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Nebr. State Historical Society
Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1939.
County is Set at
Many Interesting Facts Eevealed in
Abstract of the Returns cf
The abstract of the assessment of
Cass county, made by the precinct
assessors reveals some very interest
ing facts as to the property of the
residents of the county.
The total valuation of the county
as shown is I23.781.4C0 for the
farm lands and improvements, $3.
229.5 CO. for the lots and improve
ments and 16,720.843 for the per
sonal property of the county or $33,-
731. SCS for the real and personal
In the intangible tax returns on
class "A", that of money c-n hand.
Lank' accounts, savings, posn.1 money
savings, etc.. $690,803. On the class
"B," covering stocks, securities, book
accounts, etc., there is a return of
The number of cattle reported for
the entire county was 16.000 and
valued at $333,975. Horses of all
classes numbered 5.336. valued at
S20S.660. The average value of a
milk cow is set at $41.21 and that
of a three year old horse or over at
JjC.16. The mules number 922 and
are valued at $34,710.
The number of dogs reported to the
assessors over the county was 1,747
and which their owners value at $17,
4 70. or an average value per dog of
The poultry shows 8.917 dozen and
valued at $23,895.
Hogs of all ages number 10,571.
or a value of $91,855, or an average
of $8.69. Sheep and goats numbered
2.5C7. valued at $6,6C5. or an aver
age of $2. CO.
There was reported for the county
71.662 bushels of wheat valued at;
$34,285 or an average of 48c per
bushel. Corn of the field variety was
reported at 645.133 bushels of the
value of $194. S00 or a bushel aver
age of 30c.
Interesting fact is that six bush
els of potatoes was reported valued
at $30 and an average of $5.
Tons of alfalfa, hay and silage
numbered 1,140, or a value of $5.
730. or an average of $5.03.
Tractors iu the county" show a
gain as there was reported 1.04 4,
valued at $235,530.
There has been much discussion
of the problem of bicycles being rid
den on the streets a ltd sidewalks, yet
the report of the entire county shows
but 27 of the bicycles, tricycles and
velocipedes, valued at $195 or an
average of $7.22.
Cass county folks are not air mind
ed, and no airplanes are reported.
Items that appear to be growing
in use are electrical and gas appli
ances, electric, gas stoves and me
chanical refrigerators number 1,392
and of a value of $41,915. Electric
and power washers and ironers are
2.082 and valued at $22,625.
While the candid camera seemed
to be coming into its own, but fifty
three are reported to the assessors
and valued at $410.
The radio also shows that there
are 2.187 in the county and which;
are valued at $16,880.
In the line of firearms there are
SOS reported to the assessors and of
a value of $1,940.
VISIT WITH SICK
Monday afternoon a party compris
ing Chief of Police W. M. Barclay,
George Born, John P. Sattler, Sr., and
Fred T. Ramge were in Omaha to
visit with two of their old friends,
Carl Kunsman at the St. Catherine's
hospital and E. H. Schulhof at the
St. Joseph. Mr. Kunsman is well on
the highway to recovery and is
hoping for an early release from the
hospital and to return home. Mr.
Schoilhof is reported as looking some
better and was able to have a short
visit with the old friends and neigh
bors. SUIT TO QUIET TITLE
An action has been filed in the
office of the clerk of the district
court in which Johann Christian
Kuni is the plaintiff and Hiram
Friedrich Kunz, et al. are the de
fendants. The suit is one for the
quieting of title to real estate and
to construe a will.
IOWA VISITORS HERE
Mrs. Henry Baker and Mrs. Lydia
Houlbc-rt of Fort Des Moines; Iowa,
have been visiting here and at Au
burn with relatives and friends. They
motored to Auburn Sunday and re
turned with Mrs. Bessie Bourne, a
niece of Mrs. Houlbert, who was
visiting there, the party then enjoy
ing a visit at the Bourne home. They
departed last evening for Des Moines
and were accompanied by Mrs. Bourne
who will visit there and at Daven
port, Iowa, for a short time.
Cars Crash at
the Union corner
Cars of Henry H. Lipp of Omaha and
C. A. Pickard of Oskaloosa, la.,
Crash Almost Headon.
From Tuesday's Ds.rtr
This morning Sheriff Joe Mrasek
and Deputy Emery Doody were
called to the vicinity of Union where
a hendon collision had occurred be
tween two cars at the intersection of
highways 75 and 34.
A 1936 Chevrolet coach, driven by
Harry II. Lipp, of Omaha, was going
south on highway 75 and at the same
time a 1933 Plymouth sedan, owned
and driven by C. A. Pickard of Oska
loosa. Iowa, was coming east and both
cars came together at the intersec
tion. The drivers had apparently not
seen the approach of the cars until
too late to avoid the crash.
Mr. Pickard had with him in his
car a lady and gentleman and who
were Injured to some extent and were
taken to Nebraska City before the
arrival of the officers and placed in
the St. Mary's hospital at Nebraska
City for care and treatment.
HERE FROM STUART
George Weber. Sr.. left Monday
for his home in Stuart, Nebraska, fol
lowing a week-end visit in this city
with his daughter, Mrs. John Berg
man, and son, George Weber, Jr.. and
ether relatives. Following several
weeks of extensive touring through
the east, Mr. Weber, en route to his
home in Stuart, stopped in Platts
mouth Saturday evening to complete
his sojourn by visiting with his
children. He also spent a few hours
with his son, Joseph Weber and fam
ily in Omaha. While in New York,
he viewed the exposition.
Sunday morning Mrs. Albert Alt
schaffl. niece of Mr. Weber, enter
tained at a -breakfast in his honor,
only members of the immediate fam
ily being present. At the noon hour.
Sunday, Mr. Weber was a guest of
honor at a dinner party served at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Dierschell, the former being a nephew
of the Stuart guest. Sunday evening
an informal gathering was held at
the Frank Bergman home in Man
ley. WHEAT YIELD GOOD
From Tueidty'i Dally
Fritz Siemoneit. well known farm
er of the Cullom community was in
the city today and Is feeling well
pleased with the results of the thresh
ing out of a nineteen acre tract of
wheat that he has on his farm. The
wheat is much better than was anti
cipated and he feels that it will result
in from thirty-five to thirty-six
bushels per acre, a very fine showing
as compared with other wheat in this
section of the county.
The reports from Omaha are to
the effect that Carl Kunsman, who
is at St. Catherine's hospital in Om
aha, recovering from an operation
for a hernia, is getting along in
excellent shape. It is hoped that he
can sit up this week and hopes to
be able to return home in the near
LEAVES FOR VACATION
From Tuesday's Dairy
Ordell Henntngs, manager of the
local Hinky-Dinky grocery store, left
last evening for a two weeks' vaca
tion in the east. He plans to visit
In Chicago. Cleveland, New York and
other large cities in the east. Mr.
Hennings expects to take in the New
York world's fair before returning
Eldest Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rae
McMaken Married in Quiet Cere
mony Saturday Evening:.
Miss Anna Mary McMaken became
the bride of Mr. Kenneth Cotting
hr.m in a wedding ceremony perform
ed between 7 and 7:30 p. m., Satur-
jday. The nuptials took place in the
! Methodist parsonage, w ith Rev. J. C.
jLowson. pastor of the First Meth
odist church officiating.
Miss Dorothea Fulton and Mr.
Ernest Ricbter were the attendants
of the, young people at the plighting
of the vows.
The bride was attired in a dress of
lavender crepe with white dots. Her
accessories were white and she wore
a corsage of pink roses interspersed
with baby breath.
The bridesmaid wore a dress of
pink-summer crepe with white acces
sories. Her corsage matched that of
The groom and his best man wore
the conventional dark suits with
boutonniers matching the bride's cor
sage. Following the wedding the bride
and groom were entertained at the
home of the former's parents in the
The bride is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Rae McMaken of this
city where she was born and reared
to womanhood. She received her edu
cation in the Plattsmouth schools and
graduated from the Plattsmouth high
school in the class of 1939.
The groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Cottingham, is one of the
Industrious farmers in the Murray
community where he has spent the
greater part of his lifetime.
The newlyweds will make their
home on the farm of the groom's par
ents for the present.
AT VETERANS HOSPITAL
Leo Boynton. who has been taking
treatment at the U. S. Veterans hos
pital at Lincoln, is home for a seven
day furlough, visiting his mother,
Mrs. Adelaide Boynton, and his
Mr. Boynton reports that Adolph
Cechal. of this city, another war vet
can, was received at the Lincoln
hospital the past week and will be
given a thorough checking over and
such treatment as the case may need.
He has been in poor health for a
number of years as the result of his
Leo will leturn Saturday and ex
pects to undergo an operation there
by the middle of the following week.
RETURN FROM WESTERN TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lohnes, who
have been visiting in Wyoming and
western Nebraska, returned home on
Sunday afternoon. They had taken
Mrs. Bertha Shopp, mother of Mrs.
Lohnes, to the west, where she wll
spend several weeks more. They vis
ited at Graybull. Wyo., with the
William Pirio family and with Mrs.
Pirie, another daughter of Mrs.
Shopp. all went to Yellowstone Park,
spending several days in that most
interesting place. They also visited
at Casper with relatives. On their
way home, Mr. and Mrs. Lohnes stop
ped at MeCook to visit with Mrs.
Lynn Hanford, a sister of Mrs.
Mrs. Frank Cottingham, who re
sides in Murray, underwent an ap
pendectomy operation Saturday morn
ing, July 15 at the St. MaryV hospital
In Nebraska City. Her condition is
said to be good. Her only regret was
that she was unable to be here for
the wedding of her son, Kenneth Cot
tingham. to Anna Mary McMaken
which was solemnized Saturday eve
ning. SHOWING IMPROVEMENT
From Tuesday's Ds.il y
Mrs. Elmer Phillips, who is at the
Methodist hospital at Omaha recov
ering from a very severe operation,
is reported as doing very nicely. She
is resting easily and it is hoped will
soon be well on the highway to re
covery. Mr. Phillips was at Omaha
this afternoon to visit with the wife.
iUSS SPANGLER CRITICALLY ILL
Miss Elizabeth Spangler, member
of one of the oldest families in Cass
county, is very critically in at her
home on Rock street "ts the result of
a cerebral hemorrhage with which
she was stricken suddenly Tuesday
morning while engaged in her usual
duties around the home. She has
been unconscious since that time and
her condition is such that it has
caused much apprehension to the
members of the family circle. The
sisters, Mrs. L. L. Wiles, Mrs. J. E.
Wiles and Mrs. S. A. Wiles have been
with the sister since her attack.
Death of Her
man Holschuh at
Member of One of the Old Time
Families of This Part of
The death of Herman Holschuh, 77.
former resident of Plattsmouth and
Cass county, occurred on Saturday,
July loth at Oklahoma City, where
he has made his home for the past
fifteen years. He has been ill for the
past three weeks and was a patient
at the Hubbard hospital.
The funeral service were held on
Monday from the Capitol Hill fun
eral home in Oklahoma Citv and in
terment at Sunny Lane cemetery.
Mr. Holschuh will be remembered
by the older residents here, as for a
great many years the family resided
west of this city, the father being an
early day farmer of this part of the
ount. Later the family moved into
Plattsmouth and made their home in
the large brick residence on west Oak
street now owned by the Prohaska
Some twenty years ago Mr. Hol
schuh and his "brother. '"Willian.
moved to Oklahoma and have since
made their home in that part of the
southwest. The deceased and his
brother Will had made their home
together for the past year.
In addition to the brother at Okla
homa City, Mr. Holschuh is survived
by four sisters. Mrs. Rose Sulser, Mrs.
Nettie Hirz of this city; Mrs. Mary
Egenberger of Omaha, and Mrs. Anna
Egenberger, Salt Lake City.
VISITS RELATIVES HERE
From Wednesday's Dairy
Earl C. Wescott. of San Bernardino,
California, arrived in the city last
evening for a visit with his brothers.
C. C. and E. H. Wescott and their
families. It has been ten years since
Mr. Wescott was here in the old home
community where he was born and
spent his more youthful years. He
left here some thirty years ago and
has largely been engaged in electrical
contract work since locating on the
west coast. Mr. Wescott expects to
spend some time here in resting and
recuperating and meeting the many
old time friends.
ATTENDS FUNERAL SERVICES
Tuesday afternoon William Baird
motored to Lincoln, taking with him
Mrs. Baird and Mrs. E. H. Wescott
who spent the night there and this
morning continued on to Beatrice
where they attended the funeral ser
vices of Mrs. Ellet Grant Drake,
noted Nebraska lady.
Mrs. Drake was very active in the
P. E. O. sisterhood, being at one
time president of the supreme chap
ter. She was also a leader in the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion as national vice-president gen
eral and also as state regent.
SUFFERS FROM STROKE
D. E. Askew, for many years a
well known resident over Cass coun
tv. has just recently suffered a third
(troke t the country farm home west
of the city where he has spent sev
eral years. He however has rallied in
very good shape from the attack and
is low able to be around again
HOW IS YOUR INSURANCE?
FRANK E VALLERY, now writing
hail and auto insurance for the
FARMER'S MUTUAL HAIL ASSO
CIATION of IOWA.
Will soon have full line of all types
of insurance for your protection,
handled in connection with real es
See Vallery First -and Be Safe.
Guest of Rotary
Club on Tuesday
History Teacher of Tarkio College
Talks on Tragic Story of
John Wilkes Booth.
Tuesday at the luncheon of the
Rotary club, a very pleasant treat
was offered the members in the pres
ence of Robert Foster Patterson, for
mer Plattsmouth school man and now
in the history department or Tar
kio college at Tarkio, Missouri.
Mr. Patterson, who has been doing
a great deal of research work in
the past year in preparation for his
degree, was the guest speaker and as
his subject took the story of the
tragic ending of John Wilkes Booth,
noted American actor who had slain
President Lincoln at the Ford the
atre in Washington. April 14. 1865.
While at the University of Colo
rado on research work Mr. Patter
son had come across some very inter
esting historical facts relative to the
Booth crime and the subsequent pur
suit and death of the actof in a barn
when he was shot as the structure
was burned. In recent years there
has been many claims that Booth
had escaped and was not killed, altho
the members of his family had accept
ed a body and buried in their family
lot at a Baltimore cemetery. Many
of the interesting facts and stories
that had been unearthed by Mr. Pat
terson in his study, were revealed
and made a very vivid sidelight on
the possible political aspect of the
death of the great war president.
James G. Mauzy was the program
chairman and presented Mr. Patter
son, while the meeting was presided
over by the president, R. W. Knorr.
Guests of the luncheon included
Elmer Hallstrom of Avoca and Ran
Minford of Lincoln. -
GOES TO WEST COAST
From Tuesday' Dally
Miss Josephine Rys, who is em
ployed as timekeeper in the local
BREX shop offices, is leaving Tues
day morning for California where
she will spend several days visiting,
vacationing, and touring the west
coast. She leaves for Kansas City
and then will take the Santa Fe
route to Los Angeles. From Los An
geles she will go to Torrance, Cali
fornia where she will be a guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Rhoades. and
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Faith, the ladies
being daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Donot, Sr.. of this city. From
Torrance Miss Rys will depart for
Bakersfield where she will visit other
relatives and friends. Miss Rys will
also take in the San Francisco ex
position before returning to her home
in this city.
VISITS AT OMAHA
Joann Tiekotter, who has been
spending several days at Omaha at
the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis H. Heil, has returned
home. She has had a very delightful
time and while in Omaha had the
pleasure of visiting radio station
KOIL and Beeing and hearing the
presentation of a very interesting pro
gram. TAKING A REST
Miss Edna i Warren, clerk at the
Plattsmoih State bank, is starting
on a short vacation from her work
today and will have the opportunity
of a rest from the daily tasks of the
bank. Arthur Warga, one of the bank
staff, who has been on a vacation
trip to St. Louis, has returned home
to resume his work.
LEAVES FOR WISCONSIN
Mrs. Ruth Soennichsen departed
Sunday evening for Milwaukee, Wis
consin, where she will enjoy a visit
with her mother in that city for a
few weeks. Mrs. Soennichsen later
expects to go to California for an ex
ACCEPTS NEW POSITION
Leo Sikora, who has been engaged
In working at the Twin Gables at
Fort Crook, has accepted a position
at the Blue Ribbon tavern in the
Hotel Plattsmouth, taking the place
of his brother, Walter Sikora, who
has returned to Omaha to work.
LEAVE FOR MINNESOTA
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hadraba, who
nro visiting here in the west for
their vacation with Mr. Hadraba's
ffaher, Joseph F. Hadraba, departed
Sunday morning for Minnesota, where
they are to spend a short time visit
ing and enjoying fishing in that de
1,'ghtful climate. Mr. and Mrs. Had
raba. with others of the family, were
there two w?ek and so well were
they pleased that they have decided
to return there, foregoing a trip to
the west coast for the outing on the
Mr. Tyler M. Parish. Nephew of Mrs
Glen Vallery of This City, Weds
Miss Josephine Arrigo.
The wedding of Miss Josephine
Frances Arrigo, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Nick Arrigo, to Tyler M. Parish,
took place Tuesday at St. Mary's
cathedral in Lincoln at 9:30 a. m.
Very Rev. Msgr.- C. J. Riordan read
the marriage lines in the presence of
200 guests. Prof. J. C. N. Richards
was at the organ, and Louis Demma
sang. Palms and ferns and tall white
tapers formed the background for
the altar which was flanked on either
side by baskets of white gladioli.
Serving as maid of honor was the
bride's 6ister, Miss Margaret Arrigo
who wore a gown of peach colored
lace made with a matching Elton
jacket. Her picture hat was of trans
parent peach braid with long aqua
velvet streamers. She carried a bou
quet of Johanna Hill roses. Miss An-
tionette Quattrocchi, niece of the
bride, and Miss Mary Alesio Were
the bridesmaids. The former wore a
frock of aqua blue lace with a
matching Jacket. Her hat of halrraid
was in aqua shade with pink velvet
streamers trimming it. Miss Alesio'a
frock was of pale yellow lace made
with a jacket also. Her hat, of the
same material as Miss Quattrocchi's
was pale yellow shade with orchid
velvet trim. Miss Quattrocci carried
Johanna Hill roses and Miss Alesio
had a bouquet of talisman roses. The
bride, who was given in marriage by
her father, appeared in a portrait
gown of white marquiset fashioned
with a full sweeping skirt inset with
Chantilly lace and ending in a train.
The fitted waistline was banded with
lace and the empire bodice was soft
ly shirred. Seed pearl twists mark
ed the square neckline and the long
sleeves were puffed at the shoulders
and tapered at the hands. The bridal
veil of illusion net was edged with
rose lace. The court train and tiara
were embroidered in seed pearls. She
carried a bouquet of white roses.
Morton Parish served his brother as
best man and ushers were Salvadore
Arrigo, brother of the bride and Aug
ustine Macabeso, nephew of the bride
After the ceremony there was a re
ception at the Lincoln and 50 guests
were present. Pink tapers lighted
the table which was centered with a
bouquet of sweetpeas. In charge of
the guest book was Mrs. Michael
Arrigo. After a wedding trip in the
southwest the couple will be at home
at 2242 So. 10th st.. Lincoln. The
bride chose for travel a black sheer
dress with white accessories. Out of
town guests at the wedding were
Tony Palumbo, Mrs. John Palumbo
and daughters, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Mrs. Glen Vallery and Mrs. P. Y.
McFetridge of this city.
Mr. Parish Is the local bread sales
man for the Smith Capitol Baking
company of Lincoln and is very well
known In Plattsmouth where he has
accumulated a large number of
Tke bride has been engaged ai
cashier In the Gold & Co. store in
Lincoln for the past six years.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fleischman
of Elmwood were in the city Tues
day to inquire about some business
Subscribe for the Journal.
The annual picnic cf the
Holy Rosary Parish will be
given on Sunday, August 6, at
the 20 Club, about five miles
north of Plattsmouth. Please
watch for further announcement.
One of the Most Successful cf Scm
raer Programs Sponsored by
Cass County Chapter.
The swim week program for this
section of Cass county, held at Mer-
ritt Beach, north of this city, doped
on Tuesday with the presentation of
awards and emblems which are
awarded the young folks for their
Mrs. Ray Norris. of Weeping Wa
ter, was the county chairman of the
various swim week activities for the
Red Cross and Mrs. Norris expressed
her deepest appreciation of the fine
co-operation of the various chairmen
and local workers in Plattumouth a
well as the other places over the
county where swim week activities
have been held.
There were 170 permits signed for
participation in the swim week and
it truly has beeu a wonderful week
for the youngsters taking part, not
only a fine opportunity to learn swim
ming but also as a fine week of super
vised outdoor exercises and relax-
tion, something possible only thru
the co-operation and interest of the
Red Cross and their efficient workers.
The chairman. Mrs. Norris. feels
very grateful locally for all of the
assistance given, the work of Elmer
Sundstrom, local chairman of the Red
Cross, Clyde Jackson. Miss Madge
Garnett, who served as the secretary
and in charge of swim headquarters,
the guards, and not the least Mr.
Merrltt. whose generosity in donating
the free use of the beach made the
Mrs. Henry A. Tool, of Murdock,
county treasurer of the Red Cross
and Mrs. Norris, presented the
awards to the following:
There were five passed the life
saving test. They were: Seniors
Gerald Petet, Richard Edwards. Ju
niors Mary Jan Hatt, Marlon
Fricke, Lowell Hopkins.
Those who passed the advanced
swimmers test are: Cloyd Brizendine,
Naason Babbitt, William Covert. Le
Roy Covert, Margaret Fricke, Marlon
Fricke, LeRoy Grauf, Lowell Hop
kins, Max Homan, Gordon Hopkins.
Billy Hirz. Mary Jean Hatt. Shirley
Martin, Dona Parriott. Alice Rea.
Del ores Ruse, Sanford Short. Jimmie
Short, Nellie Ralney. Maryann Win-
scot, Phillip Wilber, Eugene Sell.
Robert Sherman. Eugene Andrews.
Russ Nielson. Doug Nlelson, Lenny
Doody, Wilbur Eaton, ("has. Eaton,
and Jerry Merrltt of Lincoln.
To pass the beginner test they
must swim 25 feet, turn and swim
back in water over their depth. Thirty-eight
passed this test as follows:
Gerald McCHntock. Donald Perrltt.
Max Homan. Nellie Rainey. Shirley
Martin Janette Harris. Naason Bab
bitt. Minnie Grauf, Dorothy Grauf.
Marian Fricke, Raymond Stewart.
Lula Covert, Genevieve Wright. Vir
ginia Hofacker. Lowell Hopkins, Rob
ert Hackenburg, Eugene Andrews.
Georgia Carey. Donna Stiver. Mary
Rishel, Evelyn Ellington. Sterling
Hopkins , Joe Gradovllle . James
O'Bryan, Gordon Hopkins. Iachlan
Ohman. Billy Grahenson. Raymond
Rhoden. Leslie Niel. Eugene Sell,
Shirley Burchani, Charles Eaten
The Em II Ptak home, seven rooms,
hot water, heat, bath, city and soft
water, one-half block ground, garage
and cave, summer sleeping house,
nice trees, plenty of shade. Real
price and terms.
The V. V. Leonard home on North
6th street, several lots. Modern and
a beautiful home.
Three and a half acres, improved.
On pavement. A real buy.
Thirty-three acres Improved, halt
mile north on highway No. 75. Will
take a house as part payment. Pos
I have listed many acreages, all
Eighty acres, good bouse, near
school and town, good road, rock,
creek. Will take as part payment,
List with me. I buy. sell and match
FRANK E. VALLERY
Realtor Licensed Broker
Phone 92 - - Plattsmouth