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The Su- - "LOr ",X +'+'"++ [ I ' y y pe -or PubRsh-og Company. Inc, Selected portions of Ih ncwspa~t available [ I At 148 East Third Strut. EO. Box 408. Superior, Nebraska 68978 on the web al | J Suh~'riplion ml~ are $27 Ix-r year in Nehmska, | $2X.~0 per year in Kansas. OIher States $38 p~- year. Thursday, July 9, 2015 Page 2B From the files of The Superior Express Eighly Years Ago Great huKles of flying grass- hoppers invad~ Superior. They ch.lstetx*d abaut sttel htmps in such number~ teat sidewalks have to be cleared of dead and benumbed in- secls the nmm,ng after_ William Shaver. 70, c~ied. He was a long time White Rock TacT. eh~t. D. A. Rhodes+ Superio+ was the victim of a garden vandal. Seven of his prized tomato plants, large ones with green tomatoes already set, were railed upby tk ~ots, Footprints left in the soft ~il indicate 1he marander was a full-grown man. Sunkist lemo~s were 33 t-xmLs perdozen at the Superior Safeway. The LyrLe Theatre was playing +'Bride of Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloffand Valerie Hob.~cm. Seventy Years Ago PF~+ I~iben Shipman+ a 1940 Nelmn High School graduate, w a.'i, wounded on Okinawa_ Minor Baird waxelecled presi- dent of the Fanrls Stme Bank. He had been the vice-presidenL The C0~sumers M~rket, Supe- rior, was sold to Prank Brown by Newetl Park+ Sgt. Dean Fenimorc mrived in Superior 1o begin a 30-day fur+ laugh+ He ~ been overseas i'm Mx, and Mrs. John Eyre, Supe- 26 months. rior, celebrated their 35th wed- A 16mace bagofeggre, xxJh:s ding anni~rsary, were 19 cenls at the S-peTter Safeway. The Lynn Theatre was playing 'T I1 Be Seeing You,'~ starring Gin- ger Rogers ~ Joseph Cotton. Sixty Years Ago Nine cars and the 10comodve derailed on ~ North Wesmm rail lir~ east of SuI~rior. Sammy Lee Pen'y. l l, died when the ear in which he was tiding went off a bridge near Boslwick+ He was a Nelson resi- dent. Th~ st~l bins with a capac- ity of 14,0Lgl bushels each were completed at the Lynch & Com- pany grain elevator at Abdal. Ida Kelly Hull. 73+ died, She was a Superior ~d Hardy rest- deal. Watermelons wei~ flu'co c'n ts per potLnd at Rxxier's IGA Super- market in Superior. The Crest Theat~ was playing "East' of -Eden.'" starring Julie Har- ris and James Dean. Fifty Years ,~o Dr. James Teachwmlh opened his chi ropract i praline just sort h oflhe Blauvlt Service Station oa Ktmsas Highway 14. George Thayer. gZ, died. He v.,ras a Ion.etime Nora resident. The First Presbylerian Chum:h of Eagar celebrated its 9Orb Anni- versary. Two persons were killed and two seriously injured as the re:suit of an automohile accident on K~m- sax Highway 14, th.n~ miles south of Superior. St.~dless grapes were 21 con1., Editor's Notebook By Bill Blau'.~lt Few mories published in this aewspaper evoke as much cam- meat as have the stories and picttu~s published in late June a~at the Superk~r ptx>l hall known for decades as the Smoke House. "l'ho~ o f us wDrk ing in &~wntown Su porter during the years the Smoke tlou.s c~rated probably didn't recognize the impmant roll the business played in the sc, cial life of many area msidems nor how much it would be missed after it ck~ed. Frequently the Smoke Hou.~ wus pan wnlown heaulification endeavors oBen cited the Snake tlou~ as aexampleofa Superkw lmsin=s.s that needed updating. The building's from awning .~gged in the middle, the huilding's front m.~',ded p;iinl and the sm~kE crusled windows were ~]dom wa_,;hed_ 'l'he hc'avy I;,ycr ,,f probably kept the late al'termxm sun from stre;lnling into the Smoke I tonse and tx.'nainly made it di ffi,.:ull to see IIl',l,.|e And they v, erelfl happ) at~+ut the imerim whic'h hadn'1 been painu:d for decades. The) aim= thought the interior furnishings needed to be replaced, l"oday an a,~tique dealer could quickly sell that '+distres~'d'" furniture at u premium price. After the Smoke Hou~ clo.,~:d and the conlentssold at auction. a CUslum wotxJworking business and a furnilure stem briefly oceu. ph.xt hy Ihe ~pacc, Al)cr this v.riltr bough1 the building and start making up- grades. Ihe Sultrier Chamber