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THUESDAY, JULY 6, 1939.
PIATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
From' Monday's Dally
Mr. ' and Mrs. Justus Lillle, of
York, are here over the holiday
to visit with the relatives and friends
for a few. hours. '
Miss Catherine Graham and Miss
Patsy Shobel, of Lincoln, are here as
guests over the Fourth of July of
Miss Wilma Pickard.
William Sheehan, assessor of Cen
ter 'precinct and one of the well
known residents of Cass county, was
in the city today to look after some
matters of business. '
Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Hartford, of
Kansas City, Missouri, were here for
a few hours Sunday to visit old
friends. They are visiting at Stella,
v ith the parents of Mrs. Hartford.
RETURN FROM VACATION
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Libershal and
children, Theodore and Mary Irene
returned Saturday evening, July 1
following a pleasant two-weeks va
cation in Everett, Washington and
Vanvouver, Canada. The Libershal
family left Plattsmouth Sunday, June
IS for Everett, Washington to spend
several days visiting with Mr. Liber-
Fhal's brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Sartor. Mr. and Mrs.
Sartor celebrated ' their golden wed
ding anniversary on Tuesday, June
27, and this was the main purpose of
the trip to Washington for the Liber
shals. While on their visit in the north
west, the Libershals also spent a day
in Vancouver, Canada sightseeing
and visting the many points of in
terest. Mrs. Sartor was formerly Miss
Julia Libershal and is a step-daughter
of Mrs. Anna Libershal of this
city. She was married to Mr. Fred
Sartor on June 27, 18S9. -
FUNERAL OF E. H. KRUG
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at
the St. John's Catholic church was
held the last rites for Edward H.
Krug, aged resident of the commun
ity, who had passed away on Sun
day afternoon at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. Frank Mullen, with
whom he had made his home.
The requiem mass of the church
was celebrated by Father Marcelles
Agius with the sermon given by Mon
signor George Agius, pastor of the
church of which the departed had
been a communicant. The children's
choir of the church with Mrs. John
Cloidt as organist, assisted in the
The interment was in the Catholic
cemetery west of the city and the
pall bearers were selected from the
old friends of the family, E. H.
Tritsch, W. II. Woolcott, Joseph Lib
ershal. John J. Cloidt. Fred I. Rea
and John Bergman.
JR. C. OF C. LUNCHEON
The Junior ChamDer of Commerce
held a noon-day luncheon Monday at
the Hotel Plattsmouth. A number
of the young men were present. The
luncheon was held from 12 to 1 p. m.
It was decided at the luncheon to
hold a luncheon on the first Mon
day of each month and the business
meetings would be held on the third
Tuesday of every month.
Tomorrow the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, accompanied by the
Junior Woman's club members will
proceed to Murray and Union to stage
"King-Korn Karnlval fair - selling
campaign. Ordell Hennings is in
charge of the transportation and any
one that can furnish a car for the
event is urged to get In touch with
Mr. Hennings.. The members will
assemble at the court house at 7
o'clock tomorrow evening.
"JUST SO" SEWING CLUB
The "Just So" sewing club met
on Friday morning June. 30 at 9:30
at the home of Miss Ruth Ann Hatt.
Sewing on a zipper was a demon
stration given by Miss Mary Miller.
At 'the close of the meeting the hos
tess served refreshments.
The next meeting will be held at
10 o'clock Friday morning, July 7,
this meeting will be held in the
form of a picnic. Misses Mary Hitt
and Jane Hitt will give the demon
strations, Mary Hitt scheduled to sew
a pocket on an apron and Jane Hitt
Is scheduled to darn a stocking.
Plans and arrangements will also be
completed to hold an Indian Tea for
the mothers of the members.
CAR SKIDS IN DITCH
From Wedneaday'a Dally
Last evening Carl J. Schneider,
who was returning home from Lin
coln, had his car start skidding when
a short ways north of the Murray cor
ner on highway No. 75. The driver
was unable to get the car back under
control and It finally skidded into a
small ditch. It was necessary to
have a wrecker come out and get the
car back on the highway.
DROP GAME TO MANLEY
From MonJay's Daily
The C. Y. O. baseball team of the
Holy Rosary church was defeated
yesterday by the Manley C. Y. O.,
11-6. The game proved to be a little
wild as the Manley team scored five
runs in the first inning, and one In
the second. Trailing by six runs,
Plattsmouth proceeded to draw up to
within one run at 6-5. However, in
the fifth and sixth innings the Man
ley boys scored as a result of hits
mixed with costly errors. In the first
of the seventh, trailing 11-5, the
team from Plattsmouth rallied as
Chovanec and Aschenbrenner hit
safely with one out. However, Er
hart, Manley chucker, retired Lutz
and Gradoville in order. Chovanec
scored when the Manley catcher drop
ped a third strike and was forced to
throw to first.
Bill Erhart of Manley pitched a
fine game, giving six hits, walking
two, and striking out twelve. Chov
anec, pitcher for the locals, gave up
eight hits, walked none, and struck
out seven. Manley made three errors
while Plattsmouth erred seven times
The lineups and batting orders of
the two teams were as follows:
j Plattsmouth Albin Chovanec,
pitcher; Frank Aschenbrenner, sec
ond base; James Yelick, first base;
Glen Lutz, shortstop; Thomas Grado
ville. third base; Matthew Sedlak,
catcher; Leonard Kalasek, left field,
Robert Yelick, center field; Charles
Kozak, right field.
Manley Keith O'Brien, first base;
L. O'Brien, catcher; Herbert Stan
ler, shortstop: M. Erhart, third base;
G. Erhart. second base; H. Sands,
center field; Dale Stander. right field;
Harold Stander, right field: and W.
The local team was accompanied
to Manley, where the game was
staged, by the C. Y. O. moderator.
Rev. Joseph R. Sinkula and John V.
Svohoda, former prominent baseball
player and first baseman.
DRAWS DOWN FINE
From Monday' Daily
Donald Hutchison and John Han
get, both of Nebraska City, were ar
raigned in the court of Judge C. L.
Graves this morning on a charge of
being intoxicated on complaint of
Ogicers Herbert Johnson and Frank
Boetel. The two were given fines of
f5 and costs for the offense.
HERE FROM DENVER
Mrs. Leo Morse and children, of
Denver, are in the city where they
will enjoy a visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. William Kief, parents of
Mrs. Morse, as well as with the many
friends and relatives here and in
ARRIVES FROM CALIFORNIA
Mrs. Margaret Tulene of Orange.
California, arrived Sunday from her
home on the west coast and will
spend some time in this part of the
west visiting with relatives and
friends. Mrs. Tulene was formerly
Miss Margaret Boetel of this city.
SHOWS FINE IMPROVEMENT
Charles Gradoville of this city.
who is at the University hospital at
Omaha, recovering from a very deli
cate eye operation, is reported as do
ing very well and shows every Indi
cation of a most successful oper
ation. HERE ON A VISIT
Mrs. Nelson Eaton and family of
Denver and Mrs. Vern Younker of
Roco, are in the city for a visit
with their father, John W. Alwin
and also at the home of their sister,
Mrs. Carl Hail and family for a few
LIGHT BEARERS MEET
We met at the Presbyterian church.
There were nine present. Our topic
for study was "Prayer." We made
booklets to put the things we learn
in. The next meeting will be held
at the Presbyterian church at 9
o'clock Wednesday, July 12. .
By JANE HITT.
VISITS HERE FROM PERU
Mrs. G. E. N. Sanders of Peru, was
here over the Fourth of July as a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
James Bridgewater, Sr.. Mrs. San
ders being a sister of Mrs. Bridge
water. She was taken home Tuesday
afternoon by the Bridgewaters.
RETURN FROM CONFERENCE
Rev. and Mrs. Paul Dick, Misses
Whipple Leonard and Jackie Weten
kamp returned Saturday evening
from York, Nebraska where they at
tended the United Brethren camp
conference held in that city last week.
DO EXCELLENT WORK
Monday night and Tuesday Sheriff
Joe Mrasek and Deputy Sheriff
Doody were very active in pa
trolling the highways and on the
alert for any motor accidents that
might occur or aid that they might
give Last night they were kept busy
patrolling the highways, pulling a
great many cars out of difficulties
along the highways and securing help
to get other cars out of ditches where
they had been caught in the heavy
rain and which made it difficult for
the cars to proceed.
The sheriff and deputy proved
friend in need for a great many and
deserve a great deal of praise for
their excellent services to the travel
MAKES ATTRACTIVE PICTURE
Passersby of the William Baird
home at Seventh and Main streets
have been attracted by the very at
tractive picture presented by the
fioral beauty around the home. Par
ticularly striking is the colorful deep
pink petunias which are displayed
in pots on the porch rails on both the
first and second floors of the house
These can be seen for quite a dis
tance and certainly add a touch ot
color to the decorations of the home.
TO VISIT CANADIAN COAST
Mrs. John Donelan spent the
Fourth of July at the home of her
son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and
Mrs. Karl Brown and their daughter,
Marion, at Papillion. Early this
morning the Browns and Mrs. Done
lan left for a several weeks' trip,
their destination being Nova Scotia.
They are planning to visit the New
York world's fair for a short time,
also in Washington, New Brunswick
and many other places of interest.
NEEDLE AND THREAD CLUB
The Needle and Thread club met
at the home of Mrs. Newton Sulli
van on June 22, and will meet again
on July 6 at the same place. We are
oing to. make needle cushions and
hand towels for the next meeting.
The hostesses were Wilma Mumm
and Ruth Hull, they serving cup
cakes, cocoa and ice cream. The next
hostesses are Helen Lepert and Louise
Lepert. We have a new member,
MRS. DON STEVENS VISITS
PARENTS HERE TEN DAYS
Mrs. Don Stevens and little daugh
ter, Joan departed for Council Bluffs
Tuesday evening, where they will
loin relatives and motor back to
their home in Fort Collins, Colo.
after a very happy ten day visit at
the home of her parents, W. A. Gallo
way and family, west of town. Mrs.
Henley of Omaha also spent the 4th
visiting with her parents and sister
GOES TO CALIFORNIA
Miss Helen Smetana, secretary for
the L. W. Egenberger insurance
agency, left Sunday for California
where she is Intending to spend the
next three weeks visiting with many
of her former Plattsmouth friends
During her stay in California Miss
Smetana will visit the San Francisco
MRS. HENRY DONAT STILL
Mrs. Henry J. Donat is still at
the Clarkson hospital at Omaha
where she has been recovering from
a recent appendectomy. In the last
two days she has suffered a great
deal but it is hoped that in the next
few days may take a definite change
for the better. x
RETURNS FROM LINCOLN
From Wednenday'a Datl
Miss Margaret Heineman, daugh
(er of Dr. and Mrs. P. T. Heineman,
returned this evening from Lincoln,
Nebraska where she spent the Fourth
of July holiday with her cousin, Miss
Mary Ann Mohrman. She was in
Lincoln eince Sunday evening.
GUESTS AT BRIGGS HOME
Elliott Ozbun, brother of Mrs. M.
8. Briggs. with his son. Frank Ozbun,
wife and their daughter, Miss Mar
lon, arrived here Sunday from their
home at Waukee, Iowa. They will
spend the Fourth of July with Mr.
and Mrs. Briggs.
LEAVE FOR CALIFORNIA
From Wednesday's Dajly
Frank Kalasek. Jr., and wife and
Wesley Gradoville departed this
morning by auto for Fresno, Cali
fornia, where they are expecting to
locate. They are driving by way of
Cheyenne and Salt Lake City to Cali
fornia. While in the west they will
visit with friends for a short time.
DEATH CURTAILS VISIT
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Konfrst and
three children accompanied by Louis
Konfrst all of Chicago, Illinois ar
rived in Plattsmouth Saturday eve
ning intending to spend a week here
visiting with the former's parents
and the latter's brother. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Konfrst. Mr. Louis Konfrst
had not seen his brother for the past
twenty-six years and the visit was
to be of great joy to him but only
to have it blotted out by death. Even
before their destination in this city
ended, a telegram received here by
the Frank Konfrst family notifying
them of the sudden death of Louis
Konfrst's sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna
Kust in Chicago.
The Chicago parties were only
over-night guests in Plattsmouth and
early Sunday morning they returned
to Chicago to attend the funeral ser
vices of Mrs. Kust. Two of Leslie
Konfrst's children remained here to
spend several days visiting with the
From Wednesday's Dany .
Lightning streaked its way thru
the house wiring at the Elmer Webb
home last night, blowing the main
lead-in fuse on the second floor, go
ing on through the secondary fuse
block in the basement and finding
outlet at the point of least resist
ance in the clock arm that extends
above the gas stove in the kitchen.
A fan had been left plugged into the
appliance receptacle just below the
clock, and the points on the plug
were melted as the electricity jumped
the brief gap to the grounded stove
a-m. iiiacK streaKS in an directions
ou the porcelain arm show the in
tensity of the current. Radios and
other appliances were not disturbed,
nor was the fan itself damaged, but
the stove lead remains grounded.
TO RE-ENTER SERVICE
Earl Lamberson, who was just re
cently discharged from his enlist
ment in the United States navy, re
turned home Monday from a visit
with friends and former shipmates at
Chicago. Mr. Lamberson was dis
charged at Coca Solo, Canal Zone,
where he has been in the submarine
service of Uncle Sam. Earl is expect
ing to re-enlist for a second hitch in
the service but will have a visit here
with his father and the many former
school friends before he returns to
HERE FROM WEST COAST
Visiting with relatives and friends
in this part of the state is Julius
Toman, of Eugene, Oregon, a former
resident here and well known to a
very large circle of old friends. Mr.
Toman is a brother of Anton, John,
Frank Toman and Airs. John Hiber
of this city and has had a great
pleasure in visiting them and with
his many nephews and nieces through
RETURNS FROM TRIP
C. E. Wilcox and daughter, Miss
Marilynn, of Lake Worth, Fla., re
turned recently from Jacksonville,
Fla. Accompanying them home was
Mrs. Wilcox. They were guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wayne
Propst and family. Mrs. Propst and
Mrs. Wilcox have recently returned
from a six weeks motor trip, which
included visits in Iowa, Nebraska and
South Dakota. Lake Worth (Fla.)
RETURN TO STUDIES
Miss Maxtne Cloidt and Miss Helen
Farley, who are attending the sum
mer scnooi or ine university 01 Ne
braska, were over holiday visitors in
this city and returned Tuesday after
noon to Lincoln to resume their
LEAVE ON VACATION
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Lowson and
daughters. Florence, Ruth and Eileen,
departed Sunday evening for Lodge-
pole. Nebraska, where they will visit
at the home of a brother of Mrs.
Lowson and enjoy a rest for two
LEAVES FOR CALIFORNIA
From Monday's Dally
Otto Schliscke departed today for
the west coast where he will visit
with a number of the old time friends
in that part of the west and also ex
pects to attend the San Francisco ex
position at Treasure Island, before
HERE FROM CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. George Meisinger
have as their guests at the present
time Mrs. Dorothy Ryan and son.
Ralph of California. They are also
visiting with Mrs. Thimijahn and
daughter. Miss Maxine.
From M nday's Daily
Entertain at Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kahoutek
entertained Sunday at dinner for Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Ptacek and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence West
phalln. of Omaha. The ladies are
sisters of Mrs. Kahoutek. Mr. and
Mrs. Westphalin are leaving the last
of the week for San Francisco and
the world's fair.
Friday Afternoon Club
The Friday afternoon card club
met last week at the home of Mrs.
Newton Sullivan with Mrs. Don Har
ris present as a guest of the club.
The prize winners of the after
noon were Miss Marie Horn, who re
ceived the first, and Mrs. Herman
riekotter, who was given the second
A luncheon was served by the hos
tess at the close of the afternoon.
Have Family Dinner Party
Sunday the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Becker near this city, was the
scene of a very pleasant dinner party,
honoring the ninth birthday anni
versary of their daughter, Mary Lou,
as well as that of Mr. Becker. A de
licious dinner was served at 12:30 by
Mrs. Becker. Those who attended
the event were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Becker and Billy, Mrs. W. A. Becker,
Miss Isabel Rainey, Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Rainey of Omaha, Carol Lou
Bernhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Becker and
Honored on Birthday
Henry Sander, well known city
mail carrier in this city, was honor
ed at a 7 o'clock dinner last eve
ning at the home at 919 Ave. D, the
occasion being the observance of the
passing of his 74th birthday, which
occurred Sunday. The dinner was
prepared and served by his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. John Sander assist
ed by a number of the other relatives
who were present.
Guests at the birthday dinner in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sander,
Jr. from Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Albert from Murray, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Albert and daughter, Betty
Ann. and Mr. and Mrs. John Albert
from Cedar Creek, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Bishop from Omaha, Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Engelkemier.and Mrs. Plaguer from
Nehawka, Mr. and Mrs. John Sander,
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wiles, and the
guest of honor, Mr. Henry Sander.
The birthday cake was baked and
arranged by Mrs. Henry Albert.
First Mortgage Loans and Loans
on Shares $1,040,538.89
Association Building and Equip
Other Real Estate 145,570.89
Real Estate Sold on Contract 67,491.18
Loans in Foreclosure 4,997.08
Capital Stock in Federal Home
Loan Bank 22,500.00
Municipal Warrants and U. S.
Treasury Bonds 16,868.74
Other Assets 875.93
Cash on Hand 38,379.13
Since January 1, 1939, Our Cash Service to Members Included these Principal Items:
RECEIVED: Payments on Shares $42,081.93
Loan Repayments 65,110.00
Interest ami Rents 41,963.46
PAID OUT: Cash Dividend on Shares $14,379.16
New Loans 89,871.00
Repayments of Shares to Members 43,921.40
DIVIDEND RATE CONTINUED AT 3J PER ANNUM
$18,697.70 Now Paid and Credited to Accounts of 752 Members!
W. W. METZ. Chairman
JOHN C. MILLER.
B. J. von Gillern -
From Wednesday' Daily
Hold Birthday Party
The home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Kief in the south part of the city,
was the scene of a very pleasant fam
ily party on the Fourth of July, the
event also being the birthday of
Franklyn Kief, the eldest Bon of the
family. The members of the party
enjoyed a fine dinner and spent the
remainder of the time In visiting;
Miss Amelia Kief of Omaha, where
she is engaged in working, was here
to join the other members of the fam
ily as was Mrs. Leo Morse and chil
dren of Denver.
Vallery Family Gathering
The John Vallery family held a
family gathering in the nature of a
picnic in one of the Fremont, Nebras
ka parks Sunday. The three families
from Plattsmouth motored to Fre
mont early Sunday morning and were
met there by Mr. and Mrs. Burr
Davis who reside at Wayne, Nebras
ka. The main feature of the day
was the dinner served at the noon
The picnickers included Mr. and
Mrs. John Vallery and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Vallery and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ptak and
family of this city, and Mr. and Mrs.
Burr Davis of Wayne, Nebraska.
Hold Family Party
The Fourth of July was observed
at the home of Sheriff and Mrs. Joe
Mrasek with a gathering of their
family to enjoy the fine dinner ar
ranged for the Independence day ob
servance. Those attending were Mr.
and Mrs. Will Linder, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Egenberger and family of
Nebraska City, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
Kelley, Jr.. Robert, Howard, Mar
garet, Donald Mrasek and Miss Betty
Vallery of this city. Mr. and Mrs.
James of Nebraska City.
Honor Dr. H. G. McClusky
Tuesday afternoon a group of the
friends and associates in church work
of Dr. and Mrs. H. G. McClusky,
gathered at the Country club for a
picnic party, the event honoring the
passing of the birthday anniversary
of the genial Presbyterian pastor. The
time was most delightfully spent in
visiting among the friends who have
made this an annual event. Those
attending were Mr. and Mrs. George
L. Farley, Mr. and Mrs. James W.
Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Cloidt, and Dr. and Mrs. McClusky.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rawls, who had
been members of the group in other
years were unable to be out and at
tend the picnic party.
Shower for Miss Johnson
Birdie Mae Johnson, Avoca, was
guest of honor at a crystal shower
JUNE 30, 1939
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
of the Board ... WM. II. PITZER. President-Manager
Vice President H. P. MEYER, Treasurer
MARSHALL PITZER. Secretary
Oliver Stevenson - J. C. Thvgeson - William G. Utterback
Pfann - Frank B. Hall - Arthur Sweet
at the home of Hazel Baler, a school
mate of the honoree, in Nebraska
City Saturday evening. Miss John
son will be married to Roy Olson, of
this city this month.
Miss Johnson received high score
at fantan and consolation went to
Eleanor Giles, Plattsmouth. Other
guests were Nora DeCory, Willene
Ftger, Mrs. H. D. Murrell and Lucille
Griffiths, Lincoln; Mona Barclay,
Friend; Margaret Bauer and Loll
Giles, Plattsmouth; Mrs. Carl Tent.
Aire. Henry Smith. Phyllis Strauu
and Mrs. William Baler, Avoca; Mar
garet Iverson, Mrs. Zella Traudt, of
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
Saturday evening at the court
house occurred the marriage of Miss
Lilly Adeline Wood of Omaha and
Herman William Wittliff, of Denver.
The marriage lines ere read by
Judge A. H. Duxbury in his usual
impressive manner. The marriage was
witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Muncie, of Omaha, the latter a sis
ter of the bride.
Earl Barkus of Lincoln, was in
the city Tuesday for a few hours
visiting with old friend. Mr. Barkus
was here a number of years ago and
engaged in barbering in the shop
operated by Percy Dunn.
SMOKESTACKS and h
No better slogan has ever
been thought of express
ing Plattsmouth's objec
tive farming and indus
try. Our part in the pro
gram is the furnishing of ft
.i it i J
one ratner small smoice
stack (yet it might sur
prise you to know that
we pay out between seven
and eight thousand dol
lars each month for pro
duce and wages all of
this money going to Cass
county people farmers
and employees). Accept
only Casco Butter from
your grocer and help us
maintain this smokestack.
LOWER MAIN St. rH0XE94
Shareholders' Investments :
Investment Shares : $ 673. 281. 81
Savings Shares 241,764.91
Home Owners' Loan Cor
poration Investment Shares. 175.000.00
Undivided Profits 42,305.53