The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, March 26, 1942, Image 1
, NUMBER 46 SOUTHWESTERN BREEZES By Romaine Saunders Orland Fryrear sustained a broken ankle bone in an upset which resulted when a rope broke that was attached to a young nag he was breaking to lead. A cow in the Art Doolittle herd gave birth to a calf with two heads. It survived for a few hours out seemed to protest the vicissitudes of its short existence in blatant cry from two open mouths. Hugh L. James has bought a fine young Belgian stallion and sent him out for the boys on the ranch to look after. Jesses old country traditions survive amid the motorized trends and he re tains his faith in the practical utility and natural beauty ol horses. Mr. Burke, at one time a Roose velt supporter but now registered as a republican, is a patriot and statesman with ability to repre sent Nebraskans in the senate but he has wisely decided that be tween a $25,000.00 a year job and the uncertainity of politics fust choice is the $25,000.00. A once notable circle of demo cratic bigwigs at the county seat has apparently faded out. We hear of no move in that quarter to invite some of the vast millions coming into the state for defense factories. It would be hard to find a more suitable site than the gravel flats out from O’Neill. Down in Platte and Hall counties there are alert and functioning groups who have got results. As a remarkable example of practical patriotism note the story in this short paragraph from a Lincoln paper: “Marcellus Schaaff, son of a Holt county far mer, has resigned his $250 a month job in an airplane factory in Kansas and has enlisted at $21 a month. He had been given defer ment, as he was an airplane fac tory worker. He says that he didn’t feel that it is right for him to be drawing big pay for his work while many of his friends and neighbors have to serve at army pay. He added that he would go back to the defense plant if put there on an army pay basis. A payroll patriot, addressing a small group of Nebraska farmeis, told them they were unpatriotic if they produced a surplus on their farms. The late John A. Rob ertson used to say he believed in having an extra crib of corn. I believe in having one extra bis cuit when the meal is over. But this triple A gentleman would class as unpatriotic those who hold such views. The principle of plenty is as old as the human race. Given a garden of beauty and abundance, Father Adam and Mother Eve were told to “freely eat” of the products of all but one lone tree. And that lone tree is the symbol and the embodi ment of material and spiritual poverty that has haunted the pathway of man. Burnished gold flammed across the cloudless sky as the celestial furnace sank behind the western hills. The day had been calm, snow melted and the earth warm ed by the high ascending sun of early spring. While it was yet early morning the roar of an air plane was heard and far to the south the plane could be seen heading westward. High over head, the noise of wings causing one to look up, passed in stately formation, a flock of wild ducks, their feathered outline reflecting silver tint in the sunlight. The song of larks, myriads of black birds and the cautious crow hunt ing for a bit of carrion. A lone squirrel dodges behind a tree and makes for the topmost boughs. Before evening riders race by on their cow ponies in a hurry to get somewhere. A little chat with a rancher from out of the hills to the southwest who has come along and the premises looked over to formulate plans for the season’s operations has made life interest ing this day of early spring and as day merges into night aglow with celestial splendor the prairie dweller stands in admiration and awe of the creator of these wond ers and the Father of us all. P. A. Lindberg Peter A. Lindberg died at his home in this city last Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock after an ill ness of about four months, of ailments incident to advancing years at the age of 82 years eight months and twenty-four days. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church, Rev. V. C. Wright officiating and burial in Prospect Hill cemetery. Deceased was born at Chris tanstad, Sweden, on June 29, 1859. He grew to manhood in his native country and came to America when a young man and came to this county in 1884, coming here from Weeping Water, Nebraska, and this had been his home ever since, a period of 58 years. On March 29, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss Gus tav Widtfeldt, the ceremony being performed in this city. Eight children were born of this union, seven of whom and their mother are living to mourn the passing of a kind and affectionate hus band and father. The children are: Mrs. John H. Olson, Minden, Nebraska; Fred W. Lindberg, O’Neill; Mrs. Fred Enquist, Hart ington, Nebraska; O. F. Lindberg, Los Angeles, California; Elinor, H. L. and Esther Lindberg of O’Neill. All of his children were here for the funeral except Oscar, of Los Angeles, who could not come, but he and his family were here dur ing the winter for a couple of weeks visit. Pete Lindberg was one of the real pioneers of this county. Com ing here in 1884 he homesteaded about seven miles north of this city, where he lived for many years until he moved to this city about eight years ago where he had since made his home. He was a very agreeable and com pionable man, one who had a word of greeting for his many old friends in this city and county and he had a host of them. He had always enjoyed good health until about four months ago when he was taken with a severe spell and and for a time his life was des paired of, but he rallied and for a time it was thought he would recover, but the sands of life were running low and he quitely pas sed away last Monday afternoon. His passing adds another to the list of old pioneers who passed away during the past few years. A man who was a hard worker, frugal in his habits and one who done his share to make this great county of ours what it is today, i - Former Resident Injured In Automobile Accident Many folks in Northern Holt will remember Arthur Turner, brother and Mrs. Wm. Carson and Mrs. John Brady. While coming to Lincoln from his home at Wilber, Nebraska, to be with his sister after her hus band’s death he was quite serious ly injured in a car accident. Mrs. Carson’s son-in-law was driving the car and due to very slippery roads the car skidded and turned over three times. Mr. Turner recieved a cracked vertibrae at the base of the brain | 1 and numerious scratches and bruises but the driver, Fred Wick ' ham got off with only minor I bruises, however Mr. Turner was' lable to-attend the funeral tho his' neck was in a cast. Morris-Robertson At an 8 o’clock ceremony Friday evening in the parlors of the First Presbyterian church in Lincoln, | Nebraska, Miss Marjorie Morris of Cozard, Nebraska, became the bride of George T. Robertson of Lexington, Nebraska, son of Mr.! and Mrs. George C. Robertson ofi .this city. Rev. Thomas A. Barton read the marriage lines. The bride wore a powder blue street length dress with blue ac cessories. Mr. and Mrs. Richard | Orth, sister and brother-in-law of( the groom, were the attendants. Mrs. Robertson, who is a gradu ate of the University of Nebraska, is commercial teacher in the High School at Osceola, Nebraska. Mr. Robertson is a graduate of Hastings college and has taken post graduate work from the Uni versity of Nebraska and at the present time is an assistant sup ervisor in F. S. A. and is to be located at Lexington, Nebraska, where they will make their home after June 1. Mrs. Homer Mullen spent the week-end in Scribner visiting her husband. HOLT COUNTY PIONEERS CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING Mr and Mrs. Stephen Hicks, Members Of Pioneer Families, Celebrate Their Golden Wedding Anniversary Tuesday. On a spring day, March 24, 1892, in O’Neill the marriage of Gertrude Hubby and Stephen Hicks was performed by Rev. Lowery at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry DeYarman. On Tues day, March 24, 1942, in O’Neill, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hicks celebrated their Golden wedding. The bride of fifty years ago was as pretty and becomingly attired as the day of her wedding, fiifty years ago and she wore a corsage of yellow roses. At 12 o’clock a dinner was served for relatives and Rev. and Mrs. John E. Spencer, followed by an open house from 2 o’clock on through the day, and, carrying out the hospitality that was known here fifty years ago and which Mr. and Mrs. Hicks have been known for all these years each and all of the guests were greeted and made to feel perfect ly at home. The home was beau tifully decorated with spring cut flowers. One hundred fifty guests were received and served a lunch of ice cream and cake. The three tier cake, which was beautifully decorated with gold icing and a minature bride and groom was baked by the bride of fifty years. The ice cream was frozen by the groom. Mrs. Nettie Bradstreet of Butte, sister of Mrs. Hicks, had charge of the guest book. Their three children, Clarence of O’Neill, Mrs. Ed Hubby of Butte and Mrs. Adeline Bowden of Oklahoma City, Ok., was pres ent. They have eight grandchild ren of whom three were present and four great grandchildren, of whom two were present. Those attending the wedding fifty years ago, who were also present, are: Belle Bradstreet, Spencer; Nettie Bradstreet, of Butte and son, Howard of Spen cer; Joe Schollmeyer of Dorsey; May McGowan and Addie Wrede of O’Neill. Old schoolmates present were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Beaver of Deaver, Wyo.; Belle Bradstreet, of Spencer; Nettfie Bradstreet of Butte; Addie Wrede; Mamie O’Neill; Carrie Borg and May McGowan, of O’Neill. Other out of town relatives and friends attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bradstreet and son, Keith of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. M. Hub by of Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. John Carson of Redbird; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Sisler, Mrs. Frank Hub by, Mr. and Mrs. George Kirkac and daughter, Wilma, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hubby, all of Butte; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Beaver of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs. Alice Mil ler of Boone, Iowa, and Miss Aileen Kerns of Coffey, Mo. The honored couple received many lovely gifts and congratu lations. The following poem was com posed by a former schoolmate, Mrs. Esther A. Roberts, nee Esth er Hansen of Pomona, Cal.: On Your Golden Wedding Day You always hold an open house just as your folks would do; God bless those memories, every one; the Hicks’ and Hubby’s too. Those fifty years of married bliss have had their ups and downs; With kindly patience, love and care, you’ve donned the Golden Crown. “No Gifts,” you say, “Come cele brate, come friends, from far and near, But place your savings into bonds to keep our homes from fear.” ‘Twas ninety-two, long years ago, (when we were young and flirty) We thot„ “My what a team ‘Twill make, if Stephen marries Ger tie." The neighborhood approved the match and watched you pull together; Took note how Wisdom led your acts, thru fair and stormy weather. You’ve seen your children’s child ren, now; what more could one desire? May they raise up to bless this day, and each new day inspire. If friends have brought you sun shine, rare, and roses in the past; May fragrance fill your hearts, anew, as long as life shall last. And when those chimes ring 2 o’clock, we’ll see you in true blue; Our thoughts will travel o’er the miles and celebrate with you. We’ll lay aside our work and care and drink a TOAST that lingers; It’s rays will touch you from the west with California’s fingers. We’re sending songs, ORIGNAL, to read when day is O’er, And may we “see you later” upon the GOLDEN shore. High School Students Will Handle Salvage Collection of waste paper and other salvage material will begin hi O’Neill on next Saturday, March 28th. The committee in charge is John Sullvian, Ambrose Rohde and Ira Moss. Volunteer 6chool boys will help with the work and the City truck will be used to collect salvage material. Material will be collected from the business houses and from private homes. Salvage material to be collected will consist of paper, metals of all kinds, rags and rubber. The need for scrap metal and rubber is very urgent. All materials donated will be sold and the proceeds do nated to the Red Cross. If possible newspapers should be tied in bundles. Loose papers should be put in boxes or sacks. Do not mix metal, paper, rags and rubber. Do not save waxed paper, cellophane, carbon paper, butcher paper or paper which contains oil, grease or paint. Do not save rags which contain oil, grease or paint. Please put your salvage! articles on the front porch of your home. Rural people wishing to bring in salvage materials can leave it at the Bazelman Lumber Yard.' The key will be left at Matt’s Cafe. Do not bring in tin cans. They are not wanted as salvage material. CARD OF THANKS We desire to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness dur ing the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father. Your kindness and thoughtfulness in our hour of sorrow will be held in grateful remembrance.—Mrs. P. A. Lind berg and Family. Can Get Training: For Jobs In War Industries The all-out-war program calls for recruitment of more young men and women to be trained in Nebraska for jobs in war indust ries. The Norfolk Office of the Unit ed States Employment Service can take the applications of young men and women interested in such training. These training courses are offered by the Federal Government at no cost to the trainee. These are National De fense schools and are administer ed by the State Department of Vocational Education through the local School Boards. Some courses are offered by N. Y. A. at resi dent projects. Women between the agees of 19 and 40 can be trained at Norfolk or Omaha for jobs at the Glenn L. Martin factory in Omaha. In order to qualify, women must be single, must weigh between 115 and 140 pounds, and be from five feet four inches to five feet nine inches tall. A physical examin ation is required and tests are given to determine aptitude for such work. Training for young men in a number of trades is offered at Norfolk, Kearney, Bellevue, Mil ford and Omaha. At the Norfolk Defense School only aircraft sheet metal is offered. At Kearney and Bellevue the following trades can be learned: Machine shop, weld ing, radio, auto mechanics, forg ing and sheet metal. Those courses are for boys from 17 to 25 years of age. Young men and women who are qualified and want to do this type of work to help win the war should write to the Norfolk Office of the United States Employment Service for detailed information. Subscribe for The Frontier Pioneer Resident Ends Her Life Sunday Mrs. Ida Belle Storts died by her own hand sometime before midnight last Sunday night in a pasture on the Walter Puckett farm one mile north and a little west of her home. She left home about 3:30 Sunday afternoon, leaving a couple of notes in the house before she left. One of these notes was addressed to her daughter, Mrs. Francis Clark and the other to Biglin Brothers in this city. In this letter she told that that she wanted them to take care of her body and gave direct ions for the funeral. Then she apparently went north and west from the house and into the past ure on the Puckett farm where she cut her throat with a razor. When the folks returned home Sunday evening and found the notes they organized a searching | party of several dozen neighbors and they looked for her all night. Mr. Puckett was with the search ing party during the night, going home in the morning to do his chores and was on the way back to the Clark home, about 7 a. m., when he discovered the body. The seaching party had passed within thirty feet of where the body lay the night before. There seems to be no question but that she suffered a sudden mental lapse that caused her to end her life. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Biglin Parlors, Rev. Wright officiating and burial in Prospect Hill cemetery.. Ida Belle Hershier was born at Waterloo, Iowa, on June 1, 1873. In March, 1890, she came to this county with her parents, her father having come here the fall before and purchased a farm a mile and a half west of town, now owned by Con Keyes, and since that time she had been a resident of the county. In November, 1897, she was united in marriage to William Storts, the ceremony being per formed in this city. Three child ren survive, one son and two daughters, who with their father are left to mourn her passing. The children are: Sam, Olney, Oregon; Mrs. Ida Terry, Wood land, Washington; Mrs. Francis Clark, Emmet. The children will all be at the funeral. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Jake Hershiser, of San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Tom Shively of Norfolk and Eli Hershier of this , city. Mrs. Storts was a splendid j woman, a good wife and mother, a splendid neighbor and a loyal friend. A daughter of one of the pioneer settlers she had under gone many of the hardships of the early days in the county. They had acquired a competence and were now in a position to enjoy life after many years of labor. Only a week ago they purchased the C. C. Millard property in this city, Mrs. Storts looking after1 the business and they were figuring on coming to town and taking life easy, but apparently such was not to be. Her many friends in this city and county regret her tragic death and join The Frontier force in extending condolences to the bereaved rela tives in their hour of sorrow. Holt County Farmer Comments On Defense While we believe with “Selec tive Service,” in last week’s Fron tier, that there is and has been enormous waste of men and work hours in defense industries and that men in those industries should be inducted into service same as the soldier and at the same wage, without excessive profit to owners,” we don't see how tney can do other tnan com ply with orders from “higher up.” Ranchers and farmers left will ■ just have to do what they can in forty hours, then sit down or go I fishing until the next week unless paid time and a half, then threat en to strike and not work at all if congress interferes. Perhaps F. D. R. and Donald Nelson would get | chummy then and offer bonuses, or give honor marks to the man who could sack the most hay or plow the most corn in a forty hour week. Our boys on the battle fronts might have to go with-out meat and potatoes, but they would be glad to do that as long as the the folks back home didn’t have to give up social gains. Sincerely, Fay A. Puckett. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Casey and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Graybiel spent Sunday in Neligh. FOLLOWING COMMITTEES WILL LOOK AFTER MUSIC CONTEST Arrangements Are Being Made To Handle Large Crowd Of Musicians And Music Lovers Here During Contest Next Month. The O’Neill division of the State Music Contest will be held at the O’Neill Public School and St. Mary’s Academy on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18. The order of performance in regard to soloists and small groups will be changed from pre vious years. In the past soloists and small groups from all schools appeared on the program of the first day and the large groups from all schools on the final day. This necessitated two trips for many schools or the added expense of maintaining students at the contest center overnight. This year all soloists and small ensembles from Class C schools as well as large groups in this class ‘will appear on Friday; and solo , ists, small ensembles and large j groups of Class B and D schools will appear on Saturday. By this I procedure no school will be re quired to attend on, both days j and time, and money and tires will be conserved. The Classification of schools is determined by the enrollment of the High School. Class D high schools having an average daily attendance of 75 or liSS. Class C high schools having an average daily atendance of 75 to 150. Class B high schools having an average daily attendance of 150 to 300. Class A high schools having an average daily attendance of over 300. j Soloists and small groups com pete irrespective of class. Large j group competition is limited to like classes although any school i may move up one class if it so j desires. Last year O’Neill was host to more than 1600 contestants from ! twenty-four schools. So far this year seventeen schools, have signified their intention of enter ; ing this competition. The members of the District Managing Committee are: Rex | Gay, Superintendent of schools, Creighton; E. L. Hansen, Superin tendent of schools, Walthill; O. R. Bell, Superintendent of schools, Ainsworth. These gentllemen have secured able and competent judges in sufficient numbers to insure a deliberate audition for every contestant. O’Neill citizens are anxious to; participate in aiding the visiting schools in every way. Local business firms furnish stenographers and other clerical help free of charge. O’Neill citi- j zens are active on all contest' committees. The public schools and St. Mary’s Academy are only a half block apart. The contestants have access to three auditoriums, 25 pianos, ample numbers of prac tice rooms and other facilities in preparation. Other accomodations in O’Neill include four hotels and more than a dozen restaurants. Superintendent C. F. Grill of the O'Neill Public Schools, will have complete charge of the ad ministration details of the contest. All letters relatives to the O’Neill district should be addressed to him. The following are the the com mittes appointed and the members thereof: Housing—Dr. J. E. Spencer, Chairman, Mother M. Virginia, R. M. Sauers, Ralph Rickly, Mrs. J. D. Osenbaugh, Martina G. Dish ner. Stenographers—Ted McElhaney Chairman, R. E. Moore. Entertainment of Judges—Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Birmingham, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Burgess. Door Committee—Mrs. C. E. Lundgren, Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mrs. H. E. Coyne, Co-Chairmen. Good Will Committee—Rev. V. C. Wright, Mayor John Kersen brock, Co-Chairmen. Members: 'judge Lewis Reimers, I. W. Johnson, J. J. Harrington, G. L. Bachman. Jerry Miller, J. M. Hayes, Max Golden, C. E. Jones, R. H. Parker, C. W. Porter, D. H. Clauson, Edw Campbell, Harrison Bridge, Jack Arbuthnot, O. M. Herre, James Carkle, Mrs. Helen Sirek, Seth Noble, Miss Elja Mc Cullough, Mrs. Georgia Rasley, H. E. Coyne, F. J. Biglin, Dr. L. A. Carter, Merle Hickey, Ray Shellhamer, Clark Wilson, Mrs. Carl Asimus, M. J. Wallace, Alva Marcellus, Melvin Ruzicka, Art King, G. C. De Backer, D. H. Cron | in, H. A. Yocum, Father Richard Parr, G. E. Miles, Mrs. Jack Vin cent, Mrs. George Rector, Mrs. D. C. Schaffer, Dr. H. L. Bennett, Fred Harper, John Sullivan, W. H. Harty, L. C. Walling, F. E. I Parkints, H. J. Lohaus, Robert Armbruster, Ambrose Rohde, Dr. O. W. French, L. W. Smith, Allen Jaszkowiak P. V. Hickey, J. M. Higgins, C. E. Stout, Paul Beha, H. L. Lindberg, C. E. Lundgren, C. E. Yantzi, Esther Downey, A. E. Bowen, Mary Horiskey, Wm. Brugeman, L. M. Merriman, C. J. Gatz, P. B. Harty, B. T. Winchell, Anna O’Donnell, Tony Asimus, L. D. Putnam, Francis Bazelman, Anna McCartney, Helen Simar, Mary C. Meer, J. A. Mann, Edw. W. Gallagher, J. D. Cronin, Ira Moss, Dr. J. P. Brown, Dr. J. L. Sherbahn, Dr. F. J. Fisher, Dr. F. J. Kubitschek, Dr. F. A. O’Connell, Mrs. D. Stannard, Anton Toy, Fred Saunto. Hospital Notes Mrs. S. Bosn a 11 pound boy, Tuesday, March 24. Mrs. H. Krugman of Opportun ity, a girl, Saturday March 21 and dismissed Tuesday. Mrs. Clarence Gokie a boy, Saturday March 21, and dismissed Wednesday. Mrs. Mable Tomlinson of Star a medical patient. Mrs. Lavern Stevens and baby dismissed Saturday. Mrs. Lawrence Murray and baby dismissed Sunday. Births Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Kazda, boy, Monday, March 23. Mr. and Mrs. S. Bosn, boy, Tues day, March 24. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gokie, boy, Saturday, March 21. Mr. and Mrs. H. Krugman, of Opportunity, girl, Saturday, March 21. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krugman, of Opportunity, girl, Wednesday, March 25. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cork of Page, girl, Thursday, March 26. Looking For Office George B. Clark of Chambers, filed for County Attorney on the republican ticket March 23, 1942. John Sullivan filed for re-elect ion for Supervisor in the third district on the Democratic ticket, March 20, 1942. Marriage Licenses William Charles Morsbach of Omaha and Lola Mae Harvey of Orchard on March 21. The Weather Date H L M March 19 48 32 .18 March 20 38 29 .56 March 21 44 20 March 22 66 27 March 23 73 34 March 24 71 34 March 25 51 27 .58 National Four H Club Mobilization Holt County will take part in the National 4-H Club Mobiliz ation week from April 5-11 an nounced County Agent, Lyndle R. Stout, under whose direction 4-H work is carried on in the county. Every boy and girl between the ages of 10 and 20 will have an opportunity to join a 4-H club during this week. The public is to see how 4-H club members have an active part in the all im portant food production necessary to win the war. All clubs in the county should make a special effort to be organ ized by this special week in order that they may take part in the national activities. Mr .and Mrs. Ray Verzal and son, of Wayne, spent the week end with Mrs. Verzal’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Quinn.