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    Nebr. State Historical Society
VOL. NO. XIV
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOV. 11, 1929.
NO. 81
Steel on New Bridge
Now Spans the Missouri
The Girders that Form Continuous Line of Stee
from Here to Iowa Shore Placed in
Position at 9:40 Today.
COMPLETION DATE
Part of Concrete Flooring Already Laid as Work Progresses
on the Steel Portion of Structure Moving Pic
tures Taken as Girders are Set.
From Thursday's Dally
This morning at 9:40 the last two
twenty-five foot steel girders that is
to hold the main structure of the
new Missouri river auto and wagon
bridge were swung into place and the
line of steel was completed between
the Iowa and Nebraska banks of the
river, bringing the long looked for
day much nearer when the bridge
structure will be ready for travel.
The joining of the steel had been
anticipated by officers of the com
pany to take place Friday, but the
work had progressed to a point where
but the narrow gap of the twenty-five
feet remained and this morning the
message came from the scene of the
operations at the bridge that the tie
up of the west and east sections of
the steel was to be made. The cranes
used in the work swung the steel
beams out from the conveyors on
which they had been taken out on the
bridge and swiftly and accurately
the beams were lowered into place,
the workmen on both the east and
west sides steering the beams into
the resting places, the sounds of the
riveting and the steel was all uniCtcl.
The event was watched with in
terest by the force of workmen and a
few of the residents of the city who
had been appraised of the forthcom
ing event, and E. J. Weyrich, well
known photographic expert was pres
ent and was able to take a number
of viewB, both movies and still of the
event, which has been so long looked
for among the residents of this sec
tion of the west.
The steel now extends 1,421 feet,
the full length of the bridge and
when complete the steel structure
will be able to carry in addition to
its own weight, a traffic load of 900
Platters and
Auburn Battle to
a Scoreless Tie
Platters Pay Visit to Nemaha Coun
ty Seat and Show Great De
fensive Power in Game
From Thursday's Dally
The Plattsmouth and Auburn
high school football teams yesterday
at the Auburn grounds battled to
a scoreless tie, repeating last year's
meeting of the two teams when
neither could muster the necessary
punch to cross the line for a score.
The Platttrs showed splendid de
fensive power when the foe pressed
them on the two yard line in the
third quarter and the Auburn eleven
were deprived of the ball when Gil
bert Hirz, tackle of the Platters
broke through the Auburn line and
attacked the fullback of Auburn,
who dropped the ball and which was
recovered by Bob Hartford of the
Platters and the locals were able to
drive back the menace from their
goal line.
The Platters were able to gain
ground in their passing attacks and
Bob Hartford receiving a nice pass
from Hershel Dew was able to bring
the ball deep into the Auburn terri
tory in the late part of the game but
tbe team was unable to drive on
through for the touchdown that had
been hoped for.
This is the first game of the locals
in the southeastern conference and
in the coming week the Platters face
two stiff contests, playing the fast
and shifty Peru Prep team on Mon
day at Peru while on Friday the blue
and white are to entertain the Paw
nee City team in this city, marking
the nearing approach of the close
of the season, which will culminate
in the visit here of Nebraska City
on Thanksgiving day, November
28th.
HUNT AIRPLANE AFTER
REPORT OF FIERY CRASH
Helena, Ark.. Nov. S. An air
plane Friday was pressed into serv
ive to aid searching parties in their
efforts to locate the wreckage of a
plane reported to have fallen in
names near here late Thursday.
River at This Point
IN THREE WEEKS
pounds per lenial foot of bridge in
addition to two 15-ton trucks having
a concentrated load of 12,000 pounds
on each rear wheel.
In addition to this traffic load
the bridge is designed to stand a wind
pressure of thirty pounds per square
foot on the side area of the exposed
floor construction and a load of
forty-five pounds per square foot on
the side area of each truss. In ad
dition to these loads which are con
siderably in excess of those the
bridge will be required to carry for
many years to come the steel itself
is designed with a factor of safety
of 4, which means that it is capable
of carrying four times the stresses
which could be set up in the struc
ture Ly the loads mentioned.
The bridge floor concrete, of whieh
a great deal has already been laid, is
about seventy-nine feet above the
water level on pier No. 1, while on
pier two the height will be sixty-one
feet above high water and leaving a
clearance over the channel course of
4 00 feet of at least fifty-five feet to
comply with the orders of the war
department.
The 403 foot steel structure over
the main channel of the river has
been erected entidely by cantilever
methods the steel being cantilevered
out over the river for a distance of
two hundred feet from piers one and
two to the point of meeting, which
was Joined this morning. This has
necessitated precision work not only
in the location of the piers them
selves, but especially in the fabrica
tion and erection of the steel which
had been prepared in the summer
months and with the expectation of
the steel being placed in October with
a temperature of some fifty degrees.
Will Seek to
Continue the
HappyKundred
Directors of the Chamber of Com
merce Will Take Steps to Can
vass the Citizens
The matter of continuing the
Happy Hundred suppers each month
during the winter season when the
men of the community could gather
and enjoy a few hours of social
activity, a good dinner and an ad
dress, will be revived by the Chamber
of Commerce, the directors deciding
at a meeting Thursday t hat they
would aid the committee in the
matter.
It is now suggested that the direc
tors appoint a committee to canvass
the citizens in general in the city
and learn just how many would like
to have the monthly dinner gather
ings continued and upon which they
can base their decision to continue
or not these events.
The committee in whose hands the
conduct of the Happy Hundred din
ners has been for the past seven
years has served splendidly in this
work 'and despite the fact that the
work necessitated a great deal of
sacrifice on the part of the members,
they have cheerfully given it. They
have sought to have the persons
wishing to attend the dinners to
signify their desire by taking the
tickets for the first three dinners in
order to be assured of a success in
the opening, but in response to their
letters but thirty-seven responded
and this was not a sufficient show
ing of Interest to warrant the com
mittee in going ahead and continu
ing the events and the matter was
therefore referred to the main body
of the Chamber of Commerce for
some action.
DELATES BY DERAILMENT
From Saturday's Dairy
This morning east bound Burl
ington train No. 6, due here at 7:15
was late some five hours as the re
sult of a derailment of a freight west
of Lincoln and which held back the
train until the tracks could be
cleared and the line opened up for
traffic.
SOCIAL WORKERS MEET
The Social Workers of the Meth
odist church held a very delightful
meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Bert Coleman in the
Harris apartments and where a very
pleasing number of the ladies were in
attendance. The members had a great
deal of business to occupy their time
and which covered the discussion of
the plans for the Christmas bazaar,
the chicken pie supper and the show
that the ladies are planning for
January 30th and 31st.
At the conclusion of the afternoon
the hostess served dainty and de
licious refreshments.
Orchestra is
Impo)
rtant Part
of School Life
Musical Organization of High School
Here Has Large Membership;
line .Leadership.
One of the most important organ-
izations in the high school is the or-
chestra. Mr. B. E. Woodward, the
able director of this group, has never
experienced any difficulty in keep-
ing the orchestra list filled to ca-
pacity. At present the orchestra num-
bers thirty-two pieces and holds regu-
lar practice four mornings a week
in the high school music room.
The orchestra will probably be
heard on one of the high school con-
vocation programs in the near fu-
ture and the student body always
looks forward to appearance of the
orchestra.
The officers for the current year
are: Robert Mann, student manager;
Marvin Tritsch, secretary and Rob-
ert Hall, librarian.
The personnel of the high school
orchestra numbers the following tal-
ented young musicians:
iolins Donald Rainey, George
Adam, Madge Garnet, Marie Vallery,
Alice Hiatt. Vivian Lightbody, Rose
Woster, Billy Evers, "Wallace Terry-
berry, Calvin Swick; Bass Violin
Lucille Albert; Sousaphone Ira
Mumm; Clarinets Otto Stodola. Sel-
by Lightbody, James Robertson, Law-
rence Rhoades; Cornets Marvin
Tritsch, James Comstock, Francis
Libershall, William Henrichsen, Rob-
ert Mann; Saxophones Edward
Egenberger, Robert Hall, Herbert
Minor, Arthur Kopp. Donald Cotner,
Aulton Rolland; Drums Kenneth
Armstrong, Vernon Arn, Cecil Com-
stock; Baritone Stewart Porter;
Piano Marjoris Arn.
HERE TO RETURN PRISONER
From Thursday ! Daily
Sheriff F. T. Cros of Basin, Wyo-
ming, arrived here this morning to
secure the man arrested here several
days ago and who has been known
In this locality as Bob Strickler,
which, however is but one of the
some ten or twelve alias names that
the man travels under, Sheriff Cross
states. The man was wanted at
Basin for a burglary and where he
scaped from the county Jail several
months ago and has since been wan-
denng over the west until picked up
here on Sunday night by Deputy
Sherlc Young and Officer Dave Pick-
rel.
Sheriff Cross has a complete re-
cord of the wanted man with him
and Strickler has been in many
crimes and has served about half of
his lifetime in jails and prisons over
the country, according to the reports
that the sheriff has from a number of
states.
BREAKING MUCH GLASS
L. Neitzel has a front at his busi-
ness place in Murdock of about fifty
feet and all of which is in Dlate class,
There are four large glass windows
with plate glass eight by ten feet,
and the door and side litrht makine
ud the remainder. During the time
since the building was constructed,
there has been glass broken out ten
different times. The cost on an aver-
aee is over one hundred dollars to
retrace them. For a time Mr. Neitzel
carried plate glass insurance, but the
rates and costs were so high that
he auit. The cost of carrying the
risk on the front was as high as $99
for the year, so Mr. Neitzel concluded
to carry his own insurance. During
the nast year three glasses were brok-
en. the last was by Wm. Lau. who
could not stop his Ford in time to
prevent a crash. He had heretofore
been driving a gear shift car.
MRS. REED POORLY
From Friday's Dally
The many friends over the county
of Mrs. Bert Reed will regret to
learn that this estimable lady was
not feeling so well today as she has
been suffering some from the effects
of the excitement and shock occas
ioned bv the attemnted escaoe of sev
eral of the prisoners to dig their way
out of the county jail. Mrs. Reed
was at the home at the time and
was the one to first discover that
the men were digging or attempting
to dig out the brick at the rear of I
the jail building. I
Prisoners in
County Jail Try
to Make Escape
Sheriff Reed Detects the Men Work
ing on Digging Out and Nips
Plan to Make Getaway.
From Thursday's Dally
Last night Sheriff Bert Reed de
tected a number of the prisoners who
have been confined in the county jail,
busy in the attempt to make a jail de
livery by digging out the cement be
tween the bricks and eventually mak
ing a hole in the masonary that would
allow them to escape.
The first knowledge of the attempt
came about 7:30 when Mrs. Reed
and the young lady staying at the
Reed home heard the noise of scratch
ing or scraping in the rear portion
of the building where the cells are
fi.TrrfL Tn!
ed the ante rooEa to tte main jail
section and there the noise was much
more distinct and the men apparent
ly to drown out the noise that they
might be making in trying to dig
out, started to sing.
Sheriff Reed, who had gone up to
the main part of the city for a short
time returned home about 8:30 and
the fact of the disturbance in the jail
was reported to him by Mrs. Reed
and the sheriff going outside the jail
building could hear the scraping go-
ing on very actively in the cell room
Mr. Reed secured Deputy Sheriff
Young and members of the police
force and they then entered the large
room where the cells are located and
here it was found that a larce section
of plastering had been removed from
the wall of the building just beneath
the window, and here the men had
been busy scraping out the cement
from between the bricks and used as
the implements to try and make the
getaway tools that had been made
from spoons and forks.
The men in jail are usually a very
peaceful set and the custom has been
to allow them to retain the spoons
and forks for thefr food, altho the
I knives are removed after each meaL
hn the past two weeks the Cass coun-
ty Jail has accumulated a very hard
bunch of prisoners, a larger part of
which are to be turned over to the
authorities from other places, and
among these had originated the plan
to dig their way to liberty.
Those who it is thought were per-
haps implicated in the attempted jail
delivery was Jesse Page, wanted for
burglary in Douglas county, Missouri,
Charles Webb, held here on an alleg
ed rape charge in Oklahoma, Ernest
Long, under sentence to the Nebras-
ka penitentiary for auto stealing at
South Bend and Bob Strickler, who
has a widely known reputation as a
jail breaker and who is being held
for the officers from Basin, Wyoming
Following the discovery of the at-
tempted jail delivery the prisoners
were all confined in the cells and will
lose many of their privileges in the
future until the damage that they
have done is repaired and the chances
of their getting out is lessened
K OF C. INSTALLS OFFICERS
The local council of the Knights
of Columbus, one of the most active
in this section of the state enjoyed
a very fine social evening on Tues
dap as well as one that marked the
installing of the new officers of the
year in this great fraternity and at
which the local members had the
pleasure of having present a number
of visiting officers including Charles
Burke of Omaha, district deputy and
J. Callahan of Omaha, warden of the
Omaha council
The officers were given their
charbes by Mr. Burke and Mr. Cal-
lahan in a very impressive manner
and the followlnv were induced into
the offices
Grand Knignt M. L. MtersniK
Deputy Grand Knight John J
Cloidt.
Chancellor George H. Sedlacek
Recorder Lon Henry
Financial becretary W. H. Wool
cott
Treasurer Charles Staska.
Advocate John M. Meisinger,
Warden Louis Svoboda.
Lecturer Dr. Charles M. Grado-
ville.
Trustee E. A. Lorenz
Inside Guard Matthew ooster
Outside Guard Theodore Svoboda
Following tne installation or tne
officers the members of the order en
Joyed a very one program which com
prised a piano numper by Charles
Nowacek, a vocal selection by John
J. Cloidt and a reading bp Anna
M aySandin. The K. of C. quartet
also gave a very pleasing part of the
program in "Lulaby Moon," the quar
tet comprising John J. Cloidt, John
Svoboda, William Woolcott and
Theodore Svoboda.
The members in the social hour
also enjoyed a fine talk by Mr. Burke
on the good of the order and the
work of the Knights of Columbus in
me state and district
The wives of a number of tne
members of the council had prepared
a fine oyster supper which was served
as a very pleasant feature of the
evening.
SECURE WANTED MAN
From Friday's Dally
The office of Sheriff Bert Reed has
been busy in the past week in round
ing up parties who are wanted in
other .states for different crimes and
the jail is now full to capacity with
those who are c waiting to be ship
ped out to answer to crimes in other
localities.
Last evening Deputy Sheriff Rex
Young motored tut to the John
Blotzer farm where he arrested a
man named Lee, -Jetter. who was
wanted at Stillwater, Oklahoma., and
who is being held lu re until the ar
rival of the sheriff at that place and
who will al.so secure Charles Wt bi
being held to answer to a charge of
rape in Oklahoma. Mr. Jetter is
charged with disposing of mortgaged
property it was stated.
To Purchase
Right of Way
for New Road
Section of New Road to the Mis
souri River Bridge in Precinct
Secured by County
From Friday's Da'M
The board of county commissioners
at their meeting yesterday took up
the matter of the new road to the
Missouri river traffic bridge and
which road is to be a continuation
of the state and county highway
system, and the board decided to
.secure their part of the right-of-way
in Plattsmouth precinct from the
city limits to the bridge the right-of-way
inside the city limits being
secured by the city of Plattsmouth.
This will be very pleasing to the
traveling public as it will assure the
rapid completion of the road work
and will help make a fine scenic
road from this city.to the new bridge.
The city has a part of their por
tion of the highway well under way
and which will come into the city
from the east of Wintersteen hill and
then passing through the city will
afford the travelers the opportunity
of several routes to teh north, south
and west as the road here will con
nect with the Louisville road, the
Murray Red Ball highway, and the
"O" street road to the west and high
way No. 75 to the north and south.
REDUCES INTEREST RATE
From Friday's Dally
The county commissioners at their
meeting yesterday took up the mat
ter of the deposit of the county funds
in the banks of the county, as the
banks had declined to provide surety
hnds or securities for the protec
tion of the funds unless the board
was willing to reduce the amount of
nterest that was asked by the coun
ty. The board has considered the
matter carefully and had an opin
ion from County Attorney W. G.
Kieck. in which he held that the
situation existing was such as would
fall under the general case of an
emergency and gave the opinion of
the attorney general in such case
which allowed the interest rate to be
lowered.
The board after considering the
matter and the opinion of the coun
ty attorney voted to accept the rate
of one and one-quarter per cent in
the future instead of the former rate
of two per cent.
A PIONEER WINDOW
One of the large show windows at
the H. M. Soennichsen Co., depart
ment store, is occupied by a showing
of some of the pioneer relics and
which has attracted a great deal of
attention. In the window are two
small tables which are of a type
much in vogue in the fifties and six
ties and also a folding chair covered
with Brussells carpet that was con
sidered very fashionable in the sev
enties and come from one of the old
homes here. In the window also is
the old fashioned tintype picture of
a bride of IS 26, Mrs. Shepherd Duke,
one of the old time residents here
and also her wedding certificate of
one hundred and three years ago
is shown. Two features that are
still recalled by a large part of the
residents are the unique spirit lamps
that were in use before the kerosene
age and also one of the old time
casters that formed the centerpiece of
every dining table.
ENTERTAIN AT BRIDGE
From Friday's Daily
Mrs. L. L. Turpin and Mrs. John A.
Griffin were hostesses on Wednesday
evening at a most charming 6:30
bridge dinner which was held at
the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs.
Turpin. There were seven tables of
the players and a very delightful
time was enjoyed in the various
games. The prize winners were Miss
Minnie Guthmann, first, and Mrs. W.
G. Kieck, second. In the ladies con
tests and G. K. Petring first, and
William Schmidtmann, Jr., second in
the gentlemen's contests.
The home was prettily arranged in
the color scheme of lavender and
green and which was carried out in
the tapers used in the table decora
tions and made a very lovely note
in the handsomely arranged tables.
In serving the hostesses were as
sisted by Misses Ursula Herold and
Edith and Helen Farley.
Alvo Banker
Chides Fellow
El ,
ank Associates
Carl Ganz, One Of the Main Speakers
at Meeting Held in Omaha on
Thursday Afternoon
Unanimous election of A. N. Math-
ers, president or the Oering National
ban K or tiering, as president of the
organization ana expression of de
cided sentiment in favor of estab
lishment of a state credit bureau
for hankers wre the high lights
ff the closing session of the Nebras
ka Bankers association Thursday af
ternoon at the Paxton hotel at Om
aha.
During discussion of the regional
clearing house plan, which is being
rapidly adopted by Nebraska bank
ers, creation of a state credit bureau
for the exclusive use of bankers wa3
mont and others.
"Each bank could compile a
list every three months of the
name of all borrowers," said
Mr. Stephens. "This list would
be sent to the state banking
board at Lincoln and there the
names would be listed. When
it appeared that one man or firm
was borrowing from more than
one bank the names of the dupli
cate borrowers would be sent to
each bank interested. This
would eliminate .much duplicate
borrowing and protect banks."
Great Aid to Banks
Mr. Stephens said the regional
clearing house operating in Dodge
and adjacent counties had reduced
duplicate borrowing to a minimum
Report of the nominating commit
tee was adopted unanimously. The
committee nominated A. N. Mathers
for president and the following as
members of the executive council;
James T. Shewell, president of
the Merchants National bank of Ne
braska City, group 1: Rollie W. Ley
president of the State Bank of
Wayne, group 3; W. H. McDonald,
chairman of the board of the Mc
Donald State bank. North Platte,
group 5; James F. Gallagher, presi
dent of the First National bank of
O'Neill, group 8, and Howard O. Wil
son, cashier of the Live Stock Na
tionai Danx oi umana, ine uniaua
group.
The executive council elected O.
A. Riley, cashier of the State Bank
of Hastings, chairman: Denman
Kountze, vice president of the First
National bank of Omaha, treasurer,
and re-elected William B. Hughes of
Omaha, secretary.
Name Representatives
Nebraska representatives in the
American Bankers' association were
elected as follows.
J. M. Sorenson. Fremont State
bank, state vice president; Ross L.
Hammond, Fremont, member of the
nominating committee: Carl D.
Ganz. Alvo. alternate: E. N. an
Home, Lincoln, national bank vice
president: A. M. Keyes, Holbrook,
state banking director: D. J. Monen,
Omaha Trust Co.. director of the
trust company division.
Thursday Carl D. Ganz, cashier
of the Farmers' State bank of Alvo.
Neb., criticized the bankers of Ne-
braska for their "lack of honesty
ind consistency" in their attitude
toward the state bank guaranty
law. He said the bankers had known
for ye;r? thnt the guaranty plan was
unsound rrd unworkable.
"Yet f-r 17 years we met
in anr" l convention and passed
resolu' endorsing the guar
anty Irw." said Mr. Ganz. "We
were neither honest nor consis
tent with the general public.
Only three years ago the bankers
of Nebraska passed a resolu
tion praising the bank guaranty
law and declaring that under
it no depositor ever had lost a
dollar. Two years later the
bankers had joined in a suit to
have the law declared invalid
on the grounds that it was un
economic and confiscatory."
He said the deficit now existing
never would be paid.
"The farmers won't pay it,"
he cried. "The bankers have
taken the attitude of millions
for defense but not one cent for
the deficit."
Raps Legislature
Mr. Ganz also attacked the law
passed by the last legislature, which
appropriated $150,000 for a bank in
vestigation. He declared he believed that 90
per cent of the bankers of the state
had no special training before they
went into the banking business.
"Any Tom, Dick or Harry
with a few thousand dollars or
a man who marries the presi
dent's daughter, as I did, has
een allowed to run a bank,"
he cried.
Samuel P. Arnot. president of the
Chicago Board of Trade, severely
criticized the federal reserve board
for its attitude toward operations,
on the stock markets. He said the
"vacillating policies" of the board
were closelv connected with the
crash in securities valueB.
Mr. Arnot advocated amending- the
federal reserve nt cn that nil lce-Jt i-J
mate collateral, including stock cer-
tificates, be made eligible to redis-
' I
count nrivileges. instead of confin
ing that privilege to loans made for I
agricultural, commercial and indus
trial purposes.
Thomas B. Paton jr., of New York,
assistant general counsel of the Am
erican Bankers' association, explain
ed the bankers' collection code which
bankers
in
bankers are trying to make uniform
state.
DAWES TALKS ARMS
WITH NAVY ADVISER
Washington, Nov. 7. Ambassador
Dawes held a final conference here
Thursday with Secretary of State
Stimson. Under Becretary Cotton and
Rear Admiral Pratt, chief naval ad
viser
Sues for Damages
Sustained in
Auto Smashup
Clarence Nesson Files Action Against
Willard Beezley Who Sues
in Cross Petition
From Friday's Daily
In the county court an action for
damages arising from the auto
wreck on the Louisville road near
the Taylor school house on the night
of October 7th, has been filed.
In the suit as filed Clarence Nes
son sues lllard Beezley for the
sum of $629 for damages alleged to
have been sustained by his car when
it was struck by the car of Mr. Beez
ley at the intersection of the Louis
ville road and the detour of high
way No. 75. The plaintiff claims
that the car of Mr. Beezley was be
ing operated at a rate of speed in
excess of that set by law.
The answer and cross-petition
filed by Mr. Beezley in the case sets
forth a claim for damages against
Mr. Nesson in the sum of $500 which
it is claimed was sustained by the
Reo "Flying Cloud" of Mr. Beziey
in the accident. Mr. Beezley in his
answer claims to have been driving
at a reasonable rate of speed and
that Mr. Nesson failed to stop at the
designated sign before coming onto
the detour intersection.
The case has been set by Judge
Duxbury for hearing on Wednesday,
November 13th and in the case Mr.
Nesson will be represented by D. O.
Dwyer of this city and Mr. Beezley
by Attorney Hager of Lincoln
ENFORCING THE LAW
From Thursday's Daily
This morning H. E. Ayers of Lin
ln and J. L. Lord of Falls City
representing the state department of
public works in the enforcing of the
license and highway laws were in the
city, making a stop here on their
swing over the state and where they
have been doing very effective work
in seeing that the laws regulating the
oprating of auto vehicles and trucks
are obeyed.
The two representatives of the de-
partment held two trucks that were
found to be used on road work and
which did not comply with the state
law that requires the Nebraska li-
censes on all trucks and busses oper-
ating in the state. One of the trucks
was released on the securing of the
necessary license while the other was
held until the owner of the truck in
Omaha secures the required license
plate for the truck.
In coming out from Lincoln today
Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lord held four
x trucks cf the Yant Construction Co.,
which were being operated near
Eagle and which did not have the
proper license.
Yesterday at Nebraska City a large
Yelloway bus was held until a license
could be produced as under the Ne
braska law. There is no reciprocity
with the other states in regard to
the licenses.
This portion of the department of
public works has since August
checked up 400 trucks and made
them comply with the Nebraska law
as well as many busses operating in
the state and since June Mr. Ayers
and Mr. Lord are operating under
the direction of Buck Taylor, head
of this section of the department, has
collected the sum of $9,600 in licenses
and fees that has been turned over
to the state treasury.
The officers are serving to try and
make the highways safer by seeing
that the laws are complied with and
they are especially severe on the vio
lations of the stop signs on the high
ways and the operation of cars under
paper numbers, they stating that a
j t of the hit and run drjVers
are those who use the paper numbers.
DEPARTS FOR THE WEST
From Friday's Dally
This morning Sheriff F. T. Cross
of Basin, Vv'yoming, departed from
this city taking with him Bob Strick
ler, the man with a dozen alias, who
is going back to Wyoming to resume
his serving his sentence ror ourg-
Iary which he committed at liasin
and from which place he made nis
escape from jail. The departure of
tBe man Tom the local jail oia not
bring any regret from hherlff need
as Mrickler is a bad actor and has
tne reputation or oeing one or tne
art
naroest men to Keep m jan.
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