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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1943)
VOL. LXIII O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 11113 No. 48
Red Cross County Quota Overshot
$3,450.47; O’Neill Over $1,171.96
Chambers —..$ 608.00
Atkinson —- 3,163.82
Emmet - 289.97
Stuart - -
page _ 834.46
Ewing _- 565.00
Total for County .$11,050.47
This is a complete report, un
less other receipts are received.
You will note that Holt county!
went way over the top on its
quota of $7,600. It is with deep
satisfaction that Paul Beha, war
drive chairman, and other county
officers extend their thanks to
each and every branch for their
co-operation in making this drive
such a success. We as a county
have done our best in providing
funds to carry on the work of the
National American Red Cross to
aid and help our Armed Forces
and for local relief.
Additional O'Neill Donations
Meek and Vicinity
Paddock Community Aid $56.61,
Card Party and Auction $109.10,
Donations $62.67.—Total $228.38.
Tri-State Produce and Employ
ees $203.25, Alpha Club $51.60,
Dr. J. P. Brown $25, Cyril Peter
$25, Northwestern Bell Telephone
Company $25, School District No.
127, $14.50, Pleasant Day Project
Presbyterian Guild, John Shoe
maker, Jake Ernst, D. H. Mur
phy, H. S. Prouty.
John Jennings, John Lansworth,
Edw. S. Earley, Frank Oberle,
Grant Curran, Mrs. J. B. Mellor,
Joe F. Peter, Mrs. Ben Wayman,
Clarence Ernst, Lloyd Ritts, Mrs.
John Dick, P. V. Hickey, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe McNichols, Mrs. Carl
Miller, Mrs. Levi Hull, Ed Way
man, Mr, and Mrs. John Schmidt,
Hugo Holz, Lloyd W. Smith, Eden
Rebekah Lodge No. 41, John A.
Wesley Sanford, Ralph Valen
tine, Con and Pat Keys, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Leach.
Edith Davidson, Christ Luther
an Church (additional), Mr. and
Mi's. Bredehoft and Lois, Mrs. M.
P. Clouse, Russ Shoemaker, Frank
Pribil, Ralph Keifer.
Mrs. Merle Hickey, Mrs. Anna
Sauser, Agnes L. Bright, Mr. and
Mrs. Jindra, D. S. Shaw, Mrs.
Elizabeth Jones, W. A. Stewart,
Ethel Winkler, Dennis McCarthy,
Mrs. Tom Bowers, Otto Lorenz,
Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Carl Lo
renz, Mrs. Leonard Dusatko, Bill
Ernst, Jim Fleming, Mrs. Len
Shoemaker, Gerald Rouse, John
B. Cleary, H. L. Compton, Mrs.
Frank Kubitschek, M. P. Clouse,
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shoemaker,
Lorraine Penne, Sarah G. Norton.
Tom Griffin, Mrs. Ed Wayman.
Mrs. P. A. Lindberg, Mrs. James
Mullen. Mrs. Nina K. Stearns,
Mrs. Leon Sargent, Mrs. Joe Cud
dy Mary Ann Janousek, Mrs. Mac
Simonson, Mrs. Anna Donlin, Mrs.
B. Lawyer, Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, R.
J. Dendinger, J. Harrison, A.
Densberger, Anton Loeffler, John
Vitt, Mrs. Jim Carl, Sr., Elsie
Peter, R. A. Stowell, John Pribil,
John Shoemaker, Jr., Mary Mc
Carthy, Linda Wayman, Anna
Ellingson, Mrs. Henry wayman,
Mrs. L. O. Johnson, Mrs. William
Schmohr, Mrs. John Kee, Roy
Wayman, Frank Fiala, Mrs. Leo
Gokie. George Hartford, Mrs.
John Carney, Mrs. Frank Fallon
Mrs. Hugo Holz, Joe Soukup, Ed
Fuhrer, Albert Marsh, Wm. Kraft,
Bill Hanley, Ernest Price Chas.
Fleming. W. G. Morrow, W. T.
Cook, Agnes Claire Hickey, Mrs.
Seth Noble, Mrs. Pat Harty, Bea
trice Harris, Fred Barnes, Mrs.
Tena Kaczor, Tildie Peter.
Mrs. Florence Neal 50c, Mrs.
Melvin Marcellus 25c, Raymond'
Pribil 25c, John Vitt, Jr., 10c.
Auction Nets $137.57 To Fund
The Red Cross auction held last
Saturday afternoon netted the
War Fund $137.57. Following is
a list of the donators to the
auction and a list of the articles
donated: , _ T
Eugene Donohoe, duck; r. J.
Dishner, lawn mower; Mrs. Berg
strom, rug; Mrs. Dishner dress;
Edith Davidson, pair of slippers
and pair of shoes; Leone Mullen,
pair of pillow cases; Mrs. Loyal
Special Meeting legion
Auxiliary On April 12
There will be a special meeting
of the American Legion Auxiliary
Simonson Unit No. 93, held in
the Assembly Room of the Court
house on next Monday afternoon,
April 12, beginning at 2:00 P. M.
Every member is urged to be in
attendance if at all possible, and
any ladies who may be eligible
for membership in the organiza
tion are cordially invited to at
Hull, 2 dozen eggs; Miss Dickson,
box of dresses and dishes; Mrs.
T. Harrington, books; Lyndle
Stout, mens clothing; Mrs. Mer
riman, coffee, jam, bookends; J.
P. Miler, couch; Mrs. Kruse,
suit; Emil Block, rooster; H. S.
F. F. A., 4 concrete troughs; Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Bailey, miscellan
eous clothing; John M. Grutsch,
bushel of potatoes; Mr. Johnson,
can of beans; Mr. and Mrs. Por
ter, miscellaneous; Mrs. Dishner,
4 razors; Mrs. Joe McNichols,
crocheted basked; Mrs. Fox, lamp,
grinder, console set, roaster; Jim
Corkle, 100 chicks; Mr. Switzer,
polish, vanilla, disinfectant; Pad
dock Union Ladies Aid, quilt;
Mrs. Beha, 2 rugs; Mr. and Mrs.
Lowery, chicken; Tri-State Hatch
ery, 200 chickens; Mrs. Jonas,
dozen cans of vegetables; Mrs.
Miller, books and magazines; Chet
Calkins, electric motor and grass
skirt; Mrs. Hieter, cups and sau
cers; Paul Beha, chickens; Mr.
and Mrs. Janousek, clothing; Mrs.
Ted Hieter, canned goods; Ralph
Leidy, 2 sacks of flour; Johnson
Drug Store, 3 bowls; Mrs. Met
calf, table; Yvonne Sirek, pillow
slips; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Harty,
couch; Mrs. John Osenbaugh,
dresser; Pat Harty, fur robe; Rev.
Dawson Park, electric plate, Mrs.
Carter, electric stove; School Dist.
No. 127, rooster; Mrs. Sexsmith,
books and lamp; Alice Sexsmith,
handcarved soap; Patty Gergelt,
shoes; Mrs. Bergelt, encyclopedia;
Mrs. Brophy, pickles; Mrs. Ben
nett, blanket and 3 can tomatoes;
Walter Boche, large eggs and
child’s suit; “Slats” Beha, large
box of candy; Mrs. Harris, fruit
jars, dish tray, coats, trousers;
Mrs. Margaret Carney, canned
fruit; Mrs. Harry Lansworth, a
quart of cream; Mrs. W. B. Lamb,
duck eggs; Mrs. James Curran,
gallon of lard; Mrs. Henry Tom
linson, dishes; Barbara Bennett,
toy; Mrs. Bennett, clothing; Her
man DeGroff, DeLaval separator;
Mrs. Letta Sexsmith. 2 boxes of
Avon Products and 5 baseballs;
Frank Summers, 2 dozen eggs and
a hat; Mrs. F. F. Hieter, dishes;
Mrs. Glen Hull, clothing; Ben
Wayman, \xk gallons fresh lard;
Mrs. F. J. Fischer, magazine rack,
etc.; Mrs. Allen, pillow top; Ed
Boshart, 2 bushels of spuds; Ray
Boshart, peck of spuds; Dick Ra
kowski, mirror and clothing; W.
D. Clausson, pair of laying ducks;
Mrs. M. P. Sullivan, clothing, etc.;
Mrs. Herre, silver tray.
The collections being made at
the Royal Theatre for the Red
Cross War Fund will continue
this week and the amount col
lected will be published next
Tuesday’s City Election
Was Most Quiet Affair
The City election Tuesday was
one of the quietest seen in the
city for years and one of the
lightest votes ever cast was
polled. There was no contest
for any of the offices, there being
only one candidate on the ticket
for each office to be filled, they
being the present incumbents, all
of whom were re-elected. They
are as follows: Councilman
First Ward, John Melvin; Coun
cilman Second Ward, M. J. Wal
lace; Councilman Third Ward,
Levi Yantzi. On the school board
Dr. H. L. Bennett and Miss Anna
O’Donnell, present members of
the board, were re-elected. There
were only a little over eighty
votes cast in the city.
RIVERSIDE 4-H CLUB
On Friday, April 2 the River
side 4-H Community Club was [
organized. The following officers j
were elected: President, Roy
Johnson; vice president, Walter
Manley; secretary. Dorothy Lar
son; news reporter, Phyllis John
son. Mrs. Leonard Larson was
elected leader, and Mrs. Doris
Thompson and Elmer Wolfe were
elected assistant leaders. There
are, at present, twelve members,
seven boys and five girls. The
girls are taking summer wardrobe
and the boys are taking baby beef
and stocker feeder calves. Next
meeting will be held on Tuesday,
April 20, at the school house of
District No. 5.
Mrs. Ed Voyle a boy, born Fri
day, April 2.
A. A. Leiser of Atkinson ad
mitted on Sunday.
Mrs. Henry Walters and baby,
of Chambers, dismissed on Sun
Mrs. Charles Flemming an
emergency operation on Saturday, j
Dwayne Miller emergency op
eration on Monday.
Democracy 4-H Club
The Defenders of Democracy
4-H Club held their second meet
ing April 7 at the court house as
sembly room. Five members
were present. We discussed old
and new business.
The next meeting will be held
at the home of Margaret Sauser
on April 21. At this meeting
the first lesson will be taken up.
—Twila Whaley, News Reporter.1
SPENCER BOYS GOT
INTO THE BEER
Herman Ellermeicr, Lawrence
Burley and Oliver Dickey, three
Boyd county men, were before
the courts here Tuesday, charged
with breaking into and entering
a store and beer parlor operated
by one Harold Knudson at the
dam on the Niobrara river north
of O’Neill and taking therefrom a
quantity of beer, some cigarettes
and some money.
Officers say that Ellermeier,
who is forty years of age and a
garage mechanic at Spencer, and
Dickey, who is eighteen and a
senior in the Spencer high school,
admitted going from Spencer to
the Knudson store early Sunday
morning, intending to buy some
beer. Finding the store closed and
no one there and learning at the
power house that Knudson was
away visiting some relatives, they
broke into the place and removed
four cases of bottled beer, re
turning therewith to Spencer. On
Monday they were arrested and
brought to O’Neill, and on Tues
day Ellermeier and Dickey pled
guilty before Judge Mounts. Bur
ley waived preliminary hearing
before Judge Reimer and was
bound over to the district court
for trial. Judge Mounts sentenced
Ellermeier to the penitentiary for
a year and continued sentence as
to" Dickey. Dickey expressed a
desire in court to be permitted to
join the armed forces, and Judge
Mounts indicated that if he could
pass the examination, and would
promptly join, that sentence
would be suspended.
Ellermeier and Dickey say that
Burley was with them and as
sisted in the robbery. Burley ad
mits that he was at the store with
the other two and helped drink
the beer, and even sold some of
the bottles, but denies that he
helped steal it or knew it was
stolen. All three men denied tak
ing any money or cigarettes. Mr.
Knudson says some cigarettes and
money was taken.
Clapp-Griffith Nuptials In
San Antonio, March 27
Liuet. Darrel F. Griffith, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Griffith of
Kearney, Nebr., and Miss Mary
Lou Clapp of San Antonio, Texas,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
C. Clapp of that city were married
on March 27, 1943, at the Fort
Sam Houston Post Chapel in San
Antonio, at six o’clock p. m.
The chapel was beautifully dec
orated with long cathedral tapers
adorning the altar; large palhis at
either side and a profusion of
gladiolas. Chaplain George Zorn
performed the ceremony.
The bride wore a white wool
suit with acqua accessories. Her
corsage was of tiny pink rosebuds
intermingled with white garden
ias. Her attendant and former
schoolmate wore a suit of light
green. The groom wore the white
army uniform, as did his attend
ant, Lieut Leroy Gordon.
A reception followed at the
home of the bride’s parents for
fifty relatives and friends of the
couple. In the receiving line were
Mr. and Mrs. Clapp. Lt. and Mrs.
Griffith, Mrs. Jean Griffith Jones,
aunt of the groom, Mrs. Helen
Kelland and Lt. Jordan.
Lieut. Griffith attended school
at the Kearney State College and
later at the A. and M. College of I
College Station, Texas. He has
been in the service since March
Lieut. Griffith’s parents were
former residents of this county, j
living in the Meek neighborhood, j
He is a grandson of Mrs. F. H. |
Griffith of this city and his!
mother is a sister of Axel Borg
of the Meek neighborhood. The j
many friends of Lieut. Griffith
and his wife in the old home town ,
and county extend hearty con
gratulations and best wishes to
the happy young coupe and wish
them many years of happiness,
COMMERCIAL CLUB TO
MEET NEXT TUESDAY
The O’Neill Commercial Club
will hold their regular meeting at
the Golden Hotel next Tuesday,
April 13, at 8 o’clock p. m. No
lunch at this meeting. Officers for
the ensuing year will be elected
and a good attendance of the
membership is desired.
Wilbur Summers, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Summers of O’Neill, has
received his call from the U. S.
Coast Guards and left for Omaha
Sunday night, where he will re
port for duty. He enlisted sev
eral weeks ago.
Miss Marion Dickson went to
Lincoln on Wednesday and will
visit friends there for a few days.
TO THE PUBLIC
Due to shortage of labor and
increased government regula
tion, the following O’Neill bus
iness places will be closed on
Sundays for the duration, com
mencing Sunday, April 11:
COUNCIL OAK STORE
O'NEILL LOCKER PLANT
FRANK PILLEY & SONS
By Romaine Saunders
Atkinson, Nebr.. Star Route No. 5.
Will you be able to pay the ten
thousand dollar fine if you make
a slip-up in the use of ration
book number two?
The isolationist is in danger of
| beng lynched in this hectic hour,
but like the member of the Towns
| end club he feels that he will yet
come into his own.
A popular and an able writer
wonders why we are not invading
Europe. And some citizens won
der why invade Europe instead
of that yellow strip of land on,
the maps of the far east.
As I view it, L. B. 101. purport-1
ing to be a primary reform j
measure, merely complicates ai
political setup that has become'
such a joke that 75 percent of the j
citizens ignore it entirely.
Frank Bachus gets about the
streets of Amelia on crutches
since he stepped from a wagon
and sustained a badly sprained
ankle and has the consolation of
being able to loaf while others
start the long days and long pull
at spring work.
Three hapless chaps are under
indictment charged with shooting
a goose or two too many. These
are days for all out official, ex
pert, amateur and private effort in
far weightier matters, but those
great lordly birds have a friend
at court just the same.
Judging from the attention
farm papers are giving to the pro
duction of swine on the farm there
is nothing in the vast variety and
abundance spread over the earth
quite equal to an odorious hog,
notwithstanding, like the leper,
he has been pronounced "unclean”
by the Creator.
At today’s writing I have not
learned what has happened to
Senator Asimus’ gas tax bill. Per
haps it is too much to hope that
the vaet stretch of; Nebraska prair
ies comprising the rural realms
will get a fair shake in this matter
as against the small areas where
the large towns are.
“Though I speak with the
tongues of men and of angels, and
have not charity, I am become as
sounding brass or a tinkling sym
bal.And though I be
stow all my goods to feed the
poor, and though I give my body
to be burned, and have not char
ity it profiteth me nothing.”
Lincoln county has a lady dep
uty sheriff The governor has
signed a bill authorizing women
to serve as jurors. What would
our mothers thought of that—
and why should any woman—
barring the mistress of the White
House—want with either job.
But then, Irving would have a
hunt for a “clinging vine” in our
Optomists among weather prop
hets see omens of an abundance
of rain to follow these wind
lashed days in April by the earth
burrowing animals taking to the
high ground and the wild .ducks
lingering among us. Whatever
the habits of nature’s little wild
lings may indicate as to weather,
if anything, the long-time prairie
dweller is aware that there has
ben windy springs in the past that
have been followed by both fruit
ful and unfruitful seasons. A few
good rains in May and June as
sures the southwest of its staple,
One Holt county editor carries
the honor of the press being rep
resented in the U. S. armed forces.
Mr. Alderson of the Chambers
Sun left Sunday night, his busi
ness, his home, his community and
his young wife and infant son,
to be inducted into the Navy at
a point in Idaho. Mrs. Alderson
is bravely taking up the respon
sibility of continuing the publi
cation of the Sun and I believe
the printing fraternity of the
county without an exception will
be glad to help this brave lady
in any way they can to succeed
in her undertaking. Chambers
people, always loyal to home in
stitutions, will doubtless rally to
There are songs enough for the
hero perched perpetually on the
heights of fame. Let the unsung
patriots of this war marred world
be given a tribute now and then.
You will find them on tired feet
behind the grocery counters in
any town, worried over rationing
books, shortage of supplies and
insufficient help, but cheerfully
doing their best to accommodate
end serve an inconsiderate public
which can also be ureasonable.
Keeping a correct check, purchase
by purchase, and other details of
the point rationing, doubles the
work of the sales force. The
least we can do by way of en
couragement is to be patient, I
smile and have the cash in hand.
Mrs. K. P. Hoffman and son vis-^
ited in Stuart Tuesday. I
MANY HOLT COUNTY
MEN WENT TO CAMP
The following Holt county boys
were inducted into the army and
navy two weeks ago, following
their successful passing of the
physical examinations. They re
turned home for a week and
last Saturday morning they left
for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
where the army boys now are in
Melvin Edwin Ruzicka; O'Neill;
William Lorenzo Miller, Ewing;
Clifford William Seger, Atkinson;
Hugh Murel McClure, Stuart;
Gerald Edwin Gonderinger, At
kinson; Millard Wayne Ellen
wood, Atkinson; John Albert
Fox, O’Neill; William Robert
Holsclaw, O’Neill; Russell Lucien
Heuton, Atkinson; John Joseph
Dvorak, Atkinson; Lyle Foster
Damero, O'Neill; Herbert Earl
Newman, Jr., Stuart; Lewis Ed
ward Dunkol. Atkinson; Robert
Nels Sholes, Inman; Ernest Able
Kloppenborg, Emmet; Harold Ed
ward Albrecht, Atkinson; Theo
dore Gerald Sirek, O’Neill; Louis
Wulf Reimer, O’Neill; Donald Eu
gene Lowery, O’Neill; Frank Wes
ley Etherton, Atkinson; Robert
Walker Johnson, Stuart; Gayle
Fenton Pichler, Chambers; Orville
Melvin Seger, Atkinson; Dewayne
Lvean Stevens, Inman; Robert
Jean White, Dorsey; Herbert
Aloyious Underwood, Stuart; Ger
ald Elton Graham, O’Neill; Mar
vin Martin Howell, Page; Berlyn
Elvon Schultz, Atkinson; Wayne
Harry Fox, Emmet; Calvin Dale
Crandall, Chambers; William Del
more Held, Chambers; Norman
Herbert Nissen, Chambers; Ger
ald James Lawyer, O’Neill; Wil
liam Charles Rockford, Stuart;
Harold Emmet Colfack, Dustin;
Edwin Harvey Walters, Chamb
ers; James Edward Foreman, Em
met; Robert Paul Tooker, Atkin
son; Richard James Shearer, Stu
art; Herbert George Hammond,
O’Neill; Thaine Lee Mitchell,
Chambers; Thomas Graydon Hut
ton. Inman; Francis Edward
Brandt, Atkinson; Gerald Francis
Murphy, O’Neill; Paul Elmer Wy
ant, O’Neill; Elroy Arthur Lieb,
O’Neill; Melvin Putnam, O’Neill;
Frederick William Ahlvers, At
kinson; Michael Albert Coday,
Cleo Edwin Alaerson, Chamb
ers; Ervin Vincent Nilson, O’Neill.
Will Hold Farm Building
Clinic, Norfolk, April 15
To provide a valuable advisory
service on the repair and main
tenance of farm buildings, and
thus help farmers in this area
make their buildings more pro
ductive, the agricultural commit
tee of the Norfolk Chamber of
Commerce will sponsor a war
emergency farm building clinic
there on Thursday. April 15, ac
cording to Sam Schwerin, chair
man of the committee.
“The agricultural output of the
nation will prove a prime factor
in winning the war and that is
the sole object of the clinic,” said
All farmers who want to learn
how they can increase their pro
duction under today’s conditions
are invited to attend the war
emergency farm building clinic.
It promises to be an interesting
program, covering such topics as
roof repairs, maintenance of
fences, rodent control, fire protec
tion, insulation, ventilation, etc.
Included on the program is a
new sound movie, titled “The
Farmer Looks Ahead,” a fascin
ating, human interest film. This
movie, in full color, shows how
farm buildings can be kept in
good repair with a minimum of
time, labor and expense for main
tenance. The program will also
include entertainment, door pri
zes, and coffee and sandwiches
at the conclusion.
“Similar clinics attended by
thousands of farmers have been
held in all sections of the country
in recent weeks and they have
proved extremely helpful and in
formative. They are part of a
nation - wide program sponsored
by Johns-Manville. All farmers
and their families are invited to
attend the northeast Nebraska
war emergency farm building
clinic which is scheduled to be
held in the municipal auditorium
in Norfolk on Thursday, April 15,
and they can all be sure it will
be time profitably spent,” states
William Egger of Crawford,
came down last Monday and is
spending at few days here looking
after business matters and visit
ing old time friends. Bill says
that things are booming in his
section of the state. Being only a
few miles from Ft. Robinson,
where a number of troops are in
training and Crawford being the
closest town business is naturally
very good. Bill looks good and
says that he has been feeling bet
ter the past six months than he
has for years.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Halva and
son, Fred, drove to Lincoln last
Sunday to visit their daughter,
Margaret, who is a student nurse
at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. Miss
Lydia Halva, who had been visit
ing Margaret for a few days, re
turned to O'Neill with them.
Apirl War Bond Quota $341,500;
Organization Plans Under Way
MUSIC FESTIVAL IN
O’NEILL NEXT WEEK
The number of entries for the
music competition festival assures
that Friday, April 16th will be a
big day for the music students
coining to O’Neill. Twenty-three
schools will be represented, with
the number of participants ex
ceeding five hundred. The schools
entered are Ainsworth, Atkinson,
Butte, Chambers, Clearwater,
Creighton, Ericson, Ewing, In
man, Keya Paha County, Long
Pine, Neligh, Norfolk, Oakdale,
O'Neill, Orchard, Osmond, Page,
Royal, Spencer, St. Mary’s Acad
emy, Stuart, and Tilden. This
makes three more schools than
the number entered in the dist
rict music contest here last year.
The instrumental entries will
be judged by Edward Kurtz,
chairman, Department of Music,
Iowa State Teachers’ College, Ce
dar Falls, Iowa. The vocal entries
will be judged by Paul MacCol
lin, chairman, Morningside Col
lege Conservatory of Music, Sioux
City, Iowa. The piano entries will
be judged by Mrs. Leo Kucinski,
Department of Music, Morning
side College, Sioux City, Iowa.
Arrangements and plans for the
festival are moving along very
satisfactory due to the fine co-op
eration and help that is being re
ceived from many individuals.
The chairmen of the committees
that are giving outstanding help
are as follows:
General chairman, Mrs. H. J.
Birmingham, Pat Harty.
Good Will Committee, co-chair
men, H. D. Clauson, C. E. Stout,
and Mayor Kersenbrock.
Stenographic Committee, Ted
Entertainment Committee, co
chairmen, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Bur
gess and J. D. Cronin.
Door Committee, co-chairmen,
Mrs. O. W. French, Mrs. Max Gol
den, Mrs. H. G. Kruse, Mrs. C. E.
Lundgren and Mrs. Ed Campbell.
Housing Committee, co-chair
men, Mrs. F. J. Dishner, and Roy
P. B. Harty reports that the fi
nancial support of O’Neill bus
iness people will make it possible
to have program booklets to be
issued to everyone attending the
programs of the day.
A musical event of this type
should receive your support bv
attending the programs that will
be in session throughout the en
tire day and evening. Vocal, in
strumental, and piano solos will
be presented during the forenoon,
beginning at eight o’clock. Solos
and small groups will perform
during the afternoon. Large vo
cal groups and bands will make
up an evening of outstanding en
tertainment. Plan now to enjoy
these musical offerings, and at the
same time show our young people
that we are vitally interested in
their worthy undertakings.
Robert Thomas To Be
Interviewed Over Radio
On Friday, April 9, Mr. Mathis,
vocational agricultural instructor
of the O’Neill public school, will
make a trip to Lincoln to attend
the State F. F. A. Convention.
He will be accompanied by his
family, Robert Thomas, John
Etherton and Larry Schaffer.
Robert Thomas and John Ether
ton have been recommended for
the State Farmer degree. Robert
Thomas will be interviewed by
Bill Colfer, acting information
agent of the Farm Credit Admin
istration of Omaha, on Saturday, I
April 10, on Earl Williams’ “Down
To The Earth” program from
9:30 to 10:00 a. m., over Station
A garbage wagon, operated and
paid for by the city under con
tract, will pick up garbage in the
city every Tuesday and Friday
during the summer months, visit
ing all sections of the city. Please
have garbage in containers and
in the alleys. This service will
start Friday morning, April 16,
Judge D R. Mounts and Court
Reporter McElhaney returned to
Bassett Wednesday to complete
taking testimony in the divorce
trial of Julia Braddock Gilmore
and Elmer Gilmore, which occu
pied the Court all last week.
Several persons from here were
summoned as witnesses. The
Gilmore’s formerly resided on the
Ditch Camp ranch, just south of
town, and later lived for a time
in the Chambers community. For
the past few years they have re
sided south of Newport.
Word has been received that Lt.
Robert Biglin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Biglin of this city, has
been promoted to the rank of
Captain. He is with the Army
Medical Corps and is stationed at
Homer Muulen came up from
Scribner Saturday and spent Sun
day visiting his wife and other
relatives and friends here.
Holt county citizens will pur-c
chase $341,500 in war bonds dur
ing the month of April, it was an
nounced today by County Chair
man H. A. Snyder, of Atkinson.
“This quota represents our share
of the total quota of sixteen north
east Nebraska counties, which is
$3,083,006,” said the chairman.
These quotas were established by
the Federal Reserve Bank of Kan
sas City and are based on bank
deposits in each county.
Bond purchasers will have an
opportunity to purchase other is
sues than the “E" bond, which
has had the most stress in prev
ious war bond campaigns. In ad
dition to the regular “E,” “F” or
“G” bonds, which have always
been available to the public, pur
chases may now be made in the
2% Treasury bond of 1950-52, or
the 2Mj% bond of 1964-69. There
are also two tax certificates avail
able: tax certificate Series “C”
and the %% Treasury certificate.
The eighth issue available during
the month of April is the ninety
Information concerning these is
sues are in the hands of the local
l war bond committee, the banks,
and the post office. Purchasers
who want more information may
get it through these sources.
County organizations are rap-*
idly nearing completion, accord
ing to report from Harry Miller,
of Stanton, chairman of the Third
District War Finance Committee.
“I am tremendously pleased with
the patriotic response that we are
getting from county workers in
each of the counties that we have
been in to date," said Mr. Miller.
“We hope to complete our visits
to the six remaining counties in
which we have not been, and we
know already that their commit
tee men are working. I am pos
itive that when the totals are
compiled on May 1st our sixteen
county district in northeast Ne
braska will have done its part."
The date for the April bond
drive is from April 12 to May 1.
Runs Continue Large At
The O’Neill Sale Yards
With the runs continuing to
hold up on livestock, prices were
steady on both cattle and hogs.
Light weight cattle were the
most popular here Monday with
steer calves bringing from $16.00
to $18.30 per hundred and heifer
calves from $14.50 to $16.00.
Yearling steers sold from $13.50
to $14.90. Yearling heifers sold
from $12.50 to $13.60 with some
lightweights bringing up to
$14.40 per hundred. There were
a few two-year-old steers and
they brought $13.90. Cows sold
from $9.00 to $12.50 and bulls
brought up to $13.45 per cwt.
The hog prices were the same
as last week with butcher hogs
bringing from $14.90 to $15.10 and
sows from $14.50 to $14.75. Feed
er pigs brought from $16.00 to
$17.00 per hundred.
Next sale will be April 12 with
a horse sale being held in con
nection with our regular sale.
HIGHLIGHTS IN PRICE*
In its desire to have price mat
ters of a local nature settled by
the community itself, the Office
of Price Administration has des
ignated Beatrice, Nebraska, as a
“guinea pig” in a program de
signed to accomplish that end. A
local board composed of prom
inent, qualified citizens will as
sist the War Price and Rationmg
Board in the dissemination of
price information to the commu
nity. It will also ahswer ques
tions, review complaints, and re
commend adjustments. If this
method proves to be of public
service, similar panels will be ap
pointed throughout the state.
To protect purchasers, mechan
ical refrigerators sold by individ
uals will come under price ceil
ings on April 15th.
Retailers who happen to have
on hand sugar stamps 1 through
9 and sugar certificates already
expired on which delivery had
been made prior to March 19th
should surrender such stamps and
certificates immediately to the
local War Price and Rationing
Board. Currently valid certifi
cates will be exchanged.
A word to the wise should be
sufficient. When noplications for
supplemental gasoline rations are
considered, one factor that will
have a definite bearing on the
granting of such supplemental ra
tions will be whether or not the
applicant has formed a car-shar
On April 1 the little pig came
under the protection of a price
ceiling. On that date definite dol
lar and cents price ceilings were
established for all retail pork
cuts. Mrs. Nebraska can rest eas
ier, because OPA has said that
the rise in price of retail cuts of
all meats is soon to be checked.
Lovers of fruit and vegetable
juices must have been pleased this
week when the Office of Price
Administration drastically cut the
point values of those items.
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