the places of interest in and near
Washington,' D. C. At historic Alex
andria, Virginia, they visited with
their relatives in this attractive city
of the old south, and also at Wash
ington where the many sights of the
capital city furnished a never failing
source of pleasure, they note the
great growth that has occurred in
Washington in the past three years.
They also stopped at Baltimore for
a snort time to visit wmi oia
friends for a few days.
Miss Margaret Henton and Mr. David
Toman Make Announcement of
Marriage on June 7th.
The, revelation of the wedding of
two of Plattsmouth's young people
was made known Saturday when Miss
Margaret Henton and Mr. David To
man made the announcement of their
The couple, unaccompanied, mo
tored to Fremont, Nebraska, Wed
nesday, June 7 and were made man
and wife at high noon before the
county judge of that place. The at
tendants at the wedding were Fran
ces Anderson and Kitty Roush.
Following the marriage the couple
returned to their home here in
Plattsmouth and have been able to
keep their wedding plight a complete
secret until SaFurday.
Miss Henton is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Henton, who
reside on a farm south of this city.
A graduate of the Portsmouth high
school in the class of 1936, MIsa
Henton entered the Beau-Ide-A)
beauty school in Omaha where she
spent eight months in training for
the beauty profession. Following
that period of time, she came to
Plattsmouth and was employed in
the Powder Puff Beauty shop of
Mrs. Arnold Lillie for the last eight
Mr. Toman is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Toman, Sr., prominent
farmers residing near Murray. A
young man of keen ability in the
interests of farming, he and his wife
expect to make their home on a
small acreage east of the Burlington
depot where they will farm.
NOW GRANDPA HORTON
L. L. Horton of the Horton funeral
home, had the very pleasant news
Sunday of the fact that he is a
grandfather, a seven and a halt
pound son having arrived Sunday
morning at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Wendt at Murdock. Mrs.
Wendt and' the little one are doing
nicely the reports state and Mrs.
Horton was present to be with the
daughter and greet the little grand
son. VISITING IN CRETE
Master Richard Rummel departed
for Crete Sunday, being accompanied
by his aunt. Mrs. Robert Rummel
and grandmother, Mr3. Will Rummel
to spend a few days at the home of
Mrs. H. B. Hall and family. On
their return they will be accompanied
by Miss Joan Hall who will spend
her summer vacation here with the
grandparents and aunts until school
begins in the fall.
VISIT AT TRILETY HOME
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Coe, of
Laramie, Wyoming, are here as guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Trilety, parents of Mrs. Coe. . They
have motored through and will spend
a few days here with the relatives
and old time friends. Mrs. Coe will
be remembered as Miss Clara Trilety.
RETURN FROM VISIT
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kopp spent
the week end in Norfolk visiting
with Mrs. Kopp's parents. On their
return home Sunday evening, they
were accompanied ,by Mrs. Kopp's
sister, Miss Viola Rohlfs who will
visit here for several days.
District No. 19 Starts in Work With
Plattsmouth. at Gretna and
Elmwood at Syracuse.
From Tuesdays Darfy
Elmwood Emmett J. Cook
Syracuse H. S. Tucker
Plattsmouth Lowell S. Devoe
Gretna H. Schumann
H. S. Tucker, Dist. Chairman
The winner of this schedule be
comes champion of District No. 19.
District champion then enters state
championship competition. District
champion team must be certified to
the state chairman on or before July
Sunday games are optuional with
the managers. A scheduled game
may be moved either way to allow
playing on Sunday or holiday.
June 13 Elmwood at Syracuse;
Plattsmouth at Gretna.
June 16 Elmwood at Platts
mouth; Syracuse at Gretna.
June 20 Gretna at Elmwood;
Plattsmouth at Syracuse.
June 23 Syracuse at Elmwood;
Gretna at Plattsmouth.
June 27 Plattsmouth at Elm
wood; Gretna at Syracuse.
June 30 Elmwood at Gretna; Sy
racuse at Plattsmouth.
July 4 Elmwood at Syracuse;
Plattsmouth at Gretna. i
July 7 Elmwood at Plattsmouth;
Syracuse at Gretna.
July 11 Gretna at Elmwood;
Plattsmouth at Syracuse.
July 14 Syracuse at Elmwood;
Gretna at Plattsmouth.
July 17 Plattsmouth at Elmwood;
Gretna at Syracuse.
July 20 Elmwood at Gretna; Sy
racuse at Plattsmouth.
TO VISIT IN OLD HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hadraba, who
have Just recently returned to the
United States from Prague, Czecho
slovakia, are expected here this week
to visit with Joseph F. Hadraba,
father of Mr. Hadraba, as well as
with the other relatives and friends.
Mr. Hadraba has spent several
years at Prague as a representative
of the United States department of
commerce, but when the country was
taken over by the German troop3 and
government, the American force was
withdrawn with the exception of the
Mr. Hadraba has been visiting at
Chicago where he attended a reunion
and the commencement exercises of
Northwestern University of which he
is a graduate.
This is the first visit of Mrs. Had
raba to the United States as she was
a. native of Czechoslovakia, and the
visit with the family here is being
looked forward to with the greatest
SELECTED AT GIRL'S STATE
Catherine Strickland, Plattsmouth
high school girl, who was named
by the local American Legion Aux
iliary as a member of "Girl's State, '
has -been selected as one of the offi
cers in the "State." She has been
uamed a member of the library com
mission and will study the methods
of handling the state library work
over the state. The "State" is being
held at Milford and has represen
tatives from all parts of the state,
the girls taking up the duties of
state, county and municipal offices,
learning by experience just what
are the duties and methods of hand
ling the various offices and the
methods of the popular form of gov
DISTRICT COURT HAPPENINGS
District Judge W. W. Wilson was
here Monday to hold a session of
court and to take up a number of
matters pending before the court. In
the case of H. A. Crozier vs. L.' J.
McLaughlin, a judgment on a note
was given for 11,097.93.
In the case of Theodore Baker
vs. Delia Baker, plaintiff was ordered
to pay into court $25 for the de
fendant. Suit for divorce was filed in the
office of the clerk of the district court
by Lucille Heikes vs. Albert J.
Heikes. The petition asked that the
plaintiff have her maiden name of
Lucille Mason restored.
Judge Wilson will be here on Fri
day, June 16 th to hold court.
TO WED IN CALIFORNIA
Mrs. Andrew O. Moore and daugh
ter. Miss Joan Elizabeth, departed
Sunday for Los Angeles. On Friday,
June ICth at the First Presbyterian
lurch in Glendale, California, , will
tie celebrated the marriage of Miss
Jan to Mr. Herbert Minor, former
Plattsmouth young man, and son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Minor, now of
Kankakee, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs.
Minor will make their home on the
vest coast where Mr. Minor has been
located for the past few years.
In their new happiness they will
carry the best wishes of a very large
circle of friends in this community.
Jelinek Laid to
Funeral Services Largely Attended
This Morning at 9:30 at the
Holy Rosary Church.
From Wednesday' Datl
The funeral services for the late
Mrs. James Jelinek, who passed away
Sunday morning at 5:45 a. m. fol
lowing a week's illness, were held
this morning at 9:30 at the Holy
P.osary Catholic church of which the
deceased had been a long and faith
ful member during her residence in
riattsmouth. A very large number
ot the old-time friends and neighbors
io v. ell as a large number of the
relatives from Omaha, Brainard, and
Prague were present at the services.
A short service was held at the
home of the daughter, Mrs. Anna
Zitka at 1727 Pearl street, the Rev.
Joseph R. Sinkula, pastor of the
church, conducting the prayer ser
vice. The requiem mass was celebrated
by Father Sinkula, assisted by Ed
ward and Dowel Anthony Kubicka
who served as acolytes. Father Sin
kula also delivered the sermon in the
Czech and English languages, bring
ing words of comfort to the members
of the family who are left behind to
bear the loss of the beloved mother,
sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
The choir of the church also as
sisted the priest by singing Singen
berger's requiem mass. Miss Dorothy
Svoboda, organist of the burch,
playing the accompaniment. The
choir also sang a Czech hymn, an old
favorite of Grandma Jelinek.
Following the services at the
church the body was tenderly borne!
to the Holy Sepulchre cemetery west
of this city where it was laid to the j
last rest beside other members of the
family who have preceded her in
The pallbearers were selected from
among the relatives and close friends,
they being Joseph, James, and Ern
est Zitka, of Plattsmouth; Edward
Remar, of Omaha; Joseph Knoflicek
and Raymond Wiysel of this city.
ARRIVES LN NEW CHARGE
From Wednesday raTTy
This morning Rev. and Mrs. Sam
uel G. Schlick and two children, ar
rived here to take up their residence.
Rev. Schlick being the new pastor
of the St. Paul's church. They visited
for the day with the mother of
Mrs. Schlick, who resides at Omaha.
They expect to get settled In the
next few days and Rev. Schlick to
preach his first sermon on Sunday In
the new charge.
Eugene G. Richardson, formerly of
Mynard, Nebr., reared at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wiles has
entered the U. S. naval academy at
Annapolis. Md. He passed the eight
grades in Dist. 45, graduated from
Central high school In Omaha and
has completed two years at the Uni
versity of Nebraska. While en route
he visited Washington, D. C, and
various other points.
NEBRASKA CITY COMING
The Nebraska City Boosters of Ed
McCord are to be the attraction here
on Sunday afternoon, June 18th at
Athletic park. The Nebraska City
team the past season ranked as one
of the best in the southeast and
should give the fast going Merchant
a good game.
Year of Service
Parishes of Avoca and Syracuse Honor
Father Elmer C. McFadden on
Members of the Catholic parishes
of the Holy Trinity at Avoca and St.
i'aulius at Syracuse, joined Monday
in the observance of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the ordination to the
priesthood of Father Elmer C. Mc
Fadden, their beloved rastor.
The celebration was staged at
Avoca with the mas.m-s at the Holy
Trinity church and tie free dinner
to the Members of the two parishes
nt the town hall, where also was held
the banrjjet for the prints cf the
Plattsmciith deanery that parti
cipated. Father IlcFadden Ia one of the
best known priests In -iiFteta Ne
braska and has a state wide reputa
tion for his American Lijrion work
as state chaplain and director of the
athletic program for several years.
The silver anniversary mans was
held at the Holy Trinity church,
with Father John Kane of Palmyra
delivering the sermon of the impres
sive service. The church was filled
with the members of the two parishes
and the group of fifteen priests from
all of the parishes of the deanery.
In the evening the ladies of the
two churches served a very sump
tuous banquet at the Avoca town
hall for the visiting priests and dis
tinguished guests that had called to
offer tribute to Father McFadden.
Father James Hennessy, of the
St. Patrick's church at Manley was
the toastmaster, carrying out his part
of the program very cleverly.
Rt. Rev. Monsignor George Agius
of the St. John's church of Platts
mouth, gave the toast, "Our Holy
Father, the Pope," a very ably de
livered tribute to the head of the
church and whom the speaker had
personally known and associated
with in their college lire..
Father Adam Szymdt of Nebraska
City gave a toast "The Diocese of
Lincoln" and paid honor to Bishop
Louis B. Kucera.
E. R. Straub for the Avoca parish
and James Carper for the Syracuse
parish, gave tribute to Father Mc
Fadden and presented the guest of
honor with an appropriate gift in
honor of the silver anniversary.
Father McFadden very ably and
feelingly responded to the expressions
of kindness and honor that had been
tendered him by his friends and as
sociates in the priesthood ai;d the
members of his charges.
BOARD HEARS COMPLAINTS
The county board of equalization
met Tuesday at the commissioners
room at the court house to be;ir
complaints filed on the amount as
sessed against properties. The com
plaints came from residents in var
ious parts of the county ami were
carefully heard and considered ly
the board, comprising County As
sessor W. H. Puis. County Clerk
George R. Sayles, Commissioners
George L. Farley, Ray Norris and
II. C. Backemeyer.
MURRAY STUDY CLUB
From 'Wednesday's ra!l
The members of the Murray Study
club motored to Omaha today and
enjoyed a picnic and a day of sight
seeing. Among the group who at
tended was Mrs. Fannie Crosser of
this city. The group comprised
around twenty women.
A picnic dinner was served at
the noon hour at Elmwood park, fol
lowed by a sightseeing tour through
a number of the largest business
houses In Omaha.
GOES TO NEW DUTIES
From Wednesday' Dally
Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Gilmore and
son, John Gilmore, left this morn
ing for Gering, Nebraska to spend
some time visiting friends and rel
atives. From there John Gilmore w-ill
leave for Victoria, Canada, tomor
row, where he will enter the Royal
Jubilee hospital to serve as an in
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