The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, April 10, 1941, Image 1

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Twenty-four towns have entered
the Nebraska North Central Dis
trict Music Contest which is to be
held in O’Neill on Friday and Sat
urday, April 18 and 19.
While not all the towns entered
have bands or orchestras to com
pete, all of them will be represented
in some phase of the contest.
Following is the list of towns en
tered to date: Ainsworth, Atkin
i son, Butte, Chambers, Clearwater,
Elgin, E'ricson, Ewing, Inman,
Long Pine, Neligh, Niobrara, O’
Neill, Orchard, Page, Rock County
High School of Bassett, Sacred
Heart of Norfolk, Spencer, St.
Mary’s of O'Neill, Stuart, Tilden,
Valentine, Verdigris, and Wheel
er County High School of Bartlett.
The judges have been announced
as follows: Lenore Burkett Van
Kirk, University of Nebraska, Lin
coln, as vocal critic; Gavin Doughty
of Kearney State Teachers’ College,
vocal and instrumental critic; Ed
ward Kurtz of Iowa State Teachers*
College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, instru
mental critic; and Rupert M. Good
brod of Midland College, Fremont,
piano critic.
Plans for the contest are rapidly
nearing completion and all indica
tions point to one of the most suc
cessfully conducted music contests
in this part of the state.
O’Neill High Track
Team Ready for
Spring Meets
g Coach Manny Segel, who has
been workng out his tricksters,
rain or shine, for the past three
weeks, is slowly rounding into
shape a squad that will take to the
cinders next week.
Boys doing well at this time are:
Manzer, 100 yd. dash, 440 run,
broad jump, high jump, javelin.
Bowers: 220 yd. dash, % mile,
broad jump.
Calkins: shot put, discus javelin.
Kloppenburg: 220 yd. dash, mile
run, shot put.
Burgess: 100, 220 yd. dash, high
McKenna, shot put, discus, jave
Wolfe: 220, 440, pole vault.
Yantzi: 100 220, pole vault.
Thomas: high jump, broad jump,
French: 100, 220, high jump.
Jareske, 100, 220, broad jump.
Track Schedule
April 10—Columbus, invitational,
April 16-Spalding, invitational.
Spalding, Tebr.
April 25-Norfolk, qualifying meet,
Norfolk, Nebr.
# April 26-(nite) Holt County Meet.
Atkinson, Nebr.
April 29-Bassett, invitational, Bas
sett, Nebr.
May 2-Albion, invitational, Albion,
May 0-10 State Track Meet, Lincoln
Father and Sons Have
A Banquet
On Monday April 7, at 6:30 the
Future Farmers held their annual
Father and Son Fun-Feed. A deli
cious supper -of pancakes, coffee
and sausage was served by the
Home Economics Department. The
business men who furnished the
butter, sausage, pancakes and syrup
are: Levi Fuller, Manager of the
Farmers’ Union; Mayor Kershen
brock of the Sanitary Meat Market;
Bill Hanna of the Clover Farm
Store; Mr. Hickey, of the Harding
Cream Company; Ambrose Rhode,
of the Council Oak; Otto Lorenz,
of the Lorenz Dairy; Carl Asmis,
of the New Deal and Archie Bowen,
of the Ben Franklin Store.
There were eighty-five farmers,
and business men present. The pro
gram consisted of several speeches
by two of the members. Maurice
Grutsch spoke on Our Chapter Ac
complishments. Bob Hanley told
How Vocational Agriculture Has
Helped Me Get Staited In Farming.
Il'ioth c? the boys turned in very good
Organize Chapter to
Combat Infantile
At a special meeting, called by
Mrs. J. J. Harrington of O’Neill,
The Holt County Chapter of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, was organized. The
meeting was held at Hotel Golden
on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Dewey Nemetz of Lincoln,
'Nebraska, was present at the meet
ing to assist in the organization
of the local chapter. Mr. Nemetz
gave a brief address pertaining to
the subject of infantile paralysis.
He also stressed the urgent need
of continuing the fight against the
dread disease, infantile paralysis,
which is on the increase over the
nation. He discussed the fine con
structive work of the National
Foundation in leading this fight
against Polio.
Officers elected, at this meeting,
to head the Holt County Foundation
during its first year of existence,
are: Mrs. H. E. Coyne, Chairman;
Mr. Hugh O’Conner, of Atkinson.
Vice-Chairman; E'd Quinn, of O’
Neill, Treasurer; and Gerald S.
Graybiel, Secretary.
The new officers of the chapter
.will meet very soon bo select a rep
resentative to represent their res
Ipecive communities on the Chap
ter’s Board of Directors.
Officials of the new Chapter
urge that any new cases of infantile
paralysis, originating in Holt
county, be referred to the Chapter,
whether or not funds of the Chap
ter are needed. The Holt County
Chapter will act as the agent of
the National Infantile Paralysis
Foundation, in this county. The
National Foundation stands ready
to send epidemic aid into the county
... if ever needed to combat Polio.
The new chapter will have $124.42
to start operations with.
The breakdown of this amount:
50% retained in Holt county from
1930 fhnd drive . $02.21
1939 fund drive — $(52.21
1940 fund drive . 38.00
50% retained in Holt county from
1941 fund drive . 104.21
Total . $204.42
Disbursements: 1939 to Jan. 1941:
Hospitalization of an infan
tile paralysis victim, Lynch,
Nebraska .—. $50.00
To R. E. Kriz, M. D.,
Lynch, Nebr., for Polio
serum .-. $15.00
Transportation of Polio
victim to Lincoln to hos
pital . $15.00
Total . $80.00
Leaving a net balance on hand for
the Chapter of $124.42.
Note: Another $25.00 w»Ml be add
ed to the $124.42 soon. This $25.00
represents 50% of the lapel but
tons sold by the Holt County Po's
masters during the 1941 fund drive.
Mrs. Ella Z. Miller
Mrs. Ella Z. Miller died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. David
Bowen northeast of Page, on Thurs
day, April 3, 1941, at the age of
83 years, three months and six
teen days, after an illness of sev
eral months, of ailments due to
advanced years. Funeral services
were held in the Biglin Mortuary
Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p. m.,
Rev. Carpenter of Page officiating.
The body was shipped to Tecumseh,
Nebr., for interment at the side of
her husband who passed away sev
tral years ago.
Ella Woodley was born at Ster
ling, Ilinois, on December 17, 1857.
The family came to Nebraska when
she was a young girl and in this
state on September 29, 1873, she
was united in marriage to T. D.
Miller. They were residents of
Johnson county for many years and
in 1912 came to this county and for
several years she had made her
home with her daughter, Mrs. Bo
wen, northeast of Page. She is sur
vived by two children, Mrs. Dave
Bowen, of Page and Harry P. Mil
ler, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
Mrs. Miller was a charming lady
and had many friends in the east- j
ern part of the county, as was at
tested by the fact that a large dele
gation of residents of that section
of the county wrere in the cityj
Sunday afernoon for the funeral
services. '
Benjamin H. Murten
Was born Dec. 8th, 1876, at La
Porte, Indiana, and died at the
Forrest Smith home at Inman
on April 3rd, 1941, aged 64 years,
3 months and 25 days.
As a small child he came west
with his family, anil lived in the
neighborhood of Neligh, Neb. He
attended the public schools of
Neligh, and received higher educa
tional training at a Congregation
al school in Neligh and at the Morn
itlgside College in Iowa, near Sioux
At the age of 17, he was happily
converted during the pastorate of
Rev. W. A. Rominger during a
revival meeting at Tilden, in 1893.
In 1903 he was made a supply pas
tor of Center, Nebr., and in 1904
was admitted to the North Nebr
aska Conference and appointed to
Moniwi. In 1906 he was admitted
into full membership in the Con
He was united in marriage to
Miss Eva Estell Smith, on Dec.
18, 1907, at the farm home near
Inman. They worked together,
with the single purpose of making
for better things and near the home
where they were joined in Holy
Other charges they served were
Inman, Boone, Pierce, Page, South
Sioux City, Winnetoon, Spencer,
Meadow Grove, Wakefield, Grant,
Mullen, Potter, Hay Springs, and
appointed to Long Pine at the last
conference, and moved there, but
only preached once, and was strick
en with a severe heart attack from
which he never fully recovered.
Being unable to carry on. the work,
they moved to Page, Neb., and se
cured a home at Liman, and plan
ned to make his home here in a few
; weeks.
Bro. Murten was a good minister
and pastor, and careful about pro
viding for every interest of the
church, and the Kingdom as com
mitted to his care. At one of his
charges 80 members were received
during the year. Ilis last year at
Hay Springs was a good one for
increase to the church, and his
last Sunday there before Confer
ence was a blessed day of Spirit
ual Fellowship, when everyone
present at the service partook of
Holy Communion together.
Besides the wife and helpmate
ini his life work, there is left to
miss him, his mother, Mrs. Eulalia
Murten, and one brother, Ernest
Murten, Salem, Oregon, and two
sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Andrews and
Mrs. Ellen Andrews, both of Mc
Minnville, Oregon, a sister, Mrs.
Nettie Todd, of Meadville, Mo.,
two nephews and two nieces and
families of Portland, Ore., and
three nieces and three nephews of
the Todd family of Sumner, Neb.
A large number of friends, and
also all the charges they have served
so acceptably, will sorrow at his
A good Brother and Friend has
lain down his work and burdens
and gone from us, but will receive
The Master’s Welcome of "well
done, good and faithful servant,
enter into the joys of thy Lord.”—
| Door Committee Members
A meeting of all individuals who
have been selected to assist as door
men at the District Music Contest,
has been scheduled for Saturday at
3:00 p. m. in the dining room of the
Golden Hotel. At this time plans
and arrangements will be worked
out to assure the proper function
ing of the committee on April 18
and 19. It is very important that
every member of this committee be
present that Saturday afternoon at
3:00 o’clock at the Golden Hotel
dining room.
Mrs. W. T. BarkhulT, of Fresno,
California, arrived here Saturday
for a few weeks visit at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes met
her in Grand Island Saturday
morning. While here she will
spend some time visiting friends
and relatives in this section of the
state and over in Iowa. Mrs. Bark
huff has been a resident of Calif
ornia for five years and this is her
first visit here since her removal
to California.
According to Thad E. Saunders,
Holt County Selecting Agent, there
are still a large number of vacan
cnes to be filled in the CCC quota
for the April enrollment which
closes on April 20. Applications
are now being taken for the next
acceptance date, April 15.
The purpose of the CCC is to give
unemployed young men an oppor
tunity to earn while they are learn
ing; to secure experience and job
training that will hfeljf them to find
better jobs. Employers throughout
the country are learning more and
more the value of CCC training.
What impresses them most about
CCC-trained young men is the fact
that they have acquired better
work habits than the average young
men of their age.
The CCC camp is an excellent
place to learn the operation, care
and repair of motor vehicles, trac
tors, or bulldozers; they have an
opportunity to learn the basic prin.
ciples of metal working; woodwork
ing facilities are unusually com
plete. They may secure basic know,
ledge of how electrical equipment
works and how to wire various
kinds of houses and buildings. They
offer fine training for cooks and
mess stewards. They have classes
in photography, blue print reading,
drafting, typing and radio. Mer
chant Marine and private radio
companies are constantly demand
ing CCC-trained radio men.
Young men who are unmarried,
unemployed, between the ages of
17-23%, and of good health and
character are eligible Enrollees are
paid $30 a month; f they have de
pendents they send $15 of this
amount to their dependents; the
boys receive $8 in cash and $7 is
saved for them each month. At the
end of their enrollment period
savings are paid to them in a
lump sum. In addition to this,
they receive good wholesome food,
clothing, medical and dental care;
they learn to live with others, and
are taught to do a job which will
definitely improve their chances for
employment after they leave the
To the many old friends who
were so kind to us and ours during
our recent bereavement, in the
sickness and death of our beloved
husband and brother, the late Rev.
B. II. Murton, we desire in this
manner to express our sincere and
heartfelt thanks.— Mrs. Eva Mur
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Smith
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Smith and family.
Miss Agnes Donohoe
Miss Agnes Donohoe passed away
at her home in this city about 6
o’clock last Saturday morning, af
ter a short illness of pneumonia,
at the age of 71 years and one
month. The funeral was held last
Monday morning at 9 o’clock from
St. Patrick’s church, Monsignor
McNamara officiating and burial
was in Calvary cemetery.
Miss Donohoe was born at Bea
ver Meadows, Pennylvania, on Mar.
6, 1870. She came with her parents
to this county in October, 1879, and
ever since has been a resident of
the county. For twenty-eight
years she lived on the home farm
north of this city and in the
spring of 1907 she moved to this
city and made her home with her
sister, Miss Anna Donohoe, who
was county superintendent of the
public schools of the county for
several years. After Miss Dono
hoe’s retirement from the office
she and her sister opened a rooming
house on west Clay street, which
they have successfully operated
since that time.
Miss Donohoe had always enjoy,
ed good health until a few weeks
ago when she took a severe cold,
which was aggravated by the fact
that her sister was also down with
a cold and she was trying to take
care of her. The cold developed
into pneumonia, which result’d
fatality in less than twenty-four
Miss Donohoe is survived by one
sister, Miss Anna, who is the last
surviving member of the family.
There are also several nephews and
cousins and a host of friends in
this city and the surrounding
country. Her sister, Miss Anna, is
still seriously ill with an attack of
pneumonia, being unable to attend
the funeral services. Her many
friends tender sympathy in her hour
of sorrow and hope for her a speedy
Two O’NeiU Boys Escape
Serious Injury In
Luto Wreck
While driving on the highway
near Inman last Friday afternoon
a car driven by Joe Gallagher and
who was accompanied by Emmet
Carr collided head on with a car
driven by Charles Salibury, a tra
veling salesman of Neligh. Both
cars were badly wrecked and Gal
lagher and Carr escaped with only
minor injuries, but wer sererely
shaken up. They were brought to
the O’Neill hospital, where they
were confined until yesterday, when
they were released.
Salisbury was taken to a Norfolk
hospital and it is said that he is in
a serious condition. He is suffering
from severe chest injuries, broken
nose, injured neck and cuts and
bruises on his legs and arms.
OF all kinds of hunger there
is none like money hunger.
Physical starvation may be the
result of financial improvi
Capital, Surplus and This Bank Carries As
Undivided Profits, Indebtedness of Oiori
$140,000.00 or Stockholder*.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Another Successful
Clinic Held Here
Sixty-five children were examin
ed at the orthopedic clinic held
in the ONeill High School gym
nasium on Saturday, April 5. The
clinic was sponsored by the Crip
pled Children’s Service in coopera
tion with the Elk’s Lodge and was
under the direction of Miss Kay
Braverman, Public Health Nurse,
and Miss Regina Mendell, Super
visor of Medical Social Work, both
of the Orthopedic Hospital, Lincoln,
The examining orthopedist was
Dr. H. W. Orr of Lincoln, while
Dr. J. A. Henske, pedatrician from
Omaha examined all new cases be
ing considered for Services for
Crippled Children. The doctors were
assisted by Mrs. Melvin Ruzica and
Mrs. J. P. Brown of O’Neill. At
tending the clinic were Dr. J. P.
Brown and Dr. O. W. French of
O'Neill and Dr. Gill of Chambers.
Others present were: Mr. August
Schneider, State Elks Lodge,
Benedict, Nebraska; Mr. Harry J.
Becker, Chief of the Division of
Child Welfare and Crippled Child
ren. Mrs. Harry Becker of Lin
coln and Mrs. Beck, Child Welfare
Consultant of Ainsworth. Miss
Edna Simonson and Miss Marcella
Betterman, both of O^Neill as
sisted in the registrations.
Mr. August Schneider, Chair
man of the Elk’s Committee for
Crippled Children was present
throughout the day and supervised
the noon day luncheon served to
the children qnd their parents.
Other out of town Elks present
were Mr. George Burton, Secre
tary of the Elks Lodge, Mr. E. B.
i Watson and Mr. George Farran,
all of Norfolk.
> I he luncheon, sponsored by the
Elks was prepared and served by
the following ladies of the Presby
terian Church: Mrs. Clara Miles,
Mrs. O. A. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Charles
Melena, Mrs. Seth Noble, Mrs. Fred
Robertson, Mrs. R. H. Schriner,
Mrs. John Osenbaugh, Mrs. H. W.
Hereford and Mrs. Lulu Quig.
Over two hundred persons were
Rooms Needed During
Music Contest
Rooms will be needed for enter
taining out of town guests who will
remain over for the Music Contest,
Friday and possibly Saturday
nights, April 18 and 19.
O’Neill’s customary hospitality
and cooperation can be depended
upon, the committee feels sure.
There is no way of determining in
advance h-ow many will remain over
night, so it is necessary to have a
sizeable list of available rooms,
although the chances are not all will
be needed.
A flat charge of 50c per person
iR customary. If you have rooms (
that will be available please notify
Mr. Roy Sauers, phone 43, or Mrs.
J. D. Osenbaugh, phone 291W, not
later than Wednesday, April 16, so
the list may be completed in ample
time. Your prompt cooperation
will be appreciated by the com
mittee on housing.
Assessors From Eight
Counties Met Here
The assessors meeting con
ducted by Tax Commissioner Frank
J. Brady of Lincoln, at the assembly
room at the Court House on last
Saturday was a very successful
meeting with County Assessors
present from Boyd, Brown, Cherry,
Holt, Loup, Rock, Wheeler and
Knox Counties. Senator Tonyj
Animus, who represents this dis
trict in the legislature at Lincoln,
was also present at the meeting
and was introduced to the gather
ing. E. A. Wisco of Spencer, man
ager of the North Nebraska Hydro
Electric Company was also present
at the meeting.
It is planned at this time to hold
i another such meeting next year,
! which will probably be held in Bas
sett, with Rock County acting as
Dick Rakowski left on Tuesday ;
on a business.trip to Norfolk and i
Omaha, Nebraska, j1
The first airplane accident in this
immediate vicinity occurred just
south of this city last Sunday about
noon, when a plane piloted by Rob
Chaney, of Stuart, crashed in the
meadow south of the Northwester*
depot. George Criss, also of Stuart,
the owner of the plane, was a pas
senger, both escaped injury, but
the plane was completely wrecked,
splitting in two.
Mr. Criss, who had purchased tha
plane the day before, was coming
to see his wife, who was a patient
in the O’Neill hospital, and Chaney,
an experienced pilot, was at the con
trols. They were landing in the
pasture south of town when the
pant leg of the pilot caught in one
of the wing controls and as he
jerked to get it loose the wing of
the plane tipped, and being so close
to the ground, the tip of the wing
struck the ground and the plane
went over. Both men were very for
tunate in escaping injury.
This accident brings to light the
fact that O'Neill should have a
landing field. It will only be a few
years until airplanes will be as nu
merous as automobiles and a city
that doesn’t have a good landing
field will be off the highway lanes
of traffic. It might be a good thing
for the newly organized Commer
cial Club to give a little thought to
the matter of securing a landing
field for this city so that we can
keep up with the times.
The Legislature
By Tony Asimus
The Highway Patrol and the of
fice of State Sheriff were combined
into a state constabulary, with
department.. Kadio communica
tion with county sheriffs was made
available. Under this bill the safe
ty patrol will be bonded for $5,000
each, and will be under the super
vision of the elected State Sheriff.
This will mean more cooperation
between the sheriffs of counties
and the road patrol.
* * *
L. B. 130 does the same thing
that former legislation in past ses
sion did, regarding the cancella
tion of interest on general real
property and personal taxes. In
its present form it cancels interest
on taxes delinquent prior to March
8, 1939, if payment-of the taxe in
made on or before March 1, 1942,
with interest only from March 8,
1939 until paid.
* * m
Designed to assist counties
which wish to establish the
federal food stamp plan and
similar systems, L. B. 221 was ap
proved for advancement to select
file. It would establish a $400,000
revolving fund with state assis
tance money from which counties
could borrow to put the stamp pl*«
in operation. There are now 18
counties which have the food dis
tribution plan. Any county, by
adopting the stamp plan, could add
to every dollar of relief money
spent in the county for food, fifty
cents more of “surplus commodi
ties”, which incude many staple
articles of groceries. The customer
can select whatever surplus com
modities he wishes to buy from any
grocery store.
* * *
The bill providing for state civil
service or merit system was re
ported out to general file by the
government committee. A similar
bill, backed by the League of Wom
en voters, was decisively de
feated in the previous session.
* * *
The bill repealing the Old Age
Assistance Lien Law was argued
and advanced for passage this week.
* * *
The bill repealing the State Hail
Insurance Law was passed on third
reading this week. The public
hearing showed that too few poli
cies were issued this last year.
Signed: Tony Asiman
Miss Grace Connelly returned on
Friday evening from Grand Island
and Omaha, Nebraska, where she
was on business.