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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1942)
VOL. LXIII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1942 NO. 24
By Romaine Saunders
Atkinson, Nebr., Star Route No. 5.
Whoever gets the Solomon
Islands don’s get much—a fair
size sand hills ranch.
Some of the democratic big
wigs are at their wits end to dis
pose of Mr. May. Leave it to Mr.
If a bird fell at each crack of
a gun a week ago there are many
less pheasants in this part of the
For better, for worse, or for j
neither we are coming more and
more under the license and per-!
mit system of business and com-1
missions. All these cost the tax-j
payers and the benefit derived
A sudden blow as Tom Baker
was atop a windmill jeopardized
his footing when the mill wheeled
into motion but he clung on in
spite of getting a number of raps
that cut three gashes in his head.
Should not any member of Con
gress be ashamed to give his sup
port to drafting the youth of the
country for military service while
there are football squads, beefy
wrestlers, others of the sports
fraternity, striking factory work
ers, tempermental musicians and
so-called entertainers that ought
to be in the army.
Don’t hurry. Don’t worry.
There’s another day. If not,
doesn’t matter anyway. Tomor
row’s coming on after set of sun.
"A bit of paitence,” let us say as
we labor day by day. Life is not
a marathon—need our strength to
carry on. Plow-horse still works
at twenty-one—long ere this the
race-horse is done. A bit of dog
garel—not to be continued.
Marking the ballot on election
day I like to favor the home pro
duct, especially a clean-cut young
fellow who has the ambition and
ability to do something. Eld Han
cock for county treasurer appeals
to me as such. My acquaintence
with the family runs back to the
grandparents, Holt county home
steaders in my parents’ neighbor
hood, and Ed has the background
of the sturdy pioneer and honored
Busy bodies are at work every
election year to cumber the ballot
with an amendment of some kind.
Now they want to change our
mode of county government.
Great things are promised, noth
ing more could be desired, to
follow the adoption of their
schemes, but somehow we usually
are worse off after an amend
ment becomes law than before.
Under the guise of reform fantas
tic ideas bud and bloom like
clover in June. All welcome an
honest-to-goodness reform but
most of the propositions put for
ward as amendments merely in
volve changes that have no par
A friend of the Breezes sends
me a newspaper clipping that
rather violently attacks our gov
ernor on the score of pensions for
our retired citizens and asks my
view. Opinions are sound or er
roneous according to the light we
have. I fear the brother who
berates the governor is rather
more prejudiced than informed.
The governor does not have the
say of how much money shall be
paid into this fund and that fund.
The citizens themselves do that.
The pension fund suffers to the
extent that gas purchases are cur
tailed, and other sources lag.
Mr. Griswold, or Mr. Bryan, I feel
sure would be glad to double the
payments to those allotted pen
sions if funds were available.
Some of our superanuated citi
zens wasted the years they might
have acquired a competency;
some were not endowed by nature
for financial independence; others
have lost life’s accumulations,
while still others devoted their
talents to the noble but thank
less task of the moral and spirit
ual uplift of their fellows. All
have done their part in the com
plex development of community
life. Enfeebled age is life’s dark
tragedy. Decent provision for
substenance and comfort at this
period should by no means be a
secondary consideration. As I
view it, the remedy for our pres
ent inadequate pension set-up lies
with the legislature.
Very Interesting Meeting
O'Neill Commercial Club
The regular meeting and dinner
of the O’Neill Commercial Chib
was held at the Golden Hotel
Wednesday night. An excellent
steak dinner was served by the
M and M cafe. The attendance
was exceptionally large.
Following the dinner Julius D. [
Cronin, who presided at the meet-1
ing, gave a short talk following
the reading of the minutes of the
previous meeting, in which he
stressed the importance of co
operation among the business men
for the common good and future
of the town. Concluding his talk
he introduced Phil Sherman, pres- j
ident of the Tri-State Produce
Company here and who also has
a plant in Sioux City. This in- j
dustry, according to Mr. Cronin, j
has one of the largest pay rolls
in the city, a fact that is evident
from the number of people in the
city who are employed there.
According to Mr. Sherman this
plant turned out more dressed
poultry the past year than any
other in the state, including those
in Omaha and Lincoln. For a
community of this population that
is a record we are entitled to
boast about. In addition they
were second in the amount of
The Tri-State Hatchery has
purchased a farm south of the
river for the purpose of raising
turkeys. According to Mr. Sher
man, this county is an ideal lo
cation for turkeys and there is no
reason why this community should
not soon become the Turkey
center. Their present flock is
well worth a trip out to see.
Mr. Sorenson, who has the con
tract for the erection of the new
building, gave a short talk. He
told of the difficulty they had in
obtaining material. It was nec
essary to send trucks in all direct
ions within a radius of four to.
five hundred miles to find tnei
necessary lumber and brick. The I
intention, according to Mr. Soren- j
son, was to build a fire proof;
building, but present conditions
make it impossible to get the steel
necessary for that type of con
The O’Neill Fire Department
received a surprise. In appreci-1
ation for the effort they put forth
to save the Hatchery, which was j
only a short distance from the j
plant, Mr. Sherman presented!
Chief Miles with a $50 check for
the department. This gesture is \
appreciated not only by the Fire
Department, but by all the memb
ers of the Commercial Club.
Clark Willson, manager of Tri
State, was also called upon and
made a short talk.
C. G. Carver, manager of the
Hatchery Department and super
visor of the Turkey farm, was
introduced and made a talk on
its operation, that was very inter
George Mellor, one of the old
time settlers of Holt county, was
in from his home in the north
eastern part of the county last
Monday and favored this office
with a pleasant call, extending
his subscription to The Frontier.
George has been a resident of
this county for fifty-seven years,
arriving in Holt county in No
vember, 1885, just after having
reached manhood’s estate. By
strict attention to business and
hard work, George has been very
successful and he is now taking
things easy at his splendid farm
home near Redbird.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Griffith and
son, Tommy, and Earl Blivins, of
North Platte, came up last Friday
for a week’s visit at the home of
Mr. Griffith’s mother, Mrs. F. H.
Griffith, and at the home of Mrs.
Griffith’s parents at Meek, Mr.
and Mrs. Preston Jones.
The Young People’s Society of
the Presbyterian church held a
' Hallowe’en party at the church
! on Tuesday evening, October 20.
The fore part of the evening was
spent in games, after which lunch
S was served. The party was well
i attended and a very pleasant
I evening was enjoyed.
Richard F. Kapustka of Ord
and Hazel D. Smith of Broken
Bow, on October 20.
Lyle Eppenbach and Opal
Friend, both of O’Neill, on Octo
Harold Albert Gill of Stuart ar
rested by Patrolman John T.
Meistrell and charged with
drunken driving (second offense).
He appeared in county court on
October 19, plead guilty and was
fined $60 and costs $3.10. Driving
! license revoked for a year.
Dierks New Secretary
Farm I^ian Association
Lyle P. Dierks of Ewing was
elected secretary-treasurer of the
O’Neill Group Unit National Farm
Loan Associations on October 16.
to fill the vacancy caused by the;
resignation of A. E. Spittler. Mr. i
Dierks is a native of Holt county 1
and has made his home in Ewing
since 1914. He is a graduate of
the Ewing high school, attended
the University of Nebraska, and
since April, 1934, has been post
master in his home town. He has
been a director of the Newboro
National Farm Loan Association,
an affiliate of the O’Neill Group
Unit since 1936. Mr. Dierks also
operates a ranch in Wheeler coun
ty. He will assume his duties as
secretary - treasurer November 1,
Until that time the office is in
charge of Anna L. O’Donnell, act
Miss Anna O’Donnell will re
view the song of “Bernadette,"
by Frenz Wefler, for the O’Neill
Womens Club on Wednesday eve
ning, October 28, at the home of
Mrs. James Rooney. This is the
guest meeting and a cordial invi- j
tation is extended to all O’Neill
ladies and vicinity who are inter
ested in joining the Womens
Rev. and Mrs. V. C. Wright re- j
ceived word October 14 that their
son, Ensign W. H. Wright, sta
tioned at Boston, had recently
been promoted to a lieutenancy,
junior grade, in the navy. Lieut.
Wright is studying at the Mass
achusetts Institute' of Technology.
Congratulations are being receiv
ed both by Lieut. Wright and his
parents, who are justly proud of
their son’s promotion. — Papillion
Supervisor J. C. Stein went up
to Stuart Wednesday to meet the
district engineer of this district
regarding work on the Stuart
Naper road. This road has been
in bad condition for several
years and Supervisor Stein is en
deavoring the get the road de
partment to do some work on
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Olson and
daughter, Lois Lee, spent Satur
day and Sunday in Sioux City,
Iowa, where they were joined by
their daughter, Marion, who is a
student at the University of Ne
braska Hospital in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Frenking
and children, Joan and John, vis
ited from Thursday of last week
until Sunday at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Mary McCafferty,
and sisters, Mrs. John Melvin and
Mrs. Robert Gallagher, and hus
Mother Virginia went to Sioux
City Tuesday. On Wednesday
Mother Virginia and Sister Eu
gene took Sister Delores, who has
been receiving medical treatment
at St. Vincent’s hospital for sev
eral weeks, to St. Joseph’s hos
pital at Alliance.
Staff Sgt. Vernon Spangler of
Boston, Mass., who just arrived
back from Scotland, and who is a
gunner on a merchant ship, ar
rived here Monday to spend ten
days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Await Spangler.
Dr. J. Milton Murphy arrived
here Wednesday evening from
Portland Oregon, and will spend
a few days visiting at the home
of his aunt, Mrs. Tom Enright,
Mrs. William Tatreau and Mrs.
H. A. Brink of Omaha spent from
1 Saturday until Monday with their
l parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Hunt.
Mrs. Curley Washechek returned
with them to Omaha, where she
| plans on securing employment.
Mrs. Frank Clements entertain
| ed the Last Minute Bridge Club
! at her home Wednesday after
; noon. High score was won by
Mrs. Jack Davis and traveling by
Mrs. Dean Selah.
Harold Bierman left Sunday
for Omaha, where he will visit
his parents for two weeks before
being inducted into the U. S.
Army. Mr. Bierman has been in
the meat department at the Coun
cil Oak Store for the past two
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Oberkramer
returned to their home at Denver,
Colo., Monday, after a ten days’
visit at the home of their aunt and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. De
Mrs. H. W. Starlin, Mrs. John
Quig and Mrs. Almanda Pace re
turned Tuesday from St. Joe, Mo.,
and Bedford, Iowa, where they
had been visiting relatives for
Mrs. Bill Tomlinson of San
Mateo, Calif., is here visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brede
hoeft, and Mrs. George Tomlin
son until November 1.
Mammoth Truck Hauls
Glen Eager, a U. S. Army en
gineer, was in the city the fore
part of the week, doing some
work northeast of the city. Mr.
Eager was in charge of one of the
largest trucks that ever was seen
in this section of the state. The
truck empty weighs 22 tons and
can carry a maximum load of 55
tons. It is 47 feet and 4 inches
long and rides on eighteen large
tires. It requires a gallon of gas
for every three miles the truck
Local scrap collectors discover^
ed that there was an old boiler
buried in the ground back of the
old McGinnis Creamery building,
on Douglas and Third streets, but
on account of its size there was
some fear that they could not get
it out for the purpose of salvaging
it. On being approached and ask
ed if he could help, the engineer]
replied that he could, and after
completing his work he drove
down, hitched onto the boiler and
in a few seconds it was retrieved.
It weighed three and a half tons.
WEDDING OCTOBER 15
A very pretty wedding took
place at the Methodist parsonage
in O’Neill at four o’clock Thurs
day afternoon, October 15, when
Miss Opal Friend and Lyle R. Ep
penbach were united in marriage
by Rev. Dawson Park, using the
single ring ceremony.
Mrs. Eppenbach was very be
comingly attired in a blue wool
suit with black accessories. The
contracting parties were attended
by Miss Iris Siewert and Earl Ep
penbach, brother of the bride
groom. Miss Siewert wore a blue
crepe dress, with black acces
Mrs. Eppenbach is the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harri
son Eppenbach of Butte, Nebr.,
and is a graduate of the Butte
public school with the class of
1940, For the past year she has
been employed in O’Neill.
Mr. Eppenbach is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Eppenbach
of O’Neill. He has been employed
on a farm near O’Neill for some
time past. He will leave for Army
service on October 23.
A wedding dinner w'as served
at the home of the bridegroom’s
parents after the wedding.
Mrs. Jarold Dusatko
Mrs. Mary Emily Dusatko died
at her home south of Emmet at
12:50 o’clock Wednesday morn
ing, October 21, 1942, after an ill
ness of about five weeks, at the
age of 61 years and twenty days.
The funeral will be held Friday
morning at 10 o’clock from the
Church of the Epiphany at Em
met, Rev. Father O’Brien offici
atin, and burial in Calvary cem
etery in this city.
Mary Emily Anderson was born
in Weston, Nebr., on October 1,
1881. She grew to womanhood in
that section of the state and on
April 12, 1912, she was united in
marriage to Jerrold Dusatko, the
ceremony being performed at
Lincoln, Nebr, Four children were
born of this union, two sons and
two daughters. The children are:
Leonard, Emmet; Mrs. Pauline
Benze, Emmet; Mrs. Geraldine
Schoenle, East Moline, 111.; Bern
ard, Camp Roberts, Calif. She is
also survived by two brothers
and two sisters. They are: Otto
Anderson, Weston, Nebr.; George
Anderson, Wichita, Kan.; Mrs.
Casper Winkler, Atkinson, Nebr.,
who with her beloved husband
and children are left to mourn
the passing of a kind and affec
tionate wife, mother and sister.
The family came to this county
in January, 1917, and since that
time deceased had been a res
ident of Holt county. For several
years they lived on a farm north
of Emmet, but a few years ago
they built a modern and com
modious home on their place
south of Emmet, where they have
resided for the past couple of
Mrs. Dusatko had always en
joyed good health until about five
weeks ago when she was taken ill
with a severe case of the grip,
which did not respond to treat
ment as was expected, but none
realized the end was so near. She
was a charming lady and had a
host of friends in the central sec
tion of the county, who will re
gret to learn of her sudden
Miss Alta Heflin and Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Larson of Harlan,
Iowa, spent last Thursday and
Friday with Miss Heflin’s sister,
Mrs. O. A. Kilpatrick, and family.
Mrs. John Berigan, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Bcrrigan
wont to Omaha last Monday to at
tend the funeral of his mother,
Mrs. John Berigan, Sr., who pass
ed away in her home in Omaha on
October 9th. The funeral was
held Tuesday morning from Our
Lady of Lourdes church in Omaha
Rev. Father Simkol officiating.
Mrs. Berigan is survived by
four sons and three daughters, all
of whom were present at the fun
eral. The children are: John L.,
O’Neill; James L., Atkinson; F.
A. and Vincent R., both of Omaha;
Mrs. George W. Rowell of Los
Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. John Murrie
and Miss Lucille Berigan, both of
Omaha. Mr. Berigan died in
BILL SITZ WINS HONORS
Billy Sitz of Atkinson, the only
Holt county boy to exhibit baby
beeves at the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H
Livestock Show, brought home a
red and blue ribbon respectively
on his steer and heifer calves.
The Angus steer, which weigh
ed 1000 lbs., was sold for $16.50
cwt. after placing in the red rib
bon group. His Angus heifer,
which placed second in the Angus
heifer class, was awarded a blue
ribbon. The heifer, which was a
purebred individual, was with
drawn from the sale and brought
home to be used for breeding pur
Billy has done an outstanding
job in 4-H work in the past sev
eral years, and has received many
awards in every county and state
show in which he has exhibited.
Dinner guests at the Preston
Jones home last Sunday, were:
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Griffith and
son. Tommy, and Earl Blevins,
of North Platte; Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Jones, of the state of Ne
vada; Mrs. F. H. Griffith and Miss
Anna Toy, of O’Neill; Grandma
Hull and son, Billy, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Devall and daughter,
Nancy, and Roy Spindler, of
Meek. A delicious dinner of fried
chicken and all that goes with it
was provided by Mrs. Jones and
her daughters. Grandma Hull,
who was 87 years of age in Sep
tember, was as spry as the
younger ones and enjoyed the
gathering to the fullest extent.
The Catholic Daughters held a
social meeting at the Golden Ho
tel and lunch at a local cafe Tues
day evening. The evening was
spent playing bridge and high
score was won by Mrs. Clyde
Willson and low by Mrs. John
Protivinsky. The hostesses for
the evening were Mrs. Tom
Greene, Mrs. John Kersenbrock,
Mrs. Chas. Mullen, Mrs. Wiliam
Martin, Mrs. John Melvin and
Mrs. F. J. Dishner.
Mrs. W. J. Froelich entertained
the Martez Club Tuesday even
ing at a 7:00 o’clock dinner at a
local cafe and cards at her home.
High scores were won by Mrs.
P. B. Harty, Mrs. H. J. Birming
ham, Mrs. W. J. Froelich and Miss
Mr. and Mrs. John Green have
received word from their son,
Lyle, who is stationed at Fort
Riley, Kan., that he had been pro
moted to staff sergeant. He has
been in the Army about eleven
Mr. J. E. Spencer went to Sioux
City Monday to meet his daugh
ter-in-law, Mrs. Herbert Spencer,
and children, Nancy Lee and
Richard, of Springfield, Mass.,
who will visit Dr. and Mrs. Spen
cer until Thursday, when they
will return to their home.
Dr. Erwin Gallagher and Mrs.
Frank Gallagher and son, Jimmy,
returned to their homes at La
Crosse, Wis., on Tuesday, after
spending several days at the
home of Mrs. J. P. Gallagher and
daughters, Hilda and Helen.
Mrs. Mose Gaughenbaugh and
daughters, Jo Ann and Carole, and
Miss Mary Welsh arrived here
Saturday from Ukiah, Cal., to
visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Welsh, for three weeks.
Mrs. D. D. Hunt entertained
the L. L. Bridge Club at her home
Tuesday afternoon. High score
was won by Mrs. Jack Davis,
traveling by Mrs. George Mitchell
and low by Mrs. Frank Clements.
Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Kirks
and daughter, Patricia, of Spen
cer, were guests Saturday and
Sunday of her sister, Mrs. Tom
Greene, and husband and other
Fred Vitt of Boone, Iowa, and
Dr. Hayes of Omaha spent Sun
day with Mr. Vitt’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Vitt.
Mrs. Carl Fredericks, of Spen
cer, spent Tuesday and Wednes
day with Mrs. Anna McCartney.
Holt County Hoys To
Leave For Army
Boys who left O’Neill on Octo
ber 8, 1942, will leave O’Neill on
Saturday, October 24,1942, at 8:30
a. m., by bus from the Golden
Hotel corner. Following are
those who will leave:
Clifford C. Riehart, Chambers.
Keith E. Waring, Middlebranch.
Ernest H. Eppenbach, O’Neill.
The following boys who also
left here on October 8, 1942, will
leave on Monday, October 26, 1942
at 8:30 a. m., by bus from the
Golden Hotel corner:
John M. Gallagher, Inman.
Abie B. Franz, Stuart.
Ellies J. Shane, Atkinson.
Roy F. Mack, Atkinson.
Scrap Collections Are
Coming Along Nicely
Holt county is now making real
progress on their second scrap
drive. Scrap Chairman Ressel re
ported this morning that Holt
county, up to this time, had col
lected 1,937,061 pounds, which
raises the average for the county
to near 130 pounds per capita,
which is not a bad showing and it
will be much larger when the drive
is concluded this coming Satur
day. If you have surplus scrap in
your farm yard, bring it in, sell it
to the junk man so that it can be
sent on its way to help make guns
and bombs to smite the Japs, as
well as our other enemies.
HOLT COUNTY U. S. D. A.
WAR BOARD NOTES
To meet increasing demands for
meat and avoid transportation
and processing bottlenecks, it is
more and more essential that
farmers avoid delays in market
ing heavy hogs, Nebraska USDA
War Board Chairman Abner K.
Chestem said today. Chestem sug
gested that hog producers contin
ually cull hogs of marketable
weights from their herds for ship
i ment rather than waiting until all
reach a mark of 250 pounds or
better. At the same time he call
ed attention to the need for con
servation of transportation facil
ities and asked that neighbors
pool shipments whenever neces
sary to provide full truckloads.
The present farm machinery
rationing order will be ready
about November 1. New equip
ment will be allocated to areas
and farmers strictly on a wartime
Purchases of foods to meet win
ter needs of the allied forces are
being increased steadily by the
Department of Agriculture. Sep
tember purchases were 38 percent
over those of August.
OPA has adopted AAA’s ever
normal granary idea in its plan to
take over all tires exceeding five
per car. This will create a reserve
of rubber for essential purposes,
just as farmers have built up re
serves of grain for wartime use
through AAA storage programs.
Due to the fact that the forms
for truck registration have not
been recieved in sufficient num
bers by truck operators, there
will be NO REGISTRATION at
this time. Notice of registration
will appear in next week’s issue.
Harry E. Ressel, Chairman,
Holt Co. USDA War Board.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Potter, a
daughter Friday, October 16. Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Marcellus, a
daughter born Saturday, October
17. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Perry, a
daughter, Tuesday, October 20.
Sam Fuhrer dismissed today.
Mrs. Leonard Shoemaker and
baby dismissed Tuesday. Mrs.
Matt Hynes and baby dismissed
on Monday. Mrs. Louis Vitt, a
daughter born Sunday, October
18. Mrs. Wm. Vrooman of Venus,
a son born Thursday, October 22.
Charles Clouse admitted Tuesday
and dismissed Wednesday. Ken
neth Oetter of Ewing admitted
Friday and dismissed on Sunday.
Freeman Knight admitted Mon
day and dismissed Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleming
and Mr. and Mrs. William Gatz
entertained fifty guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming on
Tuesday evening, honoring James
Soukup, who leaves Friday for
the U. S. Army.
Mr. and Mrs. William Barnard
and Sam Barnard, of Casper, Wy.,
arrived here today to visit at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yantzi
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Pruss spent
Sunday at Atkinson with Mr. and
Mrs. George Ries and family.
O’Neill Schools Improve
Last Week’s Scrap Record
By Wednesday, October 21, the
students in the O'Neill schools
had been instrumental in a total
collection of 273,999 pounds of
scrap or the equivalent of 137
tons. Records kept by the schools
show that the scrap brought in by
the classes is as follows:
St. Mary'* Academy
Seniors. 22,565 lbs.
Juniors- 13,000 lbs.
Sophomores __ 16,422 lbs.
Freshmen 10,506 lbs.
Seventh and Eighth 25,000 lbs.
Fifth and Sixth _11,421 lbs.
Third and Fourth _10,914 lbs.
Second - 3.153 lbs.
First 1,500 lbs.
Seniors . 23,544 lbs.
Sophomores —.—.37,923 lbs.
Eighth _ 6485 lbs.
Sixth- 5,574 lbs.
Fourth _ 2,636 lbs.
Second_ 4,024 lbs.
First_ 3,626 lbs.
Mayor Kersenbrock is award
ing $20.00 in cash prizes to the
individuals or classes bringing in
the most scrap. The prize money
will be divided equally between
the two schools and a set sum
will go to the grades and to the
Plans are to have a convocation
for the two schools in the first
week of November with an ap
propriate program and at that
time announce the contest win
ners and present the awards.
In the Public School the upper
classes in high school are com
peting against the two lower
classes and to date the lower
classes are in the lead by 6,349
pounds. In the grades the Third
grade is out in front with almost
a two to one lead.
It is unbelieveable what young
people can achieve when they set
their heart as a group to do a
certain job. Their achievement
in this scrap drive again illust
rates what can be done when
there is united effort.
Nebraska State Teachers Con
vention wil be held on October
29 and 30th in the six districts of
the state. The teachers in this
part of the state will attend the
convention at Norfolk. There
fore, the O’Neill Public School
will not be in session next Thurs
day and Friday.
The programs at Norfolk prom
ises to be a very interesting one
with outstanding speakers and
valuable sectional meetings.
Mr. Ira George and Miss Mc
Cullough from O'Neill have been
selected to appear on the ballot
for officers for this district for the
coming year. Miss McCullough
is running for treasurer and Mr.
George for the State Executive
FOR WORTHY CAUSE
Appreciative citizens of O’Neill
have for many years made up a
purse for St. Mary’s Academy to
be used for the purchase of fuel.
The donation is purely voluntary
on the part of each contributor.
For many years the sisters of
St. Francis have conducted St.
Mary’s Academy, accepting child
ren of all religious denominations
for enrollment. Admittedly, the
Academy is a fine school and,
coupled with the splendid O’Neill
Public School system, it makes
O’Neill stand out in this section
of the state as having great ad
vantages for the education of
During all the time St. Mary’s
Academy has been operated, not
one cent of tax money has gone
to support the school. When con
sidered that the greatest amount
of taxes is spent for school pur
poses, it can easily be understood
that the tax burden would be al
most doubled if the Academy
were not here. Citizens of all re
ligious denominations, contribute
to this worthy fund.
Lawrence Rouse returned from
Stockton, Calif., last Saturday on
a fifteen day furlough which he
will spend with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Rouse, near
Meek. Lawrence has been in the
Army since last winter, and since
last March he has been stationed
at Stockton, Calif., where he is
chief of a ground crew of air me
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Thomas of
Hastings spent from Friday until
Sunday here visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Protivinsky,
and sister, Mrs. John Grutsch,
and other relatives.
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