Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on April 6, 1975 · Page 116
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*p is « f TVn^lVin Vo¥^ A Who? Where? In NEBRASKA what? when? At Neb. Citj l s Seen Today Nebraska City - Arbor Dav ^ _ J Nebraska City -- Arbor Day festivities, April 26-27, include fly-in breakfast, parade and luncheon. Joe Miller, public relations director of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Arbor Day committee, says no By Gertrude Skinner Superior People are prone to look on the dark side of things. For instance, did you ever see a sign tacked on a fence which read, "Nice dog. Welcome."? We are so up-tight as to be wrong side out. Why pedal doom and gloom? It will make appointed rounds .,»j v.u..uim.icc, aaya nu ·· --j r-""" u«uau aim giuum: 11 wm HiaKc appOiniCQ rOUnQS local events have been scheduled soon enough under its own steam. Turning the sunny side out is TOT A nril 9ft h/\i*rmm*. *u _ nnf nnltr Djt11«To»inn*« ,*..,,, ,,,*.: i * _ » · . » Building and site served several purposes. Last Week's Picture Home for the Friendless (Children) By Debie Murphy Nebraska state government in the late 1800s was struggling to serve all factions of an expanding population. One area that state officials felt needed special attention was that of care for homeless children. On F e b . 28, 1881, the Legislature created a Home for the Friendless to be controlled by the Lands and Buildings Board and located at or near the town contributing the largest amount of money for the institution Lincoln contributed $2,050 and secured the institution, which was then located at the southwest corner of the llth and South intersection. The Legislature put the home under supervision of a women's charitable society, the Society of the Home for the Friendless, which had been organized in 1874 and incorporated some years later. Under the management of A. B. Slaughter, Miss Alice Huff and Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, the home provided shelter and care for about 100 orphaned or neglected children. Approximately 40 to 50 children were admitted every year for care with as many as 55 or 60 children being adopted annually. for April 26, however, the national awards program will be held that Saturday at Steinhart Lodge. Sunday events start with a fly- in breakfast, sponsored by the Jaycees, at Grundman Airport. The breakfast will be available from 7 to 11 a m. An Arbor Day parade will begin at 1:45 p.m. that Sunday at Fifth street and Central Avenue. Starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, a luncheon will be served to the public. Following the luncheon, an Arbor Day program has been planned for 3 p.m. Tentative plans are to have University of Nebraska president D.B. Varner as speaker. A tree will be dedicated during the program to an honoree not yet determined. Progress Medal Scarsdale, N.Y. (UPI) - The progress medal of the society of motion picture and television engineers for 1974 was awarded to Sidney P. Solow, president of Consolidated Film Industries and adjunct professor of cinema at the University of Southern California. . not only Pollyanna's prerogative but yours and mine and Joe Smith's. Unfinished Business Tommy laughed when the teacher read the story of a man who swam a river three times .each morning before breakfast You don't doubt that he could do that, do you?" asked the teacher. "No," replied Tommy, "but I wonder why he didn't make it tour times and get back to the side where his clothes were." Theft Was an Error In a speech on honesty, Mark Twain told of the time when as a boy, he stole a melon from a cart, went into to an alley to eat it but, on setting his teeth into the melon instantly paused as a strange feeling came over him. "I came to a quick conclusion," he said, "Firmly I walked up to that cart, replaced that melon, and took a ripe one." One small girl to another as they watched a protest march on TV: Its like a tantrum, only better organized." A salesman parked his small foreign sports car outside the village store and went in. When he returned a farmer was looking the car over from end to end. "Well, what do you think or it? proudly asked the salesman. ^Replied the farmer, "Picked it before it was ripe, didn't And What's Your Came? In far off lands across the sea the natives act quite odd They writhe and yell then take up sticks and beat and pound the S ° rtff TM P I ° hear ° f these dis P la y s exclaim and sneer and scoff. Then they heard out to the country club for 18 holes of This picture of the Home for the Friendless was taken about 1900, a time when llth South was "out in the country." 1899 in removing the women's society from the home. The Home for the Friendless became the Home for Dependent Children in 1889. In 1912 the home was moved from its llth South location to White Hall on Huntington Ave. The complex located at llth South also housed the State Orthopedic Hospital. Authorized by the Legislature in 1905, the hospital soon moved into the structure. It was then staffed by two doctors. The hospital remained at llth South until in 1971 when the Legislature approved a measure to phase out the facilities. Now located on the former site of the Home for the Friendless are the Lancaster Office of Mental Retardation, Youth Service System of Lincoln and Lancaster County, and the State Division of Rehabilitation Services for the Visually Impaired. The home ran under the care of the womens' society until 1893. With the state wanting direct control of the home and the board of women managers trying to remain in control, the matter was finally decided in the courts after several years of litigation. In proceedings of 1897 the courts ruled that the state could have direct control of the home, but the board of managers still refused to leave the premises. In 1898 the women still had not left so the state applied for and won a suit for eviction and finally succeeded in N E W SVAPEIl Memorial Aids Young Singers New York (AP) - The New York Singing Teachers' Assn., which had planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of tenor Richard Tucker's Metropolitan Opera debut by presenting him with its Citation for Distinguished Achievement by an American Singer, made the presentation to his widow. Mrs. Tucker announced the organization of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. The foundation, with Mrs. Tucker as chairman, will embark on various projects in aid of young singers. Tucker was born in Brooklyn and entirely trained in the United States. He died Jan. 8, 1975, just 17 days before his 30th anniversary at the Met. years this week 1867: Balmy weather gave surveyors the opportunity to stake out the proposed residential areas of Lincoln. Emphasis was given to wide streets. 1 /\f\ 1875: Tne cit y election was noisy I I I I f and boisterous with much v drunkenness, clamor and fighting reported at the polls. The Democrats won in most races. Eastern newspapers printed numerous stories of destitution in Nebraska, yet land agents reported that immigration to the state was high. A Platte River bridge at Schuyler was demolished by a windstorm. 1885: Tne Lincoln municipal election brou S nt a number of disputes. C. C Burr was elected mayor, leading John Fitzgerald by a vote of 1,115 to 1,085. Fitzgerald told the City Council he would demand a recount. 1895: The University of Nebraska was looking for a new chief after Chancellor James H. Canfield resigned to take a position at Ohio University. 1905: The Lincoln excise boar d agreed to make a saloon license fee run from $1,000 to $1,500, depending on the number of hours the saloon was kept open. NEBRASKA Sheldon Films 60 M^S.%SK£ft The documentary films tnat state to ^e a stand against the Reggae and Black Roots will be increasin g liquor traffic. S-aS'ftSs sottzsssss and kidnaping the cashier and the vice Gallery Auditorium. Both open to the public. are president. A Midwest conference of chamber of commerce representatives was called to discuss problems facing the farmers. 1935: A Lincoln Tract ion Co. bus was robbed for the second time in two weeks. A man held up the bus at 70th and Havelock, taking the farebox, containing from $60 to $75. Former Gov. Charles W. Bryan was elected mayor of Lincoln. Dust storms plagued many parts of the Midwest. 1945: A bill which would have P reven ted women from working more than nine hours a day and 54 hours a week was killed by the Legislature. A mass meeting was held to raise funds for a graveling program for University Place The project's aim was to "get University Place out of the mud" by graveling over 50 blocks in the area. 1955: Consumers Public Power Dl sWct submitted a proposal to the Atomic Energy Commission to construct and operate a nuclear-fueled steam generating plant near Hallam. A fire in Norfolk destroyed five businesses and caused an estimated $25,000 damage. 1965: Lincoln and Lancaster County voters approved issuance of bonds to construct one building at 10th and J to house city and county governments. U.S. Veterans Administrator William Driver said in Washington, after touring the Veterans Hospital here and other similar institutions, that he still believed some of them should be closed. "I f\ J_ V7

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