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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1942)
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Lysle Floyd Curtis
Lysle Floyd Curtis passed away
at a hospital in Sioux City, at 1:30
a. m., Wednesday morning after
an illness of one week, following
an operation for appendicitis, at
the age of 42 years and two days.
The body was brought to this city
and the funeral will be held to
morrow afternoon from the Meth
odist church, Rev. Wright offici
ating and burial in Prospect Hill
Leslie Floyd Curtis was born
at Palmer, Nebraska, on January
19, 1900, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
w! P. Curtis. When he was three
years of age the family moved
to this county and for a time farm
ed a half mile north and three
miles east of this city, later mov
ing to O’Neill. Lysle attended the
O’Neill public schools and gradu
ated frome the High School. After
his graduation he went to Lincoln
and attended1 the University of
Nebraska until he enlisted in the
army. While a lad here he-worked
for a couple of years in the Ben
Grady grocery and he seemed fas
cinated with that line of work,
which he followed up to the time
of his deah. He was employed by
the Council Oak Stores for several
years and later was with the
Clover Leaf Stores and made this
city every week in the interest
of his firm.
On August 14, 1924, he was
united in marriage to Miss Mar
guerite Carney, a sweetheart of
his boyhood days, the ceremony
being performed in Lincoln. To
this union two children were born,
Marylin Jean, 15, and William
Thomas age 11, who with their
mother are left to mourn the pas
sing of a kind and affectionate
husband and father. He is also
survived by his father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Curtis of this
Lysle had a host of trienas in
this city and the people of O’Neill
were shocked Wednesday after
noon when word was received
♦ that he had passed away. He was
a loveable young man, in just the
prime of life, and his passing is a
severe blow to his wife and child
ren, as well as to his parents, who
are bereft of their only child. The
sorrowing relatives have the sym
pathy of their many friends in
this city and county in their hour
Bushel Of Seed Corn
Brings $9.75 To Red Cross
Marvin Clause donated the re
ceipts of 2 bushel seed corn to the
American Red Cross this week.
The corn was sold and resold
several times at the O’Neill live-!
stock Sales ring last Monday and
the entire sum ($9.75) was turned
over to the local Red Cross Chap
ter. Mr. Clause deserves recogni
tion of thanks for his generosity,
in helping this worthy cause.
Following are the contributions j
L. B. Putnam_1.25!
Cliff Ray -_1.25 j
Presbyterian Young Folks
Present Program Sunday
On Sunday evening at 7:30, Jan
k \inary 25, the young people of the
* Presbyterian Church will present
in the church a special program
which will be as follows:
Song—The Morning Light Is
Scripture and Prayer.
Song—We’ve a Story to Tell to
Offeratory and Offering.
Vocal Solo—Genevieve Graves.
Instrumental Solo—Roy Lund
Ladies Quartette—Just For Today.
Genevieve Graves, Margaret
Halva, Pauline Kipple and
Vocal Solo—Miss Francis Cash,
Mike Engelhaupt of Chambers
admitted Sunday for medical
Swan John Peterson admitted
Monday for medical care.
Mrs. Wm. Kelly of Inman, a
patient, admitted Wednesday.
Mary Bragg of Venus, a medi
Mrs. John Rotterham, a boy,
Sunday, January 18.
Mrs. Russell Shoemaker and
wAaby dismised Tuesday.
O’Neill High School
Gives Mechanical Course
O’Neill High School, in cooper
ation with the Nebraska State De
partment of Vocational Education
will offer a course in the oper
ation, care and repair of motors,
providing there are ten or twelve
young men between the ages of
17 and 25 who are not now at
tending school and who are in
terested in receiving such training.
This course, and others similar
to it, are offered in occupations
essential to the National defense
and all expense of the course is
met by the federal government.
A local mechantic will act as
instructor, and the course will
be offered in a shop downtown.
A minimum of fifteen hours
per week is required with the to
tal length of the course being one
hundred and twenty hours of
class work. After the personnel
has been selected, the time at
which classes will meet will be
The course, as it is now planned,
will probably include all the gen
eral care and repair of motors,
including such things as packing
water pumps, adjusting brakes,
setting up front wheel bearings,
adjusting steering gear, grinding
valves, replacing piston rings, re
placing bearings, replacing axles,
and all other types of mechanical
All young men who are interest
td are askea to notify A L. Mathis
Vocational Agriculture Instructor
or C. F. Grill, Superintendent of
Schools as soon as possible be
cause will start just as oon as the
decided number art enrolled.
There will be no tuition charge
made for this course and boys
eitner in O’Neill or vicinity are
Crop And Feed
Loans Now Available
Mr. J. O. Walker, Holt County
Field Supervisor for the Emer
gency Crop and Feed Loan Sec
tion of the Farm Credit Admini
stration is quoted as saying that
crop and feed loans for 1942 are
now available to all eligible far
mers in Holt County.
As in former years, Federal
funds appropriated for the Emer
gency Crop and Feed Loan Section
are available for crop and feed
loans, which include seed, feed,
fuel and oil and machinery re
pairs. Due to expected delays in
securing repair parts, applicants
are urged to apply as early as
possible for funds for the purchase
of needed machinery repairs.
This service to farmers is offer
ed by this section of the Depart
ment of Agriculture to enable all
eligible farmers to produce food
and feed in line with the food fori
Loans can be made to all elig-t
ible farmers who can meet the
rquirements by giving a first lien
on 1942 crops financed. The 1942
crop production loans will mature
August 31, 1942, and will bear
interest at the rate of 4 percent
from date of disbursement.
In order to be able to make ap
plication for a loan in Holt County
an applicant must be of legal age
and living in Holt County.
Clinton Bauld of Herrick, S.
D., and Miss Elvera Bentz of
Burke, South Dakota, on January
Carl Damero of O’Neill and
Miss Alvina Naber of Atkinson,
Arthur Ellis of O’Neill was
arrested by Patrolman Brandt and
charged with overweight. He ap
peared before the County Court
on January 17, 1942, pled guilty
and was fined $10.00 and costs of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Engel
haupt a boy, Sunday, January 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Strong a girl,
Friday, January 16.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rotherham
a boy, Monday, January 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith a
boy, Monday, January 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snowardt a
boy, Wednesday, January 21.
Mrs. Mary Zastrow received
word Wednesday from her son,
Louis Zastrow, who is an arma
ment mechanic at the Portland
Air Base at Portland, Oregon, that
he had been promoted to assist
ant Flight Chief of Flight C.
SPORT NOTES I
Saint Mary’s Cardinals applied
the pressure last Thursday to
beat Page 28 to 22. Page has had
a good basketball team this year
as they showed in the Holt County
Tournament when it took O’Neil]
High School an extra period to
beat Page 25 to 24 after Page had
lead during the entire game. But
the Cardinals were out to win and
thy did and were in the lead for
just about the entire game. The
Cardinals were never seriouly
threatented except once and then
they put on the pressure and again
assumed the lead. The way the
Cardinals played Page Thursday
it looks like Saint Mary’s wants
to win a few games now and if
they keep up their fine playing
they are going to be a threat to
O’Neill High School and Saint
Mary’s have a pretty big scheldue
this week. O’Neill plays Creigh
ton here tomorrow night and then
they play Bloomfield here January
27. Saint Mary’s will play Butte
tomorrow night there and Sunday
January 25 Saint Mary’s will
journey to Atkinson when they
will play the Saint Joseph Quin
So far this year O’Neill High
School is undefeated but they will
meet a strong team from Creigh
ton tomorrow night. When O’Neill
plays Bloomfield here they are
going to play another good team
and they will have to play good
ball this week to remain unde
Saint Mary’s meets Butte to
morrow night and the Butte
Quintet is undefeated in Nebraska
play, although they were defeat
ed by a South Dakota team. But
Butte has one of the best teams
around here and you can be assur
ed that the Saint Mary’s earn will
put up a good fight.
Sunday Saint Mary’s will play
Saint Joseph of Atkinson and this
is bound to be a very good game.
So far this season the teams have
met each other twice, Saint Joseph
winning the first one and Saint
Mary’s beating them during the
Holt County Tournament.
So you basketball fans can be
yelling a lot this week for your
respective teams to win their
games- Here is the way I pick
Friday, January 23, O’Neill to
beat Creighton here.
Friday, January 23, Butte to
beat Saint Mary’s there.
Sunday, January 25, Saint
Mary’s to beat Saint Joe (Atkin
Tuesday, January, 25 O’Neill to
beat Bloomfield here.
See you next week.
The Saint Mary’s Cardinals
hung up another victory Tuesday
night when they beat a strong
Plainveiw team 19 to 17. Plain
view had won their last four
games but the Cardinals played
good ball and with only about five
seconds left to play Paul Kubit
check made a basket from the
Students Of High School
Gives Operetta Next Week
The Grade Operetta ‘‘Sunny,
of Sunnyside” under the direction
of Miss Marjorie Graybill, will be
presented Friday, January 30,
at 8 o'clock in the O’Neill High
"Sunny of Sunnyside’’ is a
loveable little orphan girl, a fav
orite of all the orphans at the
Her exciting experiences with
her playmates, settling their dis
putes, comforting them in their
sorrows and disappoinments and
her successful escape from a kid
napper, complete the cycle of her
stirring adventures in Sunnyside.
Come see the colorful dances,
hear the chorus and listen to the
primary rhythm band on Friday,
January 30, at 8 p. m. Admis
sion grade and high school 10c,
adults 15c tax included.
O’Neill High Basket bailers
Trims Neligh High
O’Neill’s high-flying Eagles de
feated a tall Neligh team on the
Warriors floor, 17-13, on Friday
evening, January 16.
The local five started the first
quarter using the fast break of
fense, but the opponents height
and a small floor prevented its
The warroriors led at the half,
9-7, but by the end of the third
quarter the Eagles were out in
front. The last period produced
a smooth passing five, with Coach
Dean alternating his team to keep
the attack going.
Passing into setups, the team
stayed out in front to win, 17-13.
Hairold Calkins was captain.
O’Neill’s starting line-up was as
Forwards -Burgess, Manzer
The Eagles next game is this
Friday night in the O'Neill High
School Auditorium with the
Creighton High School.
Dr. and Mrs. Ira Gorge returned
Sunday from Chicago, 111., where
Mr. George attended the Band
Leaders Clinic at Northwestern
middle of the floor that spelled
victory for the Cardinals. Kubit-;
check was high point man with
It was a very good game and
th# spectators enjoyed it a lot,
although it looked for a while
like the Plainveiw boy’s might
win the fame.
tomorrow night the Cardinals
will travel in a special bus to Butte
where they will play Butte High
school who have a very good team
with their star player Atkins. So
far this season Butte has lost only
two games, one to a South Dakota
team and Tuesday they lost to
Niobraora 33 o 28. Atkins didn’t
get to play and if he does play the
Saint Mary’s game will really be
a good one.
Money in baiik
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 hederal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Arthur Burge passed away at
the Stuart hospital last Friday
morning at 4 a. m., after an ill
ness of about two years, of a heart
ailment, at the age of 52 years,
six months and twenty-seven
days. The body was brought to
this city and the funeral was
held from the Presbyterian church
last Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock
Kev. Dr. Spencer officiating and
burial in Prospect Hill cemetery.
Arthur W. Burge was born at
Ainsworth, Nebraska, on July 19,
1889. In the spring of 189o he
came to this county. On November
24, 1909, he was united in marriage
to Miss Bessie J. Brittell, the cere
mony being performed at Neligh,
Nebraska. Eight children were
born to this union, seven oi whom
with their mother are left to
mourn the passing of a kind and
affectionate husband and father.
The children are: Harold, at home;
Clyde, Amelia; Floyd, Lincoln;
Clayton, in the army; Glenn, Dean
and June at home. He is also sur
vived by one sister, Mrs. Ethel
Weasel, Omaha and four brothers,
Ralph and Walter, Omaha; Law
rence, Orchard and Ed Burge,
Arthur Burge had been a resi
dent of this county for about for
ty-seven years and was recognized
as one of the county’s most in
dustrious and thriftiest farmers.
He had been in bad health for the
past two years and since that
time made a trip to Rochester for
a check, up on his condition. Since
his return from there he had been
in a hospital several times and for
the past several months has been
unable to do any work, although
last summer, after spending a
couple of months iin a hospital, he
felt fine for a time and was of
the opinion he was on the road
to recovery. But his last illness
had so weakened his heart that
it finally gave out. He was a good
citizen and had a host of friends
in this city and county, as he was
generally well known. The sor
rowing relatives have the sym
pathy of the community in their
hour of sorrow.
Livestock Receipts Heavy
And Prices Good
Livestock receipts were again
quite heavy for so late in the
season as many stockman took
advantage of the fine weather
conditions and prevailing good
pi ices. The market undertone
held firm and prices ruled steady
with a week ago.
The best steer calves reached
$13.00 with $11.50 to $12.50 catch
ing the long end of the offering
Heifer calves topped at $11.60 but
the bulk placed mostly from $10.00
to $11.00. A good supply of calves
Yearling steers were not too
plentiful and cashed mostly from
$10.50 to $11.50. Heifers in this
class brought from $9.50 to $10.50.
In the cow division receipts
were heavy with the best kind
reaching upwards to $8.50 or bet
ter, but the nominal price was
$7.00 to $8.00. Bulls sold from
$8.75 to $9.25.
The hog run was again heavy
and prices were strong. Light
weight butchers went at $11.05
with the bulk moving at $10.95 to
$11.00. Sows sold at $9.60 to
1 $9.85. Smooth, fancy quality,
light weight shoats paid $13.90
j with those of less quality selling
from $11.25 to $12.30. A lot of
small pigs were here and sold by
the head at good prices.
A few sheep completed the
Marvin Clause donated the re
ceipts of 2 bushel of seed corn to
the American Red Cross. The
corn was sold at auction last Mon
day and a total of $9.75 was col
lected. Mr. Clause has donated
the entire sum to the local Red
Cross Chapter to be used by that
organization in the war emer
gency. This donation is a gener
ous gesture on Mr. Clause’s part
and deserves praise and recogni
tion in the community.
Next Monday, a beautiful hand
made quilt donated by a neighbor-1
hood group of ladies will be sold
for the Red Cross. All contribu
tions will go to the local Chapter.
Such donations deserve the sup
port of our citizens.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Halva en
tertained three tables of pinochle
at their home Sunday evening.
Mrs. John Schmidt and Bill Brug
man received high scores, Dave
Loy traveling and Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Russ low. A delicious
lunch was served at midnight and
a grand time was had by all.
A Letter From A Boy
In The Service
To the folks of O’Neill and
Its been along time to me since
I’ve dropped my home news-paper
a line, but really its only been a
little over five months.
The last letter I wrote, I believe
was when at Fort Monmouth, New
Jersy. Since that I’ve finished my
training as a telotype operator and
have been sent to Port Angeles,
Washington, not as an operator of
a telotype machine but as an of
ficer in a Filter Center.
More than likely most of you
folks do not understand the action
of a filter center or a Filter Board.
Its a large map like table, made
like a map of the country, in
which we are in charge. We have
observers at different posts
through-out sections of the coun
try which the board covers, and
these people at these posts call in
the minute they see or hear a air
plane and inform us of the kind,
position, how flying and what dir
ection their flying in. The men
on the Filter Board places arrows
on the map which tells the cor
rect position of the planes, the
kind and direction traveling, and
also if their friendly or enemy.
Most of the time we have Vol
unteer Women doing the work
on the Filter Board, due to the
shortage of trained army men.
They work on shifts of six hours
each, and the room is in action 24
hours a day.
The work here is very interest
ing and the people in Port
Angeles are very pleasant, friend
ly and they know the score too.
Port Angeles has the proud
name of being the closest city to
Japan in the U. S. A., and don’t
think that their not ready for
them, and I’ll bet there isn’t a
family in the whole city of Port
Angeles thats not prepared and
willing to do their part in every
Well folks of the City of O’Neill,
I hope the best for the coming
year to each and every one of you.
Gaskill, Robert F.
(Just doing my bit.)
Project Club Members
To Receive Instructions
Leaders from 24 women's pro
ject clubs well receive instruction
at the training centers in O’Neill,
Chambers and Suart this week.
The lesson which is entitled “If
Illness Comes” is very fitting at
this time when so much experi
ence in caring for those who need
help is needed. Miss Maude
Mathews, home demonstration
agent w’ill give the training which
will include handy methods of
first aid and home nursing. 345
members of Holt County project
clubs will receive training.
If You Want Trees
(Jet Y our Order In Now
A total of 36,500 Clarke-McNary
trees have been ordered flrom 44
Nebraska counties at the present
County agent, Lyndle Stout, has
copies of the application blank,
which will be furnished upon re
quest. The blank includes infor
mation on the twenty varieties of
available trees, planting and casre
of trees. Moisture condition in
dicate that 1942 will be a good year
to plant trees. Orders should be
placed early to insure delivery.
So far 2,750 seedlings have been
ordered from this office in O’Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vitt went to
Omaha today on business and to
Mrs. J. L. MeManamy returned
to Council Bluffs today, after
spending the past month here
visiting her mother, Mrs. Frank
Kubichek and other relatives.
Mrs. R. L. Miller entertained
sixteen guests at a 7 o’clock din
ner at her home last Thursday
evening and bridge. High score
was won by Mrs. C. E. Lundgren,
Mrs. L. A. Burgess second high
and Mrs. C. C. Bergstrom low.
Mrs. J. D. Osenbaugh and as
sisting hostess, Mrs. H. L. Walling,
will entertain Circle 1 of the Pres
byterian church at the home of
Mrs. Osenbaugh Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Yocum and
family went to Fremont Sunday,
where they visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Swanda.
Mr. Yocum’s mother, Mrs. E. W.
Yocum, returned with them for an
Mrs. Joseph Fernholz
Mrs. Joseph Fernholz passed a
way last Monday afternoon about
12:30 at the O’Neill hospital, after
an illness of one week, following
a stroke, suffered on Sunday
evening, January 11. The funeral
was held this morning at 9:30 from
St. Patrick’s church, Monsignor
McNamara officiating and burial
in Calvery cemetery.
Bernardina Tressa Hesse was
born at Hartington, Nebraska, on
June 12, 1891. She lived in Cedar
county for many years and on
January 30, 1911, she was united
in marriage to Joseph Fernholz,
the ceremony being preformed at
Bow Valley, Nebraska. Eight
children were born of this union,
six sons and two daughters. The
children are: Albert, Portland,
Oregon; Mrs. Dorothy Brown,
Chambers, Nebraska; Raymond,
O’Neill; William, Hammili, S. D.,
Mrs. Lucy Marcellus, Los Angeles,
California; George, Portland, Ore.;
Norbert and John at home. All of
the childrenwere present at the
funeral, except Albert, who is
on an oil tanker and could not
be reached. She is also survived
by six brothers and five sisters,
nearly all of who were present at
Mr. and Mrs. Fernholz came to
this county in 1925 from Cedar
county and since that time haa
been a resident of the county. For
many years they were residents
of Emmet township, until a few
years ago when they moved to this
city. She was a charming women
and had a host of friends in this
city and vicinity, who will regret
to learn of her passing in the very
prime of life.
The many O’Neill friends of the
family tender their condolences
to the bereaved family and rel
atives in their hour of soorrow.
Test Your Seed
The Nebraska Seed Law re
quires that all seed sold or offered
within the state must be tested
and taged with the analysis. Be
sides the percentage of germin
ations and purity, other informa
tion about tne seed must be shown
such as kind and variety, orgin,
date the germination was made,
and the number of noxious weed
seeds present if any.
These seed tests made, may be
obtained through tne county
agent’s office in O'Neill, free of
charge if a representative sample
is furnished. Farmers wishing to
obtain tests on seeds for spring
planting are urges to bring in
the sample early. Several days
are required for a germination test
and time will be saved by avoiding
the spring rush.
The Catholic Daughters held a
social meeting at the tea room
Tuesday evening. Auction bridge
was played and there were fifty
two members present. Mrs. Merle
Hickey won high score, Mrs. John
Melvin traveling and Mrs. Henry
Bauman low. The hostesses were:
Mis. G. C. DeBacker, Mrs. Norb
Uhl, Mrs. M. J. Wallace, Mrs. Chas.
Mullen, Mrs. Bart Hickey, Mrs.
Bohn, Mrs. Ed Flood and Mrs. H.
A group of relatives had a sur
prise party for John Sullivan Sat
urday night, the occasion being
Mr. Sullivan's sixty-ninth birth
day. A lovely 7 o'clock dinner
was served at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Sullivan and the
evening was enjoyed socially.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Simonson
entertained the Farmers Union
members and their families at
a paity at their home Saturday
evening. Cards were plaved and
high prize was won by Anita
Murphy and Calmer Simonson.
Low by Donna Whaley and Carl
Widtfeldt. 'The hostess served
a delicious lunch followed by a
meeting of the members. They
elected Walter Brennan and Ivan
Simonson as delegates to attend
the meeting in Omaha in Feb
Miss Eileen Davidson left this
morning for Los Angeles, Cal.,
after spending since Sunday here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation to the
many kind friends and neighbors
who helped in so many ways, or
expressed sympathy, during the
illness and following the death of
our beloved husband and father,
and for the many beautiful floral
offerings. Your kindnes will ever
be held in grateful remembrance.
—Mrs. Bessie Burge and family.
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