The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, May 29, 1941, Page FOUR, Image 4

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Ethel Givens.
Marty Hamilton.
George Hammond.
Francis Hickey.
Caroline Jareske.
Eileen Kelly.
Dale Kersenbrock.
Ethel Kleinsmith.
Gerald Kleinsmith.
Irma Langer.
James Matthews.
Etta Meyer.
Robert Miles.
Catherine McNichols.
Leone Mullen.
Mildred O'Malley.
Robert Parkins.
Lillian Peter.
William Ryan.
Rose Anne Schylte. briJ
John Shoemaker.
Ted Sirek.
Monica Shorthill.
Dorothy Valla.
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, May 27, 1886
O’Neill market prices: Rye 25c,
Oats 24c, Eggs 7c, Wheat 45c, Fat
Steers $3.00, Potatoes 25c, Barley
20 to 30c, Corn 19 and 20c, Butter
9 and 10c, Hogs $3.00 and $3.10,
Fat Cows $2.25 and $2.50.
Up to May 21st the rails on the
F. E & M. V. railroad were laid six
miles west of Fort Robinson.
Mr. Bridges is on the ground
looking after the construction of
the new mill.
Mr. W. T. Evans, wife and child
of Boone, Iowa, arrived in O’Neill
last week and will remain per
manently with us. Mr. Evans will
engage in the restaurant business
with Frank Thomas.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier May 28, 1891
A postoffice has been established
at Spencer, Boyd county, the new
town over on the reservation.
The Frontier has learned through
Superintendent Dudley, who was
out that way recently, of an ex
perimental forest being set out
by the government about five or
six miles west of Swan Lake, in
the southwestern part of the
caunty. The work is being done
by the residents and under the
directions from the government.
They are planting pine trees and
have already set out 25,000 and
are planting them right in the
sand hills.
The Item, May 28, 1891
John Cronin, one of the pioneer
residents of the county and one
of its largest and moat successful
farmers, passed away at his home
four and a half miles north of town
last Monday morning, at the age
of 67 years. He came to the
county fror Illinois in 1876.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, May 30, 1901
The report of small pox at
O'Neill has undoubtedly spread
like a wild prairie fire in October,
and perhaps been magnified ten,
twenty or a hundred fold. So far
we have heard of only one case.
Jack O’Donnell who, until he was
taken sick, had been helping with
the branding on the old McClure
ranch southeast of this city. He
is geting along nicely.
Ed Grady and C. C. Millard left
Monday for Keystone, S. D.t to
develop their mining property.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, May, 25, 1911
Mrs. Emily Saunders, wife of
Benjamin Sanders, died at her
home in this city last Monday even
ing, after an illness of several
years, at the age of 73 years and
five months. She had been a resi
dent of the county since 1879.
A splendid rain visited this sec
tion last Sunday and Sunday night
and one that was badly needed.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, May 26, 1921
Edward F. Gallagher died at
the Clarkson hospital in Omaha
last Tuesday morning, May 24,
after an illness of several years
at the age of 64 years, 11 months
and 16 days. He had been a resi
dent of this city for thirty-five
H. E. Coyne, J. P. Golden and
Frank Barrett left Monday morn
ing for Lincoln to attend the state
convention of the Knights of
Two fine rains fell in Holt county
this week. The precipitation Tues
day evening amounted to one inch
and fourteen hundreths of an inch
while the rainfall Wednesday night
was eighty-seven hundredths of an
Ten Years Age
The Frontier, May 28, 1931
Genevieve Drueke and Arthur
O'Neill were married in Spencer,
Nebr., on Sunday, May 17, 1931,
by the Catholic priest. They will
make their future home on the
O’Neill ranch in the northern part
of the county.
The O’Neill base ball team
blanked the Creighton team in a
fast game last Sunday. The score
was, O’Neill, S Creighton, 0.
Honeycutt and Holliday was the
battery for O’Neill, Newhaus and
Bartling for Creighton.
Frank Phalin expects to move
his barber shop to the west room
of the new building being erected
by A. E. Bowen on east Douglas
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Albert Engel, a representative
from Michigan, has been a one
man committee to investigate er
penditures in the construction of
army cantonments. To date, he
has visited thirteen of these places.
To the approximately $800,000,000
spent, he figures that about 30 per
cent has been wasted. He is put
ting this information in the Con
gressioal Record from time to
time for the attention of members
of Congress and Administrative
officials of the government.
From the committees on Mer
hant Marine and Naval affairs
have come far reaching measures
that have passed the house during
the week. The Naval Affairs Com
mittee put through a bill authoriz
ing the construction of many new
auxiliary vessels needed by our
fighting ships. They will cost
about 5 million dollars each. No
navy can move without auxiliary
crafts. The Committee on Mer
chant Marine effected House pass
age of a measure to increase ad
ministrative power respecting
priorities or cargoes and ship
movements and to authorize the
construction of additional cargo
ships. The building of the two
ocean navy is progressing. In the
meantime Uncle Sam is on record
to maintain the freedom of the
seas. Members are demanding
armed protection for unarmed Am
erican merchant ships. Others de
mand transfer of ships to British
registry to avoid the danger at
tending the ships hauling contra
Believe it or not, Carl Vinson
chairman of the House Committee
on Naval affairs, has accepted an
invitation to visit Ted Metcalf—
the Chief Admiral of the Nebraska
Experts say that it cost more to
build the Martin Bomber plant at
Omaha than it could be built else
where, but they admit that the rea
sons it wms built in Nebraska are
because the location is strategic
and much safer.
Less talk about convoys in Wash
ington this week. Reason is that
Admiral Land told House mem
bers that sinkings of ships bound
from America to Britain are negli
gible. Big advertisements in Wash
ington papers read, “Britain De
livers the Goods—Sixty thousand
pieces of merchandise reach us
safely from England within the
past few weeks. Prices about a
third of'what you have to pay or
dinarily.” Union Labor spokesmen
ask embarrassing questions about
labor scales in Britain and the ef
fect of imported competitive goods
on American products.
L. E. Tyson, Nebraska Aeronau
tics Commission Engineer, has been
spending several days in Wash
ington consulting CAA and Army
officials respecting the joint ef
forts of the state and the Federal
Government to develop the facili
ties of aviation, Mr. Tyson be
lieves the Nebraska Aeronautics
Commission program for this year
is meeting with high approval here.
If Uncle Sam ever finds himself
short of aviators some blame will
attach to rules and regulations
that operate against young men
who have not had college educa
tions. At the present time, the
army will take not to exceed 25
per cent of the pilot trainees from
among men who have had less than
two years of college work. Even
these non-college youth have one
or more strikes against them. In
our land today we have many far
mer boys, mechanics, clerks and
others who have had no college
training but want to be service
pilots. Some of them have many
hours of flying to their credit.
But they can’t get into Uncle
Sam’s aviation schools to be train
ed to fly and defend this country
in time of need. General Con
nelly, head of the CAA, who is
a friend of the non-college boys,
says something ought to be done
about that. When war comes, we
will have to go into civilian life
for our defenders who must fight
on the ground, in the air and
under the sea.
Several Southern States require
their citizens, in order to qualify
for voting, to pay poll tax. The
poll tax laws are so stringent that
less than 15 per cent of the citizens
exercises their right of franchise.
As a result of this restriction five
members of Congress from the
South received fewer than 5,000
votes each in the 1938 election.
These five members hold important
committee chairmanship posts. Six
teen of our Southern Congressmen
were elected in 1938 with fewer
than 6,000 votes each and a total of
32 southern congressmen were
elected with fewer than 11,000
votes each. This is significant in
connection with the fact that
without the votes of the congress
men from the poll tax states, and
those with restrictive registration
requirements for voting, the
Lease-Lend Bill could not have been
passed in either the House or the
Senate. So, in this case a minority
of the voters through their Repre
sentatives in Congress, determined
the future war policy and welfare
of the nation.
Recent visitors in the office of
the Third District Congressman
are Fred Berry, Wayne; Mrs.
George Prasse and daughter Ber
tha, Columbus; Dr. G. E. Charl
ton, Norfolk; W. H. Anderson,
Lincoln; Clarence Mackey, Fre
mont; Dwight Felton, Lincoln;
Otha DeVilbis, Lincoln; Bernice
Mellenman, Norfolk: Louis A.
Holmes, Grand Island; Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Ryan and son Thomas,
Tilden; L. E. Tyson, Lincoln; Val
Peter, Omaha; John Franek, South
Minnie B. Hardy who was clerk
of the Court at Stanton, Nebraska,
for a long time, is visiting nieces
in Washington. Her home is now
in Bristow, Oklahoma, but she says
she likes Nebraska best.
Norfolk will have some distin
guished visitors June 15, 16, 17,
when the Nebraska chapter of the
Association of Postmasters holds
its annual convention there. Bill
Bray, special assistant to Post
master General Walker will be
there to speak, and Walter Myers
the Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General tells the Third District
office that he, too, will be there
if he can arrange it. The Fourth
Assistant will dedicate a new post
office building at Benson, Nebras
ka, on June 14.
Late Rumors among the majority
in the House indicate shake-ups in
high places in Washington. One
rumor is that Madame Perkins
will be replaced soon. Another is
that a place in the government in
Washington is about to be made
for Mayor LaGuardia of New York
and also for Wendell Willkie. A
stranger report is that Secretary
Hull may step out but those close
to the State Department activities
find this difficult to believe., Rob
ert Jackson, attorney general, is
believed scheduled to succeed Chief
Justice Hughes of the Supreme
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ryan of Til
den accompanied by their son Wil
liam, came to Washington to visit
their son Tom, who is already em
ployed here. William will remain
in Washington on account of em
ployment previously accepter!. Mr.
and Mrs. Ryan will visit Miami,
Florida, before returning to Til
Parity price* or farm products
are prices that would place the
farmer, the laboring man, and the
indistrial ist on precisely the same
basis as to their relative earning
power as they were before the de
pression. . With labor now having
a guaranteed floor below which
wages cannot drop, and with in
dustry now receiving government
contracts, on a cost-plus-profit
guaranteeo basis, many members
feel that the farmer who is both
the greatest consumer and the most
important producer in the country,
should receive similar protection.
Financially the days ahead arc
not bright. We are in debt now
50 billion dollars. On top of that
we have already authorized a 40
billion dollar defense program.
That means a 90 billion dollar debt.
A rumor comes now regarding
plans already drawn to double our
defense program which means an
other 40 billion dollar expenditure
and a national debt of 130 billion
dollars, or a debt of $1,000 upon
every man, woman, and child in
the United States. It may mean
an army of several million Ameri
can boys prepared to fight for
Democracy at any time—any
In answer to several questions
about the status of Sweden. The'
answer to that comes from Woll
mar Filip Bostrom, the Swedish
minister here in Washington. He
states that Sweden is strictly
neutral and is doing business as
usaul with everybody in the world
who wants to do business with
Sweden. He says anyone suspec
ted of fifth-column activities is
put in jail. Belligerent ships are
searched. Belligerent airplanes
flying over Sweden are chased
away and the six million people of
Sweden are trying to get along
with everybody and want to be let
alone. The Swedish army has
been increased to war strength.
All gasoline is reserved for mili
tary use and gasoline substitutes
run commercial cars. The Minis
ter tells friends he hopes Sweden
can continue being let alone.
The best way to get favorable
publicity from the Washington
newspapers is to fight for more
and bigger lump sum appropria
tions for the District. Maryland
and Virginia members ane great
fighters for bigger grants of
Uncle Sam’s money to Washing
ton. The reason is that Maryland
and Virginia taxpayers are re
lieved of a lot of expense by bene
fits received from government ac
tivities here.
The House voted down a bill
which was designated to give the
city of Washington revenues
equivalent to about 21 percent of
its annual expenses out of the
Federal Treasury. That would be
about nine and one-half million
dollars a year and as the Federal
government acquired more land in
the city, the amount would in
crease. Members who want some
of these government functions de
centralized and moved out into the
states, think that business is so
good in Washington the people
here ought to pay Uncle Sam a
bonus instead of taxing him to
stay here. The lump sum now
given to the District of Columbia
each year is six million dollars.
The balance of the District’s bud
get about 46 million dollars is
raised by local taxation. But
through other means the town gets
much more from the government
treasury than any other city in the
For fifteen years the American
farmer has been hearing much
about surpluses and overproduc
tion. He has been told to reduce
acreage in order to do away with
surpluses and overproduction, the
supposed twin obstacles to farm
prosperity. Overnight the picture
has changed. Now we are told we
Give your pullets the Aci
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given easily, in the drink
ing water, like Germozone.
Because its acid is con
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throw the birds off feed.
Greatest loss from Coccidiosis ts in the
set back to the birds, and delayed growth
and development. They need a medicine
that will help them resist the disease and
reduce death losses without upsetting
them. Give them Acidox. A 12-ot. bot
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O'Neill, Nebr.
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face the danger of a food short
age. In order to become “the
pantry of democracy” we must
produce more meats, fats, eggs,
poultry, dairy products, vegetables,
and fruits. The same government
that advised farmers to reduce
production last year, now urges
the farmers to increase production.
State department officials have
been rather disturbed by occuran
ces in Argentine which are inter
fering to a minor degree with the
“good-neighbor policy” which that
department has been advocating
and promoting. The showing of
an American movie film in a
Buenos Aires theatre precipated
a riot in which many in the
audience were injured. Argentine
has been a reluctant participant in
the Pan American program. Re
cently it was loaned an additional
61 millions to help relieve the
agriculture situation there, and it
has been one of the countries
which has had loans of many more
millions in times past. Upon the
latest loan, it shipped great quan
tities of food supplies to Spain.
Then, too, Chili rather upset the
diplomacy crowd by sending birth
day felicitations to Hitler, and
the little “republic” of Panama has
been acting up a bit in the same
A new corporation has been
formed by nine large industrial
concerns to promote trade with
Argentine by the importation of
more of its products into this
country. Peru is also one of the
countries which will furnish allot
ments of sugar under the new
plan advocated by the Department
of Agriculure. Other South Am
erican countries will share in the
increased allotments. The beet
sugar growers of the middle west
sought to obtain the increased al
lotments of the sugar supply
occasioned by the loss of the ship
ments from the Phillippine® and
Monday, June 2nd
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the East Indies, but instead they
will be recompensed by the sub
sidies payable from the special
sugar tax of one-half cent per
pound, which now raises 69 mil
lions per year. Much of our na
tions supply of sugar will continue
to come from Cuba.
Eddie Gilmore used te write
feature stories for the associated
press here in Washington. One
of his close friends was Art Hud
son of Nebraska. When the A. P.
asked for volunteers to go to Lon
don to cover news, Gilmore was
of the first to volunteeer. Hudson
followed him over with the Red
Gross. The other day they met
after a German raid. Both were
doing voluntary firemen's work ex.
tinguishing fires.
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