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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2627.AM:  Frank Joseph Kobes, 1890-1965



Papers:  1943-1946

Crete, Saline County, Neb.:  Mayor

Size:  1 box; 0.25 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Frank J. Kobes was born in Wilber, Nebraska, January 28, 1890. He attended public schools in Wilber and Crete, Nebraska. His career in the city of Crete began with the position of city clerk, 1918-1922. He was then elected mayor and served in that capacity during the years 1922-1928 and then re-elected in 1930. In addition to public office, Kobes also held the position of president of the Crete Brewery.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The Kobes papers consist mostly of materials relating to the litigation surrounding the Missouri Pacific Railroad line through Crete, Nebraska. The collection contains correspondence, largely that of Robert Van Pelt, attorney for the Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee, 1943-1946; materials regarding the hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944; and some miscellaneous clippings, handbills, etc.



Note:  Frank J. Kobes also served as district chairman in the United War Fund of Nebraska [RG3262] and the USO [RG1331] during World War II. Some correspondence relating to his activities as chairman can be found in those collections.



DESCRIPTION


Box 1

Folder

  1. Correspondence, 1943-1946

  2. ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions of protestant, The Crete Mills to the report processed by examiner Lucian Jordan

    ICC hearings: May 12, 1944; Finance docket 14,232; Exceptions on behalf of protestant towns and villages to the proposed report

    ICC hearings: March 16, 1944; Finance docket 14,231; Reply of protestants and Intervener Nebraska State Railway Commission

  3. Misc. clippings, handbills, etc.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Crete (Neb.) — History

Kobes, Frank Joseph, 1890-1965

Missouri Pacific Abandonment Committee (Crete, Neb.)

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Railroads — Nebraska

Saline County (Neb.) — History

United States. Interstate Commerce Commission

Van Pelt, Robert, 1897-1988



 



L. Willmore/js   08-11-1964

Encoded TMM   05-25-2010