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Nebr. Stale Historical Society
Vol. No. IV
PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1939.
Holds Reunion at
Relatives From Distant Points Here
to Visit With Cass County
Members of Family.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
Crunk, at Union, was the scene
Sunday of a reunion of members oi
the Queen family, the event honor Inf.
a number of the relatives from dis
tant points who were here for the
The members of the party were
treated to a fine fried chicken dln
ner at the noon hour and followed
with the afternoon of visiting and
tic enjoyment of renewal of the
pleasant associations of the past.
Later in the afternoon refres'n-
nents of home made ice crean: and
cake was served to add to the pleas
ures of the occasion.
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Jasper
Queen of Culver City. California,
who have spent several days her de
parted for their home on the west
coast, stopping at Salt Lake Citj
while en route.
Those who attended the pleasant
family gathering comprised: Mr. an-1
Mrs. Jasper Queen and daughter.
Dorothy, of Culver City, California:
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Queen and fam'ly
of Powhatan. Kansas: Mr. and Mrs
Elbert Queen and family, Ston.
Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wilson and
family. Union: Mr. and Mrs. F. T.
Wilson, daughter, Mildred and son
David Leroy Wilson. Murray: Mr.
and Mrs. William Wilson, Union:
Miss Jaunita Queen. Mineola, low;
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Erwin and
family. Union; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Crank. Cedar Creek; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert E. Sedlak and son," Bobbie. and
Mr. and Mra. John Wondra. ' Platts
mouth. VISIT AT AURORA
A party of Plattsmouth people
were visiting Sunday near Aurora
where they were guests at the farm
Lome of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stones,
the event marking the tenth wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
One of the most Interesting fea
tures of the farm was the irrigation
pystem that the Stones have op
their farm, which pumps some 25,
(00 gallons of water a minute ar.d
which serves to irrigate their farm
In fine shape. They have excellent
r-.ops but in general in the no?
ln'pated parts the corn is very dr
and little prospects of a good crop.
The group from here making the
trip were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bierl
and daughters. Sophia. Frances ana
Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Don Harris
and Mr. and Mrs. Newton Sullivan
and daughter, Barbara.
COLORED MAN INJURED
Prom TiiMltr'i any
Sheriff Joe Mrasek was at Union
early today where a colored man was
reported injured In the railroad
yards. The sheriff found that the
man had been injured when ho songht
to get from an open coal car on a
southbound freight train to the shel
ter of a box car, slipping and fall
ing and suffered severe Injuries. The
man stated his name was John W.
Brown and that his home was t
Dallas. Texas, and his occupation
that of a piano tuner! The injured
man was treated here by Dr. W. S.
Eaton and later taken to the St.
Catherine's hospital at Omaha or
CALLED BY MOTHER'S ILLNESS
From Tuudtr1! Dairy
Roy Bethards of Des Moines, low:-,
arrived here last evening to spend
an indefinite time visiting with his
father and ailing mother, Mr. and
Mrs. Littleton Bethards. Mrs. Be
thard's condition is seemingly criti
cal and the children have been hnre
at various Intervals with the mother.
I wish to gratefully thank the
many friends and neighbors for their
remembrances of flowers, carda ana
rails during my stay at the hos
pital. These acts have aided very
much in making the stay at the
hospital a great deal more pleasant
Mrs. George W. Olson.
DISTRICT COURT HAPPENINGS
From Wednesday's Iall
A suit for divorce entitled Martin
Barnes vs. Phyllis Barnes was filed
In court today. The parties were
married in Plattsmouth on November
2, 193S and the petition states reia
rated after one week.
A suit for accounting for royalties
was filed also and In which Mirv
Schneider, Lloyd Schneider, Helen
Stivers and Oliver Schneider are the
plaintiffs and the Shellburg Sand and
Gravel Co., are the defendants. The
suit asks for an accounting for roy
alties for carloads of sand and gravel
removed from the properties of the
plaintiffs by the defendant companies
for the years 1937. 1938 and for the,
year 1939 so far removed, at the rate
of 11 per car.
Attach Bus of
Taken Under Attachment Filed by
Attorney for Dorothy Yost
Released on Bond.
Under a writ of attachment re
cured by the attorney for the plain
tiff in the case of Dorothy Yost vs.
the Missouri Pacific Transportation
Co., a bus of the company operating
through this city, was attached Sat
urday by Sheriff Joe Mrasek.
The company which had some
time ago had a similar attachment
made against them at Nebraska City
by L. E. Peterson, attorney for the
Herman Frederick estate, at one
filed bond and had the bus released
without delay and to carry on busi
ness as usual.'
The sheriff named as the apprais
ers in making the attachment ol
property of the value of not more
than 3,000, Rudolph Iverson and
E. G. Ofe.
Miss Yost is suing the company
for damages in the amount of ?35,
000 claimed as the result of an auto
bus accident in this city on the
night of July 3rd.
The employees of the Hinky-Dinky
store in this city with the menbe-rs
of their families, joined several hun
dred of the employees of the com
pany at a joint picnic Sunday at
The general offices of the com
pany at Omaha arranged the picnic
for all of the many employees from
the head to the least and all of thec
were present to participate In the
fun and enjoyment.
A fine picnic dinner had been ar
ranged and served at the noontime
hour and which was topped off hy
the refreshments that made a per
feet afternoon for all of the large
In the afternoon a number of very
Interesting sporting events was held,
there being races of all kinds fcr
the young and old and a red hot
klttenball contest held between the
chosen up teams of the men.
FIND SICK DOING WELL
A. W. Cloidt and Jess F. Warga
were at Omaha Sunday for a short
time to visit with the sick from this
city who are patients at the St. Jo
seph hospital. They found that E. II.
Schulhof is Bhowing a very fine im
provement, and was able to sit up a
part of the time Sunday and Is now
able to take nourishment during the
day that is building up his strength.
Mrs. Robert Fitch, daughter of Mr
Cloidt is also doing very nicely fiom
her severe operation and showing
good progress. They also called on
Mrs. William Holly to find that she
was going just as well as possible
and was resting easy altho still in
GUESTS AT FILLY
Lois and Eleanor Giles were wcet
end guests of Edith and Dorothy
Filly, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. H. C.
Filly of Filly. -
Saturday evening they attended a
lawn party given by the Palladian
Literary Boclety of which Lois end
Edith are members.
Edith Filly and Lois Giles were
classmates at the agricultural college
of the University of Nebraska, both
graduating In June of this year.
Leaving for Foot
Plattsmouth Young: Man Selected for
Service With Chicago Bears of
the Professional League.
From Tuesday's Daily
This noon Plattsmouth's most re
cent contribution to the worrd o
sport, Kenneth Armstrong, son oi
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Armstrong, oi
this city, departed for Chicago
where he will report to the Chicagc
Bears, professional football team,
for the training for the coming sea
son. Mr. Armstrong motored to ---kio,
Missouri, where he joined Bill
Everley, captain of the foot
ball team of Tarkio and they then
will go on to Canton, Illinois, where
Mr. Armstrong will visit until Thurs
day and thn go on to Chicago.
Armstrong has proven a natural
football player in his work in school
and college and his fine reco.-d in
the Missouri college conference at
tracted the attention of the football
scouts and who witnessed games in
the college loop in which Armstrong
was a player and led to his being
called to greener fields.
"The Moose." as he was known
in his high school days, played dur
ing his high school years with the
Plattsmouth team and his fine woik
was one of the factors that con
tributed to the success of many r.l
the fine teams that represented this
school. He served both on the tine
and in the backfield in the locai
school with his team mates, Bill
Ronne. Bob Hirz, Stuart Porter, Tom
Grosshans, Sam Am. George Adam
and Robert Rummel.
While at Tarkio Armstrong h.F
been outstanding as a -tackle fnd
with his old high schoolmate Stim-t
Porter, helped to make football his
tory, his punting and drop kicking
helping to win many games for the
The friends here will watch with
interest his progress in the field of
the professional player that he has
COMMISSIONED 2ND LIEUTENANT
Francis M. Libershal, son of Mr
and Mrs. Frank Libershal has com
pleted a six weeks training with the
Army Engineers at Fort Riley, Kan
sas and has received his commission
as second lieutenant, corps of engi
neers in the U. S. army. Lieutenant
Libershal has been stationed with
the second regiment of engineers,
United States army, at Fort Logan,
Colo., for one year enlistment under
the Thomason Act.
ENJOYING THE FISHING
Charles K. Bestor. who is nnw
visiting with old friends in Mor
tana, writes back that he 1j having
some excellent luck In fishing a.
Swan Lake. Montana, where he i
visiting with an old friend, Sam
Beaver. Mr. Beaver is a former resi
dent here and will be recalled lJ"
many of the older residents of tht
city. He is a brother of Mrs. Nellie
Gorder of this city.
INJURES FOOT SEVERELY
Keith Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Taylor, suffered a severe injury
to his left foot Friday morning
when he struck it with an ax while
cutting wood. Following the acci
dent he was rushed to the office of
Dr. L. S. Pucellk and from there was
taken to St. Joseph hospital where
the injured member required several
stitches. The young man Is forced to
use crutches for some time.
VISITING GRANDPARENTS HERE
Miss Beverly Ann Carter, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carter cf
Omaha, is in Plattsmouth this week
to spend the time visiting with hei
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. U.
Egenberger as well as her uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Egenber
ger. FOR SALE
Forty head of pigs, 50 to 100
pounds. Vaccinated. Plattsmouth
Sales Barn, phone 4103. ltd-ltw
Subscribe for the Journal.
A. W. MOORE SUFFERS ACCIDENT
Monday while A. W. Moore of this
city was driving to Ashland to take
up his work at the Burlington sta
tion, he was the victim of an auto
accident a few miles from his des
tination in Cass county. Mr. Mooie
was driving along when a car oc
cupied by two men from Weeping
Water, came from a side road it if
stated and crashed into the car of
Mr. Moore. Both'of the cars were
very badly damaged and John FinVle
and H. C. Christianson and occu
pants of the Weeping Water car in
jured so severely that it wa. neces
sary to have them taken to a hos
pital at Lincoln. Mr. Moore suffered
a bruised and injured shoulder and
other bruises but was able to resume
his work today altho still feeling the
effects of the injury.
for Coming King
Much Interest Shown as Committees
Canvass Business Houses and
The following is a partial report
of the contributions received so far
in the campaign for funds for tht
King Korn Karnlval of 1939. Tlu
soliciting committee will endeavor to
reach all in the business section f
the city and anyone that may wish
to make . contributions to the fur.d
may do so by seeing W. R. Holly,
W. H. Puis. W. C. Soennichsen:
Sullivan Cabins ? E.00
J. Crabill, Jeweler 5.00
Ptak Tavern 20.00
Sedlak Liquor Store 10.00
Fricke Drug Co. 10.00
Farley Furniture 5.00
Hiatt Furniture Co. 10.00
Sweeney Cafe ., ..c,--i ; 5.00
Wiysel Blacksmith Shop "
np n fiandin
Tidball Lumber Co. 10.0 0
Ofe Oil Co. 10.00
Winscot Filling Station
Filling Station 10.00
A. R. Case Produce
rn r.n Motor Co.
Gorder Tire Repair 2.50
Glen Vallery 10.0 0
Reichstadt Shoe Repair
Bowman Barber Shop
Gobelman Paint Store 5.00
Rlapk & White Grocery
TImm Tavern 20.00
Warga Hardware 10.00
Ladles Toggery 10.00
Joe's New Way Grocery 5.00
Mullen's Market 5.00
Knorr Variety Store 10.00
Wescott's Sons 5.00
Charles Vallery 10.00
Louisville Courier 1-00
Louie Naeve 5.00
Rosencrans Barber Shop 2 SO
Mauzy Drug Co. 10.00
Egenberger Insurance 5.00
Dr. Johnson 5.00
Hotel Plattsmouth 10.00
Farris Barber Shop
Waters Barber Shop
Kruger Paint Store 2.50
Herbster Liquor Store 10.00
Tritsch Beauty Shop 1.00
Norfolk Packing Co. 25.09
Richey Lumber Co. 10.00
Brink Hatchery 2.00
Clark Barber Shop 1.00
W. H. Puis 5.00
Harris Laundry S.00
Lugsch Cleaners 3-00
Kelley Sweet Shop 10.00
Wm. Schmidtmann 1-00
Jacobs Cafe 10-00
Cramer Barber Shop 2.00
Fetzer Shoe Co. 5.00
Platts. State Bank 50.00
D. O. Dwyer 5.00
J. H. Davis 5.00
Thoa. Walling Co. 5.00
G. R. Sayles 3.00
R. F. Becker
C. E. Ledgway
John E. Turner
Lora Lloyd Kieck 3.00
Walter H. Smith
Geo. L. Farley
Horton Funeral Home
ROCK BLUFFS REUNION
The date for the annual Rock
Bluffs reunion has been set for Sun
day, August 20th by the committee
and will be held as usua4 at tho
Hutchison grove, a very attractive
spot in the one time thriving fron
tier river community. The program
committee now working expect to
have a fine array of entertainment
for the former residents of Rock
Bluffs and their descendants who
may be In attendance.
Our stock of legal blanks Is
Canoe Party at
the Dock Here
Tacoma Couple, Eobert and Louise
Lynd En Route to New Orle-uis,
Stop Here Over Night.
The port of Plattsmouth had two
unusual visitors Tuesday aftcrnooi.
when Bob and Louise Lynd, Tacoma,
Washington, young married couple,
tged 28 and 26 years, arrived heie
after a journey of some 1600 miles
of river navigation, this being a
halfway mark to their destination at
A crowd of some 500 had gathered
at the dock to greet the visitors, a
large number coming from Omaha
to witness the arrival of the canoe
party after a trip of some forty
miles down the river.
The trip was planned by Mr. Lyrd
who has been engaged in newspaper
work and writing, as the basis o? a
true experience on the waters of the
great river and the heart of the na
tion through which it flows, the pe
pie that they might meet and tr-i,
varied experiences that they could
weave into the interesting narrative
that is to culminate the journey
When the journey's end Is reached
the canoe will be disposed of and the
two travelers expect to secure pass
age on a tramp steamer back to then
home on the west coast, travelinr
through the Panama canal and up
the west coast to Tacoma.
The seventy-five pound canoe in
which the journey Is made Is a
staunch little craft that sides some
six inches from the water level when
loaded with the passengers and their
equipment, they taking with them
the camping equipment that ha'
come into such a helpfulness during
the journey along the upper sections
of the river where the towns are not
as plentiful as they will find from
now to the southland, at the er.d of
a voyage of over 3.000 miles.
The canoe is named the "Wash
ington Golden State Jubilee," in
honor of the admission of Washing
ton to the union in 1889. It was pur
chased by the Lynds from dealars at
Seattle and Tacoma and shipped to
Fort Benton, once one of the Dest
known trading posts and the head of
navigation on the Missouri river.
This post was visited by the Lewi?
and Clark expedition in 1804 ano
the young couple are now retracing
down the Missouri to St. Louis the
course of the early day explorers
They'left Fort Benton May 16th.
The travelers report on their jour
ney through the eastern part of Mon
tana and the Dakotas that there wae
a lack of the greenery that they have
found along the Missouri since reach
ing Nebraska and the tree studded
banks a grateful view to their eye.
They reached Omaha on Sunday and
have remained there until starting
their journey to Plattsmouth.
The expedition left Omaha Tues
day at 12:45 following a rarMo
broadcast at Second and Poppleton
avenue, where the party took off
The were accompanied by Fostei
May, WOW announcer and who on
the journey down the river kept the
radio listeners atuned to the inci
dents that marked the progress down
the Big Muddy. The canoe partv
were much impressed with the great
amount of work along the river that
is destined to make it a navigab'c
stream for large craft.
The broadcast started the caravnn
of cars to the dock at this city where
the broadcasting truck of WOW was
stationed early in the afternoon to
assist in broadcasting the story oi
the journey and the arrival in
Plattsmouth. The arrival time wp.s
indefinite and the constantly growing
crowd milled up and down the doefcs
until shortly after 5:30 when the
tiny canoe with its occupants slipped
into view around the revetment some
distance north of the dock and the
voice of May carried greetings to thr
world of the arrival at Plattsmouth.
The party waited north of the dock
until time for the news broadcast
when they beached the canoe just
south of the dock and the arrival
was put on the air.
The visitors were greeted by J
Howard Davis, chairman of 'the
Chamber of Commerce river naviga
tlon committee and E. H. Bernhardt
of the Norfolk Packing Co., Mr.
Bernhardt presenting the visitors
with a case of Norfolk packed pork
and beans. The visitors responded
and sent greetings as to the inci
dents of the trip under the question
ing of Mr. May.
After the arrival the canoe w-os
placed in the governmnt warehouse
and remained there until this morn
ing when the journey to the south
was resumed, the destination of the
party being Nebraska City for the
Mr. Lynd is keeping a narrative
of the journey and contributes a
column to the Tacoma Times as he
journeys down the river and thlj has
financed the expenses of the trip to
the gulf. They are also keeping a
pictoral record of the journey down
the river and in which the Tlatts
mouth visit will have a definite part.
While here Mr. and Mrs. Lynd
were guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Davis for the night.
Death of Mrs.
C. D. Geary of
Resident of Cass Connty for Pn:T
Twenty-six Years and Active
in Community Affairs.
From Wednesday' Dally "
Mrs. C. D. Geary, 51, who has
been 111 for the past several months,
died this morning at the family
home near Murray where she ha.b
made her home for more than twenty
Mrs. Geary has been at an Omaha
hospital but returned home on July
2nd and has since been gradually
growing worse until death came to
her this morning.
Hannah Sarah Hartung was bom
April 27. 1888 at Wessington Springs,
South Dakota, later coming with her
family to Nebraska.
After her marriage to Mr. Geary
they moved and - located at Platts
mouth on September 1, 1913, living
here some three years and then mov
ing to near Murray where they have
since resided on a farm and where
she has been very active in the com
She has been active in church and
club work as long as her health had
permitted and had made a very large
circle of friends in the community
who will share with the family the
sorrow of the separation.
Surviving the passing of Mrs
Geary are the husband, her step
mother, Mrs. Myra Hartung and two
step brothers, Albert and Warren
Hartung, of Omaha.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at the Presbyterian church
at Murray and the body taken to
Omaha for interment at the Forest
SECURE WANTED YOUNG MEN
Sheriff Joe Mrasek and Deputy
Sheriff Emery Doody were at Hart-
ington, Nebraska, Saturday ever.ir.g
where they secured Clifford Eaton,
local young man, who was sought in
connection with the theft of a hot
gun, rifle and some clothing from
the home of Art Hammond, residing
southeast of this city along the Mir
souri river. Ralph Eaton, anothet
brother, was taken up here and the
two are now held pending the filing
of charges against them in the local
courts. The officers state that a part
of the stolen property was recovered
from the two young men.
VISIT IN CITY
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Dew and
little daughter, Patricia, of Omaha.
spent the first part of the week visit
ing at the Matt Sulser home and
with the parents of Mr. Dew ho
are also entertaining Mr. and Mrs.
James Dew from Oakland. Calif.
DR. JOHNSON COMING
Dr. John P. Johnston, of Omaha,
will be in Plattsmouth on Wednes
day, August 16th for a free clinic.
He will be at the Hotel Plattsmouth
during the day. See his ad elsewhere
in this paper for the particulars ot
TO VISIT IN IOWA
Miss Shirley Walling, eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walling,
left Sunday for Council Bluffs, lows:
with the Emil Hild family. She will
spend the next two weeks as a gust
of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hild and family.
Raymond J. Larson, Acting Postinrs
ter, Milo Price and Frank Lib
ershal Are Three High.
The civil service commission have
completed and delivered the rating
of the applicants for the position of
postmaster at Plattsmouth and theg
in turn have been handed the appli
cants and the committee of the demo
The three highest of the list from
which it is expected that the success
ful candidate will be chosen and latr
appointed to the position made va
cant by the death of Postmaster
Frank L. Cummins, in order com
prise Raymond J. Larson, acting
postmaster and for many years an
employee of the local postoffice. Milo
Price, instructor In history iind
American government in the lorn!
high school, and Frank J. LibersLil.
former county clerk and now a clerk
in the BREX shops.
Mr. Larson was born In this city,
son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Larson, vs
graduated from the Plattsmouth
high school in the class of 1916. He
entered the United States army at
the outbreak of the World war In
April 1917 and served until in
August 1919. lie served in Co. C
126th M. G. Bn and in the 4th M. G.
Battalion, In the latter serving iri
the army of occupation until his re
turn to the United States. Sine re
turning from the army Mr. Larson
has served as clerk In the local post
office and was assistant postmsr.ter
under the late Frank L. Cumnlrs
and has since been acting postmas
ter. Mr. Larson is married and hP9
He has for the past ten years
served as scoutmaster for the I'Iatt
mouth Boy Scout group.
Milo Price is one of the able mem
bers of the local high school faculty,
having this year completed his third
year as teacher in the history de
partment of the school and the
American government classes. Mr.
Price is a graduate of the University
of Nebraska and is completing his
studies for his master's degree m
American government at the univer
sity. Mr. Price is married and has
one son. He Is a native of Nebrasl-.i
and a graduate of the Curtis state
Mr. Libershal has made his homo
for his lifetime in Plattsmouth and
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John I.'b
ershal. Sr., and was educated i:i the
local schools, a graduate of the clas
of 1903. He was employed In clerical
positions in the local shops until he
was named as deputy county clerk
by the late D. C. Morgan. Mr. Liter-,
shal was later elected as cojnty
clerk In 1914 and In 1916 and served
most efficiently in the office during
the trying war days. Since leaTlr.
office he has served in clerical work
for the Burlington railroad arJ the
BREX in their local shor. He is a
member of the local democratic com
mittee. Mr. Libershal Is married and
has a family of two sons and two
VISITS IN CITY
Justus Lillie of Seward. Nebraska
was in Plattsmouth Sunday vi3lt!ng
at the home of his mother. Mrs
Frank Lillie. Mrs. Justus Lillie and
small sons. David and Robert, ac
companied Mr. Lillie home.
Mrs. Justus Lillie has been in
Plattsmouth since the birth ct
Thomas James Allbee, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James E. Allbee. Mrs. AUbet
is a sister of Mr. Lillie.
MRS. IVERSON RETURNS
Mrs. Rudolph Iverson, who Is in
the St. Joseph hospital recuperat.Tg
from a severe operation, is getting
along very nicely according to tco
last reports from the hospital. Her
condition is such that the will ha
able to return home some time thii
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
An ice cream social and bazaar
will be held at the LaPlatte Stone
Hall, Friday evening. August 18 at
8 o'clock. Plenty of Ice cream, pop.
Cake free. Come, have a good rime.
Given by th LaPlatte Sunshine c!ub.