The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 22, 1941, Image 1
The Frontier t ^_ ___. ___ V0I„ LXII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1941 Number 2 ___ - - ---- - NATIONAL CONVENTION OF HIGHWAY 20 ASS'N. TO BE HELD HERE MONDAY Highway 20 Annual Convention To Be Held In O’Neill On May 26,1941 c The annual convention of the Na tional Highway 20 association will be held in this city next Monday and it is exepected that from 200 to 500 delegates will be present, from as far east as Chicago and even from the west coast and O’Neill has made, through the Commercial Club, arrangements to properly entertain their guests while in the city. The fi st meeting of the con vention will be at 10:00 o’clock a. •m., in the Golden Hotel, which will be devoted to a round table discussion. The afternoon session will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 and will be devoted to the election of officers, committee appointments and the election of officers for the coming year. At 7 o’clock that evening there will be a banquet in the High School Auditorium at which the business men of the city will mingle with the delegates and try to make them feel at home. A committee from the Commercial Club, consisting of Dr. J. P. Brown and Harold Lindberg, who is also a director of the Highway 20 Association, have been selling tickets for the banquet and have been meeting with marked success. As a publicity stunt for the con vention the Vice-President and the Secretary of the Junior of Com merce of Thermopolis, Wyo., will fly to the convention and are ex pected to arrive in this city at 9:45 a. m., on Monday morning. On their way here from Thermopolis they will circle each town they pass over and will drop advertising matter boosting Highway 20 and the convention in this city. They will be greeted on their arrival by a delegation from the Commercial Club of this city. The Bassett American Legion j Drum and Bugle Corps, adopted by the National Highway 20 As-| sociation as their official Drum I and Bugle Corps, will be here! and furnish music for the conven tion as well as bands from other towns along the highway, including j the consolidated High School and ■ St. Mary’s bands of this city, and there is no better High School band in the state. The Drum Corps will play and parade in this city at 10:00 a. m., at noon and at 7.00 p. m. The Corps consists of thirty members, fifteen boys and fifteen girls and they range in age from 9 to 17 years. On The Sidelines By Observer Last Sunday afternoon the O’Neill Shamrocks walked away with their twelfth consecutive win by sending Stuart back home at the short end of a 13-3 triumph. The team looked better last Sun . day than it has so far this season as it had for the first time a team composed of many of the players of last year. Sunday’s standout was Dick Tomlinson, O’Neill Mana ger, who had four blows for five times at the plate, one of them being a home run. Wind made the judging of flys a hard task and caused numerous errors on both sides. Wednesday night the St. Mary s Alumni Association gave nine seniors their last banquet for the sports they have competed in the last year. Seniors graduating and leaving a big hole in the line-ups for next year are: Ted Sirek, George Hammond, Fritz Hickey, John Shoemaker, Duke Kersen brock, Bob Miles, Bob Parkins, Bill Ryan and Jerry Kliensmith. It has been rumored that Ted Manser, the High School’s best bet as thair track team next year, is moving from O’Neill this summer and will not be able to attend O’Neill High during his Senior year. Ted has been a letter earner (in Football, Basketball and Track and his absence will be a great loss in the already hard hit O’Neill I line-up next year. Another great loss for the High due to graduation will be that of Zane Cole, Football captain of the past year. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKenna entertained about fifty couples at a tea at the Golden Hotel on Satur day afternoon, honoring her sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hiltrabrand, of Waubon, Mass. Former O’Neill Girl Has Happy Birthday Surprise - Mrs. Ella Gaughen, whose birth day was Monday, was most happily | surprised on that day and was the recipient of many lovely cards, gifts and flowers. Among the gifts was a most unique one from her son, Captain Thomas Gaughen TWA pilot of New York City. This gift had come about four days before with the admonition from Thomas, “Don’t open until your birthday,” and “if it doesn’t fit, send it back.” Mrs. Gaughen and several of her friends to whom she showed the box speculated greatly as to the contents of the small, ex ceedingly heavy, wooden container, and made various guesses as to what it held. Some of them ex pressed the wish to be there at the “opening” and so Mrs. Gaughen cordially invited them in for the afternoon and planned a little party for the event. But she had not reckoned on several other of her friends of long standing who knew of her birthday and was, therefore, greatly surprised when they too came bringing with them well filled baskets for a regular celebration. With this happy and congenial group present the cere mony of opening the box began. The box was labeled “glass’” and I the shipping value was marked at $300. The suspence was turned to; exclamations of delight when the opened box revealed a thick glass bank measuring inches and filled to the limit with silver coins, currency and checks, the total value of which one could only conjecture. Thomas had started filling the unique 1939 World’s Fair souvenir bank three years ago. The glass of which the bank was made is identical with that of the glass house displayed at the fair. The gift was indeed a worthy one from a worthy son to a wonderful mother. The ladies spent a most enjoyable afternoon together. Two lovely birthday cakes featured the bountiful lunch, a chocolate angel food brought by the ladies and a beautifully decorated whit© layer cake, a gift of the honoree’s daugh ter, Mrs. Cecil Muller. It had formed the center piece for the din ing table at the Muller home in Omaha the day before, when Mrs. Gaughen was the honor guest at a birthday dinner.—North Bend Eagle. Mrs. Louisa T. Stevens Mrs. Louisa J. Stevens died at her home in Page last Sunday morning At 8:30 a. m., after a short illness, at the age of 81 years, four months and twenty three days. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church in Plage, Rev. Leo Carpenter officiating and burial in the Page cemetery. Louisa Jane Andrews was born in Buchanan county, Iowa, on December 25, 1859. She grew to womanhood in her native state and there ou August 31, 1879, she was united in marriage to Roscoe Stevens. The following year she came to this county with her hus band and located northeast of Page, where they lived for many years un$il their removal to Page. Ten children were born of this union, two of whom have preceeded their mother in death, leaving her aged husband and seven sons and one daughter to mourn her passing. The children are: Harry L., Sioux Falls, S. D.; Willis W„ Oshkosh, Wis. Floyd M., Fremont, Nebr.; Alvin E., Rocklin, Cal.; Raymond R., Orchard, Nebr.; Mrs. Roy Waring, Middlebranch; Clarence and Bryan H., Page She is also survived by thirty grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one sister and one brother. Marriage Licenses A marriage license was issued on May 19th to Francis Weller of Atkinson and Inez Kaiser of Stuart. The office of the couty judge issue a marriage license on May 17th to Charles l^arson of Atkin son and Katherine Oetter of Stuart. Officers of P. C. A. Will Attend Meeting in Omaha Next Week Directors of the O'Neill Product ive Credit Association and James i W. Rooney, secretary-treasurer, are scheduled to attend a conference in I Omaha on May 27 and 28th, ac cording to D. C. Schaffer, O’Neill, Holt county rancher who is presi dent of the association. Mr. Schaffer said the purpose of the meeting is to study the credit problems of agriculture and ex plore the ways and means of broad-! ening the benefits of Production Credit associations among more farmers and ranchmen. Directors of the local agricultur-j al co-operative, which advanced better than $557,000.00 in loans last year, are: G. F. Clark, Bur well; Otto Oberg, Ericson; OttO| Krupicka, Spencer; W. F. Gribble, O’Neill and Mr. Schaffer. Livestock Receipts Light But Prices Higher Receipts of livestock at the local auction were light again this week, but prices looked higher, especially on the good kinds. The demand was very active on practically all classes. Generally the quality of the offering was under that of recent weeks. In the calf division the receipts were somewhat limited. The best steer calves offered cashed at $11 .75, with the bulk selling from $10.50 to 11.50 A few heifer calves cashed as high as $11.00, but most of them sold from $0.50 to $10.50. Not enough yearlings were here I to make a quotable market. Cows were fairly well represent ed and prices weie about steady with a \yeek ago.. Prices on hogs were definitely higher with an $8.73 practical top being paid for the long end of the butcher hogs. Stock pigs were quite plentiful. These sold mostly by the head and brought fancy prices. A few ewes with lambs at side were here and sold by the head. The next regular auction will be held Monday, May 26. Scottville Calf Club The Scottville Calf Club was organized at the Mineola school house on May 10, County Agent Stout being present to assist in the organization. Officers were elect ed for the coming year. There are twelve members and two associate members in the Club. The next meeting will be held May 28 at the home of Ed Krug man. Reporter. Educational Notes The Eighth Grade Promotion Exercises will be held at the Pub lic School Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, May 24. The class picture is to be taken in front of the Court House promptly at 1:15 P. M. The exercises in the auditor ium will begin at 1:45 P. M. Two hundred twenty three eighth grade pupils will receive diplomas. Any one desiring free high school tutition for the school year 1941-1942 should have their ap plication in this office by July 1, in order to be included in the levy made for this purpose. I should like to call the attention of any one interested in transfers for school privileges to the fact that the legislature now in session has made a decided change in the temporary transfer law. The law has been passed with an Emer gency clause which makes it ef fective immediately. By it all temporary transfers are cancelled at the end of this present school year. Any one wanting a transfer for school privileges for the school year 1941-1942 must make out a new petition for it. All cards sent to this office concerning transfers for next year have been made null and void. All transfers for next year must be new petitions made to this office before the second j Monday in June. Supplies for the annual meeting j will be mailed out this week to, those who have not already called ' for them. The date of the annual i meeting is Monday, June 9. Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Moore ar.d i son, Tommy, returned Tuesday evening from Nebraska City, where they were called by the serious illness of Mrs. Moore’s father, W. J. Bro. Mr. Bro passed away and funeral services were held for him j on Monday, at Syracuse, Nebr. Mrs. August Troshynski Mrs. August iVoshynski, Sr., one of the few remaining pioneer wo men of this county, died Friday' morning, May 16, at her home north of Emmet, Mrs. Troshynski had weathered the trials and storms of a full life of nearly 75] years, and was a complete invalid for about three years. The funeral was held Monday, May 19, at Epihany Church in Emmet, with Father O’Brien as celebrant of the Requiem Mass and Monsignor McNamara and Father Parr in the sanctuary. Interment was in Cal vary cemetery in O’Neill. Mrs. Troshynski was born Leo poldine Steskal, in Gross Siegharts, Austria, on November 9, 1866. At the age of twelve, Teenie, as her friends have long known her, came with her parents to a new land and settled northwest of O’Neill. All of her life, with the exception of the six years she spent in: O’Neill, and two years in Clear water, she lived in this very same farm community. On No-' vember 3, 1886, she was united in I marriage to August Troshynski,! an only son, whose living descend-; ents now number twenty-eight The ten children who survive to mourn the passing of a saintly mother are; Sister M. Jolenta of St. Francis Mission, S. Dakota; Jack, Tom, Bill, Mike and Mrs. George Wilson of Emmet; August of Atkinson; Henry of Detroit, Michigan; Dan of Amelia; and Sister M. Antonella of O’Neill. Two sisters, Mrs. Joe Bruder and Mrs. Pete Tusmla and a brother, Ed Steskal, join the children in their grief. The greatest tribute the com munity could pay to Mrs. Troshyn ski was the presence of hosts of friends at the Requiem Mass and the burial rites. Old time settlers, relatives and Tyiands from all over the county came to pay their last tokens of respect. All of her children were able to be present for the funeral except Henry, of Detroit, who had spent a week with his mother at Christmas time. Six of her sons, their mother’s pride and joy, boie her remains to the grave. The kindness and sympathy of neighbors and friends was a great source of consolation to those who are left behind to mourn the pass ing of another dear, old-fashioned mother. xxx Several Students Win Honors at St. Paul Twenty students from O’Neill High and St. Mary’s Academy left O’Neill last Wednesday for St. Paul, Minn., where they com peted in the national regional music contest held in that city, having won the right to compete in the national contest by winning a superior rating in the district contest held in O’Neill earlier in the spring. Twenty-three medals were awar ded to the O’Neill contestants, these being the only Nebraska schools represented at St. Paul, as most of the other schools went to Topeka, Kansas. Those winning the silver medal for superior rating were: Robert Parkins, trombone solo; Roy Lundgren, French Horn solo; Dorothy Lowery, Comet; Dorothy Lowery, Dorothy Yocum, Roy Johnson, comet trio; Robert Mitchell, Boys medium voice; and Clara Lowery. Girl’s high voice. Bronze medals for an excellent rating were awarded to Dorothy Yocum, Meredith McKenna, Dor othy Lowery, Warren Burgess, Betty Harris and Richard Selah, Brass Sextette; Roy Lundgren, Betty Harris, Robert Selah and Larry Kirwin, French Horn Quar tette; Keith Vincent, Lydia Halva, Jerry Toy and Marion Olson, Clar inet Quartette; Patsy Kruse, Trom bone solo; and Shirley ClaussoH, Baritone solo. This is by far the best record made by the O’Neill and St, Mary’s students, and it is encouraging to see the large number who were able to compete in the regional. A • tudent may win one of five pos sible ratings at a regional contest, these ranging from Highly Super ior, Superior, Excellent, Good and Average. The following persons drove their cars to take the contestants to St. Paul. Dr. L. A. Burgess, Mrs. H. G. Kruse, Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mrs. C. E. Lundgren, A. E. Bowen and Mrs. Bennett Gillispie. The music departments of the two schools wish to thank every one who contributed in any way to make the trip possible. Ten Holt County Boys Leave Next Month For Service The following Holt county boys will report to the local draft board at 1 a. m., on June 10, 1941, when they will be sent to the induction station at Omaha for a year’s ser vice in the military branch of the United States: Louis Zastrow, O’Neill, No. 862; Bernard Strake, Stuart, No. 1737; Eugene Wellar, Atkinson, No. none; Jerald Snyder, Ewing, No. 260; Melvin Ticker son, Amelia, No. 213; Raymond Barbes, Atkinson. No. 244; Tommy Dunn, Jr., Atkinson, No. 219; Lyle Slaymaker, Stuart, No. 1134; Hans Braun, Atkinson, No. 309; Lloyd Taylor, Chambers, No. 165. These boys are all volunteers. Two more of the Holt county registrants have volunteered for a years service within the past week. They are: Bernard Jardee, O’Neill and Del mar Price, Madison. BRIEFLY STATED Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Wallace and family returned on Monday evening from Monroe City, Mo., where they spent the week visiting at the home of Mrs. Wallace’s mother, Mrs. Annie J. Sewerd. Mr. and Mrs. Ed O’Donnell and Anthony O’Donnell of Ukiah, Cali fornia, arrived on Sunday and are visiting at the home of Mr. O’Donnell’s parents at Emmet, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. Jim O’Donnell. Mrs. Esther Cole Harris and Mrs. Guy Cole drove to Sioux City, la., on Thursday where they attended a voice recital given by Mrs. Har ris’ daughter, Miss Ruth Harris, v senior at the Momingside College of Music. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Froelich, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Froelich, Miss Jane Parkins, Mrs. Charles Stout and Charles Yamall drove to Sioux City on Monday, where they visi ted Charles Stout, who is in St. Vincent’s hospital. The committee in charge of the dinner and dance at St. Mary’s Academy on Sunday evening, de sires to thank everyone who so gen erously contributed in any way possible to make the evening a success. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Thomas, of Lexington, Nebr., left for their home on Thursday, after spending a few days here visiting Mrs. Thomas’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Protivinsky. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Moss and child ren. and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ham mond returned Wednesday evening from Denver, Colo., where they spent the week end visiting Miss Mary Lois Hammond and other relatives and friends. Private Walter Donohoe arrived on Sunday to spend a week’s fur lough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Donohoe. He will leave on Saturday to return to Fort Robinson, Arkansas, where he is stationed. The basketball boys of St, Mary’s Academy were entertained at a 7 oYloek dinner at the Golden Hotel on Wednesday evening by the Alumnae association. Monsignor McNamara, Rev. Pan- and Coach Jack Arbuthnot were honored guests. James Harty, of Portland, Oi-e., arrived on Monday to spend his two weeks vacation here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harty and other relatives and friends. Miss Mary Harty and Jack drove to Grand Island on Monday afternoon to meet him. Mrs. Arlo Hiatt and Mrs. C. F. i Grill entertained at a handerchief shower at the home of Mrs. Hiatt on Tuesday evening honoring Mrs. Martin Penisten, who is leaving the end of the month for Omaha, where I they will make their future home. Mrs. Roy Sauers won high at bridge, Mrs. Dorlin Loekman, sec ond high and Mrs. Chris Yantzi low. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hiltabrand and children of Waubon, Mass left on Sunday for their home after visiting here for the past two weeks. Mrs. Hiltrabrand and children remained here during the two weeks, while Mr. Hiltrabrand went on to the west coast on busi ness, reurning to O’Neill on Satur day. They were visiting at the home of Mrs. Hiltrabrand’.? sister, Mrs. C. F. McKenna and Mr. Mc 1 Kenna. OMAHA GOOD WILL BOOSTERS WERE HERE TUESDAY About One Hundred Business and Professional Men Spend Evening Visiting Friends Here c O’Neill played host Tuesday even ing and night to approximately 100 Omahans who visited the city iif connection with the annual Good Will trip of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Riding an eight-car special train and accompanied by Dan Dusdenes famous colored band, the good will delegation arrived here for an all night stop at 5:10 p. m. The delegation was met at the depot by a large number of thp business men of the city, headed by Mayor Kersenbrock and the consolidated High School band. They marched up town headed by a state highway car, driven by Patrolman Brt and he had as pas sengers Mayor Butler of Omaha and Mayor Kersenbrock of this city. They were followed by the High School consolidated band and the O’Neill delegation and then fol lowed Dan Dusdenes famous band, who headed the boosters. The troopers were garbed in white felt hats and red, yellow and green coats (Ak-Sar-Ben colors.) They stopped on the main comer where the members of the delegation distributed candy and balloons to the hundreds of kids who had as sembled to greet the boosters. Others in the party chased around town to greet their many business friends and acquaintenances in the city. A free dance was put on at the K. C. hall for the entertainment of the Boosters and it was very liberlv patronized. On the train were a group j of entertainers header! by Lyle DeMoss of Radio Station WOW. The troups was featured on programs at points where the Omahans remained overnight. Leaving Omaha Sunday evening, May 1R, the Good Will Special is making a 1,7f>0 mile tour which will take the Omahans through a total of 83 towns in Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado. Representatives of about eighty of the business firms of the city j were on the trip and all of them ! seemed to he thoroughly enjoying J themselve«. Lack of space prevents | us from listing those in attendance.. The 1041 Good Will trek will hei completed .Saturday evening, Mayj 24, when the special train arrives j back in Omaha. BRIEFLY STATED Mrs. P. J. O’Donnell, of Sioux City, spent Sunday with the home folks. Thie Misses Vira and Vivian Eidenmiller drove to Stuart on Sunday, where they spent the day visiting with Mrs. Mary Anstine and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Walsh. Miss Marion Dickson left on Thursday for her home in Norfolk, after visiting here at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. R. R. Dickson for the past ten days. Mrs. William Tatreau and Harold Hunt, of Omaha, spent Sunday here at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hunt. Mrs. Ivan Budrovic arrived in this city Tuesday afternoon from Los Angeles, California, for an ex tended visit with her mother, Mrs. Julia Harrington and other rela tives. Mrs. Kenneth Martyn and chil dren left on Saturday for Lincoln, where they will visit Mrs. Martyn’s parents. Mr. Martyn will join them there as soon as the school term is over. The Sunshine Sewing Club held' their third meeting at the Arthur Burge home on May 16th. All members were present. The next meeting will be held at the Clar ence Ernst home June 6th. M. A. Whaley, one of the pioneer residents of Shields township and one of its most successful farmers and stockmen, was a pleasant call er at this office Monday, extending his subscription for another year. He has been a reader of The Fron tier for nearly forty years and says that home would not be the same without its weekly appeavence. Mr. Whaley had a severe sick sped the past winter, but is now com pletely recovered, a fact that will be pleasing news to his many friends over the county. Celebrate Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary On Sunday, May 18th, oecured the twenty-fifth wedding anni versary of Mr. and Mrs. Gay Young. Those who helped them celebrate at their home north of Atkinson, were: Mr. and Mr*. Ralph Young; Thelma, Edward and Helen; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Young and children; Jake Long; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walters and family; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rouse and family; Miss Maud Rouse; Arthur Rouse and sons; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Riser; Miss Rose Rouse and Mrs. F. H. Grif fith. A delicious dinner was served and the afternoon was spent in re viewing old times and visiting. The young people played ball, while the old folks were enjoying the gabfest. All departed for their homes at a late hour, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Young many more happy anniversaries. The Weather High Low Free. May 15th 67 58 .04 May 16th 66 52 .40 May 17th 72 52 May 18th 83 60 May 19th 78 60 .38 May 20th 69 52 .39 May 21st 77 48 BRIEFLY STATED Francis Welsh of Norfolk was in O'NjtJl! Tuesday on business. Jack Arbuthnot made a business trip to Norfolk on Monday. Miss Janet Pharris spent Friday visiting at the home of her parents at Long Pine, Nebr. Atorney P. R. Mounts of Atkin son, was in O’Neill Wednesday transacting business. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Anderson announce the birth of a son, Larry Eugene, on Tuesday, May 20. Mr. and Mrs. John Donohoe an nounce the birth of a son, on Fri day, May lfith. C. R. McCotter of Omaha, visit ed on Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hayes. Miss' Rita Higgins ajnd Miss Almeda Kubart spent the week end visiting friends at Norfolk. Mrs. Frank Reece, of Valentine, arrived here on Monday to spend the week vsiting friends. Miss Shirley Grass left o« Tues day morning for Oakland, Oregon, where she will make her home in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hoppe, of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived on Saturday and are visiting at the home Mr. and Mrs. Loran Nelson. Mr. and Mtst. Dan Kelley, at Winnebago. Nebr., spent the week end in O’Neill visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. P. O'Donnell and son, Cedi, of Omaha, were in O’Neill over the week end visiting relatives and friends. Miss Sadie Harte, of Long Beach, California, arrived last week and is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harte. M. J. Murphy, wife and daugh ters Mary and Catherine, of Lin coln, are visiting the W. G. Beha family. Mrs. Edward Campbell and son, Eddie, returned Thursday from Rochester, Minn., where they went through the Mayo Clinic. Miss Bessie Jones, of Omaha, ar rived on Wednesday to spend a few days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Jones. The O’Neill base ball team, won their first game of the season on the local diamond last Sunday when they took the Stuart team with a score of 13 to 3. O’Neill secured fourteen hits to five garn ered by the Stuart sluggers. The batteries were: Stuart, Rudolph and Ritherford; O’Neill, Honey oiift.. E. Thorin and Tomlinson. O’Neill will play a return game at Stuart next Sunday afternoon.