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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 17, 1924)
VOLL'MK XLIV. O’NEILL. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1924. ~ NO. 33.
J. K. Aaberg drove over to Creigh
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Strube were in
Pat Welsh went to Casper, Wyom
ing, Tuesday morning.
Hugh Boyle was up from Norfolk
Monday looking after business mat
The two year old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Gunn has been quite ill dur
ing the past ten days.
Leonard Soukup has puchased the
east pool hall of Glen Anderson and
took possession last Monday.
The two and one-half year old child
of Dr. and Mrs. Wilkinson has been on
the sick list during the past week.
Mrs. Ed Lpy and sqn, 9f BruJgeMrt,
Nebraska, arb visiting at the N. F.
Ldy home. They * arrived here last
Mr. and Mrs. G, W. Myers went to
Omaha Sunday where on Monday Mrit
Myers submitted to an operation at
gt. Joseph’s hospital,
Mrs. Paul L. Henry and daughter,
Miss Patritia Jane, came up from
Geneva, Nebraska, last Saturday even*
Ing for a visit with her husband,
Misses Dorothy and Frances David*
son were the hostess of a skating
party Monday evening. Just a few
were present but all had a good time.
Atkinson Graphic:?. Mrs. Ada
Saunders was called to Litchfield,
Illinois, Friday of last week by the
'"illness of a brother-in-law, who later
suocumbed to the malady.
John Crandall, who resides in the
northern part of Holt county, expects
to leave today for Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, and points in Canada. He will
be absent about two months.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Sullivan were
visiting friends in Norfolk last week
S. F. McNichols was in Omaha sev
eral days last week attending a state
meeting of an insurance company
which he represents.
The price of gasoline was advanced
two cents per gallon in O’Neill last
Saturday. The tank wagon price is
16c and the price at the filling sta
tions is 18c. The price of gasoline in
O’Neill is two cents per gallon lower
than at many of the towns of the
Hugh O’Neill of Ancar was in
ONeill several days last week. Hugh
says that the announcement that he
has moved to Chadron is a gross error
and that he is still a resident of this
county. However, Mrs. O’Neill and
daughter have teirtporarily moved to
The county board have been in ses
sion the past ten days, tyosi qf the
time has been spent settling with the
different eounty officials. A hearing
was held Monday upon a proposed
road from Emmet to Amelia. A re
monstrance asking for a change
was filed against the proposed road
and after the board had heard the
argument they continued the hearing
to a latter date in order that they
might view the road,
Inman Leader; The infant baby
girl of Mr. end Mrs, Sherman Grazier
born Wednesday morning died Thurs
day morning at 3 o’clock. The funeral
will probably be held Friday, Mrs.
Grazier has been here for the past
couple of months with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Coventry. Mr. Grazier
who is working for the railroad com
pany at Tipton, Mo., is expected here
tonight (Thursday) and the funeral
arrangements will then be made. The
syfflbathy of the community goes out
to the bereaved family in the loss of
their first baby.
To The Depositor
NATIONAL BANKS FAIL. When
they do depositors lose heavily. Why?
Because deposits in Natipnal Banks
are not guaranteed.
STATE RANKS FAIL. When they
do depositors are paid in full. Why?
Because deposits in State Ranks 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.
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Nebraska State Bank
of O’Neill, Nebraska
M. V. Lewis, accompanied by George
Davis, was in O’Neill Tuesday put
ting up bills for his sale which will be
held on January 22nd, at his place,
four miles east and three miles south
of O’Neill. Mr. Lewis has decided to
quit farming. An advertisement of
the sale appears in another column.
In another part of The Frontier will
be found the report of the “big bliz
zard” of January 12, 1888, just as it
appeared in th issue of January 19,
1888. Many of these who were in that
terrible biizzard are still living in this
locality and will recall the suffering
and sorrow that was caused by the
The Powell’s Pearless Players
were broadcasting through the Hast
ings Broadcasting station last Monday
evening from 9:30 to 11:60. Verne
Powell,formerly of this city, is man
ager of the orchestra. A number of
his Holt county friends enjoyed
“listening in” on their excellent
County Attorney Julius D. Cronin
returned Wednesday morning from a
business trip to Washington and other
points east. While in Washington Mr.
Cronin was admitted to pratice law
before the Supreme Court of the
United States, his admission |being
upon motion of Congressman Robert
Mrs. J. M. Sturdevant and children,
of Spencer, spent the holidays at Hie
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Zimmerman. The children
have all returned to their school,
Master Jack went to White River,
South Dakota, where his father is con-!
ducting a drug store, and Miss Erma
and Master Oliver went tQ Lincoln.
Ed Larson, of Meek, returned from
Omaha a few days ago where he had
been on business. The Larson Broth
ers, Edward, Andrew and Charles,
have rented their farm at Meek to
Axel Borg and expect to move to their
120 acre farm two miles west of Mead,
Nebraska, which they purchased sev
eral months ago. They expect to leave
about March first.
The employes of the Bell Telephone
Company at Omaha furnished the
radio program at WOAW, the Wood
man of the World broadcasting Sta
tion at Omaha, Nebraska, last Friday
evening. Miss Esther Peters, sister of
L. C. Peters of this city, whistled two
selections which came through clear
and distinct according to several who
were listening. Some of the receiving
sets in O’Neill, however, were unable
'o pick up WOAW clearly on account
of a station whistle which greatly in
terfered with the reception of the pro
tram. Miss Peters is supervisor of
ecreation at the headquarters bulld
og. The whistling numbers rendered
by Miss Peters were an experiment in
At a recent meeting of the school
board it was decided to add a com
mercial course to the present course of
study in the public school. The course
will consist of bookkeeping, shorthand
and typewriting, commercial arithme
tic and commercial English. John H.
Porter has been employed to teach the
subjects and will be on hand at the be
ginning of the next semester. The
addition of the course will be of
wonderful advantage to those who
wish to take a business course and who
are unable to go away to school to get
it. It has become almost a necessity
to teach good business methods in the
town schools. The school board
should be commended for their action
in this matter.
The new marriage law which went
into effect in Nebraska on the second
day of last August does not seem to
have performed its mission. The in
tent of the law is not being satisfied.
The law as passed seems to be
good and sound and the requirement
of a physical test of each applicant
for a marriage license is, perhaps, a
good thing. But does the law oper
ate to any advantage in O’Neill or in
any other town in the state of Ne
braska ? The law- only drives people
to the adjoining state to procure
their marriage license and get mar
ried. Those who go to other states to
marry do not dq so tq dodge the phy
sical examination required in the Ne
braska law, but because they epn en
joy a little trip and get married with
out the tedious wait of ten days. The
law should be abolished as a state law
and the congress of the United States
should pass a law that could be en.
forced in every state in the union.
During 1923 ninety-seven marriage
licenses were granted to applicants in
Holt eeunty. Eighty-one of these li
censes were granted before August
first and only sixteen have been issu
ed since that time. This conditon ex
ists all over the state and is quite a
loss in dollars and centq, tp e$ch
LIST 6F JURORS.
Jurors drawn January 16th., 1924,
for the February 18th., 1924 term of
the District court of Holt county, Ne
Max Golden, Ewing.
M. F. Torojaek, Ewing.
B. B. Thomas, Dorsey.
Frank Dyson, Atkinson.
Frank Cronk, Page.
J. H. McKim, Opportunity.
Rafe Shaw, Tonawanda.
L. A. Whiting, Martha.
Martin Conway, O’Nei’l,
O. W. Baker, Amelia.
H. E. Hershberge, Atkinson.
Andrew Schmidt, O’Neill.
Elmer McClurg, Dustin.
Arthur Wertz, Star.
Frank Anderson, Ewing.
Wm. Crippen, Inman.
Louis W. Barthel, Josie.
Alva Good, Ewing.
J. F. Johnson, Ewing.
M. B. Miller, Meek.
Charlie Grimes, Chambers.
Chas Dobney, Stnart.
George Shoemaker, O’Neill.
Henry Kruger, Stuart.
All Steaks - 20c
Pork Chops; - - 20c
Beet Roast - 13c
Pork Roast - • - 13c
WALL LAKE, IOWA MAN
WANTS THE TRUTH OF
THE STORY FROM O’NEILL
Rev, J, A. Hutchins, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church of this
city, has been asked by a man ip Wall
Lake, Iowa, to pass upon the truth
fullness of an article appearing in the
Monday issue of the Omaha Bee.
Following is the letter from the
Well Lake, Iowa, January 14, 1924.
“Dear Sir; We would like to knot?
if the statement taken from the
Omaha Bee is true or not, and would
like to have a correct answer so am
Wall Lake, Iowa.
Inclosed hnd stamp. Please return
t r .
Following is the clipping to which
Mr. Way refers:
Smart Carp in Holt County Migrating
Fom Frozen Lukes Into Deeper
Moisture to Lubricate Gills Taken
From Snow Through Which Thej
Must Flounder in Their Ccld Winter
O’Neill, Neb., Jan. 13.—Driven to
seek deeper waters, that they may sur
vive the winter, carp from Goose and
Chain lakes, south of Chambers in
Holt county, are migrating up the deep
snow-dried valleys to the wastward,
toward Swan and Whipple’s lakes,
which are Of sufficient depth that they
never freeze over entirely. The ex
treme cold weather of the last several
weeks has frozen many of the sha^
lower lakes entirely over and some of
them into solid bodies of ice. Goose
and Chain lakes are among the latter,
The carp evidently possessed of some
unknown sense which enables them to
fortell the weather, began their mi
gration several days before the last
extremely cold period apd natives esti
mate that several weeks will be re
quired fqr the/p to make the journey
of twenty miles or more to their desti
The carp, according to local authori
ties, is the intellectual of the > fish
family, ani is possessed of a much
higher mentality that the game fishes
such as th-j ba.<s, pickerel aV* trout,
his intellectuality io.r\g demonstrated
by the fact that he is not to be lured
by artificial oaJts. Neither is he at
tracted by bait in whidh tl.e hook is
the least oxpossf or me line at all
visible as connected thereto. He feeds
in shallow waters, most frequently
with his back and gills partially
posed to the air and can live indefi
nitely with barely sufficient moisture
to kep his gills lubricated/ This he is,
able to secure from tfie snow through
which he flounders in his winter mi
gration. f he migration while uncom
mon, is not unusual in severe winters,
according to corn fishermen, and al
most always indicates a prolonged
spell of very cold weather.
Swan lake toward which the migrat
ing fish are progressing a few
miles each day, formerly was one of
the extremely thickly Ipopulated carp
lakes of the state. Several years ago
the fish were seined from it under the
supervision of the stgto fifth and gome
department, and it Was then restocked
with bass gpd other game fish. Unless
the migration ox the carp can be di
verted to some other body of water it
is feared that the work of establishing
the game fish in Swan lake will
come to naught,
O’NEILL AMERICAN LEGION
TO MEET STUART HERE
Saturday night will be the big night
at the high school gymnasium when
the local American Legion team will
meet the Stuart “Bearcats” at basket
ball. The local fellows would ap-»
predate it if everyone would eeme out
and see the gam®. They promise
that they will ©ptertaln you with a
TALKS WITH ‘CAL’
(Omaha Daily News).
United States Marshal Dennis Cro
nin is back form an official trip to
Washington after an interview with
President Calvin Coolidge.
“The President is greately interest
ed in agricultural conditions out here,”
Cronin said, “and he appeared well
posted on the situation. Coolidge
asked many questions and said he felt
that improvement in farmers' affairs
Marshal Cronin said he found Pres
ident Coolidge quite cordial and that
he had a way of making his visitors
feel at home. His son, Julius Cronin,
county attorney of Holt county, and
Congressman Robert Simmons, rep
resenting the Sixth Nebraska dis
trict, were with the marshal during
JUDGE W. V. ALUEN
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
William V. Allen of Madison, Ne
braska, died at Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, last Saturday following an
operation on his throat for cancer.
He was born in Midway, Ohio, Jan
uary 28, 1847. He came to Madison,
Nebraska, in 1884, where he since re
sided. He was admitted to the prac
tice of law in 1869, at West Union,
He was appointed judge of his dis
trict, to fill a vacancy, by Governor
Foynter,.a number of years ago, which
position he has since held.
Judge Allen was elected United
States senator during the Populistic
days in the 90’s and held that posi
tion until 1899. The speech of Senator
Allen during a filibuster is said to
still stand as the record as a matter
Judge Allen has occupied the bench
in O’Neill on several occasions and is
quite well known throughout the
Funeral services will be held Friday
at Madison, Nebraska.
STUART PEOPLE HATE
BEEN SEEING THINGS
Tuesday morning a scene unpar
alleled in the annals of Stuart was
viewed by many of our townmen. A
magnificent mirage made plainly visi
ble the Rocky Mountains hundreds of
miles away. They appeared 00 natural
that it seemed that one had hot go to
the west edge of town to start climb
ing. This was no cloud formation—no
fake. It was a real mirage and the .
actual image of the stately Rockies
appeared in the sky. A train pulling '•
into Newport was plainly visible. On
the south Burwell could be seen in the
Such mirages are very rare and ac
company peculiar atmospheric condi
tions when the light, temperature and
humidity must be in a certain proper
FILES $51,500.90 SUIT
FOR PERSONAL INJURIES
Walter Spangler, through his attor
ney, has brought suit against the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail
road, for damages received to the
amount of $50,000,00 for injuries re
ceived and for $1,600.00 for loss of sal
ary resulting from said injuries. In
his petition Mr. Spangler states that
on July 19, 1928, while inspecting an
engine in the round house at Lincoln,
Nebraska, in the discharge of his du
ties, he stepped npcm a plank over a
pit, which broke and caused him to fall
into the pit where he received per
sonal injury. The petition recites that
th plaintiff was at that time drawing
$250.00 per month. The case was
filed January 3rd.
Harry Dick, residing at the home of
his brother one mile north of O'Neill,
is confined to his home with frozen
feet which he received daring the ex
treme cold weather about two weeks
Marie GaskiU, of this city, ami
Harry M. Denny, of T3den, were mar
ried in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a couple
of weeks ago.
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