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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1936)
\ Farmers ‘Taxed Out of Pants’
That is the effect of New Deal policies, says Myers Y. Cooper, for
mer governor of Ohio, pictured here. The overalls he exhibits bear 44
lags, one for each hidden federal tax borne unknowingly by the farmen
or laborer who buys them. “The Republican party secs that not only
is farm income too low, but farm taxes arc too high,” says Gov. Cooper.
of thse, while salesmen account for
The state labor department has
turned back $20,000 to the general
fund to be used in easing the tax
burden, this amount being saved
from $33,980 appropriated by the
legislature last spring for a state
employment bureau, but not having
been spent in the first year of the
biennium. State Auditor Price
states this sum represents only a
faction of the amount saved to
the taxpayer thru economies during
the past year.
It is stated that the President on
his trip north didn’t find a single
Canadian who objected to Codell
Hull’s reciprocal tariff treaty.
If taxes keep on getting higher
and higher it won’t be long until
everybody will be working for
There is one good thing about
the war in Spain. Up to this time
neither side has approached Uncle
Sam to borrow money.
Everbody is in favor of social
security but the only kind you ever
really enjoy is the security you
earn for yourself.
“Roosevelt Pleads for a Spirit of
Give and Take.”—Headline. The
taxpayer gives, the New Deal
Mr. Hopkins is going to move
farmers from the drouth region
into better locations. We presume
this means into doubtful districts.
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Over the County
By Romaine Saunders
Little attention is paid to auto
mobile accidents only as fatal re
sults are reported in carload lots.
A considerable quantity of baled
hay has been hauled )'nom the
Riley ranch to Albion the past ten
It has beei* reported to us that
Mrs. Fred Watson wes recently
taken ill and has been removed to
a hospital at Norfolk.
Fields of corn that a week ago
were still green and promtsing
look like the morning after a No
There is concern just now as to
whether the election will be deter
mined on a basis of the general
welfare of the country or the indi
D. L. Withers is one of the busy
citizens since acquiring a new
Dodge truck. A lot of animals
and things are hauled in and out of
the community week by week.
If recent pictures are trust
worthy, Mr. Roosevelt has aged
and wrinkled and grayed 20 years
in the last three. The presidency is
a killing job in no wise enticing
to a disciple of the simple life.
Drawing heavily at the back end
of a cigar, dozing sleepily in an
arm chair, senators left in Wash
ington are the favorite subjects of
the camera men newspapers al
ways keep busy.
The presidential party is not vis
iting Holt county on the drouth in
spection trip. A court house and
postoffice building at O’Neill we
are getting about all that is to be
handed out to one county.
The fire at the Peterson ranch
started from sparks from a
tractor. A strip a mile long, vary
ing in width from a few rods to
three-quarters of a mile over some
of the best meadow land was burn
ed with the stacks.
Fatal automobile accidents are
becoming appallingly numerous, as
if to make a joke of the efforts in
some quarters to reduce accidents
to a minimum. When autohobiles
were made to travel 20 miles there
were no fatal accidents.
Until Jocie precinct was cut off
from Swan, this precinct was the
largest in the county with four full
square townships within its bord
ers. One township went to make
Josie so Swan has three square
townships. Stuart has nine sec
tions over three townships, being
the largest precinct in the county.
To those who found a major
pleasure of life with the barnbo
pole and perched in a boat out on
a sandhill lake the dry season is a
tragedy. Fish ponds are gone,
even the “great lakes’’ like Alkali
and Red Deer up< in Cherry, all the
way down through Brown, Rock
and Holt have less than a foot of
water left and game wardens are
taking the fish.
Reptiles are not numerous but at
least one attained a size. Bring
ing in some horses off the range,
Mrs. Saunders called to me that
she had run onto a huge snake.
Responding to the call, there
stretched in its gleaming length,
head raised and alert, a 6-foot
sand hill boa constrictor the size
of a neck yoke, commonly known
tation as rodent and bug destroy
tation as rodent and buy destroy
ers, but my own convictions are
that there only usefulness con
sists in the ability to kill a rattler
and as there are none such down
this way he was disposed of “with
neatness and dispatch.’’ The wife
wanted to take it along to show to
the others. Not me.
Brutally as the onslaught of a
wild beast, a Chicago youth of 15
slew a widow who had befriended
him. Lust or robbery are the back
ground. always. Hell is born early
in throbbing humanity. A daily
record of shocking tragedy, de
bauchery and crime; the American
Medical association telling us there
are one-half million new cases of a
loathsome venereal disease every
year in this country alone; Mr.
Hoover of the department of jus
tice informing us of a vice ring
with an annual turnover of hund
reds of millions of dollars and a
list of 900,000 employees carrying
on the white slave traffic; men like
Mussolini calmly informing dis
tract^ Europe he .can mobilize
eight million fighting men by “a
simple order”—the picture points
to a rapid plunge to something re
sembling the bottomless pit. Un
touched, the southwest looks on but
can do little about it.
MEEK AND VICINITY
Ronald Borg had the mis’fortune
to break his collar bone week be
fore last, while visiting at Ponca.
It was several days before they
discovered that it was broken. He
is getting along nicely at this time,
but carries his arm in a sling.
A large crowd attended the birth
day party for Gus Karel on Friday
night and everyone enjoyed a very
Grandma Stein, who has been
staying the past few weeks at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry
Woidnck, of Spencer, returned home
on Sunday. While Mrs. Stein is
in poor health she seems better
than for some time. Another
daughter, Mrs. Jim Karel, of S. D.,
has been staying there the past
week and helping with the care of
The Paddock Project Club held a
meeting at Mrs. Sam Robertson’s
on Wednesday evening to finish up
some business. Ice cream and
cake was served by the hostess
and all enjoyed a good time.
Miss Rachel Robertson left on
Friday for Mitchell where she will
teach again this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Sundal and child
ren, of Wakefield, were guests at
the John A. Robertson home on
Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Sun
dal was Helen Robertson.
Charlie Fox underwent an oper
ation for hernia at the Lynch hos
pital on Wednesday. At last re
ports he was getting along nicely.
Mrs. R. D. Spindler and Mrs. F.
H. Griffith were callers at the Will
Bradstreet home in Spencer last
A couple of showers visited this
locality the past week, which clear
ed the air at least. Most of the
hay is up and peoplte are busy cut
ting corn fodder.
Miss'Margaretha Nelson return
ed home Friday evening, after sev-1
eral week’s visit with relatives in
The A. L., Borg family were
guests at the Sam Robertson home
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Griffith and
son, Miss Maude Rouse, of O’Neill,
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy Keyes and
daughter, of Inman, were dinner
guests at the Herbert Rouse home
Mrs. Dan Hansen has been on
the sick list for several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Harrison
and daughter, Mary, Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Devall, Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Peterson and children were guests
of Joe Harrison Sunday afternoon.
A watermelon feed was enjoyed
The Morris Graham family and
Ralph Rausch were callers at the
Frank Griffith home Monday even
Grandma Johnson, of Joy, spent
the week end with Mrs. Eric Borg.
Two fires were caused by light
ning on Monday night in this local
ity. One burned a straw stack on
Karl Miller’s place. It was sur
rounded by a corn field so there
was not much danger. The other
was in the pastures of Joe Stein
and Blake Benson and burned over
quite a strip before the rain finally
put it out.
Mabel, Lucille and Ave Jones
and Darlene Haynes called on
Leone Spindler Tuesday afternoon.
Harry Fox trucked some stock
to Atkinson for Roy Spindler and
Preston Jones on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wills and son,
Roland, who have been on a trip
through the Black Hills, Wyoming
and Colorado, returned, home Fri
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Howard McConnell at their home
in Emmet Friday morning. They
have named the baby Larry Gene.
Mrs. Clifford Anderson and two
sons, of O’Neill, visited at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Cecil
McMillan in Emmet for a few days
Guy Cole and. Harry Werner left
Monday on a fishing trip to Minne
Quite a large number of people
attended the dance held at the
O’Connor hall in Emmet last Wed
nesday evening. The lights went
off several times during the even
ing because of the approaching
thunder shower which threatened,
but as usual passed us by.
Mrs. A. T. Cad,man was a busi
ness caller in O’Neill Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sommer
stedt, of Lincoln, who have been
visiting for the past week at the
homes of her sisters, Mrs. Bill
Luben and Mrs. Nora Luben, left
for their home Sunday afternoon.
Helen Peterson, of Atkinson,
spent Wednesday and Thursday at
the Bonenberger home in Emmet.
She returned home in time to start
to school Monday morning.
School started in Emmet on Mon
day morning with one new teacher,
Miss Keller of Chambers.
Mr. and Mrs. Sewell Johnson are
the proud parents of a daughter
born at their home south of Emmet
W. R. Tenborg and daughter,
Mrs. Ruth Wagnon, were business
visitors in O’Neill Monday,
Pat McGinnis made a business
trip to Omaha Monday.
Helen Anspach spent Sunday at
her home in Inman.
Miss Dorothy Luben left for
Lincoln Sunday afternoon. She
will attend high school there this'
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Enbody and
children, of Atkinson, visited
friends here Sunday.
Larry Tenborg made a business
trip to Sioux City Saturday. Ho
was acompanied by Bill Gaffney.
Mrs. J. P. Mullen is visiting in
O’Neill at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Charles Baker.
Mrs. John Bonenberger and son,
Duane, spent a few days last week
at the home of her mother, Mrs.
Ella Dallagge, in Atkinson.
Wallis Tweedale, of O’Neill, was
an Emmet business caller Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fernholtz and
John Brandt and sister, Miss
Brandt, returned from a three weeks
vacation trip to various points in
Texas. Both parties visited rela
tives at Zazareth, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hauk and Edna
Heeb, of Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Pongratz and son and Mrs.
John Babl were dinner guests at
the Ed Heeb home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leidy enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lorenz
and son and Mr. and Mrs. Vern
Beckwith aitd daughter at their
home Friday evening. Mrs Leidy
served a dainty lunch late in the
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Winkler and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. John
Shald and family near Stuart Sun
Miss Alda Pongratz returned
home Sunday after a short visit
with relatives at Humphrey and
Mr. and Mrs. George Babl and
daughters, Clara Mae and Lottie
Ann, were dinner guests at the
John Babl home Sunday.
La Verne Stahley enrolled in the
Emmet high school Monday. La
Verne lives five miles from town
and is making the daily trip on
his new bicycle.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pongratz
visited relatives in Stuart Monday.
Pleasantdale school opened Mon
day with all pupils present and
Miss Angela Pribil teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. John Preister and
family, of Humphrey, were visit
ing Mrs. Preister’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Babl, Sunday. John
Francis Babl returned home with
them where he will attend high
Mr. and Mrs. Verne Beckwith
and daughter, Verne, were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs Ralph Beck
with Sunday evening.
Mrs, Mary J. Flora and son, Le
land, who have spent the summer
at Okarche, Oklahoma, and Miss
Grace Wood, of Page, visited
friends in Inman Friday.
A miscellaneous shower was
given in Ijionor of Miss Muriel
Chicken Friday afternoon. Miss
Chicken was united in marriage to
Donald Noe, of Allen, Nebr., on
Wednesday of this week.
Mrs. Anna O’Donnell is in
Neligh this week assisting in the
care of Mrs. M. A. Peterson who is
Herbert Rouse and daughter,
Delia, Miss Lucille Stevens and
Leland Flora drove to Wayne Sat
urday to look after business.
Miss Gladys Hancock spent the
week end visiting in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Green at Pierce.
She also visited the Rev. Mertie E.
Clute at Wausa.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Hull and
sons, Donald and Galen, of Meek,
and Mrs. Vance Kline and son,
Jimmie, of Russelville, Missouri,
were here Sunday visiting their
grandmother, Mrs. Mary M. Han
“Mick” Coleman was here Thurs
lay from Omaha visiting his moth,
cr, Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman.
Alice and Hylda Buttel! are vis
iting relatives in Newport this
Mr. and, Mrs. John Conard and
Miss Helen Anspach, of Emmet,
were here Sunday visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ans
Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson
(Continued on page 8, column 5.)
Fine Fur Sale
Jack Fine of the Fine Bros. Fur Co.,
foremost leaders of quality furs, will
be at the Bordson Style Shop, on
Friday, September 11 only
WITH- A COMPLETE LINE OF QUALITY FURS
AT SAVINGS OF
15 to 30 per cent
THIS SALE brings a genuine
opportunity to secure the bet
ter styles and truly remark
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Nebraska State Fair
Grounds Decorated .. Lighted .. Paved
September 6-11, Lincoln
Tuesday, Sept. 8
at the fair
All under 10
Rides and Shows
Shetland Pony and
many other valuable
SUNDAY — Automobile Races—
PLUS — All day Veterans’Pro
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SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUES
DAY—Horse Show—3 Nights—
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
—Pageant of Beauty—selecting
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BEFORE THE GRANDSTAND—
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