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MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
TThe Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY: AT PLATTSHOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Postoffice. PlatUmouth, Neb., aa econd-cl mail mattar
in Iowa Result
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Fonr Killed Near Laporte ; Marshall"
town Man Killed When Fell
Under Gravel Truck.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fidler drove to
Mrs. Homer Carnicle is quite ill
at her home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Merril Nannon vis
ited his mother Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Roeber called
at the B. O. Mooney home Sunday
Mrs. F. J. Knceht was a Sunday
guest at the home of her parents in
Mrs. Mollie Neuman and grandson,
Jimmie, spent Monday afternoon with
Mrs. V. D. Livers.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Livers of
Ashland were guests at the . D.
Livers home Friday.
Blanche Hill of Lincoln ia visit
ing Mrs. Cora Campbell and Russel
this week. Her daughter brought her
Amelia Hergenrader of Omaha
nunc Thursday to visit at the Win.
Blum home. She returned Friday
A brooder stove at' the Albert
Blum home exploded Monday night,
Lurning the brooder house and 300
Mrs. Jess Fidler entertained sev
eral small children in honor of her
little daughter, Elaine, on her se'j
Yvonne N'clson returned home on
Sunday from a visit with her aunt
in Ashland. Rose Aline is spending
this week there.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Ganz and fam
ily of Lincoln called at Oscar Dill's
Sunday evening. Bobbie stayed to
spend his vacation here.
Mr. i'id Mrs. B. O. Mooney and
sons returned Saturday afternoon
from Missouri, where they were call
ed to the bedside of Mr. Mooney's
father, who was seriously ill. He' is'
some better at the present time.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Haswell and
daughter Artis drove to Ithaca last
Sunday. They were dinner guests
there of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Frahm.
Richard returned home after spend
ing a month with his aunt and
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Campbell
entertained at dinner Sunday in
honor of their son Kenneth, who
was confirmed at the Lutheran
church. Those present were the
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. David
Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Art Reike.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Freston of Elm
wood and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rail
Sir. and Mrs. Ellis Micklc motor
cd to Nebraska City Sunday to get
Archie Miller and family and Mr,
and Mrs. Lyle Miller and son were
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Fred Rehmeier went to Weeping
Water, where he will spend a few
days with Lyman Rehmeier, son o
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rehmeier.
Spending Vacation Here
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cheever and
children of Lincoln, who are now
enjoying a vacation, are spending
portion of the time with Mrs. Cheev
er's mother, Mrs. Mabel "Winn. Mrs
Winn went to Lincoln Thursday and
brought the folks home with her.
Measles About Over
To thp knowledge of the writer
no new cases of measles have been
reported. A large number of the
school children were vctims of the
disease, but even though many -were
very ill only one or two suffered any
complications from the malady, and
all are completely recovered and en
joying normal health again.
Mrs. Frank Cook very pleasantly
entertained the ladies of the Royal
Neighbor chapter at her home last
After the busness meeting, the
ladies enjoyed a social hour and
very delicious lunch served by the
Harvest is Getting Underway
The harvest of small grain in this
vicinity is now getting underway. A
few are cutting oats, while others
are getting their combines in condi
tion to take care of the wheat just
as soon as it will do.
Farmers think the . small grain
yield will be the smallest for several
years, due to lack of moisture.
Grasshoppers are doing consider
able damage to the small grain.
Home from Rochester
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Brien re
turned Wedncsdaj' from Rochester,
Minn., where Mrs. O'Brien under
went an operation. She is still un
der the doctor and a nurse's care,
but her friends arc happy to see
her home again.
Mrs. Hmncr Carnicle entertained
on Wednesday afternoon, honoring
Mrs. Bernard Dill on her birthday.
Those present were Mrs. J. D. Fid
ler, Mrs. Ed Copsey. Mrs. V. D. Liv
ers, Mrs. Oscar Dill. Miss Grace
Christensen and Mrs. Dill, the honor
guest. A delicious luncheon was
To be Honored at Shower
Miss Josephine Stewart is to
honored by a group of friends at a
miscellaneous shower in the near
fu t u re.
Miss Stewart is to be united
marriage to Mr. Hoffman, son
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hoffman
Ashland on Wednesday, July 5th
To Give Play at Eagle
A group of ladies from the Moth
ers' and Daughters' Council club are
giving the play "So Is Your Aunt
Annie." which they presented at the
guest day meeting of the club here.
at the Methodist church in Eagle
this coming Friday evening.
Mrs. John Fischer invited the
ladies to give the play., The Eagle
ludics arc trying to raise money by
giving an entertainment.
Those from here who are taking
part are Mesdames Winn. Earl Ben
nett. Garhart, Reike and Paul Coat
We can rurnlsn yoa wrm hud-
ber Stamps mad to order at a
price considerably below that you
have been paying. Prompt service
If you need stamps, see us.
THINK for a moment
about your insurance pro
tection. Your policies are
vital to . your business.
They mean security if
they are written right.
They mean disaster if
Gearl 5. Davis
Platu. State Bank Bldg.
Leader Entertains Club Members
Arthur Roelofsz, who is the leader
ond instructor of the boys' rope club,
entertained the boys at his home
The members enjoyed a' social hour
before having their rope lesson.
After the meeting Arthur Berved
the boys home made ice cream and
This was the third meeting for the
club members. The ; next meeting
will be with Kendall Dimmitt on
Large Group at Reunion
A large number from this com
munity attended the annual Cook
family reunion, which was held last
Sunday at the heme of Mrs. Mina
Cook near Platteiriouth. .
The list of those from here who
were present includes Mr. and Mtb.
Oris Cook and Wendell, Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Cook arid sons, Mrl and
Mrs. Clyde Johnson and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Kitzel, -Mr. and
Mrs. Denny Hinebaugh, and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Borne
meier and daught er. Mr. , and Mrs.
Dick Elliott and sons and Albert
LAPORTE CITY, la., June 24 (UP)
Four persons were killed and two
others were injured critically last
night in an automobile accident two
miles south of Laporte City.
The dead: Geraldine Wade, 21,
Cedar Rapids; Elaine Barger, 20,
Cedar Rapids; Rollin Blough, 47,
Laporte City, and Floyd Bencoster,
28, Laporte City.
Samples of Benscoter's blood were
taken to Waverly today to determine
whether he was intoxicated at the
time of the accident.
The injured .'Margaret Wood, Car
roll, who is suffering from a possible
skull fracture, given slight chance to
live; Imogene Wade, 19, Cedar Rap
ids, sister of Geraldine, skull frac
ture, condition extremely critical;
and August Yeamans, 37, Laporte
City, cuts and bruises about the face
and tongue. Minor bruises and shock
were suffered by Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Walden, Laporte City.
Nation's Leaders Gathering in New York for 29th
Boy Scout Conclave and Great World's Fair Rally
MARSH ALLTOWN, la., June 24
(UP) Raymond Ellis, 27, Marshall
town, was killed late yesterday when
he fell under a gravel truck driven
by Bob Bousan. The accident oc
curred at a quarry.
HUMBOLDT, la., June 24 (UP)
Miss Esther Oppcndahl, 21, Ottosen,
cafe waitress, was killed late yester
day when the automobile she was
driving overturned two miles north
of Ottosen. She was dead when a
nearby farmer reached the car.
ALGONA, la., June 24 (UP)
Helen Meier, twelve-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meier,
Burt, was crushed todeath beneath an
automobile yesterday. She was rid
ing with her father.
IOWA FAMILY TRAGEDY
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., June 23
(UP) Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoover,
both about seventy were found shot
to death in their home at Lisbon to
A few hours before, their bodies
were found, their son-in-law, Harry
Achey, 50, Mechanicsville, was found
sitting in a truck with a self-inflicted
bullet wound in the head.
Achey was brought to Cedar Rapids
hospital where his condition was re
ported fair. Authorities said the gu
with which Achey shot himself,
thirty-eight caliber revolver, was the
one which killed the Hoovers.
Two granddaughters of the Hoov
ers, Mary and Barbara Boyd, 12 and
10 years respectively, were in an up
stairs room at the time of the shoot
ing. They said they heard an argu
ment down stairs and two sounds
which sounded like shots and then
saw their uncle, (Achey) leave the
house and get into his truck. The
girls did not investigate further and
went back to sleep.
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Bottom left to right: Owen J. Roberts Daniel Carter Beard Theodore Rooievelt. q.
What promites to be the largest rally of Scouts ever held cnywhere in the world will take place during Boy Scout Day at
the New York World's Fair on June 29. The exercises will be combined with the 29th Annual Meeting of the National
Council, Boy Scouts of America, on June 28-29. First day sessions, Juno 28, of the national meeting will be at the Waldorf
Astoria Hotel where Alfred E. Smith, former Governor of New York State, and Dr. John R. Mott, President of the World's
Alliance of the Y.M.C.A. are to speak at the luncheon and dinner sessions respectively. J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, will address the mass gatherinj of 75,000 Scouts scheduled for the Court of Peace at the
Fair on Thursday afternoon June 29, and at the same place Owen J. Roberts, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of th
United States, is to officiate at a ceremony when 500 cr..mora 21-year-old Scouts or former Scouts accept the specific
obligations of voting citizenship. 1
Grover A. Whalen, President of the World's Fair Corporation end F'iorello H. LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City, will
welcome the National Council at luncheon in the Fair's Casino of Nations just prior to the Scout Day ceremonies. Walter W.
Head of St. Louis, Mo., President of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, will occupy the chair at all sessions.
Both Theodore Roosevelt, Vice-President of the National Council, and Drnicl Carter Beard, National Scout Commissioner,
are to take part in the sessions. Dr. James E. West, Chief Scout Executive nnd Editor of "Boys' Life," will make public
the Movement's annual report for 1933. showing excellent prcrr?ss in all nc!ds and a 12.4' gain in membership. The Boy
Scout Foundation of Greater New York, host Council, is ccmolctinc extensive clans to receive and entertain tha delegates.
DEATH TOIL OF VETERANS
GANNETT ATTACKS PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, June 2 (UP)
Frank Gcnnctt, publisher of a chain
of newspapers and chairman of the
national committee to uphold consti
tutional government, charged today
that President Roosevelt's proposed
$3,860,000 lending program was an
attempt to purchase an election. In
daily claims to all members of con
gress urging defeat of the propoeal,
is a confession of failure."
"It opens the gates to dictatorship,"
hesaid. "It evades budgetary control
t keeps business stalled and confi
dence in the future destroyed.
' This proposal is a moot flagrant
approach to the purchase of election
"I fear this proposed expansion of
the new Jeal will end with private
enterprise undermined beyond recov
cry. Then financial disaster ar.d col
ectivism will follow."
THUMB STAPLED TO CALF'S EAR
TULARE, Cal. (UP) Mike Bezera.
helping earmark calves, suffered the
painful experience of having a heavy
trcl staple driven through his thumb
and through the ear of a calf on the
other side of a fence. Efforts to
remove the staple were tutile, and it
was necessary to cut a small piece
from the calf's ear fo that Bezera
ct-uld be taken to a doctor's office.
Thomas Walling Company
v Abstracts of Title
"While the nation was paying tri
bute to its soldier heroes on Mem
orial Day, May "30, 113 American
veterans of all wars joined the ranks
of their fallen comrades.
J!The passing ears and the cold
conclusions of statistics have shown
the Veterans' Administration that
Memorial Day like any other day
of 1939 took approximately these
World War veterans . " 88
Spanish-American "War 15
Civil War 9
Indian wars ' . 1
Included in the Civil war total
are five Union soldiers and four Con
federates. The Confederate number
is an estimate of the War Department.
There are no survivors of the Mex
ican or Revolutionary wars or the
War of 1812.
On Memorial Day last year, for
mer service men were dying at a rate
of 83 a day. Nothing special has
happened to increase the rate the
men are just getting older.
The average age of the World War
veteran Is forty-six, and there were
4,073,176 alive as the bugles began
to blow for tributes on Memorial Day.
Incidentally, about ten times as
many of the veterans have died since
the armistice as fell in the bloodiest
war of history.
The Civil War soldiers average
ninety-five years old. Where there
used to be 2,200,000 of them, only
The typical Spanish-American vet
eran Is sixty-four, ana mere ai
216,000 living. Two thousand five
hundred guntoters of the Indian Avars
arc alive, averaging seventy-nine
BENNYS TO ADOPT CHILD
RESCUED FROM CAVE-IN
WAUKEGAN, 111., June 23 (UP
Jack Benny, radio and screen
comedian, said today that he and his
wife, Mary Livingstone, would adopt
another child from a Manhattan, N.
Y., foundling home next week.
They adopted their first hild.jadded to his perii.
Joan. 5, at the same home when
she was four months old.
"We have been so vtry happy
with her," Benny said, "that we
were tempted to ask for another girl
but either a boy or girl will do fine.'
Waukegan is Denny's home town
He came here with his troupe to at
tend the premiere of his latest mov
Ing picture Sunday night.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 23
(UP) Howard Jackson, 38, was res
cued by police and firemen early to
day after he had been buried be
neath tons of dirt for 10 hours. Gas
leaking, from a cracked, main had
BLOW UP ON TRAM HEARINGS
LINCOLN, June 23 (UP) John
L. Lehman, valuation engineer, and
Omaha's chief witness in its fight to
reduce tram fares, threw a bombshell
into a state railway commission hear
ing today and refused to testify fur
ther on grounds that he was ross
examined as a criminal instead of a
The commission continued the
hearing until next Monday to allow
Sevmnur Smith, citv attorney, to
confei with Omaha authorities
BUFFALO TWINS BORN
MILE OF PENNIES SOUGHT
EAST LIVERPOOL, O. (UP) The
Columbiana county brass band has
launched a campaign to raise "a mile
of pennies" for uniforms and equip
ment. Individuals will be asked to
contribute 16 pennies, equivalent to
one foot. Organizations will be asked
to contribute by the yard.
SAN FRANCISCO (UP) The Gul
den Gate Park of this city has its
first pair of buffalo twins. They were
about a yard long and two feet high,
and they tipped the scales at 60
DEATH PREMONITION TRUE
AKRON, O. (UP) "Get two cas
kets ready," said Paul Drinker, 85,
when his wife, Sarah,. 82, died. They
had lived together for 62 years. Fif
teen hours later, the old man also
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, M-j, !, with ' Its hurry and ent headache, dizziness, getting rjp
woaern lire ?Il.u, " .i.ht. .oiKm. nnfflness under the
eSwiefc'nr Vft p:bVdde7-di JHE REASON DOAJTS
cause th trouble. . . . in 8nch case. m.i5 A-m .
After colds, few and similar ins lt jg oetter to Tfct a way we mj,
there is an increase of bodr impurities rej on a med- Aik year mmghborl
the kidneys must filter from the blood. lcine that has
If the kidneys are oTertaxed and fail won worid.wide approval than on
to remove excess acid and other harm- eomethiD; less favorably known. Use
fut waste, there is poisoning of tne Doan, pm$. They have been winnlnj
whole system. new friends for more than forty years.
Symptoms of disturbed kidney f one- Be sure to .set Doant. Bold at au
i,v Wa .rrin Kppkjirh. nersist draff b to res.
Avw uia iv AtoO ' - ! ,
He was buried 18 feet below the
surface late yesterday while working
with his father, a sewer contractor.
They were tapping a sewer to install
a line to a nearby house when tim
ber of a shaft in which they were
working collapsed. As the dirt closed
in, Jackson's father, who was near
the surface, jumped to safety and
iropped a length of pipe down the
shaft. By twisting and turning it
he managed to get it near enough so
that his son could grasp it.
Then the dirt burled the son, leav
ing only a small crevice in the dirt
and broken timber over the spot
where he lay. Firemen ran a rubber
tube through the pipe and pumped
oxygen through it. Police, WPA
workers and. sewer department em
ployes cleared Jackson's face in six
hours but were delayed in freeing
him because of earth slides.
i rrilliant Playing Characterizes Game
Until 6th Inning When Locals
Falter Much Argument.
The Gretna American Legion team
proved victors over the local juniors
at Athletic park Friday afternoon by
the score of 6 to 1, in a game that
up to the sixth inning was a fine ex
hibition of ball playing on the part
of both teams.
The contest was a great pitching
duel between Ed Smith, local hurler.
and Schay of Gretna, Smith allowing
but two hits up to the sixth and
Schay giving down but one for the
game and that to his opponent.
Smith. The locals hit several hard
and long drives to the Gretna outfield
which was working at top speed and
robbed Phillips and Parriott of what
looked good for a ride for the ball.
In the fourth inning York made a
spectacular catch in the right garden
h?ck of the initial sack and through
the game Joe Phillips at short show
ed class in his work. Joe York at
first also tolled well and earnestly
with twelve outs to his credit.
The sixth saw Nefsky for Gretna
safe at first on a single and when
Lutz allowed the peg from home to
get away he was safe at Becond and
able to pilfer third and scored on the
out of Ellinger. second to first.
Gretna opuied in the seventh with
hitting attack and several local
errors to ice up the contest. The
visitors got away with some well
placed bunts that the runners beat
them out for hits while two errors
at third and a bobble at first enabled
the scoring list to extend to five.
The Platters came back to bat in
the last of the seventh to try and
win back a game well in the fire, but
without any luck. Ed Smith hit safe
to right and was sacrificed to second
by Allbee. Smith then proceeded to
journey over to the third sack on a
balk and was called safe, bringing
forth from the visitors a vigorous
protest and holding tip the game, but
Ed stood pat and the umpire's deci
sion as safe was good. Noble was
out on a fly to center -and on which
Smith came home and was called
safe,' Again the well known cry of
rage arose and the visitors swarmed
onto the. .diamond , to berate and de
nounce .Umpire Wall but finally the
dark clouds rolled waay and tho
3core, the lone tally of the Platters,
The box score of the game was as
AB II It l'O
mith, 3b . 3
Allbee, If 2
Noble, rf 3
Phillips, 8s 3
Parrioft, 3b 2
Martin, 2b 2
Jones, c 2
Chovanec, cf 2
York, lb 2
1 21 15
FEATHER LESS CHICKEN
WEARS COTTON "SHIRT"
CHERRY VALLEY, O. (UP)
Babe, a little White Rock chicken
pet of Mrs. George Davis, never has
grown any feathers but 4he 'chick
13 comfortable in a cotton shirt Mrs.
"Babe hasn't a feather," Mrs.
Davis said. "The other chickens
usjd to peck him, so I made the
shirts from old stockings."
The shirt also protects Babe from
the blistering rays of the summer
Mrs. Davis cut holes in 'the stock-
ngs to allow his wings and legs to
lip through and made a drawstring
so the shirt would fit snugly about
ab n ii ro a e
Ellenger, If 4 0 0 2 0 0
Clark, lb 4 0 1 7 0 0
Vierregger, cf 4 0 0 4 0 0
Frady, c 3 1 1 5 2 0
Schay, p 2 0 1 0 10
Margold, 2b 3 10 110
Lorcnz, 3b 31 1 1 1 0
Olderog, ss 3 10 111
Nefskey, rf 2 2 1 0 0 0
28 6 5 21 6 1
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