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Temperatures The tomperaturm: 8:00 p. m. (unofficial) _ 8S Low today 61 Hlifh yesterday 8H Low year ago 4"5 High year ago _ 7-1 BEATRICE DAILY SUN Weather Partly cloudy and mild. 'If You Didn't See It in the Sun It Didn't Happen' Member of the Associated Press VOLUME XL.V BEATRICE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1948. single Copy 5c NO. 26ft Norris Program To 'Clean Up File 1 Extension Of Rural Power Follows Loan • : Will Add 778 Miles Rural Lines Serving 1,638 Consumers. The Norris Rural Public Power district has been granted a $1,370,000 loan for extension of electrical service in farming areas of southeastern Nebraska. The loan came from the Rural Electrification Administration and will be used to finance the construction of 778 miles of rural lines to serve 1,638 consumers in Gape, Lancaster, Saline and Jefferson counties. It will also be used to finance system improvements necessary to take care of the increased load and to install automatic operating quipment, Lester Trussell, manager of the district, announced today. As a result of this loan, the district will be able, to construct lines to serve all potential consumers that now have application on file with the district and to Improve service to consumers now receiving service. Construction \vill he pushed ns rapidly as materials and labor can be obtained, Manager Tnissell said. The district now has 2,065 miles of power lines which bring electric service to 4,836 customers. Upon completion of its present building plans, the system will be increased by 2,843 miles of rural lines serving 6,501 consumers according to figures released by Trussell. "It ifl our purpose to see that niral electrification in our area keeps pace, with its advance in other sections of the country," Mr. Trussel'l declared. Congress has indicated its interest In rural electrification hv making more than a billion dollars available for loans since 1935. The greater part of this is being utilized by rural electric co-ip- eratives and power districts such M the one in Beatrice. The federal rural electrification program has definitely been a leading factor In raising the nation's level of electrified farms from one of every 10 in 1935 to six of every 10 today. Service to Many "We are going ahead with plans to serve the greatest possible number of rural people in our area. We operate on an ara coverage ba-iifl—in other words, VP hope eventually to bring service to every rural resident who want"? electricity instead of only to those in our more thickly settled communities," the manager added. The Rural Electrification Act requires that REA loans be made on a self-liquidating basis, and the district received approval of its new $1,370.000 loan only aft»r REA had completed a thorough studv of the application. This study indicated that the district will be able to improve their present system and add the 1,638 new consumers and still have adequate revenue from consumers' power bills to meet operating expenses and repay, with interest, all money borrowed from REA for its rural power facilities. Rates charged consumers by the district are based on the actual cost of the service. Since the Norris Rural Public Power District was organized in 1937, it has received $3.432,216.61 in loan fund allocations from REA prior to the allocation allowed today. The district is meeting nayments on schedule and has paid REA a total of $663,599 fW in principal and interest on its loans, Trussell said, with $316,732.91 of this amount being applied to the principal of the district notes. Has Cash In Hand But About Six Months Late Beatrice police came to the conclusion this morning that there are still some honest people in the world. Ernian E. Gibson came to the police station to pay a parking ticket fine of five'cents this morning. Police thought nothing of this as It happens many times during the day. But when _ looking at thi» ticket they found It had bpc-n Issued almost; six months ago. The (late was Dec. JO, 1947 Ask Drivers To'Play It Safe' City, County Officials Plea For More Careful Driving. "Play it safe." This advice was given out this morning by both Sheriff Ned Maxwell and Assistant Police Chief Doyle Church when talking about driving in Gage county. The comment came with figures released today by the Nebraska State Safety Council showing Gage county's estimated economic loss during the month of February, 1948. to be about 600 per cent over that of February in 1947. One Bad Month The loss for the month in 19-17 was $4.580 and In 1948 it jumped to $26,340. If it had not oee.n for this one "bad" month the county would be far ahead ot 1947 in the first five months of 1948. Included in the 1948 sum were one fatality, seven personal injuries, and 22 property damage accidents. This is compared to the 1947 figures which showed no casualties, five personal injuries and eight property damage accidents. "We are asking the continued co-operation of Beatrice motorists in driving more safely during the summer months in order tliat accidents may be cut down in the city," Church said. Simple Rules "Stop at ail stop signs, do not pass on hills or curves, don t drive too fast and cfon't drive right behind other cars., During the summer months the highways in* the county will be crowded with many people on vacations and thus driving hazards will be increased," Maxwell added. Both men suggested the "Play It Safe" slogan for every driver in the city and county. They stressed the fact that if drivers follow the simple driving rules, Gage county can definitely be one. of the safest counties in the state as far as * driving is concerned. Barbed Wire Alley VFW Encampment For District In Crete Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary of the 16th district will hold their annual encampment and bi-annual election of officers at Crete Sunday, District Commaifder Stanton Abbott announced. The district consists of Beatrice. Wymore, Fairbury, Geneva, Hebron, Fairmont and Crete posts. All officers of 'the state organization and their wives have been invited to attend the meeting\and the banquet. Matters relating to the proposed state bonus and other benefits for veterans will be under consideration. Bernard Rischling of Geneva, present senior vice commander, is expected to advance to the office of .commander of the district. Many members of the local post will attend. John Mekota of Crete, former state senator, is scheduled to address the encampment. BRANDEIS SUCCEEDS FATHER OMAHA, May 20 UP)— E. John Brandeis today was elected presi- d.ent of the J. L. Brandeis & Sons store, Nebraska's* largest department store, to succeed George •* Brandeis, who died Sunday. He also -was named to head the Brandeis Investment Co. and the Fairley corp. .He is a cousin of the Jate George Brandeis and a grandson of Jonas L. Brandeis, founder of th« store. ;, Final Rites For Father Flanagan BOYS TOWN. Neb., May 20. (JP» —A requiem mass conducted exclusively by military personnel was held at the Boys Town chapel today for Msgr. E. J. Flanagan, "Boys Town founder who died in Berlin last Saturday. At 6:30 p. m. tonight an. cut- door rosary will be recited near the chapel. The Revs. Leo Kulin and John Farrald, both former Boys Town residents now on the staff, will officiate. At 8 p. m. the divine office will be recited in the chapel by priests of Omaha and vicinity. Two funeral masses will be said tomorrow, the first at 7'30 a. m. for Boys Town residents and officials and the second at 10 a. m. for the public. Mourners streamed by the casket today. Here and there about the grounds, several boys wouio leave their companions and go again to the chapel for another look. Floral tributes began to flow in. One came from Movie Actor Spencer Tracy, who portrayed the priest in a film. Barbed wire fills Princess Mary Avenue in Jerusalem at Zion Square as the British mandate over Palestine came to an end. The entire roadway for 150-yards was covered with the barbed wire to keep Arabs and Jews from coming into contact. In the background Is the Jewish section. Right center Is police headquarters. The city now appears in Imminent danger of being wrested from its Jewish defenders by King Abdullah's desert legion. AP Wirephoto. Give Junior High Awards Certificates, Athletic Letters To Nearly 100 Students. At a special awards convocation at the junior high school music_and athletics letters and certificates were presented to nearly 100 students. Band and orchestra letters were presented by C. M. Stuchlik to: Georgia Lou Anas, Mary Jane Jones, Leonard Willey, Marjorie Thomsen, Don Hodge, Richard Gilmore, Audrey Brooks, Joan Hummel, Jerry Schouboe, Gene Steel e, Yvonne Kyles, Sonny Faulk, Clyde Hobbs, Dick Stratford and Meredith Weber. Coach Ed Kelly awarded track letters to; Bill Hawkins, Raymond Kinghorn, Robert Buckholz, Rollin Lohmeyer, La Verne Pohlenz, Jack Skalla, LaVerne Ltndamood, Gene Steele, Hubert Pethoud, Dick Reische, Richard Swan, Channing Carpenter, Timmy Sharp, Ted King. Jim Staehs, Bob Bevington and Richard Gilmore. Track Certificates Track certificates were given to: Don Palk, Don Hansen, James Sargent, Gerald Gross, Tom Woodward. Stanley Long, Charles Ellis, John Noble, George Morrison, Ronald Steele and David Weaver. Gym team letters went to LaVerne Pohlenz and Kenneth Headley and certificates to Don Hodge, Jack Skalla, Arthur Thomas and Everett Westphal. Hubert Pethoud received the eighth grade marble championship ribbpn and Morgan Vanover the second place ribbon. Arthur Thomas received first place among the ninths graders and Roy Davison, second place. Seventh grade competition is not completed. Home Room Ribbons Home room winners receiving first ribbons were: John Andrews, Dean Mason, Wayne Houseman, Don Lehigh, Don Winslow, HaroW Johnson, Morgan Vanover, Kenneth Bean, Hubert Pethoud, Vernon Duntz, Don Hodge, Roy Davison, LaVerne Janssen, Arthur Thomas and Victor Sell. Second place winners were: Kenneth Parrott, George Manes. Don Morris, Dale Janssen, Harold Run, Gerald Gross, Ralph Franzen, Marvin Kennedy, Fred Bratt, Leonard Willey, Bill McCollery, Jim Wyman, Raymond Kinghorn and Norman Buckholz. Third place winners were: LeRoy Weber, Jim "Rotzin, Roy Parde, Richard Engberg, Richard Swan, Channing Carpenter, Ronald Trecek, Jack Rotzin Darr.ell Hill, Clyde Hobbs, Dale Strother, Alfred Lucas, Bill Raymond Bratt. Sprague and THEATER PARTY Jerry Hayes, Rivoli manager, as Rotary program chairman for today entertained the club in his theater this noon with three short subjects, including a tempting film on bass fishing. Hiding* Under Broad Brims Issue Television License To KMA The May Broadcasting Company, owner and operator of KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, was granted a construction permit this week by the Federal Communications Commission to build and operate a television station in Omaha. At present, the Commission is Issuiitg television permts only in metropolitan areas. Since Omaha ... „ , ., • •. A -—.- is the city closest to Shenandoah, .Hiding under these big hats are some of the Beatrice Elks just KMA.TV is being licensed there. before they climbed aboard the bus lor the annual Rulo fish fry, I Only three stations includine sponsored by the Falls Ctty club. The VFW has imported ttw cow-I KMA/TV, will b« licensed in the boy toppers to plug their rod** nut month. Omaha area. •'-Sail Photo Chris /. Abbott Offers Plan For GOP Balloting OMAHA, May 20 (JP)— Chris J. Abbott of Hyannis today had suggested that the Nebraska delegation consider casting its first ballot at the GOP naional convention according to the percentage 'of vote each presidential candidate received in the primary. Abbott, a delegate to the convention, said "in that way, we would be voting exactly as the people directed. We would be representing the minorities that voted for the other candidates." Under Abbott's plan, Harold E. Stassen would get 7 votes, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey ,of New York 5, Senator Robert "A. Taft of Ohio 2, and Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan 1. The figures are based .on their percentage of vote, counting every fraction over one-half as one. Pay Radio Tribute To APs 100 Years NEW YORK, May 20. UP>- -In tribute to the one-hundredth anniversary of The Associated Press, a special documentary program is to be presented by NBC at <±2 noon Sunday. It is titled "AP: 100 Years Of News.'' Basis for the broadcast will be ten outstanding stories of the last century. In drama form, they are to range from the Gold Rush Days of 1849 and America's expansion westward to Franklin D. Roosevelt's era and atomic energy. Alan J. Gould, 'executive editor, is to speak for the AP, while the narrators are to be NBC com- mentators'W. W. Chaplin, Robert Trout, John Cameron Swayze, John Me Vane and Robert •McCormick. The script is by Welbourn Kelley. With musical background under the direction of Milton Katims. Senate Kills Hawaiian Bill After 2 Hours Debate, Turn Down House Measure. WASHINGTON, May 20 UP)— The senate today virtually killed all chances for Hawaiian statehood this year. It refused, 51 to 20, to take the house-approved bill to admit Hawaii as the 49th state away from the senate interior and insular affairs committee. The committee has kept the bill bottled up since last year. Senator Knowland (r-Calif), who wants to get the bill passed, moved to take it from the'committee. The vote came after two hours of debate. , John Krikava, 80, Succumbs At Virginia Services will be held at two p. m. Saturday at the Z. C. B. J. hall at Virginia for John Krikava, 80, who died at his home at Virginia yesterday afternoon. The Rev. K. O. Zavadil will officiate, and burial will be in the Virginia cemetery. Harman mortuary is in charge. Krikava was born April 16, 1868, in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1881. He farmed in Johnson and Gage counties until 23 years ago when he; retired and moved to Virginia. He leaves his wife, Anna; daughters, Mrs. Anna Dolsky of Humboldt, Mrs. Amalia Zezula of Whitehall, Mont., and Mrs. Tillie Hubka of Beatrice; son, James of Beatrice; sisters, Mrs. Rose Sudik and Mrs. Lena Netrval, both of Virginia; 12 grandchildren seven great grandchildren. and $649.60 Raised For The Corel Family The fund for the benefit of the wife and family of the late Clarence Carel, Beatrice truck driver killed in a truck-train accident in Omaha last week, today stood at $649.60. Recent contributions: Sherman Davis and family, $2.50; William Pitcaithley, $2; Arthur Boettcher, $2; J. Frank Summers, $10; Belvidere PTA, $10.35; Larry Tangeman, $1; Baxter Spears, $1; Bruce Maxwell, $1. Gifts may be made at the Beatrice Motor Freight office, or at the Daily Sun office. WASHINGTON, May 20. (/P> —Senator Hickenloop»r of Iowa and Senators Butler ami Wherry of Nebraska voted with the majority today when the senate refused to discharge Its interior and insular affairs committee from, further consideration of the Hawaii statehood bill. Senator Wilson of Iowa was not recorded. The committee recently voted to withhold any action on the bill until senators have had a chance to visit the island for an on-the- grounds study. Chairman Butler (r-Neb) told the senate the committee wants to find out more about the communist situation there. Butler hinted that the committee may not find it necessary to make the trip if'sufficient data on the situation can be assambled here. In such event, he indicated, the bill may be reported out at a special session, should congress be called back following the nominating ' conventions at Philadelphia in June and July. Wherry Gives Opinion On Trains 1445 Army Will Back Restoration Of Trains Through Wymore. By Bruce Blossat WASHINGTON, May 20 UP)— Senator Wherry has notified the Nebraska state railway commission it has full power to govern intra-state rail service ' despite present government control of the lines. The issue arose when the Burlington railroad did not restore to service two trains whose operations between Table Rock and McCook were discontinued during the recent coal strike. (The trains operate through Wymore). The state commission ordered the trains back in service. The railroad has contended government seizure puts the commission order in doubtful legality. At Omaha, a spokesman for the Burlington said trains 14 and 15 between Table Rock and McCook were not running. He declined further comment. Here is the sequence of events up to now: Under curtailment orders of the office of defense transportation, the Burlington took off the two trains on March 22. On April 9, while the strike was still on, the line filed application with .the state commission for per manent suspension of this service. Four days later, settlement of the coal strike led ODT to cancel its curtailment order. The Burlington promptly filed an amended application asking authority to leave the two trains out of service temporarily until hearings could be held on the permanent suspension. The state commission held hearings on the temporary discontinuance on May 5 and on May 10 Less than an hour before the government seized the rails, it orderec the Burlington to restore the service. Hearings have not yet been held on the request for permament dis* continuance. Meantime, Uie Burlington has not restored the trains between Table Rock and McCook. Thi stretch is 265 miles long and 44 Nebraska communities 'in lie agricultural territory are affected The line told the commission th trains have lost money steadily and that the area is adequatel; served by other trains and b; motor transportation. The commission laid the recen dispute before Wherry and armj officials who are running the rail for the government. In a letter to the state commis sion, Wherry said "Competen army authorities" had informe' him that under terms of the presi dential seizure order no interfer ence would be made with th authority of the commission. "In other words," wrote Wherry "the restoration to service of thes trains is a matter Which come under the jurisdiction of the stat railway commission." Eowa Guard Restores Order Called Out lifter Union Picket Shot Frank Sanders Dies At Home Of Sisters Frank Sanders, 1119 Ella, died last evening while visiting at the home of his sisters, the Misses Anna and Alice Sanders, 404 N. 4th. Sanders, who was born Nov. 21, 1874, in Christian county Illinois, and came to Beatrice In 1882, retired as a Union Pacific engineer six years ago.- He was a member of Beatrice lodge 26 A. F. and A. M. Surviving are his wife, Zella; sons, Capt. Carl Sanders of Lincoln, head of the Nebraska state safety patrol, Clyde and Clifford of Beatrice and Charles of Eugene, Ore.; daughters, Mrs. L. Funkhouser of Beatrice and Mrs. James Smith of Tobias; and sisters, the Misses Alice and Anna and Mrs. Lucy Cole, all of Boat- rice. The Harman mortuary it in charge of arrangements. Bond Buying Still Shows Healthy Trend Residents of Gage county in vested $155,556.25 in E, F, and G Series U. S. savings bonds durin; the' month of April, according t Leland R. Hall, state director o the Treasury U. S. Savings Bon Division. Nebraskans, ^11 together, bough $11,527,220 in the, three series o bonds in April, attaining 30.7 per cent of the state's security loa quota of $37,500,00p. April government bond pur chases, In these series, in neighbor ing counties were; Jefferson, $59, 425; Johnson, $105,868; Pawnee $50,893; Saline, $196,162. "Bond sales in Nebraska fo April were very encouraging, bu Nebraskans will have to inves even a larger amount in May i the state quota is to be reached b June 30, when the security loa drive ends," said Hall. LOT OF SMOKE Firemen made a run this afternoon shortly before 2:30 for a fire which produced only a small blaze but a great deal of smoke and a very strong smell. The call was to the alley just north of Elk between 13th and Hays. Garbage in the new Beatrice Sanitary Disposal truck had caught fire. RETURNS TO HOSPITAL Miss Alene Voss has returned to the Lutheran hospital after a year's leave of absence. Formerly head nurse, she. will be head of the x-ray department. During her leave of absence she visited her sister in Australia. BASEBALL NATIONAL Pittsburgh 1QO 821 001—13 17 Boston . ....000 000 000— 0 4 Riddle and Fitzgerald: Barret, Prendergast (4T, Beazley (4) and Masi. Cincinnati .... 010 020 000—3 8 1 New York .... 000 100 000—1 « 1 Fox and Lamanno; Koslo and Livingston. HS Seniors Take Over Running Of Town-With Results ZANESVILLE, O., May 20 OP)—The unexpected happened when high school seniors took over city offices for the day yesterday. Townsfolk expected the seniors to have fun "playing" mayor, police chief and other city officials. They had fun all right —and the adult officials had red faces because: Jack Harker as police chief staged a series of gambling raids. "Mayor" Aubrey Sibbring and "City Solicitor" Frank Shurtz, jr., went along. They confiscated a jar with gambling slips in one place, broke up a poker game and found a pull tab board. Harker didn't file any charges, although he claimed he had full legal authority to do so. While this was going on, "Fire Chief" Charles Cooper, "City Auditor" Henry Abele and "Safety Director" John Montgomery tried to condemn the high school building as a fire trap. The real school officials, Superintendent Donald Summers and Principal Ralph Storts, managed to forestall this after an hour and a half conference; Late Bulletins Jewish Aii Raid ' TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, May 150 (7P>—The Jewish air force announced today its first bomb-- ing attack—on Arab military positions at , Samakh, at the southern end o'f the Sea of Galilee. , The announcement said the raid was carried out last right and all Jewish planes returned safely to their bases. This was the first mention of the Jewish air force permitted by censorship. No other details were disclosed. Tel Aviv was raided 'our times today. The fourth raid came late In the afternoon; In one section, Arab planes zoomed down to within a few hundred feet of the housetops. WASHINGTON, May 20 UP)— John L. Lewis said today he "deplores" talk that a coal strike is inevitable July 1 when the Unitec Mine Workers contract expires There have bee/i forecasts of probable mine stoppage then in view of the breakdown yesterdaj of negotiations on a new contract. WASHINGTON, May 20 UP)— Senator Bridges (r-NH) insisted today that the republican-con trolled congress live up to its pledge to trim $2,500,000,000 from President Truman's budget for the year starting July 1. Bridges said there has been little progress to date toward that goal. PHILADELPHIA, May 20. ( — Democratic leaders today selected Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky as keynoter for their July 12 national convention. Rep Sam Rayburn of Texas was named permanent chairman. Sen. J. Howard McGrath, dem ocratic national chairman, said in reply to a question, the selec tions 0 were not aimed at appeas mg the southern bloc opposed to President Truman's civil right? program. Debus Baker To Build Warehouse NORTH PLATTE, May 20 UP)— The Debus Bakery of Hastings plans to construct a company warehouse here, it was disclosed today. Edward Debus, member of the firm, said the warehouse will be used as a terminal and distributing point. It is expected to cost between $6,000 and $7,000. Navy Successfully Launches P2V Neptune From Carrier Gov. Blue Orders Guardsmen To Meat Plant Scene. WATERLOO, la., May 20.' <#)— Nearly a thousand national guardsmen were maintaining order in this northeastern Iowa city of 52,000 today after violence broke out last night when a CIO packinghouse union picket was shot to death. County Attorney Blair Wood said he had filed a charge of murder against a non-striking employe of the Rath Packing Co"., where the shooting occurred. The defendant is 55 year old, ee Roberts, a non-union night' clean up man at the plant who claimed he sought to slioot into :he ground when pickets stormed ils car. While CIO-UPWA officials called on their '4,500 striking members to "mourn the death of William J. 'Chuck' Farrell and the wounding of Margaret Drahelm," Rath officials expressed "genuine shock and deep regret" over the whole Incident. A. D. Donnell, spokesman for the Rath Company challenged union contentions that a supplementary court order the firm obi tained yesterday afternoon led to the shooting and subsequent disorders. "The company got the order tn protect its workers, and >to ' prevent violence," Donnell asserted. The order forbade union use of loudspeakers and 'directed strikers from coming closer than 500 feet of the plant entrance except for five pickets at each gate. Union spokesmen* contended they "lost control of our people'' when the order was served directing them to dismantle their amplifiers. ' ' ••, Gov. Robert, D. Blue, who calleiL out the Guard at the request,, of local, authorities, today ordered the four liquor stores in this county to "remain closed indefinitely." There are two state stores in Waterloo and one each , in La Porte City and Cedar Falls. • All beer taverns in Waterloo were closed by agreement of operators. . The CIO-UPWA local here called a mass meeting for West Waterloo high school tonight. Union officials said they Were waiting to hear from the Rath Company on possible reopening of settlement negotiations which adjourned Tuesday until later in the weelc ' The company said, however, that developments raised a new problem as to when negotiations might be resumed. The big plant shut down livestock killing operations today but Donnell said it was. planned to resume them Friday. A circular, apparently prepared by the UPWA local, circulated among the crowd near the plant today. It said in part: "A man gave his life for our cause. Let us give our support to that same cause that we may give our children and his a chance for a better life." -:..•. -;:.•;.•! Martial lajw was not proclaimed. •As Guardsmen took over under direction of civil authorities a group of about 50 pickets retreated oef ore the advancing soldiers. They shouted jibes but offered no resistance , and gathered in a cluster about a block away where others joined them as the day wore on 4 Road blocks were set up OB .streets leading to the plant. Half tracks and jeeps patrolled the area. • • The Guardsmen were directed to enforce court orders restricting. strike activities in the plant area. To relieve tension the Rath plant shut down its limited operations for today and the man held in the slaying was removed to a secret place. — * | WASHINGTON, May 20. W)— The longest range plane in the world, the navy's P2V Neptune, has been successfully launched from an aircraft carrier, it was learned today. A navy official, who refused to allow use of his name, said ch<? Neptune was launched with jet power assistance from the 45,000 ton carrier, Coral Sea, off the Virginia Capes last month. The craft flew to a landing on sh ire. This type of plane—a two-engine craft—set the world distance record of 41,235 miles on a flight, from Perth, Australia, to Columbus, Ohio, in 1946. Earlier the air force had reported that a B-36 bomber had made an 8,000 mile flight on a simulated bombing mission. This was described as probably the longest flight in history with a pavload. The navy official, who described the Neptune's take-off from the carrier, said the plane could be modified so as to make a landing on the carrier. The Neiptune weighs some 70.000 pounds, and would land with an impact? force of about' one and > one-half times this weight, he said. * The weight of a normal carried plan is under 20,000 pounds, the official explained. He said the amount of strain that a carrier deck , can stand when a plane lands is the limiting factor in how big a craft can set down on one. Allowing a safety factor, the navy official told a reporter, the carrier deck would have to stand over 200,000 pounds stress. He said the Neptune was not intended to carry bombs off a carrier but would be extremely useful in long distance anti-sub? marine patrol. The purpose of the experiment was to see whether search min- slons of 3,000 to 4,000 miles are feasible, he said. The B-36, built by Consolidated Vultee Corporation at ^Foit Worth, Tex., is powered by six 3,000 horsepower engines buried in the wing. The prooellers are behind the wing. The plane weighs nearly 140 tons. *• The air force has described the B-36 as a "10,000 mil* bomber. Vet Ceiling Raise Becomes Automatic LINCOLN, May 20 W£—Ashley Westmoreland, veterans administration regional manager, said to* day that World War II veterans in education and training programs who are eligible for increased subsistence benefits under the new federal "ceiling," will receive the higher rates in the July allowances, payable August 1. Fairbury Community Concert Drive Sellout ' FAIRBURY, Neb. <#*r4 ***» > for members of * community < cert series ended; suddenly <l Wednesday when all WQ^— tickets were »old. • 5 - H Memberships wer* cause concert* will 1» outset, in the high • ium which seati " the n*w and classroom bi pleted,

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