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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1924)
VOLUMN XLV. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1924. NO. 20.
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Saving is, and always has 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
We Pay 5% On Savings.
The Nebraska State J3ai)k
Mrs. J. M. Hunter entertained the
Tuesday club Tuesday afternoon.
J. A. Naylor went to Hastings Mon
day for a short visit with relatives.
Francis Cronin is able to be about
about again after several weeks ill
Sam Wolfe and family returned
Sunday from a week’s visit at Tona
The O'Neill high school football
team meets Ainsworth at that place
A ten pound son arrived at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Willging
Irving R. Harding and family left
Wednesday afternoon by car for Tuc
son, Arizona, where Mr. Harding goes
in (he interest of his health.
A Masonic school of instruction is
in session today and Friday at the
local lodge rooms.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hereford and
son, Bennett, spent the week end with
relatives at Spencer.
Mrs. George A. Miles attended the
funeral of an old acquaintance at
Ainsworth last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde King enter
tained at a dinner party at the King
residence this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Rafe Shaw, of Tona
wanda, visited at the Sam Wolfe ranch
home Sunday and Monday.
Norfolk bootleggers who stood trial
in federal court at that place last week
were acquitted by the juries.
Dr. Margaret Frost returned Mon
day morning from Omaha, where she
has been recuperating for some time
from the effects of an operation.
Nuggets From Nebraska Soil
A veritable chest of gold, is Nebraska’s
great annual crop of potatoes.
The average annual value of this crop
is about $3,000,000.
Potatoes are grown on nearly every one
of the 124,000 farms in ihe state, while
approximately 100,000 acres on some 0,000
farms are devoted to raising potatoes for
Potato raising, like other Nebraska
industries, is increasing year by year, and
as the state grows, more and more local and
long distance telephone service is required.
At the present rate of growth, the Bell
System must spend about three-fourths of
a million dollars annually to furnish new
telephone equipment for Nebraskans.
In order to provide for the growing
demands for telephone service, vast sums
of money must be obtained constantly from
invest; rs Nearly half a million people
already own Bell System stock or bonds.
We shall be pleased to have you, also, as an
investor in the business. Our Manager or
any telephone employee will gladly give
you full information about Bell stock or
As Nebraska prospers, the telephone is
successful. Therefore, we constantly strive
to provide reliable telephone service at the
1 jwest possible charges consistent with reason
able wages to employees and a fair return on
.the money invested in the business
Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.
One Policy - On* Syitem - Unicer*al SerclOO
P. J. Stanton, of Bonesteel, South
Dakota, visited over Saturday and
Sunday with relatives and friends.
Dr. J. P. Gilligan, who has been con
fined to his residence for several weeks
by illness, is able to be about again.
Mrs. Dave Loy returned Saturday
from Omaha, where she had been un
dergoing treatment at the University
Mrs. Thomas Quinn returned Sat
urday from Mapleton, Iowa, where
she visited her son James, and family,
for a week.
The Rebecca Kensington to have
been held Friday night has been post
poned to the first meeting night in
Father Joseph R. Kohler leaves to
day, Thursday, for Omaha, where he
has been assigned to St. Cecelia’s
Mrs. C. J. Malone left Monday for
Hastings, where she goes as a delegate
to the state meeting of the Rebeccas
in session at that place this week.
Miss Sylvia Simonson returned
Wednesday from Hot Springs, South
Dakota, where she recently under
went an operation for appendicitis.
August Schroeder, who has been re
cuperating from injuries received
while engaged in county road work
last winter, again injured himself by
a fall last week.
Mrs. L. A. Burgess was hostess to
the Et-A-Virp club Friday afternoon.
Homer Mullen underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis, at Lincoln Wed
nesday of last week.
Members of the Knights of Colum
bus tendered a farewell smoker to
Father Joseph R. Kohler Wednesday
evenink. Father Kohler departed for
Omaha this morning.
The Stuart band, one time one of the
noted bands of North Nebraska, has
been reorganized under the leadership
of Dr. D. K. Stuart and made its first
public appearance last week.
O’Neill will be in District No. 2 in
the state basket ball tournament this
winter The district comprising Boyd,
Holt, Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison,
Stanton and Cuming counties.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Henry cele
brated her tenth birthday anniver
sary Wednesday, afternoon by invit
ing ten of her little friends to help her
to properly observe the event.
Henry W Maurer and family, of
Madison, Nebraska, visited at the
home of Mr. Maurer’s brother-in-law,
Albert Rakowsky, of Redbird, the first
of the week, returning home Wednes
The Reverend George Longstaff will
attend the fifty-first annual session of
the Nebraska Synod of the Presby
terian church at Hastings, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday of next
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Harrington
and daughter, Mary Maxine, of Dal
las, South Dakota, who, have been
\isiting Mr. Harrington’s mother the
past two weeks, returned home Sat
otuari irienas nave received wora oi
the serious injury at Forsythe, Mon
tana, of John Laird, of Stuart, while
haying in that vicinity. His sister,
Miss Margaret Laird, has gone to his
James F. O’Donnell and son, Hugh,
returned Tuesday evening from a
business trip to Allen and Jackson,
Nebraska. They returned by way of
the Yankton bridge and attended the
“Talk on Home Portraiture” was the
subject of an address by Mrs. Sumner
Downey of the O’Neill Photograph
studios at the state convenion of Ne
braska photographers at Pierce Wed
The Catholic Daughters were host
ess to the Knights of Columbus at the
K. C. club rooms Tuesday evening.
Following cards a luncheon was
served, after which the knights and
ladies enjoyed dancing.
The steel has arrived and construct
ion began Monday on the new fifty
foot steel and concrete bridge over the
old channel of the river south of town.
The bridge is expected to be ready for
traffic within three weeks.
Members of the O'Neill Country
club tendered a farewell dance to Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Cooper at the club house
this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper
will' depart for Lincoln to make their
future hom^ about October 20.
Congressman Robert G. Simmons
will broadcast from station KFKX
Hastings, Nebraska, about eleven
o’clock p. m., Central time, October
23rd. His address will deal with the
political issues of this campaign.
The new fuel oil storage tank for
the electric light plant is being in
stalled and the pipe line which will
convey the oil from the railroad laid,
preparatory to switching the plant
from coal burning to an oil burning
A number of O’Neill citizens will at
tend the Yankton bridge dedication to
day, Thursday. The festivities began
last Sunday and will conclude next
Monday. The governors of Nebraska
and South Dakota will be the princi
pal speakers today.
Past Grand Master J. C. Harnish,
Past Chief Patriarch H. J. Zimmer
man, J. .S. Ennis and W. C. Templeton
are attending the session of the grand
lodge and the grand encampment of
the I. O. 0. F. at Hastings this week,
leaving for that place Monday.
Frank Harnish, chief deputy United
States marshal, came up Saturday
evening for a Sunday visit, returning
to Omaha Monday morning. Mrs.
Harnish and little son, who arrived
last Thursday, remained and are pack
ing up the household goods prepara
tory to removing them to Omaha.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
The O’Neill National Bank
AS MADE TO THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY ON OCTOBER 10, 1924.
LOANS AND DISCOUNTS . $313,128.42
This consists of notes given by our
customers—mostly farmers—a very
large per cent of which is secured by
either chattel mortgage or other col
OVERDRAFTS . 182.91
This represents money due us from de
positors who have checked out more
money than they had on deposit. While
this item is not large, we are not par
ticularly proud of it for the reason
that it is against banking department
regulations to permit any one to over
draw their account.
UNITED STATES BONDS •_. 74,850.00
These are all gold obligations of the
United States and all of which are now
selling above par.
OTHER BONDS AND SECURITIES 62,889.03
This consists of municipal bonds,
county, township and school warrants,
all worth par.
BANKING HOUSE AND FIXTURES 4,468.00
Consisting of bank buildings, vaults,
safes and fixtures of all kinds, worth
about double the above amount.
OTHER REAL ESTATE OWNED . 8,233.20
This consists of real estate owned other
than the banking house. '
CASH AND SIGHT EXCHANGE . 199,011.79
This consists of cash in vault, and due
from other banks, subject to our check,
and from United States Treasurer.
TOTAL . $662,763.45
CAPITAL STOCK .$ 60,000.00
This represents the cash paid in on
the original investment by the stock
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED
PROFITS . 86,668.67
This is a part of the earnings of the
bank that have been set aside from
time to time as a “guarantee fund”
for the further protection of our de
positors or to cover any possible
losses. Our surplus and undivided
profits amount to more than 174 per
cent of our capital stock.
CIRCULATION .„. 60,000.00
This represents the “currency” or
“national bank notes" we have in circu
lation for which we have deposited with
the Treasurer of the United States
$60,000,00 U. S. Gold Bonds to guar
antee the redemption of these notes.
DEPOSITS ... 476,094.88
Represents money deposited in this
bank by firms or individuals, a part of
which is subject to check on demand
and a part on time certificates of de
posit running six or twelve months, on
which we pay 5 per cent interest.
REDISCOUNTS OR BILLS PAYABLE NONE
TOTAL . $662,763.46
This Bank Carries No Indebtedness of Officers or Stockholders
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sydenham, of
Broken Bow, accompanied by Mrs.
Louise Wheeler, of Des Moines, ar
rived Tuesday for a short visit with
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Scott. Mrs. Syd
enham and Mrs. Wheeler are sisters
of Mrs. Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Seyden
ham will return home Friday and
Mrs. Wheeler will spend the winter in
Dr. T. J. Dwyer and Dr. H. M. Mc
Clan«H.»n of Omaha, came up thiB
morning and later went on to Atkin
son, where they will address the meet
ing of the eighth counsellor district of
the Nebraska Medical association. Dr.
J. P. Gilligan, Dr. W. F. Finley and
Dr. L. A. Carter, of this city, also
were in attendance at the meeting
which was held this afternoon.
Miss Anna O’Donnell left Sunday
for Omaha, where with her sister,
Miss Nell O’Donnell, of Cheyenne,
Wyoming, she joined the Nebraska
delegation to the sixth biennial con
vention of the International Confed
eration of Catholic Alumnae, which
opens at the Bellevue-Stratford hotel,
Philadelphia, Saturday. Representa
tives from Canada, Ireland, England,
France, Italy, Spain and from every
state in the union will be in attend
ance. Miss Anna O’Donnell attends
as delegate from St. Mary’s Academy,
and Miss Nell O’Donnell as alternate
from the same school. The Nebraska
delegation consists of eleven women.
AT THE CASH AND CARRY STORE
We are offering some Special Bargains this week to our customers. We
want you to come in and see our wonderful stock of merchandise. We want to
make it worth your while to come. Read our offer:
Best offer now on school dress goods
for girls; consisting of checked and
plain wool crepe in beautiful patterns:
36-inch checked crepe, value 50c
per yard, at.... 33c
36-in. tan crepe, value 75c, at. 49c
36-inch all wool goods, assorted colors,
value $1.25, at only__ 69c
Large assortment of gingham—the
finest of colors and patterns, value
35c, at :._ 19\Ac
Clover Bell Crelons—all shades,
36- inches wide, per yard.. 23c
Cotton bed blankets, 64x76, pair $2.65
On all children’s, misses’ and ladies’
coats and dresses.
Superior Overalls, best in value, full
cut 220 Denim, trippled seamed. Spec
ial, for Saturday Only, at 2:00 o’clock
in the afternoon, the following will be
3 pair size 44, 3 pair size 42,2 pair size
40. 2 pair size 38, 2 pair size 36, at the
extermely low price of—
Jackets will be sold in the same run at
same price, making a total of 12 pairs
of overalls and 12 jackets. After these
are sold the price will be $1.36
Children’s Romper Shoes, sizes 8 to 2,
fifteen pair only to be sold, at — $1.98
Brown Oxfords, solid leather, sizes
4 to 7, at..... $2.75
Jackets and Coats
Horsehide jackets at only-$11.95
Sheeplined coats, well )madeJ/ weight
5i/2 pounds, as long as they last, for
These are only a few of the Bargains
to be found in our store.
CASH AND CARRY STORE
First door west of the First National Bank, O’Neill.
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