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March 3, 1983     The Superior Express
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Joseph in the area pro- not heard of him number of women his wife. He is a craftsman, able to do of things including , heating and cal work but perhaps that stands out is ty to take almost any wood and give it a professional look. Michael Pearce. became interested things from wood ery young age. He building srfiall cars with some boards gasoline engine, they called go-karts, and ng around the home In high school his work on a more finished as he built the cabinet in shop class. his marriage in 1959, and his wife moved to of the car wash to remodel the rag' and added a garage. t the house was sold in the Pearce family lived a year while was in progress home they now occupy Seventh Street. said much of the basic the house was con- as cement work, dry wall hanging. plumbing, heating O and electrical work along with building and installing the cabinets. Other than a small barn he built later on his property that serves as his workshop, he says the house is the biggest project he has ever undertaken. Included in the house is provision for his wife's hair dressing shop, where incidentally, many of his handiworks are displayed. Much of the woodworking Pearce does are making com- paratively small items. He has taken mirrors and made frames for them and one wall of his wife's shop is adorned with several clocks he has made. He frabricates picture frames and mirrors (both hand-held and wall or door mounted). One of his more recent projects was framing pieces of mirror glass, then e adding clock p~echanism and related hardware. Awhile back he produced some desk organizers, wastebaskets and related items for a Denver business house that wanted wood pieces to blend with their office decor. Usually Pearce says, he tackles projects that interest him. Some things, however, like chest of drawers, and e ~!! !!i~!!!ii iil !i~ Michael Pearce poses with one of a number of electrical tools he uses to fashion both big and small things from different kinds of wood. One of his current projects is the fashioning of a domino set, the pieces of which measure approximately two inches by four inches, that are unique, things that cannot be found in furniture and specialty stores. Most of his woodworking is grandfather clocks, are notdone for his own enjoyment practical to mal~e because of but occasionally he will the amount of t)me involvedaccept a job for someone else. in construction." He said he He recalled one time in which ?/if!? ........ would rather build things he began to build in a dish- Clocks of differing shapes and sizes, but all telling the same time adorn the beauty )P area in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pearce in Superior. These masterpieces ly a Part of a number of woodworking items that Pearce has made in his workshop Years. --Express Photo Secretarial BUilding 402-879-4341 436 Commercial Parlor, Nebraska McKee L'ivestock is now buying top quality butcher hogs, top weights 21 0 to 240 pounds, along with sows and boars. Js For For More Information Call Scott Mckee, 402-879-3660 Don Willett, 402-879-3392 Jerry Harris, 402.879-4655 Installation of All Kinds 463-3660 (;lass & +|ltant inum , Inr. !5 W.=st 2nd Street Hundreds of Colony Colors NO EXTRA COST...JUST EXTRA VALUE + washer ended remodeling the kitchen, bathroom and base- ment. Working mostly without sketches or blue+prints, Pearce uses red oak the majority of the time because of its rich texture. He has used white oak. ash, red elm, hickory and native oak. He makes use of a number of tools. Included in his workshop is a band saw, joiner, planer, belt sander, spindle shaper, variable speed drill press and router along with other small electrical and hand tools. Most of the finishes he uses are the hand-rubbed variety. He said he first applies a sealer,(using a formula of his own making), then be hand -Express Photo future. He would like to build a solar collector to aid in heat- ing his ranch style house. Since the roof is about 15 years old, he would like to rep- lace the asphalt shingles with thick cedar shake roofing, a type he figures will probably outlive him. To support himself and his family, he is employed as an electrician at Ideal Basic Industries, although for the time being he is on a forced vacation. Thursday. March 3, 1983 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 5B By Senator Martin Kahle, 37th District II I IIIII I This week several issues necessity to have a caboose on a permissible if it applies to both have been before us that might train, was debated at length on levels, hut is impermissible if it be of interest to you. LB l~is a Friday. The railroads contend applies only to one. bill that would increase the theat a caboose is rot needed In computing its corporation state park entry fee from $5 to onder certain conditions. Labor franchise tax (essentially on $10. This issue is causing con- interests insist that a caboo , income tax), the State of sidorable debate as some feel properly equipped and with Tennewsee counted as income the increase is too much. I versonnel on board, is a safety the interst which hanks earned realize the maintenance of our factor: ese ; pecially on the on federal securities, but it did 90-some parks and recreation tremely long trains that are not count interest earned by the areas under the Game and hauling coal, grain, or other same hanks on state securities. Parks Commission is costly, unit type operation. The court rules that this was an These facilitiee are generally LB 196 was killed on Friday impermissible discrimination well kept and additional set- morning. This bill would have against the federal government. vices are being added to Ira- put a sales tax on computer Unfortunately Nebraska's l 'ove them. The state general software, tapes and films. I franchise tax is very similar to fund money is short and is not believe most senators felt this Tennessee's. That is why the available for these purposes, 8o was a tax on services and we attorney general has indicated perhaps an increase in the fee have other bills before us that that we will probably have to for thosewbotmethefacilitiesis deal with a sales tax on a rebate some taxes which have in order, variety of services, been collected in recent years. LB 50E, regarding the use of I am sure you have beard studded snow fires, still has about the ease from Tennessee The name vinegar comes not pained on final reading. It that might cost Nebraska from vin aigre, French for was brought back on Tuesday millions of dollars in tax "sour wine" which is what when additional amendments rebated to corporations, vinegar is, or was originally. were tried. After much There is a eonetitutional rule discussion none were added and that says that state govern- the bill was returned to the final monts and the federal govern- It was once believed that if a reading stage. There is cer- ment cannot directly tax one person dreams of a river, it tainly a difference of opinion on another. The rule where there is means that somethings stands this issue., sun indirect tax is that the tax is between him and his wishes. On Thursday we passed LB 149 which changes the law of liabilitv between livestock owners and adjoining land- aMcCrometer _owners. When a dividing fence iS torn dOWn by irrigation or ..-....writer meter farm equipment, the farmer, rather than the rancher, would gives you be responsible for any damage the reaming livestock might dO. key to LB 401, which changes the name of the welfare department to the social services, depart-. merit passed on final reading. LB 179, a bill involving the + , ~RAND ISLAND. NFJ~IASKA GAL. MFG SUG RETAIL $1699 SCRUB BRUSH TOUGH Rich flat uniform appearance goes on easily, Dries in minutes while IDols wash in water. t TkX S Tm *13 " GAL. 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