The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 28, 1936, Image 1
N.b, Suit* *••••'» ■ ":?=-*-= VOL. LVII O’NEILL. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. MAY 28, 1936. N< _______ SIMONSON LEGION POST TO OBSERVE DECORATION DAY 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 stood. 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. NEWS OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW 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 weeks. 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. THIRTY-SEVEN GET DIPLOMAS AS HIGH SCHOOLGRADUATES 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, Kans. Ralph Johnson, salutitorian, re reived a Regent’s Scholarship for one year, from the University of Nebraska. 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 lows; 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 guests. 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 1036. 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. BANQUET GIVEN AT HOTEL FOR FORMER O'NEILL RESIDENT 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 colleagues. 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 countenance. 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 you. » 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 week: 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 O’Neill. Frank Dobrichowsky and Miss Florence McCooly, both of Verde!. Horace C. Mapes, of Tecumseh, and Miss Dorothy Outhouse, of In man. _ 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 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.” FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE MONDAY FOR LARRY SNELL 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. CARD OF THANKS 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..