The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 24, 1939, Image 1
Kebr. State Historical Society mm Vol. No. LV PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1939. NO. 53 uLsy Rock Bluffs Picnic Sunday at Hutchinson's Informal ProgTam and Review of Old Times in Pioneer Settlement Mark Pleasant Day. The annual Rock Bluffs reunion was held Sunday at the attractive grove at the Hutchinson farm near the site of the old time river city, some 4 00 of the descendants of those who once resided there, being pres ent. In the history of Nebraska Rock Bluff 3 played a very striking: role in the pioneer days and ranked as one of the largest centers along the Mis souri river and here many of the pioneers, coming north along the river founded a home and others coming from the neighboring state of Iowa made their settlement. In the succeeding years the pioneers have passed on but their descendants where possible each year return to the old home for a day of remem brance and renewing old acquain tanceship. ' Sunday the morning hours saw the visitors arriving and the time spent in visiting among the arrivals, as well as the preparation for the feast that was served in picnic style at the noon hour in the shade of the grove. With the afternoon the group had the pleasure of hearing a most de lightful informal program. Dr. G. H. Gilmore presiding and W. R. Young serving in his usual clever manner as the master of ceremonies and presenting the various speakers. Short talks of the early days were eiven by Glen and Edward Pocock, telling of many of the incidents of the early days in the river town. Readings were given by two of the present day residents of the Rock Bluffs community, Mrs. Mike Kaf Tf nberger and Bobby Shera. both be ing very much enjoyed by the group. Mr. Young called upon a great many of the older residents of the community and visitors and many an interesting tale was given of the inci dents of the early days as related to, Dr experienced by the speakers them selves. In this group talks were given by Frank Massie, of Nehawka, the oldest man in the party, A. L. Becker, of Union, William Patterson, member of one of the oldest families In Rock Bluffs, now with the Nebras ka State Journal, 'Ed Grantham, of Lincoln, whose father was an early day, physician at Rock Bluffs, Mrs. C. F. Ladd and Mrs. Watson, of Lincoln, daughters of the late Dr. Latta, a pioneer of the early settle ment. Charles S. Sherman, sports edi tor of the Lincoln Star, was also a speaker and gave many interesting recollections of the early days in eastern Cass county. James Gilmour of Ulysses and Forest Shrader of Mon damin, Iowa, were also heard on the program, their families having been among the earliest settlers in this part of the county. CORN LOAN PROGRAM IN CASS COUNTY Tresent indications are that about 85 per cent of the corn that is under seal will be resealed. Most farmers feel that the 7c to be given for stor age of corn resealed is plenty to Justify the cost of additional stor age space. If you feel that you absolutely can not find space to reseal or provide additional space with the funds avail able to keep the corn on your farm; we suggest that you reseal it in a local elevator. By resealing in an ele vator you would still retain title to the corn but the 7c storage would go to the elevator. Each producer who reseats his corn is helping all the farmers in this area by helping to raise the price to a profitable level. VISITS AT TURNER HOME Mrs. Mary Urban, of Huron, South Dakota, is here for a visit at the home of County Treasurer and Mrs. John E. Turner and family, coming here from Elmwood where she visit ed her sisters, Mrs. Charles West and Mrs. Sid James, as well as with O. S. Turner, ,Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Bothwell and V. G. Clements, the two ladies being nieces. Mrs. Urban is an aunt of the county treasurer and her visit is one enjoyed by alt of the family. VISIT WITH MRS. EURNETT A group of the relatives of Mrs. Mary Burnett, oldest of the members of the Graves family, had a visit Sunday from a number of the rel atives at her home on Lincoln ave nue. Her son, Charles Byers and wife of Walthill, with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. James Byers, of Sioux City, were here as well as Lee Byers, of Omaha, another son, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Graves of Omaha and Andy Graves of Bellevue. Large Damage Suit Transferred to Federal Court Accident in This City on. Night of July 3rd Brings Action for $82,594 in Damages. Recovery of JS2.594.20 in damages from the Missouri Pacific Transpor tation company as the result of in juries sustained by two people, one deceased, in one accident, is sought in federal court at Lincoln. The suits originated in the district court of Cass county but were removed to the U. S. district court. They were occasioned by collision between an automobile and motor bus transport on highway No. 75, in Plattsmouth on July 3, 1939. Dorothy Yost, school teacher by profession, asks damages in the sum of 135.000 for permanent injuries. She was riding in the car with Her man Frederick. Claire M. Frederick, special administrator of the estate of Herman Frederick who died five days after the accident, seeks to re cover a total of $47,594.20 on three causes of action: $10,000 for suffer ing before death, $844.20 for damage to car, and $35,000 for loss of ser vices. Both plaintiffs charge negli gence on the part of the bus driver. In answering the two suits and requesting dismissal, the company denies negligence on the part of its employe and contends that the acci dent was due to the negligence of the driver of the car. WILL REMAIN IN THE U. S. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hadraba, who have been here for the past several weeks visiting with Joseph F. Had raba, father of Ted, as well as his sister and brother, have received the pleasant news that they are to re main in the United States for the present at least. Mr. Hadraba has been connected with the department of commerce of the United States and spent several years in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in the interests of his department, be ing there at the time of the German invasion. They were later ordered to Belgium and thence sent home. The Plattsmouth young man will be assigned to duty with the depart ment at Washington and make the capital city their home. This Is very pleasant for all of the family to know that they will be back in the good old United States. VISIT RELATIVES HERE Mr. and Mrs. August Sanderman and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanderman of Shayler, Iowa, arrived here Sat urday for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Nolte and family, near Mynard. The Iowa people are en route home from a few weeks spent in the west, they visiting at Denver and the Colorado parks and enjoying a delightful vacation and outing. BEATRICE SEYBERT HERE Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Seybert will have as their guest for the next two weeks their daughter, Miss Beatrice, who arrived from Chicago, Illinois Saturday morning. Miss Seybert, who is steadily employed in Chicago will also be a guest at the Don Seiver home, she and Mrs. Seiver being sis ters. , INJURED IN ACCIDENT Glen Henry of this city was in jured Sunday night in "a. motor car accident north of this city when his car and that of William Clark col lided. Mr. Henry suffered a painful leg injury as well as a badly bruised right shoulder.- His injuries were treated by Dr. L. S. Pucelik. School People Married Sunday at Lincoln Mks Dorothy Glock Wedded to David Fowler, Jr., Director of Music of the City Schools. Miss Dorothy Glocx, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Glock of Have lock, and Mr. David Fowler, Jr., son of David Fowler, Sr., of Fremont, were quietly married Sunday after noon at 3:30. The wedding cere mony was performed in the Meth odist parsonage at Havelock with Rev. George Moon reading the mar riage lines. The bride and gijom were unat tended and the ceremony was per formed in the presence of the im mediate families of the two people. A reception, which was held im mediately following the wedding. was given at the home of the bride's parents at 4421 North 60th street. The bride is a young lady who was born in this city and when a youth she moved with her parents to Plainview where she received her education. She graduated from the Plainview high school and later en tered the Wayne State Teachers' col lege. For the past three years she has been a teacher in the Central building, teaching the fifth grade. Mr. Fowler was born and raised in i Fremont, where he received his early education and training. Following his graduation he entered the Uni versity of Nebraska. During the year of 1938-39 he has been the musical director and instructor in the Plattsmouth high school. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler will make their home in J. W. Taylor apart ments while in this city. HAVE FINE VISIT IN CHICAGO Emil J. Weyrich, local druggist and sister, Miss Clara Weyrich, on their vacation trip this year enjoyed a most interesting stay in Chicago where a great many of the large in stitutions afforded them an unfailing source of interest and research. They found one of the most interesting places that of the Field Museum of natural history and the historic col lection of the Illinois society which is one pf the largest and best in the United States. It had been planned to have taken a motor trip through Michigan and Wisconsin, but the many places of interest found in Chicago occupied the time of the vacation so thorough ly that the other points were raid over until a later time. Mr. Weyrich, who is one of the best known photographic enthusiasts in the west, has preserved for him self a wonderful collection of pic tures on his summer vacations and which makes a most interesting view of many of the most attractive sec tions of the nation. WITH OMAHA ORCHESTRA Donald Cotner, sor. of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cotner, has accepted the position as saxophone player with the nine-pieoe orchestra of Lumir Urban of Omaha. The orches tra is commonly known as "Lumir Urban and His Highlanders." The members of the orchestra are all dressed in Scottish kilts. Mr. Cotner filfs the vacancy caused by the resig nation of Raymond Wooster, who is at the present time vacationing in Colorado and California. Mr. Woos ter has given up entirely his services with the orchestra. HORSE PULLING CONTEST Among the features of the Farm ers day of the King Korn Karnival will be a horse pulling contest that is being arranged by Charles Barn ard, chairman of the Farmers day part of the Karnival program. The event will be held at the lot at the Charles Vallery station on South Fifth street and prizes will be offered for the most successful of the animals. HERE FROM AUEURN Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Otto of Auburn were here Sunday to visit at the home of Mrs. Otto's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Ferrle, near this city and with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chriswisserl in this city and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ulrich. VISIT AT PATT0N HOME Sunday the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Patton in the south part of the city, was he Bcene of a very pleasant gathering of the relatives, to enjoy -a visit with this estimable couple, Mrs. Patton not having been so well in the last few days. The party comprised Mr. and Mrs. Louis Canady, the former a nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Walker, the former a Drotner or Airs, rauon, and uu bert Gladstone, a m-phew, all of Worth, Missouri. - f Renner Family Reunion is Held Here on; Sunday Sixty-three of the Family Present at Meeting Held at Garfield Park in This City. The members of the Renner fam ily, one of the old time groups in this section of Cass county, gathered here Sunday at Garfield park to meet and spend the day in visiting with each other. A fine picnic din ner had been arranged and made the day one filled with the greatest of pleasure to all of the large group of sixty-three. The members of the family attend ing comprised Mr. and Mrs. George Privitt and son, Kenneth, of Biglow, Missouri, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hig- gins and Jimmie of Mondamin, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Baumgart and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Renner and Dickie, Mr. and Mrs. Will Renner, Mr. and Mrs. James Ault, Albert Ralph Richards, . Renner Spidell, Plattsmouth; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Renner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Renner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Renner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Renner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Kenner. Jr., of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Renner and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Boardman and family. Weeping Wa ter; Mrs. H. H. Ward and family, Elmwood: Mr. and Mrs. Silas Green. Ralston; Mr. and Mrs. John Ward, Louisville. ATTEND ASHLAND ROTARY Prom Tueiday'a Dairy v. A group of the local vacationers, members of the local Rotary, were at Ashland last evening, going there to make up their attendance for last week while out on their vacations. Those making the trip were Frank A. Cloidt. Dr. H. G. McClusky, John E. Frady, L. S. Devoe and J. R. Reeder. The meeting was at the Hotel Selma and included a very fine ban quet that honored Fred Haas, ot Omaha, district governor, who was making his official visit to the Ash land club, starting the swing around that will include all of the clubs in the district. Mr. Haas made a very fine talk to the members of the club on the work of Rotary over the world. LEAVE FOR ALLIANCE from Tuenday's Daily Mr. and Mrs. John F. Wehrbein and son. Franklin, departed this morning for a motor trip to the northwest part of the state. Alliance being their destination and where they will be guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grassman and family and also take in the places of interest in that section of Nebraska and South Dakota. Mrs. Fritz Kaffenberger and son, Junior, accompanied them.' VISIT AT WARGA HOME Mr. and Mrs. Herman Taplett and son. Vernon, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are here to enjoy a visit at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Warga, south of tnis city, as well as with the old time friends. While here Vernon is visiting a num ber of the old time school friends. HOME FROM VACATION Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Knorr,' Jean and Billy and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Starkjohn, re turned home from their outing at East Battle Lake. Minnesota. They had a fine time and returned much refreshed by the outing and the rest that they had in the north country. Everett Family Reunion is Held Near Union Seventy of the Members of Family of John and Anna Everett Meet at Old Home for Reunion On Sunday, August 20th the an nual reunion of the Everett family was held at the farm of Mrs. Anna Everett, southeast of Union, at which were present some seventy of the descendants of John and Anna Everett, who had settled there in the early sixties. The reunion is held the third Sunday in August ot each year at the old home. Mr. and Mrs. Everett, the fore bears of the group, natives of Eng land, had come to Nebraska from Utah where they first settled and located on a farm homestead along the Weeping Water creek, southeast of Union and where they spent the remainder of their life and where their family was reared to manhood and womanhood. Of the original family, there is but one living, Mrs. E. B. Terrell, of Avoca, the youngest child of the family. The day was spent in visiting and with a fine dinner served in picnic style in the pleasant outdoors of the farm, refreshments of ice cream and cake being served to complete the day. Those attending were: Mrs. Anna Everett, Mrs. Hausine Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gobelman and Har old. Mr. and Mrs. John Everett and family. Orin Ervin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boardman and Rachel, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leach and Alice Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Everett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alda Tay lor, Union; Mr. and Mrs. George Edmisten, Angie Edmisten, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Goff and family, Nebras ka City; Mrs. Adah Newton and sons, Earnie and Elmer, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Long and Janice, Plattsmouth; Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes and Helen, Howe; Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Everett, Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Terrell, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Corbin, Mr. and Mrs. John Kunz and Esther, Avoca; Mrs. Vincent Phillips and Sharon, Elm wood; Mr. and Mrs. George Sttes, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Schriber and Mary Ann, Mr. and Mrs. James Ever ett and John. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Specht and family, Omaha. POLICE COURT NOTES Judge C. L. Graves had a very busy day Monday in hearing a num ber of complaints that had beeh filed In his court, ranging from speeding to illegal fishing. James Avery and Ira DeMont, of Omaha, were charged by a game war den with having in their possession bullhead fish under six inches in length. They were given a fine of $10 and costs which was paid. Michael Krupa, ' of Omaha, was charged by the game warden with fishing without the lawful permit and was fined $5 and costs which also was paid. Mrs. William Burks of South Oma ha, was charged with reckless driv ing of -a motor vehicle, the charge preferred by the state highway pa trol and was given a fine of $10 and costs, which was paid. LOCATES IN IOWA From Monday's Dally Dr. George E. Sayles, who has been here visiting at the home of his par ents. County Clerk and Mrs. George R. Sayles, departed this morning for Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he Is open ing his offices for the practice of dentistry. Dr. Sayles is a graduate of Creighton university and one of the outstanding students in his class and with his exceptional ability should have a very fine success in the new location in this prosperous Iowa city. ATTEND LEAGUE CONVENTION Rev. Lentz, Miss Wilma Frledrich, Miss Betty Schafer. Miss Helen Puis, Robert Meisinger, Mrs. James Schaf er and Joe Puis attended the Luther League convention of the Midwest Synod United Lutheran church. In America, at Emerson, Nebr., Aug. 14 16. They report having had a good time and it being a fine convention. NOTICE TO FARMERS We have received word from the Commodity Credit Corporation, that oar 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 a21-2tw Local People Attend Market Week at Omaha Many of the Local Business Houses Are Represented at the Style Show Held Last Evening. A large group of Plattsmouth peo pie, comprising millinery and dry goods proprietors, clerks, managers. j.3 well as numerous others, were in Omaha Tuesday attending the special show and features that were held. both during the" day and evening, in observance of Market Week dis plays. Both buyers and sellers from numerous towns and states which even included Plattsmouth were seen. Among the lare-e business firms who sponsored the event at Peony Park were: The Super-Craft Gar ment company of Omaha, Borde Gar ment company, Tootle-Campbell Dry Goods company all of Omaha. In the evening at 8 o'clock a style show was featured a show that at tracted hundreds into the auditorium of the Peony Park. Among the young ladies who served as models", Miss Maxine Canterbury, former Plattsmouth young lady, was seen out on the floor modeling dresses, coats, hats, and evening gowns. Miss Canterbury served as the model tor the Super-Craft Garment Co. Earle ' "Buddy" Bunker, Omaha news photographer, came out on top Tuesday morning . '. . when he start ed Ehooting some of the new hat styles at Market Week displays. Among the three young ladies that he had caught modeling was Miss Veda Capps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Capps. She model ed a new sailor type with pork pie crown and ostrich plume. Veda also displayed the new bustle hat. The Plattsmouth group attending the second day of the Market Week displays were: Miss Elizabeth Hirz, Miss Mathilda Soennichsen, Miss Anna Palacek, Mrs. Lillian Living ston, John Urish, John Livingston, James Mauzy, Richard Soennichsen, Dick Livingston, Miss Marie Val lery, Miss Dorothea Fulton, Miss Naomi Day. Mrs. Edith Tunnell. Clif ford Tunnell. Miss Helen Farley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard, Albert Toman, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Knorr and son. Bill, daughter. Miss Jean, Fred Busch, Mr. and Mrs. D. Ash baugh, Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar Soen nichsen, Mr. and Mrs. B. U. Rosen crans. WINS DIVORCE DECREE Tuesday the district court wai. occupied with hearing the divorce case of Lydia P. Williams vs. Mark T. Williams, an action from the vi cinity of Eagle and which attracted a great deal of attention from that section. After hearing the evidence, a large group of witnesses being called in the case. Judge W. W. Wilson award ed a decree of divorce to the plain tiff, taxing the costs of the case and attorney fees of $75 for the plaintiff, to the defendant. The application of the plaintiff for alimony was denied by the court. HOME FROM MICHIGAN Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wescott, of Lincoln, returned home Saturday evening from a vacation trip and were accompanied by Mrs. Perry H. Murdick, II and son, Perry III, who will visit here at the E. H. Wescott home and with other relatives and friends. VISITS IN WABASH Miss Antionette Koubek resumed her usual clerical duties at the Wurl's grocery store Monday fol lowing a four-day visit in Wabash, Nebraska. During that time ehe was a guest of Misa Gladys Hohman. District Rotary Governor to Pay Early Visit Here Fred Haas of Omaha, Will Be Honor Guest at Meeting to Be Held Here Next Tuesday. Roy W. Knorr, president of the local Rotary club, announces that Fred L. Haas, of Omaha, district governor of the 120th district of Rotary International will address the Rotarians and their wives at the August Rotary Ann meeting next Tuesday evening at the Hotel Platts mouth. Mr. Unas is a past president of the Omaha Rotary club and at the 3 ' Fred Haas' state convention held at Grand Is land last spring he was elected by unanimous vote to the governorship of the Nebraska area. He has given much of his time and energy to Ro tary," Having attended the interna tional conventions at Nice, France, Saft Francisco, and Columbus, Ohio, this past year. He has a peculiar interest in Plattsmouth, being the representative of the local club to these three conventions. Mr. Haas has spoken before the Plattsmouth club previously and has always been favorite speaker. Rotary is an international organ ization with a membership of over 200,000 divided among 5,000 clubs scattered throughout the entire world. Of especial Intercut is the attitude of Rotary in trying to bring about better international un derstandings between nations. With ts membership in practically every country of the world, it is hoped that Rotary will take the leadership in bringing peace among the nations. In addition to Rotary's interest in international relations, it in concern ed with high ethical standards of business, development of a whole some community and a better un derstanding and fellowship among Its members. The Plattsmouth Rotary club was organized In 1927 and has been one of the prominent units in the state organization. On numerous occasions the local club has made contributions to the district meetings by con tributing ideas and plans relative to better international understanding. On many occasions the local club has been a leader in the matter of attendance throughout the past sev eral years. The following are the officers of the local club: Roy W. Knorr, president; George Jaeger, vice-president; John Frady, secre tary; J. Howard Davis, treasurer. Board of directors consists of R. W. Knorr, George Jaeger, John Frady. F. A. Cloidt, Howard Davis, E. II. Wescott, and Art Troop. CRETE GUESTS HERE Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason, the former a section boss of the Missouri Pacific here, had as their week-end guests Mr. and Mrs. Joe Yonko and daughter, June Ruth, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Skutchan all of Crete, Nebraska. Mr. Yonko Is a brother of Mrs. Mason, and Mrs. Skutchan a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Yonko Is a niece of the Masons. They left for their home last evening. ISABEL RAINEY AND FRED TRITSCH MARRIED A message has been received by relatives announcing the marriage of Miss Isabel Rainey to Fred W. Tritsch of Wayne, Nebraska.