The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 24, 1936, Image 1

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The Frontier
Well Is Ready And With Good
Weather the Pavillion Will
k Be Done In A Week.
Work on the sale pavillion is
progressing rapidly and if fair
weather continues another week the
building should be about completed.
Mr. Putnam informed us Wednes
day morning that there were thirty
men on the job that day and things
were just humming. The sinking
of the well has been completed and
/ with the completion of the pavillion
I the sale pavillion officials will be in
shape to have their first auction
shortly after the first of the year.
O’Neill is the logical point for a
good sales pavillion and we predict
that it will be a success here. It
has better railroad facilities than
any other town in the county and
is on three main highways so that
it is easily accessable either by
rail or truck. All citizens of the
city are hoping that the fondest
dreams of the projectors of the sale
ring will be realized.
OK Received From L. I.
Frisbie On 4-H Clubs for
Raising Feeder Calves
Several agricultural agents met
in Atkinson last week for district
conferences with 4-H club officials
while their plans were tentatively
adopted for 4-H feeder calf clubs.
This seems to be a start in the
right direction as many Holt county
boys and girls should be given all
possible assistance in raising, judg
ing and appreciating good feeder
Briefly the plan is for 4-H club
members to select a steer calf in
the spring. This calf is to be broke
to lead, taught to eat oats or cotton
cake in the summer and fall by
creep feeding and finally weaned,
fitted and shown as a 4-H feeder
calf. The calf could then be sold
or retained for a 4-H fat calf the
next year.
This is a practical club for Holt
county boys and girls and an ex
cellent method of advertising our
fine feeder cattle. Now is the time
of year to get the club organized
and ready to go. See your agri
cultural agent or nearest 4-H club
leader as soon as possible.
Miss Mary Finley
A Guest of Honor
Miss Joan Finley, O’Neill, a
* junior in the university college of
Creighton university, was a guest
of honor last week as Kappa Zeta
Kappa, Creighton social sorority,
inaugurated a series of Yuletide
parties for its rushees here. A
lunch was served buffet style at the
Fontenelle hotel as the girls were
l|y\ged Attorney of
Stuart Is Dead
J. A. Rice, an attorney of Stuart,
passed away at the Stuart hospital
on Sunday evening, Dec. 13, 1936,
at the age of 85 years. Mr. Rice
was one of the pioneer settlers of
the county, locating at Stuart in the
spring of 1882 and had practiced
law there for over fifty years. He
was afflicted, with blindness for
several years and the past two and
a half years he had been a resid
ent of the Stuart hospital. He was
a splendid man and had a host of
friends in the western part of the
county and among the old time
residents of this section.
Cattle And Hogs Both
Show Slight Boom In
Sale Ring At Atkinson
Atkinson Livestock Market Report,
Tuesday, December 22.
Hogs. Receipts 340 Head. An
especially good market on fat hogs
and heavy feeder pigs. Top fat
hogs at 9.45 to 9.60. Top on sows
at 9.00 to 9.35; heavy feeder pigs
at 8.00 to 9.00; pigs weighing 50
to 100 pounds at 6.00 to 7.75.
Cattle. Receipts 435 head. A
strong market fully 25 cents higher
on all classes, except stock cows.
Best yearlings in load lots at 6.60
to 6.80; a few fleshy ones on up to
7.75; fair to good yearlings at
5.50 to 6.25; common yearlings at
4.00 to 5.00; steers calves at 6.00
to 7.15; heifer calves at 5.00 to
6.00; red and roan calves at 4.50
to 5.50; yearling heifers at 4.00 to
5.00; heavy fleshy heifers up to
6.00; canners at 2.95 to 3.10; cutter
cows at 3.25 to 4.00; bulls at 3.25
to 4.50; milk cows at 35.00 to 45.00
a head; two year old heifers at
30.00 to 35.00 a head.
Next cattle and hog sale Tuesday,
Dec. 29. Special horse auction on
Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Hay Moving Out of
County In Large Loads
Truckers from Madison, Pierce,
Stanton and Cuming counties are
in the city about every day hauling
loads of Holt county hay down
into their counties to feed their
stock thru the winter. Altho from
fifteen to twenty truck loads of
hay have been going out of this
city every day since last August
they say that there is still ample
hay in the county to feed all the
stock in our less fortunate counties,
as well as having enough for all
Holt county stock.
Outside Work On P. O.
Building Nears Finish
Work on the new postoffice build
ing has moved along rapidly the
past two weeks. The nice weather
has enabled the workmen to get
further along with their work than
they had anticipated. Tuesday the
cement walk was laid on the east
side of the building. When they
get the windows installed they will
be able to finish the interior of the
building during the next couple of
The Grattan Project Club met at
the home of Mrs. Ed Leach on
Tuesday, Dec. 15. Thirteen mem
bers responded to roll call. Four
guests were present. A very in
teresting lesson on “Fitting the
Dress,” was given by the leaders.
A sumptuous turkey dinner was
served at noon. The table was
beautifully decorated in the Yule
tide spirit. Special credit should
be given to the social leaders for
a very fine program which was
given soon after dinner. Santa
Claus arrived early and presented
each of the ladies with a lovely
gift. Plans were made to enter
tain the ladies husbands at a New
Years party to be held at the home
of Mrs. Elmer Wolf. The next
meeting will be held at the home of
Mrs. Albert Miller.
Basketball Schedules
of O’Neill’s Schools
Following is the basket-ball
schedule for St. Mary’s Academy
for the 1936-7 season:
Dec. 8—Inman at O’Neill.
Dec. 11—Orchard at Orchard.
Dec. 13—Norfolk at Norfolk.
Dec. 18—Long Pine at O’Neill.
Dec. 29 or 30—Stuart at O’Neill.
Jan. 5—Page at O’Neill.
Jan. 8—Ewing at Ewing.
Jan. 10—Norfolk at O’Neill.
Jan. 12—Orchard at O’Neill.
Jan. 15—Bristow at Bristow.
Jan. 19—Ewing at O’Neill
Jan. 24—Spalding at O’Neill.
Jan. 29—Inman at Inman.
Feb. 2—Page at Page.
Feb. 5—O’Neill High here.
Feb. 9—Long Pine at Long Pine.
Feb. 12—Bristow at Bristow.
Feb. 16—Butte at O’Neill.
Feb. 21—Spalding at Spalding.
Feb. 26—O’Neill High here.
Following is the 1936-37 basket
ball schedule of the O'Neill high
Dec. 10—Bristow at O’Neill
Dec. 15—Bassett at Bassett
Dec. 22—Anoka at O’Neill
Jan. 5—Spencer at Spencer
Jan. 8—Atkinson at O’Neill
Jan. 15—Inman at Inman
Jan. 22—Stuart at O’Neill
Jan. 29—Butte at O’Neill
Feb. 2—Inman at O’Neill
Feb. 5.—St. Mary’s at O’Neill
Feb. 8—Page at O’Neill
Feb. 12—Atkinson at Atkinson
Feb. 16—Elgin at Elgin
Feb. 19—Butte at Butte
Feb. 23—Page at Page
Feb. 26—St. Mary’s at St. Mary’s
March 2—Spencer at O’Neill
McClurg Is President of
County Superintendents
County Superintendent Clarence
J. McClurg drove to Lincoln last
Monday to attend the annual con
vention of the county superintend
ents of the state, held in that city
Tuesday and Wednesday. At this
convention the county superintend
ent of Holt county waB honored
by being elected president of the
association for the ensuing year.
Congratulations, Mr. McClurg.
Clifford Mahin, of Bassett, and
Miss Marie Collamar, of Atkinson,
were granted a marriage license in
county court last Monday.
Funeral, Services Will Be Held At
Page Today For Robert Gray,
Page’s Old** Merchant
Robert Gray died at his home
in Page Tuesday morning about
10:16 of ailments due to advanced
years, at the age of 89 years, 9
months and 12 days. The funeral
will be held Thursday afternoon at
2 o’clock from the Methodist church
at Page, Rev. Ca mody officiating
and burial in the Page cemetery.
Robert Gray Was bom at Tren
ton, N. J., on March 10, 1847. On
Oct. 10, 1868, he was united in
marriage to Orilla Hunter, the
ceremony being performed at De
Sota, Wis. Four children were
born of this union, one son and
three daughters, all of whom, with
his aged and loving wife are left
to mourn the passing of a kind and
affectionate husband and father.
The children are: John and Dora, of
Page, Mrs. Nellie Stevens, of At
kinson, and Mrs. Elsie Wagers of
Lodi, Calif. He also leaves sixteen
grandchildren and five great grand
Robert Gray moved to this
county in the spring of 1880 and
took a homestead adjoining what
is now the little city of Page and
resided there continuously for over
fifty-six years, coming to this
county from Polk county, Nebraska.
A large colony came to this county
at that time from Polk county and
we believe that Mrs. Gray is about
the only survivor of that little
band who settled in the vicinity of
what is now the village of Page in
Robert Gray was a splendid
citizen, a good husband and father
and a loyal neighbor and friend.
He farmed for several years and
then was engaged in the mercantile
business for many years, in each
of which ventures he was a success.
During his active business life he
always took an interest in the civic
affairs of the county as well as
those of his home town and he was
held in such high esteem by his
neighbors and fellow men that he
was the natural leader of the resid
ents of that particular section of
the county. He was recognized as
a stalwart and upright citizen, a
man who was a credit to any city
or community.
State’s Accident Record
There were 260 accidents in the
state for the week finding Dec. 12,
in which 146 people were injured,
one disabled and 16 deaths. As is
usually the case automobile accid
ents led the list with a total of 106
accidents, in which 86 people were
injured, one disabled and eight
deaths. There were 97 other public
accidents in which 27 people were
injuied and 5 deathes. In agricul
ture employment there were 19
accidents in which 17 were injured
and 2 deaths. In industry employ
ment there were 13 accidents in
which 5 were injured and no deaths.
There were 26 home accidents in
which 11 people were injured and
one death. These figures are pre
pared by the Nebraska Press as
sociation and the state superin
tendent of public instruction.
Youth Sentenced to
Industrial School
Robert Oldberding, 15, of Stuart,
was before Judge Dickson in Juv
enile court last Saturday on the
charge of delinquency. The charge
was sustained and he was sent by
the court to the reform school at
Kearney, there to remain until he
reaches the age of 21 years. Dep
uty Sheriff Bergstrom took him to
Kearney last Sunday morning.
Senator Norbeck of
South Dakota Dies
United States Senator Peter
Norbeck, of South Dakota, died last
Sunday at his home in Redfield, at
the age of 66 years. Senator Nor
beck had represented South Dakota
in the national congress for the
past fifteen years, and was one of
the few republican senators elected
in the democratic landslide of 1932.
His term would have ended in
December, 1938.
There is quite a scramble now in
our sister state for the vacancy
caused by the Senator’s death.
Governor Tom Berry, who was de
cidedly defeated at the last election
by his republican opponent, accord
ing to the daily press, is thinking
of resigning the office from which
he would retire on Jan. 5, 1937, and
let the lieutenant governor become
governor of the state and then to
appoint Berry as United States
senator to fill the unexpired term
of the deceased senator.
The lieutenant governor, a demo
crat, was arrested last Saturday
charged with the misappropriation
of funds of the First National bank
of Centerville, of which he was
president. A shortage of $170,000
is claimed in the funds of the bank.
The mix-up promises a political re
volt in our sister state.
Trees Conserve Moisture
and Supplant Snow Fence
The possibility of establishing
narrow strips of trees in fields to
take the place of slat snow fences
was advanced this week by Earl G.
Maxwell, junior extension forester
at the Nebraska college of agri
culture. Chinese Elm, Russian
Olive, Russian Mulberry or Ever
greens might be used in the plant
In word to the Holt county farm
bureau office, the forester called at
tention to the fact that the state
highway department erects 732
miles of snow fence along state
highways each year at a consider
able cost to the state. One eastern
county alone uses 80 miles of snow
fence at a cost of $3,500 annually
for just putting it up and taking it
down. Successful establishment
of strip planting of trees would
take the place of this snow fence
and result in saving of considerable
expense to the state and counties.
Such strips after a few years would
also protect crops against hot
southern winds.
Maxwell ulso advised farmers to
consider erecting a snow fence
which would serve to pile snow onto
the area to be planted to trees next
spring. This might be the means
of adding several inches of precip
itation to the area where it will be
most needed.
Many farmers have been success
ful in establishing wonderful wind
breaks as a result of such practice.
After a few years the trees them
selves catch the moisture, hold it
and build up subsoil moisture.
Four-year-old O’Neill
Boy Dies of Pneumonia
In A Norfolk Hospital
Jerry Bergstrom, the 4-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Berg
strom of this city, died at the Luth
eran hospital in Norfolk yesterday
afternoon of a ten day illness of
pneumonia. The body was brought
to this city last night and the fun
eral will be held Thursday morning
at 10 o’clock from the Methodist
The little boy became sick about
ten days ago and not improving
his parents took him to Norfolk
last Saturday evening for medical
treatment, but the disease had se
cured too firm a hold and he passed
away Tuesday afternoon. The sor
rowing parents have the sympathy
of their many friends in their hour
of sorrow.
Livestock Will Do Much
Better Thru Winter If
Fed Protein Supplement
Confronted with a peculiar and
difficult feeding problem, some Holt
county farmers are reporting some
disappointment where they have
been only feeding their cattle en
silage. Lacking protein, they have
not done exceedingly well.
The addition of a protein sup
plement to such a ration helps con
siderably, it was pointed out at the
Holt county farm bureau office
The use of one and one-half pounds
cottonseed cake or three and one
half pounds of alfalfa and one-half
pound cake helps the ration. With
protein supplements relatively low
in price in comparison with other
feeds, farmers are finding it wise
to use them more generously than
usual. The protein helps produce
more rapid gains and develops more
Where only cottonseed cake is
being used to supplement the ra
tion, there should be a mineral mix
ture given the cattle to balance the
We wish to extend sineerest
thanks to all our friends for their
many kindnesses since the death
of our mother.— The Claussen
John Connolly and E. J. O’Hern
spent Sunday visiting friends in
Grand Island.
Hundreds of Children Gather For
Distribution Tuesday of 1,40ft
Hags of Xmas Sweets.
Santa Claus made his apparance
in the city last Tuesday afternoon
promptly at 2 o’clock to the an—
preme joy of the Kiddies of this
city and. the surrounding territory,
who had gathered several hundred
strong to give old Santa a proper
About 1:30 the O’Neill High
school band appeared at the tree
and rendered some inspiring and
appropriate music and the Academy
Glee club rendered Christmas car
ols, to the delight of the hundreds
of youngsters and several hundred
of the older folks who packed the
sidewalks in every direction. It
was a lovely day and the young
sters will long remember the people
of this city who made the tree and
gifts possible.
Accompanied by the screeching
of the siren Mayor Kersenbrock,
who represented Santa Claus, en
tered the shed of the Noble lumber
yard where the little folks had as
sembled to receive their gifts from
Santa, which they received as they
passed thru from rear to front of
the building. An estimate of the
crowd of young folks present can
be estimated from the fact that.
Santa gave away 1,400 sacks of
candy and the same amount of
nuts, and for the next few hours
you could see little folks walking
the streets all over town and they
were all eating candy or nuts and
all were happy.
Transferred To A
Minnesota Office
Bruce Rummel, who has been an
employee of the Interstate Power
company in their offices here for
several years, has been transferred
to Crookston, Minn., and he and
Mrs. Rummel will leave for their
new home right after Christmas.
At Crookston he takes the position
now held by Russell Bowen, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bowen of this
city who is being transferred to
Bemidji, Minn. O’Neill friends
wish Mr. and Mrs. Rummel hap
piness and prosperity in their new
Next Coyote Hunt Dec. 27
The next coyote hunt in north
central Holt county will be held
Sunday, Dec. 27. Everyone meet
at the D. H. Hansen farm 4 miles
straight east of Midway at 1:30 in
the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McElhaney
moved into their new home on the
corner of Sixth and Benton streets
last Saturday.
Miss Helen Toy, who is teaching
at Cedar Rapids, Nebr., came home
last Friday night to spend the
Christmas holidays at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Toy.