The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, March 04, 1943, Image 1
d Neb. State Historical Society ^ jj • ft VOL. LXIII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1943 NO. 43 BREEZES FROM THE SOUTHWEST ] By Romaine Saunders Atkinson, Nebr., Star Route No. 5. Glasses are not needed to look on the bright side. J. B. Van Houten, of Taylor, bought a Short Horn bull of Tom Baker a week ago. I have the rationing book No. 2 and now need the services of a Philadelphia lawyer to tell how to use it. With young huskies out look for farm work, maybe the “labor W shortage” is just another specimen of our Yankee surplus talk. If your taste is none too fastid ious and your digestive force is equal to it, store cookies are not in the list of “processed foods.” The remedy of the wets for bootlegging was repeal. It would be interesting now for the “Old Judge” to give us his remedy for bootleg meat. “Blessed is the man that walk eth not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” A group of boys from the high schools of Holt county could pro duce something about as worth while as what seems at this time will be the net result of the 1943 legislative session. The thermonmeter registering 8 below the morning of March 2, we trust it is the farewell salute of subzero temperature for this season. A clear sky, a blazing sunburst coming out of the east and the artic wind sunk to a whisper there is a promise of just that. The glitter and glow, the ease and bounty, the bread of abund ance and kultur-ordered lives ^ promised the peoples of prostrate Europe by German invaders turns out to be ashes of desolation, the horror of haunting fear and the specter of gnawing hunger. Such have ever been the fruits strewn across empires by a vain mortal posing as diety, who ignores the lesson written large on the scroll of the ages. Quoting from a personal letter: “The speaker told of a man who visited Chiang Ki Chek and in a devotional meeting the general essemo prayed that his people would not become discouraged and that they would not hate the Japs, including a prayer for Jap anese Christians.” I wonder how many of us put such an inter pretation on our own Christian ity. But did not the One who hung on the cross pray, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” On Sunday night eight million Methodists will gather in their 42,000 churches of the country for spiritual rededication to defeat efforts to weaken or replace Christian faith and idealism by principles of barbarism, pagan ism and materialism.” A re surgence of the zeal, an endow ment of the humality and the piety of the Wesleys, rather than reliance on numbers, would do something to a body of eight million believers. ^ After 55 years the memory of January 12, 1888, lives on. The Frontier has brought us again the list of those who perished in this county during that storm and paralyzing cold. Providence in tervened by five minutes in my boyish belief that morning. The ’88 blizzard stands out as the most tragic in our history. It brought to men and women a strange mixture of human suffer ing, heroism, physical endurance and death. A winter earlier in the eighties saw a great loss of livestock, but few if any of the prairie dwellers perished. Out lying ranches suffered irreparable loss. From carcasses cowboys salvaged the hides by adopting a method of skinning said to have been introduced by John Kearney, who later retired from the range and became the head clerk in M. M. Sullivan’s, large store. The hide was slit from head to tail, a rope looped over one end, snub bed to the saddle horn and the spurs applied to the broncho. Something was thus saved but the losses sustained, combined with incoming settlers and the break ing plow, left many “cattle bar i <?. Atkinson Wins Class B District Tournament The Atkinson Hay Balers sur prised the experts as the Hay Balers defeated Wood Lake last Friday night for the Class B District Championship at Atkin son before a capacity crowd. The game went one overtime and when the final whistle blew the score read Atkinson 30, Wood Lake 28. Atkinson will now go to Norfolk and if they can win the four team tournament there they will have the privilege to go to Lincoln for the state cham pionship. All the Saint Mary’s and O’Neill people wish them much success, and we hope that they can win at Norfolk and make a good showing at Lincoln. In the semi-finals Thursday night Atkinson surprised the crowd with a 35 to 24 win over the boys from Long Pine. Atkin son led almost all the time and gave the crowd some good basket ball. In the other semi-final the quintet from Wood Lake won over Newport. Newport seemed to have a good team and they had the boys from Wood Lake wor ried, but the final score was, Wood Lake 27, Newport 22. The tournament was a grand success. They had" very large crowds and all the teams showed fine spirit, and we again want to congratulate Atkinson and give them our best wishes when they go down to Norfolk for the play offs. The tournament scores were as follows: Second Round Scores Atkinson 26, St. Mary’s 13; Newport 33 Inman, 31; Wood Lake 43, Johnstown 17; Long Pine 29, Butte 21. Semi-Finals Atkinson 35, Long Pine 24; Wood Lake 27, Newport 22. Finals Atkinson 30, Wood Lake 28, (overtime). noil vouniy noy is Again Pormoted Information from Key Field, Miss., brings the information that Corporal Delbert D. Alder has climbed another step up the ladder of military promotions at Key Field recently when he was ad vanced to the grade of sergeant. Sergeant Alder, son of Mrs. Wm. Alder, of O’Neill, entered the ser vice at Fort Crook, in May, 1942. Ten Holt County Boys Have Joined The Navy The following Holt county boys have been inducted into the U. S. Navy, as reported by the Holt County Selective Board: Boyce Benjamin Schaffer, Stuart Dale Arnold Kersenbrock, O’Neill. Lewis William Dickerson, At kinson. Wayne Magne Goranson, Ew ing. , William John Torpy, Atkinson. Ellsworth Wendell Stevens, Page. Benny Raymond Wetzler, O’Neill. Clarence Edwin France, O’Neill. Kenneth Eugene Davidson, O’Neill. Russel Gordon Simpson, O’Neill County Court Roy Jeffers of Greeley was ar rested on February 28 by Patrol man Meistrell and charged with overweight on capacity plates. He pled guilty and was fined $10 and costs of $3.10. Harold Savidge of Ewing was arrested February 28 by Patrol man Meistrell and charged with overweight on capacity plates. He pled guilty and was fined $10 and costs of $3.10. Marriage Licenses Bernard LeRoy Trease of Or chard, and Marie Loretta Schrei ' ber of Clearwater, on Wednesday, February 24. rons” permanently broke. There was good picking for the prairie wolves as it makes no difference to one of the kind if the beef be frozen. Whether or not another I weather cycle has laid a moder ating hand across the land, we are not having such winters; but should there again be, both man and beast now have adequate protection available. We stepped from that somewhat romantic era into another that produced the Art Mullen’s, raised the cry against the “crime of ’73” and in troduced the political newcomers, ' populists and “Abe Lincoln re publicans.” Again we are pass ing out of another era, that of the New Dealer. And the troubles of mankind multiply. IThe Frontier’s Price & Ration Guide I Rationing SHOES: Stamp No. 17 of War Ration Book One is valid for one pair of shoes until June 15, 1943. Stamps are interchangeable among members of the family living under the same roof. SUGAR: Number 11 Coupon, War Ration Book One, valid until March 15, for three pounds of sugar._ COFFEE: Number 25 Coupon, War Ration Book One, valid for one pound of coffee from Febru ary 8 to March 21, inclusive. GASOLINE: Number 4 Cou pons of all A books vaild for 4 gallons. All holders of B and C ration books expiring March 1 may make application for renewal by mail to local board. Request by post card Gas renewal Blank R-543. TIRE INSPECTIONS: Holders of B, C and T gasoline ration books must have their tire inspec tions completed by February 28. For local ration boards to issue certificates for tires, tubes or re capping services, commercial ve hicles must be inspected and ap proved by authorized OPA in spector every sixty days or every 5000 miles, whichever is attained first. Holders of A gasoline ration books have until March 31. FUEL OIL: Period 4, each one unit Coupon is valid for eleven gallons until April 12; period 4, each ten-unit Coupon is valid for 110 gallons until April 12. INCUBATORS AND BROOD ERS: All operators of incubators and brooders may obtain all need ed fuel oil and kerosene for cap acity production of the equip ment. Increased poultry and egg production is essential to the war ! effort. DAIRY ROOMS AND SEPAR ATOR HOUSES: Operators may obtain all needed fuel oil for heating this space. COAL-BURNING HEATING STOVES: Rationing boards will consider applications for per mission to purchase new coal burning heating stoves to replace or supplement oil-burning heat I ing equipment. CANNED FISH, SHELL FISH, CANNED MEATS hermetically sealed by heat cannot be sold to anyone until March 28. Prices BUTTER: Priced on percent age mark-up basis. Nebraska maximum for 90 score butter in pound and half-pound cartons, 55 cents; parchment wrapped, 5414 cents. EYE GLASSES: When sold to the user, and certain services in volving examination and refract ion of eyes now subject to the General Maximum Price Regu lation. MILK: Purchases from pro ducers for resale as fluid milk now subject to price control. SOY BEANS: Ceilings set at producer level asl well as at other levels. Top grades to sell at $1.66 per bushel on the farm. Coun try elevator to add 4V4c per bush el to price paid producer. FRESH VEGETABLES: Ceil ing prices established for: toma toes, green and wax snap beans carrots, cabbage and peas, at no higher than seller’s highest sell ing or offering price from Feb ruary 18 to 22. Lettuce and spinach price set at highest sell ing or offering price during period from February 19 to 23. WHOLESALERS: Filing time under Maximum Price Regu lation No. 237 extended to April 15. ONION SETS: 1942 crop, placed under ceiling prices. All sellers limited to highest selling or offering price during period from February 10 to 15. FARM SALE COMBINA TIONS: Sellers not permitted to sell farm machinery not under | price control in combination with ' controlled items except when the uncontrolled item is specifically | designed to operate with the par ticular controlled machine. In those cases the sale can be made, | a ceiling price must be determin ! ed for the uncontrolled machine by using the same formula used to establish the ceiling price on the ocntrolled machine. Hospital Notes Mrs. Mary Pribil was admitted on Thursday for medical treat ment. Mrs. John Peter, a daughter born on Wednesday. Mrs. Margaret Agnes and daugh ters, Mary Virginia and Lorraine, : of Norfolk, visited relatives and I friends here last Sunday. Mrs. Annorah Daly Mrs. Annorah Daly died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Harrington, in this city last Tues day evening at 9:10 o'clock, after an illness of several years, at the age of 85 years. The funeral will be held from the Catholic church in this city at 10 o’clock Friday morning, interment in Calvary cemetery at the side of her hus band, who passed away in Janu ary, 1924. Annorah Ryan was born in Pe oria, Illinois, and resided in that state for many years. On Decem ber 7, 1872, she was united in marriage to William Daly, the ceremony being performed at Benson, Illinois. Thirteen children were bom of this union, seven of whom sur vive and are left to mourn the passing of a kind and affection ate mother. They children are: Mrs. J. J. Harrington, O’Neill; C. M. Daly, Omaha; Mrs. W. M. Meals, Seattle, Wash.; J. E. Daly, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. E. R. Gi rard, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. P. A. Dolan, Denver, Colo.; F. V. Daly, San Francisco, Calif. In the spring of 1893 the fam ily came to this county and locat ed in the Minneola section of the county, where they resided for I fourteen years. In 1907 they mov ed to this city and lived here for four years and then moved to Lincoln, where she resided until after the death of her husband in January, 1924. Since the death of her husband she made her home with her children and had been living here with her daughter for several years. Mrs. Daly was a charming woman and had a host of friends in O’Neill and Holt county, where she spent the greater part of her life. She lived to a ripe old age, , but nevertheless her friends will regret to learn of her passing. --- Tracy Gwinn i Tracy Gwinn was found dead in his bed in his room about 1:30 . o’clock last Saturday night. Dr. ! Carter was summoned and he 1 said that he had probably been dead about threfe hours. Tracy was found lying face down on the bed, with his clothes and cap on. As he was subject to epiliptic fits, it is thought he took a fit and fell on the bed on his face and smothered to death. Tracy was born in Iowa and was about 71 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Holt county with his parents in the early eighties. His parents lived in the northeast part of the county on a homestead for a time and then moved into O’Neill where his father went into the jewelry business and operated a jewelry store and repair shop in the building now occupied by the Streeter barber shop. The family left O’Neill in the early nineties and moved to Laurel, Nebr., where they resided for a good many years, and where his father passed away. Tracy was gone from here for several years, coming back to O’Neill about twelve or fifteen years ago, since which time he had made this his home. He told that most of the time he was away from here that he was in South Dakota. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, funeral ser vices being conducted in the Big lin funeral home, with Rev. Daw son Park officiating, and burial | in Prospect Hill cemetery. Nine Holt County Youths Registered Last Month The following Holt County boys (registered for selective service during the month of February The first number is their Order | Number and the Second Numb | er is their serial Number: 11371 A W-77A, William Sea | ton Howell, Page, 11375 W-81 Joseph Ray mond Bellar, O’Neill. 11376 W-82, Melvin Leroy Haynes, Page. 11377 W-83 Edward Daniel Coday, Atkinson. 11378 W 84 Floyd Keith Raymer, Atkinson. 11379 W-85 Bob Ray Kirk , land, Atkinson. 11380 W-86 Duward Alfred Loughrey, Ewing. 11381 W-87, Clarence Norbert Schrad, Ewing. bert ^hrad, Ewing. 11382 W-88, Max Arden Med calf, O’Neill. Births Mr. and Mrs. John Peter, a daughter, born Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wyant left Monday for Portland, Ore., where I they expect to make their home. O'Neill High Upset By Wisner 38-31 The O’Neill High School Eagles went down to defeat by a strong Wisner team Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Dis trict Class A Championship at Norfolk, by a score of 38 to 31. O'Neill was picked by all the experts to win the game but they had not counted on the beautiful playing of Whitcomb Winser, for ward, who made ten baskets and ten free throws to score a total of 30 points. Whitcomb played a great game and seemed to be all over the floor at once. Calkins with 11 and McKenna with 10 points led the O’Neill scoring. O'Neill got off to a good start, at one time in the first quarter having a 6 to 2 lead, but with Whitcomb making 2 baskets and a free throw to make it 7 to 6. With but a few seconds left in the first quarter O’Neill made a basket to make the score, as the first quarter ended 8 to 7 in favor of O’Neill. But in the second quarter Whit comb and his mates got off to a good start and the half time score was Wisner 18, O’Neill 13. In the last two quarters the Wisner team still seemed to be filled with steam as they kept i on making the baskets to take the game 38 to 31. During most , of the third quarter Wisner had an 11 point lead but with about five minutes left to play in the ; game the Eagles seemed to get on fire and for a while it seemed as if they could catch up and go ^ ahead, but they never semed to ; get enough steam. O'Neill played a fine game and their opponents knew all the time that they were having a ball game. O'Neill Defeats Valentine In the first game of the Norfolk Class A District Tournament the O’Neill Eagles took a game from the Valentine quintet without much trouble. O’Neill got off to a 10 to 0 lead and from there on were never seriously threatened and the game ended with a score of 31 to 21 in favor of O’Neill. Babl-Dusatko At an early morning hour on Saturday, February 20, Miss Mar garet Babl, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Babl, of Emmet, Nebr., became the bride of Pfc. Bernard Dusatko, youngest son of Jerrold Dusatko, also of Emmet, in a military wedding. The double ring ceremony was per formed by Lieut. Fr. Toomey at the camp chapel, No. 5 of the 91st Division, 362 Field Artillery, in the presence of a number of immediate friends. The bride wore a biege and kelly green suit of military style, with green and brown accessor ies. Her only jewelry was a sweetheart locket, a gift from the bridegroom. Her corsage was of talisman rosebuds and she car ried a treasured rosary, also a gift of the bridegroom. The bride’s only attendant was Mrs. Archie Pierce of Medford, who wore a brown two-piece dress lace trim med with gold and brown acces sories. Her corsage was also tal isman roses. The bridegroom, who is assign ed to the 650th Engineers as a mechanic, has the distinction of being born during World War I and being married during World War II. Pfc. Charles Uhl, draftsman for the 650th Engineers, acted as best man. After the ceremony a wed ding breakfast was served to the wedding party and the chaplain in Service Club No. 1, after which the party went on a sightseeing tour of the camp and buildings. During the late afternoon a re ception was held at the Archie Pierce residence, “Pierce Heights” in Medford. Pouring and assist ing about the room were Mes ; dames Clyde Leonard, Hubert High and Claude Haggard. A large white cake decorated i with soldier and bride, flowers ' and doves, was the centerpiece of the reception table. The room was ! decorated in red, white and blue flowers, also red, white and blue j candles, and flags. The bride cut and served the wedding cake to i the guests. During the afternoon Vee Leon ard played piano solos, and Yvonne Haggard and Helen Pierce rendered vocal solos, accompan ied at the piano by Claude Hag gard, who also busied himself taking unusual pictures of the bridal couple throughout the af ternoon. The many friends in this com munity extend to them their best wishes for a long and happy mar ried life. ** Mrs. Blenda Hunt Mrs. Blenda Hunt, 61, wife of Douglas D. Hunt of this city, died at Battle Creek, Nebr., Wednes day morning, March 3, 1943, as the result of a fall from the porch of her son’s home, Dr. M. W. Hunt, from which she suffered a fractured skull. She fell Tuesday evening and passed away the next morning, fourteen hours after she fell. The funeral will be held here at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, March 6, from the Methodist church, Rev. Dawson Park offi ciating, and burial in Prospect Hill cemetery. Mrs. Hunt had been in Omaha visiting her daughters and while there took some medical treat ment for varicose veins, from which she had suffered for sev eral years. While on her way home from Omaha she stopped for a couple of days at Battle Creek for a visit at the home of her son and family, and it was there she met her fatal accident. Blenda Wiberg was born at Clinton, Iowa, on March 8, 1882. On September 25, 1902, she was united in marriage to Douglas D. Hunt, the ceremony being per formed in Omaha. Fourteen child ren were born of this union, who with their father are left to mourn the passing of a kind and affec tionate wife and mother. The children are: Cecil, Sunol, Nebr.; Dr. M. W., Battle Creek, Nebr.; Melvin, Oakland, Calif.; Kenneth, Seattle, Wash.; Sergeant Earl, Camp Howze, Texas; Harold, Omaha; Carrol, O’Neill; Mrs. Ula Vokolek, Omaha; Mrs. Aurety Tatreau, Omaha; Mrs. Velma Brink, Omaha; Mrs. Marjorie Washechek, O’Neill; Miss Eunice Hunt, Omaha. She is also sur vived by nine grandchildren, three sisters and five brothers. The family came to O’Neill in 1920 from Herrick, S. D„ and since that date she had made her home in this city, where she was greatly admired by her many friends, who were shocked when they learned of her sudden death. Daisy Myrtle Shumate Mrs. Daisy Myrtle Shumate died at her home near Chambers last Saturday afternoon, after an illness of several months. The body was brought to this city and Monday afternoon funeral serv ices were held in the Biglin Mor tuary and the body shipped to Lincoln Tuesday morning for in terment. Daisy Myrtle Pirner was born at Lincoln, Nebr., on May 4, 1885. In 1906 she was united in mar riage to James Shumate, the cer emony being performed in Lin coln. One son was born of this union, who with his father are left to mourn her passing. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Luella Parker of this city and two other sisters living in Lincoln. The family came to this county from Lincoln in 1932 and since that time have resided in the southern part of the county. Flight Officer Earley Visiting Home Folks Flight Officer Bob Earley, who recently graduated as a Flight officer at Blackland Field, Waco, Texas, arrived Wednesday to spend a few days furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Earley and other relatives and friends. St. Mary's Cardinals Lose Last Game Of Season Sacred Heart of Norfolk took a Basketball game from the St. Mary’s Cardinals on the local floor last Sunday afternoon, with a score of 26 to 22. The game was one of the best games played this season by St. Mary’s and they had the Norfolk team on their toes at all times, and it) looked for a time as if the Nor folk boys would go home with the short end of the score. St. Mary’s played Sacred Heart at Norfolk earlier in the season and they were swamped, but it was a different story Sunday. It was ! a game all the way through and ; the winner unknown until the whistle ended the game. The Weather High Low February 26_44 16 February 27_49 17 February 28 59 18 March 1 . 48 7 March 2_12 -7 March 3_21 -5 March 4_40 21 Pfc. Harry G. Smith, who has been stationed with the U. S. A. | in Alaska for the past sixteen I months, visited with relatives and I friends here last Friday. Commercial Club Meeting Next Tuesday Evening The regular meeting of the O’Neill Commercial Club will be held at the Golden Hotel Tues day evening, March 9, 1943, at 7 o’clock, at which all members of the Club are requested to be present At this meeting the Club will entertain the local Red Cross officers and all business men and women are urged to attend. The Red Cross drive will be on this month and this year, more than ever before, it is necessary that the citizensi of this city and coun ty meet or exceed the quota set for them. Help the good work along with your presence at the meeting next Tuesday evening. Francis Kelley To Be Flying Cadet O’Neill relatives have received word that Francis Kelly, of this city, who has been stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., success fully passed the necessary exam ination and has been selected as a flying cadet, and is now await ing assignment U> a flying schooL O’Neill friends tender congratu lations and they know that he has what it takes to make a suc cessful aviator. Cattle Prices On Upward Trend At Local Sale Yard There was an extra heavy run of cattle for this time of year on Monday’s market with prices still cattle continued to be the popular on the up grade. Light weight choice, however, there were good prices paid on all grades. Steer calves brought from $15.50 to $17.00 per hundred, with some of the lighter ones bringing from $18.20 to $18.50. Heifer | calves from $13.00 to $15.00 per | hundred; yearling steers brought ! from $14.00 to $15.00 and yearling heifers cashed from $12.00 to $14.00 per hundred. Two year old steers sold from $13.75 to $14.50. There was a good strong market ! on cows with the beef kind bring ing from $9.50 to $12.00 and can ners and cutters from $7.00 to $9.25 per hundred. Bulls sold ! up to $12.50. There was another good run of hogs with the market steady to j slightly lower from last week. ■ Butcher hogs brought $14.55 to $14.65; sows sold from $14.20 to $14.35. Feeder pigs brought | from $15.55 to $16.60 per hundred. In the horse sale around 50 head of horses showed up. Next sale Monday, March 8th. __________ The Golden Rod Club This meeting was held on Feb ruary 23, at the home of Mrs. Dick Minton. The lesson was on dec orated Finishes for Home Sew ing. The beauty and economy of these decorations are valued more by those that make them and consider their time well spent. Miss Lowis, our county Demonstration Agent, has been trying hard to get more women interested in Project work. It advocates economy in nearly all lessons, and we need this ! especially now in war time.. Much of our time was taken up in electing new officers. Mrs. Jane Langan served. We will j meet again on March 9th. Our tlime at this meeting will be taken up in preparing for a booth | which all Project Clubs are re quested to do for Achievement Day, the date for which has not yet been set. The members of this Club want to thank the editor of this paper for giving his time and space in his paper. CASEY AT THE BAT Dan Casey, who always said he was the original" Casey,” died in a hospital in Washington, D. C., the other day. He was a prom inent pitcher in the 1880’s and 1890’s. He was heard to tell a couple of ball players that the ball game which is described in the poem, “Casey at the Bat,” j was played back in 1887 between the Phillies and the New York I Giants. He came to bat in the last ,1ialf of the ninth with Philadel phia trailing 4-3, and men on sec ond and third. He let two called strikes go by, and on the third pitch closed his eyes and swung —and missed. The incident was put into verse by Ernest Thayer and popularized by the late De Wolf Hopper, who recited it throughout much of the world in a generation. Judge D. R. Mounts and Court Reporter Ted McElhaney held I court in Butte on Monday.