The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, November 13, 1941, Image 1
w ^ * * .1, The Frontier ....—■■■■—"..", - , ..—----- 1 --- - ■■ ■" - .. —i'i»n-rT.i ■ ri imm VOULXD O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, Noven U NUNBKRM SOUTHWESTERN BREEZES By Rontaln* Saunders I have ever been aware of the fact that my penmanship was bad. but not aware of it being so diffi cult to decipher that an old timer like D. H. would make “valuable ’ out of the word “venerable." A big strike of trainmen hang ing over them, citizens up in arms to retain trains on short stretches of railroads that arc operated at a loss, the **brass collars” are not having a rosey time jusst uow. Alluring ads that would have ^ you believe cigarettes and beer are the gifts of the gods take the place of these sure-fire remedies— St. Jacob's Oil, Scott’s Emulsion, Perruna and Doc Corrigan s stock of Chamuerlain’s Cough Kemedy. Ladies better stick to their old winter coat unless they are pre pared to pay 10 per cent tax ad ded to the price of a new one. The household dictionary gives Neb. as the abbreviation of Ne braska. When used as a com mon noun the word neb refers to a bird’s beak. In a plant at Lin coln I handled the printing jobs of an Omaha lawyer who was just about ready to send the printer to the penitentary who struck an r on our state abreviation in any of his work. Bill Pettis, one time a resident, in the east section of the countj. was supposed to have established a record for gluttony. At a con test in Page he is said to have consumed something like twenty quarts of oysters, and I think the true record of Bill’s achievement would out-class the chap down at Burwell who ate 77 pancakes in . eight minutes, his son coming in * second with a record of 74 in fifteen minutes. At current cafe breakfast rates these two Burwell gormands consumed $7.55 worth of pancakes. It was Easter morn ing on the big prairie of Wheeler county that I met a neighbor who greeted me with the query as to how many eggs I had eaten. I told him none, whereupon he an nounced. “Well, I ate 18 and my wife 16.’’ The last I knew he was still alive. Champions come with a flash and within a brief day they are forgotten. It is not the blue bloods at national shows that in any sense represent the old herds on farms and ranches that supply the household demands of Ameri ca. It is not the one out of a million who has made a life study of how to get an ear of corn into a wagon box faster than his neigh bor who will gather the eighty odd million bushels in the corn belt. The champion has shown what he can do and has his re ward. But I think of the men, alone—no curious crowds to en courage, who who are out at break of day on cold, wind swept morn ings rattling across the hard earth ^ in a wagon to cornfields, working on till nightfall gathering the fruits of a hard summer’s labors that wives and little ones of our humble farm homes may be pro vided for. It is these men that have the herioc mold and are the true representatives of American farms. Charley Meals, retired lieuten ant colonel, an O’Neill boy who won his spurs at West Point mili tary Academy and served over seas with Pershing’s army, tells an incident of the No. 1 World War which illustrates that any thing can happen at the battle front. Col. Meals promoted a lieu tenant to that of Captain on the 9th of September, on the 10th he was shot down a few feet from Charley, on the 11th armistice was announced. For the second time in this generation Europe has become a lazar house. Denials of responsibility re futjje in the face of the fact that one man, then as now. must answer at the bar of final reckoning for the lives of millions of the people of a continent. Two of the ancients, occording to Homer, wearied of slaughter, settled it this way: Enough of Trojans to this lance shall yield. In the full harvest of yon ample field— Enough of Greeks shall dye they spear with gore. But thou and Diomed be foes no g more. The totalitarian philosophy Montana Jack Sullivan And Phil In Auto Accident The sturdy left arm of Montana Jack Sullivan that stood off the at-; tack of the famous Stanley Ket chell in a prize fight just couldn’t cope with the brutal attack brot on by a careening automobile in New Mexico several days ago, Montana Jack suffered four fractures in his arm when hit by the steering wheel of his car ten miles out of Albuquerque. The famous Montana puglist was traveling through New Mexi- j co with his brother, Phil, October 12, when their car struck a loose joint in the paving. The steering wheel jerked out of control smash ing the left arm of Jack, who was driving. The automobile careen- i ed out of control and turned over. Phil suffered a severe head ab raison, and the car was said to have been demolished. Both men were rushd to a hos pital in Albuquerque, where they were admitted as patients. They remained in the New Mexico hos pital for 13 days before attempting to return to Butte. Tuesday the two returned home, j Montana Jack to another seige of hospitalization. His arm, doctors said, had not been set properly. So Wednesday Montana Jack went under ether to get the arm that whipped Fireman Jim Flynn. California Joe Thomas, Sailor Burke and scores of other pugilists i back into the shape it once was. Hospital attendants said his con-1 dition Wednesday night was “fair.*’ Jack Sullivan operates an elec tric shop. Phil Sullivan is cash ier of the Anaconda company here.—Butte (Mont.) Standard. LIVESTOCK PRICES STEADY TO WEAK The peak of the seasonable cattle movement appears to have been reached with last Monday’s receipts running a little lighter than a week ago, at the local livestock market. The quality of, the offering was only fair to good with no really choice stuff on sale. Prices on the better grades held about steady with last week, but the plainer quality cattle, of wihch there was a considerable number, sold a little cheaper. Calf receipts were lighter last Monday and no really choice calves showed up. The toppiest oackage of steer calves ranged up $12.10 and these weighed around 300 pounds. Bulk of the steer calves paid from $10 50 to $11.50. The top short-load of heifer calves cashed at $10.60, with the long end of the heifers selling from $9 00 to $10.50, depending on weight and quality. Yearlings were here in good supply and prices were about steady. The bulk of the yearling steers turned at $9.00 to $10.00. Those of heavier weight sold for less. In the cow division, receipts were again heavy. The quality of the offering was not the best, and this fact considered, the prices looked about steady tho the un dertone was on the weak side. The best fat cows sold around $7.50 with a few heiferettes reaching unwards to $7.75. The latter were scarce. Bulk of the feeding cows drew from $5.50 to $6.50. Bulls placed from $6.50 to $7.50: An extreme top of $9.85 was paid for choice butcher hogs and a considerable number of this quality was here However the practical price on butchers weigh ing around 225 pounds was $9.75 to $9.80. Sows sold mostly from $9 30 to $9.45. Feeders were rather limited in suooly and paid from $11.00 to $11.10. About 50 sheep and 12 horses and mules completed the day’s offering. The next regular auction will be held on Monday, November 17. I —— measures the greatness of a people by its ability to smite with the fist of wickedness. Our litera ture glorifies in poetry and song the work of the roaring cannon and flashing sword. On Fame’s eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards with solemn sound The bivonac of the dead. I have purposefully substituted the word “silent’’ for the word ‘‘snowy.” Since the dawn of history emotions of mnkind have responded to the bugle call. There came one to point a better way— Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men. BRIEFLY STATED Guy James, who has been the bookkeeper and cashier for the O'Neill Livestock Commission company since last Match, tender ed his resignation and will leave Monday for Creighton, where he has accepted a position as assist ant cashier of the American Na tional bank. His family will join him there as soon as he can find a desirable home. Mr. James mde many friends during his re sidence in this city who wish him success in his new home. His posi tion with the O’Neill Livestock Commission Company will be tak en by Albert Harm, of Bloom field, who will start upon his du ties next onday. Mr. Harm will move his family here as soon as he can find a suitable residence. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Pierce and Mrs. Mary Keenan, of Lincoln, came up last Saturday for a couple of days visit at the home Mayor and Mi's. Kersenbrock Mrs. Keenan is the mothr of Mrs. Kersenbrock and Mrs. Pierce. The departed for home Tuesday ■ ■ ■ in.—i. Mrs. D. H. Cronin and son, Richard, left Friday for Lincoln, where they spent a coupe of days visiting Miss Marjorie, who is a student at the Nebraska Uni versity. They returned home Sunday afternoon. Misses Darlene Grass and Al meda Kubart, spent the week-end at Page, visiting Miss Grass’ par ents, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Grass. Miss Eileen Olson, resigned her position at the Ben Franklin Store Saturday, and left Monday for Hastings, where she will make her home. ! Mr. and Mrs. William Steven son and son, came up from Co lumbus Friday, and visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vin cent until Sunday. Louis Vitt went to Omaha Saturday, to get his father, Fred Vitt, who has been in the Clark son hospital for several days. Mrs. F. A. Harper, entertained her Bridge club at her home Fri day evening. Mrs. Mabel Gatz and Mrs. R. H. Parker, won the prizee. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Oppen of Creighton, spent the week-end visiting their son and wife, Lt., and Mrs. Ralph L. Oppen. Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy and daughter, Marylin Lou, arrived Mohday fom Casper, Wyoming, to visit Mrs. Duffy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Simonson, and other relatives. Lt, and Mrs. Ralph Oppen left Monday for Little Rock, Ar kansas, after a ten days visit with Mrs. Oppen’s, mother, Mrs. Jeanne Scott, and friends. » I Hugh McKenna, who has been visiting his parents, Mr. and MrsJ C. F. McKenna, left Friday for Lincoln to visit friends for a few days, prior to returning to Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Mrs. Gene Kilpatrick of Nor folk, spent the week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Kil patrick. Mr. and Mrs. James McNulty and Mr. and Mrs Willaim Grut sch, entertained a group of friends and relatives at a pitch party at the McNulty home Friday eve ning. Mrs. Bernard Pongratz won high for ladies and John Grutsch Sr., high for the men. Mrs. Mattie Soukup and son, Sgt., Francis Soukup, went to Lincoln Friday, where they visit ed relatives until Sunday, when Francis left for Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Mrs. Soukup, returned to O’Neill. Mrs. Harrison Bridge entertain ed the 9-F. F club at her home Friday evening Mrs. Bennett Gil lespie, won high. Mrs. Allen Jas zkowiak, second, and Mrs Robert Armbruster. third. Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt en tertained a large group of friends Monday evning. with a 3 course chicken dinner, followed by all playing pitch. Dave Loy received high and Bob Cook low score for the men. Mrs Fred Grandorff, re ceived high ,and Mrs. Frank Greeneir low for the ladies. Lunch was served at midnight. The Alpha C lub The Alpha Club met Thursday with a covered dish luncheon a< the home of Mi's. Carl Pfie. All members answered to roll eaU with bible verso. Mrs. Carl Widfeldt levirwed "How We Got Our Bible" and Mrs. Sam Robert son gave the biographies of Im portant Women of the Bible. These were both well given and indicated serious thought and time had been spent on their prep aration. Marriage Licenses •MfH Lawrence Fryer, Luella May Burch, of Royal, November 8th. Harvey M. Kcenzer and Gert rude Schneider,| of O’Neill, on November 8th. Jether Page Stroud, Fort Meade. S. D., and Elsie McLaughlin, Stur gis, S. D., November 10. William Fred Backhaus and Celia Flower, erf Atkinson, No vember 12. Joe F. Foreman, Walnut and Lottie S. Hrbek, Verdel, Novem ber 12. Rollie Calvin Jiuntley, Jr., Mi lan. Illinois, Elver a Laura Schw ager, Orchard, November 12. John Marvin Gallagher, Inman, Velda Jennette Kemper, Page, No vember 11th. CASPER F. EWGELHAUPT Casper F. Enfeelhaupt passsed away at his home in Inglewood, California, on Monday of this week. The body is being shipped to Butte where funeral services will be held at Saint’s Peters and Paul’s church at Butte at 9 o’clock Saturday morning November 15. with interment in Calvary ceme tery In O'Neill, Saturday morning, at 11:00 a. m. Caspar was one of the pioneer resident of this county Obituary next week Births Mr. and Mr Herman Frish, son, named Larry Herman. No vember 11th Mr and Mrs Clarence Emsst, girl. November 11th HOSPITAL Dotty Moore, Inman, patient Friday and Saturday. Charles Claus, Monday, medi cal treatment. Mrs. Armanda Coffman, dis missed Friday after eight weeks. Alexander Hamilton of Kansas City. Mo.. Wednesday; chest in juries from a car accident. Alexander Hamilton of Kansas City, Mo., a representative of the Ethyl Gasoilne Corporation, was seriously injured in a car accident at the junction of highway 20 and 275 Tuesday night when he fell asleep and the car wnt into the ditch. The car was demolished He was brought to this city and to the O’Neill Hosiptal. where he was unconscious until Wednesday morning He is slowly recover ing DKIEELY STATED Mr. and Mrs. C’has Mullen and Mrs. W T Coughlin, of Wagner S. D, went to Creseo, Iowa, Sat unlay to visit Mrs. Coughlin’s and and Mrs. Mullen's brother, who has been ill. , Mr. and Mrs Robert Smith, Sr.. Mrs. Bernard Madison, and Robert Smith Jr., wont to Anita, Iowa. Saturday' to attend the funeral of Frank Mitchell on Monday. They all returned Monday evening, but Mrs. Smith, who remained and visit relatives in Osceola, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, for a few w-eeks. Mrs. J. P. Gilligan came up from Nebraska City Saturday to attend the funeral of S. J. Weekes and to visit at the home of her brother, Charles Stout. Mrs. Gil ligan went to Omaha Thursday morning, before returning to Ne braska City. Mrs J. F. Hayes, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henry Grady for the past six weeks, left Wednesday morning to visit her daughter, Mrs. John Ellis at Cas per. Wyoming, before returning to her home in Los Angeles, CaL Mrs. Robert Smith, Jr., enter tained the REH Bridge Club at her home Wednsday evening. Mrs Melvin Ruzicka and Mrs. James Walling won the prizes Mrs. C. W. Porter entertained the MW Club Friday at 1:30 des ert bridge at her home. Mrs. Guy Cole won high score, Mrs Harold Lind berg low and Mrs. Lindley Stout guest prize. Miss Agnes Reznicek returned Sunday from Columbus, where she had been called by the illness of her brother. Mrs. Art Barnes entertained her Bridge club at her home Wed nesday afternoon.. Mrs. Robert Drietell won high score, Mrs. E. 1 Peterson low and Mrs. Frank Cle ' ments traveling. Mrs. Ed Verbal entertained the Sewing Club at her home last Thursday evening . Mr. and Mrs. R. Lucas, attend ed the Chadron Hereford Show and Sale held Friday and Satur I day While there they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Hem. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hansen and family of Wagner, S. D., visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dor ance Crabb Sunday. Miss Betty Storjohann of At kinson. spent the week-end with her sister. Miss DeLorso Stor Johann. Staff Sgt. T. E. Petranek came down from St. Charles. S. D., Saturday and his sister. Mrs. Paul Shierk. accompanied him home to visit their mother. Mrs. ‘ Marie Petranek until Tuesday. 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 meantime. % O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK Capital, Surplos and Undivided Profit*. $140,000.00 This Bank Carries No Indebtednt of Officers or Stockholders. Maabsr hsdsrsJ Dsposi’ Insurants Corporahvt Mrs. Henry Zimmerman Mrs. Catherine Zimmerman ril'd at the heme of her son, 1 iarence, in Omaha, last Sunday night at 11 58 p. nv, after an ill-' ness of three weeks of broncho pneumonia, at the age of 80 years, f<mr months and twenty-three days The body was brought to this city Monday and the funeral was held from the Presbyterian j church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Spencer in charge and burial in Prospect Hill cemetery at the side of her husband who passed away in 1929. Catherine Zunken was born in Bremerhaven, Germany ,on June 16, 1861. She grew to womanhood in her native town and there in 1879 she was united in marriage to Henry J Zimmerman. Six children were born of this union, two of whom preceded their mo ther in death, leaving four sons surviving her. The surviving sons are: Leo H., Hutchinson, Kansas; Dr. L. John, Chicago; Harold E... Hastings; Clarence, Omaha. She is also survived by sixteen grand children and six great grandchild-1 ren. All of the living children were present at the funeral ser vices, Leo being accompanied by bis wife and Harold being accom panied by his wife and three children. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman came to the United States in January 1888, and came at once to this county, locating south of Emmet, j They did not stay in that section very long and moved to O'Neill, which was the family home until after the death of Mr. Zimmer man in 1929. Since that time Mrs. Zimmerman had made her home with her children, spending the last year and a half with Clarence in Omaha. Mrs. Zimmerman was an industrious woman and had a host of friends in this city, where she spent the greater part of her life. THANK YOD , We wish to take this oppor tunity to thank each and every one, who in any way participated in the benefit s ponce red by St. Mary’s Alumnae on November ninth. St Mary’s Alumnae Assoc. Miss Nadine Kilpatrick came up from Omaha Tuesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. 1 Kilpatrick. Miss Kilpatrick had the misfortune of falling on some 1 ice Monday and breaking her j right arm and is spending her forced vacation with home folks. Bennett Gillespie went up to j Bassett Sunday to get his father, j L. G. Gillespie who has been in the Bassett hospital for the past week Mr. Gillespie is improving rapidly and expects to be out and j around soon. — Abe Saunto, went out to Phoe nix, Saturday, to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Syfie, for a few days. Miss Nadine McNally, came up from Schuyler, and spent the week-end with her father George McNallly Joe Reznicek returned to Om-j aha Tuesday, after visiting his sister. Miss Agnes Reznicek. Mrs. H. W. Heriford entertain ed the Pinochle club at her home Friday afternoon. . Mrs Claude Johnson and child ren and Mrs. John Cuddy, ar-; rived from Sioux Falls, S. D.,‘ Monday to visit their parents, Mr! and Mrs. J. P, Protivinsky, and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Stanton. C. E. Abbott, came up from Fre mont to attend thefuneral of S. j J. Weekes, on Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Oral L. Fox, en tertained Miss Helen Fitzgerald and Mrs Lou Beck, at dinner Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weekes, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Weekes, Mr. and Mrs James Weekes. and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Weekes, came up from Omaha Saturday, to attend the funeral of S. J. Weekes. Mr. and Mrs Louis Jones left i Wednesday for their home ini Miles City, Montana, after a visit at the home of Mrs. Jones’ father R. H. Murray. Mrs J. A. Donohoe and Ford Hovey came up from Omaha Saturday, to attend the funeral of S. J. Weekes. O'NEILL HIGH WINS FROM NELIGH A goal-splitting convention by Gene McKenna provided the mar gin of victory as the O’Neill Eagles downed Nclighs Warriors, 7-6 on Armistice Day at O'Neill. There was no score at the half but a last half packed with action saw the Eagles take advantage of a fumble to drive deep into enemy territory, only to lose the ball on downs after Warren Burgess had advanced the ball to the Neligh five-yard line Neligh kicked out of danger to their 35. From there the O’Neill attack was not to be denied, with Fullback Calkins carrying, it to the four. Burgess scored on a fast end sweep. Mc Kenna, benched with a bad knee, bad been saved for just such an emergency. The conversion was good making the score 7 to 0. The points loomed larger and larger as the fourth quarter wore on. Then Nelight, operating from its customary “T" formation, ex ecuted a fast sneak play and Cen ter Broberg sped througr dazed O'Neill’s defenders to go some 40 yards for a touchdown. On the crucial try for point, Hackendarf/s plunge was stopped by Wyant ami Wetzler, left side of the Eagle’s line. The game was marred by many peal ties Action was held up at one time when both teams claimed possession on O’Neill’s disputed pass completion. O’Neill's starting linup includ ed: Wetzler and Lewis; Ends; Wyant and Ridgway, Tackles; Wolfe and Oberle, Guards; Van Every. Center; Burgess, Manzer. Osenbaugh, and Calkins, Backs. BRIEFLY STATED Ed George at Creighton and George B&hara of Bellingham. Washington, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saunto Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Kuska, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lindbrg and K. D. Fenderson went to Norfolk to attend a “Pilot” breakfast at the Norfolk Hotel Sunday morn ing. Mrs. Jack Vincent, Mrs. Tern Clift and son George were in A in worth Wednesday on business Mrs. Goldie Liddy went to Co lumbus Saturday to spend a few days at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Hans Egger. Sidney R. Goodfellow went to Lincoln Tuesday to attend a Farmer’s Security meeting of the District Supervisors. Miss Irene Yocum has accept ed a position at the Ben Frank lin Store, and started working Saturday. The Employees of the Ben Franklin Store had a farewell party for Miss Eileen Olson Fri day evening at the home of Miss Frances Yocum. The evening en tertainment was Bingo, and a. delicious lunch was served. Miss. Olson was presented with a love ly gift Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schneider went to Omaha Sunday after their three week old baby, who was at the University hospital. Charles Walling returned to Fremont Sunday after visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Walling for a few days. Mrs. Nellie Hoehne, Misses Harriett Lisle, Pearl and Wini fred Record and W. McWhorter of Osmond spent Sunday at the Ira George home. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Verzal came up from Wayne and spent the week-end at the home of Mrs. Verzal’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Quinn. Their son, Jerry, who had been visiting his grandparents for the past two weeks returned with them. G. H. Herre is remodeling his jewelry store this week. He has taken the parition out, that separ ated his store from the O’Neill bakery, and is going to use the entire front for his jewelry store. When the work is completed he will have one of the most attract ive jewelry stores in this territory. Mrs. Katherine Verzal. Mrs. Bertha Conderinger and daugh ter, Helen, and son, Robert of At kinson were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Verzal Sunday.