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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1933.
F. E. Behm is
Elevated to High
Mark T. Caster, Veteran Employee of
Lincoln Telephone Company
Retires from Post.
Announcement was made today by
F. II. Woods, president of The Lin
coln Telephone and Telegraph com
pany, of the appointment of F. E.
Behm as general plant superintend
ent, effective January 1, 1939. Mr.
Behm succeeds Mark T. Caster, who
retires in a-ccordanci with the com
pany's plan for pensions and retire
ments. Mr. Behm began his telephone
work as a young man, 38 years ago,
with the former Netraska Telephone
company, now the Northwestern Bell
Telephone company. In 1907 he took
a position with the Automatic Tele
phone company, of Omaha, which
was at that time constructing a
telephone exchange in Omaha com
peting with the Nebraska Telephone
company. Five years later, after con
solidation of the Omaha exchanges.
Mr. Behm accepted a position as dis
trict inspector with the Lincoln Tele
phone and Telegraph company.
In 1913 he was promoted to chief
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F. E. Behm
of service at Lincoln anc from that
to district plant chief of the eastern
district in 1914. In 1922 he was
made district manager of the Lin
coln district and in 1929 he became
assistant rrtant superintendent at
Lincoln, which position he has occu
pied under th supervision of Mr.
Caster, whom he now succeeds.
Mr. Caster retires after 46 years
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Mark T. Caster
of service in the telephone business,
34 years of which have been with
the Lincoln Telephone and Tele
graph company. In the early years,
Mr. Caster served as construction
foreman, cable splicr, construction
suprintendent and finally as general
plant superintendent, which position
he has occupied for 30 years.
His many years of active service
have given him a very wide acquain
tance with telephone men throughout
the entire country. He has served on
many committees in state organiz
ations and of national associations,
having helped prepare the Standard
Hand Books containing rules for
construction of wire lines at railroad
crossings now in effect in Nebraska.
During the past ten years he has
been actively ' identified vith safety
work, both in the state organization
and on the national council. Al
though he retires from active service
as general plant superintendent, Mr.
Caster will continue to devote a
part of his time to the safety pro
gram of The Lincoln Telephone and
PROTEST POWER LINES
TO REVIEW M00NEY CASE
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 2S (UP)
Governor-elect Culbert L. Olson
said today that he would hold a pub
lic hearing between January 2 and
1C on relase of Thomas Mooney, con
victed of the 1916 San Francisco pre
paredness day bombing.
Phone new items to no. 6.
LINCOLN, Dec. 2 8 (UP) The Ne
braska Power company of Omaha sub
mitted formal objections at a state
railway commission hearing today to
two applications of the Loup River
Public Power district to construct
tra3mission lines from Lincoln and
Valley to a proposed Omaha sub
Company spokesmen asserted the
proposed two liens were directed at
a "dead end" with "neither a dem
onstrable market nor demand for
The company contended the pro
posed Loup lines would result in
uneconomic duplication and waste
and said the district had no contract
or franchise to supply power in the
"The company's distribution facil
ities are not for sale and not in any
way bound to be sold to the appli
cant public power district," objec
tion petition stated.
Loup district officials said the lines
would bring cheap electricity to the
rural territory near Omaha and would
be avaiable to Omaha residents if
they desired it. The proposed sub
station would be erected in Sarpy
NAZIS INSULTED AGAIN
Wis i . r - -
And the top of the
year to you from
UNWILLING MODELS Not at all happy
about having their j picture taken are these
playmates. The black and white cat plainly
resents the intrusion, .and the rabbit is- so
frightened he is trying to hide.
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EMBARRASSES BRITISH Jerome Beatty, left, roving reporter
for The American Magazine, who reveals for the first time in the
current issue how U. S. oil companies developed valuable fields on
Bahrein Island. British protectorate in the Persian Gulf. At right is
His Highness Sheik Sir Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, ruler of Bahrein.
IFacts concerning enterprising American
deal had been guarded to spare Britain's
feelings, but Beatty dug them up during
secret visit to the Arab island.
Wright Pttman, who
will introduce bill at
coming session- de
signed to put chain
stores out of busi
ness, and Mrs. Anna
Steese Richardson, director of the Consumer Division of the Crow el I
Publishing Company, who charges that his bill would throw 900,000
people ut of work, and force farmers to find new markets for
30- percent of the foodstuffs they produce.
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BRITAIN'S NEW "BAT.
TLESHIPS" The tail of
Sunderland, flagship of the
British fleet of flying "bat
tleships." These giant air
boats are capable of 3000
mile ocean cruises, carry
ing bombs and guns. Note
the revolving gun
turrets, situated in
the tail. 1 "
ART FOR ARTS SAKE
CI eon Throckmorton, stage
designer, originates a novel
form of art by. decorating
model Oliva Sceviour's an
atomy, in preparation . for
the annual Greenwich Village Ball in New
FRANCE INCREASES SUB STRENGTH With flags flying,
the new French submarine Ceres starts down the ways. Approxi
mately 280 feet long, the crafty has a displacement of 662 tons,
and will attain m speed of 14 knots.
1 s$&&$.& .
KEEPING FIT Joining the
"keep fit" movement sweeping
the nation, Marjorie ' Stanley
(skiier on left), and Franeyne
Semmons, with both also. on
the toboggan, are shown enjoy
tng two of. the winter sports
recommended by the National
Sports Council. Ice skating is
also highly recommended to
promote fitness and grace.
"Play to keep fit" is the slogan.
Eagle Kiver, Wisconsin, is the
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TIGEF5' NEW PITCHER Freddie Hm.
rchinson, 19-year-old Seattle pitching sensation
01 jast season, Breakfasts ' with bis proud
mother. The Detroit Tigers gave four players
and a reported $35,000 for him.
MILADY AT HOME (1) Frou-frou for the bride is. this negligee of pervenche blue
bagheera. Matching curled ostrich makes the sleeves and trims the curved hemline
front. (2) An adorable quilted housecoat of shimmering blue and silver lame. It is
padded with lamb's wool, lined with taffeta and belted with silver kid. (3) Furred
effect in white rayon glorifies the old-fashioned bathrobe.. For added luxury it is
lined with white satin.
G-E HEAD SUPPORTS PROFIT-SHARING
Washington, D. C Gerard Swope, president
of the General Electric Company of N. Y, as
he testified before a Senate Finance sub-committee
investigating profit-sharing plans. Mr.
Swope said such system's should encourage
LIMA. Peru, Dec. 28 (UP) Ger
man newspaper men, in a cabled pro
test to Berlin, have charged Dr.
Carlos Concha, Peruvian foreign
minister, with deliberately offending
the German and Italian governments
by -ailing to invite German and
Italian newspaper correspondents to
a Pan-American conference cocktail
party, it was learned today. A sepa
rate protest was sent to German
Minister Nobel here and a German
legation spokesman said he was con
sidering whether to take action.
As a result of the incident German
correspondents boycotted the final
activities of the Pan-American con
ference as they boycotted the recent
dinner at London in which Prime
Minister Chamberlain criticized nazi
newspapers. Italian newspaper men
refused to join in the protest, say
ing that they believed there had
been a misunderstanding.
for Sale of the
CANTON", China. Dec. 28 (UP)
Chinese guerillas are active along
the Pearl river between Canton and
Hongkong, it was learned today. It
was believed to be because of these
activities that Japanese navy author
ities here advised the British gun
boats Seamen and Moth to postpone
their intended departure for Hong
kong. Japanese press sources admitted
there were guerillas in the region
and that travelers from Hongkong
had encountered the guerillas who
fired on a Japanese crawler en route
from Canton to Macao Christmas day.
SYMPATHY FOR SNYDER
HOLLYWOOD. Dec. 28 (UP) A
note of sympathy came today to
Martin Snyder from his first wife,
over the troubles in connection with
It was a Christmas card from the
present Mrs. James Coynes of Chi
cago. She was Snyder's wife before
they divorced and he married Ruth
Etting, blues singer, who divorced
him a year ago.
The card expressed surprise that
their daughter, Edith had testified
against him at his trial for shooting
Myrl Alderman, Miss Etting's pres
IAND0N EN ROUTE HOME
CRISTOBAL, Canal Zone, Dec. 28
(UP) Alf M. Landon of Kansas, re
turning home by plane from the Pan
American conference at Lima at
which he was a member of the
United States delegation, planned to
continue on to Brownsville, Texas,
today. Landon arrived here from !
COLD ON MEXICAN COAST
MAZATLAN, Ivlex., Dee. 28 (UP)
A cold wave prevailing on the west
coast of Mexico was estimated today
to tiave destroyed CO per cent of the
tomato and pea crops and other early
Federal Power Commission Author
izes Sale That Involves Com
pany Serving Plattsmouth
WASHINGTON. Deo. 28 (UP)
A major step toward creation of a
"little TVA" in Nebraska was taken
yesterday when the federal powt-r
commission authorized sale of the
Iov.a-Nebraska Light and Power
company to two Nebraska public
power districts. Sale price was
The Central Nebraska (Tri-Coun-ty)
Public Power and Irrigation dis
trict al'IIastings will pay 17.370.
112 for the greatest share fo tli
utility's properties and the Loup
River Public Power district at Co
lumbus will pay $2,2S!",S79 for the
The Iowa-Nebraska Co., second
largest power company In Nebraska
serves 108 Nebraska cities and towns
and furnishes service to more than
4 3,000 customers.
The purchase was authorized over
the protests of several Nebraska
communities which contended that
the cost was too great and opposed
payment of $503,899 to Guy C. My
ers, New York financier who arranged
Iowa-Nebraska Power company has
a total of more than 43,000 custom
ers. Nebraska Power company, with
headquarters in Omaha, is the largest
utility and thus far no arrangements
have been made for its purpose.
In overriding the price protest,
the commission noted that last June
20 FOC experts estimated the orig
inal cost of Iowa-Nebraska proper
ties at $16,295,440, compared with
the power company's estimate of
The commission said that "nothing
in this order shall be construed a
an acquiescence hy tills commission
in any valuation of property claimed
or asserted by the applicant (Iowa
Nebraska) or the purchaser."
"The foregoing authorization and
approval is without prejudice to the
authority of this commission or any
other regulatory body with respect
to rates, valuations, services, ac
counts or any other matter whatso
ever which may come before this
commission or suvh other regulatory
bodies," the order said.
The two districts plan to issue
$20.00,000 worth of bonds to buy the
utility and for other purposes, but
the commission declared that its or
der of approval did "not involve x-
jercise of the jurisdiction of thi com
mission with respect to the fi:ian ing
or issuance of the securities. ..."
The order pointed out that the
proposed sale "will avoid the dupli
cation of electric facilities and de
structive competition in the terri
tory in Nebraska now served by" the
private power company.
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