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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1938.
PLAITSHOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Little TVA to Pur
chase lowa-Nebr. Co.
Utility Company Asks Federal
Power Commission for Authority
to Sell Its Extensive Holdings
Deal would Not Include Gas Properties, Trans
mission Line Over Missouri Here or
Iowa Distribution Systems.
TRI-COUNTY TO GET ALL SOUTH OF THE PLATTE
While Loup River District Would Take All North of Platte,
with Total of 108 Towns and Two Steam Generat
ing Plants Involved in the Transaction.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UP) The
Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power com
pany of Lincoln, Nebraska today ask
ed the federal power commission to
authorize sale of its utility system to
the so-called "Little TVA" in Ne
braska. The company, which has S14.000,
000 in stock, operates a utility and
natural gas system in 27 Nebraska
counties and six towns and cities in
Attached to its petition were ac
countants schedules listing: its earn
ings for three years. It's proposed
sale price would be Bet by represen
tatives of the private utility and the
Central Nebraska Public Power and
Irrigation district, the petition said.
The Nebraska "Little TVA" is one
of the largest power projects financed
with PWA assistance.
LINCOLN, Dec. 6 (UP) Applica
tion of the Iowa-Nebraska Light and
Power company for permission to sell
its Nebraska properties to the public
power districts was regarded by ob
servers today as Ahe most important
step since the plan to create the na
tion's first state wide publicly own
ed power grid was announced some
IS months ago.
The "request for authority to sell
at a price of S 20,195,991 was di
rected by the Iowa-Nebraska to the
federal power commission at Wash
ington, whose jurisdiction the com
pany challenges. L. It. King of Lin
coln, president of the company, con
firmed details of the proposed trans
action but declined comment.
Under provisions of the plan the
Central Nebraska (Tri-County) Pub
lic Power and Irrigation district
would buy the company's electric
properties south of the Platte river
for $1,737,112 and the Loup River
Public Power district would pay S2,
825,879 for the Iowa-Nebr8ska prop
erties north of the Platte.
Properties to be sold included two
steam generating stations at Lincoln
and one at Norfolk, havir.g a total
capacity of 40,000 kilowatts; 1,344
miles of transmission lines and dis
tribution systems serving 43,000 cus
tomers In 108 eastern Nebraska com
munities. Excluded from the pro
posed sale were Iowa-Net raska gas
properties in Nebraska, its 66,000
volt .transmission line crossing the
Missouri river at Plattsmouth and
its Iowa properties. The company
said the price was recommended by
J. D. Ross of Seattle, appraiser for
the public power districts. It Is un
certain how soon the purchase might
be consumated. The federal power
commission usually holds public hear
ings before granting permission to
sell. A possible barrier is the atti
tute of the Lincoln city council which
has served notice that if the pur
chase is made it desires to buy the
Lincoln distribution system of Iowa
Nebraska and combine it with the
present municipal system.
Have Offer on
Question of Disposal or Eetention of
Building to be Laid Before
Council at Early Bate
An offer of $1,500 for the Perkins
House from a Lincoln wrecking con
cern, received this week, will be laid
before the city council at an early
date for consideration.
Many smaller offers for the build
ing from such concerns have been
promptly rejected by the committee,
hopeful that with a revival of river
transportation this old landmark may
yet be put to good usage in housing
an industrial concern of some sort.
Efforts to locate such a concern have
proved futile, so far, however.
Whether the city should continue
tc retain it, or permit its demolition
at the price offered, is a question that
appears to have support on both sides
among taxpayers and those interest
ed in seeing the city reap greatest
benefit from the properties it acquires
a tax foreclosure sale.
No hasty action will be taken by
the committee or the council and the
opinion of citizens generally on the
matter will, we are sure, be wel
comed by the different councilmen,
by whom, ultimately, decision must
be made on the disposition of not
only this but other buildings owned
by the city.
Death of Mrs.
I. D. Clarke
Member of Pioneer Family of Sarpy
County and Well Known
in This City.
Mrs. I. D. Clarke, 71, a member
of one of the pioneer families in
Sarpy county, died Monday after
noon at Fort Meyers, Florida, as the
result of an auto accident that oc
curred on Sunday, November 25th
while she was out driving with
friends. Mrs. Clarke was injured
when the door of the car came open
and she was thrown out onto the
highway and suffered a concussion of
the brain from which she never re
covered. She was the widow of I. D. Clarke,
the second generation head of the
A. W. Clarke Banking House of
Papillion, oldest institution of its
kind in Sarpy county and one of the
oldest in the state. Mrs. Clarke was
a native of Bellevue of which settle
ment her father was one of the
Mrs. Clarke was the president of
the Clarke banking house in which
Karl Brown, well known here, is
vice-president and Robert Clarke, the
The survivors are her son, Robert,
two daughters, Mrs. William F.
Becker of Papillion and Mrs. Grace
Clarke Davidson of Omaha.
Cremation will follow services at
Fort Meyer and the ashes brought
to Papillion for burial.
WEDDED AT MANSE
Rubber Stamps, prompt deliv
ery, lowest prices. All sizes at the
It speaks well in buying
power in trade and busi
Invested Unwisely, you
can hear it sav "Good
Save Safely in Federal
Nebr. City Federal Savings
. & Loan Association
Chartered and Supervised by
U. S. Government
Late Sunday afternoon at the Pres
byterian manse occurred the mar
riage of Miss Frances Mae Hoak and
Warren Evan White, both of Omaha.
The marriage lines were read by Dr.
H. G. McClusky and the ceremony
witnessed by William and Louise
Fitzmayer, friends of the young peo
ple. Following the wedding the bridal
party was entertained at a very
lovely appointed wedding dinner by
Mrs. Max Fitzmayer and later the
young people returned to their home
Miss Edith Solomon Is enjoying a
week's vacation from her work at
the local re-employment office at the
court house. She is visiting with
relatives and friends at Whiteside
Mrs. R. A. Bates, Mrs. James G.
Mauzy and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rob
inson were in Lincoln Saturday after
noon, attending the funeral of the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
DeMonte Utter. The ladies are old
friends of the Utter family.
RED CROSS LIST
Following Is a list of Red Cross
members in' addition to those pre
George K. Sayles
, Mrs. Elnxer Sundstrom
Judge A. H. Duxbury
Mlsa Minnie Hild
Miss Ruth Patton
Henry T. Woster
Miss Helen Warner
C. E. Ledgway
J. W. Holmes
Mrs. J. M. Roberts
Mrs. Anna Lillie
Mrs. Elizabeth Spangler
L. S. Devoe
John M. Moore
E. C. Harris
L. B. Egenberger
C. A. Ruse
W. H. Puis
I. L. Kocian
L. W. Egenberger Agency
E. L. Rutherford
W. S. Eaton, M. D.
Mrs. Virginia Frady
John ET. Turner
Enjoys a Very
Motion Pictures Shown by Emil Wey
rich of Many Interesting Parts
of the United States.
ATTEND GARDEN CLUB MEET
TO WORK AT DES MOINES
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Gobelman
were at Sidney, Iowa, Sunday where
they spent the day with Mrs. David
Hiatt, mother of Mrs. Gobelman. v.ho
was celebrating her eighty-fourth
Mrs. Hiatt is a daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Ivan White, mem
bers of the early pioneer settlement
of Rock Bluffs and where the family
made their home for many years, Mrs.
Hiatt growing up in that community.
In the later years she has resided
at Sidney and where she has won
herself a large circle of friends.
In honor of the birthday anni
versary of Mrs. Hiatt she was re
membered by a large number of let
ters and messages from, the old
friends in Cass county and especially
from the community where the Hiatt
family had formerly resided.
Your courtesy In ptionina news
to No. 6 Is appreciated.
LAND, FARM land J
Poland China boars.
Four door 1934 Plymouth sedan.
Phone 537. d8-ltd-ltw
MALE HELP WANTED
A man- who has the ability and de
sire to be something more than an
oidinary salesman, and is willing to
work hard to succeed In the business
world. We have an opening for such
a man in a management position. He
must be honest and intelligent, have
the ability to meet people, and be
free to travel. Successful record of
sales experience necessary. This is a
splendid opportunity for a man be
tween 27 and 45 years of age. The
person we will select is probably now
employed as a salesman, but is not
making the progress or advancement
he desires. In reply, give age, quali
fications, experience and present
work. Write GP, Journal, Platts
Heme style large light rolls, pan 0
Hard Rolls, doz 15
Large French dinner rolls, each 5t
Christmas Cookies of All Kinds
Christmas Fruit Cakes
Orders taken for Christmas Delivery -Prices Most Reasonable
-:- CAKES -:-
Orange Cake 29 p Chocolate Cake.25-55p
Lemon Cake .... .'.29 p Butterscotch . ..35-55
And Many Others A Made with Butter
Our Bread Sold at all Grocers, 8c U3f ; 2 for 15c
Richard Yelick of this city has
just accepted a position with the
Paramount Raditf & Television Corp.
of Des Moines, one of the largest
businesses of this kind if the state
of Iowa. -
Mr. Yelick has several years ex
perience in this line of work, he be
ing a licensed short wave amateur.
He Is very much pleased with his
new position as it offers many lines
Phone news Items to IV.. a.
From Tuesday's Daily
The Plattsmouth Woman's club
met last night at the home of Mrs.
J. C. Lowson. Emil Weyrlch showed
several reels of motion pictures, the
first two picturing the very beautiful
scenery of the Rocky Mountain Na
tional park, the Grand Canyon and
Yellowstone park. There were also
some -very interesting pictures of the
animals of Yellowstone. Other reels
gave the history of travel from the
primitive methods of the Indian and
the pioneer to the time of the rail
road and it progress. On the floor
of the ocean, Niagara Falls and in
Old China were also given. The pic
tures were partly in color and were
very much enjoyed. J
A very beautiful piano number,
"Embers," by Joe Sanders, played
by Miss Kathryn Kimsey concluded
the program after which the busi
ness meeting was held. Mrs. William
Baird gave the devotionals using the
121st Psalm. Miss Alice Bennett and
Miss Helen Dieter, both of the senior
class, were the high school guests
for the evening.
Dainty refreshments were served
at hte close of the meeting. Hos
tesses were Miss Selma Diehm, Sirs.
William Heinrich, Mrs. Karl Gross
hans, and Mrs. Kelley.
The state council of garden clubs
met Tuesday at Lincoln with a
fine representative group from the
garden clubs of the state and es
pecially large delegations from the
clubs in this part of Nebraska. Mrs.
Fred Grousmann, of Omaha, state
president, presided. In the election
all of the old officers were re-elected.
Many interesting talks were given
by representatives from the state
university and other garden club of
ficers. Plattsmouth sent a large delega
tion to the meeting who enjoyed the
occasion very much. Among those
from here were: Misses Mia and Bar
bara Gering, Mrs. William Schmidt
mann, Jr., Miss Sophia Kraeger, Mrs.
Luke Wiles, Mrs. J. C. Woest, Mrs.
L. W. Esenbereer. Mrs. E. H. Wes-
cott, J. A. Pitz and daughter, Pauline.
RETURN . TQ OMAHA
Mr. and Mrs. William Kriakey and
little daughter, who have been vlslt
ing here at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Kriskey, returned Monday
afternoon to their home in Omaha.
REESE HASTAIN ILL
The many friends in Cass county
will regret to learn of the serious
illness of Reese Hastain; former
Louisville banker and prominent Am
erican Legion .leader here for many
years. Mr. Hastain is now living
in Omaha and a few days ago was
taken with a very serious attack that
has made his condition very grave
and it is necessary for him to be
kept in bed and very quiet.
Which permits the payment of taxes, both real estate
and personal, without interest, except from March 19,
1937, to date of payment,
lec. 81, v 1988
If you have allowed your taxes to become delinquent,
it means a big saving to pay under the provisions of
John Doe owns a residence in Plattsmouth upon
which the taxes are delinquent since 1932:
If paid under this law the tax figures. .$553.07
If allowed to run until Jan. 1, 1939. . . 618.87
SAVING $ 65.80
Take advantage of the saving and clean up' your taxes
before the law expires. Call Co. Treasurer for figures.
JOiin E. TURNER, Co. Trcas.
$1750.00 IN RRIZES
: CET CONTEST ENTRY BLANK FROM US!
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hot weather. COMFORTABLY seated away from the dust and ele
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the speedometer, ammeter, oil pressure gauge, and water tempera
ture gauge. Almost any convenience he may name is at his command
including such luxuries as a radio and a cigar lighter. A self-starter
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