The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, June 04, 1936, Image 1

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Class Day Program Monday and
Alumni Banquet Are Other
Graduation Features.
The Commencement exercises of
the 1936 Senior class of St. Mary's
Academy were held in St. Patrick’s
church on Tuesday morning at 9:30,
Rt. Rev. Monsignor McNamara de
livering the address and conferring
the honors. Besides the regular
academic diploma to each gradu
ate, the following scholarships for
high class standing were awarded:
Mary Kathryn Coyne, a scholar
ship to St. Mary of the Wood, in
Lucille Hickey, a scholarship to
any of the four normal schools of
Wayne, Chadron, Peru or Kearney.
Marguerite Zernig, a scholarship
to St. Teresa’s college at Winona,
Laureen Baumeister, a scholar
ship to Briar Cliff college, Sioux
City, la.
Cecelia Edwards, a scholarship
to Duchesne college, Omaha, Nebr.
In his address to the graduates,
Monsignor McNamara compare the
life, beginning for the graduates,
to a new book with pages to be
filled in with their activities in the
He stressed the importance of
making their education mean some- I
thing real and lasting—not like a
gilded rock or house whose paint
ing will soon break and crumble
away. He urged them to cherish
and retain the high ideals incul
cated at St. Mary’s and to be al
t ways fit and ready when duty or
necessity should call upon them to
service to be able to say honestly,
“Here I am, send me.”
Senior Class
Elizabeth Biglin, Catherine Car
ney, Mary Kathryn Coyne, Gerald
ine Dusatko, Cecilia Edwards,
Bennett Heriford, Lucille Hickey,
Jane Mains, Donald Martin, Estelle
McNichols, Isabelle O’Malley, Bern
* ard Rohde, Kathleen Shorthill,
Francis Soukup, Catherine Stanton,
Kilmer Stanton and Donald Wehr
stein, all of O’Neill.
Laureen Baumeister, Stuart.
Kathryn Donason and Vera Don
ason, Mills, Nebraska.
Kathryn Leahy, Ewing.
Alda Pongratz, Emmet.
Francis Price, Amelia.
Marguerite Zirnig, Norden, Ne
Officers of the class are:
Mary Kathryn Coyne, president;
Francis Soukup, vice president;
Laureen Baumeister, secretary, and
Bennett Heriford, treasurer.
Class Motto—“Live pure; speak
true; right wrong; follow the King;
else, wherefore born.”
Class Colors—American Beauty
and Gold.
Class Flower—American Beauty
Eighth Grade Graduates
Catherine Finley, Madelynne
Hynes, Jane Mannefeld, Marjorie
Cronin, Monica Shorthill, Leone
Mullen, Mildred Rohde, Maxine
Harrington, William Kubitschek,
William Biglin, Walter Callen, Jr.,
Robert Shoemaker, Leo Valla and
Edward McManus, of O’Neill.
Margaret Taylor and Mary Anne
Mier, of Valentine.
Monica Hoefs, of Wood Lake.
Basil Price and Joseph Price, of
On Monday'evening, June 1, the
Class Day exercises were held in
the assembly hall. The graduates
presented a very pleasing appear
ance and carried out an eloborate
and classical program as follows:
Grand March de Concert, Ger
trude Langer; Greetings, Lucille
Hickey; “Song Without Words,”
Vera Donason; Class Roll, Mar
guerite Zernig; “The Song of the
Armorer,” Class of 1936; Class
History—Part 1, Alda Pongratz;
Class History—Part 2, Francis
Price; “Whispering Hope,” Jane
Mains and Elizabeth Biglin; Class
History—Part 3, Kathleen Short
hill; Class History—Part 4, Laur
een Baumeister; “Sweet Hope,”
Lucille Hickey; Class Motto, Col
ors and Flower, Isabelle O'Malley;
“To Christ, the Eucharistic King,”
Kathryn Leahy; “The Erlking”—
Shubert, Mary Kathryn Coyne;
Class Will, Bennett Heriford; “Cap
riccio”—Mendelssohn, Jane Mains;
Class Phophecy, Kathryn Donason; )
“Lift Thine Eyes,” Class of 1936;
Valedictory, Mary Kathryn Coyne. ■
On Sunday evening, May 31, St.
Mary’s Alumni held one of the
most enthusiastic and congenial
meetings in its history. About one
hundred and twenty members were
The banquet, as usual, was a
great succes. Old, friendships were
renewed, and to a listener from the
outside, it seemed to be a gather
ing of very gay and happy young
men and women. The splendid
program which follows was direct
ed by a very capable and efficient
toastmaster, Miss Helen Biglin.
“Welcome to Rev. Mother Cher
ubim”, Jeanne McCarthy; Selection
—“Carmina,”St. Mary’s Orchestra;
“Our Clergy,” Lester Shoemaker;
Vocal Solo, Irma Stout Froelich;
“Our Sisters,” Teresa Connelly;
Songs, Future Alumnae; “St.
Mary’s,” Anastasia Carney; Tap
Dance, Future Alumnae; “Our
Queen,” Male Quartette; “Welcome
to the Class of 1936,” Mae Shoe
maker Hickey; “Response,” Eliza
beth Biglin; Selection — “Gypsy
Love Song,” St. Mary’s Orchestra;
Federation Hymn.
Officers of the association are:
President, Anna Dwyer Coyne; 1st
Vice President, Roberta Arbuthnot;
Secretary, Marie Welch; Treasurer,
Hattie Pribil Shoemaker.
Mrs. YVm. Nollkamper
Dies At Age of 81 Years
Mrs. William Nollkamper died at
her home in Omaha last week at
the age of 81 years and the re
mains were interred in Forest
Lawn cemetery Monday. Mrs.
Nollkamper is survived by her
husband, William, one daughter,
Mrs. Marie Stuckey, of Omaha, two
sons, William, Jr., and L. H., of
Gregory, S. D., and two grandsons,
Ralph and Louis Nollkamper.
Mr. and Mrs. Nollkamper were
pioneer residents of this county,
living on the Eagle about twenty
miles north of this city where they
operated a general store, a flour
mill and were intensively engaged
in the livestock business. A few
years after the Rosebud country
opened for settlement the mill was
dismantled and moved to Gregory,
S. D., where his sons are still op
erating it. Mr. and Mrs. Noll
kamper were beloved citizens of
this county for many years and
were important factors in the up
building of northern Holt county.
About a quarter of a century ago
they rented their ranch and moved
to Omaha, where they have since
made their home. The family have
many friends in this county who
extend sympathy to the husband
and children in the passing of their
beloved wife and mother.
District Court Filings
Edna McGrew has filed suit in
the district court asking for a de
cree of divorce from John McGrew.
She alleges that they both had been
residents of Holt county for over
ten years and that on July 20, 1935
they went to Soilth Dakota and
were united in marriage at Win
ner, and came immediately back to
this county. That shortly after the
wedding they went to Wisconsin
for a visit and that in October she
came back, but he did not return
with her but said he would be home
in a short time. Later he wrote her
and said that he was not coming
back but would make his home in
Wisconsin. She further alleges
that he has contributed nothing to
her support since October but $30.
She asks alimony for the support
of herself and infant daughter in
such sum as the court may deem
equitable and for the custody of
her daughter. She alleges that he
owns valuable real estate near Stu
art and that it is unincumbered.
J. G. Davis, who operates a res
taurant at Page, filed a suit in the
district court W'ednesday asking
for a divorce from Frona Davis.
In his petition he alleges that they
were married in Dixon county, Ne
braska, in January, 1934. He ac
cuses his wife of cruel and inhu
man treatment and asks for a de
cree of divorce and that the de
fendant be enjoined from molest
ing, harassing and interfering with
him or his place of business during
the pendency of the action.
Hospital Notes
Ted Hopkins, of Inman, went
homo Tuesday noon feeling fine.
Mrs. Delbert Carl, of Dorsey,
came in Wednesday afternoon for
observation and treatment.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses
have been issued in the office of
the county judge during the past
Cordes E. Walker and Miss Verna
L. Gray, both of Page.
Clarence Gilg, of Atkinson, and
Miss Nelle Gaughenbaugh, of Em
Sanford H Gamel, of Page, and
Miss Mary J. Van Every, of
Raymond Bauers, of Wayne, and
Miss Muriel Clarke, of Chambers.
Beha Building Moved
From Post Office Site
The work of removing the old
Beha building from the postoffice
site on the corner of Fourth and
Clay streets to lots a block north
and two blocks west of its former
location, was completed the first
of the week. If not sold it will be
used'as a rooming house by Mr.
Beha. In the removal of this build
ing from Fourth street one of the
oldest buildings on the streets has
been removed. It was biult in the
early eighties by Dr. Connolly, one
of the most prominent physicians
in the city at that time, and he
ran a drug store there for several
years. Later it became a hotel and
was operated as such by John Chis
olm, one of the pioneers of this
section and was later used as a
home by three different families.
Cool Weather Brings
Half Inch of Moisture
It has been rather cool in this
section so far this week but we
have had some moisture, which is
very acceptable. Monday we had
.06 of an inch; Tuesday .26; Wed
nesday .02 and this morning, up to
noon, .18 hundreths of an inch had
fallen making a little over a half
an inch so far this week. It is
still cloudy and the propects for
more moisture is very good. Every
thing in the country is looking fine
and farmers say prospects are
very bright.
High Low Mois.
May 28 . 86 57
May 29 85 55
May 30 ..- 87 56
May 31 . 86 57
June 1 _ 84 60 .06
June 2 ..— 64 50 .26
June 3 _ 62 45 .02
June 4 .— — 53 .18
Attend 15th District
Bar Ass’n Meeting
Judge J. J. Harrington, J. D.
Cronin, W. J. Hammond and J. P.
Marron drove to Ainsworth Wed
nesday evening to attend the quart
erly meeting of the Fifteenth Jud
icial District Bar association, held
in that city that evening. Judge
Dickson and Reporter McElhaney,
who are holding the regular term
of court at Ainsworth, were also
in attendance at the bar associa
tion meeting.
New Position At Omaha
Miss Helen Givens, who has been
employed in the local office of the
Nebraska Securities corporation
for the past three or four years,
left Sunday morning for Omaha,
Nebr., having been transferred, to
the Omaha office, with an increase
in salary. He many friends in this
city and vicinity tender congratula
tions. Miss Helen Nightengale has
taken her place in the local office.
The Busy Hour club met at the
home of Mrs. Ed Wayman on May
28. All members were present in
cluding one visitor, Mrs. Otto Lor
enz. After the business meeting
and songs, the time was spent em
broidering quilt blocks for the
hostess. A nice lunch was served
consisting of sandwiches, cake and
coffee. The prize was won by Mrs.
John Schmohr. The next meeting
will be on June 25 at the home of
Mrs. John Schmohr. Each member
will be asked to tell of something
nice that they have done to make,
someone happy.
Julius D. Cronin, one of the dele
gates from the Third congressional
district to the republican national j
convention at Cleveland, Ohio, will;
leave Saturday morning for Oma
ha, and will leave that city that
night on a special train for the |
convention. According to the lat
est reports several hundred Ne
braskans are going to Cleveland to
witness the nomination of the next
president of the United States. The
convention opens next Tuesday. I
By Karl Stefan
Many letters are being received
by members of congress, urging
the passage of the anti-lynching
bill. About 32 of these anti-lynch
ing bills have teen pending before
a committee in the house for near
ly two years, but southern repre
sentatives are blocking the passage
of such bills. However, a new bill
was introduced this year, and there
is unusual pressure being brought
to bear to get this up for a vote.:
So important ha* it become that a
caucus of majority members was
held last night to discuss this bill.
Southern representatives want the
bill deefated. Whether or not it
will come up for action during this
session is proolematical. Many
letters condem the un-Christian
practice of lynching in the United
States. Twenty-flve of these lynch
ings occured during the past year;
and about 102 lynchings were nar
rowly averted.
Earl Kranz, formerly of Norfolk,
has been in Washington several
days conferring with officials of
the Animal Husbandry department.
Mr. Kranz is in charge of the Un
ited States Horse Farm, which is
located at Middlebury, Vermont.
He says the demand for good
horse-flesh is as great as ever.
They are experimenting at this
United States Farm, regarding the
type of horse-flesh best adaptable
for this country, and he indicates
that the determination is that the
middle-sized draft horse is the kind
in greatest demand and most ad
aptable for use on the farms.
He tells friends here that he re
cently paid $300 for one horse, and
that he visited a horse ranch in
Canada recently where one mare
was offered for $2,500 and invest
igating the origin of this horse, he
found that it came from the Un
ited States.
Here is a tip for those who are
interested in the Shelterbelt pro
ject. Comes from a committee
which is holding hearings on agri
culture appropriations, and it is to
the effect that so far as a perman
ent project is concerned, the shelt
erbelt is out. The plan now is to
appropriate about $160,000 for the
purpose of buying trees and giving
them to the farmers to plant where
ever they will grow the best.
If you ever come to Washington
and want to see ■the capitol build
ing, you will be met by guides—
men and women—who charge you
25 cents to take you around and
tell you about the statues, the
paintings, etc. The guides are ap
pointed by the Sargeant-at-Arms.
They have a captain to whom they
turn over their daily collections.
All the money is put into a jack
pot or pool and is equally divided
among the dozen or so guides at
the end of the week.
Some objections have been made
to charging visitors to see their
own capitol building, and some at
tempt will be made at some later
time to eliminate the guide fees
and hire uniformed guides and al
low the public to be taken thru the
capitol without charge. Guides
take visitors thru some of the oth
er government buildings free of
Cigarette smoking by some of
the women guides while escorting
visitors thru the building has also
called for discussion of this un
seeming habit by members who still
belidve that there is something
sacred about the historic building.
So far as the house is concerned,
all work has been completed on the
“must” bills, and adjournment is
up to the senate. The senate will
have the new tax bill this week,
and also the deficiency bill, which
carries the billion and one-half dol
lars for additional relief.
Hundreds of letters are coming
in asking for the continuing of the
PWA and rehabilitation work.
These matters are entirely in the
hands of the President and perhaps
the senate. The house endeavored
to earmark the fund, but the
amendment for this purpose was
lost. -■"
The ship subsidy bill passed the
house after a big fight was made
against it. Members opposing this
subsidy feel that a lot of the tax
continued on page 4, column 1.)
Years Rainfall
The following gives the rainfall
in this vicinity since Jan. 1, 1936,
as registered by Observer Harry
January .88
February 1,45
March 1.02
April 1.59
May 4.12
Total . 9.06
District 36 Wins Rural
School Track Meet
By Clarence J. McClurg
The Holt county rural school
track meet wras held Tuesday,
May 26. District No. 36 won the
meet. Miss Charlene Houts is the
teacher. Second place was won by
District No. 67, Miss Helen O'Con
nell teacher, and third place was
carried off by District No. 68,
taught by Chester Claussen.
A walnut plaque was awarded
for first place and banners were
awarded for second and third
places. Ribbons were awarded to
first, second, third and fourth
places in the various events.
Velma Hupp, from Dist. 18 won
the girls individual honors with 15
points. A tie resulted in the boys
high scoring race, Virgil Nelson of
Dustin, Dist 68 sharing honors
with John Bellar of O'Neill, Dist.
67. Duplicate medals will be a
warded in this case.
A fine crowd attended the event.
It will be an annual event and we
hope that interest will continue to
grow in the future. We appreci
ate the interest the public has
shown for this new rural school
Final Arrangements
For Golf Tournament
Final arrangements are being
made for the annual tournament
to be held at the O'Neill Country
Club on June 21, 22 and 23. The
course is in the best condition in
history and visitors will have a
perfect links on which to play for
the beautiful prizes that will be
Mrs, F. J. Dishner has been
named to head the ladies activities
and from the program that she
has outlined it appears that the
feminine contingent will be more
royally entertained than ever be
fore. A complete list of ladies ac
tivities for the*summer has been
All those who contemplate join
ing the club are urged to see the
membership committee inasmuch
as the rule that none put paid
members will be eligible for par
ticipation in the tournament pre
Nebraska Free of
Bovine Tuberculosis
The state of Nebraska is now
completely accredited as free from
tuberculosis. Restrictions on the
shipment of feeder cattle into Iowa,
Illinois and other states will soon
be removed. Holt county was one
of the last counties in the state to
be accredited. It is estimated that
one and a half million dollars has
been spent in the eradication of
bovine tuberculosis in this state,
the federal government supplying
one-half of that amount.
“Happy” Adair Dead
Jack “Happy” Adair, who was
before the insanity commission on
March 23 and adjudged insane and
taken to a hospital at Council
Bluffs, as there was no room in
Nebraska institutions, died last
Monday. His body was brought
back to this county and he was
buried at Chambers Wednesday.
Mr. Adair was a long time resident
of the southwestern part of the
county and had a host of friends
in that section.
Speaker Byrnes Is Dead
Speaker Byrnes of the National
House of Representatives, died in
Washington last night after an
illness of four hours. He had been
a member of congress for many
Soil Conservation
Producers interested in the soil
conservation program should notice
especially the June 15th date. This
is the final date that small grains
may be plowed under for green
manure in order to comply for the
larger payment.
Producers intending to summer
fallow should have one operation
completed by June 15. Summer
fallow in Holt county will be ac
cepted only if the ground is blind
listed in strips not over 15 nor less
than 3 rods in width with interven
ing crops for harvest the same
widths. These strips should be laid
out at right angles to prevailing
Producers wishing to control
bindweed or other noxious weeds
should first notify the county ag
ent’s office and this should be done
immediately. A large number of
works sheets have been completed
ready for listing in the county
Christian Reichert, of Bruning,
and Joe Reichert, of Geneva, were
in the city Tuesday attending the
referee’s sale of the old home place
northeast of this city. Christian
Reichert lived in this county many
years ago and farmed the old Sam
Howard place south of this city.
He left here in 1903 and for the
past ten years has been a resident
of Fillmore county.
William Martin, assistant post
master, went down to Lincoln last
Sunday where he was subpoened
to testify for the government in a
fraud case now on trial in the fed
eral court there. He was accom
panied to Lincoln by Mrs. John
Kersenbrock and son, Duke, who
will visit relatives in the capitol
city for a couple of days.
Erwin Cronin, who is practicing
law at Grand Island, and James
Tuor came up from Grand Island
last Friday night for a couple of
days visit with relatives and
friends here. They returned to
the Island Sunday afternoon, going
back with Mrs. Harold Rose, who
went down for a few days visit
with relatives and old friends.
Harold Zimmerman came up
from Hastings last Saturday morn
ing for a short visit with old
friends here. His mother, Mrs.
Henry Zimmerman, who had been
visiting at his home in Hastings
came up with him for a few days
visit with old friends here and at
Barney Walsh, of West Union,
Iowa, and Miss Cecil Hale, of
Lake View, Iowa, arrived in the
city Saturday for a few days visit
with friends here. Barney was for
merly an employee of the Inter
state Power company in this city.
They returned home Monday.
R. R. Morrison returned Sunday
night from Rochester, Minn., where
he had been receiving medical
treatment for the past four weeks.
Bob looks about 100 per cent better
than when he went away and says
that he is feeling fine and that his
arm is rapidly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Reka went
to Sioux City, Iowa, last Friday.
On Tuesday morning Mrs. Reka
submitted to an operation for sinus
trouble in a hospital there. Mr.
Reka returned home Wednesday
night and says that Mrs. Reka is
getting along nicely.
Miss Helen Toy, who graduated
from the W'ayne State Normal
school last week, returned home
last Thursday night. She will spend
her summer vacation at home and
will go to Cedar Rapids next Sep
tember where she has been engag
ed as a teacher.
Sister M. Eugene arrived in the
city Tuesday night from Sterling,
Colo., where she had been enjoying
a vacation, for a few days visit at
the home of her mother, Mrs. 0. F.
Biglin, and with other relatives
here, before her return to Sioux
City, Iowa.
Work of removing the Episcopal
church from the lots purchased by
the government for the new post
office buildiug was commenced the
first of the week. The church will
be moved a couple of blocks west,
where they recently purchased lots.
Lester Shoemaker returned to
Hastings Monday, where he will
resume his studies at the Hastings
Business college, having spent a
weeks vacation at home with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shoe
maker, and with friends.
Harry Rosane Jailed Here When
He Attempts To Pass Check
In Payment for Lunch.
A young fellow, about 21 years
old, with a few boon companions
entered a local restaurant on Wed
nesday of last week and after
treating his friends to some amber
brew, had a good-sized luncheon
and tried to pay his bill with a
check on a bank a good many miles
west of here. The proprietor re
fused to accept the check and the
youth informed him he did not
have any money.
Police Chief Calkins dropped by
and he took the young man into
custody and threw him into the
“hoosegow.” He was interrogated
by the officers at length and he
told so many different stories that
they decided he should be held foi
a few days. He was taken before
Judge Bay and given ten days in
the “hoosegow.”
Friday Sheriff Duffy received a
call from the Sheriff of Garfield
county asking if such a man was
here. When informed that he was
in the city jail he asked if they
wanted to hold him or if they would
release him as he was wanted for
issuing a bunch of worthless checks
on merchants in Garfield county.
The Garfield county sheriff was
assured by Mayor Kersenbrock
that he could have the prisoner if
he came after him. Sheriff John
son came after him on Saturday
last and took him to Burwell. The
young fellow gave his name as
Harry Rosane and said his home
was at Winner, S. D. He denied to
local authorities that he had ever
been in trouble before but the Gar
field county sheriff had eleven bum
checks that he issued down there
in the amount of $37.00, and one
of the bum checks was on an
O’Neill bank.
He said that he had a couple of
brothers that were in the reform
atory for boys in South Dakota.
He will be unable to join them as
he will probably receive a term in
the Nebraska pen. The way of
the transgressor is hard.
Penny Cress Causes
Bad Flavoring of Milk
Penny Cress and weeds of the
mustard family in pastures do ser
ious damage because of their tend
ency to taint milk and cream, Ag
ricultural Agent F. M. Reece warn
ed farmers this week. There are
a number of annuals and fall-an
nuals of the mustard family all of
which have the tendency to cause
milk and cream to taste “garlicky.”
Because of damage to pastures
by the 1934 drouth and because of
over grazing, weeds of this type
had an opportunity to spread wide
ly thruout eastern Nebraska pas
tures. Penny Cress, also known
as Frenchweed, Stinkweed, Wild
Garlic, and Stinking Mustard is
probably the most serious offender
from the standpoint of giving milk
and cream a bad flavor. Numerous
patches of this weed are just
blooming and producing seed. The
seed pods are flat, fan-shaped re
ceptacles holding from two to eight
small reddish brown seeds.
Grasshopper and
Cutworm Control
This is the season when grass
hoppers and cutworms can be ef
fectually controlled by the use of
poisoned bran bait. There is con
siderable poison available free of
charge in the county for combating
these pests.
The bait should be distributed in
the morning for grasshoppers and
in the evening for cutworms. The
addition of stock feeding molasses
to the bait increases the effective
ness for cutworms. Ten pounds
per acre will control either pest.
Mr. and Mr3. W. J. Biglin drove
to Omaha Tuesday morning where
Mrs. Biglin will visit relatives and
friends while Bill attends the an
nual meeting of the Nebraska Fun
eral Directors Association, being
held in that city on Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday.
Dwight Griswold, of Gordon, re
publican candidate for governor,
was in the city for a short time
Sunday on his way to Atkinson
where he delivered the memorial
address on Sunday; afternoon.