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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1936)
tVOL. LVn O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31,1936. No. 35
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* POULTRY PLANT
SHIPS 23 CARS OF
Shipments Include 15 Cars Chickens
and Eight of Turkeys Which
Weighed 460,000 Pounds.
The big figures have not all been
monopolized down at Washington.
We're doing things out here at
O’Neill, Neb. Our own folks know
something of what the Armour
plant down by the Northwestern
tracks has been doing for the poul
try interests of Holt county but a
few figures will make it stand out
During the holiday season they
are a busy bunch. Under the
efficient direction of manager O. H.
Myhre and a well coordinated force
of sixty to sixty-five helpers there
was put thru the plant during the
November-Decemlier season just
closed fifteen carloads of dressed
chickens and eight carloads of
dressed turkeys, all shipped to
The twenty-three cars contained
an approximate net weight of 460,
000 pounds of dressed poultry go
ing from the barnyards of Holt
county to these markets. The plant
here paid, live weight, from 8 to
14 cents per pound for chickens
and from 10 to 15 cents for the
turkeys. Variations in quality and
market changes account for the
spread in prices. The employment
of the large force of helpers at this
season means considerable to the
business interests, particularly in
the city, while the purchase of this
large amount of poultry has a
/distinct bearing on the welfare of
gthe chicken raisers thruout the
The Armour hatchery, another
interest of the same concern, also
shows some big figures. This seas
on they hatched 150,000 baby chicks
and turkey poults. Practically all
of these were taken by Holt county
At present there is a lull in the
■ poultry business but one can spend
I a profitable half hour looking over
j the large institution and enjoy the
pleasant and courteous reception
uniformly accorded visitors from
manager on thru the entire force.
Funeral Services for Mrs.
Rebecca Dailey Are Today
Mrs. Matilda Rebecca Dailey died
at her home in this city yesterday,
after suffering for some time from
a malignant disease. Funeral is
held today and burial takes place
Deceased was born Feb. 12, 1876,
in Nemaha county, Nebraska, but
came with the family of her father,
Milton Goodwin, to this county
when seven years of age. She was
married to John B. Dailey at Boone,
Iowa, on Jan. 2, 1894. She was the
mother of five sons and seven
daughters. Of these there are now'
living J. E., J. A., Bernice and
William Dailey of O’Neill, Roy E.
Dailey of Kaycee, Wyo., Mrs. J. B.
Alder of Kelso, Wash., and Mrs.
Ira Barnes of Valentine, Nebr. Her
husband died a few years ago when
the family lived in the Dorsey
Berry Appoints Hitchcock
Gov.Tom Berry of South Dakota,
in whom Holt county retains a
watchful interest by reason of his
having gone out from here to at
tain prominence across the line, has
named Herbert E. Hitchcock of
Mitchell to the post of United
States senator that had been madcj
vacant by the death of Norbeck.
Thus another democrat is added to I
the crushing weight at Wa shington, j
This is their day. Republican sen
ators die off to make room for a
democrat. Now let’s see what the
great unwashed can do.
Fart of Nebraska History
An old Nebraska history given to
Mrs. John Melvin by her father, the
k late J. J. McC'afferty, has this to
Isay of The Frontier, established
■ Oct. 1, 1880: “It has always been
(republican and ha. labor'd Leadily
a No! ice is hereby given that the
^jlelati i -hips In w n the und r
HbiI and George S, Agjjes for the
of a lumber yard at
Nebraska, under the nam
MB "feeth Noble” have been by1
^^itual consent dissolved.
j )ate«i this 15th day of April,
“ 1 SETH NOBLE. 1
for the interests of the Elkhorn
valley and northern Nebraska in
general. Its editor was commis
sioned postmaster at O’Neill by
Postmaster General Thomas L.
Jones December 8, 1881.” Chester
A. Arthur was then president, suc
ceeding to that office on Sept. 20
previous to the commissioning of
The Frontier Editor after the death
County Judge Gets Book
of His Family’s History
County Judge Malone recently
received an interesting little vol
ume sent to him by the author, a
distant relative down in West Vir
ginia. B. E. Haynes. It is a history
and geneology of the judge’s family
on his mother’s side, her family
name being Doak. The original
ancesters came from Ireland in
1800 and settled in Pennsylvania
but later went to what is now West
Virginia. It is from there the
history expands and spreads to
descendents in the far corners of
the country, tracing down some
three thousand of them in all. W.
N. Doak, secretary of labor in
Pres. Hoover’s cabinet, is one of
the family. Documentary evidence
has been drawn upon from London,
Belfast, Washington and elsewhere,
making a complete geneology run
ning back six generations.
Solemnized Here Tuesday
Nuptials of Joseph Donohoe and
Miss Anastasia Carney were sol
emnized at 8 o’clock Tuesday morn
ing at St. Patrick’s church, Msgr.
McNamara performing the rites.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Donohoe, of an estimable
family of the early settlers north
of O’Neill, and his bride is the
charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Carney living just north of
The bride was dressed in a navy
blue crepe suit with a navy blue
turban. She was attended by her
sister Miss Catherine Carney as
bridesmaid, who wore a green frock
with accessories to match. The
groom was attended by Clarence
Donohoe, a brother.
Following the wedding a break
fast was served for the couple at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Carney and attended by the im
mediate families and Msgr. Mc
Namara. Following the breakfast
the couple left for the east on a
Anastasia Carney is a graduate
of St. Mary’s Academy having tak
en a normal training course. After
her graduation she devoted her
time to teaching and was one of
Holt county’s outstanding teachers.
Joseph Donohoe graduated from
the O’Neill public school in the
class of ’29. He is one of our suc
cessful young farmers.
The Frontier joins with their
many friends in wishing them a
happy and prosperous married life.
Old Iron Again Valuable
Old iron that has accumulated
for years on all farms has become
valuable again. Trucks are comb
ing the country gathering up dis
carded wheels and castings of var
ious kinds and already a number of
carloads have been shipped east
from points in Holt county. John
Green of this city recently sent a
carload to New York city and has
another about ready. A car or two
of iron in a long freight train is
Country Coated With Ice
As the result of country-wide j
mists and rain early in the week
and subsequent- freezing, ice in-!
cased everything and traffic has had J
to move with extreme caution. A !
number of minor disasters have'
been reported down about Laurel |
on the paved highway. Those com- j
ing in from Grand Island and Spald- -
ing over the oiled highway Tuesday |
said with reasonable care in driv- j
ing there was no danger from the
The month of December brought
both the frigid temperature of the
Arctic Circle and the mild weather [
of southern zones. The low point
was reached on the fith when the'
local weather station record showed
11 below zero. The high point was
reached on the 22nd and 23rd, 58
above these two days. The fall of
moisture during the month amount
ed to .38.
Mrs. Rosenkrans Is Dead
Mrs. V. V. Rosenkrans, wife and
mother of one of the pioneer fam
ilies of Dorsey, died yesterday and
will be buried in the Dorsey cem
etery Friday. We will have an
obituary in our next issue.
Finishing Touches Will
Keep New Court House
Unoccupied Til March 1
Thru the courtesy of Harry Bow
en we were privileged a tour of
the new court hoUse a slippery
Afternoon recently. It was with ex
treme caution the inquirer after
news materia! ventured up the hill
on a sidewalk of ice and cut across
the frozen earth to the east en
trance. This opens into the boiler
room and here we encountered
Harry. I know about as much
about a huge heating plant as I do
of a battleship. Harry volunteered
to “show me” so was taken thru
from boiler room to jail cells.
The furnace is automatically fed
by a stoker and a blower on the
principal of a blacksmith forge
keeps a white heat roaring in the
furnace. The lowest priced thing
in coal is being used, dust and bits
of lumps. Pipes and boilers and
pumps and steam guages and heat
registers were left behind and the
jaunt began thru the basement.
Office rooms have been finished here
with the same care as on the floor
above and much space incorporated
into fireproof vaults for the storing
of records. Floors are more or less
littered as yet because of the work
still going on so it cannot be seen
what they will look like, but one
has the feeling of something solid
under them. The county superin
tendent has been assigned quarters
on the south side for office space
and a room for storage of school
Surveyor and assessor will also
have rooms below. A room has
also been provided in which to hold
farmers’ meetings, as also office
space for the county agent. The
first floor, gained from the main
entrance or from stairs below, has
a spacious corridor from which ac
cess is had to the various offices,
rooms, vaults and little nooks for
use as needed. The county judge
will have an office, vault and room
for holding court, the supervisors
‘and jurors each quarters, treasurer,
clerk, clerk of the court, county at
torney and register of deeds with
the south end of the first floor de
voted to the district court which
has ample space for court officials
but limited room for spectators at
a lawsuit. The sheriff will occupy
the northwest corner of this floor
with two office rooms.
Stairs lead from here up to the
jail above, this being divided into
two sections for the holding of
both men and women prisoners.
The cells from the old jail are to
serve for the former, while new
cages have been put in for men
prisoners. These are constructed
of a tubing which if sawed thru
the saw encounters a steel bar that
will move backward and forward
with the saw.
On the top floor are also pleasant
living quarters for the deputy
sheriff who is also jailer.
It was designed to have all walls
of the smooth white finish but be
cause of the misunderstanding of
some one fx number of rooms have
been painted one coat.
There is yet much ahead of the
workmen and our guide thought it
would be the first of March before
the building is ready for occupancy.!
Possibly with a few exceptions—j
according to variations in likes and
dislikes, the whole is conveniently
appointed, in many respects a work
of art and as enduring as time.
Two Iowa couples obtained mar
riage licenses Tuesday at the court
house and were married that day |
at a double wedding ceremony by .
Rev. A. J. May of the Methodist
church. They were: Melvin Wil
liamson, 23, of Mount Union to
Viola Springsteen, 21, of Wapello;:
Robert Ilewitt, 22, of Winfield to i
Melba Jones, 17, of Morning Sun.
They told officials at the judge’s
office they were proceeding to Wy-|
oming after the marriage.
On a basis of a forty billions i
public debt they say it amounts to j
$314 for each of us to dig up. That
doesn’t include what you owe the
grocer and editor. Come in before
Uncle Sam’s collector comes around.
[yjjfllajj j937 Bejfour^cgtllnu Jfear
Hail the New Year!
Because we believe there is happi
ness and prosperity ahead for all.
it gives our message a note of
Superintendent McClurg was at
J. B. Ryan spent the Christmas
season with relatives in Chicago.
Charley McKenna made a trip to
the Swan Lake country Wednesday.
A few cases of whooping cough
are reported among the youngsters
of the city.
W’hen pavement and sidewalks
are coated with ice one place is as
good as another to fall.
John Selders, of Griswold, Iowa,
was a guest a few days this week
at the home of Mrs. Soxsmith.
John and Bill Dailey of Winner,
S. I)., were in O’Neill to spend
Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
John Harrington arrived in this
city Friday night from Chicago and
remained until Sunday night with
his family here.
Mr. and Mrs. Aen Calkins of
Omaha, spent Christmas here at
the home of Mrs. Calkins’ parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hirsch.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montgomery
of Hartington arrived here Thurs
day to spend a few days visiting
with relatives and friends.
Mary Jean Hammond returned to
Omaha Sunday after a week spent
here at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hammond.
Frank Latenser, court house
architect, arrived in the city Tues
day night to look over the building
and confer with the county board.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Ilerre and
son, Jimmy, spent Christmas and
the week-end following at the home
of Mr. Herre’s parents in Fremont.
Erwin Cronin drove to this city
from Grand Island last Thursday
evening and remained here until
Sunday visiting with relatives and
Miss Eileen Enright came from
Norfolk last Thursday night to
spend Christmas at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Mrs, Ernie Reed of Sioux City,
arrived in O’Neill Monday night
for a visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Carney and with other
Will Carson, a brother of Sup
ervisor John Carson, was up from
Lincoln last week for a few day’s
visit with his mother who has been
ill, and other relatives.
Miss Elsie Fernholz came down
from Casper, Wyo., Thursday to
spend Christmas with her parents,
Mr. apd Mrs. Joe Fernholz. She
ieturned to Casper Sunday.
Warren Morris, who has been
manager of the O’Neill Food Cen
ter since its opening here, left Mon
day for Sioux City where he will
be employed by Galinsky Bros.
Miss Loretta Enright, one of the
teachers at Petersburg, Nebr., has
been spending the Yuletide holiday'
it the home of her parents, Mr. and j
Mrs. Tom Enright, in this city.
Sheriff Dully was called to Stu- j
irt Sunday to investigate a reported
robbery. The sheriff found nothing ;
in the way of evidence to bring a i
:riminal charge against anyone.
M. F. Kinvan returned, Monday j
from Grand Island where he had
-pent the Christmas season with I
:he home folks. Mike is one of the j
force of painters doing the interior
work in the new court house.
We have heard of no causulties
to pedestrians by reason of the ice.
From north of Atkinson it is re
ported Mrs. Tower fell on the icey
ground and sustained a broken hip.
Judge Dickson and J. D. Cronin
were in Omaha Tuesday, the form
er to attend a district judges meet
ing and the latter attending a
meeting of the State Bar associa
John McCarthy came from Hast
ings last Thursday evening to be
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
M rs. M. H. McCarthy, Christmas.
He returned to Hastings Friday
Miss Marie Biglin, of Salt Lake
City, Utah, arrived here Christmas
eve to spend a week or ten days
visiting at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Biglin, and with
The Frontier learns that Mrs. M.
E. Morgan’s mother, Mrs. Oskey,
died Tuesday evening at Bassett.
The Morgans formerly resided here
but are now at Bassett. Burial is
to be at Red Oak, Iowa.
Miss Mona Melvin came home
from St. Louis, Mo., where she is
a student at Washington university,
the latter part of last week to
spend theholidsyrs with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Melvin.
The editor is away this week,
enjoying, with Mrs. Cronin and the
children, a well earned release from
the ardorous duties of business and
we expect him on the job again
next week with renewed pep.
Pete Todsen and family spent
Christmas at the home of Mrs.
Todsen’s parents in Grand Island,
Nebr. Pete returned to O’Neill
Saturday, going back to Grand
Island Sunday to bring his family
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Miller of
Fort Collins, Colo., arrived in the
city last Thursday evening for a
visit at the home of Mrs. Miller's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ilirsch.
They expect to leave today for
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garnish and
son of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Carnes of Neilgh and Mr. anil Mrs.
A. L. Pearson and son, Jimmy, of
Nelfgh, were guests Christmas at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rummel left
Saturday morning for Crookston,
M inn., where Bruce has been trans-1
ferred to a position with the Inter- j
state Power company. The best j
wishes of their friends here go!
J. P. Mann entertained a group
of men at his home Tuesday even I
ing at 7 o’clock dinner and cards j
until 12. The guest list was Hugh j
Coyne, Hugh Birmingham, Jame 1
F. O’Donnell, William Froelich, C.l
E. Stout, Ed Campbell, Wi liam I
Biglin, Ed Gallagher and F. J.|
Mesdames Ben Grady, H. J.
Hammond, P. C. Donohoe and Ira
Moss entertained forty-eight lady j
guests at bridge at the Golden |
Tuesday evening. Prizes went to|
Mrs. William Froelich high score,
Mrs. StuartMeechguest prize, Mrs.
Clinton Gatz and Miss Inez O’Con
nell all cut and Mrs, Hugh Coyne
Policeman Bill Lewis rounded up
some boys Sunday that had been1
discovered at a garage with indica- j
tions that put suspicion on them ;
The policeman gave good advice [
and directed their steps toward
Coyote Hunt Scheduled
For the Coining Sunday
There will be r coyote hunt in
the northern part of the county
Sunday, Jan. 3. Anyone who wishes
to take part is welcome and may
start in the hunt by being at the
John Storjohann place at 1:30 p. m.
The place is 11 miles north, 3 west
and 7 north of O’Neill. Rifles are
prohibited, shotguns being the only
home, with the admonition that it
would be necessary for the court to
take a hand if seen any morearound
Mr. and Mrs. Hana Egger and
daughter, Sharon Kay, returned
Tuesday to their home at Columbus,
Nebr. Mrs. Egger and daughter
had been here for the past month
visiting with her mother, Mrs.
Goldie Liddy, and with other rela
tives here. Mr. Egger came from
his home city last week to spend
James and John Davidson were
called to Omaha last week by the
death of their sister, Mrs. Ella
Davidson-Adams. Mrs. Adams was
a girl in O'Neill and also lived here
for some years after her marriage
to Ernest Adams, son of one of the
early pioneers, Waldo Adams. She
had made her home in Omaha for
many years past.
The county board has been in
session during the week. The
regular run of county matters have
taken the time of the board with
the work incident to meeting with
the assistance committee which was
here yesterday. The board con
tinues its session today checking
up matters in the course of finish
ing the year’s work.
A lawsuit in county court Mon
day was the occasion for a court
room full of spectators, witnesses
and others. Anne Van Horn hrot
an action in replivin against Rich
ard Hansen et al., involving the
ownership of five stacks of last
year’s hay on a quarter section a
few miles southeast of O’Neill.
Tuesday morning the court entered
judgment for the plaintiff.
A district conference of soil con
servation officials from nine dis
tricts was held Wednesday at the
court house. The conservation com
mittee and county agents of the
represented counties, as well as
state committee members were at
the meeting. The gathering was
for the purpose of discussing the
proposed 1937 soil conservation
program which is expected to be
under way by the latter part of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Scott of Van
couver, Wash., visited O’Neill a few
days last week. Mrs. Scott was
formerly Bessie De Yarman who
left here with her parents, the Ben
DeYarman family thirty some years
ago. She enjoyed a visit with
girlhood companions in O’Neill and
others out in the ocuntry and was
the guest of Mrs. John Melvin while
here. They had been on a trip to
Kansas and Missouri point visiting
relatives of Mr. Scott, coming to
O’Neill on the return to Vancouver.
They have considerable real estate
interests in the Washington city
but are making their home on a
Maybe it is the disposition of
some—acquired or inherited—to
steal, anything just so it is getting
it away from the owner. It is
rather an unusual complex of hu
man make-up that impels one to
steal cats. A householder lately
had two well favored specimens of
domestic felines picked up and car
ried away. He hopes the thief
gives them good care.
1837 District Court Terms
Terms of district court for 1937
in the various counties of the dis
trict have been designated by Judge
Dickson as follows:
Boyd: Feb. 4, June 1, Aug. 10
and Dec. 1 I for the equity terms;
March 1 and Oct, 4, jury.
Brown: Feb. 2, June 3, and Aug.
12 for the equity terms; April 12
and Oct. 25, jury.
Holt: June 5 and Aug. 10, equity
terms; March 15 and Nov. 15, jury.
Rock: Feb. 1 and June 3, equity
terms; March 29 and Oct. 18, jury.
Keya Paha: Feb. 1 anil June 3,
equity terms; April 20 and Sept.
For Sale—Four 12x28-in. storm
windows; 4-wheel trailer; '28 Chev.
sedan. Vic Halva Shop.—Adv, p
WILL BE READY
FOR USE JAN. 18
Buildings and Yards Are LwW
Southeast of Town Between
Both Railroad Tracks.
Monday, Jan. 18, is the date nt
for the opening of the O’Neill sale
pavillion, there now being hooked
for the sale 750 head of hogs, 299
head of horses and 000 head ef
cattle. L. D. Putnam has the gen
eral management of the sale and
the auctioneer force will be headed,
by Col. Ed Evans of Randolph.
Representing a cash investment
of $7,500 the pavillion and yards
are being pushed rapidly to com
pletion on a seven-acre tract just
across the road south of the Bur
lington stock yards. The pavillion
is 48x56 feet, yards 160x240 feet
and a hog shed 144 feet in length.
A well has been put in 68 feet in
depth and has 54 feet of water,
which is deemed ample to supply
the water system now being con
structed. A Fairbanks-Morse scale
9x22 feet, with a self regisr^ring
stamped beam insures accurate
The pavillion is about finished
excepting some inside work. Them
will be an office room for keeping
of records. A restuarant will be
put in the main building. Mr. Put
nam will preside in the ring as
stock is run thru and a force et
three auctioneers is now being ar
ranged for. The manager suya the
plan will be first stock to arrive
will be the first sold, continuing in
the order of arrival at the yards.
A large force of men is now at
work. The yards, of plank and
heavy posts, are about completed.
Unloading platforms and chute*
are under construction, pipes being
laid for the water and other finish
ing up details going forward fast.
The promoters and manager are
seeing to it that this will he one
of the most complete plants in the
country for the handling of stock
Hog and Cattle Prices
Continue Upward Move
Atkinson Livestock Market Report,
Tuesday, December 29.
Hog receipts, 235 head. Due to
inclement weather and bad road
conditions the run of both cattle
and hogs was the lightest since
mid-summer. Buyers were ready
to absorb everything offered and
prices generally ruled firm to 35
and 50 cents higher for both cattle
and hogs. Best fat hogs sold at
9.70 and 9.80; 160 to 190 pound
averages bringing 8.75 to 9.60;
feeder pigs of all weights at 7.75
to 9.00; sows at 9.00 to 9.45.
Cattle receipts 252 head. Gen
erally 25 to 50 cents higher or at
the best of the year. No load lots
where offered. Best fleshly steers
at 7.10 to 7.55; yearling steers at
6.50 to 7.00; most any decent red
and roans sold at 5.00 to 5.75, with
very few yearlings below a nickel.
The calf market was higher with
some lightweights of just fair
quality bringing from 5.50 to G.50;
cauner cows at 3.10 to 3.25; cut
ters at 3.35 to 4.00; fat cows at
1.25 to 5.00; milk cows and stock
cows at 35.00 to 45.00 a head.
Next cattle and hog auction on
Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 12 o’clock. First
special horse and mule sale, Mon
day, Jan. 11, with 250 or more head
offered for sale.
Pension Warrants Ready
County warrants arc available
today at the clerk’s office for the
old age pensions and other similar
allotments. Total amount of the
old age pension is $3,989.28, dis
tributed to 2G0 pensioners. A sum
of $929 goes to thirty-four depend
ent children of the county and $60
to two blind citizens. The war
rants were prepared yesterday at
the county clerk’s office for distri
Stock Case Appealed
Henry Bausch has field, in the
district court an appeal from the
findings of justice court against the
Atkinson Co-operative Creamery et
al., nsking judgment for $100. He
claims interest in a stock certificate
issued ro him in 1933 and which he
subsequently assigned as collateral
for a small loan to a second party,
who in turn assigned it to a third
party and eventually a new stock
certificate was issued by the cream
ery to still another.
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