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    MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1939.
CCC Conquers
i 70-Year Blaze
in Coal Field
Millions of Tons Saved In Shallow
Deposits of Wyoming
Water Not Used.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (UP) Wyoming
CCC companies fighting a series ot
coal blazes which have burned un
checked for at least 70 years are
nearing success in their six-year-old
tattle in the Little Thunder basin
near Gillette.
The enrolees, who have controlled
many of the smaller fires that ex
perts estimate have destroyed mil
lions of tons of Wyoming coal, have
been at their task since the corps was
formed in 1933. Although the area
alTected by the flames involves only a
minute portion of the state's 500,000,
000,000 ton coal supply, officials said
they hoped to extinguish all the tires
because the near-surface location of
the deposits makes them of great eco
nomic value.
Source of the underground blazes
remains a mystery. Officials estimate
that they were started In early set
tlement days, probably by a prairie
fire or from a bolt of lightning. Un
til 1933 no effort was made to check
the loss of hundreds of thousands of
dollars worth of coal because of the
state's unlimited supply.
Most coal fires are fought with
water, but these jobs called for dif
ferent tactics. It. L. Allport, district
mining supervisor of Billings, Mont.,
was named technical advisor when
the work was begun in 1933.
"We learned," he explained, "that
strangely enough whenever rain
or surface water seeped into the
burning veins, explosions opened new
fuel for the flames.
"Therefore, water as an extin
guisher was useless unless we could
obtain sufficient quantities to drown
the entire area and keep it in that
condition for a long time. This was
impossible because the water supply
virtually was non existent."
Seasoned coal field workers con
ferred with Allport. Finally they de
cided upon a smothing and covering
process as best suited to their needs.
All racks and fissures in the shal
low mines were filled carefully to pre
vent air from reaching the blazes.
Fine dirt then was distributed with
two half-yard excavators, aided by
tractors, bull-dozer and sand road
The method proved a slow but
sure success. Now, almost six years
after start of the program, Allport
admits that his assistants have made
definite progress. How long it will
take to subdue completely the num
erous fires in this region, however,
he refused to say.
Allport explained that as the work
Is very dangerous, enrollees are train
ed for several weeks before being al
lowed on the scene. Seasoned miners
from Wyoming fields supervise the
Despite the danger, he said, no
member of the various crews has been
injured. Proper preventive measures
and careful training established the
safety record, Allport said.
Glenrose Koehn, 14, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Koehn of Buffalo
county, northwest of here, died last
night of burns suffered when she at
tempted, to start a fire with kerosene.
An explosion which followed destroy
ed the Koehn home. Besides the par
ents, four sisters and three brothers
LOS ANGELES (Uf) When the
famous "traveling Bible" sent out
by the R. T. King Chapter, No. 340,
Eastern Star of Columbus, O., on
Aug. 14, 1923, reached here, to
"visit the local chapter," it had trav
eled more than 100,000 miles. It is
valued at $20,000. From here the
Bible was sent on to Idaho.
AKRON, O. (UP) Russell E. Pat
terson, director of the Ohio Gun Col
lectors' association, possesses 4,000
guns the largest private collection
In the United States.
' insion $
Another Omaha vs. outstate Ne
braska argument is brewing aa a re
sult of Mayor Dan B. Butler's de
mands that only Omaha materials
and labor be used in construction of
the South Omaha housing project.
Nebraska City civic organizations
took immediate steps to protect the
apparently low bid offered by the
Western Brick Supply company,
whose plant here manufactures the
patented Farrenwall tile.
The local Chamber of Commerce
dispatched a telegram to Congress
man George Heinke asking him to
demand that the house order it to
go through with original plans and
not allow Omaha pressure to substi
tute blocks manufactured in that
city for the Farrenwall tile.
Bntler Defends Stand
OMAHA, June 23 (UP) "I'm for
Omaha labor and for Omaha indus
try," said Mayor Dan B. Butler in
commenting today on protests made
by Nebraska City civic leaders
against the substitution of concrete
blocks for Farrenwall brick in the
construction of the South Omaha low-
cost housing project.
Decision as to whether the bid of
Western Brick & Supply company
fcr Farrenwall brick shall be re
placed by a later offer of Omaha con
crete block manufacturers now is up
to the FHA. he said.
"My only part in the controversy,"
said Butler, "was to call a meeting
af the lecal housing authority when
the concrete block people asked for
it. The meeting passed a resolution
urging that the change be made.
"I did net know the brick were
made at Nebraska City. I thought it
was at Lincoln. But that makes no
difference. As mayor of Omaha, I
naturally am in favor of securing
work for our citizens. Making of
jobs was one of the main factors in
'setting up the housing authority."
lj 1J L, lill C i O UL lilt A A ' AV
ed the meeting here spoke against
changing the contract.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (UP) For the
first time in 12 years Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Westpheling have no diploma
to hang on the wall.
But the family has collected almost
enough sheepskins to paper the wall.
The diploma collection so far includes
16 from nine different schools. They
were collected by six children.
Four children are still in school
and the diploma yield is expected to
start again next year. They expect at
least eight more graduating certifi
LINCOLN, June 24 (UP) Federal
Judge T. C. Munger yesterday award
ed $231 damages to E. E. Fullen
wider in his charges of defamation
filed against Thomas J. Whitaker and
the Falls City Milling company. Ful
lenwider, a flour salesman, sued for
$15,000 contending a letter written
to the Schminke Milling company of
Nebraska City had harmed him.
LINCOLN. June 24 (UP) County
Attorney Max Towle said last night
he had been informed by Special In
vestigator Milton Gates, that he was
on the way back to Lincoln from
Laredo, Texas, with Harry R. Fahren
bruch, who is charged with em
bezzling $2,000 during his ten years
as superintendent at Tabitha home
WATERLOO, Iowa, June 23 (UP)
Henry Hammer, 38, Waterloo
packing plant employee, drowned last
night in a pond three-fourths of a
mile west of here. He was.' seized
by cramps. His bdy was recovered
forty-five minutes later, but resusci
tation efforts by firemen were unsuc
cessful. ,
Legends of buried pirate gold and of
buried pirates were resurrected when
a skeleton was dug up on Thompson's
Island at the edge of the government
canal. There are no records of any
one hvaing been buried on the island.
M.OO to 3.95
'1.00 to $2.95
Nebraska Woodmen to Attend
National Meeting in New York
De Bradshaw C. I Bunneter
De Emmett Bradshaw, presi
dent of the Woodmen of the
World Life Insurance Society, in
Omaha, Nebr., today announced
that the national convention of
the Society, held every two
years, will convene in New York
City the week of June 26. A
special Woodmen of the World
Day will be held at the World's
Fair on July 1, it was said.
Nebraska will be represented
in the Sovereign Camp, which is
the national representative legis
lative body of the Society, by
thirteen men. They are De E.
Bradshaw, president; T. E. Pat
terson, vice president; Farrar
Newberry, secretary, William
Ruess, chairman of auditors; W.
C. Braden, auditor; R. E. Miller,
auditor; V. J. Pakes, assistant
secretary; Rainey T. Wells, gen
eral attorney; Dr. A. D. Cloyd,
medical director; Dr. Herbert B.
Kennedy, medical director; C. L.
Burmester, Junior Past Head
Consul of the jurisdiction, and
Dr. J. E. Simpson, Head Consul,
all of Omaha; and Fenton B.
Fleming, former mayor of Lin
coln, official delegate elected by
the Head Camp convention re
cently held in Norfolk. Also rep
resenting this jurisdiction is
Elmer H. Johnson, of Lead, S. D.
Approximately 250 official del
egates, representing nearly 400,
C00 members in44 states, are ex-.
LINCOLN, June 24 (UP) Jayce
Banker, Falls City, was sentenced in
federal court today to sixmonths im
prisonment and fined $100 for alleged
ly conducting a liquor business with
out paying a federal tax.
His wife, Margaret, was fined $100
and sentenced to a sixty-day term.
Both were convicted by a jury June
6. Deputy U. S. Marshal Joseph O'
Grady said they would be taken to
Omaha to serve the sentences.
MARTINEZ, Cal. (UP) Harry
Sherman of Portland, Ore., thinks
that standard aviation equipment
should include a sewing kit. He made
an emergency landing here, owing
to a ripped wing, but managed to
borrow a needle and thread from a
housewife, sewed up the damaged
wing and hopped off again.
man John F. Conley, who walked the
same beat for 35 years and then was
retired, still walks the same beat.
"I like to see my old friends," he
said laughing. "I like to watch the
kids play in the ball park."
BOSTON (UP) There are now
75 Youth Hostels in New England,
extending as far north at Jefferson,
Vt., and Portland, Me.
If farmers would practice hog lot ro
tation, like they do crop rotation, they
would save millions of dollars worth
of valuable hogs which now die each
rear from yard-borne diseases.
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Old mud holes like this breed disease cerma and parasites which kill
Hog lots which have been used year
after year are literally alira with germs
and parasites. Soma of the diseases
found in these unsanitary lots are bog
cholera, enteritis, "bull nose", navel
ill. verminous, pneumonia, scours, and
lockjaw. ,
Two or three days 6peat io cleaning
up livestock quarters and lots, at the
tart of tna season, will repay any
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Dr. J. E. Simpson P. B. Fleming
pected to attend the Sovereign
Camp convention, at which com
plete reports on the business and
fraternal activities of the Society
will be heard. v
Hon. Morris Sheppard, U. S.
Senator from Texas, Hon. Clyde
M. Hoey, Governor of North
Carolinai Hon. E. D. Rivers,
Governor of Georgia, and Hon.
John M. Daniel, Attorney Gen
eral of South Carolina, will par
ticipate in the program. Other
speakers will include Niles
Trammell, executive vice-president
of the National' Broadcast
ing Company, and L. F. Living
ston, manager, Agricultural Ex
tension Division of the E. I. Du
Pont de Nemours Co.
The Supreme Forest Woodmen
Circle meeting in its quadrennial
convention will convene with the
Sovereign Camp for the open
ing program June 26.
; The Woodmen of " the World
Life Insurance Society is the
world's strongest fraternal bene
fit society, President Bradshaw
said. It now has assets of more
than 128 million dollars, and has
paid out in benefits to members
and their beneficiaries more than
275 million dollars since its or
ganization 49 years ago. Mem
bers are protected by nearly 400
million dollars of insurance in
the Society.
LINCOLN, June 22 (UP) State
Tax Commissioner William-R. Smith
announced. today that-two more coun
ties had submitted property tax val
uations for 1939 to bring the total
to twelve. Nemaha county reported
a valuation of $20,293,955, an in
crease of $172,220 over last year,
and Gosper county reported $6,993,
925, an increase of $103, 3S0.
CRE.STON, P.-.Cj?s(17PJ A three
hour pitched battle in, Kootenay river
near here regarded Fishermen Jack
Srqith and Henry Christensen with
the largest catch of the season a
220-pound sturgeon. It nearly ex
hausted two fishermen in the strug
KELSO. Wash.jUP) Wooden
money has been issued by the Kelso
Chamber of Commerce. The scrip,
each piece worth 25 cents, is a
souvenir of Kelso's celebration July
1-4 of Washington's golden jubilee
of statehood.
AKRON, O. (UP) Safe blowers
who opened the safe of an oil com
pany here used so much nitrogly
cerine" that it not only blew jopen
the strong box, but also tere all of
its contents including several hun
dred dollars in currency, to bits. . .
farmer handsomely In better livestock
profits. Mudholes should be drained,
manure piles fenced off, boles beneath
buildings boarded up. old straw stacks
burned, crushed rock spread around
water tanks. AH buildings should be
thoroughly cleaned and disinfected,
and feed boxes and roosts scrubbed
with hot lye water.
. As soon as pigs are farrowed, they
v-.-.-v' 4 A
should be moved out to clean, fresh
pasture.' away from any possible oon
taminatlon of old lots and pens. About
weaning time,' the pigs should be vac
cinated against cholera. They should be
kept on clean pasture all summer. They
will make 25 percent better growth
and development under these condi
tions, and will ba twice as safe from
diseases and parasites.
Urges Help
Programs Given
to the States
Prof. Noble Clay, University of Wis
consin, Discusses Problefs of
Sharecroppers, Dairymen.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 24 (UP)
Prof. Noble Clark, University of
Wisconsin, said today that a long
stride could be made toward safe
guarding this country's democracy by
transferring control of "help" pro
grams for southern sharecroppers
and midwestern tenant dairymen
from Washington to the various
He spoke at the 104th annual
meeting of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science,
which concludes its sessions today.
He is associate director of the uni
versity's agricultural experiment sta
tion and has made a general study
of the federal farm rehabilitation
"Such decentralization of adminis
tration would increase efficiency in
the field and provide better coordin
ation," he said. "It would stimulate
more efforts at self-help as in con
trast with having pressure groups
leaning on Washington to find solu
tions to all the ills of agriculture.
It would go far toward maintaining
our American system of democratic
government in the face of a world
wide tendency towards centralization
of power in executive officers of re
spective nations."
"The exctrse offered for this cen
tralization of authority has been
that it is more efficient than the
more democratic type of Organiz
ation. I submit a record which does
not substantiate this contention in
the field of land use planning. On
the contrary there is every reason to
believe American agriculture would
be better served the quicker we can
reorganize our land use programs on
a more democratic basis and provide
the time tested procedure of federal
and state cooperation in administra
tion." He said the key to the solution of
agriculture's problems lies in restor
ing urban industry to productivity
so it can absorb surplus rural people
and provide larger, better markets
for crops and livestock.
.. He recommended, that . the federal
government take whatever steps may
be necessary to stimulate industry
and commence to' provide employ
ment for the rural people not needed
in agriculture.
"If urban industry could make a
standing offer of Jobs at $4 per day,
it is my belief that most of our so-
called maladjustments in use vould
soon take care of themselves. Thou
sands of families in cutover country
in the lake states, as well as in the
south, left their sub-marginal farms
during the 1920's. Families now ma
rooned in the regions of low agri
cultural nroductivity would also
Jump at the chance for city jobs..
The treasury announced today that
government expenditures during the
1939 fiscal year which ends June 30
now total more than 19,000,000,000
an all-time record for spending in
On June 21, with nine days of the
fiscal year remaining, spending to
taled $9,005,993,530.
Movie Samaritan
When Leo Carrillo learned that
Charlie Andrede, 5 years old,
was doomed to be a cripple for
life unless expert medical atten
tion was provided, he' put the
youngster into the Dr". Milton H.
Berry Institute in. Van Nuys,
CaliL and arranged to pay all
his expenses until he could walk.
. Recently Charlie visited Carrillo
on the set of RKO Radio's "The
GiA and the Gambler" and an
nounced that soon he would be
entirely welL
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BEATRICE, June 23 (UP) Har
old Fales, tournament medalist from
Kearney, continued his winning ways
in the state amateur golf meet to
day and led the way into the quarter-final
Fales was the earliest finisher in
the first of today's two rounds of
match play. He defeated Harold
Johnson of Omaha, 4 and 3.
C. W. Odle, of Gordon, 49-year-old
player who won an upset victory over
Fred Vette, Beatrice, yesterday, lost
today to Bob Veylupek, Omaha, 3
and 2.
Jim Gardner , Omaha, defeated
Harry Wheeler, Hastings, 2 and 1.
Wilcey Robbens, Beatrice, beat
Gene Zuspann, Lincoln, one up.
Bill Mowbray, Lincoln, defeated
H. D. Murell, Lincoln, 5 and 4.
Byron Adams, Grand Island, beat
C. J. Maule, Lincoln, 3 and 1.
CLEVELAND, O. (UP) : Elmer
Pavlik still is wondering when the
customer who left his shop in a pair
of new shoes "to turn off his auto
mobile headlights" will return. Wear
ing the new shoes, and not stopping
to pay for them, he kept right on
In the County Court of Cass Coun
ty Nebraska.
To the creditors of the estate of
Armindai J. Graves, deceased. No.
Take notice that the time limited
for the filing and. presentation of
claims against said estite is October
16, 1939; that a hearing wfll be had
at the County Court room in Platts
mouth on October 20, 1939, at ten
o'clock a. m. for the purpose of
examining, hearing, allowing and
adjusting all claims or objections
duly filed.
Dated June 13, 1939.
(Seal) J19-3w County Judge.
and Notice of Probate of
Foreign Will
In the County Court of Cass
County, Nebraska.
State of Nebraska
County of Cass
To the heirs at
law and to all persons interested in
the estate of J. F. Wortman, de
ceased. No. 3401:
On reading the petition of Harold
W. Richards praying that. the instru
ment filed in this Court on the 10th
ciay of June, 1939, and purporting
to be a duly authenticated copy of
the last will and testament of J. F.
Wortman, deceased, that said instru
ment be admitted to probate, and
the administration of said estate be
granted to Harold W. Richards as
administrator with the will annexed
for the State of Nebraska. It is
hereby ordered that you and all per
sons interested in said matter, may,
and do appear at the County Court
to be held in and for said county on
the 7th day of July, A. D. 1939, at 2
o'clock, p. m., to show cause, if any
there be, why the prayer of the peti
tioner should not be granted, and
that notice of the pendency of said
petition and the hearing thereof be
given to all persons interested in
said matter by publishing a -copy of
this order In the Plattsmouth Jour
nal, a semi-weekly newspaper print
ed in said county, for three consecu
tive weeks prior to said day of hear
ing. Witness my hand, and the seal of
said court this 10th day of June,
A. D. 1939.
(Seal) J12-3w County Judge.
In the District Court' of the County
of Cass. Nebraska.
In the matter of the estate of
Amelia Monroe Wynn, Deceased,
9769. Doc. 9, No. 81.
In the matter ot the application
of Nettie Ackerman, Administratrix
of the Estate of Amelia Monroe
Wynn, Deceased, for leave to sell
real estate.
NOTICE is hereby given that In
pursuance of an order of the Hon.
W. W. Wilson, Judge of the District
Court of Cass County, Nebraska,
made on the 12th day of June, 1939,
for the sale of real estate hereinafter
described, there will be sold at public
auction to the highest bidder the
following described real cttate:
The West One-Half (W) of
Lot Four (4), Block Thirty
three (33), City of Plattsmouth,
Cass County, Nebraska, a busi
ness block; and
Lots Thirty (30), Forty-seven
(47), Seventy-one (71), seventy-two
(72) and Ninety-seven
(97), all in the Southwest
Quarter (SWJ,4) of the South
west Quarter (SWU), Section
Eighteen (18), Township
Twelve (12), Range Fourteen
(14), East of the 6th P. M.,
Cass County, Nebraska;
said sale to take place on the Sth
day of July, 1939, at the hour of
nine o'clock a. m. at the south front
door of the Court House in Cass
County, Nebraska.
Terms ot sale as follows: For
cash, twenty-five percent of purchase
price to be paid at the conclusion of
the sale, and balance upon confirm
ation. Dated this 12th day of June, 1939.
Administratrix of the
Estate of Amelia Mdn-jl2-4w
roe Wynn, Deceased.
In the County Court of Cass-County.
To all persons interested in the
estate of Elizabeth Carr, deceased.
No. 3415:
Take notice that a petition has
been filed for the probate of an In
strument purporting to be the last
will and testament of said deceased,
and for the appointment of Marvin
Carr as Executor and Meryl E. Ben
der as Executrix thereof; that said
petition has been set for hearing be
fore said Court on the 21st day of
July, 1939, at 10 a. m.
Dated June 23rd, 1939.
(Seal) J2G-3w County Judge.
In the County Court of Cass Coun
ty, Nebraska.
To all persons interested in the
estate of Edgar J. Burns, deceased.
No. 3376:
Take notice that the Executrix of
said estate has filed her final report
and a petition for examination and
allowance of her administration ac
counts, determination of heirship,
assignment of residue of said estate
and for her discharge; that said peti
tion and report will be heard before
said Court on July 7, 1939, at ten
o'clock a. m.
Dated June C, 1939.
(Seal) J12-3v County Judge.
In the County Court of Cass Coun
ty, Nebraska.
To all persons interested in the
estate of John W. Barrow, deceased.
No. 33S0:
Take notice that the Executrix of
said estate has filed her final report
and a petition for examination and
allowance of her administration ac
counts, determination of heirship,
assignment of residue of said estate
and for her discharge; that said
petition and report will be heard be
fore said Court on July 14, 1939, at
ten o'clock a. m.
Dated June 13, 1939.
(Seal) J19-3w County Judge.
State of Nebraska
County of Cass
By Virtue of
an Order of Sale issued by C. E.
Ledgway, Clerk of the District Court,
within and for Cass County, Ne
braska, and to me directed, I will on
the 1st day of July, A. D. 1939, at
10:00 o'clock a. m., of said day at
the South Front Door of the Court
House, In the City of Plattsmouth in
said County, sell at public auction to
the highest bidder for cash, the fol
lowing described real estate, to-witi
.Commencing at a point 353.7
feet West: of the S. E. corner of
the S. W. 1,4 of the S. W. H of
Sec. 18, Twp. 12, Range 14,
East of the 6th P. M.; running
thence North 190 feet; thence
West 73 feet; thence South 190
feet; thence East 73 feet to the
place of beginning, the same be
ing a part of Lots 27 and 28 of
said Section 18, Twp. 12, Range
14, East of the 6th P. M., afore
said, Cass County, Nebraska;
Lot 9, and the W. of Lot
10, Block 9, City of Platts
mouth, Nebraska;
Lot 12, Block 30, City of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
The W. of Lot 4, Block 34
City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
The West 36 ft. of Lot 2,
Block 50, City of Plattsmouth,
Lot 4 and the West Yz of Lot
5, Block 25, Young & Hayes
Addition to the City of Platts
mouth, Nebraska;
Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 42,
Young & Hayes Addition to the
City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
Lots 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, Block
4, Duke's Addition to the City
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
The West y2 of Lot 3, and all
of Lot 4, Block 11, Duke's Ad
dition to the City of Platts
mouth, Nebraska;
Lots 25 and 26, Block 9,
Thompson's Addition to the City
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
The East 55 ft. of Lot 47, and
all of Lots 48 and 49, tf Wise's
outlots to the City of Platts
mouth, Nebraska;
Lot 1 of Streitweisser's Ad
dition to the City of Platts
mouth, Nebraska;
Lot 12, Block 167, City of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
Lots 9 and 10, Block 152, City
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
, The West 3 ft. of Lot 4, and
all of Lot 5, Block 18, City of
Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
The North 69 ft. of Lot 12,
Block IS, City of Plattsmouth,
Lot 2, and the Northeast 14
feet and 3 inches of Lot 3,
Streitweisser's Addition to the.
City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska;
Lot 5, 6, and 7, Block 13,
Townsend's Addition to the City
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
The same being levied upon and
taken as the property of Ncls F.ter
et al, Defendants, to satisfy a Judg
ment and decree of said Court re
covered by the City of Plattsmouth,
K . i i n r t f .
.euia&K.a, a municipal Corporation,
Plaintiff, against said Defendants.
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, May 27.
Sheriff of Cass County,
m29-5w Nebraska.
k J. Ho ware! Davis jj
Attorney at Lav