The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 03, 1936, Image 1

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Margery Rees Winner of A North
f western Free Trip to the Club
Congress In Chicago.
Holt county 4-H Club members
Bpto receive state recognition for
1 their work are: Margery Rees,
winner of the Northwestern trip to
the National Club Congress in Chi
cago on Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, as an
outstanding club member, and is
one out of thirteen in the state to
win this trip. Henrietta Schrier of
O’Neill receives the Montgomery
Ward & Co. medal as County Home
Economics champion. Margaret
Kramer of Stuart, wins the Kerr
Glass Manufacturing Co. medal as
champion Canning Club member,
and Edward Grimes of Chambers,
wins the Thos. E. Wilson medal as
champion Baby Beef Club member
in the county.
These commercial companies as
well as the local Armour company,
the Chambers and Stuart fairs
have increased the incentive for
4-H Club members in the county
to carry on their projects to com
pletion by offering premiums for
outstanding work and exhibits. 4-H
Club members are human the same
as any other young folks and often
need encouragement from outside
sources and it is a fine attitude on
the part of anyone or any company
who will offer inducement, financial
or otherwise, to the young folks of
our county and nation to achieve
the most from their efforts and to
-‘make the best better.”
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u’Neill Woman Is Dead
After A Weeks Illness;
Funeral Rites Friday
Mrs. Julia M. Thomas died at her
home in this city Wednesday after
noon after a weeks illness of pneu
monia at the age of 63 years, 9
months and 5 days. The funeral
will be held tomorrow morning at
/ 10:30 from the Presbyterian church,
| Rev. H. D. Johnson officiating and
burial in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Julia McWilliams was born in
Sioux City, Iowa, on March 27,
1872, where she grew to woman
hood and in 1893 she was united in
marriage there to James Cameron.
Shortly after their marriage they
moved to Tennessee where they re
sided for several years and then
came to this county in 1906 and
she has been a resident of this city
since that time. In 1918 she was
united in marriage to Jack Thomas
of this city, who passed away on
May 13, 1925.
Mrs. Thomas leaves one daught
er, Mrs. Christene Williams, and
two grandchildren to mourn the
passing of a kind and affectionate
mother and grandmother. In ad
dition to her immediate family she
leaves four sisters and two broth
ers, Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey, Sioux
City, Iowa; Mrs. Grace Knox, Wat
erbury, Nebr.; Mrs. Nora Ford of
Missouri; Mrs. Jennie Spicer of
Oklahoma. Her brothers are, Rue
ben McWilliams and William Mc
Williams, Sioux City, Iowa.
School Notes
By the County Superintendent
When teachers examinations
were given on Saturday, Nov. 21,
there were a total of 134 applic
ants. Of this number there will
be any where from sixty to seventy
per cent qunlify for teachers cer
tificates. It depends largely upon
the ambition and adaptability of the
students themselves.
During the depression which had
its beginning in 1929, positions
were hard to obtain and salaries
suffered accordingly. This is rather
easy to account for, since other
jobs could not be found. More
folks turned to teaching as a means
of gaining a livelihood. University
graduates could not find work in
the fields they had prepared for,
( and likewise turned to the teaching
In the last year, more gains were
made in the teaching profession,
than had been made in any year
since the beginning of the depres
sion. In this county we had a
shortage of teachers for the first
time in a good many years. School
boards had to import outside teach
* ers. About fourteen per cent of
our rural teachers are imported.
Teachers colleges and placement
bureaus are expecting a large turn
over of positions this year. The
shortage may be due to a number
of reasons. Many teachers have
become discouraged, because of the
low wages and have sought other
forms of employment. Many have
secured government employment
and no longer cared to teach, while
trades and. other professions are
taking a number of college gradu
The normal training schools have
served a good purpose. They have
enabled many to qualify for certif
icates who would be unable to go
to college. The qualifications of a
normal training certificate are as
high or higher than the correspond
ing requirement of a person having
only one year of college training.
One In Jail On A Liquor
Theft Charge and More
Arrests Expected Soon
County law enforcement officials
have been busy working on a case
involving the stealing of about 30
cases of gin and whiskey from an
Atkinson liquor store the past
week a*d they are convinced that
they know the identity of the hi
jackers. In fact, one of the sus
pects is already in jail and. his
companion is expected to be ap
prehended within the next 24 hours.
On Nov. 30 a warrant was issued
in county court, on complaint of
Frank Weber, for the arrest of
Preston Pitcher who was charged
by the state of Nebraska for burg
lary and entering, on or about
Nov. 24, 1936, the building of Frank
Weber in the city of Atkinson.
Pitcher has been apprehended and
is now in jail. Another of the
parties suspected by the officers
will probably be arrested this af
Following is an account of the
theft from the Nov. 27 Graphic:
“Atkinson’s liquor store, Frank
Weber, proprietor, was raided
early Tuesday morning by hijack
ers who stole about thirty cases of
gin and whiskey valued by Mr.
Weber at between five and six hun
dred dollars.
“The thieves broke into a back
window sometime between 4 and
f> o’clock in the morning. They
could not get into the liquor store
room from that part of the build
ing, so they went to the front door,
did a fairly expert job of breaking
a hole thru the heavy glass of the
door so that they could reach in and
release the night lock. They bold
ly carried the liquor out the front
door and loaded it into two auto
“That some member of the gang
was keeping close tab on Night
watchman Geo. E. Spence, was in
dicated by the fact that one car
had pulled away and was sounding
a warning to the other one as
Spence rounded the First National
bank corner. He saw the car speed
away, but did not get close enough
to it to see the license number or
obtain a description of the men.
Red Cross Drive Nets
Nearly Two Hundred
Thanksgiving is now over, end
ing our 1936-1937 drive for the
American Red Cross. We think it
only proper to inform you that
memberships and donations secured
amounted to $177.85, one-half of
which goes to the national organ
ization, the remainder staying in
O’Neill for local Red Cross work.
We want to thank Mrs. J. P.
Brown as regional director, and the
following ladies for so ably assist
ing in such a successful drive: Mrs.
Pat Harty, captain; Mrs. Bob Gal
lagher, Mrs. Francis Cronin and
Mrs. Charlie McKenna. Mrs. Clin
to Gatz, captain; Mrs. Clic Lund
gren, Mrs. Bob Moore, Mrs. John
Kersenbrock and Mrs. Leo Mullen.
Mrs. Max Golden, captain; Mrs.
Herb Hammond, Mrs. Oliver Rum
mel, Mrs. Cobb Olson, Mrs. Wm.
Hammond and Mrs. Wm. Biglin.
Mrs. Ed Gallagher, captain; Mrs.
John Weekes, Mrs. Frank Kubit
schek, Mrs. Ambrose Rohde and
Mrs. J. L. Sherbahn.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Women’s Foreign Missionary
Society was held Tuesday evening
at the home of Mrs. Sexsmith, with
fifteen members present. The pro
gram consisted of the reading of
two chapters of Congo Crosses of
Africa, and was a very interesting
session. After the meeting a de
licious lunch was served by the
O’Neill Han A Representation of
Three At States Principal
Educational Branch.
Thirty-one students from Holt
county are among the 6,546 stu
dents registered at the University
of Nebraska this semester. The
Holt county figures show an in
crease of 41 per cent over last year
when twenty-two attended the uni
versity'. Twelve towns in the
county are represented, Atkinson
topping the list with six, Ewing
and Page have four each, Chamb
ers, Inman and O’Neill have three
each, Amelia and Stuart two each,
Dorsey, Dustin, Emmet and Star
one each.
O’Neill students in the univer
sity are Harold B. Jones, Ralph
Lyle Oppen and Francis Joseph
Those coming to the university
from Atkinson are Charles Emory
Chase, Charles Dwayne Crippen,
Christie Louis Hankel, Laura Rob
erta Maclachlan, John Frederick
Schrunk and Martin Leonard Siem
the Page representatives are
Velma Marie Bernholtz, Harold
Eugene Gallagher, Earl William
Matschullat and Wayne Emil Mat
Students from Ewing include
Richard Samuel Brion, Jean Wil
liam Lambert, Mildred Marcelline
Miller and William Bruce Whit
From Inman Keith Leroy Mc
Graw, Eugene Merton Sire and
Marvin Willys Youngs.
Students having their home at
Chambers are Cleo Edwin Alder
son, Laurnce L. Jones and Dorothy
Lula Wintermote.
Stuart’s representatives are Alta
Effie Deming and Fredrec William
Edna Marie Hansen and Minta
M. Lee are from Amelia.
Helen Louise Hansen makes her
home at Star; she is a sophomore
in teachers college and belongs to
Alpha Lamba Delta hororary
for freshmen.
The Dorsey student, Roger
Vergne Rosenkrans, is a junior in
the college of agriculture.
Floyd. Edgar Burge, of Emmet,
is enrolled in the agricultura, col
lege; this is his first year at the
One student from Dustin, Uniola
Victoria Adams, is attending the
nursing school in Omaha; she is a
University records yield the fol
lowing information about the stu
dents from Atkinson:
Martin Leonard biemsen is a
sophomore in the college of engin
eering, while this is the junior year
in the same college for John F.
Schrunk. Charles E. Chase, a law
college senior, belongs to Phi Alpha
Delta, professional law fraternity,
Charles Dwayne Crlppen, affliate
of Delta Sigma Delta, professional
dentistry fraternity, is a dental col
lege senior this year. Christie
Louie Henekel, a junior, and Laura
R. Maclachlen, senior, are enrolled
in the college of arts and sciences.
Of the Page students Velma M.
Bernholtz is a senior in teachers
college this year; Harold E. Gal
lagher, a sophomore, is pursuing a
dental career. Earl W. and Wayne
Matschullat are both affiliated with
Delta Theta Phi fraternity; the
former is a freshman in the col
lege of law and member of Phalanx,
R. O. T. C. honorary fraternity,
while the latter is a first-year stu
dent in business administration .
Of the four Ewing students, half
are freshmen and half seniors.
The first-year registrants are Jean
W. Lambert, in agriculture, and
William B. Whitmore in engineer
ing; the latter won a regents schol
arship. Richard S. Brion is a
senior in business administration
and Mildred M. Miller is in her
senior year in teachers college;
she also belongs to Tassels, girl’s
pep organization, and Newman
Club, Cathelir society on the camp
All the Inman students the fresh
men. Eugene M. Sire, winner of a j
regent’s scholarship, is taking a'
pharmacy course; Keith L. McGraw
is in arts and science college, while
Marvin W. Youngs is also in arts
and science.
Two of the three O’Neill stu
dents are registered as freshmen.
Ralph L. Oppcn in the medical col
lege at Omaha, with a membership
in Phi Chi medical fraternity, and
Francis J. Souknp, in the college of
business administration. The third
student, Harold B. Jones, is a soph
omore engineering student.
Of the three Chambers students
two are enrolled in the college of
agriculture. Dorothy L. Winter
mote is a freshman and Laurence
L. Jones a junior student. Cleo E.
Alderson is registered as an arts
and science college junior.
The Stuart students, Fredrcc W.
Wilson and Alta E. Deming. The
former is an arts and science col
lege junior and the latter a sopho
more in the school of nursing at
The Amelia students, Minta M.
Lee and Edna M. Hansen. The
former ia taking work in the gradu
ate college and is a member of Psi
Chi, psychology honory society; the
latter is a freshmah in teachers col
The university has a record en
rollment this year. In addition to
sludents from all parts of Nebras
ka, many are registered from nearly
all the htates of the union in ad
dition to foreign countries includ
ing India, Germany, Porto Rico,
Canal Zone, the Phillipines, Canada
and Hpwaii.
Pat Kiiloran, Veteran
Engineer Well Known
Here, Dies At Norfolk
P. F. Kiiloran, a retired veteran
Chicago & Northwestern engineer,
died in a Norfolk hospital last
Saturday morning of cancer and his
funeral services were conducted
Monday morning from Sacred
Heart church at 9 a. m., and burial
was at St. Edward at the side of
his wife who died many years ago.
He was 76 years, 9 months and 26
days old at the time of his death.
Pat Kiiloran was well known to
all the old timers of this city and
was an engineer on the Northwest,
ern through the city for many
years. He was a former resident
of this county, coming here from
Pennsylvania in the summer of
1877 and the family were residents
of the county for many years. His
brother, James Kiiloran, at one
time was engaged in the news
paper business here being editor
of The Tribune, succeeding J. M.
McDonough who went east and be
came a star reporter on a New
York daily. Pat Kiiloran left here
in the spring of 1880 and went to
Norfolk where he entered the em
ploy of the Northwestern railroad.
He worked for the Northwestern
railway for fSO years, 46 of these
being in the capacity of a loco
motive engineer. He was held in
high esteem by the officials of the
road as well as all the employees.
Would Reorganize A
Lions Club Here
C. P. Manion, of Chicago, special
representaive of the Lions Inter
national, has been in the city the
past week for the purpose of
reorganizing the Lions Club. Mr.
Manion says that he has appli
cation from thirty business and
professional men of the city who
will enter the organization. The
Lions Club functioned here a few
years ago, but the wrong parties
got control and it died a natural
death, being succeeded by the Tig
ers Club, which always wanted to
do something and never accom
plished anything. Mr. Manion
says they will have a meeting in
a few days for the purpose of dis
cussing the reorganization and if
a majority of the business men de
sire it the Club will be reorgan
Hospital Notes
Mrs. Walters and baby, Marly n
Louis, went home Monday evening.
Mrs. Libbie Jindra went to the
home of her sister, Mrs. John Vitt,
Mrs. Roy Clark went home Sat
urday evening.
Mrs. Dick Robertson was optr
ated on for chronic appendicitis on
Friday morning. She is doing fine.
Mrs. Henry Mullen came in on
Wednesday, severely burned when
her clothing caught fire from the
stove at her home.
Mrs. Claresse Ressel of Cham
bers, was operated on Wednesday
night for acute appendicitis.
Lutheran services at the Episco
pal church in O'Neill on Wednes
day, December 9, at 7:30 p. m.
Victory Gives O’Neill High School
An Undefeated Season For
Their Best Recard
A large delegation of O’Neillites
drove to Atkinson on Thanksgiving
day to witness the O'Neill high
school football team play the At
kinson high school team on their
gridiron. It was quite a contest
and resulted in a victory for O’Neill
with a score of G to 12.
By winning the last game of the
season the O'Neill high went thru
the season without a defeat, van
quishing every team in their dis
trict as well as defeating three
teams that belonged to two other
conferences. It is the best record
ever made by an O’Neill high school
South American Visitors
Leave For Their Home
Mr. and Mrs. Quintan Deaver, of
Sao Paulo, Brazil, who have been
visiting relatives here for the past
six weeks, left Tuesday morning
for Omaha where they will visit
for a couple of days, then to Chi
cago for a few days, then to New
Work for a week and they will sail
from the laater city on De
cember 19, for their South Am
crictn home. Mr. Deaver, altho
he has been a resident of South
America for several years, is still
an ardent republican and is not
very enthusiastic over the outcome
of the last election. But he is of
the opinion that we will have a
cheer coming in four years from
| Celebrate Golden
Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Taylor, of Op
portunity, celebrated their Golden
wedding anniversary on November
16, 1936. Those present to help
them celebrate the occasion were,
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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Siders
and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Sor
ensen and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Henifin and family,Bill Tay
lor and Mrs. Marjorie Russell and
daughter.. Four generations were
present and all thoroughly enjoyed
themselves. All the guests
brought well filled baskets and a
delicious feed was served at noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are the par
ents of eleven children, all of
whom are living, forty-seven grand
children and four great grand
children. They have been resi
dents of this county for several
years and are both enjoying good
The following children were un
able to be present at the wedding
anninversary: Mrs. Maggie Bruce,
La Porte, Colorado; Mrs. Mary
Kruse, Hot Springs, S. D.; Jack
Taylor, Star; Lee Taylor, Riverton,
Wyoming; John Taylor, La Port,
Colorado; Mrs. Robert Thomas,
Fort Collins, Colorado.
Auction Brings Slightly
Higher Prices For Both
Cattle And Hog Sellers
Atkinson Livestock Market Report
Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Hogs: Receipts 610 head. AH
weights and classes of hogs found
a ready sale at steady to strong
prices. Finished hogs averaged 15
to 26 cents higher while all feeder
pigs regardless of weight looked
as much as 35 to 50 cents a hundred
higher than a week ago. 190 to 220
pound averages at 9.00 to 9.25; 150
to 180 pound weights at 8.00 to
8.90; 110 to 145 pound weights at
7.00 to 8.00; 40 to 100 pound
weights at 6.50 to 9.00; sows at
8.00 to 8.80; feeder pigs generally
sold at the best prices since July.
Cattle: Receipts 865 head. The
whole cattle market showed a firm
tone, with a new seasons top on
some choice stocker and feeders
being uncovered. Selling moved
along at a rapid rate as buyers
eagerly snapped up everything of
fered. Best two-y€>ar-old steers at
6.90 to 7.10 in car lots with a few
outstanding individuals selling on
up to 8.00; best yearling steers at
6.50 to 6.90; fair to good ones at
6.00 to 6.25; common to fair at
3.50 to 5.00; fleshy heifers at 5.50
to 6.25; stocker heifers at 4.25 to
6.00; steer calves at 6.00 to 7.00;
heifer calves at 5.00 to 5.56; plain
and common calves on down to 4.00
a hundred; choice fat cows at 5.00
to 6.60; fair to good cows at 4.00
to 4.50; canners and cutters at 2.95
to 4.00; bulls at 3.60 to 4.75; good
wet stock cows at 4.0 to 4.40; milk
cows at 40.00 to 50.00 a head.
Horses: 40 head. The horse
offering lacked anything resembling
quality and the market was a nom
inal affair with prices on about on a
pariety at the recent decline.
Next livestock auction Tuesday,
Dec. 8, starting at 11 a. m.
Coyote Hunt Planned
For Next Tuesday
Farmers living near Midway met
last Monday evening and decided
to hold an organized coyote hunt
in their community on Tuesday,
Dec. 8, starting promptly at 10
a. m. Anyone interested is cordial
ly invited to attend. Meeting places
will be at Midway store and Alvin
Millers. Come to whichever place
is the closest for you. Shotguns
will be permitted but no rifles can
be used. Coyotes caught inside the
ring will be donated to charity and
those caught outside will be the
property of the person making the
catch. For further details see Axel
Borg or F. M. Reece.
Weeks Accident Record
During the week ending Nov. 21,
1936, there were 380 accidents in
the state, in which 247 people were
injured, 4 disabled and 13 deaths.
Of these accidents 128 were motor
vehicle accidents, 170 other public
accidents, 45 in agriculture employ
ment, 16 in industry employment
and 21 home accidents. These are
compiled by the Nebraska Press
Association and the state super
intendent of public instruction, at
Lincoln, Nebr.
C. B. Yarnell, manager of the
Golden Rule store, left last Sunday
for Holdrege, Nebr., where he will
attend a meeting of the managers
of the various stores of the chain
in Nebraska, Wyoming tnd Kansas.
He expects to be gone until the
latter part of the week.
Hay Stolen With Some of the
Lussen Reported Being As
High As Ten Tons.
For several years chicken steal
ing was quite an industry in this
county, but the arrest and convic
tion of several parties proven gufl
ty, with good stiff jail sentcnoee,
practically eliminated the theft of
chickens and the light-fingered
gents looked for other worlds to
The past week the sheriff’s office
has been busy looking up the com
plaints of numerous Holt county
citizens who have reported the
theft of bailed hay from their
meadows. Joe Skrdla living south
of Stuart, reported Tuesday the
loss of ten tons of hay. On the
same day a Mr. Hales north it
Page reported the loss of five tomu.
This was an exceptionally severe
loss to Mr. Hales as he lost several
tons of hay in the fire in the east
ern part of the county a few
months ago.
Another farmer living south af
Atkinson reports the loss of tea
tons, and. a farmer living in the
south country reported the lose of
a ton and a half. The latter gel
help from the sheriff's office and
the stolen hay was settled for. All
the above were reported to the
sheriff’s office last Tuesday.
Fred Vitt, living a few miles
southeast of this city, reported
Wednesday the loss offthree tone.
If the officials can gather in a few
of the thieves and convict them,
this is a pastime that will rapidly
become taboo in this county.
Court House Rapidly
Nearing Completion
The work on the court house Is
rapidly nearing completion and the.
first of the year should see the
new building practically completed.
A full force of painters are now at
work, every available painter in
the city having secured work on
the building. A full force of fin
ishing carpenters are at work and
those in charge of construction are
of the opinion that the building:
will be practically completed by
the first of the year. It was thot
for a time that it would be finished
about Dec. 15, and that it would
be occupied by Jan. 1, but delay
in securing some of the material
used in the finishing, has delayed
its completion.
Last week the board received
bids for lights, office fixtures and
lineoleum for the offices on the
first and second floors, including
the court room. The bid of $1,238.18
of O. F. Biglin of this city was low
on the lineoleum, being about $200
lower than the next low bidder.
Their bid has been recommended
for acceptance, but as yet no word
has been received from headquart
ers as to accepting it. There witt
be no linoleum laid in the basement
or on the third floor. The low bids
for the other supplies were ac
cepted but no acknowledgement of
their acceptance has yet been re
ceived from the federal agency,
who has to approve all contracts.
The marriage of Miss Esther
McCarthy and Leo J. Byrne was
solemnized by Rev. J. W. McNeil
at St. Patrick’s church, Parnell,
Michigan. Miss Frances Nugent
and James Byrne were attendants.
Miss McCarthy is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. McCarthy, of
O’Neill. Mr. Byrne is the son of
Mrs. Catherine Byrne of Parnell.
The bride was becomingly gown
ed in a brown ensemble and wore
a corsage of autumn colors. The
bridesmaid wore an ensemble of
rust with a corsage to match.
The wedding breakfast was serv
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin J. Walsh (Kathleen Doyle)
after which Mr. and Mrs. Byrne
left for a brief trip which will
include Chicago and points in Wis
consin. They will make their home
on the Byrne farm at Parnell
Among the guests present were
Mrs. Joseph Donnelly (Virginia
Testman), Mrs. Edwin D. Bolger
(Madeline Doyle) and Marguerite
Doyle, of Grand Rapids.
Mrs. C. J. Malone returned Sat
urday night from a visit with her
daughter, Miss Florence, at Omaha.