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m short supply in :and the in a state of shock the discovery of a and systematic earlier that The burglars escaped with an estimated $6,000 from the community of 170 persons. The largest loss was at the Byron Co~)p Credit Association where about $5,000 was taken. Also hit were the U. S. Post ron lrms; Office, Dale's Tavern, Marquardt's Store, Peters Hardware, Byron Implement Company, Byron Grain Com- pany, Farmers Elevator and Byron Chemical Company. A break-in at the community hall was also discovered but authorities don't believe it is related to the other nine. Apparently vandals entered the hall, overturned 40 or 50 chairs and spread glue around the building. RE WASN'T much business being conducted in morning. Most of the cars parked in the belonged to either the county, state and law enforcement officials who were combincl the 'T clues or the repairmen busy repairing the damage. There were a similar series of burglaries in N~son City Saturday evening. Express Photo~ 13 O erlor 16 Pages in Two Sections SUPERIOR, NUCKOLLS COUNTY, NEBRASKA Price 10 cents i:i" ' :E:E E:i:: THURSDAY, MARCH 29, , 1973 iiii!i:' ners OC Planning evening, of Glenn H. Andersen build a )f the Mid- Nebraska Vocational School at Sixth and Central Avenue. Approximately 20 people were present for the public hearing and all testimony presented was against the proposed building. Everyone speaking against the building protested both the proposed use and design of the building at that location. Residents of the, area in- dicated the building would create parking problems and be an eyesore. In addition, the operation of the school equip- ment would interfere with their television reception. of the Great were given the board of in Superior evening, to for the Seward to line of the Western to the contract, the Will be $205,000. t Market nsta lied Approval was also given for the signing of several other contracts necessary before operations can be resumed along the line. As a hedge against the possibility of not being able to operate the line, a contract with Dewey Enterprises of Bartlesville, Okla., was also given approval. According to the terms of that contract, the Oklahoma company would the and the Meat Temperature together High during week 65 market reporting Low during week 25 area livestock Precipitation Total this month 4.75 line and To date in 1973 6.18 has been To date in 1972 1.25 the livestock Total snow 26.9 Dial 879-4600 Normal for March 1.39 y Normal to April I 2.84 markets and SUPERIOR MARKETS . information forWednesday, March 28, 1973 mute recorded Wheat $1.97 updated three Corn 1.31 Milo 2.20 purchase from the Great Plains mailway the line for salvage at $205,000. Thomas V. DeBrooke, a representative of Russ & Company, was present to discuss the financing of the railroad. Russ & Company has been serving as financial ad- visor to the railroad. The financial package for the railroad includes the local sale The 1973 Superior Home Show held in the city auditorium last Thursday and Friday was again termed a great success by the show sponsors. Larry Weeke, chamber of commerce manager, said there was an extra large turnout of people for the show Thursday and the constant rain Friday only slightly reduced the number expected. There were a number of new and interesting items never before shown at a Superior home show. Among the items which created considerable interest was the painting demonstration at the Coast-to- of $400,u00 in equity financing. Russ & Company will then attempt to sell $500,000 in debt financing on a best efforts basis. The directors approved the proposed financing package and authorized a contract with Russ & Company. Craig Burrows of Transaction Associates, the shortline railroad consulting firm, was present and a contract with his Coast store booth, Oswin Keifer's collection of old money in the Farmers State Bank booth and the home en- tertainment center which in- cluded a television camera on display by Superior TV Clinic, In addition to many prizes given away by the booth sponsors, $60 in cash was given away each day of the show. Prize winners and the prizes they won included: Dave Rogers, Montrose, Mrs. Robert Ost, Mankato, Ruth Opal Tangdall, Superior, Patty Disney, Superior, Mrs. Allan Weir and Mrs. Dick Bates, Superior, won the butter given HE SIGN Says Park Entrance but the n I ~'~"Later.._. road was ear y ~years has tallied 6.18 inches which Is 3.34 inches above ,,unaay following three days of rain. Rainfa#l this normal. Express Photo It appears that the burglars first broke two doors and en- tered the Byron Implement Company. "l~mre they obtained a cutting torch mounted on a cart, closed the office drapes and wheeled the cutting torch inlo the offices where they changed the tips and cut into the safe, obtaining about $350. From Byron Implement the tracks in the mud show where ihe torch was wheeled out the fi'(m{ door across the street and c~)wn to the credit association and post office. At Marquardt's IGA Store, the burglars first attempted to gain entry by breaking the glass out of a side door. However, a large steel gate is h)vered over the side door and locked each evening. Unable to pass the gale, they broke open the front door. At the credit association, two glass blocks were removed from the rear wall of the building and a file cabinet moved to permit a small person to crawl into the building. Open Safe The credit association had been having trouble with the time lock on the safe but it was thought to have been set Sunday evening. However, the burglars were able to open the safe. Included in the $5,000 taken was $160 in pennies, $170 in nickels, $600 in dimes and $260 in quarters. Of the cash taken, all but $500 was in small bills While the credit association doesn't have safe deposit boxes, members are allowed to place their own boxes in the vault. Only two of the boxes were opened and nothing was taken. A yellow plastic waste basket was dumped in the credit association office and ap- parently used to haul some of the loot. Post Office Hit At the post office, the im- plement agency torch was again used to cut into the safe and the cash taken. Mrs. Kir- choff, the postmaster said her check Monday morning in- in As proposed, the building, of steel construction, would have been set back 25 feet from the Central Street property line, 19 feet from the Sixth street property line and six feet from the south property line. firm for management of the railroad was discussed and preliminary approval giVen. Burrows, in discussing the operation of the road, did in- dicate that the shortage of railcars would require Great Plains to acquire rolling stock. He indicated he had found 14 hopper cars available at at- tractive prices and some 40 and 50-foot box cars. away by Mid-America Dairymen; Dennis Fuller, Superior, Mrs. Art Thompson, Superior, and Lisa Brazil, Superior, won LP music albums from Lynn's House of Music. Burton Blair won the clock radio at the Christensen & Son booth. The Farmers State Bank gave a $25 savings bond to Denise Dahl of Webber. Donna Richardson received the door knocker from Jennie's Hobby Haven. Norma's Fabrics gave electric pinking shears to Mrs. Conley Cleveland of Hardy. At Red's Tire Service, the given to Charles Dziowgo of Superior. The Coming Ware counter saver offered as a prize by Superior TV Clinic was given to Judy Mohler of Superior, Lori Morse, Hardy, won the transitor radio. Style Shoppe winners were Mrs. Irvin Ebsen who won a dress length fabric. Mrs. Pete Sheer of Beloit won the New ideas in Notions. Walt's Furniture gave a $100 regular size Restonic mattress to Donald Pederson of Davenport. Mrs. Edward Rempe of Superior and Mrs. Norman Smith won gift certificates from RAM Western Auto. Mrs. Gilbert Jacobson won the casting reel and pole with fully equipped tackle box from W & W Sporting Goods. In the cash drawings, Mrs. Evelyn Hall of Byron and Mrs. Lorin Mucklow of Superior both won $30. The $15 prizes were given to Velma Wilson of Superior and Mrs. Gerald Frye of Byron. Mrs. Wilbert Marquart, Byron, and Mrs. Emery Martin, Superior, won the $10 prizes. The $5 prizes went to Glenn Fearing, Burr Oak, and LeRoy Lemke, Superior. IT IS THOUGHT that sometime between midnight, when Dale Morehead closed his tavern which is iust south of the Byron Cooperative Credit Association, and 4 a.m., when A. E. Palling went to work at the credit association, burglars opened the association safe and cleaned it out. Express Photo dicated that the burglars didn't take any money orders or stamps and didn't disturb the parcel post. Apparently they were only interested in money and Mrs. Kirchoff said postal regulations prohibit keeping more than $100 in the post of- rice. The burglaries were discovered between 4 and 4:30 a.m. Monday morning when A. E. Palling, secretary-treasurer of the credit association went to work. It is normal for him to go to work between three and four each morning. By coincidence the credit association safe wasn't working properly and the burglar alarms at Dale's Tavern was out of order. Repairmen had been called to service both but they hadn't arrived. The safe repairman arrived about 11:15 Monday morning. The cash loss, however, was covered by insurance. In addition to the money taken, property damage will run into several hundred dollars. Monday morning work- men were busy repairing the broken doors and windows and postal service personnel were moving a replacement safe into the post office. Sorted On Floor While business was a virtual standstill Monday, the first- class mail was sorted on the lobby floor and distributed. When Palling discovered the credit association robbery, he called Verland Tietjen, president of the board. There may be a wing of the Nebraska Civil Air Patrol established at Superior ac- cording to word received from Col. Barry L. Thompson, New Owners For Goodyear deluxe car battery went to Mrs. Roland Sham- baugh of Superior. The electric_Abstracts' ..... Inc. Polly Perk perculator was Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rhoads have acquired the ownership of Abstracts, Inc., and will take possession Monday morning. They will operate the business from the Rhoads Secretarial Service. It has been located in the Downing & Downing Building. Girls, Boys State Delegates Selected Sharon Bargen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bargen and Toni Swieczkowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Swiec- zkowski, have been selected by the St. Mihiel American Legion Post 103 and Auxiliary to represent Superior at Girls and Boys State to be held in Lincoln in June. New Officers For Fire Department New officers were elected at a meeting of The Superior Fire Department last Wednesday. Named to serve the ensuing year were: Joe Schaaf, president; Don Meyer, vice- president ; Dean Hall, secretary-treasurer ; Leo Zadina, fire chief; and John Lowery, assistant fire chief. THE BURGLARS did a proficient lob of cutting through this safe at the Byron Implement Company. Express Photo Tietjen then found the ira- According to authorities, the plement store and post office break-ins and called Mrs. Kirchoff, the postmaster. When she entered the post office about 5 a.m., gas was leaking from the cutting torch and the odor of hot metal filled the room. burglars appear to be semi- professionals who were in- terested only in money. Their method of operation appears to be similar to that of several other stateline towns which have been hit recently. Wing Here; commander of the Nebraska wing. According to Barry, the Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) mission is to employ voluntarily its resources of manpower and equipment in search and fulfill its role of readiness to meet local and national motivate the youth of America and space supremacy through a systematic aerospace program. Everyone interested in the organization of a local wing are asked to meet at the Superior Municipal Airport Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The CAP program is open to members of both sexes and high school students. There will be CAP personnel at the meeting to discuss the to the highest ideals of entire program in depth. leadership and public serv!ce Jim Butler is serving as local and to further the nation's air coordinator of the project. The PTA Carnival will be held Friday evening, April 6, at the Superior city auditorium. Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the booths will operate from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A PTA king and queen will be named and crowned at 9:30. To complete the carnival ac- tivities, there will be a 1950 record sock hop for the teenagers. Costumes of the 1950 area may be worn. County Legion Convention Here Sunday, April 8 The Nuckolls County Legion and Auxiliary convention will be held at the Superior American Legion Hall Sunday, April 8. State Commander Ed Chizek of Omaha and other state and district officers are plan- ning to attend. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Mrs. David Alien is PTA carnival chairman and assisting her are Mrs. Gary Roe and Mrs. Robert Feaman. Mrs. Cheryl Rose is PTA president. Keith Portenier Named To Board Keith Portenier, who farms north of Guide Rock, will replace Robert Vogler on the Educational Service Unit No. 9 Board of Governors, effective, April 1. Mr. Vogler, who is secretary of the Guide Rock Board of Education, has served on the Educational Service Unit No. 9 Board since 1966. The vacancy on the board occured due to a stipulation in the law prohibiting the holding of two elective offices at the same time. Mr. Portenier's term in office will extend through 1976.