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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1923)
VOLUMN XLIII. O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1923. NO. 13.
A daughter was born August 22nd
to Mr, and Mrs. Ed Deseive, of Stuart.
L. C. Peters went to Omaha last
Friday for a few days visit with his
A son was bom to Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Pettinger, of Stuart, on August
Edward E. Weber and Miss Ita
Doyle, both of otuart, applied on the
16th for a license to wed.
Harold Zimmerman came over from
Spencer Saturday night and ispent
Sunday with his wife and baby.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Coffman and F.
O. Hazen, were in O’Neill Monday
from their farms near Opportunity.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Page, residing six miles
northeast of O’Neill, Friday morning.
The Finance department of the
Woman’s club gave a tea at the J, P.
Gilligan residence Thursday afternoon
of last week.
Banker Edward Adams and Clair
Grimes, of Chambers, were looking
after business matters in the county
Miss Margaret Alworth went to
Tilden Sunday where she will visit for
a few days prior to begin teaching
Lawrence Chapman arrived in
O’Neill from Denver, Thursday night
for a two weeks visit with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Chapman.
Barnard and Miss Esther Goodman,
of Riverton, Wyoming, arrived in
O'Neill Tuesday morning, for a visit
with their aunt, Mrs, Sam Barnard,
and family. Barnard and Miss
Esther expect to go over to Whiting,
Iowa, where they may decide to re
main for the present.
Verne E. Powell, of O’Neill, and
Miss Opal Boggs, of Broken Bow, Ne
braska, were granted a marriage li
cense in Council Bluffs, Iowa, last
Mrs. Estelle Bullis and daughter,
Miss Ruth, left Monday morning for
their home in Omro, Wisconsin, after
a three weeks visit at the home of
Mrs. Della Shaw came down from
Spearfish, South Dakota, last Satur
day, where she has been visiting with
her daughter, Mrs. Plank, for the
past few months.
H. A. Trowbridge, the veteran farm
er from the west end of Verdigris
township, was in O’Neill Monday at
tending the sale of the assets of the
late Farmers bank of Page.
Mrs. A. L. Cowperthwaite accom
pained her nephew, Cedric Drew, to
Omaha Wednesday where Cedric will
start for his home in Los Angeles, Cal
ifornia. The young man will make
the trip alone.
Professor and Mrs. E. H. fauhr ar
rived in O’Neill last Friday from their
summer vacation, and are arranging
their work for the coming school
year. School will begin at the public
school next Monday.
Mr. and Mrs E. D. Henry and
daughter, Miss Elizabeth, drove to
Geneva, Nebraska, Saturday night
for a visit with their son, Paul, and
family. Martin Cronin is handling the
linotype during his absence.
Atkinson Graphic, August 24: Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Griffin were up from
O’Neill Friday and Saturday packing
their things for their moving to that
place. Atkinson loses for a time this
estimable family, who becomes a part
of the Hotel Golden management.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Noies will occupy
It’s the Best We
A Certificate of Deposit in
this bank has many advan
tages over other forms of
The interest is always paid
the day it is due and it can
always be converted into
cash quickly if the money is
needed, or opportunity is
This bank carries no indebtedness
of officers or stockholders.
Resources over $600,000.00
Miss Anna Judge, of Atkinson, is
a guest of Miss Mary McLaughlin.
Mrs. Pete Hereford returned Fri
day from a two week’s visit with
friends at Fremont.
Miss Dorothy Davidson returned
home the first of the week from a
visit jvith friends in Omaha.
Miss Mary McLaughlin came home
Monday from a two week’s visit with
relatives and friends in Omaha.
Arthur Hammond came home Mon
day evening from a visit at Chadron,
Nebraska, and Casper, Wyoming.
Robert Knapp, of Oceola, came the
first of the week to attend the funeral
services of the late John Hancock.
Mrs. O. A. Bowen, of Sioux City,
and John J, Hancock, of Casper, Wy
oming, arrived here the first of the
week to attend the funeral of their
father, John Hancock.
Paul and Joe Beha came down from
Casper, Wyoming, Friday where they
have been working in the oil fields.
Joe is quite ill with what is thought
to be typhoid fever.
Misses Thelma and Roberta Wol
rath, of Atkinson, spent Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of last week
visiting with their grandfather, H.
M. Uttley, in O’Neill.
Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
George Cronkleton, of Spencer, were
host and hostess, at a seven o’clpck
dinner at the Golden, to relatives from
Scott’s Bluff' and O’Neill and a few
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harrington en
tertained at a seven o’clock dinner
Thursday evening for Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Scott, T. J. Scott, of Kearney and
J. D. Scott, of Rushville.
Atkinson Graphic, August 24: A
farewell dinner was given at the home
of Charles Prussa in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Tomsik, who-left Mon
day to make their home in Omaha. A
number from O’Neill were present.
This vicinity is still receiving plenty
of moisture. Friday a shower raised
the water in the rain gague .15 of an
inch; Saturday another shower left
.02, and Sunday afternoon .91 of an
inch was reported by Rain Boss
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holt, of Salt
Creek, Wyoming, drove to- O’Neill
Monday afternoon from Neligh, where
they have been visiting relatives for
the past week, and spent a couple of
days shaking hands with old time
friends in O’Neill.
M. S. Abdalla is busily engaged this
week unpacking the line of ladies’ and
and gents’ furnishing preparatory to
opening for business the latter part of
next week. Watch for the announce
ment of the opening in next week’s
issue of The Frontier.
Joe Hunter and Zeb Warner are
the champion crappe fisherman of
Holt county. They rightfully came in
to possession of the title last Friday
afternoon when they landed forty nice
ones from one hole in the river. Two
catfish also adorned their string.
Fire was discovered on the roof of
the bakery building at Atkinson, about
two o’clock Thursday moning of last
week but was extinguished before any
seripus damage was done to the build
ing. The fire was caused by a de
fective chimney. Mr. Zeszipkowski
conducts the bakery.
Jake Hershiser and nephew, Ed
Beal, of Waterloo, Iowa, drove to
O’Neill, Monday evening, and are
visiting v$th relatives and friends
in this vicinity. Jake is feeling fair
ly well again following the severe
accident that he experienced some
time ago in the swimming pool at
Mrs. Burival and two youngest
sons, Ralph and Edwin, left Satur
day morning for Madison, Nebraska,
for a visit with relatives. They will
visit at Wymore with her father,
whom she has not seen for fourteen
years. They will visit at Sioux City
with a brother of Mrs. Burival before
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Zimmerman
returned Sunday from an auto trip
to Hutchinson, Kansas, where they
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Zimmerman. Clarence says that the
hot winds struck Kansas a few weeks
ago and that the com and other crpps
are burned up through the central
part of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harrington en
tertained a number of friends at a
seven o’clock dinner at the Golden
hotel Sunday evening. The guests
from away were Mr. and Mrs. Will
Morrow, Mrs. Ed Morrow and daugh
ter, Miss Lavinia Morrow, of Scotts
Bluffs, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Cronkleton, of Spencer.
Miss Oyma Clyde went, to Sioux
City Monday, where she will join her
grandfather, N. R. Basfield, of
Owanka, S. D., and together they will
go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin,, to attend
the Old Soldiers Reunion. Miss
Oyma will stop at Wayne on the re
turn trip and attend the fall term of
the Wayne state normal.
Mrs. M. S. Abdalla came up from
Royal, Thursday evening for a few
days visit with her husband and to as •
sist in arranging their store for the
installation of the new stock of ladies
furnishings which will be in her
charge a little later on. At present
Mrs. Abdalla is caring for her mother
who is an invalid.
Mr. and Mrs. Parnell Golden ex
pects to drive to Casper, Wyoming,
the latter part of the week where they
will remain for a time. Parnell ex
pects to open a set of abstract books
in Casper this fall, and if the venture
proves favorable the family will re
main there permanently. The Golden
children will visit for the present with
their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Cronkleton, at Spencer.
DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM
VISITS THIS DISTRICT
A terrific hail storm which extend
od from Wood Lake on the west to
Fremont on the east Sunday after
noon about four o'clock, did heavy
damage to farm crops and livestock
and in several instances injured per
sons in the path of the storm. The
hail was heaviest ten miles south anti
west of Norfolk, the hail stones there,
were as large as baseballs coming
down through space with the speed of
bullets, tearing corn fields to pieces
and shooting through the tops of auto
mobiles which were caught on the
The storm seemed to have entered
Holt county near Stuart and went
southeast toward Inez and Chambers
covering a path about four miles wide.
Considerable wind accompanied the
hail ami in many places did untold
damage to crops, chickens and pigs,
as well as tt> window glass and auto
mobile tops. ,
The depot at Stafford was reported
to be unroofed and otherwise damaged
by the heavy wind.
No nail of any consequence fell in
or north of O'Neill during the storm
The storm was more severe near
Meadow Grove where it struck about
6:30 and old-time residents say that
it was the worst hail storm in the
history of the country. The storm
came from the west, traveling east
and veered a little to the south,
sweeping everything before it. Corn
fields in a path three or four miles
wide were stripped and only 10 or 16
per cent of the stalks left standing.
The hail stones measured in size from
that of a baaeball down to that of a
marble. The feround was covered with
stones. One 80-year-old man reaching
from |us window for one of the big
stones was struck by another stone
and his wrist was broken. A Battle
Creek! woman was struck on the head
by a hail stone and it required six
stitches to close the wound.
One child, near Madison, struck by
a big hail stone, was in such serious
condition that a doctor had to be sum
Henry Massman, living in Battle
Creek, suffered a broken arm as a re
sult of being struck by one of the big
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Burkhardt, of
Norfolk, were caught in the storm.
The stones shot through the top of
their Ford coupe, one stone striking
Mr. Burkhardt on the head rendering
him unconscious for a short time.
Telephone and telegraph lines west
of Norfolk were out of commission
To The Depositor
NATIONAL BANKS FAIL. When
they do depositors lose heavily. Why?
Because deposits in National Banks
are not guaranteed.
STATE BANKS FAIL. When they
do depositors are paid in full. Why?
Because deposits in State Banks are
protected by the Depositors Guarantee
Fund of the State of Nebraska.
THE NEBRASKA STATE BANK
OF O’NEILL is the only Bank in
O’Neill which offers you this pro
You will protect yourself and please
us by depositing your money with us.
5 per cent paid on time deposits.
Nebraska State Bank
of O’Neill, Nebraska
LIGHTNING STRICKS CAR
DURING SUNDAY’S RAIN
A car containing four young people
who reside in Inman was struck by
lightning while traveling between
Inman and O’Neill Sunday afternoon
during the severe wind and electrical
These in tha car were Erwin Var
garson, Robert Colman, Emma Ans
pach and Stella Crosser, The top of
the car was set on fire by the bolt of
lightning which was soon extinguish
ed. The occupants of the car were un
injured although they were somewhat
stunned and badly frightened.
BARNYARD GOLF CLUB
OPENING NEXT MONDAY
The Barnyard Gold club has increas
ed its membership to twenty-five dur
ing the past few days. The charter
is still open and mil remain' in that
condition until exactly twelve o'clock
Saturday night, in the meantime it is
hoped that a number of the more
timid ones will unite with the organ
ization for the better of their moral,
social and physical welfare. The
courts have been paved and will be
officially opened to the outside world
at promptly nine o’clock Monday
morning, September 3rd.
We have recently opened our new filling station on the comer of Fourth
and Douglas and are ready to serve the people of this vicinity.
We handle the Deep Rock Gasoline and the high grade Deep Rock Oils
We also handle auto accessories, tires and tubes.
We would be pleased to have you give our station a trial and assure
you that your business will be appreciated. Our filling truck is at your ser
vice at all times.
We wish to thank you for the business that you have given us in the
past and trust that you will give us a share of your future business
O’Neill Gas & Oil Co.
McNALLY BROS., Prop.
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