The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, November 11, 1937, Image 1

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Death Saturday, Takes A Pioneer
Resident of This County
Since 1879.
Bridget Waldron died at her
home in this city last Saturday
afternoon, after an illness of sev
eral months of ailments due to
advanced years at the age of 86
years, 9 months and 21 days. The
funeral was held Monday morning
from the Catholic church, Rev.
Walter Flynn officiating, and burial
in Calvary cemetery.
Bridget McDonald was born at
Donn Feenie, county Mayo, Ireland,
on February 15, 1851. On Febru
ary 3, 1867, she was united in
marriage to Thomas Waldron, the
ceremony being performed at Hali
fax, England. They made their
home in England until the spring
of 1870 when they moved to the
United States and located at Pitts
ton, Pa., where the family re
mained until their removal to this
county in the spring of 1879. On
their arrival here they settled on a
, homestead northwest of this city
which had been the family home
for many years and was owned by
Mrs. Waldron at the time of her
Mrs. Waldron leaves six children,
four sons and two daughters to
mourn her passing. The children
are: James, Three Forks, Mont.;
Mrs. Mary Jane Newton, Denver,
Colo.; P. H., Nixa, Mo.; Mike J.,
Great Falls, Mont.; John, O’Neill,
and Mrs. Elizabeth McKenzie, Sac
remento, Calif. All of th'. children
were present at the funeral except
James and Mrs. McKenzie.
Mrs. Waldron was one of the real
old pioneers of this county. When
she came to the county in 1879
there was not much in this section
but bleak barren prairie with very
few settlers. But in a few years
that portion of the county settled
rapidly and it was but a few years
when practically every quarter in
the vicinity of their homestead had
a family thereon and a large num
ber of: them came from the coal
mining regions of Pennsylvania.
She was well known and admired
by all the old timers of the county
and a large number of them were
in attendance at the funeral Mon
day to pay their last respects to one
of the old timers of the county,
whose ranks are rapidly depleting.
Prices at the O’Neill livestock
auction ‘ Monday ruled steady to
higher. There was a brisk move
ment of stock and a ready market
for all animals offered.
Representative sales:
Heavy 2-year-old steers-5.50 to 7.40
Best steer calves 7.65
Common steer calves
down to . 5.50
Best heifer calves 5.25 to 6.35
2-year-old heifers .... 5.00 to 6.75
Bulls at ...5.00 to 5.85
Best heavy cows up to 6.50
Medium cows _ 4.25 to 5.50
Canners and cutters 3.40 to 4.25
Hogs. Top butchers, 175 to 250
pounds at 8.85; sows at 7.40 to 8.10;
stags at 6.75 to 7.25; light shoats
at 9.50 to 11.00; heavy shoats, 100
pounds and better, 9.25 to 9.65.
Next auction, Monday, Nov. 15,
including special horse sale.
Tie With Kansas Costs
Huskers In Prestige |
The Nebraska Huskers lost a
good deal of prestige last Saturday
in their game with Kansas. They
were held to a tie game, 13 to 13,
and it looked for a time as if
Kansas was going to cop the game.
Kansas has been defeated by Ne
braska for twenty-one straight j
years and no one was of the opin-1
ion that the game would be a
tough one, hence the surprise and
disappointment when the best they
could get was a tie.
Another games of special inter
est to the fans in Nebraska was
that of Notre Dame against Pitts
burg. Notre Dame scored first and
held the lead of 6 to 0 until the
last quarter. Then the Pitt power
house got into action* and at the
end of the game the score was
Pittsburg 21 and Notre Dame 6.
This coming Saturday Nebraska
tackles the Pittsburg Panthers at
Pittsburg and we hate to think
what the result will be. But some
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times the unexpected happens. One
thing we are certain of if Nebraska
could trip them they would mount
to the highest pinnacle in football
history the team ever reached.
Pittsburg is now considered about
the greatest team in the old U. S.
A. While we still have a little
faith in the Huskers we must ad
mit that the game last Saturday
took quite a little of the cockiness
out of the Nebraska supporters.
Atkinson Market LesS
Active; Prices Steady
To Lower On Feeders
Atkinson, Nov. 9.—About 1,400
head of cattle were on sale at Tues
day’s auction, including about 600
head of calves. Sales on some of
the choice calves and yearlings
looked about steady with those of
a week ago, however the rank and
file of stocker and feeder cattle
ruled about 25 cents lower for the
week. Heavy feeding steers looked
as much as 50 cents lower. Cows
of all classes ruled firm as did
killing heifers.
Best steer calves here sold at
8.65 with the bulk of the good ones
selling around 7.50 to 8.00, while
their heifer mates sold in a range
of 6.00 to 6.35, and some right good
kinds sold on down to 5.65 and
below for reds and roans. The
better yearling steers brought from
7.00 to 7.65 while right good ones
were available at 6.50 to 7.00 and
some on the brockel face and Short
horn order sold as low as 5.00;
yearling heifers carrying flesh sold
largely at 5.50 to 6.00 while those
on the stocker order brought from
4.75 to 5.50; best fat cows com
manded 5.50 to 6.25 with good
butcher kinds selling around 5.00
to 5.25; canners and cutters brot
from 3.25 to 4.50; bulls at 4.00 to
About 200 head of hogs were
offered. Top fats sold at 8.35 to
8.45; sows at 7.25 to 7.60; pigs all
weights at 8.00 to 10.00.
Next auction, Tuesday, Novem
ber 16, at 12:30 p. m.
Jensen Funeral Will Be
At Winner Saturday
Martinis Jensen died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Arnold,
last Tuesday evening at 10:20, at
the age of 78 years, 8 months and
18 days. An undertaker from
Winner, S. D., came down the next
morning and took the body to Win
ner where the funeral will be held [
Mr. Jensen is survived by his
wife and eight children, four sons
and four daughters. He was a
pioneer resident of Gregory, S. D.,
having homesteaded a quarter of
land within a few miles of that city
when that section was opened for
settlement. Several years ago he
moved to this city, where he pur
chased a home and lived here for
a couple of years and then returned
to the Rosebud. He had been mak
ing his home with his daughter,
Mrs. Arnold, for the past eight
months. Another daughter is also
a resident of this city, Mrs. Leslie
Knepper. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
am! Mr. and Mrs. Knepper leave for
Winner today where they will at
tend the funeral Saturday.
Toy Balloon Nearly
Reaches Oklahoma
Miller Bros. Chevrolet company
of this city, received word of an
other of their toy balloons that
were sent up here P’riday, Oct. 22.
This was picked up by A. T. Wil
liams of Hazelton, Kansas. In his
letter Mr. Williams said that the
balloon was picked up on his farm,
which is near Hazelton and that he
is just six miles north of the Okla
homa border. Manager Lundgren
is still hopeful that he might re
ceive a letter from Mexico an
nouncing that one of the balloons
had been picked up in that country.
This last balloon traveled over 400
Marriage Licenses
John Edward Jansen and Miss
Margaret Cuddy, both of O’Neill,
license issued November 4.
E. Fred Wagman and Miss Cath
erine Snowardt, both of O’Neill,
on November 4.
William L. Vrooman of Venus,
and Miss Esther L. Fraka of In
man, on November 8.
Raymond Coady of Atkinson, and
Miss Rose Seger of Stuart, on No
vember 8.
Public School Notes
The high school student body en
joyed an interesting talk by Dr.
Allen Bassett last Monday morn
ing. Dr. Bassett is a missionary
and educator in Bangkok, Siam.
He related many of the strange
beliefs and customs of the natives
and described the high school in
Bangkok where he teaches.
The Juniors will soon be visiting
you to sell tickets to the play,
“Bashful Bobby.” They will ap
preciate your support.
Members of the Sophomore class
who won the activity ticket sales
contest enjoyed a theater party
last Wednesday evening, followed
by refreshments at the Johnson
drug store.
The English literature class has
been studying the prose writers
of the early 18th century, Dryden,
Pepip, Defoe, Addison and Steele.
Selections from these authors,
which the class has read, show
clearly the reflection of the time
in which they were written.
In English 10 the sentence gram
matically considered is requiring
deep consideration on the part of
the students.
The algebra 9 classes are doing
excellent work in the study of op
erations in signed numbers.
The senior normal trainers en
joyed a very interesting demon
stration of reading in the first
j grade Monday afternoon.
First Grade
Two newcomers to the first grade
this week are Earl Mitchell and
Patricia Breunsbach who formerly
attended school in Neligh.
This week we are taking up the
study of Indians. In addition to
reading and talking about Indians
we have started an Indian museum.
In our collection we have many
lovely pictures. A birch canoe, a
tiny papoose and a pair of beaded
mocassins. Friday we plan to
model dishes from clay, just as
the Indians did many years ago.
Second Grade
An Indian project is being car
ried out by the second grade pupils.
For art work they are making
free hand drawings to illustrate
different phases of Indian life.
We are happy to have Helen
Wyant with us again after four
weeks absence on account of illness.
Third Grade
For October Connie L. Williams,
Bonnie Morton, Lois Sternes, Mav
el Neal, Charles Jones, Bobbie Har
mon received the prizes in health.
Robert Coutts and Guy Harris are
to be the doctors in charge of
health inspection for November.
Donna J. Richards has been away
from school on account of illness.
We hope she will be back with us
We have started our study of
American Indians. Our room is
decorated with pictures of Indians
and their homes. On our library
table we have Indian arrow heads,
Canoes of birch bark, Indian dolls,
axes, Indian blankets, rugs, moc
casins, wigwam and tomahawk. In
art class we are to make our own
pictures of part of the Indian study
we like best.
Fourth Grade
We are studying the people of
the desert. We have listed all the
things we would like to know about
the desert. We have learned inter
esting facts about camels, the
oasis and fruits of the desert.
The “B” reading group are be
ginning a study of the Pilgrims.
We plan to make booklets of Pil
grim life.
The “A” reading group have just
completed a coast to coast trip with
the Jones family. Part of the trip
was made by plane. We enjoyed a
report on airports and the instru
ments found in planes.
We are atempting to improve our
room in spelling by bettering the
number of 100 per cents each day.
Fifth Grade
Trying to beat his own record
is the aim of each Fifth Grader in
our speed multiplication wheel.
Last week the Fifth grade found
out why the New England states
are such great manufacturing
states, why Boston is called the
“Hub” city, why these states are
colder than other states equally
far north and where our Thanks
giving cranberries come from.
(Continued on page 4, column 4.)
Parade Of School Children And
Veterans Precede Program
At K. of C. Hall.
Armistice day is bring celebrated
in this city this afternoon, as well
as in every other town and hamlet
in the United States, and even in
| foreign countries, as it marks tha
nineteenth anniversary of the sign
ing of the Armistice in the great
World War.
Shortly after 10 a. m. there was
a parade on Douglas street headed
by the O’Neill high school band and
the children from loth the O’Neill
public school and St. Mary’s
academy, and a large number of
veterans, members of the Ameri
can Legion. They marched we^t on
Douglas street to the K. C. hall
where the program of the day was
rendered. Senator Carl Peterson
of Norfolk, was the speaker of the
day and he delivered a stirring,
patriotic address well fitted for the
Following is the program ren
dere at the hall:
U. S. Military Academy—The Band
U. S. Naval Academy The Band
Selection . O, H. S. Glee Club
Selection S. M. A. Music Dept.
Star Spangled Banner —The Band
Taps Woodrow Melena
At noon there was a luncheon for
the members of the Legion and
their friends.
The annual American Legion
Armistice Day ball will be held
j this evening and members of the
j Legion are looking for one of the
largest crowds that ever attended
a ball in this city.
Numerous Legionnaires from
several parts of the county are in
the city for the festivities of the
day. Most of the business houses
of the city closed at 11 o’clock this
morning and wi* remain closed
until late this afternoon.
Large Number of Fires
Add More Than 100 To
Week’s Accident Toll
An unusual number of fires last
week were responsible for the large
increase in accidents according to
the records compiled by the State
Dept, of Public Instruction and the
Nebraska Press association. A
total of 143 fires made accidents
soar to 383 for the week ending
Oct. 30. This is more than 100
over the 251 of the week before.
Injuries and deaths came to 252, a
fair-sized increase over the 227 of
the previous week. Deaths totaled
twelve, two less than the week
Auto Accidents Remain About
The Same
Just a very slight increase was
noted in automobile accidents with
ninety-four reported as compared
with ninety of the week before.
Injuries and deaths came to ninety
four, also, a decrease of five from
the previous report. Seven persong
lost their lives in motor vehicle ac
cidents. Three people were killed
when drivers lost control of their
cars, two died because of collisions,
and a man lost his life when his
ear was hit by a train at a crossing.
Another person died from injuries
sustained when his bicycle was
struck by a car. The one disability
reported came as the result of a
Although not as numerous as
other accidents, the seriousness of
bicycle car mishaps is only too
apparent because of the number
of children involved. In the last
two months there have been thirty
three accidents involving bicycles
in which twenty-nine persons were
injured, two disabled, and three
killed. Twenty-three of the vic
tims were children. A study of
causes reveals that the bicycle rid
ers themselves were as much to
blame in the accidents as the auto
mobile drivers in many cases. Some
of these accidents occurred at in
tersections, often the bicycle riders
ran into cars, bicycle-truck acci
dents were recorded, and several
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accidents occurred when bicycles
got in the path of cars and avoid
ing them was impossible. Eleven
of these mishaps occurred for no
apparent reason. Four hit and
run drivers were reported.
Injuries from collisions amount
ed to thirty-three and nineteen re
sulted when drivers lost control of
their cars. Seven pedestrians sus
tained injuries and five were hurt
in railroad crossing accidents.
Skidding caused two injuries and
tire blowouts a corresponding num
ber, while four people were put on
the casualty list when cars hit
obstructions. Five persons fell ofT
moving automobiles, two were
badly burned, one man passed up
a highway stop sign and caused a
mishap involving one injury, and
two children on bicycles were hit
by cars and injured. Three men
broke their arms cranking cars and
a man was injured when some in
sulating material he was trying to
balance in the rear of a truck fell
against him when the vehicle went
around a curve. One intoxicated
driver and one hit and run driver
were reported.
Public Fires Contribute To
Large Total
The seventy-nine public fires
contributed largely toward making
the one hundred sixty-one total for
other public accidents, the largest
in some time. Injuries and deaths
came to eighty-five. Football in
juries were also a big contributor
with twenty-seven injuries record
ed this week. Oidy six children
were hurt in school accidents.
Three deaths and one disability
were recorded. The disability and
one of the deaths came when guns
were accidentally discharged. The
second death was attributed to a
fall some time ago and the third
occured from drowning.
Play and sports were respons
ible for forty-four injuries and
fire arms contributed eight. Ten
people were injured when they fell
and three were burned. Four were
badly cut. One teacher was bitten
by a Black Widow spider and a
bullsnake bit a very small girl in
flicting a slight injury while a dog
attacked another girl. Three peo
ple had eye injuries and three more
suffered from sandburrs. Two in
fection cases were reported.
Farm Accidents Increase
Accidents on farms went up to
thirty-five as compared to twenty
one of the previous report. In
juries increased to thirty, ten more
than the previous week. One dis
ability was reported. A farmer
lost a hand in the rolls of a corn
Seven farmers were hurt by
machinery and six were cut. Horses
or cattle caused five injuries and
four persons were hurt in falls.
One woman on a farm was bitten
by a rattle snake. One farmer was
hit by a falling limb and injured,
another was dragged a distance by
his team of horses, a third fell
under a wagon and was hurt, and
still another had an eye injury. A
small girl helping her brother
shuck corn, got a sandburr in her
throat which had to be removed.
There were five fires.
Industrial accidents totaled 34
with one death and fifteen injured.
There were fourteen industrial fires
There were fifty-nine home ac
cidents in which twenty-seven were
injured or killed. One man died of
burns when a stove exploded in his
home. Eleven were injured in falls
and five were burned. Five were
injured in washing machine acci
dents bringing the total for the
past seventeen weeks to forty-three
accidents of this kind. Thirty-one
home fires were reported.
Ash Grove Project Club
The Ash Grove Project club met
at the home of Mrs. C. V. Cole on
Nov. 3rd, for their Christmas les
son. One new member was taken
into the club making eleven mem
bers and two visitors present. The
business part of the lesson was
taken care of in the morning. Roll
call was answered by each repeat
ing a quotation from one of their
favorite poems.
Singing of the “Song of the
Month” was conducted by the song
leader, Mrs. C. V. Cole. The lead
ers then demonstrated "How to
Dress Up Christmas Greeting!
Cards,” after which a delicious,
lunch was served which included1
the Green Salad and Mexican Or
ange Candy, made from the recipes
in extension circular No. 5547.
In the afternoon the leaders
demonstrated how to make various
Christmas place cards, favors, toys,
puzzles, baby bath mat, crib covers,
holders, aprons, in fact they de
monstrated gifts for every mem
ber of the family, even one for the
car. This was a very interesting
lesson and very efficiently handled
by the leaders, Mrs. C. V. Cole and
Mrs. F. W. Hendrick. The next
meeting will be Dec. 8 at the home
of Mrs. Ewalt Miller.
Henrietta Schrier
Wins Chicago Trip
On Her 4-H Work
Henrietta Schrier, O'Neill 4-H
club girl, has been awarded the
distinction of Champion Holt
county club member. This award
entitled her to compete for one of
thirteen awards given by the
Chicago & North Western railway
company to club members living
in counties which it serves. Word
was received this week that Miss
Schrier was one of the lucky thir
teen and will get a chance to attend
the sixteenth 4-H club congress to
be held in connection with the In
ternational Livestock show at Chi
cago November 27 to December 4.
Miss Schrier won this award by
carrying to completion three sepa
rate 4-H club projects and acting
us leader for two separate clubs.
The club which she led and of
which she was also a member was
the Six Sewing Sisters which com
pleted “Learning to Sew” and
“Summer Clothes” projects. They
now have their application in for
a “Winter Clothes” project.
Mrs. F. J. Diahner, Pete Mor
gan and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Biglin
drove to Sioux City last Monday on
a business mission, returning home
that evening.
Mrs. Edward Campbell enter
tained the Martcz Club last Tues
day evening with a dinner at the
Golden and afterwards with cards
at her home. A lovely time is re
ported by the members of the club
in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harrington
and family left Monday morning
for Washington, D. C., after a ten
day visit with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomns Donlin, and other
relatives and friends here. Mr.
Harrington has a position in Wash
ington under the railroad retire
ment act and expects to make that
city his future home.
The Fire Department was called
to the Mellor garage last Friday
evening about 10:15. A passerby
noticed smoke pouring out of the
flue and no one in the building and
turned in an alarm. There was no
fire, except in the furnace, the oil
having flowed rather freely made
quite a smoke and hence the alarm
of the observer. No damage was
done, except getting a few of the
employees out of bed as they were
dropping into dreamland.
Mildred Leota Allen has filed suit
in the district court asking for a
divorce from Burton Dale Allen.
In her petition she alleges that they
were married on June 10, 1935, at
Albion, Nebraska, and that she has
been a resident of this county since
Sept. 1, 1935. She alleges that he
deserted her on Sept. 1, 1935, and
that since that time he has failed
to support her or their two-year
old son. She asks that the court
grant her a divorce, the custody of
her son, attorneys fees and costs
and such other relief as may be
just and equitable.
Twenty cars of O’Neill gunners
drove to Chambers last Friday
afternoon for a crow shoot. It is
estimated there were at least 80
guns in the group. Some were a
bit disappointed with the outcome
but others had some good shooting,
using about two boxes of shells.
The crows were herded into a
series of four groves, which made
it easier for them to keep out of
shotgun range. The bare trees
did not afford as good cover as
in previous shoots and the crows
were wont to keep on the move
to avoid the planes. The planes do
not fly below 500 feet altitude and
with the shooting below the black
scavangers remained above the
trees and on the move from one
grove to the other most of the time.
John Howard Suffers Burns When
House On John Glaze Place
Dear toyed By Fire.
The house on the John Glaze
ranch, with all its contents burned
this morning. John Howard lived
on the farm and was alone at the
time of the fire. He suffered some
burns at the fire and was taken to
a hospital at Lynch.
Mr. Howard was very severely
burned about the legs and hands,
the skin being almost completely
destroyed. He was caught by flames
when something in the house ex
ploded. The doctors attending him
report that if no complications set
in he will recover.
Four Injured, Two of
Them Seriously, In A
Truck Crash Last Week
A serious motor accident occur
red last Thursday evening about
7 o’clock near the New Deal gas
station in west O’Neill when a
truck in which were John Maring,
63, Miss Rose Burda, 25, and Mr.
and Mrs. Woodruff, of Atkinson.
The truck in which these people
were riding was on its way to At
kinson and ran into a truck parked
on west Douglas street. The parked
truck was owned by P. R. Jeffers
of Pender. Both trucks were badly
Mr. Maring and Miss Bruda were
seriously injured and they were
taken to an Omaha hospital the
next morning. Mr. and Mrs. Wood
ruff were injured slightly and
shaken up some, but we under
stand they were able to go home
the next day. As far as we have
been able to learn the other two
are still in the Omaha hospital.
Jensen-Cuddy Nuptials
At Emmet Last Monday
At the Epiphany church in Em
met Monday morning at 7:30, a
very pretty wedding was solem
nized when Miss Margaret Cuddy
and John Jensen were united in
holy wedlock with Father Byrne
The bride wore a navy blue suit
with white accessories. She was
attended by Miss Jack Cuddy who
also wore a suit of blue.
John Jensen is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herb Jensen, and is a promin
ent farmer north of O’Neill, where
the couple will make their home.
Miss Margaret Cuddy is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Cuddy of O’Neill and has been em
ployed at the John Conard store in
J Emmet for several years, and has
many warm friends in the com
munity who wish them every happi
ness in their new home.
St. Mary’s Basketball
Squad Starts Practice
St. Mary’s started basketball
practice last Monday night in pre
paration for the first game of the
season with Sacred Heart academy
of Norfolk on Dec. 5. Letter men
returning this year are: Bardy
Kubitschek, Robert McDonough,
Francis Connolly, forwards; Ro
bert Shoemaker, center, and Ed
ward Quinn and Francis Valla as
guards. The coaching staff con
sists of Jack Arbuthnot, Ben Grady
and Matt Beha.
E. Fred Wagman and Miss Cath
erine Snowardt were united in mar
riage at St. Patrick’s church last
Monday morning. Monsignor Mc
Namara officiating, in the presence
of a few of the relatives and
friends of the contracting parties.
The young people will make their
home on a farm southeast of this
We desire to express our heart
felt thanks to the many kind
friends and neighbors for the as
sistance and sympathy expressed
during the long illness and follow
ing the death of our beloved
mother. Your kindness to us in
our hour of sorrow will ever be
held in grateful remembrance.—
The Waldron children.
Mrs. Adolph Block and Miss Ina
Block spent Sunday at the Martin
Conway home. Other guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clare and Chas.
Thompson, of Chambers.