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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1941)
List Of Holt County Boys
Who Registered July 1.
Following is a list of the regis
trants who were required to reg
ister on July 1, 1941::
1. Leland Orville Spry, O’Neill.
2. Otto Fredrick Hubei, Ewing.
3. Floyd Mickile Jereske, O’Neill
4. Gerald Dale Snyder, Page
5. Robert Lowell Murphy, Page.
f>. John Charles Hipke, Stuart
7 Glen Arthur Burge, Emmet.
8 Louis David Walter, Chamb
9 Lorin Chauncey Keyes, In
10 Lynn Thomas Cameron
11. Donald Aim, Middlebranch.
12. Lawrence Virgil Rouse,
13. Eugene Edward Donohoe,
14. Leo Russell Sorensen, Page.
15. Orville Marvin Metache,
16. Donald Arthur Mills, Cham
17. James Irl Fox, Emmet.
18. Robert Allen Clouse, O’Neill.
19. William Wallace Watson.
20. Don Robert Medcalf, O’Neill.
21. Jerome Henry Loeffler,
22. George Casper Winkler.
23. Frank Raymond Belmer,
24 William Edward Hansen,
25. Francis Bernard Valla,
26. Arthur Dale Bessert, Red
27. Fred Alvin Daniels, Ewing.
28. Neal James Schipman,
29. Kenneth Duane Schmidt,
30. Edward Gifford Stein,
31. Thomas Tony Zakrzew
32. Henry Edwin Fleek, Cham
33. Charles Wesley Boldt, Red
34. Donald Herbert Cleveland.
35. Martin LeRoy Craig, Page.
36. Vernon William Thompson,
37. Glenn Leslie Brewster, Page
38. Adolph George Wetzler,
39. Gerald Dwight Hansen,
40. Roy Harold Schacht, Page.
41. Ted Frank Spes, Ewing.
42. Robert Dean Ott, O’Neill.
43. Ivan Herwyn French. O’
44. Aaron Samuel Large, At
45. Robert Coe Mathis, Atkin
46. Michael Martin Schmit,
47. Kenneth Louis Barthel,
48. Ralph Richard Schrunk,
49. Neill Roscoe Ames, Atkin
50. Donald Robert Scott, At
51. Eugene Leland Owren, O’
52. Quentin Leo Hickok, At
53. Robert Thomas Wilbern.
54. Ralph Dale Garwood, At
55. Edward Gootlieb Ohde, At
56. August John Buettner, At
57. J. I. Smith, Atkinson.
58. John Gilman Slaymaker,
59. Frederick Joseph Kunz,
60. Arby Leo Kruger, Stuart.
61. Garold Myron Riser, Stuart.
62. Harold Marion Riser, Stuart.
63. George Francis Schneider.
64. Bernard August Kraser,
64. Lawerence Ignatius Ilamik.
66. Alfred Anton Straka, Stuart
67. Donald John Skradla, Stuart
68. Raymond Henry Timmer
This does not include all of Holt
county’s registrants as some of
them are out of the county and
their cards have not yet been re
ceived by the local draft board.
Sunshine Sewing Club
The Sunshine Sewing Club held
their fifth meeting at the home of
Bob Allen on June 27. All of the
I members except one were present. A
delicious lunch was served at the
close of the meeting by Mrs. Bessie
Allen. The next meeting will be
hedd at the Albert Miller home.
Adam Martin Bazelman
Adam Martin Bazelman died at
the Stuart hospital last Saturday
evening at 7:45, following an oper
ation for gall stones performed
Thursday evening. The body waa
brought to this city that night and
the funeral was held Tuesday morn
ing from the Catholic church. Rev.
Monsignor McNamara officiating
and burial in Calvary cemetery.
Deceased had been in failing
health for the past six months, but
his condition was not considered
serious. A week ago last Thurs
day he went to Stuart and entered
the hospital there. He was kept
under observation for a week and
last Thrusday evening was operated
upon. He seemed to rally after
the operation and it was thought
that he would soon recover. But
he took a change for the worse
Saturday and passed away Satur
Adam Martin Bazelman was born
in Bergenuip Soam, Holland, on
February 28, 1875, and was 66
years and three months old at the
time of his death. In 1881 the
family came to America and they
located in Kansas where they re
mained for one year. In 1882 they
came to Nebraska and located north
of Atkinson, where they resided
for six years and then moved to
this city, which had been his home
up to the time of his death. He
received his education in the O'Neill
schools and when school days were
over entered into business with his
father and brother. For several
years they operated a lumber and
coal yard and had a very extensive
On April 26, 1900, he was united
in marriage to Miss Monica Van
dersnick, of Ewing, Nebraska. Six
children were bom of this union,
three sons and three daughters, five
of who servive their father, Mrs.
Bazelman passing away in Dec
ember last year. The children are:
Mrs. Marie Kallhoff, Ewing; Mrs.
Nina Psotta, Pilger, Nebraska;
Joseph and Francis, O’Neill; Mrs.
Josephine Clements, O’Neill. He
is also survived by one brother,
Fred, of O’Neill.
Martin was actively engaged
with his father in the milling busi
ness in this city many years ago,
until fire destroyed the mill. Later
they went into the lumber and coal
business, which he operated success
fully for many years, in the height
of their success fire destroyed the
yard and its contents. The build
ings were replaced but the depress
ion coming along he never actively
got into the lumber business again,
but got into the oil business with
his sons and they have been exten
sive operators for several years.
Martin was a good citizen and
especially well posted on current
affairs, being an extensive reader.
He will be missed by a large circle
of friends, as he had en extensive
acquaintence over the county.
Project Club Delegation
Holt County was again placed
on the map when 38 members of
project clubs attended the Nebras
ka Council of Home Demonstration
Clubs in Hastings last week. The
group, which was owe of the largest
of any county in the state, en_
joyed a fine program of music and
educational speakers which was
headlined by Mrs. David Simms, of
Hastings, a lady who gave a splen
did report on her travels “South of
The Holt County group was head
ed by Mrs. George Rector of O’
Neill who was an official delegate
along with Mrs. Blanche Pease of
Atkinson, and Mrs. A. L. Borg of
O’Neill. Reports of the conven
tion indicate that every project
member attending was very much
enthused with the program and
would like to be able to attend
again. Those attending from this
Mrs. C. V. Robertson, Mrs. Clyde
Kiltz, Miss Helena Johnson, Mrs.
Fred Carey, Mrs. Henry Walters,
Mrs. E. R. Carpenter, Mrs. Blanche
Pease, Mrs. Dorlin Lockmon, Mrs.
James Robertson, Mrs. Jame Op
pen, Mrs. Mabel Hammerburg, Mrs.
Art O’Neill, Mrs. Ed Thorin, Mrs.
Hitchcock, Mrs. F. W. Hendrick,
Mrs. John Grutsch, Mrs. Clarence
Kiltz, Mrs. August Brinkman, Mrs.
Morna Wertz, Mrs. Blake Benson,
Mrs. Leonard Thorin, Mrs_ Burt
Fried, Mrs. Ben Miller, Miss Jean
ette Drueke, Mrs. Kenneth Adams,
Mrs. C. G. Shellhase, Mrs. Clarence
Faulhaber, Mrs. James Gibson,
Mrs. Chas. Grimes, Miss Pauline
Frickel, Mrs. Platt, Mrs. Lee, Mrs.
Chas. Thorin, Mrs. Clair Grimes,
Mrs. Chas. Cole.
THE KEY TO THE CITY
Kenneth Stewart Shot
Through Head With Rifle.
Kenneth, fourteen-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Stewart of
this city, was accidently shot last
Tuesday afternoon about 2:30, when
a 22-calibre rifle in the hands of a
playmate, Keith Lush was accid
ently discharged, when Keith stum
bled and fell, the shot entering the
lower right side of Kenneth’s jaw.
went over and knocked out two of
his teeth from the lower left hand
side, and was deflected upward
I where the bullet lodged in the upper
S left hand side of his jaw.
The boys had ridden their bicy
I des to the river, south of town.
! and were Walking across'thie field.
! when the accident occured. They
J returned to their bicycles and Ken
neth rode as far as the filling
t station south of town, where they
stopped and Mr. Higgins brought
him on to the Doctor’s oflice.
Kenneth is still in the hospital,
where he was taken by the Doctor,
I and the reports this morning are
1 to the effect that'ihe is on the road
to recovery. 1
O’Neill Commerical Club
Gets Ready For Biff Day
j At a meeting of the Board of
Directors of the O’Neill Commercial
Club the following committee chair
| men were picked and the ball was
started to roll toward giving
j O’Neill one of its biggest days on
i August 13.
Finance, Ed. T. Campbell; Pub
licity, Alva Marcellus; Parade, H.
J. Lohaus; Consessions, Norb Uhl;
Baseball, Dick Tomlinson; Street
Sports, Fred Harper; Booster Trip,
C. E. Lundgren; Lighting, L. C.
Walling; Band, Dr. J. P. Brown;
Boxing, L. D. Putman; Ladies Com
mittee, Martina Dishner.
A meeting of all chairmen will
be called within the next few days
to appoint their committee mem
Hit And Run Driver
Floyd Smith of O’Neill was arrest
ed on July 1st, on a complaint sign
ed by Patrolman John Meistrell,
charging him with leaving the scene
of an accident, in which Miss Mary
Helen Martin was injured, and not
stopping to leave his name and ad
dress or offering to give any
aid to the injured party. He ap
peared before County Judge Reimer
on Tuesday, July 1, and plead guilty
to the charge. At the present time
he is being held in the county jail,
without bond, awaiting the outcome
of the injuries to Miss Martin.
Redbird Calf Club
The Redbird Calf Club held
their regular meeting at the home
of Lee Blake. Four new members
joined the Club. The next meeting
will be held at the home of George
Rector on July 9.
Mrs. Hans Egger, jr., and daugh
er, Sharon Kay, of Columbus, are
visiting Mrs. Eggers’ mother, Mrs.
Goldie Liddy and her brother.
Thomas Liddy and family of Long
Pine. Mr. Egger will drive up
frm Columbus to spend July 4th
here with his family.
Sherman Ennis Another
Old Timer Passes Away.
Joseph Sheman Ennis, who had
been a resident of this city for about
twenty-five years, died in a hospital
in Norfolk yesterday afternoon,
after a short illness. He was about
69 years of age. He went down to
the hospital last Sunday afternoon
as he had been feeling ill for a few
The Biglin ambulance went after
the body and it whs brought to this
citydast evening. The funeral will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'
clock from the Methodist church.
Rev. V. C. Wright officiating and
burial in Prospect Hill cemetery
at the side nHhls wife who passed
away last November. Mrs. W. M.
Maxwell, of San Diego, California
the eldest daughter of the deceased
will arrive here Saturday afternoon
for the funeral. The obituary notice
will be published next week.
Highway No. 20 Now
Completed In Nebraska
The last unfinished gap of U. S.
Highway 20 at Harrison, Nebraska,
was completed Saturday June 28th
making U. S. Highway 20 an all
weather hard surfaced route across
the United States from Boston.
Mijlsachusetts to Yellowstone Park
a distance of 2,386 miles.
t)ue to its recent construction
thrtsugh Nebraska and Wyoming
it was laid out and engineered for
fast trans-continental travel, sharp
curves being eliminated and towns
by-passed where possible.
During the year 1942 portions of
the Highway will be reconstructed
and further improved but for the
year of 1941 Highway 20 enjoys
the distinction of being oae of the
few east and west routes without
a single detour.
In 1940 the U. S. Bureau of Roads
extended U. S. Highway 20 from
the west entrance of Yellstone
Park to Albany, Oregon, on the
Through Idaho the Highway as
recently marked will be located
south of Sun Valley and will cut
through the scenic Crater of the
Moon Country of Idaho.
The few remaining gaps of this
extantion from Yellowstone Park
through Idaho and Oregon to Al
bany, Oregon, when completed will
make U. S. Highway 20 the short
est and most direct all weather
route from coast to coast across
the United States for Tourist and
At the close of the 1941 Tourist
Season the National Highway 20
Association, representing cities and
twons along, the line from Chicago,
Illinois, to Albany, Oregon, will
celebrate the completion of the
Route with a 3 day convention. At
this convention delegates will travel
east from Albany, Oregon, and
west from Chicago, Illinois, in car
avan formation and meet at the
city in Wyoming or Idaho design
ated for the convention.
Sand Hill Calf Club
The Sand Hill Calf Club met at
th ehome of D. C. Schaffer on June
17, with only one member absent.
Four new members joined our Club
which now gives us a membership
of ten. The older members gave
a demonstration.—News Reporter.
Another Pioneer Passes
\way, Funeral Yesterday.
Mrs. Minnie L. Phillips passed
»way at the home of her son, Rob
ert, at Eagle, Nebraska, on June
£8, 1941, after an illness of about
two years, at the age of 77 years
and 10 months. Biglin Brother
ambulance went after the body and
it was brought to this city on Mon
day afternoon. The funeral was held
Wtdnesday afternoon at 2 o’clock,
from the residence of her son,
Ralph, at Star, Nebraska, Rev. V.
C. Wright officiating and burial in
the cemotesy at Star at the aide of
her husband, w'ho passed away in
Minnie L. Lane was born in
Jamestown, Wis., on September 1,
1863. In 1882 she came to Holt
county from Wisconsin. On March
14, 1887, she was united in marri
age to Frank W. Phillips, the cere
mony being performed in this city.
Nine children were born of this
union, of who eight survive and are
left to mourn the passing of a kind
and affectionate mother. The
children are: Volney, Raymond,
Alberta Canada; Ralph, Star, Neb
raska; Mrs. Elma Grady, Tracy
California; Byron, Missouri Valley,
Iowa; Bernice, Omaha, Nebraska;
Robert, Eagle, Nebraska, Walter,
Venus, Nebraska; Lysle, Aberdeen,
Washington. There are also thir
Mrs. Phillips had always enjoyed
good health until about two years
ago when her health began to fail
but she was not seriously ill until
about a month ago, since which
time she had been confined to her
bed. She was one of the pioneers
of the northeastern part of the
county, where she lived for 68 years
Since the death of her husband
she had lived with her son, Ralph, ^
at Star, until about one year and
a half ago when she went to Lincoln
and made her home with her son
and since then lived in Lincoln and
at Eagle, Nebrasna. For many
years her husband was one of the
most prominent men in the north
eastern part of the county, where
he had a large ranch, with land in
both Holt and Knox counties, in
1911, he built a home across the
line from Holt county and the last
ten years of his life he was a resid
ent of Knox county. While a resid
ent of this county he represented
his district for many years on the
County Board, where he was one
of its most prominent members.
He also served this district in the
state senate in 1907 and 1908. Dur
ing his activities in the political life
of the county his home was a gath
ering place for the young people
of that section of the county and
visitors always found Mrs. Phillips
a charming and entertaining host
ess and the stranger always found
a welcome in her home.
With her death another of the
pioneers of the county has passed
to the great beyond. She was of
that race of hardy pioneers who
assisted her husband and children
to master the great open spaces and
to make this a country for the ris
ing generation. She was a charm
ing woman and had host of friends
in the eastern part of the county
who will learn with regret of her
Mrs. Kubitschek’s Mother
Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek left Satur
day morning for Omaha, having
been called theTe by the serious
illnes of her mother, Mrs. Lelia
B. Van Sant of that city. Mrs.
Van Sant, who was eighty years
of age, died at her home at 1008
South 29th street, Omaha, on Mon
day afternoon, and funeral services
were conducted from the Crosby
Meyer chapel on Wednesday after
noon at three p. m., with burial in
the Forest Lawn Memorial Park
cemetery in Omaha.
Advertising Pays Well
Mike Englahaupt, one of the old
time settlers in the southwestern
part of the county is convinced that
advertising in The Frontier pays.
Mike ran a classified in the last
issue of The Frontier, which he
ordered run for two weeks. A card
received from him Tuesday told Us
to kill the advertisment as he had
sold his binder to a Frontier read
er living near O’Neill, so for the
expenditure of 50 cents Mike made
a $100 deal. When you have any
thing to sell use The Frontier class
ified adds.. You will find that they
are producers, as they bring seller
and buyer together.
Joe Mann made a business trip
to Sioux City on Tuesday.
O'NEILL WOMAN TAKES HER OWN
LIFE, POSSIBLY SUNDAY NIGHT
She Lived Alone And Body Was Not
Discovered Until Tuesday Evening.
Last Tuesday evening the body
of Mrs. Pearl Irwin was found in
the back room of her little store
room on Fourth street, two doors
north of the alley. The door of her
place of business had been closed
for a couple of days and Mr. Kin
kaid, a Rawleigh salesman, had a
little stock of his goods in the store
and when he came to town Tuesr
day evening could not raise anyone
He waited until about 6:30 then, got
Policeman Grenier and together
they went down to the store
and in looking in the back door,
under the window shade, they could
see her body lying on the floor.
Mayor Kersenbrock was then called
and when he arrived he forced the
back door and Mrs. Irwin was found
on the floor dead, with a revolver
lying a few feet from her. She had
shot herself in the side, the bullet
evidently striking the heart and
dying instantly as there was no
blood on the floor. She had shoes
on and a nightgown and it is sup
posed that she took her life some
time Sunday night or early Monday
morning and the body was not in
very good condition. No inquest
was held. Wednesday, about noon,
a funeral director from Naper
came over here and took the body
back to Naper for funeral services.
Mrs. Irwin came here about two
years ago from Butte, Nebraska,
and she opetated a little notion store
on Fourth street. Business was
very poor and lately she had been
on the sewing circle and later an
assistant in the children’s recrea
tion. She lived in the back part of
her little store building, which she
occupied alone. She was a divorcee
and the present whereabouts of
her former husband is unknown.
She leaves two children, a son and
a daughter. The son, Victor Irwin
lives at Long Beach, California,
and her daughter, Mrs. Elaine
Couch lives at Wayne, Nebraska.
She is also survived by two brothers
and two sisters. They are: Lloyd
Palmateer, W’hite River, S. D.,;
Floyd Palmeteer, in Oregon; Mrs.
Earl Smith, Naper Nebraska; Mrs.
Robert Benton, Gillette, Wyoming.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of Naper,
came over here Wednesday morn
ing when notified of the tragedy.
One of the prettiest weddings
witnessed in these parts for some
time was that of Veronica Hoefs of
Wood Lake, to Thomas Lawse of
Fort Madison, Iowa. It was in
Sacred Church, Long Pine by the
Ilev. R. F. Barry.
Given in rvarriage by her step
father, the bride wore an exquisite
gown of white net with the fitted
! bodice, Jace sleeves, and a two yard
train with a finger-tip veil and;
orange blossoms; she carried a
prayer book, gift of her pastor, Rev.
[ R. F. Barry, covered with white
roses, and streamers also ornament
ed with white rose buds.
Monica Hoefs sister of the bride,
was maid of honor, gowned in peach
taffeta with blue streamers, match
ing band and bow on her head, and
carried a blue delphenium bouquet.
Miss Edna Smith of Utica, S. D.
was bridesmaid gowned in tourquois
blue with peach streamers, match
ing head band and bow and carried
a bouquet of peach gladiolus. The
Stinson twins, Marge and Mary
Jane, of Norfolk played and sang
for the ceremony. Paul Hoefs II,
brother of the bride acted as best
man. Neal Keller of Cascade,
Nebraska, was the groom’s attend
dants. Ralph Langer and Bob
Harp were ushers. James Ander
son of Long Pine was ring bearer.
Flower girls were Josephine And
erson of Long Pine and Lorraine
Fagan bf Omaha.
Those attending the wedding
from a distance were the groom’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lawse,
Mrs. J. Poetting, Miss Bertha Dus
enberry all of Fort Madison, Miss
June Ro.ssiter of Hartington, Mrs.
i Phillips of Arkansas City, Kansas,
Mrs. Johnson and daughter Bever
; ly of Omaha, Miss Wynone Brown
; of Cody, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Keller
and Lillian, Mr. and Mrs. Willard
l Keller all of Cascade, Mrs. Prible,
' Geneva and Ruth Prible and Made
! lynne Hynes all of O’Neill, Neb
Following the ceremony dinner
was served to a hundred guests
at the ranch home of the bride, after
which the young couple left for
Council Bluffs, Iowa, to spend
; Sunday with the Bride’s sister,
Sister M. Paulette, R. S. M. before
leaving on a two week honeymoon
at Lake Okoboji and other northern
points of interest, after which
they will return to their home inj
Fort Madison and the groom will
resume his work as a lawyer.
Blue Grass Seed Nets
Holt County Over $300,000
The blue grass stripping, which
has been in progress in Holt County
for the past month, is practically
completed, and it is estimated that
Holt County farmers and land own
ers received in excess of $300,000
for the seed, most of which was
purchased by buyers from Miss
ouri and Kentucky. It is estimated
that the $300,000 which the farmers
received is only half of the amount
expended by the blue grass buyers
as the balance was expended for
labor and the stripping machines.
A total of 1.46 inches of rain
has fallen in O’Neill the past week,
bringing the total rainfall for the
month of June to 3.50 inches, ex
ceeding by .71 the total rainfall for
the month of June during 1940.
The rainfall was much heavier in
the northern, western, southern
and eastern parts of the county
than it was in this city. In the
country north of O’Neill, and which
extended, we understand clear ac
ross the county, the rainfall
last Friday flight, Saturday morn
ing and Saturday night reached a
total of between four and five
The small grain harvest has
started in pome parts of the county,
with rye being the first crop to be
harvested. Most farmers report
excellent yields, with the heads
being large and well fillet! out
Pastures in general, are in the best
condition they have been in for
several years in this part of the
state, and all conditions point to
one of the best years the farmers
have had for the past ten years.
The weather chart for the past
week is as folows:
H L Pre.
June 26th 88 66 .13
June 27th 90 68
June 28th 86 63 .60
June 29 89 62 .39
June 30th 89 63 £2
July 1 86 59
July 2 73 56 .07
July 3 .06
St. John’s Thanks You.
The Pastor and people of St.
John’s are deeply grateful to the
O’Neill people for their friendly
gesture last Sunday. St. Mary’s
Band under the direction of Mr.
George was one of the finest en
tertainments we ever had. Your
attendance more than helped to
make the day a big success—With
us, you’re the Tops—Thanks &
Million. C. A. Byeradorfer.
Announce Country Club
Ready For July 4th.
Arrangements are about com
pleted for the annual July 4th cele
bration at the O’Neill Country
Club. The committee consisting of
C. V. Sullivan, chairman, Ben
Grady, Fred Harper, Norman Gond
eringer, “Scovie” Jaszkowisk and
Max Wgnser, is working industri
ously to make this the greatest 4th
of July celebration ever to be held
at the Country Club.
The program will consist of
games for the kiddies, athletic con
tests and special golf contests for
the ladies and men. All members
and their families are invited to
bring their picnic supper and
spend an enjoyable evening at the
club. The usual spectacular dis
play of fireworks will take place
late in the evening.
Plans are now being made by
hairman Fred Harper for another
Golfer s Daj.r to be held later in
the season. Last year this was
one of the biggest and best events
of the season and everyone is look
ing forward to another successful
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