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Nebr. State Historical Society
Vol. No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1939.
Decision to Eliminate Wednesday
Parade Sept. 20th to Give More
Time to Coronation.
The coronation or King Korn V
and Queen Harvesta on the evening
of Wednesday, September 20th. will
formally mark the opening: of the
King Korn Karnival for 1939 was
the decision of the program and
parade committee of the Karnival at
their meeting last evening.
This year the parade which was
usually held on Wednesday afternoon
of the opening day will be omitted
as this feature was found to be an in
terfering factor In the evening pro
gram, especially when the children
were used in the parade that later
had to take part in the coronation.
The change will permit the full
attention to be given to the prepar
ation of the crowning of the King
and Queen and to make this event
more of a glittering pageant than in
the past years and afford everyone
a chance to attend, as many resi
dents of the country districts could
not well attend the afternoon parade
and be back for the evening pageant.
The settings of the regal court
are now being worked on by the
coronation committee to make the
settings even more beautiful and
elaborate than in the past years and
to transport the street stand into a
?cene of charm and beauty and even
larger court will be used to add to
the impressiveness of the scene.
The elimination of the parade on
Wednesday will place an opportunity
tor a larger and more spectacular
parade on Friday afternoon of the
Karnival with local merchants and
The Thursday parade as usual will
be a. part of the JZaxmera day pro
gram and it is unnecessary to say
that this will be as brilliant and
sparkling as the farmers' contribu
tions in the past years. On Thurs
day night the Mardi Gras parade
and festival will be held and cos
tumes of the past and comics will be
features in the Informal parade and
probable street dance.
The Friday parade will b the
gigantic parade of the business inter
ests and will compose a great many
floats according to the present plans.
On Friday evening the all nations
parade will be held and which will
feature the Czech para d era in cos
tume as well as the entertainers from
Omaha in the costumes of the old
world and who will later present a
On Saturday the rural school
parade will be held as usual and a
large representation of the schools
of the county will be seen as the
responses from the schools was very
fine last year and with improving
crop prospects the rural schools are
expected to respond In the parade
with a fine array of symbolic floats.
NUMBER BEING LAID OFF
A considerable number of local
WPA employees have been laid off
for a thirty day period during the
past week, due to having been con
tinuously employed for 18 months or
more. Included in the number are
several foremen and key men, whose
services are not bo easily dispensed
The disarrangement of working
forces has created a considerable
VISITING IN COUNTY
Mrs. Robert Burr formerly of
Murray but for some time making
her home at Calloway in the west
part of the state has been visiting
for a number of days la Murray
and Plattsmouth. At Plattsmouth she
has been guest at the home of Clar
ence Keil and Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Wohlfarth and at Murray at the
homes of Phillip Keil and family
and C. E. Reed.
VISIT AT SIDNEY
From Thursday Dally-
Among the visitors from this com
munity at the Sidney (Iowa) rodeo
this afternoon were Mr. and Mrs.
F. T. Wilson, son. Roy and daugh
ter, Mildred, of Murray, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert E. Sedlak and son,
Bobbie, of this city.
NOTICE TO FABMEES
We have received word from the
Commodity Credit Corporation, that
our application has been approved
for handing government stored grain.
We are empowered to issue ware
house receipts for same, which have
been approved by the U. S. govern
ment for storage of same. Anyone
may call by phone or in person.
A. B. WILSON GRAIN CO.. "
Herman Meisinger, Manager
Mynard - Phone 2403
of Teaching Force
Miss Helen Catherine Davis of Lin
coln to Commercial Post and Ruth
Home to Grade Position.
From Friday's Daffy
The board of education this morn
ing held a -meeting to take up the
matter of filling vacancies in the
teaching force and to be all set for
the opening of school on September
The board named to the position
of teacher in the commercial de
partment Miss Helen Catherine
Davis, of Lincoln. The new teacher
is a graduate of "the University of
Nebraska where she majored in
shorthand and typewriting. She has
been very successful in her work and
comes to the Plattsmouth post very
highly recommended. She is a mem
ber of one of the pioneer families of
Cass county, but has grown up in
Miss Ruth Horne of Papillion was
selected as a teacher in the grade
schools and the many friends will be
pleased to see her again a member of
The resignation of Miss Dorothy
Clock, teacher in the fifth grade and
very talented ' member of the
faculty, was regretfully received by
the board and election of a successor
will be made later."
PUTTING BRIDGE IN SHAPE
The Louisville toll bridge, which
is to have the tolls removed Sep
tember 8, is undergoing p. "face-lift
ing" process in preparation for the
occasion, which will be marked by a
three-day celebration In the cement
city. The entire structure is being
repainted with aluminum paint, and
will be bright and shiny when it is
handed over to the people by Gover
nor Cochran Friday afternoon, Sept.
Sth. The crew of workmen are busy
applying the silver colored coating
and promise to have it in readiness,
while the city of Louisville is also
making great preparations to get the
streets and buildings in shape for
Removal of tolls at Louisville will
take the last toll structure from Ne
braska rivers, as most of the Platte
bridges have been free for ten years
The next big job to tackle will be
the freeing of the interstate bridges
over the Missouri one at Yankton,
one at Sioux City, one at Blair, two
at Omaha (and another proposed
there), at Plattsmouth, at Nebraska
City, and two under construction at
Rulo and Brownville.
COUNTY OFFICIALS AT LINCOLN
From Thursday's Daily
This morning County Clerk George
R. Sayles, County Treasurer John E.
Turner, County Assessor W. H. Puis,
County Commissioner George L. Far
ley and County Attorney Walter H.
Smith, were at Lincoln where they
were called to spend a few hours on
county business. The county officials
are conferring with the state officers
relative to the new law affecting the
transfer and licensing of automo
biles. County Commissioners H. C.
Backemeyer and Ray Norrls were to
Join the party at Lincoln.
TTF.EE FROM COLORADO
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Chase of
Holyoke, Colorado, are In the city
to visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Hilt Martin and family. Mrs.
Martin being a daughter. They have
been visiting at Auburn with rel
atives and friends and will also visit
at Omaha. Mr. Chase reports the
later wheat as being very good in
that section of Colorado.
Men Enjoy Boat
Trip on Missouri
Gnests of Area Engineer D. E. Thorn
ton on Voyage From Omaha
to Nebraska City.
Wednesday a group of the mem
bers of the Plattsmouth Chamber of
Commerce were the guests of Area
Engineer D. R. Thornton, on a trip
down the Missouri river from Omaha
to Nebraska City, permitting a fine
view of the improvement work that
has been carried out along the
The party left the local engineers'
office at 7 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing and were taken by car to Omaha
where they boarded the Sargeant
Pryor at the Nebraska end of the
Douglas street bridge and were soon
on their way down the big muddy.
Every "part of the journey was
filled with interest to the local party
as they viewed the revetment and
dike work along the river banks, the
rock matting that was used to hold
the bank in many places, and the
many other improvement plans that
have been a part of hte general pre
paration of the river for navigation.
Captain Hickman and Captain
Cook of the Pryor gave a very inter
esting explanation of the various
pieces of work and the general plan
of the river improvement and
changes that were necessary. The
St. Mary's cutoff and the changes
in the river near Union were view
ed with much interest by the dry
land sailors. Charts in the pilot
room of the boat also assisted in the
explanation of the present river
course and that of the old time chan
nel. The party had luncheon on the
Pryor Just before reaching Nebraska
City at 12:30 where they were met
by autoa and brought on back to
Those enjoying the trip were E. H.
Wescott, J. Howard Davis. H. A.
Schneider. F. I. Rea. T. II. Pollock.
E. H. Bernhardt and Captain Thorn
PLAN COLT SHOW
One of the features of the Farm
ers' day at the King Korn Karnival
will be that of a Colt Show, a new
plan of entertainment and interest
o the large number that attend the
annual fall festival. Dr. O. Sandin
Is In charge of this part of the pro
gram and will have a suitable place
arranged to care for the colts and
see that they have every attention
and safeguard while here for the
3how. There will be prizes offered
for the best animals shown. The
farmers that may have colts suitable
for entrance for the show on Thurs
day, September 21, are urged to have
them broke to lead by the halter and
ready for the parade.
TO VISIT AT CHICAGO
From Thursday's Daily
Miss Mary Ann Winscot left last
evening at 7:55 for Chicago, Illinois.
She went to Omaha first where she
boarded the Challenger, which will
take her to Chicago to visit with
Mr. and Mrs. William Mangan, close
friends of the Winscot family, and
with an aunt of Mr. Winscot. The
young lady never met these people,
and this feature (making her ac
quaintance with them) will afford
her the greatest thrill of her life.
NEW TEUCK FOE STREET
from Thursdays Daily
The new dump truck for use by the
City of Plattsmouth street depart
ment arrived yesterday and will be
put into service as soon as it is ac
cepted by the committee. The truck
purchase was approved at Monday
night's council meeting after bids
had been taken several weeks ago.
There will be painted on the cab
doors the lettering "Plattsmouth
MOVE TO NEW HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schneider and
little son are now located in their
new home on high school hill, the
former H. G. Soennichsen residence.
The home Is being arranged and the
family preparing to enjoy the charm
and beauty of this new home.
ENJOYING NEBBASKA VISIT
Mrs. George Schwinn of Plymouth,
Wisconsin, with her4son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Andrae
and daughter, of Pekin, Illinois, ar
rived here Wednesday to visit with
John P. Sattler. Sr., brother of Mrs.
Schwinn and the other members of
the ramily. With Mr. Sattler the
party departed Wednesday afternoon
for Carleton, Nebraska, for a visit
and will return here later for a
Local Girl is
Wed to Clatonia
Man on Friday
Miss Lydia Pitz of This City and Or-
ville Muller of Clatonia, Neb.,
United in Marriage.
From Saturday's Dally
In a very quiet ceremony perform
ed at the St. Paul's Evangelical and
Reformed church last evening. Miss
Lydia Pitz, only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Otto Pitz, and Mr. Orville Mull
er, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Muller
of Clatonia, Nebraska, were mar
ried. The wedding ceremony, per
formed by the Rev. Samuel Schick,
pastor of the church, was attended
by only the members of the bridal
Miss Edna Carlburg of this city
and Mr. Sam James o Omaha served
as the couple's attendants at the
wedding held at 8 p. m.
Following the plighting of the
marriage vows, the bridal party pro
ceeded to the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pitz
where a dessert luncheon was served
by Mrs. Pitz. Following a short
honeymoon to Clatonia, Nebraska
where they are to be entertained by
the groom's parents, the young
couple will reside ,on a farm near
Murray.- ;-.-.--...-' -
The bride was born and reared
in this city. A graduate of the Platts
mouth high school in the class of
935, Mrs. Muller has taken an ac
tive part in civic and church affairs.
She is a member of the St. Paul's
Evangelical and Reformed church
choir and at the time of her marriage
she was twenty-two years of age.
The groom, who is twenty-live
years of age, was born, and reared
in Clatonia. He graduated from the
Clatonia high school in the year of
1932, and since his graduation has
taken a keen interest in farming
and farm activities.
RETURNS FROM CALIFORNIA
Following a vacation period of
eleven weeks spent in California,
Mrs. Paul Vandervoort and son re
turned to Plattsmouth Monday after
noon with Bob Hirz. During the
time she visited with numerous for
mer Plattsmouth people on the west
coast. In Santa Ana she was a
guest of her uncle and aunt. Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Lindeman and family, as
well as her brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bulin in
Burbank. California. Mrs. Vander
voort reports a very enjoyable trip.
DR. WESTOVER HOME
From Friday's DsJlr
The residents of the community
will be delighted to learn that Dr. R.
P. Westover, popular local physician,
returned from the Clarkson hos
pital at Omaha this morning. He
had been taken there Wednesday
night, suffering from gall stones and
these have been checked and the pa
tient able to leave the hospital. He
will probably at a later date, how
ever, return for an operation.
RETURN FROM IOWA
Mrs. George Conis and children,
who have been visiting at Perry,
Iowa, for the past month, returned
home this week, accompanying Mr.
and Mrs. Gus Stavron of Nebraska
City back here. Miss Catherine Conis
will visit at Nebraska City for a
short time before school starts.
MRS. REA ILL
Mrs. F. I. Rea is quite ill at her
home at GO 6 Timber street, suffer
ing from what seems to be a nervous
condition. Mrs. Rea has been bed
fast for the past two or three weeks
and is being cared for by her children.
Home from Fine
Trip Covers Great Deal of Territory
and Brings Them in Contact
With Interesting Scenes
Dr. and Mrs. H. G. McClusky re
turned last evening1 from their vaca
tion trip which they have greatly en
joyed. This year they spent the time
largely in traveling through the south.
ern and eastern states. Their itiner
ary tool: them through It state.-.
the District of Columbia, and south
ern Canada; along the banks of many
beautiful rivers along the shores of
the Atlantic. Lake Geneva, Wis. Lake
Ontario, and Lake Michigan; across
the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,
the Alleghany's and the Catskill
Some of the points of special in
terest along the journey included
Niagara Falls, the home of Thomas
Jefferson at Montecello, Va., a days
drive through the George Washington
National forests, Va.. a visit to Mount
Vernon. They found many points of
interest in the national capitol and
took time to be gallery visitors in the
senate, which was then in session.
They visited many places cf his
torical interest, and the campuses of
some of our noted colleges and uni
versities, including, Sweet Briar Uni
versity at Lynchburg, Va., which is
said to be the most exclusive and
costly girl's college in America.
A short time was spent attending
the New York World's Fair which
they pronounce as collosal in size,
and magnificant in display and ex
The P.ockefeller Centre, the R.C.A.
building, the marvelous bridges, tun
nels and boulevards which care for
the traffic; problems of that vast city,
held as grat a- fascination for them
as the fair itself.
Returning from the east they spent
a few days at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Lindsay, Lodi, Wis., and
Mr. and Mrs. L O. Minor at Kan
kakee, 111. They found the Minor fam
ily very happily located in their new
TRAUDT FAMILY RETURN HOME
Mrs. Zella Traudt, who with Rob
ert and Jo Ann, Just recently re
turned from a month's vacation on
the west coast, report a fine time.
They were guests of E. Glenn El
liott, brother of Mrs. Tfaudt, who
has a summer cottage at Hermosa
Beach, twenty miles out of Los An
geles. While there they enjoyed
bathing in the ocean and Robert did
some deep-sea fishing.
They were guests also at the L.
E. Crain home in Los Angeles, tak
ing many trips together to the many
points of interest.
A week was spent in San Fran
cisco visiting the fair and other in
teresting sights in the Bay City.
Altogether the trip covered over
4,500 miles of travel and was very
educational and enjoyable.
CLUB GIRLS VISIT THE CITY
From Thursday's Dafty
This morning Miss Evelyn Wolph,
leader in girl and 4-H club work In
the county, was a visitor in the city
and was accompanied by a number
of the girls. Margie Ruth Pollard,
Virginia Pollard, Doris Anderson,
Marie Anderson, comprised the party.
During their stay in the city the
girls called at the Journal to spend
a few minutes looking over the plant
Mrs. D. T. Haley, Sr., was rushed
to the Methodist hospital Thursday
morning and at noon was immediate
ly operated on for appendicitis. Al
though in critical condition the pa
tient was able to withstand the
operation in excellent condition and
is showing the necessary improve
ment hoped for.
HERE FROM IOWA CITY
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Rebal, of
Iowa City, Iowa, are here to visit
over the week end at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. James Rebal, parents
of Mr. Rebal, as well as other rel
atives. They are returning Iiome
from a visit at Kansas City.
NOTICE TO FARMERS
We have received word from the
Commodity Credit Corporation, that
our application has been approved
for handling government stored
grain. We are empowered to issue
warehouse receipts for same, which
have been approved by the U. S. gov
ernment for storage of same. Anyone
may call by phone or in person.
A. B. WILSON GRAIN CO..
F. T. Wilson, Manager
Murray - - Phone 3311
Auxiliary Has a
Meet at Home of Mrs. Lora Lloyd
Kieck and Have Busy After
noon of Business.
Friday afternoon the American
Legion Auxiliary met at the home of
Mrs. Lora Lloyd Kieck on west
Marble street, who was assisted in
entertaining by Mrs. William Krae
ger, Mrs. John E. Turner and Mrs.
C. A. Marshall.
Mrs. Eugene O. Vroman, president
of the Auxiliary, presided at the
meeting and twenty-two of the mem
bers were present at the session.
The chapter proceeded with the
election of a new treasurer to suc
ceed Mrs. Robert G. Reed, Mrs.
Charles Nelson being named to that
position and who at once will assume
The ladies are arranging gifts
that will be sent to the Plattsmouth
patients at the U. S. Veterans' hos
pital at Lincoln, reminders of their
friends and comrades in this city.
There are a large number of ladies
expecting to attend the Auxiliary
convention at Lincoln next week and
the local unit will have five dele
gates at the meeting, being one of
the largest and active chapters of
this section of the state.
The ladies also urged the adop-
tion'of the plan for the purchase of
the Legion building for a community
structure and the repaving of Chi
Mrs. Clyde Roseborough was a
guest of the Auxiliary for the after
Sister Celestine, principal of St.
John's school and two of the three
other Ursuline Sisters who are to be
here during the school year, arrived
this week and are busy preparing for
the opening of the school year.
Sister Celestine, who has been
here for a number of years, spent the
summer in Nebraska this year, most
of the time at an Omaha hospital,
where she underwent a severe op
eration. The past two weeks of her
recuperation period were spent at
Nebraska City, where both the grade
school and academy are in charge of
the Ursuline Sisters, whose mother
house is in Kentucky.
FARM HOME BOBBED
Sheriff Joe Mrasek was called to
Union Friday to investigate a rob
bery at the farm home of John
Klemm near that place. The farm
had been visited and the invaders
made away with some five gallons
of gas, five gallons of tractor fluid
as well as tractor oil. The tractor
of Mr. Klemm had been drained by
the parties and as the family was
not home made their getaway.
VISITS WITH RELATIVES
Theodore Schroeder of San Fran
cisco, representing one of the large
wall paper houses of the west coast,
is here to spend a few days visiting
with his relatives. Mr. Schroeder
has been east to the markets in New
York and is now en route home. He
is a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Ptak, the former being
brother-in-law, and also at the
A. J. Snyder home.
HAS FOOT TROUBLE
City Treasurer M. D. Brown was
forced to return to his home Wed
nesday to remain off his feet for
some time as he has been suffering
from an attack of foot ailment that
has been causing him a great deal
of suffering and annoyance.
Offer to be With
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finally come an end to the Journal's
special offer of a 900-page Webster
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or more year's subscription payment.
A large number of new and renewal
subscribers have taken advantage of
this offer, with the only cost involv
ed being 19 cents for packing and
mailing costs, as the only way we
could buy these dictionaries was sub
ject to their being mailed direct from
the publishing house in the east.
Many who have received the books
expressed pleasure with them. They
are of a late edition and comprise
the newer words that have come into
usage during the past few years.
We were able to secure only a lim
ited number and during the remain
ing twenty days before September
10, when the offer will be with
drawn, will be able to supply re
quests for these dictionaries when
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ment and the 19 cents packing and
Those who are planning on get
ting one of these New Universities
Webster Dictionaries 6hould send or
bring their subscription payment and
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mouth Journal office, PlattBmouth,
Nebraska, before the expiration date
of this special offer.
Subscriptions not expiring for sev
eral months will be credited ahead
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The offer applies to both renewal and
new subscriptions and has been in
strumental in the addition of a con
siderable -number of -new namn to
our mailing list daring the past few
weeks since it was first announced.
The Journal is Casa county's com
plete family newspaper. Reaching
subscribers twice weekly it brings.
in addition to county seat news, the
events of interest in thirteen towns
over the county, as follows: Alvo,
Avoca, Eagle, Elm wood. Greenwood,
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Nowhere will you find a greater
newspaper value and in addition you
can receive one of these dictionaries
by paying only the small packing
and mailing charge if you hurry.
Remember, the offer will be with
drawn on September 10.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Dr. W. S. Eaton has discontinued
the use of the Main street parkicg
at his office owing to the traffic
congestion and will use private park
ing at the rear of the building.
Those who wish to ascertain if the
doctor is at the office should call or
telephone as the car will not be left
parked as formerly.
BIRTH OF SON
A son was born on Thursday morn
ing, August 17 to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Denson at their home on V.'in
tersteen Hill. Both mother and son
are doing very nicely and the newly-
born was christened Charles Wil
liam. He is a grandson of Mrs. Edna
Richardson and Mrs. Sheldon.
CALLED TO MOTHER'S SIDE
Walter and Howard Cotner of Red
Cloud, Nebraska arrived here on
Thursday called by the illness of
their mother, Mrs. Sarah Cotner, 8 8,
who is very critically ill. Dr. G. W.
Cotner of Eureka Springs. Arkansas,
arrived Friday to be at the bedside
of the mother.
SHOWING MUCH IMPROVEMENT
Mrs. W. S. Smith, of Murray, who
is at the Clarkson hospital at Oma
ha, taking treatment, was reported
today as some better and for the
first time In the last few weeks her
condition is more encouraging to
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