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VOL. LXI O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1941 Number 52
By Romaiite Saunders
According to Representative
Ooffee, the final adoption of the
agricultural marketing measure
will add a hundred and fifty mil
lion dollars to the income of wheat
growers. This money, he says,
will come out of the wheat buy
ers—which means it comes out of
bread eaters. “A feast is made
for laughter, and wine maketh
merry; but money answereth all
At a little town in a sparcely
settled section of the state a manu
facturing business has grown up
of late that is swinging into
successful strides by supply
ing a long felt want. At Tryon,
deep in the sand hills, a cattle
guard or auto gate is being manu
factured which is being extensively
used in the cattle districts of Ne
braska, Wyoming and Colorado.
The gates are made in three sizes,
of heavy steel pipe construction
and weigh according to size, from
800 to 1200 pounds. A number of
them have been installed in this
section, the manufacturers keep
ing a supply on hand at Atkinson.
Again there is the lure of the
fish pond. Out this way, Whipple
Lake offers inducements in quan
tities of the brown back bullhead
of goodly size. When the pickeral
and black bass ran the streams of
Holt county I was something of a
piscatorial hound but the cat and
kindred bullhead did not interest
ne. I have Mike Horiskey’s word
for it that this column is super
fluous when the warm days come
as nobody will read if they can go
fishing. Perhaps Mike is right
and it is now time to cease farming
Frontier subscribers with the
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Young and
Master Sonny, Mr. and Mrs. EVwin
Carpenter and Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Grimes, all of the Chambers
neighborhood, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Baker and Mrs. Riley
Neighbor Kennedy, with Master
Larry, a veteran herder, age 7,
were out looking for sheep which
had taken advantage of a loose
wire and left their enclosure. The
sheep were found huddled in a
buffalo wallow, the ewes hovering
in alarm on the outer rim of a
circle with the lambs in the cen
ter. A red fox was about to make
a rush for a lamb but when Ber
nard and Larry came up Mr. Fox
tore off across the prairie in a
spurt of speed that all you could
see was a red streak. Prairie
wolves, swifts and an occasional
fox are raiding bands of sheep out
this way and a movement is on to
organize a hunt in an effort to
cleap out some of these mutton
With the first flash of aipirise
until tl*» glaring orb of night has
hung two hours above the horizon
on this first morning of May the
prairie holds an alluring interest,
a transcending charm, that calls
us to the open. A new carpet of
grass, its emerald freshness be
decked with the jewels of a morn
ing dew, lies across a landscape
that liut a few short weeks ago
wa3 brown and dead. The valley
glows with the radiance of dawn
and from across the hills comes
the bewitching call of prairie
roosters; meadow larks and thrush
and robins pour forth their morn
ing song and nearby is heard the
harsh note of an awakened pheas
ant, while from afar comes the
mournful sound of a cow calling to
her young. After a “night out” two
jack rabbits hop across the mead
ow toward their nests to “turn in"
for the day. The turtledove on a dis
tant tree is cooing his inimitable
love song and little brown birds
flit about like early morning busy
podies. Clean air faintly touched
jprith the fragrance of plum blossom I
ipand prairie flower, while from out j
■of the vault of heaven the sun
| diffuses a radiance over the pic- j
Residence Building Boom
The sound of the hammer and saw
awakens the late sleepers every
morning these days as carpenters
are busy on five new residences
and an office building north of the
First National bank and an addi
tion to Davidson’s plumbing shop.
Foundations for the residences
and the Davidson building are in
and work on installing the base
ment for the office building was
commenced the first of the week.
Arthur Cowperthwaite is build
ing a modern home on First street,
between Douglas and Everett
streets. The building will be an
eight room house 26x28 feet, six
rooms on the ground floor and two
rooms on the upper floor, with a
full basement and modern in every
respect, with oil heating and an
air cooled system. Ed Burge has
the contract for this home.
Miss Elja McCullough is building
a home on Sixth street, between
Adams and John streets, which
will be 26x28 feet with a full base
ment and modern throughout. It
will consist of four rooms. Ed
Burge has the contract on this
The First National office build
ing, which will be erected on the
lots just north of the bank will be
24x36 feet and will be of brick and
tile, with a nice pressed brick
modern front. Ed Burge is the
contractor on this building.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Johnson is being erected on East
Douglas street. The building will
be 28x42, with a full basement
and modern throughout, including
an oil heating plant The base
met is completed and cement work
is now being done. This will be
one of the nicest homes on east
Douglas, where there are many
nice homes. Clevish & Osborn are
The addition to the Davidson
plumbing shop will be 22*4x36,
one story, and will be tile con
struction. This addition will
make their main building 80 feet
long. The foundation is now in.
Elmer Hagensick has the contract
for its construction.
The new home of Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Gatz, on the corner of
Seventh and Douglas street is
progressing nicely. This "Will be
one of the most commodious build
ings on that street and, when com
pleted, will be a distinct addiion
to east Douglas street. Charles
Melena has the contract for its con
Work on a new home for Ivan
Pruss will commence next Monday
morning. The house will be24x30
and will be a stucco bungalow with
a full basement. It will be built in
southeast O’Neill, just west of
the home of Ambrose Rohde. Ed
Burge has the contract for its con
Card of Thank*
We desire to express our heart
felt and sincere thanks to the
many friends and neighbors for
their many acts of kindness during
the illness of our beloved mother, i
grandmother and sister, the late
M rs. Nellie Maring. Your kind-!
ness to us in our hour of sorrow
will ever be held in grateful re
membrance.—Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Yantizi and family; Mr. and Mrs.
John Cleary and family; Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Murray and family;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murray and
family; Henry Murray and family.,
Dr. W. F. Finley drove to Omaha >
on Saturday, taking Wallace Me- j
Kim to that city, where he entered
St. Joseph’s hospital for medical,
treatment. Wallace was injured'
in an auto accident some time ago,
and has been in poor health since
that time, and his condition at the
present, while serious, is not re-!
garded as critical.
turesque scene. As a love of the 1
beauties of nature, amply spread i
across Nebraska prairies, is arous-!
ed, there is a corresponding fading
interest in a tiresome round of j
giddy pleasures of artificial living.1
“The meanest flowers of the’
The simplest note that swells
The common sun, the air, the
To him are opening paradise.”
The next meeting of the O’Neill
Commercial Club will be held at
the Golden Hotel next Tuesday
evening, with a dinner proceeding
the meeting. At the last regular
meeting a committee was appoint
ed to sell tickets for this meeting
to the members of the organiza
tion. Dr. J. P. Brown is the chair
man of-the committee and he will
be assisted in the sale of tickets
by Archie Bowen and D. H. Cronin.
The coming meeting is one of
the most important of the spring
meetings of the Club and all mem
bers are urged to be present. The
committee on constitution and by
laws will make their report and all
members, who desire to have a
voice in the business affairs of the
Club, and that should include all
business and professional men of
the city, should attend this meet
ing. At the last meeting Ssptemher
1st was designated as the date
for O’Neill Day. Some objection
to this date has been made and
the question of changing the date
will also come before this meeting.
It is a duty you owe your Club and
the city to attend this meeting.
The Omaha Boosters will be in
the city on one of their Goodfellow
ship trips on Tuesday, May 20
and arrangements for their enter
tainment will also come up at this
meeting of the Club. The follow
ing week the National Convention
of the Highway 20 Association will
also be held in this city. The
crowd in attendance at this con
vention has been estimated at
from 200 to 500 people and O’Neill
musst go some to look after their
guests. This will also come up
at this meeting of the Club, so
every member can see how impor
tant it is to have a full member
ship of the Club at this regular
Ninth Graders Win Field
Day Hotly Pressed By
Sixth and Seventh
Monday was a busy day for most
grade boys of O’Neill public school,
but Kenny Stewart who collected
24 Vfe points for the seventh grade,
and Dick Hungerford tallying 17
for the sixth graders certainly
showed the way in the annual
grade school track and field meet.
The 9th graders took the meet
by nipping the 7th and 8th graders
38 to 30, while the 6th graders
eked out a 30 to 23 win over the
5th grade boys.
Results of the meets—7th, 8th,
and 9th grades:
50 yd. dash—1st, Stewart; 2nd,
Riley; 3rd, Hobbs.
100 yd. dash—1st, Stewart; 2nd,
Riley; 3rd, Keller.
220 yd. dash—1st, Stewart; 2nd,
Riley; 3rd, Hunt.
440 yd. run—1st, Lewis; 2nd,
Stewart; 3rd, Elkins. -
Broad Jump—1st, Stewart; 2nd,
Lewis; 3rd, Elkins.
High Jump—1st, Hunt; 2nd,
Elkins; 3rd, tie, Keller-Stewart,
Shot Put—1st, Lewis; 2nd,
Hobbs; 3rd, Stewart.
Shuttle Relay—Won by ninth
Results of ;>-6 Grade Meet
50 yd. dash—1st, Hungerford;
2nd, Tibbets; 3rd, Bright.
75 yd. dash—1st, B. Tibbets; 2nd,
I). Tibbets; 3rd, Hungerford.
100 yd. dash—1st, B, Tibbets;
2nd, D. Tibbets; 3rd, Hungerford.
Broad Jump—1st, Hungerford;
2nd, Tibbets; 3rd, Bright.
High Jump—1st, D. Tibbets;
2nd, Hungerford; 3rd, Sweeney.
Shot Put—1st, R. Matula; 2nd,
Hungerford; 3rd, Osborne.
Seventy boys took part in the
Garbage To Be Collected
Commencing next Monday, May
12, the city will start a garbage
collector and he will collect garb
age twice each week, on Mon
day’s and Friday’s. If the resi
dents of the city will put their
garbage in a container, on the
back of their lots next to the
alley, the collector will pick it
up each week.
Delinquent Tax Hill
The delinquent tax bill, which
was vetoed by Governor Griswold
and then passed by the legislature
over his veto, is now in operation,
according to County Treasurer
Benn Winchell. The law provides
that all unpaid or delinquent
taxes, either real or personal,
prior to 1938, will hear interest
only from March 9th, 1939 to date
of payment. Therefore if you
have any delinquent taxes, the
sooner they are paid under this new
law, the less interest will be
charged. The rate of interest in
creases each day, so if you have
delinquent taxes, prior to 1938, it
will be to your best interest to pay
them as soon hs possible. In
vetoing the bill, Governor Gris
wold declared that the original in
tent of the delinquent tax bill
passed several years ago by the
legislature, wai to aid a people
badly hit by drogth and depression,
and that to continue passing such
a bill each yeaf was working a
hardship upon those who paid
their taxes promptly, and was in
reality, paying a premium to
those who neglected their taxes.
The legislature however, overode
his veto and passed the bill the
last of the weeki
Former Holt County
Pioneer Dies At Home
In Brown County
Daniel Lewis Kasueth Hall, died
at the home of his son, Claude Hall,
just south of Ainsworth, Monday
morning, April 28, at 7:05 o’clock
after an illness of over six months,
four months of which he was bed
He was born at Williamsport, In
diana, March 8, 1852. When he
was still a small child his parents (
moved to Missouri, where his fath
er took a homestead Avhere the
town of Marysville, now stands.'
Incidentally the family were
neighbors of Jesse and Frank
James. His father enlisted in the
army and was later killed in ac
tion. This threw the burden of
providing for the family on Dan,
and as a consequence he had but
little advantage of schooling.
He traveled the west for some
time and lived for a time at Ne
braska City. Just 58 years ago he
came westward in a covered wagon,
taking a homestead 17 miles north
of Stuart on the Niobrara river.
He lived there seventeen years,
gradually accumulating stock and
was engaged in buying and selling
of cattle on a large scale. He
covered a great section of Ne
braska, Wyoming and other west
ern states and bought and sold
thousands of head of stock.
Mr. Hall located in Ainsworth
| twenty-one years ago, making his
| home with his son Claude, to the
time of his death.
His wife died some thirty-five
ver, as was one daughter and a
son, the latter killed in the world
war. Two sons and one daughter
j survive, Ed H., of O’Neill and
j Claude H., of Ainsworth and Mrs.
Beulah MoClane of Denver, Sur
viving grandchildren are James
| Hall, Devoe, Dale, DeLos, Juanita,
Harry, and Robert and one great
( grandchild, Harry Hall.
I Funeral services were held Wed.
| nesday afternoon at the Syfert
Funeral Home, conducted by Rev.
J. A. Rogers, Methodist pastor.
Interment was in Ainsworth ceme
j tery.—Ainsworth Democrat.
Mr. Hall was the father of Ed
[ Hall of this city and for many
i years was one of the most prom in
j ont cattlemen in the northwestern
J part of the county. He made trips
to this city and was well acquainl
j ed with the old time settlers of
| this city and of the county gener
ally. He was a cattleman all his
life and for many years he traveled
over the county purchasing cattle,
which ha shipped to the eastern
markets by the trainload. He was
a very heavy cattle buyer and in
the early days one of the most
successful in the business.
Miss Marjorie Graybill spent
the week end visiting friends and
relatives in Lincoln.
O'NEILL HIGH TO
Fifty students of the O’Neill
High School are eligible for grad
uation this year depending upon
the satisfactory completion of the
subjects they are now carrying.
These students and the course.
that they have taken are as fol
College Preparaory Course
Betty Lou Aim, La Vern Borg,
Archie R. Bright, Zane F. Cole.
Vivian Lucille Derickson, James
Edward Foreman, O. Dale French,
Helen Marie Hagensick, Ava Jones,
Doris Adeline Kiltz, Lawrence M.
Kirwan, Robert J. Mitchell, Mary
Jane Moler, Dorothy M. Morrow,
Marian E. Olson, Lois Frances
Osborne, Eileen Robertson, Vir
ginia Mae Schultz, Buelah Grace
Marie Harris, Merrill C. Hicks.
Lawton F. Janzen, Francis A.
Murray, Noreen Dorothy Murray,
Edward A. Porter, Violet June
Riley, Robert J. Yantzi.
Wayne Bowers, Clifford Burival
Maurice M. Grutsch, Robert L.
Hanley, George Hendriek, Francis
L. Holz, Bernice Betty Jones,
Francis B. Luben, Billy M. Perry.
William Dale Rickard. Maxine
Erma Taylor, Leo Valla, Donald
Marvin Vequist, Gertrude Nana
Worford, Edward Young.
Normal Training Course
Betty Lou Aim, La Vein Borg,
Viviian Lucille Derickson Ava
Jones, Mary Jane Moler, Dorothy
M. Morrow, Eileen Robertson,
Virginia Mae Schultz, Buelah
Esther May Fox, Lydia Halva,
Irene Lillian Hershiser, Eunice
Eileen Hunt, Edith Frances Lien
hart, Shirley Jean Luben, Rachael
Frances Salmans, Dorothy Yocum.
The baccalaureate services will
be held on Sunday night, May 18
in the Public School Auditorium.
The scripture reading, prayer,
and benediction will be given by
Reverend Wright. Reverend Spen
cer will give the invocation and the
class sermon. The theme of the
sermon is “The Spirit of the Win
Commencement exercises will
come on Wednesday night, May 21.
A fine audience attended the
style show Tuesday night which
was given by the home economics j
girls of the O’Neill High School, j
These girls and their instructor,
Miss Sieh, are to be highly com
plimented for the sewing projects
that they have completed this
year. The style show itseld was
1 novel. It was well planned and
performed very successfully. Mil
dred Peacock played the piano for
I the show and for the vocal selec
I tions which were given by Clara
Lowery. Genevieve Graves, Ronnie
Kurtz and Dorothy Yocum. Ger
trude Worford was Miss Fashion
! and explained the use of each type
of dress wear that was modeled
' by the members of the home eco
; nomics classes.
Eighth Grade Graduates
Twenty-seven grade pupils are
striving to complete the require
ments for an Eighth Grade Diplo
ma. They are as follows:
M.vrlin Beckwith, Vincent Cun
\ ningham, Onvile Dailey, Vivian
Elshire, Ruth Harris, Twila Hicks,
William Hobbs, James Hunger
ford, Roy Johnson, Mary Jones,
Dorothy Lewis, Beverly Mathews,
Delores Matula, Thelma Morgan,
Lyle Morrow, Lois Lee Olson, Gwin
Penis ten, George Richard, Marsa
Salmons, Richard Selah, Lester
! Taylor, Marlene Weyhrieh, Iola
Wilkinson Margaret J. Yantzi,
Phyllis Mitchel, Mary Alice Good
fellow, Wilber Smith.
These pupils, if they meet the
requirements for graduation, will
attend the baccalaureate services
on May 18, and participate in the
commencemen exercises on May
The first annual showing of the
“Roundup” an Athletic Review,
(Continued on page 8)
Music Concert In Public
A delightful music concert will
be given Tuesday night, May 13,
in the O'Neill Public School Audi-,
torium. This program will coni-!
mence at 8 o’clock and will be an
This concert is being presented!
by the O’Neill Public High School
and St. Mary’s Academy. The \
soloists and small groups from
both schools that are going to
represent O’Neill in the Regional
Contest on May 15, 16 and 17,
will perform for your pleasure on
A special feature will be the
presentation of “Ramparts We
Watch,’’ by the combined bands
and choruses of St. Mary’s Acad
emy and the O’Neill High School.
A small admission of ten cents
will be charged to help defray the
expenses of the students competing
in the Regional contest. Your
presence will assure you a pleasant
evening and will be very much
appreciated by tha students pre
senting the program.
Brennan - Murphy
A very pretty wedding was sol
eminized in St. Patrick’s Church
in this city on Thesday morning1
at eight o’clock when Walter L.
Brennan and Linus V. Murphy
were united in marriage by Monsgr.
J. G. McNamara. The bride was
dressed in a two tone blue silk
suit with matching accessories.
The bridesmaid, Miss Lenore Sulli
van, wore an old rose silk dress ]
with matching accessories. The
groom wore a dark business suit,]
as did his best man, his brother, t
James Brennan. Mother Virginia
played the organ, and John Sulli
van and Miss Verne Coyne sang
during the ceremony.
Immediately following the cere
mony, a wedding breakfast was
served at the Golden Hotel for the
bridal party and the immediate
relatives, after which Mr. ami
Mrs. Brennan left on their wed
ding trip. When they return they
will make their home on the farm,
several miles north of O’Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dvorak of
Oakdale and Mrs. Leo Higgens
of Omaha, were out of town guests
present at the ceremony.
The Frontier joins with the many j
friends of the couple in wishing
them a long and happy married
Auto and Store Thief
Captured In New York j
A man giving his name as Frank
Dumont and who claimed Boise,
Idaho, as his home, was picked
up at Calonie, N. Y., last Thurs
day by a member of the New York
State Police, he having in his
possession the Buiek Sedan stolen
from the Marcellus garage h**re
on April 14. At the time he was
picked up he was the only one in
the car. This information was re
ceived Saturday by Sheriff Duffy
in a letter from the Automobile
Protective and Information Bur
eau of Chicago.
Affer his arrest Dumont con
fessed to stealing the Marcellus
car and also to the theft of a new
Buiek Sedan in Ogden, Uah. This
was the car he abandoned here.
According to word received the
first of the week by Sheriff Duffy
from the Federal Bureau in Omaha
Dumont was turned over to the
authorities from Marion, Ohio,
where he had robbed a jewelery
store on his way east and most of
the loot was found in the car af
ter he was apprehended. So the
chances are that this particular
automobile thief will be out of
circulation for some time to come.
Card of Thanks
For thoughtfulness shown in
every way and for sympathy ex
pressed by friends and neighbors
in the hours of bereavement
occasioned by the death of our
beloved wife and mother, the late
Mrs, Hallie Belle Myer, we desire
to express our sincere and heart
felt thanks.—J. B. Myer and fam
John Watson spent the week
end visiting friends at Lincoln,'
The City Council met in their
regular monthly meeting last
Tuesday evening at the City Hall.
The old council concluded their busi
ness and then adjourned sina die.
The old members of the Council
who completed their tenure of
office at this meeting were: Gerald
Miles and C. E. Lundgren, of the
Second Ward and Norbert Uhl of
the Third Ward. Mr. Miles was
not a candidate for re-election and
his place on the Council was taken
by M. J. Wallace. Mr. Lundgren
resigned about a month ago to be
effective at the conclusion of the
first meeting in May, when the old
Council concluded their business
for the year. Norb Uhl was not a
candidate for re-election in the
Third ward and his place was taken
by Levi Yantzi, who served on
the board for several years, re
tiring only two years ago.
The new Council organized after
the adjournment of the old and
elected Frank Phalin, of the first
Ward as president of the Council
for the coming year, after John
Alfs had been named by the Mayor
and ratified by the Council as
councilman from the Second ward
to take the place made vacant by
the resignation of Mr. Lundgren.
The Mayor then appointed the
following committees to serve for
the coming year, all of who were
ratified by the Council:
The Frontier was selected as
the official paper of the city for
the coming year.
Chief of Police—Chester Cal
Assistant Chief of Police—Frank
' City Atorney—Norman Gondbr
Engineer at Pump Station—Jess
Medical Advisor—Dr. L. A. Car
Streets and Alleys—R. L. Ar
buthnot, Frank Phalin, M. J.
Lights — Levi Yantzi, Frank
Phalin, John Alfs.
Water—Mike Johnson, Frank
Phalin, R. L. Arbuthnot.
Sewer—John Alfs, R. L. Arbuth
not, M. J. Wallace.
Walks and Crossings—M. J.
Wallace, John Alfs, R. L. Arbuth
Parks and Grounds—Frank
Phalin, Levi Yantzi, R. L. Arbuth
Auditing—Mike Johnson, Levi
Yantzi, Frank Phalin.
Custodian—John Alfs, R. L. Ar
Finance—Levi Yantai, Frank
Makes New light And Power
Contract With Consumers Co.
Manager Waiting, of the Consum
ers Public Power District, wan
present at the meeting and presen
ted the Council with a new con
tract for lighting the city and
pumping the city water. After
considerable discussion and an ex
planation of the rates by Mr. Wall
ing the contract was accepted by
the Council for the ensuing five
The contract is a volumnious
document but the main part of
the benefits derived by the city,
over the old contract, can be
briefly explained. The city now
has 24 streets lights of 250 candle
power each. The new contract pro
vides for the installation of six
teen more lights in the four down
town blocks, fom* new ones to each
block and the lamps are to be of
600 candle power. The blocks to
be included in the new installation
are Douglas street from Third to
I‘ifth street; on Fourth street
from Franklin to Everett streets.
1 here are 68 eighty candle power
lamps on the strefs of the city,
outside of the center four blocks.
These lamps will be increased to
100 candle power lamps and the
cost will be 95 cents per light each.
T he fifty 600 candle power lights
in the four blocks will cost $3.20
each per month, 0r $1,920 per
year, or a total for lighting pur
poses of $2,695.20 per year. The
cost per year, for the past five
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