The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, November 05, 1942, Image 1
The Frontier ~VOL. LXIII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1942 NO. 26 - -■ BREEZES FROM THE SOUTHWEST By Romaine Saunders Atkinson, Nebr., Star Route No. 5. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.” Late developments in the late campaign indicated that Uncle George was not so anxious to re tire after all. The Japs have defied their gog gle-eyed emperor, the German’s devotion to their fuhrer is little less than worship and some Americans set up a political fig ure as a god. There is no John Brown in the cattle game out this way. The item in this column in which the operator presented such a person referred to John Bower, an old timer and esteemed neighbor. A British technical journal lists as the twelve best planes in the world one German, one Italian, the British and seven United States. It is gracefully accepted over here as something more than a friendly gesture. The element of our citizens who farm the farmers have a lot to say about parity and cost pf produc tion. Hope they know what they are talking about; I don’t. I know a man with a 25-acre field of corn. His rent on that 25 acres amounts to $1.04 and a fraction of a cent. The cost of raising and harvest ing the crop is approximately $92. With $26 for rent and $25 for taxes and* interest on a meager outfit to produce the crop, the to tal cost of production is $143. He will have 625 bushels of corn. At the present price I pay for corn] to feed a few chickens, that means $500. I don’t know what they will do about the parity, but the cost of production is about one-fourth the value of the crop. “Who was it that men' from Nebraska called on in Washing ton when they wanted some thing? They came to see me.” Senator Norris speaking. Men in Washington wanting something— there’s the rub, and there’s the disgrace. Forever running to Washington handouts. It has put put our national treasurer to a strain about one hitch from the breaking point, and it will be the breaking point unless those on Capitol Hill get hard boiled with the “men in Washington wanting something.” When General Grant took the presidency he instructed his secretary to tear up all appli cations for government favors without showing them to him. Give us a Grant at the head of things to shut off this horde of “men in Washington wanting something.” November. The frost has been on James Whitcomb Riley’s “punkin” for some weeks. An hour before dawn this first morn ing of November frost lay in the wane light of a half moon like a ghostly shroud across the prairie land. The sky is cloudless and the night’s bright dots of light are fading from view. Roosters greet the coming day with lusty crow, livestock are still at rest in barn yards and little birds drowse in treetops. The coming of day brings a change. With awakened life, clouds gather in heavy mass as if to remind us that “the mel ancholy days have come.” The changing seasons give a zest to life, and while the severe cold that makes eyes water and noses drip has its terrors, there is com pensation in added enjoymeht of evenings spent amid the comforts of home in the red glow of fire light and contentment of the fam ily circle. Probably most of us have pre judices. I have one that stems from witnessing a pathetic trag edy in early childhood. Two blocks from our home a runaway team dashed around a corner and hurled a 6-year-old boy who was on the wagon into eternity when he was thrown off and a wheel split open his head, spurting out brains and blood. As I looked upn that blood and brains in the dust of the road and listened to the story of the runaway, how the father had left his horses untied with little son on the wagon as he went into a saloon and as he tarried at the bar the horses ran away, my childish mind traced the responsibility for that child's f life back to the door of the sa loon. That feeling lives on. It is Holt County Mileage Rationing Sites Named In acordance with regulations determined by the State and County Rationing Boards, I am designating the following named school sites for mileage rationing: Stuart Public School, K. N, Magnussen, Supt. Atkinson Public School, D. E. Tewell, Supt. O’Neill Public School, C. F. Grill, Supt. Emmet Public School, Mrs. Clarence Shaw, Supt. Chambers Public School, Mar ion Reisinger, Supt. Inman Public School, W. J. Mc Cli^rg, Supt. Ewing Public School, M. J. Ben ton, Supt. Page Public School, E. L. Jor den, bupt. Amelia Public School, Miss Ig netta Johnson, Supt. Dist. No. 3, Velma Haselhorst. Dist. No. 4, Edna Newman. Dist. No. 27, LaVern Borg. Dist. No. 50, Marjorie Zellers. Dist. No. 51, Vera Coleman. Dist. No. 60, Suzanne Mudloff. Dist. No. 68, Ella Montgomery. Dist. No. 105, Alpha Anderson. Dist. No. 108, Florence Kaczor. Dist. No. 115, Marcella Tomjack. Dist. No. 134, Stanley Lambert. Dist. No. 203, Margaret Deter - man. Dist. No. 206, Rosemary Tro shynski. Dist. No. 218, Helen McClurg. Dist. No. 222, Lillian Boyens. Dist. No. 233, Hazel Dexter. Dist. No. 18%, Ina Mae Moody. Material will be sent to the ad ministrative personnel at these points just as soon as such ma terial is completely available, which probably will be the latter part of this week, (Nov. 1-7). Registration dates for the state are November 12, 13 and 14. If necessary, school may be dismis sed in Holt county in the schools designated above. I believe this will be necessary in the rural schools named, but not in the town schools. Arrangements there may be so arranged as not to in terfere with the regular session of school. It will not be necessary for car owners to have their tires inspected before obtaining ration books. It is necessary to know the serial numbers of your tires. Application blanks may be ob tained from some tire and gaso line dealers or from the registra tion point at the time registration is made. Applications obtained and the “B” part filled out before registering will eliminate delay at the school house. Close atten tion is urged for car owners to realize that the application must contain serial numbers of the five tires listed and to have the ap plication signed by the car owner. All car owners of excess tires may deliver such tires at once to the Railway Express Agency nearest Iheir homes. Letters to school directors will be mailed to them concerning this school registration just as soon as complete information is received in this office. elja McCullough, County Superintendent. Mrs. J. F. O’Donnell and Mrs. Parnell Golden of Omaha came Monday to visit relatives and friends for a few days. not for me to be conscience for others, but life’s observations, a survey of history and the experi ence of mankind confirm the con viction that much of the vast hu man heartache would be healed if alcoholic drink was forever blotted out. During a night of in toxicated banqueting in the pal ace of the king, Babylon was tak en by an invading army. Alex [ ander lost an empire as well as | his life at the Herculean bowl. Debauched Rome crumbled be 1 fore the barbaric but sober men ! of the north. Napoleon was lead away a prisoner because one of his generals tarried too long at the wine the night before Water loo. Our immortal Washington was victorious at Trenton over a drunken Hessian army and gave us a nation of free men. A man tle of charity has been drawn across the scene of the Custer massacre, where brave men sought solace from a whiskey bar rel and were scalped by the wily Sioux. Two divisions of the Ger man army marching on Paris in 1918 were first overcome by French liquor and then, cut down. It is said France lies in the dust today because of an intemperate soldiery in that fortress that “couldn’t be taken.” No bottles were uncorked after Pearl Har bor. Statistics are amazing though futile, but burial grounds everywhere bear silent testimony that the alcoholic cup at last “bit eth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder.” I Mrs. Edith M. Whaley Summoned Last Friday Mrs. Edith M. Whaley died at the home of her son, Lloyd, north east of this city last Friday morn ing, about 9:30, after an illness of about two years, of cancer, at the age of 67 years, six months and five days. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in this city last Sunday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Park officiating, and the body was taken to Randolph, Nebr., for interment there at the side of her husband, who passed away on September 30, 1941, and a son, who passed away a good many years ago. Edith Maggie Copple was born at Springfield, Illinois, on April 25, 1875. The family came to Ne-! braska when she was ten years1 old and located on a farm near Lyons, then moved to near Ran-' dolph. On April 9, 1890 she was united in marriage to Marion A. Whaley, j the ceremony being performed at Wayne, Nebr. Two children were born of this union, one a son, Ralph, died in infancy, and the other, Lloyd Whaley, wife and six children are left to mourn the passing of a kind and affectionate mother and grandmother. She is also survived by one brother, T. J. Copple, of Rosalie, Nebr., and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Gibbs, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Maud Reed of Rosalie, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Copple of Rosalie, and Mrs. Maud Reed of Rosalie, brother and sister of Mrs. Whaley, were present at the funeral serv ices as were many other relatives and friends from northeastern Nebraska, where she was well and favorably known. Mr. and Mrs. Whaley celebrated their Golden Wedding anniver sary at their home northeast of O’Neill on Sunday, April 14, hav ing postponed the celebration from their anniversary, on April 9, 1942. At this gathering dinner was served to fifty-seven relatives and close friends. Open house was kept all day and hundreds of friends and old neighbors of Mr. | and Mrs. Whaley called during the day to pay their respects to: this estimable couple. The large! gathering at this celebration at-1 tested the esteem in which this estimable couple was held by their neighbors and friends among whom they had resided for forty-six years. Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Eden Valley Methodist church and regularly attended church services, which were held in the Eden Valley school house. Four years after their marriage, in the spring of 1896, the family moved to this county and located on the Redbird, northeast of this city, and there and at the home of her son nearby, Mrs. Whaley resided up to the time of her death. They prospered and at the time of Mr. Whaley’s death a little over a year ago he was the owner of as good a stock ranch as there is in the northern part of the county. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Whaley has lived most of the time with her ] son and family, a few miles from her old home. She was a charm ing woman and had a host of friends in the county who will regret to learn of her passing. — Supervisor, 1st District Stein, R. Grutsch, D. Cleveland _ 25 15 Coleman _38 25 Dustin _ 42 13 Emmet .. 73 80 Pleasantview .31 54 Rock Falls _ 57 42 Saratoga ....- 50 ^5 316 216 Supervisor, 3rd District Calvert, R. Sullivan, D. Grattan _132 105 O’Neill 1st W_151 155 O'Neill 2nd W. 133 127 O'Neill 3rd W. 189 144 605 531 Supervisor. 5th District Hubbard, R. Gibson, D. Chambers_ 184 89 Conley..54 33 Inman _120 96 Lake . 40 17 McClure .. 28 30 Shamrock _22 20 I Wyoming 79 37 527 322 — Births Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Marts, of Atkinson, a daughter, born on November 4. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lesser a son, born October 29. Bill Forsberg returned Sunday from a week’s visit in Potato Creek, S. D„ where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Bill Spindler. Supervisor Schollmeyer and Catherina Brohn Married Over At Lynch Supervisor Joseph Schollmeyer pulled a fast one on his many Holt county friends last week when he journeyed over to Lynch where he was united in marriage to Mrs. Catherina Brohn, of O’Neill. Joe’s many Holt county friends tender sincere congratu lations and best wishes to the newlyweds, even if they did go outside the county to have the nuptial knot tied. The following account of the wedding is clipped from the Lynch Herald-Enter prise of last week: Joseph Schollmeyer of Dorsey and Mrs. Catherina Brohn of O’Neill were quietly married at High Mass at the Lynch Assump-j tion Church early Wednesday, October 28, with Rev. Albert Sud- j beck officiating. Mrs. Wm. Wil son, sister of Mr. Schollmeyer, and Mr. Vac Jedlicka tattended the couple. j A wedding breakfast was serv ed by Mrs. Wilson at her home, after which Mr. and Mrs. Scholl meyer departed for O’Neill. The Herald joins the many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for a happy future to Mr. and Mrs. Schollmeyer. I Montana Jack Sullivan Tells About O’Neill Visit The following letter was receiv ed by John T. O’Malley from his old friend, Montana Jack Sulli van, after his return hcAne from his recent visit to the old “home town”: Dear Friend John: I returned to Butte from O’Neill several days ago, fully rested after one of the most pleasant vacations which I have ever spent. The people there appeared happy and prosperous and were more friendly-like than ever before. There is something cheery and refreshing about meeting old friends, whose voices have a true ring, but the sad notes arc those lifelong friends who haVt crossed to the other shore. I enjoyed my visit with every one, including “Our Sheriff” Pete Duffy. He is one sheriff who has promoted peace and good-will in the community by substituting human kindness for the “Smith and Wesson.” As I write to someone there, I love to wander back to refresh my memory of the soft velvety summer nights and the carefree ramblings of my barefoot days. The mysteries of the outside world fascinated me then, and after passing many milestones on the journey through the outside world those mysteries are,still un solved. I’m still wondering what lies beyond the ranges and those mysteries of that dream-world still fascinate. I noted the crops are better than ever. This in my judgment was brought about by the shelter belts and ther great acreage planted to small grain. The shel terbelts and thd small grain, such as wheat, rye and oats, will bring back the dew and the dew will bring back the country. There was so much land around, O’Neill planted to corn that the sun’s rays beating down on the bare earth in the early summer heated the ground like a furnace. The heat generated in this manner was wafted to the surrounding vege tation, equalizing the tempera ture, hence there was no condens ation of the air. We all know that dew is the condensation of the warmer air on colder vegetation. I’m just an electrician, but this is my hunch and I’m going to stand on it until the returns are all in. I’m leaving in one hour on a duck hunt and will write a longer story on my return. With kindest regards t6 you and all my friends, I am always, Your Pal, Montana Jack Sullivan, 23 East Broadway, Butte, Mont. 28th Senatorial District In the twenty-eighth senatorial district Tony Asimus of O’Neill was an easy winner in his race for re-election against Ross Ams poker, former senator from this district in the old bi-cameral leg islature. Following is the official vote in the respective counties: Asimus Amspoker Holt . 3232 1593 Boyd 1125 711 Keya Paha 369 701 | Rock ... - 494 626 Total 5220 3631 Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson and son, Jimmie, left for their ; home in Alliance late last week, after enjoying a few days’ visit with relatives and friends here. Nebraska and Holt County Still Strongly Republican United States Senator and Entire State Ticket Elect ed; Holt County Heavily Republican United States Senator Kenneth S. Wherry, R. _ 2416 Foster May, D. 1408 Albert F. Ruthven, P. 17 George W. Norris, P. 1319 Wherry’s plurality, 1008. Governor Dwight Griswold, R. _ 3680 Charles W. Bryan, D. 1477 Griswold’s majority, 2203. Lieutenant Governor Roy William Johnson, R. 3000 Harry P. Conklin, D. _ 1660 Johnson’s majority, 1340. Secretary of State Frank Marsh, R. 3055 Harry R. Swanson, D. 1787 Marsh's majority, 1268. Auditor of Public Accounts Ray C. Johnson, R. . 2898 W. Marsh, D. 1612 Johnson’s majority, 1286. Slate Treasurer Carl G. Swanson, R. 2982 Walter H. Jensen, D. 1612 Swanson’s majority, 1370. Attorney General Walter R. Johnson, R_2982 Michael T. McLaughlin, D.._. 1634 Johnson’s majority, 1348. Railway Commissioner John Knickrehm, R. _2692 Will M. Maupin, D_1655 Knickrehm’s majority, 1037. Congressman, 4th Dist. A. L. Miller, R__ 3097 Tom Lanigan, D-- 1514 Miller’s majority, 1583. For Legislature, 28th Dist. Tony Asimus _3232 Ross Amspoker_1593 Asimus’ majority, 1639. State Superintendent Chas. W. Taylor. 2496 Wayne O. Reed ...1879 Taylor’s majority, 617. County Superintendent Elja McCullough _4317 County Clerk Walter G. Sire, R. .2148 John C. Gallagher, D. 2791 Gallagher’s majority, 643. County Sheriff Peter W. Duffy, D.-R. ... . 4212 County Treasurer J. Ed. Hancock, R. - 3109 Jack Arbuthnot, D. .1785 Hancock’s majority, 1324. Clerk of District Court Ira H. Moss, R. 3234 Thomas F. Higgins, D. v. ... 1684 Moss’ majority, 1550. County Attorney Julius D. Cronin, R. - 3241 Francis D. Lee, D. ..1841 Cronin’s majority. 1400. Register of Deeds Esther Cole Harris, R. 4236 County Assessor L. G. Gillespie, R. 2665 John Alfs, D. .—2221 Gillespie’s majority, 444. County Surveyor J. P. Shanner 139 Will Hold Clinic Here For Crippled Children On Saturday, Nov. 7th Under the auspices of the Di vision of Child Welfare and Ser vices for Crippled Children, an extension clinic will be held at the O’Neill high school in O’Neill on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7:30 a. m. to 4 p. m. All registrations should be completed by 11 a. m. Dr. W. R. Hamsa, orthopedist, and Dr. E. S. Wegner, pediatrician, will examine all new cases being considered for Services for Crip pled Children as well, as cases re ferred for consultation only. Children who are not now re ceiving services under the pro gram of Services for Crippled Children may be admitted to the clinic when referred by the local physician, or in certain cases at the request of the child’s parent or guardian. The clinic is for diagnosis, con sultation, check-up and aftercare services on cases receiving treat ment. Children admitted to the clinic for consultation or prelim inary diagnosis will not receive treatment under Services for Crippled Children unless formal referral is made and the child found to be eligible. Orthopedic cases may receive treatment if care cannot be ar ranged through private resources. Pediatric cases will be accepted ! by the clinic for the purposes of | consultation and diagnosis only ! and should be referred only by ! the family’s own physician. The Norfolk Elks Lodge is furn ! ishing, without cost, a noon lunch served by the ladies of the Pres ' byterian church to all children and their parents who are regis j tered for the clinic examinations. The electors of Nebraska again testified to their allegiance to the republican party last Tuesday, when the entire state ticket, headed by Kenneth Wherry, can didate for United States senator, won handily. In addition to elect-1 ing their candidate for United States senator the republicans elected their four congressional candidates in this state, giving them a solid republican delega tion in congress after the first of me coming year. The electors did not stop their republican voting on the head of' the ticket but continued on down: the line and all of the condidates on the state ticket were elected with overwhelmingly majorities. Governor Griswold led the ticket, defeating former governor C. W. Bryan with a majority of about 190,000. The balance of the ticket carried the state with majorities of about 100,000. This county also was strongly republican, giving substantial ma jorities to every candidate on the state and county ticket, except one, that of county clerk, in which contest John Gallagher, present clerk, succeeded in being re-elected to the office over Wal ter G. Sire, republican, with a jority of 643 votes, the balance of the county ticket were elected with handsome majorities. In the race for members of the county board, the . republicans were also successful in every dist rict. In the First district J. C. Stein, former chairman of the board and a member for several years, was re-elected with a ma jority of 100 votes over William Grutsch, petition candidate. In the Third district R. E. Cal vert was the winner over John Sullivan, according to the unof- j flcial returns, with a vote of 605: to 531, without the mail vote, giving Calvert a majority of 74 in the district. Calvert made an exceptional race, carrying three of the four voting precincts. He carried Grattan township with a majority of 27; lost the First Ward, O’Neill, by four votes, and carried the Second War4 by 6 and the Third Ward by 45. There were 180 mail ballots sent out, many of which have been returned, but it is not thought there are enough ballots out to change the vote in the Third district, the only real close race. In the Fifth district Hubbard i defeated Gibson with a majority of 205. Gibson had been a mem ber of the board for the past eight years. The defeat of the demo cratic candidates this fall gives the republicans control of the, county board, five to two. Nebraska was not alone in the swing to republicanism at the j election Tuesday. In the east the j republicans elected Thomas Dewey as governor of New York state, the first republican to be selected as governor of the Em pire state in twenty years. Dele ware also elected a republican governor, as did Massachusetts and Michigan. Here the voters replaced one of the New Deal’s strongest supporters, Senator Prentice Brown, with a republi Soft Corn A Problem For Many Farmers Several local farmers have made inquiries at the cqunty agent’s office in O’Neill for meth ods of cribbing soft corn. Accord ing to experiments of the Nebras ka College of Agriculture, when corn contains more than 30% moisture at cribbing time, extra precautions must be taken to pre vent it from spoiling. Special ven tilators should be placed through out the crib to facilitate the movement of air. They may be made in a number of ways from lumber or studding over with wire. Clean husking is advisable when storing corn which contains a high percent of moisture. On the basis of dry matter, soft coin appears to have a satisfactory feeding value. The addition of salt at the rate of one pound to 100 pounds of soft corn tends to reduce mould ing in the crib. This amount of salt does not interfere with the feeding value of the corn. The feeding value of rotten or mouldy ears is lower than that of sound corn. Spoiled corn, if fed, may be dangerous to the health of ani mals. When corn is soft, husking should be delayed as late as is practical. ! can. In Iowa, too, another New Deal supporter. Senator Herring, was replaced by a republican, the present governor. In New Jersey despite the active support of the Hague machine the voters retired to private life another strong New Deal senator and replaced him with a republican. Oklo homa also retired Senator Lee, one of the wheel horses of the present administration and elect ed E. H. Moore republican. This was a real upset. South Dakota elected the present governor, Har lan J. Bushfield, senator, who de feated Tom Berry, former gover nor, and he will replace Senator Bulow, democrat, who was de feated in the primary. West Virginia also elected a republican senator, Chapman Revercomb. As a result of the balloting on Tuesday the republicans goined 9 seats in the senate and there is still one seat in doubt. This will give the republicans 38 members in the next senate as against 56 for the democrats. In the House the republicans gained 41 members, having elect ed 206 to the next congress to 218 democrats. There are still seven still in doubt. This will give the democrats a small majority in the house during the next two years and materialy decreases their majority power in the sen ate. Judging from the last election it appears that the voters are fed up with the New Deal and are about ready to turn the running of the government over to the re publican party. When great in dustrial states like Michigan, joins with the farm states of the mid west in repudiating New Deal policies, there is hope that the people of the United States are at last beginning to realize the dangers to this country from the inroads made on their liberties by the bureaucrats in Washington. Now let us all boost for a speedy and successful ending of the war and the people will again be happy, peaceful and contented. The sweeping victory of the Republicans in the Tuesday elec tions leads to much speculation as to what has been the cause of the change in the minds of the voters. One of the primary reasons for this change is the revolt of the American farmer. This is the sec ond time in the last ten years that the American farmer has become fed up with the way the administration has taken care of the farm problem. The first time was in 1932, when the farmem revolted and changed adminia trations. The Republicans gained their greatest support in the industrial east and the agricultural mid west. One of the reasons given for the republican victory is that the farmer is disgusted with the administration’s support of labor. The farmer labors six days a week, and sometimes, more often than not, on the seventh. He re ceives no time-and-a-half for ov ertime or double pay on Sundays and holidays. The increased cost of labor and the serious shortage thereof has also contributed to this feeling. Of greatest interest to the vot ers of Nebraska, and also of na tion-wide interest, was the defeat of Senator Norris, called the Dean of the Senate. He has served con secutively, more time in the Sen ate than any living man. Senator Norris had received the endorse ment of President Roosevelt, who also threw his support behind John Bennett, Jr., in the race for the governorship of New York, both Bennett and Norris being defeated. Thomas E. Dewey, who is the new governor of New York, shows that many people are get ting tired of machine politics. Voters in New York, California, and Michigan, overthrew politi cal machines, in New York for the first time in several years. Names Of The Jurors The fall term of district court will he held the coming week in this city. The following jurors have been called to serve during the term: Glenn Williams, Chambers; Raymond Garwood, Amelia: Joe Petr, O’Neill: Harold Heiss, Page; Mike Johnson, O’Neill; Chester Ross, Spencer; "Ed Friedel, Stuart; Nels Christensen, Ewing: John Darners, O’Neill; Edwin Engler, Dustin; Sewell Johnson, Emmet; William Cuddy, O’Neill; H. M. Helmricks, Orchard; Albert Whit ney, Page; Henry Winkler, Atkin-* son; T. J. Coyne, O’Neill; Lloyd Brady, Dorsey; Ed Pavel, Ewing; Lawrence Lofquest, Stuart; Bill | Hoffman, Stuart; James Kelley, O’Neill; Albert Lemmer, Atkin son; W. P. Morgan, Stuart; Char I lie Schollmeyer, Dorsey.