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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1941)
VOL. LXII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, July 17, 1941 Number 10
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ATTORNEY D R. MOUNTS, ATKINSON
JUDGE OF 15TH DISTRICT
He Was Appointed Last Monday Morning
By Governor Griswold, Took The Oath Of
Office And Now Is District Judge.
Age, 51; born in Western Kan
sas; raised and schooled at Tonka
wa, Oklahoma, where his father
who was in the race for land when
the Cherokee Strip opened, took a
homestead. Was a graduate of
Oklahoma University perparatory
school at Tonkawa in 1897; enter
ed the University of Kansas colllege
of law where received his degree
in 1912 and was admitted to the bar
in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Came to Nebraska in 1914 and
for a year engaged in educational
work in Omaha. Established a law
practice at Long Pine in 1915 and
in the spring of 1916 was admitted
o the Nebraska bar. Since 1929
has been practicing law in Atkin
His continuous practice in the
Fifteenth Judical District for 26
years ranks him close to seniority
among the lawyers of the District,
comprising Holt, Boyd, Keya Paha
and Brown counties.
He served as president of the
Fifteen Distriit Bar association
in 1937. At Long Pine he was
city attorney from 1915 until 1929;
served as secretary and then as
president of the Long Pine Com
mercial Club . In 1916 he served as
county attorney bf Brown county
bv appointment but was not a can
didate for the office in the following
Since 1929 he has been city at
torney at Atkinson. He served
I two terms as secretary and two as
president of the Atkinson Service
Club, and the past six years has
been a member of the board of
He is a member of Atkinson
Lodge No. 164, A. F. & A. M., past
master of the Long Pine lodge;
Past Patron, Order of Eastern Star;
Knights Templer, Bethl Command
ery No. 28, Long Pine.
He was married January 8, 1920,
to Marion Prang Bell in, Omaha
Mrs. Mounts was educated at the
University -of Michigan where she
was affiliated with Chi Omega sor
ority. She is a member of the At
kinson Chapter, Order of Eastern
Star; Chapter BU of the P. E. 0.
sisterhood, and is active in Wom
an’s club work. She is a member
of the Atkinson Township library
board, on which she has served for
j many years. Both are active in
the Methodist church at Atkinson.
Charles Best, Pioneer
Editor Of Neligh Leader
Charles T. Best, pioneer editor
of the Neligh Leader, died at his
home in Neligh last Thrusday morn
ing, following a heart attack, the
second he had. He, with a brother,
established the Neligh Leader in
June, 1885, and had been an owner
since that date. In the dry nineties
he left the Leader in charge of his
brother and went to Omaha where
he held positions in the news and
editorial departments of the Omaha
Bee for several years. He later
held editorial positions on a St.
Paul, Minn., daily paper. He retur
ed to Neligh in 1912 and since that I
time to date of his death, had ^
been active in the management and
control of the Leader, being assisted]
in the management and control of|
the paper by his son-in-law. He |
was one of the real old timers in the |
business in this section of the state
and he will be missed by hundreds
of the profession. Neligh
and Antelope county owes much to
the best Brothers and Charlie was
the one that always fronted for
everything that he believed was for
the good of his town and county.
We had knovrn Mr. Best as a
Brother Editor for over fifty years
and we always admired him for his
ability in his chosen profession and
his enthuusiasm for the things that
were just and right.
Mrs. Charles McKenna enter
| gained the members of the D. D.
||!lub at a dinner party and showei
kt her home on Monday night,
konoring Miss Clarissa Teaquist
■ho js to be married soon.
City Soft Ball League
Has Been Organized
An official city soft ball league
was formed last Tuesday night,
when the managers of the 4 teams
in the league, the All Stars, Bob
McDonough and Junior Toy; The
Tri State Produce, Clyde Willson;
Brown-McDonald, Gene Stanton
and the K. of C. Francis Valla, met
and organized for the coming seas
on. The first game will be played
at the City Park on next Monday
evening, beginning at 6:30, and
each team will play the others four
times during the season, with the
last game played on the 22nd of
August. The play off for the city
championship will be held the last
week in August.
Friday July 18th, at 2:30 P. M.
Thre will be a treasure hunt for
children ranging in age from 4 to 12
First and second prizes will be
awarded, in addition to a treat for
all who participate.
We have reeieved requests from
other enters challnge us to games
of Kittonball, Croquet and Horst
shoe’s in the near future. There
fore, those destring to participate
in these games should attend the
Center for practice. While we have
some good talent among those rang
ing in age from 12 years down, we
are anxious to obtain a few more
players for a Kittonball team, ages
from 13 to T6 inclusive.
1 have moved my Insurance of
fice to the first building south of
Toy’s store where I will be pleased
to meet my customers, old and new.
L. G. Gillespie.
General Advance In Price
Trends In Livestock
Receipts of cattle doubled those
of a week ago at the local livestock
auction last Monday. Prices were
generally stronger, especially on
the better grades. Demand was
strong and brisk action dominated
the market throughout. Hog re
ceipts were again light and prices
were upped to new highs.
Good, lightweight steer calves
reached an extreme top of $12.50.
The long end of th calves sold be
tween $11.00 and $12.00. Heifer
! calves were rather scarce and those
that were here brought strong
In the yearling class supplies
were considerably increased and the
offering met with popular demand
The best light yearlings cashed at
$11.45, with the bulk selling from;
$10.75 to $11.45. Plainer grades
sold on downward but, never the
less shared in the general price
A nice supply of good quality
2-year old Angus heifers and a con
siderable number of fat Angus
cows were here. Most of the heif
ers ranged in price from $7.75 to
$7.85 with a few outstanding indi
viduals reaching even higher levels.
The cows, likewise proved popular|
and the best ones paid $7.75. Other j
cows of other breeds carrying less
flesh and quality sold from $6.50 to
$7.25. Bulls sold mostly from
$7.50 to $8.25.
In the hog division receipts were!
again light with only about 125 on
sale here. An extreme top of $10.70
was paid for butchers. Practical
top on these was $10.60. Sows hit
a high top of $9.60 and the bulk
sold from $9.40 to $9.60. Pigs were
not too plentiful but were in brisk
demand and sold inosly by the
About a dozen horses com
pleted the day’s offering. The next
regular sale will be held Monday
A family reunion was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Eppenbach, northeast of this city,
on Sunday July 20, 1941. Thirty
five relatives were present for the
occasion and it is needless tse say
that they all had a very enjoyable
Mrs. Elizabeth Steckmeyer pass
ed away at her home in this city
at 3:30 this morning, after being in
failing health for the past three
years, at the age of 81 years, four
months and nine days. The funer
al will be held at 9 o’clock a. m.
on Saturday, July 19, at St
Patrick’s church and burial in Cal
Elizabeth Baum was a native of
Germany, being born at Brietbem
Bevinia, on December 8, 1869.
When a young girl she came to
this country with her parents and
they located in Iowa, where on
May 1, 1888, she was united in mar
riage to John Steckmeyer, the cere
mony being performed at Dubuque.
Four children were born of this
union, two sons and two daughters.
The children are, Margaret, at
home; Edward, McCook, Nebr.;
John, Grand Island. Nebr.; Mrs.
Mary Connell, Waterloo, Iowa., who
with their father are left to mourn
th passing of a kind and affection
ate wife and mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Steckmeyer came
to this county in the spring of 1911
from Farley, Iowa. For six years
they lived on a farm near town and
then moved to town in 1917 and
since that time she had been a
resident of O’Neill.
Red Rird Calf Club
The Redbird Calf Club held their
regular meeting at the home of Geo.
Rector. All members except two
were present. A weiner roast was
enjoyed by the members of the club
after the meeting.
The next meeting will be held at
the Ed Thomas home.
Joseph Conarro died at the local
hospital last Monday, July 14, after
a short illness. The funeral wa>
held from the Biglin Mortoary on
Tuesday afternoon and interment
in Prospect Hill cemetery. De
ceased was about <34 years of age
and was a native of Butler county,
Nebraska, and had been a resident
of this county about two years.
Charles Stout made a business
trip to Sioux City on Saturday.
Another Old Timer Passed
The ranks of the old timers was
again diminished Tuesday morn
ing when George Bay passed away I
at his home in this city, about 6 A.;
M. of a sudden heart attack, at the;
age of 69 years. The funeral was
held at 2 o’clock this afternoon'
from the Presbyterian church, Rev.1
Spencer officiating and burial in
Pleasant Valley cemetery, north
east of this city.
Mr. Bay had been in his usual
good health and was around town
Monday and in the country on busi-1
ness that evening. In his position •
as constable he had papers to serve!
in the country and he intended j
ed getting up early so that he could
get out and get them served and I
be back before it got too warm. |
About 5 o’clock Mrs. Buy woke up
and said she would get up and
get his breakfast, as he wanted to.
get an early start, lie was feeling
all light then and said that it would
be time enough to have breakfast]
at 6 o’clock. A short time after
wards she heard him breathing hard
and his face had become a little
discolored so she called the Doctor,
but he had passed away before the
George Bay was born in Germ
any on June 10, 1872. When he
was 12 years of age his parents
came to the United States and they
came direct to Holt county. On their
arrival here Mr. Bay took a home
stead about four miles east of the
old Phoenix postoffice. This
was in the spring of 1884. They
lived on this farm for a couple of
years when his father sold it and>
purchased land near the present
site of Meek, where he resided until
his death and the property was
owned by George at the time of
his death. On February 21, 1895 j
he was united in marriage to Miss
Minnie Katzor, the ceremony being^
performed in this city. One child!
was born of this union, a son, who
passed away w’hen about one year
ild. He leaves to mourn his pass
j ing his wife and 4gne brother,
| Henry, of Elkhorn, Nebr., besides
I a host of friends in this city and
George Bay was a good citizen,
a good business man and had made
a success of life. Since he came to
the county in 1884 he had been a
resident continuously, with the
exception of six years, three
of which he lived at Beavr Cross
ing, Nebr., and three of them at
Elkhorn, Nebr. In 1920 he rented
his farm and moved to this city
which had been his home ever since.
He built a nice home when he moved
to town and later on built another
house as an investment. During
his years here he was always inter
ested and active in the civic affairs
of the city and county. He was
a strong believer in temperance and
during the later twenties he was
a Federal Prohibition Agent, with
headquarters in Omaha, a position
he held for about five years. Since
his return home he has served the
city as constable and also as Police
Judge, a position he held at the time
of his death.
Mrs. Elsie Lenhoff
Mrs. Elise Lenhoff died at the
Long Pine Hospital last Wednesday
night at 11.00 after an illness of
but one day of infection of the
spine at the Hge of 37 years. The
funeral was held from the Catholic
church in this city last Saturday
morning at 9 o’clock, Monsignor
McNamahe offociating and burial
in Calvery cemetery.
Mrs. Elsie Bundle was born at
Bloomfield, Nebraska, om Sept
ember 9, 1904, where she grew t<
woman hood. On January 22, 190!*,
she was united in marriage to Elo
H. Lenhoff, the ceremony being
performed at Bloomfield by Rev.
Father McNamara, who also offici
ated at the baptism of Mrs. Len
hoff. One daughter was horn of
this union, La Verne, who with her
father is left to mourn her
passing. She is also survived by
her mother, four brothers and four
Mr. Lenhoff came to this county
in 1921 and lived for three years on
the Muman ranch northeast of
O’Neill . After thoir marriage they
moved to Keya Paha county, where
they lived of eight years, then spent
one year in Rock county and latei
moved to Brown county and were
living four and a half miles east
of Long Pine at the time of her
death. A large delegation of
friends from Keya Paha, Rock and
Brown counties were present at the
funeral, which attested the esteem
in which the deceased was held by
her friends and acquaintenances.
Former O’Neill Boy In
Serious Accident In
Russell Bowen, of Bemidji, Minn.,
was critically injured on last Sat
urday morning in Bemidji, when
a car careened down the sidewaUk,
struck two stores, hit Mr, Bowen
and then swerved from side to side
hiting four different cars, knocking
off a lamp post and theatre signs
and finally came to a stop when it
dived off the curb into another car.
Mr. Bowen, who is the son of Mr.
and llarry Bowen of this city
and is the district auditor of the
Interstate Power Company in Bern,
idji, suffered a fracture of the left
arm fractured ribs, fractures of j
the spinal processes of the lower
back and bruises.
Mr. Bowen was immediately;
taken to the Bemidji hospital whore1
X-Ray pictures were taken and his1
wounds dressed. He was reported •
reseting well after medical attent-j
ion had been admistsiered, and said:
that he could not very clearly
just what did happen.
The car was driven by a filling
station operator and apparently!
went out of control when he at
tempted to turn the corner. The!
Chief of Police of Bemidji, said that
the driver of the car had apparent
ly suffered a “lapse of memory or
a fainting spell.’’
Mr. and Mrs. Bowen had planned
on leaving Saturday afternoon on
a brief vacation trip. The latest
reports that Mr. and Mis. Harry
Bowen have received are to the
effect that Russell is recovering
O’Neill Base Ball Team
looses And Wins Again
O'Neill lost its first game of the
season here Sunday when Ains
worth copped a 9 to <5 decision. The
Ainsworth boys were out for re
venge of the 21 to 10 victory O’Neill
scored over them at Ainsworth
Iton, a pitcher Ainsworth obtain
ed from Chadron, held the O’Neill
team to 8 hits, while Ainsworth
collected 12 including 1 home run
and two triples. Batteries —Ains
worth, Iton and Rilchardson, O’Neill
Troshynski, Thorn and Conarro.
O’Neill will play Butte there
Sunday July 13.
Player AB R H
Bright 2nd. 4 10
Trashynski p. 3 2 2
Shobery 3rd. 422
Conarro c. 4 0 1 (
Pruss If. 4 0 1 i
Tomlinson cf. 3 0 1
Mille 1st. 4 0 0 j
Hansen ss. 4 0 0 j
Honeycutt rf. 2 1 1 I
Appleby rf. 1 0 0 j
DeVore rf. 1 0 0 j
34 6 8
Player AB R H |
C. Richardson c. 6 1 1
T. Schissler If. 5 4 3
A. Richardson rf. 6 2 2
B. Schissler ss. 4 13
I). Iton p. 4 0 1
Shipman 2nd. 6 0 0
Waite cf. 6 0 0
Schelm 3rd. 4 0 0
Longer 1st. 2 12
Leonard 2nd. 200
41 9 12
O’Neill defeated Butte at Butte
Sunday, July, July 13, by a score of
6 to 3. O’Neill led at the minth
inning by a score of 5 to 1, but Butte
rallied and on 3 hits scored 2 runs.
Battery - Butte - Anderson and
Mohlendorf, O’Neill, Thorn and
O’Neill will play Butte here at
the city Park Sunday, July 20,
Player AB K H
Bright 2nd. 6 2 3
Thom p. 6 11
Shoberg 3rd. 603
Tioshynski r1. 6 13
Pruss c. 5 0 2
Tomlinson cf. 3 10
Hansen sa. 4 0 8
Mille 1st 3 0 0
Feeback If. 4 0 0
39 5 12
Player AB I H
Koenig ss. 5 0 2
Keller If. 4 0 0
Mohlendorf c. 3*0
Seaman 2nd. 4 11
Mohr If. 4 11
Leiwer 3rd. 4 0 2
Anderson p. 4 0 2
Roush cf. 3 12
Hermon 1st. 4 0 1
35 3 9
Mrs, ft. F. Dolan and son, Myles,
of Denver, Colorado, arrived last
Friday night for a visit with her
mother, Mrs. William Daly and her
sister, Mrs. J. J. Harrington.
L. G. Gillespie has moved his in
surance office from the old bank
buildingkto the Odd Fellows build
ing, justAouth of Toy’s store, where
he can 1(0 found ready to attend to
the needs of the people in the in
Simon Bosen, of Branierd, Nebr..
arrived in, O’Neill Monday and is the
new section foreman of the Chicago
& Northwestern railway. He will
move his* family here as soon a
he is able to find a desirable home.!
Mr. Bosen is a brother-injaw of;
Mrs. Lod Janousek.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bonawitz and
daughter, Jeanne of West Los An-1
geles, California, left on Saturday
for Norfolk to visit, after visiting
here last week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Bart Brennan. Mrs. Bren
nan accomanied them to Norfolk on
Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Einspai
and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hassell, ofj
Kedfield, S. D,, visited here on
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Melvin Ruzicka. Mr. and Hrs.
Hassell and Mr. Einspar returned
on Sunday evening, while Mrs. Eins-I
par remained for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Golden, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Harper, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Jaszkowiak, Bennett Grady
and Norman Gonderinger drove to
Norfolk on Sunday, where they
attended the annual one day golf
tournament of the Norfolk Country
Bob Burke arrived home on Sun
day to spend a thirty day furlough |
here visiting his mothr, Mrs. Laura!
Burke and other relatives and'
friends. Bob has been stationed at
Shanghei, China, for the past year
and is to report back to San Diego,
California, on August 10.
Mrs. H. J. Hammond will leave
the first of the week for Denver,
Colo., where she will visit her
daughter, Miss Mary Lois and her
sisters, the Misses Mayme, Rose I
and Kathleen Grady. She will re-,
tusn the first of August and Masy
Lois will return with her to spend
the balance of the summer here
with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Gerard and
daughter, Mary Lenore, of Manilla.
P. I., who have been here visiting
Mrs. Gerard’s mother, Mrs. William
Daly and her sister, Mrs. J. J. Har-j
rington, for the past few weks left
on Monday for Omaha, Cleveland
and Chicago, where they will visit
otherrelatives and friends. They
will return to O'Neill for another
visit before sailing for home this
Miss Marion Dickson, Mrs. A.
M. King and Miss Geraldiine Cronin
drove to Grand Island on Saturday,
taking Mrs. Roy Anderson to that
city, from which point she took
the train for her home at Portland
Oregon. Mrs. Anderson has been
visiting her mother Mrs. R. R.
Dickson for the past month, after
being called here by the sudden
death of her father, Judge R. R.
I W. K. McElvain, of Chambers,1
has purchased the equipment in
; the Ennis Shoe Hospital, taking
| possession, Tuesday afternoon, and
is now ready to cater to the wants
of the people of the people of this
section. Mr. McElvain is married
has one son and will move his fam
ily here as soon as he can find a
desirable residenre. The Frontier
welcomes him to the ranks of
O’Neill business men.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jones and
son, David, and Miss Evelyn Stan-j
nard, of Denver, Colo., arrived on
Friday night to visit at the^home
of their mother. Mrs. David Stan,
nard over the week-end. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones and Miss Stannard re
turned to Denver on Monday morn- j
ing, while David remained for a!
Neil Brennaa, a wudent at Rice
Institute, Houston, Texas, arrived,
on Saturday to spend the balance
of the summer vacation here with
his mother, Mrs. F. M. Brennan.
Neil has been visiting relatives and
friends at Providence, R. I., and at
Atlanta, Georgia. He also spent
-onie time with his father, Col, F.
M. Brennan, who is stationed at
Fort Knox, Ky.
Jack Davidson left Monday for
Omaha on a business trip.
Mrs. Jessie Shepard and Mrs.
Walter Lauterborn, of San Bernar
dino, California, arrived here last
week to visit at the home of their
sister, Mrs, E. Wilcox.
Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Burgess drove
to Norfolk on Sunday, where they
attended the annual one day golf
tournament of the Norfolk Country
Mrs. Mary Saunders, of Shelby,
Miss., arrived here on Sunday from
Stanton, where she had been visit
ing, to visit her brother, John Prot
ivinsky and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Petr and
son, Jerry Lee, of Omaha, returned
to their home on Monday, after vis
iting here at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Melvin Ruzika.
Charles Will returned last week
from a month’s vacation, spent
visiting his mother and other rela
ives at Downs, Kansas, and other
cities in that stae.
Miss Grace Suchy, who is on her
vacation from her duties at the
Travelers Insurance Company, left
on Wednesday for Omaha, where
she will spend several days visiting
relatives and friends.
Hugh McKenna left on Tuesday
for Fort Robinson, Little Rock,
Arkansas, where ho is stationed,
after spending a five day furlough
here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Russell Weingartner and
children left on Thursday morning
for their home in Houston, Texas,
after visiting here at the home of
her parents for the past month.
Vince Schuberg. who has been
employed at the Brown-McDonald
Store for the past several years,
has resigned his position there and
accepted a position with Buck’s
Booterie at Fremont, Nebr.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. McElhaney
and children, of Omaha, visited
here on Friday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted McElhaney, whille
on their way home from a vacation
Miss Gladys Neigenfind is the
new nurse at the Sarchet home in
Page. Mrs. Saachet has been ser
iously ill with rheumatiism for
some time, but is now on the road
Dr. Frank Gallagher of La
Crosse, Wis., and Miss Ruth Yeager
of Chicago, arrived Sunday to visit
at the home of Dr. Gallagher’s
mother, Mrs. J. P. Gallagher.
Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Cronin and
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Harty and son,
Tom, drove to Grand Island on Sun
day where they visited relatives.
Tom remained for a longer visit at
the home of Mrs. Cecilia Cleary.
Mike Horriskey, H. J. Hammond,
Ira Moss and P. C. Donohoe re
turned Wednesday from Minnesota,
where they spent the past ten days
fishing. They report having had
a good time and splendid fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Moore re
turned on Tuesday evening from
Lincoln, and brought with them
their daughter, Marylin and Miss
Ann Harty, who have been attend
ing camp at Milford, Nebraska.
Mrs .William Mclnherney left on
Saturday for her home at Chey
enne, Wyo., after visiting here at
her sisters, Mrs. Bea Rentschler
and Miss Ann O’Donnell and her
brother, Paddy O’Donnell.
Mrs. I,. M. Rieckhoff and son,
Jimmie, «f Chicago, Illlinois, who
have been here visiting her mother.
Mrs. J. F. O’Donell, left on Sun
day for her home. Mrs. O’Donnell
accompanied her and will spend •
few weeks in Chicago, visiting.
Mrs. Jessie Shephard and Mrs.
Walter Lauterborn of San Bernar
dino, Cal., and Mrs. E. Wilcox, re
turned on Saturday frroin Spring
view, Nebr., and Sioux Falls, S. D.,
where they visited at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. Stevens.
Atkinson Boosters on a tour in
the interest of their liay Day Cele
bration will be in O’Neill next Wed
nesday evening at 8:00 o’clock and
will tell of the wonders of their big
celebration. Remember the day
and the hour.
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