The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, August 07, 1941, Image 1
, ***** * The Frontier VOL. LXII O NEILL, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, Auprust 7, 1941 Number 13 SOUTHWESTERN BREEZES By Romaine Saunders The evening of August 1st lightn ing struck down a horse in the past ure across the road, one of Bernard Kennedy’s work stock. The AAA has wrought wonders on the farm. The present day far mer is ten times more efficient than his fathers. Mr. Wallace says so. Just the same, our fathers produc ed abundance where you can't raise a fuss now and they had no expert advice from Washington nor con servation checks to encourage idle ness. The free-trader used to say the consumer pays the tariff. By the same token the tax payer and not the government is putting up the money for these copious grants of public funds. The tall gTass country captivated the fancy of sister when she was with us several weeks this summer. Her home is in a charming little city in a charming little valley in California. Miss Meals also is familiar with many of the nation’s beauty spots, so as she thrilled to the simple pleasures of wc prairie dwellers, the glow of sunset, the swaying of the tall cottonwoods green plumage, a vast landscape spread in summer garb to a far horizan and exclaim: ‘This is a beautiful country!” I wondered if citizens of our community half understood the beauty, the value the great opportunities, out here far from the maddening throngs. The: water in the tall grass country had a special appeal for Laura. Dwel lers in most cities have poor water J and dinking fom living fountain? out this way is to them as sipping, nectar of the gods. -Some say it was two inches, others 3. I have no rain gauge, but after nearly two hours rain in this community, not in drops nor slanting lines, as the poets say, but in mighty waves carried before a ] violent wind which roared out of j the north in the'early evening of August 2; after two hours,- as we! started to say, thi new riiown mead ow out across the creek was a lake, two bushels of apples had been i shaken from the trees and a winter] windbrake at the barn was torn from its moorings. Corn, gardens j flowers, potatoe vine needing rain and a two or three inch visitation has now supplied that nped. There was an attendant loss of young poultry. The old town undergoes changes. Where the cabin stood from whence that aristocratic and most always sober cowboy, Bob Ingersoll, stole a bride and made-off on one of the town’s sensational elopements, there is now a thrifty place of business. Where John Horriskey challenged all comers at the handball alley the gap is now closed with an imposing glass front] Where Odie BigUn rang the bell just about every shot at Dave Tierney’s shooting gaHery there is now no place to hang a tar get. Where either a fight or foot race amused the loafers green and red lights now direct traffic. Where Sherd Simmons rode Hay McClure’? "“Dynamite” you can’t find a park ing place. Where the arena was in which Col. Doyle layed an imported wrestler low now stands a row of bungalows. Where stood a black smith shop in which government agents found the dies of a counter feiter the eounty has a building housing school activities. And then a gloomy picture. The comer wh ere Joe Cowperthwaite, Bill Fal- j Ion, George Bowden, Con Keys and other stock buyers held forth re minded one of the South Omaha stock exchange is now deserted, #ames carved on the brick wall Standing out like the ghosts of a bygone age. Presbyterian Church Dr. J. E. Spencer, pastor I Bible School every Sunday mom [Z at 10:00 A. M. C. E. Yantzi, perintendent. Morning Worship at 11:00 A. . The sermon subject will be, 3w to Obtain and Retain the Best Two Worlds. The C. E. Society will meet Sun y evening at 7:00 o’clock. The Missionary Society will meet the home of Mrs. Ray Sauers on lesday evening at 8:00 o’clock, rs. MMler will be the topic leader. Eighteen Young Men Selected For Induction On August 22 The following named men have been selected for induction by this board. They shall report to this Local Board at O’Neill. Nebraska at 1:00 A. M. on August 22nd. 1941; whereupon they shall be sent to | an induction station of the United States Army at Fort Crook. Order No. Name 502 Victor Bredehoeft 18 Robert Gaskili 415 John Gifg 439 Richard Hovey 442 George Latze! 446 Ernest Brinkman 465 Ervin Wilson 471 Ralph Jungbluth 479 Dan McKenzie 501 Victor Frickel 512 Donald Witt; 523 Kenneth Hunt 525 Lyle Henifin 557 Louis Peter 559 Kieth Abart 584 Dale Stearns 590 William Crawford 1323 Albert Derickson Frank J. Biglin Local Board Member, j Maynard Wayne Putman Maynard Wayne Putman died in an Omaha hospital at 1 a. m.. on July 1, 1941, after an illness of a little over a month of Pulmonary tuburculosis, at the age of 11 years two months and fourteen days The body was shipped to this city last Friday morning and the funer al was held Sunday afternoon from the Pleasant Valley church, north of this city, conducted by Rev. V. C. j Wright of this city and burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery. Deceased was born in this city on May 17, 1930, and had been a resi-; dent of the city all his life. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Putman and three broth-; ers, Dwayne, Ronnald and Leveme Visits Old Town After Long Absence Frank O’Connel and his brother Jerome, of Chicago, arrived in the city last Saturday and put in a couple of days visiting old time friends in this city, while on their, way to Denver to visit relatives. The boys were residents of this city in the old “horse and buggy” days leaving here some twenty odd years ago, since which time they' have made their home in Colorado and Illinois. Frank said that he was surprised when he drove into this city last Saturday evening and felt that he had got tangled in his di rections and was evidently heading into State street in Chicago, instead of the O’Neill that he remembered. ■ “You residnts do not know the great change that has taken place in the appearance of the town,”| said Frank, “you have to be away a few years and then come back to observe th* great change in the town.” The population of the city has nearly doubled since the boys left and Frank said that out of every ten people he would meet on th street nine of them would be strangers, although for several years he was one of our most prom inent business men and knew prac tically all the residents of the town and the surrounding country. National Youth Representative To Be Here On August 19 Helmer E. Wolkow, Represent ative of the National Youth Admin istration will be in O’Neill, on Tues day, August 19, at the courthouse between the hours of 2:30 and 5:00. Youths between the ages of 17 and 24, out of school, and in need of work experience who desire in- j formation about any phase of the NYA out-of-school program may make application for part-time work or may have questions answ ered by seeing Mr. Wolkow while he is in the city, or by writing to the NYA Area office at Norfolk Opportunities for part-time em ployment are available at resident and local projects. Clerical tests will be given tc all youth working on clerical pro-1 jects and those interested in being assigned to clerical work. Robert Lansworth of Seattle. | Washington, who has spent the past two months with his aunt, Mrs Carl Widtfeldt, went to Omaha Saturday where he will join his mother, Mrs. P. J. Lansworth, Jr.,| ari dwith her will return to their j home in Seattle. Holt County Boys Purchase Purebred Rams On Friday, August 1, Mr. A. L. Mathis, the O'Neill Vocational Agr iculture instructor, took Robert Thomas, Bstelin Thomas and Fran cis Luben to Lincoln to the pure bred ram sale. The all-day pro gram consisted of a sheep shearing contest, showing and judging rams wool grading and a talk by H. C Filley on prices. In the afternoon the purebred rams were auctioned. These boys bid on the rams that they thought were best and the results was that they bought a Hampshire from the Waldo Kruse flock. Florence Nebraska and Robert Thomas’s is from the Fred Feeken flock Crete. Nebraska. Both of these rams are from very good sires. This year these boys bought some Colorado western ewes. With the rams they will have better off spring. Francis and Robert are increasing their flock of sheep every year and they have found a need for better sires. If they con tinue to improve their flocks, they will be able to supply this part of the state with some good sires. Seek 500 Young Men To Be Trained For Skilled Work The Norfolk local office of the Nebraska State Employment Ser vice will interview applicants and give tests in connection with an order for aircraft workers to be placed in a west coast defense plant according to manager Steffen. “The State Employment Service has an opening order for 500 Trainers,’ that is, men 18 years or over who meet the tests, and also an order for semi-skilled and skil led workers,” he said. In order to quality for the “Train er” group, applicants must (1) be 18 or over. (21 pass physical tests and (3) pass tests to be given by aircraft company representatives indicating mechanical aptitude and general ability. Men available to take such job if accepted, should inquire at their nearest local office or at one of its itinerant points at once. Ac ual testing of applicants will be done during the week beginning August 11. Manager Stefien said young men who have been in. defense training courses, NY A training courses, CCC or any other classes may apply. However, it is not necessary to have had training or experience if the tests are successfully passed. The men to be selected in the skilled and semi-skilled group must of course, have experience. This method of selecting workers is called the “pooled interview." and aids in curbing unnecessary migration to defense sites. ‘‘It is our first big opportunity of en abling machanically inclined youths to do something for defense and to find opportunity for placement without, having had previous ex perience as skilled workers. Man ager Steffen said. Workmen Landscaping Court House Grounds The grounds of the new court house are being landscaped by the WPA as a project sponsored by the Holt County commissioners. All of the old dirt on the north side where the old court house stood is being removed, and new dirt be ing hauled in. A well is being dag which will furnish the water required, and more shrubs and a new lawn is to be planted. A new side walk leading to the north is also to be put in. This improv ment is one that has long been needed and will add much to the beauty of the building. The landscaping project was in cluded in the original project of tearing down the old court house and rebuilding the new annex, but wofk was delayed, pending the com pletion of the annex, and until fall to plant the new lawn. Large delegations of O’Neill people went to Atkinson Mondaj and Tuesday afternoons and even ings and took in the Atkinson Hay Day celebration being held in that city. O’Neill visitors say they had a large attendance at all their per formances and that the event was a success from every point of view. The next big event in this section of the state is the O'Neill Free Day next Wednesday. If you want to put in a good day come to O’Neill and partake of the entertainment furnished you by the business and professional men of this city. NOTICE On account of the shortage of water, residents of the city are earnestly requestlM to shut off their lawn sprinklers when the fire alarm sounds. This ordet to be in effect until further notice. John Kerseahr vk. Mayor BRIEFLY STATED Mr. and Mrs. Lett Johnson en tertained twenty-four euesu at a picnic supper followed by tee cream, cake and lemonade at their home last Sunday evening. -n— Major H. R. Turner and Colonel W, E. McConnaMyhe;. of Lincoln conducted a meetih- of the chief clerks of the draft boards of nine counties of the Selective Service in O’Neill on Wedae-isy afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. ^Claude Johnson and daughter, Barbara, of Sioux Falls, S. D., a rived on Friday to spend their vacation here visiting at the home of their parents, Mr and Mrs. L. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. John Protninsky, Alien Jasxkowiak left on Satur day for RushviUe, Nebr’. where his wife and daughter had been visit ing relatives and then drove to Scottsb luffs, Nebr- where they vis ited, and Mr. Jaskwwiak entered the annual golf tournament Held there The Cathitie Daughters enter tained at a 1 o’clock luncheon at the M and M cafe Ml Tuesday, honor ing Mrs. Emmet Hickey of Los An geles. Cal., who is National Grand Regent, and who is here visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burge drove tc Norfolk cm Sunday where they spent the day visitiqg. Mrs Burge’s mother. Mrs, E. W Sar gent, who had bee**, visiting there for the past wees, returned home of O’Neill. Mrs. H. J. Hammond and her daughter. Miss Mary Lois, returned on Friday from Denver, Colo., where Mrs. Hammond had been visiting for the past ten days, and where Mary Lois has been living for the past year. Come to the O’Neill ITioto Com pany and have a Family Group taken O’Neill Day. You will all be together and it will only take a few minutes of vour time. Soon the family will be scattered. A $2.00 deposit will hold your order for later delivery. Bill Ryan, who has been attend ing a training school at Norfolk for aircraft workers, returned on Mon day evening and then left on Tues day morning for Baltimore, Md. where he has accepted a position in an airplane factory. Mrs. M. E. Slattery, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Turbey and John Slat tery, Jr., of Washington, D. C-, left on Sunday for their home after spending a few days here visiting at the home of Mrs. Slattery’s daughter Mrs. Edward Gallagher, and Mr. Gallagher. Mr. and Mrs. Ed,.Campbell and son, Eddie, left on Sunday for them vacation trip. From harp they went to Cheyenne, Wyo., where they will be joined by Dr. and Mrs. De vine and then will go on to Salt Lake City, Utah, where they will visit. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Winched will celebrate their fiftieth wedding an niverisary on next Sunday. The an niversary will actually occur on Friday, August 8, but the celebra tion will be held on Sunday, and all of the children are expected to be home for the event. Albert Rummel of Sheldon. Iowa, drove here on Sunday to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Rum mel. He left on Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Rummel accom panying him to Sheldon, as Albert was to inducted into the army on August 4th. Mr. and Mrs. Rumme) returned home on Tuesday. Dr. and Mrs. G. W. French and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sauers returned on Friday from Minnesota, where they spent the past two weeks fish ing, while on their vacation trip Mr. and Mrs. Pete Todson and child ren and Mrs. W. I. Blaine, of Mexico, Mo., who accompanied them home, remained here visiting until Sunday miming. Kitten Ball Players Active Past Week The Knights of Columbus Soft ball team got into high gear and won two contests in the city League this week by defeating the O’Neill All Stars 15 to 11 or Monday night and topping the Brown McDonald outfit Wednesday, 7 to 6. In the first game the K of C boys got a four run lead and held it throughout the affair. Poor field ing and 10 errors led to the los ers defeat. Box Seore-K of C 15 runs, 13 hits. 5 errors- Battens, Flood and Valla. ; All Stars. 11 rum 15 hits, 10 errors. Batteries, Halva, McDonough, Jack Vincent The bottle Wednesday was more of a even match. The K of C team tied the score in the third with a four run outburst and cinched the game in the first of the seventh • with a home run by Bob Shoemaker Box Seore-K of C 7 runs. 13 hits. 4 errors. Battens, Flood and Hammond. Brown-MeDonald. 6 runs 9 hits 2 errors. Battens. Lowery and Calkins. These teams will again meet Sunday afternoon to play the sche duled game rained out August 1st. BRIEFLY STATED Art Wedburg and daughter Artier of Fremont, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Widt feldt. last week. Abe Saunto returned Saturday from Sioux City. Iowa, and Cohnnh us. Nebr.. where he visited rela tives. 1 Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones drove to Norfolk on Friday where they at tended a picnic of the Central Fin ance company employees. — 1 Bob Burks, who has been here visiting his mother, Mrs. Laura Burks for the past month, left Thursday for San Deigo. where he will rejoin his ship. Misses Nadine Neal and Helen Ullom of Hastings, who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widt feldt the past two weeks, returned to their homes Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry G <iak left Monday for their home in Omaha after visiting here for the past month at the home of Mr. and Mrs Francis Bazelman. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Thomas of ! Brady, Nebraska, arrived here on Saturday to spend a few days visit ing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Protivineky. _ John Mullen and son. John Jr„ left on Sunday for West Point, and Omaha. Nebr.. where they will visit before returning to their home at Hobbs, New Mexico. O’Neill Day August 13. Stamp Photos taken for one day only 25c a dozen; two positions Finished three honrs after they are taken. O'Neill Photo Company Miss Hazel Schwisow left on Tuesday for her home in Omaha after spending the past two week? here visiting her father, Paul Sch wiaow. Ted Sirek, who completed a two month course in a Norfolk training , school the first of the week, left or Tuesday for Baltimore, Md., wherr he has accepted a position in an airplane factory. Mrs. W. J. Bro. of Nebraska City, Nebr., arrived on Sunday tc, visit at the home of her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Moore. Miss Mildred O’Malley of Chamb ers, arrived on Sunday and will spend the week here visiting hei sisters, the Misses Edna and Isa-: bella O’Malley. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Streeter and Clyde Streeter and daughter. Bar bara, drove to Brunswick Sunday and spent the day there visiting at I the home of their mother. Mrs. Ruth McCafferty of Kansas City, Mo., arrived Monday and willj visit here for the next two week at the home of her sister and her i family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Me-] j Kenna. Mr. and Mrs. Johnkersenhrock , Ray Schriner and Jesse Scofield drove to Norfolk on last Sunday and spent the day there vi. the ard taking in the ball game in .he evening. C linic For Crippled Children To Be Held Here On Saturday Under the auspices of the Divis ion of Child Welfare and Services' for Crippled Children an extension clinic is being held at the O'Neill High School in O'Neill, August 9 1SM1- from 7:3© a. m.. to 4:06 p. m AU registrations should be com pleted by 11:06 A M Dr. Wm R Hamsa will be the examining ortho pedist in attendance at the clinic1 and Dr. G. E. Robertson is the pedi atncian who will examine aB nee cases being considered for Services for Crippled Children as well as cases referred for consultation only Children who aTe not now recei ving service under the program of Services for Crippled Chidren may « be admitted to the dink when re ferred by the local physician, or m certain cases at the request of the child’s parents or guardian. The clink is for diagnosis con sultation. checkup and aftercare services on cases receiving treat ment. Children admitted to the clinic for consultation or prelimin ary- diagnosis will not receive treat ment under Services for Crippled Children unless formal referral m made and the child found to be eligible. Orthopedic cases may receive treatment if care cannot be arrang ed through private resources Ped iatric cases will be accepted by * the clink for the purpose of con -■jltation and diagnosis only and should be referred only by the family's own physician. The Norfolk Elks Lodge is fura ishing without cost, a noon lunch to all children and their parents who are registered for the clinic examinations. O’Neill Boosters Visit Boyd, Western Holt and Eastern Rock Counties The O'Neill Boosters, headed by, the High School hand made the first O’Neill Day Booster trip last Wednesday morning, leaving here about 8 a. m. From here they went to Redbird. then to Lynch. Bris tow, Spencer and Butte, where the1 party had lunch. At each of the towns the hand furnished inspiring music and the residents were told of the entertainment provided for their amusements in this city on O’Neill Day. Leaving Butte they headed west for Naper, then south to Stuart west to Newport and Bassett, then j east to Atkinson. Emmet and home arriving back home about 5:55. At each of the towns visited the Boost ers were met with an enthusiastic group of residents and the bands and the clowns furnished a lot of amusement for the young folks of the several towns visited. An other Booster trip will be made Friday afternoon, east and smith leaving here at 5:30 p. m., and re turning home about 10 p. m. If you can furnish a car for this trip notify one of the members of the committee of your willingness to be of assistance. The Weather There has been no break in the heat wave which has continued in this part of the state, although the eastern half had a definate break with Omaha and Linooln both reporting temperatures in the lower seventies, while O’Neill and vicinity sweltered in 104 degree heat. Some corn, especially that in the northeast part of the county, which is planted in gravel, has be gun to fire and curl, but the western part of the county is still in good shape. The weather report for the past week is as follows: High Low July 31 98 62 August 1 93 65 August 2 87 65 ' August 3 97 68 August 4 101 70 August 5 104 71 August 6 98 70 Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses issued by the office of the County Judge during the past week. Leonard La Porte Hansen of j Thruston, Nebraska and Geneva] M. Lamb of Witchita, Kansas, on August 2nd. Wilbur M. Spangler and Thelma Grnfft, both of Ewing, on August 1st. Pale Perry and Virginia Hop kin1;, both of Inman, on August 2nd. Harold L. Wickersham and Velma Pritchett, both of Lynch on August 7th. [HE DAYS OF LONG AGO Fifty-Five Years Ago The Frontier, August 5, 18AS Fine run» on Monday and Tues day. Corn is an assumed crop. Sidewalk are being boih from the skating rink to connect with the one on the west side of the Presbyterian church, making a can. tinuoas line from the main street to the church. The carpenter work on the mill being about finished the mill wrights are busy putting in the ma chinery. This work will take about two months. The mill will have twenty-two seta of rollers. Fifty Years Ago The Frontier, August 6. Infill Thomas Carl on has removed his law office to the McBride building occupying the two front rooms up stairs. Died, at bis home ;n O'Neill on Saturday, August 1, 1MI, James Coughlin, aged SI years. He is survived by his widow, who was the widow of Genera] John O'Neill the founder of this city. He is also survived by two children and three step-children, by her former mar riage. Butte City has been designated by Governor Thayer as the county seat of the new county of Boyd. The Item. August 6, 1891 P. Fahy and A. D. Watson went up to Long Pine Wednesday to bear Hon. J. Sterling Morton, who spoke there that evening. Romaine Saunders, one of the typos on The Frontier force, is ly ing at his home quite ill. We hope however, that in a short time he will be back at his post all right. Last Monday evening the young men of the city got together and completed the organization of the “O'Neill Eagle Chib.” The officers elected are: President, H. E. Murphy; vice president, J. J. Mc Manus; secretary, Fred Swingley; treasurer, Jake Hershiser. The Club starts out with a membership of thirty, bat they expect to in crease to 100 within a few weeks. Forty Years Ago The Frontier, August 8, 1901 It rained. Not a roaring, tu multous tempest with hghtening's red glare painting hell in the sky. It came gently, fell steadily with scarcely less noise than the evening dew. It rained about four hours and .85 hundreth* of an inch fell It was of vast benefit to the corn crop. Thirty Years Ago The Frontier, August S, 1911 The race meet will be held in this city cm August 9, 10 and 11th. A large number bf horse* are already on the ground and an excellent meet is looked for by the officers in charge. The settlers of northern Holt and southern Boyd county have organ ised a permanent Old Settlers As sociation. Ed Larson of Meek has been elected secretary. Twenty Years Ago The Frontier, August 4, 1921 This county and section of the state was visited last Sunday and Monday with another splendid rain, which insures the largest corn crop in the history of the county. Senator D. H. Cronin, editor of The Frontier, was endorsed by the Nebraska delegation in congress for the position of United States Marshal for the District of Ne braska. Ten Years Ago The Frontier, August 6, 1931 The government weather report** for O’Neill show that for the past week ending last Saturday the aver age temperature for the week was 108 degrees. Miss Clarissa Teaquist. who has been cheif operator at the North western Bell Company for the past three and a half years, resigned her position, effective the first of August, and her place has been taken by Miss Ruby Edlund. of Holdrege, Nebraska. Miss Tea quist is to be married at her home at Spencer, Nebraska, on Thursday, August 7th.