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V0ULXI] O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY NUMBERS!
In rites Saturday, performed by
Rev. Robert F. Barry in the Rect
ory of the Sacred Heart church at
Long Tine. Ncbr., Miss Mary Lois
Hammond of this city became the
bride of Charles E. Chace of At
The bride, the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hammond, is
a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy
and attended Wayne college. She
was formerly a deputy in the
county clerk’s office.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Chace of Atkinson, is
a graduate of the Atkinson High
school and of the University of
Nebraska law school, where he
affiliated with Phi Alpha Delta
fraternity. He has been practic
ing law in Atkinson for the past
five years and is at present city
They were attended by Mar
garet Hammond, sister of the
bride, and E. H. Chace, brother
of the groom.
This young couple have many
friends in this city and county
who wish for them many years
of wedded happiness and pros
Free Dance Monday
For Army Registrants
A Free Dance will be held at
Danceland, O’Neill, on Thursday,
January 5, for all men in Holt
county who have registered for
the draft. The dance is sponsored
by members of the American
Legion of O’Neill, and they state
that all men who present their
registration cards will be admitted
free with a lady, and also that all
members of the American Legion
with 1942 membership cards will
also be admitted.
The American Legion, realizing
that it would be impossible to give
a farewell party to all men who
will leave for the army at
different times, have decided that
they would make it one big parry
and would like to see all the men
there as their guests.
Archie Bright had an appen
dectomy on December 25th.
Mike Englehaupt dismissed on
Mrs. Jack Arbuthnot, a daughter
born December 25th.
John Sturgeon, of Chambers, a
A book review tea held at the
home of Mrs. J. E. Spencer Mon
day afternoon was sponsored by
Circle II of the Presbyterian
church. Mrs. A. Z. Drew of Los
Angeles, California, reviewed the
play “The Family Portrait” by
Lenore Coffee and William Joyce
Cowen. Miss Davine Loy sang
“The Sweetest Story Ever Told.’’
Around fifty ladies were present.
Mr. and Mrs. John McCarthy
and daughter, Mary Christa, re
turned to Hastings Friday, after
spending Christmas with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Mc
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wolf of
Anthon, Iowa, were guests at the
homes of Mrs. Margaret McMil
lian and Miss Mary Markey and
Mr. and Mrs. Max Golden, Sat
urday and Sunday.
Tom Sullivan returned to Ord
Monday , after spending the
Christmas holidays with his fam
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Cowley
and son Terry returned Sunday
from Downs, Kansas, and Super
ior, where they had visited their
parents over the Christmas holi
O. Bowen of Norfolk spent Sun
day at the home of his brother
Archie E. Bowen.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Putman, and
son, Danny spent Christmas with
Mrs. Putnam’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Liddy
and daughter, Judy, and son,
Mike, of Long Pine, spent the
week-end at the home of Mr.
Liddy’s mother, Mrs. Goldie Lid
Dr. and Mrs. Louis Brennan
and sons, Terry and Mike, arrived
Saturday from Memphis, Tennes
see, to spend a week visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Basket ball Tournament
Here Next WoeK
The Holt county basketball
tournament will be held in the
O’Neill High School auditorium|
on January 7, 8, and 9 with both
afternoon and evening Sessions.;
There will be three games Wed
nesday afternoon beginning at
2:00 p. m., and three games that
evening starting at 7:00 p. m.
In six games on Thursday all
teams entered will play for the
championship and consolation.1
Consolation quarter finals in the
upper bracket will be played at
1:00 p. m.; in the lower bracket at
Semi-finals for consolation will
also be held on Thursday. The
upper bracket game begins at
6:00 p. m., and the lower bracket
at 7:15 p. m.
Championship semi-finals on
Thursday in the upper bracket be
gins at 8:30 p. m., and the lower
bracket at 9.45 p. m.
Consolation finals will begin on
Friday night at 8:00 p. r;»., and
the championship fihals begin
at 9:15 p. m.
The officials refereeing the
tournament are Mr. Guy Best
from Norfolk, Nebraska; and Mr.
Melvin Roach from Osmond, Ne
braska. Both of these men were
highly recommended by the
coaches and superintendents of
The championship trophy is be
ing donated by the O’Neill Com
mercial Club. The Holt county
Athletic Association is contri
buting the runner-up and con
solation trophies. These trophies
will be on display in the Herre
Jewelry Store window during the
week of the tournament.
Miss Jane Jeffrey became the
bride of Bayne Grubb at 6 o’clock
p. m., on December 24, at the
Meadow Grove Methodist church
with Rev. G. L. Weih performing
The bride was very becomingly
attired in a light weight wool moss
green dress with black accessories,
the single ring ceremony.
The groom wore a dark green
Mrs. Grubb is the daughter of
Mrs. W. B. Wolf of O’Neill and is
a graduate of the O’Neill High
school of the class of ‘38 and has
been a very successful rural
school teacher for the past three
years. She at present is teacher
in Districct No. 5 and will continue
through this term.
Mr. Grubb is the son of Mrs.
Lela Grubb of Chambers and is a
graduate of the Chambers High
School class of ‘38. At present he
is engaged in farming near Cham
bers, where they will make their
Their attendants were Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Elkins of Norfolk.
Mrs. Wilkins is a sister of the
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Boshart
went to Norfolk Saturday where
they met Sharon Kay Egger of
Columbus, who is visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. Goldie Liddy
Mrs. Mike O’Laughlin and
daughter of Omaha came Christ
day and is spending the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Kocina, of Greighton spent
Christmas here visiting friends.
Francis Murray came up from
Omaha and spent Christmas with
his father, Frank Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kuska and
daughter, Henrietta, spent Christ
mas at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
The Misses Helen and Hilda
Gallagher took Dr. and Mrs.
Frank Gallagher to Sioux City,
Iowa, Saturday, where they left
from there by train Sunday for
their home in La Crosse, Wis
Miss Mary Ann Meer, of Valen
tine, visited her grandfather
Owen Meer and aunt, Miss Marne
Meer, Sunday and Monday.
Judge D. R. Mounts and J. D.
Cronin left Sunday for Lincoln to
attend the Nebraska Bar Associ
Harry Reardon of Valentine,
spend Christmas at the home of
his daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Smith, Jr. Mrs.
Reardon who has been visiting
here for the past week returned
, with him.
Mrs, Melvin Ruzicka entertain
ed the REH Bridge Club at her
home Monday evening. Muvs
Mary Clare Wald man and Mrs.
Melvin Ruzicka won the prizes.
Miss Geraldine Cronin of Chicago
was a guest.
Dick Tomlinson, Lindley Crum
ley and Eldon Briener and their
crew and dogs got three coyotes
Saturday northeast of O'Neill.
Miss Abbie and Jerry Hanley
spent Christmas at the home of
their brother, Mr. and Mi's. Wil
Miss Dorothy Liewer was a
guest of Mrs. Anna McCartney
Mr. and Mrs. A Jaszkowiak and
daughter Nyda, returned Monday
from Rushville, where they had
spent Christmas with relatives and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Keen and
family returned to Plattviile,
Wisconsin, Tuesday after spend
ing the past week visiting Mrs.
Keen’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Yocum. Miss Frankie Yo
cum accompanied them home and
will make an extended visit.
Mrs. Elma Evans and daughters,
Billie, and Mrs. Howard Bauman,
and Mrs. Clarence Cunningham
of O’Neill and Miss Ruth Evans
and George Henderson of San
Francisco, California, spent Mon-1
day in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Campbell of
Los Angeles, California, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Clausen and Mr. and Mrs. Ed.'
Campbell, from Monday until
Miss Doris Harvey spent Christ
mas at Page with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Harvey.
Mrs. Anna McCartney was in
Bristow Monday on business.
Mrs. A. Z. Drew of Los
Angeles, California, Mrs. Gladys
Peterson and Miss Mae Lampert,
of Holloywood, California, and
Mrs. Fred Schaal of Corona, Cali
fornia, returned to their homes
Tuesday, having spent the past
two weeks here visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Cow
Mrs. Harvey Bright of Orchard
is here this week visiting at the
home of her son, Raymond
Pvt. Victor Bredehoeft returned
Sunday to Aberdeen Proving
Ground, Maryland, after visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Bredehoeft, since Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McNally re
turned to North Platte, Tuesday,
after visiting relatives and friends
for a few days.
Lyle Davis of Orchard came up
Monday and is visiting Darell
Bright this week.
Mrs. Bessie Wanser spent
Christmas at the home of Mrs.
Frank Cronk at Page.
Lewis Sebesta of Kimball, S. D.,
came Monday and is visiting his
daughter Miss Sebesta for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yocum and
daughter, Frankie of O’Neill and
Mr .and Mrs. Ed. Keen of Platt
ville, Wisconsin, went to Fremont
Sunday to visit at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Swanda.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clausen
went to Spearfish, S. D., Christ
mas day and visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Plank un
Mrs. Hattie Froelich spent
Christmas in Butte with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Bridge of
Orchard, were guests at the home
of their son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Bridge on
Miss Marion Knapp spent Xmas
with relatives in Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Byers of
Omaha, spent Christmas at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Monday from Fort Monmouth,
New Jersey, to spent a week with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F.
Rummel. He will return to Camp
The Frontier Extends
Discount Rate Through
February, Two years $3.00
The following Frontier readers
have called during the past month,
or remitted by mail, for a renewal
of their subscriptions:
Clarence Booth, William Wells,
J. W. Miller, J. S. Hoffman, Elk
horn Mounment Co., Mrs. W. H.
Griffith, Dave Bellar, Anna O'Don-j
nell, Sister Eugene, Faul Nelson,
Mrs. Jens Hansen, Ed Menish,1
Henry Wood, Mrs. V. M. Searls,
D. E. Bowen, M. F. O'Donnell,
Theodore Thorson, W. E. Kaczor,
Mrs. Frank Hunter, Charles M.
Fowler, Mrs. J. E. Terry, Maude
Rouse. John E. Honeywell, Henry
Wayman, Fred Conway. S. E.
Honeywell, new, Mrs. George
Hay, Mrs. Sarah McLean, Mrs.
Charles Jenkins, Orton Young,
Mary E. Cullen, George W. Davies,
Henry Sehollmeyer, J. V. Johnson,
Art Cowperthwaite, J. J Dusatko,
Mrs. Charles Wrede, Walter C.
Young, Albert Miller, H. R. Rouse,
Lyman G. Robertson, Bea McGin
nis, new, Oto E. Clevish, W. A.
Ellis, Barney Mullen, new, Ed
Carson and J. K. Ernst.
This is a fairly good sized list of
This is a fairly good sized of
renewals for the month, but not
nearly as many as should have
taken advantage of our renewal
offer. As the past week has been
rather inclement, making travel
hazardous, we have decided to ex
tend our $3.00 offer for two years,
when paid in advance, and will
continue same during the month of
February. So if you want to take
advantage of this offer come in or
mail your remittance to this office
on or before the end of February,
Th Frontier force wishes all our
readers, both great and small, a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Marriage Licenses Fell
Off During 1941
According to the r«cord« in the
office of the C -unty Judge 139
marriage licenses were issued dur
ing the year 1941, compared wiith
157 issued during the year 1940.
During the year the Court cer
tified 232 birth certificates for
delayed registration, since the
enactment of the law in March,
1941. This law provides for the
registration of delayed births by
the state Department of Health,
when adjudicated by the County
Laura Mae Eule, of Ainsworth,
was arrested by Patrolman Meis
trel on the charge of operating a
car with a delinquent driver’s
license. She appeared before the
County Judge on December 24,
pled guilty and was fined $1 and
costs of $3.10.
Wayne Herrick, of Winnetoon,
arrested by Patrolman Meistrel on
the charge of reckless driving. He
appeared in County Court on De
cember 26, pled guilty and was
fined $10.00 and costs of $3.10.
Miss Ruth Evans and George1
Henderson, both of San Francisco,
California, were married at 8
o’clock p. m„ Monday, December
29, at St. Peter’s rectory in Omaha
by Monsignor Stenson, using the
single ring ceremony
The bride was attired in a
jewel blue dressmaker suit with
The groom wore a brown suit.
Mrs. Henderson is the daughter
of Mrs. Alma Evans of O’Neill and
is a graduate of the O'Neill High
school of the class of '34 and is
also a registered nurse, graduting
from St. Catherine’s hospital in
the year ‘38. For the past year she
has been nursing in the Stanford
University hospital in San Fran
Mr. Henderson is the son of C.
A. Henderson of San Francisco,
and for the past three years has
been a welder at the Western Pipe
and steel ship yards in San Fran
The young couple returned to
O'Neill Monday evening and will
visit Mrs. Henderson’s mother
until Monday when they will re
turn to San Francisco, where
they will make their home.
Prices On Livestock Firm
Bad weather coupled with the
annual holiday activity held back
livestock receipts last Monday, tho
all divisions were fairly well rep
resented and action was very good I
Buyers were plentiful for so late
in the season and prices ruled
fully steady to stronger on all
classes. Quality was mostly
medium to good.
The best steer calves reached
$13.40. Thus price was paid for a
few outstanding individuals. Bulk
of this class moved mostly from
$11.75 to $12.75. Load lots of
steer calves paid $12.35; their
heifer mates cashed at $11.80.
Yearling steers paid upwards to
$11.65 with the bulk going from
$10.50 to $11.25. Heifers placed
from $9.00 to $10.00.
Two year olds were scarce and
looked about steady. However
too few were here to make a quot
Cows were plentiful and prices
held fully 25c higher on the good
kinds. The best young fat cows
paid $8.50. Others sold from $7.50
to $8.00. Bulls showed consider
able strength and reached $9.10.
A heavy run of hogs showed up
and the market was very active.
Butchers topped at $10.85 with the
long end cashing at $10.75 and
$10.80. Sows paid an extreme top
of $9.80 with $9.60 to $9.70 catch
ing the bulk. Pigs reached $13.75.
The next auction will be held
on Monday, January 5.
TNT Club held their annual
Xmas party at a loccal cafe Satur
day evening. They had a 7 o’clock
dinner and exchanged gifts. Miss
Margaret Hammond of D e s
Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Harold
Connors, of Atkinson, were out of
MONEY in bank
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use at any time, while
we assume the re
sponsibility for keep
ing it safely in the
Capital, Surplus and Undivided
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of Officers or Stockholders.
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O’Neill Merchants Had
Fine Holiday Business
Although the weather this fall
was unseasonable, Indian summer
w'eather being the rule until just
before Christmas, O’Neill mer
chants report having had a splen
did business during the holidays.
Many of the stores of the city far
exceeded their sales for 1940, des
pite the fine weather.
O'Neill is recognized as the
trading center tor the people of
the counties of Holt, Boyd, Gar
field, Rock, Keya Paha counties
and the western half of Antelope
and Knox and during the month
of Deccember there was hardly a
day but what residents of these
counties were in the city trading
in our various mercantile estab
lishments. Being the largest city
in this section of the state, O’Neill
has more and larger stores than
any of our surounding towns, so
the people come here to trade,
where they have a variety to pick
from. Then loo, the merchants of
O’Neill have done more advertis
ing this year than they have for
several years, which helped to
bring ccustomers to their doors.
Here’s hoping that 1942 will be a
better year for business men
generally and in fact for all of us,
than was 1941,
Erling J. Salstrand of Oakland,
California, and Wilma Helen
Adams of Chambers, on December
Leo Schneider of Stuart, and
Miss Viola Nilson of O’Neill, on,
Billy Merril Perry and Alfreds
Marie Strong, both of O'Neill, on
Gerald L. Sobotka, of Inman J
and Misss Dorothy June Langan,'
of O’Neill, on December 26th.
Wayne Charles Smith and Miss
Lorine Mardell Walter, both of
Chambers, on December 29th.
Edwin H. Moos and Miss Ann
Yellie, both of O’Neill on De
Stockholder of O’Neil]
Production Credit As.
Annual Meeting Jan. 10
Members of the O’Neill Pro
duction Credit Association will
hold their annual meeting on Sat
urday, January 10, in the O’Neill
High School auditorium, it was
announced by D. C. Schaffer *of
O’Neill, Holt county chairman of
The date was set at a meeting
of the board of directors.
Mr. Schaffer said plans are
being made to make the annual
meeting the best in the eight year
history of the agricultural credit
A beautiful wedding was sole
minized at St. Patricks church in
O'Neill at 8:00 o’clock Saturday
morning December 27th, when
Miss Dorothy Jane Langan be
came the bride of Mr. Gerald L.
Sobotka of Lincoln. Monsignor J.
G. McNamara officiating at the
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. M. Langan of O’Neill
and graduated from St. Mary’s
Academy class of '40, and has
been one of Molt county most sue- j
The grocm is the son of Mr.
John Sobotka of Inman. Mr. So
botka is attending the University
of Nebraska where he is a senior
and also a member of the R. O. T.
C.. He is a graduate of the Inman
High school class of ‘37.
The bride was very becomingly
attired in a du bonnet velvet street
length dress with matching ac-|
Miss Catherine McNichols, a
classmate, acted as bridesmaid and
wore a wine colored velvet street
length dress with blue accessories.
Mr. Henry Sobotka of Inman
was best man.
Sister M. Floris played the
Lohengrin wedding march and
Miss Stella Wohlgemuth sang
Bach-Goumod Ave Marie.
A lovely wedding breakfast was
served in the blue room of the
M. M. cafe for the immediate
family and friends after which
the young couple left on a short
They will make their home at
330 N. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Higgins re
turned to Omaha Tuesday, hav
ing been here since Christmas at
the home of Mrs. Higgins’ par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bren
Wallace McKim died at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Omaha last
Monday morning at 7 o'clock, after
an illness of several months of
heart failure, at the age of 58
years and sixteen days. The body
was brought to this city, arriving
Wednesday morning and the fun
eral was held that morning at
10:30 at the Presbyterian church.
Dr. Spencer officiating and the
the remains were takn to Grgory,
S. D., for interment at the side of
Wallace McKim was a native of
Dennison, Iowa. He came ot this
county something over twenty
years ago and since that time has
been ranching southeast of this
He was a bachelor and leaves
to mourn his passing two brothers
and one uncle. They arc: Lee
McKim, Gregory, S. D.; Carrol
McKim, Chicago; one uncle,
Mount Kreger, Bloomfield, Nebr.
His brothers were present at the
funeral and had been at his beed
side at the Omaha hospital for
two weeks prior to his death.
Wallace was a genial and com
panionable man and had a host of
friends in this city and vicinity
where he was well known. About
a year ago put in several months
in an Omaha hospital, rturning in
the spring feeling fine and had en
joyed good health until about
two months ago when he suffered
another spell and was taken to
Omaha for treatment. For a time
he appeared to improve, but the
disease from which h suffered
had taken a firm grip and a couple
of weeks ago it was known that
he would not survive and he
passed away peacefully Monday
As long as this is the Christmas
vacation and there are no basket
bail games this week, thought I
would write today about the bowl
games on New Years’ day.
The biggest bowl game, the Rose
bowl, which has been played at
Pasadena, California, for many
years will not be played there on
account of the war. The author
ities don’t want a large crowd of
people because they would be in
danger of bombing, so Duke, the
team chosen by Oregon State, in
vited the Oregon State team and
people to go to Durham, North
Carolina, the home of Duke, and
play the game there and Oregon
State accepted. So, instead of
playing at Pasadena the game will
be played in North Carolina, be
fore a crowd of 55,000 people. At
Pasadena they would have played
before a crowd of about 100,000.
But. the Oregon State people and
the Rose Bowl officials can be
grateful that Duke offered the use
of their stadium. In this game I
pick Duke to beat Oregon State,
but it will be a very close game.
I give the edge to Duke mainly
on account of their playing at
home and it makes a big differ,
In the Sugar Bowl there will be
about 75,000 people watching the
Fordham Rams play the Missouri
Tigers. It will be a very good
game and as the Missouri people
rooted for Nebraska last fall when
they played in the Rose Bowl and
lost with a score of 13 to 21, to
one of the best teams in the nation,
Stanford, Nebraskans this year
will root for Missouri. The Rams
have a better passing attack but
Missouri, which was fourth in the
nation in yards gained from the
ground, will outplay Fordham and
I give Missouri a slight edge, al
though this also will be a close
The next bowl game on our list
is the Cotton Bowl game at Dallas,
Texas, where Alabama vs. the
Texas Aggies will contest. This
will be a good game, but I will
stay with Alabama because I
think they have the better team.
In the Orange Bowl game at
Miama, Florida, Georgia will play
Texas Christian and I pick Georgia
on account of their marvelous
team based around All American
These are my predictions for
the important Bowl games in the
nation on New Year’s Day. I have
tried to pick them the best I can
and am not saying that they will
be all right, for nobody can do
that. See you next week.
Mrs. Helen Simar spent Christ
mas at the home of her brother,
W L. Schultz in Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Murphy
spent Christmas at the home of
Mrs. Murphy’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Ford in Atkinson.
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