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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1928)
VOLUME XLIX. %
O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1928.
Mrs. Moyer Wing
At K. C. Opera House
Tuesday Evening, October 16
Will speak in the K. C. opera house, Tuesday evning, at 7:30
o’clock, on the republican issues of the day.
Mrs. Wing operates large farming interests in Missouri, and is a
woman well versed along political lines. She was a member of the
governor’s cabinet as the head of the State Economics Department
of Missouri; she is the first woman to hold this position.
Fred McNally was in St. Edward,
Nebraska, the first of the week.
Tom Nolan, of Bassett, spent Sun- ;
day with his father, John Nolan.
Fred Spires and- family have moved
to Long Pine where they will reside.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sauers, of Hooper,
spent the week-end with his son, R.
M. Sauers and family.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Fox, who reside near
Emmett, Sunday morning.
Dr. L. A. Burgess is driving a new
Graham-Paige sedan which he pur
chased the first of the week.
County Attorney Julius D. Cronin
left for the American Legion conven
tion at San Antono, Texas, last Fri
A daughter, Marjorie Ann, was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Ted McElhaney, at
the hospital in Orchard, Wednesday,
Mrs. W. B. Graves and daughter,
Elizabeth, came home from Omaha
Saturday evening. Miss Elizabeth is
recovering from an operation for the
removal of her te*»sils.
Past Grand Master J. C. Harnish
made a business trip to Long Pine,
Nebraska, last Monday in the interest
of the Odd Fellows Home, at York.
Mr. Harnish is a member of the Home
Bert Gunn has a new 1929 four-door
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Fox have been
enjoying a visit the past week from
their son, Gerald and family and Mrs.
Welsh, all from Belden, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Vaught and
daughter, Barbara Ann, of Shawnee,
Oklahoma, came last week for a visit
with the former’s sister, Mrs. George
Frank Howarth and nephew
Mervin Howarth, of Cook, Nebraska,
visited a couple of days this week
with his brother-in-law, A. C. Morton
Mrs. George Miles entertained four
teen little friends of her grand
daughter, Lanone Miles, last Thurs
day afternoon, in honor of her eighth
The Christian Endeavor of the Pres
byterian church last Wednesday even
ing gave a party in the church par
lors for the high school students and
faculty of the public school.
Frank H. Wheeler, manager of the
O’Neill division of the Interstate
Power Company, went over to Du
buque, Iowa, Tuesday for a couple of
days business trip to the home office.
The exterior of the First National
Bank is being repaired. Coping fell
from the south side of the building
July 4th and the remainer was later
taken down. The part of the building
left vacant by the removel of the
coping is being stuccoed to match.
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“Buy from a Home Concern”
Carl Belzer received a broken ankle
I when he was thrown from the sectioti
motor car last Tuesday. He was at
tended by I)r. Gilligan in the Gilligan
i hospital where he will make his head
j quarters until he fully recovers.
A surprise part was given for
Claude Johnson* Monday evening at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
I L. O. Johnson, w’est of O'Neill, cele
I brating his twenty-first birthday an
niversary. About fifty of his friends
and schoolmates were present. Light
lofreshments were served.
L. E. Downey, Burlington Agent,
advises he will again sell until Jan
uary 1st, low, round-trip week-end ex
j cursion tickets at one fare plus 2.r>
! cents fo points within a radius of
' about 200 miles. Tickets on sale each
i Saturday and Sunday, return to be
completed before midnight of the fol
Mrs. P. F. Van Allen, of Omaha, in
a letter to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Berry, of this city, states that
she was called upon to write a pageant
for the benefit of the Community
Chest of Omaha. The lady who was
to write the story failed*to do so and
at the last minute Mrs. Van Allen
consented to produce the story. She
was induced to direct the production
and present it Wednesday of this
week. Mr. Edmond, the campaign
manager was so well pleased' with the
pageant that he is having it copy
righted and Mrs. Van Allen will re
ceive a liberal royalty each time that
anyone presents it.
I Alts HAUL] WKHI &LU
IN CRASH AT riLGER
Within twenty-five feet of the grade
crossing west of Pilger, Tuesday
morning about 2.25 o’clock, auto
mobiles driven by Albert G. Pickier,
young man of Wisner, and Ambrose
Slattery, O’Neill, collided the latter’s
machine skidding along the highway
until it stopped on the Chicago and
Northwestern railway tracks.
Fickler suffered a deep gash, about
four inches long, on the left side of
his head when his machine crashed
into a ditch and turned over, being
badly wrecked. Slattery, who was
driving a ,car owned by P. J. Mc
Manus, also of O’Neill, escaped injury
as did Mr. McManus’ brother who was
being taken by Slattery to an Omaha
George Roan, 403 Madison avenue,
who was returning to his home in Nor
folk with his daughter from Missouri
Valley, Iowa, arrived at the grade
crossing shortly after the accident. He
assisted the victims who told him they
did not need the attention of a doctor.
Mr. Roan stated that Fickler’s es
cape from serious injury was narrow
as the steering wheel and windshield
were broken when the machine struck
The coupe Slattery was driving was
a total wreck, according to informa
tion received here from Pilger. This
machine was pushed from the railway
tracks about four or five minutes be
fore a Northwestern freight train ar
rived, Mr. Roan stated.
PRAIRIE FIRES SWEEPS
OVER LARGE TERRITORY
(Neligh News, Oct. 11)
Several prairie fires south and west
of Deloit last evening burned over
several scores of sections in Wheeler
county. The blaze was plainly visible
in Neligh until 10 o’clock, when the
fires were checked. One started north
of Bartlett in the hills, while another
was west of Deloit near Goose Lake
and the largest was just southwest of
Deloit. Hundreds of stacks of hay
were destroyed in the Deloit country
and it is reported that one set of
buildings was partially destroyed. A
call for help was sent in and many
carloadls of men from Neligh, Elgin
and other surrounding towms drove
out and helped to check the blaze,
w'hich was given a big advantage for'
destruction on the crest of a strong
The fire nearest Deloit started ap
parently in the w’est pasture of Scott i
Bowers’ ranch southwest of Deloit at i
about 6 p. m. A lighted cigarette is!
thought to have started one fire and
lightning was given as the probable
cause of the others. A rain helped to |
extinguish the fires to some extent.
(We are informed that one set of
farm buildings and eighty head of
three-year-oldl steers were burned in
[the northern part of Wheeler county.)
ST. MARY’S ACADEMY.
On October 25th at 8:lo p. m. music
lovers of O’Neill will be offered a rare
treat by the Hilger Sisters who will
! concertise in the various large insti
tutions of the Middle West during
The Hilger Sisters were born near
Prague, Czechoslovakia, and are grad
uates of the Imperial Conservatory of
Vienna, having studied under the
! greatest masters, Elsa with Prof. Paul
Gruemmer, Greta with Prof. Joseph
; Hofman, and Marie with Prof. Ot
j laker Sevcik, world-famous Violin
Pedagogue, receiving the State-Di
ploma and a prize upon her gradua
1 tion from the “Meisterschule.”
Hilger Sisters have scored triumphs
in many of large cities—among them
New York, Rochester, Buffalo, Colum
‘ bus, Ohio, Chicago, St. Paul, St. Louis,
Omaha at Creighton University where
the audience filled the large Creighton
j auditorium to capacity, and in San
J Francisco and other California cities.
| Watch for further announcements.
GOLDEN JUBILEE OF RIGHT
REVEREND .MONSIGNOR M. F.
CASSIDY OF O'NEILL, NEBR.
Monday, October 8th, will long be
remembered by the people of St. Pat
rick’s parish and the children of St.
Mary’s Academy. It marked the
fiftieth anniversary of his ordination
to the priesthood of their dearly loved
Preceding the Solemn High Mass at
10 o’clock, the Right Reverend Jubi
larian ^vas escorted from the parish
rectory to the church by the altar
boys, fifty little girls, clad in white
and carrying yellow chrysanthemums,
by the visiting clergy and the Right
Reverend Bishop Rummel.
The Solemn High Mass was cele
brated by the Right Reverend Jubi
larian, assisted by Rev. I). W. Mor
arity as deacon, Rev. W. A. Giblin as
subdeacon and Very Rev. J. W. Sten
son as Master of Ceremonies. The
Mass for the occasion was sung by n
special choir consisting of former
choir members under the able direction
of Miss Mary Cullen, niece of Mon
signor Cassidy. The offertory was
sung by Rev. E. M. Gleeson, of Oma
ha. His wonderful rendition of an
Ave Maria added greatly to the sol
emnity of the services.
Right Rev. Bishop assisted at Mass
from his throne, and was attended by
Rev. J. W. Jungles, Rev. P. J. Van
derlaan, Rev. J. W. McNamara, and
Rev. N. H. Wegner. Before opening
up his sermon the Rt. Rev. Bishop
read the following radio cablegram
sent from Rome by Pope Pius XI.
Lord Bishop Rummel, 708 South 28
St., Omaha, Nebr.
Holy Father sends special blessing
to Monsignor Michael Cassidy on the
occasion of Golden Jubilee of Priest
His Lordship then preached a very
impressive sermon quoting for his
text the words of our Lord1: “You
have not chosen Me, but I have chosen
You.” The Reverend Speaker dwelt
at length on the historical facts re
garding the foundation of Holy Mother
Church on the divine commission to
the apostles to teach all nations, and
on the promise of His divine assist
ance upto the consummation of the
In unmistakable terms he described
the continuance of the Church through
the sacred ministry of the priesthood.
It is through the priest that Christ
continues His work of leading the
faithful to everlasting salvation, by
administering the sacraments.
As the life of Christ was life of
sacrifice, so is the life of a priest be
set by trials and hardships, in the
struggle for the spiritual and tem
poral upbuilding of his parish.
His Lordship then paid a high trib
ute to Rt. Rev. Monsignor Cassidy,
who in his fifty years of service to the
Church and forty-two in the parish of
O’Neill, gave unstintingly his best ef
forts amid many sacrifices. He taught
his people to know Christ, to lcve and
revere Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
“I am impressed,” said the Rt. Rev.
Bishop, “by the great number of par
ishioners who, during my Mass this
morning, approached the Holy Table
to receive the Body and Blood of
Christ. Their reverence and spirit of
faith was a source of joy and conso- j
lation to me.” Here you have the re
sults, the first fruits, if you will, of a
good tree. Our Lord has said, “By j
their fruits ye shall know them; a
bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit,
neither can a good tree bring forth
His Lordship congratulated the Rev-‘
erend Jubilarian on the great work he
had accomplished in the material or
der—the parish buildings—but this is
not to be compared with the good that
has been wrought in the spiritual life
of his children during the forty-two
years he has labored among them. The
Reverend Speaker also congratulated
the people of St. Patrick’s parish on
having such a zealous pastor, and ad
ded that in the few months he had
known Rt. Rev. Monsignor Cassidy he
had learned to esteem him as a wise
counsellor and beloved friend.
Before close of the services Mon
signor Cassidy, in his usual plain
heart to heart manner, spoke a few
words saying, “What shall I render
unto the Lord for what He has given
to me?” He thanked Rt. Rev. Bishop
Rummel, his fellow priests, the con
gregation and all friends who were
instrumental in making the occasion
a day of true joy for him. He pleaded
for them to remember those who had
labored with him for many years in
the upbuilding of St. Patrick’s Parish,
but who had gone to their eternal
The Right Reverend Bishop granted
an indulgence of fifty days to ad
present at the services. At the close
of Mass Rt. Rev. Bishop gave bene
diction of the most Blessed Sacrament.
At 12:30 Monsignor Cassidy was
host to the Rt. Rev. Bishop and visit
ing clergy at a dinner given at St.
Patrick’s rectory. The following were
present to honor the Rt. Rev. Jubilar
ian: Right Reverend Joseph Francis
Rummel, D. D., Very Rev. J. A. Aher
ne. Very Rev. J. W. Stenson, Very
Rev. J. W. McNamara, Rev. I). W.
Moriaritv, Rev. W. A. Giblin, Rev. W.
J. O’Sullivan, Rev. J. W. Jungles,
Rev. F,. M. Gleeson, Rev. A. Alberts,
Rev. M. F. Byrne, Rev. G. F. Jonaitis,
At the Royal Theatre
Sunday and Monday, October 14 and 15
Broadway as you’ve never seen it before—love behind the
sec ones of a Honky-Tonk—bootleg kings and their gangmen—
and a brave kid who was willing to give his all—love, happi
ness, and even his life—to protect the good name of his mother.
Cast also includes Alice Joyce—Lina Basquette
and Montague Love
Rev. E. G. Graham, Rev. P. J. Van
derlaan, Rev. A. Zemp, Rev. J. Pieper.'
Rev. N. H. Wegner, Rev. B. J. Leahy.
Monsignor Cassidy was the recipient
of many beautiful and useful Rifts
from friends and admirers, far and
near. They thus showed their love
and respect for the saintly prelate, as!
Rt. Rev. Bishop remarked in his
At two o’clock Rt. Rev. Joseph Rum-!
rnell, Bishop of Omaha, ninteen brother
priests and a large number of parish-1
ioners met in the auditorium of St. j
Mary’s Academy where the children'
were to offer their words of welcome j
and congratulation. The room wasj
beautifully and artistically decorated
for the festal day.
The children’s song of welcome to
His Lordship was followed by an ad
dress of welcome, for the occasion also
marked the first visit of His Lordship
to O’Neill. When the tiny tots came
tripping on to the stage, arm in arm,
they won all hearts. In their simple
childlike, unassuming way, they told
of the great things they would do for
Monsignor were they but big men and
women. What they really did do, was
to offer a spiritual bouquet to their
beloved pastor, the children’s friend.
The older students then portrayed,
in allegorical form, the “Laurel-crown
ed Past,” the “Golden Present,” and
the “Diamond Future” of the grand
and noble pastor of St. Patrick’s;
The musical numbers were well ren- [
dered, the choruses being purticulnrly;
beautiful and appropriate.
Upon the conclusion of the program, j
Mr. J. A. Donohoe, on behalf of the I
people of the parish, welcomed Right
Reverend Bishop Rummel, thanked
him for honoring the beloved (Jubilar
ian with his presence, since in honor
ing one so close to their hearts he had 1
honored them, and assuring him of the
love and affection, support and obe
dience, of the Catholics of O’Neill.
Owing to an engagement which call
ed our beloved Bishop away, Mr. Dono
hoe’s speech was brief, yet it carried
his audience back over the years to
the day on which Monsignor Cassidy
had come to the expectant parishioners
—young, zealous and “Every inch a
priest.” The speaker’s words recall
ed1 the long, long years of faithful
service, the many deeds of devotion
and self-sacrifice that have made all
hearts turn to him as “Father" and
all lips still continue to call him
"Father” though Pope Pius XI has
honored him with the much-deserved
title of Monsignor, and made him a
member of the Papal Household.
His closing words summed up their
deep love and loyalty in a primise ever
to remember their venerated Father
here, and to lead their children and
their children's children to the foot of
the cross that will one day mark his
resting place, there to recount to them
the deeds of love and devotion, and
to whisper prayers of filial gratitude.
His address was followed by a few
words from the Venerable Jubilarian
who thanked the speaker, the children
of the parish, and the good sisters;
the former for the entertainment and
the prayers which made him so hap
py; the latter, for their years of serv
ice for the children of St. Patrick’s.
Right Reverend Bishop Rummel then
rose to address the audience. He com
mented on the beautiful program and
the words of welcome on behalf of
school and parish. His Lordship re
marked that it was a source of conso
lation to come into their midst, and to
find a beautiful, strong, Catholic
spirit not to be excelled anywhere.
He had often wondered what had so
fascinated Monsignor Cassidy that
for forty-two years he had been so
happy, so content, here among the
people of O’Neill that no power could
draw him away. Surely temptations
and invitations to advance to the city,
to assume larger responsibilities, must
have come to him; yet, h^ has re
mained among his people and labored
for their welfare. Now, he had dis
covered the secret—the beautiful,
tropical decorations were symbolical
of the hearts of the people, whose
lively faith made them appreciative of
the priesthood, of all the shepherd of
souls stands for. Monsignor Cassidy
has been a Father in the midst of his
His Grace told the people he had
been edified at the spirit of faith and
piety, so clearly evidenced during the
morning ceremonies, at the dignity
and grandeur of the buildings of the
parish, and the beautiful children. No
(Continued from page seven.)
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