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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, SEPT. 11, 1939.
the Plattsmouth Journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTS2I0UTH, NEBEASKA
Entered at Pottofflce, Plattamouth. Neb,, u aecond-clas mail matter
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Miss Olive Lorraine Fierce and Mr. J.
Van Allen of Omaha Mar
ried at Havelock.
On Wednesday. Augrust 30, 1939,
at 8 p. m. at the church of Chris
tian Missionary Alliance in Have
lock, Nebraska, occurred the mar
riage of two young people very well
known in Cass county. Miss Olive
Lorraine Pierce, daughter of Walter
K. Pierce of Havelock and J. Van
Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Custer
Allen of Omaha, until a year ago
residents of Murray. The bride re
Bided in Plattsmouth during the sum
mer two years ago and it was while
ehe was employed here that she and
Rev. Paul E. Herg performed the
marriage ceremony in the presence
of 75 guests. Mrs. John L.oder play
ed the piano music. Miss Ruth
Shankland played the violin and Wil
liam Dick sang. Bouquets of garden
flowers and fernery decorated the
in Doubt, but
Nebraska Chances Rest on Develop
ing New Ball Carriers Third
Year for Jones.
LINCOLN. Neb. (UP) The men
behind the line on Nebraska's foot
ball team hold the key to chances
for a Cornhusker comeback this fall
after the most disastrous season in
When last minute eligibility prob
lems are settled. Coach Biff Jones'
principal worries will center about
development of. backfield strength
on both offense and defense.
An inexperienced line handicapped
the Huskers in early-season play last
year and they toppled from their
place among the nation's high rank
ing grid teams. The 193S record
showed three victories,, five defeats
and one tie for the worst season since
Pre-season prospects for 1933
point to an improved forward wall,
although a big gap was left by the
altar. Miss Ruth Pierce, sister of (graduation of Charley Brock, All-Big
the bride, was maid of honor and
James Bishop served as best man.
The bride's three brothers, Charles,
Gerald and Norman, were ushers.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a gown
of white wedding ring satin made on
princess lines with Chantilly lace
yoke and Queen Anne collar. The
bridal veil was held in place with a
cap of lace in the halo 3tyle. Lilies
of the valley formed the trim. Her
bouquet was of yellow rosr3 and
Bwansonia. The maid of honor wore
pastel pink chiffon over taffeta. Her
gown was embroidered . in blue and
hud a blue grosgrain sash. It-waa
in the redingote mode. She carried
pink roses and swansonia. The im
pressive ring ceremony was used,
following which there was a recep
tion at the Blackstone cafe in Lin
coln where 18 were present. Bou
quets of gladioli formed the center
piece for the table.
The bride chose for travel a wine
colored tailored coat and dress, with
accessories of wine and gray. After
a wedding trip to San Francisco via
Denver the young couple will be at
home in Oakland, California.
Out of town guests at the wed
ding included: L. H. Tierce of
Wheatland. Wyoming, uncle of the
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Custer Allen and
daughter Mildred of Omaha, parents
and sister of the groom, Theron Cole
of Plattsmouth. Mr. and Mrs. G. A.
Fpidell and Mr. and Mrs. John Ixfdor
of Wavrrly and Elsie Loder of Cali
fornia. These young people have many
friends in Cass county, where Van
hss lived fur the past 12 years until
Just recently, and all will wish for
them -long lives of happiness together.
F00ST GROUND BEAUTIFICATION
The Plattsmouth Garden club
project of rural school ground bcau
tification made considerable progress
when Mrs. W. H. Schinidtmann. local
chairman, distributed Iris and flower
seeds contributed by members and
friends of the Plattsmouth Garden
club, to the teachers here Saturday
for their meeting.
Mrs. Josie' Davis donated twelve
bushels of iris roots, Pauline Pitz,
Miss Dora Frlcke, Miss Anna Har
ris. Frank Karvanek. Mrs. L. W.
Egenberger, Frank A. Cloidt, Mrs.
Clem Woster, Mrs. P. T. Heineman,
contributed the flower .seeds and
fruit pits for distribution.
Several of the teachers are senct
Ins exhibits to be shown in connec
tion with the flower show during the
riattsmouth King Korn Karnival.
The Plattsmouth Seml-Wekly
Journal (Monday and Thursday)
cost no more than the smallest
partial home-print weekly pub
lished In this territory $Z for an
Six conference center for the past
three years and a defensive giant be
hind the line.
' Two Backs Graduated
Graduation also cost the services
of Fullback Bill Callihan, another
star in the secondary defense, and
i Jack Dodd, a fast-breaking halfback.
Jones will have 14 returning let
termen, however, for the nucleus of
the squad which will take the field
nt Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 30 for
the opening game against Bo Mc
Harry Hopp and Herman Rohrig,
both, junior triple-threat halfbacks.
ire the leading candidates for tne
halfback post, and Vike Francis,
brother of Sam Francis, onetime all
America fullback from Nebraska, is
plated for the fullback job.
Francis must hurdle some eligi
bility barriers and if he fails to pass
the examination, Rohrig may be
shifted to fullback George Seeman,
tar end. and Royal Kahler, tackle,
expected to draw a starting assign
ment, also have eligibility worries.
Francis is the only sophomore
slated for a position on the first
eleven. After spring practice, Jones
indicated the probable starting line
up would include eight juniors, two
seniors and one sophomore.
Players who appear ticketed for
first string duty include Seeman and
Ray Prochaska or Jack Ashburn,
ends; Kahler and Forrest Behm,
tackles; Warren Alfson and Bill Her
mann or Adna Dobson, guards; Bob
Burruss or Bob Ramey, center; Roy
Perch or George Knight, quarter
back: IIopp or Rohrig. left half;
Bob De Fruiter or Walter Luther,
right half; and Francis, fullback.
Jones came to Nebraska in 1937
and produced a conference champion
in his first year after the Huskers
had upset Minnesota in the season
Last year his team tied for third
place in the conference after a slow
r.tart, but the record showed losses to
Minnesota. Iowa State, Missouri,
Pittsburgh and Oklahoma.
The 1939 season offers the Husk
ers no relief from their perennially
tough schedules. Minnesota's de
fending Big Ten champions and
Pittsburgh will be back on the list
with most of the other teams which
supplied the opposition last year.
Baylor replaced Iowa in the only
change for the 1939 season.
Sept. 30 Nebraska at Indiana.
Oct. 7 Minnesota at Nebraska.
Oct. 14 Nebraska at Iowa State.
Oct. 21 Baylor at Nebraska.
Oct.' 28 Nebraska at Kansas
Nov. 4 Nebraska at Missouri.
Nov. 11 Kansas at Nebraska.
Nov. 18 Nebraska at Pittsburgh.
Nov. 25 Oklahoma at Nebraska.
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Award to Local
Score 88io of Possible 100 Points as
Result of Finely Executed Drill
at State Fair Last Night
Scoring 884 out of a possible 100
points in last flight's Drum Corps
competition at the Nebraska state
fair, the American Legion Junior
Drum and Bugle Corps was easily
second place winner in the. contest
and was awarded $30 prize money
in addition to its pro rated share of
alloted expense money to participat
First place went to Auburn, but
on a smaller spread of points than
at last Tuesday night's competition
at the University Stadium in con
nection with the state Legion con
vention. Auburn dropped several"
points to score 93 just 4 Vz above
the Plattsmouth boys. Plattsmouth,
on the other hand, paid heed to those
deficiencies to which attention was
called in the judges' reports on the
convention contest and pulled itself
up several points in the percentage
All who saw last night's contest
were agreed that the Plattsmouth
performance was top-notch, except
for one little bobble as they were
preparing to leave the field within
the time limits. Their lines were far
less "ragged" than the Auburn corps.
and their drill was executed with a
finesse that demonstrated the value
of long and painstaking rehearsals.
This is the second straight year
that Plattsmouth corps has won sec
Qnd place award at the Nebraska
Besides being opening day of the
fair, Sunday was Veterans' day and
service men. who enjoyed the early
afternoou program in front of the
The ampitheatre was packed to
capacity for the afternoon program,
and well filled at the evening drum
corps competition. Vast crowds also
thronged the midway and exhibit
buildings throughout the afternoon
The carnival attraction this year
is the Fairly and Little Shows, with
Noble C. Fairly (who played Platts
mouth two years in the late twen
ties) one of the proprietors. The
shows have grown greatly in size
since here, but still travel by truck
train, and Mr. Fairly stated they
use 68 large trucks to transport
their equipment from town to town.
They filled a four day engagement
at Clarinda. Iowa, last week en
route from the Missouri state fair to
the Nebraska fair. Next week they
will play a similar short engagement
at Geneva en route from the Nebras
ka to the Kansas state fair.
riattsmouth folks enjoyed a visit
with Mr. and Mrs. Claud Smith and
daughter Wave, former residents of
this city, who are now located at
Sutton, in connection with Mr.
Smith's employment with the State
Many Interesting- Exhibits
This year's fair has a large num
ber of interesting exhibits and in
dications point to a record attend
ance before the gates swing shut
late Friday afternoon.
ARMSTRONG TO NEWARK
Kenneth Armstrong, Plattsmouth's
offering to the world of professional
football, is to be a member of the
Newark, New Jersey professional
team, Owner George Halas of the
Chicago Bears, transferring the
Plattsmouth man to the new team.
The Chicago Bears recently pur
chased the Newark team and are
sending some of their material there
to strengthen the eastern connection.
.Mr. Armstrong reported to Newark
after the All-Star game in Chicago
and his selection as a member of this
team of the American Professional
League, is a fine recognition of his
ability and good work on the grid
iron. There were sixty men on the
Bears squad and that he was selected
is a showing of his excellent work.
Society Originated at Mt. Pleasant,
Iowa in 1869 Chapter F. Es
tablished Here in 1889.
Sedlak Leads Team in Hitting Phil
lips Pitches a Fine Game for
the Locals in Contest.
The Plattsmouth Merchants notch
ed another victory in their win
column as they won a wild baseball
battle from Union 16-8.
Sedlak. Smith and Hayes led the
stickers, together getting 11 of the
17 Platter hits. Stub alone got five
safeties. Hayes and Phillips scored
four runs apiece.
The victors got to the southpaw
hurling of B. Morris early in the
.same and scored four times in the
first inning and their lead was never
M. Hoback was the leading Union
player, getting four hits and pitch
ing fairly well against the heavy
Joe Phillips pitched the greater
nnrt rf thfv pan ift for the Merchants
a large attendance of the, . ... onrtahi tnb of
ctlltl u i Li a 11 1 j v -
The aforementioned work of
"Stub" Sedlak at the plate was about
equaled in the field. He got a double
a triple and
six times at
The P. E. O. Sisterhood originated
in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa where a group
of young ladies in Iowa Wesleyan
college formed a society in 1869.
The sixth chapter in Nebraska was
formed at Plattsmouth on Sept. 7,
1889 and is celebrating its 50th 'an
niversary this month.
The objects cf this organization
are cultural, comprising advancement
in kindly association with others,
advancement in knowledge and wis
dom and development of character.
The works by which P. E. O. is
known are the educational fund, the
welfare and trust fund, Cottey col
lege, the memorial library at Mt.
Pleasant, Iowa, and the P. E. O.
homes in several states. These sub
jects will be treated in articles to
There are some unique features in
regard to relationships among the
members. Mrs. Ellen Patterson and
her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Wind
ham were charter members of Chap
ter F, daughters Mrs. Lida Pollock
and Mrs. Edith King became mem
bers and three daughters-in-law,
three daughters of the third
generation became members and now
there is a fourth generation member
in another chapter. Mrs. Bertha
Shopp and her five daughters were
The highest honor in the organ
ization, that of supreme president.
was given to Hall ie Atwood Newell,
who became a member here.
The meetings are held in the
homes of members and this necessi
tates a moderate sized membership
Nebraska was the first state to
form a state chapter and in 1890 a
meeting was held in Omaha to which
Mrs. Mary Houseworth and Mrs.
three singles out of M-iaa i'oiiock vein as aeiesaics Uum
hat Haves got two i the Plattsmouth chapter. In 1893
singles and a homer out of
trips, while B. Smith, had
singles out of four time at bat.
The box score:
' ab n h ro
Sedlak, ss r 6.25 & .
Haves, 2b 4 4 3 1
Phillips, p-3b 5 4 1 1
O'Donnell. If 4 '2 2 3
B. Smith, c 6 0 3 3
Thierolf. p 2 0 0 0
Ault. lb , 3 0 0 10
E. Smith. rf-3b 5 2 10
Parriott. cf 4 2 0 2
Svoboda, If 2 0 11
Thimgan, rf 4 0 11
46 16 17 27
FINE NEW LAUNCH
On the banks of the Missouri river
there is a beautiful launch. The
boat is owned by three young "river
rats" of Plattsmouth. The boat is
named B. B. It. (Bennett, Bowman,
and Richter.) The launch is about
38 feet long and runs up and down
the river like "nobody's business."
This motor boat has towed more than
one boat to safety.
The boat has caused much excite
ment among the younger set of
Plattsmouth. If you would care for
ride in this launch, Just get In
touch with "Chuck" Bennett, Dale
Bowman or Ernie Richter and I'm
sure they will fix it up for you.
BANDIT PASSES UP NICKELS
M. Hoback, p-c 5
differ, 2b-c 4
Easter, lb 5
Eaton. If 5
K. Hoback, 3b 5
B. Morris, p-cf 5
Clark, cf 3
Erwin, ss 4
Upton, rf 3
39 8 13 24 8
PIONEER RESIDENT IN CITY
from Tuesday's Daily
Frank II. Standcr or Omaha, with
his daughter, Miss Lillian, were in
the city for a short time today to at
tend to some matters at the court
house. Mr. Standcr who is 81, is now
the dean of this prominent family
and has been a resident of Cass county
since a year old moving to Omaha.
Mr. Standcr was brought, west by his
parents and crossed the Missouri riv
er at this point. In the intervening
years Mr. Standcr has had a larpre
part in helping to build Cass county
and is one of the leading land owners
of the county and was for many years
a leader in the life of the county.
the chapters in Nebraska were en
At the present time there are 142
chapters in Nebraska having an ac
tive membership of 5,061. Chapter F
records 158 having been members of
this chapter through the past 50
years. The active membership of
Chapter F at this time is 43 with 18
MUCH DEMAND FOR PLAYING
TIME AT CITY TENNIS COURTS
man saw only nickels and dimes in Is. S. Davis
Following are the names which
have been added since the last re
port, to the King Korn Karnival
Chamber of Commerce 5 ja.uu
V. F. Nolle 1
.T V. Knnflirek Insurance 2.50
Petersen Recreation Parlor s
Recreational Director Elmer Sund
ftrom advises there has been no
more popular amusement provided in
Plattsmouth than that available to
young and old at the city tennis
and volley ball courts, equipment for
which was provided by the American
Legion Community Building club af
ter the grounds had been laid out
(.nd fenced through co-operation of
the NYA and the city government.
For some time the courts lay idle,
due to lack of equipment. Then the
Legion expended about $40 for the
needed equipment and both courts
have been occupied almost steadily
throughout the day and early even
ing hours ever since. For the most
part, tennis is in favor, but a few
have Fiarted playing volley ball, as
equipment for this is also included in
the paraphernalia purchased.
Mr. Sundstrom reports that in a
single afternoon last week, eighty
persons called at the courts to play,
mini that the response to requests of
the players not to "hog time" has
been very gratifying. In that way,
r large number can be accommodat
ed, each getting the benefit of exer
cise provided by one or two sets.
The Legion trustees have been
pleased, through the co-operation ot
members of the club, to help pro
vide this popular amusement for the
people of the community and hope
that Calvert Courts will continue to
be popular not only this year, but in
years to come.
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