Fremont Tribune from Fremont, Nebraska on November 1, 1967 · 24
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Fremont Tribune from Fremont, Nebraska · 24

Fremont, Nebraska
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Wednesday, November 1, 1967
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FREMONT (Neb.) TRIBUNE page 24 November 1, 1907. Wednesday V : ;dvrtliwmnt) (dvartlMmanl) First Anniversary Cake Cutting Saturday I0;00 AM Glenn J. Greteman, manager of the J. C. Penney Co. Store in Fremont Mall extends an Invitation to all the shoppers of the Fremont area to stop out for the cutting of the giant cake this Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m. Serving the cake will be the wives of our department managers. It's their way of saying thank you to Fremont and that they are proud to be 8 part of the expanding Fremont trade area. Greeting you with a piece of the delicious cake and possibly one of the 100 prizes will be; Mrs. Richard Greenlee; Mrs. Ed Morrison, Mrs. Gary Olson and Mrs. Jim Carlson. Mr. F. L. Hintz, Manager of the Fremont Penney Store from 1925 until 1955 when he retired, will cut the first piece from the giant Penney cake. Mr. Hintz became the manager of the store when it moved to 531 N. Main in 1925. This store remained open until the present facility in Fremont Mall Shopping Center opened on November 10th 1966. Mr. Richard J. Schuster, publisher of the Fremont Tribune, and Mr. Harry Snyder owner of KHUB Radio will be present for the cutting of the cake, along with Mr. Ken Shipley, the manager of the Fremont Mall Shopping Center. Mr. Greteman says that this should be one of the biggest 'events Penneys has had and is sure everyone will want to attend. He reminds us that along with the many prizes to be given away you will find some of the bigest merchandise values ever offered since our grand opening. Mr. Greteman would like to bring to your attention the fine print you will find printed under the Penneys signature on our ads. It reads "always first quality". This has always been one of Mr. J. C. Pen-ney's policies. During the week you will find Mr. Penneys' picture printed in most ads not only in Fremont but in over 1800 other Penney stores ads throughout the country. By. doing, this we. are honoring our founder and offering some of the finest values ever. Railroad Through State Encouraged Early Settlers Editor's Note: This story was wrtttei as port of the centennial story pradoced by the Depth Reporting class of The University of Nebraska School of Journalism. By GLENDA WOLTEMATH The citizens of Omaha could not decide whether they wanted to call themselves Omahas or Omahites. Then someone probably not from Omaha came up with the nickname, "Omahogs." Whatever they were called, Omaha's citizens bad reason to be proud. Their city had suffered alternate periods of prosperity and depression, and' had pinned her economic hopes on securing the transcontinental railroad. And she had secured It; she had been selected over her sis ter cities on the Missouri river as the eastern terminus for the transcontinental railroad. In January of 1845 Asa Whit ney, a New York merchant, sub mitted a Dlan to congress pro posing that a ' transcontinental railroad be built from Lake Superior to Oregon. The idea aroused public interest but no Congressional action. In the early 1850s, the'stumb-.ling block Jo. construction . was rivalry over the route, not only between sections of the country but between cities within those sections. Should the transcontinental railroad be in the North or in the South? Which city should be the eastern terminus? No one believed that there would ever be more than, one transcontinental railroad. Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois was the most persistent in promoting that the railroad be built through' the' Platte Valley. He wanted Chicago to be developed as a railroad center. In 1844 Douglas introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to organize the Nebraska territory for building the railroad on west of Chicago. He worked actively for a decade to promote his bin. . And another man took an in terest. Three years before Abraham Lincoln was to become the 16th president of the U.S., he met with Glenville Dodge in a hotel-porch conference at Council Bluffs to discuss the Platte Valley route. jrne.aiiaijrpurejwas ed on to North Platte within year. Days were long and work was hard for the builders, but they had relief from their labors, it seems. In August of 1887 Henry m. Stanley, reporter for the Missouri . Democrat, pronounced Julesburg "The wickedest city in America." The connection was soon to come, on May 10, 1869, more than 500 persons met at Pro montory Point. Utah. There, I miles west of Ogden, they drove a single golden spike into the railroad track, celebrating the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Omaha and Sacramento, 1,775 miles apart, had been Joined by ran. The union Pacific railroad had completed 1,085 miles of mainline track from Omaha to Promontory Point, and the Cen tral Pacific 690 miles-front Sac ramento. Crews had laid 10 miles :of rail a day, placed 25,000 ties, driven 55,000 spikes and fasten ed 14,000 bolts. Nebraska's population had grown from 28,841 or one per son to three square miles in 1860 to 1,068,901 or 13 persons fallen to 2 1-8 cents by 1900. Nebraska had 5.600 miles of rail ways, served by four principal railroads in 1887: the Burlington, Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley; the Union Pacific and the- Missouri -Pacific. Lincoln alone had seven lines built into the city a likely choice for the railroad, It had been established as Amer ica's treat road west in the 1849 rush to gold mines, in Call fornia. Ten years later the val ley was once again alive with gold seekers, this time headed for Colorado Members of the Dodge family in Omaha already had talked with President Lincoln about lo cating the railroad in the Platte Valley. Now they used their in fluence with him to have it located in Omaha or Council Bluffs. Omaha it was. On Dec. 2, 1863, President Lincoln fixed the initial point of the road on the "western boundary of the State of Iowa. . . in the Territory of Nebraska." Ground breaking ceremonies were held that very day. But for more than a year, jio building was done. There wasnl enough money. lyw .; . y By -1867 the - Union ; Pacific jailroad reached Grand Island, 150 miles from the Missouri lifl l1lISI 4-llA MVWt .AiiUi SUJB IWlil IlUXflM Mobile Post Office Thing Of History FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A once .common sight in the San Joaquin Valley the mobile post office has become thing of history. The vans had rolled between Stockton, Fresno and Bakers-field since 1950. Inside, clerks sorted the mail. The vans are being replaced by air taxi mail service and sec tional centers to serve the small offices. Custer Given Army Citation FT. LEWIS, Wash. (AP) - Lt. col. George Armstrong Custer has received the Army Com mendation - Medat-f or "exceptionally meritorious service" with the war plans section of the U.S. Army in Europe. He's great-grandnephew of' another military man that most people know about Gen. George Armstrong custer the Indian fighter. Small Sub Loses,. Recovers Its Arm WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) - Aivm, the tiny research subma rine, nasats mechanical arm back. The three-man sub lost its six-foot long arm as it was being hoisted aboard its mother ship in heavy seas about 100 mues south of Martha's Tine- yard. The mother ship, Lulu, took Alvut back to the spot where the am had been lost . . , Alvin went down, set off a ser ies of sound-producing pingers and turned on its sonar. On the third" dive, the arm was found buried in sand 4,400 feet below ue ocean's surface. l V -'5 , y is V W , ' v. . . v v, T If. A 0f Bufl ALWAY8 FIRST QUALITY Y:1 m ' , . - 7,x rv nn 4 a a a i n r"7 STARTS THURSDAY NOVTMSE 2ND we're celebrating our tint year inhernonf Founders Day Bargains in all departments! Just look and seel pick up your FREE ; yard stick in our paint and hardware department! JAMES CASH PENNEY k :.,.: j ,..1 .4.... . . , - - 1 t l v- I WL"V M'm .V. v lfc ..mmmm.- -r - fZULVH " L- ! 1 in ii. 1 r V " Y ' " -J- t ' u '-,',,1 mi tii,li,.a,r -111 1 ,ui')iit'.',W'tii.'i;)Mtjti'a,"Tl' C ' ' ' , 1 "k i I f 5 ill i 'iVCy ' --- --- Afi.,..,- Did you know you can get 1,148 custom mixed paint colors? You should ec Penncy'i custom paint mixing service I The other day I wanted to buy some paint for the living room. The young man there showed me some Penn-craft Premium Quality wall paint and he asked me what color! wanted... so naturally I said, "What colors do you have?" and he replied, "Any color you want". ' I went home, took down a curtain and brought it to Penney'a and they matched the color for me exactly I The young man taid "Last time we counted, we had custom mixed 1,148 colors" Give your interiors a new look with fast drying Perincrafr latex paints! GREATtRESULTS AT LOW PRICES! CHARGE IT! GAL CHARGE ITI GAL PENNCRAFT WASHABLE LATEX CUSTOM DRIPLESS LATEX Applies easily with roller or brush :!'J-, 'dries to er-flatjsmooth finish in just 20 minutes with no 'paint odon. Tools and' hands -clean in soapy 'waters Penn- craft means low price,, high quality! Wife'only v ... . . " ...1 , ; . X' So easy to apply with no drip, no spatter, no mess! Dries smooth and even with no lap marks in just 20 minutes ... leaves no 'paint odon Choose from 12 most wanted colors. Priced exceptionally lowl CUSTOM SEMI-GLOSS 1.98 qt. THERE'S EXTRA VALUE IN PENNCRAFF TOOLS! 5 ' 3:99 CkMB,M V" i iff H 13.88 20"MECHANrC'S , ' VERSATJLE23JCT( . AU PURPOSE tr lAKCMAKER MAKES; - TOOL BOX WITH ;- K'; MUlTliRlVS'yAii.'mECTRICCLUECUN C SEIFAOKESJVE i -?T .'"IIBTJsnfftTBTDAvr 'S rlfeT err; ;f ifiitAwe uA ieeti ta''iitntiuniiifrvi f iri -, I r , u needit? v 1 T?! CHARGETTI Reach wifJi Penncraft aluminum 5 ft. step ladder 7.88 Chirg Ht Strong, fight and urable ladder with wide, surefooted steps plus ; big : paint platform. Rubber feet can't slip or scratch floors. :', ', i ft. tlvminwrn tHp UU ' 8.88 1 i 1 , ... HPFM PXFPY MITC Til O D M i i.i I A we , I r r4 I ii j of A . 4 M '4; 3 ii.-.-

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