The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, September 04, 1941, Image 1

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    VOL LXII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, September 4, 1941 Number 17
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By Romaine Saunders
Aselect few down at Lincoln,
where we spent some three weeks
recently were talking in whis-:
pers of the coming to our capitol
city the building of the greatest
factory in the country for the pro
duction of army air craft. They
were afraid to talk out loud lest
some jealous neighbor get wind
of it and then catch the ear of
a powerful new dealer.
I met recently one of those ^
quiet men who are interested, not
in extracting from their fellows
material gain, but rathar taking
them something of eteral value.
He has been for thirty-two years
engaged as a Bible colporteur and
says there is the greatest demand
now for the two popular versions
of the scriptures he has ever
known. Priests and preachers
of all creeds urge their people to
buy and read. While dictators
sweep many lands with inconceiv
able horror and our country is at
fever heat building instruments
of death this man goes quitely
about with a message of Divine
I see The Frontier’s “make-up
man,” in this instance the boss’
efficient daughter, has become
navy editor. Just what use Holt:
county prairies have for a navy •,
editor is not clear unless it is |
a part of the program at Wash-1
ington to get free publicity
through the country press. The
navy seems to have a preferences
land lubbers. Our youngest j
son was rejected because he had
a little sniffling at the probosis at
the time but thinks he got a bet
ter setup by going into the coast
guard and now serving his country
in the tropical waters of Honolula.
State institutions have acted
on the warning to get your coal
now, the winters supply having
been bought from $3.00 to $5.25 a
ton. Our’s has been costing us,
around $12.50 in the past but
maybe our local dealers are going
to be able to come some where
near the figures paid by the state
this year. O’Neill had a mayor at
one time, when elected took the
city’s coal business away from
the dealer that had supplied it and
bought from another, informing
the council he had bought the |
year’s coal supply at “ten <»nk
a ton less than retail price.” One
council man smiled and said he
always did better than that on
As a warning to the element
among our sovereign citizens with
a propencity to live off other
men’s labors, brand inspection
officials say that the chances for
a cattle thief to make a success
ful get away are becoming slim
mer every day. Brand inspection
at the sale rings can help some but
the cunning of the thief will still
be to reckon with. Not all station
cattle go at once to market and
there are innumberable ways to
revamp brands. We are approach
ing the season now when thieves
butcher stolen stock and find a
market outlet through dishonest
meat dealers. While the south
west’s cattle raisers are not rely
ing too strong on brand inspect
ion, they have three inspectors
at their service, Frank Pitzen at
Atkinson, Ed. Thorin at Chambers
and W. C. Smith at Basset.
They say there is no substitute for
butters. The fellow with brown
streaks dribbling from the cor
ners of his mouth will tell you
there is no substitute for a chew
of tobacco.
The rumble of distant thunder
blinding flashes and violent crash
es of the thunder birds draw near
er, the sound of the rain and then
the sweeping rush of the wind
roaring through the tree tops,
and subsides to a mere flutter
of leaves, again the long roll of far
distant thunder amidst the drum
ming of the rain on boards out
side. So the evening of Sep
tember 1, lays a cooling hand on
the southeast’s fevered brow that
was left as a heritage from the
closing days of August.
St. John's Thank You
Tri-County Day was a success
thanks to our many O’Neill
frierids. We appreciated your be
ing with us. Thanks a million
for everything.
C. A. Beyersoorfer.
Ix)cal Golfers Will Play
Two Ball Foursomes
At Country Club Sunday
Sunday will be a. big day for
local golfers as they tee off in the
annual two ball foursomes. In
this type of play two golfers play
one ball alternating their shots.
Below is a list of the teams. Each
player should contact his partner
and find out the time convenient
for them to play. Prizes will be
given for the four low scores and
the high score.
Max Golden - Melvin Ruzicka
Allan Jaszkowiak and Ira George,
Ben Grady and Emmet Moore,
Fred Harper and Max Wanser,
Ed Gallagher and Jim Rooney,
Pat Harty and Dick Rakowski,
Father Parr and Henry Lohaus,
Father Beyersdorfer and Dr. F.
J. Fisher.
Jerry Greybull - Ted McElhaney,
Dr. L .A. Burgess and Jack Harty,
Bob Parkins and Cletus Sullivan,
Ed Campbell and Father O’Brien,
Bud Seger and Bob Smith,
Paddy O’Donnell - Geo. Hammond,
Ben Harty and Frank Parkins,
Emmet Carr and Ed Casey,
Frank Biglin and Bill Grady,
Norm Gonderinger and Art King,
Bob Armbruster and B. Biglin Jr,.
In event players who were un
able at this time to know whether
they could play Sunday, enter
later they will be paired up and
notified by the committee in time
for them to contact their partner
Prizes will be awarded afer the
dinner in the club house.
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks to the many kind friends
and neighbors for their expres
sions of sympathy during the ill
ness and death of our dear belov
ed mother. Mr. and Mrs. T. M.
Harrington, Teresa Harrington.
Holt County Calf Show
The fifth annual stocker-feeder
show and sale to be sponsored by
the O’Neill Commercial Club will
be held at the O’Neill Livestock
Commission pavilion on Monday,
September 29.
The show will continue to serve
the purpose for which it was
orginally by advertising Holt
County cattle, encouraging 4-H
club work and improving the
quality of feeder calves produced
in the county.
The O’Neill Commercial Club
is providing premiums along the
same idea as has been used in
recent years. This year’s show
will be divided into the 4-H and
commercial class. Extensive ad
vertising will be done in eastern
stock journals in order to secure
a nice group of buyers at the sale.
Present market trends indicate
that the demand will be good this
fall for good quality feeders.
The sale will be handled through
the regular sale channels
and will be the first of a series in
cooperation with Bassett and Ains
worth. In addition to the sale
of calves entered in the show a
commercial sale will be held as
in the past.
The show will be in charge of
James Rooney and Lyndle Stout
with judges to be obtained from
the Nebraska College of Agricul
Ranchers are invited to plan tc
show choice lots of five or singles
and to have choice lots of feeder
calves on hand for the commercial
sale. t
We wish to express our sincere
appreciation to our friends for
their many acts of kindness and
sympathy shown us in our recent
hereavement.— The Cromwell
Families, Mrs. Jessie G. Binns,
Mrs. Nettie Newville.
New Shoe Store Will
Open Here Soon
The corner room of the Golden
Hotel has been rented to Lloyd
Smith of Grand Island, who will
open a shoe shop therein.
Workmen are now busy re
| modeling the building and will
try to get it in shape so that they
can open for business before the
the first of the month. The glass on
the west side of the building is be
ing removed and the west wall
will be bricked up. A new front
will also be installed and the door
will ba in the center of the room
instead of on the corner, as for
Miss Emily Lou Fisher left on
Friday for Scribner, Nebraska,
where she will teach Commerical
in the High School this year.
Another Pioneer Passed
Away Last Week
Marion A. Whaley died at his
home northeast of this city last
Saturday morning at 2:15 A. M.,
after an illness of several months,
at the abe of 78 years, eleven
months and seven days. Funeral
services were held in the Meth1
odist church in this city last Mon
day morning, Rev. V. C. Wright
officiating and burial was in the
cemetery at Randolph, Nebraska,
at the side of a son who passed
away many years ago.
Marion Augustus Whaley was
born at Marshalltown, Iowa, on
September 23, 1862. When a
young man he came to Nebraska
and located near Randolph. On
April 9, 1890, he was united in
marriage to Miss Edith Maggie
Copple, the ceremony being per
formed at Wayne, Nebraska. Two
children were born of this union,
Ralph, who died in infancy and
Lloyd, who lives northeast of this
city, who with his loving wife and
six grandchildren are left to
mourn the passing of a kind and
affectionate husband, father, and
Mr. Whaley came to this county
in 1896 from Randolph and home
steaded a quarter northeast of
this city, where he lived the bal
ance of his life. As the years
passed he kept adding to his hold
ings until at the time of his death
he owned a splendid stock farm
on the Blue Bird northeast of
O’Neill and for years was a breed
er of horses, mules and cattle and
was exceptionally successful in
his chosen work. When Mr. and
Mrs. Whaley came to this county
in 1896 they were not possessed
of much of the world’s goods but
they had the determination to
succeed and resolved that if un
tiring energy and attention to
work would bring success they
would achieve it. They did and
for several yea-s they have been
classed among the well fixed far
mers and stockmen of the north
ern part of the county. He was
a good citizen, fair and square in
all of his dealings with his fellow
man, as he wished others to treat
him The writer had known Mr.
Whaley for about fifty years, first
becoming accquainted with him
when he was a resident of Cedar
county and we always found him
to be square and above board in
all his dealings and a man whose
word was as good as his bond.
The following relatives were
in attendance at the funeral from
out of the city and county: J. B
Whaley, Edward Whaley and
David Whaley, brothers, Marsh
alltown, Iowa: John and Delbert
Whaley, nephews, Marshalltown,
Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. James Copple,
Rosalie, Nebraska, brother and
sister-in-law of Mrs. Whaley; Mrs
W. Reed, sister of Mrs. Whaley,
Rosalie; Mrs. Lula Edwards, Port
land, Oregan, sister of Mrs. Wha
ley; Mrs. Maude Copple, Rosalie,
Nebraska, sister-in-law of Mrs.
Whaley; Mr. and Mrs. Con Mc
Carthy, Grand Island. There were
also a number of relatives and
friends met the funeral cortege at
Randolph, on their arrival there.
Among them were: Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Hart, Bird Crane, Wake
field, Nebraska; Verne Copple,
Randolph; Chad Copple and child
ren, Walthill, Nebraska; Mrs. J
O. Copple, Bancroft, and many
other old time friends.
Arnold Oliver Weber
Arnold Oliver Weber died at
his home northwest of Page last
Tuesday morning at 7:40 a. m.,
after a short illness at the age of
67 years, eight months and seven
teen days. Funeral services will
be held Friday afternoon at 2
o’clock at the Methodist church
in Page, Rev. Leo Carpenter offici
ating and burial in the Page Ceme
Deceased was born at Franklin.
Iowa, on December 15, 1873. On
March 18, 1902, he was united
in marriage to Miss Lydia Rugge
the ceremony being performed at
Syracuse, Nebraska. Three child
ren were born of this union, two
daughters and one son, who with
their mother are left to mourn
his passing. The children are Mrs
Beatta Trowbridge, Mrs. Elsa
Henderson and Edmond, all of
Mr. Weber came to this county
from Otoe county in 1915 and since
that time had been resident of
Verdigris township. He was a
good citizen and had a host of
friends in that section where he
was well known and universally
liked and admired.
Joe Weibel, one of the pioneers
of southeastern Holt, was an
O'Neill visitor last Saturday and
made this office a friendly call, j
While here Joe got reminiscent'
and told of a storm that visited
the country where he lived in
Wheeler county, about five miles
east of the old Cumminsville
postoffice at the time, having come
to the United States from Ger
many the year before.
According to Joe’s story it was
; one of the worst storms ever seen
in this section, although not as
widspread, as the storm of the
following year on January 12,
1888. Most of the people in the
| section in which he lived were
practically new comers to the
country and, at that time of the
year were not prepared for the
I intense blizzard that struck them
so early in the fall. He said that
the storm lasted for two and half
days. When he woke up on the
morning of September 15, he said
that snow was two inches thick
on the bed clothes that covered
him and for two and half days
the storm raged, snow fell and
the wind howled, making it im
possible for any of the few resi
dents of that section to go any
where, or even look after their
stock. Jl took all their imgenuity
to keep themselves warm in their
poorly equipped and shabby
homes on the wind swept prairies.
When the storm finally broke
Joe says they had nice weather
(for nearly three months and the
people in that section put in
their time getting their homes
ready for other storms and cattle
sheds ready to take care of what
cattle there were left after this)
In 1903 Joe came to Holt coun
ty and since that time has been
a resident of southeastern Holt,
but he says that he never will for
get the first storm that he ever
witnessed and was ftt in follow
ing soon after coming to the
U. S. A. In his presence we look
ed through the old files of the The
Frontier to see if we could find
an account of that particular
storm, but we could find none.
We did find, however the follow
ing account of a storm that visited
the Chambers territory on Tues
day, September 13, 1887, as taken
from the issue of September 15,
Chambers and vicinity was vis
ited last Tuesday by a wicked hail
storm, which destroyed crops
without mercy and played havoc
with window lights. One young
lady was injured seriously. Some
of the hail stones measured six
inches in length and four inches
in diameter.
In view of this fact we are
willing to admit that they had the
storm Joe speaks of in the
southern counties.
We desire to express our heart
felt and sincere thanks to the
many kind friends and neighbors
for the many acts of kindness ex
tended during the last ilness of
our beloved husband and father,
and for the many expressions
of condolence following his death.
Your kindness to us in our hour
of sorrow will ever be held in
grateful rememborance.—Mrs. M.
A. Whaley, Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Whaley and family.
Mrs. Jane McGrath
O’Neill relatives received word
Tuesday that Mrs. Jane McGrath
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. McCormick at Dallas, Texas,
last Tuesday afternoon. She was
84 years of age and had been a
resident of Texas for about fifteen
Mrs. McGrath, was formmerly
Jane Cronin, and was a member
of one of the pioneer families of
this section of the state. She lived
here for many years after her
marriage then, about 1912 the
family moved to Omaha where
they resided for many years and
after the death of her husband
she moved to Texas and had since
made her home with her daughter.
Her brother, D. J. Cronin, left
here Tuesday evening for Omaha,
where he will be joined by his
daughter, Miss Mary, and they
will go to Dallas to attend the fun
eral, which was held today.
Eddie Campbell and Bill Froe
lich returned on Friday from
Chicago, Illinois, where they at
tended the Chicago - Bears - All
Star football game.
Attorney Named To Give
Advice To Men In Service
Persons who serve in the mil
itary, naval or marine forces, and
the dependents of such persons,
are to be furnished legal represen
tation and assistance by the
lawyers of Nebraska under a plan
and organization now being in
augurated by the Nebraska State
Bar Association.
One lawyer in each county has
been appointed to serve as “county
referral agent” to refer requests
for legal services to those lawyers
who have volunterred to represent
the service men and their depend
Attorney Julius D. Cronin of
O’Neill has been appointed refer
ral agent for Holt County. Local
requests for legal assistance, and
for information concerning the
service, should be made to him.
Statewide lists of referral agents
are expected to be furnished to
army, naval and marine camps
and stations so that Nebraska
men in service at such places will
know to whom requests for legal
assistance should be directed.
Nebraska lawyers are expected
to follow a ruling of the American
Bar Association which provides
that no charge be made for legal
services having to do entirely
with the processes of enlistment
or induction, or in civil matters
wherein the service men or their
dependants are unable to pay for
representation, and that service
fees may be charged.
J aeger-Gallagher
St. Barnabus’ Church, Chicago,
Illinois, was the scene of a very
pretty wedding on Tuesday,
August 26th at seven o’clock a.
m., when Miss Ruth Jaeger, daugh
ter of Mrs. Vera Jaeger of Chicago,
became the bride of Dr. Frank
Gallagher, son of Mrs. J. P. Gall
agher of O’Neill, Nebraska.
The bride wore a soldier blue
street length costume with brown
accessories and a shoulder bou
quet of gardenias. Miss Hilda
Gallagher, sister of the groom,
O'Neill, Nebraska, was the bride’s
attendant. She wore a gold dress
with brown accessories and a
shoulder bouquet of tailsman roses
Mr. Frank Jaeger was the best
man. Mrs. J. P. Gallagher, mother
of the groom, wore a blue dress
with white accessories. Mrs. Vera
Jaeger, mother of the bride, wore
a wine ensemble, and both Mrs.
Gallagher and Mrs. Jaeger had
shoulder bouquets of flowers sim
ilar to those of the bridesmaid.
The bride was graduated from
the La Crosse State Teachers Col
lege, La Crosse, Wisconsin, while
Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of St.
Louis University, St. Louis, Mis
I souri.
After a wedding trip to Canada,
i Dr. and Mrs. Gallagher will make
their home in La Crosse, Wiscon
sin, where Dr. Gallagher practices
Out of town guests present at
the wedding were, Mrs. J. P.
Gallagher, Misses Hilda and Helen
Gallagher of O’Neill, Nebraska;
Dr. John Gallagher, Toledo, Ohio;
Mr. and Mrs. R. Moran and Mrs.
J. A. Elliot, of La Crosse, Wiscon
Frank C. Tasler
Frank C. Tasler died at a hos
pital in Omaha last Sunday morn
ing at 7 o’clock after an illness of
about. five weeks of cancer, at
the age of 60 years, seven months
and 10 days. The body was
brought to this city Sunday after
noon and the funeral was held at
2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from
Biglin’s mortuary and burial in
Prespect Hill cemetery.
Decased was born at Des Moines
Iowa, on January 21, 1881. He
J came to this county with his par
1 ents when he was four years of
age and they located in the west
ern part of the county. About
eight years ago he came to this
city, where he made his home up
to the time of his death. He was
a widower when he came here
and in 1936 he was united in
marriage to Mrs. Minnie Hough,
the ceremony being performed at
Marshalltown, Iowa. He is surviv
ed by his widow and one son. Louis
Tasler, of King City, California
We desire to take this method
of thanking our many friends
and neighbors for the many court
esies and the expressions of symp
thy extended us following the
death of our beloved father, the
late Justus Spindler.—The Spind
ler Children.
The Navy Offers
Many Advantages To
Young Men
With the U. S. S. North Caro
lina and U. S. S. Washington, 35,
000 ton dreadnaughts, ready to
join our growing “Two-Ocean
Navy,” and new ships of the line
sliding down the ways at an ever
increasing rate, the U. S. Navy
and Naval Reserve offer increas
ing opportunities for training and
advancement to thousands of ad
ditional men.
So coordinated and precise is
the current naval shipbuilding
program that many months is
being cut from the normal build
ing time of American-made war
This expert planning and new
spe6d in construction of our ships
from 45,000 ton dreadnaughts to
small torpedo boats opens the way
for the Navy to accept new quali
fied men for training at the rate
of 12,000 to 15,000 a month. These
men, enlisting in either the re
gular Navy or the Naval Reserve,
will be sent to one of the four
Naval Training Stations and may
have a chance to go to a Navy
Trade School even before assign
ment to the fleet. During this
period they will receive regular
Navy pay and the free Navy
schooling is valued at hundreds
of dollars.
Never in the history of the
United States has there been
greater opportunity for loyal
young Americans to serve their
country and build their futures
than right now,” Secretary of the
Navy Knox recently said.
At the suggestion of Secretary
of Navy Knox, Jerry cronin has
been made Navy Editor of The
Frontier, to help the Navy in giv
ing ambitious young men inform
ation about the opportunities the
“Two-Ocean Navy” offers for tech
nical training and advancement.
In outlining the many advan
tages offered by Naval enlistment.
Jerry Cronin said, “It is possible
for a bright young man to increase
his pay seven times during his
first enlistment and he can earn
as much as $126.00 a month. This
monthly figure is actually worth
first enlistment and he can earn
much more when it is remember
ed that the man has few living
expenses and is provided with the
finest of medical and dental care.
“You hav" all your food and
lodging, and also your original
clothing outfit is provided by
Uncle Sam free, Jerry continued.
“In addition there are free sports
and entertainment—even to the
latest Hollywood pictures. On top
of this, you get free travel and
adventure in colorful places—a
thing few civilians can afford.
“When you consider the size
of this country and the fact that
the Navy will select only 12,000
applicants a month from many
times that number throughout
the United States, the quotation,
“Many are called but few are
chosen,” will apply to local men
“As Navy men are a ‘hand-pick
ed’ lot, candidates must be men
of more than average intelligence
and ambition, of fine moral char
acter and must have the written
recommendation of at least two
local townspeople.”
“As Navy Editor, Jerry Cronin,
has just received from Washing
ton a supply of free illustrated
booklets for all men interested and
in addition, will welcome inquir
ies from young men who wish to
look into the new and greater
opportunities the Navy and the
Naval Reserve now offer for train
ing for later civilian careers as
they serve their country now
in its emergency.
Francis Valla Leaves
For Nebraska U.
Francis Valla better known as
“Rudy” is leaving the American
Gear Company, after two and half
years to go to the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln.
“We are very sorry to see Fran
cis leave,” said Fred Harper,
“but wish him the best of luck.”
Francis was a most loyal, hard
working, and an efficient assist
ant and we’ll miss him. Know
that he will go far in his new
efforts because business needs
men of his high caliber.”
Approximately one hundred and
seventy five teachers from Holt
county were in attendance at the
one day institute held in this city
on last Saturday. Miss Alice Carl
berg of Madison, South Dakota,
was the principal speaker at the
On the opening day of school the
enrollment in the O'Neill Public
Schools totaled four hundred sixty
pupils. Two hundred three pupils
enrolled in the high school, distri
buted according to grades as fol
Ninth __ . 57
Tenth-—-- 55
Eleventh_ 50
Twelfth _40
Post Graduate ___1
Enrollment in grades checked as
Kindergarten - 32
First _. 20
Second __— ,_37
Third ___._22
Fourth____ 26
Fifth 28
Sixth_ 25
Seventh--- 33
Eighth . 22
West Ward School_11
Coach Dean and assistant coach
Peterson report a good turn out
for football. The boys have had
a number of good practices al
ready. The showing that they
have made thus far indicates that
the squad means business and
should have a successful season.
The faculty for the O’Neill Pub
lic School is • complete and the
school opened last Monday morn
ing, September 1, at nine o’clock.
The West Ward School opened
at the same time with Miss
Eunice Chudomelka as instructor
All pupils were dismissed at
noon Monday.
The members of the faculty for
this year are as follows:
West Ward School, Grades 1 to 8
.__Miss Chudomelka
Kindergarten .. Miss Rotherham
First Grade_Miss Waldo
Second Grade_ Miss Enright
Third Grade Miss Gallagher
Fourth Grade __. Miss Miller
Fifth Grade _Miss Mills
Sixth Grade _Miss Couch
Seventh Grade ... Miss Weibel
Eightth Grade TMr. Lockmon
Normal Training and Latin...
_ Miss Rotherham
Vocal Music Instructor, grades and
high school _ Miss Graybill
Mathematics and Social Science
___ Mr. Hanna
Vocational Agriculture_
Mr. Mathis
Home Economics and English_
_Miss Storjohann
English and Journalism _
. Miss Cash
Coach and Science Mr. Dean
Band and Social Science_
__ Mr. George
_Mr. Peterson
Commercial and Ass’t Coach,
Principal, Science, and Social*
Science_Mr. Martyn
Superintendent and Math_
... Mr. Grill
Instructors new to the system
this year are Miss Eunice Chudo
melka, Miss Maxine Mills, Miss
Edna Couch, Miss Helen Weibel
Miss Storjohann, Miss Frances
Cash, Mr. Howard Dean, and Mr.
! Ellsworth Peterson.
Miss Chudomelka has attended
the Wayne State Teachers Col
lege for two years and has had
experience in teaching a rural
school at Dorsey, Nebraska. H«r
home is at Inman, Nebraska. Miss
Chudomelka will have about
twelve pupils to instruct in the
West Ward School.
Miss Maxine Mills has attended
the Wayne Teachers College for
two years. She has taught in a
rural school and last year was an
instructor in the Silver Creek
Public School. Miss Mills will
teach the Fifth Grade pupils.
Miss Mills’ home is at Tilden,
Miss Edna Couch, who will
instruct the Sixth Grade has
attended the University of Ne
braska and the State Teachers
College at Greeley, Colorado.
Miss Couch has taught at New
port, Ainsworth, and Gordon. Her
home is at Spencer, Nebraska.
Miss Helen Weibel comes from
Ewing, Nebraska and has taken
her college work at Wayne State
Teachers College. She has taught
a rural school in Holt County and
will teach the Seventh Grade this
Miss DeLoris Storjoham com
pleted her major in Home Econo
mics at The University of Ne
braska and has also attended the
Chadron State Teachers College
Miss Storjohann’s home is north
west of O’Neill and she has taught
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