The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 30, 1939, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3
Monday, January so. 1929. PLATTSMOUTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAX PAGE THP.Z2 City Balances Reduced Due to Heavy Spending Fire Truck, Fire Station and WPA Projects Pull Down Amount of "Cash on Hand" At the close of 1935? cash bal ances of the City of Platlsmouth in its various funds totaled 515.928.94 a reduction of $5.749. 03 from the $21,678.00 balance of the same date a year ago. Although considerably lower than last year, the December 31 balance is not out of line with that of recent years, as follows: December 31, 1934.-5 9,311.97 December 31, 1935 13.005.30 December 31, 1936 12.093.40 December 31, 1937 21.678.00 December 31, 193S 15.028.94 Reason for the reduction in cash balance is due to heavy expenditures made during the past yc;ar In pay ment of a new pumper firo truck, the building of a fire station annex to the city hall and extending heat thereto, together with numerous WPA projects. These latter have in cluded Lincoln avenue rock project, new tool house at the cemetery, stuccoing of the city hall, ordinance revision project, tennis courts, sani tation project, city hall records project, recreational service spon sorship and Chicago avenue sewer costs paid up to time of closing the year's books. Some of the larger items of expenditure during the year include: Fire tru-tk (city's share) $3,079.45 Fire Station annex 774.42 Extension heat there to . 175. C7 WPA Sponsorship Lincoln Ave surfacing$l,638.93 City Hall stucco job 333.67 Cemetery tool house 290.13 Ordinance revision sup plies 73.71 Tennis courts 42.20 Sanitation project (ap proximate) 40.00 Recreational services (approximate) Co. 00 Chicago Avenue sewer (approximate) Considering the above 350.00 expendi- the drop of $5,750.00 in cash bal ance is quite apparent. Incidentally, it might be mentioned, that in addi tion to the $3,079.45 the city paid from its fund3 for the new pumper fire truck, the firemen gave from their own funds $1,000.00 together with $55.25 profit from a benefit dance and an additional' $80.00 which they paid direct for a dual axle in the truck for hill climbing. Another reason for the reduced balance of December 31, is the fact that most delinquent tax payments under the non-interest law during the year were withheld until just before the law expired on that date and were not received by the -city treasurer from County Treasurer John Turner in time to be included in the year's receipts. These pay ments, including more than $6,000.00 in delinquent special assessments have since come into the hands of the city treasurer and will be reflect ed in the February let statement. Reduction in Bonded Indebtedness Of the $59,812.04 the report or Treasurer Drown, shows the city ture3 exceeding $6,850.00 reason forjspent during 1938, $11,000.00 went to reduce the city's bonded debt, from $235,000.00 to $224,000.00, and an additional $10,207.08 went to pay interest on the bonded debt. 1937 city expenditures totaled $56, 048.53; 1936. $C7,95G.54. In the face of the increased expen ditures for out-of-the-ordinary pur poses, it was possible to reduce the mill levy for the current year from 21 to 20 mills and city officials feel a further slight reduction can be made the coming year. Since 1932 the mill levy has been reduced stead ily each year in spite of decreased assessed valuations as shown by the following comparison: 1932 . 25.0 mills 1933 24.4 mills 1934 23.8 mills 1935 23.6 mills 1936 23.4 mills 1937 21.0 mills 1938 20.0 mills Since March 1, 1931, the city's indebtedness (registered warrants and bonds) has been cut $107,200.00 an average of $1,140.43 a month or $13,685.16 a year, as shown by the following table: Bends outstanding March 1, 1931 $286,200.00 Registered Warrants same date 45,000.00 TOTAL that date$331,200.00 Outstanding indebt edness Dec. 31, 1938 224,000.00 REDUCTION of $107,200.00 in 7 years and 10 months There are no outstanding regis tered warrants and only small tem porary overdrafts are permitted. A long time overdraft of $4,264.62 in Storm Sewer No. 1 fund, with no special assessment- revenue to meet the same, has been reduced to $3, C01.12 from the proceeds of a .3 mill general tax levy made in 1937 and 1938, and to be continued each year until the overdraft is balanced. During the year a total of $44, 000.00 of outstanding bonds bearing a higher rate of interest were re funded at 3 the lowest rate any city bonds now bear. On December 31 there were outstanding $53,000.00 in non-optional bonds bearing 5 interest the highest rate being paid on any issue. $3,000.00 of these came due January 1st and have been retired and an additional $1,000.00 will be retired April 1st; a like $4,- Mi 1 S.V H i fc. WHITE ERMINE returns to high Holly wood favor in brief wraps for summer eve nings. Florence George, movie cutie, wears a youthful box coat with three quarter length sleeves and a flared hack. k :z--y::F i:-::rX$:-s r- 4 ::i.::;:v Z.. y.y. .-'? V 1 A A FREE MAN AGAIN The bitter cup of 22 years in San Quentin prison becomes sweeter as Tom Mooney once again sips bis morning coffee in luxurious leisure. He is shown here with his lawyer, George T. Davis, reading some of the thousands of congratol story messages. v. J - 1 - ; IN ALL-AMERICAN AIR MANEUVERS Miami, Fla.- Mr. Edith Descomb of Hartford. Conn, transport pilot, m-4 stroctress and mother of two, who competed in two races in the eleventh annual air meet. She held the 1932 loop champion ship with 376 consecutive loops. . . V " 1 ,s , , 4' - 1 1 9 1 5 - FOR WINTER r . WEEK-ENDS J i: 1 ri I PROUD PUPS "Nanky Toe" and Phidgety Jove" proudly look on at the canine show held recently in Kensington, England. They are owned by Miss Lane, well-known breeder of champion pooaies. ... v BATHING SUITS LOSE STRAPS Blonde and attrac tive Marjorie Moore models the new strapless bath ing suits which are becoming popular with winter vaca tionists down South. M 1 f A rlinwr nit from Switzerland. The jacket is elaborately embroidered in a floral design of multi-eoiorea suit, ine buttons are coin silver. (Right) A beautiful ski suit of water-proofed homes pan in blue for the trousers and sleeveless jacket, end in white for the shirt. i 1 J X vv fe'X 1 - "s J 31 VA:-Xv v ' - , si NEW JUSTICE Felix Frank furter, latest member of the United States Supreme Court, shown (left) in an informal pose. At right is Beverly Smith, whose article on Justice Frank furter in the current American Magazine coincided with his appointment. ' EARHART MEMORIAL Miami, Fla. Lambert Bemclmans, sculptor, with the monument to Amelia Earhart, which was un veiled at the Municipal Airport here, daring the annual air maneuvers. The monument commemorates the spot from which the famous aviatrix took off on her last flight. admampnt TO THR PORF After vears of relative inactivity in armaments, the United States is preparing to meet 'the threat of trouble abroad. Photo shows the-.USjS. Perch, one of the nrw PS type submarine units of the fleet. Land, sea and tat forces will be expanded nnj.r.wh:nfn nln. and industrial mobilization will be an integral part of preparedness work. Care is being taken to maintain plant capacity, notably in the-copper minmg industry which the federal fiov em inent aids with four-cents--pound import - tax against cheaply produced foreign copper. .ZD I : 55 -Sr o- 1 --ifir-i VSmifg jf I--.! i 5 5 GIVE CHILDREN ODD NAMES Shenandoah, Iowa I Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers named a son Herbert Hoover Depression. Mr. Rogers, a Missouri Demo crat, is now on W. P. A- Their ninth child, bom during the Christmas holidays, has been named Franklin D. Roosevelt Recession. 1: (1) Phil Taylor, famous acrobatic skater. performs on stilt skates nearly two- feet high. (2Y Count Haugwitz Keventlow congratu lates Miss Megan Taylor, world champion skater, on her skating style, (3) Charming June Clyde, British screen and stage actress, tries out the latest of sports, snow-scootering. - f J 000. 00 on the same dates in 1940 and again in 1941; $40,000.00 in 1942 and the final $1,000.00 April 1, 1943, to clean up these non-refundable high-interest obligations that were made back In 1922-23 when no one dreamed present low interest rates would come before their expiration. Next high interest bearing bonds, the remaining $4,- 000.00 of a $4,000.00 1919 issue at 5 also non-optional will be re tired June 1st of this year. The next two years will also bring the re tirement of the remaining $10,000.00 ($5,000.00 a year on April 1 and July 1) of 4 bonds, leaving all other outstanding indebtedness draw ing 4, 4 and 3 interest. "With bond interest last year totaling $10, 207.08, the importance of refunding at lower rates all optional issues (as has been done) cannot be overesti mated. The finance committee of the council feel that in effecting such refunding, as well as in meeting all bond and bond interest payments without default over a period of sev eral years, they have served the best Interests of the hard-pressed taxpayers. WILES STAYS IN CONTEST In the Council Bluffs boxing tour ney Thursday night. Earl Wiles, local 147 pound fighter remained a win ner In his class of the tournament and Elmer Newton was decisioned in the second round of the most spec tacular bout of the evening. Newton was fighting Lawrence Hylton, of Dubois, Nebraska, in the semi-final of the middleweight class, the two boys putting on the best and most interesting bout of the eve ning. Action was plenty from the start and both boxer swapped wal lops for the opening round that found their mark and left the battlers well bloodied. In the sec ond round of this Interesting mat-ch and left the battlers well bloodied. Hylton was awarded a technical knockout when the eyelid of Elmer was split. Wiles in his very clever handling of the gloves was awarded the de cision over Quinten Ballard of Neola, Iowa, and will remain in the con test to meet Leonard Fleharty, of Red Oak, Iowa, who was his oppon ent in the last Golden Gloves bout and in whieh Fleharty was awarded the decision. Donald McBride of this city, will be seen In the finals of the contest as there are three entries In his class and the local boy will face the winner of the other match for the finale. He 13 boxing in the 112 pound class. Newton's trainer and a good many of his supporters among the crowd of fans, protested against such ac tion because Newton, at the time of the accident, was far ahead on points and had his opponent in a bad way. Elmer would have undoubtedly won the judges' verdict, had it gone an other round, but such are the for tunes of the amateur boxing ring. The boys had collided, head-on in a furious mixup in the second sesi-ion and Newton came out of it with a cut eyelid which the referee and judges decided might make it dangerous for him to continue. It is possible that Elmer - may be per mitted to enter the finals next Wed nesday evening despite his ill for tune of last night. Some of the of ficials wanted him to be sure to be on hand with his handlers. Rock Bottom Prices on Winter Coats, Dresses Ladies Toggery Cuts Prices Still Fur ther to Move Goods and Make Eoom for Spring Stocks In order to clear all winter coats and dresses and to make room for incoming spring merchandise, much greater reductions are being made this week on all seasonal goods. We ask that you come early to share in these great savings. Big value in Coats! We have ar ranged a group of ladies better Sport Coats, also ladies Fur-Trimmed Dress Coats. Values to $25.00. sizes from lfc to 52. $15.95. We also have an outstanding group of children's Coats, values to $10.00. your choice, while they last. $3.98. If you are looking for a good, yet inexpensive coat, we urge you to come in and see this group of values to $15.00. You will scarcely believe us when we tell you these are priced now at just $6.98. But it Is true, and we advise you to come early. Just received another shipment of new Spring Wash Print Dresses for home and street wear, sizes 12 to 52. all guaranteed fast color. Your choice of many styles, $1.00. Whatever you need in Ladies ready to wear, you are sure to find it here. We give Rural School votes, and by bringing this ad and having it signed when you buy, then attach ing it to the sales slip, you will re ceive double the usual number of votes on your purchase. As Wednes day of each week is double vote day, your purchases with ad attached on that day will count quadruple or four to the penny of purchase. TIIK LADIES TOGGERY, Shop of Tersonal Service. EIVERVIEW CLUB NOTES Riverview club met January 10 for an all day meeting Trith Mrs. Harold Hull with a covered dish din ner at noon. The day was spent in quilting. A short business session was held and songs were sunv- All answered roll call by giving a new year resolution. January 18th the club met again for an afternoon quilting with Mrs. Hull. Mrs. Arthur Sullivan was a guest at both quiltings Mrs. Georgia Creamer held a pin ochle party for the Riverview club, all having a very enjoyable evening. Also January 20 Mrs. Homer Shrader had another nice pinochle party. High score went to Mrs. Georgia Creamer and George Brinklow. The next club meeting will be an other all day quilting with Mrs. Rob ert Patterson February 14, all to bring a covered dish. CLUB REPORTER. CALLED ON SAD MISSION Mrs. William Knaupa and Mrs. August Klemme of near Murdock re ceived word of the accidental death of their niece. Mrs. Harold Mackle. whtch occurred near Ames, Okla homa. The ladies and a daughter of Mrs. Knaupe were In Oklahoma to attend the services. The following from the Ames. Oklahoma, Times tells of the tragedy: Funeral services for Mrs. Harold Mackle. 24-year-old Ames farm resident and a graduate of Drum mond high school, who was fatally wounded by tha accidental dls barge of a shotgun at her home Thursday night, were held Sunday at the Drum- mond Congregational church. Mrs. Mackie and her husband, married a month over three years, were returning to their farm home a miles and one-half north of Amea Thursday night at 11 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Shepherd, a quarter of a mile south. The shotgun was discharged as the -couple were unlocking the rear door of their farm home. Mrs. Mackie was shot in the left breast and died almost Instantly. "Better bring in the gun," she had told her husband a short time be fore as they passed the shotgun, standing near a gate and used to kill crows and coyotes. Mackie, who is 38 years old. was overcome with grief and unable to give a clear version of the tragedy which claimed his young wife, a prominent resident of the Ames and Douglas communities. Dr. C. W. Bacon, Ames physician, was called by Mackie immediately after the accident, but Mrs. Matkie died before he arrived. The shot gun's discharge struck very near the heart. Mrs. Mackie was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Dierksen of Lamont. Mackie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mackie, northeast of Ames. Both families are widely known throughout that community. The couple was married Decem ber 3. 1935. Mrs. Mackie moved to the Ames community In 1929 from Billings and was graduated from Drummond hfgh school in 1932. She was a member of the Salem Evan gelical church and of the Salem Women's Missionary society. Besides her parents she is sur vived by three brothers. Emiel Dierk sen of Billings, and Clarence and Reuben Dierksen. both of Drummond. RETURNS FROM CONVENTION Mrs. Lora Lloyd KlecS, county superintendent, returned Thursday from Lincoln where she has been at tending the meeting of the c.tate as sociation. The meeting brought some twenty-one new superintendents se lected at the last election to the meeting nad who were treated to a fun initiation at the opening session and banquet by the veteran mem bers of the association. PREPARE FOR DELIVERY Acting Tostmaster R. J. Larson has been very busy the past few days in arranging for the handling of the par cel post delivery which is to be a part of the service at the local post office commencing on Monday. The patron3 are being canvassed as to their desires in the matter and where to have the parcels delivered. Phone news items to Mo. .