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VOL. LXIII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1942 NO. 22
By Romaine Saunders
The diabolical purpose of their
spies and saboteurs leave no
doubt that the Nazi program
springs from the master spirit out
of the depths of evil incarnate.
And now “labor shortage’’ is an
added burden to that multitudious
and perpetual farm problem.
But it is said employment bureaus
are overrun with applicants for
It remains to be seen if drivers
who have been running circles
around fast passenger trains can
throttle themselves down to 35
miles per hour. About half pass
ing my range of vision are going
at the old clip.
If the cigaret is necessary to
the attainment of manly and
womanly qualities, why not teach
the technic in our schools? A
school room of boys and girls with
ruby lips curled over cigarets
would make a spectacle to which
parents could point with pride.
That Mr. Burke will not accept
a place on the November ballot
by petition is gratifying to those
who had admired his stand on
national issues when he was in
the senate and his later register
ing as a republican in this state.
To be consistent he could only
choose a course that left him free
to support the regular party nom
inee. Petition signers have gone
wild and they will probably get
a jolt at the polls next month.
Funeral services were held
Sunday for Mrs. Nan White at
the home of Glen White, a rela
tive, and the body taken to Iowa
for burial beside her husband.
Mrs. White, 91 and familiarly
known and universally held in
high esteem, throughout the com
munity as Nan, until very recent
years was active as a preacher,
holding meetings in school houses,
churches or homes, wherever she
found an opening to proclaim
the gospel message. Her hus
band had devoted his life to the
same work through the church
medium of the Methodists.
In 1885 a baby was born in the
Gortner household at O’Neill
that became an international
figure in the field of science, none
other than Dr. Ross Aiken Gort
ner who died last week in Minne
apolis, where he had been con
nected with the University of
Minnesota. The United Press
tells this of him: “Recognized
throughout the world for his work
in the improvement of cereals
and wheat flour, he had been
awarded the Osborne medal by
the American Society of Cereal
Chemists last May for his achieve
ment in cereal chemistry. A
graduate of Wesleyan, he was
awarded membership in 1935 in
the National Academy of Science
in recognition of his work in the
field of exact measurements deal
ing with colloids such as gelatine
and muscle tissue.”
Picnic planners, bridge and
golf clubs, all on the mad pursuit
of pleasure, are invited to read
what Lt. Wm. M. Bower, one of
the heroes of the Japan bombing,
said at a luncheon club where he
was billed as the guest speaker.
Proceedings of the club so stirred
him he ditched his set speech and
struck out straight from the
shoulder. “A matter of major
importance to you right now," he
said, “is a picnic. You wonder
where you should go and what
you shouud do in order to have
a good time. Well, it’s no picnic
out where I’ve been and where
your sons are. This is no time
for good times. I’m ashamed of
you. I’m ashamed of myself for
being here instead of out there
where I belong and where I wish
to God I were. I can’t under
stand my country. I can’t under
stand you. Don’t you realize
we’re in a war—a war we can
“Honor thy father and thy
mother, that thy-days may be long
upon the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee.” Isn’t it
our shame that the pagan Chinese
nation are the only people that
have incorporated this one of the
ten commandants as a fundament
m al principle of life, and this prin
ciple of life affects universally the
descendents of Magog as it does
no other section of the human
race. Young America, in too
many instances, are half ashamed
of their parents. In too many;
A SALUTE TO OUR YOUNGSTERS
May they always be free
O’NEILL has a right to be proud of its
youngsters. They’re doing their part to see that
America wins this war. They’re working whole
heartedly in collecting usable war materials and
turning those materials into War Bonds and
Stamps. They’re doing their job—well. They de
serve to inherit our America—our free America!
BOY WAR BOMBS 8 STAMPS
School Choruses, Band
Will Entertain Legion
Convention Next Week
The O’Neill High School Chor
uses have started with fine en
rollments this year, as there are
about 75 people in the choruses.
In tune with the war efforts,
and the good-neighbor policy, the
mixed chorus is doing a group of
Latin-American songs, and also
patriotic songs of the United
States. The songs include “The
Mexican Clapping Song,” and a
new arrangement of the popular
“Carmencita,” and such fine pa
triotic songs as “All Out Amer
ica,” by Beatrice and Max Krone,
and “The Army Air Corps.”
The Public School Choruses
and band combined with the St.
Mary’s Chorus and band will do
the patriotic numbers, “The Army
Air Corps” and “The Ramparts
We Watch” for the American Le
gion Convention next Tuesday
evening, October 13.
Try-outs for soloists and small
groups will be held in the near
future, and every student singing
in a large vocal group is eligible.
Program For Holt County
Institute On October 9
9:05—“School Nutrition,” Hazel
9:35—“Poetry and Prose,” Sarah
Hawkinson, Midland College,
10:10—Selected Music,” O'Neill
Senior Normal Training Class.
10:20—“Primary Reading,” Ruth
Wagner, Chicago, 111.
11:20—Community Singing -
Marjorie Graybill, Director, El
izabeth Harbottle, Accompanist.
11:50—Noon Recess _..
1:10—Selected Music, Saxaphone
Duet, O’Neill Public School.
Vocal Solo—Clara Lowery.
1:30—“Intermediate Reading” —
2:25—“Rhythm Bands and Sing
ing,” Harriet Tvrdik, Music
3:10—“As You Like It” — Mrs.
Mrs. Amanda Pace and daugh
ter, Mrs. John L. Quig, left Sat
urday for St. Joe, Mo., where
they will visit relatives. Mrs.
H. W. Starlin accompanied them
as far as Bedford, Iowa, where
she will visit her sister, Mrs. U.
I. Willson and other relatives.
instances they disgrace instead of
honoring father and mother.
“That thy days may be long upon
the land.”. China, today* our com
rade in arms, saw the rise and
fall of great nations and still lives
on. Egypt, Chaldaea, Assyria,
Media, Babylonia, Persia, Greece,
Rome, and Israel to whom the
“first commandment with prom- i
ise” was given, are but an his-,
torical memory. China survives, j
survives in the land made sure
as an heritage, and points the way
for the many among other peoples
who have too long disregarded
the injunction, Honor thy father
and thy mother.
O’Neill Commercial (
Club Appoints New
The Board of Directors of the
Commercial Club at a meeting
held the first/ ofthe week appoint
ed a new committee to promote
new business enterprises and de
fense projects for the advance
ment, improvement and enlarge
ment of the city.
Mayor John Kersenbrock was
selected chairman of this com
mittee. Other members are J. D.
Cronin, L. C. Walling, Dr. O. W.
French and Anton Toy. The new
committee will cooperate with
city officials, business men and the
Commercial Club and coordinate
their efforts in bringing new in
dustry and people to O’Neill.
When interviewed this morn
ing Mayor Kersenbrock said that
the committee would work tire
lessly for the future business ad
vancement of O’Neill and would
do all possible to bring new in
dustry and defense plants here.
He said that all the^ people of the
city, workers and business and
professional men and women,
should pull together for the ad
advancement of the city. By so
doing new industry, new people
and new payrolls could and would
be brought to O’Neill. Put your
shoulder to the wheel and boost.
Family Reunion At The
Lansworth Home Sunday
A family reunion and dinner
was held at the home of Mrs. Ann
Lansworth and son, John, last
Sunday, honoring their guests,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson and
family of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs.
Isa Brundage of Omaha. Those
present besides their guests were:
Mrs. Clara Van Hove and daugh
ter, Delores, Bristow; Mr. and
Mrs. J. Arden Berg of Baker, S.
D.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hammer
lin and son, Gene, Anoka; Mrs.
Hod Ellmire, Spencer; Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Lansworth and daugh
ter, Joanne, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron
Boshart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Manson, Mrs. Goldie Liddy, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Widtfeldt and Ray
Boshart of O’Neill. Mrs. Addie
Wrede was unable to attend on
account of illness.
Miss Virginia Monson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Monson
of East Chain, Minn., and Rich
ard Wyant, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Wyant of O’Neill, were mar
ried at 9 o’clock Sunday morning
at the home of Marlow Whitman
by the Methodist minister at East
Chain. The single ring ceremony
was used. They both were dress
ed in military blue. After the
wedding a lovely breakfast was
served at Mr. Whitman’s home.
Mrs. Wyant is a graduate of
the Granada, Minn., high school
with the class of 1942, and Mr.
Wyant graduated from the public
school in O’Neill in 1940. They
arrived in O’Neill on Monday
and will make their home here.
Mr. Wyant is an employee of the
Tri-State Company. The Frontier!
joins with their many friends in
wishing them many years of hap-;
piness and prosperity.
O’Neill Grade School Will
Have New Musical Project
The O’Neill Public Grade
School is to have a new musical
project this year. It is to be an
elementary school chorus. Every
child in grade school, if he wishes,
will have an opportunity to try
out for this group. It will consist
of a select group from each of the
grades. Try-outs are being held
Some fine nt v books have been
purchased for use in this chorus.
Interesting new songs in two and
three parts will be sung. The
group will meet after school two
nights a week. It should prove to
be a very fine vocal group, as
well as a good training class for
future high school singers. The
teachers in charge are Miss Mills
and Miss Graybill.
Annual Convention Dist.
No. 2 American Legion
Held Here Next Week
The annual convention of Dist.
No. 2, American Legion and Aux
iliary, will be held in O’Neill on
Tuesday, October 13. All Auxil
iary sessions will be held in the
auditorium of the Methodist
church, beginning at 10 o’clock a.
m. At noon a luncheon will be
served in the church basement
by the Methodist ladies. The af
ternoon sessions will adjourn at
five o’clock, then a banquet for
Legion and Auxiliary has been
arranged to be served by the
Catholic ladies in the high school
auditorium at 7 o’clock. After the
banquet a fine program of enter
tainment has been arranged by
the American Legion of Simon
Not only Auxiliary members of
the district, but also all who may
be interested in becoming mem
bers are not only invited, but
urged, to attend all sessions. The
public, too, is cordially invited to
attend any session. Following is j
the convention program, which
begins at 10 o’clock a. m.:
Call to order by District Pres-i
ident, Mrs. Robert Larson, Pil
Advancement of Colors.
Salute and Pledge to the Flag,
led by Mrs. Loa Hubbard,
Star-Spangled Banner, led by i
Mrs. Luther Simonson, New- i
Invocation, Miss Josephine Fred
Preamble, led by Mrs. Opal Keat
Welcome, Edith J. Davidson,
Response, Mrs. Earl Flowers,
Minutes of Previous Convention.
Secretary - Treasurer’s Report,
Mrs. Otto Oik, Pilger.
Introduction of Officers, Distin
guished Guests and Convention
County Highlights, Eight County
Memorial Service, Newman Grove
Music and Entertainment, O’Neill I
Annual Report of District Pres
ident, Mrs. Robert Larson.
National Defense, Mrs. W. H.!
Harrison, Dist. Vice President,
Child Welfare, Mrs. Noma Hall,
Girls’ State, Mrs. Howard Re
Experiences of An Overseas
Nurse of World War I, Mrs.
John Nelson, Stanton.
Greetings from Department Com
mander, John Curtis, Lincoln.
Greetings from District Comman
der, Fritz Sellery, Neligh.
Greetings from Service Officer,
Ivan Marsh, Veterans’ Hospital,
Greetings from Veteran Employ
ment, W. H. Anderson, Lincoln.
Address, Department President of
American Legion Auxiliary, Mrs.
Blanche Starr, Alma.
Minutes of Executive Board Meet
ing, Mrs. Otto Oik.
Presentation of Awards.
Election and Installation of Of
Retirement of Colors.
William McClellan, one of the;
pioneer residents of the Meek
section, was a pleasant caller at
this office Tuesday morning, re
newing his subscription to The
Frontier. Bill says that he ex
pects to leave in a few days for
California, where he expects to
spend the winter visiting relatives
and friends. He says that if he
does not like that country he will
be back when the grass starts to
come in the spring.
CORNER STONE OF
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
LAID LAST SUNDAY
At three o’cock last Sunday,
October 4, the Corner stone of the
New St. John’s church was laid
by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor J. G.!
McNamara, Dean of the O’Neill
Deanery, Holt and Boyd, counties, i
assisted by the Rev. C. A. Bey
ersdorfer, pastor of St. John’s.
Rev. John O’Brien of Emmet, de-;
livered the sermon. The cere-1
monies closed with Benediction of
the Most Blessed Sacrement, at
which, the Rev. John O’Flynn of j
Ewing was celebrant and the
Rev T. Brick of O’Neill Master
A corner stone of a church sym-!
bolizes Christ, who is the Corner
stone of Faith, and Foundation j
of the Church.
A cross, flanked by an Ameri-|
can flag, was placed where the:
altar is to stand, dedicating St.
John’s to the services of God and i
It is hoped that the Church
will be completed by Christmas, j
HAVE SET THE PACE
! Nebraska bankers have set the
pace for bankers all over the
Nation in their practical help to
4-H Clubs, according to the re
cent statement of G. L. Noble of
Chicago, publisher of the National
4-H Club News. The widespread
nature of Nebraska banker co
operation with 4-H Club develop
ment is the basis of an article
shortly to appear in this national
magazine, commending the out
standing work of Edgar McBride,
president of the Commercial bank
of Blue Hill, Nebr., and chair
man of the Committee on Agri
culture for the Nebraska Bankers
Association, This article draws
the conclusion that this banker
aid to farm boys and girls has
been a potent factor in the devel
opment of the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock
Show, now the leading 4-H ex-)
hibition of its kind in the world. |
The best known example of
banker aid to farm boys and girls
in this state is the gift of paid-up j
subscriptions to the National 4-H j
Club News to individual club
leaders generally in Nebraska.
The records in the office of L. I.
Frisbie, in the Nebraska College
of Agriculture in Lincoln, show
that 1637 leaders of 4-H Clubs in
Nebraska out of a possible 2300
are now receiving this magazine,
which serves as a clearing house
for ideas in 4-H club activity and
is constantly used by the leaders
as a guide in the promotion of
The editor of this official paper
says that, since the idea of the
donation of this paper was step
ped up to wholesale scale by
Nebraska bankers two years ago,
other states have shown similar
activity. Arizona bankers have
recently achieved a nearly com
plete coverage in that state and
many county banker organiza
tions in Minnesota, South Dakota
and other states have made an
A description in detail of the
methods followed by Nebraska
bankers in financing 4-H young
sters who are purchasing their
own live stock is a feature of the
article now in preparation.
Elmer Goldfuss and Miss Doro
thy Van Horn, both of Atkinson,
were united in marriage on Sep
tember 30, at 2 o’clock at Ord,
Nebraska, Rev. M. M. Long, pas
tor of the Methodist church offi
ciating. They were attended by
the bride’s sister, Miss Doris Van
Horn and Charles Goldfuss,
brother of the groom.
The groom is the eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Goldfuss.
He is a graduate of the Atkinson
High school, with the class of
1936. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Van Horn.
She received her education in a
rural school near Ewing and at- j
tended Orchard High school for
A wedding supper was served
at the home of the bride’s parents,
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. George!
Goldfuss and family, Mrs. Bertha;
Dobias and son, Charles. Mr. and
Mrs. Emery Mathis and son, and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Risor.
They will entertain their friends;
at a wedding dance Friday, Oc-1
tober 9th, in Atkinson.
Miss Meta Martin moved her
store fixtures and merchandise
to her home in the west part of
town Tuesday affternon. Miss
Martin had been in business for
several years on Douglas street,
between Fourth and Fifth streets.
Commercial Club Meet
Set For October 20
On account of the meeting of
the American Legion anti the
Auxiliary here next Tuesday, the
regular meeting of the Commer
cial Club, which was to have been
held that evening, was postponed,
until Tuesday evening, Oct. 20th.'
At this meeting Phil Sherman,
president of the Tri-State Pro
duce. Company, and L. C. Wall
ing, district manager of the Con
sumers Public Power Company,
have been invited to address the
meeting. As these two gentlemen
are the heads of the companies
having the largest payrolls in the
city, their talks will undoubtedly
be interesting to the business men
of O'Neill and it is hoped that a
large attendance will be out that
Free Training For War
Training For War Production Jobs
Although thousands have been
trained for war production jobs,
private and government war
training schools cannot keep up
with the demand from war pro
duction factories for graduates of
Right now—here in Nebraska—
there is an urgent call for hund
reds of young men and women
to apply for this training which
is offered at Omaha, Lincoln,
Kearney, Bellevue and Milford.
The National Youth Adminis
tration schools admit young men
and women between the ages of
16 to 24 for training and actually
pay wages in addition to furnish
ing free board and room. They
offer training in sheet metal work,
radio rapairing, welding, machine
shop practice, foundry work and
Young married women without
children would do well to investi
gate these opportunities for train
ing. Write to the Norfolk office i
of the United States Employment!
Service for detailed information. ■
Bankers Held Successful
Meeting Here Tuesday
The North Central Nebraska
Regional Clearing House Associa
tion held their regular semi-an
nual meeting in this city last
Tuesday evening. The meeting
was held at the Golden Hotel,
where a dinner was served the
bankers at 7:30. Forty bankers
were in attendance, representing
fourteen banks of the district.
The- following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: C.
L. Bishop, Bartlett, president;
Leonard Hales, Brunswick, vice
president; Dale French, O’Neill,
secretary; Leo Adams, of Chamb
ers and Gus Benz, of Spencer,
members of the Board of Direct
A. E. Spittler Retires
From Loan Association
A. E. Spittler, who has been
associated with the National
Farm Loan Association for the
last few years, the last two of
wihch he was secretary-treasurer,
tendered his resignation to the
boards of directors of the O’Neill
Group Unit on October 1. After
giving Mr. Spittler a unanimous
vote of thanks for his services,
the boards accepted his resigna
tion. Until a secretary-treasurer
has been elected, the office is in
charge of Miss Anna L. O’Don
nell, acting secretary-treasurer.
Bassett Gives O’Neill
High A Trimming
O’Neill High suffered its first
setback of the football season at
the hand of a strong Bassett
eleven. O’Neill received the kick
off on its own 20-yard line and in
four plays had scored a touch
down. Burgess passed to McKen
na, who lateralled to Wolfe for
the touchdown. McKenna kicked
the extra point. Bassett scored on j
a long pass but failed to make the
extra point and O’Neill led 7 to 6.'
Calkins passed to McKenna,
who again lateralled to Wolfe, to.
set up the second touchdown on1
the 1-yard line. Calkins plunged (
over on the next play for a touch
down and the half ended with the
score O’Neill 13, Bassett 6.
O’Neill defense wilted the sec
ond half with Basset scoring twice
on passes and once on a pass in
terception. The final score was:,
Bassett 25, O’Neill 13.
O’Neill plays Ewing on Friday
night at Ewing, and Creighton on
October 16 at O’Neill.
Roy Johnson was in Omaha j
Monday and Tuesday on business.
STUDENTS OF O’NEILL
HIGH AND ST. MARY’S
IN THE SCRAP DRIVE
Students of the O'Neill schools
are taking a very active part in
the scrap drive that is on through
out the entire United States at
the present time. Next Wednes
day, October 14, has been desig
nated as a Free Scrap Day by St.
Mary’s Academy and the Public
School. The schools will be dis
missed that day to enable each
student to get into the scrap and
bring all the metal and rubber
that they can dig up to some cen
tral point and build a mountain
of raw war materials.
The students of the O’Neill
schools wish to state that the total
proceeds from donated scrap to
St. Mary’s and Public School stu
dents will be given to the Ameri
can Red Cross and the USO. Ev
ery patriotic American citizen
owes it to his country to do ev
erything within his or her power
to give our fighting men the
equipment necessary to achieve
complete victory. Be sure to con
tribute all the scrap metal and
rubber that you can make avail
able. If you do not have a stu
dent in school, notify some of
them that you have scrap for
them to pick up and add it to the
collected pile. Let’s all do our ut
most in a job that is worth doing
the best way we know how.
If you have scrap that you wish
to sell, do it before October 17. It
doesn’t matter whether you do
nate or sell it; the main thing is
to get it rolling to the mills.
The Public School and St.
Mary's Academy very much ap
preciate the cooperation and con
tribution of all organizations and
individuals that have and will
contribute to the success of the
Mayor Kersenbrock Has
Hun^ Up Three Prizes For
Kids In The Scrap Drive
In order to give the young
sters of the City a little pep so
that they will go “all out” in the
SCRAP DRIVE Mayor Kersen
brock offers the Young Americans
three prizes to be won in the
scrap contest next week. The
first prize will be $3.00 and will
be given to the boy or girl turning
in the most scrap on or before
Wednesday, October 14; the boy
or girl turning in the second high
est amount will be given $2.00
and the boy or girl third in the
contest will receive $1.00.
Now, youngsters get busy and
gather the scrap. Uncle Sam
needs it and our boys also nee4
the guns, shells and cannon that
are made from the scrap metal.
So round up the SCRAP to
SMASH THE JAPS.
Livestock Receipts Heavy,
Prices Firm On Market
With the seasonal cattle move
ment nearing its peak, receipts
were heavy at the local livestock
market again last Monday. Buy
ers from several states, including
Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
South Dakota and eastern Ne
braska were on hand and compet
itive bidding was spirited. Prices
were firm and some classes show
ed price strength.
Choice steer calves scaling 300
lbs. topped at $14.80. Top loadlot,
averaging 375 lbs., brought $14.65.
Bulk of the steer calves ranged
from $13 to $14. Lightweight
heifer calves reached $14 on a
scattered few with the long end
placing between $12.25 and $13.25,
mostly in the upper brackets.
Yearling steers cashed from
$12.25 to $13.50. Heifers reached
$12.25 on a few choice Angus,
bulk at $11.00 to $12.00.
Several loads of two-year-old
steers weighing over 850 lbs. were
sold. These brought from $11.75
to $12.50. One bunch of 1070 lb.
averages paid $12.75.
Good quality beef cows made
$9.50 to $10.25. Others carrying
less flesh and quality cashed from
$8.00 to $9.00 with plainer grades
ranging from $6.00 to $7.50. Bulls
topped at $10.65 on 1500 pound
weights. Heiferettes reached
$11.10 on the best kind.
In the hog trade the common
top of $14.80 claimed butchers and
sows alike with a price range of
$14.60 to $14.80 being paid for
the bulk of the days supplies.
Stags brought $12.70 to $12.75.
Feeders topped at $16.10.
About 75 lambs were sold and
the price range was from $11.30
to $11.50. per hundred. Also, in
cluded in the days offering were
10 or 12 horses.
Next auction, Monday, Oct. 12.
Tom Sullivan went to Grand
Island Tuesday on business.
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