The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, September 25, 1941, Image 1
LIVESTOCK PRICES DROP OFF SHARPLY 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 shrink. 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 $10.50. 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 $7.90. 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 noon. ■■ ■ '• 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 ft - 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’ Connell. Rev. Father Richard Parr and Jerry Gray.biel are the coaches. Schedule: Sept. 26, Page. Oct. 17, at Stuart: 22 Chambers, Long Pine (tentative). Nov. 7, Stuart: 14 at Page. 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 tendance. 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 entertainment. 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 since 1882. 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, Iowa. 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.' DELEGATION ATTENDS 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 Sioux City. 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 ARMY LIFE 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 tion. 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 lery. 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. Sincerely yours, 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 three weeks. Mrs. Harrison Bridge entertain ed the Tuesday afternoon Club at her home Tuesday. Mrs. Dwight Harder and Mrs. J. R. Miller won the prizes. Mrs. R. E. Ambruster and Miss Penne went to Norfolk Monday to attend the wedding of Miss Penne’s sister, Miss Bernadette Penne. We had over 2 inches of rain here in the last week. Jewell-Penne 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 this country. 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 mand. 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! to retuim. lf="" =~.-==— 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 deferred sentence. 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 pital bills. BRIEFLY STATED^ 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 weeks. Milo Jones went to North Platte Sunday to spend the week visit ing relatives. = --~ 7~Z=TA ..Doubting.. the words of the wildcat pro motor and believing those of the banker has prevented many meeting with heavy loss 1 BANK ACCOUNT O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, $140,000.00 This Hank Carries No Indebtedness of Officers or Stockholders. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation II HOSPITAL NEWS Mrs. Alamanda Coffman of Page, entered Monday with a fra ctured hip. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Larue of Ewing are the parents of a boy born Friday. Jerome Ruther was dismissed Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Booth are the parents of a girl born September 25th. SPECIAL NOTICE TO STOCKMEN 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. MARRIAGE LICENSES Lawrence Rudolph, and Miss Evelyn Estes of Stuart on Sept. 19th. 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 family. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Armbruster left Wednesday for N o r f o lk , where Mr. Armbruster went on business. 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 Harmon. 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. Dobney. 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 Zastrow. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Tomlinson, Mrs. Margaret Hunter and Mrs. Carrie Hunter went to Dorsey Thursday to attend the funeral of E. Cole. 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 Wednesday, TWENTY-FIVE HOLT COUNTY BOYS CALLED FOR OCT. 6TH The following men have been selected for induction by the Holt County Board; 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 Glandt. 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 Seattle, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weidfeldt en tertained fifteen guests at their home Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Garrett of Seattle, Washington. 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 8uesday. * 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 Aircraft school. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Walling spent the week end in Sioux City, Iowa, visiting relatives and friends. 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.