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PLATTSHOUTH SE1H. - WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1939.
Hie IPlattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSHOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Poatoffice. Plattsmouth, Neb., as second-class mail matter
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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A. R. Dowlpr of Nebraska City was
looking after business in Nehawka
last Monday as well as meeting many
friends while here.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Geade were
guests Sunday evening at the home
of the parents of Mrs. Geade, Mr.
and Mrs. Lyle Kroger.
Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Palmer of
Lincoln were guests for the" day last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Palmer', parents of Quinton.
Charles Hemphill who was so ser
iously ill for some time is now so
lin ran he un and around which is
received with pleasure by his many
Dr. J. L. Barritt of Kingman, Ariz
ona who has been visiting with his
mother at Union was over to visit
and greet his friends in Nehawka
J. II. Steffens and wife with the
mother of Mrs. Steffens, Mrs. Mollie
Magney, and Miss Maxine Steffens,
were visiting for the afternoon last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. Steffens at Lorton, parents of
J. If. Steffens.
Henry Wessell was shelling and
delivering corn to the Nehawka ele--ator.
With the recent copious rains
he Is assured that a crop of corn is
to be raised and he is emptying his
cribs of last year's crops to make
room for the one now coming. The
corn is Felling at 40c per bushel.
Mrs. Grace Chambers, daughter
and husband Mr. and Mrs. Don Stef
fan of Denver, Colo., stopped over
two days for a visit. Mrs. Chambers
accompanied them on to Kansas City
to visit her son and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. John Harvey for a few days,
returning to Nehawka the latter
1-crt of the week.
Harry Knabe to Iowa State Fair.
' Harry M. Knabe with Chester
Stone were busy last Monday ; mak
ing s'alls in a bog car for the ship
ping of some of the hogs of Mr.
Knabe to Des Moines where they will
appear on exhibition at the state
fair and -will also be taken to Lin
coln for the Nebraska state fair, and
later to Topeka to the Kansas state
Theatre . Nebraska City
Sal. - Sun. - Mon. - Tues.
Twn air? shows
Robert Young; and Ann Sothern in
and CLIFF EDWARDS in
!'-lk: This ln-t Jim! n
It's :i bijr show with l!a rifio! pli Srott
n"nI Xiini'V Kelly tt "Jwse .lames"
making xix bis slurs in the cast.
I'M S i:SH KOMKItO
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Do iili l- Krwttirr (ifnrnf O'ltrlrn In
'Rackateers of the Range' -
The test man still K-ts the decision!
Ilrrt Wbrrlrr and Mnrlr- Wilson In
The Cowboy Quarterback'
A .brand new football comedy. Also
Serial and Floyd Iillons Adventure
Story. Matinee Sat., 2:30; 2 nite shows.
Adults 25c Children. . .10
SUNDAY - MONDAY
Ann Shirley. Kdwanl Klllw, Alice Ktlrn
' and John Archer (Hollywood
Talent Stars) in
i'ereat ptory of small-town life. Also
jL'omedy, News and ldonue ltilntn in
'Five Times Five'
, SlMl.lV MATIKE AT 2:30
Aisnt Sbum, 7 and 9
Matinee, 10-25C Nights, 10-30C
Plelvyn 1)oheIo and Joan Rlondell ia
.' 'Good Girls Go Paris'
More lau!is and fun than 'There's Al
vajs Woman.' Also Musical Comedy
and March of Freedom. Matinee, 2:30.
All Shows. 10 and 15c
WEDNrSDAY - THURSDAY
DHL III. i: FKATUIK .
Kv fit'lntrr pud M I,npino In
'The Ladv and the Mob'
JLaash-packed Action Picture of 1039.
Kichnril Arlen, F"rhr IIadou In
Irn ahout the army of forgotten
frtrls Added attraction: Mr. and Mrs.
Crawford or the organ. Keg. prices!
fair which will complete their tour
of the fairs. Mr. Knabe has a lot of
fine porkers which he will have on
Not a Bad Business Move.
Hal Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hansen, with an eye to
business has been painting the doors
at his father's garage and which is
making a great improvement to the
business place as well as protecting
the exposed wooden parts of the
building. He was having some of
the young men assisting, and we
were wondering if he had been emu
lating Huckleberry Finn in allow
ing his comrades to paint for marbles.
jack knives, and tops and making it
pay both ways.
Attracted Much Attention.
The show which was put on by
the Farmers Oil company last Fri
day night was attended by a larbe
number of interested listeners, all
enjoying the show as well as listen
ing to the good features of the insur
ance of the Woodman of the World
and the fine quality of the product
of the oil company.
Had an Interesting Meeting.
The Boys Garden club of Nehaw
ka were meeting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Herbie Kuntz on last Mon
day afternoon, where they were pre
senting their growings of various
vegetables and passing examinations
of growing the same, Mrs. Kuntz
being the sponsor of the club, while
the judges for the products were
Mesdames Henry Kropp, Nelson Ber-ger-and
Anna Fulton. A very inter
esting gathering was had.
Entertained for Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson
were host and hostess at a dinner
last Sunday when they had as their
guests their son. Kenneth. Rev. and
Mrs. W. D. Lenker and their daugh
ter. Miss Joy. Anna and Frank Le
mon. Mrs. Lemon being a visitor at
the home of her mother at Royal,
Entertained at Family Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Engelkemier
were host and hostess at a family
dinner at their home in Nehawka
last Sunday at which the members
of the family were present. Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Anderson and family and
Mr. Ernest Ahrens were also present
and enjoyed the fellowship and good
eats which were in abundance.
( Vifited t Fremont Sunday,
i Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Pollard were
jover to Columbus last Sunday where
I they were guests at the home of
I their daughter. Folly, now Mrs. Rob
jert Benson, and where their other
j daughter, formerly Miss Virginia,
with her husband from North Platte,
were also guests. A most pleasing
day was spent. Speaking of the crops
the Pollards had to say the corn was
very spotted, with but little good
.-orn in evidence.
HEARING DIVORCE CASES
F"nm Tuesday' TaITv
Judge W. V.'. Wilson came up
from Nebraska City Monday to hear
the trial of the divorce case of Theo
dore Baker vs. Delia C. Baker, this
taking up the time cf the court for
the entire day and drawing a great
deal of attention from the onlookers
who had gathered to hear the family
troubles aired. The rase was taken
under advisement and the attorneys
are to submit briefs in the case.
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Improved 124 Acres
Abcut 40 Acres in Cultivation
Priced Too Cheap
Better Look at It
Charles McNamee who makes his
home in Colorado was a visitor in
Union for two days last week.
Regardless of the hour or dis
tance we are ready to serve you. Por
ter Funeral Home, Nebraska City.
A. L. Becker was in Lincoln Mon
day afternoon of this week where he
delivered a load of wcod to a cus
The Union baseball team will in
augurate their system of Saturday
night dances with the coming Satur
day for the benefit of the team.
W. II. Marks was a visitor In
Plattsmouth last Monday morning,
looking after some matters calling
his attention in the county' seat.
While Mary Becker is at the state
fair Miss Mildred Burbee is cloing
the work at the Union bank, being
vcrv competent to look after the
W. A. Taylor and wife and C. W.
Hoback and family were in Ne
braska City last Saturday looking
after business and visiting with
Mary Becker and the Swan family
were over to Lincoln last Sunday to
visit Miss Betty Swan at the hospital
where she is recovering from her re
Among those who are to assist in
the work of the state fair from
Union are Mary Becker, W. E. Reyn
olds. Earl Hathaway and Russell
Schafer. They are to work in the
pari mutuel horse races.
M. G. McCarroll was called to
Syracuse to look after some business
last Monday and was accompanied
by his friend. Edward Midkiff. While
they were away the wives looked
after their respective businesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Applegate of
Oakland, California with their daugh
ter were visiting for a few days
with relatives and friends in Union,
returning after having enjoyed their
stay here with the old time friend3.
Miss Betty Swan, 18, who was
seized with a severe attack of ap
pendicitis, was taken to the Bryan
Memorial hospital at Lincoln where
she underwent an operation and is
now making good progress toward
Mrs. Ella Daniels of Beatrice who
has been visiting for some time at
Milwaukee with relatives, stopped
in Unicn last week to visit a few
day with her sister, Mrs. C. F. Harris
and other members of the Harri3
family, after which she will continue
on to Beatrice. .
Rev. and Mrs. E. IV Boober, pastor
and wife of the Methodist church at
Cedar Bluffs, who are taking their
vacation, were visiting in Union over
the week end and were dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald
McQuinn. and also Rev. Booher con
ducted the services at the Methodist
church on Sunday evening. They
also visited with their daughter,
Airs. Taul Griffin and husband.
Union to Play at Council Bluffs.
The Union baseball team is to play
at the opening a tournament at
Council Bluffs the Coming Saturday
night and will be the only team
outside of Iowa to participate In the
tournament. Tlrb Union team will
play Saturday against the MInden
Avoca team for a place in the
first or second class known as A and
B after which, the real games will
begin with Sunday.
In a game which the Union team
with a team from Weeping
last Sunday the home team
the visitors' by a score of 2
Visited With Friend Monday.
Mrs. Clara Townc was a guest for
the day last Monday at the home of
her friend, Mrs. Charles Dysart, for
merly Miss Mae Stine, west of Mur
ray. The ladies enjoyed a very pleas
ant day visiting together and also
enjoyed a delightful evening dinner
Visited at Union.
The writer was somewhat sur
prised last Monday when as he was
abcut to enter a place of business in
Union he heard a familiar voice call
from across the street, calling him
by his first name, and turning saw
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Ed Jenks and Frank Lane of Waukee,
Iowa, who had been visiting at Den
ver and were returning to their Iowa
home. The writer had been at Wau
kee the day before and was able to
tell the gentleman the condition of
the aged mother of Mr. Lane who Is
94 years of age and was very ill,
which the son: did not, know. When
apprised of her illness the" two gen
tlemen hastened to their home at
Enjoy Well Earned Vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. P.- F. Rihn who de
parted last week for a number of
places in Iowa and found them
selves at Storm Lake in the north
western portion of Iowa where they
enjoyed the fishing, swimming and
boating to their heart's content They
spent a number of days there and
also at other places and enjoyed an
excellent vacation which brought
them back much refreshed and ready
to tackle the problems of business,
civic and social.
Many Union People st Reunion.
Many Union people were among
the 370 people who attended the
Rock Bluffs reunion last Sunday.
The program was presided over by
W. R. Young, and many interesting
addresses were given telling of in
cidents of the early dajs when Rock
Bluffs was a thriving river town.
Many were called upon for ad
dresses and among these was A. L.
Becker, who was born in eastern
Cass county some 75 years ago. He
told of the time when he as a boy
attended the country schools and
as a young man began tne Hie worts
which culminated in he with his fel
low workers bringing a new country
and a new state of society to this
then undeveloped country.
Visited With Friends Here.
Dr. J. L. Barrltt and family of
Kingman, Arizona, arrived In Union
last week and visited with his many
friends here after first visiting his
mother, Mrs. Wm. Barritt in Oma
ha where she was with her sister.
Mrs. Esther Bryan who. is recover
ing from a broken hip. The visitors
departed for their home in Arizona
the latter part 'of this week.
Enjoy Basket Dinner.
The members of the Union
tist church got together last
day In a meeting at the church ana
as well a mission effort' to provide
fruit for the children's home at Oma
ha, recivlng canned and fresh fruit
as well as a aime irom eacn mem
ber which was! to go to gladden
the hearts of a-homeless child.
A basket dinner was held at the
noon hour, which was very much en
joyed. East Union Swine Club.
The East Union Swine club met
at the home of Robert Kendall Aug
ust 11, 1939. All the members were
present. The evening was spent In
studying our lesson. Refreshments
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Clyde Cook, September
Sth. Robert Kendall, news reporter.
VISIT IN CENTRAL WEST
From Wednesday's Pally
Mrs. L. I. Hiatt and daughters.
Alice and Helen, returned last eve
ning from an outing in the central
west in northern Illinois and parts of
Wisconsin. They spent several days
at Peoria, Illinois, at the Bruce Mill
er home, finding that section of Illi
nois in the very best fo condition
... , .
as regards tneir crops, corn oeing
the best in years and fruit crops
also very fine. They had then gone
to Chicago and were guests at the
Paul Lutz home, their stay there
enabling them to see many very at
tractive places in the nation's
second largest city, finding this one
of the greatest interest. Mrs. Hiatt
and daughters also had the pleasure
of a visit in Wisconsin and viewing
much of the productive sections be
tween Chicago and Milwaukee, the
Lake Michigan city also being very
attractive to them In their stay. It
was a visit that they will all pleas
ENJOY MOTOR BOAT TRIP
Carl Chriswisser. George Perry,
Dean Snyder, and Floyd Yellck made
ji motor boat trip from Florence to
Plattsmouth Sunday. Taking the
boat to Omaha by auto, where it was
launched at the Douglas street
bridge, they then went up the river
to Florence and returned to Platts
mouth. The trip was made in about
two hours and enjoyed very much by
the four men.
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Phone 324 - Plattsmouth
Regardless of the hour or dis
tance we are ready to serve you. Por
ter Funeral Home, Nebraska City.
Mrs. Floyd Becker was a visitor
in Murray last Monday to see Earl
Merritf about painting their "home.
'Mrs. Hyde of Plattsmouth was
visiting for a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. T. E. Jennings, all enjoying a
very fine visit.
Charles Sporer has added to his
farming equipment a new V-8 pick
up truck which will greatly faclli
tate the work on the farm.
Peter Keil of Louisville was visit
ing at the home of W. O. Troop, with
his hired help, E. J. Krueger for a
few days the first of the week.
Henry Noell was looking after
some business matters in Omaha last
Monday and while there was making
some purchases for the garage.
Chester Sporer and family are va
cationing in southern Missouri and
viisting the artificial lake of the
Ozarks and other interesting points.
Mrs. Val Gobelman Is to have a
new corn crib and garage built on
her farm by J. A. Scotten and his
assistants, Fred L. Hild and A. A.
An eleven pound son was born last
Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Duerr
and has been named Bradley Allan.
Both mother and son are reported as
Miss Beverly Ann Brubacher who
has been visiting at the home of
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
Lash at Auburn for the past week
returned home last Sunday.
Mrs. Joseph Stastka who has been
visiting for the past two weeks with
a brother and sister in California,
returned home last Sunday, having
enjoyed a very pleasant visit.
Jesse Adams was shelling his last
year's corn crop and delivering same
to the farm of Parr Young who is
using same for feeding the large
number of cattle he has on feed.
Herman Richter is having a new
shingle roof placed on his home.
which is being done by Messrs. Fred
Hild and Albert Young, who are
working for Contractor J. A. Scot-,
Frank Mrasek was in Omaha with
a pickup load of stock, hogs and
cattle last Monday morning and in
the afternoon was hauling sweet
corn to the Norfolk Packing Co., in
Charles Stastka, Jr., who is sales
man at the Murray hardware store
was down to Atchison last Sunday
where he was perfecting arrange
ments for attending school which
will start next Month.
Word from Ben Noell, who is
spending some two weeks in the
Black Hills of South Dakota writes
that he is enjoying his vacation very
much and expects to be home the
latter part of this week. i
Earl Merritt is finishing the paint
ing of the Swan school this week.
after which he goes out north of
Plattsmouth where he will paint
and decorate the home of Earl Beck
er, which is known as the Rainey
Word from the northern part of
the state Is to the effect that Wm.
A. Lewis, well known In this vicinity
father of Mrs. A. G. Cisney and Mrs.
Clarence Peck, is very poorly and is
kept to his bed the greater portion
of the time.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hild were visit
ing at the home of the mother of
Mrs. Hild, Mrs. Wolfe of Avoca last
Sunday and were to have been ac
companied by A. F. Hansen, but who
were detained at home by visitors
Mrs. Charles Sporer and little
daughter who have been at the hos
pital in Omaha where the little
daughter was born, returned home
last Sunday, which makes the farm
seem more like home than while
they were away.
Mesdames C. D. Spangler and Mar- J
garet Todd were in Lincoln last Mon
day vjsiting with Grandmother
Perry who is at this time making,
her home with her son, Charles
Perry. They found Grandmother
Perry feeling very fair.
James Hill, formerly of this vi
cinity but who has been making his
home at Oconta in the west part of
LAND, FARM and
Salesman or saleslady for Cass
county to represent forty-nine year
old firm. Age 25 to 50. Salary dur
ing training period. Write room 406
Woodman Accident Building, Lin
coin. Neb., a24-2tw
Alfalfa seed: nice quality seed.
high test. 115.00 per bushel. Also,
have some hedge posts for uale at
25c each. See
or call Rueben Mei.
the state, with the family was visit
ing over Sunday with friends in and
around Murray. They report things
very dry out their way. Their son,
Carl Hill and wife and daughter,
Mrs. Victor Menter and -husband
were also with them on their visit
Harry Baxter of Red CJoud arrived
in Murray latel ast Week and visited
with his many former friends and ac
quaintances here and then went to
Plattsmouth to visit with his daugh
ter and to look after some business
matters. Since going to Red Cloud
Mr. Baxter has established himself
in the production business and Is do
ing well. His son, Earnst Baxter Is
located In Eugene, Oregon where he
is In the grocery business.
Many Aattend Rock Bluffs Reunion
The annual Rock Bluffs home
coming was held at the regular pic
nic grounds a mile west of the town
of other years, and a large number
of people which took 93 cars to
carry to the place of meeting, were
present. Murray had a large repre
sentation, among whom were Dr. and
Mrs. G. II. Gilmore, George Nlckles
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Merritt,
Alfred Nlckles, Mr. and Mrs. O. A.
Davis and daughter, James Latta
and many others.
Mrs. Smith Slightly Better.
Mrs. W. S. Smith who has been
so seriously HI at an Omaha hospital
for some weeks where she is being
carefully observed and given the best
of treatment, is reported by the at
tending physician at the Clarkson
hospital as showing some improve
ment. Dr. Tyson visited the institu
tion and consulted with the physi
cians there who held hope of more
improvement. Mr. Smith makes trips
every day to see how the wife is and
to see that she has every comfort.
Visiting in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lancaster and
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Noell departed
last week for an extended visit at the
old neighborhood at Memphis and
Wyconda, Mo., where Mr. and Mrs.
Lancaster were children and are en
joying their visit there very much
as is evidenced by letters written to
Are to Make Good Road.
Preparations are under way for
the refinlshlng of the streets of
Murray approaching the new over
pass, which win tnen De reaay ior
traffic over it. A number of cars
have already passed over the struc
ture,, but the bridge is now closed
to tlie public until the rest of the
work Is completed, but the long time
work of building the overpass Is
about completed and will be ready
for travel soon.
Murray Schools Open Sept. 5
The Murray school will open on
Tuesday, September 5th. The teach
ers of last year are all returning
this year and It Is expected to have
a very successful term.
HERE FROM WISCONSIN
Miss Anna Moravetz, daughter of
Mrs. Josie Mcravetz of Racine, Wis
consin, arrived in riattsmouth Sat
urday and will spend a week or ten
days visiting with her aunt. Miss
Julia Svoboda. While in this city she
will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Kratochville, the latter her cousin.
and Mr. and Mrs. Emll Koukal, the
former also her cousin. Before re
turning to her home in Racine she
will spend aN short time in Omaha
visiting with friends and relatives.
Will Your Car be Going
to School This Fall
If you own a car you need
Get it now! Tomorrow
may be too late!
CALL OR SEE
Mason Eaton Wescott Receives De
degree of Doctor of Philosophy at
Summer School Session.
Three students irom Nebraska
were among the 540 students to re
ceive degrees from Northwestern uni
versity as the eight-week summer
session In Evanston ended this week.
The students who were given their
degrees at the summer session com
prised Mason "Eaton Wescott, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wescott, of this
city, who was awarded a doctorship
in philosophy.who was a graduate
of the Plattsmouth schools and later
of Northwestern University and is
now making his home in Chicago.
OtherG were Russell Vasey Widen.
Omaha, master of music, and Harry
Gabriel Langley, Fremont, master of
Features of the occasion, one of
the largest in the history of the uni
versity, were the Institute of Demo
cracy, a new unit in which distin
guished professors united in an at
tempt to strengthen and preserve our
democratic way of life; a series of
public lectures in Contemporary
Thought; and a new symposium
course, taught by a staff of 20, in
Among the visiting members of
the faculty were Dr. Arthur llol-
combe, chairman of the department
of government at Harvard univer
sity; Dr. Beth Wellman, professor
of education at the University of
Iowa; Dr. Edward R. Ross, professor
emeritus of sociology at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin; and Dr. John Bru
bacher, professor of education at
More than 4,200 students attended
BOXING FOR KARNIVAL
King Korn Karnlval entertain
ment committeemen are busy arrang
ing a stellar attraction for the King
Korn Karnlval, striving, as always
to make each festival better than
the preceding year.
This year, one of Plattsmouth's
foremost sports world characters has
been called upon to furnish some
sports attractions and has respond
ed nobly. Former world's champion
welterweight boxer. Kid Graves, born
in riattcmouth, July 11, 1892 will
present a number of his pupils in
boxing in strictly local amateur box
It is likely that this tourney will
be limited to but one weight class.
preliminaries being staged the first
night, semi-finals the second and the
finals the third night. The weight
division that will be presented has
not . yet been decided upon. Any
amateur boxer can enter and those
selected to strive for the prizes,
donated by the Plattsmouth business
men, will throw gloves at one an
other on the open air platform on
Promising an Interesting series of
bouts, Kid Graves is already liniifg
up his entries. Those desiring to
rnier can do so, merely leaving writ
ten notice of his intention at the
Journal office or by word of mouth
to Kid Graves in person. Give
weight, age and address in such en
tries. ANOTHER NEW
6:30 P. M.