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(The Superior Expnress [ Published each Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, I . [ at 148 East Third Street, P.O. Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 I Subscription rates are $25 per year in Nebraska, ,, $26.50 per year in Kansas. Other States $36 per year. 00b.00.0r From the files of The Superior Express E-mail is,  Study Tour. SeleCted ortions of the newspaper available Eighty Years Ago Seventy Years Ago from the Little Blue r' e. Grasshopper molasses, bring E.E. Murphy resigned his po- Fifty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lyne eel- on the we b at your can, zu cents a gallon, sition as Nuckolls County asis- Captain Leslie Shellhase has ebrated their 50th wedding anrli- Bossemeyer Brothers. Grasshop- tance director, to accept a position received the degree of doctor of versary and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thursda, June 30, 2011 Page 2B pers are cleaning out whole fields, with the Bank of America in San social work from the National Bagleywerehonoredontheir35th Miss Carry Ruth Furry won Francisco. Catholic School of Social Service anniversary. A Different Slanl J ,ou have both a wife and a girlfriend, but find "hold my purse' syndrome doubly By Chuck Mittan Men and boys have run m terror at these words for as long as women have been uttenng them: "Here, hold my purse." Personally, I could never figure out why they have sQ, many bathroom-relateditems in those purses, then refuse to take them into the hathroom with them. Then all men do roughly the same thing once they're in posses- sion of the dreaded handbag  try to hold it like anything but what it is. If, for example, you wrap the various straps around the body of the purse and tuck the whole {hing under your arm, it's fairly easy to mistake for a football, providing it's not avocado with orange stripes and white fringe, not that I've ever seen my wife or anyone else carry such a purse. On a related note, you may try going along next time your wife or girlfriend is purse shopping, so you can steer her towards the one that will most resemble a football when tucked under your arm. On the other hand, if she sees through you (or merely because she likes it) and buys the orange and avocado purse, you will have blown the whole day by purse shopping with )}our wife or girlfriend. By the Editor's Notebook way, I'm not implying if you do, you probabl troubling. The other way men told their wives' purses is to clutch them roughly by their side: or even bottoms, so they hang upside down, or at least awk ardly. Apparently, the line of thinking is it is only a purse if you hold it like one  gingerly by the handle or with the strap drap d casually over your shoulder. I have seen men rif mg through their mates purses while they are in the bathroom. I lon't know what they're looking for, but these men are fools. There is nothing in there for them and they deserve whatever unpleasantness befalls them if they get caught. When Kathy and I got married, I had the advantage of having been married before• Being aware ofthe"hold my purse" scenario which would undoubtedly play out eventually in our marriage, I intentionally "misplaced" anything she asked me to hold for her during our engageinenl and early in our marriage. Sounds crazy, but I have never,been asked to hold her purse. J By Bill Blauvelt Fifty years ago this week The Express published a picture of move we wove throu h Superior• K. J. Smidt, a retired house the Hardy depot going north past the Alexander motor company mover who had helpeI with a number of Blauvelt projects, had showroom atFourth and Commercial• That morning the depot was mapped a route throl igh Superior which didn't require the enroute from Hardy to my father's gasoline station located on the cutting of a single wJ re. The depot came into town on First hill south of Superior. Street, crossed the Bi trlington on Bloom Street, turned west I suspect the depot passed through Superior about a week between the Burlingt( n and Northwestern tracks, crossed the before the picture was published• Northwestern at Com aercial, preceded north to Fourth, west to Fifty-years ago it wasn't as easyas it now is to publish a Central, south to Thild and then west out of town. picture. Though it was taken by a newspaper photographer, the film The day before i :left Superior, I had helped remove all but which measured 20 square inches in size was then sent to a local one bolt holdingeach,)fthereflectors on theHighway 14 bridge photo studio to be developed and printed• The black & white print, approaches. The dep )t was loaded high enough to clear the probably measuring 5x7 inches was then mailed to Lincoln where bridge railings so by d "opping the signs, the load passed over the a zinc engraving was made. The engraving was sent back to narrow bridges. The depot moved across the river va!ley at Superior via bus and used in the printing process• It wouldn't have walking speed or less. A man in charge of b01t removal, walked been unusual for this process to have taken a week. The depot ahead dropping the s igns while a crew walked along behind probably passed through Superior on a Wednesday or a Thursday. putting the signs baci into position. The process of moving the depot had started several months The depot stopp,d for the night at the stateline. earlier when, after getting Nebraska Railway Commission permis- At 6 a.m. the n'xt morning, the depot was back on the sion to close the Hardy agency, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy move to its new loca :ion on Blauvelt's Hill. Railroad offered the depot for sale. When it came to acquiring It was to stay l here about 25 years before again being railroad salvage my father knew the ropes, had the right connections loaded and moved tc a farm northwest of Superior• and was a successful buyer of much railroad salvage• The depot is we 11 built and easy to move. Once his bid for the depot was accepted, the work of moving In the 1940s w| en it was no longer necessary to provide it began• living quarters in the depots the Burlington tore down most of He contacted various moving companies and accepted the the two story struct Jres and used the salvaged material to offer from a father and son. construct smaller sin I le-story buildings• They were substantial I remember the Sunday afternoon when the father came to structuresandsidedv,ithacementboardtypeofsidingthatmay Superior to inspect the job and submit a proposal. Dad and I went have contained asbe, tos. with him to look over the project• The depot was divided in half. One half served as the Several weeks were then need to get the various permits and prepare the way. Dad bought a chain saw to clear the planned route. Several days I helped him cut trees along the chosen route. He selected the route that offered the least number of electrical and telephone wires to move but one with lots of trees• I was Still inhigh school and didn't have the strength to handle the saw. It was bigger than a small outboard motor. Once the depot was moved, my father sold the saw. We thought the wire fees to be unreasonable. Though we only crossed the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad track twice, the wire fee was higher than the moving fee. The Missouri Pacific Railroadwas much easier to deal with. We put down a deposit to cover any damages but we were allowed to do our own wire work (It wasn't hard. After the wire was taken off a pole on either side of the crossing, a man rode on the depot roof and lifted the telegraph wire above the depot. Once passed, the wire was reattached the to the poles and the depot moved on down the road. It was probably a Monday morning when the older man's son arri red in Hardy with an assortment of trucks, timbers and jacks, his wife and a hired man. My father furnished the rest of the crew• The young wife's job was to drive the old military surplus 6x6 which had been converted into a winch truck. Her job had to be difficult and she was several months pregnant. She had to manuvere the truck to move the various beams and other heavy items used in the process. At least a full-day was re- quired to load the depot and an- other to travel from Hardy to Su- perior. On the third day of the freight room and the The potbellied was sold to the Will room benches were construct stock rack,, from the workers w; A window on t dock built so we cou] room to trucks park hybrid seed, salt an used for storing oil doors opened onto of barrels cans and Dad even stor a man from Illinois worked• It wasn't e carefully stored but q right price and the c car and made a han I disliked the painted it white but t the name painted oz In railroad fasl ends of the depot, q 14 south into Kans depot she was con headed east out of; The argumenl came back to the sl The wife had husband they were he was right and th However, the the depot• But I on1 to the highway an( other the office and waiting room. stove which had heated the waiting area L Cather group at Red Cloud• The waiting taken apart and some of the slats used to • The cage that separated the waiting room ts also sold. ae .end was replaced by a door and a small d roll merchandise to and from the waiting ;d outside• In the waiting room we stored I similar products. The freight room was md grease• One of the two freight house dock and allowed for the easy movement :ases into and out of the depot. zd a Model A car in the freight room until discovered it. My father's marketing plan sy to convince him to sell the car he had :ventually the man from Illinois offered the tr was his. Dad had traded four tires for the lsome profit on the deal. gray color of the siding and eventually tot until at least one tourist was confused by t the end of the depot. tion, the station name was painted on both is traveler thought he had taken Highway as but when his wife read "Hard)"' on the ¢inced they were on the wrong road and uperior. grew heated and they turned around and ation. map spread in her lap trying to convince the leaded toward Byron• He was glad to learn • ,y were going south into Kansas. aext week my father said it was time to paint • . o  • € pamted two sides, the ones whmh showed to station customers. LOVEWELL LAKE WORSHIP SERVICES Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day Formoso Community Church NondenominatTbnal Bible Teaching Pastor Gene Little Catholic; ' Church Services St. Joseph's Chl trch Superior, Net. Rectory Phone 402-87! }-3735 Mass Scheduh: Daily Masses 7:3( am. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday., ........ 8 a.m. NelsOn "Sunday .. ....... 10 a.m. Father Brad Zil ek First Baptist Ch0000rch Church Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh OfflcePhone 402-879-4391 Pastor Dave Coleman Sunday St/nday School ................. 9:45 a.m. Morning Service .............. 10:45 a.m. Children's Program, Youth Group Meeting ................... 6-7 p.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study ..... 6:30-7:30 p.m. Transportation and Nursery First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central Superio.r, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 SUNDAY Sunday School ........... 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ...... 10:30 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies 203 Baleh SWeet, Formoso, Kan. * 785-794-2490 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Rev. Daryl Nelson PMA Connie Raess ST. PAUL LUTHERAN - Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday School .... 10 a,m. Sunday Worship... 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour .. 10 a.m. First United Methodist 558 N. Com] nercial Superior Neb. Rev. Floyd Richard son (N Church 402-870 3534 , Sunday Worship .............. 10:45 a.m. Wednesda] Bible Study ............... 4 p.m. Jewell Triv ity United Meth adist !or t:15 a.m. {):30 a.m. • 3:45 p.m. Sunday School .......... 9:15 a.m. Fellowship ............... 9:30 a.m. Worship ................. 10:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Dlehl, Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Church 448 N. Kansas Street Superior, Neb. Rev. Jocelyn Tupper Sunday Services Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday...9 a.m• Jim Rice, pa Sunday Sunday School Morning Worship ... 1 Wednesday Kids for Christ ............ Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of A Superior mlR €I 423 E. Fifth Street Superior, Neb. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Home, 402-879-4145 Sunday Sunday School ......... 9 a.m. Morning Worship ... 10 a.m. Prayer Time ............. 6 p.m. Mfllliatcd with tc 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 School 9:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Kids for Christ & Jr. High Youth Groups Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Kan. Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............. 9:30 a.m. € Pastor Roger Walls Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 505 N. Kansas Superior, Neb. Sunday Morning Worship .. 8:45 a.m. Sunday School ....... 9:45 a.m. third place honors in the College Bernard Venhaus, 19, Law- of Fine Arts,' Bethany College, rence, was a member of the crew Lindsborg. on the sunken submarine. All 33 The Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Rivington and three children will return to Egypt as missionaries. Mrs. Rivington is the former Emma McKeown of the Beulah community. New officers atthe newly or- ganized 4-H sewing club at Nora are Alda Ray, Ardis Adamson, Marguerite Adcock and Helen Thayer. members perished and the Navy abandoned any thought of raising the submarine. The Superior Christian Science church building at the comer of Fifth and Kansas has been com- pleted, and the first service was held Wednesday. The main street of Ruskin and some of the side streets were grav- eled. E. A. Eggers hauled the gravel at Catholic University. He is pres- ently stationed at Walter Reed Army Institute. Donald Corman, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Corman, Nampa, Idaho, was drowned while fishing in a river 30 miles north of Nampa. The Burlington depot at Hardy was purchased by the Blauvelt Sta- tiod south of Superior and was moved there last week. William Saul has signed to join 150 other persons on the ,13th an- nual WOW Radio and "IV Farm Country Roads By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli Monday, July 4, our country will be celebrat- ing its 235th anniversary. This country is not all that old if one considers how long some countries in Europe, Asia or the Middle East have existed• We may not be the oldest country in the world but we are still proud of our patriotic heritage. As some genealogists say, we need to look back to our roots of where we began and what we started with. Certainly today's strategic planners if consulted about the chances of this country succeeding With their break 236 years ago from then powerful British empire, they would prob- ably say that there woia't be a chance. The people of those 13 colonies were determined to not remain under British rule and bravely marched forward. Even if it meant losing all that they had gained. The first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in Lengton in April 1775, a little more than a year before the Declaration of Indepen- dence was signed• At first there was no official American army, no uniforms, no flag, scarcely any artillery, and almost no gunpower for the men. June 1775 the Continental Congress elected George Washington to be the commander of the Continental Army a/td he assumed command the following month. The great majority of the Con- tinental Army were farmers, shoemakers, sad- dlers, carpenters, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, coopers, tailors and ship builders. They were men used to hard work and familiar with adver- sity. They were fighting on their homeland and they certainly knew the land. George Washing- ton stated, "Remember officers and soldiers that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of liberty." In the book, 1776, Washington told the Con- gress upon being elected to serve as commander, "I am truly sensible of the high honor done me in this appointment, yet I feel great distress from a consciousness that my abilities and military ex- perience may not equal to the extensive and important trust• However, as the Congress de- sires, I will enter upon themomentous duty, and exert every power I possess in their service and for the support of the glorious Cause." The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and all that signed knew that if their efforts failed, it could mean their lives. There were struggles and hardships for the Con- tinental Army as they continued to fight, never giving up. The war would last until November 1783 when the last of the British troops left the colonies• So Monday night when we fire off those fireworks and wave our American flags, we have a lot to celebrate• Happy 235th birthday, America! Forty Years Ago Pictured roguing hybrid seed corn were Barb Hale, Cheryl Bargen, Pare Bargen, Debbie Poole, Janice Fuller and Susan Miller. Loma Sykes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sykes will attend the Miss Nebraska contest at Keamey. An excellent wheat harvest is underway. AI Schleif, manager of the Farmers Union Elevator at Superior, reports the heaviest wheat he had ever seen in 36 years was produced this year by Glen Roe. It tested 67 pounds a bushel and averaged 55 bushels per acre. Thirty Years Ago With retirement scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Ole Grahm, a Superior barber, cut Neis Nelsen's hair for the last time. Superior had 17 barbers when Ole opened his shop in 1935. Sue Braun has been named to manage American Charter Fed- eral Savings and Loan Associa- tion, Superior office. She suceeded Leslie McFerren. Pastor and Dixie Miller are attending a two-week orientation clinic of the Bethel Series, an in- ternational Bible study program. Twenty Years Ago Volunteers worked on the reno- vation of the Superior Band Shell prior to the July 4 celebration. A combine prototype of an idea first conceived by a Burr Oak area farmer 26 years ago is attracting considerable interest and proving the merit of the inventor's idea. Four Superior yoqths escape serious injury when tleir car left the county road and landed upside down in the water reuse pit. All swam to safety. Ten Years Ago Superior will seek a state grant to build the speculative building at the Kottmeyer Business Devel- opment park. 118 S. Commercial Mankato, Kan. 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, Jewell, Kan. - 785-428-3266 Wayne Feigal, Pastor El:CA Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........................ 7:30 ] Sunday Sunday School ....... .....' ..... 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. I0:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 7 p.m. AJfiiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America Lutheran Church  •: 201 South Center ..... ' Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3308 Pastor Katharine Redpath Sunday Worship .......... '9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Northbranch Friends Church l Phone 785-647-8841 "I- Located eight miles . I dr_ north of Burr Oak two miles west. Sunday Sunday School ........... 10 a.m. Worship ...................... 11 a.m. Kenneth Smith, Pastor "Where The Son Always Shines" First Community Jewell County Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Church of Mankato Have you ever had one of those days where you find yourself wondering if the underwear you put on that morning was really yours? Maybe this only happens at our house? For all I know, what I am wearing could be mine, could be my teenage daughter's or less likely, it couid be my husband's. At sorffe point this year, I am certain that we qualified for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management A*gency) assistance because our home out here at the ranch became a self-declared disaster. Way back before I decided not to care anymore, I would come home from work and immediately begin cleaning, assuring that vacuum marks could be seen in the carpet and that nothing was left out of place. Somewhere along the way, my children grew into swarthy teenagers with attitude and I found that cleaning was a pointless, often unappreciated endeavor. Now with five wayward beastly canines and one teenager who would make a horrid serial killer because she leaves evidence of herself in whatever place she has been (clothes, drinking glasses, water bottles, books, papers, etc.) I completely give up on the whole concept of a neat and tidy home. This leads me to why I might be concerned about not wearing my own underwear. Throughout the years, a "communal bathroom junk drawer" has evolved. Whenever one of us has extra shirts, socks, underwear or any other such item that maybe we decided not to wear or were too lazy to put away, it goes into the communal bathroom junk drawer. My husband will deny participation in such a drawer, but I did just find a pair of his socks, that I did not put there. Of course, we do all have clothing dressers and closets. But generally, my husband is the only one who neatly folds his socks and underwear and puts them in their place. Of course, he is a tad on the weird and persnickety side. If my daughter's or my own clothes actually make it to the closet or dresser, they are usually shoved tightly in there, whatever will fit. Everything else finds its way to .... yup you guessed it, the communal bathroom junk drawer. Because I have to grab my clothes for work n the dark, while my husband is sleeping, it is not unusual for me to forget my under- wear. No problem, I simply pull something from the communal I Christian Evangelical bathroom junk drawer Granted, my daughter's butt is exponentially smaller than mine, but hey, it's pink and looks like mine so I wear it. It is usually not until later in the day when I begin to wonder, as it rides up, if those undies are really mine! Similarly, I imagine there are days when my daughter wonders why her undies keep falling down. Maybe She grabbed mom's big-butt bloomers that morning? Just about any teen- ager reading this right now, including my daughter, will have one word on their mind: "gross." Well, you know, just maybe this will inspire a generation of neat-freaks out of fear for being found wearing thdir mother's underwear. It does not exactly thrill me either to have to pick my seat all of the time because someone else s underwear constricts my circulation! Again, maybe this is only a problem at our house. However, if there are those who can relate, then perhaps a campaign should begin whereby we eliminate the aeart of the problem• Ban ommunal bathroom junk drawers acrt ss America or BCBJDAA, will begin its first leg of the journe) out here at the ranch. Carrying long sticks like torches, tied v ith brightly colored undies, we will relay across the country rk ding homes of the unkempt insanity of the communal bathroom unk drawer• Once that menace is gone, I recommend we start on the frequent|y left-open cosmetic drawer• One recent morning, I smacked my knee into such a drawer in our bathroom, left open by none other than me. Husband, lacking sympathy, gave a hearty laugh at my large black and blue bruise. It i not that he is a mean man, but rather that he too has run into my left-open cosmetic drawer a time or two and hopes my injurywill compel me to actually take the time to close it in the future. Life would be nearly perfect out here. if it weren't for the bathroom drawer battles we face! Then again, I did just hear my husband complain of a lack of coffee filters in the kitchen. Maybe the difficulties of life simply find new outlets through which to cause trouble? Living Faith Fellowship Word of Faith Church 315 N. Central * Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Service .................... i0:30 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. Patsy Busey, Pastor United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony ... Worship, 11 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 Salem Lutheran Church (ELCA) 14 North, Superior, Neb. Highway 402-225-4207 Sunday Worship ............................... 9 a.m. Sunday Forum and Sunday School ............. 11:15 a.m. Communion ....... 1st & 3rd Sunday Catholic Churches Summer (May-Oct.) St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 564 E. Fourth Street, Superior, Neb. 402-879,4067'. ] Jim Stark, minister Wednesday Evening FBI: Ages 3 through Grade 6 (Faithful Bible Invest/gators}..7 p.m. Lutheran Church (Missouri Synbdl 855 N. Dakota Street, uperior, Neb. Phone 402-87913137 Saturday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Morning WorshiplO a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeng ..... 7:00p.m. Bible Centered Nondenominational 785-378-3939 Saturday ....................... 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart, Esbon Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. , Father George Chalbhagam, CMI Thursday Evening Adult Bible Study ................ 7 p.m. Sunday {no evening services) Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. Youth Meeting ...................... 4 p.m. Youth & Bible study & small groups Call church for information Worship ...... 6:3,0 p.m. Sunday Worship Service Sunday School-I Class .......... Pastor Briar Worship with us via lit each Sunday on Klq Please call for additiorla Bible study opporl 9 t!ble 0 a.m. Earl e broadcast 3 Radio worship and unities. Don & Margaret, Olson Interim pas! ors Day 1 Radio I, gro.m KRFS AM 1600 • Surlag • 8 a.m. Olive 100[ilI Church David Wattr Sunday Sunday School... 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m Located five miles south and two mlh :s west of Super ior Proclaiming Christ, Since 1876 Centemdal Still,, Back at the Ranch By Tonya R. Paddock