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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1941)
VOL. LXII O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, September 18, 1941 Number 19
By Romaine Saunders
"I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then there’e a pair of us—
Refreshed by light storms out
this way the past week and up
to the 16th no frost. Luxurant
after growth on the meadows
furnishes abundant green pas
ture for early fall.
Part of the old Elwood ranch
south of town is to be used for
an air port. What would Sam
think of that—where he grazed
the fighting angus steers, air
planes to zoom in and out. And
that recalls what Sam had to say
about the Barrett Scott defala
tion. He had been a candidate op
posed to Scott—“Now see what [
you got by electing Scott. If I
had been elected you wouldn’t
have the court house left.”
Miss Riley of Long Beach, Cal.,
a sister of the late Will and Sam
Riley is a guest at the Riley!
Fairs, rodeos, free day, hay
days, have furnished a full mea-|
sure of combined art, industry,
and rough neck stuff to relax1
the cultured, common and hum
ble souls. Many out this way were
absorbed in getting the hay into
stacks and missed out on all the
play days. I
And God said unto Noah, The,
end of all flesh is come before,
me for the earth is filled with
violence through them; and be-1
hold I will destroy them with)
the earth.—Gen. 6:13. But as the
days of Noah were, so also shall
the coming of the son of man be.
The huskies in their grotesque
football outfits would look better
in army or navy uniforms just
now and the times suggest trad
ing the golf clubs for sabers.
I may be thick-headed. The
gleam from the eye of mental
facilities is too faint to penetrate
to the care either the purpose or,
the authority back of much that
is in the air. Where does our gov
ernment derive its right to tax
its citizens to help another,
nation? Wherein lies the author,
ity for those holding responsible
places in government to slander
those opposed to unfurling the
red banner of battle other than
in defense of our country and
have the courage to speak
plainly? One now beating the
war drums catalogues the Lone
Eagle on the side of Herr Hitler.
Then he will have to catalogue
79 per cent of our citizens that
have responded to a poll on the
subject also on Hitler’s side. This
is not merely silly—it is vicious.
All are patriots. Some believe
our destiny lies across the seas
on distant shores. A few have
the courage to raise the warning
voice before we make the plunge
into the depths of the world’s
Still gasping for breath, state
Townsend club members will
have a gathering at Hastings next
Sunday to listen to an imported
as well as important speaker un
fold a little more of a pleasant
dream. The papers said last week
John Gaughenbaugh would be
■joining the flight of the birds
south after a visit in Iowa. While
John long ago denounced the
Townsend plan he might sur
reptitiously swing around by
Hastings to see what is going on
anyway. More or less pressure
still bears down on Congress to
enact a federal pension law and
one of the latest developments
is, not $200 every month nor $30
every Thursday, but $30 at the
end of every' month to most
everybody 60 or over. This is
embodied in a bill brought for
ward for passage by a special
Senate committee, being a flat
federal grant irrespective of state
It is called a cafe now. Appoint
ments by the professionals, little
tables in booths, menu cards,
are all that the niceties of dinning
with friends or by yourself re
quire. If the hungry prarie dwel
ler in from bis abode out among
the grass roots is not wise to the
O’Neill Young People
Wed In Kansas
Miss Ruby Bowles and Mr.
Vernon Lorenz of O’Neill, Nebr.,
were maried at 2 o’clock, Sunday
j afternoon, August 31. The cere
mony took place at the Methodist
| church in Jewell with the Rev
W. Carl Greene officiating. Bas
kets of garden flowers with pink
gladiolas decorated the altar of
Preceding the ceremony, Miss
Irene Beyers sang “Because” and
| “I Love You Truly,” accompanied
i by Mrs. Helen Wesselowski at
the piano. Then the candles were
lighted by Tommy Wesselowski.
The wedding march used was by
Lohenegrin, and during the cere
mony "To a Wild Rose” was
played. The recessional was from
The bride entered the church
on the arm of her father. She was
lovely in a white marquise dress
with a finger-tip length veil held
with a wreath of rose buds. She
carried a bouquet of Talisman
roses. Her only jewelry was a
gold bracelet that was her
Little Danny Wesselowski car
ried the ring in a large white lily.
The bridesmaid was Miss
Louise Krier of Tipton, Kans., a
friend and classmate of the brid£
She wore a pink silk crepe floor
length dress and carried a boquet
of pink roses.
The groom wore a dark blue
suit. His best man was his brother
Mr. Melvin Lorenz, of Page Nebr.
The wedding was followed by
a reception at the home of the
bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Bowles. The table was cen
tered with a three-tier wedding
cake, baked and decorated by her
After a short wedding trip
these young folks will be at home
on a farm near O’Neill, Nebr.
The bride is a graduate of Jew
high school and attended Grand
Island Business College. She has
been employed in Grand Island
and O’Neill as bookkeeper the
past few years. Mr. Lorenz is a
young man of sterling qualities,
and the best wishes of their many
friends follow them to their
The guests were Rev. and
Mrs. W. Carl Greene, Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Bowles, Mr. and Mrs.
Lorenze, parents of the groom,
and Melvin Lorenz, of Page,
Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Krier and
daughter Louise of Tipton, Kans.;
Mr. and Mrs. George Hogeland
of Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Gunter of Miltonvale, Miss Thel
ma Witt and Mr. Ed Hanna of
Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
White and Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mintner of Beloit, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Wesselowski and fam
ily of Mankato, Mr. and Mrs. E.
J. Coffield and Emma Jane of
Beloit, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes and
son Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. John
Divel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Byers
and Irene, and Miss June Ara
smith. Jewell county, Kansas
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our heart
felt thanks to the many old
friends and neighbors for their
many acts of kindness to mother
following her accident and to us
following her death and for the
many expressions of sympathy
extended.—Mr. and Mrs. L. M.
Martin and Ann, Mary McLaugh
lin, Mrs. E. W. Norris, Mr. and
Mrs. William Carrigg, Mrs. Grace
Harmon and family.
cost of eating at a cafe and eats
as he does at home a dainty Miiss
will hand him a slip of paper with
a sizable figure he is to pay the
cashier. Ten or more years back
a lady with a strain of the Okla
homa Indian maintained an in
viting litle place for serving
meals at a location down the
j street, mention of which at pre
sent, like the name Harriet
Beacher Stowe to a southern
j group, is avoided in polite soc
i iety. That lady adorned with
heavy gold trinkets after the
manner of the Indian, served
two-bit meals that would make
cafe cooks ashamed of them
selves. Denny Cronin, Pat Me.
Manus—maybe one or two others
will recall when John O’Neill
and Roscoe Conklin run the Com
mercial hotel as a money maker
on two-bit meal's. The Zeimer
[ hotel was another where the
| crowds flocked, not as a mark of
social distinction, but for a grand
plate of corn beef and cabbage.
Holt County Calf Show
And Sale September 29.
The fifth annual calf show and
sale to be held at the O’Neill
Sale Pavilion Monday, Septem
ber 29 promises to be one of the
best events of its kind ever to be
held in this part of Nebraska. Ad
vance inquiries from eastern 4-H
and feeder buyers would indicate
that there is more than usual in.
terest in the show' and sale. Pre
sent market trends together with
the abundant feed supplies have
caused feeder calves to move
slowly this fall and as a result
cornbelt feeders are extremely
anxious to obtain calves. With
this in mind the buyers have
shown more than usual interest
in the show and sale, and ranch
ers are invited to enter their
choice lots of quality calves in
both the show and sale in order
that the demand may be sup
Liberal premiums, furnished
by the O’Neill Commercial Club,
which is sponsoring the show,
will be given in both the 4-H
and commercial classes in order
to advertise Holt County’s feeder
calves and encourage 4-H club
work in the county.
The show and sale have been
given extensive advertising in
cornbelt livestock journals and
will be held as the first in a ser
ies with Bassett and Ainsworth.
Mr. Ray Thalman from By the
Way Ranch at Wood Lake and
Bill Derrick from the Nebraska
Extension Service have been ob
tained for judges. Both men have
a fine background of judging
and will be very interesting to
hear explain their reasons for \
placing the classes. The show will |
start promptly at 9:00 a. m.
The sale will be held in the reg
ular manner and ranchers who
have calves to sell are asked to
enter them with Jim Rooney or
Lyndle Stout, Managers of the
sale. (Calves entered with the
management will be sold before
others in the yards.)
Following are the premiums
offered in the show:
Herefords, all weights, five pre
miums, totaling $15, Steers, under
375, Five premiums in each class
totaling $15. Steers, over 375,
Angus Steer, divided into five
classes, first, second and third,
Shorthorns, two classes, five
premiums in each class. Steer
totaling $15; Heifer, same as
above, totaling $15.
Baby Beef, all breeds complet
ing in one class, short fed, five
premiums in all, totaling $15.
Bulls, all breeds competing in
one class, five premiums, total-1
Feeder Calf $10.00
Reserve Champion Stocker
Feeder Calf $5.00
Specials—In adition, each mem.
ber showing a calf but not win.
ning a cash premium will be paid
Herefords, both sexes compet
ing in one class: One head, three
premiums, totaling $10; five head,
four prizes, totaling $17.50.
Angus, both sexes competing
in one class, one head, three pre
miums, totaling $10; five head,
four prizes, $17.50.
Omaha Catholic Ladies
To Entertain Council
Omaha women remember with
great pleasure the hospitality ex
tended last year by O’Neill when
the Diocesan Council of Catholic
Women met at O’Neill. The con
vention will be held in Omaha
September 29 and 30 at which
time every effort will be made to
A full two-day program is
planned in which all sections of
the diocese will be represented,
according to Mrs. Jaroslav Folda
president of the council. Most
Rev. James A. Ryan, Bishop of
Omaha will give the address at
the banquet on Monday Sept. 29.
A motor trip to Boys Town
and a tea at the home of Mrs. Ar
thur Mullen are included in the
Every Catholic woman is cor
dially invited to attend the con
Emmet Moore returned on
Sunday evening from Omaha,
where he attended a meeting of
the managers of the Travelers
Insurance Company, held there
over the week end.
Margaret Cecelia Harmon
Margaret Cecilia Harmon died
at the O’Neill hospital at 3:45
Monday afternoon, after an ill-1
ness resulting from shock, follow
ing a fall she sustained at her;
home last Saturday when she
slipped on the floor while going
to the door to let a visitor in. It
was not thought that she was ser
iousl yinjured and was taken to
the hospital at 10:30 that even
ing. No bones were broken and it
is believed that the shock she
sustained was the cause of her
death. The funeral was held Wed.
nesday morning at 9 o’clock at
the Catholic church, Rev. Father
Parr officiating and burial in
Calvary cemetery at the side ofj
her husband, wfio passed away>
on October 29, 1927.
Margaret C. McLaughlin was!
born at White Sulpher, Kentucky,
on August 4, 1873 and was 68
years, one month and eleven
days old. When she was seven
years of age her parents moved
to O’Neill, coming here from Bur-|
bon county, Kentucky, in the:
year 1880. She had ever since
been a resident of this city, or
immediate vicinity. On January
12, 1901, she was united in mar
riage to John A. Harmon of this
city. Two children were born of
this union, one son and one
daughter. Emmet A. Harmon,
who passed away a couple of
years ago, and Mrs. Eva T. Mor
ton, of McGrew, Nebr., who was
at the bedside of her mother
when she passed away. She is al
so survived by two grandchildren
John A. and Jeanette Harmon,
of Creighton. Three sisters also
survive. They are: Miss Mary
McLaughlin, O’Neill; Mrs. E. M.
Norris, Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs.
W. H. Carrig, Sioux City, Iowa.
Mrs. Carrig was in atendance at
the funeral services.
Mrs. Harmon had been a resi
dent of this city and county for
sixty-one years. Her husband
served several years as clerk of
the district court of this county
and during his, tenure of office
she was his deputy and had an
extensive acquaintance in all
parts of the county and her sud
den death was a shock to her
many friends. For the past couple
of years she had made her home
with her daughter at McGrew,
Nebr., and many of her friends
were unaware that she had re
turned to her home here when
they received word of her death.1
Robert Gordon of Lawrence,
Mass., arrived here on last Friday
and is visiting at the home of
his sister, Mrs, Wallace Johnson
and other relatives and friends.
He will visit here for the next
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Herre re.
turned on Friday from Kansas
City, where they visited their son,
Jim and other relatives and
friends the past week.
Old Timers And Dinner
Share Honors At Emmet
Great crowds gathered at Em
met Sunday afternoon and even
ing either to watch a splendid
baseball game or to enjoy the pic
nic dinner and other activities
in connection with the annual
picnic of the Church of Epiphany.
Hundreds came from O’Neill and
Atkinson, from Stuart and
Amelia, from Emmet and other
places, and the parishioners and
Father O’Brien are grateful to
all of them. High praise went to
the picnic dinner and to the per
formance of the oldtimers.
The baseball game was termed
better than the Norfolk-Denver
game of Hay Days. Certainly it
was more interesting. Not even a
Scout could guess the age of Bob
Ford as he astounded the gather
ing by his exceptional catching.
He looked and played like a
young fellow. J. Brophy proved
that he can still hit that ball.
Father Hilt and U. Holiday of
Stuart gave a fine account of
themselves though Holiday did
have a little trouble getting down
to ground balls and finding low
pitches when at bat. Dean Beck
with is still very much a ballplay
er. His pitching and sensational
stab of Mike Troshynski’s line
drive were features. Tidy Miller
was robbed of a hit when Don
Enright made a great catch. Don
also contributed a triple. B. Mil
nar and Charley Yarnell were
active as colts, but Joe Cuddy
staged the greatest exhibition of
agility when trapped off third,
it took the entire team to run him
down, and one spectator compar
ed it to a greased pig race. (No re
flections on Joe he hit and pitch
ed exceptionally well.) It must
have been fate, but no sooner had
Guy Cole entered the game at
center than every batter picked
that spot to hit to. It so wore
out the portly gentleman that
when he came to bat and really
hit one he could not get to first
in 20 seconds and was ruled out.
John Conrad looked O. K. but
those grounders were so fai
away. Francis Clark showed good
form in the box and the Troshyn
ski boys are still good. There
must be others, but we cannot
remember them all as the papers
go to press. One charitable wag
suggested that stealing was at a
minimum, but then Sheriff Duffy
was at the game. The score was
12-8 and Emmet says, “thank
you” to the oldtimers.
Dinner and Bingo prolonged
the activities until 10:00 and were
enjoyed by all. The Church of the
Epiphany parish is glad that 1000
shared its picnic day.
Walter Scott, of Chambers, an
old time reader of the Frontier,
was a pleasant caller at these
headquarters last Monday and
advanced his subcription to this
household necessity to January
1, 1943. Many thanks and we hope
that many more of our readers
will emulate your example.
the words of the wildcat pro
motor and believing those of
the banker has prevented
many meeting with
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
This Bank Carries No Indebtedness
of Officers or Stockholders.
Member t-ederal Depoail Ineurawe C >rporatioa
County Fair Successful
4-H Clubs Large Entries
4-H entries at the county fair
included exhibits from a good;
.part of the county and those in |
attendance were surprised to see
the fine work done by the boys
Although the livestock exhibit
may have been somewhat smaller
because of the fact that ranchers
and 4-H members have not had
time to fit their stock for show,
the home economice exhibits
were one of the largest and finest
in recent years.
Following arc the premiums
awarded in the 4-H club classes:
Dressing table arrangement
First; Bernadine Kennedy and
Beverly Friedrich, Second; Mar
garet Sauser and Doris Davis—
Grand Champions: First; Zane
Rouse, 2nd Elwyn Robertson,
3rd Delbert Robertson.
Ribbon Winners: Cow and Calf
First Zane Rouse, 2nd Elwyn
Robertson, 3rd Delbert Robert
Purebred Heifers: First; Zane
Rowse, 2nd EJwyn Robertson,
rd Phyllis Wood, 4th Bernard
Purebred Angus Cow: First;
Fat Calves—Steers and Heifers:
Angus Heifer: First;Lois Siders.
Hereford Steers: First; Phyliss
Wood, 2nd Harlan Larson, 3rd
Stanley Lambert, 4th Tom Lam
First; Phyliss Wood, 2nd Lois
Siders, 3rd Harlan Larson, 4th
Stanley Lambert, 5th Tom Lam
Stocker Feeder Calves (Ribbons)
Heifers: First; Elaine Ressel,
3rd Donald Ressel.
Steers: First; Lo:s Siders.
First; Lois Siders, 2nd Elaine
Ressel, 3rd Ronald Ressel, 4th
i Donald Ressel.
Bulls: First; Tom Ressel, 2nd
I Jack Ressel.
Sheep: Marvin Stauffer: Fat
Lambs; Marvin Stauffer.
GIRLS ROOM EXHIBITS
Luncheon Set: First; Elanor Bar.
thel: 2nd Dorothy Carpenter.
Dish Towel, First: Margaret Sau
ser, 2nd Betty Mae Dierks.
Comfort Protector, First; Zelda
Edwards, 2nd Eleanor Barthel.
Flat Silver Holder, First • Ra
mona Doolittle, 2nd Zelda Ed
Handerkerchief or Hose Box:
First; Ramona Doolittle.
Framed Pictures: First Mary
Davis, 2nd Margaret Sauser, 3rd
Patchwork Pillow: First; Donna
Rae Peterson,, 2nd Gloria Ott,
3rd Marjorie Sammons.
Curtains: First; Margaret Sauser,
2nd Gloria Ott, 3rd Hilda Frahm.
Dresser Scarf: First Gloria Ott,
2nd Hildo Frahm.
Dressing Table Skirt: First; Mar
jorie Sammons, 2nd Doris Fried
rich, 3rd Phyliss Friedrich.
Rugs: First; Phyliss Carpenter,
2nd Celesta Gleed, 3rd Marian
Pillow Cases: First; Phyliss Car
penter, 2nd Marian Carpenter,
3rd Celesta Gleed.
Asparagus: 2nd Lois Sigmond.
Beans: First; Mabel Forbes, 2nd
Lois Sigmond, 3rd Betty Enbody.
Peaches: First Mabel Forbes, 2nd
Carpenter, 3rd Lois Sigmond.
Berries: First; Lois Sigmond, 2nd
Enbody, 3rd Enbody.
Mrs. Jim Rooney entertained
her bridge club at her home in
this city on Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. J. M. Hayes left on Satur
! day for Le Mars, Iowa, where
she will be a guest at the home;
! of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Love
| for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bellar
and daughter, Shirley Ann, of
Butte, and Joe Bellar of O’Neill,
returned last Saturday from a
months vacation trip, during:
which time they visited points
of interest in the Black Hills,
Yellowstone Park, then on west
■ to Oregon, then south to Califor
nia, taking in many points of in
terest along the route, to Los
Angeles. They returned home by!
way of Boulder Dam and on to
Boulder, Colorado, where they
visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Baker, formerly of
this city. They traveled over 7000
miles and say they had a delight
Burlington Wants To Dis
continue Passenger Train
This office is in receipt of a let
ter from the Nebraska State Rail
way commission stating that the
C. B. & Q. R, R. Company, has
filed application with the Com
mission for authority to discon
tinue operation of passenger Mot
or Trains Nos. 163 and 164, be
tween South Sious City and O’
Hearing on the above applica
tion has been set for October 1,
1941, at 10 a. m., at the Council
room in the city of Plainview,
at which time and place any in
terested persons may appear and
testify for or in opposition to the
granting of the application.
A meeting of the Board of dir
ectors of the Commercial Club,
business men and shippers, will
be held this evening when
steps are to be taken to protest
the granting of the application
asked for by the road, and it is
expected that a large delegation
of O’Neill men will be in atten
dance at the meeting in Plainview
when the matter comes up for
hearing on October 1st.
The Burlington has been run
ning a passenger train into O’
Neill for over fifty years. This
branch was a real money maker
for many years, until the big wigs
of the company started cutting
down the service and, to an ob_
server, it appeared that they were
doing every thing they could to
drive business away from them.
Notwithstanding this they had a
nice business in this city. The
leading cream dealer of this city
says that one-third of their crean
is received over the road and
many other business men are
heavy shippers on the Burlington.
What action will be taken by the
Railway Commission is proble
matical, but it is certain that
every town along the line will be
represented by protestors at the
meeting in Plainview.
Heavy Runs Under Way
Prices Ease Off A Little
The heaviest run of cattle thus
far this season showed up at the
weekly auction last Monday.
Buyers were numerous. The good
quality replacement cattle looked
about steady with a week ago but
weakness in price. Generally the
plainer grades showed some
weakness in price. Generally the
quality of the offering last Mon
day was not as good as a week
The forthcoming annual calf
show and auction cuts the re
ceipts in that division. However,
a fair supply was here and the
top price paid was $13.00. No very
fancy calves were included in the
Yearlings were plentiful and
the lightweight steers of good
quality appeared to be fully
steady. Plainer grades, of which
there was a considerable number,
were sharply lower in price. A
few good yearling steers cashed
at $10.75 with $9.25. $10.25 catch
ing the long end of the offering.
Heifers in this division moved
mostly at $8.50 to $9.50. There is
an active demand for replace
ment cattle of this type, especial
ly for the better grades.
Not many two-year old steers
showed up and those weighing
more than 1000 paid around
$10.00. They were only fair to
good in quality.
Fat cows reached an $8.00 high
which is below the top paid here
last week. A straight load of
heavy heiferettes brought $8.40.
Not many real good cows were
here and quality considered the
price was about steady. Bulls
looked mostly steady with a week
Hog receipts were rather light
again and prices climbed. An ex_
treme top of $11.85 was paid for
handy weight butchers. Practical
top was $11.75. The popular price
on sows was $10.80. Pigs were
scarce with $12.00 to $12.20 being
A light supply of sheep was on
hand. Lambs reached $10.90 per
hundred for the best kind.
The next regular auction will
be held on Monday Sept. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Reardon,
Mr. and Mre. R. R. Smith, Jr., and
son, Richard, and Ernie Nelson
drove to Kearney, Nebraska, on
Sunday, where they visited Mrs.
Ernie Nelson. Mrs. Smith and son
then went to North Platte, where
they will visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard McNally for a
few days, before returning home.
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