Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on February 3, 1954 · 1
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Wednesday, February 3, 1954
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Scores of Hindus Trample euth 'entony NEW DELHI, India (yP)-. ; Scores of Hindu were tram- pled to death in a fretuied - ftampedt of religious bathers into the holy waters at the joining of the Ganges and Jumna Rivers, near Allahabad. Unofficial estimates of ths death toll ranged from 200 to 1,000. Unconfirmed reports said at least 1,000 were injured. ..... f Although official sources at Allahabad would give no casualty figures and refused any comment on the reported tragedy, eyewitness accounts said 200 square yards along the sandy banks of the sacred Ganges were strewn with bodies ' after police cleared away the millions of panic stricken bathers at the great Kumbh Mela festivalone of the holiest' in the Hindu re ligion. The vast throng of pilgrims, estimated at three million strong, had gathered at , the rivers' confluence in eastern India 350 miles south of New Delhi in observance of the Orthodox Hindu belief that bathing there during the Kumbh Mela spares them the pangs of rebirth into a reincarnation. Hindu astrologers had proclaimed the ceremony as a 12th Kumbh Mela, the most important .religious bathing festival in 144 years. A bathing festival known as the Magh Mela is held at the spot every year from Jan. 14 to March 4. It commemorates a battle on the site in Hindu mythology in which gods defeated a horde of demons. Every 12th year, however, this ceremony becomes the Kumbh Mela and is more sacred. Every 12th Kumbh Mela, which Hindu astrologers believe coincides with a mythical eclipse of the new moon, reaches the acme of religious importance. To the devout, there is no better time or place to die, for death during the 12th Kumbh Mela would mean a direct passage to heaven. .... Prime Minister Nehru was to visit the festival, and Indian President Rajendra Prasad had been scheduled to join the bathers. There were no indications where the two government leaders, were when the stampede occurred. More than two million of the pilgrims, had waited all night on the river banks amid cold rains. They hoped to bathe during the first three hours after the daylight eclipsed the new moon, considered by the Hindus the most auspicious time for .the ceremony. ' Their frenzied eagerness to reach the waters resulted in the tragedy. First reports said the pilgrims in the early dawn had watched a procession of 20,000 Sadhus holy men and leaders astride elephants going down to the river to bathe first. Then the streams of pilgrims began to push toward the bank, creating a crushing human juggernaut. Indian Red Cross and local medical authorities were reported rushing the dead, dying and injured to emergency tent hospitals in the makeshift pilgrim cities which have been set up on the river banks. The reports said the confusion was heightened when the desperate Sadhus sought to beat back the onrush-ing crowds with spears and the long steel-pointed wooden staffs they use in their forest hermit life' for protection .against wild beasts. . .-- The rush also frightened the elephants carrying Sadhu chiefs and Hindu tempi offl-' cials and the huge beasts added to the melee. The disaster had been presaged by a smaller stampede Tuesday in which, according to reports published here, six persons were killed and 90 persons were injured. These reports said thousands of pilgrims jammed up and a pontoon bridge collapsed under them. ' 1 d to D m Burning Cen Equalization rf m. At gued High Court 4 Counties Say State Board ICIOUS - - A - By CLARKE THOMAS Journal Capitol Reporter The State Supreme Court - : -heard arguments by four coun-, ties - that - the State - Board of Equalization last July acted "capriciously" in ordering certain blanket assessment changes. Attorneys representing Grant, Douglas, Howard and Buffalo E. E. MOCKEXT E. E. Mockelt, Early Husker, Dies at 86 E, "Eb-'Mocket. 86, re tired auto dealer and captain of the University of Nebraska s first football team, died Wednes day. 4 A native of Wisconsin he had lived in Lincoln tor 70 years. Besides captaining , the NU football squad in 1890 and 1891, Mr. Mockett ranked with the middlewest's best in lacrosse, ,"" roller skating and baseball and held championships in bicycling, In various athletic contests, he 1 won more than a dozen gold medals plus a collection of silver medals. , ' ' . HE ALSO had a silver, life time pass for all NU athletic . events. In 1940 when the Cornhuskers played in the Rose Bowl, Mr. Mockett was the official repre-'' sentative of the Lincoln New Car Dealers Association at the game. That was also the year he . received his NU letter sweater, . since letters were not awarded i when he was on the university football team. SURVIVING are his daughter, Mrs. Lester Buckley; son, Ellis, both of Lincoln, and four grand- children. v The funeral will be at 11 a.m Friday at Roper & Sons, with . Dr. C. Vin White officiating. Burial, will be in Wyuka. Alert Conductor Saves Boy's Life HOLDREGE (VP) A Burling ton Railroad conductor from Hastings was given credit for saving the life of an unidenti tied boy. ' Conductor Pete Greenmeier, whose crew "was switching freight cars in the Holdrege -yards last Saturday, spotted the youngster standing between the rails directly in the path of the cars. Greenmeier signaled the enel neer who was able, to bring the cars to a stop about 8 to 10 feet from the boy who was unaware of his danger. The Weather IJmka Partly (toMlr mm4 mU Ik la aft- erajeaai, vaaMa I aaai Tiaaraaar. fflaa II aBM aimaiaa. law attar la anaiea klab atrar St Tkaratar. 1Ma) nriaMa via AM Platrlrtst Fifr and cool Wednndw itM; low 25-30; Thundar aanly clrdT and cmiffmrd MUMuonaMy ajiikJ: aifa Bu aa ana central; low sua a rat. . LIXCOL TEMrKRATTRKS OftVaal VM. W 4:1 a .ah ...... ST : a-aa. S:M M.. ..... :M mjm. ja. 4T a.m. : J. 4 T.M t-m. a:M) p.m. ..... I :M a.ak KM .ak M liM B-a. lt p.m. ST ! a-aa. lliM pjm. . M itiMt a .at 41 l:ia) (We It l:e liM t.m...... a t:M w.m. 44 a-aa, ......s l-aa a jau 4T a:M a-a. It iM pjm. Haaa aaaapavafara a Feee saw 4S, law Sa. Saa wta aal Ii44 i, wW rtaa TiU a.ak l,lt:M -aa. ta.a. U:M .ak 4T ar ratal at aaaa, .04 W aa aarh. Tala ta waaa, .IS a aa aarai I aa kwa. ., TEMPER ATIBM EUEVBERI HI. If ii t r i 4t 14 I Hli 1 St 14 l lncaaw 44 14 l.nmd Iwaaal IT la faaaaiaai IS I SI Ikaawar i 14 M St iMa Malaaa M II It SI kaawn x . 41 I M SI Lm Aaai In V ir.'irua (auka a i' art ' aa 14 tT liaa ! 41 tt at 14 Naw lark . II IS i; ta m. Jwwa aa at i M. Lmi It I 41 XI -a I W ' 41 T IT It U 14 4 41 IT icfea ST 1 for in Changes ' Counties had these major complaints: ' ! 1. The State Board or tquaii- zation should have notified the counties whether they were to be increased or decreased so the counties would have known on hich position to base their de fense. 2. Because the State Board presented no evidence to back its county-by-c o u n t y raises, the counties were deprived of "due process of law" in knowing what the opposing fact., were. 3. The state Board made ltt state-wide readjustment on July 27, the a me day - it -received the abstract -of assessments from Douglas County. The , argument here was that the board couldn't have known how to equalize properly between the counties when the abstract of the! county with the biggest valuation wasn't even wed. a , DEFENDING the State Board of Equalization was Asst. Atty. Gen. C. C. Sheldon. His position in all the cases was that the State Board had complied completely , with the statutes, had broken none, and was within its "broad powers", in its state-wide county-by-county adjustment of valuations. Sheldon spent his time sniping one by one at the contentions raised by the attorneys for the counties. His major reliance was on the Supreme Court's own decision of January, 1953, in the case brought by Lewis Laflin against the State Board concerning the assissments of Johnson County farmlands. IN THAT OPINION Which brought the statewide readjust ment by the State Board last summer the court laid down the principle that Nebraska's tax laws must be obeyed. This In eluded the . rule that the sale price of an artlcel Is the proper indication of its "actual value" for assessment purposes. House Body OKs Seaway WASHINGTON M The House Public Works Committee has overwhelmingly approved a Sen ate bill authorizing U.S. partici pation in construction of the St Lawrence 5eaway. Chairman George Dondero (It- Mich) said the vote was 23-e "on a show of hands." v Dondero, vigorous supporter of the multi-million dollar project. will ask the House Rules Committee this week to steer the meas ure to the floor. The measure would establish a government corporation to borrow $105 million from the Treasury to finance the U.S. part of the seaway s construction cost. Dondero said his group adopted, 27-2, an amendment requiring that all revenue from the seaway be earmarked for payment of the bonds. He said Senate leaders have assured him the amend ment is acceptable. 1 1 1 " j ' . ' ' Nice Weather To Continue Generally fair skies and tern peratures in the 50s and 60s are to continue through Thursday, the Weather Bureau Indicated. According to the bureau, no precipitation is expected Wed nesday or Thursday, which con tinues Nebraska's prolonged dry spelL ; - The bureau said no precipita tion of consequence has fallen since Dec. 2 and 3 when about an inch of rain or snow fell In most parts of the state. . Around J2S of an inch of pre cipitation fell on Jan. 27 in the Fremont, Grand Island and David City areas. High temperatures Wednesday were to range from ,50-53 in tne northeast to around 60 in the southwest Lows were to be 25- 30. - ' Imperial recorded the state hich Tuesday with a 64 reading, North Platte and Omaha had the state low, 26. aaaMaaaaaaaiaaaaaBBa(aaaaBaaaaawaBaaaaaa f A-Bomb Storage Bases Approved WASHINGTON (Jl-The Pen tagon has a go-ahead to build global chain of storage bases for atom bombs and Initial approval to add three American cities to a network of guided missile air defenses. The ' House Armed Services Committee gave final authoriza tion for the secret A-bomb bases abroad to cost about $11 million. The Senate committee previously had approved the project . The House group talso added Norfolk, Va Los Angeles and Boston to New York and Chicago as cities to " get batteries of Nike for protection against air attacks. - - STtk Molotov Ta r rroposes Elections German Choice: West or Unity BERLIN (yp) Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov has pro posed that 68 million Germans choose in a general plebiscite between alliance with Western Eu rope and an immediate peace treaty. The Russian fired his new broadside in the Big Four con ference, apparently engaged in a running battle to ward off a united Germany tiecj lo the West Molotov led off the ninth day's session of the Berlin parley with sharp attack on EDC and then unloaded his plebiscite plan. French Foreign Minister Bl dault, presiding for the day, voiced an immediate obpection to the referendum plan, eon- tending that free German elec tions as proposed by the West would take care of all that. a ' WHAT MOLOTOV demanded was a nation-wide balloting on one issue only: Choose between the proposed Western treaties for. European defense and a peace treaty. It was a powerful appeal to Germans weary of foreigners on their soil, however friendly they may be. Secretary of State Dulles fired back at Molotov that the Rus slan's attitude against free elections first to unify Germany is perpetuating a dangerous situa tion. He said the time has come to realize that the continued dl vision of Germany means "very great pern to , all of us." a DULLES ASKED Molotov to rid himself of suspicion . of Western motives. He said the West is trying to get at the hub of the . problem in such way that it will benefit both East and West He declared a Germany unl fied by free elections to create new all-German government would have "a genuine choice" as to its future course in for eign affairs,- including member ship in the proposed European Defense Community a West ern alliance linked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organize tion. a a THE WESTERN plan calls for free and secret voting first Moscow believes in merging the East and west German governments into a provisional regime that would perpetuate its German Communist vassals. . - French sources reoorted that the Western delegates still figured the conference mleht possibly produce some lesseninr oi Tension in uermany by easins iraae and irontier problems, and that a chance exists for negotia tion on Korea and Indo-China in some form. But for German unitv. the out look was bleak unless Molotov did tne unexpected. a a a AUSTRIAN inderjendence hadn't even, been touched yet so were was no way of knowing u me Jiremun nad a veto ready or not for the long-delayed Austrian treaty. Western diplomats commented mai me Russians pressure tactics have produced a high de gree or solidarity - among the Allied Powers. His repeated ef ions to demonstrate friendship ior me rrencn and drive wedge have been fruitless. Dulles and other " American diplomats ' apparently w e r greatly pleased with the lead ing role Bidault has played as pan oi a determined Western team. Engineers Urged To 'Know Man' LOUISVILLE. Ky, Dean Rot ureen or the University of Ne Drasna engineers "to begin mak ing better use of ouf knowledge of man and his character and actions" if technological prog ress is to continue. He told the annual meeting of the Association of Asphalt Pav mg Technologists: "Until recently, technological progress has been made largely through use of knowledge of the materials and forces of nature and our ability to create new uses of their knowledge. But, he said, progress will be much slower and may even stop if engineers do not recognize "that there is a law of individual dignity and that man is a social being. FOUNDED IN 1867 CITY EDITION Yrw inur Lessons Of The Korean War Korea cost billions of dollars and thousands of American lives. But the Air Force boss there thinks the tactical lessons of. that war may save the world. This idea is developed, in a series of - articles starting now in The Lincoln Journal. Fint of a Seriet Page 6 City Gets County Tax Use-Offer Assessing Office Merger Is Goal Following a conference with County Commissioner Chauncey Barney, Mayor Clark Jeary announced that on Monday he will present to the City Council the county's offer of use by the city of reppraised real property valu- tlons. Jearr said he looks upon this as an eventual -consolidation of the two assessing offices. He added that Finance Director Theo. Berg, who has attended number of tax ; committee meetings, will be present at an other such conference Friday. "The fact : that,, the 1 county valuations may be a bit higher than our own has no bearing on what the property owner will nay." he said. "we never nave gone we limit." AS TO BUILDING additions - and alterations in the future, Jeary sees no need, he said, of two valuations. Under- the charter, the.Clty Council presumably-will - con tinue to sit as a Board pf Equal ization to - hear complaints against assessments. It could even make changes. It is as sumed that plans will be de veloped to keep the scientific system up in the future. "No system keeps itself," said Berg. The city has the right : to designate the county assessor ex-officio city assessor. The city has long used the figures of the county on personal property valuations for-tax-purposes. -"H THE WORK of the profes sional appraising concern has been closely, followed by City Tax Commissioner William Schlaebitz who has done considerable field work with representatives. . Berg said that after the State raised county valuations last year there is little spread between city and county. I ve always been against two generate valuations, he said. "This will have no effect on our 9-mill limitation. For , such purpose we will still use the full valuation returned by the assessor. For levying taxes we will use the assessed 50 per cent valuation yardstick." - The city tax commissioner will keep his books as usual, chang ing the figures lo correspond to those of the county. . March of Dimes . Fund Up $1,358.24 'Lancaster 'County's March of Dimes fund climbed to $42,119.48 Wednesday, according to Max Peterson, campaign treasurer. Contributions of $1,358.24 were added to Tuesday's total of $40,' 761.24. 19 Named Ringleaders In Nineteen prisoners at the Nebraska State Penitentiary were named as the ringleaders in the fire and riot which caused more than $5,000 in property damage Jan. 29. ;. ' , They were named by a "disciplinary court" which completed its investigation into the causes of the disturbance, Warden Herbert IL Hann stated. The disciplinary court, made up of the warden and Deputy Warden John Greenholtz, interviewed more than 22 prisoners suspected as being instigators of the riots,- ... Those adjudged ringleaders have been confined, to "jail" Don't Past This "Bay". If you're looking for a home. See the Want Ads Adv. and Nebraska LINCOLN 1, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1954 - on Treaty Power Still 'lAgairistzBrieker's Amendment - WASHINGTON WV-FrPsident Eisenhower says he will uncompromisingly oppose any attempt to change the traditional balance of power among the branches of the federal govern ment. The President s general com ment at a news conference came as the Senate headed toward showdown voter on the Bricker constitutional amendment on treaty powers. Eisenhower declined specific T t i 5 i f QCEEN IN AUSTRALIA Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain becomes the first reigning sovereign of her empire to set foot on Australian soi' as she steps ashore from a navy barge at Coffee Trade Regidation Recommended WASHINGTON WV-Government regulation of trading and speculation in coffee was recommended to the Senate by Its Agriculture Committee. . . i A major aim is to head off any more such skyrocket rises as the one that has driven retail prices above a dollar a pound. Chairman Aiken R-Vt) said the committee approved by a unanimous vote a bill which would direct the Commodity- Exchange Authority to monitor futures trading in coffee. . -The legislation now goes to the Senate with approval indicated. If it finally becomes law, the bill will subject coffee trading on the New York Exchange to the same type of speculative curbs as now apply to such commodities, as wheat, oats, butter and eggs. Ike's Health Plan Not Abandoned WASHINGTON Iff) The ad ministration has labeled as un true reports that it is dropping President Elsenhower's proposal for government reinsurance . of health and hospitalization programs. - First, the President " told his news conference that he knows of no plans to revise the proposal, a part of the Elsenhower health . message - to Congrs. Then, Secretary of Welfare Hobby got out a statement saying "there is absolutely no truth to any report" that the plan Is being .abandoned. ; Mrs. Hobby said her depart ment is working out "a number of specific details' connected with the proposal. Legislation to carry it out still has to be Intro duced In Congress. isolation the warden said and will be kept in "third grade-when they get out Third grade does not confer the same privileges enjoyed by other prisoners, the warden explained. ; , THOSE SENT to isolation were: Ntrk CidikIm Jamaa Laray I'iak Harry Duna Ctavawa Srhulti Rofeart Mitchell ViolH Srrt Kriward Kotiy Blrhlrd MrQulM band Harria Fred Log a Cwn Naaalng Jr. nobart tiairu Jamaa Stewart Billy Allra Irold Tilua OiKoni Baiterehaw Rotort L. Kemmict Jamaa Wetaoa Suva Mtaooaa The disciplinary court found that four prisoners who had originally been named as ring leaders, before the investigation, were no longer considered instigators after the investigation was completed. State Journal comment on various proposals put before the Senate as possible sutetitutes for the plan by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio). . The President said, however, that this is a very, very intricate question which should be studied soberly and on a nonpartisan basis to determine what is good for the United States in the long run. ' EISENHOWER SAID he believes the United States is go- 1 G. Memties, wurephoto , Inside Reading Milk Decision Favors Grade C Producers II Health" iBoard l unimously votes to ' continue allowing Lincoln dairies to process both Grades A and C milk. One firm will do so Story en Fate 7. Kudge Fund Offered For Harrison Lake The City Park Board offers Rudge money to save Harrison Lake. Charles H. Rudge, pioneer Lincoln merch ant who founded Rudge and uuen- j zel depart- v ment store and built the 7-story 4 R u d g e i B 1 d g. on I the north- west corner of 13th , ,. . Rudge i and N, left a memorial fund to be spent on park improvement. Rudge, past president of the-State Fair Board and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, provided by will for the Wyuka Cemetery Rudge Memorial Chapel, a Rudge Memorial Home for elderly women and a trust fund for Holy T r 1 n ! t y v, Episcopal Church. Story en Page S. ? Inside You'll Find: Editorial .... Sports 13. 14, IS Llncola...l, 3, $ Statistics ,..17 Markets .,,..20 Theaters ....I Mere Mention 3 Wire. v 12 Nebraska 7,1,11 Wemea ,,,.r,19 Sadie 7 Riot at Penitentiary They were: v. determined as a result of the Interviews with the men. He believed that a certain few started it and the other prisoners joined, Joseph De Young of Butler County. : George Dobbins of Richardson County. ' , ' Floyd Benbennek of Douglas County. . , Lyle Egan of Jefferson County. One prisoner who was namjad by the "court" as a ringleader, David .Harris, had not been named previously. WARDEN IIANN said no cause for the outbreak could be Simon s .Designer Coats Sale of 37 women's all Wool coats, were $83.95 to $125, Thursday, $59.88,- at - Simon's. Adv CITY EDITION Ing through a period of economic adjustment but he is confident everything will turn out all right . A readjustment has always followed in the wake of a defense emergency, the President told a news conference, A reporter asked for comment on what was described as a feeling in some quarters that it Is t practically un-American to say there is a recession going on. Elsenhower laughed and then r IT r Sydney. Saluting is Sir William Slim, governor general, and standing behind him are John Ca-hill, premier of New South Wales, and Robert Australian prime minister. - (AP by Radio From Sydney.) Ike Confirms H-Bomb Got Test in '52 WASHINGTON ( President Eisenhower says the huge 1952 atomic blast in the Pacific was "the first full scale thermonuclear explosion in history . . .the first step in the hydrogen weapon program of the United States." . His statement to Congress was the first official claim that the United States got the Jump on Russia with a full-scale hydro gen explosion. Moscow, announc. ing a hydrogen explosion last summer, said then the United States no longer had a monopoly in the field. . v Unofficial letters from the En i we to k test site in the fall of 1952 described the big blast as wiping out an island. "AT THAT TIME," Eisenhower said,' "it represented the farthest advance of research and development in nuclear weapons. This explosion, which dwarfed the atomic explosions of World War II, was but a stage in the steady improvement of our nuclear weapons. . "These improvements will be continued- -4n .the- hope that our. weapons will deter war, and in the determination that we shall be able to retaliate immediately, with crushing force, if war should come." Secretary of Defense Wilson, meanwhile, told a news conference he does not regard Russian talk of its atomic strength as Just bluff, and he added: "I personally wish we could quit rattling the atomic bomb." f . THE PRESIDENTS state-ment, accompanied films of the Enlwetok test, shown privately to congressmen as the prelude to probable public exhibitions throughout the country within a few weeks. , unaware of the reason for the disturbance. ' The warden said all of those Involved will lose their statutory time ftme off for good behavior, but none will be prosecuted for additional sentences up to five years permitted by an act of the 1953 Legislature as punishment for destroying state property. Asked if the investigation had revealed, any change in the persons responsible for the riots, Warden Hann said he had some personal ideas about other prisoners who might be implicated as ringleaders, but. so far, he: has no evidence upon which to base his beliefs. Conclusions reached as the result of the hearing will be presented to :theState Boards of Control, Hann said. FIVE CENTS said this is a free country and people are entitled to use whatever language they like. IN A CONFERENCE covering: a wide range of subjects, Eisen hower also: 1. Announced that he has ln- structed aides to make thorough study to determine whether any breakdown can be made public showing how many persons of doubtful ioyalty wer - among the 2,200 let out by the administration as security risks since Eisenhower took office. 2. Asserted he deplores any spread of hysterical fear in connection with America's posses sion of atomic weapons. Big talk and bombastic statements ere not the way to deal with the situation, the President said, adding that a clam attitude la the better course. 3. Said that if the people of Indo-China are determined they want to be free, they probably will be in the long run. If they don't- hve such determination. - the President declared, the outcome of the struggle against Communists there may well go the other way. 4. Put it squarely up to the Senate to decide whether Albert Bceson, his controversial choice for a post on the National Labor Relations Board, is qualified for the Job. Elsenhower said the ad ministration searched for a good man, believed at the time it was selecting a good man, and 'that now it s up .to . the... Senate . w decide. 3. Declared, In reference to the Berlin Big Four conference, that Secretary of State Dulles is doing a good job and has his full confidence. As for Dulles' talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov on the President's atomic pool proposal, Elsen hower said it's still too early to tell how the matter may turn Out. ' . : 0. Said he has received no detailed report on the case of the Soviet agent who disappeared in Tokyo and doesn't even have any information as to whether the man, . Yuri Alexandrovich Rastovoroy is in American cus tody. 7. Cdnfirmcd reports the United States has air technicians in Indo-China, as it has, the President added, in many other countries of the world. The units are entirely technical and' are not fighting units, he said. 8, Asserted something has to be done about the cost of butter before the commodity prices itself out of the market, but he advanced no specif ic - solution - to the problem. A newsman told Eisenhower the government soon must, decide what price it will pay for surplus butter under the price support program. He asked the President whether there are any plans to reduce the price which it has been paying. The President replied he does not know . about that, but he added that we can't keep pricing butter out of the market " ; 9. Laughed off an attempt to find out how he takes his coffee -rwhether with cream, sugar or black but added that he is a great lover of the beverage, as most-soldiers areHe repeated -he is most interested in getting the price of coffee reduced. . ; Motion Overruled In Fees Case Judge H. Emerson Kokjer of Wahoo has overruled a motion in Lancaster District Court for a new trial of the case in which $60,000 in attorney's fees was awarded District Judge Paul White of Lincoln. .-,.,; ' The fees set in a '"decision by Kokjer, were for White's work as attorney - previous to becoming judge in the Ebke case involving state school land funds. The motion for new trial was filed by the Nebraska attorney generals office. Atty .Gen. C. S. Beck said the case would soon be appealed to the State Supreme Court , Diller Fire Cause 'Undetermined' Fire Marshal E. C. Iverson has said at his office in Lincoln that slate fire officers have investigated the Diller school blaze and reported the cause was "undetermined." The investigators said evidence indicated the fire started around the chimney. Iverson said it was a case of an old frame building in which a fire can start and when it does it is difficult to put out Community Say. Stamps Get extra value on every dollar with Community Savings SUmoa (from leading stores. Adv.

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