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PLATTSMOTJTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 1939.
TO VISIT IN CALIFORNIA
Mrs. W. J. Taylor and children,
Carol Ann and Lou Jeane, and Mrs.
Ferdinand Duda left Tuesday after
noon by train for Lon Beach, Cali
fornia. In Long: Beach they will visit
their son. brother, and uncle, Fred
"Fritz" Duda and family. They will
also be gruests of Mrs. Earl Heffner
and husband, Mrs. Heffner being
formerly Miss Mary Duda. The
Plattsmouth people went by way of
Denver, Salt Lake City, and will
arrive in San Francisco. They ex
pert to stay several days out on
the west coast.
Meeting is Held
Tuesday at Paul
Five Plattsmouth Women Attend An
nual Fall Convention, at
Mrs. John Bergman, Mrs. Hermie
Rvoboda. Mrs. Baltz Meisinger, Mrs.
John Kubicka. and Mrs. Henry Stark
John of this city attended the fall
deanery convention of the Diocesan
Cftuncil of Catholic Women Tuesday,
September 12. St. Joseph's Parish
in Paul. Nebraska, served as the hos
tess parish and the occasion was held
In the parish hall, the meeting com
mencing at 1:30. Sixty-four mem
bers and eight priests were present
at the convention. The Altar Society j
ladies of the St. Joseph's parish plan
ned a well-arranged program and
the meeting, following the registra
tion at 1 p. m., was in charge of the
counril's president, Mrs. Carl O.
Zasier of Avoca.
Members of the credential com
mittee compose Miss Edith Francois,
Paul; Mrs. Fred Boerner; Nebraska
City; Mrs. Walter Carper. Syracuse;
Mrs. Orval Patton. Douglas. Mrs.
Fred I. Kea is 2nd vice-president;
Mrs. John Eergman, recording secre
tary; Mrs. John Kubicka. immigra
tion follow-up work; Mrs. Hermie
Pvoboda. delegate, all of this city.
Mrs. John C. Rauth of Manley was
also a delegate.
The organization's motto: "Faith
and Service. God and Country." as
rtressed during the afternoon.
The program was as follows:
1:00 p. m. Registration.
1:30 p. m. Call to Order, Mrs.
Carl O. Za6ier.
Invocation Rev. James Hennessy.
Manlev and Elmwood.
Salute to the Flag St. Paul's
Ensemble Singing:.-'Come Holy
Ghost." St. Benedict's Parish, Ne
Welcome Rev. A. M. Faessler,
Response Rev. E. C. McFadden.
Syracuse and Avoca.
Minutes Mrs. John Bergman.
Piano olo St. Mary's Parish, Ne
braska City. ' '
Address. "Catholic Youth." Rev.
Albin Bauer. C. PP.S. Nebraska City.
Introduction of Officers and Chair
men. Music. St. Joseph's Parish. Paul.
D-itch Boy and Girl, song and dance:
Si" V"7 b ident of Cass county for many years.
Evening Crowd Especially Large to
Mark Plattsmouth Day Con
gressman Heinke Present
The largest crowd that has visited
the very fine Cass county fair at
Woeping Water, was present Thurs
day to take part in the annual Platts
mouth day at the fair. The attend
ance at night was especially large
as many waited until after the heat
of the day to pay their visit to the
fine agricultural exposition.
The Cass County Woman's chorus,
led by Mrs. J. R. Reeder, and the
Cass Camp glee club were two of
the leading musical offerings of the
day on the afternoon program.
Congressman George H. Heinke of
Nebraska City, was present at the
afternoon program and gave a very
interesting address at the platform
at 1 o'clock stating his position on
many of the leading national ques
tions and opposing many of the meas
ures advocated by the present ad
ministration. This will be one of
the few speeches the congressman
will be able to make in the district
owing to the fact that congress will
meet in special session the coming
MANY ATTEND FUNERAL
A very large number of the old
time residents of Eight Mile Grove
and Louisville preciucts, were pres
ent Thursday afternoon for the fun
eral of Henry Inhelder, 87, a resl-
Reports of Parish Organizations.
Music St. Leo's Parish, Palmyra.
Libraries and Literature Miss
Mary E. Roddy. Nebr. City. The Girls
of the St. Benedict's parish school.
Nebraska City, took charge and gave
a demonstration on "How to Conduct
a Mooting of the Study Club."
Mr. Inhelder died at Moorefield where
he had lived with his daughter, Mrs.
Con Sears and family.
The Sears family were here for
the services and joined by many of
the relatives from this part of the
state at the services.
Rev. Homer L. Dickerson. of the
Pngmhl Kine-tn.2- 'Ttxir T.nilir nf
Good Counsel." Holy Trinity Parish, Louisville Methodist church conduct-
Benediction Rev. Charles Bauer,
C.PP.S. Nebraska City.
The parish at Douglas Nebraska,
will serve as the hostess parish for
the spring deanery meeting.
ail ix ocrrl rQ of that Tllai
The Louisville I. O. O. F. of which
Mr. Inhelder was long a member,
formed the pall bearers and con
ducted their ritualistic services
the grave in Glendale cemetery.
HEBE FROM TEXAS
Canon W. J. H. Fetter with Mrs.
Petter and their family are here for
a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Tritsch. parents of Mrs.
Petter and with the many old time
friends. They are making their
home at Greenville, Texas, where
Canon Petter is in charge of the
Episcopal church parish in that city.
For a number of years Canon Petter
served as rector of the St. Luke's
Episcopal church of this city and
members of the parish here are very
happy to have with them the former
rector and his charming family.
DISTRICT COURT NOTES
CALLED TO COUNTRY FIRE
From Friday' Daily
Members of the Plattsmouth fire
department were called this morning
at 5:45 to the John Stones farm,
northwest of Murray. A hay barn on
the farm was discovered to be on fire
and the department very readily hur
ried to the scene in an endeavor to
save the structure from destruction.
The fire had however gained much
headway and was soon reduced to
VISIT RELATIVES HERE
Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson with Miss
Bertha Olson and their nephew, Fred
Pegler, of Barrington, Iowa, were
here Thursday to spend a few hours
visiting with G. W. Olson family and
Mr. Pegler at the J. H. Davis home.
Judge W. W. Wilson was here
Wednesday and took up a large num
ber of matters pending.
In the case of the Consolidated
Chemical Laboratories Inc., vs. the
County of Cass, demurrer of the de
fendant was heard and taken under
In the case of Robert D. Fitch vs.
Cass county, suit for salary and ser
vices, which claim was disallowed by
the board of county commissioners.
the plaintiff was given until Septem
ber 23rd, to file amended petition.
Confirmation of sale of land in the
cise of O. C. Ward vs. Paul E.
Sale also was ordered confirmed
in the case of the Federal Farm vs.
June E. Kyles.
Mrs. Helen Wescott Murdlck, of
Benton Harbor, Michigan, who is
here to enjoy a visit at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
Wescott, was in Lincoln Thursday
evening. She was attending- the ban
quet of the Wesleyan university, be
ing a former student of that university.
For new low-cost automobile In
surance. Plattsmouth and other
towns in vicinity. Reply Box 1178,
Nebraska City. ltw
NEEDLEWORK EXHIBIT AT
4 THE KING KORN KARNTVAI
The St. Paul Ladies Guild is spon
soring a Needlework Exhibit to be
held at the Historic and Art room
in the Journal building at the cor
ner of 4th and Main streets. Miss
Einma Hirz is chairman of the com
mittee. The exhibit is to include crochet,
knitting and other fancy work, also
quilts. There will be prizes.
Exhibitors are asked to leave work
for this exhibit at Gobelman's store,
and it will be taken care of and en
tered in the display. Prizes are of
fered in the various classes.
The ladies trust that a large num
ber will submit entries in this in
Fourteen-foot row boat and .12
gauge Western Field pump shotgun.
Call 137 after 5 p. m. or see Floyd
SUFFERS INJURED HAND
While about his work putting up
hay. Henry Nolting, who resides on
a farm west of this city, suffered the
loss of a small part of his third
finger Wednesday. The part that
suffered the loss extended as far as
the end of the finger nail. Imme
diaUJy following the accident he
was treated in the office of Dr. L. S.
WANTED Practical nursing. Mrs.
R. F. Burton. Murray. ltw
Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival
September 20 - 21 - 22 - 23
Wednesday Evening-, Sept. 20
NOTE In order to conserve time and energy for
the Koronation. this year, for the first time, there
will be nc afternoon program on Wednesday. Thus
everybody will be fresh and ready for the big event
in the evening. Furthermore, this year, for the
first time, the throne will be located one-half block
further east, increasing the spectator space by 50.
7:15 Exhibition Drill, Legion Junior Drum Corps
Second Prize Winners at Neb. State Fair
7:45 Preview of Koronation Ceremony
R. Foster Patterson at the Microphone
8 :00 KORONATION of New King and Queen
TRUMPETS signal the approach of reigning
King and Queen Mr. Frank A. Cloidt and
Miss .Martha Kaffenberger
Entrance Reigning King and Queen
TRUMPETS signal the approach of Former
Kings and Queens of Kornland
Entrance of Former Kings and Queens
TRUMPETS signal the arrival of Visiting
Royalty (See list elsewhere)
y - - V-Entrance" or Visiting Royalty -
Abdication Address, Reigning King, Queen
TRUMPETS signal the approach of New .
King and His Retinue
Arrival of Royal Guards
Arrival of Counts and Countesses
Arrival of Knights and Princesses
Arrival of Royal Pages
TRUMPETS signal entrance of the King
TRUMPETS signal entrance of the Queen,
preceded by Her Ladles in Waiting
Address by newly crowned King and Queen
Words of Greeting from Visiting Royalty
Koronation Hymn, Koronation Khorus
Departure in following order: Visiting
Royalty, Past Kings and Queens, New
King and Queen. Bearers. Pages, Knights,
Princesses, Counts, Countesses.
9:00 Informal Reception, Hotel Plattsmouth
Open to the Public. Enter South door and
pass through lobby to East door
10:00 Koronation Ball, American Legion Blag.
Music by Earl Gardner and His Orchestra
Couples, 91; Ladies, EO
Thursday, September 21st
10:00 Horse Pulling Contest at Parking Lot
South of Main, between 5th and 6th Streets
John Hobscheidt, John Wehrbein in charge
1 :30 FREE ACT, Death-Defying High Dive
Main Street, opposite Court House
1 :45 Selections by Cass County Ladies Chorus
2:00 Piano Accordion, Leon Grable
2:15 Old Time Music, Mr. Shellhorn
2 :30 FARMERS' MILE-LONG PARADE
Parade forms at Athletic Park
Presentation of Prizes from Platf oral
3 :30 Tug of War, City vs. Country
'Rip' Vronian and Henry Nolting, Captains
4:00 Watermelon Eating Contest (Two Groups)
Boys 16 and Over Prizes. $3. 12 and ?1
Boys under 16 Prizes,. $2. $1 and 50c
7:30 Concert by Weeping Water Band
Dr. L. N. Kunkel, Director
8:00 FREE ACT, Death-Defying High Dive
Capt. Hugo's Leap from Lighted Ladder
8:15 Mardi Gras Parade (Fun Makers' Restival)
Stores close at 6 p. m., enabling clerks and
bosses to participate. Parade forms on High
School hill. S30 in prizes, best costumes
9 :00 Mardi Gras Street Dance (All Free)
All the Fun of Gay New Orleans
Athletic Exhibition on the Platform
Preliminaries in 3-Day Boxing Tournament
Friday, September 22nd
1 :45 Fife and Drum, by Lincoln Civil War Vets
A most inspiring number on our program
2:00 FREE ACT, Captain Hugo' High Dive
You'll thrill at this Death-Defying leap
2:30 MAMMOTH PARADE of Floats, Bands, etc.
Led by Neb. Champion Auburn Drum Corps
with all units of regular Children's parade,
plenty of Floats, and four fine Bands
3:30 Exhibition Drill, Auburn Drum Corps
Neb. Champions, with Mary Grovenburg
and her high-stepping Drum Majorettes
4 :00 Komical Pig and Auto Race on Main Street
Don't miss this Unusual Attraction
Presentation of $25 World-Herald Prizes
to Children, from the Platform
'7:03 Concert by Gleuwood (Iowa) Band
H. K. Peasley, Director
7:30 Pageant of Brides. Music, Glenwood Band
Auspices of Junior Woman's Club
8:00 FREE ACT, Captain Hugo's High Dive
from Lighted Ladder opposite Court House
8:15 All Nations Parade (Colorful Costumes)
Parade forms on High School hill
S:00 Bohemian Exhibition and Drills
Under Flood Lights, 4th and Main
Amateur Boxing Show, on Platform
Second Round Boiing Tournament under
direction Kid Graves, one-time Welter-
. Weight Champion of the World
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Saturday, September 23rd
Rural School and 4-H Day
1 :45 Fife and Drum, J. A. Wachtel and Pal3
Civil War Veterans from Lincoln, Nebr.
2:00 FREE ACT, Captain Hugo's High Dive
One you'll never tire of watching
2:15 Tap Dancing (Two Talented Artists)
Irene Lahoda Shirley Seiver, Accompanist
Lavonne HildE. H. Wescott, Accompanist
2:30 RURAL SCE00L PPARADE (Floats)
in charge of Lora Lloyd Kieck. Co. Supt.
of Schools. Forms on High School hill
Presentation of Prizes from Platform
3:30 4-H Club, Mrs. Ray Norris in Charge
Fine Exposition of 4-H Club work
4:00 King's Soap Box Derby, down H. S. Hill
in charge of Hillard Grassman. A county
wide contest. Free entry; register now
Presentation Derby Awards from Platform
7:30 Concert by Elmwood City Band
Peter Gradoville, Director
8:15 FREE ACT, Captain Hugo's High Dive
Death-Defying Leap from Lighted Ladder
8:15 The Singing Sisters. Misses Shafer
with Miss Florene Shafer, Accompanist
8:45 Old Time Square Dance, 4th and Main
under the Flood Llsrhts. Old-Time music
Pat Campbell and Ed Kohrell, Callers
Finals in Kid Graves' Amateur Contests
A Free Boxing Show worth Seeing
10:00 Public Dance, American Legion Hall
Music by Popular 9-Pc. Radio Dance Band
Sunday, September 24th
2 :30 County Wide Religious Rally and Parade
Parade forms on High School hill, includes
MASS BAND, composed of units from
Elmwood, Louisville and Plattsmouth
playing "Onward Christian Soldiers"
FLOATS and Decorated Cars
. SUNDAY SCHOOL and CHURCH GROUPS
3:00 Religious Program at the Platform
"Star Spangled Banner" . Mass Band
Invocation Rev. Hawkins
Christian Church, Elmwood
Scrirture . Rev. Samuel G. Schick
German Evangelical, Plattsmouth
Music Male Quartette, Callahan Church
Welcome Mayor George LushinBky
Introduction of Chairman Cass County
Ministerial Association Rev. Paul Dick
United Brethren, Mynard
Introduction of One of City Commis
sioners Boys Town, Nebraska
Father Flanlgan's Home
Cornet Solo, "Holy City" Duane Harmon
of Weeping Water
10 Minute Talk Rev. James Hennessy
St. Patrick's Church, Manley
10 Minute Talk Rev. Harvey Schwab
Evangelical Church, Murdock
Benedition Rev. A. Lents
8 Mile Grove Lutheran Evangelical
REEDER GIRLS WIN HONORS
Principal J. R. Reeder of the high
school and Mrs. Reeder are among
the very proud and happy residents
of the city today, their twin daugh
ters, Janet Mary and Janice Ann, be
ing awarded the prize for the best
girl twins at the fair. Janet Mary
was honored by being named as the
grand champion girl baby of Cass
county, a very high honor and which
is a recognition of a truly 100 per
cent fine and husky baby.
Prepare to Enter on Active Work of
School for the Coming
Winter and Spring.
The four classes of the Platts
mouth high school have selected their
class officers for the year and are
now busy on the program of their
rarious activities for the year.
The class officers are as follows:
President Ralph Stava.
Vice-President Helen Hiatt.
Secretary-Treasurer Fred Naeve.
Soonsor Miss Whalen.
Miss Whalen is sponsor of this
group for the fourth consecutive
year, taking the class through high
President Betty Jo Libershal.
Vice-President Ruth Westover.
Secretary Joe Noble.
Treasurer Biossom Burcham.
Sponsors Miss Davis and Mr.
President Ralph Hilt.
Vice-President Dean McFarland.
Secretary Bill Hula.
Treasurer John Slatlnsky.
Sponsor Mr. Price.
President Kenneth White.
Vice-President James Brown.
Secretary Charles Grosshans.
Treasurer Lars Larson.
Sponsor Mr. Huestis.
BETTER BABY CONTEST
Report of Better Babies clinic held
at Cass county fair, Wednesday, Sep
tember 13. 1939.
Twins 18 to 27 Months
Janet Mary Reeder, score 97.27:
Janice Ann Reeder, score 91.05.
Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Girls 18 to 27 Months
1st Anna May Emshoff. score 97.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ems
2nd Marlly Habel, score 96.8.
Daughter of Mrs. Verna Habel, Eagle.
3rd Joan Hoback, score 96.4.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ho
back, Weeping: Water.
Girls 27 to 36 Months
1st Barbara Lee Christensen.
score 96.8. Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Christensen, Weeping Wa
ter. 2nd Helen Marian Shelhorn.
score 96.7. Daughter of Mrs. Fran
cis Shelhorn. Louisville.
3rd Shirley Mae Strough.
9 0.6. Daughter of Mr. and
Frank Strough. Plattsmouth.
Boys 18 to 27 Months
lt Tommy Lile Stock,
96.97. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest
Stock. Weeping Water.
fnd Jimmie N. Masters, score
9 6.1. Son cf Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Mas
3rd Eeryle Burdette Schlichte
meier, score 95.77. Son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Schllchtemeier, Elm
wood. Boys 27 to 36 Months
1st Richard Lefby Larsen. score
97.1. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
2nd Robert Louis Waggener,
ver 96.1. Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Wageenr. Plattfniouth.
3rd Richard Louis Ehlers. score
95.97. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray II.
Ehlers. Weeping1 Water.
Grand CbBmnion Girl
Janet Marv Reeder. score 97.27.
Dauehter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reed
Grand Champion Bov
Richard Leroy Larsn. score 97.1.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larsen,
SHOWS SOME IMPROVEMENT
William Kaufmann, one of the
well known veteran farmers of this
part of Cass county, who has been
ill for some time, is reported as
Improving-. He Is now at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Milton Gregg.
In Omaha and la responding1 very
nicely to treatment. He apparently
suffered overheating and other com
plications that made his case quite
serious for several days.
Journal Job Printing Pleases.
Miss Anna Marie Rea of This City'
Eecomes Bride of Edward W.
Ossenkop of Louisville.
From Saturday's Dally
This morning at 8 o'clock at the
St. John's church of this city, vas
held the wedding ceremony for Mis
Anna Marie Rea. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred I. Rea of this city.
and Mr. Edward W. Ossenkop. noa
of Mrs. Anna Ossenkop of LouIsTille.
The nuptial mass was celebrated
by the Rt. Rev. Monslgnor George
Agius, pastor of the church, assisted
by the choir in the singing of the
mass. The "Ave Maria was given
by the choir at the offertory.
The bride was given In marriage
by her father, Mr. F. I. Rea. and she
was attended at the ceremony by her
sister. Miss Alice Rea, as bridesmaid.
The bride was lovely in a floor
length gown of white taffeta. 1th
finger-length veil, held In place by
three large pearls. Her bouquet was
Df white asters.
Miss Alice Rea wore pea green
taffeta, floor length, and her bouquet
v.-as of lavender asters.
The groom was attended at the
ceremony by his brother. Mr. Glen
Ossenkop, of Loulcvllle, 1.3th the
grocm and best man wearing the
conventional dark suits.
Out-of-town guests at the weddlrf
were: Mrs. Anna Ofsenkop. Mr. nd
Mrs. Paul Luken. Mrs. Heddy Wein
berg. Mrs. Jack Helm, of Louisville;
Mrs. E'.len Penny. Lawrence. Kansas;
Mr. ar.d Mrs. Homer Graham. Mrs.
Homer Shrader and Mrs. Georgia
Following the wedding ceremony
the members or the bridal party
were entertained at a very, delicious
wedding breakfast at the Rea home
which had been prepared by Mrs.
Henry Starkjohn. Mrs. Paul Wchl
farth and Mrs. John Bersm?n. The
nerving was carried out by Mrs. Wal
lace Terryberry and Lan-nna Kelley.
The tables were very beaurif'il snd
featured the large three-tier weddlrg
cake that had been baked by Mrs.
Joseph Libershal In honor of th
Mr. and Mrs. 0?orVn t-
"'sk their hnrn ' '
future. Mr. OsserV--i w
Th mill? t
two prominent families cf 0
ty, the family of the erc-m -
among the oldest families of the
Louisville community and the bride
has grown to womanhood hi re where
she was educated in the local schools
In the class of 1936.
VISITS INJURED MAN
From Saturday's Daily
Mrs. Ernest Eintner, of south of
this city, was a visitor in Omaha
today where she will vlait at the
home of her brother-in-law and sis
ter, Mr. and Mrs. John Vober. Mr.
Vober suffering from the effects cf a
broken collar bone that he sustained
this week while engaged In his duties
as a member of the Omaha fire de
partment. Mrs. Vober will be re
membered here as formerly Miss Rose
TO VISIT HOME FOLKS
A. W. Farmer, who has pent the
past few years In Washington. D. C.
as an employe of the gorernment
and also attending college, is home
for a visit. The many friends are
leased to see Warren and to find
that he U looking ma well.
ATTENDING CONFERENCE ,
From Thursdays Dally
Rev. J. C. Lowson, pastor of the
local Methodist church, is at the an
nual church conference at Lincoln
this week. He was joined today by
Judge A. H. Duxbury, lay delegate
of the local church, and E. H. Wes
cott, the alternate delegate.
BIRTH OF DAUGHTER
Thursday, September 14 h girl was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Exllne
of this city. The baby wts born at
the family home on the Louisville
road. Mother and daughter are do
ing fine, according to the physician's
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