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VOL. LXII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, October 16, 1941 Number 23
By Romaine Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Baker made
a business trip to Stuart Monday.
That 57-year-old statesman whc
has just taken a 19-year-old bride
may be a wise one in the nationa
councils but it appears Dan Cupic
has made something of a monkey
Four-H Club kids going down tc
the Omaha show sampled the pro
ducts of the licensed distillers tc
an extent that a 17-year-old wa:
reported in a “drunken stuper.’
Thought nothing but the Eigh
teenth amendment could, debaucl
our boys and girls.
Tax Commissioner Frank Brady
stated a simple truth of which the
humblest citizen is aware when he
said the way to reduce taxes is tc
reduce government expenses
Somewhat amazing that adminis
trative heads and legislative
groups have not thought of it.
)■ During my absence last week
this announcement came from my
friend John T. Brnnan at Sail
Lake City: “Mir. and Mrs. L. E,
% Newman announce the arrival of
twin girls on October 5, 1941. Mrs.
Newman, nee Carrie Brennan,
formerly of Cash and Carry,
O’Neill.” I take it this means
granddaughters for John, so
See the barbers have taken hold
of their price fixing problem
from a new angle. No longer
relying on the statesmen when
they convene at Lincoln they com
bine locally and set the price for
their work, which means a nickle
or so addd to each job. Patrons
recognize this as legitimate and in
line with advancing costs, so do
not object as in the case of seek
ing the same end by act of the
legislature. Now if they can es
cape the vengeance of the trust
busters at Wasnington a bit o:
prosperiy, such as prevailed in the
days of John Smoot, may come to
the barbers. And why not the
publishers of the county now add
(four bits to the price of their
Rev. Peacock, pastor of the
Methodist churches it Emmett
and Amelia, accompanied by Mrs.
Peacock, graciously showed that
the pastoral interests are not con
fined to members of their flock by
spending the afternoon and even
ing at the home of the Breezes
last Sunday. A son of pioneers
of the late 70's on the north side of
of the Niobrara in the vicinity 01
Dustin. Rev. Peacock has spent
much of his life on the frontier.
Like all old timers to an old timer,
reminisences of the early days,
coupled with a preacher’s tact to
lead the thought and discussion
into realms of eternal values, the
hours of the afternoon passed
pleasantly. Gifted as a crayon
artist. Rev. Peacock had an ap
pointment for a chalk talk Tues
day at Chambers, where he and
Mrs. Peacock were guests at the
Golden Dinner Day annual cele
This being an “off year" politics
lies dormant Again next year
the politicaJ buzzsaw will be at
work, but not with the vigor and
stir that characterized the cam
paigns that the patriots put on in
other days. At one time the local
“sound money" democrats brought
in a champipn to speak at then
meetings at the old court house.
The champion was noneotherthan
the Hon. J. Sterling Morton, a
Cleveland democrat and a gold
bug. In the course of his master
ful oratory he used as an illus
tration a burning building in
which there was both paper
money and gold. That was too
much for local green backer, John
McCafferty, whose analytic mind
was ever alert to tear to shreds
fine political theories. That week
he came out in a withering article
in a republican paper, The Fron
tier, in which he reversed MortonV
burning house illustration by putt
ing the box of paper money and
the box of gold on the high seas.
The one floated while the othei
went to the bottom. John fully
maintained the reputation of tht
community for its Irish wit.
Mr. and Mrs Ernie. Frans and
children came up from Belden
and spent the week end visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. E. Goodmiller, of
Butte, were business callers in
Calvin Crandall and Dick Fees,
; of Chambers, visited friends in
i j Mr. and Mrs. Ed Englehaupt, of
; Lincoln, were transacting business
in O’Neill Monday.
Dr. M. E. Dougherty came up
from Sioux City Sunday to attend
the funeral of Patrick Carr.
Judge D. R. Mounts and Court
Reporter Ted McElhaney were in
Bassett holding court Monday.
J. B. Maylard of Norfolk was a
business caller at the J. M. Hayes
Insurance office agency Monday.
Wayne Bowers has accepted a
position at the Mobilgas company
here taking Clifford Bridges place.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Switzer
moved Wednesday to the home
formerly occupied by Otto Clau
Mrs. Helen Sirek went to
Omaha Friday on business and to
visit relatives, returning on Sun
Mrs. R. M. Sauers entertained
the Bid or Bye Contract Club
Monday evening to 8 o’clock des
Mrs. Anna Keiser and Mr. and
Mrs. Myrl Keiser, of Cody, came
down Sunday to attend the funeral
of Patrick Carr.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Fox reurned
Sunday evening from a ten day
vacation spent in northern Mis
I souri and the Ozarks.
Joe Kramer, of Butte, visited
his sister, Miss Katherine Kremer,
who is employed in the Elite cafe,
Sunday and Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Miller re-;
turned Sunday from their two1
week's vacation spent in Omaha '
Lincoln and Grand Island
Mrs. F. T. Hoscheit came over
from Butte Sunday and is visiting
her daughters, Mrs. Robert!
Thompson and family.
Mr and Mrs. Thomas Liddy and
children came down from long
Pine and spent the week-end with
his Mother, Mrs. Goldy Liddy.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dierks, of
Nebraska City, and Mr. and Mrs.
M. Maupine, of North Platte, aL
tended the funeral of Patrick Carr
uaie c-ross, oi tsioomneia, and
Darel Bright, of Wayne, came up
and spent the week-end with Mr.
Bright’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. R. Bright.
Bob Me Donough, Donald Bow
en. John Watson and Bill Watson
of Inman went io Lincoln Satur
day to attend the Nebrraska
Francis Welsh came up Sunday
from Norfolk to visit his mother,
Mrs. William Welsh and sister,
Marie, and to attend the funeral
i of Patrick Carr.
William Derickson arrived Mon
day from Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri, on a fifteen day furlough
to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Derickson of Dorsey.
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of
South Sioux City, came up Sat
urday, called here by the sudden
death of her uncle, Patrick Carr.
They returned home Sunday
Anton Ruzicka and daughter.
Irene, came up Saturday and visi
ted at the home of his son, Melvin
Ruzicka until Wednesday, when
j they returned to their home at
Mrs. Julia Graves and daughter
Generieve, moved to the Hcks
home where she has taken light
housekeeping rooms. Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Martyns have rented her
house and plan to move in it the
last of the week.
Mr. and Mrs, Robert Craft, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Briard, and Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Beckerhaue
came up from Norfolk Saturday]
evening and surprised Mr. and]
Mrs. J. M. Hayes, the occasion be-!
ing their wedding anniversary
Life in An
I Army Camp
Fort Monmouth, Red Bank, N. J.
September 24, 1941.
Dear Sir: I have been in Fort
Monmouth now four weeks.
While here I’ve been thinking
that it would be nice to write my
home town paper and let the
future boys of the United States
know just what one day of the U.
S. Signal Corps consist of.
We begin our day at 5:15 a. m.
That gives us fifteen minutes in
which to wash up and make our
beds before chow—meaning
i breakfast. After chow we return
1 to our barracks and then form out
I side to police the grouud around
our barracks. By this time it is
all of 6:45 a. m. Returning to
our barracks the time isallourown
until 7:30. At this time we form
a section and march to the drill
field where we drill until 8:45 a.
m. The next fifteen minutes axe
ours to get ready for classes, which
start at 9:00. You see Fort Mon
mouth is a large college and only
4 per cent of all the boys that axe
inducted into he army ever get
here. Now to go on with the
From 9:00 to 11:45 consist of
classes and sound radio, typing
map making, etc. At 12:00 we
have a mail call and believe you
me, everyone is present.
At 12:15 we harve ournoonmeal,
which consists of all that one
needs to carry on through a hard
day of studying. At 12:45 we
must get ready for 7:00 o’clock
class and from one till 5:00 p. m.,
everyone is plenty busy. At 5:15
we have another mail call, two for
the day. At 5:30 came another
meal which must last one till
The lights in our quarters go
out at 9:00 p.m., sharp. We lose
a service club if one wishes to
stay up later.
Tire Fort is but 53 miles from
Now York City. The boys visit
it now and then on a week-end
pass which is given each and every
man after two weeks in camp,
like Barry Wood, the Hit Parade
an outdoor show and groat people
have two shows in the post, also
There are 10,427 men here. We
Singer and Sophie Tucker are
1 can’t tell you all. my time is
short. You must remember I’m
in the Signal corps. But you
boys who will be inducted in the
army soon do your best and try
and get in the signal corps.
Robert F. Gaskell.
Two Years of Moisture
Following is the precipitation
in this city, as recorded by Obser
ver Bowen Federal weather obser
ver, for the year 1940 up to Sep
tember 30, and for the year 1941.
up to October 9th:
NINE MONTHS OF 1940
February .. -69,
July . ,1.90
August .. .86
Total 13 01
FOR YEAR 1841 TO OCTOBER 9
June 3 50
October to the 9th 1.26
From the above it will be seen
that we have had more than
seven and a half inches of precip
itation this year than we had last
year and indications are that the
long drought in this section is
through for the time being and
we can look for bountiful crops
for a good many years to come.
Mr. and Mrs. O. F Rummel and
Mr. and Mrs. Gean Rummel and
daughter went to Wayne Sunday,
from where Gean left for Omaha
to accept a position with the
Fairbanks Morse Company and
Mrs. Rummel and daughter will
visit her parents for a few weeks
Gean has been employed here with
the Consumers Power for several
Mr. and Mrs. M. Sparks of
Omaha visited relatives here over
Miss Nettie Mills of Lincoln
was a week-end guest of Mrs.
Anna McCartney Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M.L.Hankey, of
Butte were dinner guests of Mrs.
1 Anna McCattheney Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Donohoe of
Holdrege, are the parents of a
daughter, born October 9th.
Miss Eileen Olson went to Hast
ings Tuesday, Called there by the
illness of her brother.
Clifford Bridges left for Wayne
Tuesday where he has accepted a
position with the Mobilgas com
John D. Mace came up from
Omaha Sunday to attend the fun
eral of Pat Carr. He returned
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schultz
and sons, of Wauken, Iowa, visited
his aunt, Mrs. Helen Simar over
Charles Walling, of Fremont,
came up Wednesday to go hunt
ing with his brother, L. C. Walling
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Herre went
to Superior Sunday to visit her
mother, Mrs. Dana Hirsch, return
ing Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shoemaker
returned to Omaha Friday after
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Shoemaker for several days.
Kathryn Murray cam up Sun
day from Norfolk to visit her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mur
ray and to attend the funeral of
Mrs. James Chapman came up
Sunday to visit her mother, Mrs.
Augusta MePharlin and to attend
the funeral of Patrick Carr. She
returned home Tuesday.
W. E. Gallehon returned to Lex
ington Friday, after being here
for the past two weeks managing
the Boll Telephone company while
Mr. Miller was on his vacation.
Harold Jones came up Friday
from Fort Crook to spend until
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Hurley Jones. He returned
to Camp Robinson. Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Sutcliffe
came down Sunday from Rapid
City, S. D., called here by the
sudden death of her brother, Pat
Carr. They returned to their
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Boshart
went to Norfolk Sunday to get
their daughter, Mrs. Dwight Ham
merlin. who has heen at the Lady
of Lourdes hospital for the past
Simultaneously he was assigned
to the regimental staff command
ing the R. O. T. C. Field Artillery
training unit of 75 mm. guns and
now has approximately 800 offi
cers and men.
Gerald L. Sobotka, of Inman,
has been promoted to the rank of
Captain in the Officers Reserve
Training Corps, acording to an
announcement made by military
headquarters in Lincoln this week.
Walter P Donohoe, a private in
the 134th Infantry stationed at
Camp Robinson, Arkansas, arrived
home Saturday on a furlough for
a visit with his folks. He had
jufit returned from the army man
euvers in Louisiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carpenter of
Hamburg, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. E.
L. Robar of Sioux City; Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Rice and O. Rice, Sr„
of Creighton and Will Johnson of
Plainview were all day Sunday
guests at the Lucas ranch.
Miss Dores Hansen, of Star, en
tertained a group of young folks
Friday evening, Octobr 3, with a
roller skating party at Oak View
park, after which they went to the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Hansea of Venus, where
lunch was served and the remain
der of the evening was spent in
playing bingo. The party was
given in honor of her brother,
William E. Hansen and Vernon D.
Spangler, who were members of
the group that left Monday, Oc
| Civilians Get
Governor Dwight Griswold re
emphasized today that each oi
twelve Civilian Defense organ
ization meetings in Nebraska dur
ing the period October 20 to 24, in
clusive, was open to all interested
In this regional area, which in
cludes O’Neill, the meeting will
be held at Norfolk in the City
Auditorium at 8:00 p. m., on
Tuesday, October 21.
“From all sections of the state,
we have received assurances ol
cooperation with the Nebraska
Advisary Committee,’’ the Gover
nor said. "The purpose of these
.meetings is chiefly to obtain in
formation winch the committee
may use in coordinating state
wide defense activities, and to
plan for the actual organization
to be effected in the areas.”
"As the Defense Program de
velops, we find it more and more
necessary to coordinate activities
throughout the state,” he explain
ed. "Heretofore, much defense
We hope to bring future deveiop
activity has been of a local nature,
ments into a well-intregated plan."
Mrs. Lorena Hahn, Past Nat
ional President of the American
Legion Auxiliary, and a member
of The Nebraska Advisory Defense
Committee, has been added to the
group of speakers making the
tour of the state. Mrs. Hahn is
one of the outstanding women
speakers of the country.
Wade R. Martin, Executive vice
cvhairman of the Nebraska Ad
visory Defense Committee and
Col. Edward L. Wilbur, director of
the7th Civilian Defense Area, will
be present to outline organization
plans and to confer with residents
ofl this region.
Mrs. Hugh McVicker, of Lincoln,
will accompany the party to act
as secretary at the area meetings.
A revamped O’Neill eleven
scored its second victory in as
many weeks by defeating the
favored Creighton team, 14-0 on
October 10, before a record crowd
of 600 under the lights at Creigh
Outweighed twelve pounds to
the man, O’Neill displayed a fight
ing spirit which more than over
came the handicap. Though 230
pound J. Saloum, Creighton full
back displayed speed and power
runs, he was unable to break thru
the line for a score.
All scoring was effected in the
first half. With O’Neill in posses
sion of the ball, Wetzler received
a pass from Lewis and carried the
ball for a long gain to the Red and
Black 20-yard line. After the
team had worked the ball to the
14, Burgess scored a pretty left
end reverse. McKenna booted
the extra point cleanly, and the
first quarer ended, O’Neill 7,
Late in the second period, Cal
kins broke through the Creighton
line and sped to their 9-yard
After one play missed fire, Calkins
| again split the middle of the line
for a second score. McKenna
duplicated his conversion. Creigh-I
ton made a serious threat in the
closing minutes of the first half,!
but time ran out with the ball on
the O'Neill 18-yard line.
The second half was evenly
played wih regards to points, al-1
though the Blue and White*
threatened often. Highlight of
the period was a pass interception
and long run by Lewis, O'Neill
Another exciting game is in
store for football fans this Friday
night at the O'Neill Ciy Park,
when the Ewing Tigers invade
this territory. Ewing is planning
to bring their band and Pep Club
to boost for their team. The score
of the Ewing-Atkinson game last
Friday was 12 to 12.
Miss Grace Quilty went to
Grand Island Thursday to attend
a telephone association meeting.
Miss Mary Jardee went to
Stuart Sunday and spent over the
Columbus Holiday with her par
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Madison
moved Sunday from the Jerry
DeVore home to the Scott apart
Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Hiatt and
children went to Omaha Thursday
returning on Saturday, where they
had been on business.
Ralph Rickley went to Albion
Thursday after Mrs. Rickly, who
had been visiting her parents at
Fullerton for the past week.
Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Brown went
to Sioux City Monday, from where
they took aplaneforMinneapolis.
to attend an International medical
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shoemaker
and children came up from Nor
folk Sunday to visit his parents.'
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shoemaker and
to attend the funeral of Patrick
Ruth Osenbaugh returned from
Lincoln Sunday, where she had
spent several days visiting her!
sister, Miss Maybelle Osenbaugh,
who is a student at the State Uni
Mr. and Mrs. Curley Washt*
chek left Tuesday for Hot Springs,1
New Mexico, where they will
spend the winter for Curley’s
health. During their absence R.
G. Shellhamer will have charge
of the Holt County Oil company
and Curley’s Service station.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yantai and
Mr. and Mrs, J. M. Hayes enter
tained the "Dutch Treat” Club to
7 o’clock dinner at the Western
Hotel Friday evening. After
wards they played bridge at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Yantzi. Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Shierk were guests.
Money in bank
here means you
have cash for instant
use at any time, while
we assume the re
sponsibility for keep
ing it safely in the
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
This Bank Carries No Indebtedness
of Officers or Stockholders.
Member hederaJ I>*ouait Inaur.nce Corporation
Meets Sad End
PATRICK JOSEPH CARR
Patrick Joseph Carr was fatally
injured last Friday afternoon
about 5 o'clock when his tire
picked up a nail on the highway,
which caused his car to swerve
and go off the highway on the left
side of the road, when he was less
than a mile frorm home, throwing
Mr. Carr from the car and hurling
him about 70 feet. His little
daughter, three years old, was
with him in the car at the time
and while she was also hrown out
she was not injured. Mr Carr
was picked up and brought to
the hospital here but he died a
short time after his arrival at
Patrick Carr was born on the
Carr ranch near Stafford on No
vember 26, 1908, and would have
been trirty-three years of age next
month. He grew to manhood on
the home place and has been ac
tively engaged in the cattle bus
iness. On June 2, 1937, he was
united in marriage to Miss Wilda
Dierks, daughter of one of the
pioneer families of the eastern
part of the county,, the ceremony
being performed at Ogallala. Neb
Two children were born of this
union, Mary Catherine and Connie
who, with their mother are left to
maurn the passing of a kind and
affectionate husband and father..
He is also survived by his mother,
Mrs. John Carr of this city and
one brother, Emmet of O'Neill.
He is also survived by seven sis
ters. They are: Mrs. Anna Jor
dan, O'Neill; Mrs. Cassie Keiser,
O’Neill; Mrs. Pat Regan, Stafford;
Mrs. Mary Layman, Long Mead
ow, Mass.: Mrs. Agnes Suttcliffe,
Rapid City, S. D.; Mrs, Charles
Shatto, Philadelphia. Pa.; Mrs.
Max Wanser, Ewing, Nebr.
Patrick Carr was a very love
able young man and had a host
of friends all over the county.
This was attested at the funeral
last Sunday morning when hund
reds crowded the church and fol
lowed the remains to Calvery,
where burial was made. His
sudden and tragic death was a
shock to the people of this city
and county as no one was more
highly thought of than Pat Carr.
His bereaved relatives have the
sympathy of the entire community
in their hour of sorrow.
LIVESTOCK RECEIPTS SHOW
The seasonal turnover of live
stock in this area is well under
way and receipts showed another
increase at the local auction last
Monday. Prices looked about
steady with a week ago on some
classes, tho price trends were
somewhat easier in spots—especi
ally on the plainer grades.
The extreme top paid for choice
lightweight steer calves was
$13.60.. Only a few outstanding
calves reached above $13.00 how
ever. Bulk of these ranged from
$11.50 to $12.50. Heifer calves
topped at $11.00 with the long end
cashing from $9.50 to $10.50.
Yearling steers sold mostly
from $9.50 to $10.50 with a few
reaching upwards toward $11.00
Heifers in this class ranged from
$8.50 to $9.50 with a few up to$10.
Several load lots of yearlings were
Not many two-year-olds showed
up, but those that were here look
ed about steady with last week.
A good supply of cows was here.
Top price paid was $7.80 with the
bulk of the offering moving at
$6.50 to $7 85.
Hog receipts were considerably
heavier than in recent weeks with
a total number of 275 head for
sale here. Butchers ranged from
$10 to $10 25 Sows sold at $9.05
to $9.25. Feeding hogs, weight
120 to 140 pounds, paid $10.75 to
$10.85. Pigs were scarce and
cashed mostly around $11.50.
A few sheep showed up but
there were scarcely enough to
make a quotable market.
The next regular auction will
be held on Monday, October 20.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
neighbors imd friends for their
kindness following the death of
mr beloved daughter and grand
iaughter and also for the beau
:iful flowers.—Mr. and Mrs Dick
rim merman, Mr and Mrs. Pete
Hansen and family, Mr. and Mrs.
rohn Timmerman and family.
Vernon W. Thompson, Amelia.
Doris Manley, Loup City. October
Victor Frickel, Atkinson, frene
Coleman, O’Neill, October ' 7th.
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