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NORTH PLATTER NEB., JULY 5, 1921.
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4th of July Auto Races wi
Jfartl -patte $tm WuM$- wtimm,
11 be Rue This Af
3 o clock
CURRENT COMMENT ABOUT PEO
PLE AND THE THINGS THEY
ARE DOING HERE.
As wo go to press wo learn that
the auto races will bo hold this aftor-
nygti, at throo o'clock If It Is not
raining. "Weatherman Shilling Is pre
dicting fair weather and says it Is
Clearing up In tho west. Tho Ameri
can Legion Carniwal will also bo
hold this evening if tho weather Is
Tho new band stand and Judges
stand at tho Fair Grounds proved
to bo a delusion and a snare. When
tho rain camo tho roof leaked and
It was discovered ttiat tho real roof
ing was still rolled up under tho
floor. The judges and tho baud boys
were tho wettest people out there.
The Chamber of Commerce Band,
twonty-ilvo in number was employ
ed to give a concert at the Court
Houso Park last night and tho con
cert was given on schedule time.
Only a fow peoplo huddled in tho
little north porch of the Court
House or sat in their cars out In tho
streets. "The band never sounded
If John. E. Evans had been here
yesterday, there would havo been a
United States flag at tho head of tho
parado. In later years ho never fail
ed to bo there himself with Old
Glory or to havo someone else carry
.tho standard. Won't someone ,take
up this work and see that no patri
otic parado over -happens In North
Pfatte again wiTlIout the flag at its
Ron rts from tho Freo Auto Cnnin
Ground aro to tho effect that G23 1
tourist autos used tho crouiils dur i
ing tho month of Juno. During Juno ;
a vear aco the number was'184. Count-
Inc an averauo of four passengers to
n nn.- wn iinvr 9. snn lmnnin nr nhont !
ninety people every uuy bpuuu.nt.
some time on tho grounds. Some stay
ed two or "three days, others only a
few hours. It means something to
North Platto to bo located on tho Lin
County Treasurer Souder has issu
ed 3,577 automobile licenses so far
this year. This Is not all tlio automo
, biles in tho County for somo havo a
' vnidPil nnvintr tho licenso to (Into and
others aro keeping their cars at home
on account of tho expense. Mr. Souder,
has plans for getting thcT rest of the .
auto owners to pay up when ho gets ,
around to collect ho will get tho
Tho prico of gasollno which wo
aro informed has boon higher hero '
In North Platto than at places oastj
or west of us was reduced tho last of ,
tho week to 22 cents. This places us
in tho class with tho other towns on 1
tho Lincoln Highway. ,
. Wo aro not ablo to announco the'
prizo winners in tho Fourth of July
parado as tho judges lid not have
tho right amount of money at their
disposal and awarded too many priz
es. Tho matter will have to bo gone
ovor again unless moro money is
Tho Nebraska Tolephono Co. filed
moro than two million dollars worth
of property In Nebraska to tho
Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. Wo
saw tho papers which woro filled in
Lincoln County and tho thing that
struck us most was tho rovonuo
stamps. Thoro woro two one-thousand
dollar stamps and a lot ot
other of smaMor denominations. Tho
thousand dollar stamps wero about
as big as four ordinary postago
Btamps and woro mighty interesting
to a printer.
No mm ojin nxninln whv we h.ivo
moro children In North Platto' this
year than wo had a year ago. Tho
school census shows 149 moro boys
and girls of school ago now than at
this time last year. Tho general im--prasslou
lias been that somo peoplo
had moved away from our city when
tho shops closed nnd work became
hard to get Now comes the state
ment that wo havo increased rather
moro thhn uMif.1. Slnco Mr. Elliott lino
taken tho census for a number of
years wo cannot accuse him of not
getting all of tho chldron last year
for lit Is a cry careful in his rounds
to get all that should be gotten. Tho
census Is rJglit and'-wo havo tha chll
dren, so wo may just'as well make tho
,bcst pf.it. Bp glad that W.aj thorn
and go to work trying to make Nortli
Platto a better place in which to
What might have been a serolus lire
as j-;.ntoa m a uuie air 11010 oe
twoon tho sldownjk and tho building
now occupied by the Btono urug co.
yesterday about noon. A Are cracker
thrown Into tho holo Is believed to
' !i n'n lmnn Mm nniitirt Tim ilnnnrf-
mem responded but tno nro was pm.
oat without turning on tho water.
A fire clarm was turned In Sunda?
nght from 203 W. Eighth whero a
garage was on fire. The building was
used by a Mr. Greeno but" inquiry
nt headquarters faildl to dlscloso
which ono. An auto vvalued at $1300
was a total loss. The blazo was ex
tinguished by tho department.-
Mr. and Mrs. Chr3. Hirsch pud
daughter Miiirea ieit una morning
for Ohio to visit relatives for several
Miss Gladys Coker of Suthorland Is
tho guest of Mss Ruth Szemoro this
THE FOUKTH AT
DAY STARTS OUT HRIGHT RUT A
GOOD JtAIN FALLS FROM WO
Tho Fourth of July started at
daybreak with tho firing of salutes
by tho boys and moro enthusiastic,
young men. Later the flags began
to appear and by nlno o'clock thoro
was hardly a store or a homo that
did not display tho national colors
in somo way. At ton o"clock tho big
parado formed on south Locust and
travorsed tho prplncipol Btreots of
tho city. Headed by Chief Splllner
and his aides on horseback
the long lino of marchers, horses,
autos and other attractions filled tho
streots with life and color and hold
tho attention of throngs of peoplo
along tho sidelines. Following tho
parade, exercises were hold on tho
Court Houso 'lawn. Tho North Platto
Ladies Band played several numbers.
which wero highly appreciated. Tho
Httlo children representing the 17
nations sang America and carried
Americnn flags. J. G. Beeler spoko'
on nationalization and Amoricon
lzatlon and was roundly applauded.
Miss Anna Kramp thrilled her hear
ers with tho words of patriotism as
sho presented badges to those who
havo become 21 sinco last Fourth.
Following these oxerclseB, many
picnic parties wero held In the differ
ent paries and then tho people began
to turn toward tho race grounds
whore the bfg auto races wero to bo
At two o"clock'a big crowd had
assembled at tho Fair Grounds arid
tho -.races. ;began. .The first vaB,S(U
Ford race with soven entries. The
three miles were covered in 4:17
by Noel Bullock with Peter Meyer
second and Paul Simon third. Tho
Lincoln County Special was started
next but Just' then tho rain started'
and nfter tho first lap the race was
called as tho cars could not keep
tho track. Everyone started for homo
upon tho announcement that the
! - - - wn,,l,l hn v.,n thn following day
" - -
if tho weather would permit. Tho
rain kept on all the rest of tho
Uip and tho two carnivals and
tho other out door attractions wero
out of tho question. Tho picture
houses wero crowded early as was
tho dance at tho K. C. Hall. It was
a million dollar rain but it put a
close to tho celebration almost as
soon as tho first drops fell.
SCOUTS CLOSE FIRST CLEAN-UP
CAMPAIGN WITH AWARD
ING OF CARDS.
Tho Boy Scouts have completed
tho first round oi tho Clean-Up cam
paign and havo given out tho 100
per cent cards. Many householders
havo placed these cards in tho win
dows and aro justly proud of them.
Tho scouts will make another in
spoctlon during August and at that
time will award cards to any who
did not got around to put their
places in rood shapo beforo thft
first campaign. Scout Executive Step
hens announces this morning that
ho will bo glad to look ovor any
place which was ovorlooked by tho
scouts or whero thoro is any dis
satisfaction about tho roward. Ho
asks any ono to call him by phono
If thoro is any question on tho mat
GIANT FLAGPOLE IS ERECTED IN
FRONT OF CENTRAL SCHOOL
An iron flag polo, measuring oighty
foot from tlto ground to the glided
ball on tho top, was erected in the
parking nt tho wost entrance to tho
Central High School. It was shipped
in sections, bolted together, and tho
Joints watorproofejd. Tho polo Is set
In a block ot concroto which Is flvo
foot deop and four feet across. It wns
purchased by tho Class of 1920 and
presented to tho schools. No flag has
boon yet found which Is big onough
to mnkp a showing on this polo.
Miss Harriot Murrln left this morn
ng for Grand Island to ontor business
-DRIVING AT THE RACE TRACK
After tho preliminaries last Sat
urday afternoon, Mrs. Alvnra Nolson
traveling partner ot Nool Bullock In
their aviation stunts, nsked Mr. Bul
lock if sho might drive tho car about
tho track a few timos Just to boo how
fast sho could go or something of
that kind. Bullock reluctantly al
lowod hor to do this and after sev
eral laps sho apparently lost control
of tho machine and it wont ovor.
Sho was instantly killed. Hor faco
and body woro horribly crushed, ono
log and ono arm broken nnd death
was instantaneous. Mr. Bullock not
ified her relatives and her husband
camo nnd took tho body to Boise,
Idaho whero sho formerly lived. It
was reported that sho nnd Mr Bul
lock woro to havo been married soon
but that has boon donicd.
BODY OF MAN DROWNED IN THE
PLATTE MAY HE HERE AT
Tho relatives of Carl Lance who
fraB drowned In tho South Platto rivor
noar Ogallala Sunday Juno 2Gth nro
offering a reward of $250.00 for tho
recovery' of the body. When drowned
Lanco was twenty flvo years of ago.
holght five foot olght and ono half In
ches, light hair nil dressed in Blue
Overalls with white stripo and bluo
shirt. If body resembling description
is recovered from tho rivor any whore
along Its course ootify Charles Lnnco,
Grant, Nebraska. If identified roward
will be paid promptly.
Mr. Lanco was wading In thq rivor.
and stopped Into a hole; Ho never
LESfS RAIN IN JUNE THAN FOR
NINE GEARS AND TEMPERA
Tho monthly report of Woathorman
Shiling for tho month of Juno shows
tho highest temperature to havo boon
95 and tho lowest 50. Tho avorago
was 72 which 1b 4 degrees nbove the
normal. Tho total precipitation was
onci and ono-third inches. Tho nor
mal for Juno is throo nnd one-fourth
Inches. Sinco "tho first of tho year
wo aro 3.G9 Inches of rainfall behind
tho normal. Tho strongest wind wan
21 miles an hour. Thoro woro 13
cloar days, 11 partly cloudy and 0
THE SCHOOL CENSUS OF NORTH
PLATTE SHOWS A HEALTHY
GAIN OVER LAST YE AIL
Fred Elliott, census enumerator for
tho Board of Education of North
Platte, has just complete taking thu
school cenRus for this year. On Julv
1st thoro were 2,553 children of school
age residing within the limits of the
school district. Of those, 1,290 aro
boys and 1,203 nro girls. This Is an
Inn-caff of H9 ovor tho census tnlcon
a year ago.
CARNIVAL AND DANCTJ TO DI3
HELD TinS EVENING IF
Tho Legion announced this morn
ing that thoy would hold tholr earn
ival and danco this ovonlng if the
woathor permits. Tho boys mado el
aborate preparations for a big carn
ival, ono that would pleaso overy-
boby and it is hoped that tho poo
plo can enjoy tho fun.
ASIERIOAN LEGION ANNOUNCES
1820 AS LUCIvY NUMBER. FOR
ino holdor of tho tickot 1320 can
havo his Essex car by notifying tho
tho Americnn Legion. Tho tickot was
paid for by A, A. Thornburg, an
Amorlcan Legion man but It is not
knpwn yet whether ho sold tho tick
ot or bought It for himself.
Miss Bethol Waldo returned to Tor-
ry, Montana thlB morning nfter vis
itlng nt tho homo of hor hrothor Glen
Miss Gladys Cooper returned to
Suthorland this morning after cole
brating tho Fourth in tho city.
MIsa Flla Knrrlgpr nnd grandfath
or W, II. Grinstoad of MUtonvlllo,
Kansas, nrrivefl this morning to, visit
at tho homo of tho formor's father
WOMAN WAS A VICTIM OF PAST
COMING MEETINGS JN TUB
VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OF
" THE CITY.
PI11LOS GUNA CLUB
Will bo entertained .Wednesday nt
tho homo of Mrs. W. V. Hoagiand.
Mooting with Mrs. Ell Hanson ,003
south Pino, Thursday afternoon.
Will meet at tho homo of Mrs. M,
El Crosby Thursday ovonlng- at 3
Bible Group moots Thursday after
noon with Mrs. P. M.' Soronson .107
cast Second street. -x.
will bo ontortaincd Friday after
noon at tho homo of Mrs. Jung, G02
West Cth. Sho will bo assisted by
Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Howard.
PRESBYTERIAN AID 1
Will moot in tho church basement
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A
cooking demonstration will bo given
at 3:30. Mrs. Bowon and Mrs. O. n.
Elder wll act aa hostesses.
SOUTH SIDE FARMERS SEND
WORDS AF APPRECIATION
TO SEp. RARE.
June 27, 1921
To Ira L. Bare,
See. Chamber ot Commorco,
, North Platte, Nobr.
VotliQ .undorbigned far mors and
otiiors, wno 4invo crossed on mo ter
ry and foot bridge and used tho trnnw
portatlon so gonorously provided
for our accommodaton by . tho North
Platto Chamber ot Commorco, horoby
express our appreciation ot tho cour
tesy and assistance thus rendered
Fred M. McClymont
J. K. Browning
Fred Grulko 3
J. T. Lloyd
W. A. KelBO
M. C. Westfall
Mrs. II. A. Shanor
G. W. Eddy
J. H. Johnston
V. E. Sodormnn ,
J. P. Collins
J. L. Zolgor
J. V. DIonor.
W. O. Nunamacher..
O. C. Nunamnchor
P. O. Mullikon
W. P. Snydor
F. W. Connoally
J. A. Souorman
W. W. Huntor
MIsbos Grace and Emma Brown
camo yostprday from Yakima, Wash.,
whero they havo boon teaching dur
ing the post yoar. Thoy aro guests
at tho J. E. Sebastian homo. Botli
woro toachors in tho city schools in
North Platto laist yoar. Thoy aro
onrouto to their homo in Pennsyl
vania whero thoy will spend tho ro
mnlndor of tho wlntor.
Mrs Mary Thornburg loft this
morning for Soldier Summit, Utah, to
visit at tho homo of hor daughtor
Mrs. Geo. Day.
Miss Anna O'Connoll roturnod to
Grand Island thts mornng aftor
spondng a fow days wth hor parents
Mrs. Frank Palmor roturnod to hor
homo in Suthorland this morning nf
tor colobrating tho Fourth in tho ccty.
Mrs. Dorothy Joffors wont to Ogala
la this morning to transast business.
R. C. HASTINGS HOLDS LUCKY
NUMBER AND WINS THE
R. C. Hastings, S03 oast Second
street, hold tho luoky number yosfor
day. 1320 wsb tho number that drew
tho car. It was announced Inst ev
ening that A. A. Thornburg won tho
cor but this was u mistako.ns Mr.
Thornburg an Amorlcnn Loglon mem
bor turnc)L in tho monoy for that
numbor, having sold tho tickou
SWIMMING HOLE TO RE MADE
SAFE IF ORGANIATION IS
O. F. Tomplo this niornng on his
own responsibility issuod n call for a
mooting this ovenlng at tho Franklin
Auditorium, of all men and women
Interested in swimming. Ho wants
to c-rgunlzo an association of swim
mors to moko tho sport safe Ho has
In mind tho cmplomeut- of an export
lifo savor who lives in thlB city .now.
This man would bo on duty from din
ner Umo until dark. Ho with othor
volunteer swimmers would seo that
no ono who could not swim went out
of his depth, woulJ assist them ' In
learning to pwlm and would in omer
Bency help thoso who can swim. Tho
mcnllng is to bo hold at tho Franklin
AuditoWuin this ovonlng at S p. m.
Eyorcyono Intorostod In Invited.
LOCAL ANI PERSONAL
M1bb EJlslo Coatcs of (Sutherland
spont yesterday In tho city.
Optical Co., EyoHight Spo-
T. A. Roborts roturnod to SIdnoy
yestorday after visiting local frionkls.
John Vandovoar of Wallaco trans
acted buslliosa in tho city, yoatorday.
Margaret Walker roturnod from
Suthorland Saturday, .where sho yaB
the guost of fiiendSi ' '
Mrs. Georgo Andorson returned, to
hor homo in , Brady Saturday after
shopping In tho city.
Clinton & Son, Graduato .Opticians.
rrv us for sorvlce.
Jtfr. and Mrs. John. Llona of Omaha
woro guosts of Mr, and Mi8- S. E.
Butler ovor tho Fourth.
MIsb' Francis Wcstrlng of Lincoln,
Nobr. camo Sunday to visit at th)
homo of Miss Violet Maddox.
Jack Rauo camo ijrom Kaarnoy
Saturday to spend tho Fourth -with
Ills parents Mr. aujl Mrs. J. Rauo.
Mrs, P. J. Maddlgan returned la
hor homo In Minneapolis, Mliin. after
visiting nt tho Goo. Karrigor home.
Mrs, Roscoo Zlminor and daughter
Gladys camo from Coznl Saturday
to visit at tho W. II. LoDloyt home.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Brogan ot Koy
stono came Sunday to visit nt tho
homo.ot tho lattor's Blstor Mrs. Pearl
Loiils Trexlor who . is, ompjoygjl In
Fairmont. .alu cania- Saturday to
spend tho Fourth with his mother
Mrs, Geo. Troxlor.
Miss Fannie Small loft Saturday
for Mont'or, Kansas after visiting at
;tho homo of hor sister Mrs. Glen
Waljdo for sovoral months.
Mrs, Ghas. Robertson returned
to hor homo In Omaha this morning
aftor visiting at tho homo of hor par
onts Mr. and Mrs. Fred, Thompson.
Migs Bettlo Turpto, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. V. Turplo roturnod from
Fondulac, Wis., where sho lias been
attonding school during tho winter
Troops 3 and 5 of tho Boy Scouts
took nn ovornlght hlko to Dick's grovo
Friday and ennio homo Saturday morn
ing. About thirty boys wont and thov
must havo had a good tlmo from tho
reports which thoy gavo. upon their
return. Scoutmaster Floyd Daniels
was with them,
Tho North Platto Battery and Elect
rical Co. has takon possession of the
wost room in tho now building at the
cornor of Locust and Sixth Streots.
Joss Sharp Is tho Manager. Tills is tho
Vosta Station which was formerly lo
cated in tho building noxt to the Rlt
nor Hotol. Mr. Sharp has fixed up a
vory" convenient eloctrio station thoro
and is redjly to look after tho oloctrlc
al noods ot any kind of automobile,
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