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News From Around Nebraska
Predominating the news in the state’s county-seat newspapers
this week was the water problem. Water, as a natural resource
has become an item which is in extremely short supply and con
servation of water is fast becoming a matter of great concern.
Once regarded as inexhaustible, much the same as the early
settlers regarded the buffalo of the prairies, the need for conserv
ing water is now clearly seen. Some, who have studied the water
situation, forecast that the time will come when much of the water
which now flows down the midwest’s Missouri and Mississippi
rivers, will never be allowed to go to the ocean, but, instead, will
be impounded behind huge dams to form irrigation supplies and
water sources for this nation’s growing population.
The Crete News last week recorded that the Big Blue River,
which is normally a very sizeable stream, was all but dry at Crete.
The water flow in the Big Blue at Crete amounted to a tiny trickle
which was measured at one point as 11 inches wide and only three
inches deep. Much of that, it was pointed out was polluted water,
coming from sewers of towns upstream and not from springs or
natural sources of the river itself.
Members of the State Game and Fish department were call
ed to the Big Blue to rescue thousands of fish which had been
trapped in pools and which were dying because of heat and stag
nant water. An estimated 20,000 fish died in a short measured
area of the river, the Crete newspaper stated.
Lack of rain had lowered the water level, but much of the
trouble was attributed to the taking of water for irrigation-a
need which is just as beneficial and justifyable as any other use
of water could be.
But it all brings the point forcefully to mind that this country
is running out of its most precious natural resource-water.
* * *
Water troubles were not limited to the Crete area and the
Big Blue river.
At Ainsworth water consumption has grown until the supply
is having difficulty keeping up with the demand. As a result,
the Ainsworth Star-Journal issued a notice last week that all resi
dents are to immediately turn off all water uses upon the outbreak
of a fire in the city so that the city’s pumps will be able to keep
up with whatever demands the fire department might have. The
reserve on hand is but a few minutes ahead of the demand.
* * *
Aurora experienced a water shortage last week. It was a
shortage caused by mechanical reasons, but it brought the neces
sity of water to mind very forcefully.
Bearings in one of the city’s water pumps burned out, leaving
the city with only one pump. Consumption was more than the
single pump could provide and within a few hours there was only
a few feet of water in the standpipe and water pressure was non
existent in some residences. The day before the break occurred,
that community had used 980,000 gallons of water. Because of
the pump trouble, the Aurora water department asked all users
to turn off air conditioners and sprinklers. So, on one of the
hottest days of the year, the Aurora folks got along without their
air conditioners while the mechanical troubles were overcome.
* » »
Atkinson, which has been short of water all summer, is
breathing easier now with a new pump and well in operation. The
Atkinson Graphic announced last week that for the first time this
year, water users could have all the water they wanted.
* * *
The West Point Republican last week related the troubles
of the City Council there in trying to supply water to all of the
new homes which are being built. A wholesale rebuilding of the
city’s water system and electric distribution system is being
planned to keep up with the demand.
The Republican stated that the anticipated growth of electric
power would double in the next ten years. Water use would also
show a big increase.
* * *
At Ord, irrigators who have been taking water from the Loup
river, were still sparring around for angles which they could use
to defend their rights to that river’s water. The Loup River
Public Power District had previously ordered all irrigators to quit
using water because there was not enough for both irrigation and
the generating of electric power.
Loup Power had told the irrigators that they must pay for
the water they take from the river. The latest comeback of the
farmers is: “If you own the river, then why am I paying taxes
on the land it occupies? And if you insist you own this water,
then please refund all the taxes that you’ve collected in years
past.” The Ord Quiz expressed doubt about anyone getting back
their tax money .
There were other communities having water trouble, all be
cause the demand has increased faster than the supply.
• * •
Young musicians from South Dakota, Wyoming and a number
of points in Nebraska spent much of last week at the Chadron
State Park in attendance at the 14th annual National Music Camp.
Band and choral rehearsals furnished entertainment at the meet,
along with numerous types of specialized instruction. Donald A.
Lentz, director of the University of Nebraska band, was guest
band conductor, according to the Chadron Record.
# * *
The ice-making plant at Chadron has been discontinued after
operating for a period of forty years, the Record has revealed.
Like most other ice plants which made ice for public purchase,
the plant has been pushed out of existence by mechanical refrig
erators and small ice-making machines. The plant once ran 24
hours per day and produced a ton of ice every hour. Now, the
demand has fallen so low that there is no profit in its operations.
* * *
The Oakland Independent pulled a whizzer on its readers last
week. With the mercury crowding the 100-degree reading every
day, that newspaper hunted up a picture of Oakland as it appear
ed last winter after a heavy snowfall. With snow heaped high
along Oakland’s main street and cars almost buried, the Indepen
dent readers looked, all pop-eyed, and mopped their brow once
more. It was a teaser, anyway.
* * *
The Blue Star Food Company, whose efforts to get a rezoning
measure through at Wahoo was reported in this column last week,
Hot Box~Help Coming Up
SPECIAL LUBRICATOR SPEEDS RAIL SHIPMENTS—Substi.,
tution of the muff-shaped Miller Lubricator pad for loose cotton waste'
in the journal boxes of freight cars is one method of cutting train*'
delaying hot boxes which are caused by overheating of journal bearings*'
CHICAGO—The hot box is al
most as old as railroading, and,
perhaps, tops the list of operating
problems. Richard G. May, vice
president of the American Asso
ciation of Railroads, has called it
“The ever-troublesome hot box.”
A hot box occurs by overheating
of the journal end of the axle on
which a railroad car rides. When
the journal becomes too hot it
ruins the bearing, A freight car
with a hot box must often be set
out of a train, along the line, for
special repair or servicing.
Traditionally, the journal bear
ing has been lubricated by cotton
waste saturated with oil in the
journal box. Oil is soaked up
through the waste to the journal
and when it fails to do so, a hot
box can occur.
The railroads and their equip
ment suppliers are approaching
the efficient lubrication problem
(with determination and from
many angles—through better lub
ricants, education of maintenance
men, and substitution of more ef
ficient methods of lubrication than
One of the most promising and
economical alternates to waste
packing is the Miller Lubricator
pad, produced by the Miller Lub
ricator Company of Winona, Min
nesota. This lubricator, which re
places loose waste without any
journal-box alteration or special
tools, has been in test operation
for two years.
Its success is attested by re
orders from more than 20 rail
roads. It is now in operation on
upwards of 4,300 freight cars
throughout the country and in!
From a start with only two’
carsets —16 lubricators, one for]
each journal of two cars—in the
summer of 1953, the Great North*]
em Railway now has some 1200
carsets. The Burlington started
experimentally in July, 1953, and,
now has 800 carsets, while the
Pennsylvania has re-ordered some
700 carsets in a year and a half.1
The Chicago & North Western re-!
cently has placed orders for 3001
and 350 carsets. ' \
The new lubricator, as devel
oped by the Miller firm, uses cap.
illary wick action to assure a con
stant and uniform film of oil on
the journal. This pad lubricator
consists of a thick textile-faced
blanket surrounding a canvas
covered springy synthetic rubber^
honeycomb core. P to*. j
When placed in the journal box^
the lubricator’s textile blanket is'
immersed in oil in the bottom of
the box, while its upper surface
is held firmly against the journal
by the spring action of the rub
ber honeycomb. i
Operating economy is proved
by the fact that the AAR’s com
mittee on lubrication permits re-]
packing of some of the Miller*-'
lubricated journals at 36-month
intervals, rather than the usual
18 months. Repacking can consist
of merely turning the lubricator
over, giving it a total life of six
years. When the repacking sav
ings are coupled with the low]
price of the Miller Lubricator, its
cost becomes less than that ofy
traditional loose waste packing. ■/
Chicago — Another fire is rag
ing here in the Windy City but it’s
a different kind—a spiritual con
This mid-western metropolis is
being slowly but surely over
whelmed by the dynamic ministry
of a young dynamo from the “side
walks of New York”, the Reverend
Milton Perry, 20 years old “miracle
worker” in the field of spiritual
revival and spiritual healing.
“God’s Young Man of Deliver
ance and Power” as he is known
from coast to coast, has amazed
and thrilled overflow audiences
night after night with his stimula
ting ministry and healing exploits
at the spectular meetings current
ly being conducted under the aus
pices of the St. Paul Church of
God in Christ. The pastor of St.
Paul is Bispo L. H. Ford, who has
tabbed Reverend Perry as one of
the “greatest young forces in the
battle for Christ since the Saviour
himself was preaching the word as
a youth, among the wise men of
His day.” The current meeting
will continue through the month
Reverend Perry’s singular sue
cess here, follows closely on his
spectacular revival and healing
campaign in Detroit where he was
not only greatly and gratefully re
ceived by the general public but
was toasted and received by top
officials and personalities in re-1
ligious, civic and governmental
In capturing the Motor City, he
staged one of the greatest person
al triumphs of any religious figure
to preach the gospel on the shores
of Lake Michigan.
While in Detroit the youthful1
evangelist, who preached his first
sermon when he was 13 years old,
was entertained by Mayor Albert
Cobo and Detroit City Council
President Mary Beck. And in
addition to his almost miraculous
healing work, his regular routine
ministery resulted in 472 converts
during the course of his Detroit j
Since the Chicago meetings be- '■
gan, thousands of people have I
flocked to St. Paul’s church to I
hear this dynamic young minister.
The church, which seats 1000, has j
been filled to capacity every night1
since the initial meeting on Sun- j
day with crowds overflowing into'
Reverend Perry’s success in
converting people to Christ is
probably due to his sincere belief
in faith and his remarkable ability j
has finally been successful. Despite the protests of residents, the
poultry processing firm was given the right to build additional
warehouse space on adjoining property.
* * *
Also at Wahoo last Sunday was held the dedicatory services
for the building of a new men’s dormitory at Luther college. The
$150,00C structure will not be ready for occupancy this school
year, the Wahoo newspaper revealed, but will provide space for
future students at the school.
• • •
The Aurora News-Register revealed something unusual last
week. Residents in the vicinity of Stockham, Nebraska are having
trouble with coons. One family recently found one iri the dining
room of their home and experienced a merry chase through the
house before capturing the animal.
Folks there claim the coons are doing heavy damage to their
sweet corn patches, carrying away the juicy ears and eating them.
-And we never knew before that coons liked sweet corn.
* * *
Nineteen Boy Scouts at Pender left Monday morning for a bus
trip to the Black Hills. It was a junket which they had planned
since last winter and money for the project had been raised by
selling magazines, collecting scrap iron and doing odd jobs of all
sorts. They also operated a concession stand at the baseball park
They took with them in the bus, pup tents so that they could
sleep in the open, camp stoves for cooking, all non-perishable
food and other supplies for the anticipated 10-day stay.
Where’s the boy who wouldn’t like to be a Pender Boy Scout
* * *
The Keith County News at Ogallala reported the news freak
of the week in its last issue.
Some folks in that city recently purchased a large umbrella
which was set in a socket near an outdoor table to provide shade.
One evening a week ago the family came home and found
their umbrella gone. A preliminary search failed to locate it and
the folks went to bed mumbling unpleasant things about vandals
who delight in taking other people’s property.
The next morning the housewife discovered the umbrella atop
A neighbor later revealed that he had observed a small whirl
wind which had swished across the lawn, picked up the umbrella
and set it down on the folks’ rooftop.
But the mystery that still remains is: How come the opened
umbrella was found closed and latched? That, it must be ad
mitted, is the 64-dollar question.
It was surmised that the unbrella folded and latched when it
fell to the roof when dropped by the whirlwind.
Of Coffee Is
Despite the recent damage to
part of the Brazilian coffee crop, j
there are ample supplies of coffee
in the world.
This information was received:
today by T. J. Prettyman, Jr., of;
the Butter-Nut Division of Paxton
& Gallagher Co., from John F.'
McKiernan, President of the Na
tional Coffee Association.
Mr. McKiernan said no coffee
shortage exists or is anticipated
despite frost damage to trees in
the Brazilian state of Parana.
“Fortunately for the American
consumer, the situation this year ;
is different from that of 1953 when
Brazilian coffee production was af
fected by frost damage,” McKiern
an said. “In the past two years,”
he added, “World coffee produc
tion has been materially increased, j
resulting in creation of surplus j
stocks which are now fully ade
quate to make up the loss in pro
duction caused by Brazil’s recent
Mrs. Hattie Belle Matlock, 74
years, 1142^ North 20th Street,
expired Monday, August 8th at a
local hospital. Mrs. Matlock had
been a resident of Omaha two!
She is survived by a nephew,
Mr. Richard Matlock, Omaha; two
nieces, Mrs. Hattie Jean White,
Miss Margaret Whitlock, Omaha
and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services have been ar
ranged for Thursday afternoon'
from Thomas Mortuary.
Will Be August 21
The members of Cleaves Tern- j
pie, C.M.E. Church are sponsor- >
ing an Inter-Club Mammoth Tea,1
August 21, at the Near Northside
All indications thus far, prom
ise that this will be a beautiful
and different tea.
Everyone is invited to attend
and bring friends. For any ad
ditional information call the Rev.
A. Ralph Davis, PL 4733.
Mrs. Florence Davis
Mrs. Florence Davis 77 years,
2204 Maple Street, passed away
Saturday evening at the above ad
dress. Mrs. Davis had been a resi
dent of Omaha eighteen years and
was a member of Clair Methodist}
She is survived by two daugh-1
ters, Mrs. Fannie Gifford, Mrs. j
Cora Williams, of Omaha; nieces,
Mrs. Ruth Nash, Tulsa, Oklahoma,'
Mrs. Vernelia Bowdlings, Plum
merville, Arkansas; nephews, Mr.
Willie and Carl Hill, Tulsa, Mr.
Elvertis Jones, Tulsa; grandson,
Mr. Elbert Ross; granddaughter,
Mrs. Lucille Hall, of Omaha; twen
ty-one great and sixteen great,
great grandehidren and a host of
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Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon, August 3rd from
Clair Methodist Church with the
Rev. E. T. Streeter, officiating, as
sisted by Rev. J. H. Reynolds.
Pall bearers were Mr. C. McDon
ald, A. Woods, Arthur Justus, Mott
Davis, J. Nelson, P. L. Adkins, J.
Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery
with arrangements by Thomas
Mr. John H. Shinahouse, 50
years, 2606 Hamilton Street, pass
ed away unexpectedly Tuesday af
ternoon. Mr. Shinahouse had been
a resident of Omaha ten years. He
is survived by three sisters, Mrs.
Hilda Hodge, Mrs. Alma Cook,
Mrs. Moudester Pete, of Omaha.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday morning, August 6th from
Thomas Mortuary with the Rev.
J. H. Reynolds officiating with
burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Wm. A. Bogan
William M. Bogan, 62 years,
2615 Parker Street, passed away
Saturday morning, August 6th. Mr.
Bogan had been employed by Ar
mour & Company for a number of
His wife, Mrs. Sarah Bogan pre
ceded him in death having pass
ed April 28th of last year.
There are no known survivors.
Funeral services have been set
for Thursday morning from Thom
Mr. and Mrs. Waiter Jones had
as their houseguest, recently Mr.
Clarence Smith Jr., of Atchison,
Mrs. Ernest Benson’s sister,
Mrs. Willie O. Dameron of Macon,
Missouri, died July 29, at a hos
pital in Macon, after a short ill
ness. Other survivors include, a
brother, Mr. Henry Wright of
New Franklin, Missouri; a niece
and two nephews, Stephen Wright
of New Franklin, and Eddie Ben
son of Omaha.
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Mrs. Eloise Taylor of 2407 Lake
Street has just returned from a
three weeks vacation in California.
While in Los Angeles, California
she visited with her mother, rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. Taylor will leave early in
September to return to the Dallas
It’s just two more Saturdays be
fore that important date.
Why didn’t you know that the
local chapter of the Omega Psi Phi
is presenting a Teen-age dance at
Fontanelle Park Pavilion on
All teen-agers are encouraged
to be on hand for the gala affair.
Tickets may be obtained from
Omega members or at the Near
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Mr. John Anderson were recent
visitors in Atchison, Kansas,
where Mrs. Downing visited with
her husband, Mr. Gus Downing.
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for a family reunion in Louisville,
Kentucky. Before returning,
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Mr. Robert Clark, died July 28, in
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