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    Nebr. Stats Eistcrical Society
Vol. No. IV
NO. 43
Summer Confer
ence is Over
Richard Hitt, One of Delegates Repre
senting Local Church, De
scribes Activities.
Each year the Presbyterian church
conducts Summer Conferences all
over the nation for its youth. The
theme of these conferences this year
was: "World Christian Fellowship."
The conference conducted the past
week at Dana College, Blair, Nebr.,
is one of the series of these confer
ences. The conferences began Thurs
day afternoon, June 22 and closed
Thursday morning, June 29.
Each day was filled with inspir
ation and worship. The day of in
spiration began with the Morning
Watch. This was the personal relig
ious part of the day. Each delegate
found a shady place and there had
prayer, mediation and communion
with the Lord.
After the Morning Watch came
classes in the Bible, missions, meth
ods of leadership, and general courses
on the church and problems besetting
it today.
The afternoon was divided with a
rest period (1 hour) any sort of
recreation such as croquet, tennis,
baseball, kittenball, and swimming.
Each evening an inspiring speaker
spoke to us in the vesper period.
These inspiring vespers took place on
a little knoll in front of the Admin
istration building overlooking the
city of Blair.
After this had our evening pro
gram. Mrs. Weld of Coe College,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa gave us her im
pression of the different customs, ad
ventures and people she met as she
made her trip around the "world visit
ing mission stations of our church
and others.
The last night was the most in
spiring of all. This was our com
munion service. t)n a level plain be
tween the men's and girl's dormitory,
chaVs were arranged for the dele
gates. The altar was fixed in front
of this with a canopy of blue sky
overhead and a natural green floor
of grass underneath. Up in the
garden a little removed from the
scene was a supremely beautiful
lighted cross. When each group had
taken communion we took candles
and lighted them from the candle of
Christ and then went up into the gar
den singing "Follow the Gleam."
When we reached the top we divided
and formed a circle. Everybody was
invited to tell what the conference
had meant to them. Several re
sponded, one said the conference had
made her see where she had erred
and that she was going to be a
Christian like the one she used to be,
another said the conference had
meant much to him in spiritual ex
perience and hoped that it meant the
same to the others. The procession
then left the garden by whatever
path they chose.
After this all the delegates who
wished to go went on a moonlight
hike. When they arrived at their
place designed, a fire was built and
every one was given marshmallows
to toast. Then everyone spread out
their blankets to sit on and Mr. and
Mrs. Pfeiffer of Hastings College led
us in singing such old favorites as
"Heme on the Range," "Old Black
Joe" and others..
Thursday morning the conference
officially closed when all the dele
gates and faculty joined hands in
singing "Blest Be the Tie." The
certificates were then given out to
the delegates and another year of
the Presbyterian Bellevue summer
conference came to an end. A week
of Inspiration, fellowship, commun
ion, and worship to bring back to our
own churches and our daily lives.
From Saturdays Dally
This morning Mr. and Mrs. Em
mett Mullen and children, Emmett,
Nadine and Noreen, of Galveston,
Texap. arrived here for a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mullen, parents
of Mr. Mullen, as well as at Denison,
Iowa,- with the relatives of Mrs. Mul
len. The party had a fine trip and
arc delighted to be here with the
relatives and the host of friends.
Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck and Mrs.
Fred Lugsch are entertaining Mon
dry for the Texas visitors and the
Mullen family.
John Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs
William KeTley of Mt. Pleasant pre
cinct, is here for a visit with the
home folks and the many old time
school friends and associates in this
community. Mr. Kelley is a student
at St. Benedict's college at Atchison,
Kansas, where he is studying at the
theological seminary for the priest
hood of the Roman Catholic church
He has been at Campbell, Nebraska,
where he has been conducting a sum
mer parochial school for the past few
Former Official
Sues County for
Mileage Claims
Robert D. Fitch Appeals Rejected
Claim for Mileage to District
Court for Hearing.
From Friday's Dally
This morning in the office of the
clerk of the district court an action
was filed by Robert D. Fitch, former
county surveyor, against the County
of Cass, seeking to recover $1,217.38,
claimed to be due for mileage while
the plantiff was surveyor of Cass
The claim which was filed with the
board of county commissioners, was
disallowed at the session of the board
on June 7th, covered claims from
September 1933 to December 1938
when the plantiff retired from office.
From Saturday's Dally
Approximately $2,800 was realiz
ed at the sale of tax foreclosure
properties this morning by Sheriff
Joe Mrasek. This included 12,240.50
in bid money an average of slightly
over 27 cents on the $1 in back taxes
foreclosed, phis $306.80 in current
yfar taxes and $106.43 in special
improvement assessments, exclusive
of current taxes and special improve
ment assessments on properties pur
chased by the city.
Bidding was brisk on some of the
properties on others not so good.
The city purchased the Goos Hotel
building, as it had intended to, be
ing now in position to determine the
conditions of its resale, and guard
against its being torn down before
opportunity is given to see what can
be done to interest industries to lo
cate therein. The city also purchased
two of the residence properties and
three unimproved premises. Follow
ing the taking of deed, these will be
disposed of to acceptable buyers, the
city officials state.
Purchasers of properties are mak
ing plans for improving the same,
either to make homes for themselves
or as investment rental properties.
Leo Eoynton, local world war vet
eran. Is to enter the United States
Veterans' hospital at Lincoln for
examination and possible treatment.
Mr. Boynton has been a sufferer from
the effects of war disabilities and at
different times has been forced to
take hospitalization.
From Saturday's Daily
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Egenberger
and children, of Nebraska City were
here today for a short visit at the
home of Sheriff and Mrs. Joe Mrasek,
parents of Mrs. Egenberger and also
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Kelly, parents of Mr. Egenberger.
From Saturday's Dally .
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Nlckles of
Murray left this morning for Hol
brook, Nebraska to spend the week
end with Mrs. Nlckles aunt, Mrs.
Orley Perry. During their absence.
Lee Nickles, brothel of G. E. is look
ing after the lumber yard business.
Mjps Helen Farley, teacher In the
city schools at York, who is attend
ing summer school at the University
of Nebraska, came in Friday for a
visit here during the Fourth of July
with her parents, County Commis
sioner and Mrs. George L. Farley.
Juniors Prepare
to Aid in King
Korn Karnival
Junior C. of C. and Junior Wom
an's Club to Help Put Over
Fall Festival.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce
and the Junior Woman's club met
for a joint meeting Thursday evening
at tffe Hotel Plattsmouth dining
room, a large group of the members
being present to discuss the coming
events of the King Korn Karnival,
and aid as the two organizations
could afford in making this year's
karnival a complete success in every
way. The presidents of the two or
ganizations. Miss Wilbelmina Hen-
richsen and Vincent Kelley were in
charge of the meeting and discus
A committee was formed to inves
tigate the arrangements and plans
for the coming dance to be held in
the near future for the members of
the two organizations. Last evening
Joseph Knoflicek, Vincent Kelley, and
Miss Gertrude Vallery, who comprise
the committee, motored to Omaha to
interview Rick Lindsey in regard to
holding the dance at Playmore Park.
Friday, July 28 was the date set for
the dance, the music being in charge
of Mr. Lindsey.
Thursday evening, July 6 a num
ber of the members of both organiz
ations will motor to Murray and
Union, resuming their ticket-selling
campaign in these two towns, this
campaign advertising the King Korn
Karnival to be held in September.
Ordell Hennings, secretary-treasurer
of the Jaycees, is in charge of the
transportation and anyone desiring
to go may do so by meeting at the
court house at 7 p. m. Thursday.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce
will hold a noon-day luncheon on
Monday, July 3 in the dining room of
the Hotel Plattsmouth.
Thursday afternoon Chief of Po
lice Barclay, City Treasurer M. D.
Brown, E. H. Wescott. R. W. Knorr
and James G. Mauzy were at Omaha
to visit two of the Plattsmouth resi
dents at the hospital there.
They visited with Henry F. Goos
at the Clarkson hospital, where he
is recovering nicely from the ef
fects of a recent operation for gall
stones. He was feeling very good
and in the best of spirits.
The party stopped at the St. Jo
seph hospital to spend a short time
with E. H. Schulhof who has been
there for a number of weeks under
treatment and is now recuperating
from an operation. They found Mr.
Schulhof doing very well after the
severe ordeal that he has been
From Saturday's Dairy
This morning in the office of the
clerk of the district court an appeal
was filed by the Nebraska State De
partment of Roads and Irrigation
from the award of the board of ap
praisers on a tract of land near Mur
ray, condemned for the use of the
new overhead pass. The appraisers
awarded the sum of $1,180 to Clara
Druecker and others for the small
tract that was taken by the state.
The matter will now be tried before
the district court.
The work, however, is progressing
on the overpass regardless of the liti
From Friday's Dany
This morning Mrs. Mable Cum
mins departed for the east where she
will enjoy an outing and visit with
friends for a short time at Washing
ton, D. C, and look over the places
of interest in the national capital.
Mrs. Cummins will also visit the
world's fair at New York City and
be the guest of her son, Norrls Cum
mins and family at that place.
From Saturday's Dally
Miss Lillian G. White left early
this morning for Ulysses, Nebraska
where she will spend the Fourth of
July holiday visiting with her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James Gil-mour.
John H. Gayer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Gayer of this city, is spending
the summer season at New York
City, where he is engaged as a guide
at the World's, Fair and has the
fullest opportunity of visiting the
fair and in'assisting the large par
ties of tourists over the grounds. The
young man, was selected in competi
tion with a group of over 2,000 and
ranked among the very highest and
which places him as one of the heads
of this department of service.
Filed to Will of
Byron Golding
Nephew of Deceased Merchant and
Pioneer Resident Asks Instru
ment Be Not Allowed.
From Friday's Dany
The hearing on the matter of the
probate of the instrument purporting
to be the last will and testament of
Byron Golding, deceased, a well
known resident and merchant of this
city was postponed this morning in
the county court.
Objections to the admission of the
will and its acceptance to probate
was filed this morning by Mark
Perles. a nephew of the deceased.
through his attorney, Leon F. White.
Judge Duxbury set the date of the
hearing of the objections for Thurs
day. August 3rd.
In the objections filed it is alleged
by the opponents of the will that the
instrument was not prepared in due
form in compliance with the laws of
Nebraska: that the deceased at the
time of making the will had not the
capacity to make the same; that the
parties designated as beneficiaries
were of more disUut relationship
than the objector. It is also alleged
that the will offered does not revoke
previous wills made by the deceased.
The Light Bearers of the Presby
terian church were one year old
Wednesday of this week. A delight
ful celebration of the event was
planned by their leader, Mrs. Virgil
They , held their regular weekly
meeting at 9 o'clock a., m. in the
church Fellowship room, then at
noon sat down to a covered dish
luncheon together.
The flowers and birthday napkins
displayed the color scheme of pink
and white. Three round tables were
used and each one had a cake bear
ing one pink candle.
Dr. and Mrs. McCIusky and Miss
Frances Cloidt were guests at this
merry birthday party. Dr. McCIusky
congratulated them and compliment
ed them on the place the work of this
organization held in the church ac
tivity, and the very fine course of
instruction so efficiently carried out
by Mrs. Perry, their leader.
Thursday afternoon Dorothy Jean
Turner, Eleanor Giles and Helen
Hiatt, who have been attending the
conference of Presbyterian young peo-
e at Blair, returned home. The
girls with Richard Hitt of the local
church, have been in attendance at
the meetings held at Dana college,
and found a most inspiring and in
teresting time in the fine programs
Mrs. Joseph Wooster and son, Ray
mond, have departed for Denver
where they will Join Mr. Wooster
who Is engaged there in railroad
work. They are planning on spend
ing the heated period there in the
pleasant Colorado climate. Raymond
will return in the fall to resume his
work at the University of Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fridlund
of Craig, Nebraska, who have been
here visiting at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. H. G. McCIusky, the latter a
sister of Mrs. Fridlund, returned to
their home Thursday. The Craig
couple were guests of the Presbyter
ian minister and his wife since Sunday.
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County Court
Has Busy Session
in Hearings Today
Many Probate Matters Come to the
Attention of County Judge Dux
bury at Morning Session.
From Friday's Daily
A hearing was had on the matter
of the probate of the last will and
testament of Richard Deles Dernier,
deceased, of Elmwood, the instru
ment named the widow, Mrs. Laura
Deles Dernier, as the executrix of the
estate, who with the two daughters,
were present at the hearing and ap
pointment made.
In the estate of -Mrs. Mathilda
Turner, deceased, of Elmwood, John
E. Turner, a grandson, was named
the executor CTA. The will had
designated C. S. Aldrich, now de
ceased, as the executor. The heirs
are three sons, O. S. and James Tur
ner of Elmwood and Melvin of Cali
fornia. Hearing on claims was held in the
estate of Rosabelle Ferguson, de
ceased, of Elmwood.
Application was made for probate
of the will of Mary A. Murphy, de
ceased of Manley. Mrs. Anna Rauth,
a niece was named as the executrix.
Hearing was set for July 2Sth.
Hearing was held in the estate of
Louis Anderson, deceased, of Weeping
Water and in which estate Chris Ras-
mussen was named as the administra
tor. Hearing on claims was had also in
the estate of William T. Richardson,
The following from the Lisle (Illi
nois) News tells of the return to his
wire act of Ben Hankinson, for a
number of years a resident of Platts
mouth. The family resided at Lin
coln avenue and Marble street and
many will recall Mr. Hankinson as
he practiced his wire act near the
home. He was also seen in perform
ances at the Parmele theatre and
in local street attractions:
"Returning to his old profession
as a high wire performer, after be
ing out of the business for the past
seventeen years, Mr. Ben Hankinson
is now daily polishing up the old
act with new stunts at his residence
yard in West Lisle where he has a
tight wire mounted about twenty-five
feet in the air. He expects to start
billing the act around the 4th of
"Known in former years as 'Zar
eli.' the daring and defying high
wire act, he played large fairs, cir
cuses and outdoor attractions. His
son Nate, who died last year, was an
agile tumbler with him on the wire
when he was but a small boy. Mr.
Hankinson began his career on the
wire at the age of nine.
"He stated that he was present
when Jumbo, the elephant, was kill
ed. Jumbo, old timers remember,
was the largest elephant ever to be
brought to this country he was im
ported by Barnum of "There's a
sucker born every minute" fame.
"Relating the incident, Mr. Han
kinson said Jumbo sensed the train
would hit the herd and he picked
up a baby elephant on the track and
threw it to safety, then lowered his
head and met the oncoming train
Jumbo was killed by the impact and
the engine was knocked off the track.
"Lisle folks may catch the act be
ing formed at the Hankinson home
most any early evening. Ben is now
60 years old."
From Friday's Dally
The employes of the Burlington
Refrigerator Express Co. shops in
this city are to enjoy an extra day
holiday at this week end as the shops
are not operating today and will be
closed as usual on Saturday and
Sunday. With Tuesday as a holiday
also, Monday will be allowed as a
Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Harry
Rainey suffered a very painful injury
when she caught one of her fingers
in the rumble seat of her car. She
was hurried to the office of Dr. R. P.
Westover by Mrs. E. G. Ofe and upon
examination it was found that she
had smashed the finger quite badly.
John M. Meisinger of this city
was at Omaha Thursday to enjoy
the day in visiting friends and also
took the opportunity of visiting at
Boys Town, the center of Father
Flanagan's Home. Mr. Meisinger was
much impressed by the plant and
the wonderful record that has been
established there in rescuing and
saving the homeless and helpless
boy. A much larger building pro
gram is planned at the home to give
greater facilities for aiding the boys
of the nation.
Wedding Held at
Lowson Home
Bride Prominent Young Lady of Alvo
and Groom Member of Well
Known Ashland Family.
Friday evening, June 30th, Mr.
Harold Hoffman of Ashland and Miss
Josephine Stewart of Alvo came to
PlatWmouth to be married. Rev.
J. C. Lowson performed the double
ring ceremony at the Methodist
parsonage. The young people were
accompanied to Plattsmouth by Mr.
and Mrs. Roy W. Stewart and Emily
Stewart of Alvo, parents and sister
of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Hoffman, of Ashland, parents of the
Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of the
Ashland high school and is now a
radio operator at Fort Omaha. They
will be at home in an apartment in
Omaha after August 1st.
Mr. Hoffman is a nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Henrichsen, Sr.. and
cousin of Coach Bion Hoffman of
the Plattsmouth high school.
The wedding was in the nature
of a surprise to the friends of the
young people as it had been planned
to have the ceremony performed on
July 5th, but owing to an order of
the war department regarding the
marriage of enlisted men in the army,
if was necessary to have the cere
mony performed before July 1st.
After that date marriage of the en
listed men will cause their discharge
from the service.
From Friday's Daily
George W. Towle, for many years
a prominent resident of Cass county,
was in the city today to attend to
some matters at the court house and
was accompanied here by Theo Davis,
of Weeping Water, an old time
Mr. Towle is back in Nebraska for
a two months stay and is busy meet
ing the old friends and getting a
number of business affairs arranged.
Mr. Towle was at the Cass county
picnic held at Long Beach, California,
where he has resided for the past
few years. Ke also reports a very
pleasant visit from his cousin, Mrs.
Jerry McHugh and Mrs. Thomas
Walling, Sr., and family.
Mrs. Ona Lawton and son, Lyle
Young Lawton, of Omaha, were here
for a short time Friday evening as
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rex Young and with old friends. Mr.
Lawton was at Lincoln Friday where
with a large group of college gradu
ates he was sworn in as a member of
the bar, before the supreme court.
Miss Madge Garnett of this city and
James F. Begley, of Lincoln, were
also sworn in by the supreme court.
Early Saturday morning Misses
Alice Hiatt. Wilhelmlna Henrichsen,
Marie Nolting, Rita Libershal, and
Lucille Meisinger departed by auto
for Lake Okoboji. The girls expect
to spend the week-end at this fine
summer resort. Alice Hiatt is the
driver of the car. They plan to see
the sights of Iowa before returning
From Saturday's Daily
City Attorney and Mrs. J. Howard
Davis and daughter, Carol Ruth, left
this afternoon for Geneva, Nebraska,
where they will visit until Wednes
day at the home of Mr. Davis parents
and the many old friends in that
Death of Edward
Krug Sunday at
Home of Daughter
Long Identified in Business Life in
Southeastern Nebraska Was
85 Years of Age.
Edward H. Krug, 83, a resident of
southeastern Nebraska for the past
sixty years, died Sunday at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Mullen,
with whose family the aged man had t
made his home In recent years simo
the passing of his wife.
Mr. Krug has been confined to the
home for the greater part of the time,
in the past few years due to his
advanced years.
Mr. Krug was born in Philadel
phia, Pennsylvania, on October 13,
1S54, and spent his youth In that
part of the country, later coining
west to Nebraska and locating in the
southeast part of the state and where
he has been Identified with busi
ness activities in Stella, Shubert,
Falls City and other communities be
fore coming to Plattsmouth. He as
sisted his son-in-law, Mr. Frank Mul
len in the local meat market for a
few years when his health would
The deceased was married to Miss
Ella McMahan at Falls City, and
who preceded him in death in 1932
In this city. Two children have also
passed on before the father.
There is surviving the passing of
"Grandpa" Krug. one daughter and
two sons, Mrs. Frank Mullen of this
city, John Krug, of Lamar, Iowa,
Marion Krug of Lorunes, Iowa; one
brother. John Krug, Benkelman, Ne
braska; three sisters, Mrs. R. Mc
Naulty, Falls City, Mrs. George Tim-
merman, Stella, Mrs. Anna Casey,
Pender. Nebraska. There are also
surviving eleven grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren as well as
a large number of other relatives.
The funeral services of Mr. Krug
will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning at the St. John's Catholic
church, Monsignor George Agius cele
brating the requiem mass. The Sal
tier funeral home will be in chargo
of the funeral.
The Mynard Community club held
its regular meeting on Friday night
at the community building and with
a large number of the members and
several visitors present.
The meeting was presided over by
Royal Smith, club president, Mrs.
Og!a Wiles giving the secretary re
port. ,
Raymond Cook led the community
3inglng in patriotic songs that all
Joined in with the greatest feeling.
After the business session of the
club the east side committee gave a
very interesting program and which
comprised a round table discussion
of the subject, "Is America to Take
Part in a Foreign War?" Those who
participated in the discussion were
Mrs. Gertrude Barnard, Mrs. Pearl
Cole. Grace Louise Wiles, Will Nolte,
Edward Wehrbeln, Richard Cole, each
one taking their part in the argu
ment very nicely. After the round
table the members of the club Joined
i:i asking questions on various phases
of the question that had been brought
out by the speakers.
The club meeting closed by the
members Joining in singing, "God
Eless America."
As I leave the government Bervlce
as your postmaster for the past
twelve years, I wish to express my
appreciation for your kindness, your
patronage, and the opportunity ot
serving you. This has given me great
pleasure and I trust the same cooper
ation and consideration will be given
your new postmaster.
Believe me sincerely,
Thursday Henry J. Donat, Mrs.
Hamilton Mark and daughter, Rosy
Iln and Mrs. Vern Hendricks were
at Omaha where they spent the time
visiting at the Clarkson hospital
with Mrs. Henry Donat. Mrs. Donat
is recovering from the appendectomy
that she underwent Wednesday and
is rallying very nicely from the effects.