The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 30, 1924, Image 4

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    The Frontier
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tween publisher and subscriber.
Next Tuesday, November 4, is elec
tion day. On that day the American
citizen has the privilege to exercise and
the duty to perform of expressing
through the medium of the ballot his
preference for officials to administrate
the affairs of government in his na
tion, his state and his county. He also
may indicate what policy he desires
these officials to pursue by voting for
the candidates of any one of the
several parties, as each group of can
didates stand as advocates of the plat
form of principles or policies of gov
ernment adopted by its party. The
citizen who fails to vote next Tuesday
unless prevented by circumstances
over which he or she has no% control
will have no kick coming nor any
right to criticize what later may de
velop. The Frontier believes that this
year the republican party presents one
of the best lists of candidates from
top to bottom ever presented to a
people for its endorsement and stand
ing on a platform which spells pros
perity, peace and unity. It is a plat
form pledging economy in public ex
penditures without the crippling of
efficiency of administration, the re
duction of taxes and of the public
debt. The voters are familiar with the
qualifications and merits of the re
publican national and state candidates
through the medium of the press, of
public addresses and of their past rec
ords both public and private. They
are able, efficient and honest. Senator
, < orge W. Norris needs no introduc
1 i. He is for the people and the
people are for him. Congressman
Robert G. Simmons is the present able
representative of the Sixth congres
sional district. Senator Norris has
spoken in favor of his candidacy and
is urging his election, which is a
N guarantee of his true merit.
William Leonard Philley of Ewing
is the republican candidate for state
senatorr from the Twenty-Second dis
trict which includes Holt county. No
person who casts a ballot for him will
have occasion later to regret it, for
he is not the kind of man who will be
tray or who has betrayed a public
trust imposed in him. He is familiar
with the needs of his district and of
its farmers. He was one of a little
group at Ewing who when they saw
that the farmers of their territory
were being robbed by the creamery
trust, established a small creamery at
Ewing, not for profit. Farmers of
that vicinity now arc receiving for
their butterfat more per pound than
are the' farmers of elsewhere in the
county and the business men of Ew
ing are prospering because of the
trade the little creamery and its trust
competitors who also are paying the
better prices are attracting to the
town. For more than a year he acted
without pay as the manager of the
little creamery that the town and com
munity might benefit and the people of
Ewing and viciniy are his most ardent
The farmers of the Sixty-Fourth
state representative district who want
a man in the lower house of the legis
lature to truly represent them can
make no better selection than that
of J. M. Hunter the republican candi
date. Mr. Hunter is one of the pio
neers of the county, a real and suc
cessful farmer who has always been
identified with the farmers interests.
He has succeeded each year during his
term as county assessor in securing
reductions in exhorbitant values for
purposes of taxation, even though on
occasion and during the present demo
cratic administration of state affairs
he has had to fight Governor Bryan
and his appointees to do so. He knows
conditions and what is needed for re
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lief. He is of mature years and
knowledge to command the respect
and confidence of his colleagues in the
house if e J. The house of rep
resentatives is the body in which under
the constitution appropriations and
tax measures must originate. In this
respect it is the most important of the
two legislative bodies. Mr. Hunter
is not a follower of that school of dis
contented European theorists whose
teachings would abolish state and
church and all of the good things of
life and which would spell revolution,
anguish and bankruptcy if carried into
effect. Knowing from experience the
hard actualities which constantly con
front the firmer and the stockman he
is the man to represent them.
Ira H. Moss is the candidate of the
republican, the democratic and the
progressive parties for re-election as
clerk of the district court. All of
these parties so highly approved of his
present efficient administration of his
office that they nominated him at the
primary this spring without opposi
tion, which is the highest praise that
can be accorded an official in public
C. I). Keyes of Inman, early and
long time resident of Holt county, is
a real dirt farmer and one who takes
a live and active interest in agri
cultural affairs and needs. He is the
republican candidate for county as
sessor. There is no man in the county
perhaps who is more familiar with
farm land and livestock values than
Mr. Keyes, and none who is more
capable of viewing matters ot taxa
tion valuations from the farmers
Holt county is the second largest
county in the state. Its resources are
varied, although confined principally
to agriculture and livestock raising
and the problems of road building and
county administration that confronts
its board of county supervisors much
more complicated and difficult than
do, those of many of the smaller
counties of the state, some of which
could almost be tucked away on a
large Holt county farm or ranch. The
present board of supervisors is a
capable cne which is truly and econ
omically representing and serving the
taxpayers. There is no breath of
scandal attached to any of its mem
bers. Three of its members are can
didates for re-election and the tax
payers of their districts owe a duty
to themselves to return them to office.
L. C. McKim is the present supervisor
and republican candidate from the
Second district, L. E. Skidmore from
the Fourth and C. B. Nellis from the
Sixth district. Each of these gentle
men has looked after the needs of his
district ably and at the same time
without discriminating for or agains
any other section of the county. Each
with his knowledge ot the county’s
affairs is of far more value to his con
stituency than his opponent could
possibly be for several years in any
event and the voters will make a mis
take not to re-elect them. Mr. McKim
is the present chairman of the board,
now serving his second term as sueh.
Mr. Skidmore in addition to his other
services has given his district some
thing, it badly needed, a considerable
mileage of good roads. Mr. Nellis,
who is serving out an unexpired term
of a former member, is engaged in a
like program and it is apparent that
his efforts are meeting with the hearty
approval of his district, for he has no
There is no candidate oh the repub
lican ticket for whom the party needs
to apologize. None but whom is de
serving of the most fulsome praise. It
is with pride that they are presented
to the people and with pleasure that
The Frontier endorses them.
One of the most important offices to
be filled at the election next Tuesday
is the non-political one of district
judge for the Fifteenth judicial dis
trict. The district comprises . Holt,
Boyd, Rock, Brown and Keya Paha
counties. Holt county is as large as
any other two of the counties in the
district. Its population will equal if
not exceed that of any other two of
the counties. For these reasons more
litigation naturally arises in the
county than in any other of the dis
trict. O’Neill, the county seat, is the
most accessible and easily reached
point of any in the district lor liti
gants and their attorneys. These are
the things that make it an imperative
necessity that the presiding judge of
the district be a resident of O’Neill.
But these things alone are not the
reason why The Frontier believes that
the voters not only of the town and
county, but of the entire district, should
cast their ballots for the re-election of
Judge Robert R. Dickson, the present
incumbent. The office is one requir
ing a person of high legal attain
ments, of unqustionable honesty and
impartiality and of judicial experience.
These qualifications are possessed by
Judge Dickson in a high degree. His
decisions and opinions are rarely re
versed by the supreme court of the
state and in this respect he is perhaps
the ranking district judge of the state.
The respect that the supreme court
holds for his learning in evidenced by
supreme judges frequently calling him
to Lincoln to assist them in their
labors. Among the most important
and far reaching decisions made by
Judge Dickson during his present
term of office is the one in the Long
Pine state bank case which prevented
the looting of the state bank guaranty
fund by unscrupulous persons and cor
porations and save millions of dollars
to the small depositors in the state
banks of Nebraska.
Judge Dickson is in the prime of
life, vigorous and possessed of an alert
mind, and in every way fitted and
capable to perform the onerous duties
of the office. The recital of the quali
fications of Judge Dickson is in no way
to be considered a criticism of or a re
flection upon his elderly opponent. It
is merely a presentation of why The
Frontier believes that Judge Robert
R. Dickson should be re-elected to this
most important position.
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Mrs. L. Chapman
Donnelly & DU ion
Donnelly &Dillon
To The Voters of Nebraska.
Your attention irrespective of party,
is called to the proposed amendment
to the State Constituion, submitted
next Tuesday, November 4th.
There is widespread misunderstand
ing as to what this amendment really
provides. Its ostensible purpose is (1)
to write the direct primary law into
the State Constitution and (2)toelimi
nate the party circle. Its real purpose
and effect is much more serious. It
forbids the use, upon the election bal
lot, of any party designation or any
identification whatever opposite the
names of candidates.
This amendment, if adopted, will de
stroy every political party in Ne
braska. Furthermore, it will prevent
the effective organization of any new
political party in Nebraska.
The amendment denies the voter
the light to know who, among the
candidates, are Republicans, or Demo
crats, or Prohibitionists, or Socialists.
It prohibits a candidate from admit
ting his allegiance To a party platform
or his responsibility to the party which
supports his candidacy. It puts masks
upon the candidates and blinders upon
the voters. ♦
We do not here oppose the direct
primary or the elimination of the
party circle. Many voters favor one
or both of these proposals. We ob
ject to this amendment because, under
pretense of serving these ends, it at
tempts to capitalize this favorable
sentiment for a totally different pur
This amendment would forbid the
people of Nebraska to freely organize
political parties or to exercise in
effective manner their right, hereto
fore inalienable, to nominate and elect
to office, by joint endeavor, the men
and women of their choice.
No state in the Union has ever given
serious consideration to such a revolu
tionary departure from traditional,
forms of free American government.
It is not necessary to vote “Yes” to
stain the primary. That already is
o law. To vote “Yes” is to encour
s deceit, destroy responsibility and
recipitate governmental chaos. When
you vote “No” you vote to retain the
direct primary as it is, with the party
designation which serves to identify
one candidate from another.
We appeal to you to explain this
matter to your neighbors and friends.
This is the ONLY Constitutional
amendment to be voted on. Put an
X before “No.”
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Clean Vp Public Sale
I have decided to quit ranching and will sell at public auction on the
ranch, 5 miles south and 1 mile west of Emmet, Nebraska, commencing at
12:30 o’clock sharp, on
Monday, November 3rd
31 Head of Cattle
Eight milch cows; 11 coming two year old steers; 5 coming 2 year old
heifers; 7 calves coming one year old.
30 Head of Horses and Mules
Eight head of mules from 7 to 9 yearsold, weight 1100 each; team of brown
mares, 9 years old, weight 1300 each; team of bay mares, 8 years old, weight
1300 each; team of black geldings, 9 years old, weight 1300 each; 1 black
gelding, 9 years old, weight 1300 lbs.; 1 bay gelding, 5 years old, weight 1300;
1 bay gelding, 4 years old, weight 1100 lbs.; 6 dark bay and brown mares, 6
to 8 years old, weight 1100each; 7 bay and black geldings, 6 to 9 years old,
weight 1050 each. Above horses and mules are in good shape and gentle
farm horses and mules.
About 300 Head of Hogs
Forty thin Sews, average weight, 175 pounds each; 100 shoats, average
weight. 80 pounds each; 100 shoats, average weigh, 50 pounds each; 7
sows with litters of pigs by side about two weeks old.
Farm Machinery and Miscellaneous
Five wide tire wagons; 1 narrow tire wagon; 2 manure spreaders; 1
manure loader; 7 6-foot McCormick mowers; 3 hay sweeps; 1 hay stacker;
2 riding listers; 3 riding cultivators; 1 .sets double work harness; 2 gas
engines; 4 baling racks; 1 corn binder; 1 hay press with gasoline engine
complete; 1 steel range; 1 davenport; beds complete; 6 dining chairs; 2
rocking chairs and many other articles too numerous to mention.
1,000 tons of hay in stack on the ranch, Arrangements might be made to
feed this hay on premises.
TERMS—Nine months’ time will be given on all sums over $20.00 with
approved security and 10 per cent interest. $20.00 and under cash. No
property to be removed until settled for.
W. A. Blore, Owner
COL. JAMES MOORE, Auctioneer. W. P. DAILEY, Clerk.
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I will sell at my place 20 miles northeast of O’Neill; 4 miles east and l/2 mile
north of Opportunity; one mile east of old Mineola; 4 miles west and y2 mile
south of Star, beginning at one o’clock sharp, on
Tuesday, November 4th
52 Head of Cattle
Fourteen head of milch cows; 3 coming two year old heifers; 1 coming
two year old Durham bull; 34 head of coming yearling calves.
8 Head of Horses
Seven head of horses. One real “kid” pony.
20 Head of Hogs
Farm Machinery and Miscellaneous
Three sets of work harness; 1 saddle; 1 one-row eli; 1 two-row eli; \ lister;
1 disc cultivator; 1 walking cultivator; 1 walking plow; 1 disc; 1 drag; 1 six
foot Minnesota mower; 2 five-foot Deering mowers; 1 AA Dain hay
stacker; 1 12-foot hay rake; 1 sweep; 1 rack and wagon; 1 box wagon; 1
organ; 1 single bed, springs and mattress; 1 sanitary cot; 1 sewing
machine; 1 new $115.00 Primrose separator; other articles too numerous
to mention.
TERMS—Nine 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.
G.F. Reynolds,Owner