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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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MORE LOCAL MATTERS.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Higgins went to
Atkinson Wednesday afteroon to spend
Thanksgiving with relatives
Miss Wanda Dillon, of St. Paul,
Minnesota, is the guest of Mrs. P. J.
O'Donnell. Misg Dillon arrived Sun
William Pinkerman was found guilty
in county court Wednesday, of having
intoxicating liquor in his possession.
He was given a sentence of sixty days
in jail. He hag given notice of appeal
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stein and
c hildren and Mrs. Ziemer are expected
home Sunday evening from Huron,
South Dakota, where they went last
week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Marcotte and family.
The state of Kentucky is planning
on having a big home-coming next June
that will continue for a fortnight in
the city of Louisville» All former resi
dents of Kentucky are asked to write
the general chairman, Huston Quin,
for ay information they may need in
icgard to the event.
Atkinson Graphic: John Heuton re
turned Friday from Glidden, Iowa,
where be was called by the death of
a brother, Henry H. Heuton, who died
November 2nd. The deceased was an
old resident of Carroll County, Iowa,
coming there in 1876. Besides his im
mediate family three brothers survive,
one at Carroll, Iowa, one in Corpus
Christi, Texas, and John of Atkinson
Mr Heuton was a native of.Ludwiks
f, Germany and came to America
v. ith his mother and brothers in 1868.
The literary societies of St. Mary’s
Academy gave their annual banquet
last Tuesday evening at the Academy.
The decorations and favors for the
Seniors were arranged by the Fresh
man and the decorations and favors
for the Freshman were arranged by
the'Seniors and neither knew of the
activities of the other. The same ex
change of courtesies happened between
the Sophomores and Juniors. The
favore at each table were novel and
amusing. A short program waa given
' in the assembly following the banquet.
JAMES LYNN ENBODY.
James Lynn Enbody was born at
Lincoln, Nebraska, Marclt 5,1901, and
died November 16, 192$ at the age of
twenty-two years, eight months and
When James waa five years old he
came to Holt county with his parents
and with them resided first near At
Vht Oiefi hear Krr it until the
fiftia of his death.
Word of his death came as a shock j
to the community as he was instantly;
killed by being drawn into the engine
of the hay baler on which he was
Since the death of his father about
six years ago, Jim was the piain sup
port of his mother and four younger
brothers. He also leaves a sister, Mrs
Mary Yarges, of Atkinson, Nebraska,
to mourn his loss.
He was a loving and dutiful son and ■
always cheerful despite the responsi
bilities which rested heavily on his1
young shoulders. He was well known j
in this and neighboring communities
and none who knew him could say j
ought but good of him. He had no
bad habits and was ever kind and
thoughtful of those around him.
Although he* was taken from us so
suddenly he will long be remembered
by a host of loving friends.
The funeral wag held November 17,
from the M. E. church in Emmet,
services conducted by Rev. Rasmussen
the body being laid to rest by the side j
of his father in the Atkinson cemetery i
CARD OF THANKS. |
We wish to express our sincere
thanks for the floral offerings, the help
and sympathy and the financial aid
given us at the time of our recent be
Mrs. Jas. Enbody and Sons.
Mrs. May Yarges.
The Rummage Sale will be held in
the old Rest Room in the Cook build
ing on Friday afternoon, November
30th and all day Saturday, December
1st. Have your donations ready, Mon
day, November 26th; committees will
call for them.
MRS. JOHN McNICHOLS.
Mrs. John McNichols died at her
home in Atkinson last Saturday after
noon following only a few hours ill
ness. The cause of her death is given
as acute diabetis.
The deceased was about 68 years
old. Her maiden name was Mary
Winn. She made her home with her
parents on a farm adjoining O’Neill on
the east until her marriage to John
McNichols. They made their home in
O’Neill for several years following
their marriage later moving to Omaha
and then to Atkinson where they have
Besides her husband, she leaves
five daughters and two sons,Genevieve,
Lucille, Laurentia, Helen, Loretta,
Morris and Francis. A sister, Miss
Anna Winn and a brother, James, have
been making their home with the de
Funeral services were held at Atkin
son Monday morning and the remains
laid to rest in the Calvary cemetery in
Mrs. Cunningham, who has been
very sick, is improving.
John Clasey was in the valley the
first of the week looking for sheller
Corn picking is in full swing in this
vicinity, and it is real corn this year,
40 and 60 bushels to the acre and only
about one-half to one bushel that is
Mrs. Chas. 'Peshek is still confined to
the hospital at Lynch where she is re
covering from an operation. The
neighbors kindly huskea Mr. Peshek’s
corn for him last week, as he has been
under the doctors care at Lynch for
The following article from the Blair
Enterprise tells of the 88th birthday
At Roberts Feed Barn In O’Neill, On
Saturday, Dec. 1st
7 Registered Mammoth Jacks
8 Head of Horses
7 Work Mules
TERMS—-Twelve months and 10 per cent interest.
Wm. T. Trotter & Son
Moore & Wanser, Aucts. Nebr. State Bank, Clerk.
anniversary of Mrs. *tames C.'.'ulck
shank, mother of Mrs M. A. Sum
mers, and who has visited heresSI
“Last week, The Enterprise was
pleased to mention the birthday anni
versary of James A: Cruickshank on
Nevember 8, and this week we pay our
respects to Mrs. Cruickshank, whose
birthday came November 21, when she
attained the fine old age of 88 years.
It has been a custom of their friends
for years to celebrate these two im
portant events at some convenient time
in between them, preferably Sunday,
but this year the celebiation was given
Up as both “grandma ’ and “grandpa”
were not feeling their best, having
However, Mrs. Cruickshank enjoyed
calls from a number of old friends
and messages of cheer and congratula
tions through the mail and over the
She was pleased t« receive a fine
Scottish cake from her old home in
Scotland and has many other rememb
rances of the happy occasion which she
Mrs. Cruickshank has always been
interested in the rational and polit
ical affairs of our country and has
kept up with the worth while things
of the time3. She i ■ therefore an in
teresting companion and friend and re
lies her youth and her love of young
people remarkably well
HAVE FAITH IN NEBRASKA.
(Omaha Bee, Nov. 23.)
There is not a thing in the world
the matter with Nebraska, except the
one fact that there are too many ask
ing, “What is the matter?” Few
though they be, compared with the
whole number, they make up in vocif
erous calamity howling what they
lack numerically. The great trouble
is that the outside world does not
judge Nebraska by the great majority
working away with cheerful hearts
and willing hands, building for bigger
and better things, but does judge the
community by the calamity wails and
the sobs of grief
Business in all lines is on the up
grade. Conditions are steadily grow
ing better. The people are taking hold
with renewed courage and greater
Nebraska was not builded by ca
lamity howlers and retailers of sob
stories. It was not builded by men of
little courage and less faith. It was
not builded by men and women who sat
down to whine and repine at the first
backset. We of today may think we
have endured sore trials and tribula
tions, but what were they compared
with the trials and tribulations of the
pioneers who lacked every comfort and
convenience that we of today enjoy,
and endured hardships and privations
of which their children and tneir child
ren’s cildren know nothing.
Faith in the future is the enduring
cornerstone upon which Nebraska has
been builded. Faith in the future,
faith in the commonwealth’s resources,
faith in the ultimate rewards of toil
and sacrifice and service What Ngr
braska needs most at thiB time is citi
zens who will Tace the future with
confidence instead of facing the past
with discouragement. Nebraska needs
men and women who will devote more
time to talking about what the st#te
has and less time to whining
what the state has not secured; more
talk about what can be done by united
effort, and less talk about what migh|
' ave been.
The sob and wail of the calamity
howler should be drowned out in ap
overwhelming chorus of thanksgiving
for what Nebraska has and may have
if its people will do their part. The
faith that inspired the pioneers will, if
instilled into the minds and hearts of
Nebraskans today, accomplish greater
things than the pioneers ever dreamed
Have faith in Nebraska Faith ip
the state’s unlimited resources an4
possibilities, faith in Nebraska’s citin
zenship, faith in your neighbors, faith
in the future and faith in the father
whose guiding hand has always led
through every doubt and difficulty.
Nebraska’s future was never
brighter. Prosperity was never more
assured. Rewards of honest endeavor
were never . nearer at hand. Know
youi* state better, and knowing it bet
ter, love it more. And loving it more
you will imbibe a stronger faith that
will lead you on to greater endeavor
O’NEILL “SCHOOL MAN”
WOULD ABOLISH FOOT
BALL IN THE SCHOOLS
An annonymous “School Man” writ
ing to the Omaha Bee from O’Neill
would abolish football in the schools.
Following is the communication sign
ed “A School Man,” which appeared
in the Bee Wednesday morning of this
Too Great a Price
O’Neill, Neb.—To the Editor of The
Omaha Bee: Every fall the papers
are full of the tragedies of football.
Today we see where a boy was killed
at Chardon in a game between Chad
ron and a neighboring town. But we
are informed that the game went on
and that a victory was won to the tune
of some 56 to 6.
Wonderful “nerve” it must have
taken to continue that game! And it
may be, as the sjports will tell us, that
the boy died while grandly fighting to
make that victory possible—for the
glory of the team.
We will grant that the boy was a
red-blooded American and that he died
while bravely fighting. But what of
it ? We still contend that too great a
price was paid for the victory And if
we, who never knew the boy, 200 miles
away from the scene of the tragedy,
feel thusly about the matter, how must
that old father and mother have felt
that evening as they gathered about
the table for the evening meal and
looked ufpon the vacant chair They
and they alone can properly estimate
the price that was paid for the victory
upon that sad day.
We don’t want to be an old fogy,
but we do wonder sometimes how long
the fathers and mothers and the tax
payers of our country are going to
stand for such foolishness. Football
is a college game and has absolutely
I no place in our high schools. Boys of
high school age are too immature to
participate in a game of such a stren
rous nature as football.
fab all v.e go one step further at the
risk o' being octracised from the pres
ence of all “sensible people.” Well,
we’ll tread softly, but here goes: 'We
would suggest that our next legisla
ture take the matter up and pass a
>ruy prohibiting football in our public
schools. A SCHOOL MAN. j
. M E. CHURCH NOTES.
The revival meetings came to a
close Sunday evening. A crowded
hr.-jse greeted the Evangelist at his
e'osing sermon. The meetings were a
Veal benefit to the church and com
munity. Rev. Wood began meetings,
7i prdsv evening at the Venus church
'»■■>. the Page charge.
Sa .aments of the Lord’s Supper
v:1: be held during the Sunday morn
' services. Baptismal services will
also be held, both for adults and child
ren. The doors of the church will be
ofpened to receive new members into
Rev. McElfresh, Elder of the Free
Methodist of Lincoln, Rev. Ray, Pastor
at Large of the Congregational church
and Rev. Alderman, Sunday School
Missionary of the Northwest Nebraska
counties, were in attendance at revival
meeting parts of last week.
The pastor and family will eat
Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Ennis today.
Thanksgiving services were held,
Wednesday evening. The pastor
preach the sermon and the choir and
orchestra furished the music.
The Ladies Aid met last Thursday at
the home of Mrs. Walter Warner’s
A record breaking crowd was in at
tendance. This organization is grow
ig rapidly and doing splendid work for
the church. They voted at this session
to buy new chairs for the church din
ing room. They will have their meet
ing next Thursday in the church.
Miss Cora Potter, Mrs. Smith Merrill,
Mrs Ed. Young and Mrs. Wm. Hough,
will do the the serving.
Rev. E. D. Hull, District Superin
tendent of the Norfolk District, will
preach the sermon Sunday evening. At
the close of the sermon, quarterly
conference business will be taken up.
Epworth League services begin at
at 6:30 p. m. All are cordially invited
Sunday School meets at 11:30 a. m.
The Juvenile choir will sing and a
four piece orchestra will play. We hope
that every member and friend of the
school will be present at this meeting.
ROY F. JOHNSON.
(Ewing Advocate.) \
Roy Franklin Johnson *was bom
July 17, 1896, near Bennet, Lancaster
Co., Neb With his. parents he moved
to Ewing, Neb., in 1900, where he
grew to manhood. On February 5,
192Q, he was married to Miss Lel^.M.
Eckhoff, of Orchard, Nebraska. To
this , union were bom three children,
two daughters and one son—Bula
Frances, 'Harriet Band and Leroy
Mr Johnson departed this life at
his Home four miles north of Ewing,
Novevmber 18, 1923, aged 27 years,
4 month, 1 day. He leaves besides his
wife and three children, his mother
and father, three brothers, one sister
and a grandmother to mourn his de
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at the Johnson home, Rev.
W. L. Philley officiating, and were
largely attended. Burial was made in
the Ewing cemetery.
CI-LEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. James Married
Wednesday evening, November 21,
1923, being the fiftieth anniversary of
the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. W B.
James, about seventy-five of their
friend and neighbors assembled at the
Gem Theatre to help celebrate the
To but comparatively few married
couples is given the privilege of
traveling life’s pathway together for
fifty years, but notwithstanding the
hardships and privations of pioneer
life, time has dealt lightly with Mr.
and Mrs. James, and their pep and
vigor is the envy * of their many
Informal visiting among the guest^1
a vocal solo by Miss Green, accompa
nied by Mrs. Krotter and a recitation,
“That Old Sweetheart of Mine” by
Miss Fae Cobb, with the re
newal of the marriage covenant by
Mr. and Mrs. James, Mr and Mrs.
Walter Jillson acting as best man and
bridesmaid, Rev. W. A. Wilson offi
iating and using various humerous
variations of the usual ceremony, fur
nished entertainment until supper was
A U-shaped table had bgen arranged
in such a way as to seat everyone at
once, the “bride and groom occupying
the apex of tl\e Circle, and before them
in a place of nonor, was the “bride’s
The tables and lights were tastefully
and appropriately decorated, gold color
being the notif. The supper was
dainty, appetizing and abundant and
must have taken a lot of work in its
Rev Beers was the very efficient
and versatile toast-master of the oc
casion, a large number of guests re
sponding with sincere expressions of
appreciation of Mr. ahd Mrs. James
as neighbor's and friends
A humerous presentation of a pair
of gold fish in a bowl as being sym
bolical of the occasion, was made by
'Rev. Beers, with a fitting response by
Mr. Jillson then, in behalf of the
assembled guests, presented the
“newly weds” a real golden token of
their respect and friendship.
Midnight approaching, after re
peated congratulations, the guests de
parted, wondering if they might at
seme time, enjoy such an event, com
memorating their o*vn nuptfttjs.
HOT SPRINGS CLINIC SPECIALIZING IN
MEDICINE, SURGERY, RADIUM, X-RAY
EYE, EAR. NOSE AND THROAT
Particular Attention Given To
TREATMENT OF CANCER AND
Clinical Laboratories Hot Springs, South Dakota
Mr. Prink Backhaus, of Inez, and
Miss Eva Bradshaw, of Amelia, were
united in marringe November 20th at
the home of the bride’s parents, Mr
and Mrs. D. A. Bradshaw, Rev. Ras
mussen, of Emmet, officiating. Theirs
was a quiet home wedding in the
presence of relatives and. a few
friends. The same evening a recep
tion was held in their hohor at the
home of Mrs. .Backhaus’ sister, Mrs.
E. R Northrop on the G. C. Funk farm
southwest of town. For the present
the young people will make their home
on the Bradshaw farm in which
vicinity they have a large circle of
friends who wish them success and
happiness through life.
ALBERT JACOB BLESH.
Albert Jacob Blesh was born at
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, November
3, 1869, and departed this life very
suddenly November 5, 1923, at his
home in Ewing, Nebraska.
At the age of six months he came
to Iowa #ith his family and, at ten!
years of age, he moved to Oakdale,;
On December 31, 1896, he was mar
“HOME *OF GOOD "pictures’ ’
T " ‘ - FRIDAY* —'
Gene Stratton Porter’s
True Boardman and Irene Rich
fcReel Our Gang Comedy
^ “QUIET STREET”
- SATURDAY -
“MARY OF THE MOVIES”
This true story of a close up of
Hollywood’s film colony. There are
•more starg in this picture than you
r.-er saw in one film in your life. Bry
ant *Washbom, Tom Moore, Lottie
Pickford, J Warner, Kerrigan, Eva
Novak, Anita Stewart, Creighton Hale
and Mary More.
Comedy and Daniel Boone
- SUNDAY & MONDAY --
Dorothy Gish and Glen Hunter in
“THE COUNTRY FLAPPER”
A picture true to life. Brightest
screen gem in years. See how the
small town flapper won a husband. A
picture delight for everybody.
Don’t miss it. • -
2-Reel Larry Seman Comedy
— TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY —
Bebe Daniels, James Kirkwood,
Anna Q. Nisson and Raymond Hat
Comedy and Fables.
- THURSDAY --
Hope Hampton and Lon Chaney in
“LIGHT IN THE DARK”
“THE SPAT FAMILY”
-— FRIDAY -
* U. S. OFFICIAL WAR PICTURE
You may see yourself on the Bat
tlefield. Under auspices American
Coming — “Stranger’s Banquet.”
“Daddy.” “Masquerader.” “West
ried to Katie Lee Burns, of Nebraska
City, Nebraska. To this union were
born ten children, seven of whom are
living: Mrs. Laurene Suificool, of
South Bend, Indiana; Barbara of Bat
tle Creek, Michigan; David, of Flag
staff, Arizona, and LeRoy Cecil, Ethel,
and Valley, of Ewing, and who with’
his widow mourn his departure.
In 1917, he and his family moved to
Ewing where he resided until his
death. He is a member of the W. O.
W. and of the M. E. Church Mr.
Blesh was a good citizen, a friend to
every one, a gentle companion and a
kind, loving father. He will be greatly
missed by all.
Funeral services were (conducted
from the Blesh residence by Rev. W.
L. Philley on Friday forenoon. Inter
ment was made in the Oakdale
Potted Holland Bulbs
You can have beautiful, fragrant Hyacinths,
Narcissus.Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus,Lily of
the Valley, Violets and Everbearing Straw
berries in your home all through the winter
months. Our bulbs are choicest of forcing
varieties and are rooted and have top growth
started and are packed one pot in a carton.
Nothing to Ho but to soak the moss-peat
fibre and put the pots in any ordinary living
room, store or office window.
By purchasing a few pots of these bulbs every
three or four weeks,-you can have a succession
of beautiful, fragrant flowers coming on all
the time up to and after Easter. Each pot of
bulbs is packed in a carton that cuts off ind
makes a neat, servicable jardiniere in which
tokee^he “Little Holland Friend” while
it is growing and coming into bloom.
Call at our store and see the assortment now
W. W. Abbott
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday morning service 10:30 a. m.,
Sunday School 11:30 a. m.. Christian
Endeavor 4fc45 p. m. Evening service
at 7:30 p. m. Sunday.
Midweek Service, Wednesday 8:00
ST.PATRICK’S CHURCH CATHOLIC
Sunday Services: First Mass 8 a.
m., Second Mass 9 a. m., High Mass
at 10.30 a. m. Vespers 7:30 p. m.
Daily Mass 8 a. m.
Catechetical Instruction for First
Commujycants 3 p. m. Tuesdays and
Confession, Saturday from 3 p. na.
to 6 p m. and from 7 p. m. to 9:30
p. m. Children’s Confession, First
Thursday every month at 1:80 p. m.
Very Rev. M. F. Cassidy, Pastor.
Til UNIVBBIAL GAB
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Looking at the new touring car from the side, you am at ™»rs
favorably impressed with the effect of longer, more graceful lines
secured by enlarging the cowl and raising the radiator
An apron connecting the radiator with the fender skirts is also
a decided improvement.
A comfort feature much appreciated by owners, is the ad^iHory,!
leg room provided by the enlargement of the cowl.
Allow us to show you the entire line of new Ford cars now on
display in our show room.
These cars can be obtained through
the Ford Weekly Purchase Plan.
J. B. MELLOR
DEALER, O’NEILL, NEBRASKA -
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