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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1923)
Cash Paid For Eggs
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The- bass season at Lake Andes
opens May 30.
W. J. Hammond went to Creighton
on business Wednesday
Harry H. Haffner made a buiness
trip to Norfolk Wednesday.
The Page baseball team defeated
Orchard at Page Sunday, 18 to 5.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mellor entertained
Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. W.
T. Evans, of Omaha.
Art Brazell left by auto Wednesday
morning for Iowa to look after his
land interests there.
Dr. Margaret H. Frost left Monday
for a short visit with friends at
Mitchell, South Dakota.
Mrs. Robert R. Dickson returned the
latter part of last week from a several
weeks visit with Omaha friends.
Experts again are discovering traces
of oil around Neligh and Antelope resi
dents are preparing to sink a well.
Dr. L. A. Burgess and Mrs. Burgess
went to Omaha the first of the week
to attend the state dental convention.
Revival meetings in progress for
several weeks at the Methodist church
of Inman came to a close a week ago
George Agnes drove over to Mitch
ell and Plankington, Sohth Dakota,
Monday morning for a short visit with
Petet A. Cullen, a former resident
of Atkinson, died qt Norfolk, April 28,
following an operation. Burial was at
The Boy Scout troops of Norfolk
will hold their annual cam!> at the
mouth of the Redbird, in Northern
Dolt county, this summer, dates yet
to be decided upon. The camp site
will be the same as that occupied last
Thirty-six students, the largest class
in the history of the school, will
graduate from the Atkinson high
school this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oberle announce
the birth of a son to their daughter,
Mrs. H. E. Whitman, of Kansas City,
Missouri, May 15.
Mrs. W. T. Evans will return Friday
to the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.
P. Rhodes, at Omaha, where she is now
making her home.
A. C. Loder and Guy Loder, of Cass
county, have purchased the Sol Fried
tench in Dustin township and took
possession last week.
Fred Nye, of Long Pine, a former
hotel man of that place and Norfolk,
has leased the Western hotel and will
take possession June 1.
Mrs. Thomas Nolan, who has been
the guest of her sister,-Mis. Edward
O’Connell, returned to her home at
Bassett Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. D. 0. Cleghom, of Chadron, ar
rived Sunday morning and was the
guest of Mrs. Jessie Andrews and Mrs.
A. L. Willcox for several days.
Rev. George Longstaff will preach
the baccalaureate sermon to the grad
uating class of the public school, at
the Presbyterian church Sunday even
District Judge Robert R. Dickson
and Reporter C. B. Scott are holding
ail adjourned session of the Boyd
county district court at Butte this
The coal shute force at Inman has
been laid off by the Northwestern
railroad, as the company has replaced
all its coal burning engines with oil
The Mutual Oil company has opened
a new oil filling station at Atkinson
and rumor has it that the Standard
also will erect a station at that place
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“Believe Me Xantippe” is one of the
big comedies now being presented,
See it at the K. C. hall Tuesday even
ing. Presented by the senior class of
the high school.
Mrs. John F. Haight, formerly of
Stuart, died at the residence of her
daughter, Mr. A. W. Schaum, April 80.
She was aged eighty-two years and
The Pedagogy Class accompanied
by their teacher, Miss Fay me Dixon,
and County Superintendent, Miss Anna
Donohoe, visited the rural schools
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Governor Bryan has issued a procla
mation designating Saturday, May 26,
as Poppy Day, set apart in honor of
the American dead, who are buried in
the war cemeteries of Europe.
W. J. McNicholls, of Omaha, state
deputy of the Knights of Columbus,
attended the K. C. initiation Sunday
and remained over for several days
for a visit with his father, S. F. Mc
Mrs. John McDermott entertained at
bridge and luncheon at her residence
Tuesday evening. High honors at
auction were won by Mrs. P. C. Dono
hoe, and the all-cut prize by Mrs. P.
lhe spring term of the Holt county
district court will convene Monday
morning with Judge Robert R. Dickson
presiding. Two hundred and seventy
two cases are on the docket, a number
of them jury cases.
Tuesday was sneak day at the Spen
cer high school and the entire senior
class came to O’Neill, by auto and
auto truck, for a visit to the local
schools' and on a general tour of in
spection of the city.
W. H. Cowperthwaite, of Bushnell,
Illinois, arrived last Thursday for a
short visit with his nephew, Arthur
Cowperthwaite, leaving Monday for
Almenia, Kansas, to visit his sister,
Mrs. A. D. Blackford.
Special Agent Lane, of the Great
American Insurance Company, of
Omaha, and Special Agent Carpenter
of the National Ben Franklin Insur
ance Company, of Hastings, were
O’Neill visitors Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert R. Dickson entertained
the Wednesday Bridge club Monday
evening, in honor of Mrs. W. T. Evans,
of Omaha. Mrs. Dickson also enter
tained at a 7 o’clock dinner Tuesday
for Mrs. Quinten Deaver, of Casper,
Miss Ruth Thatcher, daughter of
Representative A. B. Thatcher, former
editor of the Butte Gazette, will leave
next week accompanied by her father,
for Los Angeles, California, where she"
will be united in marriage with Mr.
Joel B. Bertolet, father of Mrs. Fred
Swingley, of Atkinson, died at the
residence of his daughter a week ago
Saturday at the advanced age of
eighty-three years, seven months and
thirteen days. Burial was at Leaf
River, Illinois, the old home.
Mr. Edward Barrett and Miss Doro
thy Vrooman, of Atkinson, were united
in marriage at St. Joseph’s church,
that city, Tuesday morning of last
week. They will reside on their farm,
six miles east of Atkinson, where Mr.
Barrett has just completed a fine resi
A change m the Burlington time
card is announced, effective May 28,
after which date the morning pas
senger will leave O’Neill at 6:45 a. m.,
arriving at Sioux City at 12:30 p. m.
Leaving Sioux City at 6:30 p. m. the
passenger will arrive at O’Neill at
12:15 a. m,
Henry Zimmerman, who was visit
ing his son, Harold, at Colome, South
Dakota, was taen seriously ill Satur
day and was rushed to Omaha Sunday,
for an operation. Advises Tuesday
evening were that Mr. Zimmerman
was operated upon Tuesday morning,
and that his condition is favorable to
an early recovery.
Sioux City Tribune: W. F. Phillips
has sold his interests as editor and
publisher of the Page, Nebraska, Re
porter and has purchased the Tyndall,
South Dakota, Bulletin. Mr. and Mrs.
Phillips are visitors at the home of
Mrs. J. C. Dunlavy. They will remain
in Sioux City a few days before re
moving to Tyndall.
L. E. Ulery, residing three miles
northeast of Inman, attempted suicide
by hanging Saturday morning. He was
discovered by members of the family
and cut down before dead, and Monday
afternoon was taken to the hospital at
Norfolk. Despondency over business
matters is supposed to have teen the
cause of the attempt.
Lenox post, Grand Army of the Re
public, of Atkinson, with six members,
is the only remaining active G. A. R.
post in Holt county. A. D. Havens, S.
A. Hiatt, L. G. Lambert, of Atkinson,
members of the post, and Mr. and Mrs.
L. F. Brown, of Stuart, attended the
state encampment of the G. A. R. at
Lincoln week before last.
Members of the Woman's club will
actively continue their work of civic
welfare and beautification during the
summer vacation from regular club
meetings. Mrs, S. J, Weekes, Mrs. Ed.
F. Gallagher and Mrs. Arthur Cowper
thwaite are a committee in charge of
the improvement of the grounds of
the public library and those who have
slips or ornamental plants or shrubs
they desire to donate for the work are
requested to notify the committee. The
club has purchased a number of plants
for the purpose and also will have the
grounds landscaped. The library board
already has erected a fence on two
sides of the parking around the build
ing, cutting off footpaths across the
lawns and pedestrians are requested to
confine themselves to the sidewalks
and not to cut across. The club also
will sponsor the new auto tourist park
soon to be opened by the city council.
Mrs. Quentin Deaver and little son,
John, of Casper, Wyoming, came down
last Thursday for a visit with her
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Donnell, and
Mias Craven, of the Norfolk Con
servatory of Music, has taken charge
of the Violin department at St. Mary’s
Academy for the remainder of the
Miss Gladys Miles, who has been
teaching school at Bladen, Nebraska,
will leave today from Bladen for Den
ver to attend a house party given by a
former teacher with whom Miss
Gladys taught a few years ago at
Miss Minna Margaret Whitnell,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Whitnell, of Des Moines, Iowa, for
merly residing north of Atkinson, was
united in marriage to Mr. Morrison
Russell Boynton, of Chicago, son of
Dr. Nehemiah Boynton and Mrs. Boyn
ton, of Medford, Massassachusetts, at
the Whitnell home, May 2.
Mrs. Adam Chirstman, of Anoka,
Butte county, one of the early settlers
of Holt county, committed suicide
Tuesday evening, about 8 o’clock, by
hanging herself to a floor beam in the
basement of her home. She had been
in ‘poor health for some time. She was
aged sixty-five years. Mr. and Mrs.
Christman came from Pennsylvania to
Holt county in 1885 and removed to
Boyd county from here in 1891. Her
h us and, three sons and three daught
ers iurvive her.
Siamese quadruplets and one extra
kittfn were born to Henry Bay’s
store tat Wednesday morning. Three
of the kittens were attached by the
naval cords to the hips of the fourth
one, which was deformed and which
died (Boon after the kittens were bom.
To save the lives of the three others
Doc Bennett was called upon to
operate which he did with Pop' Rear
don administering the anaesthetic and
Leo Mullen officiating as operating
nurse. The three kittens survived the
operation and are doing fine.
Mrs. E. N. Purchell came up from
Scribner Sunday evening for a short
visit with her husband, E. N. Purchell
of the Purchell Produce company, re
turning to Scribner Tuesday. The
Purcells have rented the residence
property at present occupied by Pro
fessor Suhr and family and will oc
cupy it shortly after the first of June
until Mr. Purcell can erect a home of
his own. Mr. Frank Younkin, of the
Purcell Produce company, also will re
move his family from Scribner to
O’Neill at the same time, and will oc
cupjfcte. residence in southeast O’Neill
now being erected by Joel Parker.
Friends of Mrs. Arthur J. Ham
mond, who returned recently from a
winter’s sojourn in California, tender
ed her a surprise party Wednesday
evening. The plotters assembled at
the home of Mrs: C. B. Scott and Mrs.
George Miles and then proceeded to
the Hammond home. The feature of
the evening’s entertainment was a
stunt wherein each who could was
called upon to dance a jig, at which
Mrs. J. B. Mellor, Mrs. Frank Phalin,
Mrs. O. F. Biglin, Mrs. John J. Mc
Cafferty and Mrs. George McCleod
easily proved themselves the most ar
tistic. Then followed several square
dances, with Mrs. J. B. Mellor calling.
Refreshments, high five, seven-up and
whist comprised the rest of the even
ing’s enjoyment. Mrs. Michael Mc
Cabe demonstrated herself to be the
most efficient high five player of the
SIMONSON POST AMERICAN
LEGION WISHES TOMMY
“Be it resolved that this post send
to Tommy Gibbons at Harve, Montana,
its best wishes for his success in his
coing encounter with Jack Dempsey,
and be it the sense of this post that
nothing better could come to the box
ing game in this country than to have
the said Dempsey dethroned of the
championship by a high-minded, clean
living American of the type of Tom
Simonson post of the American Le
gion is pulling for Tommy Gibbons in
his coming bout with Jack Dempsey at
Shelby, Montana, July 4, for the cham
pionship of the world The post ex
pressed its good will toward Gibbons
at a rousing meeting Wednesday night
at which the above resolution was un
animously adopted and Thursday
morning Adjutant H. J. Birmingham
mailed a copy of it to Mr. Gibbons.
The meeting also decided that
O'Neill is going to have one fine, large
Fourth of July celebration and that
said celebration will go down in history
as the humingerest humdinger of its
kind eyer enacted in Holt county. The
fact that the celebration is going to be
under the audpices of the Legion as
sures that this will be so. Frank
O’Connell, Pat Harty and Tom Bren
nan were named as a committee on ar
rangements and already are cooking
up some great plans for the affair.
Memorial Day again will be cele
brated this year under Legion auspi
ces. The Reverend W. L. Philley, of
Ewing, an orator of distinction and
himself a member of the American
Legion, is to be the principal speaker.
W. J. McNichollst state deputy of the
Knights of Columbus and also a Le
gion member, also may be (present and
participate. Mr. McNichols has a
speaking date at Long Pine earlier in
the day and will endeavor to reach
O’Neill in the afternoon in time to |
participate in the ceremonies. Come
mittees for Memorial Day observance
Program—George Harrington, C.
W. Conklin, P. B. Harty, Hugh Birm
Decorations—Frank O’Connell, G.
H. Jones, Thomas Brennan, Jack Hig
gins and Ralph Millard.
Senior Class of the
O'Neill High School
Tuesday, May 22nd
Matinee and Evening Performance
MATINEE—3:30 P. M. PRICES—15 and 25c
EVENING—8:15 P. M. PRICES—25 and 50c
RESERVED SEATS AT REARDON’S.
STOLEN PACKARD TWIN SIX
RECOVERED NEAR ATKINSON
Former Holt County Resident Taken
Frank Pock, a former resident of
Holt county, was taken into custody
Wednesday afternoon by the chief of
police of Atkinson, on instructions
from Sheriff Lainson, of Potawattamie
lounty, Iowa, where he is charged
with conspiracy to defraud; and a few
lours later a Packard Twin Six, five
passenger phaeton, which he, accom
panied by his wife and several chil
dren, had driven up from Council
Bluffs on a visit to Pock’s father, M.
V. Pock, who resides north of At
kinson, was recovered at the home of
his brother, Mitchell, on the Niobrara
river. The telegram from the Iowa
sheriff asked that Frank Pock, alias
Frank Kelley, be held.
The car in question was taken from
\rkansas City, Arkansas, according to
idvises from Arkansas officials, and
Pock when taken into custody at
first denied possession of the car but
later when he and relatives were
:losely questioned, after arrival of the
[owa sheriff Wednesday night, admit
;ed driving it to Holt county and said
that it would be found at the home of
his brother where it was located.
Pock at first was inclined to resist be
ing taken back to Iowa, but after a
session with Sheriff Duffy and the of
ieers at O’Neill, agreed to go back
without extradition. He says that he
recently traded for the car at Council
Bluffs, but admitted that he surmised
t was a hot one. The Omaha police
ilso were anxious to get possession of
Pock from the local authorities.
Pock returned to Council Bluffs
rhursday afternoon in custody of the
Council Bluffs officer. The car will be
brought to O’Neill and held until the
Iowa or Arkansas authorities are
ready to take it back. It is said to be
one of the most handsome and expen
sive jobs of automobie construction
ever seen in the county.
MISS DE MARIS STOUT, IN
UNIVERSITY PLAY, MAKES
BIG HIT IN OMAHA
Author Is Boyd County Boy.
Omaha News, May. 8: “The Yellow
Lantern,” musical extravaganza of the
Koamct Klub, University of Nebraska,
was one of the best received shows of
this season at the Brandeis theater.
The Sen Sen Girls chorus was en
cored four times Monday night. It will
be long before Omaha sees a peppier
“The Yellow Lantern" has to do
about i' dark Jananese plot, with no
Japs, to steal an American-Chinese
treaty from an American copsul at
Namkin, China. Assistant counsul is
given an overdose of opium. He
awakes to find princess of his dreams
L. G. Hawley was assistant consul.
Orville Andrews as the blackface was
the individual hit of the show. Hart
Jenks of Omaha scored big as imper
sonator of dpium and as a hospital
assistant. Miss De Maris Stout, with
a soprano voice of remarkable volume,
was easily the vocal favorite. Dorothy
Sprague was princess of the drama
and nurse of awake-time.
Everything in the show was origi
nal. It was written by Cyril Coombs,
law ’23, who in a curtain talk intro
duced an assistant, presumably Mrs.
But that Sen Sen chorus. Yum!
And “Jasper Calander Jones” An
drews. “Hot coffee!”
Quits a show.
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