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Vol. No. LV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 24, 1939. N0' 49
Mrs. A. 0. Moore
Returns from Wed
ding of Daughter
Attended Ceremony at Glendale, Cali
fornia, Joining: Lives of Joan
Moore and Herbert Minor.
Mrs. A. O. Moore returned home
Wednesday morning from an extend
ed visit of one month in California
where-she left the third week in
June to attend the wedding of her
Miss Joan Elizabeth Moore and
Mr. Herbert Pollock Minor were
united in marriage on Friday, June
23 at the First Presbyterian church
chapel in Clerdale, California. The
wedding ceremony was a candlelight
service and was attended only by
close friends and relatives of the
young people. The service, perform
ed at 7 p. ei. was conducted by Rev.
Hugh Reiner, assistant pastor of the
Presbyterian church in Glendale.
Mrs. Helen Warner or Glendale,
California and Mr. Robert Hirz. for
mer Plattsmouth young man and son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hirz, served as
the bridal couple's attendants.
The bride was attired in a dress
which consisted of two combinations
of blue powder blue and the lighter
shade of blue. She wore a corsage of
The bridesmaid wore a dress sim
ilar to that of the bride and she wore
a corsage of sweetpeas.
The groom and his best man were
attired in the light gray tweed suits
with boutonnleres matching the
At the close of the nuptial service
the bridal party all assembled at the
home of Mrs. Jack Burroughs, w ho is
a very close friend of the couple, and
a reception was held during the eve
ning. The bride and groom are both
descendants of prominent and pioneer
families of Plattsmouth. The bride
is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
. O. Moore who reside at 502 North
Sixth street. Born and raised in this
community, she attended the Platts
mouth schools and was a graduate
of the Plattsmouth high school in
the class of 1937. A granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Leyda. Mrs.
Minor possesses a charming person
ality and has a host of friends here
who wish she and her husband a
happy and successful wedded life.
The groom, the eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lynn O. Minor of Kankakee,
Illinois, was also born and reared in
the Plattsmouth community. A grad
uate of the Plattsmouth high school
in the class of 1935. Mr. Minor has
attended a number of the well known
colleges of the middle west before
going to California. He attended col
lege in Warrensburg, Mo., the Uni
versity or Nebraska, then lert for
the west coast where he attended the
ITI school in California. A granuson
of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Pollock, Mr.
Minor is engaged with the Lockheed
Aircraft Corporation in Burbaa...
Following a honeymoon trip to
Catalina Island, the newiyweds are
now located in their new home at 543
Riverside Drive. Glendale, California.
C. A. RAWLS ILL
The many friends over Cass coun-
tv will regret to learn that C. A.
Rajvls. long lime member
Lar and one of the prominent resi
dents of Cass county, is quite ill at
the Infirmary ot the NebnisVa Ma
sonic Home. Mr. Rawls has been
confined to his bed ror some time
and under medical rare. Ii is hoped
th;:t lie may soon be able to be up
and i round but at this time he is
ENJOYS VISIT HERE
Mrs. Jennie Cooper, who resides
with her children at various inter
vals in Auburn. Salem, and Platts
mouth. is in Plattsmouth as a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Hager. She
will leave Friday for Omaha where
she will spend some time visiting
with her nephew before returning to
her home in Salem..
VISIT AT OMAHA
Mrs. S. G. Schick and son, Lee
Warren, who have been enjoying a
visit at Omaha with Mrs. Jessie
Kullbom, mother ot Mrs. Schick,
have .returned home.
ARRIVE IN CALIFORNIA
Relatives and friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Kalasek and Wesley
Kratochville of this city, who left fr
California several days ago, have re
ceived cards and letters of their safe
arrival in that state. At the pres
ent Mr. and Mrs. Kalasek are residing
with the rormer's sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Recek and
little son in Sanger, California. Mr.
Kalasek is not permanently employed
as yet. and reports are to the effect
that Mr. Kratochville is enjoying a
sightseeing tour in California, his
permanent location being undeter
mined. Frank Gillett
of Elmwood Dies
in Auto Crash
Prominent Resident of Cass County
Dies From Injuries Received in
Crash East of Eagle.
Frank Gillett, 7 6, one or the prom
inent residents or western Cass coun
ty, was fatally injured late Saturday
afternoon in an automobile accident
six and a half miles east of Eagle on
highway No. 34.
Mr. Gillett was accompanied by his
wife, Hattie, when their car and that
driven by Herman Brockmeier, or
Lincoln, collided and with the ratal
results. Mr. Gillett suffered a skull
fracture and also hemorrhages caused
by internal Injuries and from which
he died a short time later at a Lin
coln hospital. Mrs. Gillett suffered
severe lacerations but after treatment
was able to go to the family home
at Elmwood. Mr. Brockmeier. who
is a Lincoln bank teller, was not
hurt severely in the accident and was
able to go on to his home.
The accident occurred, according
to a report given Safety Patrolman
Church, when the car driven by
Brockmeier attempted to pass the
Gillett car. A truck coming from th
opposite direction forced Brockmeter
to turn into the rear of the Gillett
machine knocking it from the high
way and causing it to upset.
The GMletts were returning from
a trip to Lincoln.
Surviving Mr. Gillett are his wife
ant two sons. Frank and Wright, of
Lincoln; a brother, J. Fred, of Lin
coln and a daughter, Mrs. Emil Myer
RECOVERING FROM ACCIDENT
The reports from the Kani hos
pifal at Omaha are to the effect that
Mrs. Charles Tassler, who was so
severely burned a week ago, is now
showing the most favorable sir ns of
recovery and has greatly encouraged
the members of the family. It has
been decided that it will not be
necessary to have any skin grafting
treatments given and that the pa
tient may soon be able to be well on
the highway to recovery from the
effects of the burns.
RETURN TO AiNSWORTH
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cottet. who
arrived in Plattsmouth from Ains
worth Tuesday evening, returned to
their home Thursday morning. The
daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs.
George weuer and cnuuren. tn rume
to Ainsworth they were accompanied
by their daughter. Mrs. Weber and
granddaughter, Eva Lou Weber
who intend to spend the time vaca
tioning with the parents.
JOE WEPER OPERATED ON
Joseph Weber, former resident of
Plattsmouth who resides in Omaha
now, underwent an operation Friday
morning ror the removal of his ap
pendix at the St. Joseph hospital. Mr.
and Mrs. John Bergman and son,
John Francis were In Omaha to
spend a short time with Mrs. Berg
man's hrother. His wife. Mrs. Mar
garet Weber was with him during
DISTRICT COURT NOTES
From Friday's Dally
In the office of the clerk ot the
district court today two actions tor
divorce were filed, Adelia O. Shipley
vs. Raymond Shipley and Evelyn
Hoffman vs. Phillip Hoffman. J. A.
Capwell appears for the plaintiff in
each of the cases.
Death of Miss
ler This Morning
Member of One of Pioneer Families
and a Lady Known and Honored
by Large Circle of Friends.
From Saturday's Dally
This morning at an early hour at
the famib home at 10th and Rook
streets. Miss Elizabeth Spangler, 74,
member of one of the oldest and
most prominent ramilies of Cass
county passed away.
Miss Spangler was stricken on
Tuesday with a cerebral hemorrhage
and has since that time been gradu
ally sinking, never having regained
The passing of this splendid woman
takes from the community a lady who
has given a lifetime of service to
Christian living and teaching, serving
in all ways she might to advance
the cause of better living and Chris
She was united early in life with
the United Brethren church and has
been a very active figure in that
hurch and others where her services
might be of aid to her fellowman.
Miss Spangler has long been ac
tive in the work of the Women's
Christian Temperance Union of this
city and for many years has served
as the treasurer of the organization,
occupying that position at the time
of her death.
Elizabeth Spangler, daughter ol
the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spang
ler, pioneers of Cass county, was
born in Plattsmouth, July 19, 1865,
making her home on the farm for a
great many years until the family
moved to this city to make their
home and where she has since lived.
' There is surviving the passing of
this good woman four brothers and
three - Bisters, '-William Spangler,
Weeping Water; George A. Spangler,
Lincoln; John H. Spangler, Moville,
Iowa; Charles D. Spangler, Murray;
Mrs. Stephen A. Wiles, Mrs. Joseph
E. Wiles and Mrs. Luke L. Wiles, all
of this city.
The funeral services will be held
Monday, July 24th at the Mynard
U. B. church at 2:30 p. m., conducted
by Rev. Paul Dick, pastor of the
church. The interment will be at the
Horning cemetery, with the Horton
funeral home in charge. Friends may
call at the Horton funeral home at
7th and Oak streets from 10 a. m. to
1 p. m. Monday.
COLLECTING DELINQUENT TAXES
The Cass county treasurer's office
has been kept very busy the last few
days, as many people have paid their
delinquent personal taxes. This re
sponse has been satisfactory but our
sheriff informs us that there are still
many people who are in arrears and
have not as yet arranged with his
Office for the required payment. Our
genial sheriff is doing his best to
co-operate with all concerned but
realizing his duty .as required by
law, he will be forced to levy on
personal property as ordered by the
distress warrants unless response is
I reecived from those still owing. He
does not desire to do this unless cir
cumstances demand, so he asks every
one to make a conscientious effort to
make payment ot or some arrange
ment on their delinquent personal
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Comstock and
son, Cecil, were in Omaha Friday
afternoon and called on Edward H.
Schulhof at the St. Joseph hospital
where he has been for the past few
months under treatment and under
going an operation. The condition of
Mr. Schulhof has shown little change
in the past few days. It is expected
that an operation would be perform
ed today to try and secure some re
lief for the patient. -
BIRTH OF LITTLE DAUGHTER
Word has been received here of the
birth of a fine little daughter to Dr.
and Mrs. G. T. Reinert, of Avoca,
Iowa, at the Clarkson hospital at
Omaha. The little lady has been
christened Mary Jape, and with the
mother is doing nicely. Mrs. Reinert
was formerly Miss1 .Ituth Smith,
daughter of Mrs. W. D. Smith and
made her home here in her girlhood
VISITS IN CITY
From Friday's Daily
Dr. and Mrs. G. II. Gilmore ot
Murray were in the city for a short
time today to visit friends and look
ing after some matters of business.
Dr. Giimore states that the new city"
water system is being installed and
the residents joining in securing this
service that is filling a long felt
want to the community for both fire
protection and private use. With this
and the construction of the new
cvefpass at the Missouri Pacific
tracks, Murray has been a very busy
place in recent weeks.
Sues for $35,000
Murray Young Lady Severely Injured
in Auto Crash Here July 3rd Sues
M. P. Transportation Co.
Prom Thursday's Dally
This morning a damage suit for
$35,000 was filed in the office of the
clerk of the district court in which
Dorothy Yost, of Murray is the plain
tiff and the Missouri Pacific Trans
portation Co.. and O. T. Cheney, bus
driver, are the defendants.
The plaintiff sets forth in the
petition that on the night of July 3.
1939, sbe was riding in a Chevro
let car driven by Herman Frederick,
or Nebraska City, on highway 75, in
the south part of the city of Platts
mouth. It is further -alleged that the
bus or the deTendant company was
coming north at the same time that
the Frederick car was going south,
that the bus was operated by O. T.
Cheney and at the time of the acci
dent the bus was being operated In a
reckless manner and contrary to the
taws regulating speed of said busses.
It is further alleged that the bus.
or the derendant company had struck
the car or Mr. Frederick in which
the plaintiff was riding and as the
result of which the plaintiff suffered
serious injuries that will cause a
permanent disfigurement and injury.
The plaintiff is represented by L.
E. Peterson, of Nebraska City, who
just recently filed an action for dam
ages for fae death or Herman Fred
erick, the driver of the car.
WHITE TOPS WIN GAME
From Friday's Dally
Last evening the Timm's Sluggers
played a return game with the White
Top team cf Omaha at the Morton
Park in Omaha, the local team drop
ping a red hot softball game to their
opponents by the score of 3 to 2.
Joe Case of the Timms tit a home
run in the opening inning to start
the scoring and both teams after that
played some heads up ball. With the
score knotted in the last inning, lie
Cormick of ihe White Tops trippled
and brought in the winning run. Roy
Turner pitched for the locals and
Hassett for the White Tops.
INSTALL NEW EQUIPMENT
The Hinky-Diuky store has install
ed a new aid to the shoppers that
will be very much appreciated by
those who trade at this popular store.
Metal go-carts, equipped with a
double tier of steel baskets have been
placed in the store for those who are
doing their shopping; This enables
the shopper to proceed along the
aisles and select their full grocery
or meat order at a time with com
fort and ease.
CONDITION VERY CRITICAL
From Thursday's Daily
The condition of Miss Elizabeth
Spangler was reported this arter
noon as showing no improvement and
the patient seemingly some weaker
Miss Spangler, active church and
W. C. T. U. leader, was taken ill on
Tuesday suffering from a cerebral
hemorrhage and from which she has
failed to rally.
MAYOR BACK ON DUTY
From Friday's Dally
Mayor George Lushinsky was down
in the business section or the city
today ror the first time in the last
two weeks as he has not been reeling
so well and has been under medical
teratment. He has Buffered from
neuritis and also has had a session
with the dentist that has resulted in
the removal of his molars.
from West Coast
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Robertson and
Family and Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Evers and Family Home.
From Friday' D.rsy
Last evening two families who
have been touring: the west coast
country, returned to their homes
after a veiy pleasant and worth while
motor tour of that section.
Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and their
children had gone west earlier than
the Evers family, they going to Los
Angeles to convey Ensign James M.
Robertson there to assume his duties
on the U. S.S. Louisville, battle cruis
er. They drove direct to Long Beach
where the fleet was stationed and
where Ensign Robertson took up his
work as a member of the official
force of the Louisville.
They had then driven to the north
ern part of the state and visited with
Miss Vesta Gray, sister of Mrs. Rob
ertson and for many ears a promin
ent figure in Fremont. From there
the journey had taken them to San
Francisco to see the fair and the great
bridges that have won world renown.
One of the thrills of the trip was
the visit of the Pacific fleet to San
Francisco and the exposition ar.d they
had the opportunity of seeing the
great grey grim battle Meet steam
through the Golden Gate in battle
formation. Here they again came in
contact with their son and brother,
who had a short shore leave and in
turn the Robertsons were guests or.
the Louisville, enjoying dinner there
with the officers of the ship and the
show anJ social evening that fal
They iiad a delightful. trip through
the great redwood country and into
the Columbia river down to Portland.
There htey met the Evers family,
Mr. Evers being there for the Na
tional Masonic Home Executives as
sociation meeting and where he was
named as national president.
Mr. and Mrs. Evers and family
cn their way to the west made the
trip via Salt Lake City and visited
the many sights of the great Mormon
found city of the west. They drove
through the mountains to view the
many wonders of the great Rockies
and their streams and valleys as well
as the snow capped peaks that mark
the way. They enjoyed also the trip
to Seattle and Tacoma, Washington,
seeing the Pacific ocean and inspect
ing the great western shipping cities.
They were much impressed with the
great markets at Seattle. While at
Tacoma they had the pleasure of
visiting with Mrs. Frank Cook, for
mer Plattsmouth lady, and old friend
who assisted in showing them around
the cities of Seattle. and Tacoma.
While at Tacoma they visited Mt
Hood, great snow capped peak and
where is one of the greatest resorts
of the west. Here William Evers,
Jr. had the pleasure of skiing and
the others of the party in snowball
On the homeward trek the Platts
mcuth group visited at the Yellow
stone and Teton national parks and
enjoyed real outdoor life in the most
beautiful settings for several days.
On their way they stopped to visit
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Guthmann and
family at Boise and at the Yellow
sVne met Joe Guthmann and Miss
Martha Gorder, both members of the
staff at the great national park.
ASSIGNED NEW POSITIONS
Changes have been made in the
handling of the work at the local
plant of the Iowa-Nebraska Light &
Power Co.. following the death of
William Highfield, who was in
charge of the general work of the
gas and electric services. William
Rlchter will have charge of the gas
section and Ernest Elliott that of
the electric service.
TO ENJOY VACATION
Mrs. Floyd Yelick, owner snd op
erator of the Hollywood Beauty Salon,
is leaving Saturday evening for a
three weeks vacation trip to California
and Yellowstone National Park.
She wftl be accompanied by Miss
Evelyn Kelley, and Mr. and Mr
Charles Nordstrom, of Omaha.
MRS. FREEMAN McFARLAND'S
MOTHER DIES IN KANSAS
From Saturday s Daily
A message was received here this
morning by Mrs. W. H. Venner from
Mrs. Freeman McFarland saying that
her mother, Mrs. Rose W. Lewis had
passed away Friday morning at her
homa near Effingham. Kansas.
The funeral will be at Atchison,
Kansas Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., and as
she was a devoted Christian Scientist,
they will be Christian Science ser
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START FOR CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Ruse left ror
Effingham, Kansas ror a short visit
with Mrs. Ruse's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Freeman McFarland. From
there the Nebraskans will go down
through the Ozark mountains and
then on down into Old Mexico; then
back up to California, which is their
destination. Mr. and Mrs. Ruse in
tend to make their home in Cali
fornia the exact location not deter
mined as yet.
GO ON VACATION
Ruth, Frank, and Margaret Gaines,
children of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Gaines, have been in Monmouth, Illi
nois since Sunday and expect to visit
there for the next three or four
weeks with relatives. Their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gaines, and
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Tlncher are on
a camping trip at Yellowstone Na
tional Park, Salt Lake City and other
places of scenic interest In the west.
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Dance Here on
Flattsmouth Merchants Arranging
for Evening- of Fun KOWH
Radio Orchestra to Play.
Page the man who said "There's
nothing new under the sun." For
several months up at Elgin, Nebras
ka, there has been something new
under the sun. and growing In pop
ularity its fame has spread all oyer
the state. Two weeks ago, the Omaha
World-Herald sent its staff photog
rapher to Elgin to get pictures for
t lie rotogravure section of Its Fun-
tiny issue of this new thing that ii
creating such interest and drawing
people from miles around.
The Elgin (and Elgin rates less
than a thousand population) FREE
STREET DANCE has become a per
manent institution in that commun
ity. "Pop" Kelly drove up this week
to observe tho workings of the plan.
after mere-hints here had arranged
to hold one of , these street dances
Ibis coming Wednesday night, July
20, on South 4th street, a distant-
on one-half block, from the inter
section to the alley at the Richey
I. limber company office. He came
back filled with enthusiasm for the
Elgin streeta were literally throng
ed with people who had come from
great distances. Cars were parked far
buck into the residence districts and
on privately owned parking lots, with
stil! more room needed. At the dance
tiie happy throng mingled together
pud all were having a wonderful
time, says "Pop."
Started as a free woekly feature.
a small charts has since been added
nnd the money spent for hiring big
ger and better orchestras, and now
Elgin fa a mecca for some of the
finest dance bands in the country.
The night "Pop" was there, they
paid their m isic 5100.
Radio Orchestra to Flay Here
The Pete Cradoville Night Hawks,
ten-piece radio station KOWH dance
bund has been secured to furnish mu
sic for this opening dance. In addi
tion, before dancing starts the or
chestra augmented with band mem
bers to the, total number of fifty or
more will play a free one hour con
Everyone is invited to come to
Plattsmouth Wednesday night for
this free strctt dance with full as
surance that a good time will be
bsd by all.
There is "Something new under
th- sun." It'3 the free street dance!
U'y "clicking" in Elgin . . . and there
is every reason to believe it will
click in Plattsmouth, say merchants
v.ho are backing the program for
a trial in this city.
So come in Wednesday night and
ee this new thing in operation Join
the throngs and enjoy yourself.
RECEIVES SAD NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hoffman Lave
received the sad message or the death
or Mrs. Margaret Dresseihaus. aunt
or Mrs. Hoffman, at Lincoln. The de
ceased was a sister-in-law cr Mrs.
Funeral services for Mr. Dressei
haus were held this afternoni. at 3
n. in. in th Seven Day AdrentisC
chuich in Lincoln with Charles
Pattern n officiating. Durial was t
Lincoln. Kansjs. The Caat'e. -.opor
Matthews Mortuary had t barge ot
I ho pervh-es.
Mrs. Hoffman left for Lincoln yes
terday to attend the funeral services
of the aunt.
HERE FROM ILLINOIS
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Eggcrt of Oak
Park, Illinois, are here for a visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
J. Hartwlck, Mrs. Eggert being a
Bister of Mrs. Hartwlck. Thursday
they were at David City to visit
st the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leland
Mrs. Harold Chandler and little
son, Eugene Harold who was born
at the St. Catherine's hospital on
Saturday, July 8, returned to their
home in Plattsmouth Tuesday ever
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