The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, March 06, 1941, Image 1

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By Romaine Saunders
If I have my bearings, if I have
not wandered from the trail, it is
not so much aid to the British we
are interested in as it is to knock
the tar out of Herr Hitler. If the
Huns want to be Hitlerized let ’em
have it, but why cram it down the
necks of all other races of men.
According to late announcements,
the Fatherland is now to be a sort
of breeding stable where every
Teutonic girl or woman is to pro
duce at least four to six kids.
At Ft. Meade, on the Potomac,
carpenters on government work are
paid $90 a week of seven days—$10
a day for the unionized week of
five days and $20 a day for the
other two days. Looks like I made
a mistake that I did not go ahead
when I had a chance to learn to
drive nails uhder a master like Alex
Boyd, but quit him after we built
John Bland’s house.
As a brief tribute to the memory
of Mrs. Ed. F. Gallagher I wish to
mention a characteristic of this
pioneer woman that 1 have not
seen mentioned and one that is not
so generally known. My acquaint
ence with the lady dates back to
when she was in her early twenties.
Quietly without fanfare, she had
used her ample means to help many
who were in need. In doing alms,
Scripture enjoins that we let not
the one hand know what the other
hand does. Mrs. Gallagher per
formed her deeds of helpfulness
upon his principle.
There appeared in the papers the
other day a picture of one of those
publized glamour girls they desig
nate as stars, selling tickets to a
hall for some charitable purpose.
Had she stripped her person of the
ropes of pearls about her neck and
wrists, rings from fingers, decor
ations hanging from her ears and
other barbaric trimmings of Hot
| tentot adornments and tossed them
into the charity fund it would have
made a real showing. The char
itable impulses of some sisters run
to the peddling of dance tickets.
We hear much in this war mad
day about the future of “democ
racies.” Just where on this troub
led earth is there a democracy?
We have a considerable political
group among us—growing percep
tibly less year by year in Holt
county—who call themselves demo
crats. The American governments
south of the Canadian- line are not
democracies, but republics— or gov
ernments by representation. Our
representatives often represent
none but themselves, but we go
on congratulating ourselves that
we are a great bunch of self-gov
erned patriots.
I have another “calbdown” for
the intelligent compositor. A u ’ k
or so in the reverse he had the ab
dicated William of Germany saying
“War to Nippon.” What I wrote as
the words of that deluded emperor
was, “Woe to Nippon!” What be
came of that vain threat is historic
oblivion, and I don’t know but this
humble pilgrim may be the only
one to preserve the memory of the
humorous punch the reading of this
remark imparted to the late Col.
Doyle. Perhaps I should let it go
at that and say nothing of the
omission of a portion of a quota
tion which left another paragraph
stand out in cold relief without
sense or reason.
When the record is made up,
when the accumulated miseries of
the race—the revolting crimes that
have tom the quivering flesh from
mankind, the agony of the groaning
victims of monster and bigot, the
throbbing pain, the heartaches,
scorning the beckoning of a holy
leve—who is to escape having con
tributed to the record? Time, nei
ther hastening nor abating, moves
On The Sidelines
By Observer
I ,
Butte 40, Spencer 22.
Long Pine 36, Stuart 18.
St. Mary's 50, Orchard 30.
Butte 42, Page 23.
Atkinson 44, Springvicw 21.
St. Mary’s 64, Lynch 8.
Up to and including Wednesday
night all of ur predictions have
held good, with all the favorites
coming out on top.
Tuesday night in the first event
of the evening Butte did not im
press me as much as it has during
the season; whether they have
tournament fever or not we can’t
say, but we know one thing to be
a fact, that the odds for St’. Mary’s
to become champions have greatly
increased after their victory over
Orchard in the finals of Tuesday
The second game, Tuesday even
ing between Stuart and Long Pine,
turned out to be Long Pine all the
way. In a few years, if we were
writing, we might say that Stuart
would be a possible contender for
the crown as their entire first
string is composed of Juniors and
Sophomores, with the exception of
one Senior.
Also in the above mentioned
game Long Pine showed themselves
to be a strong tournament team, in
fact an entirely different looking
team than was on the O’Neill High
floor last week against the Cardin
als from St. Mary’s.
Wednesday night the Butte team
did not impress me again in their
victory over Page by twenty points.
Their shots were off and their team
work seemed to be sluggish. If
Page had received a little good luck
instead of all bad, they migh; have
given Butte a real run fo- its
In the last two games of the
evening it was all Atkinson and
St. Mary’s. With both these teams
showing quite a variety of shots,
and trouncing Springview and
Lynch respectively.
Four H Club Leader Is
Awarded Prize Trip
In recognition of his outstanding
services as a volunteer 4-H club
leader, Marvin Stauffer, of Page,
has just been awarded a prize trip
to 4-H club week at the Nebraska
college of agriculture in June.
The Burlington railroad is offer
ing the trip to Lincoln Plus one
fourth of the club week registra
tion fee. Top ranking leaders in
t»4 counties will be awarded the
honor this year.
The Burlington has announced its
intention of making a similar award
in 1941 to leaders in the area thru
which its lines pass.
in inexorable certainty to our ulti
mate destiny. It is nearing a half
century now, a woman lay dieing
in a humble little home in O’Neill.
She had toiled bravely to bring up
her two daughters in the fear of
God, and had seen them develop
into charming and trustworthy, if
| not glamourous young womanhood,
i while the man to whom she had
! plighted her love in the bloom of
youth—the husband—lived apart
from the family in sullen selfish
ness. As the end drew near, as
the sun was about to set in the
oarkness ot death, this noble lit
tle woman wished again to see Tom
and have a last word with him.
Tom—heart frozen to the finer sen
sibilities and tender impulses which
throb in normal human beings—
refused to see her. And with a
broken heart that little woman
went to her grave. Perhaps not
many in O’Neill remember that
touching incident; not many are
left who could remember. And so
it is—the tragedies of yesterday,
the sorrow and pain, the hopes and
longings—are buried under the bur
dens of today.
Monday, March 10
Bring your surplus stock to this sale. There
will be buyers here for all kinds.
The regular cattle and hog auction will be
held immediately following the horse sale.
O’Neill Livestock
Commission Company
Spring Term of District
C'ourt Opens Monday
The regular spring term of the
district court will convene in this
city next Monday morning at 10
a. m. The docket is very light for
this session and there will prob
ably not be moie than two jury
trials and the term should not last
over ten days, possibly elss.
Following is the list of Jurors for
this term of court, with their ad
Frank Pruss, O’Neill; L. A. Sim
onson, O’Neill; Roy Karr, O’Neill;
Lee Sammons, Amelia; Charles Tas
ler, Atkinson; Ed Welton, Josie;
Fred Hitchcock, Atkinson; Charles
Linn, O'Neill; Elmer MeClurg,
Stuart; Donald Huston, Middle
branch; Kenneth Smith, Inman;
John Schmidt, O’Neill; Charles
Berger, Opportunity; J. W. Gun
ther, Ewing; Thomas Green,
O’Neill; Dick Curran, Dorsey; Levi
Yantzi, O'Neill; Fred Vitt, O’Neill;
H. W. Tomlinson, O’Neill; C. L,
Kiltz, Chambers; Lewis Lauridson,
Atkinson; Charley Ernest, Amelia;
Theo Scheuth, Ewing, and Fred
Straka, Stuart.
Henry L. Pajje
Henry Lawrence Page died at the
home of his son, Harry, three
miles north of O’Neill last Sunday,
March 2, 1941, at noon, after an
illness of about two months, at the
age of 87 years, eight months and
ten days. Funeral services were
held at the Presbyterian church in
this city Monday afternoon. Rev.
William E. Clyde of the Gospel
Mission church officiating, and the
body was shipped to Sioux City on
Tuesday morning, where services
were held that afternoon at two
o’clock and interment in Graceland
cemetery, Sioux City.
Deceased was born at Natchez,
Miss., on June 22, 1853. Shortly
after his birth his parents moved
to Champaign, 111., and in 1865, to
Boone, Iowa, where he grew to
In 1872 he graduated from the
i Iowa State College, at Ames, Iowa,
; being a member of the first class
graduating from that institution
after'its founding.
In 1881 he was united in marriage
to Miss Lucille Caldwell of B>one.
Four sons were bom of this union,
all of whom survive. They are
Stephen Rice, of Los Angeles,
| Calif.; Harry L.. of O’Neill; John
Paul, of Sioux City, Iowa; Edward
C., of Detroit, Mich. He is also
survived by ten grandchildren and
six great grandchildren, and one
sister, Mrs. E. M. Holmes, of In
dianola, Iowa.
Mr. Page lived for three years
in Western Kansas and Colorado,
where he, together with Col. Neil
Brennan and others, incorporated
the town of Burlington, about
1888. In 1889 he moved to Sioux
City Towa, and in 1910 he moved
to O’Neill, having purchased the
farm north of this city now occu
pied by his son. Harry. He re
turned to Sioux City in 1919 where
he lived until after the death of
his wife in 1931 when he again
came back to O’Neill and lived
here continuously until his death.
Mr. Page was a very pleasant gen
: tleman to meet and had a host of
; friends in this city and county.
Miss Eleanor Kvam, of O’Neill,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
Kvam, of Petersburg, Nebr., and
Jarvis McDowell, of Lyons, son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. McDowell, of
Atkinson, were united in marriage
at three o’clock in the afternoon,
at Neligh on Saturday, March 1, by
the Rev. F. W. Rex of the Luther
an church in that city, with Mr.
and Mrs. Kvam and Mr. and Mrs.
McDowell present at the ceremony.
Mrs. McDowell has been employed
as a teacher in the O’Neill Public
Schools for the past four years,
and is one of the city’s most popu
lar and charming young ladies.
She will remain here until the end
of the present school term, when
she will join her husband. The
Frontier joins the many friends
of the young couple in wishing
them a happy wedded ilfe.
We desire to express our heart
felt thanks to the many kind
friends and neighbors for their
sympathy and assistance rendered
following the sudden death of our
beloved son and brother, Bernard
McCafferty. Your kindness and
sympathy in our hour of sorrow
will ever be held in grateful re
membrance.—Mrs. Mary A. Mc
Cafferty; Mr. and Mrs. John Mel
vin and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Gallagher and family, O’Neill;
: Mr. and Mrs. John A. Frenking, of
The Weather
High Low
Fberuary 27 .26 -5
! February 28 .28 11
| March 1 .33 22
March 2 . 34 23
March 3 . 21 11
March 4 . 30 5
1 March 5 . 32 22
Thursday morning, .13 of mois
ture—2 inches of snow.
William Krotter
William Krotter. proprietor of
o 'e of the oldest business estab
lishments in Stuart, or in the
county, met his death last night in
the garage at his home in Stuart.
Mr. Krotter drove into his gar
age about 9:30 o’clock and after he
had got out of the car it rolled
backward and the door of the
car, which was open pinned him
against one of the 2x4’s in the gar
age in such a manner that he
could not extricate himself. His
wife came to his aid but she could
not move the car and she got two
men from the office to come over
and they were unable to move the
car from his chest. They went for
more help and when they returned
with help and got the car moved
foi-ward Mr. Krotter had lost con
sciousness. He died a few min
utes later.
Mr. Krotter had been a resident
of the county for about fifty-five
years, formerly being a resident of
this city where he worked for
the Barnett & Frees lumber com
pany. From here he went to
Stuart and engaged in the lumber
and coal business there, later
branching out and for years he has
been the owner of a line of lumber
yards and hardware stores in Boyd
county and in South Dakota. He
had been actively engaged in busi
ness in Stuart for upward of fif
ty years. .
William Krotter was a good busi
ess man and an indefatigable work
er. He had always enjoyed good
health and, although 76 years of
age at the time of his death, he j
got around like a man twenty years |
hir, junior. During his residence in j
this county he always took an active
part in the civic affairs of the
county and his home town and was
always ready and willing to do any. j
thing that would be beneficial to
the people of his town, county or
state. He was a good citizen and
the people of the western part of
the county have lost a good booster
in his death.
He is survived by his wife, two
sons and one daughter.
Grattan Project Club
The Grattan Project Club met]
February 25 at the home of Mrs.
Larry Barrett. , .
Six members and three visitors
took part in the lessons on “Spring
Cleaning and Soap Making." Sev
eral leaflets wrt" given to those
A delicious lunch was served by
the hostess. , , ,, ,
The next meeting will be held at
the Weingartner home.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Arterburm,
| of Lincoln, Nebraska, spent the
week end here visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Stout. Mr.
Arterburm is an engineer con
nected with the State Highway de
partment, and is now located at
O’Neill, where he will be stationed
i for the next three or four months.
Telephone communications were
j completely disrupted in O’Neill and
i vicinity on last Sunday and Mon
1 day, as a result of one of the worst
i ice and sleet storms in years. Three
■ repair crews of the Northwestern
Bell Telephone Company were here
on Monday, sent to repair the dam
age. The crews were from Norfolk,
Wayne and Grand Island. There
were one hundred and fifty breaks
in the line between here and At
! kinson, and numerous other breaks
1 were reported, and a great many
i poles were down. A sheet of ice
I covered the sidewalks and high
ways, walking was a hazardous oc
1 cupation, with everyone using ex
treme caution, but a great many
falls were reported, the only dam
age in most cases being to the dig
nity of the person who fell.
At new low prices. New
beautiful models with
regulated oven.
Club Organization Getting
Started For 1941
Organization of local groups of
boys and girls into 4-H clubs has
started for 1941. In spite of the
bad weather and roads many groups
have reorganized and are making
plans for a banner year.
Indications are that the present
year will enroll over 300 boys and
girls in the 4-H work to better pre
pare themselves to meet the prob
lems of the future.
The 4-H work in Holt county is
maintained under the direction of
county agent. Lyndle R. Stout, and
is offered free to any community
that can enroll five members be
tween the ages of 10 and 20. ?7ach
club elects a local adult leader to
act as an advisor for the year’s
Although the work has been es
tablished in Holt county for a num
ber of years and many high honors
have been received by some mem
bers, there are many communities
which are not taking the best ad
vantage of the opportunities that
4-H clubs offer the boys and girls.
New groups in the county wishing
to organize a club should contact
the county agent’s office in O’Neill
for assistance.
County Agent’s Office
Moved In Court House
Since March 1 is generally con
sidered the farm moving date, the
county agent’s office has taken ad
vantage of this season to move its
office into the southwest corner of
the basement of the courthouse in
O’Neill. This office was formerly
occupied by the Farm Security ad
ministration which recently ob
tained offices in the new County
Johnny Connelly returned on,
Thursday from Omaha, where he
spent a week on business.
John Robert Gallagher left on
Thursday morning for Omaha, to
resume his studies at Creighton
University, after spending the past
week here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Gallagher.
Harold Conners and Bob Mc
Donough will leave on Thursday
for Washington, D. C., where Har
old has accepted a government po
sition and Bob will visit relatives
for a short time.
Mrs. Pete Heriford and Mrs.
James Roberts, of Brunswick, re
turned on Friday evening from Lin
coln, where they were to attend the
funeral of a friend of Mrs. Rob
erts. _
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davidson and
Mrs. R. R. Morrison returned Fri
day evening from Omaha, where
they visited Mr. and Mrs. David
son’s son, Steve, a student at
Creighton University, Omaha.
F.mmet Carr and John Connelly
drove to Norfolk on Wednesday
afternoon to attend the basketball
game between O’Neill and Stanton,
played Wednesday afternoon in the
Class A tournament.
Mrs. L. K. Stout entertained the
members of the Tuesday after
noon bridge club at her home on
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. J. R.
Miller won high, Mrs. James Roon
ey, second and Mrs. H. Peterson,
low score. ______
The following Holt county boys
reported to the local draft board
this morning at 1:40 and took the
train for Omaha, where they will
be inducted into the U. S. services:
Theodore Braun, Bennie G. Braun
and John Raymer.
The regular jury term of Court,
which was to be held in Butte, on
March 3, 1941, was changed by
order of the Judge of the District
Court, It. R. Dickson, to March
17, 1941, at which time court will
convene at 10 A. M.
Miss Frances Rotherham, normal
training and kindergarten teacher,
in the O’Neill public schools has
been selected as one of the Judges
at the North Central Conference
Declamatory contest, to be held in
Ainsworth on Friday evening,
March 21. _
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Curtis return
ed on Wednesday afternoon from
Berwyn, Nebraska, where they
have been living for the past nine
or ten months, and will again make
O’Neill their home. They are vis
iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Burge at present.
Mrs. Roy Sauers entertained the
I D. T. Club as a seven o’clock din
ner at the Golden Hotel on Thurs
day evening, followed by cards at
i her home. Mrs. J. M. Hayes won
| high for the ladies, and C. F. Grill,
high for the men. Mrs. Dwight
Harder won average, while C. E.
Yantzi won low score.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Dailey, of
Emmet, John Dailey, of Winner,
S. I)., and Miss Marie Biglin left on
Thursday for Jerome, Idaho, to at
tend the funeral of Frank Dailey,
of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Dailey
and John Dailey returned Tuesday
evening, while Miss Marie Biglin
went to Salt Lake City for a visit.
O’Neill (iirI Sings With I
Washington Choir
As a member of the choir of the
National Catholic School of Social
Service, Washington, D. C., Miss
Roberta Arbuthnot, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Arbuthnot, sang
at a luncheon given by the Wash
ington Auxiliary of the School for
the purpose of sponsoring “Inter
American Collaboration in the Field
of Social Service.”
State and Labor Department of
ficials, judges, and wives of the
South American diplomats were
honor guests at the luncheon. The
principle speaker, Rt, Rev. Msgr.
Michael J. Ready, general secre
tary of the National Catholic Wel
fare Conference, praised graduates
of the School as a “social militia”
trained to defend “human dignity
and liberty and to champion the in
tegrity of the family.”
Among the guests were Snora de
Garland, wife of the counselor of
the Peruvian Embassy, Senora de
Castro,' wife of the Minister of El
Salvador, Mme. Lescot, wife of the
Haitian Minister, Mrs. Merchant
Mahoney, wife of the Commercial
Counselor for the Canadian Lega
tion, and Carl Spaeth, executive
assistant to Nelson Rockefeller, de
fense coordinator for Pan-Ameri
can Relations.
Miss Arbuthnot, a graduate of
the University of Nebraska, will
complete the two year course of
fered by the National Catholic
School of Social Service in June,
1942. She is a major in Child Wel
fare and is now obtaining her ac
tual field work experience with the
Traveler’s Aid Society, Washing
ton, D. C.
Miss Madelynne Hynes returned
Friday from Riverton, Iowa, where
she has been employed for several
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohaus and
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gat'/, and son,
Jack, drove to Norfolk on Sunday,
where they visited at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Agnes, and
where they met Mrs. Mary McLeod,
who was returning from a visit
with her daughter, Mrs. Mark
Fangman in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Y;ictwr Halva were
surprised by u group of friends
on their twenty-second wedding an
niversary last Monday night. The
evening was spent in playing pin
ochle and visiting after which a
delicious lunch was served. The
guests departed at a late hour
after wishing Mr .and Mrs. Halva
many more happy anniversaries.
The following Holt county boys
have been selected to be inducted
into army service on March 17,
1940: Steve Ceislak, Herman
Friekle and Leonard Lawyer. On
March 25 there will be five sent
from this county to Omaha, for in
duction into the army, to replace
the five that were rejected from
those reporting on February 19.
They have not yet been selected.
F. L. Bain, who has been visiting
at the home of his daughter and
husband, Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Wright,
at Winslow, Arizona, since last
November, returned home last Fri
day night. Frank says that he had
a dandy visit and enjoyed the win
ter in the “sunny south” very much,
but that he was glad to be home
Holt County Pupils Are
Participating In School
Lunch Program
Eight hundred and thirty-seven
school children in Holt County
are now participating in the School
Lunch Program according to Coun
ty Assistance Director, Thad E.
Saunders. Applications covering
an additional 276 school children are
pending approval.
Surplus agricultural commodi
ties are made available to these
schools through the Nebraska De
partment of State Assistance and
Child Welfare. These foods have
been purchased by the Surplus Mar
keting Administration in an effort
bo stabilize prices to fanners. They
are donated by the Surplus Market
ing Administration for free distri
bution to eligible schools. Many
of these nourishing foods which in
clude flour, corn meal, lard, eggs,
pork products, fresh fruits and
vegetables have been purchased in
Nebraska resulting in considerable
benefit to Nebraska farmers and
processors of food products.
The Department of State Assist
ance and Child Welfare states that
approximately 29,500 children in
1,220 schools in 82 Nehraska coun
ties are at the present time eating
their lunches prepared in whole or
in part from surplus commodities.
Mr. Saunders points out that there
are other schools in Holt county
that may avail themselves of the
opportunity to obtain these sur
plus foods for school lunches if
they so desire. All applications
should be made at the Holt County
Assistance Office in O’Neill.
Miss Dora Davidson, of Omaha,
who spent a week here visiting rela
tives and transacting business, left
on Sunday for her home.
Miss Bernadine Protivinsky and
Ralph Bauman will leave on Thurs
day for Washington, Mo., where
they will visit at the home of Miss
Protivinsky’s sister and her hus
band, Mr. and Mrs. B. Thomas.
Bob Biglin, of Omaha, returned
to his studies at the University of
Nebraska medical school at Omaha,
after spending the week end here
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Biglin._
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Freaking and
children left on Monday for their
home in Omaha, after coming to
O'Neill to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Frenking’s brother, Bernard
Mrs. Bob Cook was surprised by
a group of her friends who went to
her home last Friday night to wish
her a happy birthday. Four tables
if pinochle were played. Prises
were won by: John Schmidt and
Mrs. James Oppen, high; Fred
Grandorf and Mrs. John Schmidt,
low; Mrs. Frank Greenier, booby.
A delicious lunch was served at
midnight and before leaving for
home the guests wished Mrs. Cook
many more happy birthdays.
At a special meeting of the mem
bers of the school board on Mon
day evening, Robert Houtchens
was elected to take the place of
Harold Conners, who resigned to
accept a position in Washington,
D. C. Mr. Houtchens, who will be
the commercial teacher, is at pres
ent at Genoa, Nebraska, and is ex
pected to report some time next
OF all kinds of hunger there
is none like money hunger.
Physical starvation may be the
result of financial improvi
Capital, Surplus and
Undivided Profits,
•140,900 00
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Indebtedness of Offlcer*
or Stockholder*.
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