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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 11, 1935)
i OUT A 15 TO 11 WIN
Red Bird Nine Also Defeats Lynch
At Game Held At Riverside
On The Fourth of July.
At the baseball diamond at the
fair grounds here last Sunday the
Red Bird and O’Neill nines mixed
and the Red Birders won 15 to 11.
The local battery was composed of
Carson, Bazelman and Lorenz and
Tomlinson, Carr, Conard and Shol
lmeyer concocted and caught the
corkscrew curves that put the
O’Neillites on the spot.
O’Neill made 14 hits and Red
Bird got 19. O’Neill made 6 er
rors and Red Bird 4. Seven of the
O’Neill batters struck out and 5
Charles Richter, Red Bird, pop
ped out a homerun and a three
base hit. Albert Carson, Red Bird,
made a three bagger and Harvey
Krugman, Red Bird, pumped a two
bagger. Dick Tomlinson, slammed
out a home run for O’Neill.
A fair sized crowd braved a
temperature of 96 to see the boys
whack the horsehide.
Ponca will try on July 24, at
Midway, to scalp the Red Birders.
Several hundred spectators for
tunate enough to be present saw a
red hot baseball classic the Fourth
of July out at the Riverside dam
when Red Bird smeared defeat all
over the boys from Lynch. The
score was 8 for Red Bird and 3
The Lynch battery was Art Ny
gren, Glenn Hull, Verne Bartley
and George Sedlacek. The Red
Bird battery was Tomlinson, Con
ard and Shollmeyer. Errors, Lynch
5, Red Bird 1. Strikeouts, Red
Bird 4 and Lynch 4. Hits, Ren
Bird 12 and Lynch 8. Charles Rich
ter, Red Bird, and Sedlacek, Lynch,
each clouted a three-bagger, and
Albert Carson, Bill Conard, Red
^ Bird, and Ray Bartley, Lynch,
whanged out 2-sackers.
Beginning next Monday, the
Holt County Exhibit Hall will be
open from the hours of one o’clock
to four in the afternoon for the
purpose of allowing children to
come in and read books. This
will be known as a Supesrvised
Library period and the building
will be open on Tuesday and Thurs
day aftenoons. It is my hope to
make a real reading library out of
this. We have quite a large num
ber of text books on hand now and
hope to be able to add more from
time to time.
Our study center is now operat
ing smoothly and I hope that more
people will take advantage of this
opportunity to earn some college
credit. We will still be able to re
ceive applications for this course
for another week yet and then we
will have to close the registration.
I want to call school board direct
ors attention to the fact that their
are still a large number of incom
plete reports that have not been re
ceived at this office. We mus
have this information before we can
file our report with the state sup
erintendent. With nearly 200 dis
tricts to receive reports from, you
can readily realize that it is a big
task to complete such a report.
Our report will have to be filed
with the state superintendent not
later than the 15th of August, this
We must have a complete report
from the annual meeting includ
ing certificate of tax levied, min
utes of the meeting, financial
statement and census reports.
Please attend to this matter at
once. County Superintendent.
• Hospital Notes
Cecil Yenglin went home Friday
Miss Rita Moore came in Satur
day afternoon and submitted to
an operation for acute appendicitis
the same evening. She is conva
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shel
hamer Sunday morning at 2:30, a
boy, weight 5 pounds. All doing
Stuart Schleusener, 4 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schleus
ener, of Orchard, Nebr., came in
Monday morning with a ruptured
appendix, and was operated on
Wednesday morning. A drain
tube was installed. The little one
is in a critical condition.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daas
of Chambers, July 4th, a baby girl,
weight 714 pounds. All doing fine.
R. J. Graves, of Chambers, un
derwent a minor operation Monday
morning and went home Tuesday
Stuart Scheleusener, of Orchard,
was taken home Wednesday morn
ing where he will remain in bed
several days convalescing from a
Mrs. Will Lewis was operated on
Wednesday morning and is getting
Miss Rita Moore went home Sun
day, July 7th, feeling much better.
Mrs. Shelhamer and baby went
M. M. MARTIN DIES
AT HIS HOME HERE
Deceased Was One of The Oldest
Residents of This City. Being
Eight-three Years Old.
M. M. Martin died at his home
in the western part of the city last
Monday evening, about 6 o’clock,
after an illness of a couple of
weeks at the age of 83 years and
8 days. The funeral was held
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock,
with services at the residence, Rev.
A. J. May and Rev. S. M. Ohmart
Deceased was born at Omro,
Wis., on July 1, 1852, where he
grew to manhood. In March 1876,
he was united, in marriage to Miss
Julia May Ferguson, the ceremony
being performed at Omro. Shortly
after their marriage they moved to
Nebraska and located in Jefferson
county, near Steel City, where they
remained for five years, then moved
to Pierce county, where they re
dded until they moved to this
county in the spring of 1909.
Mr. Martin was the father of
four children, who with several
grandchildren are left to mourn the
passing of a kind and indulgent
father. The children are: Meta M.
and Ray, of O’Neill; Lola Glen
Templin, Neligh, and Stella Maude
Maw, of North Bend, all of whom
were present at the funeral.
Upon his removal to this county
he farmed a few miles northwest
of this city for several years, until
about ten years ago, when he re
tired and moved to this city, where
he has since made his home. He
was a good citizen and his passing
will be mourned by a large circle
of friends and relatives.
Week’s Weather Record
The weather has been quite warm
in this section the past ten days,
as it has in every portion of the
state. The only moisture received
since last week was .09 of an inch
on July 4. Small grain and corn
have made rapid strides during the
past week and it is now nearly up
to its normal growth for this seas
on of the year. The rye harvest
has started and the oats harvest
will come along the latter part of
Following is the weather for the
Max. Min. ture
July 4 94 67 .09
July 5. 92 67
July 6 89 61
July 7 96 63
July 8. 94 71
July 9 . 94 68
July 10 97 74
July 11 _ 96 72
Garage Broken Into
And Money Stolen
Some one gained entrance t» the
Ford. Garage last night and man
aged to get away with about $20
in cash. Mr. Mellor says he does
not know of anything else that was
taken. Entrance was gained thru
a back window. From the method
of entrance it seems that the rob
bery was committed by some one
who was quite familiar with the
interior of the garage.
A. J. May, Pastor
Sunday, 10 a. m., Sunday School.
11 a. m., Morning Worship—
Subject, “Three Great Events.”
Preparatory class 11 a. m. in the
basement, Mrs. Johnson leading.
7 p. m. Epworth League. Our
Epworth League group meet next
Monday night at Inman, 6 p. m.
8 p. m. Union Service at the
Junior choir practice Thursday
evening next week at church.
Grace Souchy and Alice Schwei
so took in the sights at Stuart j
during the great holiday.
Mayor John Kersetibrock says
that laundering a mile and a half
of pavement is some washin’. John
spent the Fourth washing the pave
ment with a fire hose.
The regular summer change in
the hours of the Masses here at
the Catholic church takes effect
next Sunday and they are to be
read at 7, 8 and 9:30 o’clock. Time
of the daily Masses are not to be
D. H. Cronin returned last Mon
day night from a ten day visit
with friends in Omaha and with
his family at Nebraska City. South
eastern Nebraska, like the rest of
the state, is a veritable garden spot
C. E. Stout has been granted a
licenses to sell package liquor, per
mission being granted by the liquor
commission last Tuesday. So far
we have heard of no other appli
cations being filed for the sale of
A total eclipse of the moon i3
to start at 8:15 p. m. the evening
of July 15 and end at 1:43 a. m.,
the morning of July 16, and the
free movie of old mother nature
will be visible here with a fairly
full moon if clouds do not prevent.
The Junior tennis players of the
city, both boys and girls, will hold
a tennis tournament on the courts
at the Anton Toy home next Sun
day, Monday and Tuesday. Several
of the youngsters are quite pro
ficientand the tournament promises
to be interesting.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. McGinnis, of
Emmet, left last Sunday for an ex
tended easter auto trip. They plan
to visit the nations capitol, New
York city and other eastern cities,
and then on the way westward visit
several of the larger cities in
Pennsylvania, including Pat’s birth
place, near Scranton, Pa.
Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek
and Mr. and Mrs. Bruqe Vail re
turned last Monday eevning from a
ten day fishing trip at the lakes
near Deer River, Minn. They say
they had an enjoyable time and
that the fish were very hungry, so
that it was no trouble to get the
limit every time they went out.
The following spent the Fourth
at Oak View park: Mr. and Mrs.
M. J. Lydon and family; Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Edwards and family;
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johnson and
family; Mr. and Mrs. James Boyle
and family; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pet
ti john and son, Frankie; Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Kertz, and Earl
O’Neill did not celebrate the
Fourth yet that evening any
stranger must believe it did since
the air was full of multicolored
streaks, balls, curliques and bombs
and firecrackers did so in every
quarter of town. The celebration
at the O’Neill Country club was
ideal and the fireworks display was
Two of the city’s painters and
decorator’s, Marvin and Claude
Johnson, sons of L. O. Johnson liv
ing west of town, have taken the
contract of redecorating the inter
ior of St. Mary’s academy. Hav
ing just finished the new residence
of George Bay and the J. C. Pen
ney store, they are now starting
on the academy so as to have it
ready for the fall term of school.
One of the larger locomotives on
the Northwestern took the curve
out of rails of a siding south of
the Armour Creameries here one
day last week, placing the locomo
tive on the ground and scattering
the rails. The four driver engine,
rigid sets of wheels, was reported
by a railworker to be capable of
straightening the rails of curves if
too abrupt. No one was injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buell of
Tekamah visited here several days
near the Fourth at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Tomlinson and at
the George Tomlinson home 12
miles northeast of this city. George
Tomlinson was reported in fairly
serious condition again and has
been in his bed about one month
with an ailment that is not well
defined, centering, a relative re
ported, in his digestive organs.
FAVOR SALE OF
LIQUOR BY DRINK
Proposition Carried In The Third
Ward By Margin of Only
The voters of the city decided
last Tuesday that they wanted
liquor by the drink, casting 194
votes for the proposition and 143
against. One of the surprises was
the vote of the Third ward where
the proposition carried with only
Following is the vote by wards:
Second _--- 65 36
Third___ 58 56
The vote was very light, only a
little over a fourth of the voters of
the city voting.
Tom Coyne Injured
In Auto Accident
The following special from
Creighton appeared in the Norfolk
Daily News of last Tuesday after
“Tom Coyne, of O'Neill, suffered
a fractured knee cap about 11
o’clock Monday morning when his
car hit the side of a culvert near
Bruce park as he was driving to
Creighton. Robert Ganz, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ganz, was
riding a pony along the street and
it became frightened and jumped
across the road near the car. To
avoid hitting the child and pony,
Mr. Coyne pulled as far as possible
to the side of the road and hit the
“He was taken to a doctor and
an x-ray taken and it was thought
advisable to take him to a hospital.
Upon the arrival of his wife and a
brother, Hugh Coyne, from O’Neill
they will leave at once for Sioux
“The car’s radiator was badly
Hugh Coyne and Mrs. T. J.Coyne
reached Creighton a short time
after the accident and at once took
T. J. to Sioux City, where he is
now in St. Joseph’s hospital. Phy
sicians who exan* ;ed him there
said they would operate upon him
Wednesday as an x-ray examin
ation disclosed a fractured knee
cap. Hugh Coyne returned home
Monday night while Mrs. Coyne re
mained in Sioux City to be near
Oil Station Robbery
Here Cleared Up
At Cedar Rapids, la., R. P.
Burch, 40, and Burton Owen, 31,
confessed to robbing the Conoco
service station here the night of
June 27, of 15 gallons of gasoline
and 3% gallons of oil, the kid
naping of F. M. Barnoski, Hast
ings, Nebr., and the holding up of
an oil station June 21. Both rob
bers, of Sioux City, were sentenced
to serve 25 years in an Iowa pen
Henry Beckman, of the A. & B.
Drug Store, went over to Bloom
field last Sunday on a business
trip. On Monday he and his part
ner went down to Sioux City where
they purchased the bankrupt drug
stock of the Lane Bros. Drug Co.,
which was sold by receiver’s sale.
Mr. Beckman says that they pur
chased a very fine line of high
grade goods at only a fraction of
their cost and that the stock is
being divided between the O'Neill
atid Bloomfield stores, and that
they will now be able to offer their
customers high quality drug sun
dries at only a fraction of the reg
ular price. Mr. Beckman came
home Tuesday night and the newly
acquired stock arrived the next day.
The glorious Fourth of July was
even more than that to Jack, 9,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Demp
sey. That day was his birthday
and his friends gathered and sur
prised him with a tine party. Those
present follow: Harold and Jean
Calkins, Donna and Willa Vander
linden, Phyllis Mitchell, Betty and
Aniga Hennifin,Marion Boyle, Mar
vin Leach, Vincent Cunningham,
Betty Lou Harris, Vernon Abbott,
Robert Bowfen, Junior Johnson,
Karol Hunt, and Dale, Orville and
An item from Pender, Nebr., in
the Sioux City Tribune of July 2
says that Donald Rehm, of O’Neill,
and Forrest Huston, of Sioux City,
were sentenced each one year in
the Nebraska prison on their pleas
of guilty to larceny on some bat
teries. Judge Mark J. Ryan, the
Tribune said,, pronounced sentence.
Chief of Police Chester Calkins
went to Bartlett last Friday morn
ing on business.
Patrick Boyle, Sr., and his son,
Pat, Jr., went down to Fremont
Monday to visit friends and rela
tives several days,
George Van Every, road foreman
on a job near Bartlett, went to
Bartlett after spending the Fourth
here with his family.
Hay fever victims say the air
will be choked with pollen next
fall since millions of ragweeds, the
greatest stand in 25 years, now
Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell
and children, Margaret, Donald,
Merle, Phyllis and Robert attended
the Fourth of July festivities at
Oak View park.
Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott and
children, Dwain, Vernon, Elden,
Jacqueline, Johnny and Mary, and
Wilfred Clevenger spent the Fourth
at Oak View park.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Loy, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Bruegman and Mr. and
Mrs. Enard Leach and their fam
ilies spent the Fourth at O'Don
nell’s lake near Stafford.
Mr. and Mrs. George Wyant and
family, who left here several
months ago, have written relatives
they are temporarily located at
Sedrow Wooley, Washington.
Some of the city officials and em
ployees of the Roberts Construc
tion company gathered at the fire
hall Monday evening and partook
of a cafeteria style luncheon.
Mary Ernst, residing in the west
part of town, entertained members
of her bridge club at her home last
Friday evening. The first prize
was won by Mrs. C. C. Bergstrom.
Erratum. In last weeks Frontier
in the story about Harry Bowen’s
sister, Mrs. Vanderbecken, Calif.,
it should have read “the first time
she and Harry visited in 28 years.”
Mrs. A. T. Williams, sister to
the Matthew brothers here, after
visiting, left Sunday night for
Chadron where she will visit be
fore returning to her home at Hot
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Ira Barnes
and children and Mr. Barne's broth
er, Eddie, and his mother left for
Alliance, Nebr., by automobile.
Their home is to be established in
Mrs. Robert Cook reported that
near Venus the Fourth she saw a
family, dust smeared and making
good time, going to a celebration
on a tractor. The family car had
a broken axle.
Judd Bond, Frank Weber and
Otto Gloor at Atkinson, have asked
for license to sell liquor and Freed
& James, C. J. Brooks and K. F.
Siemsen of that city asked for lic
ense to sell beer.
Pete Todsen left Thursday morn
ing for Sioux City, Iowa, where he
will attend a meeting of the J. C.
Penney company store managers
from the states of Iowa, Nebraska
and South Dakota.
Other members of the Delta Deck
club Monday afternoon held a
handkerchief shower for Mrs. Clin
ton J. Gatz at her home in east
O’Neill, the occasion being the
birthday of Mrs. Gatz.
The O’Neill Photo company is
contemplating doubling the size of
their gallery on north Fourth
street, in order to enable them to
better handle their large and con
stantly increasing business.
FREE INNER TUBE AGAIN!
At all Gamble Stores beginning
July 12th with each G&S Tire and
at our regular price for the tire.
4.75-19, $5.65, TUBE FREE—4.40
21, $5.15, TUBE FREE.—Adv.
Judge and Mrs. R. R. Dickson
and Miss Marjorie drove down to
Norfolk last Sunday and met Miss
Marion, who had been visiting
friends in Lincoln the past ten
days. They returned home that
Band Program For
The Following program will be
! rendered by the O’Neill High School
band on the streets of the city next
Sow Boy ----- Will Huff
Our Director - - T. E. Bigelow
Royal Welcome Home -
- G. Rosenkrans
Rifle Rangers - - - K. L. King
The Stein Song - - - Fenstad
Easy Street - - - - R. F. Seitz
Victory March - - - J. F. Shea
New Colonial March - R. B. Hall
Queen City - - - W. F, Boom
LAST RITES FOR TOM
MARKEY HELD HERE
Services Held Monday At St. Pat
rick's Church, And Burial
In Calvary Cemetery.
Last Saturday death removed
Thomas E. Markey, highly respect
ed farmer residing just west of
O’Neill. His funeral was held
Monday at 9 o’clock. Service was
read at St. Patrick's Catholic
church here and the funeral pro
cession to Calvary cemetery, the
longest seen here in years, attested
! the the high place Mr. Markey held
| in the hearts of the people of this
; community. Mr. Markey died at
I the age of 67 years, 1 month and
I 26 days.
Born in County Monahan, Ire
land, May 10, 1868, he came to this
country when a young man and
lived some years at Wisner, Nebr.,
then moved to Pierce county where
he resided until he came to Holt
county in 1913.
On Feb. 17, 1896, Mr. Markey
married Delia L. McGuire.
Mr. Markey leaves to mourn his
passing his widow and children,
Mrs. Irene Koenig, of Fairfax, S.
D.; Alice, of Denver, Colo.; Celia,
of Omaha, and Mrs. Anna Murphy
and Mrs. Mary Murphy, of O’Neill.
[shelter Belts For
Recently letters were sent out to
County Superintendents and coun
ty agents in regard to a shelter
belt plan worked out for the bene*
fit of the Rural Schools. The Rural
schools, like the home, needs shel
ter and protection from the ele
ments. The Rural school to most
of us is a lonely forgotten place,
where our children are forced to go
to school. Little thought has ever
been given in making conditions
more liveable for the children.
The rural school is the home of
our children for nine months out
of the year and during this time
they should be entitled, to the same
protection that they have in their
respective homes. School buildings
would be warmer in winter if they
had this protection and the child
ren could use their playgrounds
all winter instead of being forced
to remain indoors during the cold
There are three things that the
school districts must do to qualify
for this aid. First, they must fal
low the ground to prepare it for
the trees. Second, they must pur
chase the planting stock. Third,
purchase material to fence the
The Nebraska Relief Adminis
tration will then furnish the labor,
for planting trees, fencing the
ground and cultivating the ground
the first year. In addition to this
the Univesity Extension Service
will assist in securing planting
stock, furnish a planting plan and
give such advise as shall be needed
from time to time.
The giound should be prepared
this summer or early fall for
spring planting. I would like to
receive as many applications as
possible as it is one of the best
projects ever worked out by the
relief administration, in regard to
the improvement of the school
grounds. All trees planted are to
be supervised by the County Agent
together with the assistance of the
Sunday School at 10:00—Mr. C.
E. Yantzi, superintendent.
Morning Worship 11:00—“Life’s
service will be in our church and
Rev. A. J. May, pastor of the Meth
odist church will preach.
“Seek Ye the Lord while He may
H. D. Johnson, Pastor.
IN RIVER BAYOU
Not Known Definitely If Death
Was Caused By A Heart
Attack or Drowning.
Kenneth, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Berger, farmers of near
Opportunity, drowned Sunday aft
ernoon about 3 o'clock in O’Don
nell’s lake, bdtween Inman and
Mr. Berger, married, only one
year ago last June, leaves his par
ents, his widow, other relatives and
no children. He had farmed on
land near the home of his parents.
Sunday a high temperature of
96 sent hundreds to lakes and
streams. Kenneth Berger, his
cousin, Max Berger and others of
the Opportunity comnnity went to
the O’Donnell Elkhorn river bayou
and plunged into the water. About
40 persons, many of O’Neill, were
there fishing and swimming.
Eye witnesses disagree on de
tails of the accident but it seems
that Kenneth started to swim from
the extreme north end of the west
leg of the “U” or horseshoe shaped
bayou. When in wrater said to be
12 feet in depth he shouted for as
sistance and went down and re
Many of those present dived re
peatedly in an effort at grasping
the body. A professional life guard
employed at Oak View park was
rushed to the scene of the tragedy
and he succeeded in getting Berger
on dry ground. William Maxwell
of this city, the life guard, whose
name was not obtained, and others
applied resuscitation exercises but
the body became cold and lifeless.
One year ago last June Berger
was married to Erma Gray, of
Page. He was a sterling young
man, industrious, honest and with
everyone his friend.
One of those with the victim of
the tragedy was Max Berger, son
of John P. Berger, his cousin. The
body was brought to the O. F. Big
lin mortuary here in the Biglin
ambulance. The funeral was held
at Page Tuesday afternoon at 2
o’clock with services at the Page
Methodist church, Rev. L. Yost in
It is not definitely known wheth
er Berger died of heart attack,
other bodily organ failure, was
drowned or died of a combination
of these causes.
Berger attended the O’Neill High
school. He leaves besides his rela
tives a host of friends to mourn
his passing, in this city and over
A son was born at Sioux City
June 29 to Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Bailin of Atkinson. He weighed
eight pounds at birth.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Snyder are
parents of a son born June 29.
A son was born June 22 to Mr.
and Mrs. Clark Cook of near Stuart.
CARD OF THANKS.
W'e wish to thank our many kind
neighbors, friends and relatives,
who assisted us during the illness
and death of our beloved husband
and father. We wish to thank
them for the kind words of sym
pathy and the beautiful flowers.—
Mrs. T. E. Markey and Family.
CARD OF THANKS.
Groping beneath the shadow of
a great sorrow, still we behold a
star of beauty—a star which re
flects the sympathy and kindnesa
of many neighbors and friends of
Opportunity, O’Neill and Page who
gave so freeley of their sympathy
and helpfullness on the occasion of
our recent bereavement in the
tragic death of our beloved hus
band., the late Kenneth Berger.
We are very grateful to each and
every one who made offering of
kindly words, helpful hands, or
beautiful flowers.—Mrs. Kenneth
The annual meeting of the Old
Settlers Picnic Association will be
held at the Meek store Saturday
night, July 13, 1935, at 8:30.
Harry Lansworth, Secretary.
S. J. Weekes returned Wednes
day night from Omaha, where he
had been the past three days at
tending to his duties as a member
of the loan committee of the Agri,
cultural Credit Corporation.
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