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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1936)
Over the County
By Romaine Saunders
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E. E. Young went to his former
home in Kansas last week on busi
And what is there about a farm
er trying to husk more corn than
all others to make a whole country
side go nuts?
Mrs. Fanny Riley, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Baker and Ned and Mil
dred Saunders spent Thanksgiving
with friends in Albion.
William Arnholdt was over from
Amelia a day last week with his
saw rig and converted a lot of dry
cottonwood into fuel for De Lance
What is there about a dingy,
smoke-filled room and a pack of
soiled cards to intice a man from
his family and fireside for an all
night session ?
When a vegeterian and one en
tertaining no such scruples sit
down to a Thanksgiving dinner
with a nine-pound turkey hen nicely
browned the carnivornous one is
pretty apt to go the limit.
D. L. Withers and H. L. Janies
went down to the Chris Madsen
sale in lower Wyoming precinct
last Wednesday. We understand
Mr. Madsen is another who has
caught the new Oregon fever.
Votes being not needed, a reduct
ion in PWA workers by fifty per
cent is ordered as a starter. Offi
cially we are informed thereis in
creased demand in private industry
but some ten million idle workmen
say they don’t know where to buy
Little chance for justice if left
in the hands of officers whose mis
taken sense of official duty makes
•fi^nzied fools of otherwise calm
sane men. The spirit that
_linates lynching mobs is none
the less reprehensible in officers of
A gentleman of letters down at
the state university is credited with
putting it this way: “The mois
ture content of both top soil and
subsoil is seriously depleted.” An
old timer down here has been heard
to express the same thought—“it’s
dryer than h—.”
Anyone will respond to the call
of a neighbor in need night or day.
However, a neighboring rancher
says he could take a club to his
best friends that aroused him from
the midnight slumbers to find they
had filled the wrong tank before
The United States treasury has
a full page ad in colors in a maga
zine of national standing which
asks a thousand dollars for such a
space. The treasury is seeking a
market for more government bonds
and offers the liberal inducement of
thirty-three and a third per cent
increase at maturity.
Should it find itself impotent,
shorn of spiritual force, standing
naked and ashamed the church that
has abandoned the old paths for
a “new gospel,” against which the
gTeat Apostale Paul once threw out
a warning, it will learn that a soul
service, not a social service, is the
thing needed to bring healing to a
Mr. and Mrs. Borg and family,
residing two miles east of Midway,
were at Amelia Sunday in the in
terests of Sunday school work, Mr.
Borg being president of the county
Sunday School Association. He
spoke to the Methodist group as
did also Mrs. Borg. She sang a
solo and the girls sang a few se
lections. They are visiting the
schools of the county and interest
ing them in a convention to be held
in Chambers some months hence.
Oregon has its beds of roses, Cal
ifornia its orange blossoms, Ar
izona its painted desert and Ne
braska its nocturnal charm. In
late November down here in the
southwest there is opportunity for
unrestricted view of the moon’s
full orb walking in majestic and
uncomparable splendor across the
gilded vault and the unnumbered
stars twinkling in silent granduer.
The celestian picture on a cloudless
night an hour after sunset trans
cends the gorgeouB terrestial
scenes. The beauty of form, the
fragrance, the exquisite coloring
of the flowers holds a charm, but
searching the mystey of the night
sky has been coeval with the ex
istence of man. Lonely watchers
of armies in bivouac, shepherds
watching their flocks as well as
the great of the earth have beheld
with rapture the gilded, orbs of
night, and a star pointed the place
of the birth of the Saviour. We
have all this scene without the turn
ing of a furrow or the breaking of
a clod. "The heavens declare the
glory of God and the firmament
showeth his handiwork.”
Have we gone soft? Are we no
good any more ? Where is the
breed of men and women who
settled the sod-bound prairies of
Holt county? We hear the moderns
talk about being poor, about relief,
of corn-hog checks, old age assist
ance and other expressions group
ing us under charity’s wing. Many
of the pioneers were poor in a
sense not now known. They fought
the grim struggle and asked odds
of no one. A bleak winter in the
long ago a family that settled near
what is now the town of Inman
subsisted for days on dried cherries
brought with them from Iowa. In
after years, in a comfortable frame
house and surrounded with plenty,
cii the land they had homesteaded,
I frequently dined with them and
their table was always abundantly
supplied with the best. They en
joyed telling of those early priva
tions and the satisfaction they felt
of having made their own way to
better things. Daily rations of
boiled potatoes were common
among the very early settlers.
Game was plentiful but that took
amunition which in turn took
money. But a dollar looked as big
as a hind wheel of a wagon. The
champion of the hard luck brigade
of today has yet the rudiments to
learn. A lady of quality fell in a
faint at a church service one night
in O’Neill. Another young fellow
and myself secured a team and
buggy and took her to her home.
What we should have done but
didn’t know it was to have taken
her to Lewie’s food counter and
given her a square meal. She was
starving but too proud to ask help.
Are there still such among us ?
To the boys and girls of the pion
eers, themselves now tinted with
gray by the hand of time, there
comes through memory’s dream
the sufferings and, sacrifices of
their fathers and mothers and the
present day complaints make them
just a little bit tired.
Margaret Cuddy spent Thanks
giving at her home in O’Neill.
Mrs. Clara Cole, Mr. and Mrs.
Pat McGinnis and Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Cole and children were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John Conard on
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Henning and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Lou
Praugue spent Thanksgiving day
with Mr. and. Mrs. William Grothe,
Sr. Mrs. Praugue and Mrs. Hen
ning are daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Helen Anspach spent Thursday
of last week with her parents in
Mrs. Ella Dallegge and Mr. and
Mrs. John Bonnenbcrger and son
Duane, and Helen Peterson, spent
Thanksgiving with the Charles Dal
legge family at Chambers.
The Emmet teachers spent their
Thanksgiving vacation at their
homes. Miss Kellar at Chambers,
Miss Harris at Page, and Miss
Pongratz with her parents north
east of Emmet.
Helen Peterson spent the week
end with her aunt, Mrs. Bob Fox,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wills and
sons went to Ainsworth to spend
Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fox were in
Emmet Sunday visiting relatives.
Teado Dailey spent the week-end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Daily. He is attending Creighton
Medical College in Omaha.
Miss Marwn Holbert was a din
ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. Pat McGinnis was a busi
ness caller in O’Neill Monday.
Milt Lawrence, Guy Cole and
Harry Werner went to the Nio
brara again Sunday to hunt geese,
but again came back without any.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli McConnell and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mc
Connell and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Pucket and son, Jimmie,
and Miss Maxine McConnell all
spent Thanksgiving at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson and
son Harold, were Thanksgiving
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Guy Cole attended the livestock
sale in Atkinson Tuesday.
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foreman
were guests Sunday at the home
of Frank Tom jack at Chambers.
Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Thompson,
of O’Neill, were guests Sunday of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
John Bonenberger was a business
caller in Atkinson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sesler and
children were guests Thanksgiving
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clar
J. B. Ryan was in Emmet on
business Tuesday afternoon.
Elmer Wolfe was a caller Sun
day at the Clyde Allen home.
Gaines Rzeszotarski was a caller
at Stuart Tuesday.
Miss Anna Vequist was a busi
ness caller in Emmet Tuesday.
Mrs. Dorothy Humphrey went to
Valentine Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Orland Moore were
Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Gaines Rzeszotarski and
Sam and Warren Beck and Kath
leen Cadman were Sunday dinner
guests of Faye Sesler.
County Superintendent McClurg
visited the Emmet school Tuesday.
The WPA workers who have
beeen on a road job south of Em
met, were called to O’Neill for ex
Oliver Maring was a business
caller in O’Neill Tuesday.
Dougal Allen attended the Atkin
son livestock sale Tuesday and
purchased a truckload of cattle. •
Guy Cole has rented the Brown
place south of Emmet and intends
to pasture cattle there this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Tenborg were
callers at the Cadman home Mon
I Mrs. Emma Maring and son,
Ollie and Homer, spent Thanksgiv
ing at the home of her brother in
Larry Tenborg and nieces. Dor
othy Anne and Kathleen Cadman,
and sisiter, Mrs. Ruth Wagnon,
were O’Neill callers Monday after
Miss Lois Moor who teaches at
North Bend, was home to spend
the Thanksgiving; holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Moor.
(Continued on page 8, column 1.).
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