The Grand Island Daily Independent from Grand Island, Nebraska on April 15, 1935 · 4
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The Grand Island Daily Independent from Grand Island, Nebraska · 4

Grand Island, Nebraska
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Monday, April 15, 1935
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PAGE FOUR GRAND ISLAND (NEBRASKA) DAILY INDEPENDENT MONDAY APRIL 15 1935 Bennison Tells Of Severity of Kansas Storm People Here He Says Have No Conception of a Dust Storm MAROONED TWO DAYS Dust Covers Fields Like Snow He Says and in Many Places Only Ridges Disclose Presence of Fence Lines Residents of this section of the country have no conception of a dust storm E W Dennison engineer for the Kelly Well company declared this morning The engineer was marooned for two days In Dodge City Kansas last Wednesday and Thursday during what was declared there to be the worst dust storm the section ever had experienced The dust covered fields like snow Mr Bennison stated and was so deep in many places that only a ridge disclosed the presence of a fence line The wheat crop and that country is In the heart of the wheat belt is ruined “I wouldn’t give you a hundred dollars for all the wheat that section Of the country will raise this year” the engineer stated Farms are being abandoned by the score he said it being estimated when he left that the storm together with the preceding storms had thrown 40000 families upon direct relief The storm ‘‘arrived” on Tuesday evening a few hours after Mr Ben-jiison had arrived in the city If he had realized what was coming he said he would have hiked for home Instead he put his car in a garage and checked in at a hotel Friday morning he was able to leave In the hotel in which he stayed chamber-maids and porters constantly swept the lobby and hallways working twenty-our hours a day in shifts No attempt was made to clean out the rooms or change bed linen Cover Faces With Towels The hotel was of course packed The guests got little sleep covering their faces with wet towels when they did get sleep The men spent their time playing cards or just walking about the hotel with now and then a dash across the street to a restaurant Though the restaurant was directly across the street it was obscured most of the time A rope was stretched from the hotel doorway to the restaurant doorway so guests wouldn’t lose their way Curb lines simply didn’t exist and traffic on the streets wTas utterly impossible Stores with exception of a grocery store or two were closed A nearby theater did great business when hotel guests would tixe of cards and had to do something to pass the time Five main line passenger trains iJEaster SPECIALS We are offering special prices in all lines of beauty work Permanent Waves $150 up Shampoo and Fingerwave 50c Fingerwave 35c Electric Manicure 35c Electric Eyebrow Arch 35c Plain Facial 50c Pack 75c WATCH FOR OTHER GOOD SPECIALS MARIGOLD BEAUTY SHOP Over Middlebrook’s Phone 477 iiiiiniiiuimniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiHininiimiiininimini Spring-Easter Special (FOR ONE MONTH) Permanents up from $250 Shampoo Fingerwave and Arch $100 Manicure (anytime) 35c Lash and Brow Dye 75c Henna complete $125 The modem trend is curls puffs and the popular “ROBERTA” BANGS (easy to attach — making -it unnecessary to cut your own hair) Get Tour Appointment Early! Rose-Ann Beauty Shop Telephone 144 ANN BOWMAN I lltlllll III II 111 I llllllltllll IMIlllIIIIIIIIIIIIIHItllllhlillllliii ANNOUNCEMENT THE PERSONALITY BEAUTY SHOP OPENS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT KAREN RASMUSSEN formerly with the Hotel Stratton Beauty Shop has purchased the equipment at the Personality Beauty Salon and is now open for business Specials for Permanents $250 $350 5400 Shampoo and Fingerwave-756 Oil Shampoos and Finger-waves 5100 Welcome to Old and New Customers KAREN'S BEAUTY SHOP Karen Rasmussen Mgr Erma Lendt Opr Over Meyer’s Jewelry Shop FERA Funds Available for Adult Education Explanation of the adult educational program available through FERA funds was made Saturday night in the basement of the Congregational church by Miss Edith Martin of Lincoln supervisor of the adult educational program In the state to members of the Self-Help society and others who attended the meeting Interest in the program was manifested by an attendance that approximated 80 men and women and by a number of inquiries directed at Miss Martin by persons in the audience The course is very elastic Miss Martin told her audience and Includes the various departments of home-making music drama short-story writing story telling photography art and numerous other subjects Anyone is eligible to enroll in the classes Miss Martin replied in answer to a query but the government were stalled in Santa Fe yards while four branch line trains were derailed Westen Union messenger boys and others who were fortunate enough to get them wore masks improvised from old war-time gas masks No one left the protection of dwellings or buildings if not absolutely necessary At one point on the highway near Dodge City Mr Bennison says over 140 cars were marooned State police assisted in getting them through sending them along in convoys so that motorists would have help when stalled During the second day a fanner his wife and young son came to the hotel They had brought the boy for medical treatment It was the second time he had suffered from what they called ‘‘dust-penumonia’’ the mother told Mr Bennison She said they had made arrangements to leave the country their wheat crop so promising earlier in the spring being completely ruined During most of the two days and two nights they reckoned the severity of storm by whether or not they could see the lights of the restaurant across the street the engineer said Leaving Dodge City Friday Mr Bennison said that for miles about the country resembled a smooth beach He saw scores of dead livestock and everywhere desolation It was with a sigh of relief he said that he reached the Nebraska border Highway Abandoned Harvey Grotzky an employe of the Bartenbach Poster Advertising company residing at 916 West Third street was another resident who experienced the severity of the storm He took the opportunity to obtain photographs which vividly portray desolate conditions In one photograph taken from the front seat of his car the radiator cap only slightly is discernable In driving Grotsky said a motorist had only telephone lines on either side of the road to direct his course Another picture taken ten miles east of Dicken in southwestern Nebraska shows a stretch of abandoned state highway for a distance of approximately a quarter of a mile For this entire distance the highway is covered with from three to four feet of sand and autoists have made a detour through hills to one side of the highway Telling of the mud storm of last Monday Grotzky said the road signs were so badly mud splattered that they could not be read by autosists REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS The following real estate transfers have been filed for record in the office of the Hall county register of deeds: Guy P Hyde to Vera L Hyde W D— L 3-4 blk 8 Boggs & Hill’s add 4-12-35 $200 Alva F Smith to Adolph H Bolden W D — L 9 blk 27 Gilbert’s 3rd add 9-6-33 $1 218J W Third (over Woolworth’s) NICKELSON Mgr This Week! Oil Treatments so sot sot Manicures Eyebrow Arch requires that a minimum of ten persons be enrolled in a class before It is organized The leaders do not necessarily have to be professional teachers but must be on relief or classed as border-line cases Meeting places are to be arranged by the class Request for FERA funds for use In these adult classes must be signed by the city superintendent of schools or by the county superintendent Miss Martin said On a call for show of hands of those Interested In various courses response indicated at least half the number required by the government for organization at the meeting Saturday night Until the present time no effort has been made to secure any of these funds for use In Grand Island sponsors of the Saturday night meeting stated O A Abbott Jr chairman of the Self-Help society presided at the meeting Chris Reese Old Resident Passes Away Had Resided at Same Location in the City for Over Half Century Georg Henry Christian Reese more familiarly known to his many iriends as Chris Reese and a resident of Grand island for more than a half century died shortly after noon Sunday at the home of his son Julius Reese 315 West Eighth street with whom he had resided for the past three years Mr Reese had been confined to his room for several weeks but had been bedfast only two days complications attending his advanced years having caused death Bom near Kiel Germany May 7 1852 Mr Reese grew to manhood in the land of his birth and on Nov 5 1879 was united in marriage to Margaretha Kruse at Kiel In March of 1884 they emigrated to America coming directly to Grand Island which had been his continuous residence since They established their home in the 700 block on West Seventh street where they resided until the death of Mrs Reese in May of 1932 Since that time he had made his home with his son Their golden wedding anniversary in 1929 was the occasion for a large family celebration On his arrival in Grand Island he immediately took employment as a tailor for the late Robert Frohberg Later he entered a partnership with the late Chis Rasmussen the firm conducting a tailor shop for several years On his withdrawal from the firm he entered the employ of the late John Alexander For the past 25 years he had been in charge of the alterations of Woolstenholm and Sterne and A W Sterne He retired from active work last summer Surviving to mourn his passing are the son Julius a daughter Mrs Hector Alexander of Longmont Colo a sister Mrs Albert Sagesser of this city and brother in Oregon also eleven grandchildren Preceding him in death besides his wife were a daughter Mrs Lewis Poff and two sons W Reese and Carl who died in infancy Funeral services will be held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the O’Loughlin-Livingston funeral home Rev C B Harman pastor of St Paul’s English Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in Grand Island cemetery TREE PLANTING PROGRAM STARTS Lincoln Apr 15 (JP) — Governor Cochran turned the first spade of dirt yesterday in the Lincoln American Legion's tree planting project at the Veterans’ hospital here Four trees were planted on the east side of the entrance Disagreeable weather caused postponement until April 22 of the dedication ceremony which was to accompany the planting On April 22 Arbor day will be celebrated DOLLAR DAY SPECIAL! House Frocks Scores of Styles 2 for $123 Checks plaids stripes voiles sport dots ginghams etc Values to $198 Sizes: 12 to 20 36 to 52 District Music Title Goes to Kearney High Grand Island and Hastings Tied for Second Place in Final Standings NORTH PLATTE THIRD Gothenburg and Merna Winners in Class B and Class C — Gothenburg Band Steals the Show In the Finals Competition - Kearney high school scoring heavily in the final events of the annual fourth district high school music contest here swept into the lead Saturday evening to take the grand sweepstakes prize with a total rating of 76 points while Grand Island and Hastings tied for second place with 71 points and North Platte an early leader placed third with 65 points Gothenburg five times a district winner and three times a state champion in its class took the Class B championship with 57 points while Loup City placed second with 43 points Cozad third with 41 points and Lexington fourth with 33 points In Class C Merna took the championship with 44 points while Ansley placed second with 42 points Dan-nebrog took the Glass D championship with 49 points with Dunning placing second with 41 points Gothenburg Band Shines Unique in the recent history of district contests at least was the ovation given the Gothenburg band at the conclusion of its program Saturday evening at the Leider-kranz The band was forced to play an encore number the timekeeper and contest officials applauding with the rest of the several hundred persons in the hall at the time forgetting for the moment that each band had a limited time in which to play Robert Williams tympanist with the band stole the show with his handling of the kettledrums and sticks with which the drums are beat He threw the drumsticks like a juggler and never missed a beat The band directed by T H Lynch opened with Sousa's “King Cotton” march followed it up with the required number “L’Arlesienne Suite” finished with the “Atlantis” march and came back with the first number for the encore The evening’s results: Band Class A — Superior: Kearney North Platte Excellent : Grand Island Hastings ) Orchestra Class A — Superior: North Platte Hastings Kearney excellent: Grand Island Mixed chorus Class A — Superior: Kearney Grand Island excellent: Hastings Band Class B — Superior: Gothenburg Lexington excellent: Cozad Ord - Winners of Finals The winners of finals Saturday afternoon and evening were: Boys’ glee club class C: Superior: Ansley Excellent: Overton Danne-brog Boys’ glee club class B: Superior: Excellent: Loup City Ord Girls’ glee club class D: Good: Dunning Girls’ glee club class C: Superior: Dannebrog Ansley Excellent: Shelton Merna Good: Wolbach Eustis Overton Girls’ glee club class B: Superior: Gothenburg Excellent: Arcadia Loup City Good: Lexington Ord Cozad Mixed chorus class C: Superior: Ansley Dannebrog Excellent: Merna Good: Overton Mixed chorus class D: Good: Dunning Bassoon solo: Superior: Gothenburg Mixed chorus class B: Superior: Arcadia Excellent: Loup City Gothenburg Girls’ glee club class A: Superior: Hastings Grand Island Excellent: Kearney North Platte Orchestra class B: Excellent: Ord Gothenburg Cozad Greeting Caras tor every occasion at Peases Rexaii Store tf Dollar Day SPECIALS! SHIRTS — SHORTS Broadcloth and Ai aa rayon 5 for vlUU SWEATERS Sleeve and sleeveless Dollar Day 59c DRESS PANTS One lot of pants Fine worsteds the second do o p pair from suits v5OD MEN’S SOX Rayon silk sox reinforced heels and toes £ no Dollar Day 5 pairs 1 UU WORK SHIRTS Oood quality cham- Pa bray shirts — L — - DC uax Greenberger m & Company Clothiers Haberdashers Tailors DEADLINE THURSDAY IN CORN-HOG PROGRAM A dead-lline of Thursday April 18 has been act by the local corn-hog committee beyond which time no changes in the applications of Hall county corn-hog farmers for benefits under the 1935 adjustment program will be permitted according to announcement made today by the local corn-hog committee The requirement for completed applications by April 18 results from the necessity of making all changes so contracts may be approved by corn planting time Several days will be required to finish the summary of figures in the county office get them approved by the State Board of Review and type the contracts for signatures the local committee has been reminded Hall county at the present time has about 954 applications for contracts on file If an applicant has rented any additional land or has dropped any of his acreage these facts must be reported at once to the local committee It was pointed out today KOSTOS IS FACING ENTERING CHARGES A complaint charging William Kostos 20 of this city with breaking into and entering the Public Market on East Third street late Saturday night was filed in police court this morning Kostos likely will be arraigned later in the day and bound over to district court for trial Kostos was arrested by police late Sunday afternoon and shortly after his arrest confessed the robbery Police Chief Harry Moore stated The young man took $7 in cash from the cash register police said He gained entrance through a coal-chute grating Having been employed in the store he was familiar with the arrangement of the building A rubber heel print left at the bottom of the chute played an important part in Kostos’ arrest the heels of his shoes fitting the heel print Last October Kostos and another young man found their way into trouble by stealing a car and some money at a local gasoline service station They were later arrested in Texas A complaint charging Kostos and his companion with car theft is now on file in the office of the clerk of the district court The two have never stood trial on the complaint however Phone your classified ad to 300 WARNING Boys and girls who continue 4 to ring the bells at the Huff Apts if caught wiU get into 4 serious trouble 13-2 Mrs Walker Hainline 4 ITS A PLEASURE TO SHOP AT Dollar Day LADIES’ RAYON COMBINATION very fine gauge rayon lace and 34 to 40 On Dollar Day NEW SPRING HATS FOR LADIES (100) all colors and CA styles On Tuesday EAChOUC ONE LOT OF BOYS’ WASH SUITS sizes 3 to 8 all tub- fast materials On Tuesday- GRASS RUGS for porch use On Tuesday 27”x54" 25C 9Q On Tuesday 48"x84" uiC IRON TOYS such as Autos Wagons and Trucks regular- IQ ly marked 39c on Dollar Day 1 C PRINTS PERCALES VOILES CRETONNES AND SUITINGS all of our remnants On Tuesday ONE-FOURTH OFF 32 -PIECE DINNER SET a rich cream body with dainty gold design and red band regularly selling at $398 do QC On Tuesday only TWO BARGAINS IN PARCHMENT SHADES in “Star” de- JQ sign for table and Junior floor lamps On Dollar Day C “IDEAL” PARCHMENT SHADES in modernistic and flor on al designs table and floor lamp size On Tuesday C GLASS EGG CUPS jj JEACH GLASS FLOUR OR SUGAR SHAKER kitchen sizes In clear glass only Tuesday FANCY RILL BLOWN WATER BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ 1 -LENGTH 7 to 9i in a variety of patterns 12-QT OVAL SHAPE DISH PANS Ivory with green granite ware On Tuesday LADIES’ PURE SILK FULL FASHIONED CHIFFON -Q HOSE In a variety of spring shades On Tuesday PAIrDUC CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOW EASTER EGGS AND RABBITS 12 eggs or rabbits In transparent slotted box f g On Tuesday — 2 BOXES IOC "RUNKEL” CHOCOLATE CANDY BARS mint flavor a regu- g lar 5c number On Tuesday 2 BARS DC 4-QT ALUMINUM WHISTLING TEA KETTLE with green 7Q handle and spout On Dollar Day I jC O-KAY” BRAND WHOLE WHEAT FLAKES 10-oz pkg ‘SAXON” BRAND DILL PICKLES in quart glass jar On Tuesday ‘TALBERT’ BRAND EXTRA SCTANDAKD SWEET CORN on C No 2 cans On Dollar Day “AMBASSADOR” ALARM CLOCK in rose green and blue OjC 19c each50c TERRY CLOTH SWEAT SHIRT made for sport wear In white blue and yellow plain colors and mixed stripes nn On Dollar Day EAChO C RAYON TAFFETA PLAIDS AND CHECKS and Taffeta 4A Moire in plain colors 39 Inches wide Tuesday only YDSJC PLAID SUITINGS 36 Inches wide nn On Tuesday - - VABnJOC “IL COSMET’ PINT SIZE HAND LOTION in lemon rose- 1 n -BOTTLElDC glycerine and almond Dollar -CLEAN QUICK” SOAP CHIPS On Tuesday Attempt To Use Commission as Rubber Stamp Insists Emergency Nebraska Rates Should Be Made on Merit Basis RYAN MAKES CHARGES Not Intended He Declares That Shippers Be Given Opportunity To Consider Application and Have Fair Day In Court Nebraska railroads again are attempting to use the Nebraska State Railway commission as a “rubber stamp” E P Ryan manager of the traffic department of the chamber of Commerce declared today in a statement prompted by a notice of a hearing on the ! emergency rates application of the carriers scheduled for nine o'clock tomorrow morning Notice of the application and hearing was received only Saturday In the application railroads serving Nebraska and the South Omaha Terminal Railway company have asked the Nebraska commission for authority to apply the emergency increases in freight rates on traffic within the state as was granted by the Interstate Commerce commission for interstate traffic They also asked that the rates sought become effective on April 18 1935 (Thursday) the effective date for the interstate emergency rates Thus the application was set down for hearing at Lincoln tomorrow morning at nine o’clock It is obvious Mr Ryan vigorously protests that the shippers the men who will pay the rates have been given no opportunity to consider the application or its scope and it clearly was intended that they be deprived of this opportunity Although the decision of the Interstate commission in no way indicates that the carriers should even approach state commissions for emergency increases or that discrimination between state and interstate traffic would result from their decision Mr Ryan declared the carriers seem to believe the state commission is a mere rubber stamp and is obliged to follow the order of the Interstate commission Many Important Questions State hauls generally involve only short hauls Mr Ryan pointed out and the Interstate commission in its decision apparently in view of truck competition specifically did not authorize any emergency charges on less-than-carload lots for distances under two hundred miles There are many discrepancies in the decision of the Interstate Commerce commission the rate expert J Specials! SUITS (CHEMISES) made of medallion trimmed sizes 20 q 50c EACH 39c 5c TUMBLERS clear crystal pair!2c GOLF HOSE from sizes On Tuesday 69c 25c -2 JARS 3 CANS Day 5-pound package 29c -PKG contends citing the fact that sugar beets are exempt from the emergency charge while sugar carries a charge of two cents a hundred pounds although sugar rates in Nebraska already are above the ceiling of reasonable rates and an additional charge is not Justifiable All livestock is exempt from the emergency charge it was emphasized excepting horses which under the carriers’ proposal will carry an increase of five cents a hundred pounds The South Omaha Terminal Railway company which handles the switching especially on livestock for all of the railroads coming into Omaha it also was noted is asking for an increase of ten percent in all switching charges Whether this increase is to be absorbed at South Omaha or by the shippers Mr Ryan pointed out is just one of the many questions in connection with the application to be decided The hearing is important from many angles Mr Ryan concluded and should not be determined bany action which the Interstate Commerce commission has taken but rather on the basis of fairness to the shippers as well as Nebraska carriers FUNERAL RITES FOR ARTHUR H BUNTING A large number of friends attended funeral services for Arthur H Bunting veteran railroad man held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Geddes funeral home Rev R W Hobbs pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the rites and Mrs Warren Geil accompanied by Mrs Wallace Owens sang two numbers Burial was m the Grand Island cemetery the Messrs Daniel Henry W A Fleischer Herbert Hunt Fred Engle Fred Bleis and Hurdon Fay serving as pallbearers In attendance from out of the city were Walter Bunting of Cheyenne Wyo Mr and Mrs Lucas Miss Pauline Snyder and Mr and Mrs Ernest Bunting of North Platte Mrs Ed Waunderlay and Mrs Ross Waunderlay of David City Mr and Mrs Wesley Minlck of Hastings James Wolfe of Rising City Ed Wolfe of Seward and Mrs J B Hall of Marysville Kas K OF C’S CONDUCT MEMORIAL SERVICE An impressive tribute to seventy-nine departed members of St Mary’s council No 1159 Knights of Columbus was accorded at a memorial service conducted in Columbia hall Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock SECURE THAT EXTRA LIVING ROOM CHAIR YOU’VE BEEN WANTING IN THIS REMARKABLE SALE OF OCCASIONAL CHAIRS A fortunate purchase made possible these ridiculously low prices it is hard to imagine values like these full sized heavy tapestry covered upholstered seat and back neatly tailored sturdy hardwood frame walnut finished regular $500 value Other chairs and roekers included In this sale group In coverings of tapestry lustre silk and velvets at $fj5 v $C25 SOO $30 Each one priced very much under value! B I G E LOW WEAVE RS CONTINUING OCR Sale of Bigelow Talamar Oriental Rugs We again have a number of select Keshan and Skrouk patterns In 9x12 size in regular $135 quality to sell at the special low price of — $0050 (9x12 -Central Nebraska's Largest Home Furnishers’1 before a large number of the members of the order and relatives and friends of the absent members With officers of St Mary's council in charge of the service Rev Father J A Kluthe pastor of the Catholic church at Corral City gave the memorial address choosing for his subject “The Knights of Columbus and the Dead” Dr Leo Phelan of this city paid eloquent tribute to the departed brothers In a most impressive eulogy Inter- sperslng the talks were a group of vocal selections sung by a male quartet composed of Robert Recker Lawrence Trentman Barney Ding-werth and Alphonse Evers all of St Llbory Barney Evers of St Llbory played the piano accompaniments The memorial the first of Its kind held to pay respect to deceased members bf St Mary’s council since the original chapter to the present time will be observed annually In the future if GRAND ISLAND ELKS CALENDAR This Week’s Events: TUESDAY NIGIIT — — Orchestra 8:00 to 9:30 FRIDAY NIGHT— Initiation 8:00 FIELD — GARDEN AND FLOWER The Hehnke Lohmann Co Across from Post Office FOR DOLLAR DAY GOTHAM GOLD STRIPE “ssr $100 MEN’S ROLLINS SOX $100 Pairs BUCKS o o t e p 1 size)

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