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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1928)
VOLUME XLVIIL NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. MAY 3, 1928. No. 49.
R. J. Marsh has just completed a
The Fern cafe has installed a new
Clarence Rasley returned from Nor
folk last Friday.
John A. Robertson went to Omaha
M. B. Miller shipped a car of cat
tle Sunday to the Chicago markets.
C-. P. Uhl is erecting a new garage
on his place in northeast part of town.
Frank Pruss, the hog buyer, ship
ped two cars of hogs to Chicago
Judge Robert R. Dickson and Mrs.
Dickson were in Sioux City, Iowa,
Ernest Richter was on the Sioux
City markets last Monday with a car
The bass fishing season closed Maj
1st for six weeks, and will reopen on
J. B. Ryan is putting a basement
under his building just south of The
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nolan and
family, of Bassett, spent Sunday with
David Stannard has installed a new
iceless fountain in his soft drink
parlor and news stand.
The Methodist Hedies’ Aid will hold
a food sale at Ross E. Harris’ store
on Saturday afternoon.
Robert Smith and children drove to
Norfolk Sunday to visit Mrs. Smith,
who was in the hospital.
Judge Robert R. Dickson and Re
porter Ted McElhaney were holding
court in Bassett, Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert Smith came home this
morning from Norfolk, where she
went last week for a minor operation.
Edward and Clinton Gatz are erect
ing a seven room modern house on
their lot just east of the Messner
A. E. Bowen accompanied Walter
Stein to Omaha the first of the week
where he picked out a new Whippett
A son, James Elmer Merriman,
weight 6 Vs pounds, was born to Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Merriman last Tues
H. W. Tomlinson has about com
pleted the remodeling of the residence
formerly owned by C. E. Downey in
the northeastern part of the city.
A. F. Dugger returned home Wed
nesday evening from Stansberry, Mis
souri, where he has been visiting his
mother for the past three weeks.
Joseph McDonald, of Atkinson, was
looking after business matters in
O’Neill Monday and arranging to go
to Miama, Florida, where he owns a
ten acre tract which he contemplates
improving during the coming sum
mer. He also has property at Ft.
Dr. H. L. Bennett is recovering
rapidly from the effects of being
kicked in the chest by a horse last
week. He is able to be down town,
!,>at is not taking on heavy work.
Uhl Brothers trucked a load of fat
[cattle to Sioux City Wedesday for
The© Thorson; they trucked a load of
1 hogs to Sioux City Tuesday for Fay
Bucket, of Phoenix.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Graves and
[children drove to Lyons, Nebraska,
last Sunday, returning Monday. Mrs.
[Jane Buckley, mother of Mrs. Graves,
i ante home with them for a visit.
Howard Hunt and family have mov
,ed to Bonesteel, South Dakota, where]
Mr. Hunt will continue in the employ
jof the Interstate Power Company,
j Uhl B others trucked their goods to
Atkinson Graphic: Ten cans of
[catfish from the state hatchery at
I Gretna were released in the Elkhorn
above the dam Thursday. This was
] a fine lot of fish ranging from 5 to S
inches in size.
(’has. H. Denmark is arranging to
; open a “shoe shine" parlor in a part
of the room of the L. L. Cornell [
Electric Shoe Shop in the old Mer-|
chants hotel building. He expects to
be open for business Saturday.
Mrs. Nettie Williams returned to,
her home at Tipton, Iowa, Wednesday,
morning, having spent the winter here
with her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hunt
er. She was accompanied by Mrs. j
Hunter, who will spend the summer
The wind blew a gale last Satin-,
day and Sunday which was very dis
astrous to the small grain crop. Mat y
tanners say that they will be compell
ed to replant other crops in tneir
fields.. According to rports from
i-ve1' li.e state, the high wind was
Ed Gatz has purchased the H. M
Uttley residence one block west of the
Bcha hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Uttley will
move to their residence first door
east which is now occupied' by James
Seybold, who expects to move to the
Mary Fleming property which he re
Forest Smith and Roy Warner werej
in Norfolk Sunday mixing with the
professional trap shooters of the
state. On account of the high wind
no regular shoot was held although
i considerable shooting was done. [
Smith and Warner carried away the
1 high scores over a number of the1
The basement of the Library has
[recently undergone some needed re
pairs. The wralls of the basement be
low ground have refused to hold
plaster on account of dampness.
Metal lath has been used and a coat
ing of cement applied. The northwest
room has also been finished, which
will be appreciated by the Woman's
Club, who have charge of the base
ment. The Womans club has also
r< finished the furniture and now have
a very pleasing suite of rooms.
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f ord Killing Station
Ralph McElvain made a business
trip to Omaha Wednesday.
Judge and Mrs. R. It. Dickson were
in Sioux City a few days the first of
Mrs. Ollie Rummell and family en
joyed a visit the first of the week
with her brother W. B. Hillberg, of
Long Beach, California.
Rev. O. J.Fortune and family ar
rived in O’Neill yesterday from Ar
kansas, to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Rev. Ballard.
Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Ballard and
son. Max, departed Monday forenoon
in their Buick se<fan for their new
home in Iowa Falls, Iowa. The Bal
lards have made many warm friends
during their twenty months residence
in O’Neill, who regret that they are
leaving. Rev. Ballard will not con
tinue in the ministry at this time, but
will devote his time to the adminis
tration of the estate of his late uncle,
who made he and his sister the
principle beneficiaries in a wealthy
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ennis celebrated
their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary
Monday evening at their home in the
western part of the city, by serving
a seven o’clock dinner to a number of
their friends amt relatives. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. M. F.
Eveland, Mis® Opal Turner, Miss Ruth
Kramer, Miss Florence Beighley, F.
J. Brockinecky, Mrs. Pearl Harding,
Miss Vivian and Miss Vira Eidenmil
ler. Mr. and Mrs. Ennis received two
very acceptable gifts as remembran
ces of the occasion.
lattie miss Florence fturoer mviieo
fifteen girl friends of her Sunday
school class, to her home Monday
evening to help her celebrate her
tenth birthday anniversary. Game?
were played until nine, when a delect
able lunch was served by her mother,
Mrs. Elmer Surber. Those present
were Corinne and Sabanna Smith;
May and Honore Langmack; Pearl and
Merle Burge; Hazel and Alice Sch
wisow, Francis and Eleanor Young
kin, Anna Toy, Caroline Beers, Mary
Haff'ner, Loree Sauers and Patrice
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell re
turned home Monday from a two
weeks’ trip to points south and east.
Mr. O’Donnell attended a meeting of
the Executive Com mittee of the
American Bankers Association held at
Augusta, Georgia. They spent a day
at Nashville, Tennessee, the summer
resort of the south. A week was
spent with friends and in looking over
the places of interest in New York
City. Former Holt County friends
whom they visited with were John
McHugh formerly of this city; with
Newt Trommershauser and George
Raker, formerly of Ewing, and Mrs.
C. E. Hall and family. Mr. O’Don
nell had the pleasure of meeting
Governor A1 Smith, of New York, at
his appartments in the Baltimore
hotel. A day was spent among the
historic places in Philadelphia; sev
eral days were spent with their two
daughters. Miss Irene and Miss Max
ine, in Chicago.
FROM INMAN LEADER:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George So
botka Wednesday morning an eight
Miss Dorothy Grady of O’Neill,
cloned a successful term of school in
the Gallagher district east of Inman
last Friday. The closing feature was
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Butler arrived
here Tuesday from Independence, Mis
souri, for a visit with their si ns, J.
II. and A. N. Butler, and among old
friends. They expect to remain here
about ten days.
Lari Goree has been busy <he past
week coupling a couple of Ford on
gines together in. a attempt to make
an eight cylinder car. The car seems
to run in good shape and will niike
The local chapter of the Izaa\ Wal
ton League received several thousand
trees, mostly cedars, last week. Some
of the trees were given to different
farmers but the most of them were
planted on the forty acre tract south
of Inman sponsored by the League. (
LAD WHO STOLE HORSE
AND SADDLE CAPT1 RED
George W. Briggs, uged seventeen
years, for whom Sheriff Duffy was
searching for several days was pick
ed up in Stuart, Nebraska, the first
of the week and is now occupying
quarters in the county jail.
Briggs iH charged with stealing a
buy horse, 5 years old, and a Fremont
saddle, from Mr. Sterns residing about
twenty-five miles north of O’Neill.
He is also accused of forging Mr.
Sterns name to two checks, one of
which, for S10.50, he cashed at the
Chase and Livingston market, ami the
other, for $20, he cashed at Balin
Brothers store, both in Atkinson. He
claims his home is near Winner,
llriggs has admitted his guilt to
the sheriff and will plead guilty when
arraigned before Judge Dickson.
O'Neill High Schixd won tewnty
places in the Scholastic contest held
■ t Ainsworth, Nebraska. April 21.
Those who won places will he taken to
Lincoln to compete in the state con
test to lie held May 5th. providing
transportation can lx* found. The
following places! In this contest: Alice
Page, Gurna Oppen, iteryl Winched
Charles llanroelt, Velma Set smith,
Bennett Gillespie, hi twin Get sc her,
James Parker, James Robertson,
Helen Toy, Nellie Toy, and Kdgerton
Amelia Merrill and Miss Turner
are planning to go to Lincoln to com
pete in the State Music contest to t»e
held May 4th. Amolia will enter the
vocal class for Soprano solo, with
Miss Turner accompanying her.
James Robertson placed 2nd in
bookkeeping in the State Commercial
Contest held at York, Nebraska, April
2N. As a result O’Neill High School
tied for 11th place with York, West
Point, and Nebraska City.
The Parent-Teachers’ Association of
the Public School will meet in the High
School Auditorium on Tuesday, May
Nth At this meeting the grades will
present their May Festival beginning
at 2:00 p. m.
The following is the program:
Procession of May Queen.
May Queen Song, 2nd and 3rd Grades
Group of Folk Dances, 1st -2nd Grades
Solo—“The Daisy” Ruth Harris
Folk Dance . 4th Grade
Folk Dance 5th and 6th Grades
Song—(2 part) The Birdies
Return” ..7th Grade
May Pole Dance—1st and 2nd Grades
There will be a business meeting
el the close of the program.
Monday, May 7, is the date set for
the Senior Play, “The Whole Town’s
Talking.” Tickets are now on sale
ami can be reserved at Reardon’s
Drug Store. Following is the cast of
Henry Simmons—A paint manu
facturer Elmer Loren/
Hattie Simmons—His wife
Flthel Simmons—His daughter
Chester Binney—His partner
Roger Shields—Of Chicago and
Paris Ralph Oppen
Letty Lythe—A movie actress
Donald Swift—The prize fighter
Annie—The maid Velma Sexsmith
Dili. Wilson Harriette McConnell
Saly Otis Edna Cn *11
F'riends of Flthel
Sadie Bloom—A dancing teacher
A Taxie Driver Mathew Morton
Come and see au rhe trouble “Chet’’
Binney gets into just over an imagi
nary affair with Lelty Lythe, and sea
how he gets out of trouble too. It
will bo worth while for you to see
‘‘The Whole Town’s Talking," at the
K. C. Hall. Monday, May 7.
ST. MARY’S ACADEMY.
The Nebraska High-School Athletic
Association has awarded Certificates
of Merit entitling the holder to enter
the State Contests on Saturday, May
15th, to Jack Grady in General Science,
2nd place; Agnes Swanson in General
Science, 4th place; Susan Flanagan in
i Latin (Caesar) 1st place; Nellie
Whiting in Latin (Caesar) 3rd place;
Teresa Pongratz in Latin I, 1st place;
Leonards Riordan in American His
tory, 4th place; Mildred Agnes in
Plane Geomtry, 1st place; Loretta
Bazelman in Spelling, 1st place.
I On Wednesday evening St. Mary’s
students presented a pretty May Fan
tasy entitled "At The Rainbow’s End”
to a most appreciative audience. To
honor their May Queen various flow
ers and dancers came to the woods to
make merry—and eventually to seek
for the pot of gold. Even “Old Age”
in the personages of Cletus Sullivan
and Frank Gallagher found their way
to the woods—but they failed to find
their “beautiful gold.”
H. P. SMITH.
H. P. Smith, an insurance man, rep
resenting Reynolds Bros., of Fremont,
was taken ill about midnight last
night, at the Golden Hotel and died
late this afternoon.
Frank Spindler received a message
from Silver City, Iowa, stating that
his brother, Jacob Spindler, died from
heart trouble this morning.
Jacob Spindljgr, aged about 53
years, was a resident of Omaha and
was employed by a construction com
pany ant) was working on a contract
at Silver City when death overtook
Two brothers Frank Spindler, of
this city and William Devall, of Meek,
drove to Silver City today and will
bring the body to O’Neill for burial.
Funeral services will be held Satur
day or Sunday. Burial will be at
:JOHN I,, quit; INJURED
WHEN Al'TO TURNS OVER
John L. Quig was severely injured
1 about the chest Wednesday afternoon
when his car turnd over at the side
of the grade five miles west of At
kinson. Mr. Quig was returning to
j O'Neill front a business and pleasure
I trip to Cody, Nebraska; he saw two
| cars racing toward him and fearing a
' collision he throve too near the side
of the grade and the car went to the
ditch. The drivers of the racing cars
I did not stop but left Jack to get along
the best he could. He says that he
dosen’t know how long he was in the
ditch before assistance arrived. He
j is able to be on the street again.
O'NEILL PLACES HIGH IN THE
Twenty-eight places were won by
students from St. Mary's Academy
and the O’Neill High School at the
Scholastic Contest held at Ainsworth,
April 21, 1928. Those placing in this
contest arc eligible to represent their
respective high schools in the state
contest to be held at Lincoln, May 5th.
The following are the winners from
O'Neill High School.
Velma Sexsmith—1st in Zoology;
Charles Huncock—1st in Physics; Ben
[nett Gillespie—1st in Physics; Velma
Sexsmith—1st in Botany; Helen Toy
—1st in Algebra I; Edgcrton Haskin
—2nd in Plane Geometry; James
Robertson—2nd in Economics; James
Parker—1st in Economics; Beryl
Winchell—2nd in English Literature;
Alice Page—2nd in Latin I; Alice
Page—3rd in Elementary Composi
tion; Edwin Getscher—3rd in Ancient
History; James Robertson—3rd in
American History; Helen Toy—3rd
in Spelling; Alice Page—3rd in Alge
bra I; and Edwin Getscher—3rd in
Plane Geometry; Guraa Oppcn—4th
in Advanced Composition; Charles
Hancock—4th in English Literature;
Edwin Getscher—4th in Spelling;
Nellie Toy—4th in Modern European
St. Mary’s Academy.
Teresa Pongratz—1st in Latin I;
Mildred Agnes—1st in Plane Geome
try; Leonardo Riordan—4th in Ameri
can History; Loretta Bazelman—1st
in Spelling; Nellie Whiting—3rd in
Caesar; Agnes Swanson—4th in
[General Science; Jack Grady—2nd in
' General Science and Susan Flanagan
j—1st in Caesar,
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