February 1st, 1946 - The Chadron Record

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From The Chadron Record – February 1st, 1946

Bass Nursery Makes Record Shipment East

The importance of the Bass Nursery to Chadron was brought forcibly to the front last week when announcement was made of the shipment of over a half carload of rhubarb roots to Bridgetown, N.J. The shipment, valued at over $5,000, went to Seabrook Farms, largest commercial grower of rhubarb in the United States.

The express charges on this shipment amounted to $564.

The Bass Nursery, comprising 48 acres devoted exclusively to the growing of rhubarb, is located 2 ½ miles northeast of Chadron and is own(sic) and operated by Verner Bass. In the busy season over 20 people are employed there.

Mr. Bass states that truck load of rhubarb roots is shipped by express every few days. He is now on a two weeks’ business trip to eastern points.

Chadron Herefords Advertised In Sale At Modeste, Calif.

Proof of the fact that the fame of Dawes county Herefords has traveled a long way was conveyed in an advertisement in the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada, received by The Record this week. The paper was sent by Carl W. Short, former Chadron resident. In a letter he stated:

“Note page 7 for an advertisement in the newspaper from Reno, Nevada that I am sending you and see where those cattle come from. We need more good beef out here and maybe those Dawes county Hereford men have the answer. Real good steaks are one of the things that I hvave missd most since I left Chadron.”

Mr. Short lives at 1220 E street, Sparks, Nevada.

The newspaper advertisement referred to stated. “The cows are of Oscar Skovdahl Breeding, Harrison, Nebraska; Christensen Cattle Company, Chadron, Nebr.

The sale at Modests was conducted January 26 and consisted of 211 registered Herefords.

Lieut. Anderson Is Patient At Hospital

Lt. Anson R. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Anderson. 225 East Second street, Chadron, Nebr. Is a patient at William Beaumont General hospital, El Paso, Texas, where he is recuperating from injuries received in a fire.

L. Anderson entered service Sept. 1, 1941 at Ft Meade. S.D.. and left for overseas duty in Australia as a pilot in September 1942. He was injured March 2, 1943.

He has been decorated with the Pacific Theater ribbon with three battle stars the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Soldiers medal.

A student at the time of entry into service, Anderson plans to renew his studies when he returns to mufti.

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Interest Shown In B Conference Meet

Chadron, Nebra. Feb 1 – AP –

A meeting to discuss formation of a new class B high school conference for western Nebraska will be held at the Lincoln Hotel in Scottsbluff Feb. 23, Coach Frank A. Kerner of Chadron High said today.

Formation of the “B” conference has been suggested by sports observers who claim the present western Nebraska loop – with its combination of large and small schools – is not workable.

Kerner said that he favors a new “B” conference and that almost all small schools in the panhandle had joined in asking him to set the date for an organization meeting.

Student Council Is Organized at College

The student body of Chadron State College have selected fourteen students to serve as members of the 1946 student council.

James Boyce, Industrial Arts senior, was elected by the group to serve as president. The presidents of each class are automatically placed on the council, the other ten selected by balloting of the student body.

The class presidents are: Seniors Hope Hampton, Chadron; Juniors, Mary Ann Felz, Wayside; Sophomores, William Savage, Igloo, S.D.; Freshmen, Klayton Johnson, Harrisburg. The elected representatives are Robert Norman, Frances Fowler, Sam Steinmark, Kyle Abernethy, Kenneth Allison, Donald Shanley, Richard Hildreth, Marion Gill and Betty Ellison. 

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