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Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1939.
Wedding is Held
Nuptials of Newspaper Workers Held
at the Home of Judge and Mrs.
A. H. Duxbury in This City
The marriage of Miss Hazel Baier,
cf Nebraska City, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William O. Baier. of Avoca
and Mr. Gerald D. McCord. ot
Tekamah, took place Saturday eve
ning at the home of County Judge
and Mrs. A. II. Duxbury in this
The bride while engaged here
with the Journal made her home
at the Duxbury home and the
young people selected this pleasant
home for their nuptials. The cere
mony was performed at 10 o'clock
with the marriage lines being read
bv Judge Duxbury.
The bride wore a white dress suit
of panama cloth for her wedding.
She had white accessories and a cor
sage of Talisman roses.
Miss Nora DeCory, Lincoln, room
mate of the bride at the University
cf Nebraska, was her only attendant.
Miss DeCory wore a coral knit suit
with brown and white accessories.
She had a corsage of roses.
Sterling Eaier, of Avoca, brothei
of the bride served as the best man
for the ceremony.
The bride .grew up in the Avoca
community, and after graduating
from the Avoca schools graduated
from the University of Nebraska in
1 Ji 3 r from the school of journalism,
which profession she ha3 since fol
lowed. She was engaged as reporter
on the Plattsmouth Journal for a
year, later going to 'he Tarkio, (Mo.)
Avalanche, and in December 193 1
entered the employ of the Nebraska
City News-Press, which position she
has held until her resignation for
the marriage. She is a member of
the Sigma Eta Chi sorority at the
University of Nebraska.
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. II. McCord of College
Springs. Iowa. He is a graduate of
the Amity, Iowa, high school, and
ha3 since completing his school work
been engaged in newspaper activ
ities. He has been employed at
Clarinda, Iowa. Tarkio, Missouri and
at the present time is engaged as a
linotype operator on the Burt County
Plaindealer at Tekamah.
Mr. and Mrs. McCord are enjoying
a short motor trip to Spirit Lake,
Iowa and will be at home after
August 7th at 804 M street, Te
kamah. The Journal will join the many
other friends in the most sincere
wishes for the future happiness and
success of these estimable young
RETURN FROM KANSAS
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Farney and
daughter, Margaret, and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Horsak and son, Carl
Joseph were week-end visitors in
Williamsburg, Kansas and were
special guests of Mr. Farney's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farney.
The Flattsmouth party left here Fri
day and returned Sunday. Miss Mar
garet stayed in Kansas where she will
spend some time vacationing with
the grandparents, as well .13 other
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our most
heartfelt appreciation of the many
acts of kindness and words of sym
pathy, shown us in our bereavement
at the death of our wife, mother
and grandmother. We wish to thank
all those who sent the flowers, took
part in the funeral service and ad
ministered to our wants in the hour
of separation. John True and Fam
ily. JOURNEY TO THE WEST
Saturday Misses Isabel Rainey
and June Keil, with Fred Tritsch
and Fred Wehrbein, departed for a
short motor tour of Estes Park and
other sections of Colorado.
TO PRESENT PICTURE
The Methodist Women's Federation
will present a talking, moving pic
ture. "Goleotha" at the Methodist
church, September 7, 1939.
It i3 with the sense of the deepest
appreciation that we desire to take
this means of extending our thanks
to the many friends. To the kind
friends and neighbors and members
of the Mynard aid society we wish
them to know how much we have j
appreciated their, words of sympathy
and acts of kindness. We also wish
to thank those who assisted in the
funeral services, gave the beautiful
floral remembrances and helped in
any way to make our burden less
heavy. Mrs. C. E. Cook and family,
the grandchildren and brothers and
sister of Charles E. Cook.
Adopts a New
One of First in State to Ratify Con
stitution, By-Laws of Evangel
ical and Reformed Church.
The congregation of the St. Paul's
church in this city took a very for
ward step in the church "history on
Sunday when they ratified the con
stitution and by-laws of the Evan
gelical and Reformed church, ap
proved by the last general synod in
The churches all over the district
have been asked to ratify by their
congregational approval the changes
in name and form of church govern
ment made in the new constitution,
the Plattsmouth church being one oi
the first in this district to take this
very forward step in the new form of
In pursuance of the new consti
tution the governing body is that of
the elders of the church that have
charge of the spiritual development
of the church while the deacons have
the material and physical church
body to govern. The pastor of the
church is the governing central pow
er of the church and its management
and spiritual welfare under the new
The officers elected at the meet
ing were as follows:
Elders J. E. Meisinger, J. G. Mel-
Deacons Henry Born, Henry
Stark john. V. H. Puis, John Lutz.
The pastor, S. G. Schick, will serve
as the general chairman of the
church governing board.
WIN BALL GAME
The Plattsmouth Merchants base
ball team Sunday were winners ol
a 12 to 5 game from the Sidney,
Iowa, team. The visitors were late
in reaching the city, due to traffic
delays. The game was a very well
played contest and John J. O'Don
nell, local left fielder electrified th
fans when he poked the ball over
the far east bank of the grounds for
a home run.
Thierolf, local pitcher was effec
tive at all stages of the game against
HERE FROM THE EAST
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Holmes
of this city are enjoying a visit from
their son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Holmes and daughter, Mar
garet Louise, of Haddon Field, New
Jersey. Mr. Holmes has been en
gaged in engineering work in the
east since his graduation from the
University of Nebraska and now is
engaged in the research department
or the R. C. A. at Camden, New
COUNTY COURT HAPPENINGS
Monday afternoon In the counts
court a complaint was filed against
Gerald Kuhns, charging him with
intoxication and abusing an officer
of the law. On the first count the
defendant was given a sentence 01
five days in jail and thirty days on
the second count, the latter to be
suspended on the good behavior ol
VISITS RELATIVES HERE
Misses Caroline and Estelle Baird
on their return from their vacation
trip to the east, stopped off for a
short visit at Tama, Iowa, and on
coming on home were accompanied
by their niece. Miss Florence Jones.
Miss Jones will visit here at the
Baird home and with Mr. and r.
and Mrs. George L. Farley.
Take in Many Places of Interest in
East, Also Canada Meet Old
Time School Friends.
Tuesday morning Misses Marie
Nolting and Wilhelmina Henrichs-n
returned home after spending theii
vacation In the eastern states and
Canada. On their trip they stopped
at Louisville, Kentucky, where they
were entertained by Mrs. Jack Hesse,
formerly Miss Dorothy Brink. At
New York City they had a nice visit
with Jack McCarty and Herbert Pat
terson (Mr. McCa'rty is assistant
manager at Hotel Taft and Mr. Pat
terson is a clerk at Hotel Harmony).
All three of these friends are former
P. H. S. classmates of the visitors.
They are all busy and enjoying good
health. They sent their best regard
to the Plattsmouth people.
During their two days in Wash
ington, D. C. they saw congress in
session. The quaint old Quaker city
of Philadelphia was enjoyed for Its.
historical setting. Of the five days
in New York City, two days were
spent at the World s Fair. They also
visited Radio City. Columbia Univer
sity, Madison Square Garden, Statue
of Liberty, Harlem, and Coney Is
land. They were fortunate in seeing
the "Queen Mary" in dock, as well
as several other large steamships
which were going out and coming
in. On their return they visited at
Boston. Mass.. Niagara Falls, and
Detroit. Michigan. Misses Estelle
and Caroline Baird accompanied
them as far as Detroit. From that
point the Bairds went to Iowa to
visit relatives before returning
home, and Miss Nolting and Mirs
Henrichsen visited at Plymouth
Michigan, with the former's cousins
and friends. 1
While they feel that the New
York World's Fair was not quite as
successful as the one held in Chicago
a few years ago, their trip was
very enjoyable as well as educa
RETURNS FROM LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Murphey
and daughter, Vesta Lee, of Lincoln
were here over the week end as
guests at the home of Mrs. Mur-
phey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Robertson. Returning from Lincoln
with them was Miss Rachel Robert
son, wno nas been visiting there anu
attending a number of social events
that were honoring Major and Mrs.
J. T. Green and daughter, Patricia,
who are to leave Lincoln for Fort
Sam Houston. Texas, to which post
Major Green has been assigned.
Miss Patricia Green is a member
of the Delta Delta Delta sorority ot
which Miss Robertson is also a mem
ber and a great many social events
have been held the past week in
honor of Miss Green.
RETURN FROM CAMP BREWSTER
A group of six girls, comprising
Misses Margaret and Alice Rea, Mar
garet Fricke, Gertrude Cloidt, Ruth
Westover, and Elizabeth Ann Wiles,
returned to their homes In this city
Sunday afternoon following a week
spent in Camp Brewster, which is
located on the Bellevue boulevard
in South Omaha. The young ladies
left Sunday, July 23 and spent the
past week enjoying themselves by
playing such sports as tennis, arch
er, craft, as well as swimming. The
local girls, representing the Ramb
ler's patrol of the Girl Scouts, were
brought home by he Westover,
Fricke, and Wiles automobiles.
VACATION IN THE WEST
Elmore Brink and James Jones de
parted Sunday for a short outing in
the west, they going from here to
North Platte and then on to Casper,
Wyoming, for a visit with Eugene
McNair and later will go to Yellow
stone park where they will visit this
great natural wonderland.
BIRTH OF DAUGHTER
A 7 pound girl was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Irven Meyers at their
home at 1216 Ave F. Friday morning,
July 28. Both mother and daughter
are doing fine. Mrs. Meyers was
the former Miss Doris Winscot.
Frank M. Massie, one of the Ions
time residents of Cass county, cele
brated on 'Monday the passing ol
his eighty-fifth birthday at hi?
farm home in Mt. Pleasant precinct.
The son. Hairy Massie and family of
Callaway, Nebraska, arrived for the
birthday and Avere joined Monday ty
Dr. and Mrs. G. H. GUmore of Mur
ray, the former a half brother of Mr.
Massie and Mr. and Mrs. P. E.
Tritsch and Mrs. Maynard Tritsch
and children. Mrs. P. E. Tritsch
being a daughter of Mr. Massie. A
fine dinner and a general good time
was enjoyed by the group In the
course of the day.
a Large Crowd
Held in Basement of Church Due to
Rain of Tuesday Morning, But
Plenty of Good Eats.
The Mynard Community club pic
nic was held on Tuesday noon at the
church building as the weather con
ditions made necessary the transfei
of the event from the Wetenkamp
grove where first planned, to the
church building. It was with pleas
ure, however, that the residents 01
the community and their guests re
ceived the rainfall bo beneficial to
The ladles of the club had carried
out their part of the program in
true Nebraska style as the great
platterB and pans of chicken attested
and which was accompanied by a'.l
of the other dainties that go to
make up a fine and much enjoyed
repast for the group.
The notice of the picnic has stir
red the residents of Plattsmouth and
from the past experiences a large
caravan of autos left" here shortly
before the noon hour to reach the
scfrne of action early. The Rotary
club with many of their ladies, coun
ty officers, business people and clerks
in the down town sector came early
and some stayed late to secure their
share of the good things provided.
Owing to the necessity of holding
the picnic Inside, a program was
not attempted this year, altho in
the past sport events have usually
MANY DROPPED FROM ROLLS
In view of the new relief provi
sions passed by congress recently
and which are now in force, a large
number of the ladies employed at
the sewing center in this city are
being dropped from the rolls as the
law required. The law enacted by
congress provided for the dropping
of those who had been on the WPA
rolls for the past eighteen months.
This has affected a great many ot
the workers in the sewing- centei
and other projects. The provisions
provided for layoff of at least thirty
days, but whether it will be possible
to again give them a place Is a mat
ter still undecided owing to the
slashing of several of the new deal
measures by congress.
Several senators will seek to have
the eighteen months provision
stricken in riders to other bills yet
to' be considered by congress.
ON HEADQUARTERS STAFF
Herbert Sundstrom. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Sundstrom of this
city, who is a member of the reserve
officers corps, has been assigned to
the headquarters of the 107th in
fantry, Pennsylvania. The regi
ment with other of the national
guard troops in the area, is at train
ing in maeuvers held near Manasas,
RETURNS TO COLORADO
W. N. Baird of Salida, Colorado,
who has been here visiting with. his
sisters, Mrs. George L. Farley and
Misses Caroline and Estelle Baird,
returned Saturday afternoon to his
home in the west after a very pleas
ant visit here.
WILL HAVE OPERATION
Mrs. Robert Fitch, who is at the
St. Joseph hospital at Omaha, is to
undergo a correctional operation
Thursday.' She has continued very
well in . the last few days.
Hold a 'Major
Amateur Contest to Feature Talent
from Nearhy Towns in Connec
tion with Celebration.
Louisville folks are making great
preparations for their free bridge
celebration tD be held September 8
una 9. Committees are busy lining
ui the main details necessary to in
set e a successful celebration. Part of
the cost of putting on the event is
being raised through the sale of ad
vertising buttons at prices running
upward from 25 cents each, depend-
ii.g on the willingness of the donor
A. K. Frolich, cement plant super
intendent has sold around 75 of the
yt.Mow buttons at $1 each and some
of the wholesale houses doing busi
Rfss with Louisville merchants have
given as much as 1 5 for their but
trn. The making of the last Platte
river bridge free is an auspicious oc
casion and calls for the attendance of
Governor Cochran and other promi
ncnt state officials and members of
the legislature who made it possible
to pay ofi the indebtedness and re
move the tolls.
Amateur Contest Sept. 7
Although the bridge does not be
come toll free until Friday, Sept. 8.
when the main celebration begins,
tLe carnival will open on the even
ing of September 7, with rides and
concessions in place. The regular
free acts of the celebration will be
gin Friday, Lut the crowd at the car
nival will be royally entertained on
Thursday evening by an amateur
contest, a la Major Bowes. A general
invitation is extenled to all amateur
talent in Cass aud Sarpy counties
ond in the vicinity of Ashland .to
compete ia this contest.
Prizes of $5, $3 and $1.50 are to
he awarded the three best, compe
tent and impartial judges to decide
the winners. There will also be a
small gift for each one entering, so
tb effort will be worth while even
if the contestant gets the gong. All
the details have not been worked out,
but contestants may sing, play, tap
dance, give readings or impersona
tions, whatever they desire.
All who plan to enter should notify
Mrs. Harry Johnson, Mrs. Zulemma
Dye or Mrs. D. C. Huffman at Louis
ville before August 15, which has
been set as the deadline for making
RETURN FROM THE EAST
Mrs. Emily Iverson and daughter.
Miss Margaret, of this city and Rev.
Paul Iverson, of Hastings, returned
home Sunday from a very pleasant
outing in the east which took them
to many places of interest.
Mrs. Iverson and Miss Margaret
spent the greater part of two weeks
at "Washington, D. C, where they
were the guests of their son and
brother, John Iverson, who is in gov
ernment service. They had a fin,
opportunity of seeing the places 01
greatest interest in the capital city
and viewing congress in session
They also visited two days at the
New York world's fair and three
days at Ocean City, Maryland, a
very popular resort for the Washing
ton people. Rev. Paul Iverson while
in the east visited at Auburn, New
York and Lyme, New Hampshire;
where a conference was being held
at the seminary relative to the work
of the Presbyterian church.
Prom Wednesday's Daily-
Mrs. Minnie Alwin, one ot. tht
efficient clerks at the local post
office, was taken, ill this morning
and forced to return home. The ill
ness caused Postmaster Ray Larson
to be pressed into service to relieve
the other clerks in their off time
periods in addition to his other ac
PARENTS OF GULL
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Polschies, who
reside on a farm near Plattsmouth,
are the parents tf. a girl instead of a
son, which was reported in the
Journal. The daughter was born at
the St. Joseph hospital.
Subscribe for the Journal.
VISIT IN PLATTSMOUTH
Mrs. Sophia Scheel. one of the
well known residents of the Murdock
community, was a visitor in the city
Saturday evening in, company with
her little granddaughter, Joan
Rogers, of Denver, who Is visiting
the relatives in Cass county. They
had driven as far as Louisville and
came on to Plattsmouth with Mr
and Mrs. Edward Jochim and John
Jochim, to spend a few hours. This
i3 the first time that Mrs. Scheel
has been here on a Saturday eve
ning since the King Korn Karnival
and she was very much pleased
with the large crowds and the, gen
eral liveliness of the city.
Out on Bail on
Charge; In Again
Charles Wheeler, Bound Over Here
for Chicken Stealing Near Mur
ray Caught in Omaha.
Charles Wheeler, who with John
Weiss, was bound over to the district
court here on May 22, 1729 on the
charge of chicken stealing, out on a
SI, 000 appearance bond, is now quar
tered in the Saunders county jail.
Since the arrest of the -two men
here on May 6, 1939 by Sheriff Joe
Mrasek and Deputy Sheriff Emery
Doody, this county has not been
troubled with chicken stealing to
any extent, but the stealing in
Saunders and other counties nearby
has been on the increase.
Last night on the request of the
sheriff of Saunders county. Wheeler
was picked up' in Omaha and had in
his possession at the time 117 live
chickens and six dead ones, which
were identified as property of farm
ers living in Saunders county and
to whom the man was turned over
by the Omaha department.
The two men when arrested here
pleaded, not guilty but were bound
over by County Judge Duxbury and
at this time were awaiting trial at
the November term of the district
Weiss, who was shot during the.r
arrest on May 6th, near the Chilaon
school west of Murray, was not with
Wheeler in the Omaha arrest as' he
is still suffering from the effects of
WILL UNDERGO OPERATION
Geraldine McClintock, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fay McClintock, is
at the University hospital at Omaha,
where she will undergo an oper
ation for infantile paralysis, from
the effects of which she has suffered
since her earliest days. This is the
first operation that she has under
gone and it is hoped will give her
some permanent relief.
DRAWS DOWN FINE
From Monday's Daily
This morning in the police court
Ray Elder was arraigned on a com
plaint charging him with intoxica
tion, contrary to the peace and dig
nity of the people of the state of
Nebraska. Judge C. L. Graves after
hearing the plea and evidence gave
a sentence of $5 and costs.
NOTICE YOUNG CEMETERY
Friday. August 4 will be General
Clean-Up day at Young Cemetery.
All lot owners requested to come and
help all day or part time will be
greatly appreciated. Bring your din
ner and stav all day, as we need
your help. (Signed)
VACATIONING IN WEST
Miss Christine Soennichsen Is
spending her vacation period in the
northern and western coast, cover
ing a large portion of the Canadian
country and California. She left
Saturday, July 22 and intends spend
ing a month with a group of Omaha
friends, whom she accompanied.
TO AID IN CARE OF SISTER
Mra. Anna Gibbons arrived from
Omaha Saturday and is at the homo
of her brotherin?law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Littleton Bethards. Mrs.
Gibbons came to spend three weeks
to aid in the care of her sister who
has been very poorly for some time.
Members of the
Meet in Reunion
Ninety-two Members of the Family
Group Attend Pleasant Event
Meet Here Next Year.
Garfield park in Plattsmouth was
the scene Sunday of a gathering of
the Rhoden family. Ninety-two at
tended the reunion, representing rive
different states, South Dakota. Ne
braska, Iowa, Kansas and New
York. Many pleasant hours were
spent renewing old acquaintances,
making new ones, and reminiscina
over past experiences.
Members of the family came from
near and far. The longest distance
was traveled by Dr. Beulah Rhoden
Smith who came from New Vorlc
City. Mrs. S. A. Rhoden. whom all
the family know as Aunt Ade, came
from Sturglss, South Dakota. Other
South Dakota members Mere Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Rhoden from Union
Center. From Oakley. Kansas, came
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shrader. Mem
bers of the family from Iowa were
Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd and Mr.
and Mrs. Kyle Crewdson from Coun
cil Bluffs; Mr. and Mrs. Otis Field
and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Morrow and
children from Modale. Nebraska
members of the family who attended
were Mr. A. A. Rhoden, Mrs. Eli7a
Rhoden, Allan and Richard Rhoden
from Endicott; Mr', and Mrs. Sterl-
ng Rhoden from Lincoln; Mr. Ti
mer Khoden. Mrs. Cnloa nnocea.
Marian. Harold and Warren Rhoden,
Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Sydaw and
children. Gayle and Alice, Mr. and
Mrs. Eldon Rhoden from Fairbury;
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Rhoden and
hildren. Bonnie, Wilmer and Bndd
from Manley; Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Rhoden,- Mr. and Mrs. Uornemcier
nd son Ronald from Elmwood; Mr.
Kyle Morrow from Nebraska ty;
Marjorie Rhoden Clary, Leland. Rose
Marie, George, Marilyn, Ruthair.a
nd Loren Clary from Diller; Carl
Rhoden from Omaha; Mr. and Mrs
Floyd Gauer from Cedar Creek; Mrs.
Don Rhoden. Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Don
Rhoden, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kaf-
fenberger and children. De Vonne
and Kay Karen, Shrader Rhoden.
Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Rhoden and
Frank Rhoden from Murray; Mr.
and Mrs. Gayle Rhoden and children,
George. Dale and Barbara; Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Albin and children, D-l-
bert, Marlene and Jo Nonne. Mr. nnd
Mrs. K. J. Rhoden an children.
Jearl. Mildred and Donna Lee from
Visitors were Mrs. Kllsuile!h
Hass from Moline, Illinois; Mrs.
Flossie Anderson from HolbrooU
Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shrader
from Nehawka; Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Kruger and children, Thelma and
Helen Jane, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Por-
er. Frank Vallery and Dick Chris-
wlsser from Plattsmouth.
it was decided that the Rho.W.s
should hold an annual reunion at
Plattsmouth. Plattsmouth w a s
chosen as the place because here the
Rhodens settled when thty came to
this country in a covered wagon in
the pioneer day3.
The following were chosen to get
ready for the 1940 reunion: A!-ck
Rhoden. president; Dolly Crewdsor,
vice-president; Mrs. Den Rhoden,
Marjorie Field. Ray Rhoden and
Mrs. Sterling Rhoden; Sterling Rho
Honorable mention was made to
the two oldest members cf the Rho
den family. Mrs. S. A. Rhoden ot
Sturglss. S. D.. and Mrs. D. C.
Rhoden of Murray, Nebr.
The reports from the St. Joseph
hospital at Omaha are to the effect
that E. H. Schulhof, who Is there
recuperating from the effects of n
operation, is doing very nicely. Mr
Schulhof is still quite weak but bp.s
apparently been gaining and with
rest and quiet it is hoped will toon
be able to show a definite gain.
VISITS WITH RELATIVES
From Thuraflaya XJarry
Dr. Carl F. Schmidtman and
wife of Omaha, were here for a short
time today to visit with Mr. end
Mrs. William Schmidtmann, r. par
ents of the Dr., going from here to
Union where they visited with the
relatives of Mrs. Schmidtman, for
merly Miss Ida Reynolds.