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THURSDAY.. TU1TL 15, 1939.
PIATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOUSNAL
From Monday's Dally
Attend Tea for Cousin
Mrs. m. Nelson and Miss Wilma
Swatek were in Lincoln Sunday
afternoon attending a Trousseau Tea
at the A. O. Bloom residence honor
ing Miss Jeanne Jelinek of that city.
Miss Jelinek, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Jelinek of Los Angeles,
is leaving for her parents' home
where she will be married June 28 to
Mr. Irvin Bloom, of Lincoln.
After a three month honeymoon
in Hawaii the couple will make their
home in Lincoln.
Announce Coming Marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wooster of
this city announce the forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Miss
Alice Wooster to Mr. John Fleming,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flem
ing, Sr., of Minneapolis, Minntsota.
The nuptials will take place on Sat
urday morning, June 17 at the Holy
Rosary church at 1610 Pearl street
at 9 o'clock. Miss Wooster has made
her home in Minneapolis for the past
several years where she has been
Surprise Mrs. John Hummel
Sunday evening" a very pleasant
surprise was tendered Mrs. John
Rummel in remembrance of her
birthday. The members came with
well filled baskets of which a weiner
roast was enjoyed on the lawn. The
guest of honor received a lovely gift
which will be long remembered from
her friends. After the picnic supper
the evening was spent in cards and
visiting. At a late hour all departed
wishing Mrs. Itummtl many more
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Tritsch and sons, Marion and
Richard, Mr. and Mrs. George Kaf
fenberger and sons, James and
Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nolting
and son. Gene, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Born and son, George. Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Babbitt and son, Naason Mr.
and Mrs. Don Selver and daughter,
Shirley, and Wesley.
Birthday and Reunion
Sunday the home of Mrs. Josephine
Cechal in the west part of the city
was the scene of a very pleasant
birthday party and reunion of mem
bers of the family. The birthday
anniversary of Mrs. Cechal was on
June 8th but the members arranged
the reunion a3 a very pleasant sur
prise and which brought all but one
of the children home.
The day was featured by the
sumptuous dinner served at the mid
day and which had been prepared
and arranged by the daughters of
the guest of honor and brought as a
part of the happy surprise. The din
ner was featured by the fine birth
day cake that had been prepared by
one of the daughters, Mrs. Frank
Rebal. The afternoon was spent in
visiting and taking pictures of the
party, there being a four generation
group present, Mrs. Russell Stratton,
of Weeping Water, daughter of Mrs.
Cechal, Mrs. Horace McBride of Wa
bash, a granddaughter and Patricia
Ann McBride, a great-granddaughter.
Miss Josephine Hayek was born in
Moravia, on June 8, 18 65, and spent
her childhood there, coming to the
Fnited States w hen eighteen, with I
friends who were moving from their
native village to the United States.
They arrived here in 1884 and where
the Nejedley family, relatives of the
Hayek family had located. She was
married a short time later to Frank
Cechal and they located on the site of
the present home. Since marriage
Mrs. Cechal has lived in her present
home and where the family has
grown up to manhood and woman
hood and is one of the highly es
teemed residents of the community
and where she has so long made her
Those of the family to attend the
reunion were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Kopp, of Miami. Florida; Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Stratton and family,
LAND, FARM and
FOR SALE Knabe piano, upright,
walnut- case, good shape. Fore sale
reasonable. See J. V. Pittman, Mur
ray, Neb. ltw
FOR SALE Threshing machine,
good - condition, reasonable price.
Lewis Mougey, Union, Nebr.
Two used Allis-Chalmer combines;
one Allis-Chalmer W. C. tractor on
rubber; one 10-ft. power binder and
work horses. Chas. Vallery, Allis
Chalmer dealer, Plattsmouth, Nebr.
Weeping Water; Mr. and Mrs. Horace
McBride, and daughter, Wabash; Mr.
and tts. Frank Rebal 'and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koubek and
family, John and Adolph Cechal of
From Tuesday's Daliy
Enetertains at Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Keil of Mur
ray were here for the week end as
guests at a very lovely dinner party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Wohlfarth and son, Richard. Mrs
Wchlfarth served a very lovely steak
dinner that the members of the party
enjoyed to the utmost. The visitors
report the crops as looking very well.
Entertain for Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cacy and
daughter Wanda Lou entertained at
their home Sunday for dinner, hav
ing as guests Mr. and Mrs. Walden
of Plattsmouth, Elton Cacy and wife
of near Auburn, Ira Strange and
family of near Peru and Mr. and Mrs.
Ezra Eads of near Brownville.
Junior Woman's Club Meeting
A very good program was enjoy
ed by the members of the Junior
Woman's club at their meeting at
Hotel Plattsmouth last evening.
Miss Florence Hathaway, office sec
retary of the Van Sant School of
Business was the speaker. Her topic
was "The Present Day Demands on
the Young Business Woman of To
day." She stressed the fact that
while we are now living in a ma
chine age, the young business people
still need to develop many skills in
order to make themselves as valu
able as possible to their employers.
The music for the evening was
furnished by Mrs. Showers' South
Sea Island guitar class. Six mem
bers of her advance class played a
group of selections on the electric
guitars. The numbers were very
much enjoyed by all those who at
tended. The program was in charge of
Miss Waunitta Johnson and Miss
The next meeting will be held on
June 25. This will be a social out
The committee in charge consists
of Catherine and Irene Anthes, Mrs
Mildred Walden, and Mrs. Pauline
Sunday Evening Club ,
The Sunday Evening bridge club
members were entertained at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bev
erage Sunday evening. Miss Marie
Horn wa3 the only guest present.
Prizes for the evening were award
ed to Mrs. Fred Sharpnack, Mrs.
Richard Beverage, Mrs. Walter
Tritsch. and Walter Tritsch.
Refreshments served by the
tess concluded the evening of
card Attends Birthday Dinner
Mrs. Bessie Bourne was a visitor
of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Rhoden, where
she attended a birthday dinner party
given in honor of Mr. Rhoden who
observed the passing of his birthday
Sunday, June 11. The dinner, served
at the noon hour, was prepared and
served by the wife.
Shower for Bride-to-Be
On Saturday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. William Halmes a mis
cellaneous shower was given in honor
of Miss Dorothea Siemoneit whose
marriage to Emil F. Schmidt will take
place on Sunday, June 18 at 2:30
p. m. from the St. Paul's Evangelical
1 The color scheme of pink and
white was very charmingly carried
out and made a' very attractive set
ting for the party of over 100 ladies.
Games were enjoyed by the guests
and at which much pleasure was de
rived. At an appropriate hour the bride-to-be
was showered with the large
array of beautiful and attractive gifts
and which will long be cherished as
remembrances of the old friends.
The shower effect was carried out
in the decorations and refreshments
and very effectively arranged.
Refreshments were served at the
close of the afternoon and much en
joyed. From Wednesday's Dajly
Westminster Guild Meets
The Westminster Guild of the First
Presbyterian church completed its
last meeting of the year with a cover
ed dish luncheon held " in the Fel-
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lowship room of the church Tues
day evening. The luncheon hour
was at 6:30 and was attended by all
of the members.
Following the supper a business
meeting, presided over by Mrs. Louis
Lohnes, was held. Plans and arrange
ments were completed for the sum
The organization will resume its
activities again in September.
A group of young ladies, number
ing five, formed a club called "The
Rrp.ikfnst Club." and held its first
meeting this morning with a 4:3
breakfast. The meetine was held a
The club members comprise Mary
Winscot. Ruth Westover, Libby
Wiles, Margaret Fricke, and th
chaperone, Miss Janet Westover.
The Rambler's Patrol of the local
Girl Scouts met last evening at the
home of Janet and Ruth Westover
A large number of the young ladies
The regular business session was
held, Mrs. James Mauzy, club leader
Refreshments concluded the eve
ning of business and social pro
Fontenelle Chapter Meets
Mrs. F. R. Gobelman was hostess
Tuesday evening to Fontenelle chap
ter, Daughters of the American Revo
lution at her pleasant home in the
Wescott building:. The home was
very attractive in the summer flowers
that added a pleasant touch to the
The business session of the chap
ter was occupied with the election
of ofiicers, the following being se
Regent Miss Caroline Baird.
Vice-Regent Mrs. Pearl Mann.
Chaplain Mrs. R. W. Clement.
Treasurer Miss Pearl Staats.
Secretary Mrs. F. R. Gobelman
Historian and Registrar Mrs. E
Auditor Mrs. R. W. Clement.
The ladies also discussed plans for
the observance of the fiftieth anni
versary of the organization and also
plans for the binding and indexing
of the magazine of the national or
The members of the group also had
the pleasure of looking over the ex
ceptionally fine collection of glass
china and antiques which has been
a hobby of the hostess and of which
she has a most attractive array.
At the close of the evening Mrs
Gobelman served a most delicious
and thoroughly appreciated lunch
The chapter had as guests for the
evening Mrs. George W. Thomas of
Los Angeles, Mrs. R. A. Bates, Mrs
W. H. Woolcott and Mrs. Val Burkel.
Nellie Don Summer
As Cool as a Summer Breeze, These
are About the Last Word in
lne iaaies toggery announces
summer refreshments by Nelly Don
Bon bon colors cool, pastel sweet
as bon bons and pretty as the styles
they appear in.
Summer refreshments by Nelly
Don are light and airy, youthfully
styled in frost dipped cottons soap
suds fashions. Travelers, take along
cool classics and rayon crepes. Fine
for tarrying in town or tripping oft
to the fairs. Sized from 12 to 44
priced at $1.95 and up to $10.95.
Sold exclusively in Cass county by
the Ladies Toggery. Come in and
just try one on.
THE LADIES TOGGERY.
Shop of Personal Service.
VISIT WITH FRIENDS
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rosencrans,
Mrs. Matt Lasey of Honnewell, Mis
souri, mother of Mrs. Rosencrans and
Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans, enjoyed a
very pleasant motor trip Sunday.
They visited at Nehawka with Walter
J. Wunderlich and family for a short
time and then to Nebraska City to
visit with Rev. and Mrs. Reel, old
friends of the Lasey family in Missouri.
RETURN TO IOWA
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harley returned
to their home at Bedford, la., after
several days visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Buechler, Mrs. Buech
ler being the daughter of Mrs. Har
ley. A family gathering was held at
the Buechler home Sunday honoring
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Harley, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Tulene,
Mrs. Bertha Buechler, Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Terryberry, Vivian and Danny,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buechler and
Mr. and Mrs. John Buechler.
Party of Odd Fel
lows Visit Here
Grand Master George B. Nelson of
Tekamah Head Party Visiting
Platte Lodge No. 7, I.O.O.F.
Tuesday evening the members ot
Platte lodge No. 7, I. O. O. F. of this
city had the pleasure of entertaining
a group of the leading officers of
the order and having a very inspir
ing meeting in the interests of the
George B. Nelson, of Tekamah,
grand master; E. A. llanna, of Blair,
past grand patriarch; John Dickson,
South Sioux City, grand guardian;
and H. W. Bloodgood, of Louisville,
grand district deputy, formed the
The visitors extended greetings of
the fraternity and the members dis
cussed plans for the future and for
the developing of a greater interest
in the work of the order in this com
munity. Harry L. Kruger, noble grand,
presided over the meeting and ex
tended the welcome to the visiting
A number from Louisville accom
panied Mr. Bloodgood and visitors
from Avoca were also here for the
It is hoped at an early date to
have a larger meeting here and at
which the officers will pay a return
DEATH DUE TO INFECTION
Reports on the autopsy on Lee
Capper, local youth who died at
Omaha on Friday, show that the
cause of death was not that of ap
pendicitis but rather of the nature
of an infection that had spread and
made difficult handling of the case.
In a report of the autopsy made to
Dr. R. P. Westover, the following
"As to the cause of his Infection,
some small cut or abrasion could be
behind it. Possibly in his case, the
fact that he went swimming five or
six days before in the cold Platte
river may be the source of his infec
tion. Anyway, the mortality rate in
such cases is 100 per cent and the
rapidity of the decline of his general
condition Thursday night demon
strated the severity of his infection."
Mrs. Ray Norris, in charge of the
Red Cross swimming demonstration
each year has found that water In
the swimming pools and beaches is
exceptionally pure and this year
there will be tests made to see that
the high standard is maintained.
ORGANIZE 4-H SEWING CLUB
A group of girls met at the home
of Mrs. Newton Sullivan on June 1
to organize a 4-H sewing club.
We elected officers as follows:
Ruth Hull, president; Louise Lepert,
secretary; Betty Lepert, news Re
porter. We drew names for entertaining
for the next seven meetings.
We voted on a name for our club.
and we selected the name "Needle
and Thread Club."
We are to make a sewing box for
the next meeting on June 15. The
hostesses are Jean Stava and Janet
The following girls are members:
Jean Stava, Helen Lepert, Wi
Mumm, Janet Tiekotter, Betty Lepert,
Ruth Hull, Mary Rose Stava, and
The leader is Mrs. Newton Sulli
van and the assistant leader is Mrs.
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The Fort Crook
Ft, Crook, Nebr.
Pioneer Czech Citizen Dies at 5:45
a. m. Following a Week's Illness,
at Age of 81 Years.
Sunday morning at 5:45 Mrs.
James Jelinek, SI, pioneer and loved
figure in this city, passed away at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna
Zitka in the west part of the city
where she has made her home for
many years. Despite her advanced
age, Mrs. Jelinek had seemed to be
in very good health, but Sundsy,
June 4, she was taken ill, her illness
later developing into pneumonia.
The last four days her condition was
very critical, such that little hope of
her recovery was held and members
of the family from distant points
were called, they all being present
when the last summons came.
Mary Semerad, daughter of Vaclav
and Barbara Semerad, was born in
Czechoslovakia on February 12, 1S5S,
growing to womanhood in her na
tive land and where she was united
in marriage to James Jelinek. In
1S91 Mr. and Mrs. Jelinek with their
two daughter!, Mrs John Jaske and
Mrs. Anna Zitka came to America to
make their home. They came direct
ly to Nebraska, settling in Platts
mouth. Mr. and Mrs. Jelinek were
among the leading Czech famines
L-oming to America and who also set-
led in the west part of this city in
the latter part of the nineteenth cen
tury where they both resided until
They were also one of the lirst
families of the Holy Rosary church
on its organization on October 4,
1891, and both have been very de
vout members of this church. Mrs.
Jelinek was very active in the so
cieties of the church, she being a
member of the Altar society and St.
Ludmilla's society at the time ot
On November 12, 1909, the be
loved husband. James Jelinek passed
away, leaving the wife and four
daughters alone through life. For
many years Mrs. Jelinek had resided
on the family homestead, following
her husband's death and in her ad
vanced years she was forced to re
tire, making her home largely at the
Mrs. Jelinek leaves to mourn her
death four daughters, Mrs. John
Jaske (Lillian) of Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, Mrs. John Gruidel (Mary) of
Omaha, Mrs. James Sedlak (Hermie)
and Mrs. Joseph Zitka (Anna) of
this city. One sister, Mrs. Anna
Skvaril of Omaha, sixteen grandchil
dren and five great-grandchildren
also mourn the passing of the sister
and grandmother. Mrs. Frank Kon
frst of this city is a niece of the de
ceased. VISIT AT CHICAGO
Arthur Salerno and daughter, Rose
Marie, are at Chicago where they will
visit with relatives and friends for
i short time. Mr. Salerno will also
visit his former family physician
while there and also undergo an
examination by a clinic as he has
not been in the best of health for
A series of gospel meetings are
beginning in the tent on North 11th
street. Services are undenomination
al and all are welcome. Conducted by
R. Horn and L. Schwartz.
Chicken Prices are changing
from day to day sometimes
np, sometimes down ... which
makes it all the more import
ant that you see us before yon j
11 TTT -a- j k?
acii. w e are in position xo give
yon immediate advantage of
any price increase, no matter
how small it may be. We have
one price to all and no chisel
ing on weights.
Ask for prices on Hog Fat
ener and Pig Meal Also on
Cream price is 22
pound for Butter Fat
FOE TOP PBICES, SELL
YOUR PRODUCE TO
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From Monday's Daily
H. A. Crozier, Weeping Water
realator, was here today to look after
some matters in the county court.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hickson or
Omaha were in Plattsmouth Sat
urday, spending the day with Miss
Olive Jones, local librarian.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swatek were
in Abie, Nebr. Saturday where they
attended the funeral of Mr. Swatek's
aunt, Mrs. Vincent Stecker.
John Frady and mother, Mrs. Vir
ginia Frady were in Ashland Sunday
and were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Lonnie Todd and family.
James Rebal was at Omaha today
for a few hours to visit with his son,
James Rebal, Jr., and wife and to look
after some matters of business.
Mrs. Harley Cecil and two chil
dren, cf Denver, are here for a visit
it the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Baird, parents of Mrs. Cecil.
From Tuesday's Daily
Miss Georgia White of Omaha is
here visiting with her sister, Miss
Lillian G. White.
Mrs. Florence Britain of Omaha
was a Sunday visitor in Plattsmouth
at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ted
County Commissioner Ray Norris
of near Weeping Water was here to
day to look after some matters o?
Dr. II. G. McClusky and Superin
tendent L. S. Devoe were in Lincoln
today. Dr. McClusky to attend to
some church work and Mr. Devoe to
visit with his relatives.
CASS COUNTY BINGO PARTY
From Tuesday's Dally
R. T. Cuthrell took a car load of
American Legion Auxiliary women to
the Veterans' hospital at Lincoln last
evening for the Cass county Auxil
iary Bingo party for occupants of the
hospital. The different units of the
county contributed to a fund for the
prizes and refreshments. These Bingo
parties, sponsored by the Auxiliary,
are said to be the most popular form
of entertainment provided for the
Auxiliary members from here who
attended were Mrs. Cuthrell, Mrs. E.
O. Vroman, unit treasurer; Mrs.
Frank Rebal, unit historian; Mrs.
Elmer Webb, unit president and
county chairman, and Mrs. Raymond
Larson, district vice president.
A group of Greenwood Auxiliary
members also attended, including
Mrs. Mildred Comstock. former coun
ty chairman, during whose tenure in
office the money was raised for the
The ladies were shown through the
hospital, to which a new wing has
recently been added, by Mrs. Genie
McGlasson, the state Rehabilitation
chairman for the Auxiliary, and Mrs.
Grace Darby, recreational director at
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Some of these 1344 new subserib
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the fact that many residents of this
community ordered telephone in
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Bankers Form ,
a New Regional
Cass. Otoe and East Lancaster Coun
ties in New Group Meeting
Held at Syracuse.
From Wednesday's Dally
Last evening some thirty-four of
the bankers of Cass, Otoe and the
portion of Lancaster county east of
Lincoln, met at Syracuse to formu
late the plans for a new regional
clearing house association.
The meeting was held in the Syra
cuse American Legion community
building and was a very well attend
ed and interesting meeting and plans
made for the successful operation of
the assoc iation. The offi'-e rs chosen
for the new association were:
President Otto Schneider, Ne
Vice-President G. J. Kohl. Burr.
Secretary - Treasurer Carl J.
The meetings of the group will be
held quarterly and the next meet
ing will be in September.
The communities represented at
the meeting were Plattsmouth. Ne
braska City, Syracuse, Talmage,
Burr, Douglas. Union State and Citi
zens State banks of Lancaster coun
ty. Those attending from Cass county
were Carl Sc hneider. Frank A. Cloidt.
Thornton Baker. Plattsmouth; Carl
Ganz, Alvo; Guy L. Clements, Elm
wood; Oscar Hinds, Frank Domingo,
Henry Mogensen, Weeping Water.
Whether your printing Job Is
large or small, it will recolvs our
prompt attention. Call No. 6.
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