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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (June 11, 1936)
[ Over the County
By Romaine Saunders
Whatever else the New Deal has
dope, Mutt and Jeff are still with
us. , —
Doris Carpenter is up from Bur
well visiting relatives ip this com
Well, nobody can say the Cleve
land convention “just went thru
■ There are more than grass roots
out this way. The stems are half
the height of a horse.
Landon booms may be all right
but most of us in Holt cdunty
vbould prefer a boom with the on
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Addison
and two little sons, with Mr. and
Mrs. Robinson, visited Sunday
afternoon at the Saunders home.
Mrs. Withers just returned from
Colorado where she visited her
mother who is in declining health.
Her son, Harold Chapman, came
from Sioux Falls and took her
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; The professional gentleman,mer
chant, mechanic or statesman elig
ible for hymeneal happiness will
not be searching the booze bars for
1 feminine beer sipper and cigar
te puffer as a mate to head his
As to replacing Franklin * IX in
tie White House, a democrat will
t dl you it can’t be done. There
i$ a three-to-one majority down
this way who are favoring the re
placement*— more than that; they
are doing something about it. •
An unusual sight an evening last
week. With a full moon hung to
the south a rainbow curved across
I a clear space in the otherwise
* ilouded northern heavens. It was
a picture in the original of the
beauty spread by the brush of na
ture on the canopy of a night sky.
H. L. James and Charley Peter
sen left a week ago for Texas. New
Mexico and other White Face cattle
Actions of the west with the view
oij purchasing cattle to help bor,
f virt a part of our grass-grown
hills and valleys into marketable
beef. Both of these gentlemen are
ranging many cattle this season
but there is room for as many
An airplane droned across the
southwest a day recently, headed
notrth by northeast. A search for
the beys’ field glasses to get a
clpser view disclosed that they had
probably taken ? them tp the lake
wijth them and by that time the
loi^e ship of the air was disappear
ing among the clouds far to the
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kany in this community were
grieved to learn of the sudden
death at Atkinspn of Mr. McMin
des. He was the ring manager at
the Weller sale pavillion and had
no equal as a judge of horses.
Quick and alert he made an ideal
ring manager for a sale and his
sudden takjng off is greatly, to be
Whether the joke is on the writ
er pr on the printer, our neighbor
across the corner may be tossing
his! sombrero and big boot(S to the
discard and assume the role of an
M. ; D. since being referred to in
thi^ column as doctor. We thought
we jhad written his name De Lance,
but] somehow it appeared Dr. Lance
andj'now maybe the neighbors will
feel justified in addressing our ex
pert cow man as doc.
Lester Thompson got enough of
Canadian agricultural opportuni
ties1 and has disposed of his inter
ests acquired there some two years
agoj and has returned to the allur
ing, southwest, recently locating
dow|n by the lake. Once charmed
by (the beauty, the freedom, the
wealth of our grass-covered prair
ies and abundantly watered vales,
you’jre not at home elsewhere.
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Recently a fine letter came from
our old friend John Brennan, eldest
son 'of the late Col. Neil Brenann
of (p’Neill. He is at Salt Lake
City and speaks with considerable
feelihg of old friends in Holt
county. A fragrant pressed rose
was enclosed with the letter, John
feeli#g it is more appropriate to
^giv^ a flower ‘ now than to strew
theih on the mound after being
numbered among those lying in the
Miss Helen Anspach, of Inman,
arrived here Monday to spend the
summer with her sister, Mrs. Joh
summer with her sister, Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Puckett re
turned home from Idaho Monday
eveningwhere they have been visit
ing with Mr. Puckett’s parents.
Miss Maxine Lindberg arrived
here Tuesday evening from Laurel
to spend the summer visiting her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Mrs. Nora Luben and, family
were dinner guests at the William
Luben, Sr., home Sunday.
Msis Margaret Cuddy spent Sun
day in Oakview.
Quite a few Emmet folks at
tended the ball game in Atkinson
Mildred Tomjack, of Ewing, is
visiting at the Frank Foreman
home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cole and
children, and Pat McGinnis return
ed from Omaha Friday.
Clarence Farr left for Missouri
last week where he will spend a
few weeks visiting with his par
Miss Erlene Feezer, of At
kinson, is visiting at the John
Bonenberger home. /
Rev. M. F. Byrne left Sunday
night for OrWlSha.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Beckwith and
family visited Fred Beckwith Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pongratz
and Edward Winkler were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Heeb
Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings and
Dave Bellar anrf son, Joe, were
callers at Ed HeOb’s Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eii Weber and
family of Long Pine •were supper
guests Wednesday evening at the
Joe Winkler home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Babl and sons
and Duane Pongratz visited at Stu
art Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Babl.
Laverne Stahley, Walter Sch
mohr and Glen Lorenz received
their eigthth grade diplomas May
26 at O’Neill.
Mrs. Joseph Pongratz and Mrs.
John Babl helped Mrs. Joe Babl
with her paper hanging Tuesday.
Mrs. Verne Beckwith and little
daughter spent Monday afternoon
with her sister, Mrs. Ralph Beck
with; " ” •
Mi*, and Mrs. Frank Weber and
family and Mrs. Robert Kotet were
guests at the Joe Winkler home
Thursday evening. Dwain^ re
mained for a longer visit.
Mrs. Henry Seger and son Jerry
were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Beckwith last week.
Emil and Albert Heeb and Chas.
Cadwallder attended the sale Sat
urday at Stuart.
Miss Muriel Murphy was A shop
per in Atkinson Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Preister and.
Miss Angela Preister, of Humph
rey, arrived here Wednesday night
to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Babl, Sr., of Stuart, and with
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spangler
and LaVerne visited relatives at
Mrs. Carl Lorenz- visited Tues
day afternon with Mrs. Guy Beck
with. She was accompanied home
by Arlene who will spend a few
days at the Lorenz home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Young and
family were guests Sunday at the
Leon Beckwith home.
Frank OsBfcrrS jk moving a house
to O’Neill for^Guy Beckwith.
Andrew Johnson, who has been
ill for many weeks, is slowly im
Elsa Lou Ohmart cloBed h^r
school in Dist. 192 with a picnic.
An excellent dinner was served.
The afternoon was spent in games
Elmer Lorenz had the misfor
tune of seriously injuring his
right hand recently while lassoing
a calf, causing the loss of a finger,
and badly lacerating others. The
hand, is healing nicely.
Bible school opened Monday
morning at the Center Union
church with an enrollment of 20
pupils. Miss Lora McCully, of
Bassett and Miss Wilma Brown, of
Inman, are the teachers.
Mrs. Dougal Allen, who has been
for several week at the home of
; Others have raised
Stores have not. How
long these prices can
continue is question
her daughter in Louisville, Ky., is
returning soon to her home near
Many of the relatives of Joseph
Ernst are leaving Tuesday for Mil
ford to attend his funeral. Mr.
Ernst passed away Sunday morn
ing after a long illness.
Christian Endeavor services
were taken up Sunday evening and
many from Center Union attended
the service at the M. E. church in
O Neill where Mrs. Dix gave a very
interesting display of pictures
from Africa, where she and Rev.
Dix have been missionaries. Rev.
Dix, who was to have given an
address, was very ill and could not
The R.N.A.met with Miss Gladys
Hancock on Wednesday afternoon.
A large group of ladies were pre
sent. Mrs. W. S. Goree and Mrs.
C. J. Malone were assisting host
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Conard and
daughter, Marva, and Levi Mors
bach were here from Neligh Sun
day visiting among relatives.
Mrs. John Borders, of Gordon, is
here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Killinger and other
The Coffee Club met with Mrs.
Forest Smith on Wednesday of
last week. On Wednesday of this
week the club met with Mrs. Lewis
Rev. Warren L. Green, of Pierce,
came up Friday evening and visit
ed until Tuesday night at the home
of Mrs. Mary M. Hancock. On Sun
day he conducted services at the
M. E. church.
M iss Jessie Gemmell, of Carroll,
spent several days of this week
here with her aunt and uncle, Mr.
and Mrs. George Killinger.
M rs. John Conard, of Emmet,
was here Monday visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Anspach.
Her sister, Miss Helen Anspach,
accompanied her home and will be
employed in a store in Emmet.
Miss Wilma Brown left Satur
day to teach vocational Bible
school. She is employed by the
Center Union Sunday School for
Mrs. E. R. Rogers is recovering
nicely from an operation which she
underwent at a Norfolk hospital
Rev, E. J. Connelly, conference
secretary of the M. E. church was
here Tuesday looking after busi
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MEEK AND VICINITY
Mr. and Mrs. Halgrenson and
children, of Ainsworth, were din
ner gueste at Eric Borg’s Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johring, Mel
vin, Dondld, Bemis and Shirley,
were dinner guests Sunday at the
Frank Griffith home.
Elveiton Hayden was an over
night guekt at the Howard Rouse
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A large crowd attended the
Ladies \id at the McDonald home
Thursday. Mrs. McDonald assist
ed by her daughter, Hazel, and
daugh'.e*--in-law, Mrs. Albert Mc
Donald, served a delicious lunch.
The next meeting will be with Mrs.
The Fred Johring family called
at the Floyd Crawford home on
Bill Tenborg and Helen SpindJer
of O’Neill, called at R. D. Spind
ler’s Sunday afternoon. Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Griffith and Cecil, and
Elverton Hayden called there in
Dr. and Mrs. Miser, of Atkinson,
spent Sunday afternoon at the
Eric Borg home.
Several from Paddock Union at
tended services ir^ O’Neill Sunday
evening where they listened to a
lecture by Rev. Dix. returned mis
sionary from Africa.
In last weeks item where it was
printed "the afternoon was spent
in sewing,” should have read “sing
Marjorie and Evelyn Lindberg
called on Marvel Borg Sunday
Midway ball team will play the
Phoenix team at Midway on Sun
day, June 14.
Mrs, Chester Ro>- anil children
called at Frank Griffith's and Frank
Nelson’s Tuesday afternoon.
Elverton Hayden is working for
A. L. Borg, starting last Monday.
There was no Christian Endeav
or meeting at Paddock Union last
Sunday evening on account of the
lecture by Rev. E)ix held in O’Neill
Orville Harrison .(lost a horse
this week which is tough luck in
the middle of farming.
Miss May McGowan called, on
Mrs. E. H. Rouse Tuesday after
Leroy Spindler and Elverton
Hayden made a business trip to
Emmet early Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Griffith and
Cecil called at the Howard Rouse
home Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rouse and
sons spent Sunday afternoon at
the Virgil Hubby home.
Harry Fox had the misfortune
to lose one of his best milk cows
Tuesday, from eating sweet clover.
On Sunday, May 31, a few old
time friends and peighbors of this
locality decided to spring a sur
prise visit op Mr, and Mrs. Pete
Walnofer who were formally
located in this vicinity, but now
peacefully apd contentedly live on
Sandy creek north and west of
Afkinson on a beautiful home sur
rounded by shade trees, lilac bushes
and roses in profusion, and to our
surprise, a new arrival that com
manded a good depl of attention.
Mr. Walnofer purchased this
place last spring, paying a small
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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 12 AND 13.
A dainty round wafer topped with marshmallow. Cov
ered with dark cocoa icing. Special price for this week
end is 2 lbs. for 25c.
Superb Peanut Butter
A superior product, made from choicest nuts. Try a
jar at the special price. The 16-oz. jar for 15c and
the large 24-oz. jar for 23c.
Plump, meaty sardines, boned and smoked. Buy a sup
ply for sandwiches and cold lunches at our special
price. 2 large y2-lb. cans for 15c.
Cocoa Breakfast, POUND CAN.
Honey Krashed Wheat Bread
Crushed wheat and pure honey axe responsible for its
delicious flavor. Sold only at Council Oak.
Red Bag CoffeeLb 18c 3 Bag 47c
EVERGREEN CORN, 2 No. 2 cans ... 15c
DOUBLE DIP MATCHES, 6 boxes ...17c
PALMOLIVE TOILET SOAP, 2 cakes..9c
VOGUE TOILET SOAP, big cake.4c
SUPER-SUDS, 11-oz. package.8c
CRYSTAL WHITE SOAP, 5 Giant Bars 19c
New Low Prices on
The liquid spray that is sure death to flys,
ants and other insects. To be had at your
nearest Council Oak in % pint, pint and quart
price compared to its value as a
producer even in dry seasons. A
valley on both sides of the creek,
slightly rolling towards the stream,
where there is one of the nicest
artificial lukes in the county. The
lake is privately owned and. is
known as Cotton lake, and is filled
with trout. The lake adjoins Pete’s
land. It is fed by immense springs
and comprises about four acres of
deep fresh water.
Trespassing notices appear from
all angles but the temptation to
examine the construction was too
great to resist. The construction
appeared simple. The water is ob
structed to a certain height with a
cement dam reinforced with a dike
on the outside ond, course gravel on
the inside, tapering back pretty
well into the lake. The spillway
and the chute are made of cement,
and protected by a wire mesh to
avoid the loss of trout over the
dam. They say freshets have no
effect on the lake as it is several
feet above the stream.
It is as nice a resort as theie is
in the county, but could be dupli
cated several pluces along our own
streams that once abounded with
trout and with no notices visable
for those who happened along.
Next we went over and viewed
the crops that looked very nice,
compared to what we have had for
several years, but owing to the
general crop prospect being good,
the attraction was not so strong.
When we passed thru a huge grove
where the dense foliage and vines
almost obliterating the sunlight,
where raspberries and choke cher
ries and other wild fruit grew in
among the native trees, it was a
treat for anyone who enjoys na
The man that used to own this
place, 1 understand, was a fellow
by the name of Sehaff, an old
timer, I suppose. As it looks to
me he spent a small fortune on im
provements and owing to a condi
tion caused by a general depres
sion, lost out like a good many
others, thru no fault of their own,
and had to surrender it after a
good deal of worry and discomfort.
It looks to me as if this man made
a wonderful attempt to provide
and establish a comfortable and
commodious home for himself and
family, and deserves a good deal of
The buildings are all well plan
ned and substantially built. The
house almost new, 28 by 28, with a
basement. The horse barn is 24 by
36 by 14. There are two large
cattle barns, combination crib and
granary, two hog houses with pens
and alleys, a double garage, two
windmills and two large hen
houses. With a half section of
land and this equipment, I’ll ven
ture to say that Pete doesn’t in
tend to live in a trailer for some
time to come. ***
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