Burt County Nebraska Herald


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Tekamah Herald Journal Burt County, Nebraska 1919 

New Tekamah City Ordinance

     It has been reported to this office that Chris Jeep has been trying to ride a bicycle to the extreme danger of the public safety, and destruction of the public property. It is said that he runs against lamp-posts, knocks down fences, tears up sidewalks and performs generally in such a manner while on his wheels as to be a terror to those within any reasonable distance of him. In veiw of these conditions and others to like import from other reckless learners on the two-wheeled wagon, the following draft for a city ordinance has been handed in for the consideration of his honor, the Mayor and the City Council at their next meeting.
     No person shall ride a bicylce on any public street or highway within this city without having firmly attached to said bicycle a red light on the starboard side thereof, a green light on the port side thereof, and a steamboat gong and fog horn on the handle-bar or frame therefore, and said red light and green light shall be kept constantly burning between the hours of sunset and sunrise by means of an electric battery or motor with suitable attachment.
     No person shall ride a bicycle on the streets of the city of Tekamah at a greater rate of speed than 4 miles per hour, and any person so riding shall dismount before passing any street crossing and shall fire a pistol, beat his gong, sound his fog horn, sing a hymn and repeat the Lord's Prayer before proceeding on his journey.
     No person shall ride a bicycle upon any street or highway within this city without having first obtained from the Coroner, Poundmaster, Health Officer, Inspector of Steam Boilers and at least one Clergyman of good moral character, a certificate under seal, severally signed by said officials certifying that the said rider of the said bicycle is entitled to be at large and that he is properly equipped for his journey.
     Any person violating the above shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a period of not less than ninety-nine years.
 

Institute Notes 1919

The Burt County Teachers' Institute convened Monday with an enrollment of 76. The plan of the work this year, as arranged by Superintendant Beck is proving to be very beneficial and satisfactory in the state: Professor Clark, of the Pedagogy and advanced work and Miss Hanna, formerly of the Omaha Training School, but now engaged in First Grade Word, has charge of the primary instruction. Those enrolled to date are as follows: 

Jennie Bayer Bertha Dunlap Dora Greggoirre
Maggie Beck Laura Randall Myrtie McMullen
Daisy Johnson Nellie Guerin Dora Bonneau
Frances McPherson Ida Bonneau C.O. Beckstrom
Jennie Berry Mollie Clark Lizzie Toxword
Mabel Blackstone Sina Oberg Selma Beckstrom
Elma Parker Ida Colson Nina Swanson
Mattie Shafer Lillie Larson Albert Gallup
Irene Brenniman Clara Olsen Ole Fisens
Carie Mason Kate Peterson Edna Newell
Carrie Randall Henry Gallup Flora Calnon
Fidelia Oberst Jennie Blackstone W.A. King
Addie Buchanan Jean Randall Ernest Hopewell
Gertie Force Blanche Shane Pearl Egglestron
Edna Matthews Addie Merrell W.J. Langley
Louise Goodwill Kate Tibble Irene Jones
J.S. Willson
J.C. Himler Almeda Hall
Elsie Eckley Ruth Wilson Ida Peterson
Nora Pebworth J.J. Loux Stella Averill
Lizzie Pipher Clara Bachus Pearl Fullen
Emma Smith Edward Wilson A.N. Corbin
Jennie Telyea Myrtle Crawford Annie Crawford
Zella Van Schaick Adele Card Ethel Bryant
Gertrude Wilson Minnie Ackerman Nellie Jack
Minnie Palmquist Ida Samson Sarah Daley
Emily Anderson Lucille Baxter Ella Bayer
Hattie Drummond Nettie Houser Mattie Osborn
Nellie Calnon Anna Jensen Allie Worcester
Clatilla Job H.E. Grothe Addie McMullin
C.S. Laughlin Ella Blades Maggie Collins

© J. Thomas, Bill Wever

Tekamah Herald Journal Burt County, Nebraska 1919

New Tekamah City Ordinance

It has been reported to this office that Chris Jeep has been trying to ride a bicycle to the extreme danger of the public safety, and destruction of the public property. It is said that he runs against lamp-posts, knocks down fences, tears up sidewalks and performs generally in such a manner while on his wheels as to be a terror to those within any reasonable distance of him. In veiw of these conditions and others to like import from other reckless learners on the two-wheeled wagon, the following draft for a city ordinance has been handed in for the consideration of his honor, the Mayor and the City Council at their next meeting. No person shall ride a bicylce on any public street or highway within this city without having firmly attached to said bicycle a red light on the starboard side thereof, a green light on the port side thereof, and a steamboat gong and fog horn on the handle-bar or frame therefore, and said red light and green light shall be kept constantly burning between the hours of sunset and sunrise by means of an electric battery or motor with suitable attachment. No person shall ride a bicycle on the streets of the city of Tekamah at a greater rate of speed than 4 miles per hour, and any person so riding shall dismount before passing any street crossing and shall fire a pistol, beat his gong, sound his fog horn, sing a hymn and repeat the Lord's Prayer before proceeding on his journey. No person shall ride a bicycle upon any street or highway within this city without having first obtained from the Coroner, Poundmaster, Health Officer, Inspector of Steam Boilers and at least one Clergyman of good moral character, a certificate under seal, severally signed by said officials certifying that the said rider of the said bicycle is entitled to be at large and that he is properly equipped for his journey. Any person violating the above shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor for a period of not less than ninety-nine years.

Institute Notes 1919

The Burt County Teachers' Institute convened Monday with an enrollment of 76. The plan of the work this year, as arranged by Superintendant Beck is proving to be very beneficial and satisfactory in the state: Professor Clark, of the Pedagogy and advanced work and Miss Hanna, formerly of the Omaha Training School, but now engaged in First Grade Word, has charge of the primary instruction. Those enrolled to date are as follows:

Jennie Bayer Bertha Dunlap Dora Greggoirre Maggie Beck
Laura Randall Myrtie McMullen Daisy Johnson Nellie Guerin
Dora Bonneau Frances McPherson Ida Bonneau C.O. Beckstrom
Jennie Berry Mollie Clark Lizzie Toxword Mabel Blackstone
Sina Oberg Selma Beckstrom Elma Parker Ida Colson
Nina Swanson Mattie Shafer Lillie Larson Albert Gallup
Irene Brenniman Clara Olsen Ole Fisens Carie Mason
Kate Peterson Edna Newell Carrie Randall Henry Gallup
Flora Calnon Fidelia Oberst Jennie Blackstone W.A. King
Addie Buchanan Jean Randall Ernest Hopewell Gertie Force
Blanche Shane Pearl Egglestron Edna Matthews Addie Merrell
W.J. Langley Louise Goodwill Kate Tibble Irene Jones
J.S. Willson J.C. Himler Almeda Hall Elsie Eckley
Ruth Wilson Ida Peterson Nora Pebworth J.J. Loux
Stella Averill Lizzie Pipher Clara Bachus Pearl Fullen
Emma Smith Edward Wilson A.N. Corbin Jennie Telyea
Myrtle Crawford Annie Crawford Zella Van Schaick Adele Card
Ethel Bryant Gertrude Wilson Minnie Ackerman Nellie Jack
Minnie Palmquist Ida Samson Sarah Daley Emily Anderson
Lucille Baxter Ella Bayer Hattie Drummond Nettie Houser
Mattie Osborn Nellie Calnon Anna Jensen Allie Worcester
Clatilla Job H.E. Grothe Addie McMullin C.S. Laughlin
Ella Blades Maggie Collins

The lecture by Professor Clark " The American State" was delivered to a large an appreciative audience. He portrayed the American Ideal, vividly presenting its Christian phases. He believes in the "common people".

Roll of Honor for the Tekamah City School 1919

Much pleasure is again taken in placing before the parents and tax-payers of Tekamah through the kindness of the Herald, the Roll of Honor of the names of the pupils having been neither absent nor tardy during the school month ending May 21, this time. The inauguration of this custom in Tekamah, has been an incentive among the pupils. It is a proper recognition of the effort of the pupils and the parents have made to have a good habit formed. Many pupils have tried each month to be on time and regular in attendence who would fail just once, and then too, it has been an impossible year on account of the flu. It is believed that the monthly Roll of Honor has been so appreciated and recogized as a proper incentive to encourage effort in the formation of habits that must be fully formed as pupils in order to prepare the men and women of business of tomorrow, for their future larger life, that such Roll of Honor system will become a part of the Tekamah school system for the future years. Read the names closely, and tell the pupils you noticed they are forming, good habits. And a few of you will not forget to tell the Herald you appreciated the expense and space in thus placing the names before the public. If you do these things, you will be doing your bit to help train the pupils to be "on time" and "every day".

HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT FRESHMAN CLASS:
Paul Frew Bryce Crannell Rupert Kokes Waldo Shamburg
John Tobin Charles Irving Vera Boyce Mazie Brinley
Blanche Gill Ruth Greenleaf Arline Goll Mariane Greenleaf
Virginia Harris Dorothy Harris Ethel Ireland Erna Metzler
Goldie York Helen Wood Helen Wixer Helen Tarrant
Helen Lester Mabel Kiefer
SOPHOMORE CLASS:
Henry Scherer Edward Ratliff Frank Reinert Geil Baldwin
Faye Baldwin Eleanor Gumble Velma Light Edith Marsh
Genevieve Reyman Daisy Robinson Ruby Smith Alma Stevens
Margaret Willert Ruth Arnold Margaret Irving
JUNIOR CLASS:
LeRoy Grothe Richard Lang Isaiah Lukens Jr. Lawrence Irving
Elizabeth Blankenbeckler Una Gol Merie Crannell Vera Coin
Elna Nelson Selma Pearson Mildred Pratt Grace Schilling
Esther Tarrant Annie Wilcox
SENIOR CLASS:
Effie Brinley Gladys Bain Pearl Cox Tillie Darling
Lila Guill Katie Reyman Viola Schmiedesklamp

 

EIGHT GRADE CLASS: Miss Skinner, Teacher
Elsie Bowman Mary Breckenridge Mildred Crannell
Ellis Bowman Chester Isgrig Bennett Latta
Hester Marsh Adelaide Norseen Bryl Reasoner
Lolo Rogers Elmer Russell Esther Speilman
Ina Speilman Willie Van Cleve Francis McKeron
SEVENTH GRADE CLASS: Mrs. Hickman, Teacher
Eleanor Bradley Dorothy Greenleaf Orrel Rose Jack
Elizabeth Quick Harriet Stanfieldh Helen Thompson
Frances Valder Ferne McKinnis Wallace Ireland
Arthur Tarrant Everett Willert Kenneth MacPherson
SIXTH GRADE CLASS: Mrs. Wragge, Teacher
Dorothy Isgrig Francis Stanfield Ruth Towsley
Ruth Van Nostrand Sarah Robinson Mary Louise Nesbit
Margaret Moyer Ruth Maxwell Hazel Flanagan
Dollie Green Fern Feelhaver Vera Chase
Agnes Cameron
SPECIAL SIXTH GRADE: Mrs. Hollister, Teacher
Advance Fifth Grade
Clarence Elliott Dale Hume Meredith Willert
Lester Reinert Ellen Robinson Bird Robinson
Clyde Knight Gerald Speilman
FIFTH GRADE CLASS: Mrs. Holmes, Teacher
Francis Cameron Dorothy Eckley Ruby Ireland
Pauline Lewis Mildred Prusia Hazel Show
Lena Speilman Dorothy Wassum Cleone Shouse
Eldora Lewis Carl Lamphere Eula Speilman
Francis Taylor Waldo Robinson Valden Rock
Frank Irving
FOURTH GRADE CLASS: Miss Kelly, Teacher
Wilma Bobbitt Andrew Brinley Catherine Dennis
Millard Farrens Raymond Fox George Ireland
Leroy Jack Frances Jordan Ralph Kennedy
Evah Lester Kathryn Marsh Byron Wagoner
THIRD GRADE CLASS: Mrs. McKinnis, Teacher
Darald Bowden Alfred Hanson Donald Maxwell
George Myers Viola Patterson Lloyd Prusia
Muriel Quick Fanny Robinson
SECOND GRADE CLASS: Miss Schmacher, Teacher
Rice Alderman Pauline Charles Marguerite Chatt
Marjorie Corkill Virginia Crowell Emmett Dennis
Ralph Feelhaver Iva Farrens Ethel Flanagan
Jessica Foust Harold Hennig Mary Jane Houston
Amy Ireland Mary Clementine Clark Beryl Rice
FIRST GRADE CLASS: Miss Telyer, Teacher
Ruth Bain Genevieve Charles Clara Eckley
Helen Nesbit Edna Speilman Ledra Wetherell
Wilma Willert Clifford Bowden Oliver Martin
Kendrick McMullin George Wood Dick Travis
KINDERGARTEN CLASS: Miss Bayer, Teacher
Rose Fisher Mildred Ratliff Ethel Mae Livingston
Mason Gammel Kermit Goll Jack Houston
Leroy Hume Clarence Maxwell F. Deans (?)

 

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