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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1928)
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NEWS LETTER FROM REPUBLI
CAN STATE HEADQUARTERS
A pamphlet just issued from Re
publican headquarters tells an inter
esting story about Nebraska roads.
Visitors from other states are charm
ed with our roads. Their improve
ment the state over has been rapid and
general. The program of improve
ment was adopted in 1919 durrng the
first administration of Governor Mc
Kelvie. A total of 6200 miles were to
be improved. During the two McKel
vie administrations 1960 miles of state
and federal roads were graded, 142
graveled and 19 paved. The funds
were derived from legislative appro
priations and from automobile license
funds. The people looked on these
road improvements with great favor.
The demand for good roads was
greater than the funds to provide
them. Governor McKelvie favored the
gasoline tax to provide these needed
funds. Governor Bryan in his inaug
ural message opposed the gasoline tax,
declaring: “A sale tax is a tax on
consumption and is another plan for
transferring the taxes from the rich
to the poor, and I strongly urge you
to oppose a tax on gasoline or any
other kind of a sales tax.”
The Republican legislature did not
heed Mr. Bryan’s counsel. People hav
ing had a taste of good roads were
urgently demanding them. The gas
oline tax was passed and it proved a
method of providing large sums for
road improvement in a way that was
fair to all—the taxpayers were re
lieved of the financial burden and the
travelers on the roads paid the bills.
Projects which had been let during the
McKelvie administration were com
pleted during Bryan’s administration,
but the policy of Bryan was entrench
ment to make a showing of economy.
So when the projects under way were
finished the road program coasted.
During Bryon’s administration 467
miles of road were graded, 437 gravel
ed and 8 paved.
The road program swung into high
with the retirement of the parsimon
ious statesman. Governor McMullen,
his successor, was committed to a
policy of road improvement. Imme
diately he was inaugurated things be
ARTHUR J. WEAVER
Successful Grain Farmer
and Fruit Grower for
City Attorney and Mayor
of Falls City, County
A Notable Record of Pub
Aa able, forceful, public-spirited citizen, whose elec
tion means a progressive, business-like,
economical state government.
Nebraska’s Loom of State Needs a Weaver
gan to hum. There was money on;
hand and it only needed a well or
ganize department of public works to!
proceed with the work of carrying out
the state-wide program that had been'
adopted during MeKelvie’s term. Dur
ing the first term of McMullen, 1283
miles of road w*ere graded, 1601 grav
eled and 32 paved. During his pres-:
ent term (the figures for only part of ;
which are now available) 759 miles!
have been graded, 1191 miles graveled ^
and 10 miles paved.
Nebraska now has 4100 miles of
state graded roads, 3500 miles of
which are graveled and 150 miles
paved. The goal of the program has
not yet been reached. 2100 miles of
the originally adopted program are
yet to be graded and other projects, |
important to the people they will
serve, are waiting to be graveled. The j
gasoline tax is yielding over three
million dollars annually for road im
provements and under the direction of
a constructive governor giving en
couragement and aid to a well organ
ized department of highways the pro
gram of improvement will go on until
every corner of Nebraska is served
with all weather highways.
The road situation, gratifying as it
is to the people who use the roads, has j
a ludicrous aspect, which would be
funny if it were not for the fact that
there are still people who swallow
whole the statements of Charley Bry
an. The records written on the books
at the state house and in the minds
of the people who have had opportu
nity to know all the facts, show that
not only did Bryan oppose the gaso
line tax, but during his term as gov
ernor, in order to make a showing of
economy, he did not allow the depart
ment of public works to proceed with
the speed it had been moving under
McKelvie. He pursued a policy of in
action and parsimony that he might
have a premise of fact to go before
the people and show a saving he had
made for the people. Bryan now
claims a large share of the credit for
the wonderful roads Nebraska enjoys.
But had his policies been adopted by
his predessor, McKelvie, and followed
by his successor, McMullen, Nebras
kans would now be stuttering expla
nations to the world in a vain attempt
to show why they only take to the
roads when the skies are fair, the tires
are new, and the results of recent rains
have been removed by the gentle touch
SENATOR HOWELL’S SPEECH.
The first political speech of the
campaign in this county was made be
fore a fair sized audience at the K. C.
hall in this city last Friday evening by
Senator R. B. Howell. Senator How
ell carries with him a portable radio
broadcasting station with a radius of
about forty miles and as a result of
which not only could the people of this
city, but the whole county sit in their
homes and hear Senator Howell’s
speech. The broadcasting equipment
weighs about 400 pounds and is carried
in the rear seat of his automobile
Senator Howell opened his address
by calling attention to the fact that
ten years ago we emerged from the
Great War burdened with a debt of
$24,500,000,000 and with ruinous de
flation as our lot. Since that time we
have cut taxes two billion dollars per
annum and our debt reduced to $18,
000,000,000. (This reduction in the
public debt coupled with refinancing at
lower rates of interest is saving the
public approximately $1,000,000 per
day in interest charges alone.
This is an achievement of Republi
He stated that the democratic party
has reversed its time-honored position
on the tarilT ami it is now committed
to a protective tariff.
Mr. Howell stated that the two
paramount issues of the campaign are
prohibition and farm relief. He called
attention to Governor Smith’s attitude
on prohibition by referring to the fact
that when he took his seat at Govern
or of New York, and notwithstanding
his oath of office, he urged that all
prohibitory enforcement laws on the
statute books of the state of New
York be repealed—and they were re
pealed. As a consequence enforce
ment in New York is wholly depend
ent on 300 federal police officers for
the great state with 10,000,000 neople
In New York City there are 17,000
policemen, uninterested in the enforce
ment of prohibition because of the re
peal of the law. As a result saloons
are openly dispensing liquor in New
York City and h cited the testimony
of a New York congressman to show
that there are 23,000 speak-easies in
New York City alone.
In his discussion of farm relief he
referred to the fact that Mr. Hoover
was born on an Iowa farm; his an
cestors were farmers; most of his near
relation are farmers and he knows
farmers’ problems from inheritance
as well as close association and study.
He believes Mr. Hoover capable of
solving the agricultural problem which
he has agreed to do.
Senator Howell stated that Govern
or Smith had made it very plain that
he was opposed to the equalization
fee, and hence to the McNary-Haugen
Bill, insomuch as the equalization fee
in the very heart of that measure.
To show that Governor Smith had
nothing constructive to offer the farm
er he quoted from a speech made by
Governor Smith in January, 1927, in
which he said:
“When the farmer stops sitting on
the top of the world and begins
thinking and keeping rules of eco
nomics, he will begin to help himself.
I have suggested more new things in
the last six years for the state than
any other man, I fully believe, but I
can’t think of any other way of really
helping the farmer. If they could
bring me a good suggestion, I would
be glad to adopt it. The fact is, they
are the only ones who can save them
Senator Howell was given very
close attention throughout his speech
by those present. He did not once
refer to his own candidacy but con
fined his remarks largely to the na
tional ticket. It is thought he left a
very favorable impressing with those
who heard him.
o! STORES AND LOCATIONS—We now have 27 stores in North East Nebraska. They are located in
the following towns: Columbus, two at Norfolk, Laurel, Hartington, Wayne, Fremont, Tekamah, Schuyler,
Pit e, Oakland, Humphrey, Madison, Creighton, David City, Lyons, West Point, Plainview, O’Neill, Neligh,
Spencer, Sc-ibner, Bloomfield, Wahoo, Dodge, Genoa and St. Edward. The last two are soon to open.
Through these stores we are earnestly and sincerely making an honest effort to serve our patrons with good
merchandise at a low price.
Ol.'R SPLENDID BUYING CONNECTIONS—Owing to our splendid buying connections together with our
large number of stofles makes it possible for us to be in touch with the world’s best markets and to obtain
our merchandise at the lowest manufacturers cost.
OTHER COMMUNITIES INVITE US—A number of othr communities have extended invitations to us to open
stores and it is our purpose to continue our program of expansion right along for an indefinite period.
WE INVITE YOUR PATRONAGE OF OUR STORE WITH THE FULL ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL
FIND OUR MERCHANDISE AND PRICES SATISFACTORY TO YOU.
M JfcNTHY |
' DWARD GATZ, Manager, O’Neill, Nebraska. Just Across the Street from J. B. Byars Store.
quick or regular
per package _
PRUNES—Santa Claras, very
.sweet and meaty, large sizes,
no freight, CO QQ
25-lb. box .. J
size, small pits,
PEACHES—Y. C. Halves, No. 10
size, light syrup, A7p
per can “I «
brand, Medium can _
PEAS—North State, Medium tin,
very sweet and tender,
per can _ _
brand, 4-lb. sack _,_
S0a£—P. & G. White
laundry soap, 6 bars
COFFEE—Our best Peaberry,
fi'esh roasted and fresh ground,
to your order,
3 pounds _
PRINCE ALBERT TOBACCO—
2 tins .
2 tins . _ _
GRANGER ROUGH CUT
Tobacco—16-oz. tins, each
TOILET PAPER—Grada brand,
Uni Tissue, the equal of Northern Tissue, a
very fine crepe tissue, 3 rolls __
MALT—Moore’s Special Blend, as good as
the best and at a lower price, large can
Blatz Hop Flavored,
per dozen _
per dozen _
per pound __
quart jars ...
25c size ....
2-lb. Caddy ..
2-lb. Caddy _
WATCH DOG LYE—
per can ...
2 1-2 lb. pkp., 3 for_
JOHNSON’S WA I —
per pound _ _
We Buy Eggs, Highest Cash Prices, Trade or Cash
BAKING POWDER—1-lb. can
TOILET SOAP—Creme Oil Brand,
4 bars _ _ _
PEANUT BUTTER—Quart jar.
First Prize ___
Quail Brand __
SYRUP—Golden Rule Brand,
Amber, 10-lb. tin __
COCOANUT—Hills Bros. Monogram,
per pound _
ASSORTED COOKIES—Fresh from the ovens,
2-lb. glassine bag
GOLD DUST POWDER—
Large package _..._____
SOAP—Volvanic, Mechanics soap,
Pumice, 3 bars . . ... _....
Quality brand _______...
MEEK AND VICINITY.
Walter Devall purchased a bycicle
Arthur Devall left on Monday for a
trip to Colorado.
William Hull is taking in the Rose
bud Fair this week.
Alex Borg trucked cattle to O’Neill
Tuesday for Elmer Hull.
Will Harvey returned last week
from a trip to Minnesota.
Miss Alberta Spindler rturned to her
work at Norfolk Monday.
Arthur Rouse called at the Frank
Griffith home Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Mart Schalkpof, who has been
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