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VoL No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1939.
Miss Esther Elizabeth Tritsch and
Oliver William Meisinger Mar
ried at Presbyterian Church
Trm Thursday's Dally
A very beautiful and impressive
candle-light wedding took place at
the Presbyterian church last eve
ning at 7:30 o'clock, when Miss
Esther Tritsch. only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Tritsch, became the
bride of Mr. Oliver William Mei
slnger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louib A.
Mtisinger, before a church Clled
with friends of these two well known
and popular young people.
Rev. II. G. McClusky, pastor of
the church, read the marriage lines,
using the Van Dyke ring ceremony.
The ceremony took place before
the church chancel, which had. been
very beautifully arranged with num-j
?roi:s floral baskets filled with lavish
bouquets of white lilies, pink roses,
and delphineums, interspersed with
smilax and baby breath. The illum
inated chancel cross rested at tho
Cf nter of the altar, while to each side
stood four, seven branched white
candlabra, holding tall snow white
Preceding the ceremony a short
musical program was rendered, Mrs.
H. F. Goos presiding at the organ.
She played "Supplication" by Frysin
ger, and "Song to the Evening Star."
by Wagner. During this soft music
from the organ the tapers were light
ed by Mrs. Virgil Perry, a close
friend of the bride, who also had
complete charge of the decorations.
"I Love You Truly" was sung by
Mrs. Everett Pickens.
To the familiar strains of Wagner's
"Eridal Song." the wedding party
entered tlia church audUoriunw' The
groom was attended by Mr. Wobert
Runnalls, a cousin of the bride. The
Runnalls. of Lincoln, a cousin of the
bride. Both wore the conventional
double-breasted dark suits. Miss
Tritsch was accompanied to the altar
by her father. She wore a street
length, Eton jacket suit of white taf
feta, with matching hat and acces
sories, and a corsage bouquet of gar
denias. She wore a silver bracelet,
set WTTh blue moon-stones, the
groom's gift to his bride; while for
the "old and borrowed" tradition
she carried the same handkerchief of
elegant point lace, carried by her
mother at her wedding time.
The bride was attended by Miss
Catherine Meisinger, sister of the
groom, who wore a gown of hyacinth
blue lace, a matching picture hat,
and a corsage of pink California
Very charming Indeed was the lit
tle ring bearer, Nancy Tritsch, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Tritsch,
and cousin of the bride, in her floor
length gown of frosted pink or
gandy and wearing Dorothy Perkins
roses in her beautiful brown curls.
She carried the ring on a pillow of
The ushers, who wore dark suits,
were Edward Wehrbein, Frederick
Wehrbein and Franklin Wehrbein.
The bridal couple left the altar to
the strains of the Mendelssohn wed
ding march, and were later greeted
by relatives and friends in a recep
tion held in the Fellowship room of
the church, following the ceremony.
These rooms gave the impression of
one vast, beautiful garden, so abun
dantly were the flowers used every
where. Mrs. Robert Cappell was in charge
of the serving. She was assisted by
Mrs. Howard Fullerton of Omaha,
Miss Helen Warner, and Miss Minnie
Miss Loa Davis had charge of the
. bride's book.
The bride Is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska, and has been
an efficient and popular teacher in
the schools of Cass county. The
groom has been successful in farm
ing, and is well known in Masonic
circles of our community.
Plattsmoulh has always been the
home of both Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger,
nd their friends are glad to learn
that they will continue to make their
home on a farm southwest of this
Rubber Stamp, prompt tfeTW
ery, lowest prices. All sizes at the
HAVE DELIGHTFUL PICNIC
The high school girl's class of the
Methodist Sunday school Thursday
enjoyed a picnic and outing at the
cool and pleasant grove on the
Streight farm north of the city. The
members of the class enjoyed games
of all kinds and a fine luncheon that
had been provided gave a fitting end
ing of a perfect day. Mr. and Mrs.
E. H. Wescott, the latter the teacher
of the class, chaperoned the party.
Death of Mrs.
George Troop at
Passes Away at Hospital After Ill
ness Covering a Long
Period of Years.
From Saturday's Dally
This morning at o'clock at the
tubercular hospital at Kearney, Ne
braska, occurred the death of Mrs.
George Troop. 28, who for the past
several years has been an invalid and
despite her long fight for life sank
into the last rest.
For the past several days the con
dition of Mrs. Troop has been gradu
ally growing worse and Friday mem
bers of the family from here, Mr.
Troop, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mc
Carthy, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaylord
and the two little daughters depart
ed for Kearney to be with the wife,
mother and sister in her last hours.
The deceased was formerly Miss
Emily Stava. daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Stava. growing
up In this city and where she was
married to George Troop. The fam
ily made their home on farms near
Murray and Nehawka for the greater
part of the time nntil the wife was
stricken with the dread malady ol
tuberculosis. Her condition has been
snch-that she has been in the hos-
pital for the greater part of the re
There is surviving, the husband,
two little daughters. Mary Phyllis
and Antionette, who have made their
jhome here with their aunt, Mrs. Ken
neth McCarthy; three brothers, Ed
ward. Thomas and Louis Stava; three
sisters, Mrs. Lester Gaylord, Mrs.
McCarthy and Mrs. Renner Spidell.
The body will be brought here to
the Horton funeral home to await
the funeral arrangements.
HAVE GUARDIANSHIP HEARING
The county court was busy Thurs
day in hearing the application for
the appointment of a guardian for
John W. Kunz, Sr., of Elmwood.
which had" been filed by George F.
Kunz. After hearing the facts in
the case Judge A. II. Duxbury held
that the necessity for a guardian was
not apparent and the application ac
Among those here for the hear
ing were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kunz,
John Kunz, Jr., William Kunz,
Avoca; Mr. and Mrs. George F. Kunz,
Mrs. Anna Brinton, John W. Kunz,
Sr., Mrs. Clara Havice, of Elmwood
and Ed A. Kunz, of Avoca.
BIRTH OF SOU
From Thursday's Dally
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Terryberry
are the proud parents of a boy born
to them at the Methodist hospital
this morning. This is the first child
to this Plattsmouth couple, and the
little son is a grandson of Mrs. Paul
Wohlfarth and Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Terryberry of this city. Mrs. Terry
berry was the former Miss Marjorie
LEAVES FOR CALIFORNIA
Mrs. Emit Lorenz and son, Jack
left Friday afternoon for Long Beach,
California on the "Challenger" where
they will spend the larger portion of
the summer visiting with Edward
and Emily Lorenz who are located on
the coast. Mrs. Ferdinand Prohaska
and daughter. Rose and Emil Lorenz
accompanied them as far as Omaha.
TO VACATION AT HOME
Mrs. R. W. Knorr and son, Bill,
have returned from St. Charles, Mis
souri, and bringing with them Miss
Jean Knorr, who has been attending
Lindewood college. Miss Knorr has
been very successful in her musical
work at Lindewood.
moulh Young Man
is Member of Bar
Lyle Lawton Completes Hard Work
With Attainment of His Ambi
tion to Be a Lawyer.
When the graduating exercises of
the law college of the University of
Omaha are held Friday evening, Lyle
Lawton, former Plattsmouth young
man. a erandson of the late Mr.
end Mrs. D. A. Young, will have at
tained his ambition for a career at
the bar, an ambition that has de
manded several years of real hard
labor and effort to attain.
The young man completed his high
school work in the Plattsmouth
schools in the class of l'JZS, then
started on the long road that is end
ng in the attainment of his goal.
He located first at Lincoln and there
whs engaged in mechanical work
and at night would at'.ei.d night
school that might fit him for other
lines of activity, this school enabling
him several years ago " lien the
Home Owners Loan corporation was
organized by the federal govern
ment, to secure a position iu their
Omaha offices, where he has since
been employed and earning his way
on to the night classes of the Univer
sity of Omaha to attain the final de
gree of bachelor of law, which honor
will be his as he has completed the
bar examination at Lincoln that will
give him a place at the Nebraska bar.
The Plattsmouth friends of this
young man will be pleased to learn
of his success that represents the
years of his hard work and deter
mination. Mr. Lawton is making his
home with his mother, Mrs. Ona
Lawton who has maintained the
home in Omaha during the years of
-Mr. and Mrs. Rex Young, uncle
and aunt of the young man, are to
attend the graduating exercises of
the college of law Friday evening.
GIVE PIANO RECITAL
The piano pupils of Mrs. Roy Cole
gave a delightful recital Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mrs. Cole's
home in Mynard. The group of piano
students comprised eleven, each of
them being heard in various selec
tions. Those rendering piano num
bers were: Frances and Duane Sack,
Charles and Charlene Spangler,
Marianne Wetenkamp, Barbara Dick,
Kkhard Todd, Delores and Margaret
Smit'h, and Eloise and Mary Margaret
Misses Mildred Ann and Bonny
Jean Meisinger were iieard in a
liuet. "A Rainy Day," Mrs. Cole serv
ing as their accompanist.
Special guests at the recital in
cluded the mothers of tliore heard
on the program.
following tne recital light re
freshments were served by the in
structor, Mrs. Roy Cole.
CARD OF THANKS
We deeply appreciate the kindness
of the neighbors and friends who
came to our assistance at the time
of the death of our son and brother,
Lee Capper. To the drum corps and
their director, Mr. C. A. Marshall, we
express our gratitude for their loy
alty. To the American Legion and
the Legion Auxiliary we are indebt
ed for their tender thoughtfulness.
To Rev. Lowson for his comfort
ing message and the members of Lee's
Sunday school class and the church
members for their ministrations we
The flowers and the messages re
ceived brought comfort and love
which we will never forget. For all
these and many more deeds of kind
ness we thank you. Mrs. Cleo Capper
VISIT AT UNION
From Friday's Daily
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McCleave of
Omaha; with their guests, Mr. and
Mrs. John Todd, of Calgary, Canada,
were here for a short time today
while en route to Union, the old
home of the Todd family and Mrs.
McCleave. They are visiting with
Mrs. L. G. Todd and her children in
and near Union. Mr. Todd and Mrs.
McCleave are the last of the children
of the late Levi G. Todd and wife,
pioneer residents of Liberty precinct.
SUFFERS INJURED EYE
From Friday TiAy
Deputy Sheriff E. J. Doody was
compelled to wear his eye bandaged
today as the result of a small acci
dent sustained while at Madison,
Minnesota, where he "was setting up
and demonstrating a hay stacker.
Several small particles of steel were
lodged on the eye ball and which
scratched and irritated the left eye
until they were removed. To pro
tect the eye it will be bandaged for a
to Last Rest
Mrs. Elizabeth Carr," 77, Dies at
Farm Home Near Eagle Saturday
Night Here, in 1863.
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Carr,
77, widow of Edward Carr, long an
active figure in Tipton precinct and
the western part of Cass county, died
Saturday night at the Carr home
stead near Eagle.
Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Quincy Adams, was born
in Illinois and when an infant was
brought west by her parents, they
making the trip by steamboat up the
Missouri river to Plattsmouth where
the family located in 1863 and
where she made her home during her
In 1884 Mr. Adams and his daugh
ter homesteaded where the present
town of Haigler is located.
After her marriage to Mr. Carr
they located on the farm near Eagle
where during the lifetime of the
husband they operated the farm
and where Mr. Carr was very suc
cessful as a cattleman and farmer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Carl Bender, of Eaglee Mrs. ,W. J.
Butler of Beatrice; one son, Marvin,
of Eagle; two brothers, Alpheus
Adams of Lincoln and Johnathan
Adams, Plattsmouth; three sisters,
Mrs. O. C. Dovey, Plattsmouth, Mrs.
Emily Sawin, Boston, Mrs. Edna
CLOSE FARM BUREAU
The Cass county "Farm Bureau
board has closed the regular exten
sion office due to lack of finances.
The extension service of the col
lege of agriculture is cooperating
with the county commissioners for
maintaining an emergency agent for
distribution of grasshopper poison
and general pest control activities.
R. N. Johnston will be the emer
gency agent during this period and
will take care of correspondence and
office calls on 4-H club work and
Miss Baldwin will be temporarily
assigned work through the state of
fice. The pest control association will
have their headquarters in the office
formerly occupied by the Farm Bu
reau in the Nebraska State bank
building in Weeping Water.
The Farm Bureau board stands
ready to re-open and continue ex
tension activities if the appropria
tion is made available thru favorable
RETURNS FROM WASHINGTON
From Friday's Dally
Mrs. Cyril Kalina returned to her
home here this noon after a three
months' visit in Klikitat, Washing
ton where she spent the time at the
home of her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Pollard and
small son, Lauren Newell.
RETURNS TO KANSAS
From Friday's Dally
Mrs. Corwin Burger returned to
her home in Reserve, Kansas today
after spending the past week visit
ing here with Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Rea
and family, Mr. Rea being an uncle
of Mr. Burger.
HERE FROM LINCOLN
Mrs. J. A. Johnson and daughter,
Miss Emily Johnson of Lincoln were
here Thursday spending the day
with Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Johnson and
family, the former being a son and
brother of the Lincolnites. They re
turned to their home in the eve-
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Officers Installed by District Vice
President Hettie Larson Fol
lowing Election Friday
Mrs. Helen (E. O. ) Vroman was
elected president of the American
Legion Auxiliary unit at the year
end meeting and election held Fri
day afternoon at the Legion build
ing. The new president has long
been active in Auxiliary circles and
for the past several years has been
unit finance officer, her husband
serving in a like capacity in the
Legion. She has been a delegate to
department conventions for several
years past and is familiar with all
phases of the Auxiliary program. She
succeeds Mrs. Elmer Webb, who has
been unit president during the past
Elective officers named to serve j
wth the new president during the
coming year are:
Mrs. A. H. Duxbury, vice presi
dent; Mrs. Robert Cappell, secretary
(re-elected); Mrs. Robert Reed, fi
nance officer; Mrs. Adelaide Boyn
ton, chaplain (re-elected); Mrs. C.
A. Marshall, historian; Mrs. R. T.
Cuthrell. sergeant at arms, and Mrs.
H. L. Gayer, color bearer.
Executive committee members are
Mrs. Elmer Webb, Mrs. Raymond
Larson and Mrs. F. W. Nolting.
Following the election, Mrs. Hettie
Larson, district vice president, acted
as installing officer and the newly
elected officers took their places to
carry on during the coming year.
Refreshments of ice cream and
cake were served. Hostesses were
Mrs. Ed Steppat, Mrs. R. T. Cuthrell
and Miss Mathilda Soennichsen.
Won Gavel Bell Third Year
Plattsmouth unit has Just won the
Nell Krause gavel bell for the third
consecutive year. The trophy, which
is awarded on membership increase,
now becomes the permanent property
ot this unit. Previously it was won
by Geneva and York, 'in 1935 and
Plattsmouth unit sent in 35 mem
bers in May. while North Platte with
34 gave them plenty of competition.
Resume of Year's Work
This being the year-end meeting,
reports were given by the secretary
and treasurer, together with all ac
tive committee chairman on the ac
complishments of the past year.
Finance officer's report showed re
ceipts of $243.13 during the year and
expenditures of $212.10 with bal
ance of $179.54 in General fund.
compared to $148.51 balance a year
Rehabilitation fund receipts of
$50.00 from poppy sale and expen
diture of $40.29. Balance. $32.78,
compared with $23.07 balance a year
Child Welfare fund receipts of
$16.00 from vanilla sale and expen
diture of $9.05. Balance, $12.39,
compared with $5.44 balance a year
An interesting list of unit activi
ties during the year was shown In
the Secretary's report, as follows:
Enrolled more than quota member
ship 84, of which 6S are adults and
Won Nell Krause membersiD eavel
bell third consecutive year, giving
Held three get-together parties
with Legion. Picnic on August 7;
Armistice covered dish luncheon and
program, November 11; Fidac lunch
eon, costume party and program, on
June 9, with R. O. Samuelson, Om
aha, guest speaker.
Entertained Junior Auxiliary three
times during year at regular meet
ings. November 18 (Bingo); Decem-
Der ib (Christmas carols) and April
21 (Quizzer Bee)
Entertained Gold Star mothers on
May 19, with gift for each.
Enjoyed three visits at regular
meetings from District President Mrs.
Eugene Nutzman, August 19, Octo
ber 21 and January 20.
Visited county and district units to
advertise district convention here.
Entertained district convention on
November 30, with 150 members
from four counties registered.
Entertained spring county meet
ing on April 26.
Sent full quota of six delegates to
department convention at Fremont;
also good size delegations at district
convention here, at the fall county
meeting at Weeping Water and at
the spring; county meeting here.
Held regular monthly meetings on
third Friday three in rural homes,
eight in town homes and one at Le
gion building. Adhered to program
suggested by Department for each
Had guest speakers at three meet
ings and guest musicians at two.
Attendance at meetings for year
averaged seventeen members and two
Three Auxiliary members served
as Armistice Day speakers in Platts
Made own unit banner and pro
vided leatherette case for banner and
Twenty-five individual members
made caps to wear at district conven
tion and other functions.
Held Christmas party with gift
exchange and visit from Santa; also
St. Patrick's day party and program.
' Distributed hundreds of rejuvenat
ed tovs and dressed colls, secured
thru annual Toy matinee at Cass the
atre to children in 100 Plattsmouth
homes. Toy3 were repaired by Rec
reation Service and dolls dressed by
Sewing Center and Juniors, unit pay
ing for materials used. Ofe Oil com
pany furnished truck for distribution
and Boy Scouts assisted.
Distributed food baskets to famil
ies of nineteen needy service men of
this community at Christmas time
contents supplied by unit and dona
tions of individual members.
Made cash contribution to Veter
ans' hospital at Lincoln at Christmas
Sent full quota of supplies request
ed by Department to Veterans' hos
pital during year.
Contributed $1.50 each (cash or
cigarettes) to five hospitalized veter
ans. Sent $2.50 Easter gift to War
Contributed $3 toward county
Bingo party at Veterans' hospital. I
Provided clothing and aid to de
pendent children of community as
part of Child Welfare program.
Contributed $5 to Community
Milk and Shoe fund.
Contributed $2.50 to library for
Sponsored girl to Girls' State at
cost of $16.50.
Sent flowers to funerals of three
Purchased Naval Print Plate to
help carry on National Defense pro
gram of Auxiliary.
Received President's File as gift
from District President in apprecia
tion of manner in which district
convention here was carried out.
Conducted poppy day sale, netting
$11 for Department Rehabilitation
fund and $14 for local unit's Re
habilitation fund, after paying for
quota of 1.000 poppies this money
going to veterans who made the
Used balance of poppies to make
wreaths for graves of deceased World
War veterans total of 31.
Purchased 19 dozen flags to flag
graves of all veterans in local and
Participated with Legion in pub
lic Memorial service at Christian
church. May 28, and at cemetery on
Provided each member with year
Held community bake sale, raising
$25.75 for Legion Junior Drum and
Sponsored vanilla sale, raising $16
foi Child welfare fund.
Sponsored Bingo party to help
Juniors raise their dues.
Served three banquets political
banquet, bank banquet and school
Replaced broken dishes to main
tain original banquet service for 230
Co-operated with City Planning
committee in plans for Recreation
and other WPA projects in city.
VISITS IN EAST
Mike Warea. Sr.. old time resi
dent here, is now enjoying a visit
in the east and despite his advanced
years Is taking in the many places
of interest which includes Washing
ton, D. C, and New York and the
world's fair. While at Washington
he is a guest of his son. Joseph
Warga. At Washington he has had
the pleasure of viewing the many ac
tivities of government and being able
to see congress In action and also to
be there during the festivities of the
reception to the king and queen of
England. Letters to his daughter,
Mrs. H. J. Kaufmann here, state
that he is standing the trip well
and enjoying the many interesting
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to take this means ot
expressing our deepest gratitude to
our numerous friends and neighbors
for the many acts of kindness and
sympathy they have shown us dur
ing our recent bereavement in the
loss of our dear mother, grand
mother, and sister, Mrs. James Jel
laek. These will always remain as
consoling memories in our hearts.
Trie Daughters and Grandchildren of
Mrs. Jelinek; Mrs. Anna Skvaril,
Have Silver Wed
Donble Wedding of Elmwood People
Which Occurred at Lincoln, Re
called in Observance.
On June 10, 1914 Mona Reid and
Eugene Hall and Ruth Sutherland
and Edwin Hall were united in a
double wedding ceremony at the Firm
Christian church in Lincoln. Since
this year of 1939 marked their 25th
anniversary, their close neighbors and
friends planned to honor them at
a surprise picnic.
The two couples had, in the mean
time, been asked to go to Lincoln to
celebrate their 'silver anniversary so
that they would not suspicion any
thing had been planned. At C:30
Saturday evening relatives called for
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hall to take
them to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Halls'.
From here they had planned to go
to "Lincoln." However, by t tie time
they got there the guests had begun
to arrive. The two couples were
very much surprised as their many
friends, relatives, and neighbors kept
coming in a steady stream. Becauso
of bad weather, it was decided that
the entire party should continue their
festivity at the Elmwood Community
After a most appetizing picnic
lunch, a program was given. Things
were started off with a bang by some
of the members of the Elmwood baud
who played several selections. After
this, Mrs. Alfred Stromer of Alvo
presented guests books In which
everyone had written their names, to
the two honored couples. An appro
priate reading entitled "Our Neigh
bors" was given by Mrs. Laura
Dreamer. To bring back ineniorleH
of the wedding, an amusing hum k
ceremony was performed by tho
"poore, humble, circuit rider." Wm.
Atchison with Emil Bornemeler as
the bride and Mrs. Flora Schick an
the groom. Howls of laughter ac
companied the would-be bridal party
as people recognized its members. A
fitting close of the program was pro
vided when two beautifully decorated
wedding cakes baked by Mrs. Iaura
Sutherland and Mrs. Junior Schick
were presented to the couples. Mrs.
Eugene Hall and Mrs. Edwin Hall
cut the cakes and passed the pieces
to the guests.
Although no accurate count was
made, it was thought that there were
approximately 136 persons present.
Among these were several families
from a distance, namely, Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce Stone and Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Stone of Nehawka. Mrs. Lola
Crawford and her son and daughter,
Donald and Arlene, of Hastings, and
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Luff and son.
Dorma, of Unadilla.
Since this was their silver anni
versary, gifts of silver along with
the very best wishes were given to
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hall and Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Hall.
ADDITIONS TO FAMILY CIRCLE
Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Ramge ot
this city are rejoicing over the addi
tion of two great grandchildren to
their family circle and which mkes
the number of great grandchildren
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Ramge, the
former sen of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Lamge, are the parents of a fine
little daughter, Sharon Aileen, born
Tune Cth at the home south of this
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ramge of
Denver are the parents of a son, Del
bcrt Harry, born June 9th at their
home. Mr. Ramge is the son ot
Fred H. Ramge.
FISHING PARTY RETURNS
From Friday's Dally
H. A. Schneider, president of the
Plattsmouth State bank, Henry Stark-
john. County Treasurer John E.
Turner and R. W. Knorr returned
last evening from Henning, Minne
sota, where they have spent the
week fishing in East Battle Lake.
They had excellent luck and se
cured a fine supply of fish that gave
them many a fine fish dinner and
also to bring home to the families.
They found real cold weather, how
ever, on the lake and which In the
last few days was varied with much
rain and unpleasant weather condi