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VOL.* LXII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, June 5, 1941 Number 4
Merrhc of the House and Sen
ate wi opposed to the entry of
the Ur t ' tates in the new world
war held « meeting the day before
the President delivered his radio
talk. "" rafted a letter to him
urging b m to keep out of war. The
first d of the letter was des
troyed s i contained a state
ment that a national poll on war
was b_- taken. Tee
member felt they couldn’t conduct
such a poll. It was too big a jo
They e i ve 90 per cent of the
American people are still against
war. In their statements, they ex
pressed " ar that the Gallup poll is
prejudiced and will soon show that
the pto le favor war. It was to
offset the Gallup poll that they
hoped to get a national referendum
of Bom ird Because they could
n’t they dra t >d a letter minus t a
proposal ar.d sent it to the Presi
dent. The same group held an
other meeting and outlined meth
ods of procedure in their determin
ed fight to keep the United States
out of the European conflict.
Thousands of people are visit
ing Arlington National Cemetery
these days. The tomb of the Un
known Soldier was covered wi h
wreaths of flow rs during the week
following a gigantic gathering of
Catholic organizations who held
mass in the great amphitheatre.
These organizations came from
many states of the union. Follow
ing that the Memorial Services at
the soldiers tomb were equally im
pressive. Believe it or not, many
Nebraskans lie sleeping in this
beautiful cemetery. Names of
service men over the name of our
state can be found on many of the
little white tomb stones which
dot this sacred ground.
When the President signed the
marketing quota bill for corn,
wheat and other crops, it meant a
green light for the conferees of the
new agriculture appropriation bill.
The ronferees expert to finish that
work in a short time. The Senate
put 100 amendments on the House
bill. The conferees are now try
ing to iron out the differences. The
plains forestry project items is in
this bill. Members are hopeful
that it will stay in.
In one instance about fifty dem_
ocratic and republican congress
man sat together listening to the
President’s fireside chat. After it
•was over they agreed that the
President under the unlimited em
ergency proclamation has as much
if not more power than any other
ruler in the world. They believed
the Chief Executive was assuming
some responsibilities that he could
have passed on to Congress. Some
of those present who are close to
the White House, said the Presi
dent-would not use all of the pow
ers he now has unless future ev_
Cnts make that necessary. The
President does not have the power
to declare war. That is the ex
clusive right of Congress. A war
resolution would not pass the
House today. Future public opinion
Could change the present House
pentiment. Most members believe
the new proclamation means an
end to strikes which delay work in
national defence industry.
Central and South American of
ficials who usually undertake to
pick and play with the winner in
war and politics, were among the
most earnest listeners to the Pres
ident’s speech. Some of these
countries while sympathetic to the
- British cause are watching the pro.
gress of the war with more pur_
pose than the people here. That
is because they look at things from
an economic point of view. The
President minced no words about
what he was going to do so far as
helping Britain and the democra
cies is concerned and much of this
was said for the ears of our neigh
bors to the south who know the
game of international politics bet
ter than we do. There are some
foreign service men here who say
that some of our neighbors to the
Bouth recognize only one language
—that is the language of the big
stick and the language of the win
Some members are now reading
carefully what is said to be a copy
H of the revised indus rial mobiliza.
■ tion plan. With the President’s un
limited emergency proclamation;
■With the 1917 war emergency laws
Swhich have not been repealed; and
MWith the Legislation Congress has
passed giving the President new
powers, it is believed the M-day
! program can be put into effect
i whenever the President deems it
Nebraskans who sat at the ring
side when Baer tried to take the
title from Joe Louis are convinced
that Baer never had a chance. He
was out-boxed throughout the
f ght. It will require a heavy hit_
ter like Dempsey and one who has
an equal amount of science to de
feat the colored champ. Louis, it
is conceded, coudn’t take half the
mnishment he gave Baer.
The nation’s capital is well
■uarded. there are 1437 regular
dice; about 100 uniformed Whitt
.»'use police; about 20 Zoo Park
police an unnamed number of se
.t service men from the Treasury
x) partment who guard the Presi
de t and his iamily and certain im
portant people; hundreds of F. B.
A. men and ar. unnamed number of
private guards. Besides that, the
entire Washington fire department
is available for all emergencies,
rate of 20 billion dollars a year. If
u cle Sam took in taxes, every
erny of the incomes of all people
ceiving $1,000,00 p-r year or ov
. r, the total amount thus taken
u.d lun the Fed-ral Government
t three days. If Unc.e Sam took
every penny of all incomes of
•l 0,000 ar.d over, the a count
s taken wou.d run he Federal
ernment jus- over 20 days. If
ide Sam took every penny of
ery person who reee.ved <>10,000
o. over per year, that amount
j would run the Federal Government
just over 137 days. Eigiity per
j cent of our national income i3 re
ceived by people that get $h,000
1 per year or less; therefore, the
people in the lower brackets must
bear the brunt of the tax burden.
Contrary to general belief, the tax
goose is not found in the upper
brackets. To raise enough money
by taxation, we must tax the mon
ey where it is found—in the middle
and lower bracket groups. That is
why hidden taxes play such a large
part in our Federal lax Scheme. It
prevents the lower.bracket fel
iow from realizing that he pays the
heavy end of the tax bill. We must
no longer delude ourselves. A
large part of the tax burden can
never be placed upon the so-called
rich. Most of it will always be paid
by the middle and lower bracket
groups, by sweat and toil of the
Workers are receiving price in
creases, This means greatly in
creased purchasing power. The
defense Program is forcing pro.
duction curtailment of things that
the workers and farmers buy; and
priority orders are preventing in
dustries not engaged in Defense
I*rogram from getting raw mater
ials needed for the operation of
their factories. Greatly increased
purchasing power coupled with a
greatly reduced supply oi consum
er goods adds up to runaway pric.
es that will upset our e o .omy.
John Maynard Keynes, a British
economist, an advisor oi President
Roosevelt, and the father of the
New Deal spending program, is
here to urge that we adopt the
“British Forced Savings Plan” as
the answer to our price Inflation
problem. The Forced Savings
Plan provides that employers hold
back a percentage of all wage:
each pay day and turn it over to
the Federal Government where it
will be credited to the individua
worker—to be paid back to him by
the government some time after I
ths war. Keynes claims the plan;
would finance the total cost of the1
Defense Program, control prices,
and head off a post war slump. The
Federal Savings Plan is really an-|
other tax progrm to raise money
Scottville Calf Club
A meeting was held by the
Scottville calf club May 28 at the
home of Ed Krugman.
All members were present. Al
len and Glen Knight were voted as
members into our club. There are
now 14 members and two associate
members in the club. Since Helen
and Ralph Rector withdrew their
names as members to join a club
which is closer to their home.
The club’s officers are as fol
lows: President, Edwin Krug_
man; Vice-President, Mildred Mil
ler; Secretary, Rex Oberle; News
Reporter, Lois Siders; Leader Ed
Krugman; Assistant Leader, How
ard Oberle. We received our 4-H
Uiub member.- record books.
After the meeting a very delic.
ious lunch was served.
County To Have
Several members of Holt County
women’s project clubs are plan
ning to attend the fifth annual con
vention of the Nebraska Council
of Home Demonstration Clubs
scheduled for Hastings June 18, 19,
Official delegates from Holt
| County are to be Mrs. Geo. Rector
j of O’Neill, who is at present the
| county chairman of women project
; clubs and Mrs. Edgar Stautfer of
i Page. Several other members who
1 have indicated a desire to attend
wrl be interested to learn that
| special arrangements are being
in nd> for a Holt County delegation
.o attend the program on Thursday
June 19. Special financial assis
tance will allow transportation
costs to be furnished. Those mem
bers of project clubs who are in_
terested in attending the conven
tion for one day, may secure the
details from the county agent’s of
fice in O’Neill.
The program will feature many
national and international speak
ers and is to be filled with music
irom county choruses and other or_
animations from all over the state.
Since the convention is within
uriving distance this year a large
Holt County delegation is expected
to take advantage of the chance of
ood fellowship and of learning
! more about the biggest business in
j the world—homemaking.
A pretty nine o’clock wedding
was solemnized Tuesday morning,
June Third, at the Ephiphany
Catholic Church in Emmet, when
Lawrence Ziska took Alice, second
youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. I. S. Givens for his bride. They
were attended by the bride’s
youngest sister, Ethel, and the
grooms cousin, Sylvester Kramer.
The bride was attired in a white
lace floor length gown with finger
tip veil and carried a shower bou
quet of pink carnations tied with
satin and tulle, while her maid of
honor wore an aqua net floor
Length gown with a pink and aqua
The wedding lines were read by
Rev. Father John O’Brien, which
was followed by a large reception
and dinner at the home of the
bride’s parents. In ehe evening a
wedding dance was given at the
Crystal Ball Room at Atkinson.
The couple left Wednesday for a
short trip to Omaha alter which
they will make their home with ihe
groom’s parents, west of Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lucas were
Sunday guests in the home of At
orney Ross Rice of Creighton.
Report of Committee
On I\a Jonal Music
’'w/U ntes t Fund
t orn doii^t ons, food Sale
for 20 contestants,
3 accompanists and
^aiance on hand in
First National Bank
May 28, 1941 _86.82
Mary G. Lundgren
Higher Last Monday,
With receipts of livestock some
what higher than a week ago, pric-1
es remained about steady with
those paid here last week. The de-1
mand was good on all kinds and a j
brick acion prevailed. Quality of
the tock was only fair to good
with no choice cattle in the day’s
Lightweight steer calves reach
ed $12.00 with prices ranging from
$10.50 to $11.50 claiming the mostj
of these. The run of heifer calves
was light and prices were fully
Yearlings were not too plenty,
ful and the prices were mostly
from $9.00 to $10.50 with a few
selling some higher.
A few good cows sold as high as
$7.25 but the long end of the offer
ing ranged from $5.50 to $0.50.
Bulls were scarce and prices held
A nice run of hogs were on hand
and prices remained attractive.
Butchers reached $9.10 at the ex
treme top with the bulk of the of
fering paying $9.00 . Sows brought
from $8.50 to $8.75 with a few
lightweights reaching upward to
$9.00. Feeder pigs continued in
good demand and sold mostly by
The next regular auction will be
held on Monday, June 9, 1941.
M-*s. A. W. Closson
Fur^ei ill services were held at
the Presbyterian Church at O’Neill,
Nebraska, on June 4, 1941, for Mrs.
A. W. Closson with burial beside
her husband in Woodlawn cemetery
at Atkinson, Nebr.
Phoebe Amanda Kidder was
born in DeKalb county, Illinois, on
June 26, 1849, and passed away at
O’Neill, Nebr., on June 1, 1941,
aged 91 years, 11 months and 5
She grew to womanhood in Wis
consin tnd was united in marriage
to A. W. Closson on December 25,
1867, at Chippewa Falls, Wiscon
son. To this union was born three
children, Mrs. Dora Clark of Om_
aha, Anson R. of Manitoba, Canada
and Andrew R. of Ewing, Nebr.
She came with her husband and
children to Nebraska in 1874, mov
ing to Holt County in 1882 where
she lived until the death of her
husband in 1917, Since then she
has lived with her children and
She leaves her children, 13 grand
chidlren, 13 great grandchildren
and 1 great great grandchild, be
sides a host of other relatives and
friends who mourn the passing of
a kind and loving mother and
Famous Ball Player
Passes Away Tuesday
Lou Gehrig, for many years a
member of the Famous New York
Yankees, died at his home in New
York City last Tuesday night, at
the age of 87 ^tars, and members
of every branch of sports in the
United States are in mourning.
Gehrig served fourteen years with
the Yankees and was known as
the “Iron Horse” for he played in
2,130 consecutive games, a record
that will probably last for all
time. Gehrig was compelled to
quit playing baseball two years
ago when he was informed at Mayo
Brothers Clinic that his playing
days were over and that he was
suffering from a rare disease, am
yotrophic lateral solerosis, a hnf
dening of the spinal cord. As
close to the end of the trial as he
was, his death was a shock to
the sports loving public of the
United States, all of whom loved
and admired Gehrig for his many
fine qualities as a man and his abil
ty on the baseball field. He m
many records in baseball that will
probably never be excelled.
Richard Cronin made a business
trip to Sioux City last Monday.
O’Neill Commercial Club
The following permanent com-:
mittees for the year 1941 and 1942
have been approved by the Board
of Directors of the O’Neill Com
Ted McElhaney, Chairman; Ben
Harty, Jerry Miller, W. J. Biglin,
J. A. Mann, Harold Lindberg.
Ed Campbell, Chairman; F. N.
Cronin, Otto Herre, H. A. Yocum,
Ira George, Chairman; Archie
Bowen, Dr. L. A. Burgess, Wm.
Gerald Miles, Co Chairman; D.
H. Cronin, Co. Chairman; C. F.
Grill, Georgia Rasely.
Dr. J. P. Brown, Chairman; Irv
ing Johnson, Ambrose, Rhode, L. D.
Putnam, Do ranee Crabb, Dick
Tomlinson, Hugh Coyne, Lyndle
Stout, R. E. Armburster.
Constitution and By Laws
Norman Gonderringer, Chair
man; J. J. Harrington, W. W. Grif
fin, J. P. Marron.
S. J. Weeks, Chairman; Ed Gal
lagher, Roy Sauers, John Kersen
brock, J. D. Cronin, R. R. Dickson,
L. C. Walling.
The following committee was ap
pointtd for nominating committe
to suggest four names, two of
which will be elected as Directors
at the next regular meeting:
John (Red) Sullivan, Dr. O. W.
French, R. H. Parker, Pete Peter
son, D. H. Cronin, C. W. Porter,
C. E. Jones, Alva Marcellus, P. C.
The committee to sell tickets for
the regular club meeting on Tues
day, June 10, are as follows:
Ben Harty, Chairman; Wm Han
na, Ralph Rickley.
Seven Holt County Boys
Leave Next Week For
The following men shall report
to the local draft board in this city
at 1:00 a. m., on June 13, 1941,
and they will be sent to Fort Crook,
Nebr,, for induction into the army:
Order No. 2, Max Peterson; order
No. 112, John Grutsch; Order No.
282, Stephen Price; Order No.
1344, Delmer Price; Order No.
1463, Russell Angus; Order No.
1679, William Derickson; OTder
No. 1072, Oscar Eckland.
All of the above men are volun
teers except Max Peterson. He is
the first order number to be in
ducted from this county. All other
inductions here have been volun
Former O’Neill Resident
Dies In Washington
Holt county relatives received
word last Friday that Mrs. J. H.
THE true use of the mouth is
not merely to make a noise,
any more than the proper use
of money is to make a show
of the spender.
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Peeler, died at the home of her son,
Roland Peeler at Whitesalmon,
Washington, last Friday. The
funeral was held last Monday and
burial at Portland, Oregon, at the
side of her husband who passed
away twenty-two years ago. Mrs.
Peeler is survived by two sons and
two daughters. They are: Mrs.
L. C. Rakow, Page; Mrs. Ed Dav
ies, California; Roy Peeler, Alas
ka; Roland Peeler, Whitesalmon,
Washington. Mrs. Peeler was a
resident of this city and county
for many years, leaving here some
thing like twenty.five years ago
for the west coast and has since
made that section her home. She
jvas in her early seventies at the
time of her death.
Chief Justice Supreme
Court to Retire
Charles Evans Hughes, Chief
Justice of the highest tribunal in
the land, the United States Su
preme Court, will return to private
life afer his reirement on July 1,
1941, it was announced on Tues
day. He is the eleventh man in
history to serve his country in this
The decision of the 79 year old
jurist to retire from public office
marks the end to a 19 year career
of supreme court service, first as
associate and later on a? chief jus
tice. He sent his resignation let.
ter to the White House on Monday,
before mounting the bench the
last time as it was the last sesssion
of the court until October 6, 1941.
He has held this post since 1930.
“Considerations of health and
age make it necessary that I
should be relieved of the duties
which I have been discharging with
incrasing difficulty,” the chief jus
tice wrote to Mr. Roosevelt.
It is generally believed that At
torney General Robert H. Jackson,
a leading administration figure,
would be the choice of President
Roosevelt for Chief Justice.
When this vacancy is filled and
also the one left vacant by the re
tirement of Justice James C. Mc
Reynolds last February 1, 1941,
President Roosevelt will have ap
pointed seven of the nine justices.
Senator Byrnes (D.-S. C.) is ex
pected to fill the other vacancy.
Leon Richardson, Brocksburg,
Nebr., to Miss Twila Hitchcock of
Jamison, Nebr., on June 3, 1941.
Lawrence Ziska, Stuart, Nebr.,
to Miss Alice Givens of Emmet,
Nebr., on June 2, 1941.
La Vern Wedige, Stuart, Nebr.,
to Miss Ann Kaup of Stuart Nebr.,
on May 29, 1941.
Frank Weichman, Stuart, Nebr.,
to Miss Grace Kaup of Stuart, Ne
braska, on May 31, 1941.
Clarence Schmiser, Ewing, Nc_
braska to Miss Electa Welke of
Ewing, Nebr., on May 31, 1941.
John W. Jackson, Lincoln, Nebr.,
to Miss Marion E. Ickes of Page,
Nebraska on May 31, 1941.
Fred H. Nolze, Clearwater, Ne
braska, to MiBS Shirley J. DePue
of Clearwater, Nebr., on May 31,
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our heart,
fett thanks to the many kind
friends and neighbors for their
many acts of kindness to us during
the last illness of. our beloved
daughter and sister.
—Mrs. C. C. Millard and family
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS
All owners of dogs are hereby
notified that commencing the fore
part of next week all dogs without
license tags will be shot. Better
get your tag at once if you wish to
save your dog.
C. W. CALKINS,
Chief of Police.
The Holt County Board of Equal
ization will meet at their office in
the Court House at O’Neill, Ne
braska on Tuesday June 10, 1941
and will be in session not less than
three days nor more than twenty
days. All complaints on valuations
or assessments must be made at
JOHN C. GALLAGHER,
High Low Free.
May 29th 26 64 .2
May 30th 85 67
May 31st 69 69 .16
June 1st 75 65
June 2nd 75 65 .60
June 3rd 76 58
June 4th 76 54
Farm Labor Conference
Held Here Last Week
Representatives of farm and la.
bor organizations of Holt and
Boyd Counties met Mr. W. A. Stef
en of the Nebraska State Employ
ment Service in O’Neill on May 28,
to discuss ways of meeting any an
Counties met Mr. W. A. Stefen of
the Nebraska State Employment
Service in O’Neill on May 28, to
discuss ways of meeting any antic
ticipated farm labor shortage dur
ing the summer months and to set
up an organization to locate an
adequate supply of farm labor.
After a discussion of the possi
bilities of a farm labor shortage it
was decided that the county
agent’s office in each county should
be set up to handle a farm labor
service. Persons qualified for farm
labor will be encouraged to register
at these offices in order that they
may be located when there is a ne_
cessity for farm labor during the
harvest and hay season.
The fact was brought up that*
both WPA administration and the
selective service boards will make
special efforts to release laborers
who are qualified to do farm work
and the induction date into mili
tary service will be deferred where
a hardship is to be worked on the
It was felt by those represented
that if all available farm labor
could be located when needed that.,
no serious shortage was in sight
in this count, but in order to meet
any emergency, all available farm
labor is encouraged to register
with the county agent’s office in
Circus To Be Here
Friday, June 13
Circus folks are not afraid of
Friday the 13th. At least not the
Daily Bros. Circus, for Friday
June 13 is the date that attraction
will give two exhibitions in O’Neill.
Agents were here last week and
completed arrangements. The
! show will use the big tract of
! ground north of Brennan’s Park.
Due to the wars in Europe
most of the arena celebrities of
those countries fled to America for
work only to find the number of
shows had been reduced here by the
draft. This circumstance enabled
Dailey Bros. Circus to contract the
cream of the circus world on a sal
ary basis which permits them to
offer to the public the greatest
amusement bargain ever announc
ed. The slogan of the Dailey Bros,
show is “never before so much, so
good, for so little”.
With something to amuse and
entertain all classes of people,
from tiny children to the aged, the
unusual variety of extraordinary
acts by trained animals, funny
clowns, sturdy muscular youths,
and the beautiful queens of the
air, the Dailey Bros. Circus comes
to O’Neill confident it will agree
ably surprise and please the cirrus
fans of this section.
Performances will toe given at 2
and 8 P.M. There will not be any
street parade, but instead fTee at
tractions will be shown on the
grounds prior to each perfonur
Dailey Bros. Circuses an old es
tablished show and tours ah—fr
twenty states annually although
this is its first trip through thaa
sate. Not boasting of its magni
tude does insist that its standard ef
performance and its policy is fhr
superior to that of other similar
shows. They believe the quality
of the exhibition is more important
than the quantity. New ideas hare
been adopted, novel thrillers and
sensational stunts are introduced
for the firs time in Nebraska.
Only the very best of the old fea
tures of former circuses have been
retained, new ideas having been
6iibstiuted and the schedule of
presentation so arranged that ev
ery spectator is able to see every
act of the two hour performance in
the two rings and on the hippo
CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank the many
neighbors and friends for every
kindness and beautiful flowers giv
en us at the death of our loving
mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Dora Clark
Mr. and Mrs Andrew R. Closson
Mr. Anson R. Closson
Mrs. Audry Bowden
Mr and Mrs. Earl Closson
Mr. Paul Closson
Mr. and Mrs. Ajison A Closson
Mrs. Catherine Verznl, of Atkin
son, is visiting her son and daugh_
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Verzal.
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