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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1936)
(, Over the County
Bv Romaine Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. Baker made a trip
to Albion a week ago.
E. E. Young has been confined to
his bed the past week doctoring
, for the flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Berry
were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
The Elliott Carpenter family
spent an evening last week at the
Art Hazelbaker home.
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Along comes rain and sets at
naught the drought predictions of
weather prophets. Too wet in
many spots in the southwest.
Raymond Bly recently lost a
three-year-old heifer from pneu
monia, the malady taking hold of
the animal soon after dehorning.
Miss Doolittle closes her term of
school in district 243 Friday with a
picnic to which parents of the
pupils are invited as guests of the
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Unnecessary alarm has invaded
a few editorial sanctums. The vot
er has the same privilege with re
spect to highly colored political
matter as with a cigarette ad.
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, Seven, hundred head of steers
gwere started Monday from the
Peterson ranch for summer range
on the Calamus, Charley himself,
mounted on a grey gelding, being
about the most efficient cowboy
among the five moving the herd.
In this day of university degrees
in order to be considered educated
costly public school buildings are
rather a useless luxury. Public
school certificate of graduation had
an importance at one time, but
means little now as so-called edu
The Berry greyhounds were
down the other morning and scoop
ed up a rabbit for our Shepherd
pup, which can run about fast
enough to make a black-tailed jack
laugh. It’s no laughing matter to
him when Howard’s hounds get
into the chase.
Loyal partisans of Nebraska’s
senior senator select him as winner
against the field in the event he
becomes a candidate by petition.
Many of his former siyjporters,
however, are no longer such and
are now numbered with the Sim
George Holcomb is back among
his friends of the great southwest
after a .hard winter spent at his
eustomery quarters in Iowa.
George is always glad to get back
and drink deep from the refreshing
flow of Amelia’s artesian wells, of
which there are about forty.
Boys, girls, heads of families,
rich and poor, learned and unlearn
ed—all alike have succombed to
the pressure for the release of a
winter’s suppressed recreation and
joined in reckless abandon in roller
skating at “the hall” in Amelia—
Sunday afternoon and evening.
At one time the printing indus
try at the county seat, with less
than half its present population,
furnished employment for eight to
ten journeymen printers, some ap
prentices and the bosses. The in
dustry in the entire county today
with seven plants in operation
hires four men.
Dust clouds are being sucked
from the great dry plains far to
the southwest and are spreading
this way similar to the season of
’34; With the cheerful optomism
of the Holt county farmer it will
not now be predicted that the dis
tressing conditions of that famine
season will be repeated.
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Reminiscent of a long gone era
when cattle barons strung their
;herds from Texas to Canada, south
west Holt is to be the pasture
grounds this season for several
thousand head of white faces from
Texas. It is understood that pas
ture land in this neighborhood has
been arranged for at present to
take care of 7,000 head.
Some things coming to light in
connection with disbursements un
der the AAA are causing cold chills
in certain quarters.' Sums ranging
from many thousands of dollars to
a million are said to have been
paid certain corporations, ope bank
being designated which secured
three-quarters of a million. What
i ever graft may be involved in the
program of the New Dealers the
past few years no doubt will have
a thorough airing within the next
As is too frequently the case
when the expenditure of public
funds is involved, much of the
shelter belt is doomed to failure.
Had trees been planted in this
county in communities where there
are three-foot cotton woods stand
ing as tangible evidence that trees
will grow instead of on the dry
gravel flats where there is every
evidence that trees will not grow
in the few scrub specimens that
were planted fifty years ago, de
sired results would have been at
tained. Heads of such undertak
ings are disposed to follow their
own theories rather than get prac
tical help from the residents of
Mrs. Naylor of O’Neill, was here
Sunday visiting her sister, Mrs. E.
R. Riley. She was accompanied
home by her niece, Mrs. Jack Alex
ander and little daughter who will
visit there for a few days.
The members of the Inman
Workers Extension Club attended
the annual achievement day exer
cises at O’Neill Thursday.
Mrs. Charles Sobotka, who has
been ill with pneumonia, is report
ed as greatly improved at this
The Misses Grace and Nellie
Wood and Mrs. Roy Haynes and
children were here from Page Sun
day visiting their sister, Mr>. Mary
Mrs. W. E. Brown and daughters
Wilma, Muzetta and Mrs. Martin
Conard and little son, Loyal, and
Mrs. Eckelberry drove to Norfolk
Thursday, where they spent the
Rev. C. Raymond Wylie attended
the District Conference of the M.
E. church at Stanton Thursday Jjnd
Mr. and Mrs. Dorlin Lockman
went to Stuart Saturday where they
[spent the day. They were accom
panied by Miss Helen Anspach who
visited at the M. H. Claridge home.
Plans are being made for a
special Mothers day service to be
held at the M. E. church the second
Sunday in May.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Claridge and
daughters, Frances, Mae and Shir
ley Jean, of Stuart, were here Sun
day visiting among friends.
Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Wylie,
Miss Gladys Hancock, Mrs. Karl
Keyes and daughter, Arvilla, Mrs.
Walt Jacox and daughter, Donna
Rae, attended the “fun feed’’ and
lecture at the M. E. church at
Page Monday evening. Miss Dwig
gins, a national officer of the W. C.
T. U. was the speaker.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Smith on Monday, April 27, an
eight pound baby girl. Mother
and daughter are doing fine.
D. R. Bryant and Jack Reece, of
Omaha, were here Saturday look
ing after the furnace in the new
MEEK AND VICINITY
Miss Maude Rouse, of O’Neill,
spent the week end at the Frank
School district 225 closed on Fri
day with a picnic dinner and a
very nice program. A good time
was had by those present. Miss
Susan Ames, of Atkinson was the
Paul Nelson, of Meek, and Miss
Marjorie Hendricks, of Celia, were
married at the home of the bride’s
parents on Friday, April 24. Paul
has lived here all his life and, altho
his bride did not live in this lo
cality, she spent quite a bit of time
here the past few years. Hearty
congratulations go to this young
couple for a long and happy mar
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy, of Lincoln,
were guests of Mrs. Christina Wal
ters the last of the week.
School closed at Meek district
27 on Saturday, April 25. A pic
nic dinner was enjoyed by all and,
although it was a cold day, a large
crowd was in attendance. The
teacher was Miss Dorothy Harrison
who has taught two very success
ful terms at the Meek school.
Judge Cones, of Pierce, was a
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When you buy a Bike, you get
one year’s insurance and a swell
Bike Lock for only $1.00 extra at
Gambles—See the new Streamline
Models now on display, $24.95 and
up. Trade in your old Bike. Free
aviator style goggles with each
Streamline Tricycle or Coaster
Wagon—Trikes, $1.89 and up.
Wagons, $1.29 and up.
Tentative plans for Nebraska
being represented at the Triennal
Conference of Acssociated Country
Women of the W’orld the first week
in June, were being completed this
wee. Approximately 33 farm
women are expected to be in the
Miss Mary Ellen Brown, in
charge of home demonstration
work in Nebraska, said this week
that the Nebraska delegation will
probably leave Omaha on May 25.
Tentative plans call for overnight
stops at Battle Creek, Michigar),
St. Thomas, Canada; Niagara Falls
and Easton, Penn. The first 33
Nebraska women to register will
be taken on the trip.
International relations, gardens,
bread making, home landscaping
and general economic problems
and other important topics will
have the attention of the 1500
women attending the gathering
from practically all nations in the
world. Already delegates from 12
different countries have registered.
Details of the conference are
available at the office of Agricul
tural Agent F. M. Reece.
Some of the Big Pay
For Doing Nothing
At last convinced that congress
is determined to wrest from his
hitherto confidential files the names
of all recipients of big AAA bene
fit checks, and realizing that he is
unable to conceal all the facts.
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace
has finally consented to give to
congress and to the country a full
accounting showing where the “big
money”went. The secretary dis
covered that his letter to the senate
committee on agriculture, that
cited a few payments, did not sat
isfy; he saw the senate intent on
having a real show-down. So he
reluctently abandoned his ridiculous
alibis and announced that he would
px-oduce the record.
The record thus far forced from
Wallace contains an imposing array
of large AAA checks, but the list
is far fiom complete; it reveals
the name of only one big benefi
ciary. The record .thus far avail
able lists the following large checks
issued by AAA:
Largest individual payment, a
Florida sugar planter, $1,067,665.
Second largest, a Hawaiian sug
ar corporation, $1,022,037.
On corn-hog contract to a Cali
fornia corporation which feeds gar
bage to hogs, $157,020.
To a British owned cotton cor
poration in Missippi managed by
Oscar Johnston, an AAA official,
An Arkansas cotton corporation,
On a wheat corttract to a Cali
fornia corporation, $78,634.
A Florida tobacco corporation,
A Connecticut tobacco corpor
To a Puerto Rican sugar pro
To another Puerto Rican sugar
A Colorado beet sugar operator,
A California sugar producer,
A Louisiana sugar producer,
To a rice producer, $63,768.
A New Jersey corporation, which
feeds garbage to hogs, $49,194.
To a California hog-raising com
To a New York bank on a sugar
control contract, $705,000.
A Massachusetts hog producer,
To a Washington wheat grower,
A California bank on wheat con
In a single check to an Hawaiian
sugar producer, $470,313.
To a Louisiana sugar grower,
A Louisiana sugar grower, $181,
A Louisiana sugar grower,$170,
An Arkansas cotton corporation,
Missippi State Penitentiary on
cotton contract, $43,200.
To Missippi State Penitentiary
on another contract, $25,500.
On 1934 contract of an Arkansas
cotton corporation, $115,700.
A Montana wheat grower* $22,
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An Arkansas rice planter, $28,
A Texas rice grower, $50,983.
A California hog producer, $17,
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ator 1 ever saw and so reasonably
prices,” said one housewife of the
new Coronado DeLuxe. 7.11 cu.
ft., $159.50—Pay as low as $1.25
per week. Standard Models as
low as $79.50.
In the good old days men and
women grew old gracefully. Now
they try not to grow old at all, but
when the Townsend plan is adopted
they will at least grow old econo
We seem to remember that there
was a ditty popular a few years
ago under the title “Would You
Like to Take a Walk?" Maybe
the Philadelphia convention will
substitute this for "Happy Days
Are Here Again" as the New Deal
One trouble in getting your feel
ings hurt is that you can’t collect
accident insurance on the strength
American army officer criticizes
what he terms the use of “WPA
stage money." But if we keep on
unbalancing our budget it may all
be stage money sooner or later.
Prof. Einstein admits that his
relativity theory may be wrong.
He wouldn’t make a good brain
truster. They never admit that
any of their theories are wrong.
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