Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1924)
D. H. CRONIN, Publisher.
W. C. TEMPLETON,
Editor and Buisness Manager.
Entered at the post office at O’Neill,
Nebraska, as second-class matter.
Six Months . $1.00
Three Months . $0.60
Display advertising on Pages 4, 6
and 8 are charged for on a basis of
25 cents an inch (one column wide)
per week; on Page 1 the charge is
40 cents an inch per week. Local ad
vertisments, 10 cents per line first
insertion, subsequent insertions 5
cents per line.
Every subscription is regarded as
an open account. The names of sub
scribers will be instantly removed
from our mailing list at expiration of
time paid for, if publisher shall be
notified; otherwise the subscription
remains in force at the designated
subscription price. Every subscriber
must understand that these conditions
are made a part of the contract be
tween publisher and subscriber.
PROMISED ECONOM \
Four years ago the Republican plat
form promised economy. At that
time, with the end of the World War
many months past, the people of the
United States were still paying war
taxes, and highly burdensome war
taxes. Figures are available for a
little more than three years of a Re
publican administration, and these
figures are the best answer to whether
that platform pledge has been carried
The public debt on February 28,
1921—a few days before the end of
the Democratic administration then in
power—amounted to $24,061,684,728.
At the end of June this year—three
and a third years of Republican rule
—the public debt had been brought
down to $20,981,242,042. It is diffi
cult for any mind to realize what a
billion is. This reduction amounted to
$3,070,442,686—more than three
thousand millions of dollars.
This much has been cut off the
principal. The cut has saved Ameri
can taxpayers more than $135,000,
000 in interest charges each year—
more than a third of million dollars a
Public expenditures—the cost of
running the federal government—have
been slashed with a determined hand
during the Republican regime, the
figures show. For the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1921—all but three
months of which was under a Demo
cr:'. ic administration—the outlay for
th.s purpose was $5,638,000,000. For
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1924,
this figure amounted to $3,497,000,000
—an annual saving of more than two
thousand million dollars.
These accomplishments are a direct
aid in lifting the burden of taxes from
the shoulders of individuals and of in
Chicago, Sept 30: A Kansas City,
Missouri, dispatch to the Philadelphia
Ledger in part follows:
Never in its history has the inte
rior rushed its wheat to market as it
has since this year’s harvest. The
17,553 cars received here in August
established a record and followed
high record July shipments of 14,615
cars. The two months receipts were
close to 50,000,000 bushels, more than
double the amount received in the
same months last year and more than
double the ten year average.
The effect has been to increase bank
Very best stove pipe.25c
6- inch dampers.20c
7- inch damper.25c
Collars —. 10c
Stove blacking. 15c j
Stove pipe wire..10c
Lanterns .. $1.60
Our best axes...$2.00
~ 5— ' iwi 'narwi ■ *r* ■*' *
deposits. Ore local bank has gained
$12,000,000 since. July 1, and has $58,-1
000,000 as compared with $41,000,000
a year ago. At the same time there
has been an actual decease in loans,
despite the 17,0000,000 bushels of
wheat in local elevators, which is more
than twice that of a year ago, which
lias called for much borrowing.
Bankers say that never was there
so sudden a transformation in finan
cial conditions as has been manifest
in the last sixty days. Many country
banks that were borrowing to the
limit three months ago have their
loans and accumulated balances with
ihrir correspondents. Most of the in
crease in deposits here is due to the
larger balances of country banns.
Re; orts from Nebraska say the turn
of the tide has g«v n an impetus to
real estate, that more farms will
change hands before the season is
over than in the last four years and
that prices will advance 10 to 25 per
cent. Sixty days ago farmers con
sidered that they were doing business
at a loss; now they are confident of a
profit. Depression and discourage
ment have given way to hopefulness
All eyes are now turned on the corn
crop, which gives promise of a full
average yield in Kansas, most of Okla
homa, and in Nebraska, if the frost
date be well delayed. It is expected
that the months crop report will show
fully as high a promise as did August
with perhaps improvement in Kansas,
which is especially favored in both
wheat and corn.
The middle west producer has on
cmuely new point of view with a
lifting of his burden of debt. In one
respect he has a considerable advant
age over the earlier period. He then
built a new home, new barns, improv
ed his equipment and is on the whole
in far better condition than a decade
ago. Now he has that advance paid
for and is in a position where there is
less demand for added expansion. It
is likely that he will turn, where pos
sible, to investments and seek to place
some of his surplus into bonds and
such other securities as appeal to him.
The promoters and salesmen for stocks
are already in the field.
HOLT COUNTY FAIR
A FINANCIAL SUCCESS
The Holt county fair closed last Fri
day evening following three big days
of events including races of all kinds,
a good ball game each day and the
showing of some of the best exhibits
of farm produce and live stock to be
The exhibit of live stock was good
in each department. The horses,
cattle, hogs, sheep and poultry veri
fies the statement that the Holt
county farmers are profiting by using
purebred sires and dams on the farm.
The exhibits are better this year than
in former years.
The agricultural exhibits were extra
good. A number of farmers were in
competition for the prize of the
largest exhibit which stimulated the
The fancy work department was
filled with an unusually large display
of fancy work and hand made articles
and was very attractive.
The high school department was
also an attractive corner of the ex
hibit hall and contained some very
fine work done by the pupils of the
high school and St. Mary’s Academy.
The pastry and flower sections were
also well filled.
Secretary John L. Quig informs The
Frontier that the fair will no doubt
pay out this year although the
weather was unfavorable during the
entire three days given to amusements
and entertainment of guests.
Following is the program and pres
ents for the three days:
Wednesday, September 24th—
First Event: One-half mile run
ning race. Purse $50.00. Elsie Gould,
first Marty Mack, second; Patsy,
third; Black Gold, fourth.
Second Event: Special high jump
ing horse. Fred Ernst’s horse.
Third Event: Chariot race, 5-8
mile. Purse $50.00. Schwisow, first;
Fourth Event: Half mile running
race—Holt county horses. Purse
$50.00. Sadie, first; Patcheon, sec
ond; Dolly Belle, third.
Fifth Event: Mule chariot race, 5-8
mile. Purse $25.00. Ferber, first;
Sixth Event: Running race. Free
For All. 8-4 mile. Purse $75.00. Ra
meau, first; Agnes Husker, second
Maggie Farce, third.
Seventh Event: Cowboy relay
race. 1% Miles. Purse $50.00. Han
na, first; Claussen, second.
Eighth Event: Special. Roman
ride. Raymond, first; McNish, sec
Nineth Event: Ball game. O’Neill
vs. Emmet. O’Neill won 7 to 3.
Thursday, September 25th—
First Event: Running race. One
half mile. Free For All. Purse $50.
Elsie Gold, first; Blue Belle, second;
Run Lady, fourth; Marty Mack, fifth.
Second Event: High jumping
horse. Fred Ernst’s horse.
Third Event: Welsh pony race.
One-half mile. Purse $11.00. Briner,
first; Zaborowski, second, Rosier,
third; Hunt, fourth; Alderson, fifth.
Fourth Event: Running race. 5-8
mile. Purse $75.00. Agnes Husker,
first; Rameau, second; Dallas, third;
Fifth Event: Mule chariot race.
5-8 mile. Purse $25.00. Furber, first;
Sixth Event: Cowboy relay race.
1^ miles. Purse $50.00. Zaborowski
first; Hanna, second; Claussen, third.
Seventh Event: Horse chariot race.
5-8 mile. Purse $50.00. Schwisow,
first; Claussen, second.
Eighth Event: Roman ride. One
half mile. Purse $32.00. McNish,
first; Raymond, second.
Nineth Event: Ball game. Atkin
son vs. Royal. Atkinson won 12
Friday, September 26th—
First Event: Running race. One
half mile. Consolation to non-win
ners. Purse $75.60. Dallas, first;
Run Lady, second; Blue Belle, third;
Second Event: High jumping
horse. Fred Ernst’s horse; Humph
Third Event: Stock show.
Fourth Event: Shetland pony race.
One-fourth mile. Purse $14.00. Mar
jory Brittell, first; Melvin Pilger, sec
ond; Graver pony, third; M. McNish,
Fifth Event: Boys and Girls Par
ade. About 700 boys and girls in line.
Purse paid out $186.00.
Sixth Event: Mule chariot race.
5-8 mile. Purse $25.00. Furber, first;
Seventh Event: Cowboy relay race.
1% miles. Purse $50.00. Lloyd Han
na, first; Lynn Hanna, second.
Eighth Event: Running race. 4%
furlongs. Purse $50.00. Rameau,
first; Agnes Husker, second; Elsie
Ninth Event: Roman ride. One
half mile. Purse $32.00. Raymond,
first; McNish, second.
Tenth Event: High school relay
race. Free For All. One-half mile.
O’Neill, first; Chambers, second; Stu
art, third; Atkinson, fourth. Time
1.47 1-10. Distance covered by each
runner: 220 yards. Line-up: O’Neill:
Hirsch, Zimmerman, Dugan, Hunt,
Hall. Chambers: Jones, Allen, Ad
ams, Blair, Barton. Stuart: Allman,
Shaul, Kaiser, Cosner. Atkinson:
Zaradnick, Cunningham, Newton,
Eleventh Event: Four-horse char
iot race. 5-8 mile. Purse $50.00.
Schwisow, first; Claussen, second.
Twelfth Event: Ball game. O’Neill
vs. Atkinson. Won by Atkinson 19
The High School foot-ball team is
gradually assuming the aspect of a
foot-ball team. Graduation left many
gaps hard to fill but the boys are
working hard to make the best show
ing possible. New equipment for
twelve players served to encourage
them in their efforts to make the
It is commendable that the boys,
one hundred per cent, voted in favor
of strict training rules throughout
the season; that is, refraining from
smoking, late hours and such things
having detrimental effects on their
athletics. It is hoped that the local
people will help them to observe their
rules which they have laid down for
themselves, and further that the boys
realize that “training” should not end
with the athletic season, for what
harms an athlete harms the non-con
At a meeting of the foot-ball s<#ad
held Wednesday noon Merle Hunt,
senior, was eiected captain on the
1924 team. He should make an ex
ceptionally fine leader for the coming
season and well deserves the honor
accorded him. \
The shedule, opening at lowing, Fri
«•' October 3rd, has not been com
’ ted to date, but the public can rest
: -■ od that they will have an op
j ertunity to see some good contests on
the local field. The following boys
are members of the squad: Captain,
Merle Hunt, Warren Hall, Ccril Hir
sch, A. Carney, Eli Abdouch, Harold
Hough, Clark Hough, Wayne Cole,
Richard Morrison, Bernard Quinn,
Francis Bazelman, Jay Fraye, Clark
Hough, Leo Ryan, Jack Arbuthnot,
Dale Bressler, John Minton, Robert
Davidson, Gerald Phalin, Robert Car
son, Geo. O’Connell, Alva Winchell,
Norman Reed, • Harlow Schwisow,
Arthur Devall, Harry Deland, Hough
Junior News Notes.
We want to get the majority of the
Junior class out on the trip to Ewing
Friday to root for our first football
Freda Addison is absent from school
this week as the home in which she
stays is quarantined.
There are thirteen Juniors in the
Commercial class. Its a lucky thir
Erwin Cronin has been absent from
school this week.
We are glad to state that one of
our classmen helped to win the cup
from Stuart at the relay race.
The Freshman English class began
the study of “Silas Marner,” this
The Business English classes are
working on spelling this week. In a
spelling contest held today Iola Pur
cell, Elsie Longstaff and Mildred Tom
linson were the best spellers in one
The Home Economics class is mak
ing some appetizing breakfast dishes
At a meeting of the Senior elas9
the following officers were elected:
Bernice Brentson, president; Elsie
Longstaff, vice-president; and Iola
purcell as secretary and treasurer.
Miss Roskoff was chosen class sponsor.
Marie Bay, Garland Bressler, Mar
iorie Gillespie, Helen Hancock, Phyllis
Hou>vh, Harvey Howerton, Geraldine
Madison, Ralph Ratliff and Hazel
Vaught were neither tardy nor ab
sent during the month of September.
The following received 100 per cent
in arithmetic this morning: Marie
Williams, Audrey Colfax, Elizabeth
Henry, Marjorie Gillespie, Eva Frie
son, Hazel Vaught, Ralph Ratliff.
A new pupil, Audrey Colfax, enter
ed school Monday.
The second grade was sorry to lose
Mary Ann Rothman, who moved
away last week.
Agnes Loy was absent last week
Boyd Dougherty has been absent
from school the past two weeks on
account of sickness.
Florence Surber is visiting in
Gale Carter has moved to South
Sioux City, Nebraska.
Donald Carson is a new pupil in the
Names of pupils neither absent nor
tardy during the month of Septem
ber: Helen Bay, Pearl Burge, Nona
! Bressler, Opal Boyer, Wynono
Breimer, Margaret Honeywell, Cleta
Van Avery, Eleaner Youngkin, Ar
thur Howerton, Burnell Ingram, Geo.
Madison, Robert Smith.
The work of weighing and measur
ing the pupils/ in the hygine class was
completed last week. The following
pupils were within five pounds of the
standard in weight: Boyd Bay, Dick
Cromwell, Frank Davidson, Lola
Smith. Ralph Tomlinson, Billie Griffin,
Albert Rummel, Edgerton Haskins.
Alden Briener from District No. 5,
enrolled in the Sixth grade Monday.
Ralph Tomlinson injured his arm
while playing football Tuesday. No
bones were broken.
Fred Calkins and Charles Meyers
brought several beautiful plants for
this class last week.
The Sixth grade enjoyed a wienie
roast at Cottonwood grove Tuesday
evening. In the ball game which fol
lowed the girls were victorious with
a three to five score.
Mattie Kubichek entered the Eighth
grade last week.
The following were neither absent
nor tardy during the first month of
school: Phoebe Abdouch, Gail Bress
ler, Loha Cromwell, Vira Eidenmiller,
Vivian Eidenmiller, Bennett Gillespie,
Glen Maw, Amolia Merrill', Gladys
Wiliams, Julian Rummell, Florence
Roseler, Violet Strube, Loretta
Saunto, Ray Toy, Gladys Rothman
and Beryl Winchell.
The Eighth grade is taking civics
this week in lieu of history.
Vira Eidenmiller, Loretta Saunto,
Beryle Winchell and Gladys Williams
each earned 100 per cent in spellng
i 'or the English lesson Wednesday
the class wrote letters abroad.
MORE LOCAL MATTERS.
S. E. Kelley, a candidate for the
office of County Judge of Holt County,
on the Non-Political ballot, was down
from Atkinson Wednesday shaking
hands with O’Neill people.
James McManus sustained a broken
right shoulder this afternoon while
out hunting with his brother John.
The horse which they were driving
became frightened at the smoke from
the gun, overturning the buggv and
throwing James to the ground with
the above result.
WM. L. PHILLEY
FOR STATE SENATOR
Wm. L. Philley, of Ewing, is the
Candidate on the Republican ticket
for State Senator from the twenty
second district. Lived in Nebraska
for eighteen years. Graduate of our
state university. Served in Company
C, 23rd Machine Gun Battalion during
the World War. Has always been in
terested in the state and county’s wel
fare but never a candidate for office
before. Is making no promises ex
cept that if elected to he fair to every
constituent and to aid in the ac
complishment of any and everything
for the best interests of all the peo
ple of the district. And further to
remain as now, absolutely' independ
ent of any boss or group control.
the reduction of taxes insofar as
such does not retard the progress of
Every county having its quota of
good roads, and especially for the
elimination of graft in road construct
For free vaccines and serums for
For cooperative marketing of agri
For the creation of a game and fish
reserve in the district from funds re
ceived from the sale of huning and
For just return for labor with the
living wage as the minimum.
For clean and progressive, sane and
STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP.
Statement of the ownership, manage
ment, circulation, etc., required by
the Act of Congress of August 24,
1912, of The Frontier, published
weekly at O’Neill, Nebraska, for
October 1, 1924.
State of Nebraska, County of Holt, ss.
Before me, a Notary Public in and
for the state and county aforesaid, per
sonally appeared W. C. Templeton,
who having been duly sworn according
to law, deposes and says that he is the
Editor of The Frontier and
that the following is, to the best of
his knowledge and belief, a true state
ment of the ownership, management,
etc., of the aforesaid 'publication for
the date shown in the above caption,
required by the Act of August 24,
1912, embodied in section 443, Postal
Laws and Regulations, to-wit:
That the names and addresses of
he publisher, editor, managing editor,
and business managers are:
Publisher, D. H. Cronin, Omaha,Neb.
Editor, W. C. Templeton, O’Neill, Neb.
Managing Editor, W. C. Templeton,
Josinets Manager, W. C. Templeton,
Thpt the owner is D. H. Cronin,
That there are no stock, bond or
mortgage holders other than himself.
W. C. TEMPLETON,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 1st day October, 1924.
(Seal) C. P. HANCOCK.
My commission expires April 20, 1928.
“HOME OF GOOD PICTURES”
- FRIDAY -
“A MAN THERE WAS”
- SATURDAY -—
THE SHOOTING OF DAN McGREW
Barbara La Marr, Lew Cody and
Comedy and Santa Fe Trail
-SUNDAY & MONDAY
Patsy Ruth Miller, Ralph Graves and
Zazu Pitts in
“DAUGHTERS OF TODAY”
— TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY —
Elenor Boardman and Ford Sterling
“THE DAY OF FAITH”
- THURSDAY -
Dustin Farnum in
“Her Love Story.”
“Monsier Beaucaire.” >
Job Work—High Grade—Frontier.
We are equipped
to render skilful
repair work on any
make of battery.
Our prices are
reasonable and we
use only genuine
On occount of failing health I will sell at public auction at my place, 11
miles north and 3 miles west of the O’Neill cemeteries, 2*4 miles north
of the Mennonite church, the following described property, immediately after
11:30 lunch, on
Wednesday, October 8, 1924
9 Head Horses and 1 Mule
One roan gelding, 12 years old, weight 1500; 1 black gelding, 6 years old,
weight 1400; 1 brown mare, 7 years old, weight 1250; 1 roan gelding, 8
years old, weight 1200; 1 gray mare, 12 years old, weight 1300; 1 gray mare, 5
years old, weight 1200; 1 bay mare, 4 years old, weight 1200, unbroke; 1
yearling mare colt; 1 saddle pony; 1 jack mule, 3 years old, weight 1100;
25 Head of Gattle
Nine head of good milk cows, 5 of these cows will be fresh by Christmas;
10 head of yearlings; 6 head of spring calves.
65 HEAD OF SHOATS AND FALL PIGS—35 head shoats weighing
from 60 to 125 pounds; 3 litters of fall pigs.
(100 acres of corn in field will be sold at private sale.)
800 bushels of oats if not sold before date of sale. 8 dozen chickens.
Farm Machinery, Etc.
Three lumber wagons; 1 hay rack; 1 hog rack; 1 end gate seeder; 11-row
grain drill; 1 pulverizer; 1 John Deere cultivator; 1 John Deere two-row eli;
1 lister; 1 orchard disc; 1 Standard cultivator; 1 walking cultivator; 1
riding plow; 1 corn planter and *4-mile of wire; 1 8-foot McCormick binder;
1 6-foot McCormick mower; 2 feed grinders; 1 harrow; 3 sets work
harness; 1 saddle; 2 sets fly nets; 1 cream separator; 1 1917 Allen auto;
1 grindstone; 1 oil stove; a lot of furniture, tools, oil barrels and other
articles too numerous to mention and too heavy to take with me.
FREE LUNCH AT 11:30 A. M. BRING YOUR TIN CUPS
TERMS—Ten months’ time will be given on all sums over $10.00 with
approved security and 10 per cent interest. $10.00 and under cash. No
property to be removed until settled for.
I. R. Harding, Owner
j?COL. JAMES MOORE, Auctioneer. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Clerk.
Powered by Open ONI