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Vol. No. LV
PIATTSMOUTH, HEBEASKA, THUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 1939.
Superintendent L. S. Devoe Announces
Assignment of Teachers of
Various Schools Today.
"With the resignation of several
teachers and the election of new
ones to fill the vacancies, new as
eignments were necessitated and are
now back to normal again. The fol
lowing teachers and their teaching
positions were scheduled and an
nounced by Superintendent Devoe:
J. R. Reeder, principal and sci
ence: Miss Estelle Baird. English
and languages; Miss Pearle Staats.
English and normal training; Milo
Price, history and English; Miss
Florence Beighley, mathematics; Miss
Helen Davis, commercial; Miss Jessie
Whalen, social sciences; Lumir Ger
ner. English and dramatics; Miss
Clara Weyrich, social sciences; Har
old Huestis, social sciences; B. A.
Hoffman, salesmanship, high school
coach, and junior high mathematics;
David Fowler, Jr.. music instructor;
Supt. Devoe, commercial law; Miss
Harriet Porter, home economics.
Miss Perry, English and reading;
B. A. Hoffman, arithmetic and phy
sical education; Miss Ellen Ubben,
arithmetic, spelling, and science;
Dow Armstrong, social sciences; Miss
Harriet Porter, home economics and
physical education; David Fowler,
Mis Amelia Martens, principal
and grade 1, Miss Sylvia Korbel, kin
dergarten in the forenoon; Miss Jane
Oukes, grade 2; Miss Selma Diehm.
grade 3; Miss Thelma Tritt. grade
4; Miss Rose Prohaska. grade S; Mrs.
Lorene Cummins, grade 5; Miss
Agnes Muenster, grade 6; Miss Marie
Nolting, grade 6.
Miss Margaret Iverson, principal
and grade 4; Miss Lois Mead, grades
2 and 3; Mrs. Zella Traudt, grades
1 and 2; Miss Sylvia Korbel, kin
dergarten In the afternoon.
Miss Margaret -Bauer, principal
and grades kindergarten, 1 and 2;
Miss Ruth Home, grades 2, 3, and 4.
Miss Blanch Hughes, grades 1, 2,
Miss Lorraine Dall, grades 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, and 6.
BETUEN FBOM VACATION
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Petersen are
home from their summer vacation
which has included a motor trip
through the east and later a fishing
trip in the Minnesota lake country.
Mr. Petersen, who is a great lover of
flu- sport of fishing, found much
pleasure in the landing of the game
fish in the lakes and the entire fam
ily enjoyed to the limit the month
jpent in the cool and pleasant lake
country with its many lures for the
lovers of the great outdoors.
VISIT AT KEARNEY
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson of
Omaha, Roy Beins of Murray and
Dick March of this city, were at
Kearney over the week end to visit
with Mrs. Beins. a sister of Mrs.
Johnson and Mrs. March, who are
there taking treatment. They found
the ladies improving and It is hoped
that Mrs. Beins will soon be able to
VISITING IN THE CITY
Mike Warga. Sr., of Lincoln, Is
here to enjoy a visit at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Kauf
mann and at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Mickey Duda and family, Mrs.
Duda being a granddaughter. Mr.
Warga is leaving the last of the
week for Chicago to visit with the
relatives there for a time.
LEAVES FOB TEACHING POST
Mrs. Pearl Mann, who has been
here with her son. County Surveyor
Robert M. Mann for the greater part
of the summer, departed Sunday for
Odell. Nebraska, to resume her teach
ing in the high school of that place.
Mrs. Mann has taught there for the
past two years and has been very
successful In her work.
Anyone Caving tomatoes to sell
call Norfolk Packing Company, Tele
phone No. 83.
APPEALS COMPENSATION CASE
In the office of the clerk of the
district court an appeal was filed
from the compensation court decision
in the case of Louis Herrington vs.
Bilhorn, Bower & Peter. The plain
tiff e had asked compensation in the
sum of $12. 80 a week and with a
fifty per cent penalty, for an injury
alleged to have occurred December
The case was dismissed by Judge
Welch of the compensation court for
lack of supporting evidence of the
Party Enjoys a
Trip Thru East
Mrs. A. 0. Ault and Son, Gerald and
Mrs. Lorene Cummins and Chil
dren Eeturn to Homes Here
Cass county people who returned
from their two weeks vacation are
Mrs. A. O. Ault and her son, Gerald,
and Mrs. Lorene Cummins and her
two children, Frank and Mary Alice
of Cedar Creek. The vacationers re
turned Friday morning following a
very enjoyable trip through Ohio,
Illinois, and Indiana.
During their stay in Cincinnati.
Ohio the Cedar Creek party visited
with Kenneth Ault, son of Mrs. Ault
and brother of Mrs. Cummins and
Gerald as well as uncle of the Cum
mins children. They had the oppor
tunity of seeing and visiting with
other friends and relatives.
En route to Chicago, they stopped
off at Marion, Indiana for a short
sightseeing trip. Their time at Chi
cago, Illinois was spent in visiting
with a daughter, sister, and aunt.
Miss Bernese Ault. who is an ele
mentary teacher in Evanston, Illi
nois, and a former teacher and resi
dent of Plattsmouth.
Mrs. Cummins, also an elementary
teacher, resumed her teaching duties
this year in the Central school !
building. She was chosen to fill the :
vacancy created by the resignation of
Miss Glock, now Mrs. David Fowler,
MISS BAUER BETUBNS
From Monday's Daily
Miss Margaret Bauer, daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer, returned
to her home in this city last evening
following a several weeks' vacation
spent in Spencer, Nebraska with her
friends. She was a guest of Mr.
ami Mrs. Lawrence Storjohn and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Loomis. Miss Bauer
resumed her teaching duties as ele
mentary school teacher in the Win
tersteen Hill school today.
HEBE FBOM DAVENPOBT
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Dovey. of
Davenport, Iowa, arrived in the city
Sunday morning for a short visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Pat
terson, the latter a sister of Mr.
Dovey. Later in the day the party
motored to Falls City to visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John W.Fal
ter and later at the George Falter
home at Atchison. The Mesdames
Falter are sisters of Mr. Dovey. ;
LEAVE FCB THEIR, HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, the lat
ter a daughter of Logan Covert of
this city, returned to their home in
Denver, Colorado after spending the
week end .visiting with the Covert
family. They were also guests at the
twenty-fifth wedding anniversary od-
servance of Mrs. Smith's uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Covert.
REJOICE IN NEW DAUGHTER
Sunday morning at the St. Cath
erine's hospital in Omaha a fine
eight and a half pound daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ptak
of this city. The mother and little
daughter are doing well and the oc
casion has brought much happiness
to all of the family circle.
HEBE FBOM LINCOLN
Mrs. Evi Spier of Lincoln, is visit
ing at the home of her father, Wil
liam J. Streight and with her son
and daughter, who have been enjoy
ing part of their summer vacation
here. They are returning to Lincoln
where the young people will resume
their school work.
Opening of King
Committees Work Out Final Details
as the Opening Date of Big
Event. Drawing Near.
The chairmen of the various com
mittees of the King Korn Karnival
met last evening at the Hotel Platts
mouth to arrange for the completion
of detail work of the program and
It has been arranged that the
flower show of the Karnival will be
held in the Elks building on Sixth
street and that the historic and old
settlers headquarters will be in the
east room of the Journal building.
The corn palace this year will be in
the Anheuser-Busch building at 4th
and Main street where a larger space
will be made available for the use
of the show.
The office of the McMaken Co., on
South Sixth street with the collec
tion of Indian and other antiques
of the late Col. H. C. McMaken, will
also be open during the days of the
Rest rooms will be arranged in
the Elks and the Bates building at
Fifth and Main streets.
Chairman Barnard of the Farmers
day committee, has contacted a large
group of the residents of the nearby
communities and Is leaving to them
the arranging of their own parade
groups, following the custom of the
past years and which has been so
successful. It Is expected that a very
large display of horses will be in
evidence and special features this
year will be a colt show at Third
and Pearl streets, as well as a horse
pulling contest on the lots south of
the Soennichsen stores.
Flower show activities will be In
charge of Mrs- John Woest and Mrs.
L. W. Egenberger as co-chairmen
and with others of the club are
working out a very effective pro-
gram. The excellent summer has
provided many very attractive flow
ers for the showing.
The pageant committee of the
carnival that includes the coronation,
are now getting their final plans for
the coronation of the king and queen
on the opening night of the carnival
at the platform on Main street be
tween Fourth and Fifth street.
The band committee has lined up
a fine showing of bands and which
will also include the champion Au
burn Junior drum and bugle corps,
bands from Glenwood. Nebraska City,
Syracuse, Elmwood, Weeping Water,
Louisville and the Plattsmouth band
and drum and bugle corps.
The parade committee have re
ceived the assurance of a large group
of floats for the merchants and school
children's parade on the Friday of
the Karnival. All who can are urged
to prepare floats and get in touch
with the committee. Anyone who
wishes advice of float construction
may contact John Alwin who is help
ing on this feature.
BETUBNS FBOM HOSPITAL
Jack Fitch, seven-weeks old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitch, was
brought home from the St. Joseph
hospital Tuesday afternoon following
a two-weeks recuperative period
from an operation that he had un
dergone. His condition, as reported
by members of the family, is said to
be very good.
HEBE FBOM CALIFORNIA
Thomas J. Will and daughter,
Margaret, of Van Nuys, California,
are here to enjoy a visit of a week
or ten days with the relatives and
old time friends. They came east
with friends and will take the op
portunity of visiting here and in
other sections of the county.
Carl Kraeger, well-known Platts
mouth farmer, underwent a hernia
operation at the Clarkson hospital
Tuesday morning.- He was able to
withstand the operation very well
and -his condition is reported aa
Peach picking has started at the
Young orchards. $1 per bushel.
bring your own baskets. Fred
Druecker, Murray. ltw
JAMES MAUZY HOME
Sunday James G. Mauzy, popular
druggist, returned home from Omaha
where he has been recuperating from
the efTects of an operation for hernia.
Mr. Mauzy has responded well from
the effects of the operation and is
feeling much improved in his general
health. After a few days rest at
home he is expecting to be able to
resume his activities at the store.
The many friends will be pleased to
see "Jim" back at the post at the
drug store as he has long been a well
known part of the business life of
Officers for the
All of Present Officers Benamed at
Meeting Held Last Evening
at Club Booms.
from "Wedneaday Dally
The officers of the Plattsmouth
volunteer fire department were all
re-elected last evening at the meet
ing of the department held at the
club rooms in the city hall. The de
partment has had a very successful
year and the fire losses of the city
have been at one of the lowest figures
for many years and without any ma
jor fires to mar the record.
The officers of the department who
will carry over for the ensuing year
are as follows:
President Vernon T. Am, Jr.
Vice-President Herbert Schuetz.
Secretary John Svoboda.
Treasurer Robert Jacobs.
Chief Dr. O. Sandin.
Assistant Chief Henry Jasper.
Second Assistant Chief Carl Ore.
Truck Driver Carl Schneider.
Assistant Drivers Clem Woster,
Foreman .Hook-and -Ladder Rob
Assistant Franklin Kief.
The newly-elected officers will be
submitted to the city council for con
firmation at the next regular meet
ing. CHECK FOB PRIZE MONEY
In sending check for $30.00 prize
money won by Legion Junior Drum
Corps at the state fair last Sunday,
Kate Grossman, chairman of the Vet
erans Day committee writes:
" . . . I wish to express to you
our sincere thanks for the part your
Corp has taken in making "Veterans
Day a success. We are more than
glad that you are able to be amongst
the winners. I hope that next year
you will be able to get first prize.
I also want to express, to you and
every member of your . Corp. our ap
preciation for the kind co-operation
you have extended to our committee.
VISITS OLD HOME
Carl J. Carmack and wife of South
Shore Drive, Chicago, spent a happy
Saturday and Sunday visiting their
grandparents, Carl W. Kunsman, and
wife, also Mr. Cannack's father and
mother. 'J. E. Carmack and wife.
Carl was born in Plattsmouth and
he holds many fond memories for
the old home town.
BETUBNS TO SCHOOL
Miss Lois Bestor departed Sunday
Tor Hoardville. Nebraska, where she
will resume her teaching work in
the high school at that place. Miss
Bestor has been very successful In
her teaching work and is one of the
best qualified mathematics teachers
in the state.
ATTEND STATE FAIR
Mrs. R. R. Byrkit and son, Bobby
of Lincoln were week-end guests at
the E. H. Bernhardt home, they com
ing to Plattsmouth Saturday eve
ning. Labor day the guests, accom
panied by Mrs. Bernhardt and daugh
ter, Carol Lou attended the Nebraska
TO ATTEND BALL GAMES
From Monday's Dally
Robert Hayes, Stuart and Matthew
Sedlak are leaving Tuesday for Chi
cago where they will witness the
CubB-Pittsburgh and Cardinals series
in the National league. Hayes and
Stuart Sedlak are members of the
local Merchants ball team.
at Old Home
One of the Large Pioneer Families
Enjoy a Gathering at Home Once
Occupied by Parents.
On Sunday, August 27th at the
home of Mrs. Lucy Wolfe, on the
farm south of this city, members of
the family of the late Mr. and Mrs
George W. Shrader, with their des
cendants, gathered to celebrate the
annual family reunion. In this beau
tiful home, so rich in the memories
of childhood - days and family asso
ciations. In the past years it had been only
the immediate family of the Shraders
that gathered here, but in the pass
ing years many of the children had
gone on and on this day the chil
dren, their children, grandchildren
and great grandchildren were at the
old family home.
All of the members of the family
had come with well laden baskets
and which provided the means of a
lovely and much enjoyed cafeteria
dinner served out on the spacious
lawn and beneath the friendly old
trees that had given the members of
the family in their youth shelter from
the summer sun and today stand as
monuments of the long past years.
The members of the group enjoyed
a delightful program that had been
arranged and given by the members
of the group, as well as visiting
among the members and renewal of
the ties of kinship and friendship.
The Tamlly had with them Wyett
Hutchison and family, relatives of
the family through the family of
the late Mrs. Shrader, the only rel
atives of the original family in Ne
braska. The members of the reunion party
had ' the pleasure of remembrances
in pictures of members of the fam
ily back in old Virginia, hence the
parents had come, and it is hoped
that these may be here for the re
union in 1940 and that all of the
family may be together. Mrs. Wolfe
had met these relatives on a visit
east and this was a very delightful
remembrance for her.
It was voted at the business ses
sion, presided over by Mrs. Don
Rboden, that the next year's reunion
be held at the same place. The offi
cers chosen were: Mrs. Lulu Wolfe,
president; Mrs. Georgia Creamer,
vice-president: Lester Shrader, secre
tary; Mrs. Don Rhoden, chairman
social committee and Mrs. Wolfe and
Mrs. Raymond Mayfield as assistants.
The meeting will be on the first
Sunday in August next 5'ear.
There were eighty-two in attend
ance, the following being present:
Mrs. Lulu Wolfe. Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Rhoden, Mr. and Mrs. Don Rhoden,
Mrs. Georgia Creamer, Mrs. Alma
Yardley, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Shra
der, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rea, Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Yardley and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hutchison.
Wyette Hutchison. Richard Chris-
wisser, Mr. and Mrs. Greeley Bell
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kaf-
fenberger, Mrs. Harry Albin, Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Linville. Alex Campbell.
John Nottleman, Shrader Rhoden,
Plattsmouth; Charles Shrader, Juan
ita Shrader, Wanda Shrader, Ange-
line Shrader, Dixie Shrader, children
of Mont Shrader, all of Cedar Creek;
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gauer, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Oliver, Louisville; Mr. and
Mrs. Omar Yardley, Ashland, John
Chrlswlsser and family and Mrs.
Richard Chrlswlsser of Nehawka;
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bourne, Hastings;
Mrs. Max Boe, Alameda, California;
Mrs. Isabell Gerlack and family of
North Bend; Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Cline and family, Ashland Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Mayfield and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ehlers and fam
ily. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shrader,
ENJOYING A VACATION
Thornton Baker" of the Plattsmouth
State bank staff, is enjoying a vaca
tion from his daily tasks and is
visiting with relatives and friends in
southern Iowa and northern Mis
SHOWS SOME IMPROVEMENT
Mrs. J. C. Lowson, who has been
111 for the past week, is reported
as showing some improvement and
it is hoped will soon be on the high
way to recovery.
SHOW EFFECTS OF INJURIES
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlburg are
both showing the effects of the In
juries that they received Saturday
when the car in which they were
riding was overturned on the high
way near Brainard. Mr. Carlburg
has a head injury and very severe
bruises on the arms and upper por
tion of the body and Mrs. Carlburg
also has suffered bruises that have
been very annoying. The children.
Edna and Glen Carlburg were prac
tically uninjured beyond being
County Superintendent Lora Lloyd
Kieck Organizes Teachers at
Institute Held Here.
The rural schools of Cass county
are opening this week and the teach
ing force at work in the carrying out
of the educational program as out
lined for the year.
The annual meeting and institute
of the teachers was held here at the
court house on Saturday under the
direction of County Superintendent
Lora Lloyd Kieck, with approximate
ly 100 of the teachers present. The
program was strictly along educa
tional lines and embraced a large
field of subjects pertaining to the
Among the outstanding features
was Miss Ruth Ann Smith, of Chi
cago, reading specialist, who gave a
fine demonstration of this line of edu
cational endeavor. Miss Chloe Bald
rige. director of rural education In
the office of the state superintendent,
who discussed the plans of the state
department for the rural schools,
Calvin Reed of the Peru state teach
ers college, who discussed the plans
for course work, the first meeting to
be held here on September 16th. Mr.
Reed is to introduce a class work in
test and measure which will be given
as a credit to the teacher in her or
his advanced work.
The problem child in the school
and the home was discussed by the
representatives of the federal child
A most interesting chalk talk was
given by Superintendent James Soft
ly of the Avoca school system.
Rev. Paul Dick, of the U. B. church
at Mynard, was present and demon
strated the Fullerton system of musit
instruction and from his five years
of experience gave a very fine talk
on the work of the teachings in the
Miss Lucille McCue, superintend
ent of Furnas county, was here and
gave a very instructive talk on the
school work and which was much
appreciated by the teachers.
BETUBNS TO SCHOOL W0BK
From Mnday's Dally
Donald Cotner departed this morn
ing at an early hour for Tarkio, Mis
souri, where he will take up his work
at Tarkio college and also at the
Tarkio high school where he is to
ter.ch in the music department of the
school at its opening today. George
Adam of this city, is also a teacher
in the Tarkio school in the science
HEBE FBOM LINCOLN
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hughes, of
Lincoln, were here Sunday to spend
the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rex Bourne, the latter their daugh
ter. They also took back with them
their daughter, Maxine. who has
been visiting here at the Bourne
home and at Nebraska City as a
guest of Betty Ann Thomas.
BIRTH OF DAUGHTER
Friends here have received the
announcement of the birth of a
daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee
Hartford of Sweetwater, Texas, for
mer residents of this city. The little
one has been christened Judy Lee
and with the mother is doing nicely.
Mrs. Hartford was the former Helen
Schulz of this city.
Mrs. Richard Chrlswlsser of Ne
hawka, has been here for the past
few days as a guest at the home of
Mrs. Lula Wolfe, an old time friend,
at the farm home south of this city.
Cass County 4-H
at State Fair
Splendid Showing by Club Members
Girl Clubs Show a Strong
Trend in Prize Winning.
The Cass county 4-H club workers
over the county have shown well in
their exhibits at the state fair and
the following shows the awards
Oren Raymond Pollard, leader
White Plymouth Rock pen of chicks
Oren Raymond Pollard, blue rib
bon. White Leghorn cockerel Eda Ty
son, blue ribbon.
White Leghorn pullet Eda Tyson,
White Leghorn pen of chicks Eda
iTyson. blue ribbon.
i All Breeds Turkeys Inez Alt-
hou.se, blue ribbon.
All Breeds Turkey pullets Inez
Althouse, red ribbon.
AM Bleeds Turkeys, pen of chicks
Inez Althouse. blue ribbon.
Poultry judging team, Oren Ray
mond Pollard, George 01erle, Ray
mond Winkler, ranked 2nd. Oren
Raymond Pollard 1st as individual.
Merle Eveland, leader
Whole Wheat Bread Margaret
Cook, white ribbon.
Plain Layer Cake Margaret Cook,
Yellow sponge cake Mary Peiker,
Cooking Demonstration Mary
Seiker, Adele Kunz. blue ribbon.
"Fix'er-Up Girls Room, Ruth Ann
Dressing Unit Helen Grant, red
j Color Wheel Loretta Meyer, blue
Patchwork Pillow Marie Ander
son, red ribbon.
Dresser Scarf Marie Anderson,
Dresser Scarf Doris Anderson,
Curtains Orlah Kuntz. white rib
bon. Tree and Shrub
Margie Ruth Pollard, Cth.
"Arbor Day Boosters, Margie Ruth
Pollard, leader. Forestry club ex
hibit, red ribbon.
Hereford Heifer Myrl Kunz. 3rd.
Hereford Baby Beef Stetr. class A
Inez Althouse, 3rd; Robert Wag-'
Hereford Baby Beef Steer, class B
Ruth Aufenkamp. 21st.
Hereford Baby Beef Steer, class C
Lyman Rehmeier. 2nd; Harlan
Kunz. 4th; Paul Eveland, 7th; Mer
ritt Pollard. Jr.. 25th.
"Cass County Canners." Evelyn
Canning judging team. 1st. Mar
gie Ruth Pollard. 1st as individual,
gold medal; Irene Tyson, 2nd, silver
Canning demonstration team
"Meeting Emergencies With Canned
Chicken," blue ribbon. Margie Ruth
Pollard. Marie Anderson.
Canning, 2nd year Budget.
Budget A blue ribbon; Budget
D, blue ribbon.
Five Jars food for emergency din
ner or hearty supper: Margie Ruth
Pollard, blue ribbon; Virginia Pol
lard, red ribbon.
Five Jars Vegetables Margie
Ruth Pollard, red ribbon; Virginia
Pollard, red ribbon.
Five Jars Fruits Eileen Cbris
wisser, red ribbon: Margin Ruth Pol
lard, red ribbon: Virginia Pollard,
Six Jars Meats Margin Ruth Pol
lard, blue ribbon; Virginia -Pollard,
Conservation of Wild Life Helen
Grant, white ribbon; Aileen Doeden,
! white ribbon; Gerald Giant, red rib
Meat or Meat Products Poster
Virginia Pollard, blue ribbon; Helen
Grant, red ribbon; Bertha Krecklow,
Evelyn Wolph and Mrs. Floy
Accessory for Summer Wear.
Handkerchief Helen Grant, blue
ribbon; Violet Hadley, red ribbon.
Other article (dress) Marie An
derson, red ribbon.
Portfolio of 12 or more ummer
wardrobe finishes Doris Anderson,
School or sport dress Doris An
derson, white ribbon; Mildred Schlap-
hoff, white ribbon.
Afternoon or party dress Doris
Peril, white ribbon; Violet Hadley,
School, sport or street costume
Hazel Neitzel, blue ribbon; Maria
Anderson, red ribbon.
Afternoon or party costume Inez
Althouse, blue ribbon: Dorothy Froh
lich, red ribbon; Idella Buell. white
Clothing judging lean. Inez Alt
house, Marie Anderson, 3rd.