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' i 00The Su00rlor I00xpress Published each Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. at 148 East Third Street, P.O. Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Subscription rates are $26 per year in Nebraska, ._ $27.50 per year in Kansas. Other States $37 per year. Bill Blauvelt, Publisher E-mail Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at Thursday, March 27, 2014 Page 2B From the files of The Superior Express... ing "None Shall Escape." Sixty Years Ago Sam Bennett, a Superior resi- dent, was presented with his 50 year Odd Fellows pin. He had been a member of the Superior lodge for 35 years. Sarah Shaw, Superior, cel- ehrated her 100th birthday. Emily Watson, 61, died. She was a longtime rural school teacher and a Nelson resident. Applications were being ac- were $1 at the Superior Floral was a student at the Grace Bible Company. Institute in Omaha. The Lyric Theatre was show- Seed potatoes were available ing "Massacre," starring Richard at the Superior Safeway store. Barthelmess, and Ann Dvorak. The Lyric Theatre was show- Eighty Years Ago The first private installation of a teletype machine in Superior was made for Bossemeyer Broth- ers by the Lincoln Telephone Company, Ray Harbolt was chosen as chief of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department. Superior' s Security State Bank was granted a charter as a national bank. The name was changed to Security National Bank of Supe- rior. Mrs. Taylor Lewis, 74, died. She was a long time Superior area resident. Fourblossom Easter!ily plants Seventy Years Ago Cpl. Ira Petersen, Ruskin, was killed in action in Italy. First Lieutenant Cecil Brubaker, Superior, completed 50 missions as  B-!7 pilot in Italy and Africa. William N{xon, 98, died. He was the last Jeweli County Civil War veteran. Irene Frey, 36, died. The Guide Rook resident was the victim of a hit-and-run driver in Omaha. She Editor's Notebook The 46th annual meeting of Gerber's baby food. was 13 the Nebraska Farmers Union Co- cents per jar at the Superior op Creameries was held at Grand Safeway store. Island. The Crest Theatre was playing Doyle McGinnis won a free "Man of the East." trip to the New York World's Fair. Thirty Years Ago He was a route driver for the Su- Superior merchants asked the j perior Coca-Cola Company and mayor and city council for help to had won a sales contest, stop what was described as a local Cockerels were $4 per hun- crime wave. dred at Lloyd's Quality Hatchery Leo Zadina was reelected as in Superior. chief of the Superior Volunteer The Crest Theatre was show- Fire Department. ing "Lawrence of Arabia," star- Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Olsen, ring Peter O'Toole. Hardy, celebrated their 60th wed- Forty Years Ago ding anniversary. Albert Alford celebrated his Helen Malsbury, 82, died. She 100th birthday at Nelson by play- was a longtime Bostwickresident. ing his fiddle. Lettuce was selliilg for three Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bargen heads for a dollar at Superior's celebratedeir25th wedding an- Jack and Jill Food Center. niversary. The Crest Theatre was show- SuperiorHigh School students ing "Blame it on Rio." Kerr Fifty Years Ago  were offered a course in "Under- Twenty Years Ago Mr. andMrs. JohnBargen, Su- standing death." Burglars struck at least nine .perior, celebrated their 60th Wed- ding anniversary. More than 1,000 persons at- tended the appliance and home show at Superior's City Audito- By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli rium. remind me when it came time to start to school after observing my sixth birthday, I told her,'I couldn't start in September when school opened for the fall term. Perhaps, I could start in October but the startingdate would depend upon when I got all my work caught up. Though I was reluctant to start school, I was also eager because I expected I would learn to read. I was disappointed when I wasn't able to read after my first day. I also thought I had disappointed my grandfather. Before the first week of school had concluded, he had checked several books out of the Superior Public Library for me to read. Though he had little formal education, having left school in the fourth grade to work with his father, Grandfather Blauvelt enjoyed reading. After macular degeneration took much of his vision, he would ask me to read him the daily newspaper. He laboriously worked with a magnifying glass to read his large print Bible. In addition to the Bible and "the daily newspaper, grandfather also enjoyed reading western novels. I suspect he found the western novels, most of which were set in the late 1800s, reminded him of his boyhood dreams. I also enjoyed the westerns and liked to have my grandparents tell me about what life was like for them before the turn of the century. I liked to read about the Civil War and consider what those year s must have been like for my great-grandfathers who were members of the Union Army. In more recent years my reading has changed. I subscribe to four daily newspapers and a number of business, agriculture, pho- Wgraphy and computer related magazines. Most of what I read is in Vmeway related to my daily activities and work. Recently I was removing trash left in the Whitney-Thompson building by previous tenants and found a copy of the paperback book, Mister You Got Yourself a Horse. The book is filled with stories gathered from retired horse traders as part of the WPA writer's project. I was born after tractors replaced horses on the farm but in my childhoocLthere were still a few horse traders. I remember visiting a trader's>ens maintained alongtfieMissouri Pacific Railroad tracks' north of the McKee Li/estock Sales Barn by an older man. As I recall his name was Ed Chancy and he lived just north of the tracks in a house near the intersection of Corm and Dakota streets. Chancy always thought he had the horse I was looking for but I don't remember my father ever buying one from him. We also visited with horse traders at Burr Oak, Republic and Ruskin and attended horse sales at Belleville, Deshler, Mankato and Red Cloud. My father was looking for a well trained horse. Usually he was looking for one I could ride to school and that he might be able to make some money withIeither a brood mare or by trading. l'm about two thirds of the way through the book and recognize many of the horses as being similar to the ones I tried to ride and many of the traders' tactics. One of the stories tells about Elmore Walker's trip from Genoa, Neb., to Norton County, Kan., and on to watch the opening of Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip. He starts in September, 1893, with a covered wagon and string of horses he plans to trade along the way. After seeing the big race, he heads back to Genoa, trading his way through Wichita and Superior. I know they are writing about different horses but it seems like the traders must have known some of my horses. Like Dixie the easy riding mare who was terrified of a gate or barn door. She was fun to ride but she would run over anything or anybody that tried to block her way through a narrow passage. I could never get near her head. Always approached her from the rear and struggled to sneak a bridle over head. A bit would send her plum crazy, only hope was to use Formoso Area Church community Directory Church Nondenominalfonal Bible Teaching cepted for the position of Fire- man-Stationary Boiler at the Su- perior post office.. A Philco 21 Television was $179.95 At MuUett' s Store in Su- perior. The Crest Theatre was show- ing "From Here to Eternity," star- ring Burt Lancaster and Deborah By Bill Blauvelt I don, t remember the conversation but my mother led to a bitless bridle. But once you got used to her quirks, shewaafine Pastor Gene Little Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies 203 Balch Street, Formoso, IKan. 785-794-2490 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amerlca Pastor Rev Breen Sipes 8"1'. PUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279.3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday Worship ......... 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour ........ I0 a.m. Sunday School ..... I0:15 a.m. First United Methodist Church 448 N. Kansas Street Superior, Neb. horse that would try to do most anything you asked. I remember the day my father rode off a fresh spoil pile along the irrigation canal. He had encouraged me to watch and described what was about to happen as a fun ride. Dixie walked up to the edge put her head down and plunged over the precipice with front legs held out straight and sitting on her rump. She slid down the bank in a cloud of rolling dirt. Wish I had a movie of that trip. After reading the book, I wonder if Dixie wasn't a horse the trader repeatedly sold and took back at a discount when the buyer couldn't cope With her quirks. She raised two fine colts for us before we let the trader buy her back for more than we had paid. And I recognized the horse I called Thiver. He was easy to catch and easy to saddle. He'd go anywhere you asked as long as you wanted to go at a full gallop. He refused to walk. One morning, he overtook and passed two trucks on an ice-covered Highway 14. That may not have been so bad but when we passed the trucks we were also meeting another truck. The highway seemed a bit narrow with trucks on my left and right and a galloping horse beneath the saddle, but I wasn't late for school. Lady was a stumbling horse. Nice looking bay who never learned to pick up her feet. Could never relax while riding her for she was always tripping over nothing. Don't know why but she never went clear down. She did come close on several occasions. Babe was the smart but tricky horse. Whenever, I tried to saddle her she inflated her stomach. Every mile or so I would have to dismount and attempt to tighten the saddle chinch. I once tried to take my cousins for a tour of the Ideal Cement Company's rock quarry. Babe didn't like the rock quarry and came up lame. Wouldn't put any weight on one foot. My cousin dismounted and led the hobbling horse back to the highway. When she saw home was abQut a half-mile ahead, she walked off on all four legs like her foot never hurt. And I don't think it ever did. Dolly was the swimming horse. She took every opportunity to go for a swim. Didn't matter if she was wearing a saddle or not or what I had planned for that day. Nellie didn't like to get her feet wet anti would try to jump any s!ze of stream or water hole we came to ' " " Tony liked to lay down. Go to the pasture to catch him, he didn't try to run away like many horses. He just refused to get up. I could sit on him and kick him in the ribs. I could tug on the halter rope or bridle reins, I could swat him with a green willow stick and all he did was look at me:If I did manage to get him up and saddled his only gai t was a trot. Trotting to school and back gave me a side ache and homogenized my lunch. Dad didn't have any of those problems. Tony would get up on command for my father and walk or gallop upon request. The neighbors said he was a good cattle horse and Dad broke him to drive. When he got a leg cut and needed to lay down for the vet to work on him, he did so at Dad's command: Had two horses named Trinket. One was bind in one eye and would shy at most anything that surprised her on the blind side. The second Trinket was my favorite. We got along splen- didly. Her eyes were glassed and she appeared to be blind but she saw fine and did everything she could to please. Fortunately, Inever had an old race horse but my father did. He had been warned to never put the horse in a situation that would appear to b e a race. Dad ignored the instructions and planned to go riding with a friend. They got the horse out of a barn near Ninth and Washington Street but when the old racer saw the other horse, he charged off running as hard as he could west on Eighth Street. Got almost to the cement plant before he looked behind, saw he was running alone and stopped. Catholic Church Services St. Joseph's Church Superior, Neb. Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mass Schedule Daily Masses 7:30 am. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday ........... 8 a.m. Nelson Sunday' ......... I0 a.m. Father Brad Zitek First Baptist Church 558 N. Commercial [_ Superior, Seb. '/Interim Pastor ( David Sherwood . Church 402-879-3534 Sunday Worship ................... I 1 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ................ 4 p.m. Jewell Trinity United Methodist Jim Rice, pastor Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of eA, Superior ami1 .,#" 423 E. Fifth Street Superior. Neb. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Sunday Sunday School ...... 9 a.m. MorntngWorship 10 a.m. Prayer Time ........... 6 p.m. Afrtdlated with the Evangelical Free Church of America Jewell Christian Church "A family you can belong to" 111 Main, Jewell Dan Daniels, pastor Church 785-428-3657 Parsonage 785-428-3323 Sunday SchooLl"5"a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 4(is for Christ & Jr. High Youth Groups Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. Webber United Methodist Chm'ch Webber, Kan. Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............. 9:30 a.m. Pastor Roger Walls Church Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh Office Phone 402-$79-jIO91 Pastor Jeff Klmberly  Sunday Fellowship ...................... I0 a.m. Morning Worship ........ 10:30 a.m. Women's ruby Study ......... 6 p.m. Transportation and Nursery www.superlor, First Presbyterian Church " Sixth and N. Central Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 SUNDAY Worship ................... 8:30 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday School ........ 9:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Pastor Rev. -ocelyn Tupper Sunday Services Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 am. Bible Study Thursday...9 a.m. Sunday Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids for Christ ............. 3:45 p.m. Lawrence business places and the church. Only paper money, checks and coins were taken. Curbside trash pick-up was mandated in Superior. Walt's Furniture, Superior, marked its 25th anniversary. Helen Darling, 61, died. She was employed by Christensen In- ternational and was a Girl Scout leader in Superior. Idaho russet potatoes were $1.48 at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center. The Crest Theatre was playing "Guarding Tess' and Lightning Jack." Ten Years Ago The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad proposed to abandon their track from milepost 167.78 at the east edge of Supe- rior to milepost 127.83 near Reynoldsn Olive Brown, a I/pgtime Su- / Country Roads While cleaning in our basement, I started going through plastic storage containers filled With some of my childhood keepsakes. I came across my pink, plastic 45 record holder. It is from the "Ponytail" line of teenage girl products popular in the late 50s and early 60s. It's offi- cially called a "rune Tote," as the blue lettering on the cover states. Also on the front are two ponytailed girls in their saddle shoes and shirt- waist dresses, seated on the floor listening to records. I remember my friends and I would often attend slumber parties at each other's homes, and we would bring along our compact record totes. Today's pre-teen girls now attend what they call sleepovers and they listen to their favorite music through earphones plugged into their small iPods or smart phones As teens, my friends and I would pull out favorite 45 records from our totes and place them on the turn table of the host's compact phonograph with an the latest high fidel- ity system. With the turn of a knob the record would begin to move in a circle and the plastic arm would move as if by magic to the record. The needle would touch the grooves and music would fill the room. We'd giggle and swoon over our favorite artist singing his or her re'cording of our favorite song. Sometimes we would grab a dance partner and do the "jerk," "fish" or "twist" My Tune Tote has an index in the front and heavy paper pockets for flipping through. Each pocket still holds a favorite 45 vinyl record. It brought back many memories of those all girl parties. Things keep being updated. The record, play- ers became bigger and the stereo console came along. Soon every home had a console stereo that not only played records but also had a radio. Just like men of today wish they had kept the car from their teen years, I wish I still had some of my early records of the Beatles, Elvis and The Supremes. I'm just glad I still have my Tune'Tote. Though my goal is to get rid of some of my things in storage containers, I just could not part with this treasure of my youth. A Different Slant By Chuck Mittan Last week, I wrote about my father-in-law friend of mine named Chuck Carpenter is an tying to get everything out of his house before he dies. And I have written in the past about how long I've been writing this column and how many installments there have been -- some- where around 1,000, I reckon. In a box of old greeting cards, play programs, photographs and newspaper clippings that was forced upon us last time we visited him, I found a few old install- merits of this column. Why he kept them is anyone's guess. , This one is genesis on several fronts. I know it was early in the first year ofmy first newspaper electrician in Hastings and he volunteered to come down and install my new ceiling fans and light kits in the living room. Actually, Chuck did one and Bob, my step- dad, did the other. I made a pot of chili, Kathy made cornbread and dessert and my mom sat at the kitchen table and drank Coffee. I sprang the antenna scenario on Chuck sometime during lunch Installing the ceiling fans and lights took about 14 minutes. After lunch, Bob and Chuck went up on the roof to assess the situation. They job because I'm listed as a reporter (I was pro- folded the antenna over at the pivot point near moted to news editor after about fiihe'onths on  the roof, but found that it protruded quite a ways ' . ,,.. 2 ' the.lob). Kathy and I had been marr]eess than past the confines of the roof. I caied a tall step a year and we had just purchased our first house. This is probably one of the first dozen or so installments of this column, ever. So, in the spirit of history and nostalgia (and not wanting to write a new column this week), I offer you this. From the information within the column, I'm sure it was written in late-winter, 1994: After not getting a picture on the old idiot-box for a long time, Kathy and I were very excited to get the antenna that came with the house hooked up last weekend. The antenna's very tall and in good sl/ape, but we could see from the ground that the lead-in was just dangling from it at the top. Every time we made plans to lower the antenna and run new lead-in, it would rain or snow or be very cold. Lst weekend, the weather, my schedule and everyone else's schedule all came together to afford us the opportunity to take care of it. My only concern was that we would hook it up and the reception would only be marginally better than none. My step-dad is retired from a telephone and utilities company and spent considerable time dangling precariously from various things and he agreed to do the bulk of the roof walking. A Christian Church of Mankato 118 S. Commercial Mankato, Karl. 785-378-3707 Sunday School ...... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Thaddeus J. Hinkle. Minister 785-378-3938 Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church .. 99 W. Pearl, JeweU, Kaa. 785-428-3266 EFC!  Wayne Felgal, Pastor .f Meetlng ........................ 7:30 Sunday Sunday School ................. 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Scrvlce. 10:30 a.rn. Evening Service ..................... 7 p.m. Aillated with the Evangelical Free Church of Anwrlca First Community Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Momlng Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ..... 7:00 p.m. Bible Centered Nondenominational ladder around to the front of the house and held it upright while they lowered the antenna to rest on the top rung of the ladder. New lead-in was installed, the antenna put back in place and the support wires re-affixed. The moment of truth was upon us. I headed for the house to give Kathy a progress report, but found her on the way from my toolbox to the television with an annload of screwdrivers, pli- ers, cutters, strippers, black tape, scissors and several things I didn't even know were in my toolbox. She only planned to make one trip and she had that "stay out of the way and you won't get hurt" look about her. She hooked the lead-in up to a cable-ready adapter and plugged it in to the back of the VCR. When she turned on the set and got a perfect picture from Channel 10-11 in Lincoln, there was a brief smattering of applause and gratitude for a job well-done. Being of the male gender, I immediately grabbed the remote control to flip through the channels. All three of them. Bowling, hockey and college basketball. We looked stupidly at each other and turned off the television set. Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3308 LCM I Sunday Worship ................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ..... I0:15 a.m. Northbranch Friends Church Phone 785-647-8841 -,. Located eight miles - i north OfandBurr Oak two miles west.-"  Sunday Sunday School ........... I0 a.m. Worship ...................... 11 a.m. Kenneth Smith. Pastor "Where The Son Always Shines" Je00ell County Catholic Churches Summer (May-October) St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 785-378-3939 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday. 6:30 p.m. 2nd, 4th Sunday .............. 10 a.m. Sacred Heart, Esbon Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Pastor Father Joseph Kieffer Living Faith " Fellowship Word of Faith Church SI6 N. Central Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Service .................... 1.0:30 a.m. Evening Service ........................ _. 5 p.m. {except 4th and 5th Sundays) Wednesday Christian Development Night: Adults and Children .................... 7 p.m. Rock Solid Youth Group .............. 7 p.m. Radio Program. KRFS AM Sunday Morning ..................... 8:30 a.m. Jon Albrecht, Senior Pastor Patsy Busey, Associate Pastor United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony ... Worship, 1 i a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:45 a.m. Ionia ......................... Worship, 9:30 a.m Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.m Esbon ....................... Worship, 8:15 a.m. Burr Oak ................. Worship, 9:30 a.m. Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb. 402-879-4067 superiorehurchofchr/ 'https://www.hceb00k.c0m/Supe0hurch0fCMst Dr. Jeff Collins, Minister Sunday {no evening services) Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .......... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study for All Ages ...... 7 p.m. perior resident, celebrated her. 102rid I birthday. Laura Jensen, 83, died. She was a rural school teacher for 25 years and a Superior area resi- dent. ' Gina Edwards, Hardy, was named to the Nebraska Gover- nors' Youth Advisory Council. The Crest Theatre was playing "Agent Cody Banks: Destination London." Five Years Ago The Superior Public Library was founded with 100 books 125 years ago. The Abdal Consignment Auc- tion was held at Superior's Kottmeyer Business Park for the first time. Kenny Rempe retired after 28 years of service with the United States Postal Service at Superior. Elmer Paul, 86, died. He was the owner of Paul's Feed and Grinding Service at Hardy. The Crest Theatre was playing "Fired Up." One Year Ago Two apartment buildings lo- cated on West Fourth Street in Superior were razed. The City of Superior and Nuckolls County approved the issuance of conduit bonds to refi- nance Brodstone Memorial Hos- pital debt. Dr. Louis Bunting, 97, died. He practiced medicine for many years in Hebron and was active in the aviation community. Army SFC Terry Everhart re- turned to Superior after serving in Qatar for almost a year. The Crest Theatre was playing "The Croods." Letters to the editor welcome v This newspaper welcomes let- ters of reasonable length and local interest from our readers. We believe the letters column is a excellent way for readers to express their opinion and com- ment on items of general interest. However, some rules must be followed when submitting Let- ters to the Editor. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, grammar, clar- ity, accuracy arid taste. All letters must be signed and include the author's name and address. Let- ters which are not signed will nei- ther be read nor printed. If re- quested we will consider With- holding the author's name from publication bu t preference is given to those letters which are pub-. lished with the author's name rather than a pen name. Letters are not to be libelous, obscene, con- tain advertising or endorse politi- cal candidates. All letters should be in good taste. We reserve the right to select letters for publica- tion. .... I' [ ' [ Selection of town name impo00ant (Reprinted from a historical report published in 1930 by ths newspaper) The railway station at Sedan was named by the St. Joseph and Grand Island railroad and has al- ways been known as Sedan. When the post office was established in the northeastern Nuckolls County community it was named Coy be- cause there was already a Sedan post office in the northeastern part of Nebraska. When the later office was discontinued, The Coy office was renamed Sedan. The name derives from Sedan, Ardennes, France. There is also a Sedan in Iowa and in Kansas. The postoffice at Ruskin was named for the famous English au- thor and art critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900). Salem Lutheran Church {El.CA} Highway 14 North, Superior, Neb. 402-225-4207 Sunday Sunday Forum and Sunday School .................... 9 a.m. Worship ............................. I0 a.m. Communion ....... 1st & 3rd Sunday Don & Margaret Olson Interim pastors Day 1 Radio Program KRFS AM 1600 Sunday 8 o.m. Olive Hill Church David Watters Sunday Sunday School... 9:30 a.n. Worship ....... 10:30 a.m. Located five mtles south and two mtles west of Superior Proclaiming Christ Sihee 1876 Centennial Lutheran Church IMlssourl Synod} 855 N. Dkota Street, Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3137 Saturday Worship ...... 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School-Blble Class .......... 10 a.m. Pastor Brian Earl Worship wflh us via  broadcast' each Swtday on KRFS Radlo ease caU for addml worship and Bible study opporamffies. I #