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FLATTSHOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 1939.
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Wedding is Held
Ceremony Held at St. Agnes Church
in Omaha and Followed by de
ception for Young People
An early fall wedding was held
nt 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at
the St. Agnes church in Omaha when
Miss Helen Scott became the bride
of Homer Spangler, only son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Spangler of this city.
Father Meyers performed the cere
mony. The bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Scott. She
wore a gown of tiel blue silk
crepe with Burgundy accessories.
The bride and groom was attend
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slunicko.
, a sister of the bride. Mrs. Slunicko
wore green crepe with Burgundy ac
cessories. Both the bride and her attend
ant wore corsages of white gar
denias. The groom and best man wore
dark business suits.
The impressive ring ceremony was
used. Following a reception for .the
immediate relatives was held at the
German hall A huge wedding cake
formed the centerpiece for the table.
Mrs. Scott was graduated from
South high school in the class of
1924 and now operates a beauty
Homer Spangler graduated from
Plattsmouth high school in 1929 and
was active in sports and community
affairs. He is an employee of the
Peter Pan Baking Co.. at Omaha.
After September 15 the couple
will be at home at 4704 South 20th
The out-of-town guests at the
wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Ezra
Albln-and on, of Union; Mr. a ad
Mrs. Fred Spangler, Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Linville, Mr. and Mrs. George
Mumm and family, Mr. and Mrs
Reuel Sack and family from this
city, and Dick March, Plattsmouth.
DEATH OF MANLEY LADY
From Tuesday's Dally
Mrs. Mary Mockenhaupt, 75. died
on Saturday at her home at Man
ley, Nebraska, where for the past
two years she has been ill and had
gradually grown weaker until death
came to her relief. Mrs. Mocken
haupt has made her home in Cass
rounty for her lifetime and was a
lady known and honored by a very
large group of friends. She has long
been an active figure in the Manley
community and in the St. Patrick's
rhurch of which she had been a life
There is surviving her passing the
husband. Chrl3 E. Mockenhaupt; four
ons. Peter of Greenwood; Valentine,
of Alvo: Walter and John of Man
ley: two daughters. Mrs. Maier of
Louisville and Sue Mockenhaupt of
Manley; eleven grandchildren: one
brother, Frank H. Stander of Oma
ha and one sister, Mrs. C. R. Erhart
The funeral services were held at
10 o'clock this morning from the St.
Patrick's church at Manley. Father
James Hennessy celebrating the re
quiem mass. The interment was at
the St. Patrick's cemetery.
ARRANGING FOR FARMERS DAY
Charles Barnard, of the Farmers
day of the King Korn Karnival is
urging that owners of saddle horses
enter them In the parade on Thurs
day, September 21. Those who have
horses that they will ride and enter
in the parade are urged to get in
touch with Mr. Barnard.
Dr. O. Sandin, who has the colt
ehow in charge on Thursday, Sep
tember 21, is urging that the owners
of colts get In touch with him as
soon as possible. The entries may
he from six months to yearlings and
two year olds. This show will be
held at the garage building on South
Third street and prizes of $5, $3, $2
and $1 are to be offered.
RESUMES SCHOOL WORK
Miss Rachel Robertson departed
Sunday for Lincoln where Bhe will
enter the University of Nebraska to
resume her work as a student. At
the university Miss Robertson ia
identified with the Delta Delta Delta
ENTERS STEPHENS COLLEGE
Dr. and Mrs. R. P. Westover have
returned home, from Columbia, Mis
souri, where they had taken their
daughter, Janet, graduate of the
class of 1939 of the Plattsmouth
high school, entering Stephens col
lege. This one of the leading girls'
schools of the middle west and a
number of Plattsmouth and Cass
county young women have attended
Theme of Junior
Very Interesting Program Is Pre
sented at Hotel Plattsmouth
by Local Talent.
A large group of members and visi
tors enjoyed a program about Platts
mouth and put on by Plattsmouth
talent. This meeting was held at
Hotel Plattsmouth and was the first
fall meeting of this organization.
Miss Marie Vallery and Miss Mil
Ired Hall were in charge of the
Fred Busch. president of the Busi
ness Men's Ad club, presented Milo
Price, of the Plattsmouth high
Bchool, who gave a very interesting
talk on Plattsmouth. Vacation days
were used for roll call and Mrs. Win.
Evers. assisted by Mary Evers, show
?d colored pictures which were taken
on their vacation in Utah, Oregon.
Wyoming, and at Yellowstone Na
tional Park. Mrs. Helen Wescott
Murdick gave several humorous se
lections and Miss Mildred Hall sang
three solos. She was accompanied
-t the piano by Mrs. L. S. Devoe.
An important business meeting
was held following the program. A
committee consisting of Eleanor Nel
on. -Marjorie Born. Mildred Hall,
and Lillian Schmitt was appointed
to plan a suitable float for Friday's
King Korn Karnival parade.
The next meeting will be a social
In the form of a King Korn party
for members and guests. The fol
lowing committee is in charge of
'hese arrangements: Virginia Marks
hury, Margaret Rummel. Edith Tun
nel. Kathryn Howard, and Fern
Jahrig. September 25th is the date
for the next meeting.
LOCAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
The high school football schedule
for the season of 1939 has now been
filled and will bring a number of
rood teams here for the entertain
ment of the fans.
The first game will be at Weep
ing Water at 3 p. m. Friday. Septem
ber 15 as one of the features of the
The first home game will be with
the Rams from Glenwood on Wed
nesday afternoon, September 20th.
a feature of the opening day of the
King Korn Karnival.
Other games will be as follows:
Sept. 29 Valley here.
October 6 Sidney. Iowa, here.
Octofcer 13 Ashland, there.
October 20 Blair, here.
October 25 Bethany there.
November 3 Wahoo. there.
November 10 Neb. City, here.
For the Glenwood and Sidney.
Iowa, games Bill O3oian, will be
-eferee. Teal, umpire and Harvey
Jieumeister. Nebraska City attorney
is the head linesman.
For the Valley game here Moe
Preasley, veteran sports official of
Omaha, will be referee with Hansen
as umpire and Councelman as the
headlinesman. all of Omaha.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors, for their acts of kindness
shown us during our recent be
reavement. We thank those who sent
floral tributes, the pall bearers, and
those taking part In the services for
our brother, Henry J. Martens
Brothers and Sisters.
HERE FROM HOLLYWOOD
From Tueadays DafTjr
Mrs. Eugene Sochor and daughter,
of Hollywood, arrived this morning
to visit here at the home of County
Assessor and Mrs. W. H. Puis, par
ents of Mrs. Sochor. They will enjoy
a visit of two weeks here with the
relatives and friends In this section.
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Miss Mina Jean Young and William
S. Choat Married at Home of
Parents of the Bride.
Sunday, Sept. 10. Miss Mina Jean
Young became the bride of Lyle
Cheat, son of William S. Choat of
Albion, at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Parr Young of Ne
hawka. The wedding took place at
8:30 a. m. with Rev. W. D. Lenker
of the Methodist church of Nehawka
officiating in the presence of im
mediate family and close friends.
Mrs. Towner Livingston, sister of
the bride, played the nuptial music.
The marriage lines were read be
fore a setting of baskets of pink
gladioli, candelabra, a wedding bell,
and white kneeling cushion. Tapers
In candelabra were lighted by Mies
The bride was attended by her
sister. Miss Marian Young, frocked
in a lime green wool. She wore a
shoulder corsage of pink and white
Harold Mizner of Lincoln served
as best man. Both he and the groom
wore conventional dark suits.
The bride wore an afternoon dress
of wine silk crepe with bracelet
sleeves.. Figures of braid formed
lines from the Bhoulder to the waist
line. The skirt was full at the
back with a narrow peplum which
gave the bristle effect. The cos
turae waa completed with a necklace
and bracelet set. a gift of the groom.
She carried a colonial bouquet of
pink and white roses.
Following the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served, using the wed
ding cake as a centerpiece for the
table. After a short trip to the
Lake of the Ozarks, the couple will
return to make their home at 1317
L street, Lincoln. The bride has
attended the University of Nebraska
the past two years and the groom
will continue his schooling in the
college of engineering. He Is a mem
ber of the Farm House fraternity.
ASSIGN U. B. PASTORS
The United Brethren conference
at Aurora at their closing session
made the assignment of the pastors
for the state. It Is very gratifying
that two of the popular pastors of
Cass county. Rev. Paul Dick of My
nard and Rev. A. B. Small, of Ne
hawka were returned to their
Rev. Dick has served In the My
nard church since the departure of
Rev. H. A. McKelvey and with his
accomplished wife has taken a large
part in the community life of this
section of Cass county, both as a
teacher of the Christian faith and a
leader in the social and communial
Rev. Small has served In the Ne
hawka charge for a number of years
and is one of the best known of the
clergy of the county, and it is with
pleasure that the friends over the
county learn that he is again to serve
in the old charge.
APPEALS COMPENSATION AWARD
In the office of the clerk of the
district court an appeal has been
filed in the compensation claim of
Charles Daniels against the Water
ways Construction company. The
award Is being prosecuted by the
The compensation court has award
ed Mr. Daniels the sum of $10 per
week for a period of 300 weeks
and also medical expenses. He filed
the claim for injuries alleged to have
taken place on May 27, 1929 while
in the employ of the defendant com
pany, the injuries caused It is claim
ed by reason of lifting heavy rocks.
SUFFERS BROKEN ARM
Sunday morning Merdith Welser. 6.
fell from a tree while at play and as
the result had a severe fracture of
the right forearm: The lad with
companions was playing near the
Missouri river and while in the tree
lost bis balance and fell to the
ground below with the result ot
the fracture of the arm. The injured
boy ran to his home and reported
the accident and was brought on
into this city and the injury treated
at the office of Dr. L. S. Pucellk.
ASHES ARRIVE HERE
From Monday's Daily .
The ashes of. the late Bertha Por
ter, former Plattsmouth woman, and
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
William Porter, arrived today at the
Fattier funeral home. The deceased
passed away some weeks ago at Oak
land, California, and the ashes were
brought here for interment on the
Porter family plot in Oak Hill ceme
on September 2
LaPlatte Young Lady Well Known
in This City United m Mar
riage to Ralph Llddick.
In a very quiet ceremony perform
ed on Saturday morning, September
2 at Papillion. Nebraska. Miss Pearl
Skelton. daughter of Jerry Skelton
of LaPlatte. and Mr. Ralph Liddick,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Liddick
also of LaPlatte were joined in the
holy bonds of matrimony. Judge
Harry Collins officiated at the wed
ding ceremony in the presence of the
In the evening a reception was
held at the home of the groom's par
ents in LaPlatte and the members
of the immediate family were present
to honor them. The newlyweds re
ceived many gifts as tokens of con
gratulations. The bride was born and reared at
LaPlatte, where she attended school
and following her schooling period
she came to Plattsmouth where she
was employed for a number of years.
During her residence here. Mrs. Lid
dick. 20. made many friends "who
will be glad to learn of the news of
her marriage. The recent bride Is
a pister of Mrs. Johnhfler of this
The groom, 26, has also made La
Platte his home for a number of
years. At the present time he is
an employee of the Missouri Pacific
railroad at LaPlatte.
The newlyweds will make their
home In LaPlatte.
GROWING BIGGER WITH YEARS
It seems but a short time ago that
a small group of interested men met
at the American Legion building -one
warm August night in 1932 to dis
cuss the matter of some sort of a
fall entertainment in Plattsmouth.
There were some who thought the
time wasn't right and who counseled
waiting until after the depression
there were some timid souls who
feared it couldn't be done and there
were also fearless ones who counseled
that nothing attempted, nothing gain
ed. It Is doubtful anything would have
come of the meeting but for the pres
ence of L. S. Devoe. fresh from a
tewn that was doing just that sort
of thing, and after a glowing word
picture by the pedagogue, the idea
started to take.
So. from this unpretentious begin
ning there was born Plattsmouth's
King Korn Karnival, which followed
more or less in the footsteps of the
illustrious Topsy and just "growed"
year after year in size and splendor.
It has been the uniting bond that
stirred the populace of this commun
ity to co-operative efforts and unity
of purpose and their labor has not
In another week the eighth annual
Korn Karnival will be opening. It
is bigger"and better than ever before
and will draw people here from a
greater distance than ever before.
Our King Korn Karnival has grow
ed out of its swadling clothes and is
headed for still greater success as
the years come and go. It is tradit
ionally of, by and for Plattsmouth,
Cass county and our nearby neigh
bors living beyond county lines.
The many friends over Cass county
of William Mettger will be pleased
to learn that he is rallying in fine
?hape from his recent operation for
appendicitis at the Methodist hos
pital at Omaha. Monday Robert M.
Walling, Ray F. Becker, register of
deeds and C. L. McKissick were at
Omaha to visit him.
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on War Crisis
Plattsmouth Residents Agree on the
Chances IT. S. Will Stay Out
of European War.
Regardless of politics. Plattsmouth
people who were Interviewed regard
ing the present European war crisis
seemed to think that America can
3tay, and above all, should stay out
Do you think we can stay out of
the war? How?
J. Howard Davis, Chamber of Com
merce president and city attorney.
1004 Main street: "The U. S. can
Hay out of war. She can stay out
I by maintaining her neutrality policy
which she has established and by
giving her people the facts about the
war rather than dishonest propa
ganda. With keeping America in
formed reliably, the American people
will insist on strict neutrality."
Dr. H. G. McClusky, First Pres
byterian church pastor. 323 South
Seventh street: "I think they can
hold their neutrality unless one of
the enemies perform something that
would cause us to draw into war.
I think we can stay out of war un
less England shou'1 be very hard
pressed and in which case we may
have to go to war just as before."
Mrs. L. S. Devoe, housewife, 110
North 11th street: "I think the U. S.
can stay out of war by staying
strictly at home and keeping off
the seas. America may sell clothing
and food to belligerent nations pro
vided if they come after it and pay
cash for it, but I absolutely am op
posed to America sending munitions
and other war supplies to Europe.
Miss Verna Leonard, assistant li
brarian, . Coronado Apartments: "I
"hope' and everyone hopes and prays
that U. S. will remain neutral, but
my own personal opinion is that it
depends upon developments."
County Register of Deeds Ray F.
Becker. Chicago Avenue: "Due to
the fact that this small country (Po
land) has not made any effort to pay
on the present war debt, the United
States should remain neutral."
Searl S. Davis, real estate and in
surance agent, 604 North 5th street,
three children: "I think the United
States can stay out of war by using
its diplomatic corps and having the
politicians of the country out of
the negotiations. There is no reason
for the U. S. becoming involved in
this crazy European situation."
Frank A. Cloidt, reigning King
Korn and cashier at the Plattsmouth
State bank, 1104 Main street: "I
think we should stay out of the war
and I think that we should be neu
tral and probably not sell to the
Miss Etta Nickles, proprietor of
the Etta-Belle Beauty Shop, 416
North Fifth street: "Yes, we can
stay and will stay out as long as
President Roosevelt ha3 the power
and the backing of the democracy of
the United States to help him. Every
one has to pull together."
Miss Helen Smetana. stenograph
er for the L. W. Egenberger Agency,
221 Vine street: "If the belligerent
countries don't interfere with our
jhips and our people, I think United
States can and will stay out of war.
If the people in the U. S. cooperate
with the president, there is no doubt
that America entering the "war can
T. H. Pollock, superintendent of
the Plattsmouth Water Corp.. 724
Main street, two children: "I think
the way for America to stay out of
war is: 1. To move all embargo
on everything to all countries; let
them come here and get it provided
they pay cash for it. If we sell to
all of the countries alike, letting
them come and get it, why we are not
showing any favors. 2. I think the
United States should have as big a
navy as there is In the world so that
it can protect both coasts. Of course,
the complications that brought us
into the last war might come again.
If we keep our ships off the high
seas, except to protect our own course
and not going into commerce at all.
the U. S. will have no trouble In re
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Royal of Lin
coln and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Graves
of Omaha were here Sunday for a
visit at the home of their aunt, Mrs.
Following are the donations that
have come in for the King Korn Kar
nival since the last list was pub
lished: Smith Capitol Baking Co. $
C. C. Cotner
M. D. Brown
Elmer Hallstrom, Avoca
Bond Bread Co.
Warren Scharfenberg, ticket
No Result So
Far in Murder
Many Angles to Last Ride of Boyd
Hubler Being Traced Out
by the Officers.
While no suspects have been ar
rested as yet in the slaying of Boyd
Hubler, 28-year-old river worker,
there are many angles to. the case
that has kept Sheriff Joe Mrasek and
Deputy Sheriff Emery Doody busy In
the attempt to trace the last tragic
journey that the victim of the mur
der took last Saturday night.
Many rumors and reports have left
a wide field over which the officers
must operate to try and definitely
tie the crime and the place that it
was committed. Possibilities that
the crime might have occurred any
where from Omaha to Union where
he had lived for two years has made
the field very difficult for the of
ficers. The unusual weapon that was
used in the crime may be one of
the causes of a break In the trace for
the slayer as it is unusual and ap
parently made tor the purpose that
it was used for, that of a murder or
OXFORD TO PLAY PLATTSMOUTH
The fast Oxford baseball team
will be the attraction at the Athletic
park in this city next Sunday after
noon at 2:30 and is being looked
forward to with the greatest of in
terest by the fans.
The Oxford team was here earlier
in the season and gave the Mer
chants a good fast game and nith
the excellent record they have made
on the diamond should deserve a
good crowd out to enjoy this, one
of the last games of the season.
ADVERTISING STATION SERVICE
Joe Hendrix, lessee of the Conoco
Service Station at 6th street and
Avenue A, i3 carrying, in addition to
regular Conoco advertising appearing
in this paper, a series of weekly ad
vertisements calling attention to the
manifold services the station offers to
motorists, more particularly washin
and greasing of cars. Read these ads
each Thursday under the caption,
"You Auto Know."
PIG AND AUTO RACE
The first four men applying who
have an old Model T hand starter or
any other kind of a hand crank car
can get into the auto-pig race Frl
day afternoon of the Korn Karnival
Prizes totaling $10 are offered. For
particulars see Bruce Rosencrans or
Charles Howard. This is going to be
RETURNS FROM NORTH PLATTE
Henry Trout, who has been visit
ing at North Platte with his brother.
I. E. Trout and family, returned
home Sunday. He was accompanied
by the brother and his son, S. D.
Trout, who returned later in the day
to their home.
Mrs. Adam Kaffenberger is in St.
Catherine's hospital, Omaha, recup
erating from an operation which she
underwent on Thursday, September
7. Relatives who visited with the
patient Sunday, reported her condi
tion as "good."
FOOTBALL AT WEEPING WATER
The Plattsmouth-Weeplng Water
high school football team will be
called at 3 o'clock Friday at the
Weeping Water grounds. In the hills
advertising the fair this was given
as 10 a. m., which is wrong. Re
member the game is called for 3 p.m.
Daughter of Former Plattsmouth
Residents United in Marriage
to Mr. Harry Rlabunde.
In a single ring ceremony per
formed at the St. Paul's Lutheran
church at 25th and Evans streets.
Omaha, Miss Florence Steppat,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Steppat of Omaha, and Mr. Harry
Klabunde, son of Mr. and Mrs. 1
Klabunde of Papillion were joined
in wedlock at 2:30 Sunday after
noon. Rev. Fraser, pastor of the
St. Paul's church at Blair, officiated.
Miss Elsa Fraser served as the or
ganist and the Lohengrin's wedding
march served as the' processional
hymn. Miss Rose Mary Steppat, a
cousin of the bride, rendered the
30I0. "Oh Perfect Love." The wed
ding party left the church to the
strains of Mendelssohn's march.
White candles and bouquets of
palms served as the decorative scheme
of the altar.
The ushers. Frank Steppat. Jr.,
brother of the bride, and Kenneth
Claussen. brother-in-law of the bride,
both of Omaha, were dressed In gray
suits, leading the wedding proces
sion. In a long white net dress trimmed
with white ribbons and roses and
wearing a headband of gladioli
came Miss Marilyn Stoehr, cousin of
the bride and who served &s flower
The ring bearer, Harvey Ruther
ford of Omaha, cousin of the groom,
was dressed in long white trousers.
The ring was placed on a white satin
Miss Gladys Claussen, friend of
the bride, served as bridesmaid and
she mas dressd in a floor-length
gown of royal blue turner net with
an embroidered top and double net
skirt over a royal blue taffeta slip.
Both the bridesmaid and maid of
honor wore white-gold bracelets and
The maid of honor, Mrs. Kenneth
Claussen, the bride's sister, was at
tired in the same fashion as the
bridesmaid, her color scheme being
The bride wore a floor-length
wedding gown of white moire taf
feta with a long three-yard double
veil ot allusion net trimmed with
chantilly lace, which was held In
place with a tiara trimmed with
orange blossoms. Her only jewelry
was a pearl necklace and gold pin
which was worn at her grandmoth
er's wedding and a linen handker
chief Imported from India this
being a gift of the bridesmaid was
seen. She carried a shower bouquet
of white gladioli.
The groom and his best man. Mr.
Bill Martich. wore the double-breasted
Following the wedding ceremony
a reception was held In the church
basement. Mbs Gerda Klabunde,
cousin of the groom, and Mrs. II.
Klabunde. Jr.. sister-in-law of tbe
groom, assisted in the evening. Miaa
Rose Mary Steppat. cousin of the
bride, had charge of the guest book,
which was a gift to the bride from
a friend. The bridal couple received
many beautiful gifts which will long
be cherished in their memory.
The bride up to tbe time of her
marriage has been employed as steno
grapher in the offices of the Secur
ities Acceptance Corporation, which
Is located in the insurance build
ing. Omaha. Nebraska.
The groom for the past year and
a half has been employed by the
Miller Chemical company of Omaha.
After a short honeymoon to Colo
rado, they will make their home in
Guests at the wedding from Platts
tnouth included a number cf the rel
atives and friends: Mrs. P. A. Mel-
ginger, Mrs. F. W. Nolting. Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Stoehr and da'ightr.
Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. Everett S?rr
ler and family. Mrs. J. M. Kper-
berger and family. Miss Kathleen
Nolte, Mr. Harold Meislcger. Miss
Rose Mary Steppat, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Halmes and family and Mrs.
Martha Weiss and son. Albert.
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