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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1936)
Over the County
SOUTH WEST BREEZES
By Romaine Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Parker, of
O’Neill, visited the southwest on
business Saturday last.
Mrs. D. L. Withers went to the
home of her father, M. McCarthy,
of Inez, Sunday and expected to
^ remain there for a time.
Mrs. Arnholdt, of Amelia, is en
joying a visit from her sister, Mrs.
Owen Baker, a former Holt county
resident but now residing in Wy-i
Mr. and Mrs. Baker and Mrs.
Riley visited at the Berry home for
a short time Sunday. They spent
a pleasant evening with Mr. and
A new bridge is being built on
the section line road passing the
James place. A grade has also
been thrown up for some distance
and it will soon be all set out that
way for the old time flood waters
that may some day visit the earth
now drained dry of moisture.
VictorHoworthwas over this way!
Friday, the writer joining him to
proceed to Amelia to secure the seal
and signature of Rhody Adams,
notary public, to the document set
ting forth the work of the repub
lican caucus. New laws have im
posed new duties on the party
Graveling is supposed, to start
this week on the splendid stretch
of highway running to Ameliafrom
No.'ll. A thorough job of grad
ing and clay surfacing has been
done and that hitherto much
scraped and graded road but never
more than just passable is now a
delight to guide the fleeting car
It is stated that since January 1,
1935, 300,000 tons of shelled corn
from Argentine has been received
) at the Los Angeles port. This is
i one way of taking care of the short
age resulting from our New Deal
farm methods. Son needed, a little
corn to fatten a bunch of turkeys
and now contributed $1.35 a bushel
as a consequence of this system.
Claud Lierman was measuring
fields in Swan last week, getting a
line on the soil conservation as it
is in this portion of the vineyard.
f Claud is the right man to have on
the job because he believes in doing
a conscientious job of measuring
and thinks it a good idea to let the
old horney-handed sons of toil loll
in the shade during the corn grow
ing season and have Uncle Sam
hand them out nice checks in the
fall for doing so.
An item overlooked last week
was the appearance the Sunday
previous of the new Methodist pas
tor in the pulpit at Amelia, Miss
Holbert, who comes to this county
from the pastorate at Newport and
will serve Amelia and Emmet. She
is a young- woman of talent, both
as a speaker and singer, with en
thusiastic energy for the advance
ment of religious interests among
those with whom she is to labor.
She will be at Amelia again Sun
day, October 11.
It is not necessary to send to
Dixie for fine specimens of sweet
potatoes—right down here in south
west Holt they grow to the size of
pumpkins. Maybe that sounds ex
travagent but we’ll call to the wit
ness stand Floyd Adams over at
Amelia. He informs his friends
that from a little back yard patch
$50 worth were harvested., some
very large, one weighing 7 pounds.
But they say Floyd had nothing to
do with it only boasting. Mrs.
Adams raised the potatoes.
I see by The Frontier my old
friend Wallace Johnson has passed
the 56th year in Holt county. The
southwest excepted, he lighted on
one of the choice spots of the
county over there in the Eagle i
creek country and has stayed by,
it thru thick and thin. A giant
in stature, he is just as stalworth
in character and is excelled by few
if any as a worthwhile citizen. It
is men like he who have done the
real construction work in develop
ing an empire in north Nebraska.
He has never sought office that I
know of but has forged steadily
ahead, from the pioneer days until
the present, in a quiet way that
has long rendered him a desirable
factor of the community.
The republican caucus named the
. following to go on the ballot for
Swan precinct: Treasurer, How
ard Berry; clerk, Victor Howorth;
assessor, R. W. Shaw. These are
the present incumbents. Justices
of the peace, John Buhlke; con
stable, Jra Lierman; road overseers,
district 53, Bud Warner; district
8, Asa Shermer district ti9, Roy
Warden. The caucus had been
called for 2:45 in the afternoon
but was postponed until 8 in the
evening, Wednesday of last week.
Representatives came from the ex
treme boundaries of the precinct,
indicating a lively interest in the
approaching election. Rafe Shaw
wore the only sunflower, the com
mittman out here having received
none as yet for distribution.
All night Saturday and during
the early hours Sunday morning
lightning set the heavens ablaze,
accompanied by the rumbling
thunder but not until daylight was
any rain shaken out of a partially
overcast sky. Just after the orb of
a new day showed its gilded, disc
above the eastern horizon a rain
bow curved in a perfect arch and
vivid colors across the western
sky. An old saying, “rainbow in
the morning sailors take warn
ing,” may come to mind; but if in
a more reverend mood the words
of Holy Writ were recalled, “and
the bow shall be in the cloud, and. I
will look upon it that I may remem
ber the everlasting covenant be
tween God and every living crea
ture of all flesh that is upon the
earth.” Clouds became dense and
for two hours there was a drizzling
Miss Wilma Brown returned
home from Basse’ Tuesday, alter
having spent the past two months
at lhat place.
Mrs. John Anspech returned
home Friday night after spending
two weeks with relatives in Mis
souri and Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy N'oe, of Allen,
were here Monday evening visiting
at the W. H. Chicken home. They
were enroute to Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Parker and J
family, of Page, and Rev. and Mrs.
Maxey, of Inman, were Sunday din
ner guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Killinger.
The Misses Jennie and Donna
Rae Jacox spent the week end in
Omaha visiting relatives, return
ing home Monday evening.
J. W. Maxey, of Lincoln, and
Mr. and Mrs. Bruensbach, of Ne
ligh, were here Thursday visiting
their parents, Rev. and Mrs. Maxey.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tompkins
and daughter, Nancy Lee, arrived
here from Indianapolis, Ind., Mon
day evening for a ten day visit at
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. R. Tompkins.
Mrs. George Cornish was called
to Sioux City Tuesday morning of
this week on account of the serious
illness of her mother, Mrs. Hladek,
who underwent an operation in a
Sioux City hospital.
Twenty-six Methodist young
people from Inman attended the
Epworth League rally at O’Neill
Mrs. James McMahon, Mrs. F. E.
Keyes and Mrs. Ralph Brittell at
tended a leaders meeting of the ex
tension Club at O’Neill Wednesday
of this week.
County Superintendent McClifrg
was in Inman Sunday visiting
Mr. and Mrs. James Coventry
were in Norfolk Saturday shopping
and transacting business.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Colman
and, son, Charles, of Eugene, Ore
gon, were here Saturday visiting
among old friends. Mr. Colman
was pastor of the M. E. church
here about twenty-five years ago.
Judge and Mrs. C. J. Malone and
Wayne E. Hancock, of O’Neill, and
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Moor, of Inman,
were Sunday dinner guests at the
home of Mrs. Mary Hancock.
Mrs. John Bonenberger and son,
Duane, spent Friday in Atkinson
with her mother, Mrs. Ella Dal
John Anspach, who spent a few
days here last week at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. John Conard,,
returned to his home at Inman
J. B. Ryan, of O’Neill, and Guy
Cole attended the sale at the At
kinson Livestock market Tuesday.
Miss Fay Sesler, of O’Neill,
spent Friday at the Cadman home
Grandma Winkler was very ill
last Saturday and Sunday, but is
much better at ,the present time.
Her daughter, Mrs. Henry Winkler,
is staying with her this week.
The Emmet school teachers at
tended the Teacher’s Institute at
O’Neill last Friday. School was
let out for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen went to
Norfolk Tuesday to visit relatives.
They returned home Friday night.
Mrs. Alice Bridges came up from
Sioux City Saturday night to have
her furniture moved there. She re
turned home Sunday night.
Spike Lawrence is erecting a
ne%v house and barn for Dugal
Larry Tenborg made a business
trip to Howells Friday.
The Women’s Foreign Mission
ary held its monthly meeting last
Thursday at the home <>f Mrs.
Claude Bates. Quite a few memb
ers attended. A delicious luncheon
was served late in the afternoon
by the hostess.
MEEK AND VICINITY
The Ladies Aid met with Mrs.
Art Auker on Thursday afternoon,
about twenty ladies being present.
Several plans for the future were
discussed. A penny chase was then
enjoyed, everyone participating.
Mrs. Auker served a delicious lunch
after which all departed, voting her
a fine entertainer. The next meet
ing will be held at Mrs. A.L. Borg’s
Will Langanand daughter, Mary,
and sons, Jimmy and Martin, and
Mrs. E. H. Rouse, spent Thursday
evening at the Frank Griffith home.
Frank Wadsworth and Lowell An
derson, of Spicer, Minn., are visit
ing at May McGowan’s at this
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Borg and Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Robertson spent the
week-end at Kearney.
Harry Fox trucked grain from
Boyd county for Will Kaczor last
Cecil Borg did chores for A. L.
Borg over the week-end.
Marjorie and Lois Lindberg, who
attend school in O’Neill, spent the
week-end with the home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rouse, of
Inman, and Miss Maude Rouse and
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young and
daughter. Helen, were guests at the
Howard Rouse home Wednesday.
The Orville Harrison family and
the Frank Griffith family were
guests at the Elmer Devall home
Arthur and Howard Rouse made
a business trip to Atkinson Monday.
Mrs. Floyd Harrison, of Chadron,
is spending the week at the Orville
Mart Sehelkopf wrecked his car
Saturday night coming from River
side, when a model T collided with
his car and both cars were badly
damaged. The party driving the
model T said Mart’s lights blinded
him. We did not learn who the
driver was but it was understood
that he was from Spencer.
Levi Yantzi trucked cattle to the
Sioux City market for Will Harvey
Mrs. Fred Lorenz and her sons
gave a party and treasure hunt
last Friday evening for the young
people of this community. Mervin
Keeys received a black eye during
the evening by meeting up too sud
denly with a clothesline post. How
ever it was an enjoyable evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ohmart made
a trip to Atkinson the first of the
week and Mrs. J. K. Ernst on Sun
day afternoon to call upon friends
there, among whom was Mrs. Gray
at the home of E. J. Mack. She
is doing as well as can be expected
after such a serious injury.
Rex Beckwith went to Scottsbluff
Monday where he has employment.
Miss Irene Coleman was a week
en guest at the Hickman home.
The Misses Armella Porigratz,
Mary Ann Winkler and Mary De
lores Bruder, students of the St.
Mary’s academy in O’Nejll, were
home over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkler
visited Sunday in Emmet with
Mr. and Mrs. Jerrold Dusatko
and daughter, Geraldine, visited
relatives at Brainard, Nebr., last
Guy Beckwith and Emil Heeb
are busy at present constructing a
house in O’Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. William Schmohr
and family were dinner guests at
Ed Wayman’s Sunday.
Mrs. Guy Beckwith and children I
visited Mrs. Art Barnes in O’Neil!
Mrs. Carl Lorenz spent Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. Verne Beck
with. Carl and Verne accompani
ed Beck Wallen’s ball team to Page
to play the team there, the Page
A surprise party was given at
the Joe Winkler home Friday night.
A large group of friends and neigh
bors helped Mrs. Winkler celebrate
her birthday. The guests enjoyed
an evening of dancing. Mrs. Wink
ler received some very nice gifts.
Luncheon was served at midnight.
Fred Austiss accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Titus, arrived
from Lincoln Saturday for u brief
visit at the Hickman home, and to
take back with them the Austiss
children who have been here the
past two months with their grand
mother, Mrs. Vera Hickman.
Mrs. Gus Seger and daughter,
Minnie, were dinner guests of Mrs.
Ralph Beckwith Thursday.
First Annual Fall
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Friday and Saturday
October 9 & 10
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SPRING VIEW, NEBRASKA
Waffle Listing Holds
Moisture on the Land
“Waffle listing,"otherwise known
as basin or clam listing, made one
of its first public appearances in
Nebraska last week as demonstra
tions of the attachment started in
the southwestern section of the
state. Held under the direction of
the agricultural college extension
service and county extension ag
ents, they attracted considerable
attention with optimistic and pes
simistic discussions heard on every
Used as a means of conserving
moisture and preventing soil ero
sion thru control of water run-off,
the attachment fits on the back of
the lister. By mechanical means,
the paddles or shovels raise and
lower automatically to form dams
of soil across the lister furrows.
The ground basin-listed then re
sembles a waffle. Like the depre
sions in the edible food where but
ter and syrup is held, the ground
is honeycombed with the small
dams where rainfall is held.
The basin or “waffle lister" is re
garded as more practical on sum
mer fallowed ground and on land
with some slope where contour
farming is practiced. Early ex
periments tend to show that the
dams do hold the moisture and
prevent both run-off and consequ
ently soiL erosion.
DEMOCRATS DEMAND ,,
Attempts of this democratic or
ganization to tlerifand brazenly
through implication of job losses
that every federal employee in
Omaha contribute to the democratic
war chest have been revealed thru
a small rebellion of some govern
ment workers, especially those in
According to reports of several
who have been called upon to “kick
in” the objective has been to collect
approximately 3 per cent of the
annual salary from each of 12,000
federal employee here.
Headquarters for the “take”
have been set up at 1125 Fonten
elle hotel and are operated under
supervision of J. M. Roncka, demo
cratic central committee treasurer.
As an example, one civil service
employee drawing a salary of $2,
250 annually, after having received
a telephoned demand that he make
a ca;l at the “war chest offices”
! went to consult an attorney friend.
Winning his civil service position j
on merit under the administration
of Woodrow Wilson, 16 years ago,
the bewildered employee declared
it was the first time ho had been
called upon to aid a party cause.
Consternation swept through
the large RFC offices when one
after another of the employes re
ceived the insistent telephone calls
advising them to call at the office
where democratic contributions
Word of the invitations for fed
eral job holders to “lay it on the
line” flashed through the many
other bureaus and departments.
Several who went tremblingly to
the 11th floor of the Fontenelle
with small sums reported they were
gruffly told to“ come across in real
style.” One worker drawing in
the neighborhood of $1,000 a year,
said his offer of $5 was spurned
and he was told to try his hand at
mathemetics and figure out 3 per
cent of $1,000—and the $30 he was
asked to “volunteer” represented a
month’s rent for he and his family.
Ot this rate, with the annual pay
averaging around $1,500 the demo,
cratic party would realize a fund of
more than half a million dollars
from this one source in Omaha.—
NEW DEALERS PUT
HEAT ON EMPLOYEES
The “benevolent” administration
which has been putting bread in
the mouths of emergency agency
employes for the past two years,
turned Indian giver in Lincoln this
week and is demanding a part of
the money back to bolster the New
Deal campaign fund. At room 235,
Cornhusker hotel a steady stream
of resettlement administration em
ployees has been beating a path to
the door with contributions rang
ing from $10 to $300 each, depend
ing on the salaries drawn by them
per year. Representing the New
Dealers is R. O. Britton, who sits
with a stenographer and a smile
just inside the door, with his hand
A great many who have backed
up when asked to pay sums of $50
and $100, have been asked what
their jobs means to them—whether
it isn’t worth $50 or $100.
A receipt saying they have con
tributed to the New Deal campaign
fund is much better, they reason,
than a slip with the check on pay
day which says their services are
no longer required.
Meanwhile, R. G. Britton, the
open palm of the organiiation, will ]
leave town ih about a week, his
pockets well stuffed by contribu
tions to the fund which may easily
reach an aggregate total near $5,
000 to $8,000, that the machine be
A girl making $900 a year was
asked to give $9, a man getting
$1,440 was asked for $15, and those
between $2,500 and $3,000 yearly
were told. $G0 would be about right.
BOB SIMMONS’ CUNNING
Nebraska City News-Press: Ac
cusing Bob Simmons of being a
"jester and a joker’’ when he
points to the per capiita burden of
the populace when it shall liqui
date the Roosevelt money-wasting
bill, Edgar Howard of the Colum
bus Telegram makes this amazing
"He (Simmons) is also cunning
as a fox. Of course he knows that
[the only citizen of Nebraska who
will pay any part of the national
debt is the one who makes so much
money that he1 must pay an income j
tax, or one who buys booze and
cigarettes which carry internal
revenue stamps ..”
Some venomous insect born of
the Platte county drouth must be
“eating on” Edgar Howard, a nor
mally restrained, logical and kind
ly disposed, editor.
He knows, of course, that the
burden of federal taxation rests on
the people as a whole and not upon
the payers of income taxes. He
knows that taxes of all varieties
filter from top downward like the
heavier silt of the Platte river re
poses at last on the bottom of the
stream; that they evenutally op
press the people in the form of
higher costs of living and handi
caps to their normal household and
He knows that the untold billions
squandered by the New Deal are
billions belonging to the people,
who must pay them in the form of
increased costs of everything they
have to buy. He knows, too, that
taxes on “booze and, cigarettes”
constitute only a small portion of
the burden he and his neighbors
have to pay.
Bob Simmons’ “cunning” in the
form of unassailable arguments as
to what the New Deal is doing to
the people is getting under the
skin of Judge Howard and con
founding the erstwhile complacense
of all New Dealers who believed
until recently that a whole nation
could be bribed by Treasury money
to continue the administration in
But the facts of national waste
cannot be “sieklied o'er by the pale
cast of thought,” not even by such
an effective apologist for the Spen
derbund as Edgar Howard. No
matter how determined are the soft
pedaling organ-players of the cur
rent bureaucracy, logic and fact
are not on their side in this cam
The people want to know what
the spending is costing them, what
it will cost their children. They
are being told by such “cunning”
fact-finders as Bob Simmons and
other clear-thinking Americans re
solved to exhibit the iniquities of
this un-American regime.
In Tour Light Bills
The New Deal collects a 15 pe»
cent tax on the electricity you use
hut voti ar# tnM it.
'T'HE approved meth
od of benefiting the
burglar is to carefully
hide money at home.
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