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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 2, 1942)
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THE DAYS OF
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, June 30, 1887
Market report: Rye 25c, Eggs
8c, Wheat 50c, Corn, ear, 30c,
Flax 60c to 70c, New Oats 25c,
Barley 20c to 30c, Hogs $3.90 to
$4.00, Butter 8c and 10c, Corn,
shelled, 30c, Fat Steers $2.75 to
$3.15, Fat Cows $2.50 to $3.00,
A large audience greeted the
graduating class of 1887 of the
O’Neill High School at McCaf
Jerty’s Hall last Friday evening,
when the following received their
diplomas: Nellie Brown, Nellie
Beebe, Anna Dugan, S. J.
Weekes, Lydia Keep, H. E. Ger
rard, Pauline Narvell.
O’Neill will celebrate the glor
ious Fourth. N. Martin is the
president of the day and T. V.
Golden marshal. Hon John Rush
of Omaha will deliver the oration.
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 23, 1892
John Mann, Sr., and son, Joe,
were among the number who
went to Chicago Sunday morn
Romaine Saunders, one of the
valuable assistants in this office,
has been quite ill the past week,
but we are pleased to state is
A camp of the Modern Wood
men of America was organized
in this city last Tuesday evening
with twenty-six charter mem
bers. The following officers were
elected: Venerable Consul, R. J.
Hayes: Worthy F. E.
Heinerikson; Excellent Banker,
Bernard McGreevey; Clerk, W.
H. Pierce: Escort, D. H. Cronin;
Watchman, J. E. Planck; Sentry,
R. J. Dwyer; Physician, C. N.
Hopkins; Trustees: F. E. Heiner
ikson, A. J. Meals, Fred Pfunder.
The Frontier, June 30, 1892
Last Saturday evening a meet
ing was held in the republican
club rooms for the purpose of or
ganizing a band. After some dis
cussion the boys decided to or
ganize and elected the following;
officers: President, C. A. Wells,
Secretary, D. H. Cronin; Treas
urer. Fred H. Swingley; Leader,
Doc Wells. The band will be com
posed as follows: Frank Webber,
solo Bb cornet; J. D. Webber, first
Bb cornet; J. Davis, second Bb
comet; William Adams, solo alto;
P. J. Biglin, first alto; W. Mc
Nichols, second alto; D.H. Cronin,
first tenor; J. L. Hershizer, sec
ond tenor; C. A. Wells, baritone;
E. Sniggs, tuba; O. O. Snyder,
snare drum; Fred H. Swingley,
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 26, 1902
James R. Sullivan, who resided
about three miles northeast of
this city, died this morning at
3:30. after an illness of several
months of cancer. He was one of
the pioneer residents of the
About twenty land seekers
from Iowa arrived in O’Neill
Tuesday night and are looking
over the county with a view to
Last week J. Pfund purchased
the lots west of the Evans hotel
and will next week commence
the erection of a store building
thereon. The building will be
Adelbert Baker, the efficient
and popular clerk in the land of
fice, purchased three lots on east
Douglas street and next week
will commence the erection of a
commodious residence thereon.
Looks suspicious, Bert.
The Presbyterian parsonage,
which has been under construc
tion for some time, is nearly fin
A few of the old guard gather
ed at the court house last Satur
day and held the populist county
convention. It w-as the smallest
convention ever held by that
party since their organization in
the county. Delegates to the state
and congressional conventions
were named and the convention
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 20, 1912
Mrs. J. J. McCafferty, who has
been visiting friends in Omaha
the past six weeks, returned
home last Monday night.
The work of laying the brick
on the new hotel commenced this
The twelfth annual commence
ment of St. Mary's Academy was
held at the opera house last Tues
day evening, when the class of
1912, consisting of nine young
ladies, received their diplomas
and bid goodbye to school days
dear old St. Mary’s. The follow
ing were the graduates: Margaret
Geraldine Cronin, Mary Loretta
Gallagher, Frances Daly, Myrtle
Fisher, Ruth French, Lura Lewis,
Agatha Lewis, Marcella Mattice,
Married, at the Catholic church
in this city on June 17, Charles
J. Slattery and Miss Bea J. Boyle,
Rev. M. F. Cassidy performing
The Frontier, June 27, 1912
William Biglin went down to
Bancroft, Nebr., last Saturday af
ternoon to spend a few days vis
Sheriff Grady and wife were in
Atkinson last Tuesday in'attend
ance at the wedding of the Sher
iff’s brother, Thomas Grady.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 22. 1922
Lloyd G. Gillespie filed last
Saturday night for the nomina
tion for State Representative of
the 64th District, on the republi- j
can ticket. There are five con-1
testants for this office.
Mrs. G. W. Cherry, who has
been visiting relatives and friends
in this city, left last Thursday,
morning for Sioux City and other
eastern points, where she will
visit before returning to her home
at Denver, Colo.
The Frontier, June 29, 1922
Miss Florence McCafferty has
been assisting in the county
agent’s office during the past ten
days while Miss Helen Donohoej
has been enjoying the mumps.
Mrs. J. E. Salmans, nee Marza;
Ziemer, left Saturday for Mitch
ell, S. D., where she will join her!
husband. J. E. Salmans and Miss
It is a triumph in ex
celsis when a man
sternly denies himself
present luxuries, so
his family may not
suffer for future ne
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits $140,000
This Bank Carries No Bonded Indebtedness of
Officers or Stockholders
Member hedaral Depout Insurance Corporation
Ziemer were married in Madison
county on April 17 and their wad
ding was kept a secret until a
few days ago.
Ten Years Asro
The Frontier, June 23, 1932
Hugh O’Donnell for the second
time is the champion of the j
O’Neill Country Club, winning
his second title last Tuesday af
ternoon over Harry Huston. Hugh
won the title first in 1919.
M. F. Harrington passed away
at his home in this city Wednes
day evening, after an illness of a
little over two months of heart
disease. He was 71 years, seven
months and fifteen days old at
the time of his death. He had
been a resident of the city since
1887 and was one of the most tal
ented and best known lawyers in
The Frontier, June 30, 1932
Mr. and Mrs. William Gatz left
last Sunday morning for Omaha,
where they will spend ten days
visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Moss left Sat
urday morping for the Minnesota
lakes, where tl^?y will spend ten
days angling in some of that j
j state’s noted fishing lakes.
Hugh J. McKenna died at a |
hospital in Norfolk last Monday
afternoon, after an illness of sev-i
eral months, of kidney trouble, at |
the age of 50 years, efght months,
and twenty-three days. He had
been a resident of this county for
Mrs. R. R. Morrison and Mrs
F. J. Dishner of O’Neill, Mrs. R.
Newton and daughter, Nancy
Nell, and Mrs. Edward Davidson
and daughters, Elizabeth and
Mary, of Casper, Wyo., went to
Omaha last Thursday. Miss Mary
Davidson entered St. Joseph’s
hospital, where she will take
Nurse’s Training course, and the
others returned to O’Neill Satur
Mrs. Howard Bauman, Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Murphy and Pvt. F.
C. and Mrs. John Grutsch went to
Grand Island Tuesday evening,
Mr. Grutsch leaving from there
for Indio, Calif., where he is sta
tioned with the U. S. Army. Pvt.
F. C. Grutsch had been here on a
fifteen day furlough and spent it
with his wife and parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Grutsch, and other
Mrs. J. P. Brown and Mrs. C.
E. Lundgren entertained sixteen
guests at a 6:30 buffet supper at
the home of Mrs. Brown Satur
day evening. High score was won
by Mrs. Lyndle Stput, Mrs. Har
old Lindberg second high, and
Mrs. R. H. Parker all-cut.
Mrs. Frank Froelich and child
ren returned Friday from Audu
bon, Iowa, where they had spent
the past three weeks visiting
Mrs. Froelich’s mother.
Mrs. Lulu Quig left today for
St. Joe, Mo., to spend the 4th of
July with relatives and friends.
Miss Lanone Miles of Norfolk
came Sunday to spend a couple
of weeks visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Miles.
Mrs. G. J. Ryan returned Tues
day from Sioux City, Iowa, where
she had been visiting relatives
and friends for ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hewitt
and daughters visited Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Parker Saturday en
route to their home at Rushville,
after spending two weeks in Min
Ambrose Rhode took Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Curtis to Sioux City,
Iowa, Sunday, to visit their
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lyle Cur
tis, and family this week. Mr.
Rhode returned home Sunday ev
Mrs. Frank Clements entertain
ed the Last Minute Bridge Club
at her home Wednesday after
noon. High score was won by
Mrs. Robert Brittell, traveling
Mrs. W. H. Tomlinson and low
Mrs. Jack Davi&
Mrs. Fred Saunto entertained
the 9-F.F. bridge club at her
home last Monday evening. High
score was won by Mrs. R. E.
Armbruster, Mrs. A. Jasekowiak
second high, Mrs. Bennett Gilles
pie third high and Mrs. Herbert
Peterson high score for guests.
In the write-up of the party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W
J. Taylor at Opportunity a week
ago last Sunday and published in
The Frontier last week, the name
of one family of guests were in
advertently omitted: They were
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Presek and
Mrs. Q. L. Sobotka left Sunday
for Tampa, Fla., where she will
join her husband, Lt. Sobotka,
who is stationed there at Mac
Dill Field. Mrs. Sobotka has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. M. Langan, for the past two
Friendly Neighbor Project Club
held a farewell party for Mrs.
Dale Fetrow last Friday evening
at the home of Mrs. Harold Fager.
The evening was spent playing
games and lunch was served. Mrs.
Ffetrow was presented with a go
ing away gift.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCor
mick, Mrs. Wm. McCormick and
E. B. Foster of Valentine, James
McCormick and Mrs. Leonard
McCormick of Sparks, and Mrs.
Clarence Logan of Norden at
tended the funeral of their
cousin, Mrs. Margaret Hunter,
New Deal Oil Co.
We will be open on the Fourth of July for the
benefit of the folks that will need goods on that
day. Here are a few samples of our prices:
Eight kinds to select 1 C.
from. Per Lb. . ..... I 5JU
OYSTER SHELLS OQ
180-Lb. Bag _0*lC
ARMOUR'S FANCY CHEESE
Brick or Cream COft
2-Lb. Box _ OZC
BLOCK SALT |
50-Lb. Blocks I
SUMMER SAUSAGE j
First grade new twine, in
sect treated. C Cf)
50-Lb. Bftle U.UU
Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Apri
cots, packed in heavy syrup.
The finest canned Fruit you
2l/a sise Qt. can_*>“«
OMAR FLOUR 1 /IQ
48 LJb. Bag I i6* J
OLD MISSION FLOUR 110
48 Lb. Bag _I • I 0
Armour's or Libby's,
Qi. glass jar_
LEMONS, Large 300 1 f|r
size. G for .._ . I Ul»
Per Dozen ... 19c
Tomato. Mustard or Natural,
8-Oz. tall cans, 1 Cn
2 cans for I Jw
GOLDEN TABLE CC.
SYRUP, gallon cans - JJO
BACON SQUARES 1CA
Smoked, per Lb.-I UO
The Scrap Rubber Program has been Extended
to July 10th. Bring us your Old Rubber.
Wonder Culture Mineralized Yeast
One of the best hog feeds and conditioners. It
takes only one pound of this yeast for each 100
pounds of grain. As good as any brand you can
buy. 50-pound bags----$2.75
Ground Egg Shells for Poultry Feed
An ideal calcium carbonate. 50-lb bags...45c
Another Truck Load of Fresh Fruits and Vege
tables FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Business Girls: Don’t forget the
dinner at Presbyterian church,
; parlors Monday evening, July 13,
at 6:30. Tickets will be sold by
the ladies of Circle I.
Dale Fetrow, who is employed
at Phillipsburg, Kansas, came up
after Mrs. Fetrow and children,
Saturday, they having remained!
I here until he was able to find a
house. They returned to Phillips
Six girls had a farewell party
Monday evening, honoring Miss
1 Mary Mellor, who leaves soon for
Los Angeles, Cal. They attended
the theatre and after the show
went to the home of Miss Mary
Miles for a slumber party.
J. W. Hickey took his mother,
Mrs. Annie Hickey, and daugh
ter, Winifred, of Hollywood, Cal.,
who have been visiting relatives
here for several weeks, to Pen
der Tuesday, where they will vis
it their daughter and sister, Mrs.
Without Stuart, wtfiose report
had not been received this after
noon, Holt county re^stered 293
boys between the ages of 18 and
20. Following is the number reg
istered in the several towns:
O’Neill 114, Atkinson 71, Emmet
7, Ewing 30, Page 14, Amelia 16,
Chambers 29, Inman 12.
Tom Hannabery was around
town this morning displaying an
Early Ohio potato that weighed
nine ounces that he says he dug
,out of his garden. The potatoes
were planted on April 27 and
Tom says they have been using
them for ten days. This is an
ideal year for potatoes, lots of
moisture, and it looks as if Holt
county will harvest a bumper
crop, the first in several years.
Harvey Wayman arrived Sun-!
day from Boulder, Colo., to spend1
the next ten days visiting with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Anton Sigfried of Parkins
Prairie, Minn., arrived Monday to
make an extended visit at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Henry,
Orstrum, and husband.
Miss Rita Higgins resigned
from her position at the F.S.A.
office Saturday and plans on
leaving a week from Sunday for
Denver, Colo., where she will se
cure employment and make her
home with the Misses Isbelle and
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Lohaus took
their neice, Miss Lucille Ann
Pimper of Omaha to Humphrey,
Sunday, to visit her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lohaus.
Miss Pimper has been a guest at
the home of her uncle and aunt
for the pa6t two weeks. »
Mr. and Mrs. George McCarthy
and daughter, Barbara Jean, of
O’Neill and Mrs. John Duffy and
daughter, Mary Lou, of Caspei, i
Wyo., w'ent to Omaha Friday. On;
Saturday Barbara Jean and Mary
Lou both had tonsilectomy oper
ations at St. Joseph’s hospital.
They all returned to O'Neill Wed
Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Carter of
O’Neill and Mr*. Arthur Blum of
Sheridan, Wyo., left Wednesday
for JCearney, where they will
meet their daughter and sister,
Mrs. Joel Smith and daughter,
Deloris, of Chicago. On Thurs
day, Dr. and Mrs. Carter and
Mrs. Smith and daughter will
take Mrs. Blum to her home at
Sheridan and will visit at her
home until Monday.
Mattie Soukup of O’Neill, El
len Blomberger of Gill, S. D.. and
Catherine Perkins of Ainsworth
went to Grand Island Monday to
meet their sister, Mrs. Ray Wil
liams and daughter, Colleen Ann,
of Remington, Wash., who will
make an extended visit with rel
atives and friends.
W. H. Harvey, one of the old
time settlers in the Meek neigh
borhood, was an O’Neill visitor
Tuesday and made this office a
pleasant call, extending his sub
scription to The Frontier. Bill
and the writer were schoolmates
in the O’Neill High School some
fifty-five years ago and both of
us get a lot of kick out of a visit
once in a while when we can dis
cuss happenings and events of
over a half century ago.
Mrs. Arthur Henifin and son,
Billie Bruee, of Ft. Collins, Cola;
are here visiting at the home of
Mrs. Henifin’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Taylor, of Opportunity,
also to visit her brother, Bill Tay
lor, before he left for the Army.
She is also visiting her sister,
Mrs. Ray Siders, of Opportunity.
Mrs. Henifin and Billie Bruce,"
and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Taylor
spent Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Taylor in O’Neill.
Dr. A. E. Gadbois, eye, ear, enH
note specialist, will make his
regular visit at Dr. Carter's
Office la O'Neill on
FRIDAY. JULY 10
Like to m > k e a «
■plash into cool, brac
ing water, or is your
Idea of a swim a !uy ^
hour at edge of a pooler
or the beach? What
ever it is here are
swim suits that ean
“take it or leave lt.n
In various colors and
styles for women and
The first fun requisite '
Is summer comfort
achieved by cool, cas
ual outer wear. For
. traveling, sports, the
V porch, backyard plcnlo
|1 or beach . . . shop
IM Brown-McDonald for
m comfort fashions mt a
f price for thrift bud
Travehvise dresses, gay
bouquet prints in rayon
sheers. Practical, yet smart
enough to weekend in Big
Town. Styled for coolness
Seersucker cotton desses crisp as chill
ed lettuce. Colorful stripes or plaids,
some with little jackets. And how they
“Go” for soap and water. 12-20, at
$3.95 to $5.95
Slack suits for leisure wear. Of cotton
or rayon. Styled and tailored to cam*
ouflage too exuberant curves. Smart
trousers and a jacket in clever colors.
Your Brown-McDonald Store will
observe Saturday hours Friday —
open until 10 o’clock p. m. Closed
all day the 4th of July.
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