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VOL. LXI O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1941 Number 49
LOOKS FOR BIG
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the O’Neill Country
Club was held on April 9. The
board of Directors elected at this
meeting is as follows: President,
Dr. L. A. Burgess, Vice President,
R. M. Sauers, Secretary, F. N.
Cronin, Treasurer, Edward M. Gal
lagher; Chairman Grounds Com
mittee, W. J. Biglin; Chairman En
tertainment Committee, Max Gol
den, Chairman Club House Ar
rangements, P. C. Donohoe.
It is expected that the 1941 mem
bership will be larger than any in
the history of the club. Starting
A^ril 15, Clyde Bowden will com
merce duties as overseer of work
on the course. A schedule of enter
tainment that will be very attrac
tive to prospective members, asj
•well as to the usual membership,
was mapped out at tin m-'eting.
1. Opening dance at the Club
House which will be a comp'iment
to all members and those who ex
pect to join, Thursday, May 22.
2. The annual invitation club
tournament which has become one
of North Nebraska’s most pleasant
rc.unii ns will be held June 15, 16,
and 17. Rollo Sissel and his orches
tra, has been booked to play for|
the tournament ball.
3. The annual Fourth of July
celebration with family picnics and
an extra fine display of fireworks.
4. Club golf matches and special
tournaments under the direction of
the committee that functioned so
well last year.
5. The weekly dinner parties in
Charge of the ladies auxiliary
^ which have been such pleasant so
' cial meetings in years past.
6. The annual stag party and the
costume ball which in other years,
have been very enjoyable occas-j
Many ladies have shown a great;
interest in golf already this spring,
and it is anticipated that they will
seriously take up this healthful and *
entertaining sport. It is believed
that a ladies tournament may be
An invitation is extended to all
residents of O’Neill to join the club.
It is the center of social activities
during the summer months and is
by no means an exclusive organiza
tion. The purpose of the club is
for pleasure and entertainment
only and dues are most reasonable.
New members will receive a cor
dial and friendly welcome. R. M.
Sauers, Chairman of the member
ship committee, will gladly explain
the schedule of dues to any inter
Mr. and Mrs. M. Crandall and
I son, Allen of Fremont, spent the
week end here visiting at the home
of Mrs. Crandall’s sister and her
family, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Bur
Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell and daugh
ter Louise arrived here on Friday
from Omaha. Miss Louise returned
on Sunday evening, while Mrs.
O’Donnell will remain here for the
next two weeks visiting relatives.
Mrs. James McPharlin left on
Saturday evening for Omaha,
where she spent Easter with her
son, Owen and her daughters, Mrs.
James Chapman and Mrs. I. Glad
Jimmie Herre and Henry Reimer
left Sunday afternoon for Lincoln
after spending Easter here with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. M.
Herre and Judge and Mrs. L. W.
High Low Prep.
April 10 _ 60 35
April 11 . 70 52 .08
April 12 .. 76 68
April 18_ 76 58 .61
April 14 . 69 46
April 15 . 57 37
April 16 . 65 46 .01
April 17 —. .12
Totr' of 2.29 inches of rainfall so
iar iii che Month of April.
C. E. Stout In Sioux
C. E. Stout, owner of the O’Neill
Drug company, an old time drug
gist of this city, sufered an attack
of appendicitus last Sunday morn
ing, while at work in the store. He
was taken to a hospital in Sioux
City about midnight that night and
was operated on there at 4
o’clock Monday morning. He came
out of the operation nicely and
was getting along fine when he
developed a case of pneumonia and
was in serious condition about noon
on Wednesday. He rallied however
that afternoon and word from there
this morning is to the effect that
he is getting along nicely and that
the chances for his ultimate recov
ery are very good. His wife and
two daughters are with him in
Sioux City. Charley has been a re
sident of O’Neill about forty years
and has a host of friends here,
having served as mayor of the city
for three consecutive terms and
they are all pulling for him in his
fight for recovery.
Former O’Neill Boy
Preaches At Methodist
The Rev. Leo. Clifford Kline
will be recalled by the older resi
dents of O’Neill in the early part
of this century. He left O’Neill
thirty-four years ago, entered the
ministry of the Methodise Church
in the Southern California confer
ence; is now pastor of Washington
street Methodist church in Pasa
dena. He is visiting relatives here
and will speak at the local Metho
dist church next Sunday morning.
On The Sidelines
Both the High schools being very
quiet this week, the Recreation
Center breaks into the news with
their Annual, city Marble tourna
This tourney is held every year to
decide the Champ of each town in
Nebraska, after this the town
Champ of each town in Nebraska,
journeys to another nearby town to
fight it out with them to see who
has the right to go to the district
meet which is held in Norfolk for
this section of Ihe state. If the
to\Vt! boy is still ir the punning he
then goes to Lincoln to battle for
his position as contender for tne
State champion snip.
This year in t.h Senior division,
LP.uch Vorce, walked off with the
tit e by turning Art Barnes, Jr.,
hack in his att'n.ot at the City
In the Junior division, Clifford
Ilaynes, a newcomer, stole the title
and left two boys fighting it out
for second place. Gordon Elkins and
Dick Godel tied in their battle for
the second place post and as yet
no decision has been given.
During the last week Leo Lewis
a one time O’Neill High all-around
athlete has showed plenty of what
it takes in his attempt to gain a
varsity berth at the full back spot
on the Husker eleven. Leo com
pleted his freshman and Sopho
more years here before going to
Alliance High, where he graduated.
He now has plenty of competition
to buck against, with Vike Francis
already having the spot, and
Wayne Blue, and Henry Rohn
fighting for second spot.
Sand green golf has opened up
with an ever widening interest, and
now has extened itself into the
schools of tfkr state. Golf at one
time was a sport for no other
school then City school but now it
has reached out, even into the sand
hills and there are some in the
schools of O’Neill that would like
to organize a team and enter the
State High School Tourney at
Kearney on May 2-3. It would be
grea if a town as golf conscience
as this could send a team to a
tournament in this fairly new
High School sport.
Mr. and Mrs. James McNally and
daughter of North Platte, Nebras-'
ka, spent the week-end here visit
ing relatives and friends. They left
on Tuesday for Gothenburg, Ne
braska, where they will make their
home in the future.
HIGHWAY NO. 20 ;
TION HERE MAY 26
Mr. Bell, of Casper, Wyo., secre
tary of the Highway 20 association,
was in the city last Tuesday and
met with the committee of the
Commercial Club and Harold Lind.
berg, who is one of Ihe officers of
the National association, regard
ing the coming convention of the
association which is to be held in
A few weeks ago the date for the
convention date was set as May 15,
but at the meeting Tuesday the
dates of the convention was filled
for Monday, May 26, 1941, when
this city will be host to several
hundred delegates from the various
towns along the highway. Mr. Bell
informed us that he would not be
surprised if there were at least
three hundreds delegates present
for the convention, from Wyoming,
Nebraska and Iowa. Let them
come, O’Neill will be prepared to
entertain them in the style for
which the city is noted.
Slightly lighter receipts of live
stock at the local auction last Mon
day sold at about steady prices
with a week ago. The quality of the
offering was not equal to last
week’s; hence, top prices were a lit
tle under those quoted a week ago.
However, considering quality, the
market looked about steady on
most kinds of cattle. The hog mar
ket reflected price conditions at the
A top of $12.80 was paid for
steer calves with the bulk in this
class ranging from $11.00 to $12.50.
The best lightweight heifer calves
earned from $10.00 to $10.75; hea
vier weights from $9.25 to $10.00.
Yearlings were not very plenti
ful and the best kinds asked from
$10.50 to $11.50. Heavy steers sold
mostly from $9.25 to $9.75.
A top of $7.05 was paid for good
voung cows and the long end of thd
days offering sold from $6.50 to
$7.00. Bulls were rather scarce and
sold at about steady prices with a
In the hog division an extreme
top of $8.70 was paid for the best
lightweight butchers. Practical top
was $8.65. Sows sold mostly around
$8.00. The best feeder pigs sold up
wards to $10.20.
Around 25 head «.f horses and
mvles were sold last Monday.
The next regular auction will be
neld on Monday, April 21.
Joseph Weibel, one of the pros
perous farmers and stockmen of
Deloit Township, was an O’Neill
visitor last Saturday and made
this office a pleasant call extend
ing his subscription to this house
hold neccesity for a couple of more
years. Mr. Weibel has been a re
sident of that section of the coun
ty for over thirty years and, while
he says there have been tough
times since he moved there, he is of
the opinion that it is about as
good a section of the state as a man
can live in. Mr. Weibel lost a son in
the last World War and he hopes
and prays that the United States
will not be drawn into this one.
The Frontier is in receipt of a
letter from Mrs. H. H. Mitchell, of
Jeffers, Mont., containing a renew
al of her subscription for another
year. Mrs. Mitchell says that her
aunt, Nora Sullican, who is well
past ninety and was a resident of
this county for many years, is en
joying good health and eagerly
looks forward to the weekly issues
of the paper from the old home
Rev. V. C. Wright returned home
Tuesday evening from a two day
visit at Lincoln and Omaha, where
ho had gone to assist in making
final arrangements for the sum
mer school of the Board of Minis
trial Training of the Methodist
church, which will be held at Ne
braska Wesleyan University at
Lincoln on June 3 to 13, 1941.
At a simple ceremony perform
er Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s
cathedral the wedding of Miss Mil
dred Miller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Miller of Ewing, to
Clarence Saunto of O’Neill, took
place. Very Rev. Msgr. Clarence
Riordan officiated at 8 o’clock. The
bride was attired in a navy blue
net dress made with shirred neck
line gathered into a white lace
band and short puffed sleeves trim
med in lace. Her hat was of navy
with a shoulder length veil. White
flowers accented the crown.
She had white kid gloves and her
other accessories were navy. She
carried a prayer book and rosary
given her by the bridegroom. Her
corsage was a single white orchid.
Miss Alice Krapp, chosen to serve
as maid of honor, was dressed in a
frock of rose crepe made on simple
lines with short sleeves. She had a
corsage of gardenias and forget
me-nots. Best man,was A. L. Stu
debacker of Sioux City, la. The
bride was given away by her cou
sin, Francis Donovan. After the
ceremony there was a breakfast at
the Corahusker. Lighted tapers
and flowers formed the decorations
for the breakfast table which was
centered with a wedding cake. — i
Nebraska State Journal, April 16.
Round-Up Calf Club
The Club held their second meet
ing Friday April 4th at Clark’s
It was suggested that we all plan
a demonstration for our next meet,
ing at Burge’s May 9. All members
were present at the last meeting.
i Mr. and Mrs. Bvid Thomas and
Miss Bernadine Protivinfly ar
I rived here on Saturday from Sa
lem, Mo., where they have been for
the past few months. Mr. Thomas
left on Monday, while Mrs. Thomas
will remain for an indefinate visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Mary Janet Kubitschek, of
Omaha, a student at Duchesne Col
lege, Bill Kubitschek a student at
Creighton University, Omaha, and
Bart Kubitschek of Lincoln, a stu
dent at the University of Nebras
ka, all spent Easter with their par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Kubit
Miss Bernadette Brennan and
Mrs. F. M. Brennan and sons, John
and Bert, drove to Sioux City, la.,
last Thursday, where Mrs. Brennan
took the train for Fort Knox, Ky.,
where she will visit her husband,
Major Brennan for the next two
PROGRAM APRIL 24
The annual aohievent day pro
gram climaxing the 1940-41 wo
men project club year will be held
in the auditorium of the O’Neill
Public School on Thursday, April
24. Plans for the program are un
der the direction of Mrs. George
Rector, county chairman, and will
provide a program of interest to
all homemakers whether members
of a project club or not.
The morning program will be the
annual business meeting of presi
dents and leaders and the arrange
ment of the exhibits of work com
pleted during the year. After a cov.
ered dish luncheon at noon the pub
lic is invited to attend the program
which will feature Miss Elin An
derson of Extension Service who
will present a discussion of the
rural health problem as she made a
study of it in the United States and
Canada. The program will close
with the candle lighting recogni
tion ceremony conducted by Miss
Verna C. Glandt. home demonstra
tion agent for this district.
Facilities for accommodating a
large crowd are much improved
this year and guests are particu
larly invited to attend and enjoy
the achievement day.
Other Holt County
The annual 4-H Cluh Week at
the college of agriculture in Lin
coln will be held from June 1-7
this year and Holt county will be
well represented as usual.
Announcement of the big event
reached county agent, Lyndle R.
Stout, this week. Among those
attending will be those to whom
prize trips have been awarded
along with delegates of 4-H club
local leaders and other 4-H mem
bers in the state.
Prize trip winners from Holt
county who will attend Club Week
are Boyd Ressel of Chambers as a
guest of Crete Mills; Gene Higgins
of O’Neill from Omaha Chamber of
Commerce; and Marvin Stauffer of
Page on the Burlington leadership
Several other 4-H members in
the county have indicated their in
tentions of attending and any mem- J
ber or leader who is interested ian
obtain the details from the coun
ty agent’s office in O’Neill.
Mr. ad Mrs. Edward Swanson,
of Herman, Nebraska and Miss
Helen Toy, of Bayard, Nebr., left
on Sunday for their home after
spending Easter here at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Toy.
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 He
Indebtedness of Officer*
Member Federal Deposi Innirance Corporatio®
Mrs. C. F. Liermann
Mrs. C. F. Liermann died at her
home in this city last Saturday
morning at 6:30 after an illness of
several months of anemia, at the
age of 59 years, nine months and
fourteen days. Funeral services
were held in Chambers on Monday
afternoon in the Lutheran church
and burial in the Chambers ceme
Miss I.aura Thompson was born
at Inman, Nebr., on June 28, 1881.
When she was a little girl her par
ents moved to a ranch near Amelia
and there she grew to womanhood
and on October 19, 1904, she was
united in marriage to Charles F.
Liermann. Three children were
born of this union, Miss Neva, of
Dallas, Texas, Claude and Ira of
Amelia, who with her husband are
left to mourn the passing of a kind
and affectionate wife and mother.
She is also survived by her father,
Charles N. Thompson of Amelia
and eight sisters and four brothers.
The family moved to O’Neill in
the spring of 1934 and since that j
time had made their home in this !
city. Her family were among the
pioneers of the Inman section of
After Fifty Years John
Says Looks Better
John Gaughenhaugh, wh-' has
been hibernating with the big
shots down at Excelsior Springs,
Mo., since last November returned
home Friday morning. Hh brother,
Clark, who has been in Excelsior
Springs with John will remain for
a few weeks longer. John says that
he had a delightful time while he
v/as away and one of the g» eater,t
j treats that he received was the
, weekly visits of The Frontier,
' which he had sent weekly to his
! address. John says that while that
j is a nice place to spend a few
months, he was mighty glad to get
back to Holt county and meet again
with his many old time friends. On
his way home he spent a week vis
iting relatives in Iowa and Omaha.
Are the people “tow stunned to
fight a debt and spend policy that
“may mean complete bankruptcy
and possible destruction of our
The question was propounded to
a Chicago Association of Com
merce meeting by Congressman
Dewey of that city.
He cited some figures.
In the last 16 months federal ap
propriations alone have amounted
to 4G% billion dollars.
This is equal to the value of all
It is 20 million dollars in excess
of the value of the railroads.
It is 20 billion dollars moTe than
the value of all public utilities.
It is 60 per cent of the estimated
income of all the people for the
It is nearly 16 per cent of the en
tire national wealth.
“And the end is not yet.” Even
larger appropriations and expen
ditures are yet to come.
Regardless of the outcome of the
war, Mr. Dewey impressed on his
audience, every citizen will have to
bear his share “of the fantastic
financial burden that will be ours.”
And he had but one word of ad
Protest against every proposal
for spending for nnything but the
national defense and the absolutely
routine services of the government.
“Protest not once but continu
We question if it is the people
who are stunned. Many are keenly
aware of the danger; are protest
ing, and have, been protesting. It
seems rather that it is Congress
that is stunned, without the cour
age to protest.
Maybe another letter to your
Congressman . . . —Omaha VV orld
; Herald, April 7.
Mrs. O. W. French, ac ompanied
' by her daughter, Le ona, and by the
Misses Rose Mary and Ruth Ann
Biglin, Dorothy Jordan, Nadine
Coy no and Junior Toy left on Tues
day afternoon for Lincoln, where
they will resu ne their studio at
the University of Nebraska.
Some light fingered gentry, ap
parently of both sexes, visited
this city last Monday night and
among the plac^g visited were the
J. C. Penney store and the storage
garage of Alva Marcellus, and
they helped themselves to things
Entrance to the J. C. Penney
store was effected through the
sky light, taking out a section of
glass in the skyligl t and then pry
ing loose some bars underneath,
thus permitting l»»m or ihem Co
the floor of the store. Here they
helped themselves to what they
needed. They apparently thought
they had plenty of time for at least
one of them took time out to change
his old suit for a new one and he
oui fit ted himself from hat to
shoes, leaving his old clothing
on the floor of the store. Before
departing they filled three new
suit -cases with rainment that
would be useful to them, then pried
open the back door and departed.
Whether they visited Marcellus
garage before or after the Penney
job is not known, but there they
picked up a new 1941 Buick sedan
and drove away with it. In order
to get at the car and drive it from
the garage two large ousscs had
to be removed from the garage.
This they did and after the way
was made clear the car was taken
out and the busses returned to
thei.’ former place- when tiiey de
parted for parts unknown and of
ficials have no inkling as to which
l way they headed.
Last Sunday afternoon a car was
parked down on the bank of the
river, just south of the city park.
It was still there on Tuesday morn
ing and officials had it towed to a
garage. It was a new Buick and
had only 3,000 miles on the speedo
meter. It is believed that this is the
ear in which the robbers came to
O’Neill in. They visited this car
on their way out of town and took
a spare tire, which was
the same size as the tires on the
car they had stolen. Wednesday of
ficials discovered that this car was
stolen in Ogden, Utah, the forepart
of last week and then left the car
here and made their get-a-way in
the new car. The loss to both firms
is covered by insurance.
Pleasant Dale School
The pupils are enjoying a flag
which was donated by the W.R.C.
No. 211 of Atkinson. We surely ap
The visitors this past month
were Florence Winkler and Clara
Those who were neither abseat
nor tardy this past month were
Arlent and Daryl Beckwith, Lottie
Babl and Robert Winkler.
The eighth graders are all busy
reviewing for the eighth grade ex
aminatiops whic will be given,
M^s Barbara Birmingham was
tak/n to Sioux City, la., en Tues
day afternoon by her father, H. J.
Birmingham and Dr. J. P. Brown
and is now#in St. Vincent hospital,
wheie she is suffering from an at
tack of appendicitus. She was
operated on Wednesday afternoon
and is getting along nicely.
A moving picture, “Nebraska
Outdoor Life” will be shown at the
new high school auditorium on
Wednesday, April 23, starting at
seven-thirty p. m. The picture,
which is being sponsored by the
State Game and 1’ark commission
is an education film and no admis
i sion is being charged.
According to a letter received by
Francis Valla, Thomas Shoemak
j or, formerly of O’Neill and a grad
j uate of the O’Neill High, class of ’36
j is now a member of the United
Stat's army and is stationed at
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where
he is a member of the First Guard
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