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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 22, 1923)
VOLUME XLII. O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY,' NO. 41.
CASH PAID FOR EGGS
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Postmaster J. S. Jackson was up
from Inman last Tuesday.
Chambers Sun: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Skidmore are rejoicing over the ar
rival of a nine pound baby girl born
Chambers Sun: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Henry Christenson, on the Cedar, are
the proud parents of a fine nine and
one-half pound boy.
The party of landseekers returned
from a few days sojQurn in Texas and
points south. We understand that
two of the party bought land.
Miss Mayme Cook returned to her
home at Mitchell, South Dakota, last
Saturday, following a several weeks’
visit with her sister, Mrs. Henry
Shaw, of this city.
Inman Leader: Ivan Kimball and
wife, of Creighton, arrived here last
week and have rented the Charles
Smith farm six miles southwest of In
man and has moved onto,the same.
Chambers Sun: Ethel Irene Trus
cott came to brighten the home of Rev.
Basil Truscott, at Loues De Zanora,
Argentine, South America, January
18, 1923. Rev. Truscott was a former
M. E. pastor here.
Miss Marian Preece, of Battle
Creek, Nebraska, was in the city visit
ing with friends Tuesday, Miss Preece
was one of the many Nebraska girls
who volunteered her services to her
, country and served overseas during
the late war.
Walter Simmons, the fellow who
was convicted in the district court of
Boyd county last summer for the kill
ing of Frank Paul, of Spencer, and
who is scheduled for the electric chair,
will have a hearing before the supreme
court on' April 2nd.
Stuart Advocate: Born, to Mr. and
Mrs. Pearl Beach, Wednesday, March
14, 1923, a baby girl. Born, to Mr. and
Mrs. B. G. Heichel, Thursday,
March 15, 1923, a baby girl. Born, to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas, March
13, 1923, a baby girl.
The county treasurer’s office has
been exceedingly busy during the past
two months writing receipts for the
1923 automobile license. The office re
ports that they have written 2380 re
ceipts so far this year. About 2900
receipts were written during 1922.
Chambers Sun: Calvin Hubbard, of
Rushville, Nebraska, who has been ill
for some time, contracted the flu re
cently which caused his death. Calvin
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hub
bard. Mrs. Lee Baker left for Rush
ville to attend the funeral services.
Miss Grace Carlon left Monday
morning for a three months’ pleasure
trip to Florida and Georgia. She will
visit for a week in Omaha with rela
tives and friends before leaving for
the south. Miss Loretta Sullivan ac
companied her as far as Omaha where
she is visiting relatives and friends
J. L. Fisher, of Ewing, has been
elected one of the vice-presidents of
the Nebraska Hereford Breeders As
sociation which held its tenth annual
sale and show in Grand Island, Ne
braska, last week. G. C. Doehling, of
Surprise, Nebraska, was elected presi
dent, and C. B. Benger, of Calloway,
secretary and sales manager.
Chambers Sun: Last Sunday morn
ing the friends of J. G. Flenniken were
grieved to learn that he was found
dead in bed. He just recently moved
onto the E. F. Goodspeed place south
of town. Mr. Flenniken has been
sufficering from heart trouble the past
few years. The remains were taken
to Neligh and buiied Wednesday.
Chambers Sun: James A. Boomer,
of Burwell came to visit his daughter,
Mrs. H. E. McDonald, of Amelia, and
while there contracted the flu which
caused his death on March 8th. Mr.
Boomer had been suffering with lung
trouble for some months which hasten
ed his end. Mrs. E. T. Bouslog and
Mrs. McDonald accompanied the body
to Grand Junction, Iowa, where he will
be buried in the family lot.
News items are very scarce this
week. No one seems to be doing any
thing that would permit their name to
aripear before the public. The storm
of last week and this week have caused
people to remain at home, and as this
is the lenten season no parties or en
tertainments are being held. We trust
that our readers will realize the pre
dicament that a newspaper man is in
when there is nothing happening.
Omaha relatives report that the
announcement of the death of Dr. J.
J. Sullivan, of Omaha, proved to be un
true. Some hours after he received
the announcement of the death of his
brother, FYank Sullivan wired Mrs. J.
J. Sullivan^in Chicago, inquiring as to
the funeral arrangements. Mrs. Sul
livan replied that, there would be no
funeral as Mr. Sullivan was enjoying
good health and eating three meals
I per day.
F. H Fundus, treasurer of Dustin
I township, accompanied by G. H. Post,
! cne of the prominent farmers of Dus
j tin, were before the com'y board last
Thursday in the interest c 2 the Stuart
Are arriving at our store
every day. Watch for
Badger road along the Niobrara river
which is being cut away by the chan
nel of the river. The county board
took no action at the Thursday greet
ing for the reason that the repre
sentatives of Saratoga township were
unable to reach O’Neill on account of
the roads. The matter was deferred
until the regular meeting which will
be held next week.
Charley Pruss is full of grief these
days, with his private stockyards, the
yards of the Northwestern and the
Burlington yards all filled to overflow
ing with hogs and the railroads fail
ing to furnish him cars to ship them.
Four cars of hogs were purchased by
Mr. Pruss during Saturday’s blizzard
from farmers who had intended mak
ing direct shipment, but who were de
terred from doing so by the storm and
lack of cars. Receipts since then swell
the number of hogs in the local yards
to approximately eight car loads. Mr.
Pruss will file a complaint with the
railway commission asking for an in
vestigation of the failure of the rail
roads to furnish him cars as requested.
MISS DEMARIS STOUT TO
APPEAR IN CHINESE PLAY
The Lincoln Journal of last Sunday
contained the announcement of a play
entitled “The Yellow Lantern” which
will be given at the Orpheum as the
twelfth annual production of the
Kosmet Klub of the University of Ne
braska. The piece was written and
directed by Cyril L. Coombs, law ’23,
and is a musical extravaganza in three
Miss DeMaris Stout has one of the
leading parts in the piece and will ap
pear as Le Ming.
The scene is laid in China, and the
plot is based on the superstitious be
liefs of the natives. It deals with the
adventure of a young American coun
sel on yellow lantern night, a feast
night when the Chinese offer prayers
to their dead ancestors in the hope
that the dead will bless them. Through
sudden turns in the celebratioh and
because of a project which he is spon
soring for the American government
in China, exciting events build them
selves around the yellow lantern feast.
The chief provider of comedy is Jas
per Calander Jones, a dusky Missis
sippian who has been accidently left
behind when his ship sailed away and
he seeks the protection of the coun
sel’s house where, when the yellow
lantern feast r.ight approaches, the
plof involves a tone of mystery.
Settings for the production will in
clude many artistic effects especially in
the second act where most of the act
ing, singing and dancing will be done
by coeds. Most of the costuming is
oriental, and the music, though based
on Chinese themes, is popular in style.
A recital will also be given Thurs
day evening in the univesity art gal
lery by students of the school of fine
arts in which Miss DeMaris Stout,
who is a student of Walter Wheatley,
will sing “At Night” by Rachman
THE INDEPENDENT CONTEST
CLOSED LAST SATURDAY
The Holt County Independent sub
scription contest closed last Saturday
afternoon at four o’clock as adver
tised. All the contestants were pres
ent at the count notwithstanding the
The capital prize, the six cylinder
Buick automobile, was won by T. L.
McDonald, of Atkinson, a brother-in
law of Mrs. G. E. Milgs.
The second prize, a trip to Califor
nia or the cash equivalent of $250.00,
was won by Miss Helen Donohoe,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Dono
hoe, living northwest of O’Neill.
The third prize, a $175.00 diamond
ring, was won by* Miss Helen Willcox.
daughter of Mrs. A. L. Willcox, of
The fourth prize, a $125.00 phono
graph, was won by S. R. Robertson,
son of former Senator and Mrs. John
A. Robertson, of Joy, Nebraska.
The fifth and last prize, $35.00 in
gold, was won by Miss 'Mae Keys,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Con Keys
of this city.
rne contestants nave been handi
capped considerably, during the last
week of the contest, on account of the
condition of the roads and did not
make as good a showing, perhaps, as
they would have made under more
favorable conditions, but neverthe
less we understand that the contest
was a very successful one for the Inde
However, The Frontier still enjoys
the largest circulation of any paper in
the county by a lead of several hun
dred. The Frontier subscription list
is growing each week for the reason
that it prints the news.
VILLAGE ELECTION APRIL 3.
The regular village' election for In
man village will be held Tuesday,
April 3d. There are three offices to
be filled. The members whose term
expires are Dr. Noyes and Frank
Coleman' The vacancy now being
filled by the appointment of Charles
Fowler will make three candidates to
be elected at the coming election.
SOBOTKA HAS NARROW
ESCAPE FROM FIRE
• (Inman Leader.)
The floor in the front room together
■with a new rug was parcially destroy
ed by fire one day last week at the
John Sobotka Jr., farm residence
south of Inman when the heating stove
which was closed up tight, blew out
throwing sparks over the room. Mr.
Sobotka was out doirjg chores at the
ime and upon his return to the house
the fire was discovered. The flames
were extinguished before much dam
age was done, but it was lucky that
John returned to the house at the op
Edward Fleek is on the sick list.
Little Richard Osbourn is ill at his
home north of Chambers.
Cliff Marquis is confined to his home
with an attack of the Grippe.
Mrs. Del Bower is able to be out
again after a severe attack of the
E. V. Sageser, living southwest of
Chambers, is a victim of the “Grilppe”
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Adams and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tibbitt, spent
Tuesday in O’Neill.
Mrs. Murphy, of Page, is visiting
her daughters, Mrs. Walter French
and Miss Anna Murphy.
Mrs. Lena Springer, of Govert,
South Dakota, came Wednesday for an
extended visit with her sister, Mrs. C.
Dick McElvain is visiting in Lincoln
this week. Ben Hubbard has charge
of the “Sunny Side” garage during
Mr. McElvain’s absence.*
Rev. A. H. Schleef and family ar
rived in Chambers Monday. Rev.
Schleef came to fill the place as pas
tor of the Lutheran church vacated by
Fred Robertson was seen on our
streets Thursday. He informs us that
he has gone back to his bachelor days.
His wife has been spending the winter
with her mother at Lincoln, also that
he is the father of a fine baby girl.
Mrs. Lee Baker returned from Rush
ville, FViday,where she was called by
the death of her nephew, Calvin Hub
bard. Mrs. Harry Hubbard accom
panied Mrs. Baker home for an ex
tended visit with relatives and friends.
Jadie Ploneywell and Jim Scrivens,
of Bliss, tried to get to Chambers
Saturday, to get medical aid for the
former's father, who is ill, but owing
to the severity of the storm they had
to turn back after traveling only a few
Chambers had its share of snow and
wind Saturday and Sunday. The snow
dwas beneficial insomuch as it helped
to moisten tile earth, but the wind
could have been spared although this
vicinity was fortunate in the little
A caucus was held at the Barber
shop Wednesday evening to nominate
candidates for the coming election.
Those nominated were Edward Adams,
W. A. Smith and T. E. Newhouse for
the two year term and II. W. Hub
bard for the one year term.
In spite of the fact that a snow
storm was raging outside a large num
ber of people came out to see the
picture “The Man Without a Country”
lar Wednesday at the Chambers band
hall. The picture is a drmatization
of the story by that name. It was put
on in Chambers by the local post of
the American Legion. The picture
presents one of the finest pleas for
patriotism that the motion picture
field affords, and was greatly enjoyed
by those who braved the blustery ele
ments last Wednesday. Many are re
questing that it be shown, again. The
next big event on the Legion calendar
in Chambers will be the big Spring
Rodeo. Plans are now being formu
lated and will be made public soon.
LITTLE CHILD DIES FROM FLU.
v Edith Mildred, four year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reimers, died
at her home west of Inman last Satur
day morning, after an illness of
several days with the flu. Funeral
services were held at the home Sun
day at ten o’clock conducted by Elder
M. A. Peterson of the Saints church,
and burial made in the Inman ceme
tery. Little Edith was born January
15, 1919, at Inman, Nebraska, and
passed away March 10, 1923. She
leaves to mourn her departure a
mother and father and several broth
ers and sisters. The community ex
tends sympathy to the bereaved par
ents in this hour of sorrow.
M. E. CHURCH NOTES.
The Boy Scouts class held a party
at the home of Melvin Sanford last
Tuesday evening. A very fine time
was enjoyed by all the class. Re
freshments were served at close of
The choir are practicing on the
Easter Cantata. This will be given
Easter Sunday evening. About twenty
five will take part in this cantanta it
promises to be one of the finest pro
gram the choir has ever put on. A
silver offering will be taken at close
of the program.
The Nebraska Wesleyan Glee Club
have been secured for an entertain
ment on April Gth at the K. C. Hall.
There are over twenty people in this
glee club. It will be a fine treat to the
music lovers of O’Neill to have the
opportunity of hearing this club sing.
Don’t forget the date or place. Every
P. A. Grass and son, Edward, were
in Inman one day last week.
Clyde Streeter and Elmer VanCon
net are on the sick list this week.
A. T. Crumley is quite sick at this
The severe snow storm of last Sat
urday prevented Stanley Soukup from
Miss Alma Harris, of Page, spent
Satuday of last week with Miss Con
stance Grass, in Pleasant Valley.
Winfield Ilayne and John Clasey
are suffering with severe attacks of
Harold Grass won the tickets for the
carnival at the Gray store in Page last
The Charm of Fine Things
Combined With Long Wear
In our ) vrry c: partment we
feature s:\.es that combine
fineness n« texture with long
wear good looking, scintil
lating, sheer — yer with miles
of wear in every pair. Ask for
Rollins Armor Plate Hosiery.
We have it in the newest
fabrics and colors. Also in
styles for the entire family.
M. V. Lewis was hauling corn from
the Murray ranch to his home near In
man last week.
Florence and Helen Anderson sjjent
Saturday and Sunday with Ida and
i iiiian Hayne, of Page.
Mrs. Elmer Snyder and children, of
Tecumaeh, Nebraska, are visiting at
the Walter, Harry and Frank Snyder
William Anderson was caught in the
storm last Saturday and was obliged
to spend the night with Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Duncan, son Arthur, and
daughter, Mrs. Mabel Hayne and
daughter Vivian, started for Norfolk
in a ear on Monday of last week but
were obliged to give up the trip on
of the bad roads.
Mrs. L. E. Grass, daughter Elsie,
Mrs. Cora Hamilton and daughters,
Elsie and Alice, acconTpanied by Les
lie Hough and R. H. Parker motored
down from O’Neill on Sunday of last
week, and were guests at the P. A.
The dates of the first eighth grade
examination were postponed to April
5th and (ith. The second examination
will be given May 3rd and 4th. All
pupils wishing to take the examina
tion must be listed with the county
superintendent by March 15th.
The next teachers’ examination will
be given Saturday, April 14th. Ques
tions in the County and Life certifi
cate subjects will be given.
All pupils desiring Free High School
Privileges for the coming year must
make application to the county super
intendent before the second Monday
in June. A'pplicationr cards for this
purpose will be sent from this office
The following districts report pro-'
grams and box socials this term: Dis
trict No. 81, Miss Georgia McCreath,
teacher, proceeds $37.50; District No.
62, Miss Olive Wesly, teacher, pro
ceeds $16.33; District No. 134, Miss
Minnie Alderson and Miss Carrie Cov
entry, teachers, proceeds $35.25.
Specimen books for the rural school
exhibit work can be secured by calling
at the office for them or asking to have
them mailed to all who cannot call for
them. Each teacher in the county is
expected to send to this office speci
mens of the work done in her
school at the close of the term.
Anna Donohoe, Co. Supt.
“Home of Good Pictures”
- FRIDAY -
MILTON SILLS and HENRY B.
“ONE CLEAR CALL”
2-Reel Torchy Comedy.
- SATURDAY -
MAY ALLISON in
BOOTH TARKINGTON STORY
- TUESDAY -
KATHERINE McDONALD in
ANITA STEWART in
“HER MAD BARGAIN”
- THURSDAY -
ALL STAR CAST
“TOO MUCH BUSINESS”
Flour, Fancy Patent.$1.60
Tea, per package..35c
Peanut Butter, per lb..25c
Tomatoes, per can.15c
Jello, 2 packages.25c
Cocoa, per po md.V2y2c
Cooked Macaroni, can.25c
Maple Sugar, per lb..35c
J. C. Horiskey
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