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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOUMTAL
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1939.
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, KEBKASKA
Entered at Poatofflce, Plattsmouth, Neb.. econd-claRP mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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John Wood has his truck hauling
Ftone for the county in their work
of hardsurfacing the county roads.
Louis Schmidt and family spent
the day last Sunday as guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. "Wink
ler. Mr. Schmidt and Mrs. Winkler
are brother and sister.
AVilliam Vogt has been confined to
his home and bed with a severe case
of scarlet fever. It is reported the
children ara also afflicted with the
malady. Thj home is quarantined.
Paul Murfit;, who has been on the
Mad with a crew of magazine solici
tors for some time, has discontinued
li is work with them and has accept
ed a position on the farm of Robert
I ons, near South Bend.
Miss r.everly Schmidt visited in
Weeping AVater over the week end,
btng a guest at the home of Mr. and
?Irs. Guy Hinds and calling on her
little friends, the Misses Agnes and
Juan Hinds, who formerly resided
K. M. Jumper of Ashland was a
visitor in Wabash and Elmwood last
Monday, and as he was passing the
point where the wreck occurred that
lesulted in such serious injuries to J
. C. Christensen. he assisted in get-
. m . - r i
ting the unfortunate man free f rom
Getting Esady for School
With the rapid approach of the
time for the opening of the Wabash
schools, preparations are being made
to get the school house and grounds
ready for the opening of the school
year. John Cardwell and Jack West
are redecorating the building and
putting everything in shape.
Home from the West
Mrs. II. 11. Gerbeling and daugh
ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Kalph Colbert, arrived home' Wed
nesday of la week from a month
Fpent in tha southwest. They visited
a sister of Mrs. Gerbeling at Los An
f.cles and later went to San Fran
cisco, where they attended the fair.
They were very fortunate in that it
rained as they drove through the des
ert, while as a rule it is blistering
hot and no rainfall. The nights were
cool and comfortable.
They also called on Mrs. Gerbe
liiig's brothers, the Ferguson boys,
ai Long Ceach. En route home, Mrs.
Gerbeling remained a short time at
ti e Colbert home in Lincoln, after
which Mr. and Mrs. Colbert brought
1 a r en to Wabash, completing a very
pleasant journey and sightseeing
SPENT PEW HOURS HEBE
Mr. and Mis. Ralph Milliard and
youngest daughter of Lincoln, en
route to Iowa to visit over the week
end. stepped in Plattsmouth Satur
day forenoon and spent a few hours
at the Klmor Webb home. Mr. and
M13. Hilliard and Elmer Webb were
rarscd in the little inland Iowa town
of Grant City and attended school
together there some 33 years ago.
With the exception of once during
the World war they had not met since
19.0S. A pleasant hour was spent in
identifying the various faces on an
old school picture, the search for
which brought the first ward coun
cilman upon an addressed and stamp
ed post card he had written to Mrs.
Hilliard in the fall of 190S at Sac
City, Iowa, but failed to mail and
new 31 years later it was delivered
in person without benefit of the pos
tal service. The Hilliard family are
distant relatives of Harriet Hilliard
Is'ilson, radio singer, and Ralph's
father, now deceased, was long ac
tive in musicial circles in that small
community, directing a band that
vas the prid-J of the surrounding
Mr. and Mrs. Ray House were in
Bertrand McDonald is visiting his
father a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ely Adelman took
their baby to an Omaha hospital.
Mrs. E. L. McDonald's aunt, Mrs.
Arnold, of Long Beach, Calif, visited
her last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Peters were
guests at the Koehler home in Lin
coln last Sunday.
Frank Kyles, of Spaulding, who
has been visiting relatives here, left
for home Monday.
Mrs. E. L. McDonald. John and
Robert Lee spent the week end r.t
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kyles were in
Lincoln Sunday to see their daugh
ter and new grandson.
Mrs. Merril Stewart and Mrs. Ear
son called at the John Welsh home
at Ashland Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Welton spent
the week end at home. Mr. Welton
returned to his work Monday.
Mrs. Glenn Peters took her daugh
ters, Joan. Panice and Dale to a
birthday party in Omaha Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Etheredge, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Alton and family of
Omaha spent Sunday with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Burks and
daughters spent Sunday at Colum
bus with Mrs. Burk's sister and
Dorothy and Jackie Vant left for
a visit at Long Beach, California.
Mrs. Fred Palmquist was in Lin
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kyles and Mr.
and Mrs. Urban Kyles spent Sunday
at the Dr. Wallace home in Friend.
Little Janice Keller returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holke were in
Ceresco Sunday, to visit their daugh
ters, Margaret and Mamie. Thelma,
who has been visiting there, return
ee; home with them.
Mrs. Glenn Peters visited Mrs.
Elton Keller and baby at St. Eliza
beth hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Elrod. Mr. and
Mrs. Lesley Elrod and Sadie and Joe
of Denton called at the Garfield
Elrod home Sunday.
TENNIS C0UHTS IN FINE
PLAYING CONDITION NOW
The N'YA Is completing its work
hi "Calvert Courts," now under the
supervision of the city park board.
A nail toothed drag is being con
structed and this with the large rol
ler will servo to keep the playing
s;rface in fine condition. Water has
bttn installed and is available for
sprinkling t'i'? courts as necessary.
The remaining work for the NYA
there includes the placing of rock re
vetment along the banks and possibly
some sodding of the upper portion of
the banks later this fall.
There is probability the NYA boys
v. ill next be put to work on the oft
d:snifsed and much-planned sunken
c'i.rden project on west Main street,
according to Dan Houston, district
NYA supervisor, who was here today
from Nebraska City. A colored f on li
ft, in is included in the plans for the
bcr.utification of that tract of ground
located on ibe north side of Main
3trcct and just west of the Joseph
Hadraba ho:ie, in a natural draw
that run3 the entire length of the
block from Avenue A to Main street,
occupying part of a street vacated by
the council ct the time of the first
agitation for a sunken garden.
The boys employed on NYA are
from certified homes and the wages
they earn serve to cut down the di
lect relief load that would otherwise
dt voire upon the county.
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POCKET AND WRIST WATCHES
'1.00 to $2.95
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zaar were
Thursday callers at Mrs. Cora Camp
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Hendricksen
spent Sunday at the V. D. . Livers
F. J. Knecht and Bill Rosencyans
were business visitors in Omaha
Mrs. Sadie Shader and Gerald
were Sunday guests at the F. J
Sunday dinner guests at J. L. Car-
nicle"s were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Frahm of Ithaca.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fidler and
Elaine were Sunday evening callers
at -the M. E. Rushnell home. -
Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Livers and
family called on Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Martin in Ashland "Wednesday even
Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Proctor and
family were Wednesday evening sup
per guests with Mrs. Nancy Streight
and Glenn Thiessen's.
Mr. and Mrs. John Novak of Chi
cago spent Thursday at the Merril
Nannon home. Myra Hendrix of
Ashland was also a guest.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blum drove
to Omaha Sunday, where they were
guests of Mrs. Blum's sister, Mrs.
Edward Peters and family.
Mrs. Wm. Blum and Helen, and
Mrs. Carl Hartman and the twins
visited their uncle James Christen
sen in Elmwood, Thursday.
Saturday evening dinner guests at
the Lem McGinnis home were Mrs.
Myra Hendrix of Ashland and Mr.
and Mrs. John Novak of Chicago.
Sunday guests at the David Camp
bell home were Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Preston and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ches
ter Campbell and son and Mrs. Cora
Campbell and Russel.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Davis of Hal
lom were calling on South Bend
friends Tuesday evening. Jerry
Streight went home with them for
a short vacation before school be
gins. Little Jamie Dill was visiting his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Dill, while his mother, Mrs. B. B.
Dill and Vernon Dill drove to Cen
tral City to visit relatives and
Paul Eugene Reinke returned to
his home Friday after having spent
a week in Omaha with his aunt.
Miss Margaret Thieman. Margaret
came to spend her vacation at home
Mr. and Mrs. Thorwald Hansen
and family spent Wednesday even
ing with Mrs. Hansen's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fosberg. Mrs.
Cora Campbell and Russel were also
Mrs. Robert Carnicle of Platts
mouth was a Wednesday dinner
guest at the J. L. Carnicle home.
Sunday evening callers at B. O.
Mconey's were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Cordes and family.
Sunday dinner guests at Merril
Nannon's were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Axthelm. Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Axthelm, Eldon, Marjorie and Don
ald Engelbrecht of Lincoln and Mrs.
Minnie Nannon of Omaha.
Mrs. Ida Thieman and daughters
Elda and Margaret, Marvin Sutton
and Bill Behrens of Plankington,
South Dakota, motored to Reynolds,
Nebraska. Wednesday to 'visit Mrs.
Thieman's sister, Mrs. V. V. Pierce
and family. They returned Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Livers and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Has
wcll and family called on Mr. and
Mrs. George Vogel and Loran Thurs
day evening. They were celebrating
the birthdays of Mr. Vogel and Mr.
Haswell. A delicious luncheon of
sandwiches, pickles, ice cream and
birthday cake was served.
When Mrs. George Braun, ' who
had been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Yaeger in Alvo, Wednesday, was re
turning to her home, her car struck
a large chunk of gravel and dirt teft
in the road west of the Conrad
Reinke home by the maintainer,
which had gone over the road re-
Don't Neclect Them t
Nature designed the kidney, to do
5lf'Sr Jb-Their taek i. to keep thi
flowing blood stream free of an exesaa of
toxic impurities. The act of living,?.
nVV? ,2.,kldne' must remove from
the blood if rood health U to endure!
When the kidneya fu to function m
Nature intended, there to riXSSoi? of
waste that may c.ua. bodJ-Sa. dl
trees. One may aufler ninint backache.
E,""' nd.che. attack. It ti
letting tip mghta, ewelling, puffinem
wornVuu Cye-,el tir. VrvSSr 3
.1..",vuent' enty or burning panacea
The recognized and proper treatment
? rWf.Ldicin? eFp the kidSJy.
pet rid of excess poisonous body waste,
k?-?" They jEvVhid
mu arug stores.
cently. The car overturned and roll
ed into a cornfield Mrs. Braun was
rushed to a Doctor as soon as pos
sible. Her 'nose was broken and her
face cut, besides being severely
bruised and shaken. Her family docT
tor called on her Thursday and found
her as well as "could be expected.
Her many friends wish her a speedy
recovery. ' . ..
Friendly Circle Club
The Friendly Circle club met last
Thursday with Mrs. Helena Timm.
Each lady was to name or sing her
favorite song "in answering roll call.
Due to threatening rains, many lad
ies were absent. Mrs. Nancy Streight
received a prize for her solo. Mrs.
Helen Mboney, chairman of the re
freshment committee, arid her group
or ladies served a delicious luncheon.
Mrs. Sohl of Ashland was a visitor.
Cars Crash at Intersection
A serious car accident occurred at
the Alex Zaar corner southwest of
South Bend last Monday : morning,
when the car driven by A. O. Moore,
of Plattsmouth, who is ' Burlington
agent at Ashland, and a car driven
by John Finkle collided. Mr, Finkle
was accompanied by II. Christensen
of Weeping Water.'
Mr. Mcore, who was en , route to
work, received minor injuries, but
the two Weeping Water men were
much more seriously injured. Mr.
Christensen was taken to a hospital
in Lincoln and is still in a. critical
condition. County Sheriff Joe Mrasek
was called to the scene of the acci
FIRST VACATION IN 23 YEARS
CARLYLE. 111. (UP) Robert
Shade, elderly janitor in Clinton
county courthouse here, enjoyed his
first vacation in 23 years. Super
visors discovered the only time he
had lost in his service as Janitor
was during one or two brief periods
of illness, and gave him 30 days
leave with pay.
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Head Ends 40
Former Night Operator in Platts
mouth Plant Presented With a
Diamond Service Emblem.
To mark the completion of 40
years of telephone service, Lloyd B.
Wilson, president of the Chesapeake
& Potomac Telephone Co., was re
cently presented with a diamond
service emblem by F. G. Macarow
general personnel manager.
Like all presidents of. the asso
ciated companies of the Bell system,
Mr. Wilson came from the ranks
His first job with the telephone com
pany at the age of 16 was night oper
ator In Plattsmouth, Nebr. Aftc.
serving in various capacities he was
appointed in 1919, general commer
cial superintendent of the North
western Bell Telephone Co., oper
ating in the states of Nebraska, Min
nesota. Iowa, North Dakota and
South Dakota. He held this position
until 1925 when he went to Nev,
York to become general commercial
engineer of the American Telephone
& Telegraph Co. .
In 1929 Mr. Wilson came to Wash
ington as president of the Chasn
peake & Potomac Telephone Cos. In
addition to his business interests,
he Is identified with church, civic
and charitable activities In the ter
ritory. GOVERNOR PRAISES PAY SYSTEM
INDIANOLA, Neb., Au-. 11 (UP)
Gevernor Roy L. Cochran told Red
Willow county old settlers yesterday
that Nebraska had kept on a pay-as-you-po
basis despite new demands
for assistance programs and expanded
governmental functions. He said Ne
braska had moved with other states
in contributing aid to many citizens,
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For Her Own Good
Irene's parents, quiet, unassuming
people, not much given to fun and
laughter, could not understand their
15-year-old's popularity. Neither
could they perceive any reason for
her being invited to more parties
than it was possible for her to at
tend. To an outsider the reason was
obvious. A brilliant mind, an ex
ceptionally pretty face, and a sym
pathetic nature won her friends not
only among her boy and girl class
mates, but also among the faculty
members of the high school.
Difficulties occurred in the home
because of her being away too much
after school hours and returning too
late at night. Like little Cinderella,
she did not obey the mandate of. be
in:; home and in bed by 11 o'clock.
Thinking they might thus per
suade her to come home earlier, the
parents begsn locking the door
against her at night. When they
heard her turning the knob, they
would arise and admit her. Irene
changed her hours not at all.
One night the parents failed to
awaken when Irene tried the door.
She went to a basement window,
opened it, and as she was letting
herself through, slipped and struck
her face, cutting an ugly gash.
Then fearful of having her par
ents discover her, she went quietly
to her room, wiped away the blood,
buc not realizing the depth of the
wound, took no precautions to pre
By 3:30 that morning she was
i:J. She called her mother and ex
plained the accident. Knowing the
building: highways, and maintaining
state institutions, and still had not
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girl's fever was dangerous, the moth
er immediately telephoned a physi
cian. It was necessary for the doctor to
perform some surgery before he
could sew thi wound because infec
tion had mad headway. Irene's face
wan scarred beyond repair, her
The wound healed, but Irene's
personality changed to the opposite
of its former cliarm. She developed
an inferiority complex and continu
ally held her hand over the scar so
that the few people she met would
not see it.
Her place in the world today is
in front of a dish-pan in a restaur
fnt, where all day long, day in and
day out, she washes dishes. Those
v ho adored her have a sorrowful
memory of how Irene fell from the
pinnacle of popularity and progress
to menial labor because of her failure
to obey a parental injunction made
for her own benefit.
Returning home late at night
should not be condoned by any par
ent; neither should the house be
locked again-st a child, even though
ho may be entirely at fault. Such
severe discipline creates delinquency
and undesirable habits of behavior.
It is natural for children to seek
the companionship of other children
interested in the same things. The
surest way to avoid tragic results in
childish attachments is to let a child
know that It and his friends are
welcome at home.
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