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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 24, 1924)
VOLUMN XLIV. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1924. NO. 34.
For Next 10 Days Commencing
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
300 Yards Dress Gingham, per yard__ 15c
20 Bolts Outing Flannel, per yard_ 14c
One-Half Price On All Men’s Sweaters.
20 Per Cent On All Yardage.
From 20 per cent to 50 per cent Discount on all
20 per cent Off on Blankets.
20 per cent Off on Comforts.
20 per cent Off on Men’s Mackinaws.
20 per cent Off on Men’s Sheeplined Coats.
SPECIAL—Oranges at I5c per dozen.
2 Tall Carnation Milk, 25c.
2 Cans Corn for 25c.
J. P. GaJlagher
R. E. Simmons of Battle Creek was
in the dty Tuesday on bsuiness mat
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Hubei, of Bliss, on Janu
A daughter was bom on January
11th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Tomjack,
A daughter was born on January
12th to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Ballagh, of
A daughter was bom to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Kestenholtz, of Chambers,
on January 16th. «• • . >'fv «.-» srs
The ice harvest continues in full
blast and the various ice houses are
being rapidly filled.
George Jennings arrived m O Neill
Tuesday of last week to see his moth
er Mrs. Dick Jennings who is quite
Edward Eager is enjoying a visit
from his son, Irving Eager, of Louis
ville, Nebraska, who arrived here last
Miss Elaine Boberg, sister of Mrs.
E. N. Purcell, left Thursday for her
home in Stromsburg, after a few
weeks visit here.
A. H. Larson, representing the
Omaha branch of the Ford Motor
company, was looking after business
matters in O’Neill last Friday.
The ladies and men’s bibie classes
of the Presbyterian church were en
tertained Monday evening at the res
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole.
J. E. Smith has been elected fire
chief, A. E. Riggs, assistant chief, 1^.
L. Leh, secretary and H. C. Eickhoff
trustee for the three years, at a re
cent meeting of the Page volunteer
M. S. Abdalla went to Chicago last
Sunday where he will spend some
time buying goods for his ladies’ and
gents’ furnishings store.
The court room is receiving a tnuch
needed renovation. The walls will be
covered with new paper and the ceil
ing is being repainted a pearl white.
The work is being done by Ralph
Page Reporter: Mrs. John Walker
went to Sioux City, last Thursday to
be with her daughter, Mrs. H. Fowler,
who is in the St. Joseph hospital
where she- underwent an operation for
appendicitis on Saturday.
Otto Deal, representing the' Con
tinental Insurance company, was in!
the city Tuesday looking after the
fact preliminary to adjusting the loss
of the car which was stolen from Glen
Anderson on December 20th.
Mrs. Glen Lewis has accepted the
position of stenographer in file office
of John L. Quig. Miss Sylvia Simon
son, who has been holding the posi
tion, is now teaching the school in
Pleasant Valley, nine miles east of
Martin Cronin, manager of the K.
C. theatre, has booked the O’Neill
favorites, the Chase-Lister company,
for two nights, March 3rd and 4th.
The Chase-Lister company have their
own ladies orchestra and carry six
Page Reporter: Isador Cleveland,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cleveland
north of Page, was internally injured
when his team ran away with a load
of baled hay north of town. L tseems
his team could not hold the load com
ing down the steep hill and became
frightened. He bdcame [bewildered
and attempted to jump but was struck
by flying bales. He was taken to the
St. Vincents hospital at Sioux City.
The Good Sense of Saving
Saving is, and always has
been, a mark of good sense—
“horse sense.” The saving
habit has always identified
its possessor as a person
worthy of faith, credit and
respect. Start your savings
account with us today—start
it and then increase it.
You’ll find it pays.
The Nebraska State Bank
5% on Savings Accounts
F. H. Bignold was up from Ewing
John Carr was a Stafford visitor
Mrs. Armstrong came up Thurs
day from Norfolk for a week's visit
with friends here.
Mrs. J. B. Ryan returned Monday
evening from Sioux City, Iowa, where
she has been visiting the past week.
The number of books in library in
report last week should read 3,109;
and the number of books donate dur
ing 1923, 106.
Miss Ruth Barnard expects to leave
Friday morning for Casper, Wy
oming, for a visit with her brother,
William, and where she will take a
business course. «—
G. W. Myers returned from Omaha
Friday morning, where Mrs. Myers
underwent an Operation earlier in the
week. Late reports are that she is
getting along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Coyne with Mrs.
Coyne's brothers, Will and Mart
Burke, who are visiting here, spent the
week end at the Lawrence O'Malley
home near Chambers.
Harry Dick, the young man whose
feet were frozen during the extreme
cold weather a couple of weeks ago,
submitted to the removal of a part of
all of the toe3 the first of the week.
Miss Edna Bay entertained a num
ber of the young folks at a dancing
party at her heme last Thursday even
ing in honor of Miss Ruth Barnard and
Miss Mildied Malone, who expect to
leave the city in a few days.
u. n. Comert, ox umcago, general
representative of seven states for the
“Continental,” the official paper of the
Presbyterian church, was a guest of
his old time friends, Rev. George
Mrs. L. G. Gillespie, the installing
officer of the Rebekah lodges of this
district, assisted by a number of the
members of the local lodge, went to
Inman today where they will install
the officers of the Inman lodge this
S. L. Berry reports the sale of 560
acres of land belonging to the First
National Bank, of Columbus, and lo
cated in sections 27, 28 and 33, town
ship 30, range 12, in Shields township.
The sale was made to a party from the
eastern part of the state.
Edward T. Campbell was called to
St. Louis, Missouri, last Friday by the
serious illness of his brother, Walter,
who is suffering with a severe attack
of pneumonia. His sisters, Mrs. J. A.
Devine and Miss Grace Campbell, of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, are also at his
The Page Reporter of last weekc
chronicles the arrival of a daughter,
on January 6th at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Gilmore, northeast of Page;
a son at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Stevens, in Page, on January
12th, and a daughter bo Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Clark, of Inman on January
ljarence uoieman, or mman, wno
was one of the principals in an auto
accident at Fremont of January 5tl.,
has resigned the position of truck
driver for a poultry company at Stan
ton and is at home. Larence and a
car driven by the deputy sheriff of
Dodge county collided at an intersec
tion resulting in considerable damage
to the ddputy's car.
George Fox, Wilton Wyant and
Boyd Worley were all found guilty of
unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor in
county court this past week. All were
fined $100.00 and costs which fine
Worley ‘paid. Fox and Wyant being
unable to pay were committed to the
county jail. The evidence in these
cases was secured by two private in
vestigators retained by the city gov
Several state sheriffs accompanied
by a couple of government men have
been working in and around Spencer
and in the northern part of Holt
county the past two weeks in an effort
to locate some stolen automobiles. It
is reported that they have located
several cars reputed to have been
stolen but now in the hands of inno
cent purchasers. Horace Henefin and
Calvin Henefin were arrested last
week charged with having in their
possession a car with a defaced and
mutilated number. They are to have
a preliminary hearing in county court
For the benefit of those who live in
other parts of the United States we
will say that the weather during the
past few days has been somewhat
warmer that, the preceding week.
Monday morning the thermometer
registered 22 above zero. The twenty
three days'ending Monday were ex
tremely cold ones. The thermometer
reached at least zero every night, with
the ecxeption of six nights, and those
nights were not much above. Twenty
nine degrees below zero is the coldest
point reached by the government ther
mometer at the court house. The rec
ord for the four days ending Sunday
night were Thursday night, 1 below;
Friday night, 4 below; Saturday night,
11 below, and Sunday night, 9 below.
Much has been said at different
times about the productive value of
Holt county soil. For the benefit of
the sceptical ones we will mention
the fact that S. L. Berry, who is
agent for the eighty acre tract of
land four miles north of O’Neill at one
time owned by R. R. Dickson but now
owned by Brock & Marty, of Lee, Ne
braska, received 1259 bushels of oom
in payment for the rent for the year
1923 from Joe Babl who is renting
the farm. Mr Berry sold the com to
the elevator for $724.39. There was
3,777 bushels of corn raised vlpon the
eighty acres this year, which is an
average of about 47% bushels per
acre. There are many fields of corn
in the county that averaged from
forty to sixty bushels per acre this
W. H. Dimmitt came tip from Bro
ken Bow, Nebraska, Tuesday, for a
visit with his brother, B. H. Dimmitt,
and other relatives in O’Neill. The
brothers had not met for over thirty
years until last summer, when B. H.
Dimmitt went to Broken Bow for a
About fifteen of the neighbors and
immediate friends of Mrs. Harry
Bowen gathered at her home in the
north part of the city Saturday even
ing with well filled baskets, and gave
her a real surprise. The occasion be
ing a birthday anniversary. The
evening was spent at cards and other
A.abut- Duncan, living about nine
miles east of O’Neill, returned Tues
day from a "isit with friends at Chad
ron and Valentine. Art says that Holt
county is not a bad place after all.
Business around Chadron is not as
bright as it onco was and money can
not be picked from the trees as many
people suppose. He thinks that the
farm is a mighty good place for a map
to stay if it is possible to do so.
John L. Quig, secertary of the Holt
County Fair, returned home last Fri
day from Lincoln where he was in at
tendance Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, at a state meeting of the
county fair officers and representa
tives of the agricultural shows, which
was held at the Lindell hotel. There
were seventy-six delegates present rep .
resenting county fairs and twenty
eight representatives of the various
stock and grain shows present, be
sides about two hundred visitors from
over the state who came to attend the
session although they were not dele
gates. E. R. Danielson was re-elected
secretary for the seventh time, at this
On Monday and Tuesday, February
4th and 5th, there will be conducted
in the K. of C. Hall at O’Neill, an
Agricultural Shortcourse, staged
under the auspices of the O'Neill
Commercial Club. This Shortcourse
will consist of a large number of dairy
and poultry exhibits accompanied by
excellent speakers in both the dairy
and poultry work. These exhibits are
furnished by the U. S. Department of
Agriculture and the State Department
of Agriculture and at the present time
are being used in various cities over
the state for educational purposes.
The poultry exhibits consists of incu
bators, brooders, self feeders and all
other equipment ,and Iparaphernalia
necessary for the successful opera
tions of the farm poultry flock. The
dairy exhibit will consist of a large
number of charts, photographs, and
vhe. electrically operated mechanical
SOW. This cow alone wifi wattHH
coming to the Shortcourse to see.
There will be two speakers from the
Agricultural College at Lincoln, one
to talk on dairy and one on poultry.
These two men will be prepared to
answer any questions which may be
asked, and their talks will be so or
ganized that they will apply strictly
to daily and poultry conditions as
found in Holt County. Besides these
two speakers ther will be several local
speakers on the program as well as
other forms of entertainment. Al
though the main speaking will be on
Tuesday there will also be some form
of entertainment and talks on Mon
day. The exhibit will be open to the
public by noon on Monday and will be
dpened at all times until the close of
Every farmer in Holt County who is
interested in either dairy or poultry
work should make an effort to be pres
ent at some or all of the meetings
during this Shortcourse. It is not very
often that Holt County has an op
portunity to get an exhibit of this kind
and speakers of the Caliber there will
be present at this meeting. A com
plete program will be published in
next week’s paper giving all the par
ticulars relative to this Shortcourse.
THE LEGION QUINT
DEFEATS H. S. FIVE
The basket ball game advertised for
last Saturday evening between the
O’Neill Legion team and the Stuart
“Bear Cats” did not take place. The
Stuart bunch failed to appear and
claim total disability of a number of
players as the real cause. As a sub
stitute the O’Neill high school team
substituted and put up a very clever
game although they were defeated by
a score of 24 to 14.
Following is the line-up, position of
the players and the points that each
Bazelman, F, 7.
Beha, Joe, F, 9.
Beha, Paul, C, 3.
Stannard, F, 3.
Sullivan, C, 2.
Hunt, C, 3.
Downey, F, 5.
Simonson, F, 6.
President Henry Waterson Tomlin
son assisted by Grand Advisor Lewis
C. Chapman entertained the members
of the club, at their room on Douglas
street, to a peanut party from four un
til seven Saturday afternoon.
The club members who were pres
ent at the peanut party were unable
to return in the evening, excepting
“Foxey Grandpa” Eager and the jan
itor. Right here is where Foxey
Grandpa gained the deputation of his
of the O’Neill High School
will present their Class Play
“Bashful Mr. Bobbs”
at the K. of C. Opera House on
Thursday, January 31, ’24
Matinee at 3:30
Evening performance at
Prices ■ ■ - 50c-25c
life. D. H. Fair of Omaha, one of the
state experts and a man who has given
state chairipion Voss, of Lincoln, a
good cleaning, happened to drop into
the cluib headquarters and after intro
ducing himself and stating that he
had heard considerable favorable talk
about the ONeill checker club and
wanted to play some of their best
ones. Foxey Grandpa postponed the
session as long as possible hoping
that some one would come to relieve
the strain. Finally something had to
be done. The game started with
grandpa playing his best. After the
session had come to an end Foxy
Grandpa began to realize that he h*d
turned the trick arid had given tHa
Foxey Grandpa, on behalf of the
club extends an invitation to the
world to come to the O'Neill checker
club rooms and receive their trimming
as soon as possible.
L. W. Arnold, one of the champion
checker players of the county, has
been absent from several important
club meetings recently.
Hazel Grubb in on the sick list.
Grandpa Lell, who is sick, shows a
Word comes from Kansas that Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Fix are the proud
parents of a baby boy.
Everett Whitcomb, of Swan, was a
Chambers visitor Monday.
Mrs. Ruby Wilcox moved her home
bakery into the new building on Main
Deputy Sheriff Bergstrom was seen
on our streets Monday. "Nothing
serious we hope.”
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tibbitt en
tertained a few friends at a bridge
party at the hotel Thursday evening.
Miss Blanche Seid, who is an in
structor in the Atkinson public
schools, was a week end visitor at the
M. L. Sageser home.
Chas. tSigman left for Clay county
last Monday to attend the funeral of
his mother, who passed away Sunday.
John Nelson, of Norfolk, joined his
wife in her visit among Chambers
relatives and friends. They will leave
for their home the latter part of the
Clarence Tibbitt, Clarence
I Tibbitt garage.
Mrs. a. u nnowies, pi wewxortc,
who came to Chambers to be with her
mother, who was iu at the home of
her sop, Rev. R. P. Hamlyn, found her
Mrs. R. P. Hamlyn entertained
Wednesday, January 23td, at an after
noon tea in honor of Mr. Hamlyn’s
mother and sister, Mrs. A. B. Hamlyn
and Ms. B. L. Knowles, of New York.
Thursday, January 17tht E. Carrol,
of Chambers, celebrated the seventy
fifth anniversary of his birth. Friends
and neighbors called in the afternoon
to offer congratulations and brought
gifts. Unfortunately the latter years
of Grandpa Carrol’s life have been
marked with affliction. He suffered
a stroke of paralysis almost eight
years ago, and has been in a crippled
condition ever, since. Despite the suf
fering he has had to endure, he always
greets his friends with a smile. If
wishes of friends could restore him to
bodily health the coveted blessing
would be his.
No Two See Alike.
Opportunity does not nec
essarily mean success, it
merely makes the start look
favorable and that is the
reason opportunity many
times so hard to recognize.
We are glad to talk these
matters over with you.
This bank carries no indebtedness
ot officers or stockholders.
Resources over $600,000.00
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