The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 19, 1935, Image 1
*Neb' Stat* Hi,torictl Society The Frontier VOL. LVI. O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1936. No. 31 ___ I30E CURRAN LOOKS LIKE THE BEST 4-H POULTRY RAISER About 150 4-H Members Attend Achievement Day Exhibit In O’Neill Last Saturday. About 150 4-H poultry club members and their parents gath ered in O’Neill last Saturday for a final achievement day. Club mem bers exhibited both turkeys and chickens. First prize in toms was won by Joe Curran with Willard Buskirk second and Loretta Kaup third, Margery Rees fourth and Dale Cur ran fifth. The prize winning tur key hen was raised by Francis Kaup. Joe Curran, Mary E. Kaup, Eth* Schaaf and Robert Rees were second, third fourth and fiifth re spectively. In the chicken section Wallace French had the best rooster fol lowed by Betty Lou French, second, Marvin Stauffer third, Burton French fourth, and Ruth Mary French fifth. Max Miller had the best pullet, with Max Miller, Mar vin Stauffer and Betty Lou French standing next in line. All birds were judged by J. H. Claybaugh from the extension service, on a market basis. A judging contest was also held. Four classes of live poultry were presented to the young judges to place. Later these same birds were taken over to the plant, dressed, and brought back to be rejudged. Joe Curran was first, Marion Stauf fj fer second, Margery Rees third, Max Miller fourth and Bill Rees placed fifth. A free lunch was served to those participating by the Armour com pany and later the entire crowd was treated to a free movie show ing various phases of poultry mar keting, feeding, breeding and judg ing. The last feature on the pro gram was a tour thru the Armour plant where everyone was given a chance to see how poultry is hand led after it enters a produce house. Everyone interested were espec ially pleased with the size of the crowd and the interest taken after the weather turned out the way it did. The prizes and lunch were made possible thru the cooperation of the Armour Creameries, the Hubbard Milling Co. and the James way Equipment company. Santa Here Monday With Candy For The Children Do not forget that Santa Claus will be at the Municipal Christmas tree, on Fourth street in this city, next Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock and that he will have a lot of pack ages of candy and nuts to give out to the little folks so that they may enjoy a Merry Christmas. So bring the little folks to O’Neill next Monday so they can see and visit with Santa Claus. 195 In the County At Work On WPA Jobs According to the semi-monthly report of the Works Progress ad ministration they list Holt county as having had 90 men at work on projects in this county during the second half of November. They state that 78 of this number were taken from the relief rolls and for the two weeks period they earned *1 ,353. The three from non-relief rolls earned $98. They further state that during the week ending December 7 that employment in this county jumped to 195, of which 192 came from the relief rolls. There were 173 men and 22 women employed. Pep Project Club ' The Pep Project Club held their Christmas party on Thursday, De cember 12 at the home of Mrs. Shaughnessy with Mrs. Lowell Johnson as assisting hostess. The afternoon was spent in var ious games and contests with Mrs. Warner and Mrs. Bridge as leaders. A short Christmas playlet was splendidly given by Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Slothower. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Art Barnes, president of the Club, served a delicious lunch. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Slothower. Will Give Xmas Cantata The Young People’s Choir of the Presbyterian church, of O’Neill, will present the Christmas cantata, “That Glorious Song,” by Miriam Lois Fisher, on Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 7:30 o’clock. The members of the choir are: Sopranos—Arlie Powell, Elizabeth Graves, Nadine Kilpatrick, Doris Robertson, Sabanna Smith, Maxine Barnes, Nila Pilger, Opal Harbot tle, Norine Barker; tenor—Bert Powell; Altos — Ruth Osenbaugh, Alice Schwisow, Anna Toy, Magel Harbottle, Ruth Oppen; basses— Gene Rummel, Albert Rummel, Ralph Johnson, Wallace Powell and Melvin Pilger. Pianist, Myrle Burge. Public School Five Wins From Anoka While St. Mary’s Loses at Orchard O’Neill basketeers engaged in numerous skirminishes the latter part of last week with varying results. At Orchard, Friday, the Cardinals of St. Mary’s Academy lost, 28 to 16. Playing here the same evening, the public school players drubbed Anoka, 21 to 10. Before this game the grade school players of Inman and those of O’Neill played and the Inman grad ers won, 18 to 6. Not Living In Jail Just Don’t Seem Natural! After living for seventeen years in the county jail you would imag ine that the average person would be glad to get out, but not so with Clarence Bergstrom, he is lost. For seventeen years this popular and efficient deputy sheriff and his family have made their home in the county jail, as Clarence was the jailer, but as it is to be torn down to make room for the new court house and jail Clarence and his family had to move and on Monday they moved to the F. C. Gatz residence in the southwest part of town. But we predict that when it comes about time to turn in that on many occasions Clarence will head north for his old home. Mohanes-Ellis A very pretty wedding was per formed at Pierce, Nebraska, on Tuesday December 3, 1935, by County Judge J. B. McDonald when Miss Thelma R. Ellis, of Plainview, became the bride of Waldo W. Mahanes, of Uriaka, Kansas. The couple were unattended. The bride was attired in a blue crepe suit with accessories to match. Mrs. Mohanes will be remember ed here as Miss Thelma Ellis who has been employed for the past four years at the Mrs. R. M. Gal lagher home as nurse for Grandma Gallagher. The many friends in O’Neill wish the happy couple much happiness and prosperity. *** EVENTS AND PEOPLE Retail sales by Chevrolet dealers in the United States for the month of November totalled 91,959 cars, according to a report by the manu facturers. This figure not only sets a record for all Novembers in the history of the Chevrolet Motor company, but it also exceeds the best total sales for any month in Chevrolet history following the in troduction of new models. The best previous introductory month sales record was in January, 1928, when 59,646 sales were recorded. An epidemic of scarlet fever is raging in Omaha and some of the private schools have been closed until after the holidays. The Omaha Board of Education, at a meeting Tuesday, decided to keep the public schools open until Fri day—when the Christmas vacation starts—but allowed parents to keep their children out of school for the balance of the week without penalty, if they wished to do so. Lieutenant Colonel Owen R. Meredith, who is now stationed at Rockford, Illinois, arrived in the city last Saturday evening for a few days visit with his mother, Mrs. J. H. Meredith and his sister, Mrs. C. F. McKenna and with other rela tives and old friends here. He de parted for home Thursday morn ing. Mrs. Gustav Reider, of Gregory, S. D., long a resident here, Wed nesday morning left for Los Ange les, California, where she is to make an extended visit with her sons, Michael and Dan, and other friends and relatives, planning on remaining there all winter. WARNS FARMERS TO SELCET THEIR SEED CORN NOW Good Seed May Be Procured By Careful Selection From Corn That Appears Poor. By Dr. F. D. Keim The Nebraska seed corn situa tion for 1936 now appears like it may be even more serious than in 1917. The drought of the past three years has depleted the old corn supply to almost a minimum and the cool, damp weather during the past six weeks has added to the difficulties of curing this year’s crop. Farmers in many sections are face to face with a real seed corn problem. As one means of help ing the situation, the seed corn supply for next spring should now be located. It is even possible that fairly good seed corn can be picked out of a field or crib that on the whole does not look good. I have made it a point during the past three weeks to examine every possible crib of corn. In practically every case, I was able to pick out a few ears that will grow. It is not necessary to have a perfect ear in order to have good seed corn. I would much rather use seed corn selected in this man ner than to buy corn from dist ances south and east. To take the guessing out of the problem, the corn should be tested for germination. It may not be necessary to make an individual ear test but a representative sam ple of seed corn should be obtained by taking a few kernels from a large number of ears and getting the per cent of germination. If the corn tested out 85 per cent or better, there should be no need for and ear test. The kernel type of tsst can be made in the state seed laboratory located in the state cap itol in Lincoln free of charge. Farmers certainly should guard against the purchase of seed corn off trucks that deliver it promiscu ously over the country. This is about the most certain way of ob taining unadapted seed possible. If old corn cannot be found or if this year’s crop is out of the ques tion, it may be necessary to go 50 or 60 miles north and east in order to get a seed supply. The lines of equal growing seasons run north east and southwest and hence it is much safer to buy seed corn from the north and east than from the south and east. Live stock feeders in a commun ity shipping corn in at all times might be able to furnish a good seed corn supply for their section by buying feeder corn that would be adapted and allowing their neighbors to pick seed at a reason able price. This corn should be purchased in the ear and its loca tion definitely established. Farmers in looking for their 1936 seed corn should remember that ears having the following qualities usually are unsound: (1) If the ear is subbery and easily twisted or the kernels are loose on the cob. (2) If the kernels or ear are dull, dark or badly discolored. (3) If the hulls of the kernels are blistered on both the back and germ side. (4) This is by far the most important—if the germ in stead of being waxy in appearance and of a dingy cream color is dark yellow, brown or otherwise dis colored. Sometimes ears that are rubbery and easily twisted though will grow provided they are hung in a good dry, warm, ventilated place. When the seed is selected, it should be taken care of and not thrown in the oats or wheat bin until next spring when it is time to plant. The seed corn situation is not going to be an impossible problem but will need some very careful planning between now and corn planting time. Get 10 Per Cent Dividend Receiver Luikart announced that1 depositors of the Page State bank are to receive 10 per cent dividend amounting to $6,727. Under the receivership, depositors now have! been paid 50 per cent on their de posits or, in all, $33,635. Move Resettlement Office The resettlement office has been temporarily moved to the assess or’s office in the court house. The office will be open on all days of the week as tHeir is now a reset tlement clerk,^Milton G. Nissen, formerly of the Page Cooperative Credit Ass’n of Page. Mr. Nissen will be in full charge of the office during the week as the supervisor. Ray L. Veraal will continue to sup ervise Antelope county during part' of the week, TO THE ORIENT WITH CONGRESS Hong Kong, China The Chinese women do much of the work on the cargo boats in the bay and American women in the delegation are amazed to see little women handling ears or the rudder of clumsy craft. However the men work here too. They unload ter ribly heavy loads from the boats. These cargo boats bring much of the heavy merchandise from the wholesale houses on shore to the boats. - An American woman called my attention to the fact that blocks of wood are tied to the backs of the boy babies on these cargo boats. She saw no wooden blocks tied to the backs of the girl babies. Boy babies are more valuable in China. Many banks are located in Hong Kong. It is declared the safest place for Chinese money. Safer than in other parts where the rack eteer war lord can get it. So the rich Chinese up country send their money and valuables to Hong Kong. Under the British flag, they tell us, it is safer. So many rich Chin ese save their money, send it to safety and later follow the money and retire in great houses on the heights of Hong Kong Island. They don’t respect war lords over here. Manila, P. I., Nov. 14 Thirty-six years of occupation by Americans has given the Philip pines more than can be written. Thirty years ago this writer was here. There have been many changes. The greatest change is the sanitary situation. The water is gone from the moats around the old walled city and the old moats are public golf courses. The old walls still stand and the business houses in the walled city look about the same as they did thirty years ago. The lizards still sing from the walls; the people eat the same rice and fish; the old caramatta is still in use, but the old caraboa is used outside the city because this water buffalo, the Philippine beast of burden, has been transplanted by the automobile truck. This is most true in the city but out in the country the caraboa is still in use and will be used forever. They can’t do without this faithful an imal in the Philippines. Cock fights continue on Sundays and they raise much money with the great lottery games. There is an “old timers" club here. Mem bers are those men who came in 1898 and never went back home. They ask many questions. Young people talk English but the middle aged, the aged and many, many of the merchants talk Tagalog only. There must be much education dur ing the ten year transition period to make Americans feel that their work here has been completely suc cessful. An American named A. W. Ral ston, an uncle to Henry Ralston of Norfolk, who is head of the Manila Machinery company, seems to have the right slant from the industrial viewpoint. Speaking about how the Philippine independence will affect the foreigners who run the indus trial work here, he says that those industrialists who will tolerate the Filipinos and “play with them" will get along. Those who won’t may have to suffer. Mr. Ralston is high ly thought of here. He owns sev eral mines and remembers the days when he lived at Schuyler, Nebr., and played ball up and down the Elkhorn valley against Scribner, | Dodge and other teams. Incident ally he is one of the few Nebraska men who whipped Joe Stecher when they were boys together in Nebras ka. — Ben II. Berkenkotter, of Peters burg, Nebr., has made and lost sev eral fortunes here. He is still go ing strong and his associates just J released the story that he sold his latest gold mine in Benguent pro vince for two and a half million \ pesos. That means one million (Continued on page 4, column 1.) Takes Second Place In Pasture Improvement JOHN KOLLMAN John Kollman, of Stuart, placed second in the permanent class in the annual pasture improvement contest.. Prizes totaling $1,600 were awarded state and, county winners at a banquet held Tuesday by the Omaha Chamber of Com merce in Omaha. The Nebraska College of Agriculture, the Agri cultural Extension Service, the Ne braska Crop Growers’ Association and the Omaha Chamber of Com merce have sponsored the event which has stimulated farm effort in improving pasture and grazing land. The contest, which will probably be continued next year, attracted entrants from some thirty counties and 460 individual farmers. It focused public attention on the need for pasture improvement and brot out several new methods of reviv ing grazing land. O’Neill Couple Married At Bloomfield Nebr. Miss Elva M. Stauffer and Elmo V. Nickles were married by Rev. J. W. Ekwall at the Methodist Par sonage in Bloomfield, on Saturday, Dec. 7. The young couple hails from O’Neill, Nebr. They were accom panied by a young couple from the same town, who acted as witnesses. Mr. Nickl.es is the son of the Nickles who about 25 years ago were proprietors of the Cottage Hotel in Bloomfield.—Bloomfield Monitor. Tracing- Stolen Harness Sherilf William Finnicle, of An telope county, was in the city this morning on his way to Atkinson and visited Sheriff Duffy at the court house on his way up. The Antelope county officer is investi gating the theft of some harness from one of his constituents and as some harness was recently Bold in the sales ring in Atkinson the sheriff was on his way there to as certain where the harness came from that were sold. BRIEFLY STATED Mr. and Mrs. Ira Moss, Miss Gen evieve Biglin and Miss Elizabeth O’Malley drove down to Sioux City Wedneseday morning, returning that evening. The next president of the United States will be nominated in June at Cleveland, Ohio, that city being selected last week by the republi can national committee as the city in which to hold the national con vention. The convention will con vene June 9. J. B. Ryan left for Gillette, Wyo., Tuesday night to attend the fueral of Mrs. John Ryan, who died Sun day at Rochester, Minn., where she had been taking medical treatment. The many friends of Mr. Ryan in his old home town extend condol ences to him and family in their hour of sorrow. S. J. Weekes went down to Omaha last Monday morning to sit with the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation loan committee and to attend a meeting of the board of directors of the Omaha Building & Loan Association, of which he is a member. He return ed home Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell went down to Omaha last Tuesday morning for a few days visit with I relatives and friends. They were accompanied as far as Omaha by Mrs. Edward Girard and daughter, who were on their way to their home in Cleveland, Ohio, after a three weeks visit with relatives and friends here. The Weather High Low Mois. Dec. 12 ... . 42 21 Dec. 13 _ 31 32 Dec. 14 37 28 .38 Dec. 15_ 28 25 Dec. 16.27 6 Dec. 17 40 17 Dec. 18 40 22 Dec. 19_ 32 14 Quarterly Meeting of 15th District Bar Ass’n Held Friday At Butte The members of the Bar Associ ation of the Fifteenth Judicial Dis trict held their regular quarterly meeting and banquet at the Hotel Butte, in Butte, Nebr., last Friday evening. In attendance from this city were: Judge R. R. Dickson, W. J. Hammond, Emmet A. Har mon, James P. Marron and J. D. Cronin. R. D. Mounts, of Atkin son, was also in attendance. Judge Dickson and Judge J. R. Cash, of Bonesteel, S. D., were the speakers of the evening and W. P. Brennan, county attorney of Boyd county, was the toastmaster. O’Neill attorneys in attendance say they had a very enjoyable and profitable meeting. Four and A Half Inch Snowfall Here Saturday This section was visited with a four and a half inch snow fall last Friday night and Saturday morn ing. The snow did not drift and did not interfere with highway traffic to any extent. The snow added .38 of an inch of moisture to the yearly total. It thawed a little the first of the week, making the roads and streets very slippery and dangerous traveling. Celebrates 78th Birthday Mrs. Minnie Bowen celebrated her 78th birthday last Friday and in observation of the event several relatives from out of the city gath ered with relatives and friends here and spent the day with her. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Delos Leonard, of Elgin, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fluckey, of Chambers, both Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Fluc key being daughters of Mrs. Bowen, and Mr. and Mrs. Vern Wilkinson, of Ballagh, Mrs. Wilkinson being a granddaughter; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bowen and son, Elmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Curtis. Shower For Young Bride At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Loy, Friday evening, Miss Grace Loy held a shower for Mrs. Elva Nichols, who before her mar riage December 7 at Bloomfield was Miss Elva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stauffer, of this city. Her husband is Elmo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols, substan tial farmers living about five miles cast of here. The couple plan on making their home on a farm east of here. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 10:00, C. E. Yant zie, Superintendent. Morning worship 11:00. Special Christmas music. Theme “Wor shipping With Our Gifts.” Evening service 7:30. The Young People will sing the Christmas Cantata “That Glorious Song.” We shall have a special reading. Our annual Christmas program will be given Tuesday night. We invite you to these services. H. D. Johnson, Pastor. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Sunday School at 10 a. m. Morning Worship at 11 a. m.— Sermon subject, “The Christmas Spirit.” Special music by the choir. Epworth League 6:30, Miss Ger trude Conrad, leader. Evening Worship 7:30. Junior choir with special music. Christmas program by the Sun day school, Tuesday evening, 7:30. There will be an all day meeting at the Methodist church Friday the 20th, beginning at 10:30 a. m. and closing at 4 p. m. Kev. Paul Hillman, the district superintendent, will be present at both morning and afternoon ses sions and speak on the Great Coun cil meeting recently held at Des Moines, Iowa. The public is invited to any or all of these meetings. Mrs. James Boyle and three children returned Wednesday from Crawford, where they visited her mother, Mrs. Tackett and several sister for several weeks. YOUNG MAN IS IN A SERIOUS CONDITION FROM GUN WOUND Dan Kohler, 19, of Emmet, Shoots Himself Accidentally, While Hunting Last Saturday. Dan Kohler, 19 years old, living north of Emmet, accidently shot himself in the head last Saturday morning and is in a critical con dition in the Stuart hospital. He was out hunting with a younger brother, Victor, when the accident occurred. Leaning over a skunk hole he held his shotgun in such a position that when it was discharged it blew away the rear portion of his skull immediately be hind the right ear. Little hope is held for his recovery. Dan is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kahler and was considered an expert hunter. He has five brothers and three sisters, two of the latter living in Lincoln. Band Master Gives A Dinner To His Pupils L. N. Durham, music instructor at the public school and band mast er, gave the members of the band an excellent dinner in the parlors of the Presbyterian church on Wed nesday evening last. Guests of the band were Mayor and Mrs. John Kersenbrock and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denny. The band members drew names for the exchange of Christmas gifts and a great deal of fun was had unwrapping the gifts. The members of the band pre sented Mr. Durham with a fine ring to show the high esteem in which they hold him. Miss Delta Gunn, president of the band, thanked Mr. Durham in behalf of the band for the fine dinner. Mayor Kersenbrock gave the ladies of Circle No. 1 of the Pres byterian Guild, who served the din ner, five dollars in appreciation of their work. Christmas Trade Is Good O’Neill merchants report a very good Christmas business so far this year. Some of them say that business is ahead of their Christ mas business last year and there are still four of the biggest shop ping days of the season left, as a large numberput off buying Christ mas gifts until the last minute. Cuts Leg In Buzz Saw Henry Heiser, a young farmer living north of Stuart, was taken to the hospital there last week suf fering from a severe cut in his thigh. He was using a buzz saw and while working with the engine got too close to the saw and fell into it. Grattan Project Club The Grattan Project Club met at the home of Mrs. Ed Leach Tues day afternoon. A demonstration of the perfect was made and a Xmas party was held. Fourteen members were present. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Clarence Hoxie, January 29, 1936. Hospital Notes Mrs. Leonard Garhart went home Saturday evening. Charles Johnson, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Johnson, of Mid way, came in Wednesday night and was operated on at once for acute appendicitis. He got along fine and was taken home Tuesday of this week, to spend the convalesing period at home. Mrs. C. B. French, of Page, sub mitted to a minor operation last Thursday. She went to the home of relatives here in town Tuesday morning where she will remain a few days before going home. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shea on Tuesday night a son, weight 10 pounds. All doing fine. The teachers of the O’Neill public schools held a Christmas party at the home of Miss Mary Horiskey last Monday evening. Gifts were exchanged and various games were indulged in. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Jess Mellor is the owner of a new Lincoln Zephyer, a baby Lin coln, that is the admiration of all. It is a swell appearing little car and looks as if it could cover the miles without half trying.