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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1922)
TUESDAY and FltlDAX
NORTH PIATTE, NEBRASKA, SEPTEMBER 26(1922.
FIRE DESTROYS OLD ICE
HOUSES - THREATENS CITY
Alarm .Brings Entire Fire Fifchtin& Force of The City To J
Scene - West Part Of City Threat- ;
ened With Disaster
That Turkish Tobacco
A firo which broke out shortly after two o'clock Saturday afternoon com
pletely destroyed the old lco-houses located, in the west yards o tho Union
Pacific railroad and burned two houses In addition to partially burning ci
third and setting a number of others on fire. Tho loss Is variously ostlmatod
at from $15,000 to $00,000. The loss Is practically covered by insurance.
Tho alarm brought a prompt response from tho volunteer department anil
lines wero laid but tho llro had made such headway that nothing couid bo
dono toward saving tho ice-houses
nnd the attention of tho department
was turned to saviug the nearby
dwellings. The fire was discovered
' at about tho same time by several
airties. L. C. Sturgis, turned in tho
LINCOLN COUNTY TO HAVE NA
TIONAL SPEAKER AT NORTH
A. C. Townley, prcsldont of tho 1
Non-Partisan League of tho Unl&d
will bo in North Platto
alarm when tho blaze was no larger i gajcg
man a uusuei uasitet. it was m tno Wc(lncg(lnv and wlll speak from tho
cupola on top of tho building at the court hQUB0 bnnd stflnd at g m
oast end. A northeast wind quickly Tmvnlov , MmnnrUne Bomo nf
fanned it down the full length of the- tho candl(lates rom cach tIckot ln.
cupola anu ueror? tno department . U t t H , k f noto
- - 11 1 1 i A A
and presents tho Non-Partl3an
League side of tho Issues of tho day
In a forceful manner.
oould respond tho whole top of tho
building was a seething furnace.
Pieces of the roof were taken by the
wind and scattered for blocks away.
Fires broke out III tho 900 block on
west fifth, the 1000 block on west
fourth and the 1100 block on west
third. At one time every house be
tween theso limits and tho railroad , MrB. Lorotta Brownfleld city 1.1- ,
was in danger. Then the wind bo- brarian of North Platte, has tendered j
gan to shift to tho east and It was hor resignation to tho Library, Board I
not long until the smoko was blow-' and It has been accepted to tako ef-
POPULAR CITY LIBRARIAN HAS
-for . rax Jt WmA'1 '..
SHORT STORiES OF
PEOPLE AND THINGS
, ITEMS OF INTEREST AIIOUT RE
' CENT HAPPENINGS IN THIS
Tho Jocal high school boys wilt
; Journoy to Cozad Friday for tho first
.foot ball gamo of tho season. A
; numbor of high school studonta will
Tho firo department was called out
yostcrday afternoon to 30C EaBt 4th
1 street whore a fonco was burning.
Tho firo was caused from a pllo ot
burning rubbish. Not much damage
Win. Lako ot tho south .part ot Uio
county was taken into County court
yesterday by Shorlff Salisbury and
pload guilty to having liquor in hla
possosslon and was fined $100 and
costs. Tho chargo of diving it' away
was dtsmissscd. '
1'otor Condos was fined $5 and costs
i yestorday in county court for assault
ing Francis Mcnglu, a small boy of
this city. The boy did something
whilo Condos waB making his rounds
of tho city and Condos attempted to
I punish him.
NORTH PLATTE RUSINESS MAN
MARRIES AND LEA YES
ing almost parallel with the tracks
and tho most of the houses were
saved. A small house Just across
the street was not occupied and was
burned to tho ground. Tho house
occupied by Tom Golden and owned
feet on October 1. Sho will attend
the Missouri Valley conference at
St. Joe next month and that will
complete her work as president of
tho Nebraska Library Association.
Mrs. Brownficld has been librarian
by B. It. Goodman was gutted while hero during tho past six years and
tho Harry Westphal property facing has seen wonderful growth in the
on Sixth street wns practically de- size and usefulness of the institution.
on firo at different times but were Platto and has .Jaken spoclal Interest f8'011
John Null, the bicycle man, jns
married in SIdnoy Sunday and left
with his bride the samo evening for
San Francisco. Ho has a position
vlth a western branch of tho Indian
Motorcycle Co. but his territory or
location has not yet been definitely
determined. He sold his business
last week to Molvin Simpson of
iPoach, Colorado, who Is expected to
ACTIVITIES OF THE
! SCOUT TROOPS TO HOLD FIRST
JOINT MEETING OF
J called a
Joint scout meeting
(tonight) at 7:30 at.
WHAT IS BEING DONE BY THE
DIFFERENT LODGES AND
Tho Tribune invites contributions to
'i i ti.ic iinnnrtmntir Trnm nil nrirnni.jirinnH
.... . ......... .,....!.. hi. lnat nlrll in tlll tinai,. : uui,u "i
several otner nouses were ano was oorn anu raised in isortu - ,! nnticonof
XT.. 11 'n.nct fnfmtVPI V ' M I QJT i -.i
Word was rocolvod hero this morn-
ilng of tho death of I. P. Gago ot Fro
jmont, Nobr. Mr. Gago has been grand
a!J , socrctary of tho I. O. O. F. for over
for j thirty yearB. Ho was woll known
tho iloro having visltod hero many tlmca
t land ho took part ln tho laying of tho
Franklin auditorium. Tr..' is
fi.-si of a series of ccout meetings courthouso corner stono last Juno.
, which aT. plannod for tho last Tuos-!n0 ftmoral arrangements havo been
pended upon and sure
failed Just whon wantedi
saved by heroic work of firemen and in the
citizens. Some sheds and chicken here.
bouses wero burned in different parts
of the blocks adjoining. The Western
Union and Union Pacific telegraph
lines were completely destroyed and Tho Bignell school district had
until repaired the dispatcher used a bought half of one of the.ico houses
line out of tho west yards. The pow- and Intended to build a schobl houso
er cable for the P. F. E. new ice wlth the lumber. Six or more loads
houses was put out of commission. iind been hauled away and prepara
Thls was Union Pacific property al- tlons wore being made for carrying
though the North Platte Light & 0ff the . rest ot the building. The
Power Co. had lines strung on the amount invested was covered by in
polcs. A considerable loss was suf- surance. '
forwl through careless handling of
household goods when volunteer' A"01- laying all the hose on the
helpers carried household goods out ftro trucks tho 'department turned
of threatened houses. The heat was its attention lo collecting some old
so intense that tho rails on adjoin- "so which had not been used for a
ing tracks wero warped as much as lon time. It was found that much
two feet out of place. This was tho of this old hose was leaky and other
biggest firo North Platto has suffered wise defective That gave rise to
since tho groat fire of 1883 when fifty ( tho roport that the firo equipment
or more dwolllncs were destroyed bvlwas out of order. Tho hpso which
development of the library I Jennie Armstrong, a graduate of
tne ' meotlngs and special program of
Sidney high scUpol and a business " " , ,
.i t. ..-i aro consldcrod as nows and no chargo
woman there for several years.
s made. Wo tako advertising notices
is aierIIy ;bunch which a rcf lar rates-nnd thcy aro prIntc1
ATTENDS "ALL ABOARD" dsowlwro.
doy oveL'ing of oarh month. Jol
lowing tho Joint meeting the scout
masters will hold tholr regular
. r;; :
VILL CAIL ABOARD AT
mado at this tlmo.
TO GET TO "ALL
cr " Thoro wlll bo a regular mooting of
That is tho statemenUof ono of Jho tho Signet chapter No. 55 ot O. E. S.
leaders in tho production of thOiinu- Thursday, Soptembcr 28.
steal comedy "All Aboard" which will
bo staged at tho Koith on Thursday KNIGHTS OF GILUMBUS
and Friday ovenings of this week. a special meeting is called for this j
The membors of tho cast havo to ovonlng (Tuesday for tho purposo
Tho Unitod States Civil Service
I Commission ulnounces an open com
.pettylvo examination for, clqrkrcar?',
PICNIC'frior, iwat "office service, to till oxlst
j Ing and. futuro vacancies,' to bo hold
,nt tho North Platto post offlco on
' j Saturday, October 7 commencing nfc
Tho commlttoo ln chargo of tho Lu- g a. m. Both men and womon who
thoran picnic nnnounces that It will , moot tho requirement, may ontor this
bo hold at Kopt's grovo on ThurB-! examination. Secure application
day, September 2S. Tho announce-: blanks and desired informatiin ot
ment says furtlicr: "With your child- tho socretary at tho post offlco.
ron and friends, bo at tho church
basement at 4:20 p. m. Convoyonct ( iruo Firomon'a carnival was a big
for all will bo thoro. Plenty of eats. success from an attendance stand-
laugh at tho humor of tho situations
and various hits. Tho general com
ment is that the music is tho pret
tiest and most catqhy over presented.
In addition to the groups which con
sist of tourists, yachting girls, sail
,of election of officers and other im
' portant business.
Tho country club will hold Us an
nual meeting Motday ovc&i&g. A
or men, bashful bumble-bee, overalls, ! banquet will bo serve.! at tho Elks
cabin boys, sea nymphs, water witch- club.
es, What win your answer uac anu
Will hollor all aboard at tho grounds
in timo to got to "All Aboard.".
Miss Gladys Stcgall has taken a
position at tho Dr. Lano dontnl office.
L. Cecil a switchman, was injured
whllo setting out a car. Tho engino
loft tho track nnd ho was thrown
against tho car, badly bruising his
point as woll as flnanclnlly Tho
Lloyd was crowded all ot Friday eve
ning with morrlmakorB. nnd tho pro
coeds woro about a thousand dollars.
This sum added to tho amount intho
Fircmon'a treasury makes a tuhd
which is Just nbout half what will
bo neoded to caro for tho state con
vention held horo ln January.
a prairie fire from tho west.
broke was reserve stuff which was
not expected to be needed again.
Thoro wero soventeon ice houses
when Postmaster Sturgis bought
them last spring from the P. F. E.
Five of them had been entirely re
moved; six partially torn down and
removed and six wero still Intact.
Ho figured that over a million board
truck which got stuck out, feet of good lumber was destroyed.
near tho firo was the old truck and Theso ico houses wero said to havo
not tho now ono as has been report-' cost ln tho neighborhood ot $10,000
ed. Tho new truck was purchased j each when built. Thoy were sold for
because tho old ono could not bo do-, a very small sum.
During "the firo Superintendent
Welch turned on tho Kclloy well in
the south part of tho city and was
pumping water at tho rato of 2,300
gallons a minute. Tho pressure was
maintained at about 100 pounds to tho
Sweetheart in ovory port." thero will YEOMEN SOCIAL
lift ontfArol onnnlnK Ina nmnnw w iiiiii Tho Yeomen wlll hold
aro tho favorite, Royor Hastings and .Thursday evening at tho K. C. Hall.,
the over-popular Robb twins. The; Mr. TIley plans a big campaign so,
tickets aro now being sold by the (lon't fall to bo thoro.
ladles of the club and at the Roxall , MnTT,nniQT
Mrs. Cranes Bible Class will bo en
tertained Thursday afternoon at tho
home of Mrs. G. W. Monks, 914 West
i of Friday. A largo attendance is do
j sired for final arrangement for Ar
a social mistlco Day Party will bo made.
Willis Bowman was arraigned In
pollco court yestorday and fined
I $104.80 for tho Illegal possosslon ot
Store. Reservations may bo mado at
the theatre box offlco after ten a. m.
Wednesday. This Is tho first good
show ot the season and 13 for a good
ROTARIANS ARE EYENING GUESTS
OF JACK MORROW FLATS
Ashes or. Neglect Which
Suppose it had betsn the old Lloyd Opera House
or the Besack Livery Barn Saturday! Where
would Dewey Street have been today, in spite
of our able, good and loyal fire department?
Ashes or INSURANCE? We have the remedy
and it is not ashes.
THE H. 8c S. AGENCY
Thirty or more Rotarions and tholr
ladles Journeyed out to tho Pleasant
VIow school houso on Jack Morrow
Flats last evening nml woro tho
guests of tho club at a meeting which
was full ot good feeling and hospital
ity. Music was furnished by tho
teachers and pupils ot tho school and
John Dionor presided. Short talks j COUNTRY CLUB
Ladles Aid will meet ln tho church
parlors at 3 o'clock. Thoso on tho
entertaining commlttoo aro Mrs.
Clara Newton, Mrs. Strahorn nnd
Aid socioty will moot Thursday
aftornoon at 2:30 ln tho church baso
mont A big attondanco Is desired
as thero is important business to
bring before tho aid.
woro mado by sovoral Rotarians after
which an inspection ot tho building
was mado by tho visitors. Whllo
this was bolng dono tho ladles of tho
Community Club set tables and later
invited tho guests to partako of a
chicken suppor with all tho trim
mings. Tho singing by tho club nnd
guests was tho featuro ot tho ovenlng.
Tho Rotarions loft at a lato hour
promising to go back at somo futuro
timo to again onjoy tho hospitable
invitation ot tho club.
A voto for John A Smith, by peti
tion Sixth Congressional District, is
u voto for light wines and beors, and
bonded liquors tor medicinal pur
Ladles day will bo Friday at tho
Country Club. Thoso who will enter
tain will bo Mrs. Robert Dickey, Mrs.
W. J. O'Connor, Mrs. O. It, Moroy,
Mrs. Fred Waltcmath, Mrs. Sam
Souder and Mrs. Allison Wilcox.
The Woman's Missionary pocioty
will meet Friday at 3 p. m., with Mrs.
Henry llretornltz, 420 S. Pino. Mom
bors and friends re urged to bo
presont. Thoro will bo Installation
,sorvIcos at this meeting.
On account of tho Woman's Club
play tho American War Mothors will
hold Its regular mooting at tho homo
of Mrs. J. Roddy Wodnesday instead
Dodge Bros. Cars
More Car for Less Money
SEE THESE NEWEST MODELS TODAY
J. V. ROMIGH,
Prices at North Platto are: Touring $1020; Road
ster $980; Business Coupe $1130; Business Se
dan $1360; DeLuxe Sedan $1625.
P. S. Brand now Ford Touring for sale at a bargain
and immediate delivery.
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