Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912, May 31, 1912, Image 1

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Cf If Nebraskans loyally stood by their state's industries it would mean the addition of thousands
of home building wage earners. j
cy If Nebraskans bought, all their insurance of Nebraska companies it would mean keeping
$10,000,000 a year at home to be invested in Nebraska developement.
If Nebraska advertised to the world what Nebraska has, and is, and is to be, it would mean
the addition of thousands to Nebraska's list of home builders, of millions to her working capital,
and of greater developement of her marvelous resources. ,
There is every reason why the editorial fraternity of Nebraska
should feel at home in Lincoln. They have helped mightily to build
it. Week in and week out, for years on end, they have been pub
lishing the wonderful facts that have drawn people to Nebraska,
building here a great commonwealth, of which Lincoln is the. Capital
City. Here are located many of the state's largest institutions. Here
thousands upon thousands of Nebraska's citizens have been educated.
In every city and village and hamlet within the state's borders may
be found men and women who look back upon the months and years
they have spent in the city, and in whose prosperity they have had
a part. ' In thousands of Nebraska homes sit fathers and mothers
Lincoln owns her own lighting plant, with 400 arc lights for
street lighting purposes, and with 250 -ornamental street lighting
poles in the business districts. Lincoln is the best and most
artistically illuminated city of her size; in the United States, bar
none. Her municipal lighting plant is valued at $125,000.
Lincoln lias 83 miles of street -Taftttaya-greater mileage -per
thousand of population than any city of her class in America. In
1911 the street railway carried upwards of 11,000,000 passengers.
Lincoln has nearly 13,000 telephones, or an average of about
one to every three inhabitants. It is doubtful if there is a city of
her class in the republic that can equal this record.
who look upon Lincoln with loving favor because their children
are here receiving an education at one or the other of our great
To a remarkable degree the citizenry of Nebraska has a part
and parcel in the building up of Lincoln, and no class more so than
the tireless, always-boosting, always friendly, Nebraska editors. It
is for that reason Lincoln delights to do honor to the newspaper
men and women when they visit her. . '
But do these men and women who have done so much for the
upbuilding of Lincoln really know what they? with our own citizens,
have wrought t Do they know what they, with our own citizens,
that it is something more than the state's capital, the seat of the
University of Nebraska and the location of two or three of the
state's institutions T Nebraska and her cities have, been growing
and developing at a magnificent rate during the last decade, and
those who have not made it an especial business to keep track of
that growth and development are apt to labor under a misappre
hension. Especially is this true of Lincoln. Time was when Lin
coln was content to be known as a great educational center, and the
center of the state's political activities. We are still jealous of
those things, but we would have our friends, ' and all the world,
know that the Lincoln of today is a city of factories, wholesale
houses, great retail stores, splendid hotels, solid financial institu
tions; a great railroad center, the center of a vast business domain
which it serves promptly and efficiently. We of Lincoln want you
who have helped to make the Lincoln of today, to know just what
' Lincoln is. ,
Lincoln is a city of 45,000 people, and more than 60,000 people
live within a radius of six miles of the postoffice.
Five great trunk lines of railroad are directly connected with
Lincoln, and there is a passenger train arriving or departing from
Lincoln on an average of every eighteen minutes. There is a train,
passenger or freight, ariving - or departing from Lincoln on an
average of every seven minutes during the day.
Lincoln owns her own water plant, which has 70 miles of mains,
and which has a capacity of 4.000,000 gallons a day. In 1911 more
than 800,000,000 gallons were sold. The water department pays a
profit of. more than '$35,000 a year.
Lincoln has 40 miles of paved streets, with additional paving
under way all the time.
Lincoln's bank clearings in 1911 were nearly $100,000,000.
Lincoln has 55 miles of sanitary sewer and 8 miles of storm
sewer. '
Lincoln has 17 public school buildings and a teaching corps of
230. She is now preparing to erect a new high school building at
a cost of $300,000.
In 1911 Lincoln wholesalers sold more than $30,000,000 worth of
goods and her factories turned out more than $12,000,000 worth of
Lincoln has the largest creamery in the world, the largest
feeding station ih America, and the largest paint and color factory
west of Chicago. She has five private schools, five universities,
fifty-five churches, eight banks, seven theatres and amusement parks,
fourteen hospitals and sanitariums, three daily newspapers, twenty
six weekly newspapers, twenty-one monthlies, five grain elevators,
View, the seat of the greatest Advent college in the world. Uni
versity Place, the seat of Wesleyan university, one of the greatest
schools of the Methodist" church. Burnham, the seat of the largest'
sheep pens in America, and the largest feeding station' upon any
railroad anywhere. Bethany, the seat of Cotner University, one of
the great schools of the Disciples of Christ-- - - - .
Lincoln is building for the future "City BeautifuL" She has
72 acres of parks, and is preparing to spend immense sums upon
their ' development and beautification. She has upwards of 7,000
residences, and "slums" are unknown. Lincoln claims to have
more people owning, their own homes than any other city of her
class in the United States. She is building for permanence, as wit--hess
the magnificent structures in the wholesale districts. That
Lincoln's commercial and industrial future is assured is evidenced
by the fact that the Burlington railroad has just spent $2,000,000
in building the largest gravity .yards on the system and one of the
largest gravity yards in America.
It is very easy to reach Lincoln, for the railroads that run
directly into Lincpln reach 78 of the 92 counties of.Nebraska. And
visitors are always made so welcome that they find it difficult to
start for home, but when once started they find it easy to go because
of these exceptional railroad facilities. ; , v r -
Lincoln wants the newspaper men and women to visit every
part; wants them to see the capital city of their state; wants them
to become more fully acquainted with what she has done, is doing
'and has determined to. do. Lincoln frankly acknowledges her de
pendence upon the state at large for her greatest prosperity. As ,
Nebraska prospers, so shall Lincoln prosper. As Lincoln prospers,
so shall he state be benefited. She wants you, and all loyal Ne
braskans, to help her build for greater things, just as ' her own
loyal citizens want to co-operate with you in helping the common
wealth build for greater and better things. , ' ,
. And in this spirit of co-operation and good will Lincoln wel
comes the members of the Nebraska Press Association as they gather
for their annual convention. There never were any "keys" to the
city of Lincoln, for her gates have never been closed. Her homes,
and the hearts of her citizens, are alike open to you; It is a city
you have helped to build just come in and take what you have
helped to create. . . '-
' The reception tendered by the Labor Temple Association to
thie public at the Labor Temple Tuesday evening was a splendid
two big flouring mills, , a Y. M. C. A. building costing $150,000, a
Y. W. C. A. building costing $40,000, and a Commercial Club
building costing $100,000.
Around Lincoln is being builded suburbs that are wonderfully
progressive. Havelock, the seat of the greatest shops on the Bur
lington system, where more than $3,000,000 is invested and more
than a thousand wage earners work. Normal, the seat of "Green
Gables," one of the greatest sanatariums in the country. College
success. Nearly a thousand men and women visited the building
and admired its handsome appointments and saw the evidences of the
efforts being put forth by Lincoln unionists to aid themselves and
their fellows. That the work of the Labor Temple Association is
more fully appreciated since the reception goes without saying.
Governor Aldrich spoke briefly. The ladies of Capital Auxiliary
to Typographical Union No. 209 served refreshments, and each,
visiting lady was presented with a carnation. "