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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Beatrice, Nebraska Weekend edition temperatures High yesterday Low today 80-49 High Low a year ago 74-58 precipitation .92 precipitation this month 2.01 precipitation this year 4.61 precis. To Date last year 12.44 71st year Beatrice daily Sun. With family weekly weather no. 259"lf you did t see it in the Sun it did t happen Quot Beatrice Nebraska saturday sunday May 1112, 1974zip code 68310 Clear and Cool tonight Low in upper 30s to lower 40s partly Cloudy and warmer sunday High in lower 70s.io per copy Kees Marks beginning of second Century 100th anniversary for Beatrice firm above is the old Kees Plant near the River 1931 flood damaged the building and inventory at the West end of High Street. Below is the at the old location present Plant on Park Street built after the april i 1974, marked the beginning of the second Century for . Kees manufacturing company of Beatrice. The second oldest manufacturing company in the state Kees was founded april i 1874, just in Observance of its month anniversary the f. I. Kees mfg. Co. Will hold open House on sunday May 19, from 2 to 6 . At its Plant at 700-800 Park St., with special cer colonies at 5 . Seven years after Nebraska achieved statehood. The company had its beginning in the Small workshop of Frederick Daniel Kees a Locksmith and Gunsmith by Trade who forged Many of the firearms used by some of Nebraska a Early pioneers. Originally the business was nothing More than a backroom pastime for Kees but it soon blossomed into a full scale manufacturing operation. Some of the first products included calf weavers husking Hooks and pegs and screen and Sash hangers. The demand for kens products grew steadily from the Early beginning and by 1910, the Small backroom workshop was no longer suitable tor his thriving Young business. The inevitable result was a new manufacturing Plant at first and High. Another decade passed quickly by and still the growth rate of Kees steadily increased. The product line was expanded to include the manufacture and Export of both roller skates and ice skates to Holland and various other scandinavian countries. Following the death of Frederick Kees in 1927, his two sons John and Daniel assumed responsibility for the company. Six years later they sold their roller and ice skate interests to Chicago holler skate co. In 1939 it orld War ii had just begun and the allies dug in for a Long stand. Rut while War spells difficult times for Many it can also spell Prosperity for those wit to the foresight to recognize the Opportunity. John and Daniel Kees during world War ii manufactured Field kitchens and radio equipment for tile . Armed services. However fearing another postwar depression the two Brothers agreed on a single course of action. The company must be sold in 1947, a classified advertisement appearing in the Chicago Tribune caught the Eye of another foresighted Young Man George j. Schaefer. After considering the potential of this midwestern manufacturing company he and his next door neighbor Frank Stangier purchased . Hers manufacturing co. And began yet another Era of Progress. While they maintained the current product line it also seemed advantageous to add a line of construction hardware items to the growing list of products. Continued expansion was the goal of this new management team and it soon became necessary to relocate the company once again to a newer larger Plant. This time the move was prompted by a 1951 flood which caused considerable damage to the existing Plant and its inventory. Turn to Page 2, column 4 time for lower farm prices to show at retail level Washington apr agriculture Secretary Earl l. Blitz says supermarkets should be lowering their prices hut administration economic advisers say not to expect it. A Farmers have taken a major adjustment in Price in the last several weeks. Prices of major farm commodities have dropped 20 to 40 per cent since january and february a Butz said in a statement Friday. A it is High time that these lower farm prices show up More fully in lower retail store prices. While food prices at stores have levelled off some margins Are still higher than Normal a he said. However president Nixon s chief economic adviser indicated that food prices will continue to Rise the remainder of the year although at a slower rate. Or. Herbert Stein chairman of the Council of economic advisers said a retail food Price increases which accounted for about one third of the 12.2 per cent Rise in the consumer Price Index in the first Quarter should slow substantially in the april june and or. Gary l. Seevers a member of the Council said a we done to expect food prices to fall this year. Any reductions in the Price of individual food items should be Felt now if they come at All he added. Stein said the slowdown in food Price increases should offset an expected Rise in prices of goods other than fuel and food and result in a a rate of inflation substantially below recent even so said Stein a a we re not painting a very Rosy he said the administration Nowr feels inflation for tile year will be about 7 per cent an increase of i per cent Over earlier estimates. Prices of gasoline and electricity will continue climbing hut not As quickly As they did in the first Quarter Stein told the Senate House economic sub committee on consumer economics. Meanwhile another of the presidents economic advisers argued against any major cuts in next years budget. The speech in Cleveland by Roy l. Ash director of the office of management and budget revealed a Sharp dispute in the administration. Treasury Secretary William e. Simon has urged a deep budget Cut As a Means of fighting inflation. But Ash said current estimates of the budget deficit expected for next year Are within the Range of a proper non inflationary balance. Gage Weed efforts nil state May enter picture when Quot yes ii Means no wording on the fluoridation Issue that will be on tuesdays ballots May be confusing to some people. If you favor fluoridation vote no. If you Are against fluoridation vote yes. The reason for the apparent turn around lies in the history of How the question is coming to a vote Here and in Many other communities. The Nebraska legislature passed a statute requiring communities to fluoridated their water supplies unless As in Odell the natural Content is at least one part per million not later than Jan. 1, 1975, unless by a vote brought by initiative petition the people of a Community decide otherwise. Where there is no election fluoridation is automatically required next year. Therefore the question on the ballot is whether the Beatrice City Council shall be prohibited from Fluor dating the City a water. A a a yes vote favors the prohibition. A a a not vote is a vote against the prohibition a in other words to let the statutory fluoridation requirement stand. Winds Tornado Clouds sweep Eastern sections by the associated press heavy thunderstorms High winds Hail and a few Tornado Clouds swept the Southern and Eastern sections of Nebraska Friday night. Although wind damage was reported in several areas there were no reported injuries. High winds uprooted several Trees and flipped two Mobile Homes in the northeastern Section of Superior. Damage in Beatrice was slight limited mainly to downed tree limbs and Power lines and some minor building damage. Crews from the Board of Public works were dispatched during the night to clean up streets and repair damaged Power lines. High winds Tore off the Back half of the Wymore gamblers store and blew it Over the front of the building into the Street. Heavy Rains accompanying the storm poured water into the opening left by the missing roof causing water damage to goods stored in the second floor storage area. Water seeped through the second floor causing further damage in the ground floor of the store and in the basement. Windows were broken at Koonts Chevrolet and Johnson s dime store. Power lines were downed along with some tree limbs in Fairbury. Electrical Crews worked most of the night to restore service. Winds As High As 70 Miles per hour were clocked in the Mccook area while at York the winds were clocked at 65 . Tornado were sighted near Lewiston Rulo Ruskin Republican City and guide Rock but there were no immediate reports of damage. Torn adic Type winds hit Peru and other Southeastern towns during the night. What some observers called a Tornado knocked Down a shed on the Southside of town. High winds also caused downed lines and a i Viz hour Power outage in Peru. A 69.000 Volt line feeding the Cooper nuclear station at Brownville was also downed. Crews trying to find the problem were hampered by heavy Rains and mud and finally had to wait until Daylight to find the problem spot. Single owner for downtown property for the first time in nearly too years the downtown building formerly occupied by Anthonys is now under single ownership. Or. And mrs. John Bauer jr., have purchased the building from the several owners. A we have purchased this building for the betterment continued growth and improvement of downtown Beatrice a Bauer said. Bauer owner and operator of Bauers shoe store 612 court said he plans to fix up the building and have it rented to a new occupant in the not too Distant future. Bauer said he believes this is the first time since 1874 that the building has had a single owner. The Bauers purchased the building from George and Lindley Ryan who owned the West half a group called variety stores which owned half of the East half the Lewis estate which owned a Quarter of tile East half and six other owners who owned the remaining Quarter of the East half. Prior to the turn of the Century Noah Ryan father of George and Lindley owned the West half which has been in the Ryan family Ever since. No guarantee los Angeles apr and heres the latest word from postmaster general Ted Klas sen about increased postal rates they Are not necessarily a guarantee of better service for Consumers. And Here show he explained it housewives done to expect a bigger loaf just because the Price of bread has risen Klas sen said Friday. Inspections remedy lightweight packages by Dale Gottfr the control of weeds in Gage county May become the responsibility of the state Weed and seed division if the Gage county Board of supervisors fails to re open the county Weed office in the near future. Bud Rolofson head of the state department of agriculture a Weed office told the daily Sun that if the county Board does not act by july i to hire a county Weed superintendent and re open the Weed opening the county Weed office is the Lack of a qualified applicant for the Weed supervisor position. Moormeier said a permanent appointee to the position must pass a lest and he licensed and to Date no one has met the requirements. The Cortland area Farmer said there is also a problem in obtaining chemicals to do the spraying Job. If chemicals can to be obtained for spraying there is Little reason to hire a Kenneth Acker served As Lincoln neb. A state agriculture director Glenn Kreuscher will meet with Omaha City officials monday to discuss widespread Sale of underweight meat and produce packages discovered in Omaha by state inspectors during the past week. Kreuscher said indications were the Surprise inspections had remedied the problem to a Large extent normally All weights and measures inspections Are conducted by City personnel. However Kreuscher said that because of complaints and reports of irregularities on underweight sales of meat produce in the Omaha area he ordered the state inspections. Kreuscher said that 660 of i,-050 packages examined by inspectors tuesday and wednesday weighed considerably less than the labels stated. On thursday he said the same stores were rechecked again on an unannounced basis and that 95 per cent of All the packages were correctly weighed and labelled. A that shows they can do it a Kreuscher said. A once they know they re going to be checked closely and unannounced they Start shaping up awful Kreuscher declined comment on the performance of the Omaha weights and measures inspection program. He said his scheduled monday meeting with Norman Ross head of the City weights and measures divisor would hopefully produce improved surveillance. Kreuscher said that among those checked were shavers Safeway Kinky Dinky Iga a amp a bakery a and Louis mar Ket he did not specify where violations were found. He did Sav that Hinev Dinky stores found in violation of the weights and measures Law in two Lincoln locations were generally Labelling products accurately in Omaha. He said word apparently has gotten around that a crackdown on miss Abele food products is underway. He said that at one bakery a store inspectors examined to packages of apples and found them All overweight. Kreuscher said no administrative hearings have been set involving the underweight product sales pending mondays meeting with Omaha officials. Under Nebraska Law Kreuscher can ask county attorneys to file criminal charges against repeat violators. Control office in the courthouse supervisor for tile Weed office the state can be expected to step he added into the picture. Rolofson said state Law provides for such action although the provision has never been used. If the slate assumes the Gage county Weed duties the Cost of running the office would still be charged to the county. Rolofson added that the county boards non action concerning the Weed office was already working to the detriment of area Farmers who Are having problems with Musk thistles. Musk thistles classified As a noxious Weed were a serious problem last year and unless sprayed in the next couple of weeks Promise to cause even greater headaches this season. The time to Spray Musk thistles is at hand Rolofson said and any further delays in spraying makes control of Musk Hustles much More difficult Les Moormeier county supervisor from Cortland said the reason for the delay in county Wood supervisor last summer but resigned last october. Acker was not licensed for the position Moormeier stated but was appointed on a temporary basis Only. When and if the county Board docs re open the county Weed office Farmers who plan to use the spraying services will probably be paying a Good Deal More than in the past. The rates charged to Farmers by the Weed office in the past have been lower than commercial sprayers and the Board has indicated it will raise the rates to discourage Farmers from having the county do their spraying. The county Extension office has reported numerous complaints from Farmers who Are upset about the Weed office being closed during the Peak of the Musk Thistle spraying season. The complaints have been directed to the county Board by the Extension personnel. Rolofson suggested that any Farmers with complaints should take them directly to the supervisors until the Weed office is once again open for business. Republicans to pick candidate for sheriff Tecumseh a two republicans and a Democrat Are seeking nomination for the Johnson county sheriffs Job. One of the two republicans incumbent Clifford Lacey and Tecumseh police chief Julius Knippelmeyer will be eliminated in tuesdays Eire Tion. The Winner of the two Way race will face Democrat Richard Mahoney of Tecumseh in november. Sheriff Clifford Lacey attended Elk Creek Johnson county and Tecumseh schools after moving to the Elk Creek Community in 1916 from his Silver City Iowa Birthplace. Lacey worked for the bus Madrigal singers in Public concert the Beatrice High school Madrigal singers will present a Public concert monday May 13, beginning at 7 30 . In the High school Little theater. The program will consist of selections by Joseph Haydn Vecchi Carton i Lasso and Ford. Such popular songs As a a you re sixteen a seasons in the Sun and selections from a a Oliver will also be performed. Laurie Glass and Sandy Stewart will entertain with guitar accompanied duets during the intermission. The program is free of charge and is under the direction of Lucile v. Reilly. Singers in Madrigal Are sopranos Judy Fox Mary Gillispie Kelly Hamm Kathy Hancock Chris Klevemann Lori Klippenstein Margaret Paap Carol Rector Colleen Brandt Gail Nancy Champ Laurie Peggy Goughnour Gronewald Suzanne Altos Acton Glass Knabe tenors Mike Penner Boh tines Mark Weblemoe basses Merell Andersen Dave Carlson Bob Guy John Noojin Steve Philippi Lloyd Rabel John Schmidt. Accompanists Are Lori Klippenstein and Gronewald. Swanson company for 12 years Farmed in Johnson county and operated a used car business for 30 years before being elected sheriff in 1970. Police chief Knippelmeyer was born and raised in Johnson county and has served on the Tecumseh police department a number of years. Knippelmeyer has attended Fri supervised Law enforcement training courses at the University of Nebraska and Pershing College. Richard a a Dick Mahoney attended the Tecumseh Public schools and served six and a half years As Johnson county assessor. Mahoney has been the custodian at Tecumseh Junior senior High school for five years and is a member of St. Johns lutheran Church of Tecumseh. Academy sup t Washington a maj. Gen. James r. Allen a Veteran of two wars and a senior staff planner will become the next superintendent of the air Force Academy tile Pentagon has announced. Amy Lovell and Carol Kellie practice their duet for the annual sixth Grade Spring sing presented tuesday May 14 at 8 . In the senior High gymnasium by about 230 sixth graders from the Beatrice Public schools. It is directed by miss Hazel Arpke and mrs. Connie Sleckman. Sun photo All elementary Spring sing next tuesday tuesday some 230 Beatrice sixth graders will assemble on the bleachers in the Beatrice High school gymnasium to present their annual Spring sing. The sixth graders will perform under the direction of elementary vocal music teachers miss Hazel Arpke and mrs. Connie Heckman. The Public is invited and the admission is free to the 8 . Program. The Spring program will feature recorders flutes drum and string Bass and guitar accompaniment. A piano played by mrs. Karen Marquardt will also accompany the songs. Amy Lovell and Carol Kelley of Lincoln school and Tammi Reed and Lori Hovendick of paddock Lane school will present flute duets. Tracy Maurstad will play the string Bass and Teresa Hamm and Kathy Cook us of Stoddard school will present a duet. Student accompanists Are Lynette Weishahn Tracy Maurstad Patti Gronewold Lisa Bartels Chris Church Jackie Wellman Brenda Mcbride him Kugler Tammi Reed Chuck Hubka and Margaret Bellows. Students will sing a this is my country a a Freedom Isnit free a and songs from Broadway shows a Inch worm a a impossible dream a a Wells Fargo Wagon a and a a it a a Small songs from sesame Street will include a a being Green and circles a a Cowboy song a a Colorado Trail a and an ecology song a a there a no life on the sixth Grade teachers helping with the program Are Viola Cox Pat Kelley of Cedar school Mildred dry and Amy seder Berg of Lincoln school Leona Jackson Hilary Trauernicht and Mary Schwandt of paddock Lane school Ruth Boese of Pickrell school and Faye Bierbaum and Jim Heisterman of Stoddard school

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