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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1939.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Mrs. Leo Rikli and her father,
J. Johansen, were business callers in
Elrawood last Tuesday.
Chester Elemre and family were
at Elmwood Thursday to attend the
Golden Jubilee celebration.
Frank A. Melvin, W. O. Gillespie
and W. T. AVeddell transacted busi
ness in Lincoln last Tuesday.
Naomi Rikli was a guest at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zabel
in Lincoln several days last week,
pftcr which she went to Fremont to
Henry Heineman and wife and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Rosenow were in
Weeping Water for the regular week
ly hand concert which is held on the
main street of that town.
Latey McDonald, the mail carrier,
has been putting his afternoons to
good advantage by placing a new roof
on the home. With good roads he is
able to complete his route during the
Floyd Meyerjurgen and wife of
f'oodland, Kansas, were guests in
Murdock and Elmwood last Thurs
day and Friday, being guesta at the
lienry and Carl Meyerjurgen homes.
Floyd and Henry are brothers.
Edward Gar.av.ay. the shoe maker,
received a letter from his daughter.
Mrs. t). H. Robson. telling of their
trip to the coast. At the time of
v.titing they had reached Seattle and
v ere planning on going down the
ccast before starting on their re
1,. Neitzel. who taught the men's
Bible class in the Christian church
at Plattsmouth. during the absence
of this writer, who is the regular
teacher, received an invitation to
teach the ladies class at some fu
ture date, and will return within
the next few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tool, who with
their son Douglas Tool are on a trip
to the Facific coast, write from Boul
der dam, telling about the country
and the dam which is a wonderful
piece of engineering. They are enjoy
ing their trip and the many inter
esting sights presented along the
Bryan McDonald is continuing to
improve from the leg injury he suf
lcred several weeks ago when a pole
fell on him, and is now so he can
get about quite readily. With the
wife and children, he went to Elm
wood Wednesday for the opening day
or the Jubilee celebration. Mrs. Mc
Donald drove the car.
Card of Thanks
I wish to take this means to thank
those who were so kind as to call,
send cards and flowers and also for
the other acts of kindness which
helped to cheer the hours while I
was confined in the hospital and at
f:ed b. buell.
Building New Pump House
With the sinking of a. new well
for the Murdock water system at a
point some distance from the old
well and brick pump house, the im
practicability of tearing down the
structure and rebuilding it was ap
parent, so a new pump house will be
constructed. F. A. Melvin has the
contract for building the new pump
house. He found it necessary to go
to Weeping Water for some mater-1
ials last Thursday and was accom
panied by W. T. AVeddell.
Mr. and Mrs. Ethers of Lincoln
were guests here over the week end
at the T. H. Greene home. '
Mr. and Mrs. Max Lamb of Lin
coln were guests over the week end
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Frank Schlichtemeier, who farms
3outhwest of Murray, visited his son,
Ronald, and transacted business hert
one day last week.
Elbert Johnson ana wife of Cor
with, Iowa, visited here over the
week end ls guests at the Frank W.
Lorenz Lome. The two families are
old timi friends.
Iee Hill and wife, former resi
dents here, came down from Winne
bago, near where they are engaged
in farming, to attend the Jubilee
celebration and renew acquaintance
with their old friends in this vicin
ity. L. R. Stanley of Wabash stopped
in Elmwood Tuesday en route home
from Lincoln with a truck load of
merchandise for the store he oper
ates there, and looked over the ex
tensive preparations being made for
the Jubilee celebration. So pleased
was he with the arrangements being
made to show visitors a good time
that he came back later in the week
as one of the vast throng of people
who were here to enjoy the well
known Elmwood hospitality.
Visited Friends at Bradshaw
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rhoden drove
to Bradshaw last Sunday for a visit
with friends. Roy reports the corn
crop badly damaged from Lincoln
westward and in some places there
will be none, while in others the
yield will be very small far below
that in this part of the country.
Continued Same Officers
At the last meeting of the Ladies
Aid Society of the Elmwood Metho
dist church the officers who have so
successfully carried on the work of
the organization during the past
year were all retained. Mrs. Sylvia
Penterman, president of the organi
tion, is now serving her sixth year
in that office and is a tireless work
er and capable leader, as shown by
the accomplishments of the society
in helping to carry out the church
Found Dead in Bath Boom
Rev. Henry Peiper, a superanuated
minister of the Evangelical church,
who, with his late wife, were spend
ing their declining years in Elm
wood, was found dead in the bath
room the fore part of last week. Mrs.
Peiper died several years ago. He
had retired from the ministry some
ten years since, having been pastor
of the local church several years, as
well as at other charges over the
state. Funeral services were held the
latter part of the week. An account
of the life and work of this earnest
Christian minister will appear later.
Cars Meet at Intersection
At an intersection some four miles
northwest of Murdock, while George
Miller and wife were-driving in one
direction and the family of Albert
Timm were driving in another, with
corn and weeds obscuring the vision,
the two cars came together. The car
of Mr. Timm struck that of Mr. Mil
ler with such force that it rolled
over. Both cars were badly dam
aped and Mr. and Mrs. Miller were
bruised quite badly. One of Mrs.
Ivliller's arms was lacerated so bad
ly it required seven stitches of close
the wound. The family of Mr. Timm
were not badly injured.
Car Bolls Over on Track
While returning from the races at
Touth Bend last Sunday, E. A. Smith
who resides south of Elmwood, and a
companion had their car overturned.
As they were coming into Murdock,
they mistook the railroad track for
the highway and pulled over. As the
wheels struck the rails the car was
relied over and Mr. Smith pinned un
derneath in such manner that his
companion could not extricate him.
So he hastened to Murdock for as
E:stance to help get him out of the
wreckage. Fears of an oncoming
train gripped the mind of Mr. Smith
and it seemed a mighty long time
before help came. Although bruis
ed and shaken up. Mr. Smith con
timers himself fortunate that his in
juries were not worse. The car was
quite badly damaged.
Played Ball Here
Last Sunday the Elmwood base
ball park was the scene of a tightly
contested game between the local
team and the Greenwood boys. The
result was a victory for Elmwood by
the close score of 4 to 3. A goodly
number turned out to witness the
contest, which was considerable of a
pitchers' battle, with the hits scarce
and far between.
Celebrate Second Golden Jubilee
The town of Elmwood. which made
such a grand success of celebrating
it? fiftieth anniversary last year, ar
ranged to repeat the affair again this
year under the title. Second Golden
Jubilee. An extra day was added,
making three instead of two, and
ample attractions provided to bring
people here each of the three days.
The entertainment included baseball
games, band music, the Plattsmouth
junior drum corps, trick auto races.
dancing, etc., etc. Three bands fur
nished an abundance of music and
there were a lot of concessions on
Benches were placed along the
outer edge of the. sidewalks so those
v.ho desired could sit down and rest,
but the crowd was on the go most
of the time.
Included among those present were
many former residents of this com
munity who welcomed the opportun
ity to come back and renew acquaint
ance with their old time friends and
The success of these two years of
celebrating will undoubtedly lead to
a continuation of the custom and
Elmwood can be depended to put
across whatever it undertakes along
"Kitchen" in the Ditch '
Yes, that is exactly what happen
ed last week when Herbert Addy
aan of Louisville started for Elm
wood w-ith his trailer kitchen, which
be operates as a concession at fairs
and celebrations over the country.
Just a few miles outside of Louis
ville, although, he was traveling at
a slow rate of speed, the kitchen
veered from the -road and turned
over mixing things up quite badly.
He was able to get things righted
and proceed here, where he set up
and operated his eating concession
during the Jubilee. If any of you
found salt where sugar ought to be
in your eats at the celebration, you
will know the reason.
W abash News
Frank Reese, caretaker at the Mis
souri Pacific station here went to
Elmwood for the Golden Jubilee cele
bration, where he conducted a cane
Jasper E. Golding and Ralph
Richards have been busy threshing
alfalfa, but expect to finish soon, as
there is only a limited number of
Jobs in this line.
Henry H. Gerbeling was looking
after business matters and visiting
friends in Murdock last Wednesday.
He caught a ride over with friends
and returned home the same way.
Many Wabash people went over
to our nearby neighboring town of
Elmwood for the Jubilee celebration
the latter part of the week and all
speak highly of the program and
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt and
family were in Murdock one day last
week, where Mr. Schmidt transacted
business. Later in the week they
went to Elmwood. where they en
joyed the Jubilee celebration.
H. H. Gerbeling was cutting his
alfalfa last week and will thresh it
Boon for the seed. There is a good
demand for good clean alfalfa seed
and last year two acres brought Mr.
Gerbeling nearly a hundred dollars
profit. The crop this year is also
L. R. Stanley was in Lincoln for
a truck load of goods last Tuesday,
stopping in Elmwood to note the
preparations being made for the
Jubilee celebration. He was so im
pressed with the prospects that he
went back Thursday night to enjoy
the celebration, which was attended
by large numbers of people.
Placing: Cattle on Feed
Ralph Richards was in Omaha last
week, where he purchased 51 head of
calves, which were brought down by
Frank Marshall, and will be placed
on feed in Mr. Richard's feed lot.
Last year he fed a smaller number,
but this year with more roughage
and prospects of a corn crop with
which to finish them off, he bought
Death of Former Besident
Owen Featherly, of Iowa, an uncle
of T. S. Allen, of Lincoln, passed
away at his home early last week and
the remains were shipped to Wabash
for interment. The family formerly
made their home here, and other
members of the family are buried in
the local cemetery. The funeral was
held on Thursday.
Fair Boosters Visit Wabash
Last Friday evening, while en
route home from a booster trip over
the county, the Weeping Water fair
boosters paid a visit to Wabash.
Their arrrival was heralded by a Hair
ing of trumpets and the ringing ot
a large bell which was mounted on
a truck. Soon the band members were
out and set for a brief concert. A
brief address by Mayor Troy Davis
A small policy would
help a lot if fire de
stroyed o r damaged
your home! Have you
the cash to replace all
the things you would
Protect What You
of Weeping Water told of the forth
coming county fair on August 12,
13, 14 and 15 and extended the in
vitation to everyone in Wabash to
attend. - Leslie Bosworth, mayor of
Wabash, responded, thanking the
party for their visit and telling them
something about the town of Wabash
as a good town in which to reside.
The group went from here to Mur
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Davis spent
Sunday at the Jason Streight home.
Miss Ruth Kupke of Gretna spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Kupke.
Bob Stoner, Bill Rosencrans, Jack
Fidler and Bill Snyder were Lincoln
Miss Carol Streight is spending
this week in Omaha visiting her
aunt. Miss Norma Bushnell.
Jerome Streight returned ' home
after spending a week in Hallam
with Mr. and Mrs. Ross Davis.
Mrs. Carl Hartman and the twins
returned to the Wm. Blum home
after spending a week in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hudson and
sons were Sunday evening guests of
Mrs. Cora Campbell and Russell.
Mrs. Blanche Hill and Mrs. Cora
Campbell visited with Mrs. Euna Mc
McHugh at Murdock Wednesday af
ternoon. The South Bend schools are to
open September 4th with Miss Lau
retta Burdick and Miss Helen Saun
ders as teachers.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ronnau mo
tored to Syracuse Sunday, August
13, to attend the family reunion of
the Ronnau family.
Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell and
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Campbell and
son motored to Elmwood Thursday
to visit Mr. and Mrs. Ray Preston.
Mrs. David Campbell remained for
a longer visit.
Mr. and MTs. Carl Hoffman and
children of Lincoln spent Monday
at William Blum's. Sunday after
noon and supper guests were Hans
Nielson, Jeanette Mauch and Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Hartman.
Sunday supper guests at the V.
D. Livers home were Mr. James
Moran and daughter Gertrude, Mr.
William Moran, Miss Feme Moran,
Mrs. Mamie Mulligan. Mrs. Julius
Ileizer and Miss Elizabeth Heizer.
Mrs. F. J. Knecht reports that
her father still continues poorly. Mr.
rnd Mrs. Wunderlich are at the home
of their daughter, ,M;s. Sadie Shrad
er. " Mrs. Knecht and her brother
spent Monday and Tuesday with
their mother and sister.
J. C. Rauth and Wm. Sheehan at
tended the community Bale at Syra
cuse last Wednesday.
Mrs. Adolph Steinkamp visited last
week at the home of her son, Walter
Steinkamp, in Plattsmouth.
Lawrence Krecklow and Frank
Reister were in Syracuse last Wed
nesday, where they attended the
The Howard Cochran family of
&hland spent Sunday here at the
home of Mrs. Cochran's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Fleischman.
Michael O'Leary of Omaha was a
business visitor in Manley last Mon
day and enjoyed meeting a large
number of his old friends here.
Master Jack and Miss Maxine
Slielhorn of Omaha spent last week
in Manley at the home of their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Hild of Mur
ray were guests for the day last
Sunday at the home of Mrs. Henry
Wolfe, and where a very fine visit
Howard Cochran of Ashland was
a business visitor in Manley on last
Wednesday, and also visited briefly
at the home of his father-in-law, Fred
Fleischman and family.
Paul Tighe and family, who are
engaged in farming near the town
of Homer, Nebraska, visited over the
week end at the home of J. C. Rauth
and Walter M. Mockenhaupt.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allbee of Lin
coln were guests over the week end
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Mockenhaupt, both of whom have
been in poor health for some time.
Roy Steinkamp was at Shenandoah
last week, where he attended a
meeting of the Economy stock food
salesman, of which he is one. The
meeting and banquet was for those
salesmen who had attained a certain
volume of sales, and Roy's record in
this line was very creditable.
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Harms went
to Talmage last Sunday to attend
the funeral services of an uncle of
Mrs. Harms, John George, age 57,
who passed away on Friday from
tuberculosis. He leaves a wife and
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Bergman and
Jack were in Omaha last Saturday
for a visit at the home of Harold
Koop and wife and attended a cele
bration in honor of the birthday of
Mr. Koop. Others present included
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fullerton, now
residents of Omaha, but formerly of
Jack Bergman remained to spend
a week at the Koop home.
Monte Lum was a guest of his
cousin in Lincoln last Sunday.
George Stoval and wife entertain
ed a number of friends at dinner
Sunday at their country home.
Rev. R. D. Hall, who recently un
derwent a serious operation at the
hospital, is now making rapid pro
gress towards recovery.
Verne Rawalt of Lincoln visited
his mother, Mrs. Emma Rawalt and
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C.
Marquardt, here during the past
Messrs. and Mesdames Harold
Greenrod and Robert McCann drove
to Nebraska City last Tuesday to
look after business matters and do
Edward Terrell and wife, with
Elmer Corbin and wife as their
guests, went to Union last Sunday
and attended the reunion of the
Everett family. They report a large
attendance and a pleasant time.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Thomas, of
Shenandoah, Iowa, drove to Kansas
last week for their daughters, Na
dine and Arline, and en route home
Sunday stopped here for a short
visit with Grandfather W. H. Bo
gaard and son Clyde.
William Stander and wife, of
Orange, California, who have been
spending some time in Cass county,
were guests Saturday and a portion
of Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Marquardt. who took them
to Plattsmouth in the afternoon to
visit at the George, Hugh and Rus
sell Stander homes. They expect to
leave soon for their home in the
Eome from Minnesota
Mrs. Esther Pittman. Miss Ruth
Pittman, Mrs. Wm. Gollner and Miss
Dorothy Gollner arrived home Sun
day night from a two weeks' visit
in the vicinity of the old home of
the two ladies in Minnesota. Mrs.
Fittman was the driver and the trip
was made without mishap.
Beception for Newly Weds
Earl Freeman and wife entertain
ed a group of friends at a reception
given in honor of the newlyweds,
Mr. and Mrs. Basel Lawther, of Ne
hawka. Mrs. Lawther was formerly
Miss Nellie Freeman, daughter ol
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freeman, and
a sister of Earl. Their wedding oc
curred a week ago Monday. A most
enjoyable time was had at the re
ception and best wishes extended to
the bride and groom.
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Mrs. Dan Kelly is on the irk list
at this writing.
Mrs. Mamie White of Omaha is
visiting relatives and friends here.
Miss Dorothy Smith of Omaha vix
ited last week at the Everett Cope
Mrs. James and son Da id visited
at Mrs. Elsie Peters home last
Misses Margaret and Mamie Holka
visited at home Wednesday of last
Mrs. Darrel Barger visited Satur
day with her mother, Mrs. Elsie
Harold Nichols of Colorado, is
here visiting his sister. Mrs. Pete
The Dorcas Society h'ld their
tegular meeting at the church base
Harley Kirk came home from the
CCC camp to attend his grandfath
Miss Florence Beighley came hm"
Sunday. She has attended summer
school this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Etheredge went
to Louisville last Sunday to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Austin Finley.
Mrs. Fred Holka and daughter
Thelma visited Mrs. Elton Keller and
children Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Burks were
Sunday dinner guests rf Mr. and
Mrs. George Welton of Colon.
Miss Marian Hart nook will lavo
next week for Tilden. She will teach
in a rural school there this coming
The former Miss Hazel Trnnken
bolz of California is visiting here
with friends and with hrr parents
Mr. Meyers passed away lit his
home in Greenwood Monday f'f last
week. The funeral was at Ashland
Carrol Paulus spent lat week at
the Glenn Peters home, with the
children, while Mr. and Mrs. Peters
were in Denver.
Darrell Buckingham and John
Stradley have returned home after
having been gone two months har
vesting in the west.
The Woman's c;uh a iii iir.id their
opening meeting September C. The
officers will entertain at h tea. Any
one wishing to join the club is wel
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