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I VOL.LV. O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THl'RSDAY, FEBRUARY21,1986. No. 40
IN LOANS BY FARM
CREDIT ASS N HERE
Borrowers Are Asked To Make
Application For Needed Loans
As Soon As Possible.
Anticipating a marked increase
in number of applications for short
term, low interest loans to finance
spring farm work, James W. Roon
ey, sectretary-treasurer of the
O’Neill Production Credit associa
tion at O’Neill,Nebr., advises farm
cis of this district to apply for
needed loans as soon as possible.
The increase is expected, Mr.
Rooney said, because of a new dis
bursement plati and because more
farmers here are aware of the big
saving in interest charges made
possible by Production Credit as
“Nearly three-quarters of the
short-term credit farmers normally
use is with dealers and merchants
who, because they are not primar
ily in a credit business, must
charge as much as 30 to 40 per
cent, on an annual basis, for the
credit service they give,” Mr.
Rooney pointed out.
“By getting a loan thru this as
sociation at only five per cent inter
est and paying cash for his sup
plies, the farmer makes a worth
while saving,” he added.
A new revolving cash fund elim
inates the delay of discounting the
farmer’s notes before paying loan
proceeds and permits payment as
soon as the application for a loan
The farmer does not have to ac
cept payment, however, until he is
ready to use the money, and no
interest will be charged for the
time he waits after approval of
Tree Supply Is
With the supply of Clarke-Mo
Nary trees practically exhausted.
Holt county farmers have now
made application for 24,900 seed
lings and transplants, Agricultural
Agent Reece said this week.
Earl G. Maxwell, extension for
ester at the Nebraska college of
agriculture, informed Mr. Reece
the supply of broadleaf varieties
is gone but a few evergreens re
main. Red Cedar trees distributed
only in western Nebraska are avail
able in limited numbers as are
western yellow, Scotch, and Jack
Nebraska farmers have shown
unusual interest in the tree plant
ing program and the state supply
of 900,000 seedlings and trans
plants will probably be exhausted
completely by the end of this week.
Smut Treatment Will
Bring Crop Increase
Pointing out the necessity of
treating small grain for smut pro
tection, Agricultural Agent Reece
cited experimental work done at
the University of Nebraska college
of agriculture to show that such
treatment should increase returns
Results of five years testing at
Lincoln show it is reasonable to
expect an increase in small grain
yield of 2 to 5 bushels per acre if
the seed is properly treated. Holt
county farmers will find the cost
of material for treating varying
between 2 and 6 cents per acre,
the increased production 2 to 5
bushels per acre at so little cost
should be practical.
Farmers in Nebraska will soon
be purchasing more than one mil
lion bushels of small grain seed for
spring planting, and the need for
treating is imperative. Experi
# mental work suggests that for j
every bushel of treated seed plant
ed, one may expect an increase of
1 to 2 bushels in yield. That being
v the case, it is reasonable to expect
the increase in yield for treated
-eed should be large enough to pay
the cost of seed used in planting
Monday, Feb. 18, was Fellowship
k Day at Anoka, Nebr. It was held
r at the Full Gospel tabernacle with
over 300 present. It was an all
•day and evening service. Rev.
White, minister from Grand Island,
delivered a good sermon in the
eevning. Several other good min
isters talked during the day. Din
ner and supper were served in the]
basement. There wa3 a good at
tendance from Meek, Nebr. ***
Honored by Pope Pius XI
Right Reverend Monsignor John G. McNamara
Rt. Rev. Monsignor John G. Mc
Namara was born at Wisner, Nebr.
March first, 1872. He received his
early education at Guardian Angels
Parochial school in Wisner. Later
he attended Quincy College, Quincy,
111., from 1887 to 1892. From 1892
until 1897 he attended Mount St.
Mary’s of the West Seminary of
He was ordained to the priest
hood by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Scan
ned, in Omaha, March 4, 1897. The
same year he received his first
apointment as assistant at Norfolk,
Nebr. The next year he was as
sistant at Sacred Heart church in
Omaha, and the following year to
the Jackson Parish at Jackson, Ne
He was called to his first Pastor
ate at Bloomfield, Nebr., on Nov. 4,
1900, where for 34 years in his
quiet unassuming way he worked
unselfishly and untiringly for his
fold, gaining the love and esteem
of all people, irrespective of creed.
The Bloomfield Parish view with
just pride the material structures
erected under his direction—the
Rectory, built in 1901, St. Andrew’s
church erected in 1903 and. St.
Andrew’s grade and high school
built in 1910—but more than these
material achievements, the Spirit
ual welfare of his people was his
great concern. His gentleness and
hunman understanding taught the
greater glory of God and gave a
keener vision to all of “Good Will
To All Men." He found lasting
gratitude in the hearts of all who
knew him in the parish and com
In 1920 he was made Dean of
the Bloomfield Deanery, and is now
Dean of the O’Neill Deannery, and
in May, 1934, he was made Con
suiter of the Diocese.
After the death of the late be
loved and honored Pastor of St.
Patrick’s church, Rt. Rev. Msgr.
Michael F. Cassidy in 1933, Father
McNamara was named his succes
sor, March 4, 1934.
After 34 years as pastor in
Bloomfield his associations there
were deep rooted, for he loves those
near and dear to him, but his call
to leave Bloomfield and come to a
new parish was received with a zeal
to continue perfectly the work he
is destined to do.
Altho he has been pastor of St.
Patrick’s church only a short time,
he has endeared himself to his
flock, and all are happy at his de
served elevation to the dignity of
“Monsignor” by Pope Pius XI on
Nov. 6, 1934. M. E. H.
Last week The Frontier mention
ed the fact that there was a great
shortage of houses in this city and
expressed the opinion that some of
our monied men could make a nice
profit by erecting an apartment
house here. Now we undestand
that an O'Neill business man, who
is very well fixed financially, is
contemplating on erecting four new
residences in the southeastern part
of the city, on some lots that he
has owned in that section for sev
eral years, for the purpose of rent
ing. It is a wise move and will
make the property pay for itself
within a few years. O’Neill is
growing right along and will con
tinue to grow, and money invested
in property here will bring back
The latter part of last week Clark
Hough found a nest of Black
Widows in a head of cabbage in
the basement of their cellar. He
brought them up town and Art
King has them on exhibition in a
box in the corner drug store. Sev
eral of these dangerous insects
have been discovered in this sec
tion during the past three months.
Where they come from no one
seems to know, as the cabbage that
these were found in was probably
Dr. A. V. Hunter, of Lincoln,
field secretary of the Wesleyan
University of Lincoln, was in the
city the first of the week looking
after prospective students of the
Notice To Federal
For the convenience of those who
are required by law to file Federal
Income Tax Returns, a Deputy Col
lector of Internal Revenue will be
at the Court House in O’Neill on
Feb. 25 & 26, 1935, to assist tax
payers in preparing their returns.
No charge will be made for this
service. The matter of filing your
Income Tax Return should be giv
en immediate attention, in order to
avoid penalty and interest.
If your net income is $1,000 or
over or your gross income is $5,000
or over and. you are single (or if
married and not living with hus
band or wife), you are required to
file a return. If you are married
and living with husband or wife
and your net income is $2,500 or
over or your gross income is $5,000
or over, you are required to file a
FOL K COUNTY CONVENTION
The Holiness churches of Boyd,
Knox, Antelope and. Holt counties
will hold their monthly all day
meeting at O’Neill on March 2.
There will be preaching at ten
in the morning and at two in the
afternoon. The public is invited.
The Methodist church has very
kindly loaned us the use of their
building for that day.
L. J. Reckard, Pastor.
Dr. W. H. Mullen, of Omaha, ar
rived in the city last evening to
attend the investiture ceremonies
of Monsignor McNamara today.
Car and Tools Stolen;
Car Found Minus Tools
Ed. Burge’s car was taken from
the streets of (•'’Neill last Monday
evening about 7:45. Ed had a lot
of carpenter tools in the car at the
time it was taken. The next morn
ing his brother, Art, while driving
along the road southwest of town j
noticed a car standing in the road
south of them and upon investi
gation discovered it was Ed’s car
which had been abandoned about
seven miles southwest of this city
when the car ran out of gas, but
there were no carpenter tools in
the car. Everett Hoyer and Don
Kifer were arrested charged with
the theft of the car. They deny
having taken the car but told the
sheriff another man had taken it
and the sheriff went out in the
country this afternoon after this
third party. The carpenter tools
were found this morning, scattered
along the road near the correction
line south of this city.
Mayor and Mrs. John Kersen
brock celebated their eighteenth
wedding anniversary last Thurs
day. As John was too busy mak
ing a living at the time of their
wedding they did not have a real
weding party and a bunch of
friends made up for that failure
last Thursday evening. About 8:30
about 10 couples arrived at the
Kersenbrock home loaded down
with baskets of something good to
eat and proceeded to make merry.
An enjoyable time was spent by all
and when they left for home in the
small hours of the morning, Mr.
and Mrs. Kersenbrock were sure
that they had, a real wedding cele
bration, altho it was 18 years late.
Fire Destroys Farm House
The farm home on the farm of
William Beha, which has been
farmed by Lav^ cue Thorson the
past year, burned last Monday
about noon. Mr. Thorson was away
from home at the time and the
fire was burning fiercely when
discovered by Mrs. Thorson, who
ran to notify her neighbor, but be
fore they returned the fire was be
yond control. Mr. and Mrs. Thor
son lost all of their household goods
and this was a severe loss to them.
The building was a seven room
house and the farm is near Hay
Point. Mr. Beha says there was
some insurance on the house, but
he does not know the exact amount.
Figures Show Increase
Of Auto Deaths In 1934
According to figures compiled by
the Travelers Insurance company,
of Hartford, Conn., the automobile
accident toll for the year 1934, was
the worst ever experienced in the
United States. During the year
36,000 were killed and nearly a
million injured as a result of 882,-1
000 personal injury collisions on
streets and highways. Although
practically two-thirds of the ac
cidents involved driving errors,
pedestrians paid the highest price
in the loss of life as shown by the
death of nearly 16,000. or 44 per
cent of the total fatalities.
Two much speed lor time and
place is cited as the dominant fac
tor in the greater seriousness of
automobile accidents last year. As
an example of the extreme hazard
produced by driving too fast, the
rate of death per accident because
of exceeding the speed limit was
40 per cent worse last year than
the average of all accidents involv
ing driving errors.
Five out of every eight persons
killed, according to the statistics,
were involved in accidents while
crossing streets in the middle of
the block than at intersections. The
rate of death crossing against sig
nals was 74 per cent worse than
crossing with signals.
Nearly 1,500 children under the
age of four were killed and 39,000
were injured in automobile acci
dents during the year, while 3,800
between the ages of fiye and four
teen met death and 143,000 were
Tuesday afternon of last week I
members of the O’Neill Junior Pro-j
ject club met at the home of Mrs. I
Hawley Hertford, 14 being present, j
Mrs. Arthur Cowperthwaite arid
Mrs. John jL. Quig acted as leaders,
giving lessons on rug making. As
sistant hostesses were Mrs. Harry
Bowen and Mrs. Peter Todsen. A
lunch was served.
Charlotte N. Roe
Charlotte Rosetta Roe dieel at her
home in Inman Wednesday after
noon at 4 o’clock of infirmities due
to advanced years, at the age of
76 years, 6 months and days.
The funeral will be held tomorrow,
Friday, afternoon at 2:30 from the
Methodist church in Inman, Rev.
Mertie Clute officiating, burial in
the Inman cemetery.
Deceased was born at Galien,
Michigan, on July 11, 1858. She
was a resident of that state for
several years and then moved to
Missouri. She was united, in mar
riage to Bloomfield Roe. and two
children were born to this union,
William Cleveland and W. Vincent
Roe, both of Inman, who are left
to mourn the passing of a kind
and indulgent mother. She leaves
also one sister and two brothers,
Mrs. Mattie Roundy, McAllen,
Texas; W. R. Jackson, McAllen,
Texas, and G. S. Jackson, of Ains
Two Girls Sentenced
To Industrial School
Beatrice Wyant, 16 years old,
and Cleta Wyant, 16 years old,
were before Judge Dickson in juv
enile court last Saturday on the
charge of being wayward girls.
After hearing the evidence the
Judge sentenced them to the Girls’
Industrial School at Geneva, until
they reach the age of 21 years.
Beatrice is the daughter of Mrs.
Beryl Wyant of this city, and Cleta
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
County Receives Half
Inch of Precipitation
According to Weather Observer
Bowen the moisture in the rain and
snow that fell here last Thursday
and Friday amounted to .51 of an
inch. The frost is practically all
out of the ground in the fields and
the water soaked down into the
soil. The top soil is now in bet
ter shape than it has been at this
time of the year for several seas
ons, and if we get a few good soak
ing rains as spring opens up things
will look much brighter this season.
Harry Frederick Kohler, of Clear
water, and. Miss Theala G. Slack,
of Neligh, were granted a marriage
license in county court on Feb. 14.
Harold Hull, of Dorsey, and Miss
Erma Block, of Walnut, were
granted a marriage license in
county court Feb. 16.
Joseph F. Mlnarik and Miss Ce
celia Bauer, both of Ewing, were
granted a marriage license in
county court on Feb. 18.
Hogs Reach 4-Year High
On Sioux City Market
Hogs on the Sioux City market
Wednesday reached the highest
pointon that market for four years,
when the top advanced to $8.50.
This is the highest since Novem
ber, 1930. The receipts evidently
had something to do with the in
crease in price. The total on the
Sioux City market for the first
three days of this week was 13,295;
for the same days last week, 15,519;
the same days last year, 35,857;
same days two years ago, 23,249.
The play, “W'ho Scared” put on
by the O’Neill Dramatic Club last
Tuesday and Wednesday nights was
largely attended and gave univers
al satisfaction. Many of the actors
and actresses displayed histronic
talent of a high order. Every one
of them handled their various parts
with marked ability and the mem
bers of the cast were the recipients
of many compliments at the con
clusion of the show.
Mrs. Walter Warner and children ■
moved back to O’Neill last Satur
day and are again occupying their
home in the western part of the
city. Walter expects to return with
in a few weeks.
The Frontier was in error last
week when it stated that the At
kinson high school basketball team
were undefeated this season. In
fact they were undefeated until
Feb. 7, when they went down to de
feat at the hands of the Inman high
school team with a score of 29 to j
21. The defeat of Atkinson puts
the Inman cagesters close to the
top of the list in this section. The
Frontier is glad to make the cor
FORMAL INVESTITURE OF
MSGR. McNAMARA IS HELD
HERE THURSDAY MORNING
Most Rev. Joseph F. Rummel, D. I)., Presides at the
Investiture, With Rev. P. J. Yanderlaan As
Celebrant of the Solemn High Mass.
REV. WM. LEAHY, S. J., DELIVERS SERMON
Fdr the second time in its his-<
tory St. Patrick’s Parish, O’Neill,
Nebraska, has been honored in
having its pastor raised to the dig
nity of a Domestic Prelate. The
beautiful ceremonies of the inves
titure of Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G.
McNamara took place on Thursday
morning, February 21, at 10 © clock
with His Excellency, Bishop Joseph
F. Rummel presiding.
On November f>, 1934, Vy. Rev.
John G. McNamara was elevated to
the rank of Domestic Prelate, bear
ing the title of Monsignor, by Pope
The solemn high Mass (corum
episcopo) was celebrated by Rev.
P. J. Vanderlaan, with Rev. J.
O’Flynn as deacon and Rev. John
Hilt as subdeacon. Rev. Ostdiek
and Rev. E. J. Appelbaum were
Masters of Ceremonies. Very Rev.
J. J. Crowley, V. F. was assistant
priest and Very Rev. B. H. Lorde
nian, V. F., P. R. and Rev. Hugh
Gately were deacons of honor to
His Excellency, Most Rev. Joseph
Rev. F. Werthmann and Rev. A.
Kluthe were deacons of honor to
Most Rev. Boniface Sauer, O. S. B.
The sermon for the festive oc
occasion was delivered by Rev. Wil
liam J. Leahy, S. J.
After congratulating Rt. Rev.
Msgr. McNamara and, the parish
ioners on the great honor bestowed
by our Holy Father, and explaining
that it came as a reward for the
outstanding iaborand achievements
of Msgr. McNamara in religion and
in the moulding of youth to the
ways of God, he outlined his life
from early childhood to the priest
He stressed the fact that his
early training came from parents,
especially his good mother, thoroly
imbued with Catholic faith and
ideals who held God and His Holy
Religion above all < lse. A Chris
tian education followed, wherein
he discovered and embraced grate
fully his call to the priesthood.
During his seminary days, he
was a model of humble gracious
ness and kindness to all, and the
practice of these virtues still make
him beloved by everyone. From
his priestly dignity, ever strongly
evident, emanates an odor of sanc
tity which influences those with
whom he comes in contact to fol
low his example in the practice of
He further stated that Msgr.
McNamara was the first native son
of the diocese to be made Mon
In conclusion he expressed the
hearty and sincere wish that Rt.
Rev. Msgr. McNamara might live
yet many years among the good
people of O’Neill.
After the Communion, His Ex
cellency, Most Rev. Joseph F. Rum
mel congratulated Rt. Rev. Msgr.
McNamara and addressed the con
gregation, stating that the occasion
was a significant one for the in
dividual thus honored, for the
priesthood and for the laity of the
diocese. He said that in confer
ring honors the Holy Father selects
this one or that one for a mark of
distinction, and by giving him the
title of Domestic Prelate, he makes
him a member of his own house
This honor has been conferred
upon Rt. Rev. Msgr. McNamara
chiefly because of these disting
uishing traits: His priestliness,
his ability to perform his sacer
dotal duties, his graciousness, and
his kindness. His priestly dignity
emanates from everything he puts
his hand to. Particularly, how
ever, does Rt. Rev. Msgr. McNam
ara deserve this honor because of
his great zeal in organizing the
Bloomfield parish and Catholic
On former occasions, promotions
and advanced opportunities were
offered the Msgr. McNamara but
each time he declined prefering to
remain with his devoted parishion
>ers in Bloomfield. There he sign
alized his work by his devotion to
education and to the advancement
of the young. Tremendous sac
rifices were necessary to carry on
the work, but he himself set the
example. In O’Neill too his zeal
for education has continued and
will continue, and. his ambition to
influence children and youth in the
cultivation of the virtue and those
characteristic flowers of our holy
faith will ever attend him.
Today the needs of presenting
to youth correct and high ideals is
tremendous for there is much be
ing done to draw youth away from
God. With so many agencies and
governments such as Russia, Germ
any, Italy and Mexico trying to
control the minds and hearts of
youth with their materialistic and
pagan ideals, it remains for us to
wonder whether the church or
whether Communism, Fascism and
Hitlerism will triumph.
In our own country some of the
youth movements are commendable,
namely the Boy Scouts, especially
the Catholic units and their Cath
olic leaders. Then the C. C. C.
camps which are giving hundreds
of boys training to form habits of
industry and usefulness in order to
serve better their families and
The Church can look with satis
faction on its principles of taking
particular interest in youth to
teach them the faith, virtue and the
salvation of their soul.
Before concluding His Excellency
emphasized the fact that Msgr. Mc
Namara’s success was attributed
to his ability to unify his parish
ioners and keep them in harmony
with the teachings of the church.
Finally he reiterated his own and
Father Leahy’s wishes for many
more years of fruitful service for
the church and for the people of
A dinner for the visiting prelates
and priests was given at the Gold
en Hotel at noon by the Altar
Society of St. Patrick’s church.
Music was furnished at the dinner
by the orchestra of St. Mary’s
A reception in honor of Msgr.
McNamara was given Thursday
evening at at St. Mary’s academy.
The program follows:
Duet, Lester Shoemaker, Jeanne
McCarthy; Chorus, “Hail Monsig
nor, Hail,” High School, St. Mary’s
Academy; Greetings, Bloomfield
Parish; Felicitations, St. Mary's
Academy, by Hugh Ryan; Address
by Mr. W. J. Hammond; Allegory,
“Meeting of the Spirits,” St. Mary’s
Academy; Chorus, “Festal Bells,"
St. Mary’s Academy; Presentation.
Mr. James J. Harrington; Response
by Rt. Rev. Monsignor John G.
McNamara, V. F.
Forty-nine visiting priests and
prelates were present for the In
vetsiture. They are:
Most Rev. Joseph F. Rummel,
D. D., Omaha, Nebraska.
Most Rev. Boniface Sauer, Won
Rt.Rev. James W. Stenson, V. G..
Rt. Rev. James Aherne, V. F., and
Rt. Rev. Bernard Sinne, all of Om
Rt. Rev. Charles Gilmartin, East
St. Louis, 111.; Rt. Rev. John P.
Durham, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Rt.
Rev. Francis J. Jensen, Hammond.
Ind.; Rt. Rev. John Frigge, Rae
Vy. Rev. J. J. Crowley, Albion,
Nebr.; Vy. Rev. Felix McCarthy,
Jackson, Nebr.; Vy. Rev. B. H.
Lordemann, Hartington, Nebr.; Vy.
Rev. M. F. Byrne, Emmet, Nebr.;
Rev. John Pieper, Atkinson, Nebr.;
Rev. P. J. Vanderlaati, Ewing,
Nebr.; Rev. John Hilt, Stuart,
Nebr.; Rev. Felix Gebauer, Spenc
er, Nebr.; Rev. John O’Flynn,
Lynch, Nebr.; Rev. F. J. Werth
mann, Butte, Nebr.; Rev. A. Zemp,
St. John’s, Clearwater, Nebr.; Rev.
E. J.Appelbauxn, Clearwater, Nebr;
(Continued on page 4, column 6.)
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