The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, February 27, 1941, Page FOUR, Image 4

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    The Frontier
D. H. Cronin, Editor and Proprietor
Entered at the postoffice at O’Neill,
Nebraska, as Second Class Mattel,
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Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, February 25, 1886
. O’Neill market prices: Rye 26c;
Oats 20c; Eggs 20c; Butter 16c;
Wheat 45c; Fat Steers $3.00; Bar
ley 20c bo 30c; Hogs $2.76 to
$2.90; Fat Cows $2.25 to $2.50.
Stephen McNichols, who return
ed to his former home at Nevada,
Iowa, for the purpose of taking
unto himself a partner for life, re
turned to O’Neill last Friday even
ing with his bride.
Eli Sanford, living a few miles
southeast of town, died on Wednes
day, February 17, 1886, from the
effects of injuries sustained some
nix months ago by reason of a
runaway team. He came to this
county in 1874 and was 61 years
of age.
On Tuesday evening the John
O’Neill Post No. 86 G. A. R. gave
their second annual masquerade
ball and it was one of tbe Social
events of the season.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, February 26, 1891
John S. Weekes, deputy .county
treasurer, went down bp Lincoln
last Saturday to make the annual
settlement with the state treas
Died, at the home of his father
two miles cast of O’Neill, on Sun
day morning, Daniel, youngest son
of Michael Toohill and brother of
Frank Toohill of this city. Hewas
22 years of age.
A lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen was organized in
O’Neill on Monday night, at the
Odd Fellows hall. The following
officers were elected: Past Master
Workman, George W. Meals; Mas
ter Workman, John McBride; Fore
man, B. J. Ryan; Overseer, C. C.
Millard; Recorder, John Bland;
Financeer, H. Wilson; Receiver,
Bernard McGreevy; Trustee*, E. S.
Kinch, Ed Butler and C. C. Millard.
The Item, February 26, 1891
A special came over from Sioux
City Friday and took back thirteen
car loads of hogs, two more cars
following on Saturday.
“What is more deceitful than
women?" asks an exchange. We
mast confess that we don’t know
unless it is a piece of ice covered
with a liberal sprinkling of the
beautiful snow.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, February 28, 1901
Pat McManus went to Chicago
Tuesday morning.
Joe Maun was down from Atkin
son the first of the week.
F. E. Bowen and family, of
South Omaha, arrived in the city j
last week with their household
goods and are now comfortably lo
cated on the old Martin Welch
place about six miles northwest of
O’Neill, which Mr. Bowen recently
George Rode).waid died at hia
home in this city last Monday af
ternoon after an illness of about
one year of consumption. He was
36 years and 8 months old at the
time of bis death. A wife and five
children survive.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, February 23, 1911
O. A. Widtfeldt, one of the old
settlers of Shields township, died
Monday of catarrhal pneumonia.
He was 85 years of age.
Twenty Years Ago
The FVontier, February 24, 1921
Miss Tina Oberle, of this city,
and Hyman L. Whitman, of Rox
bury, Mass., were united in mar
riage at Sioux City Wednesday of
last week and after a short visit
with Holt County relatives will
leave for Massachusetts, where
they will make their future home.
Frank W. Phillips, one of the
leading citizens of Hblt and Knox
counties, died at his home near
Star early Monday morning of
pneumonia and paralysis.
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, February 26, 1931
Peter Anderson passed away at
his home 11 miles east of O’Neill
at 10:66 Tuesday morning. He
had been a resident of this com
munity for Thirty-eight years.
Eugene Krier, aged 86 years, 10
months and 7 days, passed away
late Thursday evening at his home
eighteen miles north of O’Neill.
Theodore Crawford, of Redbird
and Miss Mae Miller, of Meek,
were united in marriage at the
Methodist parsonage in O’Neill on
Thursday morning, February 26.
r AMiiin
Believe it of not—about 5,500 sil
ver foxes have been raised in Ne
braska during the past year and a
conservative estimate is that $175,
000 will come into the state from
the sale of these foxes. G. E. Ken
nedy, of Newman Grove, is presi
dent of the Associated Fur Farmers
and he states that with favorable
tarifT protection, the fox farmers or
Nebraska are becoming a well es
tablished industry.
While much is being said about
handicapping the progress of na
tional defense, members of the
House are hearing daily about al
leged rackets among some indus
tries which are getting these gigan
tic contracts. It was disclosed that
a member of a New York firm which
has a $11,000,000 construction con
tract under the defense program,
draws a sulary of $0,500 a year as
a government employee. Demands
for investigations of alleged rackets
are being heard every day.
Cocktail parties hold the lime
light in our nation’s capital. The
daily newspapers contain pages of
accounts of fantastic entertain
ments of cabinet officers and their
wives and titled people from for
eign lands who attend these parties.
In spite of the fact that the nation
is called upon to get ready for the
gravest kind of emergency, the so
ciety people in Washington will not
give up their cocktail parties and
their dizzy entertainment.
The first of the Nebraska State
Society’s parties this year, was
held last Monday night. Plach state
has a society here. Frequent meet
ings of the state societies enable
people from the various states to
get together and renew old ac
The national defense setup is be
ing boiled down to eliminate red
tape and it soon will function under
one management. While it will re
tain its legal identity, the National
Defense Advisory Commission has
been absorbed by the office of Pro
duction Management. From now
on the defense organization will be
known as "OPM.” This is par
tially due to the fact that "OPM”
was assigned the important task of
mobilizing the nation’s material
and industrial resources—a delega
tion of a group of duties of the De
fense Commission. The Defense
Commission and the Council of
National Defense under which the
commission was created through the
1916 act of Congress, still exists^
William Knudsen, Director Gen.
eral of the "OPM,” retains the title
of Chief of the Production Division
of the Defense Commission.
People who have patents or pat
entable devices which they feel are
vital to the defense of the United
States, should send their inquiries,
proposals, etc., to the Inventor’s
Council in care of the National De
fense Commission, Washington,
D. C.
Newspaper men from Chile came
to town the other day as a vanguard
of other newspaper men who will
come from Central and other South
American countrie# to work on
American newspapers and also send
'Copy’ to their home papers. All of
this is part of the program of “ag
ricultural relations” and the effort
to extend our “Good Neighbor Pol
icy.” When the Chilean newspaper
men visited the President the other
day, he found one of them was re
lated by marriage to the Delano
branch of the Roosevelt family. He
is also related to Mrs. Delano Rob
ins, who has a position in the State
Department. Her work has to do
with the furnishing of Embassies
and buildings owned by our govern foreign lands.
Thousands of amateur radio op
erators in our country are going to
become a very important part of
our National Defense Program.
These “hams” who for years have
been talking to each other via the
amateur sets have guaranteed to
Uncle Sam that he can have all of
the expeert radio operators he will
need during any kind of an emerg
ency. The Nebraska branch of this
organization is said to be one of the
most efficient in the country. The
War Department will send ques
tionnaires to these amateur raido
operators to obtain data for the de
fense program. This data will be
used for statistical purposes. Ama
teur radio operators who are inter
ested can receive details from the
Corps Area Signal Officers.
The population of our army
posts, camps and stations will prob
ably reach the large total of 1,817,
000 by June 16, 1941. That is the
total for our nine corps areas. It
was originally expected that the
total as of that time would be
High officials in the medical
j corps here say Congress was very
wise in stipulating in the law that
men should not be conscripted un
til the army was ready for them
with housing and with medical fa
cilities. These officials say that
the law should have extended also
to the National Guard. They say
that they are desperately trying to
provide sufficient medical facili
ties for all of the men who arg be
ing brought into the service. They
figure that about five to six per
cent of the men inducted into the
service will require some hospital
Those who have been in the
Third District Congressional office
recently are Mrs. Elmer GregerBon,
originally from Tekamah, now em
ployed in the Census Bureau, who
is the daughter of WalteT Sand
quist of Walthill; Mickey Krupin
sky, of Fremont, passing through
Washington on his way to New
York; Miss Doris Ayres of Winne
bago, now employed in the War De
partment in Washington; Miss Ger
aldine Heffly who was originally
from Stanton; Mr. Charles Cox, of
Fremont; Miss Ella Bland, for-'
merly of Norfolk, Eleanor Dittrick,
formerly of Norfolk and now in
the War Department; Louis Locon
ico, formerly of Manilla, Phillip
pine Islands, now studying in Chi
cago; Mrs. Phillip Wise, Norfolk,
who came here to be with her niece,
Mrs. Wesley Jacquith; Miss Ella
Kunz, formerly of Norfolk, now in
the Navy Department; Howard
Jensen, formerly of Norfolk; M.
Shonsey, of Clarks; Mrs. Fred Ber
ry, of Wayne; Ervine Green, for
merly of Norfolk; and Mrs. Emil
Volda, of Clarkson.
Miss Marjorie Dickson spent the
week end in Norfolk visiting her
sister, Miss Marion.
John Connelly left on Thursdayj
for Omaha, Nebraska, where he'
will remain for a few weeks.
Mrs. Carl Widtfeldt spent the
week end in Omaha visiting rela
Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Jindra an
nounce the birth of a son on Fri
day, February 21.
Joe Mann and‘<Donald Gallagher
made a business trip to Omaha on
Tuesday. •»*' ; >
John Watson drove to Lincoln on
Saturday and spent the week end
there visiting friends.
Miss Mary Harty spent the week
end in Lincoln, Nebraska, where
she visited friends.
George O’Brien, of Grand Island,
was in O’Neill on business Tues
day and Wednesday of this week.
Victor Bredehoft returned on
Monday from Omaha, where he
was on business for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown, of Win
ner, S. D., spent the week end here
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Walling spent
the week end in Fremont where
they visited at the home of Mr.
W’alling’s brother, Charles.
Ann Asher returned on Tuesday
from Omaha, where she had been
to attend the meeting of the Central
States Beauy Show and convention.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cole, of
Page, Nebraska, announce the-birth
of a son, born on Friday, February
Owen McPharlin, of Omaha and
Lincoln, visited here with his moth
er on Wednesday, while on business
in this territory.
John Kobert Gallagher, of Oma
ha, arrived here on Wednesday to
atend the funeral of his uncle, B. J.
A marriage liense was issued on
February 21 to Hugh W. Short, of
Keokuk, Iowa, and Miss Margaret
Ehmke, of Humboldt, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Summers,
of Midlebranch, announce the birth
of twins, a boy and girl, on Thurs
day morning, February 27.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Biglin left
Thursday morning for Jefferson,
S. D., to attend the funeral of an
uncle of Mrs. Biglin.
Mr. and Mrs. George Verzal and
George Ziska, of Atkinson, were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Verzal on Sunday.
Bennet Grady and Norman Gon
deringer drove to Omaha on Satur
day and spent the week end there
on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ferris
drove to Omaha on Saturday and
Continued until Saturday, March 1st
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spent the week end there visiting
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Misses Helen and Mane Biglin
drove to Sioux City on Saturday
and spent the day there visiting ;
E. P. Gaines and Earl Jorgensen,
of Omaha, of the Travelers Insur
ance Company, spent Thursday and
Friday here on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Pan Loftus and
Miss Verna Hall, of Omaha, came
up yesterday to attend the funeral
of Bernard MeCafferty.
Mrs. Paul Shierk entertained
the Merrimyx Club at her home on
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Fred
Robertson received high score.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Manson
and Mrs. Harry Lansworth attend
ed the funeral of Mrs. Garrett Mott,
at Ewing, Tuesday.
Miss Bernadine Protivinsky en
tertained twelve guests at a seven
o’clock dinner at her home in this
city on Saturday evening.
Mrs. Goldie Liddy returned Sun
day from a two weeks visit with
her children at Columbus and Long
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kimbrough,
of Geneva, spent the week end here
visiting at the homes of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Bowen and Mr, and
Mrs. Melvin Kurtz.
Mrs. Ed Campbell entertained
the Martez Club at a seven o’clock
dinner at the M & M Cafe, followed
by cards at her home in this city
on Monday evening.
Mrs. Pete Morgan, Mrs. F. J.
Dishner and Jimmie Golden spent
the week end visiting relatives and
friends at Columbus and Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Verzal and
son, of Wayne, Nebr., are expected
on Saturday bo spend the week end
here with Mrs. Verzal's parents,
Mr .and Mrs. Ed F. Quinn.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Soukup, of
Lincoln, Nebraska, spent Sundav
here visiting at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. L. R. Stout, and
her family.
A marriage license was issued
by the office of the County Judge
on February 21 to Harm Otten, of
Lennox, S. D., and Mias Doris L.
Neu. of Lake Andes, S. D.
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