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Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1939.
Hurt in Wreck
Herman Frederick in St. Catherine's
Hospital as Result of Car-Bus
Crash Monday Night.
Herman Frederick, 23, of Nebras
ka City, is in very critical condition
at the St. Catherine's hospital in
Omaha, where he was rushed late
Monday night after a Missouri Paci
fic bus and the car that he was
driving sideswiped on highway No. 75
in the south part of the city at the
foot of McConkey hill. Ia the car
with the youngman was Miss Dor
othy Yost, 22, of near Murray, who
was yery severely cut and injured.
The bus which is due here at 10
e'elo k in the evening was coming
north at the time that the new
Chevrolet car, driven by Mr. Fred
prick vas going south. The accident
occurred at the time of the very
heavy rain that had made driving
rery bad and also madtk the work of
the rescue party more difficult. Mr.
Frederick and Miss Yost had been in
Plattsmouth at the Nearhood home
and started for their home at the first
sprinkle of rain, reaching the scene
of the accident while the storm was
at its height.
The bus had apparently started
to swing on the wet and slippery
road Just after leaving the hill, and
this is thought probably the cause of
the crash. The driver had had dif
ficulty in controlling theb us and had
felt only a slight jar as the car was
struck, but the swaying bus struck a
spillway culvert and was toppled on
its side. The car with the left side
almost demolished, was hurled across
the roadway and into the small ditch
on the west of the road but remain
ed in an upright positions -
A passing motorist coming through
the rala was unable to lend" aid and
drove on to this city and gave the
alarm at the Ofe service station,
where E. G. Ofe at once responded
with his first aid equipment and oth
ers at the station sent out calls for
medical aid and for the sheriff. On
reaching the scene Mr. Ofe found Miss
Yost out In the roadway and Mr. j
Frederick imprisoned in the car, his
right foot and leg being caught and :
held by parts of the wrecked mechan
ism of the car. He w as bleeding pro
fusely from a gash in the neck that
had apparently severed the jugular
vein, the patient in very critical con
dition. Mr. Ofe showed judgment and
quick action in getting into the right
hand side of the car and while par
tially in the water of the ditch was
able to get in to the wound and
secure the artery, holding this until
Dr. W. S. Eaton arrived on the scene
and was able to temporarily close
the artery until the injured man
might be rushed to the St. Cath
erine's hospital. It was with great
difficulty that the injured man was
released from the car. It was neces
sary to tear off the door on the right
hand side of the car by force to re
leAse Frederick. That he Is still alive
is due no doubt to the prompt work
of Mr. Ofe.
Miss Yoo with members of the
bu3 party, numbering some thirteen,
were brought on into the city, she
being the most severely injured while
those in the bus had only severe
bruises and a general shaking up.
The party were aided by the physi
cians who had responded to the call
Among the bus passengers were
Miss Catherine Conis. of this city,
who had two very severely injured
ribs and Chris Pappas, of Council
Bluffs, a cousin, who had his leg
The bus was driven by O. T.
Cheney, of Kansas City and the bus
was en route from Kansas City to
One of the first on the scene of
the accident was Clyde McWilllams.
603 North 17th street, Omaha, who
had found Miss Yost out of the car
and bleeding from the many cuts,
but able to walk and call for aid.
It was found that Miss Yost had
i very severe cut over the left eye
and three deep lacerations on the leg
that required a great many stitches,
as well as the loss of several teeth.
The bus was righted by a wrecker
early Sunday morning and taken to
Omaha while the damaged car was
taken to Nebraska City.
Reports from the hospital today
were to the effect that an examin
ation of Mr. Frederick disclosed that
he had suffered a fracture of the
right leg and a double fracture of
the left arm as well as the severe
gash cut on the shoulder and neck
and which has made his condition
very critical. He has been in an un
conscious condition for the greater
part of the time. His condition this
morning was much more encouraging
and he will be allowed to rest before
an X-ray is taken to determine the
possibilities of a" skull fracture, altho
there is no depression of the bone.
With no new complications his re
covery is much more hopeful.
Wed Sunday at
Miss Louise Joan Fitzmayer and Mr.
Edmund James Randolph Wedded
in Single Ring Ceremony.
Sunday evening at 7 o'clock at the
Presbyterian manse occurred the mar
riage of Miss Louise Joan Fitzmayer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Fitz
mayer of this city and Mr. Edmund
James Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Randolph of Topeka. Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bourne
were the attendants of the young
people at the plighting of the vows.
The bride wore an ensemble of
blue and pink with white accessories.
The ladies wore corsages of carna
tions and snap dragons.
The groom and best man wore dark
suits and with carnations.
Following the wedding the bridal
party were entertained at dinner at
the Jacobs cafe.
The bride is a graduate of the class
of 1936 of the local high school and
has been engaged at the Nebraska
Masonic Home for some time.
Mr. Randolph has made his home
here for the past six years and has
been engaged in the river work pro
gram for that period.
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph are leaving
this evening for Denver where they
will enjoy a three weeks visit with
Mr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Hallstrom
and children, Corrine, Robert,
Thomas and Jack of Avoca, Nebr.,
irrlved Tuesday in Lake Worth, Flor
ida, surprising their relatives who re
side there. They are guests at the
home of Mrs. Hallstrom's father and
sister, R. L. Propst and Mrs. Mayola
A fine time Is anticipated for the
week end and over the Fourth in
the manner of a family reunion as a
number of Mr. Propst's family now
make their homes in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Sindelar,
formerly of Omaha, now of Tampa
will go to Lake Worth, also Mr. and
Mrs. A. Wayne Propst. Kathleen,
Spencer and Richard, formerly of Ne
braska City, now in Jacksonville, and
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McPhant. Jr.,
ilso of Jacksonville.
They will be guests of Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Propst, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Greene. Jr.. all of Lake Worth.
The Hallstroms will visit the Flor
ida Keys. Everglades the gulf coast
and other points of interest before
returning to their Nebraska home.
SUITERS SEVERE INJURY
Mary. 13-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Smith of Murray,
was injured very severely Monday
near that place and which required
the services of Dr. R. W. Tyson to
dress the Injuries.
She was riding on the side of a
car while a young boy was riding on
the opposite side, the driver of the
car to avoid hitting a tractor on the
side which the boy was riding, swung
the car and which threw Miss Smith
into a steel post. A severe laceration
of the loin and leg was caused by
the steel post and which required a
great many stitches to close. She is
reported as doing as well as possible
under the circumstances.
RETURN FROM HOLIDAY
From Wtdnndtr! Dally
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Schneider, who
have been holiday visitors at the
home of their son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Burdic and
family, returned home last evening
from St. Edward. Nebraska.
ding of Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Patton
Family Here to Spend the Happy An
niversary at Home in South
Part of City.
From Wednesday's TJall
Yesterday at the family home in
the south part of the city Mr. and
Mrs. Robert H. Patton observed the
passing of their golden w-edding day.
J a very happy occasion as it brought
together under the parental roof, all
of the members of their family.
On July 4. 1889. at Grant City,
(Missouri. Miss Mahala Walker and
Robert H. Patton were married, and
after a short wedding trip came to
Plattsmouth where Mr. Patton was
?ngaged in the employ of the Bur
lington. In the long years that have
elapsed since the wedding day Mr.
and Mrs. Patton have been loved
and honored residents of this city.
Here they have reared their family
and both Mr. and Mrs. Patton have
been active in the movements for
the betterment of the community and
the upbuilding of their well loved
Mr. Patton has been active in pub
lic life and served as a member of
the city council and has been a
leader in civic affairs of the city. A
few years ago Mr. Patton was re
tired by the Burlington railroad after
years of faithful service and since
that time he and Mrs. Patton have
enjoyed life in the rest and quiet of
their attractive home.
Yesterday the family joined in the
anniversary dinner, some fifteen be
ing gathered around the table to join
in the fullest enjoyment of the event.
A large gold and white wedding cake
served as one of the features of the
The guests of honor received many
messages and greetings from friends
here and at more distant points, of
fering congratulations on the pass
ing of the fifty years.
The members of the family here for
the event were Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Patton and son. Robert II. of this
city. Ward and Dean Patton. of Chi
cago. Miss Ida Patton, Omaha. Mr.
and Mrs. Merritt Patton, Denver,
Mrs. George Goebel. Detroit. Louis
and Miss Ruth Ann Patton of this
city, and Dr. and Mrs. William T.
Walker of Chicago, the former a
brother of Mrs. Patton.
HAS TRIP TO MEXICO
Mrs. Oliver Meisinger has word
of the very successful trip to Old
Mexico taken by Dr. and Mrs. C. F.
Howe and two daughters. Betty and
Shirley of Williamsburg, Iowa. Mrs.
Howe was formerly Mattie Hudgins
of this city and is a niece of J. C.
Comstock. Her father, Tom Hudgins
also accompanied them.
While in Mexico they had a guide
who drove their car. The farmers
there used oxen, hand-made wooden
plows, and two-wheeled ox-carts for
wagons. Among their pleasures was
a boat trip on the Pacific ocean to
an island. They found the climate
wonderful, especially from Monterrey
down the coast.
Some distance southeast of Mexico
City Mrs. Howe purchased her wed
ding gift for Mrs. Meisinger. This
was a large colorful table cloth with
napkins, hand-woven by the Aztec
Indian woman from whom she pur
chased it. Mrs. Meisinger, formerly
Esther Trltsch, and Mrs. Howe were
close friends In Plattsmouth high
On their return trip they visited
Mrs. Russell Perry, formerly Mabel
Lee Copenhaver of this city.
Their tour took them through the
Ozarks where they saw again much
of the scenery they had seen last
summer when they took Mrs. Mei
singer with them. These two ladles
plan to be together again this sum
mer. HOME FOR VACATION
Miss Alice Marie Funk, who is now
located at Denver as church deaconess
at one of Ihe largest Methodist
churches in the west, arrived home
Saturday night on the Burlington
Zephyr. Miss Funk will enjoy a
month's vacation here at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Funk and with her uncle and aunts,
II. B. Perry and family. Miss Grace
Perry and Mrs. Daisy Sherwood.
TO LOCATE IN HOLLYWOOD
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard have
as their guests since Saturaay, July
I, Mrs. Howard's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Luke and family, former
ly of Lincoln. The Luke family have
siisposed of their property in Lincoln
and are at the present time en route
to North Hollywood, California,
where they will make their home in
the future, y expect to ve
Plattsmouth next week for South
Dakota where they intend to visit
relatives and friends before going to
at M. E. Church
Fine Program Arranged to Mark Start
cf Campaign to Make Chnrch
Independent of Debt
The Methodist church on Sunday
held the opening of the Independence
program of the church, one which has
as its objective the freeing of the
church of the outstanding indebted -
ness which is carried at this time.
The services were Vrry impressive
and arranged to carry the theme of
independence in its church and the !
nation to the members of the congre
gation. The pastor. Rev. J. C. Lowson gave
as the sermon. 'The, Choice Before
Us," a very uplifting and inspir
ational patriotic theme.
Allan White, cornetlst. gave "The
Star Spangled Banner as a selection
during the patriotic service and as
the audience stood. Raymond Evers,
Boy Scout, gave the pledge of al
legiance to the flag and in which
the members of the audience joined.
One of the deeply impressive fea
tures of the service as the rendi
tion of a message of Abraham Lin
coln, a message arranged as if the
great civil war president might be
applying to the present day situation,
the speaker being unseen by the aud
ience and carrying the message in
dramatic form to the auditors.
In the church independence theme
there was a large firecracker on the
platform, the fuse tied with fifteen
ribbons, each representing one hun
dred dollars and which will be re
moved as the sums are paid in. It is
the plan to have the cracker ex
ploded on next Fourth of July to
mark the Independence of the
rhurch from debt. Also there were
100 miniature church banks arranged
on the platform and which will be
placed In the hands of the members
for home donations to the most
ASKS FOR LN JUNCTION
Late Saturday afternoon an appli
cation for a restraining order against
Joe C. Wheeler was filed by County
Attorney Walter H. Smith, acting for!
The petition for the restraining
Injunction order and sets forth that
he County of Cass has a contract
with the defendant allowing them
the right to go onto land of the de
fendant and crush rock to be used in
WPA and other projects for the em
ployment of labor and as a part of
the relief program. It is alleged that
on June 30. 1939, the defendant
served notice on the plaintiff county
hat he had leased the lands and rock
rights to other parties, that the coun
ty and Its agents cease taking the
rock. The county asks that the de
fendant. Wheeler, be restrained from
interfering with the county or its
agents in crushing and removing
LEARNS OF DEATH OF SISTER
Mrs. Catherine Perry, who resides
with her daughter. Mrs. Charles
Spangler In Murray and who is
ninety-two years of age, received the
sad news of the death of her only
sister, Mrs. Lou Lindley. Mrs. Lind
ley passed away on Thursday, June
22, just ten days before her ninety
eighth birthday at Snow Camp, North
Carolina. On the second of July falls
the birthday anniversary of Mrs.
With the passing of the sister, this
leaves Mrs. Perry the only survivor
of her immediate family. Funeral
services were held and Interment
made in North Carolina.
Phone news to Ko. 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Littleton Bethards
Celebrate Passing of Their 37th
From Monday's Dally
Today Mr. and Mrs. Littleton Be
thards. who reside at their home on
West Elm street in the west part of
the city, marked the passing of their
tnirty-seventh wedding anniversary.
Due to Mrs. Bethards ill health, the
I event was observed very quietly Sun-
jday. a family dinner being served at
i high noon by a number of the chil
jdren who were present.
Miss Sarah Hatfield, daughter of
'the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hatfield
jof. Leon. Iowa, and Mr. Littleton
Berthards. son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Bethards of Pickwick
county, Ohio, were united in mar
riage on July 3, 1902. at the Leon,
Iowa courthouse, Justice of Peace Ed
Beck performing the ceremony which
was attended only by the bridal party
I and their attendants
Following their marriage Mr. and
Mrs. Bethards located in Centerville,
Iowa where the former was engaged
as a cobbler for five years. Then
the couple undertook the task of
farming in Decatur county, Iowa and
j farmed for about five or six years,
i and following this period of farming
Mr. Bethards' health became impair
ed and he was forced to return to his
former vocation that of shoe re
pairing. The Bethards family camel
to Plattsmouth on January 4, 1929
and have made this city their place
of residence where they have been
numbered among the esteemed fam
ilies of this community.
During their thirty-seven years of
happy married life, Mr. and Mrs.
Bethards have reared five children,
four sons and a daughter. The chil
dren are: E. G. Bethards. Allerton,
Iowa: R. D. Bethards. Dea Moines,
Iowa; William Lloyd Bethards. Oma
ha: Mrs. Cecil Ramsey, Van Worth,
Iowa: and Kenneth of Plattsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Bethards are sixty
one and fifty-seven years old. respec
tively. Those present with Mr. and Mrs.
Bethards Sunday were their son and
daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Bethards and son and daughter of
FUNERAL OF JOHN LEDGWAY
The funeral services of John Ledg
way were held Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock at the Sattler funeral home
at 4th and Vine streets and was at
tended by a very large number of
the old time friends and associates of
many years standing.
The very impressive and simple
burial service of the Episcopal church
was celebrated by Dean Stephen Mc
Ginley, of the Holy Trinity cathedral
of Omaha. Mr. Ledgway having been
a member of this faith for his life
time. During the services Mrs. John E.
Schutz and Mrs. Rae F. Patterson
gave two of the old and loved hymns,
"Rock of Ages" and "Abide With
Me." Mrs. J. M. Roberts being the
Among those from out of the city
for the service was District Judge
W. W. Wilson of Nebraska City. Dr.
Carl F. and Dr. George Schmidtmann,
of Omaha, nephews of the departed.
County Commissioners H. C. Backe
meyer of Greenwood and Ray Norris
of Weeping Water.
The Interment was at Oak Hill
cemetery and the pall bearers were
old friends of the deceased, they be
ing Andrew Kroehler. F. R. Gobel
man. H. M. Soennichsen. E. A. Wurl,
Edward G. Ofe and George W. Snyder.
PURCHASE OMAHA HOME
Mr. and Mrs. 'Joseph Bulin of
Omaha were in Plattsmouth a few
hours Monday visiting a number of
their friends and relatives. The
Bulin family recently purchased a
residence in Omaha, Adolph Hallas,
son of Mrs. Mary Hallas completing
the business transaction.
HERE FROM LINCOLN
Mrs. B. F. Wiles and Mrs. Ethelyn
Mullis of Lincoln, were here over
the holiday season, returning to their
home In the capital city Tuesday
A very pleasant afternoon was
spent by the "Riverview Club" at
the heme of Mrs. Robert Rea June
13th. Most members were present.
Our president, Mrs. Greeley Beil.
called ahe meeting to order by sing
ing "The Star Spangled Banner."
Roll-call was answered by telling
something about oar fathers. Several
visitors were present. The afternoon
was enjoyed by quilting and visiting.
Mrs. Rea served a delicious lunch.
Our next meeting will be July 11th
at the home or Mrs. Homer tnraaer.
Held at Bell
Home at Kenosha
Large Group Gather at River Spot to
Celebrate Anniversary of Gree
ley Beil on Sunday.
Calumet Bend was the scene of a
delightful picnic Sunday. July 2,
when some 120 friends, relatives and
former schoolmates of Greeley L.
Beil gathered to celebrate his 37th
The dinner was held near the home
of his grandmother, Mrs. Christ Beil,
on the site of old Kenosha, where
three large tables were spread with
sumptuous eats. Two songs were
sung by the group, led by Louis
Sack. "America" and "Happy Birth-
dav" for all those having birthdays
in June and July.
Two birthday cakes were presented
the guest of honor by Mrs. Georgia
Creamer and his wife, also several
gifts were received. j
Horseshoe and ball games were
enjoyed by many, and visiting and
reminiscing by all, many of whom
had not been together for several
The oldest guest present was the
guest of honor's grandmother, Mrs.
Christ Beil. who is 89 years old.
Some pictures were taken including
one five generation picture of Mrs.
Christ Beil, her daughter, Mrs. Peter
Campbell, granddaughter. Mrs. Aug-
ust Grauf. great granddaughter, Mrs.
Coy Atkinson and three great-great j
grandchildren. Barbara Ronnie andtne evening and again the creeks and
Gertrude Atkinson. Also two fourjgewers emptied their contents into
generation pictures, one including
Mrs. Christ Beil, Mrs. Peter Camp
bell, Glen Campbell and Robert
Campbell. Another with Mrs. Christ
Beil. Fred W. Beil. Greeley L. Beil,
anu" Forest Greeley Beil.
There were people from Lincoln.
Cedar Creek, Ft. Calhoun, Platts
mouth, Union, Murray and Nehawka.
As evening drew near the guests
departed, wishing Greeley many more
such happy birthdays.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Campbell and Robert, Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Shrader, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Rea, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Yard
ley, Helen. Lulu and Janice, Mrs.
Glen Puis. Carol and Sharon, Mr.
and Mrs. John Sutton, Pearl and
Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Major I. Hall.
Dick and Joan, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Campbell and Gary. Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Sack. France and Duane, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Campbell, Jr., Alex
Campbell, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mer
ritt, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lewis, Bob
bie, Thelma and Edith. J. D. Lewis,
E. G. Lewis. Mrs. Georgia Creamer,
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Hostetter. Kenneth,
Arlene. Betty and Maxlne, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Hull, Ruth and George,
Mr. and Mrs. Tomer Headlee, Mr. and
Mrs. Merle McCormick, Shirley and
Donna Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Camp
bell and Josephine, Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Campbell. Alice and Arville, Mr. and
Mrs. J. I. Fitch and Floyd Oliver. Mrs.
Mary Sillick. Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Chriswisser, John Chriswisser, Eileen
and Robert. Mrs. Lulu Wolfe, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Bauer, Mrs. Christ Bell. L
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chriswisser and
Bud, Mrs. Sarah McNatt and Emma,
Mr. and Mrs. Albertes Campbell and
Warren. Andy Campbell. Mr. and
Mrs. Coy Atkinson, Barbara, Ronnie
and Gertrude. Mr. and Mrs. August
Grauf. Dave and Lenis, Mr. and Mrs.
Wildon Switzer and Mary Ellen
Weber. Mr, and Mrs. F. W. Beil. Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Attebery, Virginia,
Geraldine and Marvin. Mr. and Mrs.
Greeley L. Bell and Forest Greeley.
See the goods rou Buy. Ca.ts.Tog
but how about the oootfs when
descriptions ere allurlna enough,
you aet themT
Three Inch Rain
Sweeps City as
Streets Filled With Water in Torren
tial Rainfalls at 11 Last Night
and 3 This Morning.
From Wedne.lay Va.iv
Culminating a very heated Fourth
of July in this city, last night short
ly before 11 o'clock a very heavy
rain and electric storm swept in from
the southwest, later the w ind sweep
ing from the north to bring added
rain and a very high wind. The rain
fall in the city was very heavy for a
half hour, the waters rushing down
from the hills to the main part of
the city where it was soon racing like
small riverlets along the curbing.
After the worst of the heavy rain
I had subsided the storm sewer at 10th
i and Washington avenue OTerflow,
and added to the volume of water
that was roaring down the avenues to
the business section of the city on it
way to the river bottoms. The flood
waters bore on its crest great piles
of debris of wood, grass and weeds
'and which added to the problem of
keeping the sewer Inlets open. Cars
that had been left parked along
Sixth street and in Main street also
added to the possible danger in catch
ing debris and darning up the flow
of the waters. Many had the fore
sight to get their cars to higher
ground as the rain started and were
Gaved the necessity of much wading.
Adding to the thrill of the rising
and swirling water was the fact that
the electroliers along Sixth and Main
streets were put out of commission
and the flood waters appeared even
more majestic, only lights from a few
stores and business places showing
the progress of the flood.
On north 6th stret the flood water
overflowed onto the sidewalk on the
east side of the street but did not get
Into any of the places of business al
tho this seemed probable as the crest
of the flood mounted.
Flood water from Chicago avenu
and the south, however, was not m
heavy and lessened the flood danger.
Early this morning the second
8torm swept down on the city and was
aimost aa furious as that earlier In
the business section and this second
flood aided In carrying off a great
deal of mud and debris that had been
deposited along the course of the
The high waters, tearing with
great force, again ripped out the
paving in the Burlington subway it
the foot of Main street, a large sec
tion being torn out to form a minia
ture lake and blocking traffic.
LEAVE FOR WEST COAST
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Even
and family departed Monday eve
ning for a trip to the Pacific coast
that will give them a vacation of
several weeks, in which time Mr.
Evers will attend the meeting of
the Masonic Home Executives As.-
ciation of the United States, of which
he is the vice president.
The members of the party are ex
pecting to enjoy a visit at the na
tional parks on the way to the west
and also stop at San Francisco to
enjoy the world's fair at Treasure Is
land and taking in the points of in
terest in that part" of the west.
After the visit at San Francisco
Mr. and Mrs. Evers and family are
driving along the coast to Port
land. Oregon, where they will attend
the meeting of the Masonic Home Of
ficers. At Portland they will be Join
ed by the W. A. Robertson family. Mr.
Robertson being president of the Ne
braska Masonic Home association.
AWNING IS BURNED
Tuesday afternoon some of the
celebrators on Main street In hurl
ing their firecrackers had one light
in an awning on the south side of
the Plattsmouth State bank build
ing. The awning was soon in flames
and the fire department called to
the scene and the blazing awning
torn down, but not until part of the
woodwork of the window was
charred. The awning was on a win
dow of the suite of offices occupied
by the Searl S. Davis insurance
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