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VoL No. LV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 1939.
Proves One of
Fine Parade and Contests and Color
ful Showing of Individuals in
Mardi Gras Festival.
The second day of the King Korn
Karnival was one dedicated, as is
the custom, to the farmers of Cass
county, who have provided the parade
so capably each year of the karnival
and a large part of the program.
The farmers had as their opening
feature of the day, the horse pulling
contest staged at the Vallery lots
near Pearl street, where the fine
team of Otto Schafer, of north of
Nehawka proved their worth in the
pulling. This is as fine a pair of
horses as can be found in the county.
For the afternoon program Cap
tain E. II. Hugo gave his first exhi
bition of diving from the tower at
Seventh and Main streets and thrill
ed the crowd altho his dive at 8 In
the evening from the lighted tower
is far more thrilling.
The Cass county woman's chorus
under tUe direction of Mrs. J. R.
Reeder, proved a very much enjoyed
feature of the afternoon program
with their well rendered program
of songs from the platform.
Leon Grable with his accordian
Shellhorn of Louisville with
time music proved a fine
part of the afternoon at the plat
form. County Attorney Walter II. Smith
very capably served as the announcer
for the Thursday program and- pre
sented a very interesting comment
nn the features. of the day and also
the evening program.
The farmers of the community
again made good on providing a
parade ot the -highest -type and one
that combined with showing of "the
farm and Its products many clever
and comical stunts and characters
to make it a real worth while offer
ing. This year, as in the past, the show
ing of horses was very fine and from
the large stable of Elbert Wiles near
this city came a great showing of
the large and massive Belgian horses,
while the Wehrbein farm also show
ed a prize winning team and the
entry of individual horses and riding
horses was very large and gave an
exhibition of horseflesh that was
truly a great showing for the Ne
braska farms. Carried on trucks In
the parade was fine cattle and hogs
that certainly represented among the
best cattle that can be found In
the west. There were several floats
to add to the Interest of the parade.
Lewiston and Four Mile being well
represented in the line of march. Im
plement firms of the city were very
well represented in the line of march
as well as hybrid corn dealers with
their decorated cars.
The parade boasted three hi 'h
class bands, the Weeping Water
band under the direction of Dr.
L. N. Kunkel, heading the parade
and followed by the Louisville high
school band at the head of the second
section and the Plattsmouth band
headed the last section of the
head of the parade, the number of
bands making possible music along
the line of march.
The awards were made from the
platform by Rex Young.
The remainder of the afternoon
was taken up with the tug of war
between the country and city men
which proved a real battle but the
boys from the nearby districts were
able to outpull the city folks.
Sam Brown, colored tap dancer,
ind his company were entertainers
at the platform Thursday evening,
with several very clever numbers
that showed the skill of Mr. Brown
as a dancer. Later he assisted In
the program at the boxing arena.
The evening opened with the band
concert by the Weeping Water band,
which Is one of the very finest musi
cal organizations that has appeared
In the city and as a concert band is
one of the best In this part of the
state and their program of standard
and popular numbers was very much
enjoyed as the opener of the program.
After Captain Hugo's dive, wit
nessed by several thousand at the
Intersection of Seventh and Main
streets, the evening was devoted to
the fun and festivity of the MardI
Gras portion of the program.
The parade, which was arranged
and carried out by local people, gave
a fine showing of clever and original
ideas, many artistic as well as com
ical costumes were to be seen in the
line of march. The stores of the
city had closed at G o'clock and the
employers and employees were out to
enjoy the festivities and help make
the carnival a success in every way.
For the occasion dull care or dig
nity was tossed aside to enter into
the spirit of the occasion and Judge
Graves, C. C. Wescott, Carl Ofe,
Register of Deeds Ray Becker, Super
intendent Devoe and many others
were to be noted In the line of march
as it moved down Main street. The
band was under the direction of Hilt
Martin and was not only a cleverly
arranged carnival band but gave
plenty of good music.
Following the parade the costumed
merrymakers proceeded to have a
truly carnival time on the streets
and fun and frolic reigned until a
Man Asks Large
Sum in Damages
Henry Christianson Filed Action in
District Court Against Andy
0. Moore for Accident.
From Friday's Daily
This morning In the office of the
clerk of the district court an action
was filed In which Henry Christian-
son, of Weeping Water was the plain
tiff, asking damage for personal in
juries for $20,000 against Andy O.
In his petition the plaintiff states
that he was a guest passenger in a
car driven by John Finkle on August
7, 1939. that their car was travel
ing on the north and south road.
four., miles north of. Murdock -and
the defendant was driving a car
west on the Louisville - Greenwood
road. It is alleged that at the inter
section of the two roads thai the
car of the defendant crashed into
that of Finkle and which was hurled
sixty feet. It Is alleged that a3 the
result of such accident the plaintiff
suffered injuries for which he seeks
ADAM SCHAFER BADLY INJURED
Adam Schafer, prominent resident
of west of Murray was very severely
Injured Thursday evening as he was
returning home. He was going west
on highway No. 1 toward Murray
and as he approached the east end
of the viaduct became blinded by the
sun and his car crashed Into the
north post of the viaduct,' wrecking
the car and Injuring the driver. Mr.
Schafer suffered a broken nose and
the fracture of the i-ight arm at the
elbow. He was taken to the home of
his sister, Mrs. Herman Wohlfarth
at Murray where he Is being cared
UNDERGOES SERIOUS OPERATION
Miss Eleanor Minor, daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Minor of Kan
kakee. Illinois, former Plattsmouth
residents, is at the Presbyterian hos
pital at Chicago where she has un
dergone a severe operation. The
young lady was Just recently here
to visit her grandparents. Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Pollock and on reaching
home was taken 111 and on advice
of specialists was taken to the hos
pital for an operation.
HERE FROM NEHAWKA
From Friday's DaHv ,
Charles E. Heebner, former coun
ty commissioner, was here from Ne
hawka today for a few hours on busi
ness and was accompanied by his
nephew, Lyle Fleming, of Long
Beach, California. Mr. Fleming and
wife are visiting at Nehawka with
the Heebner family and other rel
atives and friends in this section.
GUESTS AT STAMP HOME
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Taylor of Gor
don. Nebraska, and daughter. Mrs.
Madga Hofart, of Plainview. Nebras
ka, are here to enjoy a visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stamp,
south of the city. Mr. Taylor is a
former resident here and was known
to the old friends as "John" In his
boyhood days. He is a brother of
Mrs. Sarah Kerr
an Old Resident
is Called to Rest
Passes Away at Age of Eighty-four
After Failing Health for
Last Few Years.
From Fridays Dally
Last night at 11:30 Mrs. Sarah E.
Kerr, 84, a resident of Plattsmouth
for the past fifty-eight years,' sank
into the last long rest, the end of a
long and useful life and which had
been marked by a deep religious ap
preciation of her duties In the com
munity and to her family.
Mrs. Kerr was born in Dixon, Illi
nois, July 27, 1856, spending her
younger years in that section of the
country and where she was married
on February 14, 1877. to B. C. Kerr,
then a young civil war veteran, who
shortly after marriage brought his
bride to Nebraska and located at
Crete. In the spring of 1881 Mr. and
Mrs. Kerr came to Plattsmouth and
have since made their home in this
community. Mr. Kerr, who served
the city for many years as city clerk,
died in 1901. Mrs. Kerr was a mem
ber of the Methodist church for more
than sixty years and since coming
here has been a faithful and devout
member of the congregation of the
FirBt Methodist church of this city.
She was also a charter member of
the local W. C. T. U. and for many
rears the president, heading this or-
ganizauon in xne long years wnen
She was also a long time member of
the Women's Relief Corps as long
as her health would permit her at
tendance. There is survIvFng her passing one
son and three daughters. Merritt
Kerr of this city. Mrs. Julia Reaser
of - Glen wood. -Mrs.. Alice Andrews
cf Omaha and Mrs. Elizabeth Rlshel
of this city, one son. Charles, and a
daughter preceded her in death to
gether with the husband.
The outstanding part of the local
football team has been the large
number of lettermen back for this
season. With two substantial vic
tories under the belt, the Platts
mouth team gives evidence that they
will have a successful season. Next
week tha locals will play Valley,
following that a strong aggregation
from Sidney, Iowa. The big build
up is for the Nebraska City game on
November 10 th.
The following are the lettermen
who are making It plenty tough for
the visitors: Donald Martin. Tom
Gradoville. Edward Smith, Allen
White, Robert Richter, Joe Noble,
William Knorr, Joe York, Corbin
Davis. Gerald Petet, Ralph Stava,
Warren Allbee. Jim Jones. Jim Ye
lick. Bill Steinkamp, Stephen Devoe,
Malen Powell, and Clarence Favors.
VISIT AT OLD WYOMING
Mr. and Mrs. John Todd, who are
visiting In Omaha, with Miss Etta
Philpot, a friend, were in the city
today en route to old Wyoming, south
of Union. They are to be guests of
Mrs. Laura Wright and daughters,
old time friends and later will re
turn to this city to enjoy the Korn
Karnival before returning to Oma
ha. Miss Philpot is a daughter of
the late John Philpot, member of
one of the prominent families of the
The Coronation committee wishes
to thank each and every one who
participated and assisted in any way
In the coronation ceremony, or In
the preparation for it. The fine co
operation received from the people
of Plattsmouth and Cass county was
very much appreciated.
SECURE A REAL WELL
From Tliuradaya Dally '
This morning a fine well of water
wrs brought in at the Plattsmouth
State bank farm northwest of this
city. The drillers opened up a water
vein that is now flowing ten gallons
a minute and Is a highly gratifying
well for the owners and Charles Tas
ter, the renter of the farm.
STUDENTS WILL ENJOY
HOME TOWN PAPEB
One of the Plattsmouth students
at college writes: "1 never realized
until this week the Plattsmouth
Journal has so much news interest."
A lot of folks are that way but
take them away from home for any
length of time and there is no more
welcome visitor than their home
May we offer the suggestion to
you parents of boys or girls away at
school, that you drop in at the Jour
nal business office or phone and have
their name added to the mailing list
to receive the paper regularly. The
cost will be no greater than mailing
them your own copy a day late after
you have finished with it, and they
will be assured of receiving it regu
larly and on time.
Members of Pio
Fredrick Wehrbein and Gertrude
Vallery Represent Families Long
Connected With Community
The selection of Fredrick Wehr
bein and Gertrude Vallery as the
king and queen cf the King Korn
Klub for the year 1939-40, is a very
pleasing one in that it brings recog
nition to two of the old families of
the rommunltv. Their forphpnm mmo
. . , .
to Nebraska In the eariy dajs and
have been a part in the developing
of the farming sections of the coun
ty and producers of the tall Nebras
Fredrick Wehrbein. 27, is one
of the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs.
John F. Wehrbein and with his
brother. Franklin, has been engaged
in farming all -of their lives as
they were born on the; farm west of
this city, and are'Still making their
home there. He Is a graduate of
the Plattsmouth high school in the
class of 1930. Like his father, Mr.
Wehrbein is engaged in farming and
stock raising and is one of the suc
cessful young farmers of the com
munity. He is a grandson of Fred
rick Wehrbein. who -settled In Ne
braska in 18G8. coming here from
Wisconsin where he had first resided
after coming from his native land of
Gertrude Vallery. 24. is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Vallery.
and a granddaughter of the late T.
W. Vallery. whose family came to
Nebraska territory In 1855 from
Ohio, where the family had first set
tled after leaving Germany. She
has grown up in this city, gradu
ating from the high school in the
class of 1933. being very active in
the school work. She is a graduate
of the Van Sant Business college and
last January was named as deputy
register of deeds by Ray F. Becker.
She Is the treasurer of the Junior
Woman's club, teacher in the Pres
byterian Sunday school for three
years, member of the Westminster
guild. She was a member of the
royaii court as a maid of honor for
Queen Eleanor Swatek Nelson
VISITORS IN CITY
From Saturday" Dally
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. William
Holly, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nejed
ley, were in the city to visit at the
King Korn Karnival and were ac
companide by Miss Frances Nejedley
of Miami, Florida, who is visiting
with the relatives in this part of
the west. While here they enjoyed a
short visit with W. R. Holly and Mrs.
Henry Kaufmann, cousins of Miss
MYNARD COMMUNITY CLUB
The Mynard Community club will
meet on Friday evening at 8 o'clock
at the community building. The
west side committee will have charge.
All are urged to attend.
REJOICE OT NEW SON
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
WInscott was made very happy Fri
day by the arrival of a fine nine
pound son, who with the mother is
doing very nicely.
Whether your printing Jofe la
tare oi small, it will res!v our
prompt attention. Call no. 9.
Large Number From All Sections ol
County Here for Open Air Ser
vices on Main Street.
Sundry afternoon the last cere
monies of the King Korn Karnival
were staged in the county wide re
ligious meeting held at the platform
on Main street, where impressively
and with devotion the large number
present joined in their service.
This was the second year of the
religious observance day and it
brought out large groups from the
rhurches over the county to Join in
the expression of gratitude and pray
erful appreciation of the opportunity
of all to meet and enjoy their right
of worship regardless of creed.
Elmer Sundstrom, of this city,
county chairman, had arranged the
meetings and a large attendance was
an expression of the spirit of co
operation on the part of the people
of the county.
The processional was from high
school hill to the business section of
the city and made a very impressive
sight as the color bearers carried the
massed American and church flags
down the hill, preceding the band
led by Peter Gradoville and playing
the inarching song. "Onward Chris
Following the band came the
groups on foot and in cars from al
most all parts of the county, making
a very impressive sight as they
moved down the hill to the platform
tor the program.
in tne procession were groups
from the Louisville Methodist church,
the Union and Nehawka Methodist.
Murdock Evangelical, Eight Mile
Grove Lutheran, Methodist church
of Weeping Water. Nehawka Otter
beln. United Erethren of Mynard as
well as all of the local Protestant
churches and many separate groups
of the Sunday school, the groups
ranging from the first grades to the
adult Bible classes.
Two very handsome floats. "The
Deluge" and "Moses" were in the
line of march as well as many decor
At the platform County Attorney
Walter H. Smith served as the mas
ter of ceremonies and presented the
various features of the program. The
meeting opened with the playing of
the "Star Spangled Banner," and Mr.
Smith in his opening remarks praised
the American way of liberty and
equality and the right of religious
The scripture lesson was given by
Rev. Samuel G. Schick, pastor of the
St. Paul's Evangelical church of this
city, as a fitting opening of the ser
vice. Mayor George Lushinsky. extended
the welcome of the city to the groups
from over the county in his usual
Rev. George Hunt, pastor of the
Methodist church at Weeping Water,
vice-chairman of the County Minis
terial Association, made the response
for the visiting groups and extended
invitation to join In the county meet
ings of the Christian fellowship
groups. He spoke in the absence of
Rev. Paul Dick, absent from thej
Sam Turner, ex-mayor of Boy's
Town, now a city commissioner of
the great community that Father
E. J. Flanagan has created in Omaha,
was present and brought greetings
from the home to the Cass county
people. He gave a short talk on the
work of the home for the homeless
and friendless boys of the land, a
talk that was much enjoyed and ap
preciated. Allan White, talented local musi
cian, gave a beautiful rendition of a
trumpet solo, "The Holy City." a
very fine feature of the afternoon
Rev. Harvey Schwab, of the Evan
gelical church of Murdock, was heard
In a fine ten minute talk on the
work of the church and the wonder
ful Christian spirit that brought bo
many together on this occasion.
Rev. A. Lentz of Eight Mile Grove,
offered the benediction.
HAVE NEW DAUGHTER
An 8 pound girl was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Black Friday.
September 15. Mother and daughter
are doing nicely.
FUNERAL OF ORVTLLE KTNTZ
The funeral services for the late
Orville KIntz were held this morn
ing at the St. John's Catholic church,
the church being filled by the old
friends of the family of the departed
as well as representatives of the
Knights of Columbus of which he
was a member.
The requiem mass was celebrated
by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Gecrge
Agius, the pastor of the church, as
sisted by the choir and with the
solos by John Cloidt, "O Love Di
vine." "No Heart Like Thine" and
"Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Call
The interment was at the Oak Hill
cemetery and the pall bearers com
prised old friends and associates.
Louis and Herman Tiekotter, John
M. Meisinger. Raymond Haith. John
Bergman and W. H. Woolcott.
The Sattler funeral home was
Dies at Lincoln
Native of Cass County and Congress
man From First District
From 1905 to 1909.
Ernest M.irk Pollard. 70. native
son of Cass county and one of the
outstanding political leaders of the
sprite for many years, died Sunday at
his home. 1410 Q street, Lincoln.
Mr. Pollard was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Pollard, who
came to Nebraska from Vermont In
the early fifties and settled In what
Is now Nehawka and which the Pol
lard and Sheldon families had a large
part in developing. Ernest Pol
lard was born at Nehawka and has
spent all 'but the last few years of
his- lifetime in . that eeoamunlty. -
Mr. Pollard was very active in re
publican political circles since his
early youth and was one of the out
standing leaders of the state for
many years. He was elected as rep
resentative from Cass county in the
legislature in 1897 and in -S99.
Mr. Pollard was elected to the
United States house of represent
atives from the first Nebraska dis
trict in 1905 and served there until
1909, following tire close of his offi
cial duties returning to Nehawka,
where h resided until ten years ago
when he removed to Lincoln. He was
head of the department of welfare
and labor under Governor A. J.
He was a member of the Nebraska
Horticultural society, the Nebraska
Historical society and had served on
the boards of the state and national
For many years Mr. Pollard own
ed and operated the famous apple
orchards at Nehawka, noted through
out the west.
Survviors include his widow, three
sons. Ernest and Frank W.. of Irwin.
Pennsylvania, and Hallick W. Pol
lard, of Pago Pago, American Samoa;
one brother, Raymond Pollard, Ne
hawka and three sisters, Mrs. Harry
Wills. Mrs. Lottie Shotwell and Mrs.
Emma Hilborn, all of Long Beach.
FUN RACE IS ENJOYED
The auto and pig race which was
staged Friday afternoon with R. T.
Cuthrell. Ed Howard. Henry Hlld,
Franklin Wehrbein. Arthur Hlld as
judges and Charles Howard and B. A.
Rosencrans, directors, proved a very
interesting and fun producing fea
ture of the Friday program. The
contestants were all provided with
old type Ford cars that required
cranking they captured a pig at the
pen at Sixth and Main streets, start
ed the car and drove" to the pen at
Fourth and Main streets, started the
car and again loaded the pig and
raced back to the place of the start.
In the race Pete Davis was first, Joe
McNeal, second. R. C. Kaine. third.
H. G. Reed, fourtn.
We take this method to thank our
- a. m mm a.
many friends ana neignDors who
helped us so faithfully In time of
the fire to save our other buildings.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stones.
Fur coats rellned and repaired.
Call 3311. y&a.
One of the Largest and Kost Colorful
That Has Marked Any cf the
King Korn Festivals.
The hope and the desire of th
parade committee of the King Korn
Karnival that the Friday parade
might be one of the mwt gigantic
staged In the city, was fully realized
yesterday afternoon when a two mite
pageant moved through the business
section of the city with hundreds of
school children and many fine floats
and excellent bands featuring the
line of march.
The parade of the children was
one that afforded many very Wautl
fully arranged vehicles, doll buggies
and bicycles as well as individual rm
tumes from the children, many clever
and original while others were takn
from the well known character of
the comic pap"- In the long line
of marching children there were
many laughs as the little foils car
ried out their roles which ranged
Trom White Fawn to the we!I known
Mulling family with Joe Lou It and a
much battered Tony Calento appear
ing in the ranks of the marchers.
The Auburn American Legion
drum and bugle corps, champions of
the state contest at the state con
vention. In their fashing uniforms
and attractive drum majorat ten.
headed the procession, follow! ag the
senior boys who bcre the American
flags. The Auburn group was a
wonderful addition to the fine parade
nd their snappy marching and tune
ful trumpets and drumming nade a
letting start of the parade.
The Glenwood. Ia.. band ippear
ed first in the line of the visiting or
ganizations and aided In furbishing
music for the marching children.
The local floats were many and
very beautiful and showed the hard
work and keen Interest shown by the
business houses of the city in pre
paring for and putting cvtr this
part of the parade.
From out of the city the Turling
ton had their beautiful Zephyr Coat
here to be shown in the home of th
Burlingtcn. the Nebraska City Cham
ber of Commerce had their well
known steamboat float hr strl
which received a warm hand from
the crowd that assembled along the
line of march, as did also the float
of Louisville, which was ser.t here
to greet the Plattsmouth people from
our neighboring city on the Platte.
The Nebraska City high school
band also added their part In the
success of the parade by tl.fir ex
cellent music and the fiashiiir whit
uniforms with the capes of purple
and gold, traditional school colors.
The Norfolk Packing Co. had a
well arranged float that demon
strated their wares and the Lincoln
Telephone Co.. and Iowa-Nhraka
Light ic Power Co., Joined tre local
Industrial and commercial fl at.
A surprise feature of the parade
Friday was that staged by tfc wires
of the members of the Are depart
ment. The members of the depart
ment, resplendent in red helmets and
beaded by Dr. O. Sand in with th f re
truck also In the line of man a. mere
moving down the line of marrb when
at the Methodint church the ladie
joined in the march. Their stunt was
one that brought rounds of applause
and was very cleverly arranged.
The Plattsmouth American Legion
drum and bugle corps made a very
handsome appearance as tbev moved
down Main street to bead the Amer
ican Legion and American Legion
Auxiliary float, beautifully arranged
to carry out the presentation of the
aims and objects of the veteran or
ganization and lta auxiliary. This
with the fine marching group of
the drum corps made a fine contribu
tion to the parade and showed the
spirit of community service that has
characterized the organizations. Many
of the Legion members and auxil
iary participated in this section of
HERE FROM ILLINOIS
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn, of
West Frankfort. Illinois, are here to
enjoy a visit at the home of City
Treasurer and Mrs. M. D. Brown and
family. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn are par
ents of Mrs. Brown.
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