The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, January 31, 1935, Page FOUR, Image 4

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social consciousness and develop an
efficient system of social welfare.
Such a department probably would
take over and develop such social
and health services as the nursing
service set up by the state ERA
and now functioning in 54 counties.
A bill by Sen. O’Brien and Sen.
Allen (ft) of Cozad would allow
county boards to borrow money
from the state treasurer at two per
cent interest up until March 1,
]J».'17f to care for their poor, while
Sen. McGowan (R) of Norfolk, has
Introduced a measure that would
have the effect of prohibiting dicta
tion by the government or any
other agency of the county's meth
od of caring for the needy. Rep.
Reed (R) of Havelock, has tOBsed a
bill into the hopper to extend for
two more years the use of inherit
ance tax funds for poor relief.
Looking toward participation in
the new federal relief program, u
participation which depend* upon
Nebraska’s providing for raising
$4,000,000 to help the federal gov
ernment carry on relief in the
state after March 1, however—a
number of surveys are being made
to determine what public works
can be set up to furnish unem
ployment relief.
Rural electrification may be one
of the major projects, and the state
ERA has already started a survey
to determine the number of po
tential customers and the cost of
extension of power lines. In ad
dition to farms, such rurul insti
tutions as stores, school houses,
churrhcH and filling stations would
benefit by the electrification pro
The state highway department
has listed .'165 projects which would
cost more than $14,000,000 for pos
sible inclusion in the coming fed
eral program. These projects in
clude elimination of railroad grade
crossings, congested and dangerous
Intersections, construction ami re
laying of highways, constructing
trunk line routes thru cities ami
city bypasses, and replacing of
weak and narrow bridges. Sixteen
grade crossing elimination projects
are listed, ultho a survey conducted
by the highway department sev
eral years ago showed that 40 such
projects could he undertaken in the
Word comes from Washington that
the I’WA has under consideration
revised plans for the Tri-county
project, which would put the total
cost of the project at $20,1175,0(50
and increase tlx* urt-H to be served.
The new plan takes into considera
tion linking of the power facilities
of the Sutherland and Columbus
projects with the Tri-county.
State I’WA Engineer Latenser
has sent out more than 1,000 I’WA
project survey blanks over the
state to determine what new pro
jects could be set up when thu
federal work relief program gets
underway. Sen. Green (D) of Sid
ney, bus suggested a $20,000,000
project to bring drinking water 400
miles from Sidney to supply the
eastern section of the state, and
uiso construction of u new river bed
for the North I’lattc river for 140
miles from Morrill county to near
North l'latte as a means of con
serving water now being lost by
Four measures have been intro
duced in the legislature recently
with the purpose of cutting down
the number of elective officers in
the state government. A bill by
^Sen. Stewart (I)), of Clay Center,
proposes an amendment, which
would leave only the governor,
lieutenant governor and state aud
itor to be elected by tho people.
Their term of office would be four
years instead of two and they
would not be eligible to re-election
to succeed themselves. State of
ficers such as the secretary of state,
attorney general, etc., whose posi
tions are created by law would be
appointed by the governor.
Sen. Pedersen (D) of Guide Rock,
ha* introduced a bill to abolish the
state railway commission and
create a one-member non-partisan
public utilities commission. This,
of course, requires a constitutional
amendment. The commissioner
would be elected on the non-partis
an ballot and would receive $5,200
per year.
Sen. Sullivan (I)) of Omaha, has
a bill to put the state auditor’s
office under civil service, while Sen.
Well (D) of Fairbury, has a meas
ure set up which would abolish the
present state fair board and set
up a new body of 16 members in
cluding the governor. Management
of the state fair is now in control
o' a special board of agriculture.
Among the members of the new
board would be the dean of the
“tale agricultural college and the
director of the extension service,
while the other 13 would be ap
pointtees of the governor for the
first hoard, but would be elected at
annual conventions of organized
agriculture thereafter.
Approximately two years ago the
state treasurer of Kansas had just
been let out of jail under heavy
bond, and Kansasans were inclined
to take kindly to a suggestion by
Governor Landon that the state’s
constitution be so amended as to
provide for the election of only
three state officials, the governor,
lieutenant governor and auditor,
just as provided in Stewart’s pro
poned amendment to the Nebraska
state constitution.
Under the present system in Ne
braska, as in Kansas and most
other commonwealths of the mid
dfewest, each elective officer is su
preme in his department, which
makes for division of authority,
and in effect gives the state a half
dozen governors instead of one
actually bearing the title. The
president appoints his cabinet—
why would not a similar arrange
ment hold for the governor of the
state ?
The fracas over bonding the
state treasurer can be traced to a
considerable extent to the suit
against Former State Treasurer
Bass who will appear in the su
preme court soon to find out wheth
er he and his bonding company are j
liable to the state for $.'17,000 which
it is claimed the state is short us
the result of premature clipping
of coupons from bonds held in the
state treasury.
Altho when this was written it
appeared that George llall would
have his bond and would be un
disputed state treasurer by the
time the urticle appeared in print,
the situation in Nebraska is such
thut bonding companies will be
leary of this state until the Bass
suit is settled.
Under legislation from various
sources introduced in order to get
Hall’s bond for him and, incident
ally, get pay checks into several
hundred empty pockets around the
state house, the state will puy a
premium of $10,000 to the treas
urer’s million dollar bond instead
of the old statutory $5,000 prem
ium. Among the alternatives sug
gested is the one that the state go
into the bonding business and be
come the surety for all public of
ficials, altho such action would
take more time than meeting the
terms of the bonding concerns.
A measure has been passed giv
ing Hall the right to sue the state
to determine whether he is dc
facto stute treasurer and as such
qualified to re-open the vaults,
which have been dosed since Jan
uary 5 and pay state warrants.
Liquor control, betting and uni
cameral, the big three of the pre
sent legislative session when it con
vened but now being somewhat
neglected for such matters as re
lief and bonding the state treas
urer, have been approached from a
good many angles, especially liquor
control, but nothing definite has
been derided upon as yet. A fifth
liquor bill, introduced by Hep. Rich
ards (1)) of Arapahoe would set
the state up in a wholesale, manu
facture and retail sale monopoly in
which sale could be made by the
drink as well as by package.
Another recent liquor bill is by
Rep. Weber (D) of Leigh, and it
would permit sale both by the
drink and by the package. A fea
ture of this bill is provision for
remonstrances to keep liquor out
of any community, instead of local
Action. It has many of the pro
visions of the old Slocumb law.
Rep. Cone (D) of Valley, has '»*t*rO
duced a bill which cftllft for a min
umum sise of 10 ounces for u glass
of beer, not including the foam.
The senate has approved a 50-mem
ber one-house legislature. An
other betting bill, differing some
what from the official bill spons
ored by Ak-Sar-Ben, is in the hop
per. No license fees are charged.
One time when you don't go joy
riding in an automobile is when you
glide up to traffic court to pay that
ticket the cop handed you.
•Sunday School at 10 a. m«—R, M.
1 Sauers, superintendent.
.Morning Worship 11 a. m.—In
the absence of the pastor,
Conrad will preach.
Evening service 7:30—This will
he Gospel song and preaching ser
vice, the pastor expects to conduct
this service.
H. I), Johnson, Pastor.
The Presbyterian Ladies' Guild
will meet Thursday, February 7,
with Mrs. L. A. Carter.
Miss Vera E. Lanphear, of llart
injfton, was called home Saturday
by the death of her brother.
Ur. W. F. Finley returned Sun
day rdt'ht from a weeks visit with
relatives and friends in Omaha.
Donat Seger, one of the old tim
ers of Atkinson, was a business
visitor at the court house Tuesday.
Mrs. *W. J. Froelich, who had
been visiting in Chicago for the
past two weeks, returned last Tues
Mrs. Julia Braddock Gilmore left
Wednesday for North Platte where
she will visit friends for several
Miss Grace Huiggens ente . nod
the Bridge Club last Monday evc;i
with lunch at the Grand cafe and
cards later.
Mrs, A. V. Virgin and daughter
went to Stuart last Friday for
several days visit with relatives in
that vicinity,
Canada And U. S. In
Basket Bawl Game
A few days ago an O’Neill man
had newspaper business in South
Dakota and after finding he was
near the quadruplets of Fred A.
Schense, of near Hecla, he headed
there and asked to see the four
children whose births were the
eighth wonder of the world until
the Dionne five came into the world
May 28, 1934.
One of the most remarkable
things seen at the Schense place
was proof of how a live institution
builds a town. The father, Schense,
gave a photograph to his visitor
to gaze at. There it was “The
O’Neill Photo Co., O’Neill, Nebr."
The first surprise over, a look
was had at the four kids. At their
births, the father said, their
weights were as follows: James
Farrell, 3 pounds and 7 ounces;
Jay Eugene, 3 pounds and 11
ounces; Joan Belle, 5 pounds and
Jean Marie 5 pounds.
The weights of the children to
day as given by the father only a
few days ago are James, 40 pounds;
Jay, 45 pounds; Joan 40, and Jean
44 pounds.
Jumes was a sickly codger the
first year but his father acknow
ledged that he is now the most
frisky of the lot.
Schense told a Frontier repre
sentative that all of the births were
accomplished in 28 minutes. Mrs.
Schense did not die at the time as
some newspapers reported recent
ly, but she died two years and one
month after the births. Schense
hus married the nurse who was in
attendance at the births of the
It is considered remarkable five
children were born in Canada and
four in this country and all living.
There is no contest or prizes offered
though along this line—or on the
sidelines—but it is a game of na
ture and could be called basket
bawl. The score should read—
Canada, 5; United States, 4.
The Schense children were 4
years of age this January 13. They
are in very good health. The girls
pluy with dolls and the boys like
to fondle guns the same old storiy
of children everywhere.
Other Schense children are Virgil,
20; Fredrick, 14, and Arline, 12.
It was reported that Dr. Dafoe,
attending the Canadian five at
birth, gave credit to the rare old
Canadian atmosphere for the mir
aculous occurence there. No one in
South Dakota has replied because
bragging about atmosphere just
now visualizes dust storms and too
much debating might start up an
other ono.
District Court Filings
The Lincoln National Life In
surance company has filed suit in
the district court against Mariane
Hanson and others and the north
west quarter of section 10 town
ship 28, range 11 west of the Oth
P. M., to foreclose a mortgage on
same for the recovery on a note for
$2,120, given on March 1, 1028, to
the Royal Life Insurance company I
and later assigned to the plaintiff.
They allege in their petition that
the mortgage was given by Jens
Hansen and wife and on December
21, 1934, Jens Hansen transferred
all his interest to his wife. They
allege that they failed to pay the
taxes on the land for the years
1930 to 1934 inclusive and that
they also failed to pay the interest
due on March 1, 1933, They allege
that there is now due and unpaid
the sum of 13,120.00 principal and
the sum of $471.27 interest. They
ask the court to determine the a
mount due and if same is not paid
within a reasonable time that the
land he sold.
The Omaha National Bank as
trustee has filed suit against John
A. Davenport, et ah, to foreclose a
morgtage given on November 25,
1924, for $4,100 on the southeast
quarter of section 1, towmship 29,
range, 10, west of the 0th P. M.
| They allege that the mortgage was
given to W. M. Rainholt and that
on November 15, 1929, the land was
transferred to Lavina A. Sawyer
and her husband, Frank H, Sawyer,
who secured on extension of the
1 mortgage. They allege that there
is now due and unpaid the sum of
$3,708.00 and interest amounting
to $319.00 which is past due and
unpaid. They ask the court to de
termine the amount due and if
same is not paid within a reason
able time that the land be sold.
Think Aztecs And Maya
Formerly Lived Here
Samples of pottery, broken,,
called potsherds, and arrowheads
sent to the Nebraska Historical
Society elided the information they
are greatly interested as the pieces
are the same 3s some found in
; northern Kansas and southern Ne
braska and ai the “Burkett ’ site
near the Loup river south of here.
It is known that at least one re
nowned achaeoligist believes Old
Mexico and southern and western
Nebraska artifacts are the same
and that either or both the Maya
and Aztec lived in Nebraska years
before reaching Old Mexico. It is
surmised ti ey came from Asia by
the Bering Strait, and moved on
south when !hey fourd what a Ne
broska winter could and would do
to a man without his consent.
The Nebraska society officials ex
pressed no opinion bur reserved
judgment until they make excava
tions here next fall.
All of the big newspaper* are
handling wirephotos now. The next
time you go to New York and get
lonesome you can send your wife
a wirephoto of yourself retiring at
8:30 p. m.
The mainspring as a driving pow- v
er for clocks was invented 400
years ago but nobody has yet in
vented one which will make some
men work if they can get by an
easier way.
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