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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1937)
Over the County
By Romaine Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Widman were
at Grand Island Sunday.
Bernard Kennedy and family
were at Chambers Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Baker were
in Omaha a few days last week.
Friends from Albion and from
Denver were guests at the Riley
The ladies club met last Thurs
day at the hort>e of Mr. and Mrs.
George Cuttler had business be
fore the probate court at. Bartlett
the past week.
Rhody Adams, who has been
wintering at Atkinson, was in
Amelia Sunday for a short time
and says he expects to return per
manently within a week or more.
Rumor has it around Amelia that
he is bringing a companion with
him—but rumors are not always
safeguarded by facts.
Speaking of the workings of one
feature of the New Deal’s more
abundant life in his state a New
Yorker writes: “Our industries paid
$40,000,000 in processing taxes in
one year. Of that amount $400,000
was returned to the state in bene
fit payments. From this amount
the producers got $86,000. The
political clique got $314,000.” And
the producers have taken the
crumbs and seem to like it.
When the records are made,
when the long roll call is sounded
and the moving mass from earth’s
remotest dawn to the last red
glowing sunset comes before the
Bar of Justice of a universe, there
will be no “collective bargaining;”
no group organization avails then;
the individual stands shorn of pre
tense and alone. Those who now
make sport of “rugged individual
ism” will then need all of that
quality they can muster.
This portion of the county is be
ing wet down during a prolonged
cloudy season that has brought
intermittant showers. The ground
previous to these rains was moist
for some eight or ten inches and
then the spade in digging post
holes encountered hard, dry earth.
There has been no moisture reserve
under the top soil and several
inches of rain will be required to
restore this, excepting in low places
where drainage accumulates. In
idcations are that this month will
see the needed measure of rain.
The community is being visited
by two young men who announce
themselves to be “Jehovah’s Wit
nesses,” and say they are visiting
every home in Holt county. I
would redicule no man’s religious
or political convictions, though it
doth appear that the sincerity, the
zeal and zest which goes into the
efforts to promulgate ideas which
originated in the mythology of the
ancients and which these young
people think they are bringing to
us as “the truth” is worthy of a
The George Meals family are en
joying the company of Mrs. A. J.
Meals of Valdez, Alaska, George’s
mother, who arrived ten days ago
accompanied by Miss Hannarah
Meals of Omaha who came up to
bring her grandmother and also
for a brief visit with the home
folks. Mrs. Meals had spent the
winter in Seattle and is here to
spend the summer with her son’s
family and other relatives. She
was among the early pioneers near
Atkinson, her family, the Hayes,
coming into the county ahead of
the railroads. For many years she
resided in O’Neill, where she still
has a residence property, her hus
band, the late Jack Meals being
county treasurer back in the 80’s.
The family left O’Neill in 190.“? and
have since made their home at
Misses Regina, Mary and Agnes
Ruther spent Sunday in Ewing vis
iting relatives and friends. Their
niece. Mildred Ann Ruther, return
ed home with them for a few days
Miss Dorothy Parker of Page,
visited at the George Killinger
home over the week-end. /
The Coffee Club met last Thurs
day with Mrs. F. E. Keyes. Due
to the rain not a great many of
the members were present.
W. E. Brown and daughter Wil
ma spent Thursday in Norfolk
Tommy small son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Watson, is quite ill at
his home here with flu and com
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Aberhams of
Omaha are at their summer home
here for a week’s vacation.
Miss Rena Morsbach returned to
Omaha Sunday morning after a
week here visiting with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Morsbach.
Mr. and Mrs. John Anspach and
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Anspach and
children spent Sunday in Emmet
at the John Conard home.
Mrs. Etta Trowbridge and son
Ernest, of Page, visited here at the
E. A. Stevens home Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Hancock
and son, Warren, and Marlin Han
cock of David City, were here Sat
urday visitig at the home of their
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Hancock.
Mrs. Earl Goree and children
are spending this week in Valen
tine with their husband and father
who is employed there.
M rs. Walt Jacox went to Omaha
Saturday for further treatment at
an Omaha hospital.
Mrs. Verda Neilson of O’Neill,
spent the week-end here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Conger.
Dr. C. G. Gomon, former district
superintendent of the M. E. church,
will occupy the pulpit at the church
here Sunday morning. Dr. Gomon
is conference claiments secretary
for Nebraska. Sunday evening, Dr.
W. A. Allbright, superintendent of
the Norfolk district of the M. E.
church, will be present and deliver
the sermon after which the quart
erly conference will be held.
Superintendent George Cornish
announces that County Attorney
J. D. Cronin has been secured to
give the commencement address at
the Inman high school graduation.
Rev. E. B. Maxcy will preach the
Baccelaureate sermon Sunday even
ing, May 16, at the M. E. church.
The Senior class play of the
Inman high school was presented
at the high school auditorium last
Friday evening. The play, “The
Last of the Rutevans,” was cast
as follows: Lady Helena, of the
house of Beresford, Patty Wilcox;
Grantly, the butler, Jerome Ruth
er; Lord Alan, her son, Billy Wat
son; St. Albens, his friend, Robert
Harte; Rosemond Sylvester, Am
erican widow, Doris Lee Hartigan;
Vivky Van Dyne, American heiress,
Marjorie Butler; Monica Shendan,
American heiress, Wilma Chicken;
Peggy Brent, American heiress,
Marjorie Heyne; Terrance O’Rouke,'
Lor in Keyes; The Stfangter who
appears at the party, Vernon Ret
ke; the Apparition who breaks up
the party, Mary Ruther. Each part
was well executed and the entire
cast showed careful training.
MEEK AND VICINITY
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hansen and
Mrs. Eric Borg drove to Atkinson
A nice rain fell in this locality
Wednesday afternoon and evening.
It will help to keep the dust from
blowing at least for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Griffith and
Cecil called at the Morris Graham
home Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ernst
and children were guests at the
Fay Puckett home Sunday.
Miss Velma Johring is staying
with Mrs. Mabel Gatz in O’Neill
for a week or two.
Miss Viola Graham, who has
been staying at the home of her
brother, Morris, since his illness,
returned home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hubby
did some papei* hanging for Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Nelson last week.
Mrs. E. H. Rouse spent Saturday
night and Sunday at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Will Langan
Horace Rouse and son, Bernard,
called at the Rouse Bros, home
Leone and Leroy Spindler called
at A. L. Borg’s Sunday.
School closed in Dist. 170 Satur
day, with a picnic. The teacher i3
Miss Carey of Clearwater.
May McGowan called on Mrs.
E. H. Rouse Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Harrison
and Mary, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Devall and Joe Harrison were Sun
day dinner guests at the Ed
An inch of rain fell in this local
ity Sunday and several showers
Monday. There were also several
light showers during the past week
with some warm sunshine. Now
small grain and grass should gain
Frank and Cecil Griffith called
at the Howard Rouse home Monday.
The Meek school, district 27,
closed Wednesday with the annual
picnic. Mrs. Woodard of Madison,
was the teacher.
Howard Rouse made a business
trip to Lynch Monday.
Mrs. Kenneth Kimbrough and
baby of O’Neill, spent the week-end
at the Mart Schelopf home.
Shelter belt trees are being
planted on the Jake Ernst farm,
and the Carney brothers are hav
ing some of their shetler-belt trees
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Young vis
ited Sunday in Atkinson with rela
Guy and Dean Beckwith trucked
bailed hay to Wheeler, S, D., Tues
About an inch of rain fell here
Myrlen and Donald Beckwith
visited their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Seger Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kee are en
joying a visit from Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Herring and little son
of Omaha. Mr. Herring returned
home Saturday and Mrs. Herring
and son remained for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spangler
were visitors at the Chance Coxbill
home in Atkinson Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Seger and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Verne
Beckwith and children of O’Neill,
were dinner guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Seger Sunday.
Ed and Raymond Winkler were
callers at the Silas Coy home Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Verne Beckwith
entertained Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lor
enz and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ritts
at their home Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eby and
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beckwith re
turned Sunday from a business trip
Reduced Freight Rate
for Drouth Ends May 15
Spring rains and greening pas
tures have made it unnecessary for
the U. S. D. A. drouth committee
to seek extension of reduced frieght
rates beyond May 15. The drouth
rates which were two-thirds com
meicial rate ori hay, concentrates,
grains, etc., and one-half commer
cial rate on straw and roughages,
have been issued at the Holt county
farm bureau office and 132 certif
icates have been made out which
represents a saving to producers
in the county of over $3,000.
Choice Load of Steer
Calves Bring 9-10 At
Atkinson, Nebr.,,,May 4.—Stock
men were afforded an opportunity
to find out just what choice stocker
cattle were worth at Tuesday’s
auction. Forty-seven head of
heavy Hereford steer calves from
the Alfred Martin herd sold to
W. J. Freiberg, prominent “reputa
tion” feeder of Stanton, Nebr., at
9.10 a hundred. Forty-five heifer
calves of the same string sold at
7.85. Sixty-three head of black
calves, steers and heifers mixed,
sold at 8.20 and went to Iowa.
Northeast Nebraska feeders wore
liberal bidders thruout, however
the greater number of cattle went
to Iowa. South Dakota buyers took
j several loads. Receipts of cattle
were 918 head.
Good to choice steer calves at
8.00 to 9.20; fair to good steer
calves at 6.00 to 7.60; heifer calves
at 6.00 to 8.00; Best yearling steers
at 7.00 to 8.20; fair to good year
ling steers at 6.00 to 7.00; yearling
hedfers at 5.60 to 8.25; fat cows at
6.00 to 8.00; good cows at 5.00 to
5.75; canners and cutters at 3.50
to 4.85; bulls at 5.00 to 6.00.
The hog market ruled about
steady with a week ago, a few over
200 head being on sale. Top fats
at 9.50; bulk at 9.35 to 9.45; sows
at 8.50 to 9.25; feeder pigs at 8.00
Only six head of horses were of
fered and they were of the "plug”
Next auction, Tuesday, May 11,
at 1 p. m, •
Farmers Asked To
Watch Hopper Hatch
Farmers over the county are
urged to keep close watch for newly
hatched grasshoppers from May
15 to June 10. This is the time
when the hopper hatches that dam
ages crops. If any large hatches
are noticed they should be given a
free feed of poisoned bait as, 100
pounds applied when the hoppers
are still near the hatching grounds
is worth a ton applied later on.
Hoppers hatch in heavily sodded
areas such as fence rows and low
places. Considerable bait is on
hand in the county which may be
obtained free of charge.
Form New 4-H Club
Eight girls living west of Stuart
met on May 1, and unanimously
selected Mrs. O. R. Yarges to lead
their 4-H clothing club which they
named the Merry Maiden’s Sewing
Club. Officers elected were: Lois
Schoenenberger, president; Inez
Hutcheson, vice president; Gene
vieve Janak, secretary, and Lita
Rhodes, news reporter.
Testing Seed Potatoes
Several varieties of seed potatoes
were sent to Merwyn French of
Page, who is cooperating with the
Holt county farm bureau in plant
ing the seed for a variety and yield
test. The potatoes will be planted
scon on hir farm near Pape. A
meeting will be held at his farm
next fall at digging time when the
relative merits of the various var
ieties can be discussed.
Will (Jive A Cooling
Ora Yarges of Stuart and D. F.
Scott of Atkinson are cooperating
with the state extension service and
Holt county farm bureau in hold
ing a milk cooling tank demonstra
tion at their farms May 17 and 18.
These coolers are constructed of
| concrete at a total cost of around
$12.00 and will easily save the cost
of construction in one season if no
other method of cooling system is
used on the farm. Forms and
blueprints are available thru the
agricultural agent’s office in O’Neill
at no cost to anyone interested.
Last year three coolers were
constructed in the county on the
farms of John Shald of Stuart,
Fred Zink of Stuart, and R. O.
Anderson of Ewing. Mr. Shald
reports that he kept milk sweet in
his cooler for three days in har
vest time last summer.
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Vacuum Pack, Whole—2 Cans 25c
SUPER SUDS—Granulated Soap—2 boxes.33c
CRYSTAL WHITE SOAP—Large Bars, 5 for 21c
Armour’s CORNED BEEF—1-lb. Cans.19c
Armour’s CORNED BEEF HASH—1-lb. Can 17c
Armour’s ROAST BEEF—12-oz. Cans.19c
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Green Peppers, Celery and Strawberries
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