The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 04, 1972, Image 1

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friday, february 4, 1972
lincoln, nebraska vol. 95, no. 63
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He left Russia in 1891 when he was
nine years old, riding box cars to
Germany and a cargo ship filled with "all
kinds of people" going to America. Now
he is the last one of his family alive.
His first job was in a cotton mill at
Kearney. Before he retired he worked as a
laborer for the gas company, the electric
company, the railroads, construction
gangs and others. He has survived "a
' whole bundle of accidents," including
500 volts of electricity, a fall from a roof
and a six-inch gouge in his scalp.
His joints ache now, but he says ginger
ale is all the medicine he needs. "If 1 go
to the doctor, I'd be out at the poorfarm
in no time."
He lives alone in the three-room house
he built from white pine 50 years ago.
He worries about what might happen to it
when he's gone.
The pages of his German Bible are
yellow and tattered and scratchy religious
music comes from a poorly tuned radio.
He's 90 years old.
"That's too much, too much."
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Photos and copy by Bill Ganzel
Editor's note-This is the fourth part in a series of features
concerning themselves with the ways the problems of aging are
dealt with in society.