The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, October 29, 1942, Image 1

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    The Frontier
By Romaine Saunders
Atkinson, Nebr., Star Route No. 5.
I do not take sympathetically
to petition candidates. If a fellow
can not go the regular route in
his quest for office he is a political
misfit and not entitled to public
John Brown, Swan’s venerable
bachelor rancher, sold several
truck loads of cattle from his
herds last week, 120 calves and 30
head of mature cattle. They
pretty near made a night of it in
loading, as some of these freight
car size trucks got stuck as they
drove onto the road from the
ranch. Had to be unloaded, the
cattle hazed again into the corrals
and reloaded. They were weigh
ed in Chambers and taken east
to the corn belt.
With the encouragement of the
secretaries of the army and navy,
forty-nine senators defeated a dry
proposal in the senate designed to
protect our 18-19 boys if taken into
the armed service. These men—
statesmen who hold in fettered
grasp the destiny of our nation—
were frightened by* the spector of
“the long blue nose of prohib
ition,” but apparently have no fear
that some of our boys may ac
quire the dark red nose of the old
soak. As it appears at this dis
tance, liquor and labor unions
have a strangle hold at Washing
ton, which may yet invite retrib
ution to raise naked fist in aveng
ing fury.
Reminiscent of the Hearst yel
lows, there was distributed over
our mail route last week, doubt
less elsewhere in the state, a
paper printed at Washington, D.
C., called Labor. It’s four pages
of glaring- type, pictures of sena
tors and paneled columns had
nothing to do with labor. It was
a broadside at Nebraska hayseeds
in behalf of Uncle George. Isn’t
it magnanamous for a great
plunderbund to be formed of
senators in this grave hour to
enlighten we prairie ignoramouses
how to vote? But its sweetness
has all been wasted on the desert
air out this way.
Preceding the last war in which
the United States was involved
with no allies the eloquent ora
tors curled the hair of Americans
and set the country wild to get
our fleet and army and rough
riders into action. Heaven knows
there is a multitude of voices to
day, but none have the punch
necessary to really get us going.
Nebraska’s John M. Thurston
stood in the front with the best
of them in the United States sen
ate in those stirring days that
saw the liberation of Cuba. I
quote the closing of Senator
Thurston’s speech on one occas
ion and find nothing in the ora
tory, literature or clap trap of to
day to compare with it. “Inter
vention means force,” said he.
“Force means war. War means
blood. But it will be God’s force.
When has a battle for humanity
and liberty ever been won except
by force? What barricade of
wrong, injustice and oppression
has ever been carried except by
force? Force compelled the sig
nature of unwilling royalty to the
great Magna Charts; force put
life into the Declaration of Inde
pendence and made effective the
Emancipation Proclamation; force
beat with naked hands upon the
iron gateway of the Bastile and
made reprisal in one awful hour
for centuries of kingly crime;
force waved the flag of revolution
ovei^ Bunker Hill and marked the
snows of Valley Fprge with blood
stained feet; force held the brok
en line at Shiloh, climbed the
flame-swept hill at Chattanooga,
and stormed the clouds on Look
out Heights; force marched with
Sherman in the valley of Shenan
doah, and gave Grant victory at
Appotomattox; force saved the
Union, kept the stars in the flag,
made ‘niggars’ men. Others may
hesitate, others may procrastin
ate, plead for fruther diplomatic
negotiations; but for me I am
ready to act now, and for my
action I am ready to answer to
my conscinece, my country, and
my God.” Orator like Thurston
stirred the country to action.
That action was spontaneous and
the results decisive. There is
no voice among the multitude to
day that appeals to the American
heart in overwhelming conviction.
Mrs. H. O. Russ, Mrs. R. E.
Armbruster and Henrietta Sch
rier spent Wednesday in Norfolk.
Jack Grady Graduates
At Shepherd Field
From Post Headquarters and
the office of Public Relations
\ Shepard Field, Texas, we re
ceived the following: “Pvt. John
I F. Grady, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry D. Grady of this city, has
been graduated from an intensive
course in aviation mechanics and
j now is prepared to blast the axis,
i Shephard Field, near Wichita
Falls, Texas, is one of the many
army schools in the Army Air
Forces Technical Training Com
I mand which trains the specialist
! technicians who maintain our
bombers and fighterplanes in per
fect combat condition. He is
now eligible to become crew chief
| on a bomber and to win a rating
as corporal or sergeant.
Before entering the school, he
was trained at one of the basic
training centers of the Air Forces
: Technical Training Command and
learned to fight the axis with
other things besides the tools of
his trade. Men trained by the
Command are versed in the art of
protection and offense as well as
Americans Putting Up
Tough Scrap In Solomons
According to reports Thursday
morning the United States dough
boys held their ownton Guadacanal,
island of the Solomon group. They
are hemmed in a corridor six
miles long and three miles wide,
while the Japs hammer them
from three sides with heavy ar
tillery and tanks. However the
War Department was optomistic
as to the results of the battle,
which is now in its seventh day.
Late Wednesday night (our
time) General Douglas McArthur,,
our sixty-two year old hero of
World War two, disavowed any
political aspirations. It had been
reported that he might be a can
didate for president in 1944. He
said “I started as a soldier, and
I shall finish as one.”
Private Bill Taylor, a former
resident of the Opportunity sec
tion of the county who is now
stationed in Colorado, attended a
venison dinner last Sunday at
the home of his sister and broth
er-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hen
ifin of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Others in attendance at the fam
ily gathering were: Mr. and Mrs.
John Taylor of Belvue, Col., Mr.
and Mrs. I. A. Bruce of La Porte,
Col. As this was just after the
deer season in that section of the
Rocky mountains, the main dish
served at the meal was venison.
Mrs. W. A. Ellis, of this city,
is in a hospital at Fort Dodge,
Iowa, where she submitted to a
major operation on October 17.
She is getting along nicely and
expects to be released today. Mrs.
Ellis went to Fort Dodge about
three weeks ago to visit her
brother, A. W. Wiley and family
and also to receive medical treat
ment. Her many friends in this
city and county will be glad to
learn that she is getting along so
O’Neill relatives received word
the first of the week that
Jack Grady, who has been in
school at Shepherd Field, Texas,
for several months, has been se
lected for the officers training
school and has been transferred
to Pensacola, Florida, where he
will attend a Cadet training
This office is in receipt of a
letter from Jack Horiskey, of
Cody, Wyoming, enclosing a re
newal of his subscription to The
Frontier. He says they enjoy its
weekly visits, especially he and
Walter. They send best wishes
to their many friends in the “old
home town.”
Mrs. Frank Biglin entertained
nine guests at a surprise dinner
party at her home Tuesday even
ing, in honor of her daughter,
Betty, who will leave soon for
the west coast. The guests pre
sented her with a lovely gift.
Mrs. Tom Enright and daugh
ter, Loretta, went to Omaha Wed
nesday, where Loretta will attend
the State Teachers convention.
LI. George Wrede.
C o mmlsslon
lng of four Ne
braskans as
second lieuten
ants in the'
army engineers
at Fort Belvoir, I
Va., is an
nounced. They
are Joe J. Daw
son and Vincent
E. Brownell,
both of Omaha;
Earl E. Lu
ebcke, Norfolk;
George E.
Wrede, 1009 G,
Truckers Will Have
To Sign Up
As announced last week Truck
and Pick Up registration days
were postponed. We have desig
nated November 4, 5, and 6th, at
the following places:
Stuart _Stuart Creamery
Atkinson _.... Keating & Son
O’Neill ...AAA Office
Ewing_Frank Uridol
Chambers _ Harley Hardware
Amelia Verni Sageser Residence
Opportunity Ray Siders Residence
An operator of either a farm
truck or Pick Up who has not
received an application from De
troit, Mich., by the above men
tioned dates, please call at one of
the registration places listed give
your name, address and license
number. Anyone who has their
application may register previous
to above dates if it is more con
We have unloaded one car of
wheat for feed and expect an
other car next week. If you
have not placed your order for
your winter’s supply of poultry
feed, do so at once. The price is
79c per bushel.
Holt county has done except
ionally well—2,373,972 pounds—
in the scrap drive considering the
late start. This is due to the
united efforts of the following
persons in charge:
A1 Bermer, Stuart; Frank Sch
nase, Atkinson; Mrs. Ethel Cole,
Emmet, County Co-Ordinator;
John Sullivan, O’Neill; Art Mart
quardt, Ewing; Cleo Alderson,
Chambers; Mrs. Ray Snell, Page;
Earl Watson, Inman; Miss McCul
lough, O’Neill.
I wish to thank all for the
united effort in this Scrap Drive.
I also wish to thank the teachers
of the county for their fine co
operation. There were 16 schools
which have won the Ak-Sar-Ben
Victory. Cross.
Harry E. Ressel.
The Motors Mechanics courses
originally planned to start soon
will not be started unless there
is an enrollment of at least twelve.
So far there have only been about
six or eight persons that have
expressed their desire td take the
If you are interested and desire
to enroll, drop A. L. Mathis or, C.
F. Grill, O’Neill, Nebr., a card
immediately and give your name
and address.
Hospital Notes
Mrs. Louis Vitt and baby dis
missed on Sunday.
Mrs. William Vrooman and
baby dismissed on Sunday.
Mrs. B. Rohde a patient from
Saturday until Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles Yarnell, a daugh
ter, born Friday.
Sgt. Alfred Broemer of Ft. Rob
inson, Nebr., was admitted Sun
day as an accident patient and is
doing fine.
Miss Patty Johnson admitted
on Monday for medical care.
Mrs. Erwin Woodworth, a son,
born on Wednesday.
Mrs. Jacob Lesser, a boy, born
The Frontier’s Honor Roll
The following Frontier readers
have either called or remitted
subscriptions during the past
three weeks, for which they have
our thanks. Several new readers
have also been added this fall
and we hope they will enjoy the
weekly visits of The Frontier as
! much as many of our old readers
i who have been reading the paper
I for forty or more years. Let
I them come we still have room on
I our lists for more.
Palmer Monument Co.
R. J. Rohde
Mrs. John McCaffrey
Rev. V. C. Wright
John V. Sullivan
William McClellan
Rev. Dawson Park, new %
F. G. Smith, new
Mrs. Ed P. Ehr, new
Mrs. A1 Sererson
Dr. J. F. Gallagher
Dr. E. E. Gallagher
Dr. John P. Murphy
George Mellor
National Farm Loan Assn.
John M. Horiskey
L. E. Downey
Wm. M. Dailey
Mrs. Vernon Green, new
John S. Kirwin
Mrs. Elsie Johnson, Nebraska
! State Corresponding Secretary of
I the Womens’ Christian Temper
ance Union, left Monday for York,
Nebr., where she will attend the
annual State W. C. T. U. con
vention. She will return home
next Friday.
If You Want Gas You
Will Have To Register
The Holt County War Price and
Rationing Board at O’Neill, Nebr.,
in a statement today, urges all
car owners to obtain from their
tire or gasoline dealer, or from
the Rationing Board Office, at
once, an applicant blank for basic
gasoline rationing.
Basic Registration for gasoline
ration will take place at the Pub
lic schools throughout Holt coun
ty on November 9, 10 and 11th,
and urges all car owners to obtain
their application, study it carefully,
and fill it out in detail, particu
larly part "B” in which is listed
the serial numbers of the five
■ tires which the car owner is al
lowed to keep under the ration
| ing program.
Inasmuch as all passenger tires
I in excess of five per passenger car
rpust be disposed of before the
; applicant can properly execute
i part “B” of the application, it is
necessary that car owners take all
excess tires to the nearest Rail
! way Express Office at once, and
obtain a receipt therefor.
The registered car owner mfast
i sign the application, even though
his agent or another member of
his family, may present the appli
cation at the school house.
Failure to comply with these
provisions will cause rejection at
the school house on November 9,
10 and 11th, in which case it will
be necessary for the applicant to
wait until after November 25 to
obtain his gasoline coupon book.
Lieut. Mike Harty
Home On A Visit
Lt. Mike Harty came home last
Saturday afternoon from Fort
Banning, Georgia, where on Oc
tober 21, 1942, he received his
stripes as a Second Lieutenant,
after three months training in a
Cadet school at Fort Banning.
He will visit his parents, Mr.and
Mrs. Ben Harty and other rela
tives until Friday, when he will
leave for Portland, Oregon, for a
couple of days visit' with his
brother and will then go to Camp
Adair, Oregon, where he will be
stationed. Mike is the third
O’Neill boy to win his stripes in
the army, the others being, Lt.
John Gallagher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Gallagher: Lt. Hugh
McKenna, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. McKenna. Holt county
boys make good, no matter in
what line of endeavor they enter.
Marriage Licenses
Raymond E. Weigt, Menno, S.
D., and Irene Stahl, Freeman, S.
D., on October 27.
Glen R. Bonnet, Carter, S. D.,
and Ruth D. Werner, Bonesteel,
S. D., on October 23.
Sanford Novak, Bijou Hills, S.
D., and Helen Hines, Letcher, S.
D., on October 25.
We desire to express our heart
felt and sincere thanks to the
many kind friends and neighbors
who were so kind to us during
the illness and following the
death of our beloved wife and
mother. Your kindness to us in
our hour of sorrow will ever be
held in grateful remembrance.—:
Jerrold Dusatko and Children.
Most of the time I try to keep
“scrap accounts” pretty quiet in
the county superintendent’s of
fice, but the “Scrap Campaign”
in schools this fall is something
of which we may well be proud.
The children of Holt county have
done especialy good work. All re
ports are not in, but to date,
(Tuesday, October 27th), sixteen
rural schools are eligible for the
Ak-Sar-Ben Victory Flag, while
about seventy percent of our rur
al schools are receiving prize
placards as “100% Scrappers.” A
list of Holt county rural schools,
with their collections and aver
ages per pupil follows:
Dist. No. 5, Mildred Stuart,
O’Neill, 1,440 lbs., 206 lbs.
Dist. No. 8, Armella Pongratz,
O’Neill, 1,920 lbs., 148 lbs.
Dist. No. 9, Doris * Scofield,
O’Neill, 786 lbs., 197 lbs.
Dist. No. 15, Dorothy Morrow,
O’Neill, 350 lbs., 16 lbs.
Dist. No. 16, Madelynne Hynes,
O’Neill, 890 lbs., 823 lbs.
Dist. No. 17, Vivian Clouse,
O’Neill, 4.260 lbs., 2,130 lbs.
Dist. 27, LaVern Borg, O’Neill,
21.346 lbs., 1,423 lbs.
Dist. No. 36, Donna Shellhase,
Atkinson, 6,820 lbs., 620 lbs.
Dist. No. 41, Doris Appleby, In
man, 350 lbs., 117 lbs.
Dist. 47, Mildred Keyes, Inman,
2,000 lbs., 182 lbs.
Dist. 56, Wanda Spangler, Star,
700 lbs., 233 lbs.
Dist. No. 57, Anna Mae Nickel,
Page, 10,688 lbs., 1,336 lbs.
Dist. No. 60, Suzanne Mudloff,
Opportunity, 3,710 lbs., 928 lbs.
Dist. No. 72, Josephine Mlinar,
Stuart, 1,720 lbs., 430 lbs.
Dist. 76, Anna Rose O’Donnell,
Emmet, 2,700 lbs., 300 lbs.
Dist. No. 80, Mrs. Theresa
Parks, O’Neill, 3,000 lbs., 500 lbs.
Dist. No. 88, Dorothy Lee, Ew
ing, 2,975 lbs., 175 lbs./
Dist. No. 89, Mary Bruder, At
kinson, 2,639 lbs., 264 lbs.
Dist. No. 90, Ella Kazda, Atkin
son, 7,840 lbs., 713 lbs.
Dist. No. 91, Eileen Leisge,
Stuart, 12,250 lbs., 1,361 lbs.
Dist. No. 92, Theresa Ullrich,
O’Neill, 5,350 lbs., 669 lbs.
Dist. No. 93, Margaret Knight,
Opportunity, 3,530 lbs., 883 lbs.
Dist. o N.102, Sylvia Vavak, At
kinson, 2,190 lbs., 219 lbs.
Dist. No. 107, Hilda Harley,
Chambers. 4,770 lbs., 298 lbs.
Dist. 108, Florence Kaczor, Ew
ing, 3,980 lbs., 284 lbs.
Dist. Ill, Dorothy Dorr, Inman,
1,100 lbs., 61 lbs.
Dist. 118, Mildred Tomjack, Ew
ing, 7,160 lbs., 448 lbs.
Dist. No. 120, Elaine Martfeld,
Chambers, 5,225 lbs., 746 lbs.
Dist. No. 127, Ella Eisert, Op
portunity, 2,530 lbs., 211 lbs.
Dist. No. 128 Milane Pochop,
Page, 550 lbs., 92 lbs.
Dist. No. 134, Stanley Lambert,
Chambers, 8,750 lbs., 547 lbs.
Dist. No. 136, Marjorie Rouse,
Stuart, 1,730 lbs., 247 lbs.
Dist. No. 145, Cleta Murray,
O’Neill, 480 lbs., 60 lbs.
Dist. No. 146, Delbert Christi
anson, Ewing, 15,200 lbs., 1,014
Dist. No. 156, Doris Kiltz,
Chambers, 1,200 lbs., 171 lbs.
Dist. No. 158, Genevieve Ottele,
Stuart, 300 lbs., 100 lbs.
Dist. No. 159, Helen Mullen, At
kinson, 2,520 lbs., 252 lbs.
Raymond Garwood, (left), well
known Holt county cattleman liv
ing southwest of Atkinson, had
the honor on October 21 of seeing:
fifty-one choice Angus heifers,
produced in his herd, set a new
top on the Chicago market. The
price paid wasi $16.50, the highest
since September of 1937.
The man who bought the Gar
wood Blacks last October, and
who fed them for nearly a year,
was William Backhaus (right) of
Schleswig, Iowa. In the center,
and also very much interested in
market-topping Angus cattle, is
W. H. Tomhave, secretary of the
American Aberdeen-Angus Breed
ers’ Association, Chicago.
The Holt county Angus breeder
drove to the western Iowa town
I to accompany Mr. Backhaus to
were a drove of medium weight
were a drove of mediumweight
Angus steers, also bred and rais
ed on the Garwood ranch, which
brought Mr. Backhaus $17.10, one
of the highest prices of the day.
While on the Chicago market
Mr. Garwood reported that de
mand for Angus calves from corn
belt feeders, and at premium pri
ces, was much larger than the
supply. Mr. Garwood has sold his
1942 crop of Angus steer and
heifer calves to two western In
diana cattle finishers. As he re
marked, “Angus cattle have the
quality it takes to get top money
for 'feeder calves in the fall. In
turn these calves fatten out and
produce the quality of beef that
packer buyers are willing to pay
a premium for.
Dist. No. 163, Helen Childers,
Chambers, 5,520 lbs., 1,104 lbs.
Dist. No. 171, Fern Riley, O’
Neill, 1,110 lbs., 222 lbs.
Dist, No. 172, Lorena McDar
mott, Stuart, 1,140 lbs., 114 lbs.
Dist. No. 174, Doris Thompson,
O’Neill, 800 lbs., 34 lbs.
Dist. No. 192, Helen O’Donnell,
Emmet, 240 lbs., 80 lbs.
Dist. No. 196, Eula Closson, Ew
ing 11,490 lbs., 1,436 lbs.
Dist. No. 210, Marilyn Thomp
son, Stuart, 620 lbs., 103 lbs.
Dist. No. 211, Marie Frahm,
Amelia, 2,720 lbs., 247 lbs.
Dist. No. 212, Margaret Pruss,
O’Neill, 610 lbs., 102 lbs.
Dist. No. 224, Mrs. Elmer Devall
O’Neill, 1,190 lbs., 79 lbs.
Dist. No. 229, Florence Ratliff,
Stuart, 1,910 lbs., 273 lbs.
Dist. No. 231, Sylvia Smith, At
kinson, 2,038 lbs., 509 lbs.
Dist. No. 232, Josephene Ab
dalla, Stuart, 1,490 lbs., 298 lbs.
Dist. No. 236, Luella Hamilton,
Atkinson, 1,410 lbs., 470 lbs.
Dist. No. 241, Marguerite Dorr,
Page, 300 lbs., 50 lbs.
Dist. No, 251, Mildred Derick
son, Middlebranch, 530 lbs., 106
Dist. No. 18H, Ina Mae Noddy,
Ewing, 5,430 lbs., 603 lbs.
This makes a total of 193,497
pounds of scrap collected and re
ported by writing to this office.
Some schools have collected but as
yet no official report has been
made of their collection.
Dist. No. 17 has the largest per
capita average, 2,130 lbs., while
District Number 27 has the larg
est total amount, 21,346 pounds.
Transportation has been a big
item to consider in all of the
rural schools. Many school offi
cers and parents have been mose
kind and unselfish in helping
these schools perform in such an
excellent response to the call for
elja McCullough,
County Superintendent.
Old Timer Has Big
Reading Job Ahead
This office is in receipt of a
letter from John S. Kirwin, of
Pocatello, Idaho, enclosing a re
newal of his subscription to The
Frontier. Mr. Kirwin was a resi
dent of this county in the early
eighties, but for several years has
been in the west. He has many
old friends in this section who
will be glad to learn that he is
still on the go. He says: “About
a year ago I had decided to retire
from work, after some sixty years
of construction work of various
kinds, scattered all over the west.
But times being what they are,
I could not loaf any longer while
there is serious work to do, so I
have been here for five months
on an army air base, which is
being built here by Morrison
Knudsen Company, of Boise, with
which company J have been con
nected for twenty-five years. In
a few days the work will be fin
ished, and I am then returning
home to Boise, where there are
copies of The Frontier of the past
five months awaiting me. Best
regards to all friends and The
Frontier staff.”
Mrs. Ray Johns was hostess to
the Live and Learn Project Club
Thursday, October 22, with Mrs.
Bert Freed assisting. All mem
bers answered roll call but one.
Mrs. John Zinky was a guest.
The ladies gave a very interest
ing demonstration on storing and
conserving food.
A vegetable dish was prepared
and served at the luncheon, it
was arranged on a large platter
forming a V for Victory.
The quilt that the Club made
during the summer was given
away at the Hoskinson store on
October 3. The proceeds, $97.50
will be turned over to the Red
The next meeting will be No
vember 20th at the home of Mrs.
August Brinkman, with Mrs. Geo.
Reis assisting.
Pleasant Day Project Club
The Pleasant Day Project Club
held their first meeting of the
season at the home of Mrs. Wm.
A covered dish luncheon was
served at noon, in which the les
son, Vegetables and Vegetable
Cookery, was demonstrated by the
leaders. The next meeting will
be held at the home of Mrs. Henry
Vequist on November 11th.
Judge D. R. Mounts and Re
porter Ted McElhaney went to
Brown and Keya Paha counties
'Tuesday to hold court.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Rouse Entertain Relatives
and Friends Last Sunday
A get together gathering was
held at the Howard Rouse home
on Sunday, October 25, in honor
of their son, Pvt. Lawrence Rouse
of the air base at Stockton, Cal.
Mr. Rouse is here on a fifteen day
furlough and leaves next Tues
day to return to Stockton. Those
present at the gathering were:
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Rouse and his brothers, Lloyd
and Deljaert, Arthur Rouse, Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Rouse, Marjorie
and Marvin, of near Inman; Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald Riser and baby
Raymond, of Stuart; Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Young, Richard, Mary and
Stanley, of Atkinson; Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Young, Thelma,_ Ed
ward and Helen; Mrs. Carrie Borg
and Marvel; Miss Maud Rouse,
Mrs. F. H. Griffith of O’Neill;
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robertson,
Ilene and Raymond; Mrs. A. L.
Borg, Laverne, Helen, Donald,
Dwaine; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Han
sen, Kenis, Willie, Lila and Ber
nice; Mrs. Christine Walters, Clint
McMillan, of Meek; Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Walters, Florence, Lavone,
Arlenp and Allen and Mrs. Geo.
Rock of Redbird. The ladies
served a bounteful dinner which
was enjoyed very much.
Former O’Neillite Says
Hastings Booming
The editor is in receipt of a
letter from Lee Downey, former
Holt county boy and former agent
of the Burlington railroad here
and now holding the same posi
tion in Hastings, extending his
subscription to The Frontier, in
order, he says, to keep posted on
the happenings around his old
stamping grounds. Lee says in
his letter: “Hastings is a mad
house with the Naval plant going
in. It covers 48,960 acres in
Adams and Clay counties and will
consist of some 1300 buildings, 90
miles of railroad and 200 miles
of highways. The railroads will
have enough carloads in construc
tion alone to make a solid train
333 miles long. Our worst head
ache here is to get railroad help.
We have had to make a lot of
new jobs at good rates of pay but
men are hard to find. We haven’t
been over to O’Neill for a year,
but no vacations for the duration
now.” According to the above
Hastings must be one of the bus
iest cities in the state.
Livestock Prices Rule
Steady To Strong
Nominally steady to strong
prices were the rule at the regular
weekly livestock auction here last
Monday. Receipts were moder
ately heavy, though the peak of
the cattle movement in this sec
tion appears to have been reached.
Definite truck shortages began to
show up, which fact makes it in
; creasingly difficult for farmers
| and ranchers to market their live
An extreme top of $14.25 claim
ed a few choice lightweight steer
calves, but the practical! price
range was from $12.75 to $13.75.
Heifers reached $13.00 for an ex
treme top; bulk made $11.50 to
Yearling steers cashed between
$11.50 and $12.85, with a few
going higher. Heifers in this
class paid $11.00 to $12.25. Quite
a lot of plain cattle were repre
sented in this class.
Heavy steers (two-year olds),
paid from $11.00 to $12.25; heif
ers in this class ranged in price
from $10.75 to $11.75.
Good beef cows showed price
strength at $10.95 for the extreme
top. Bulk of the good beef cows
claimed $9.50 to $10.50. Plainer
quality beef cows cashed at $9.00
and down. Canners and cutters
placed from $6.50 to 7.50. Bulls
pushed upwards to $11.00.
Butcher hogs bulked from
$14.10 to $14.20 with a few reach
ing $14.25. Bulk of the sow offer
ing moved at $14.05 to $14.15.
Feeders averaging 110 pounds
topped at $17.35.
About 100 head of sheep sold
here last Monday. Lambs brot
$11.85 per hundred. Next auction
on Monday, November 2.
Presbyterian Church
Dr. J. E. Spencer, Pastor
Sunday School at 10:00 a. m.
Morning Worship a* 11:00 a. m.
Sermon subject, “A Definite An
swer to an Important Question.”
Young People’s Meeting at 7
I o’clock Sunday evening.
The Guild will meet at the
1 manse Thursday afternoon, Nov.
5. with Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Car
I ter and Mrs. Miller assisting.