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THURSDAY, .JUNE 15, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOUBNAL
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, 27EB&ASKA
Entered at Pcwtoffice, Plattsmouth, Neb., as acond-elaB mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publiiher
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James J. Pollard and wife were in
Plattsmouth last Sunday evening at
tending the show at the Cass the
atre. John Todd and wife of Dix. Ne
braska were visiting with friends in
Nehawka for a few days during the
Mrs. Jarre Brooks of riattsmouth,
accompanied by her son, Sam Brooks
were guests Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Troop.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. lams of Iowa
and Roy Malcolm of Holyoke, Ne
braska were visiting at the home of
Charles Hall and wife last Sunday.
John Todd, formerly of this place,
and wife, who now reside in Canada
were visiting in Omaha, riattsmouth,
Nehawka and Union during the past
Mrs. Grace and Lou Vallery of
near Mynard were visiting at the
home of their sister, Mrs. F. R. Cun
ningham last week when they all en
joyed a very fine visit.
Mrs. John Yeiser and theree chil
dren were visiting with Grandfather
A. F. Sturm and wife last Sunday.
Suzanne remained to visit with the
grandparents for the week.
Mrs. John L. Young was guest at
the home of Mrs. W. O. Troop last
Friday afternoon when the ladies
t enjoyed a very fine visit, they being
school day chums when they were
Under the direction of the county
agent and a crew of workmen, the
process of mixing hopper bait, has j
been in progress at the Sheldon plant,
with Chris Rasmussen in charge as
director of the mixing of the poison.
Randall Hoback has proven he is
an artist when it comes to painting
a service station which he has just
concluded on the station which hi3
father and brother with him operate
when the station was given a coat
of white, making it look very nifty
C. K. Stimbert, superintendent of
the Nehawka schools and the other
members of the family were in Omaha
last Sunday where they were guests
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mar
ion Mumm and family, they enjoying
the day and a picnic dinner at Elm
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy. Watson and
little babe were visiting over the
week end at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Cisney as
they were on their way from Spring
field, Mo., where they have been ap
pearing cn a broadcasting program
and are going to Grand Island where
they will appear on the radio pro
grains in the future.
Last Saturday while a friendly
game of cards was in progress at
the amusement parlor, a man came
in and said, "Docs anyone know
whether George Hanson is alive rr
not?" when Mr. Hanson, who was
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
I I n Mniir, Mlrkry lloonrv anil
Octlin Parkrr !u
'The Hardy's Ride High
Funnier anl more Iiuman tlian over,
Mi' key Floonoy lias Mm f 1 i tier at wooipty.
Also Comi'ily, Floyd (;itlon Adventure
Story ami Serial. The best hIiuw ever
offered for a week end. Matinee Sat
urday at 2:30. Two shows each night!
Adults 25c Children. . .10
SUNDAY - MONDAY
Irene Dunne and C'lmrlr Iloer In
The year s great drama. A picture that
every woman will want some man to
nee. Also Itay "Whitley (Tomedv, Donald
Duck and News. A grand Sunday show.
Sf.M)y MATIEE AT 2:30
Alsht Show. 7 and O
Matinee, 10-25o Nights, 10-30c
b TUESDAY ONLY
Bargain la Itlehnrd tJreen and
Hn.il Itathbona In
The Hound of the.Baskervilles
Fir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures
of Sherlock Holmes. Also' Comedy, Car
toon and Novelty Keels. Matinee, 2:30.
i All Shows, 10 and 15o
' WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Leslie Howard In Hfrnnrd Slnw'n
JTowlins story of a jfirl who dilnt
want to le a lady. And Ianl Kelly and
Lorna Gray in a mighty tale of mutiny
' 'Adventure in Sahara
The-savase deseit. taking- its cruel lif
toll yeariy. Two of the season's best
pictures for a single admission price:
Adults, 25c Cnildren, 10c
there answered, "Yes, he is here."
The stranger' proved to be James
Jamison who had left Nehawka some
ewenty years ago. Mr. Jamison was
a carpenter and built or assisted in
building many of the houses in Ne
hawka. With his old time friend Mr.
Jamison enjoyed a very fine visit.
Wampum Sale June 17th.
The Wampum sale will be held In
Nehawka June, 17th. The paper is
sued by the Nehawka Commercial
club through the various merchants
and distributed when the customers
made a purchase will be good at this
sale. The Commercial club has pur
chased a large amount of goods and
with the donations will make a large
sale. A great deal of the wampum
is out and all you need to purchase
the articles offered for sale will be
wampum. Better be there and enjoy
this novel manner of advertising the
Miss Lanna McReynolds, who has
served as postmistress for some time,
witli the change of classification, took
civil service examination and was re
appointed postmistress. The office
had fallen from third to fourth class
and again with better business re
stored to third class, and a new ex
amination was required, which was
won by the present incumbent.
Enjoyed Picnic Sunday.
The family of Albert Anderson.
Herbert Kuntz and Frank Lemon
went to Riverview park, Nebr. City,
iast Sunday where they enjoyed the
day in the open with a real picnic
dinner at the noon hour. They were
to have been accompanied by Mr
and Mrs. Nrson Berger, but just at
the time a message came saying that
a sister of Mrs. Berger was passing
through Beatrice from New York go
ing to Los Angeles and desiring Mr
and Mrs. Berger to meet them there
for a visit, they going there instead
as was planned.
Mrs. George Troop Very Poorly.
Responding to a message from
Kearney where Mrs. George Troop
is receiving treatment, saying that
her condition was extremely serious,
Mr. Troop and Mrs. Lester Gaylord,
a sister of Mrs. Troop hastened to
Kearney where they found the pa
tient seiously ill! Everything is be
ing done for her but she still re
mains very low.
Visited Mr. and Mrs. John Dale.
A party made up of John Chrls-
wisser and hi3 children together with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Chris-
wisser and v-ertrude Carper made a
merry party who drove to Stromsburg
last Sunday and visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dale, where
all enjoyed a very pleasant visit.
They found Mr. and Mrs. Dale feel
ing very well and with good bus!
Visited at Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Pollard
were visiting for the day last Sun
day at the home of their daughter,
Polly, now Mrs. R. C. Benson, cn joy
ins the trip and a very fine .visit
there. While there they visited the
dam and artificial lake of the Loup
River power district. The lake was
only partly filled, not eapabie of
holding a full lake cf water as the
soil is open and porous, with an
abundance of sand in it that it will
not retain water for a depth of six
feet below full. When more water
is placed in the lake the pressure
brings up springs over the adjacent
territory. Experts say that with the
years as silt from the soil settles
to the bottom it will retain the water.
Mr. Pollard says the work is wonder
ful and that the machinery is as
good as possibly ran be obtained.
Theatre . Nebraska City
Sat., Sun., Mon., Tuea.
and Maureen O'SuIlivan in '
"TARZAN FlHDS A SON"
Matinee - Sat and Sunday, 2:80
Wm. Sporer was called to Ne
braska City last Monday to look after
some business matters for a short
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Holmes of
Plattsmouth were guests for the day
last Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Smith.
Reports from the home of Rev.
Hutsman is that he is very poorly,
having been ill for some weeks. Rev.
Hutsman will be remembered as hav
ing resided in Murray some years ago.
Ed Lewis of near Union was a
visitor at the home of his brother,
Lloyd Lewis last Sunday, coming es
pecially to visit his father, J. D.
Lewis, who has been sick for some
Earl Merritt who has been work
ing in Omaha, painting and decor
ating the home of W. W. Cobel where
he was assisted by Mrs. Merritt, have
concluded their work and are home
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard were
in Lincoln last Sunday visiting at
the home of the parents of Mrs. How
ard, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luke. They
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Tutt.
The parsonage of the Tresbyter
ian church is being redecorated and
as well the furniture reconditioned
and put in the very best condition.
The work is being done by Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Merritt.
Alvin A. McReynolds was con
durtor for a party of members of the
Omaha Nature Study club who were
looking over various points and
studying the' phenomonon of nature
in Cass and adjoining counties.
Mrs. Leslie Potts who was at the
state institute at Kearney taking
treatment for lung trouble was re
leased and home for a time, but re
turned as she was not feeling well
and is again receiving treatment.
J. D. Iewis, who has been so ser
iously ill at the home of bis son,
Lloyd Lewis for the past several
weeks is reported as being much bet
ter at this time. Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Merritt were visiting with him Sun
Wm. Gorder was a visitor at the
home fo Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wehr
bein last Friday evening for supper.
Mrs. Gorder and Mrs. C. S. Sherman
of Lincoln are in the east where
they are visiting the New York
A car from Weeping Water going
to Plattsmouth failed to make the
turn at the corner near the home of
Frank Scott and crossing the high
way went into the ditch and had to
be pulled out by a truck. However
no one was injured.
Robert H. Bestor and wife with
their little son were visiting last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Wehrbein and while there
'Butch" the little son, was taken
with the measles and is not enjoy
ing his visit so much.
. Wayne Lewis and wife of Tacilc
Grove, California, write they are lik
ing their stay there very nicely. Mr.
Lewis writes his sister, Mrs. Earl
Merritt he is employed painting
there with plenty of work at a dollar
per hour, and expects to remain dur
ing the summer and return here the
Mrs. W. O. Troop received a num
ber of cards from her daughter, Mrs.
Wm. Gorder and Mrs. C. S. Sherman
who are driving to the New York
World Fair and showed some scenes
in Canada, as they were driving a
portion of the way through the Do
minion. They will spend about a
month in the east and at the fair.
Attended Fremont Convention.
The Murray portion of the county
Margaret Todd. Ellen Spangler, Jen
Margaret odd. Ellen Spangler. Jen
nie Klimm and W. L. Seybolt with
Mrs. J. R. Reeder, director and Mrs.
Roy Cole, pianist, were iu Fre
mont for the club convention, and
with others making. a chorus of 32
voices, singing four club songs which
delighted the entire gathering.
Ladies Aid Meet.
The ladies' aid of the Christian
church of Murray were meeting at
the parlors of the church last Wed
nesday when they had a very fine
program and mad arrangements for
the observance of Children's day the
following Lord's day. The hostesses
for the meeting were Mrs. Georgia
Creamer, Mrs. Arthur Hansen and
Miss Margaret Moore.
In Throes of Improvement.
With the extensive work going on
on Highway No. 1, in the grading
and erecting of the overpass with its
Thomas Walling Company
Abstracts of Title -h
piers and steel construction and the
placing of the water mains which
requires the digging of trenches for
the mains,' the little city is all torn
up, with high ridges along the
streets so one can scarcely pass over
them. However with the completion
of the work which will require a
Jong time yet the city will b in
much better condition. Just wait a
little while longer and you will see a
better condition come to Murray.
Sister Died in Omaha.
An acount of the passing of Mrs.
Ella Cozack in Omaha came to the
notice of some friends of A. G. Mast,
who immediately hastened to Omaha
as she was his sister, where he at
tended the funeral which was held
in Omaha last Thursday. Her mother,
Mrs. Mary Mast, was so poorly she
was not able to attend the funeral.
However A. G. Mast and Julian
Peterson and wife were able to at
tend the services.
Enjoyed Birthday Party.
Mrs. Chester Sporer was passing
her birthday anniversary last Sun
day and with the husband was en
tertaining her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Brandt and as well Mr. Wm.
Sporer to a bountiful birthday din
ner at their home.
Visiting With Grandparents.
Little Avis Troop, granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Troop who
has been making her home at Fort
Worth made the trip to Nebraska
City alone, although only nine years
af age, and was met there Wednesday
by the grandparents and will visit
here for the present. Her father,
Earl Troop, is working at Falls City.
Making Extensive Trip.
Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Gil more with
their auto departed Wednesday of
this week for Srottsbluff. taking Dr.
John Gilmore to that place where he
will be joined by Dr. E. W. Black
who graduated from the university
along with Dr. John Gilmore and
who with him will go to Vivtoria.
Vancouver where they will be in
ernes in a hospital there. Following
the departure of Dr. John Gilmore
for the far west. Dr. and Mrs. G. II.
Gilmore will spend some ten days
at various points in western Ne
braska, Wyoming and Colorado be
fore returning to their home in
Return From Visit in West.
Mrs. Rachel Farris who with her
3on were visiting relatives for two
weeks on the west coast, returned
home last Saturday evening.
Leaving Murray they drove to Yel
lowstone Park where they spent a
day looking over the wonders of na
ture and then continued on to Spo
kane, Wash., where they visited her
sister. Mrs. John Fox and husband.
Mr. Fox farms 600 acres of wheat
which a conservative estimate places
at 35 bushels the acre, while Elbert
Wassum. sister-in-law of Mr. Lee Far
ris of near Union farms 3.200 acres
of land. They found times good and
everyone doing well. They also visit
ed the family of Ralph Kennedy.
From Spokane they visited the Coulee
dam which is to be used for irriga
tion as well as electric power. The
dam i3 the largest in the world and
will furnish power over a wide ter
ritory. They then went to Primeville,
Ore., where they visited the home of
Mr. and Mat. Tom Fraser and on
their way home stopped at Twin
Falls, Idaho where they visited at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Churchill, brother of M. G. Churchill
of Murray, whom they found doing
very fine and in good health.
Hold Family Gathering.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Schlictemeier last Sunday wss held
a very enjoyable family gathering
and dinner when they entertained
the other members of the .':imlly as
well as a number of tloso friends.
Uonald Schlictemeier and family of
Elmwood were present as well as
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koch of West
Bend. Iowa, Mrs. Kock being daugh
ter of . Mr. and Mrs. Schlictemeier,
formerly Miss May Sch;lictemeier,
and children, Mr. and Mrs. L. B.
I The World's Xs
1 biggest-selling r C C"T
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Maugey and children of near Union
and Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Lenker,
of the Methodist churches of Weep
ing Water and Nehawka, Miss Iva
Mougey of Omaha, Paul Swan and
family and Mrs. Myrtle Swan, all of
Give Children's Day ProgTam.
The Ladies' Aid of the Christian
church Bible school sponsored
a very pretty presentation of a fine
program at the church parlors last
Sunday, Children's day with a pro
gram in which the children of the
Bible school took the active part.
There were S7 in attendance and a
neat sum was realized for foreign
Honor at Military
Stephen M. Davis of This City Sec
ond in the Class of Eighty
nine at Kemper School.
Stephen Meek Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Searl S. Davis of this city,
was one of the highest ranking stu
dents in the graduating class of
the Kemper Military school, one of
the largest and best known schools
of its type in the central west, stu
dents of the school coming from all
sections of the United States.
Mr. Davis was the second ranking
student in the class of eighty-nine
members to graduate at the school.
He was selected as the salutatorian
of the class and gave a very fine
address for the class that was taking
their departure from the school.
The young man was a graduate of
the class of 193G of the Plattsmouth
high school and his fine showing at
Kemper will be most pleasing to the
school frlendy and associates here
of Mr. Davis.
HOLD FLOWER MISSION
The Women's Christian Temper
ance Union met on Friday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. S. A. Wiles in
the country and was an occasion
of the greatest interest and pleasure
to all of the members of the party.
The theme of the meeting was
that of the ilower mission and under
the leadership of Miss Elizabeth
Spangler and who was assisted by
Mrs. R. B. Hayes in the program.
Mrs. S. A. Wiles had charge of the
devotions of the afternoon.
The business session was held and
the ladies in charge reported that
the W.C.T.U. signs at the approach
to the city on highway No. 75, had
been redecorated and made most at
tractive. Plans were also made for
the July meeting and at which time
the new members will be honored by
Carrying out the Ilower mission
theme, a playlet, "Say It With Flow
ers" was given with Mrs. George L.
Farley, Jean Hayes, Jean Hudson,
Joan and Bobby Hall taking part.
Phyllis Bourck gave a very lovely
vocal number, "I Think When I Read
That Sweet Story of Old."
Mrs. W. L. Propst gave a most in
teresting sketch of the life of Jennie
Cassidy, founder of the flower mis
sion of the W. C. T. U.
Miss Spangler conducted the
scripture responses to the program
Miss Jean Hayes was heard in a
vocal number, "From Day to Day,"
by Hamblen, very beautifully given.
Mrs. Wiles had some fifteen bou
quets of flowers and which were dis
tributed later by the members to the
sick and shut-ins over the city.
After the W. C. T. U. benediction
the hostess served very dainty and
SHOWS FAVORITE HOBBY
The Community Jeweler, trade
magazine, in their current issue has
a very excellent picture of John W.
Crabill, veteran jeweler, together
with one of his model locomotives
that he has made in the recent
years. This picture is one taken by
Paul Vandervoort for the magazine.
Church Has a
Children of Sunday School Present
Program and Unification Ser
vice Also Observed.
The congregation oZ the First
Methodist church had a very impres
sive program Sunday at the morning
worship hour, embodying the chil
dren's day program and also the uni
fication service to mark the unity
of the three great bodies of the
church into one.
The children's day portion was
opened by the prayer by Superin
tendent J. A. Capwell and followed
by a most interesting program by all
of the grades of the school, the
cradle roll and beginners department
under the direction of Mrs. Lora
Lloyd Kieck; the primary department
under Mrs. Don Seiver and the junior
department under Mrs. V. T. Arn,
superintendent; while the inter
mediate department program featured
Kenneth White and Joe Highfield in
"The Flag Maker."
In the unification service Rev.
J. C. Lowson, the pastor, gave the
message of the bishops of the church
that had just recently met and com
pleted the unity of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, the Meth
odist Protestant church and the
Methodist Episcopal church into one
Methodist church, the message being
The Methodists of America have
entered into a new sense of brother
hood. They have consumated the
largest union of Protestant Christians
ever achieved, of greater significance
than the action of union is the re
sult of union. The spiritual oneness
so conspicuous at the Uniting Con
ference must be made to permeate the
whole body of Methodism. In the
providence of God our churches have
come together at the moment of a
world crisis. In every land there is
perplexity and fear. At the very in
stance of its birth the Methodist
church is faced with the challenge
to summon all men to behold the re
demptive power which has always
been resident in the eternal Christ.
The burden of our duty at this hour
must rest upon our hearts. It must
promote Christian Stewardship. It
must lay bare the social and personal
sins of our time and call men to're
pentance and reformation. It must
place the emphasis upon personal re
ligious experiense and seek to revive
the hearts of our people the seek
ing spirit; of a compassionate Christ.
We resolve to evade no peril, to seek
no discharge from the tasks, but
take our appointed way with Him
until the gospl has been given it 8
uniqueness and redeeming power to
J. A. Capwell, A. H. Duxbury and
Mrs. W. L. Heinrich gave the pledge
of loyalty from the three branches
of the church as follows:
"We, the former members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
the Methodist Protestant church and
the Methodist Episcopal church, ao
not forego any love or interest in the
beloved church, which through the
years, has nurtured our fathers and
has nurtured and become dear to us.
We now bring its talents, its, powers,
its genius, as symbolized by this little
book of its discipline and practice,
and lay it upon the altar of this
larger fellowship, to make it, by our
contribution, more complete. I am
now a member of and declare my al
legiance to the Methodist church."
The pledge of loyalty was then
riven by the congregation or me
"To the Methodist church thus es
tablished, we do solemnly declare our
allegiance and upon it's life and ser
vice we do reverently invoke the
blessings ef Almighty God."
HERE FROM YORK
Mrs. D. R. Gould of York, Nebras
ka arrived In Plattsmouth Saturday
evening and is a guest here of her
daughter, Mrs. William Woolcott and
family. Mrs. Gould expects to visit
her with the daughter during the
major portion of the summer season.
Next Sunday . . Father's Day
Pear Pad I
and he doesn't care for
Do-Dads. Give him some
thing to wear. Many use
ful items, 25r to $Z.
Where Quality Counts
Win One of Best
Spore of 2 to 1 for Locals Brilliant
Catch by O'Donnell Saves Game ;
Thierolf Hurls Great Game.
The Plattsmouth Merchants and
the A. C. Nelson's of Omaha, Sunday
engaged in as thrilling a ball game
as has been witnessed by local fans
for a long while, with the Merchants
emerging winners by a close score
of 2 to 1.
The game produced three out
standing Platter performers, Floyd
Thierolf, Jack O'Donnell, and "Stub"
Scdlak. "Terry" pitched a one run.
six hit game, and secured an amazing
total of 17 strikeouts. Jack O'Don
nell made a circus catch of a hard
hit ball in' deep left field that was
ticketed for three bases or possibly a
home run, which would have meant
the game for Omaha. "Kid" also
got three hits. "Stub" Setllak clout
ed a home run irt the first inning and
drove in the winning run in the
H. Ludwig, Omaha hurler, is well
known by Plattsmouth fans, and lia.s
beaten Plattsmouth teams consistent
ly in the past. This was "his first de
feat by a Plattsmouth team, and
likewise the first defeat for A. C. Nel
son Auto Parts in Plattsmouth. Luu
tvig had a very deceptive out curve
that several Merchant players will
not soon forget.
Next Sunday, Ray Schafer's vic
torious Merchants meet a strong ag
gregation from Nebraska City.
AD K II PO A
J. Baker, lb 5 0 0 11 0
Smeckyl, 3b 4 4 0 1 0
Greager, ss 3 0 0 1 0
P. Baker, c 4 12 8 1
F. Ludwig, 2b 4 0 1 2 2
Stering, rf 4 0 0 0 0
H. Baker, cf 4 0 3 0 0
Shestak, If 3 0 0 0 0
II. Ludwig, p 3 0 0 1 3
All It It TO A K
K. Smith, cf 2 0 0 0 0 0
Sedlak, ss 4 1 2 0 0 1
Ault, lb 4 0 4 4 0 0
Thimgan, rf 4 0 0 0 0 0
Thierolf, p 4 0 1 0 2 0
B. Smith, c 4 0 1 17 0 0
Hayes, 2b 3 0 0 1 1 1
O'Donnell, If 3 1 3 3 0 0
Phillips, 3b 3 0 0 2 1 0
The "Klassy Kanuers" canning
club met at the home of Dorothy Dee
Garrison Monday afternoon, June 5.
We discussed Problem 2 on the
"Scoring of Fruit and Vegetables."
Wo judged strawberries, peas and
spinach. We had songs and yells.
Three girls, Dorothy Clarence, Dor
othy Dee Garrison and Kathleen Bal
four, who visited Club Week told of
the most important things they wit
nessed. Delicious refreshments were
served by the hostess and her mother.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Fern Neil on Wednesday,
June 21. Each girl is to bring one
pint of fruit or vegetables to can at
the meeting and they are to bring
one pint canned.
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