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PLATTSUOUTH . SEMI - WEEKLY - JOURNAL
in a Overflowed
Cloudburst in Rowan County Esti
mated to Have Washed Away
From 50 to 100 Houses.
MOREHEAD, Ky., July 5 (UP)
A cloudburst descending upon Rowan
county early today overflowed Trip
let t creek before most residents real
ized there was a major flood, wash
ing homes away and leaving a heavy
death toll. Thirty-eight persons were
known to have drowned.
Joseph Duncan, manager of the
telephone exchange here, in a brief
long-distance call after limited tele
phone service had been restored, con
firmed that thirty-eight had drowned
and said he believed the death list
would reach "at least fifty."
IMmcan was one of the volunteers
who started out at the risk of their
own lives in small fishing boats when
the water began running several feet
deep in the streets. The town vol
unteers rescued all the trapped per
sons they could see or hear. Duncan
estimated that between 50 and 100
houses had been washed away by the
wall of water.
Eleven of the drownings "were said
to have been identified but only the
name of Mrs. Minnie Carter was re
ported because of the disrupted com
munication. The storm, which struck shortly
after midnight, was a deluge that
drove almost everyone indoors. But
few realized that it would start the
mountain stream rising to flood stage
within a matter of minutes.
Water poured from the stream, no
wider than an alley, into the low
lands first., then into streets in the
Sirens in the brick plant of the
Leigh Clay Products company scream
ed a warning. Outside help was not
available because roads were block
ed. Even the Chesapeake & Ohio
railroad's main line between Wash
ington and Louisville was closed at
Gages, six miles away, because tracks
were under water and two bridges
were w-ashed out.
"Whenever we heard someone cry
for help we rowed our boats that
way to rescue them if we could, Dun
METEOR CAUSES SHOCK
PORTLAND, Ore., July 3 (UP)
"Astronomers believe today that a
meteor exploding as it streaked across
the early morning sky caused the
concussion felt by hundreds of resi
dents of southern Oregon and north
So many persons were aroused by
the loud rumble that police stations
and newspapers were flooded with
more anxious telephone callers than
at any time since Orson Wells made
his famous "Men From Mars" broad
cast. Professor J. H. Pruett, head of
the University of Oregon astronomy
department, said he had no doubt
that the concussion was caused by
an exploding meteor, an unusual
Cass county has no uonced In
debtedness, as, like the state, we
have paid cash for our hard sur
faced roads and other improve
ments as we went.
EAGLE HEWS ITEMS
Lloyd Vance paid His grandmoth
er, Mrs. Pauline Ollerman a short
visit last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Ketelhut of
Nohawka spent Sunday afternoon
with Rhynard' Ketelhut."
Mrs. Guy Jones entertained the
Palmyra Legion Auxiliary at her
home last Thursday afternoon.
Orville Gardner, of Detroit, Michi
gan, arrived here last Sunday and
v ill visit relatives and friends.
Mr. and 51rs. Henry Umland and
family spent last Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fis
cher. Mrs. Linnie Deles Dernier risked
several days last week and the first
oi this week with Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mr.- and Mrs. William Hudson
and Mr. ai:d Mrs. George Trimble
spt-nt Tuesday evening of this week
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Peterson and
sou of Lincoln -visited Mrs. Peter
sou's mother, Mrs. Mary Wachter
William Crothwell, Sr.. of Tlatts
mouth, and son. William, Jr., of
Chicago, visited friends in Eagle the
first of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and
son Jack, and R. B. Morgan of Lin
coln visited at the home of Mrs. S.
E. Allen last Sunday.
Mrs. Tauline Ollerman had as
her guests last Monday evening and
Tuesday, Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs.
Pertha Wuif of Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wall of West
Point visited last week with Mrs.
Wall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Y.'all and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Vinson and
daughter Shirley and Mrs. Cora Vin
son of Lincoln visited at the R. A.
Oberle horns last Sunday evening.
Mrs. Mary Adams and daughter,
Jane, spent last week at Millard with
Mrs. Adams' sister, Mrs. Frank Ply
male and Mr. Plymale and family.
Mrs. Anna Klietsch came from
Omaha last Saturday and plans to
spend July and August with her
daughter, Mrs. Guy Jones and fam
ily. Roy Beach arrived in Eagle Tues
day morning from San Diego. He
has a 16 day leave from the navy
and will spend the time with home
Callers at the home of Mrs. Irene
McFall last Tuesday evening were
her sister, Mrs. Dennis and daugh
ter. Miss Emma Dennis and Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Spahnle of
Lincoln spent the Fourth of July
holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Spahnle and Mr. and Mrs. William
Mrs. Waldo Nenstiel and son ar
rived last Sunday. The Nenstiel
family have located in the Peterson
home, which Mr. Nenstiel recently
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wall, Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Wall, Mr. and Mrs.
Pr.ul B. Johnson. Miss Melva "Wall
and Alton Haase enjoyed a family
dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Thomson last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Peterson moved
their household goods to Havelock
last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Peter
son owned and occupied their home
here for nineteen years. They will
be greatly missed by their friends
and neighbors here in Eagle.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gillespie of
Lincoln and Mrs. H. E. Smith left
lift Sunday morning by motor for
Kansas City, where they will visit
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Peters. Before re
turning on Tuesday, they also plan
to visit Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duf
fieid and family at Ossawatomie,
LTrdical Officer at Boy Scout Camp
Hubert Stewart left last Friday
fcr NaifToo. Illinois, where he will
serve as a medicaT officer at Camp
h'astman. a Boy Scout camp, for the
next month. This will not only be
a nice outing for Hubert, but also
give him some practical experience.
Mrs. George Weyers entertained
Monday afternoon at a birthday
party for her little daughter, Beverly
June, whose sixth birthday anniver
sary occurred July 4th.
The honoree and her guests enjoy
erl the .afternoon together. A cake.
MEN LOVEVmpn '
girls with Irlilr
If you ar peppy and full of fan, men will
invito you to duces- mad parties.
BUT if you are eroaa, listless and tirad;
turn won't be interrated. Men don't like
"quirt" girts. When they fo to partiea they
want girls along who are full of pep.
So in eaae you need a good general yatem
tonic, remember for 3 generations one
woman has told another how to go "smiling
thru" with Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. It helps build up mora physical
resistance sad thus aids in giving you mora
pep and le&seaa difttrei from female fuao
IS PRIMRIO BV
AMIftlCAM FOUNDATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
NOW MOST SEEIOUS
THREAT TO HOESES
If history repeats itself, outbreaks of
sleeping sickness among horses and
mules will be very widespread this
sammer. The consequences are apt to
be disastrous to horse owners unless
they take advance precautionary steps
to protect their animals.
A case of sleeping sickness.
legs, and depressed appearance.
It Is estimated that upwards of
170,000 cases occurred in this coun
try last year. The disease is caused
by a virus, which is believed to
se carried by mosquitoes, flies, and
nher insects. Within the past few
xionths it has been found that some
:ases of human sleeping sickness
lemonstrate the same virus which
sauses sleeping sickness in horses.
Principal hope for control of equine
decorated in keeping with the Fourth
ni July centered the table. Flags
and colored balloons were used as
favors. Mrs. Weyers was assisted in
serving ice cream, cup cakes and
lemonade by Mrs. J. L. Wall and
Mrs. John Weyers.
The guests were: Kay Morton,
Joy Ward,. Jill Caddy, Sara Lee Slos-
son. Barbara Manners, Betty Brown,
Vivian Snoke, Donna Jean Rocken-
bah, Velma and Ardyth Siekman
rnd Beverly's first grade teacher,
Miss Williams of Roca.
Mrs. Martha Cooper and daugh
ters, Mrs. T. J. Hoham of Lincoln
and Mrs. Bert Lytle attended a re
union on Sunday, June 25, for the
descendants of the first three families
of Marshall county, at Marshalltown,
Iowa. Mr. Carroll C. Cooper, who
passed away a number of years ago,
husband of Mrs. Martha Cooper, was
a member of one of the families. Mrs.
Cooper, now S3 years old, as wife of
one of the early residents and one
o the oldest representatives of the
Cooper family, was given special rec
ognition. The event was celebrated by a
picnic dinner at noon. A miscellan
eous program was presented in the
afternoon, which opened with pray
er and the singing of sacred hymns
by the group.
About two hundred and twenty
five people were in attendance.
Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Lytle and Mrs.
Hoham greatly enjoyed their trip and
had an opportunity to meet some of
their relatives again and make the
rctjuaintance of others.
Snappy Stitchers' Club
The Snajpy Stitchers held their
third meeting at the home of Inez
Althouse. For roll call, each named
a kind of material suitable for a
summer dress. At the next meeting
t'.ey will tell what lines are good
for their figure. The members were
all present except Verda Rockenbach.
After meeting was adjourned a nice
lunch was served. The rest of the
time was spent in playing games.
Doris Bird, Reporter.
The Ttun-Yum Cooking CluV
The Yum-Yum cooking club met at
Lauretta Herrmann's home with all
members present, on Thursday. June
2f. The club is taking up problem
No. 3 in the books. Lauretta gave
a demonstration on setting the table.
Our assistant leader, Viola Root, was
back with us again. After the meet
ing, Mrs. Herrmann served a lunch
of jello, sppuge. and. pho.colate. cake
and iced drink. A visitor was Shirley
Mae Valentirier ' of "Lincoln.' After
hiuch, the rest of the- time was spent
in playing games.
The next meeting will be held
vith Betty Folken on July 13th.
Barbara Boren'. Reporter.
Dockage facIITiles ma PUtU
mouth an ideal factory Kits, w fit-
come and a splendid opportunity
10 expand snouid be an induce
ment to those contemplating a
chanae In location from lh mnn
thickly populated centers and
nooo areas or me east. v
sleeping sickness lies In a new type
of vaccine which was used with ex
ceptionally good results last summer.
In territories where horses were vac
cinated with this new vaccine by vet
erinarians, a large percentage obtained
immunity to the disease. The vaccine
is now being released to veterinarians
on a national scale for the 1939 sea
son, and if owners have their horses
Immunized early enough, it should act
Note the eyes and mouth, the braced
as an effective curb on the disease la
territories where It is used.
As an added precaution, owners
should keep their horses protected
against mosquitos, flies, and other In
sects in every way possible. Horses
should be kept out of low pasture,
should be kept in the barn at night,
should be equipped with nets while
working, and they 6hould be sprayed
with insect repeilant.
SUES DR. ALLAN E0Y DAF0E
NORTH BAY, Ont., July 3 (UP)
The legal offensive of Oliva Dionne
against Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the
physician who delivered his quin
tuplet daughters, gained volume to
day with a suit charging that Dafoe
had profited personally from the
quintuplets through private contracts
with forty-three corporations.
Dionne asked the district court to
order Dafoe to produce his private
papers to show the extent of his in
come from the corporations and indi
viduals using the quintuplet pictures
or names in advertising and manu
facturing. He also asked the court
to order Dafoe to turn all he has re
reived into the quints' trust fund.
It was Dionne's second suit against
the man credited with having kept
the famous babies alive during their
infancy. Six weeks ago he asked
damages against the doctor on the
allegation that he, Mrs. Dionne, and
the babies had been slandered by the
nature of Dafoe's initiation into the
Saints and Sinners club of New York
in a eourt labeled 'Ir. of Litters."
SEES PLOT TOR 1944
WASHINGTON. July 3 (UP)
General Hugh Johnson said today in
an article In Look Magazine that
new dealers urging President Roose
velt to seek a third term hoped to
split the democratic party by that
strategy, leave a wreck and then re
turn with "triumphal socialism in
Johnson, administrator in NRA
and himself once member of the new
deal circle, singled out Harold L.
Ickes, secretary of interior, for criti
cism in a recent issue of the maga
r.ine. Ickes Btarted the third-term
Johnson said that Ickes' objective
in urging Mr. Roosevelt to seek re
election, was to insure himself a cab
inet job for the next four years.
DEATH CF FORMER RESIDENT
A message was received here today
by old friends announcing the death
at Houston. Texas, on Saturday eve
ning of Mrs. Hattie Latham Welling
ton, a resident here in the eighties
and the early nineties. The deceased
lady was a daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Latham, the forme:
aent here for the Burlington rail
road for a great many years. In re
cent years Mr. and Mrs. Wellington
have resided at Houston, Texas,
where Mr. Wellington was the head
nf a large insurance company, pass
ing away there last January.
BEST WHEAT IN SIX YEARS
NORTH PLATTE. July 5 (UP)
Union Pacific officials estimated the
1939 wheat crop between North
Platte and Sidney as the best in six
years today and prepared to handle
a peak load of approximately 500
cars between the two cities from July
15 and 25. About 100 cars of wheat
from farms in North Platte vicinity
were expected at the freight terminal
in So. Carolina
to Go Modern
Santee-Cooper Project Will Revolu
tionize Low Country Cost
to Ee 40 Million.
COLUMBIA, S. C. (UD The
South Carolina Low Country, ri.h in
legend but long a trying economic
problem, soon may become the setting
for a social revolution in the state.
The long-delayed Santee-Cooper
project is under way at last, and for
the Low Country its completion will
1. Reclamation, of more than
150,000 acres of bottom lands which
have been wholly or partly under
water for as long as the oldest Low
Country resident can remember.
2. Cheap water transportation
through the section, extending north
ward to Columbia, and to Charleston
on the Southern Carolina coast.
3. Cheap commercial and residen
tial power rates, to be set up by the
Santee-Cooper authority on a scale
comparable with those of the TVA.
4. Unlimited agricultural possi
bilities in the soil fertilized through
the years by decaying vegetable mat
ter. Cost to Ee 40 Million
The Santee-Cooper project, to cost
40, 000, 000 in Public Works Admin
istration and state money, consists
chiefly of diverting part of the San
tce river's broad flow into a 14 5-mile
long navigable channel extending in
to the Cooper river north of Charles
ton. Dams will be built at Pinopolis to
divert the stream and create a large
reservoir to hold the flood waters
which row course into the low coun
try via the Santee.
The project was envisioned as far
back as 15 years ago and several
private companies attempted without
success to borrow federal money
with which to start it.
The Santee-Cooper Authority was
created by the legislature in 1934
and authorized to borrow money
But before work could get under
way, several power companies en
tered suit challenging tle legality
of current production in competi
tion with private industry.
Then began a long period of liti
gation j w hich was not settled until
last year,,. when, the U. S. supereme
court upheld legality. of the project.
Other court troubles arising from
land acquisition held up actual start
of the work, but all have been dis
posed of and land now is being clear
ed for erection of the dams.
The state already is offering the
double lure of cheap power and
water transportation before out-of-state
capital. It is believed these
factors alone will bring millions of
dollars in industry to the hitherto im
poverished Low Country.
Then there are the thousands of
rich acres that can support not only
the farmers of the Low Country but
population from other parts of the
state, where the land is worn out or
eroded, as well.
The passing of the swampy Low
Country will deprive writers and
folklore students of a favorite stamp
ing grounds, but state officials be
lieve the manifold gains will be well
worth that loss.
FARM REPORTERS FIND
AAA COMPLIANCE GOOD
Every indication is that practi
cally all farmers of Cass county who
last spring signed farm plans for
participation in the 1939 farm pro
gram are complying fully with the
program, according to 'Alfred Gan
semer, chairman of the county agri
cultural conservation committee.
The check of performance, which
is now well under way, reveals that a
large majority of farmers have com
plied with plans they outlined at the
time the farm plan was signed, Mr.
The 33 farm reporters of Cass
county have now reported to the
county office on inspection of 162
farms. There are 1770 farms to be
checked for performance in the coun
ty. Of this first group of farms re
ported on, Mr. Gansemer said, the
county ACP committee estimates that
1200 have earned payment for full
performance under the 1939 program.
Indications now are that the perform
ance check will be completed here
about August 1, 1939.
Without Laxatives and You'll Eat
ETerything from Soup to Nuts
The ttmnch should difott tw poundf rf fond
tt!jr. Wben ymi cat brary. rey. mr or
rirh food or whn yo art nrrou. hurrid or
rhrw ponrly your atcmach oftm pours "
much fluid. Tour food doein't dlgnt and ynu
b r. hmrtburn. nausaa. Pui or tour
atomarh. Tou fal sour, lick and upt all tmr.
Doctors fa nrtn take a laxatiTe for stomaab,
pain. It It dantarous and foolish. It taVem thce
little bla'k ublati called Brll-ans for Indigestion
to make the nceti itomaco fluidi bannles. rebee
distre-i in ne time and put you back on your
feet. Belief ia so ouirfc it Is amazinr and one 2oe
paduse ixoret U. Aak tot BeU-aoa lot iodiosaoa.
FOR ACP SOIL-BUILDING
Soil-building practices under the
1939 Agricultural Conservation pro
gram will have to be carried out by
October 1, 1939, in order to qualify
for payment, announces Mr. Alfred
Gansemer, chairman of the county
This is one month earlier than
the 1939 deadline for carrying out
'these practices. The change was
made. Mr. Gansemer reports, because
of the establishment of an 11-month
program year for the 1939 farm pro
gram, beginning November 1, 1939,
and ending September 0, 1939.
Mr. Gansemer also announced the
types of proof that will be acceptable
in establishing the fact that soil
building practices have been carried
out. Troof may.be established when
the farm reporter checks the farm by
any of the following methods:
If there is not a sufficient stand of
legumes or grasses and the farm re
porter is not convinced that a suffi
cient quantity of such seed was
properly seeded, written evidence
substantiating these seedings will be
If the seedings are of red clover
or alfalfa, or mixtures containing red
clover or alfalfa, the farm reporter
will also determine whether or not
the seed used was of approved origin
and In case of doubt will require writ
ten evidence substantiating the
origin of such seed.
If at the time of checking per
formance other soil-building prac
tices are not evident by visual in
spection and the farm reporter is not
convinced that they have been car
ried out. he will require written evi
dence to substantiate the carrying
out of such practice's.
Written evidence lftny consist of
certificates of origin, certificates of
threshers or combine operators or
LINCOLN TODAY IS INTER
PRETED BY IDA TARBELL
MEADVILLE. Pa. (UP) The
question: "What would Abraham
Lincoln do if he were president of
the United States today" was an
swered here by Ida M. Tarbell, bio
grapher of the Civil War President.
Miss Tarbell. now serving as guest
professor of biography writing at
Allegheny College, said Lincoln would
"take his time" in solving problems
of the day, whether national or in
ternational in nature.
'"He had very little of the vanity
which demands a quick answer," the
S 1-year-old author declared. "He
had little of . the laziness of mind
which makes people hesitate to strug
gle with a problem. He had an im
perative necessity to know he w-as
right. He detested verbiage and de
tailed reports. He was impatient
with unnecessary detail."
Lincoln, she said, would first search
out "'The 'bones' of the problem
the crux, the core something that
everyone would recognize a3 truth."
And. according to Miss Tarbell, the
crux today is: "Is it you and I and
our liberty or the state?"
AK-SAR-EEN PAYS $100.-
C00 ON DOUGLAS ST. BRIDGE
OMAHA, July 5 (UP) The first
step toward reduction of the debt
on the Douglas street bridge was
taken July 1 when Ak-Sar-I?en paid
off $100,000 of the outstanding bonds
on the structure, A. A. Lowman,
chairman of the bridge committee for
the board of governors, announced
Lowman said the organization
hoped to make further substantial
payments before the end of the year.
The reduction by $100,000 means an
annual interest saving of $4,000.
FIRE SWEEPS WHEAT FIELD
BLENCOE. Ia.. July 5 (UP) A
wheat field belonging to Bert Siet
zinger was ignited by a spark from
the exhaust of a truck yesterday.
Twenty-five acres of grain yielding
forty-three bushels an acre were de
stroyed before firemen extinguished
the blaze. Rietzinger estimated the
loss at more than $600.
When the siren screeches,
you think of the safety of
your own property. Is it
properly insured? Do you
know what your policies
protect? Consult us any
time for dependable coun
seL Searl 3. Davis
OPFICK! 2KH FLOOR
Piatt. State Bank Blda-
Toll Over Nation
at a New High
Over 700 Dead as Result of Violent
Death Over Fourth of July
Auto Deaths Lead.
Py United Pics
Paradoxically, it w-as a safe and
sane Fourth as far as fireworks were
concerned. Only four persons were
killed by exploding firewuiks. ci'in
pered with 5 last year. Humli'd
A nation-wide survey showed tluit
at least B79 were killed, compared t
'.i last year. Automohil-' a- i d 11 1 s
accounted for 2S deaths. IM drown
od and 194 lost their lives in falls,
homicides, fires and railroad and air
plane w reeks.
Every state reported at least one
violent death. Eiht Mates Cali
fornia, Texas, Pennsylvania. New
York, Michigan. Ohio. Illinois and In
diana accounted for nearly half of
California, with fir, deaths. all
states. Texas had 4 3, Pennsylvania
9. New York and Michigan :J4 eaeh
and Ohio 33. Coniieriient. jelaware.
Rhode Island, Vermont and West Vir
ginia were the only states that bad
no traflic fatalities. Florida. Texas,
and Maryland eaeh luid one firework
Fifteen persons were injured, .'.even
seriously, and approximately 50 were
bruised and shaken last lii-rlit when
a w(Kden stand crowded with spec
tators at a pa scant and firework..
show at Waukegan. III., collapsed.
Police scid about L'.t'O'i persons were
thrown to the ground. The seven
seriously injured. all Watikecan
residents, were taken to hospitals.
Five suffered broken lei:s and two
possible internal inji-ries. Two oth
ers injured were treated on the field
and sent to their homes.
Florida had one of the firework
deaths. Texas the other. Robert
Grant, IS, was Mown to bits at Holly
wood. Fla.. w hen a keg of black pow
der with which he was making fire
works exploded. His brother, Wilbur.
Id. was blown through a wall and
Hildred Sowders. 14, was killed
at Marlin. Tex., when a fireworks
''Mt blew a piece of tin can into his
neck and severed his jugular vein.
The most ironic death was that of
LjEdwaxi. Fisher, 21. son of the secre
tary of the National Safety Council.
He was killed when his automobile
skidded off a road near Ludington.
Mich. He had been studying to be
come a safety engineer.
At Templeton. Mass.. a 79-year-old
farmer was Orrested after be fired
a shotgun blast into a l"-ycnr-o'.d
boy, critically wounding him. "I was
annoyed by boys shooting firecrack
ers." the farmer said.
Airplane crashes kill' d three per
sons near Carmen, Oklu.. and two at
Two transients were reported
drowned yesterday .at Avoca. Ia..
when a steel bridge, weakened by a
cloudburst, collapsed and hurled IS
cars of a fast Rock Island freight
train into the Nishnabotna river.
Two youths and two girls r turn
ing from a dance were killed at
Beatrice, Neb., when their automobile
crashed into a trii' k and caught fire.
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