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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1923)
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VOLUMN XLIII. ' O NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1923. NO. 26
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O. F. BIGLIN
Dick Knight, of Omaha, was in
O'Neill Monday. \
Guy Cole, the hay king of Emmet,
was in O’Neill Tuesday.
Harry H. Haffner went to Omaha
last Friday returning home Sunday.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
J. W Gunter, of Ewing, on November
Miss Mae Keys spent Sunday in
Norfolk as the guest of Mrs. Miles
James Hasburgh, of Omaha, spent
Sunday with his sister, Mrs. H J.
A son was born recently, to Mr. and
Mrs. Charley Snowerdt, of Deloit,
A son was born to Mr and Mrs.
Lennie Forworthy, of Stuart, on Ne
Wm Fallon came up from Omaha
last Monday for a short visit with old
A daughter was born on November
19th to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Summers,
The O’Neill football boys went to
Tilden last Friday and met their
Waterloo 43 to 0.
Mrs. Fannie Gallagher left last
Thursday for a short visit with rela
tives at South Sioux City^
The O’Neill Woman’s club served
dinner in the basement of the Presby
terian church Tuesday evening.
An Equity term of the District
Court will open next Monday. The
jury has been dismissed indefinitely.
A seven poqpd daughter came to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George Babl,
November 24th. Mrs. Babl will be
rememberd as Miss Mary Cole, of
Stuart. . ;
J. N. Trommershausser and L. E.
Skidmore, of Ewing, were O’Neill
business visitors Monday afternoon.
Miss Anna Kelly arrived from
Omaha last Friday for a visit with her
sister, Mrs. Richard Jennings, who is
on the sick list
J. B. Mellor and Hugh Birmingham
were among those who attended the
Nebraska-Syracuse football game at
The Catholic Daughters of America
held their monthly meeting at the K.
C. Hall Tuesday evening. Cards and
Miss Louise Cable, of Hudson, South
Dakota, came last week and will assist
her uncle, V. B. Jones, in the office of
the O’Neill Grain Company.
Mr. and Mrs B. P. Smith, of Ew
ing, came up Tuesday afternoon to
spend Thanksgiving with their daugh
ter, Mrs. E. D. Henry and family.
Mrs. David Bogan, and son, David
Junior, came up from Kearney last
Sunday for a visit over Thanksgiving
with her sister, Mrs. Sam A. Arnald
Chambers Sun: Mr and Mrs. Wm.
Me El vain, of O’Neill, spent a few days
this week visiting their daughters,
| Mrs. Zada Schrier and Mrs. R. K.
Platt and families.
There will be a program and box
social Friday evening, November 30th,
j at the school house in District No. 15,
j three miles north of O’Neill, Miss
Winifred Murray, teacher.
The farm nouse of Michael Rother
ham, in the southeastern part of the
county was destroyed by fire about one
o’clock Thursday morning. The house
was a mass of flames when the fire
was discovered. All that was saved
was a piano that stood near the front
door. Mr. Rotherham was a member
, of the board of supervisors from the
Fourth district a few years ago.
To The Depositor
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STATE BANKS FAIL. When they
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Because deposits in State Banks are
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Bennet Gilligan and Prof. E. H.
Suhr drove to Lincoln last Friday
evening after the O’Neill-Tilden game
and “tookin” the Syracuse-Nebraska
football game last Saturday afternoon.
Arthur Roberts and Cecil Hunt re
turned home last Sunday from near
Sidney, Nebraska, where they have
been threshing during the past few
months Cecil returned to Sidney
The Stuart Advocate is installing a
new Mergenthaler linotype machine.
Editor Coats is giving the people of
Stuart a newsy pdper and will now be
in a position to handle considerable
more reading matter than formerly.
Eli Abdouch, Warren Hall, Donald
Enright and Duke Downey went to
Lincoln last Friday afternoon follow
ing the O’Neill-Tilden football game,
and were present at the Syracuse
Nebraska game, Saturday afternoon.
Judge Robert R, Dickson returned
home Sunday night from a visit with
his sister at Osage, Iowa, and with his
daughter, Miss Marjory, at Lincoln
where he also witnessed the Nebras ■
ka-Syracuse foot ball game last Sat
Atkinson Graphic: Belated news of
the marriage of Edw. Skrdla is re
ceived by relatives and friends. Mr.
Skrdla and Miss Marjorie Hebbard of
Lincoln, were married October 27th.
Mr. and Mrs. Skrdla will reside in
Mrs. Jens Hansen and three child
ren are quarantined at the home about
four miles southeast of O’Neill, for
scarlet fever, and .the school in the
Hoxsie district has been closed during
a latter part of this week on account
of the disease. , '
Lyle S. Smith came up from Laurel
Monday night and visited at the E. D.
Henry home until Tuesday. Mr
Smith expects to move his household
goods and family from Ewing to
Laurel the latter (part of the week,
where he is conducting a meat market.
F E. Cowden came over from River
ton, Iowa, last Saturday and spent
several days here this week looking
after business at the ranch. His son,
Waldo. P. Cowden came up from Os
mond Sunday for a short visit. Waldo
is teaching school at Osmond this
Zeb Warner and Will Lawrence
were goose hunting over on the Nio
brara river last Sunday. They suc
ceeded in bagging two nice geese and
eighteen ducks. Roy Warner, Milt
Lawrence and Ray Wells were also
hunting on the Niobrara and enjoyed
very gOod shooting.
H. C Cooper and family have re
turned to Chambers from Belgrade,'
Nebraska, where they have been con
ducting a bakery for the past few
months. Fred Zlomke, of Chambers,
is now in charge of the bakery at Bel
grade and Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are
conducting the Fairy restaurant in
The Syracuse (New York) crack
football team did not have a Walk
away when it met the Nebraska team
at Lincoln last Saturday afternoon
The game ended in a victory for the
Syracuse eleven 7 to 0. The visiting
team says that Nebraska gave them
the hardest game that they have play
ed on their trip.
H. M. Uttley enjoyed a visit last
Monday from his son Clinton, whose
home is now in Dekafcor, Illinois.
Clinton is a post office inspector
traveling from the St. Louis office. He
came to Atkinson Saturday evening
for a visit with his sister, Mrs. Martin
Walrath Mr. and Mrs. Walrath and
Mr. and Mrs. George Collins accompa
nied Mr. Uttley to O’Neill Monday for
a visit at the H. M. Uttley home.
A delegation of local Knights of
Columbus, consisting of Father Koh
ler, M. H. Horiskey, Thomas Enright,
James Timlin, Fred McNally, James
Graham, Charles Graham, Thomas
Griffin, Fred Vitt, jr , Will Martin,
John Martin, John Gallagher, Clem
Ryan, Joe Beha, D. J. McCarthy, D. A.
McCarthy and J. A. Carney, attended
the initiation of a large class of can
didates by the Creighton council,
Knights of Columbus, Sunday.
Dr. W. P. Finley came up Monday
evening from Sioux City, where he
has been in attendance at the bedside
of Mrs. Finley, who recently under
went an operation at St. Joseph’s
hospital. He reports Mrs. FHnley’s
condition as somewhat improved The
doctor, accompanied by Mrs. Finley’s
mother, Mrs. T. L. Donovan, of St.
Paul, and the children, returned to
Sioux City Wednesday morning, from
which place Mrs. Donovan and the
children will go on to St. Paul.
Atkinson Graphic: Mrs N. C.
Lewis was the victim of a painful acci
dent which might easily have been
more .-serious. Starting home in a
buggy with the children Friday after
school they were met near the depot
by Gib McCreath in a car. Driving
against the sun prevented Mr. Mc
Creath from seeing clearly and his car
struck the back end of the buggy caus
ing Mrs. Lewis to fall out. She sus
tained severe bruises and a shaking up
but was not so seriously injured as at
Homer Lowery, of Emmet, aged
about fifty years, was severely burned
about the face, last Saturday evening,
while pumping air into a pressure
gasoline lantern preparatory to doing
the evening chores. Mr Lowery had
filled the lantern with gasoline and
was pumping air into it. The force of
the air forced the gasoline through
the burner which ignited from the
blaze, the flames strikig him fairly
in the face. A little two year old
daughter was standing near but did
not get burned excepting a little hair
singed. Some papers and other things
near by were ablaze but were hastily
removed from the room along with
the lantern. Dr. Gilligan was called
and dressed the burns. ,
August Troshynsky and son, Mike,
of northwest of O’Neill, were in
O’Neill Tuesday looking after business
matters. Mr. Troshynsky owns one of
the finest farms in Holt county and
has it well stocked with the best grade
of cattle, horses and hogs. Besides all
this Mr. Troshynsky can well be proud
of his seven large and stalwart sons
who comprise the principal part of the
Emmet base ball team. The boys are
all excellent ball flayers and with the
assistance of a couple of their cousins
by the same name, we will wager that
they can defeat any like aggregation
in the middle west.
SOUTHERN HOLT HOLDS
Residents of Lake and McClure
townships in Holt county and of the
north half of Wheeler county are en
thusiastic in the ^promotion of tha
Harvest Trail, the national highway
which enters Nebraska just below
Fairfax, South Dakota, passes through
O’Neill and Spencer and leaves the
state south of Red Cloud. Meetings
for local organization were held at
Bliss and at the ranch home of B. B.
Gribble Monday, afternoon, at which
local organizations to assist in the de
velopment of the highway were per
fected. County Supervisors Elmer
:Gibson, John Sullivan and L. C. Me
Kim of Holt county and County Com
mitsionr R M. Burtwistle, of Wheeler
county addressed the meetings,
promising co-operation. M. F. Kirwan,
offiiial marker of the highway also was
in attendance and explained the-mark
ings and emblems used along the
Harvest Trail. W. L. Medcalf was ap
pointed overseer for Lake township, R.
M. Burtwistle for Francis township in
Wheeler county and James Bartack for
Deloit territory in Wheeler county.
The work of marking the new highway
Will begin Friday arid continue
through the fall, winter and spring
until the work is completed in Ne
HOLT COUNTY HAS TWO NEW
Holt county has two new champion
cornhuskers They are Peter Katzen
berger residing three miles north and
one half-mile east of O'Neill on the
old Barrett homestead, and Harley
Kennedy, of Page. Mr. Katzenberger
unquestionably holds the age cham
pionship for cornhuskers. Aged 73
years, but in, appearance not more
than 60 years old, he has this fall
husked and cribbed,’alone, fifteen hun
dred bushels bf corn which he raised
HpnS tended thi3 summer. Mr. Katzen
berger’s friends are willing to match
him against any comhusker in the
state not more than fifteen years his
junior, for money, marbles or chalk.
Harley Kennedy is the new quantity
champion. Sometime ago James Kel
ley, of O’Neill, husked and cribbed,
unaided, 150 bushels of corn in a little
over eight hours. About the same
time John Davis, of Page, took out
175 bushels in nine hours and thirty
six minutes. Both of these records are
very fair and probably could not be
equalled anywhere outside of Holt
county, but investigation discloses
that Mr Kennedy has both mefi out
classed. Kennedy shucked and crib
bed his 175 bushels in nine hours and
ten minutes, which is twenty-six
minutes better than the Davis record.
LEONARD HALES, OF
EWING, KILLS FIVE
DUCKS AT ONE SHOT
Unless some other hunter can pre
sent a better claim to the honors,
properly substantiated with affidavits,
Leonard Hales assistant cashier of the
Pioneer State bank of Ewing, is hereby
proclaimed the champion duck hunter
of Holt county, which of course means
of the state and adjacent territory.
Mr Hales Sunday while out duckhunt
ing south of Ewing, knocked down five
butterball ducks, an entire flock, with
a single shot. Hales and several com
panions were concealed along a fly
way when the flock of five birds passed
over them. Three of the ducks were
killed outright and the other two crip
pled so that they were easily secured.
The remarkable shot is duly attested
to by Mayor Dave Gimmel, Newt
Trommershausser, Art Snyder, L. E.
Skidmore, B. P. Smith and E. L.
Davies, whom as affidavit men there
are none better.
The Eighth grade has taken up
Melvin Hunt is absent so far this
The class has completed the ad
jective and will spend the rest of the
week on review.
The class will devote this week’s
reading period to The Landing of the
Pilgrims and other selections appro
priate for Thanksgiving.
Names of pupils neither absent nor
tardy for the past six weeks.
Margurite Demipsey, Catherine
Hagensick, Eve Dale Hudson, Bernice
Scofield, Boyd ' Dougherty, Thomas
Liddy, Frank Ratliff, Bennett Sanders
and Orville Winchell.
Physical examination was given to
the Second grade Monday.
Elizabeth Henry and Fern Wilkin
son have been absent this week on ac
cout of sickness.
Pupils having a perfect attendance
record for the second six weeks of
school are: Marie Bay, Fern Daugh
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erty, Mrjorie Gillespie, Ralph Ratliff,
Hazel Vaught, Phyllis Hough, Scott
Hough and Clarence Saunto
Bva Friesen enrolled in the Fourth
The Fordyce tests for measuring the
achievements in reading were given
to the Fourth grade reading class
Tuesday. The following pupils scored
100 per cent: Marie Williams. Mar
jorie Gillespie, Eve Friesen, Audrey
Oolfox, Scott Hough, Clarence Saunto,
Fred Calkins and Garland Bressler.
ROAD BOOSTERS MEET
(Brown County Democrat.)
A meeting of Blue Pole road boost
ers was held here Tuesday night with
representatives present from Wood
Lake, Johnstown, Long Pine and Ains
worth. The Cherry county delegation
reported that the county commission
ers had secured the right-of-way, laid
out the road, etc., and that it was now
a state aid roa^ and practically com
pleted from Wood Lake east to the
county line. It is expected that the
Brown county commissioners will work
the road from the west county line to
Johnstown with the opening of next
spring. The Blue Pole has already
proven quite a popular roadway, and
with the work now promised will be
excellent clear through to Wood Lake,
and on west.
Father Byrne was in O’Neill Mon
Bert Gaffney, of Casper, Wyoming,
is visiting with his parents three miles
west of Emmet.
William Malloy has rented the Ed
CoHigan farm one mile south of Em
met and has moved thereto.
Joseph Jurgensmeier has purchased
the old Mike Lyons residence and five
acres adjoining in the village of Em -
met and will occupy the same soon.'
! George Pongratz is erecting an
eight room house on his farm four
miles northeast of Emmet. Some
carpenters from Atkinson are doing
Rev. P. J, Vanderlaan, the Catholic
-priest of Amelia, is erecting a new
eight-room residence. Curren A Mon
ahan, the Amelia carpenters, are do
ing the work.
Father Byrne has put down a new
81-foot well at his residence. The old
one caved in some time ago. John
Crandall from over on the north end
of the Eagle did the-work.
George O’Connell, the fourteen year
old son of Mr. and Mrs Con O’Con
nell, who was thrown from a horse last
week, has entirely recovered and is
as well as ever again.
The O'Cohnor Brothers, Ed and
Will, have rented their farm of 200
acres to Mr. Pharr, of Newport, and
with their sister, Miss Katherine, ex
pect to leave soon for Coolrado where
they will make their future home.
Fred Tenborg opened up a new gar
age and blacksmith shop in Emmet
Monday morning, Mr. Tenborg has just
returned from Wisconsin where he has
been making his home for several
years. Mrs. Tenborg died about two
months ago while they resided in Wis
Zeb Warner has erected a large and
commodious barn on his place five
miles north of Emmet Mr. Warner
has the foundation laid for a new resi
dence 24x28 which he will erect as soon
as the necessary help can be secured.
A new well and windmill and some
other improvements have been placed
on the place. We understad that one
of his sons will occupy the farm when
the improvements are completed.
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