The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 19, 1943 · Page 5
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The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 5

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Tuesday, October 19, 1943
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The five Fitzgerald brothers, who in 24 years ran a secondhand bus into a transportation system extending from Michigan to Texas. The system is now known as National City Lines and numbers among its holdings the former traction company of Lincoln. Three of the brothers, Roy, Ralph and Kent, were born at Staplehurst, Neb. In the picture are, seated left to right, John, Kent and Ed; standing are E. Koy, president of their corporation, and \V. Ralph, general manager. All live in Chicago except Kent, whose home is in Springfield, 111. Three of five Fitzgerald brothers, City Lines owners, received early schooling at Staplehurst Three of the five Fitzgerald brothers who founded and operate National City Lines, which recently purchased Lincoln's transportation system, were born at Staplehurst, Neb. The two oldest Fitzgeralds, Edward and John, were born at Strawn, III., but their father, soon thereafter, imbued with the pioneer spirit, moved his little family to Nebraska and bought a farm of 160 acres where the three younger broys, Roy, Ralph and Kent were born. Roy is president of the corporation while Ralph serves as general manager. The five brothers started on the well known shoestring and ran a second hand bus into a monster transportation system which spreads from Michigan to Texas. National City Lines now owns some 30 transportation systems and is heavily interested in others. Five-cent fares, now returning to Lincoln after an absence of many, many years, constitute part of the Fitzgerald policy. Schooled in Nebraska. In Staplehurst, the Fitzgeralds received their early schooling. That was before they dreamed of eventually building and con- troling a monster business. Ed, oldest boy. was sent to Fremont for a business course and later went to Seattle where he took up mining and railroad construction. The father subsequently sold the little Nebraska farm and moved to Minnesota. In the course of time, the brothers scattered in the search of fortunes but were back together to achieve success. At one time they were scattered thru Washington. M o n t a n a , North Dakota and Canada, with but one then remaining at home. Their ultimate get-together was a result of brother Roy's experiences as a mechanic at Eveleth, Minn. One of the engines he had to keep in running order was that of an old bus owned by the garage proprietor. The Initial Venture. Desirous of increasing his income in spare time, Roy arranged for use of the bus to carry ore miners to and from work. Here was the initial Fitzgerald transportation venture destined to spread far and wide. Expansion was the next step and, in time, the brothers came back together to form National City Lines, latter organized in 1936. The Fitzgerald "Horatio Alger" system has been fairly uniform, consisting usually m buying run-down or financially moribund systems and revitalizing them. Less than 100.000 share of common stock are m the hands of the public. Security issues by National City Lines have been few. The corporation dotes on good equipment and good service. When the question of 5-cent fanes was first discussed here, there was suspicion that it might be too good to last. Councilmen voiced suspicion. The company, apparently confident in its own ability, agreed to a franchise provision which specifies that if fares are raised the city, upon notice and opportunity for hearing, may declare the franchise forfeit. Robert H. Farrell, general counsel, was CORNS (ONE You 11 quickly forget you have corns when you use Dr. Scholl'a Zmo-pads. Tbeyin- ·tantly relieve painful shoe pressure and gently rem ovecorns. Cost but ntnfle. Get · box today. Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Don't be embcrrassed by looso false teeth slipping, dropping or w a b b l m j » n - n you rat. t a l k or l a u f i Jnst p n n - X-lc a 1'ltlp FASTCETH on sour plates ThH p l c n ^ n n t pooler R U P * a r c m i r ^ - · blc irp-.c or ruidoil c n m t o r t a n d secu- r i t y bv holding plate's more I l i m l v No cumnn. p o n r \ , pn-;ty t i s t e or f o r l l r r It ^ a l k a l i n e (non-nddl Get FAS- TEETH at any druj store.--Adv. a"sked how long the company had operated in Cedar Rapids, city comparable to Lincoln, on the 5-cent fare basis. The answer was "since six or seven years before the war.'' Councilmen accepted this as a ica- sonably constant performance. All in 24 Years. The Pitzg-eralds nourished a battered one-bus line into this bigr system and they did it all in 24 years. It is said of them that they fight publicity of a personal nature as hard as they seek riders for their buses and street cars. In 1925 the brothers sold out their Eveleth opeiations after first expanding them. Three years later, m Chicago, they formed the Rex Finance cor ~ poration to purchase "bus lines anU equipment later to become a part of the successor National City lines. In the early days, the Fitzgerald youngsters were made to realize that schooling is more valuable when combined with honest, hard work. The Fitzgeralds learned to take care of themselves. Maj. Everett Mumi commands marine dive bombing squadron GUADALCANAL, Oct 9. (Delayed). (JP). A marine corps dive bomber squadron commanded by 29 year old Maj. Everett Munn, 924 So. 36th, Lincoln, Neb . has flown more than 8,000 combat hours with total casualties to pilots of one brolcen arm A flier, since transferied to another unit, ground looped and injured his arm. Since coming to the south Pacific Sept. 1, the squadron has participated in 14 dive bombing runs on bases of the enemy at Bougainville, Ballale and Kolombangara islands Previously, the unit flew at Midway and around Hawaiian waters. It has accounted for one Zero, which a pilot shot down on a bombing run. Almost all of the planes have been punctured by shrapnel, but all of them have always returned, altho a dozen times the pilots have been forced into emergency landings at intermediate bases. Major Munn has led seven strikes himself, including a 130 plane rnid on Balle on Sept. 14. The raid put the enemy's Ballale airdrome out of operation for seven (lays. Munn has been credited with numerous direct hits on specific tagrets, Afttr serving as an instructor at naval flight training schools at New Orleans and Fensacola. Munn entered combat duty and was assigned to the Pacific. Ke led the first mass flight of Douglas dive bombers from Hawaii. The executive officer of the squadron, Munn's right hand man, is Maj. Glenn L. Todd, 27, Concord, Calif. x McDonald eslate officially closed Decree signed by District Judpe Wilson and filed Monday officially closes the McDonald estate, allows certain fees and apportions remaining property among the heirs, John Donald McDonald, Ann McDonald Hanson, Mary Mccteer and Mary Dolores McDonald. T estate has long been in process of settlement. Under the decree, Paul Holm and Frederick Hontz, trustees for the heirs, are allowed further fees of $1.648: .1 W. Kmsmger, referee is allowed $3,771 fees and expense money, Beghtol Rankm, §3,000: William I. Aitken, guardian and htem of John Donald McDonald $3,000; Guy C Chambers, guard- dian ad htem of Mary Do'ores McDonald, $-100. The "trustees are further allowed S415 amount spent on- improvements of the property of Mary Meeteer. Remaining property of the estate is apportioned according to the amount due each heir after appraisal figiires filed by Kingsinger as referee were approved. The property consists of real estate, personal property and cash funds on hard. The latter is distributed among the heirs after the above claims were deducted, as follows: Johnson Donlld McDonald ?S 17.~ Ann JlrPoiuld Hanscn fi 0.".2 Mar\ .MCPteor 2 °.S7 Jlarv Dolores, JIcDonlld 3,133 With the filing of receipts showing these claims and distributions completed, the trustees, the referee and their bondsmen are formally discharged. Denver girl is given penicillin DENVER. UP}. A 12-year-old girl, Genean Smith, smiled at her physician from her bed in Denver general hospital and told him: "You and God hava answered my prayers." As she spoke, a solution of penicillin, the rare nc\v drug Which doctors hope may check a bone infection with which she was stricken last July, flowed drop-by- drop into an ankle vein. Dr. R. G. Williams begin the treatment Sunday after 500,000 units of penicillin had been flown to Denver from Boston. "All night long- I prayed that plane would come thru all right," said Genean. Dr. Williams said the supply would be sufficient for a ten-day treatment--enough to cure the infection, if it can be cured. r ,.,,,,.,,- *J - - . Reveal liospilal vessel was 'deliberately sunk.' LONDON. (UP). The British hospital ship Newfoundland was unk off Snlerno Sept. 13 as the result of "deliberate attacks" by Ger.Tinn bombers, navnl sources revealed Monday. Twenty-three persons were reported to hnve lost Lheir lives. Survivors reported that nil the Newfoundland's lights were on nml that largo Red Cross symbols were clearly visible. Methodists pick parley delegates The executive committee of tlin Nebraska conference board of education of the Methodist church meeting' at the Y.M.C.A. Monday noon, selected delegates to the national conference of Christian education to be held in Kansas City Nov. 29-Doc. 3; Dr. and Mrs. F. X. Finch, representatives from Nebraska; Dr. Lloyd H Rising', president of the board; Mrs. C. K. Ross, child director, Omaha: Rev. Lowell Jones, youth director. Central City; Rev. Sidney L. McCaig-, Seward, adult director, Miss Anna Nelson, Lincoln, local church director section. Ofticeis elected were Prof. Nilcs H. Barnard, chairman and Rev- Claire VanMctrc, secretary. Action looking 1 toward the selection of a young mimst^iial student to attend the Southern Mechodist university at Dallas, Tex, was taken. The Christian Education Advance \vas discussed and plans were made for field promotion among the 500 Methodist churches of the state. o Posthumous award given to widow of U.S. general MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (IP). Posthumous award of an oak leaf cluster for the distinguished service medal to Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews was received here Sunday by his widow, Mrs. Jeannette M. Andrews. The general before his death in a plane crash in Iceland last May 3, was commanding- general of United States forces in the European theater. Will register for ration book Co. Supt. Glenn E. Turner re- ary. Registration sites outside of ports that residents of Lancaster county school districts will register for war lation book IV on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20, 21 and 22, at the same sites used lor book II, last Febru- thc city of Lincoln, the days and time for registration, and the school districts assigned: BENNET: Wed , 1-5. 7:30-10: Thu., Frl. 9-12 1-5 Districts 8, 106, 31. 40, 60, 116, 78, 79. CHENEY: Thu , Fri. 9-12, 1-5. Districts 84, 101, 115. I5AVEY- \\«1., Thu , Fri. 1-5 Districts 131, 68. 54, 121. 82, 81, 122, 37, 109 DKNTON: Wed. 2:30-5.30, 7-9; Thu. 2:30-5:30; Fri. 1-5. Districts 130, 101, 69, 1OS, 60. 144. 49, 71, 70. EMKRALD. \Ved. 1-7, Thu., Frl. 1-5. Di.stricti 5, 38, 107. FIRTH: Wed , Thu., Frl. 9-12, 1-5. District:, S3, 46. 125, IS, 63, 17. HALLAM: Thu , Frl 9-12, 1-5. Districts 42. 72, 11, 141, 117, 138, 74, 65, 114. HICKMAN: Wed., Thu., Fri. 9-12, 1-5. Districts 88 94, 97,.25. 136, 59, 142, 12. MALCOLM. Wed.. Thu. 9-12, 1-5, Fri 9-12, 1-5, 7-10. Districts 100, 64, 39, 07, 99, SO, 118. 18. PANAMA: Wed.. T h u . Frl. 9-12, 1-5. Districts 132, 26, 27, 44. 28, 119, 20 RAYMOND Vi'cii., 1 m.. Fri. 9-12, l-5r Districts I 1 ), 73. 21 91, 127, 47, 56. 143, 55, 13. 13o. 112. EOCA: Wed., Thu., Frl. 1-5. Districts 95, 15 30 II EOKEBY: T h u . Fri.-9-12. 1-5. Districts b, 43. 76. 103, 4, 9. VvALTON'- \ . . - d , T h u , Frl. 8-12, 1-5. Districts 116. 1JJ, 10. 24. WAA ERL.Y- Wed 1 Illl . Frl 9-1'' l- r . Districts 145, 35, 34, 32, 92, 96, 33. 14, 93. 110 62. HO 57 131 WEST LINCOLN. Thu. 10.30-12, 1-5, Fri 10.30-12, 1-7. Districts 126, 102 D1ST. MO. 3: Wed , Thu., Fri. 9-12, 1-5. District 3. D1ST. NO. 'jl: Wed., Thu., Frl. 9-12, 1-5. District 51. D1ST. NO. 113: Thu., Frl. 1-5. District 113. DIST. NO 147 (Central rural hlglv): \Ved . Thu , Fri. 1-10 Districts 347, LJO, 29, 22, 45, 128, 16, 85, 77. 61, 129. Christianity not only profession "A man must do more than profess Christianity," declared Elder Harry Clark, Salt Lake City, an assistant co-ordinator of Latter-Day Saints service men, speaking at the evening' meeting of a special conference for the winter quarters district held Sunday at the I. O. O.F. hall. "The \voilcl, for example, will not judge tile church by its stated beliefs, but by the daily lives of individual Mormons." Elder Elbert R. Curtis, president of the Western States mission, another speaker of the evening', taking 1 as his theme "The Mormons Are a Peculiar People," outlined the various doctrines ox the church and challenged the group to make them a part of their lives. Referring especially to the sanctity of the home, he declared that upon it rested the future of the church and of civilization as a whole. Visiting leaders from Omaha and missionaries of the local district also spoke briefly. Elder William Allen, local president, was m charge of the services. About 100 were present. Opposed Hitler at heiglit of power OMAHA. CP). The Serbs were Hie only people in Europe who by their own choice stood up to Hitler when he was at the height of his power, Louis C. Christopher, president of the Serb national council, Pittsburgh, Pa., declared here Sunday. Christopher, addressing about 700 persons from eight states, declared "the Serbs gave their word to Col William J. Donovan when he visited Belgrade as a representative of President Roosevelt just before the war. They said they would fight and they kept their word with the revolution of Maich 27, 19-11." The occasion observed the second annual Gen. Draja Mihailovic and Chetmk day, and a message of cheer \\as prepared for delivery by short wave radio to hailovic "somewhere in the Serbian mountains." The nt. Rev. Bishop Diomsiye of the Serbian eastern diocese of America, Libertyville, 111., termed Mihailovic the "embodiment" of the Serb spirit of resistance to tyranny thru past years. Other speakers included Chief Justice Robert Simmons of the Nebraska supreme court; H. G. Grcenamyre, secretary to Gov. wig-ht Gnswold, and Lt. Col. Henry Childs, representing Maj. Gen. Frederick E. Uhl of the Seventh service command. David E. Eisele is taken by death David E Eisele, 82, 2739 Sumner, died Sunday. Coming to Saltillo, Neb., in 1S76, he spent most of his life in Lancaster county. For a number of years he was postmaster and station master at Saltillo, besides running a grocery store there. He was caretaker of the Lincoln Automobile club until his health began to fajl. He be- Contact for style and comfort... Stetson "Stratoliner" Famous Stetson success! Liclit in ·u eight, comfortable as a broc7c, streamlined for style leadership. Soft but no "softy"--thanks to the exclusive Stetson Vita-Felt* Process. S7.50. *REtt O 3 PAT OFF longed to the A.O. U. W. and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Hicknmn. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frank Taylor and Mrs. Mary Prcwitt, both of Lincoln, and Mrs. .Blanche Stevens, Storm Lake. la.; four sons, Samuel H., Hastings; John P. and Lynn, both of Lincoln, and Harry E., Los Angeles; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Berghahn, Mrs. Frank Linaberry, Mrs, Myrtle Ashton. all of Omaha; Mrs. John Cox, Chambers, and Mrs. George Nutchcr, Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers, William H., O'Neill, and George P., Cashmere. Wash.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Alberta M. Cox, 62, succumbs Sunday Alberta Marian Cox, 62, wife of W. H. Cox, 237 No. 17th, died Sunday. She had been a resident of Lincoln for the past 27 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. John Steffen, Cedar Rapids, Neb.; brother, Dr. J. V. Farrington, Omaha; and a niece, Eloise Farrington, Omaha. Biggest cattle run in history KANSAS CITY. UP). The largest cattle run in the nation's history jammed the Kansas City stockyards Monday with 57,000 head as the western ranges started trimming down their herds for the winter feed. It bettered by more than 5,000 the previous record run of 51.508 established in Kansas City Aug. 27, 1923, and was nearly 8,000 ahead of the largest run ever reported on the Chicago livestock market. The top Chicago run was 49,128 on Nov. 16, 1908. Virtually all of Monday's receipts were stockers and feeders, coming' here for reconsignment to the feedlots of the corn belt where they are to be put on fattening rations to come back into the markets later for slaughtering. Kansas City was far aliead of other major markets in Monday's cattle receipts. Omaha was second with 31,000; Chicago had 20,000; East St. Louis 10,250, and Denver 12,000. A killing frost in the range I TiH'stlav, October 19. 1913 LINCOLN J O U K N A country and an uncertain feed situation contributed to the record breaking run. All except 6,000 of the cattle came by rail, mostly from Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Nebraska. Missouri and Colorado also contributed some. There was little cheer for the meat consumer in the record shipment, however, as there was an unusually light run of slaughter beef. Gjelsteeii heads soldiers home B. E. Gjelsteen, Grand Island, has been appointed commandant of the Soldiers' and Sailors' home at Grand Island it was announced Monday by the state board of control. He replaces A. M. Salak, resigned. Mr. and Mrs. Salak will return to Lincoln to make their NONE FASTER [StJoseph A S P I R I N 'WBRIO'S LM6EST SELLER AT 1U home. Saluk has been in charge of the home since Jan. 1, 1039. Gjelsteen is a retired conductor for the U. P. railroad and is department commander of Uie United Spanish War veterans. He will assume his new duties Nov. 1. The salary is 5175 per month, plus maintenance. C O L D S D E M I M M E D I A T E A GET PROMPT RELIEF*' Cold* mur 1««1 to scrlou* lllneM, neglected! Rest--avoid ciposure. And (or usual cold mlierlcs, take Grove's Cold Tablet*. They're Uk* * doctor's prescription---that I*, m multiple madlcln*. Contain eljllitactlve medicinal inandlenti--(ir* prompt, decl- tlve relief from all the*« cold lymp- tonu. Headache--body aches--f«v*r --naul ·tufflneu. Take eiactly aa directed. Get Grove'* Cold Tablets from your druRftitt--for fifty yean known to mllllooi a* "Bromo Qui» nine" Cold Tablctli Sat* Money-- Get Larft Economy Sit* * * * * * * * * * * * * * 01' II country is at war . . . are you contributing all yosi «an to rapid Victory? If you feel the urge to join the U. S. services, there ore many opportunities waiting for you . . . asking for you. Women can release men for combat duty in the Army and Navy . . . women can ease the pain of the world through the profession of nursing . . . women are vital to winning this war! TISE WACS! You can be a member of ihe all-Nebraska company being organized now. You'll march under a Nebraska flag and wear the Nebraska insignia . . . training for a vital wtir job. Recruiting Ojjice--116 N. 13th THE WAVES! Sbare tbe deeds of Vic- lory . . . you can contribute your ability and will to work. The call is out for women to don llie Navy blue and release a man for sea duty. WAVE office, Room 434, Post Office Building. ENLIST IN THE U. S. CADET NURSE CORPS! Nurses are urgently needed in the Armed Forces and in civilian work . . . and Uncle Sam now provides you with free training, wearing the uniform of tbe U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Applicants should apply to the school of nursing of their choice. List of schools in each state may be obtained from the Slate Board of Nurse Examiners. Or icrite to National Nursing Council for War Service, 1790 Broadway, New York. Join forces with our fighting men . . . your country iieeds you! 'Wtie ULERtPAinE * * * * * * * * * * * * * KWSPAPERl

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