The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 28, 1936, Image 1

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Parade And Program At K. of C.
Hall To Precede Program
At the Cemetery.
The local American Legion post
under direction of Roy Carroll,
commander will have charge of
Memorial Day activities in this
city next Saturday morning.
A parade will form at 10 o’clock
in the morning headed by the band
of the O’Neill high school, then the
color bearers, firing squad and
Legion members, flower girls and
such other citizens as may desire
to enter the parade. The parade
will go down Douglas street to the
K. C. Hall where the following
program will be rendered:
Advancement of Colors; “Rifle
Rangers,” Band; Invocation, Rev.
Johnson; “The Last March”—Hal
ton, Young People’s Choir; “In
vincible U. S. A.”—Keifer, Band;
“In Flanders Field"—McCree, Na
dine Kilpatrick; “Under The Flag
Afleet”—Wilson, Young People’s
Choir; Address, Rev. May; “Star
Spangled Banner,” Band; One min
ute silence; Taps; Selection by the
Band; Announcements.
The program at the cemetery,
near care-taker’s building:
Firing Squad Salute; “Star
Spangled Banner,” Band; Flower
girls place flowers on soldiers’
graves at the close of “Star Spang
led Banner”; Taps.
Last Rites For J. C. F.
Bush Held Sunday
J. C. F. Bush died at his home,
six miles northeast of this city,
last Friday, after an illness of sev
eral months of diabetis, at the age
of 75 years, 2 months and 27 days.
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church in this city Sun
day afternoon, Rev. A. J. May of
ficiating and the body was taken to
Neligh Monday and. interred in the
cemetery there that morning.
Deceased was born in Ontario,
Canada, on Feb. 25, 1861, where he
lived for many years. On Feb. 16,
1901, he was united in marriage to
Miss Margaret Lloyd at Manitoba,
Canada. To thi3 union five child
ren were born, two sons and three
daughters, four of whom survive,
and with the mother, are left to
mourn the passing of a kind and
affectionate husband and father.
The children are: Mrs. Dewey C.
Wolfe, Livingston, Mont.; Mrs.
Harry Sloan, Plainview, Nebr.;
Sidney F. Bush and William L.
Bush,'of O'Neill.
Mr. Bush came to this county
fourteen years ago, coming here
from Antelope county and for sev
eral years has resided northeast of
this city.
Bruce Edward Williamson
Bruce Edward Williamson died
at the home of his parents, nine
miles southeast of this city, last
Sunday, after an illness of several
months, at the age of 31 years, 1
month and 8 days. The funeral
was held Wednesday afternoon
from the Methodist church in Page,
Rev. L. Yost officiating and burial
in the Page cemetery.
Deceased came to this county
with his parents in 1930 from
Platte, S. D., and since that time
had been a resident of this county.
He leaves to mourn his passing,
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Williamson, of Page, and three
brothers and three sisters. They
are, Lorraine Williamson, Sonoma,
Calif.; Mrs. I. 0. Wood, Page; Mrs.
C. B. Leach, Sioux City, Iowa; Joe
L. Williamson, Platte, S. D.; Lynn
Williamson and Harold William
son, of Page.
Soil Conservation
Summer fallow is one of the
methods by which a producer can
earn the large soil conserving pay
ment under the new plan. How
ever there are several requirements
that should be carefully under
Summer fallow, to be approved
for Holt county, must be handled
as strip farming. The fallow strip
and the crop or idle land in be
tween, are not to be over 15 rods
wide and are to be laid out at
right angles to prevailing winds.
The operation of fallow itself must
be such that the ground is left
rough. Blind listing is the pre
ferred way, and then giving a suf
ficient number of cultivations to
keep down weeds. Then in the
fall at regular seeding, the ridges
could be thrown in and rye or
wheat for harvest in 1937 seeded,
in order to keep the land from
blowing. The minimum width for
these strips is 3 rods. This type
of summer fallow will earn the
smaller payment at the rate of 50
cents per acre.
Mrs. J. P. Gallagher and daught
ers, Helen and Hilda, left Monday
fo St. Louis, Mo., to visit relatives
and attend the graduation of their
son and brother, Frank Gallagher,
from the St. Louis University col
lege of medicine on June 2. After
the graduation exercises Dr. Gal
lagher will accompany them home
and will visit here for a couple of
weeks before returning to St.
Louis where he has accepted an
interneship in one of the large
hospitals there.
Mrs. Allan P. Nesbit, of Chey
enne, Wyo., was in the city the
first of the week visiting her many
old time friends here. Mrs. Nes
bit was formerly Josie Howe and
graduated from the O’Neill high
schol w'ith the class of 1906. After
her marriage they moved to Wy
oming and have made their home
in that state ever since, formerly
at Riverton, later at Casper and
are now living in Cheyenne.
A representative of the republi
can national committee was in this
city Tuesday and favored this office
with a pleasant call. He said that
he was traveling over the state
getting the sentiment of the elect
ors on the coming campaign and
that he was convinced from what
he had been able to learn that Ne
braska was to be registered in the
republican column next November.
C. E. Yantzi left last Monday
morning for Syracuse, New York,
where he will attend the national
conference of the Presbyterian
churches as a lay delegate from
this section. The conference will
last about ten days and Christy
expects to be absent about two
Rodell Root was in from Chamb
ers Wednesday visiting his many
friends in this city. Last fall he
disposed of his farm and last week
he disposed of his household goods
and will leave Friday for George
town, Colorado, where he will make
his future home with a daughaer.
Miss Pearl Phillips, of Kimball,
Nebraska, county superintendent
of Kimball county, was in the city
Wednesday and was being escorted
around the court house and intro
duced to the various officials and
employees by County Superintend
ent McClurg.
Members of the local tennis Club
have been busy the past week
cleaning up the courts and getting
ready for the season. From ob
servation we are inclined to the
belief that more people like to
play tennis than like to help clean
up the courts.
Lois, Evelyn and Cleta Riser,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Riser of Friend, Nebr., were mem
bers of the 1936 graduating class
of the Friend public school on May
21. They are granddaughters of
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Cromwell of
this city.
At a special meeting of the City
Council last Monday night they
purchased three lots of William
Beha, 64x170 feet, south of the
Bazelman lumber yard, where the
test well was put down last sum
mer. The lots cost the city $1,000.
Mrs. Emil Kaiser arrived in the
city Saturday from Kimball, S. D.,
to attend the funeral of her broth
er-in-law, Larry Snell. She re
turned to her home in South Da
kota Tuesday,hersister, Mrs. Snell,
accompanying her.
Miss Loretta Enright returned
to O’Neill Saturday, from Peters
burg, Nebr., where she has been
teaching school the past term.
Eddie Gatz made a business trip
to Ord and Burwell last Tuesday
returning home that evening.
Commencement Address Given by
C. Ray Gates, Superintendent
of Grand Island Schools.
The Commencement Exercises
were held for the O'Neill high
school senior class in the K. of C.
hall on Thursday, May 21. C. Ray
Gates, superintendent of schools
of Grand Island, Nebr., delivered
the address to the class. His sub
ject was, “Facing Tomorrow.” He
conveyed the thought of his subject
very well and each word made an
impression with everyone leaving
a question for each to think about,
“How will you face tomorrow?”
The entire program was:
March, “Priests of Athalia,” by
the Orchestra; Invocation by Rev.
A. J. May; “Jaba Dance,” Virgil
Johnson; Address, “Facing Tomor
row,” C. Ray Gates; Presentation
of High School Diplomas, Dr. H. L.
Bennett; Presentation of Eighth
Grade Diplomas, R. W. Carroll;
“The Perfect Day,” Miss Helen Re
gan; Benediction, Rev. May.
Myrl Burge, valdictorian of the
senior class this year, was present
ed with the following scholarships:
State Normal Scholarship which is
a fifty dollar scholarship to be ap
plied on tuition for any of the state
normal schools.; Grand Island
Business college scholarship which
provides for $250 to be applied on
tuition, and a scholarship from
Southwestern college of Winfield,
Ralph Johnson, salutitorian, re
reived a Regent’s Scholarship for
one year, from the University of
Class Day exercises were held
at the high school auditorium last
Tuesday May 18. The program:
Salutitory Speech, Ralph John
son; Class History, Mabel Jones;
Class Prophesy, Loretta Lanman;
Class Will, Clarence Selah; Val
dictory, Myrl Burge.
The class roll for 1936 is as fol
Edith Baker, Evelyn Bellar, Syl
via Block, Myrl Burge, Fern But
terfield, Robert Calvert, Lewis
Cambre, Robert Clouse, Gerard
Downey, Lucille Hartford, Arlene
Hiatt, Ralph Johnson, Mabel Jones,
Vernon Lorenz, Bernard Madison,
Alma Morrow, Suzanne Mudloff,
Maraget Pruss, Theodore Rhode,
Mary Schmidt, Alice Schwisow,
Thomas Shoemaker, Sebanna Smith,
Clarence Selah, Idell Spangler,
Dale Stearns, Grace Suckey, Del
bert Warner and Audrey Worth, all
of O’Neill.
Raymond Bausch, of Spencer.
Sylvia Block and Mary Jo Hend
rick, of Middlebranch.
Elsie Fernholz, of Emmet.
Ruth Isaacson, Thelma Lienhart
and Marie Sladek, of Chambers.
Velma Johring of Redbird.
Loretta Lanman of Opportunity.
Pre-Nuptial Shower
A pre-nuptial shower was given
at the home of Miss Bonnie Welsh
at Emmet, for Miss Nelle Gaugh
enbaugh who will be married on
Monday, June 1 to Clarence Gilg
of Atkinson. The entertainment
was put on outdoors. There was
a mock wedding by the girls and
boys of the neighborhood. After
the mock wedding the crowd was
divided into two groups for a rose
tie. To the group that won Mrs.
! Clark Hough gave each a piece of
candy. The Wedding of the Flow
ers was read by Miss Teresa Pon
gratz. Prizes for this were won
by Mrs. Joe Jurgensmeier and Mrs.
George Pongratz,
Mrs. Clark Hough then told the
fortune of all the young girls pre
sent. Miss Irene Hershiser spoke
a piece entitled, “Sister’s Best Fel
ler,’’ Mary Ellen Gilg was dressed
as a groom, Betty Tooker as the
Bride. Dorothy Clark as the flow
er girl and Donnie Gartner as the
train bearer presented the gifts to
the bride-to-be. Betty Tooker and
Mary Ellen Gilg then danced the
“Irish Jig" after which the bride
to-be opened the gifts. A delicious
lunch was then served to twelve
Building Program On
The Boom In O’Neill
With $250,000 Worth
The year 1036 promises to be
the best year for the city of O’Neill
that we have ever had here. There
will be about $250,000 spent in
public improvements and in the
erection and repair of residences.
Heading the list of public improve
ments is the court house, upon
which will be spent the sum of
$110,000; the post office $65,000;
paving on norty Fourth street $15,
000; the new W. J. Froelich home,
Mrs. Rasley’s new home and the
new home of Frank Clements.
Then the remodeling and instal
ling of a new front in the Bowen
racket store, and Max Golden is
spending a couple of thousand dol
lars remodeling his home on Eighth
street. The above will take care
of the $250,000 and there will prob
ably be several other new resid
ences erected here this summer.
So, O’Neill promises to be a very
lively place duping the balance of
St. Marys’ Will Graduate
A Class of Twenty-Four
St. Mary’s Academy will gradu
ate a class of twenty-four next
Tuesday morning, June 2, the com
mencement exercises being held in
St. Patrick’s church at 9:30 a. m.
On Monday evening, June 1, Class
Day exercises will be held at St.
Mary’s Auditorium, commencing at
7:45 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs,. Frank Meals And
daughter, of Oakland, Calif., ac
companied by his brother and wife,
Mr. and Mrs. George Meals, of At
kinson, were in the city last Mon
day visiting a few of the old timers
in this city. Mr. Meals is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Meals formerly
of this city, and moved with his
parents to Valdez, Alaska, about
thirty-three years ago. He went
to California several years ago and
has been in the coast guard service
for several years with headquart
ers at Oakland.
Teams have been hauling gravel
for several days for the new pav
ing job on Fourth street and we
understand that a crew of men will
be here Monday to start work on
the paving.
Ben A. DeYarman Honored Guest
At A Dinner of Some of the
Old-Timers of O'Neill.
About thirty old timers gathered
around the banquet board at the
Golden Hotel at 7 o’clock Tuesday
evening in honor of one of our
former business men and a real
town booster, Ben A. DeY'arnian,
of Vancouver, Wash., who was here
for a short visit with relatives and
old time friends.
After the wants of the inner man
had been satisfied S. J. Wekes was
selected as toastmaster and he in
turn called on various citizens
around the table to make short im
promptu talks. Practically all of
those present had been well ac
quainted with Mr. DeYarman when
he was a resident of the city and
they ail told of the high esteem in
which he was held by his former
Mr. DeYarman made a touching
response to the generous welcome,
but said that he hardly knew just
what to say. He said that he had
been away from here for thirty
three years, but had always had a
very warm spot in his heart for
this city* and her people and he
promised them that he would again
return before long for a longer
visit with his old time friends.
For many years Mr. DeYarmau
and his brother, Henry, were en
gaged in the livery and feed busi
ness in this city, operating what
was known as the Checker barn
and had a very profitable business.
Then in July, 1899. with a terrific
wind blowing from the south the
barn caught fire and it was but a
very short time until there was
nothing left but ashes. The fire
spread so rapidly that there was
no time to get the livestock out of
the barn and they lost their horses,
harness and buggies, being wiped
out without a cent of insurance.
After the fire Ben farmed for a
few years northeast of the city
and then in 190.'! he went to the
west coast, locating at Vancouver,
Wash., where he has since made
his home.
Ben must have discovered the
fountain of youth on the west
coast for, altho according to his
birth record, he will be 81 years
old in August, he does not look to
be a day older than 60. He is a
little heavier than he was when he
left here, but he still possesses that
hearty laugh and similing cheerful
He left here Wednesday morning
for Chicago where he will visit
relatives for a few days and then
go to his old home in Pennsylvania
for a short visit and will then at
tend the republican national con
vention at Cleveland, to witness
the nomination of the next presid
ent of the United States. Come
back again, Ben, the people of
O’Neill will always be glad to greet
Peter Kiewits, of Omaha, head
of the firm having the contract for
the erection of the court house, was
in the city Wednesday looking over
the work on the building.
Hospital Notes
Milyard T. Hopkins, of Inman,
came in Monday afternoon and was
operated on at once for acute ap
pendicitis. He is convalesing nice
ly at present.
Mrs. Laura Burke came in Mon
day and had several teeth extract
ed under anaesthetic. She went
home Wednesday afternoon.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses
have been issued in the office of
the county judge during the past
James L. Allyn, of Dustin, and
Miss Sarah E. Zink, of Stuart.
Irvin Butterfield, of O’Neill, and
Miss Leola Brokaw, of Foster.
Kenneth Houchin and Miss Mar
garet Hungerford, both of Stuart.
Lowell Kahl and Miss Iola Moon
ey, both of Ewing.
Kay Freeman and Miss Meta
Hofer, both of Tildeti, Nebr.
Albert Kopiztka, of Opportunity,
and Miss Genevieve Butterfield, of
Frank Dobrichowsky and Miss
Florence McCooly, both of Verde!.
Horace C. Mapes, of Tecumseh,
and Miss Dorothy Outhouse, of In
Over Two Inches Added
To The May Rainfall
This section was visited with two
nice rains last Thursday and F'ri
day that added 2.17 inches to the
moisture for the month. On Thurs
day evening and night we had 1.11
inches and on Friday night we had
1.06 inches. These rains were of
great benefit to pastures and grow
ing grain as well as the corn crop.
There are many fields of corn up
and farmers tell us that they have
a fairly good stand. Kot all the
corn has been planted yet, but ef
forts are being made to get it all
in this month.
High Low Mois.
May 21 86 02
May 22 80 57 1.11
Mqy 23 77 55 1.0G
May 24 70 54
Mav 25 79 52
May 20 82 50
May 27 80 54
The Alpha club met at the home
of Mrs. Ed Boshart on Wednesday,
May 13, for the annual May tea.
Ten members answered roll call
by giving a verse of their favorite
poem and naming the author.
Thirteen guests were present.
A review of “Spring Came on
Forever,” by Bess Streeter Ald
ruch, was given by Mrs. George
Robertson. There was a May
Basket hunt. In each basket was
a stunt which the finder had to do.
Tea was served. Mrs. Art Aukof.
Mrs. Chas. Morton and Mrs. Al
fred Drayton pouring.
Dan Butler, who has been prom
inent in the political life of Omaha
for the past thirty years, most of
the time being a member of the
city commission, has been elected
mayor of Omaha, taking office last
Tuesday. Dan is a big hearted
man as well as large physically,
and we predict will make the met
ropolis a mayor of which they will
be proud. Independent and pro
gressive he will always labor for
the welfare of his city .
Omaha Business Men's Special Good Will Train Visits O'Neill Today
The Omaha Trade Boosters arrived in the city on scheduled time,
2 o’clock this afternoon. They were met at the depot by Mayor
John Kersenbrock and the O’Neill High School band and escorted up
town. Mayor Kersenbrock and the leaders led the parade, followed
by the O’Neill High School band, a bunch of boosters and then Dan
DesDunes colored band of Omaha. They marched to the center of
town, Fourth and Douglas streets, where the Omaha band entertain
ed the crowd with a few musical selections, while the various busi
ness men scattered around town to call on their customers in the city.
The Frontier acknowledges a pleasant call from the editors old-time
friend. Bill Wiseman, of the Omaha Bee-News, E. L. Walters, of the
Western Paper Co., and. Mr. Bradley, of the Carpenter Paper Co. The
Omaha men %vere enthusiastic over the reception received here and
said that O’Neill was “really some town.”
Passed Away At Lincoln Veteran’s.
Hospital Last Friday After
Three Months Illness.
Lawrence H. Snell passed away
last Friday morning at 4:25 at the
Veteran’s hospital at Lincoln, Ne
braska, at the age of 43 years, 6
months and 23 days. His body was
brought to this city Friday night
and the funeral services were held
Monday in the Biglin Mortuary
chapel, Rev. H. D. Johnson officiat
ing and burial in Prospect Hill
cemetery. The funeral was very
largely attended, the members of
the American Legion, as well as
the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
both of which organizations the de
ceased was a member, were in at
tendance. Most of the business
houses of the city closed for an
hour during the funeral services.
Lawrence H. Snell was born in
Iowa on October 29, 1892, and grew
to manhood in that state, selecting
the electrical business as his life’s
work. At the outbreak of the war
he enlisted in the artillary service
and was a member of the celebrat
ed Rainbow division, which saw
severe service during the war. Mr.
Snell took part in all of the major
engagements of the A. E. F., in
cluding the Marne, St. Meheil, the
Argonne forrest, Chateau-Thierry
and others.
At the close ot tne war ne came
to Nebraska and was engaged in
electrical work at Creighton and
later at Beatrice, Nebr. He also
engaged in the same line of work
in South Dakota and came to this
city about seven years ago and
went to york for the Interstate
Power company. He was later
transferred to Ponca as manager
of a branch plant they had there,
returning to this city when they
disposed of the plant.
When he returned to O’Neill he
opened an electrical shop in the
spring of 1932, and was engaged
in that business at the time of his
death. «
Larry went down to Lincoln in
February and. entered the Veter
ans hospital for treatment. At that
time it was not thought his illness
was very serious, but later his
heart became affected and for the
past month the physicians there
held out no hope for his recovery.
Mrs. Snell went down to Lincoln
the forepart of last week and was
with him when he passed away.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel,
and one son, Donald, by a former
marriage, who lives at Creighton,
and who was here for the funeral.
School Picnic
Sunday afternoon more than one
hundred friends and neighbors and
pupils gathered under the big shade
trees on the blue grass lawn of
George Shoemaker’s south of town,
to help Miss Cleta McNichols cele
brate the closing of her school, a
very successful term. Miss Cleta
missed but two days of school dur
ing the entire cold and snowy wint
er, which speaks well for her.
The picnic was free for every
one, each one bringing his own
lunch, and the teacher furnishing
the ice cream of w’hich there was
plenty for all of the kids and for
everyone else. Everyone expressed
their appreciation and thanks to
George Shoemaker for his many
accommodations and kindness in
throwing open his house, furnish
ing chairs, tables and the like. We
don’t know another blue grass lawn
and abundance of shade as well
kept as this farmstead of George’s.
A. Sutton, one of the pione;r
resident of the Inez section, was
pleasant caller at this office Mon
day and extended his subscription
to this household necessity for an
other year. Mr. Sutton says that
the prospects for a bumper crop in
the southern part of the county
w'as never better than it is at the
present time.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to the kind friends who as
sisted us during the illness and
death of our beloved husband and
father. Also for the many beauti
ful floral offerings. We wish to
extend special thanks to the Am
erican Legion and Veterans of For
eign Wars for their assistance.—
Mrs. L. H. Snell and Donald Snell..