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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1928)
O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1928,
Early Ohio Potatoes
on Northwestern track
Monday, Oct. 1
$1*75 per Sack
Sacks contain approximately 2 bu.
Mrs. E. J. Velder went down to
Greeley Monday for a visit with rela
D. G. MeGaffey, representing the
State Savings and Loan Association,
was in O’Neill Tuesday.
Ray Zimmerman, of Colchester,
Illinois, was looking after business
matters in O’Neill last week.
Miss Geraldine Cronin returned to
Omaha Sunday where -she will resume
her studies in Duschene College.
Duck hunters have been having
fairly good luck hunting along the
Elkhorn river during the past week.
J. B. Mellor and son, Ralph, went to
Omaha Monday. Ralph returned the
following day with a new Ford sedan.
A marriage license was issued on
Monday to Clarence F. Turner, of
Omaha, and Katherine Burk, of Ew
Dr. C. H. Lubker has filed a peti
tion for divorce from his wife, Minnie
Lubker. The action was filed on Sep
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McElvain were
among those who attended the water
melon festival at Ewing on Wednesday
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Timlin and
family drove up from Broken Bow,
Nebraska, and spent Sunday with
relatives in O’Neill.
L. C. Chapman is repairing the
laundry building preparatory for
winter. The laundry will open soon
under new management.
Charles Pettijohn came down from
the ranch near Stuart, Nebraska,
last week and visited with Mrs. Petti
john and O’Neill friends until Tuesday
Miss Luella Lewis enjoyed a visit
over Sunday from her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Lewis, and her sister,
Miss Lavonne, of Crofton, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Turner drove up
from Orchard, Nebraska, Sunday for
a short visit at the home of the lat
ter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
The Frontier and the Independent
were designated as the papers in
which the delinquent tax list will be
published during the first three weeks
Supervisor L. C. McKim received
three boxes of cigars recently from his
son, Verl C. McKim, who with Mrs.
McKim, are teaching in Manila,
The Texaco filling station being
erected on the corner south of the
present Texaco station is going to be
an elaborate affair—something new in
the way of filling stations.
Richard L. Metcalfe, democratic
candidate for the United States Senate
against the able and efficient repub
lican senator, R. B. Howell, spoke at
the K. C. hall Wednesday evening.
Kenneth Templeton came up from
Hastings Monday for a visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Temple
ton. Kenneth is employed in the ad
vertising department of the Hastings
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johring and
children drove to Martin, South Da
kota, Wednesday morning where they
will visit relatives. Henry Losher is
looking after the stock on the farm
during their absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shaw and sons,
Francis and Dwain, of Valentine, were
guests of Mr.and Mrs. D. H. Clauson
and the former’s mother, Mrs. Della
Shaw, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw
and Mrs. Della Shaw drove to the W.
R. Shaw home at Tonawanda, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clauson drove to Tona
wanda Sunday and accompanied
Mrs. Shaw to O’Neill.
Mrs. L. A. Carter, president of the
O’Neill Woman’s club, was chosen to
represent tthe club at the state con
vention to be hpld in Omaha the lat
ter part of October. Mrs. A. L. Cow
perthwaite is alternate.
Julius D. Cronin has been appointed
chairman for the organization of
Hoover-Curtis clubs in Holt County,
by Samuel R. McKelvie, former gov
ernor and present State chairman of
the Iloover-Curtis clubs.
The weather man has been giving
us a light touch of what we may soon
expect as a regular diet. The mercury
dropped to .29 Monday night. The |
gardens were pretty badly damaged,
ice was in evidence Tuesday morning.,
E. F. Porter, C. W. Porter, of
O’Neill, Ben and Hiram Hubbard, of j
Chambers, returned home last Thurs-'
day from a few days hunting and.
fishing trip to Marsh lake in Cherry;
County. They report fairly good luck.
Buster Miller and Cleo C. Mills,
both of Ewing, Nebraska, were mar
ried at the Methodist parsonage in
Winner, South Dakota, last Monday.
They were enroute to visit relatives
of the bride in Stanley County, South
Nettie I. Mills, representing the
Palmer Penmanship method has been
in O’Neill during the past few days.!
She and Mrs. Luella Parker, the
county superintendent, were old
schoolmates so they have enjoyed the j
time discussion schol days.
William Lawnmower suffered a
number of bruises and a skinned shin
when he was run over in south O’Neill
by a Ford driven by Wilton Wyant last
Saturday evening. Wyant evidently
lost control of the car as it left the
road and ran down the sidewalk run
ning into Mr. Lawnmower.
Mr. and Mrs. John Coakley of near
Redbird postoffice in the northeastern
part of the county were pleasant
callers at the Frontier office Wednes
day. Mr. and Mrs Coakley were old
time friends of the editor and family
twenty some years ago when they
lived at -Fullerton Nebraska.
John B. O’Sullivan enjoyed a short
visit last Saturday from his mother,
Mrs. G. Reider, of Gregory, South
Dakota, and an uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Phil J. Kirwin, of Glenwood
Springs, Colorado. The party were
enroute from Gregory to Glenwood
Springs via Denver where they will
visit for a short time. Mr. Kirwin is
now the mayor of his home town; dur
ing the early days he operated a
photograph gallery in O’Neill and will
be remembered by the old time resi
Dr. C. H. Lubker drove to Falls
City, Nebraska, Tuesday, where he
is defendant in a divorce action
brought by his wife. H. M. Uttley and
Sheridan Simmons accompanied him.
Mr. Uttley will represent him as at
torney and Mr. Simmons will appear
as a witness, ."his divorcb action
attracted considerable attention over
the state last spring when the sheriff
of Richardson county came to O’Neill,
kidnapped the doctor and whisked
him away without allowing him to
even get his hat or lock his office, and
took him handcuffed to Falls City
where he threw him in jail without
giving him a chance to communicate
O’NEILL WOMAN’S CLUB
MET WEDNESDAY EVENING
The O’Neill Woman’s club held their
first meeting of the fiscal year in their
club room in the library building
Wednesday evening. Mrs. L. A. Car
ter, the newly elected president, pre
The lady teachers of the public
school and some of the newcomers
were guests of the club. A program
was presented as follows:
| Piano Solo—Miss Elizabeth Henry
Vocal Solo—Miss Mary Haffner.
Musical Reading—Miss Ruth Scott.
t Vocal Solo—Miss Amolia Merrell.
A social hour followed; punch and
wafers were served.
THE HOLT COUNTY FAIR
ENJOYS GOOD ATTENDANCE
The Holt County Fair this year en
joyed a good attendance Wednesday
and again on Friday; no program was
held Thursday on account of the rain
that fell almost all day. The agri
cultural section of the exhibit was
nicely filled with farm products that
would be hard to beat any year; the
displays by Wm. Grothe, Emmet, and
Louis Kopecky, Inman, were excellent;
each exhibitor listed about one hun
The exhibits in other department
1 were excellent.
The president, F. J. Dishner and
| Secretary, Peter W. Duffy are en
j titled to the commendation of every
one interested in the fair for the
businesslike way in which they hand
led the fair and made it a success so
I eially and financially.
Dan Desdunes band furnished the
music each day. The large crowds
seemed to enjoy the program of songs,
, dances and instrumental music fur
j nished by the colored people.
The Toby Wells Trio, collegiate ac
robats entertained with their free acts
as did also a gentleman and lady with
a gun and knife throwing act.
The races were very good and a
number of them extra fast.
The Frontier is unable to publish
the result of the races this week ow
ing to lack of space but will publish
them next week.
THE J. B. MELLOR LINCOLN
STOLEN THURSDAY NIGHT
Automobile thieves made O’Neill
a visit last Thursday night and stole
the 1927 Lincoln car belonging to J.
B. Mellor. The car was in the garage
at the rear of the Mellor residence;
the thieves entering the garage by
springing the doors and breaking the
The car was located near Bellwood,
Nebraska, a short distance south of
Columbus, last Tuesday. The thieves
had been endeavoring to pull a large
Cadillac with the Lincoln and burned
out the bearings. It is reported that
the bandits then stole a new Victory
Six Dodge sedan from a Bellwood
A large Master Buick was burned
about nine miles east of O’Neill the
night that the Mellor car was stolen.
It is thought that the thieves took
the Mellor car and then burned t|ie
Buick to cover up possible clues.
The Mellor car was covered by in^
DIRECTOR PRAISES THE
CHAMBERS RED CROSS
The Chambers branch of the Holt
County Red Cross, Mrs. R. J. Graves,
chairman, has received a complimen
tary letter from Miss Ora A. Kelley,
director of chapter service, in regard
to the work being done by the Cham
bers organization. The letter, which
is self explanatory, follows:
“The twelve Christmas bags have
reached our office and we have for
warded them to San Francisco.
“We greatly appreciate the re
sponse made this year by the Cham
bers branch, and we are sending a
copy of this letter to the chapter
chairman, so that he will know that
the bags have been shipped."
ATTEMPT MADE TO ROB
LYNCH BANK, WEDNESDAY
An unsuccessful atttempt was made
early Wednesday morning to rob the
State Bank of Lynch operated by Bert
Harris. We understand that the yegs
were at work on the vault when sur
prised by Mr. Harris, who attacked
them; he was badly beaten with a
revolver in the mixup that followed.
The bandits escaped in a green sedan
with an Iowa license without any of
the bank funds. They are believed to
have driven west as far as Bristow
where they turned north. The men
are thought to be young men, not more
than twenty-five years of age.
MRS. E. J. VELDER
FLIES TO GREGORY. S. I)
Mrs. E. J. Velder of this city flew
to Gregory, S. D., Saturday, in the
Ryan monoplane, piloted by Ed Kelly,
accompanied by Joe Hafley and Pale
Weeks, mechanics and student Avers,
both of Rapid City. They were forty
minutes in making the trip against a
strong head wind. Mrs. Velder says
that the trip was wonderful and re
ceived a thrill during each of the
Mr. Kelly carried passengers and
did commercial flying during the last
day of the fair.
BOY SLIGHTLY HURT
Clarence Focken, son of Henry
Focken, living twenty-five miles north
of O’Neill, while riding home from the
field on horseback recently started to
cross a six-foot bridge, the horse step
ped in a hole and the bridge caved in.
The boy after a little struggle freed
himself from the horse. With the aid
j of a brother and neighbors he got the
horse out of the quicksand to safety.
The boy was but slightly injured.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Parent-Teachers will be held at the
auditorium of the school house Tues
i day evening. October 2nd. The meet
ing has been arranged for the evening
I in order that the men may attend.
ROBERT «. SIMMONS.
Will visit the following towns in
Molt county on October 1st and 3rd
at which time he will be pleased to
meet his friends; especially those who
wish to talk to him on any matter re
lating to his office; or anyone who
wishes to meet him.
Inman—10:30 a. m.
Ewing:—1:00 p. m.
Page—3:30 p. m.
Emmet—10:30 a. m.
Atkinson—1:00 p. m.
Stuart—3:00 p. m.
HOLT CO. WOMAN, AGE Hfi,
VISITS HER SEC OND FAIR
Mrs. Liza Swadley Won't Relieve
Modern Girls Go Stockingless.
Mrs. Liza Swadley, aged 86, a pio
neer of South Holt county, came to
O’Neill for the fair Friday the first
she has visited in forty-three years
and the second she has seen in her
life, the first being just prior to her
coming to Holt county from her home
near Peoria, Illinois. But she de
clares that she will return next year
again as she is not so rushed with
work now as she was in former years.
However, she says that times have
changed since she was a girl, all wo
men look like girls, and the mothers
who used to let the hem down in the
girl’s dress so she could wear it an
other season now takes it up so that
she will be in style.
Mrs. Swadley says that from the
color of the girls’ stockings they might
as well be wearing none, but when
told that some of them didn’t wear
any, she laughed and thought it a
huge joke, but discredited all accounts
of this being true.
“Why,” she said, “when I was a girl
we lived on a hill-side Illinois farm
and raised sheep, when we wanted
stockings we had to shear the sheep
care for the wool, spin and color the
yam from which our stockings were
Mrs. Swadley says that if a girl had
two pairs of red woolen stockings, a
linsey petticoat and two calico dresses,
one for Sunday and one for every day,
she was fixed. When asked if they
painted their faces in those days she
declared she remembered when the
girls applied glycerine to their face
and hands, then prepared chalk and
maybe a suspicion of pink would ap
She laughed in relating how she
went so far when she was sixteen as
to pluck a red petal from a bright
“posey” on her hat, dampened it andj
touched her cheeks up, but after view
ing herself in a cracked mirror she
decided that was going too far and
rubbed it otf before any one could
“Those were the days," said Mrs.
Swadley, “when men wore boots, and
the women often gave them boot jacks
for Christmas presents. If the jack
was not handy the women or children
often had to help relieve the feet of
She then went on to tell how the
youngsters had the job of turning the
grindstone for “pa" while he sharp
ened the ax. Women in those days
wore riding skirts and mounted on side
saddles and took the butter and eggs
to market wl ^re they received from f>
to 8 cents per pound in trade, and
when they wanted to get on the horse
they led the animal up to a stump,
raised their riding skirt slightly and
looked all around for fear some one
would see their ankles.
“How times have changed,” she
sighed, “they were too much that way
then and too much this way now.”
When asked if she expected to vote
she thought she would but wrould not
divulge for whom, and when asked she
answered. “I’m like the Missouri
Negro—I’ll vote for the one that is
least corrupt.” She is very active for
her age and says she never tires ro.
lating the old fashioned ways.
Tho following instructors have been
| obtained for the Holt County Teach
ers’ Institute which will be held on;
I Thursday and Friday, October 4 and
I 5, 11*28 at the O’Neill Public School: i
('. W. Taylor, State Superintendent!
Professor F. M. Gregg, Nebraska
Wesleyan University will speak j
on Character Education.
Malvina Scott, Kearney State Nor- 1
mal, instructs in Primary and In
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Sept. 30th Oct. 1st Oct. 2nd
School Children’s Matinee, Monday, 4 P. M.
Matinee Prices, 10—25c
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will cry with LITTLE EVA
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UNIVERSAL’S MAMMOTH MOTION PICTURE/
Uncle Tom s Cab>n
Otley D. Campbell, Omaha Public
Joseph G. Masters, Principal Oma
ha High Schools, High School In
The law requires that each school
in the county be closed during these
sessions and that all teachers now
teaching or those who expect to teach
in the county during the year, attend
this Institute. No teacher may be
excused. Anyone who is interested
is cordially invited to attend one or
all of these meetings.
EDWARD ALVIN WILLIAMS.
A pall of sadness spread over this
community last Friday morning when
it became known that Ed Williams had
been electrocuted in his basement
about ten o’clock the preceding even
Ed had been enjoying the best of
health up to the time of his death. He,
had been working in the basement that
evening and had used a light bulb
from one of the bedroom sockets in an
extension cord; about ten o’clock that
evening he returned to the basement
to get the bulb; as some time had
elapsed and he had not returned, his
wife and daughter went to the base
ment to see what he was doing and
found him lying across the extension
cord still grasping the wire shield
around the bulb with both hands; death
had probably come within the first few'
minutes; he was barefooted and had
been standing on the damp ground;
no doubt there was a short circuit; the
voltage on the line was only aboutllO
but the amperage would run quite
high due to the damp ground. His
hands were badly burned as was also
his body where he had lain upon the
The deceased had been employed on
the county tractor and had been work
ing with Dick Minton in the con
struction of roads in the northeast
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
This bank carries no indebted
ness of officers or stockholders.
part of the county. He was a hard
working man. For a number of years
he worked at the carpenter trade.
Edward Alvin Williams was born
December 2, 1890, near Sioux City,
Iowa. He was married to Christene
McWilliam in Sioux City, Iowa, No
vember 24, 1909, and moved to O’Neill,
Nebraska, the following spring where
he resided until his death. He is sur
vived by his wife and two daughters,
Glady Mae. aged eighteen years and
Constance Louise, aged five month.
His father and mother, five sister and
Those present at the funeral were
the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Williams; two sisters, Mrs.
Will Lounsbury and Mrs. Gelmer An
derson, and two brothers, Frank Wil
liams and E: rl Williams, all living
near Sioux City.
Three sisters, Mrs. Elsie McWil
liams living at Kelso, Washington;
Mrs. Ethel Christianson, Vesper, Kan
sas; Mrs. Bertha Johnson, Los An
geles, California, could not be present
at the funeral.
The funeral services were held from
the Presbyterian church at 2:30
o’clock Sunday afternoon; conducted
by Rev. H. H. Beers; burial was in
Prospect Hill cemetery. The funeral
was one of the largest that has been
held from that church.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to "express our sincere
thanks to the many kind friends in
O’Neill for their assistance and sym
pathy following the death of our dear
husband and father, Edward Williams.
Mrs. Edward Williams
We desire to also express our heart
felt thanks for the many acts of kind
ness extended to the family of our
dear son, Edward, following his death
and for the many beautiful floral of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams.
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