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THUESDAY, SEPT. 7. 1939.
I'LATTSMOUTK SEJfl - WEEKLY JOURNAL
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT
Entered ai Potoffic, Plattsmouth,
MRS. R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Laurel Hill school opened Monday
vith Mrs. Ruth F.aker, of Louisville,
'Lieutenant Wm. D. Morgan of
Camp Cass is on leave of absence
Earl Cole and family were in Lin
coln last Sunday attending the Ne
braska state fair.
Miss Agnes Rough was a visitor
in Lincoln last Sunday, visting rel
atives for the day.
Mrs. W. J. Moore of Sedalia. Mis
pouri. was a week end guest at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Edna
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones spent
funday at the home of Mrs. Jones'
sister, Mrs. L. B." Goehry and family
.Mrss Helen Norton is enjoying a
vacation in the east at the home of
her brother, Weber Norton at Bel
niede. New Jersey.
Miss Pauline Olsen left Sunday
evening for Oak Tark. Illinois, after
spending a month with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olsen.
Mrs. E. C. Snell and daughter
Dorothy, of Omaha, spent last week
isiting at the home of Mrs. Snell'a
sister, Mrs. John Friesel and fam
ily. Miss Eloise Pool left Friday for
I-iller, where she will resume her
work as instructor in Mathematics
and N'ormal Training in the High
Mrs. V. Barton and daughter
Evelyn, returned home one day last
week from an extended visit at the
home of Mrs. Barton's mother at
Miss Edith Norton, wto has been
the reporter for the Weeping Water
Republican for the past year, .has re
signed and is now employed., at the
A. C. V. office. r -
Mrs. James Elgard of Maryville,
Missouri, spent Sunday with her
mother. Mrs.' O. C. Hinds, who is at
Kunkel's hospital recovering from a
Miss Aileen Wiles returned to Lin
coln Saturday to again take up her
duties as clerk at Irving school. She
held the same position during the
past school year.
Miss Kathprin Ilkenhons returned
Friday from a two weeks trip to
California. She accompanied her
brother and enjoyed a fine trip with
visiting and sightseeing.
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Henderson left
Saturday morning for Glasco. Mis
souri, whore they spent the week end
with Mrs. Henderson's parents. They
returned . home Monday evening.
Alva Stratton of Akron, Ohio, was
the gurst of his sister, Mrs. E. F.
Marshall and Mr. Marshall over
Sunday on his way to the west coast
to attend the San Francisco fair.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lien are the
proud parents of a son born Thurs
day. August 31. at Kunkel's hos
pital. This is their second son. Their
older son. Roger, is five years old.
Mrs. Virginia Thornton DeVoll re
turned home Thursday evening from
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PL ATTSMOUTH HOTEL
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15th
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Clinic Hours 1Q
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Bryan Memorial hospital, where she
underwent an appendectomy. She is
improving rapidly, and is happy to
be at home again.
At the DeForest Brown home last
week were Mrs. Brown's sister, Miss
Ruth Ankerson, of Chicago, her
nephew Carl Buskness, of Council
Bluffs and Edward Nelson of Chi
cago. They left Sunday evening for
Mrs. C. E. Day was hostess to the
Bide-A-Wee Club Thursday after
noon. The afternoon was spent in
visiting and with needlework and
late in the afternoon Mrs. Day serv
ed a most appetizing lunch which
was greatly enjoyed.
Mrs. Leo Christensen and two
daughters, spent four days last week
at Hiawatha. Kansas, visiting her
sister. Mrs. Ralph Weekly and Mr.
Weekly, who brought them home
Saturday and remained at the Chris
tensen home over the week end.
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Nyrup, of Cur
tis, Nebraska, were overnight visi
tors at the home of Mrs. Fred Gor
der Monday. They had come to Lin
coln to attend a meeting of the
state board of Congregational
churches, of which Rev. Nyrup is
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Oldham were in
Lincoln last Sunday attending the
Nebraska state fair and were very
well pleased with all the exhibits.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Smith and the
children of Omaha, formerly of
Weeping Water, were guests at the
home of Wilson Bickford last Sun
day. Miss Lverne Gibson will return to
Lincoln with the opening of the state
university where she will conclude
her four years of study, already hav
ing attended for three year3.
Guy Buchanan and fam:ly from
near Nehawka were guests for the
Jay last Sunday at the home of
:Mi and Mrs. Edward Askew ot
Weeping Water where all enjoyed a
very fine visit -for the day.
Frank Schlictenieier of near Mur
ray was in Weeping Water last Tues
day morning and was spending a
chort time her also having a small
load of Kalo which hew as taking
to Elmwood for his son, who will
experiment feeding his hogs with it.
Miss Grace Buck, ot Omaha, re
turned home Thursday after a two
weeks' visit with Mrs. Nellie Amb
ler. Miss Buck and Mrs. Ambler were
schoolmates in. their childhood days
in Illinois, and a warm friendship
has always existed between the two
Lewis Amick and Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Stauffer, all of St. Louis, were
visitors at the Frank Hunt home
Thursday on their return from a
three weeks trip which took them to
points in Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyom
ing and the Black Hills. Mr. Amick
ij a brother of Mrs. Hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harmon vis
ited Duane ?nd his wife at their new
heme at Edgar last Sunday. They
found-them nicely settled in a fur
nished home and they are well pleas
ed with the prospects of a pleasant
year at Edgar, where Duane is to
A. M. to 5 P. M.
be music supervisor during the-coming
school year. i
One of the delightful spots in
town during this dry weather is at
the Missouri Pacific depot, where
Taylor Wilson the new agent, has
had crushed stone laid to outline
flower teds of bright blooming
plants and porch boxes filled with
plants at the east windows. It
catches the eyes of passengers on the
trains and is much appreciated by
Mr. 'and Mrs.' Neil Itobson enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gilbert
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long of
Columbus over the week end and
Labor Day. Sunday afternoon they
all went to Peony Tark at Omaha,
where they were joined by three
other couples, and had a most de
lightful evening. Mr. and Mrs. Gil
bert and Mr. and Mrs. Long were
schoolmates of the Robsons at York
College and the visit was a happy
reunion for all.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marshall, of
Douglass, former residents of Weep
ing Water, were visiting their son
Spencer and wife Saturday. While
here they visited the new school
building and were greatly interested
in its every detail. Mr. Marshall
lived here when the old brick school
building was built more than fifty
years ago, and he recounted the
many difficulties encountered at that
time, and of the many changes in
Weeping Water since he arrived here
with his parents when a young lad.
Receives Severe Injury.
With the passing of George Dennis
the property which he had was sold,
heing purchased by Frank Domingo,
and lately the same has been re
modeled by Mrs. O. C. Hinds and con
verted into an apartment house.
After the painting the windows were
stuck by the paint and Mrs. Hinds in
attempting to lower one of the win
dows which was stuck had her hands
slip oc the window and both hands
went through the glass and her
wrists were severely lacerated by the
jagged points of glass which formed
when the glass broke, severing three
tendons and cutting a number of
arteries, which produced severe bleed
ing and at the same time caused
Intense pain. Mrs. Hinds was alone
in the house, the husband being a
short distance away working In the
yard of their home. Mrs. Hinds rush
ed from the house towards home
screaming for help to the husband.
He ran to meet her. and as .she met
him fainted and fell to the' ground.
He picked her up and carried her
to Dr. Kunkel's office where she was
given first aid and treatment, her
wound bound up and the bleeding
3topped and she put to bed. The fol
lowing morning she was feeling
much better and later was taken to
her home nearby. The injury was
severe and it will be some time be
fore she is well again.
Yidting With Friends Here.
, A. W. Hawkins, formerly a citizen
of Weeping Water, later going to
Kansas City to make his home was
given a position at McCook on a
paper and where he has been work
ing for some time and where he has
been the leader of the band at that
place. Recently the paper was sold
and the new proprietor brought suf
ficient help with him and Mr. Haw
kins was out of a position. He start
ed to return to his home at Kansas
City and stopped in Weeping Water
for a visit with his many friends.
He would like to secure a position
that would enable him to make his
home here again. However he is
visiting here for a time.
Returned to Blair for School.
Miss Alma Mae Klabunde who has
been visiting at the home of her
aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Michelsen during the school vacation,
making her home in Weeping Water
during the time returned to her home
in Blair where she entered the pub
lic schools on Monday of this week.
She W99 tnkon h nnin hw.Mr anH Mrs
Elmer Michelsen and family who also
visited at the home of Mrs. Michel
sen's folks-for the day.
They Have All Eeen Busy.
Under the direction of Frank
Wood, general secretary of the Cass
county fair board, those having the
preparatorywork in hand have been
busy and It would seem that every
thing is in readiness for the open
ing on the coming Tuesday of next
week one of the most successful 'gath-
SCHOOL OF DANCING
Registration Saturday September' 9 r 1939
rrom j:uu to
erings of the -county If not . the very
best ever held. Be sure and do' not
miss the days in ' which those fea
tures which directly concern you
will be on the program. The fair is
free and It Is your fair, why not make
the most of it? . Get a program and
keep in touch with the events as they
come and so. To the people of Platts
mouth; Remember tnat Tnnrsaay
has been designated as Plattsmouth
day and the people of Plattsmouth
are expected to 'come and make it
jhelr day. Thlg day called Platts
mouth day is expected to be attended
by everyone In the county as well
as Plattsmouth people. So let every
body in the county attend as many
days as possible, for It will be a year
again before another fair comes.
Hold Egg Eating Contest.
Last tfcturday night, among the
things arranged for entertaining the
people was an egg eating contest,
with cash prizes given. The con
testants were to eat 24 raw eggs,
and four volunteers. John M. Kaffen
bcrger, Lawrence Earhardt, of near
Manley. Jess Smith and Phillip Flem
ing were the contestants. The en
trants were to eat the eggs in any
case in not more than two minutes.
Lawrence got his down in about a
minute and a half to win the first
prize of $1; Jess Smith required one
minute and forty seconds for second
prize; while another was slightly
over that and the last contestant
only got 21 eggs down in the limited
Another feature was the singing
of a song by the three little grand
daughters of Alfred Gansemer,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Gansemer, Barbara. Jean and Vera
Gansemer, with Caroline, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Spangler at
The other three special numbers
was the singing of five young men
from Murdock, who are members of
the male chorus of the churches of
Murdock. The program was spon
sored by three government depart
ments, the postoffice, with Postmas
ter Sterling Amick as master of cere
monies, the government stone quar
ries and the farm bureau.
Having Buildings Nicely Painted.
The building which is used for
the cream station of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Oldham and as well Tor their
home has been given a thorough go
ing over, the living apartment being
nicely painted in the Interior, and
papered while the outside has been
given a thorough painting, a light
buff while to conform to the Phil
lips Oil company colors, the outside
of the market room has ben trimmed
in dark green. Ed Bobbit and Ed
Henager were the painters.
Plant Blooms at Night
Mrs. Thede Davis had a night
blooming cereus blossom at her
home Saturday night which attract-
I ed a great many flower lovers. It
began to open about nine o'clock and
was at its best, Uetween twelve and
one o'clock. These exquisite blos
soms come only in the night and are
gone by morning. This plant has
one more bud, which Mrs. Davis is
hoping will bloom during the fair.
She has owned the plant four years,
and it has bloomed only once be
fore. To Change Vocation
Miss Helen Gorder has resigned
from her position as instructor of
English and Arithmetic in the Jun
ior High school and expects to change
her profession to that of a librarian,
as she graduated from that course
in August, at Denver, where she has
spent the past several summers
Miss Gorder will be greatly missed
in our schools as she was a teacher
who was greatly beloved by all of
her pupils, and in the primary de
partment of the Congregational Sun
day school, where she was superin
tendent. The best wishes of a host
of friends will follow her wherever
she may decide to go.
Special Service for Teachers
As has been the custom for several
years past, the Sunday prior to the
opening day of school was given over
to honoring the teachers at the Con
gregational church, and last Sunday
Rev. G. S. Hunt used as the theme
Tor his sermon the thought that
"Reverence for Things Eternal is
the Beginning. of All Wisdom." At
the close of the morning service. aH
5:00 r. M.
were invited to stay and eat dinner
in the basement of the church with
the teachers of the public school as
special guests. Dinner was served
buffet style with an abundance ot
good things to eat.
The teachers who are new this
year and were present were Intro
duced. They are Merlyn Cook, Miss
Adaline Sjoholm, Miss Marguerite
Brown and Miss Helen Kincaid.
Suffered Severe Cuts
Mrs. O. C. Hinds had a very ser
ious and painful accident last week
when she attempted to close a win
dow which had been newly painted
and had stuck. Her hands slipped
and went through the glass severing
the arteries of the right arm and
lacerating the left arm badly. The
accident happened at what is known
as the Dennis property, which is be
ing transferred into an apartment
house, and she had gone there in the
evening to see if all the windows
were closed. As she was alone when
the accident happened, she started
home, a block away, calling to her
husband as she went. Hearing her
call, he met her when she fainted
away. She was taken to Kunkel's
hospital, where her suffering was re
lieved and she had the best of care,
She is reported to be recovering as
rapidly as possible.
Home from Enjoyable Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Knud Jensen and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crozier had a
very delightful trip to Yellowstone
National park and the Black Hills
country, where they spent two weeks.
From there they went to Burke, S
D., where the Croziers remained an
other week, visiting at the home of
Mr. Crozier's sister, Mrs. F. J. Faren
bacher and Mr. Farenbacher. Mr.
Farenbacher is the publisher of the
Burke Gazette. Their son is the edi
tor and Mrs. Farenbacher is the re
Splendid Safety Record
C. C, C. Camp, No. 751 (Camp
Cass) of Weeping Water has a very
unusual safety record, of which they
are very proud. They have had no
accidents for three years and were
more than pleased recently when
the director in Washington, D. C,
wrote and asked for pictures of the
camp personnel, leaders and assistant
leaders. These pictures will be
printed in the national C. C. C. paper
"Happy Days." As far as they know.
this is the best safety record of any
camp In the United States.
Married at San Francisco
Word was received here of the
marriage on July 26, of Miss Gene
vieve Byers of San Francisco, and
Henry Friesel. son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Friesel, of Weeping Water. This
was a great surprise to Henry's
many friends here as he was here
recently on his way to the fair at
New York and he failed to tell his
friends of his coming marriage. Con
gratulations and best wishes are ex
tended to the happy couple.
Cass Co. Fellowship Association
The Cass County Church Fellow
ship Association held their first
meeting this fall at the Christian
church at Elmwood Sunday after
noon, witn itev. t'aui melt, or wy
nard, presiding, and Rev. W. D.
Lenker, of Weeping Water, secre
tary. The Misses Ethel. Ruth and
Lucille Stevens, daughters of Rev.
Stevens of Elmwood, sang "Have
Thine Own Way Lord" and Miss
Lois Enterline sang "Beautiful Gar
den of Prayer," after which the
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Double Fruturf Tbf Kll llroa. in
A Fun-and-Frig;ht Merry Mystery, plus
Buck Joiiro and Ilrteii Twrlvetrrm in
.a Scrap-Happy Battle of the Century!
Also 'timrt- Oevll of the Mrl flrrl
irrinl. Matinee Saturday at 2::!0 p. m.
Adults 25c Children .10
SUNDAY - MONDAY
Hrury Kourin nl a Ills Vnut In
'Young Mr. Lincoln9
Drama! Romance! " Action!
A picture you want to see and iilioujd
not miss. Also Comeil)' and ew lievl.
Kl'JVlMV MATtJrK.B AT 2s30
llirht Showa. 7 nl I)
Matlnao, 10-25c Nights, 10-30c
TUESDAY ONLY x
Itorxalu Uaj Aun Southern. Jeau
lloarr an! n Illgr Cftt In
'Hotel for Women'
Drama! Gaiety! Koaes! Komame:
Alio Coin H j- and Novelty IteelM
Added Attraction- Fete Smith in 'Take
a Cue.' Matln.-e et 2:30: Nirf.it-!. i und it.
All Shows, 10 and 15o
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Double Feature Hobert Vouutf
and Ana Southern la
and Anna May AVooiy and Akin
'King of Chinatown'
Adults, 25o ' . Children 10o
speaker of the' afternoon, Dr. II. G.
McCIusky, of Plattsmouth, used the
following text for the theme of his
talk: "Labor not for the meat which
perisheth, but for the meat that last
eth unto everlasting life." Mrs. O.
D. Enterline of Elmwood presided at
the piano during the program.
Following the services, a business
meeting was held, when Elmer Sund
strom of Plattsmouth presented the
matter of the religious day at the
Korn Karnival at Plattsmouth. It
was decided to co-operate with the
Korn Karnival committee in every
way to make this day a success.
A special committee consisting of
E. M. Hawkins, publication chair
man; F. C. Weber, advertising chair
man; G. S. Hunt, survey chairman;
Paul Dick, publicity chairman, were
appointed to have charge of special
loyalty work for the association to
be done in November. The next
meeting of the association will be
held at the M. E. church in Weep
Building Open for Inspection
The new Weeping Water public
school building was open for inspec
tion Saturday and there was a con
stant stream of visitors until late in
the evening, sfipt. L. H. Behrends.
Custodian S. J. Ambler and members
of the school board were present and
conducted the visitors through the
Weeping Water may well be proud
ot this beautiful modern school build
ing, equipped with a fine auditorium,
which has a seating capacity of 47S,
and 'a very large stage, which will
also be used as a gymnasium. This
auditorium has its own special heat
ing end air conditioning plant, with
heavy black curtains that can be
drawn to exclude all light for use
with moving pictures, and concealed
footlights for the stage.
Trophy cases are in the main hall.
Kindergarten and all the first eight
grade rooms are on the first floor,
with lockers for each room. High
school library and assembly room
are combined and on the second floor,
as are also high school class rooms
and the superintendent's office.
Each room has its own clock with
the master clock in the office with
automatic control which signals all
classes and recreation hours. The
music department is proud of its
room with special sounding proper
ties and store rooms for music. The
exterior of the building is brick.
Preparations are being made for
having the ground landscaped. The
old grade school building will be
torn down immediately. The street
cetween tne two diocks wnicn are
owned by the public school has been
condemned and will be included in
the play ground.
The firm of Fisk and McGinnis, of
Lincoln, were the architects and Aim
quist and Sons of Central City were
School opened Monday morning in
the new building with Superinten
dent L. H. Behrends in charge and
a force of thirteen teachers assist
ing. Principal of the High School is
Merlyn Cook, of Franklin, Nebraska.
Coach Is O. W. Weik. of Meadow
Grove; Commercial teacher, Miss
Adaline Sjoholm; Mathematics, Miss
Maude Holdcn, Grand Island; Music
supervisor, Jean G. Jones, Weeping
In the grades are Miss Marguerite
Brown. Hubbel, Nebraska; Maude
Baldwin. Weeping Water; Evelyn
"Just as It
5 Daily News
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for Cass County
Miss Charlotte Coatman of Elmwood
Eecomes Bride of Arnold H.
Stohlmann of Louisville.
A wedding ceremony was perform
ed at the Elmwood Church of Christ
at 8 p. m. Thursday when.
Charlotte Coatman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Z. A. Coatman of Elmwood,
became the bride of Arnold II. Stohl-
mann, son of Mr. and Mrs. August
A. Stohlmann of Louisville. The
murii: and singing were furnished
by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Knapple.
Rev. N. F. Horn of McCook officiated.
Miss Mattie Voyles served as brides
maid. The bride wore a dress of
white Chantilly lace over satin and
a veil of tulle which ended in a
train. She carried roses. She was
given in marriage by her father, Ells
worth F. Stohlmann Kervrrl hlf.
.brothcr best ma n and ush er8 W(.r,:
Harold A. Dumke and Orland Stohl-
Following the ceremony thrre was
a rercpticn at the home of the bride.
There were white bells and pink r.nd
white streamers to carry out the
bridal motif in the appointments
In charge of th dining room was
Mrs. Harold A. Dumke. Mrs. J. M.
Packer cut the wedding cake. Miss
Etta Philpot was in the gift rocm
and Miss Mary LcfTlcr had charge of
the guest book.
Long. Fairbury; Kathryn Ellis, ot
Weeping Water; Erma Caha, Swede
burg; Ruth Thompson, Syracuse;
Helen Kincaide, Omaha, and Boatrjce
Spohn, Weeping Water.
NEW TEACHERS IN FACULTY
The board of education in the
list few days prior to the opening of
school, made the selection of two
additional teachers to complete the
force for the year.
Miss Thelma Tritt of Shelton was
elected as a teacher in the fourth
grade of the city schools to fill a
vacancy. She is a graduate of the
Kearney State Teachers college and
has had several years experience in
teaching. Miss Harriett Porter, who
has been named to the position of
trachrr of home economics and girls'
physical education, is also a gradu
ate of the Kearney State Tcache'J-s
college and has been very successful
in her work.
VISITS RELATIVES HERE
Mrs. Margaret Tefft. of Omaha, is
in the city to enjoy a visit with
relatives and old friends for a few
Theatre . Nebraska City
Sat. - 5un. - Mon. - Tues.-
Claire Trevor, John Wayne in
Three Shows Saturday Night
IT DOES US ALL pood to get
away from cares and every
day routine for a little rest
THIS WEEK the State Fair at
Lincoln and the Free Bridge
Celebration at Louisville of
fer such an. opportunity.
NEXT WEEK our" own Cass
County .; Fair at Weeping
Water offers much in the
FOLLOWING WEEK (Sept. 20
to 23) brings the big- King
Korn Karnival in Platts
mouth, with plenty of fun
YCU MAY not be able to take
in all these attractions but
it will be to .your benefit to
attend at least part of them.
BEMEMBER the saying-. . 'All
wqrK ana no play makes
Jack a dull boy.'
LOWER MAIN St. PHONE 94