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June 15, 1972     The Superior Express
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June 15, 1972

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i Th 24 up Sends Truck apid City Victim00 of hundreds of residents, many the River to the plea for followed the S.D., flood. both funds and launched here when details of became Merlin Peck [todonate a semi- the items to and the Superior the drive. food, furniture and were collected A similar Conducted in Red VFW and its collected in and Nelson were and loaded Superior at midnight Tuesday. i i It stopped enroute for the items gathered by the Central City Jaycess. Effgts were nearly cancelled early Monday when a call from the Red Cross attempted to stop the collection of supplies. The Red Cross word was that money was all that was needed. However, calls were put through to the governor and civil defense director in South Dakota and both requested the supplies. The truck was unloaded at the United Church of Christ in Rapid City for distribution to the flood victims. Harold Lewis, chairman of the Nuckolls Coty Red Cross Chapter has stated that cash donations are being accepted at all Nuckolls county banks for the Red Cross flood relief fund. full truck left President rior XPR SUPERIOR, NUCKOLLSCOUNTY, NEBRASKA THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1972 DR. MIKE MOORE and Raymond Norris are shown loading Merlin Peck's large semi- trailer with supplies for the Rapid City flood victims. Express Photo Edgar Observes Centennial Board Elects Festivities Friday, Saturday / was selected Leslie Alexander, of the Superior Education in the meeting held evening. of service on the Johnson will expire in Joe Schaaf, will serve on mltil 1976. and Dr. Ted are the outgoing will serve as George L. School treasurer and as school a Grand was reap- the school with the to hire Mark graduate of Seward as a first in the south all teaching are now open. Hours will begin at the at 2:30 Wednesday k for Superior Who will be in either grade one next hour which held in the continue each afternoon for six The board was informed that the Superior school district would be responsible for any debts and claims incurred by School District 33 as the district has been dissolved and is now a part of District 11. Title to the building and land it is located on has also passed to District 11. The board voted to purchase refrigerated drinking fohntains for the two grade school buildings. 26 Pages Price: 10 cents Member firms of the Superior Chamber of Com- merce have joined forces this week to sponsor a large three- day sales event in observance of Father's Day which will be observed this Sunday. Included in this issue of The Superior Express is a six page section chuck full of great Father's Day giR suggestions. The Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring a Pop is Tops contest which is open to all area young people through age 18. Contestant's will compete for cash certificates and passes to the Crest Theatre by telling why pop is tops in 20 words or less. Winners of the contest will be announced in next week's issue of The Superior Express. The Ideal Market is also sponsoring a contest this weekend to determine who is the oldest father living in the Superior area. Complete information on the two contests may be found in section three of this issue of the Express. The Edgar, Nebraska, cen- tennial celebration which began last April with a centennial tree planting for Arbor Day gets into full swing with a full agenda of fun planned for both Friday and Saturday. The events on Friday will begin with a women's bowling sweeper at the RegAl lanes to be followed by an ice cream social at the Church of the Plains, beginning at 5:30. The Union Pacific Quartet will sing during the ice cream social. street platform at 7:30 p.m. The Crusaders trio, a well- known gospel singing group will present a program at 8 p.m. Two dances are planned for Friday evening. The Western Wanderers on the concrete platform and the Elastic Ban in the city auditorium. Saturday's events include a parade at 1:30 p.m. and men's team bowling sweeper at 3 p.m. The Annual Edgar Beef Barbecue will begin at 5:30. Saturday's dance will be to Springer residence from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday; a flea market on Saturday, antique displays and a flower and craft show Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. Woerner Is New Service Officer Pleasant Woerner of Superior has been named the new Nuckolls County Veterans Service officer. He takes over the position which George Vote Tuesday on Bonds For Public Safety Building Superior voters will decide Tuesday whether or not Superior is to have an adequate building to house the present fire and police department equipment as well as provide for the future growth of the departments. If the special election gains voter approval, a total of $207,000 in bonds may be issued to finance con- struction of the proposed building. The present building does not meet the current requxrements of either the police or fire depart- ments. The building has been remodeled and added onto several times and isn't considered to be worthy of an additional addition. Four separate furnances are reguired to heat the uninsulated buxlding and heat loss is con- siderable. Protective clothing, consisting of boots, helmets and raincoats, costing nearly $100 per set. is available for the men of the fire department but since the present budding can't be secured and clothing has been stolen when left in the building the firemen keep the clothing at home and often times it isn't available when needed. The lack of security is a problem not only for the clothing but for all the trucks which are fully equipped and have radio equipment. The new building will be secured for the protection of the trucks and personalequipment. Being of wooden construction, the reading also underway at for the older Area firemen will hold a the music ofthePaul Moorhead Lawson recently held. Office old building is also somewhat of a water fight in front of _the orchestra, will be at the Woerner Ford fire hazard and one fire has already church at 6:30 and the Powder Special attractions include Tractor place of Superior east been reported in the building. Puffs will entertain on the main soap making at the Howard of Superior. Fortunately the fire equipment dy Ch " I wasn't damaged. Har urch Wll Observe 100th Year Conservative estimates place the value of the vehicles currently The St. Paul Evangelical! Re'v. Kent Morse is church owned by the department at $86,000 and the other equipment at $20,000. are now the library. Lutheran Church of Hardy will be observing its 100th an- niversary at the church and community hall Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening at 7:$0 there will be a fellowship hour and program featuring the Singers of Today. This group was organized by Mrs. LeRoy Hoyer in the fall of 1970. Mrs. Harvey Petersen accompanied the group. Sunday, Dr. Reuben Swanson, president of the Nebraska Synod, Lutheran Church in America, will be the featured speaker at the worship service at I0 a.m. Dr. Swanson has bsm head of the 83,000 member Lutheran Church in America, Nebraska Synod, since 1{4. The Sunday aRernoon service will begin at 2 p.m., at the Community Hall. It will be greetings from former pastors and members. A coffee and fellowship will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend any or all ot tile rvices. The Rain, Traffic Blocks Vision About 6:05 Tuesday evening, a 1966 Chevrolet, driven by Dorven R. Wagner of Superior, and a 1967 Pontiac, driven by Sharon L. Gariepy of Superior, were in collision at the Mid- Nebraska Oil Company. There was minor damage to both cars. Wagner, who was backing up at the time of the accident, told police officers that because of the rain he didn't see the Gariepy car. About 2:10 a.m. Saturday, a 1969 Chevrolet, driven by Terry Bargen of Superior and a 1970 Chevrolet, driven by Elvin Pritts of Guide Rock, were in collision on South Central. The right rear of the Bargen car and the right side and grill of the Pritts car was damaged. About 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, a 1960 Ford pickup, east bound on Fourth Street, driven by George Renschier was in collision with a 1970 Ford van north bound on Bloom and driven by Richard Winebar. Damage was estaimated at $300 to the pickup and $400 to the van. Three combines, although not involved, blocked the view at the time of the accident. In city police court this week, Dean Zhlers was fined $8 plus costs for speeding. NEW HOUSEPARENTS for the Mid-Nebraska Vocational Center are Mr. and Mrs. They recently moved here from Kearney. He will feach In the Superior schools vifh them are Dick Sfairs (left) and Jack Boss, (right). Express Photo r Opens Residence residence for the Mid-Nebraska Vocational has begun eight residents Steve Shonk- narents. s were for a at Kearney and at both the the day care the house will pastor. A book, containing the church history, has been printed by the Express this week and will be available forAl members and gmmts. Neighbors Help At Bruce Stiles Farm Wednesday A farming bee was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stiles last Wednesday af- ternonn. Neighbors planted the milo, worked the summer fallow ground and put up the hay. Those helping were Ralph Wilton and Larry, Clarence C. Wilton, Kurt and Ron Hignr, Jim Reiman, Soren Thomsen, Ted Kimminau, Gary Nielsen, Butch Relman, Howard Larsen and Charles Stiles. Mrs. Ralph Wilton, Mrs. Clarence Wilton and Mrs. Thornsen served lunch to the men. Mrs. Stiles is a patient at the Nuckoils County Hospital. All things come to him who advertises while his competitor waits. Voters Approve Levy Increase Voters in the Burr Oak Unified School District 277 gave their approval in a special election held June 6, to increase the school budget. The unofficial results of the election showed 22 yes and 32 no votes at Webber and 146 yes and 71 no votes at Burr Oak for a total of 168 yes and 103 no votes .... The special election was required because the district was approaching a money crisis under the Kansas Property Tax Lid Law. Approval gained in the election will allow the school district to increase the tax levy by not more than 12.06 mills. However, the cost would be con- siderably more if the items were replaced at today's prices. The building currently houses three modern fire trucks, one old truck and one old emergency unit. Because of their larger size one fire truck and one emergency unit are forced to set outside. To maintain the emergency unit in an operational status during the winter months, an electric blanket is kept on the stretcher and an engine heater is used. However, this isn't" satisfactory. The fire department provides ambulance service for Superior and the surrounding area from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. each weekday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. In 1971, the department made 92 ambulance calls. The purchase of a second ambulance is being considered but it would also have to be parked outside the present building. The department made 39 fire calls in 1969, 33 in 1970 and 32 in 1971. If the proposed high rise apart- ment house is built, the department will have to buy a snorkel type truck. This too will have to be parked outside. However, fire trucks, since they contain water, are not operational if parked out- side during the winter months. Beacuse of the limited space in the present building, the firemen are unable to service the equipment or conduct training sessions inside the building. In the past several years, business acitivity has increased tremendously in the area near the present building. This has made it very difficult for the firemen to find parking when responding to a call. Often times, they are forced to park their cars in the streets and trust the police to move them to parking stalls when parking is available. The conjestion makes it dangerous for the trucks to leave the fire barn. A special problem is the rear exit onto National. Buildings are located next to the sidewalk and the firemen are fearful of hitting a pedestrian walking south on the east side of National. The present police department space is also inadequate and the jail cells do not meet standards. New jail cells, a place for police court and a storage area are badly needed by the .police department. A bullding committee composed of Willard Springer, Dale Young, Leo Zadina, Joe Schaaf and Ken Studier have been working since fall on the design of the building. They have inspected similar fire stations in Hebron, Fairbury, Seward, Crete, York and McPherson. The fire department will hold an open house this Saturday afternoon from 2-4 so that the public may personnally inspect the present building. If approved, the new building would require a 4.30 mill increase in the Superior levy. This would be $15.05 per year per $10,000 of ap- praisedproperty value, Joe Schaaf, president of the fire department asks, "Where can you et that must protection, piece ot mind and satisfaction for a similar in- vestment?" The firemen have prepared a series of color slides on the new and old buildings and have been presenting them to interested groups the past two weeks. Brother Hospitalized After River Bank Fight An apparent fight on the Nuckolls County Hospital and Kansas side of the stateline late taken by the Superior along the Republican River Emergency Unit to Grand south of Hardy resulted in the Island where his home is. hospitalization of one of the Charges were not filed and participants, the names of the participants According to the information were withheld. given authorities, two brother got into a fight and one Tell down the river bank, landing on a Dust off your old keepsakes broken beer bottle, and sell for cash with an Ex- He was brought to the press Classified ad. receive independent living skills training at the house as well as the job training at the workshop. Most of the present residents of the home were formerly residents of the Beatrice state home. The living residence has a capacity of 12 and is expected to be full by mid-July. The workshop, which has been open nearly six months, now has 25 clients, three of which are from Jewell County. Kansas is paying the cost of training the clients here. Two new staff members have recently joined the workshop. They are Terry Madsen and Linda Williams. Shonkwiler will be a math teacher in the Superior schools next year. Workshop clients are currently refinishing furniture and preparing shipping pellets for Mid-America Dairymen. Temperature High during week 94 Low during week 57 Precipitation Total this month 0.95 To date in 1972 13.05 To date in 1971 10.94 Normal for June 4.57 Normal to July I 13.11 SUPERIOR MARKETS Wednesday, June 14, 1972 Wheat $1.29 Corn 1.13 Milo 1.75 Nuckolls Countian Places In Bicentennial Contest A Nuckolls County resident, Mrs. Genevieve Imler of Nelson, was honored by Gov. Exon Friday. Her design placed second in the national contest to design a Nebraska medal for the U.S bicentennial in 1976. The contest and similar ones in all 50 states was sponsored by the Franklin Mint of Penn- sylvania. Mrs. Imler received $2,500 for her second place design. The design drawn by Clarence S. Nelson of Holdrege was first and he received a $5,000 prize. W. Donald Boe of Omaha was third and received $1,500 and Trudy Else of Beemer won the $I,000 fourth place prize. The Express has requested permission from the Franklin mint to reproduce the second place design in a future issue of the paper. Mrs. Imler's design stressed the importance of Nebraska to the westward movement, and the heritage of the early settlers and Indians. TH EY HAD A BUS LOAD. The senior citizens of Superior chartered a bus Tuesday morning for a trip to the Eisenhower Museum at Abilene, Kansas. Express Photo