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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1928)
VOLUME XLVIII. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1928. NO. 48.
The Ross E. Harris
Offers you the best of Service together with
Quality and Price. Phone your next order for
Meats and Groceries and be convinced.
For The Week I
i Flakes, pkg. . 10c
Kirks Flake White
package . 23c
large, crisp. 10c
Blood Oranges, the
dozen ._. 45c
Del Monte Peaches
Soap, 3 bars.23c
bunch . 05c
large . 23c
Medium . 18c
Holt County’s Oldest Citizen Passed
David Hite was born July 15, 1830
in Lincoln County Ohio, and died at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Flora
B. Lewis, April 23, 1928, at O’Neill,
Nebraska, aged 97 years. 9 month and
He was married to Mary A. Cor
yea, December 23, 1851. To this
union were born nine children, thz-ee
of whom are living.
When sixteen years of age he mov
ed from Ohio to Illinois, and in 1881
with his family to Cass County, Ne
braska; in 1912 he moved to Holt
county and made his residence in
O’Neill. By occupation he was a
farmer and gardner. He loved the
soil and was a sincere lover of nature
Mr. Hite was Holt county’s oldest
citizen and took keen delight in polit
ical conditions. He was an ardent
“Dry” and his two aims seemed to be
to live to be 100 years old and to vote
as often as given an opportunity to
make America dry.
His beloved wife passed away Feb
ruary 22, 1905. “Grandpa Hite was
the last of seven children in his family
to pass away. He leaves to mourn
his going one son and two daughters.
T. J. Hite, of Ottawa, Illinois; Mrs.
Flora B. Lewis, of O’Neill, Nebraska,
and Mrs. Nellie B. Ryan, of Donver,
Twenty-twe grand children, twenty
seven great grandchildren, and one
great, great grandchild (Donna Rae
Cooper, of Lincoln, Nebraska, age
seven years) are mourning his going.
He will be laid to rest beside his be
loved wife in the cemetery near Elm
wood, Nebraska. His funeral was
was held Wednesday, April 25th. in
the Methodist Episcopal church at El
So has fallen one of our best
known men. He was in good health
until October 16, 1927, and since that
time has steadily grown weaker. He
was confined to his bed for the last
few weeks where his daughter had
grand daughter gave him the most
loving care. The community extends
its heartfelt sympathy to these be
reaved ones. ***
CARD OF THANKS.
Not being able to personally thank
all our kind friends and neighbors,
we take this means of expressing
sincere thanks to all those who aided
and gave us sympathy during the ill
ness and following the death of our
beloved father and grandfather,
VALLA BARN DESTROYED
BY FIRE SUNDAY A. M.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the barn belonging to Frank Valla at
4:80 o’clock Sunday morning. Mr.
Valla had sold the barn and had re
moved everything excepting a Ford
car which was also destroyed. A
shed belonging to H. M. Uttley on the
rear of the adjoining place was badly
damaged. The roof of the barn be
Ride with Ethel Johnson
Ethel and Straight Run Gas
High Grade Oils and Greases
> Mellor Motor Co.
THE FORI) FILLING STATION
... in i
longing to Martin Bazelman across
the alley was also on fire several
l imes and was somewhat damaged
The firemen responded to the alarm
iquickly but the Valla barn was a mass,
of flames when discovered. Mr. Valla
j carried no insurance; we understand !
I that some insurance was carried on
I the other buildings damaged.
MRS. MARY CAVANAUGH.
Mrs. Mary Cavanaugh passed awuy
I at twelve o’clock noon today at the
home of^ her daughter, Mrs. W. J.
Sparks in the southeastern part of
Mrs. Cavanaugh was about seventy
five years of age. She with her hus
band, Morris Cavanaugh, came to j
Holt County in the fall of 1887 and
located southwest of O’Neill where (
she has continued to reside although
her husband passed away twenty-!
seven years ago. She has spent con
siderable time each year visiting with
her daughters, Mrs. Earl Hatton, of
Chambers, and Mrs. W. J. Sparks, of
Heart trouble was the cause of her
She leaves six children: Mrs. W.j
J. Sparks, O’Neill; Mrs. Earl Hatton,
Chambers; Chas., John. James and
Morris Cavanaugh, of O’Neill.
Funeral services will be held Sat
urday morning at nine o’clock from
St. Patrick’s church in this city.
The Frontier will publish an obitu
ary next week.
RUNNING RACE MEET
JULY 3-4-5, DON’T MISS IT
The local promoters of the Running
Race Meet to be held in O’Neill July
.‘‘rd, 4th and 5th, have contracted
with the Monahan Post Band, of Sioux
City, which will be the greatest at
traction of its kind that has eve” j
visited this part of the state.
The Monahan Post Band have won
first prize at the American Legion
conventions for the past seven years
at their National conventions. They
also nave produced a number of very
line iciuius lui me vitwi irirm^
! Machine Company.
Gallopers will be here from various
! parts of Nebraska as well as from the
I adjoining states.
O’Neill always put on good race
programs but this year it is the in-;
i tention to make them better than
Baseball games between two promi
j nent teams, one of which will be!
from Sioux City, is being arrprw*»l.
Plan now to see the races.
I WHY NOT LOCATE THE
VETERAN BUREAU HOSPITAL
in o’neill, Nebraska!
A bill has passed the House of
Representatives providing for the
establishment of a United States
Veteran’s Bureau Hospital to be estab
lished in either Iowa, Kansas, Mis
souri or Nebraska. Indications point
to its location in Nebraska. This is
to be a 300 bed hospital costing $1,
500,000. If located in Nebraska it
will be located probably in the north
Central part of the static. Why
should this not be located at O’Neill? j
We have an ideal location for such a
hospital and every effort should be1
made to secure it.
A mass meeting will be held at the
Knights of Columbus Hall on Thurs
day, May 3, at 8 p. m. Every citi
zen interested in the upbuilding of
the town should attend this meeting.!
DR. H. L. BENNETT
KICKED BY A HORSE
Dr. H. L. Bennett, veterinarian, |
was kicked in the chest Saturday;
afternoon while attending a sick
horse at the Will Abbott farm about
twenty miles northwest of O’Neill.
The doctor received a severe blow in
the chest which perhaps fractured
several ribs and otherwise bruised
him considerably; he also received a
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the horse or from falling to the
ground after the kick; he was rend
ered unconscious for some time. Dr.
Carter was called and after dressing,
the wound brought him to his home in,
this city. He is recovering nicely.
ROYAL THEATRE BUILDING
PURCHASED BY WM. MILLER;
Mellor and McMillian, former own
ers of the Royal Theatre building,
j have disposed of the building to Wm.
Miller, a traveling salesman for a
j film corporation, who expects to con
duct the theatre as soon as he ob
tains possession. Mrs. Georgia Ras
ley, who has been conducting the
theatre for the past six years, is con. !
sidering contracting with local parties
! who have agreed to erect a new,
I modern up-to-date theatre building
j for her. We understand that Mr.
Miller expects to remodel the Royal
WOMAN'S C LUB.
The meeting of the Womans Club
will be held at the home of Mrs. J. J.;
Harrington on May 2nd, as the club
room is being redecorated.
The following progrnm will be
leader Mrs. Harry llatfner
American und English,
Mrs. L. A. Carter
Mrs, A. L. Cowperthwnit*
Open discuss tor.
Suggestions for next year.
, Mrs, Georgia Railey was in Nor
I folk Tuesday,
Mrs. L. A. Carter returned from
Chicago, Monday night, where she
has been with her daughter, Mrs. J.
C. Smith, who was ill. Mrs. Smith
was able to accompany her home and
will remain here while convalesing.
KIRK DESTROYS WOIDNECK
HARDWARE IN SPENCER
Spencer. Neb., April 24. Five per
sons of Spencer were burned, two
badly, two buildings and contents de
stroyed and another seriously damag
ed this morning in the worst fire in
the history of Spencer when a small
amount of crude old that wras being
burned in a barrel exploded and shot
flames throughout the back room of
the Woidneck Hardware store. The
loss has not been estimated.
The injured are:
Mrs. J. C. Peterson, badly burned
about the face and body; confined to
George Barta, seriously burned
about arms and face; confined to the
Herman Woidneck, burned about
Paul WoidSneck, facial burns.
Albert Holstein, burned about face
The Woidneck store and J. C.
Peterson’s new drug store and con
tents are in ruins, while Olson’s cor
ner grocery store is hadlyr damaged.
Contents of the grocery store were
About 8:30 o’clock this morning
Holstein, desiring a barrel, went into
the hardware store to secure one.
Herman Woidneck started to burn out
a small quantity of crude oil in the
barrel before selling it to Holstein.
Shortly after he had stalled the fire,
the oil exploded, hurling flaming por
tions throughout the backroom.
Mrs. Peterson, who was standing
nearby, was in the path of some of
the burning oil which struck her and
set fire to her clothing. Frightened,
she rushed from the building and into
the street where she was grabbed by
a man, not identified, who extin
guished the flames by wrapping a
guished thp flames by wrapping a
coat about Mrs. Peterson. The in
jured woman was then rushed to the
hospital, and at 9:30 o’clock this
morning she was reported as “doing
Young Barta suffered burns w’hen^
jj THE person who cannot afford B
H to save is spending for things he m
y cannot afford to have. S
I The O’Neill National I
■ Capital, Surplus and Undivided B
I Profits, $125,000.00 S
This bank carries no indebted- 3jt
H ness of officers or stockholders. ■
tie rushed to Mrs. Peterson’s aid, and
attempted to beat out the flames on
ter clothing. Ho is also in the hospi
Although burned about the face
Paul Woidneck continued to fight the
dames that spread from the hardware
store to the drug establishment. Both
Holstein and Woidneck were burned
when the flaming oU struck them.
The Peterson drug store had only
been in operation since last October,
its equipment being new.
Flames in the grocery store, from
which the contents were carried be
fore the blaze had gathered much
headway, were extinguished about an
hour and one-half after fire started.
School in .Spencer did not start
classes until shortly before 10 o’clock.
“Eventually” Why Not I
Avoid the Hot Summer Rush I
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I Small down payment balance I
I monthly with light bill. 1
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