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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1941)
LIVESTOCK PRICES DROP
Demand for cattle remained1
active and supplies were liberal
at the local livestock market last!
Monday, but prices dropped on
practically all classes. The gen
eral decline of the past week at
the central markets was felt here
and the general trend W'as on the
weak side the better grades
showed the least weakness tho,
they, too shared in the price
The toppiest steer calves paid
$12.25 but $10.75 to $12.00 claim
ed the bulk of this class. How
ever, the quality, of the calves
here was not as good as usual be
cause the high grade kinds are
being held for the calf sale next
Monday. A small package of heif
er calves averaging 350 lbs cashed
at $11.25 with the bulk of the of
fering ranging from $9.50 to
In the yearling division prices
were as much as a quarter lower
in spots. There were a few instan
ces where these looked about
steady with a week ago and a
very few outstanding yearlings
reached $10.75. The long end of
these bulked from $9.25 to $10.60.
Heifers bulked from $9.25 to
$10.60. Heifers placed mostly
from $8.25 to $9.25 with a few
reaching upwards to $10.00.
Two-year-old steers weighing
around 750 sold at $9.50 to $9.95.
One load of fairly good quality
steers moved at $9.55. Heavy heif
ers paid mostly $8.00 to $9.00.
Fat roifery cows reached $8.35
which was only a nickel oil' irom
last week. • Most of the better
grade fat cows were caught at
prices ranging from $7.50 to $3.00.
Bulls were near steady at $7.80 to
plainer grades made $6.00 to 7.00
Hog receipts numbered onlly
about 175 head. Butcher hogs I
paid from $11.30 to $11.40. Top
lightweight brood sows reached
* $11.20: bulk brought $10.00 to
ST0.*5TT: Weary-smvs had fr-spreao
of $9.75 to $10.10.
Next Monday, September 29.
is the date set for the Fifth An
nual Calf Show and auction. The
special Calf Show' is scheduled for
9 a. m„ with the auction at 12.00
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PRIVATE FURNITURE SALE
At my home, this week and
part of next for cash.
Furniture Consisting of:
One dining room set, one leath
er davenport, two occasional
chairs, one occasional table, three
beds—double, one bed—single
three congoleum rugs, one oil
stove—4 burners, (oven), one
ironing board, one childs high
chair, two floor lamps, one childs
bicycle, one oak dresser.
MRS. ESTHER REKA
ST. MARY’S FOOT BALL
SCHEDULE FOR THIS SEASON
St. Mary’s High started its sec
ond season of six-man football
with two letter men, Jack Harty
and Jim Higgins, and Vince
Streeter, a squad man.
^ New material—John Brennan,
Eugene Stanton, Gene Higgins,
Harry Piercy, Johnny Hines, Pat
Hynes, Dick Clark, Jack Gallag
her, John Protivinsky, Jim Gol
den, John Fernholz and Doc O’
Rev. Father Richard Parr and
Jerry Gray.biel are the coaches.
Sept. 26, Page. Oct. 17, at
Stuart: 22 Chambers, Long Pine
(tentative). Nov. 7, Stuart: 14 at
Mr. J. E. Schoof, Field Repre
sentative of the Production Cre
dit Corporation of Omaha, attend
ed a meeting of the Board of Dir
ectors of the O’Neill Production
Credit Association at the offices
of the local association on Thurs
day. Mr. Otto Krupicka of Spen
cer, Mr. Otto Oberg of Ericson
and Mr. C. F. Clark, Directors,
together with President D. C.
Schaffer of O’Neill, were in at
On Thursday evening twenty
two members of the Eastern Star
went to Long Pine, where they
acted as co-hostesses with the
chapters from Long Pine, Ains
worth, Springview, Wood Lake,
Valentine, Atkinson, Bassett and
Stuart in entertaining twelve
of the Grand Officers of the State.
A delicious three course banquet
was followed by an evening of
ELVIN E. COLE
Elvin E. Cole died at the O’Neill
hospital last Tuesday evening
after a few days illness of a heart
attack, at the age of 81 years and
one day. The funeral was held j
this afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Dorsey church and burial in
the Star cemetery.
Elvin Ernest Cole was born at
Stanstead, Vermont, on Septem
ber 22, 1860. At the age of twelve
years he was left an orphan and
he went to Gratiot, Wis., and
made his home with an uncle un
ti lhe reached his majority. After
reaching manhood’s estate he
came to Holt county with the Wis
consin colony that came to this
county in 1882 and took a home
stead two miles west of Star.
While holding down his claim he
worked for Chas. Lamont, who in
the early days was an extensive
merchant with a large store at
Mineola. With the exception of
ten years he spent in Iowa he had
been a resident of the county
On March 30, 1887, he was unit
ed in marriage to Etta M. Ridge
way, the ceremony being per
formed in this city. Three child
ren were born of this union, all
of whom survive. They are: Chas.
V. of Star; Nellie M. Hayne of
Page; Mrs. Lena M. Powell Cor
vallis, Oregon. He is also survived
by seventeen grandchildren and
four great grandchildren. He is
also survived by a sister, Mrs.
Della Scott of Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Cole was one of the most
prominent residents of the north
easterp part of the county and
one of the most beloved. For over
thirty years he was postmaster at
Star, which attested to the confi- i
dence his neighbors had in his
integrity. We had known Mr. Cole,
for nearly half a century and
there was hardly a time he came
to town but what he would drop
in for a few minutes chat and to
discuss the olden days in the
county. He was a real man and
the people in the northeastern
part of the country, #s well ms his
friends elsewhere, will miss him.!
Mr. Cole was a great homelover
and his happiest days were spent
in the presence of his loved ones.
Another pioneer has gone; anoth
er vacant chair in the ranks of
the real oldtimers of the country.
CLYDE L. HERSHISER
Clyde L. Hershiser passed away
at the Veterans Hospital in Lin
coln at 2:15 Tuesday afternoon
after an illness of two weeks of a
bowel obstruction and hypastatic
pneumonia, at the age of 42 years,
two months and fourteen days.
The body was shipped to this city,
arriving this morning and the
funeral will be held from the
Presbyterian church in this city
Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, i
Rev. Spencer officiating and bur
ial in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Clyde L. Hershiser was born in
O’Neill on July 9, 1895, and had
been a resident of this city and
county practically all his life On
March 4, 1922, he was united in
marriage to Miss Jennie Weyman.
Three children were born of this
union, who with their mother are
left to mourn the passing of a
kind and affectionate husband
and father. The children are:
Irene, Floyd and Francis. He is
also survived by a step-sister,
Mrs. D. W. Anderson, Mason City,
Clyde was a fine young man
and had a host of friends in this
city and county. He was a vet
eran of the First World War, be
ing inducted into the service from
this county. His sudden death is
a severe shock to his friends and
acquaintenances in the county.
OWEN M. GRADY
Owen M. Grady, postmaster at
Olava, Colo, since 1939, died yes
terday in St Francis Sanatorium,
325 King Street. He was 28.
Born July 11, 1913, in O Neill,
Nebr., Mr. Grady was a graduate
of Sacred Heart High School, Nor
folk, Neb. He went to Olava witn
his parents in 1932.
Surviving are his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas F. Grady of Ola
va; two sisters, Mrs. Robert E.
P e e r y Jr. and Miss Maureen
Grady, and three aunts, Miss Rose
Miss Kathryn and Miss Marne I
Grady, all of 1554 Logan Street.
A rosary service will be held
at 8 p. m. today in the George P.
Hackethal Mortuary. A requiem
mass will be sung at 9 a. m. to
morrow in Immaculate Concep
tion Cathedral, <btir. il will be in
4»«mt Cmn iery.'
MEETING AT BRUNSWICK
R. E. Moore, Merle Hickey, Am
brose Rohde and James W.
Rooney attended a meeting at
Brunswick on M o n-d a y evening
relative to discontinuance of pas
senger train service on the Bur
lington between O’Neill and
Sixteen of the twenty towns on
the Burlington were represented.
The group elected Richard Cole
of Brunswick as temporary presi
dent and William Eike of Ran
dolph as Secretary-Treasurer.
Merle Hickey of O’Neill was
appointed as a member of a com
mittee composed of one man from
each town to gather evidence to
be presented at the hearing to be
held and arrange for attendance
at the hearing.
Chas. W. Peasinger, well
known attorney of Randolph was
employed by the group to present
evidence against the removal of
passenger trains No. 163 and 164.
The hearing will be held at Plain
view on Wednesday, October 1st,
at 10:00 A. M. It is expected that
a large delegation from O’Neill
will attend the hearing. All bus
iness men, farmers and ranchers
who can go to the hearing are ask
ed to contact R. E. Moore, Sec
retary of the O’Neill Commercial
Club, or Merle Hickey.
HOLT COUNTY BOY LIKES
Camp Roberts, Calif.
Sept. 19, 1941
Dear Local Draft Board:
Just a line to you let all know
how the boys that came from Holt
County are getting along in the
Army. Most of the boys didn’t
like it at first, but now that our
basic training is about over they
hate to leave here. There is a
real opportunity for boys that
really want to get some place.
They have picked out sixteen
corporals out of this battery that
came in the. same time I did.
There are two hundred and thirty
men in this battery.
I have been the army over two
months now, which seems like a
much shorter time. The time sure
does fly in the Army. I like it
swell. We have plenty of good
clothes, food and plenty of recrea
This sure is a large camp. There
are about 30,000 soldiers here
now.There are only about 6,000
Field Artillery men here, the rest
are infantry men. We consider
ourselves pretty lucky we got in
the Field Artillery, after we saw
how much more they have to
walk than we do. We are fully
mechanized here in the field artil
We had a parade for some of
the boys that are leaving Wednes
day. It sure was a large parade.
Our General said it was the larg
est parade held on any Army
training post in the U. S. We
marched 40 men abreast and over
a mile long. There were 21,000
soldiers took part in the parade.
We were out on the firing range
for three days the first of the
week. We were using the Ameri
can seventy-fives. We only had 4
hours training on them before we
took them out on the range, and
all the officers said we done the
best shooting of any battery that
has been in this camp so far.
We did most of our training on
155 howitzers; they are quite a
gun. They shoot a projectile that
weighs 96 pounds.
Well I guess I had better close
before I write something I am
not supposed to. Here is hopeing
this finds everyone O. K. back in
good old Nebraska.
Pvt. Howard W. Wells
Btry. Bv. 53rd F. A. Tn. Bu.
Camp Roberts, California
Mrs. Kate Olson and Mrs. O. F.
Gillday returned Wednesday
from Chokio and Hoffman, Minn.,
where they have been visiting
relatives and friends for the past
Mrs. Harrison Bridge entertain
ed the Tuesday afternoon Club at
her home Tuesday. Mrs. Dwight
Harder and Mrs. J. R. Miller won
Mrs. R. E. Ambruster and Miss
Penne went to Norfolk Monday
to attend the wedding of Miss
Penne’s sister, Miss Bernadette
We had over 2 inches of rain
here in the last week.
In the rectory of the Sacred
Heart church at 10 o’clock Mon.
day morning Miss Bernadette
Penne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Penne, Elgin, became the
bride of Marshall Jewell, sson ol
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jewell, On
awa, Iowa. The single ring cere
mony was performed by the Rev.
Father Robert P. Burns.
Immediately after the cere
mony the couple left for Elgin,
home of the bride’s parents.
They will live in Onawa, where
the bridegroom is employed by
the state.—Norfolk News.
HOLT COUNTY CALF SHOW
AND SALE PROMISES TO
BE BEST IN HISTORY
Plans for the Feeder Calf Show
and Sale to be held at the O’Neill
Sale pavelion promise that this
year will be no exception as far
as a good supply of buyers is con
cerned. The event has been more
widely advertised this year than
ever before and with a reason
ably good market, should attract
some of the best feeder calves in
The show and sale in its fifth
year is sponsored by the O’Neill
business men and the Holt coun
ty Farm Bureau. Liberal pre
miums will be furnished for the
show, which is divided into the
4-H and commercial division. Al
ready the show promises to be
one of the best in history, and will
furnish some outstanding feeder
calves for which there is a de
The demand for Sandhill cattle
has increased with eastern buy
ers, which will be present and
ranchers are invited to have their
choice lots at the sale in order
that both the 4-H and feeder buy
ers are satisfied.
The sale will be conducted
through the O’Neill Sale pavilion,!
but all feeder calves listed with
j the show management will be
I sold before those not listed.
iCalves listed for the show should
entered immediately with Jim
Rooney or Lvndle Stout, local
managers for the show.
FORMER RESIDENT VISITS
OLD HOME TOWN
W. J. Hammond, for many years
one of the leading attorneys of
this city, but who left here a little i
over a year ago and went to Cal-1
ifornia, was in the city the lattei j
part of last week and the first of1
this, leaving for the west coast!
Wednesday afternoon. Bill says
that he has not practiced law
since leaving here, but has been
enjoying a good rest. He is think
ing some of returning to his old
home town, and if he decides to
do so expects to be back within
the next two months. He and his
family are good citizens and the !
people of O’Neill will be glad to!
welcome them back to the old !
home town, if they finally decide!
MRS. RASLEY'S HOME PIL
FERED THURSDAY NIGHT
When Mrs. Rasely went to her
home last Thursday night, about
11:30, after closing the picture
show for the night, she found a
prouler in her home, and a lot of
her effects piled on the sidewalk
outside the house ready to carry
away. The intruder was still in
the house and he went out when
she entered. She recognized him
however, as it was his second
visit to her home. He was John
Brittell, 20, who a week before
had been released from the state
reformatory, where he had serv
ed a term for breaking and enter
ing the same home.
Officers were hot on the trail
and until the next morning it was
not learned that Brittell had
taken the car of Art King to
make his get away in. The next
day he was arrested in Fremont
having been compelled to leave
the car in Omaha. He was
brought back to this city by
Sheriff Duffy at the end of the
week and is now in the county
jail. He was taken before the
court the forepart of the week
and pled guilty but Judge Mounts
O'NEILL AND SPENCER HIGH
PLAY TIE GAME
O’Neill High School and Spen
cer High School played to a 0 to 0
tie Friday at the city park in the
first game ever played under
lights in O’Neill. It was a good
game though marred by fumbles
on each side and showing that
O’Neill could stand a little more
polish. O’Neill’s real threat in
the game when Warren Burgess
intercepted a pass on his 20 and
ran 77 yards to be called back on
account of a clipping penalty on
O Neill. Other games at home,
October 13, Bassett, October 17,
Ewing, Nov. 11, Neligh: Nov. 27,
Atkinson. The Bassett and Ewing
games are to be played at 8:00 p.
m. while the Neligh-Atkinson
games will be played at 2:30 p. m.
IN COUNTY COURT
H. W. Dempsey—Plead Guilty,
charge—no brakes. By Patrolman
Ray R. Sharney—Fine $7.00, costs
$3.10. Summons Sept. 18th, hear
ing 25th. Mr. Dempsey agreed to
pay all damages, Doctor and Hos
Miss Helen Sullivan returned
Wednesday from Denver, Colo.,
and Laramie, Wyoming, where
she had spent the past two weeks
visiting friends and relatives.
Elmer Bowen returned Thurs
day from Bemidji, Minn., where
he has been visiting his brother
Russell and wMe for the past two
Milo Jones went to North Platte
Sunday to spend the week visit
= --~ 7~Z=TA
the words of the wildcat pro
motor and believing those of
the banker has prevented
many meeting with
heavy loss 1
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
This Hank Carries No Indebtedness
of Officers or Stockholders.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Mrs. Alamanda Coffman of
Page, entered Monday with a fra
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Larue of
Ewing are the parents of a boy
Jerome Ruther was dismissed
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Booth
are the parents of a girl born
Next Monday, September 29,
is the date of the Fifth Annual
Calf Show and Auction to be held
at the O’Neill Livestock Pavilion.
On that date we urge all consign
ors of hogs to have your hogs de
livered at the sales yards not
later than 10 a. m. Any hogs that
come in later will not be sold
until after the cattle sale is com.
plted. We cannot interrupt the
cattle sale to sell late arrivals in
the hog division.
Also, if you wish to consign
cattle on this date, we urge you to
list them either with our office
or wfith Lyndle Stout or Jim
Rooney as early as possible and
thus insure your place in the
auction. The wide publicity and
advertising already given this
particular show and sale will
bring numerous buyers from sev
eral states. Hence, we consider
this an ideal time to market some
of your cattle. We invite you to
consign your stock to this sale.
The Calf Show is scheduled to
begin at 9: a. m., and the Calf
Sale will start at 12:00 noon.
O'Neill Livestock Com. Co.
Lawrence Rudolph, and Miss
Evelyn Estes of Stuart on Sept.
Louis F. Kliment of Atkinson,
Miss Lillian Vavak, of Verdigre,
Nebr., issued 22nd.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dobney of
Norfolk came up Sunday and
spent the day at their daughter’s
home Mrs. R. E. Armbruster and
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Armbruster
left Wednesday for N o r f o lk ,
where Mr. Armbruster went on
Dr. W. D. Backerberg of Win
ner, So. Dak. was a guest of Mr,
and Mrs Paul Shierk Sunday.
P. J. McManus returned Tues
day from Chicago, 111., where he
has spent the last ten days visit
ing relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H Carrigg re
turned to Sioux City, Iowa,
Thursday after attending the fun
eral of her sister Mrs. Margaret
Mrs. George Mitchell and
daughter Phyllis returned the
first of the week from Lincoln
where Phyllis had been for a
medical check up.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ambruster
and son went to Norfolk Wednes
day. Mr. Ambruster returned that
evening, but Mrs. Ambruster and
son will remain until Sunday vis
iting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Geraldine Cronin left
Thursday for Omaha where she
will spend several days before
going on to Chicago where she
plans to make her home.
Miss Kathyrn Nelson went to
Lincoln Tuesday to spend the rest
of the week visiting relatives.
Misses Mary Harty and Edna
Marie O’Malley went to Sioux
City Thursday for the day.
Miss Marie Faulhaber of Mid.
dlobranch spent the week end
with her grandmother Mrs. Mary
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Tomlinson,
Mrs. Margaret Hunter and Mrs.
Carrie Hunter went to Dorsey
Thursday to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Wm. Brugman entertain
ed two tables of bridge at her
home Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
Art Barnes, won high, Mrs. H. W.
Tomlinson, traveling, and Mrs.
Melvin Marcellus, low.
Mrs. Alice M. Wefso of Stuart
was a guest of her daughter Mrs.
J. P. Brown from Monday till
TWENTY-FIVE HOLT COUNTY
BOYS CALLED FOR OCT. 6TH
The following men have been
selected for induction by the Holt
They are to report to the Local
board in this city at 1 a. m., on
October 6, 1941, whereupon they
shall be sent to an induction sta_
tion at Fort Crook, Nebraska:
Harold Edward Connors, Order
No. 857; Quintin John Rammold,
Order No. 76; William Edward
Hansen, No. S-209-7; Javen Sny
der, No. 345; Charles Andrew
Pruss, No. 370; Vernon Dale
Spangler, No. S-451-7; Donald R.
Scott, No. S-473; James Irl Fox,
No. S-583. Robert Ross Ridgeway,
No. 602; Hugo Emiel Grosse, No.
627; James Maynard Houts, No.
657; August John Busttner, No.
S-605; John Clarence Kirchner,
No. 661; Melvin Andrew Spangler
No. 693; Arthur Donat Seger, No.
719; Alvan Gans, No. 726; Paul L.
Newbauer, No. 744; Bernard Du
satko, No. 767; John Richard Koll
man, Jr., No. 854; Elmer Earl
Spense, No. 942; Leo Frederick
Schneider, No. 963; Cleveland
Morelock Sigman, No. 973; Earl
Rodney Hunt, No. 985; Bert Ed
win DcGroff, No. 946-V; Leo An
ton Mlnarik, No. 1007.
Three of the above men are
volunteers, William Edward Han
sen, Vernon Dale Spangler and
Bert Edwin DeGrofl\
Miss Maude Matthews of Lin
coln arrived here Monday and
will be the new District Home
Demonstration Agent for this Dis
trict. She is taking Mrs. John
Draytons place, the former Verna
Marvin Johnson will be the
new outside salesman for the
local Gamble Store. He starts the
first of October on his new job.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Boshart
went to Springview Wednesday
to attend a funeral of a relative.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Manson en
tertained twenty guests at their
home Tuesday evening in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. John Garrett of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weidfeldt en
tertained fifteen guests at their
home Sunday in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. John Garrett of Seattle,
Mrs. Art Barnes had the mis
fortune of smashing her finger in
a car door Wednesday. Fortunate
ly there were no bones broken.
Mrs. Ed Campbell and Mrs. W.
J. Froelich went to Omaha
Wednesday and will be there un_
til Friday when Mr. Froelich will
return with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Goree of
Long Pine visited her parents
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Simonson
Misses Frances Rotherham and
Helen Weibel spent the week end
in Ewing visiting their parents.
J. M. Hayes went to LaMars,
Iowa, Saturday after Mrs. Hayes
who had been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Love and other
friends for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reardon,
Elizabeth O’Malley, Mike Horis
lcey, John Robert Gallagher and
Tom Griffin went to Valentine
Sunday on a fishing trip.
Miss Bernadette Brennan, Mrs.
Neil Ryan, John, Bert, Devine
and Patricia Brennan went to
Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday to see
Mrs. M. F. Brennan who is in
St. Vincent’s Hospital.
John Flood and Bardy Kubits
chek left Sunday for Omaha
where they will attend the Frye
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Walling
spent the week end in Sioux City,
Iowa, visiting relatives and
Miss Marjorie Dickson is tak
ing several months of leave of
absence from the J. D. Cronin of
fice and Miss Mable Bauman of
Atkinson is taking her place.
Robert Smith Jr. and his
mother Mrs. Robert Smith Sr.
drove to Kearney Sunday after
Mrs. Smith and son Diek who
had been visiting her sisters Mis.
Bernard McNally at North Platte ♦
and Mrs. E. G. Nelsen at Kearney,
the past '■•ttk.
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