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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1943)
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Sixty Years Ago
Holt Co. Banner, June 5, 1883.
Samuel Howard, brother of
Gene and John Howard, came up
from Saunders county last week
and will probably locate south of
O'Neill on Dry Creek.
T. V. Norvall and R. C. Wry of
Jefferson county, Iowa, have lo
cated on the South Fork
Tie dedication of the new
Methodist church at Inman will
take place Sunday, June 10th at
10 o’clock a. m.
Among the new institutions
very much needed in Holt county
is a post office somewhere on the
South Fork, and a mail route
from O’Neill to that section and
John Robinson’s show gave an
exhibition in this city on May 30.
and an enormous crowd was pres
ent from all portions of tho coun
Sto see it. This show, which was
e first in O’Neill, was pronounc
ed fine by those who attended.
The Banner. June 12, 1883.
The Messrs. Gallagher, of Darl
ington, Wis., cousins of Frank
Campbell, who have been visit
ing the latter for some time past,
will put in a new lumber yard
at O’Neill, begnning operations
shortly. The yard w ill be under
the immediate supervision of Ed
Gallagher, the junior member of
O’Neill will celebrate the com
ing Fourth of July, it was decided
at a meeting held in the Odd Fel
lows hall Monday evening. John
McCann was elected chairman
and J. H. Riggs secretary. On mo
tion the chair appointed the fol
lowing committees on program
and arrangements. Program com
mittee: Ed Hershiser, James Con
nolly, Frank Campbell, Dell Akin,
W. D. Mathews and Patrick Fahy.
On arrangements: W. J. Jacoby,
J. P. Purcell, Charles Schram,
Barney Mullen, Frank Toohill, C.
C Millard and M. B. Gearon. On
motion the following officers
were elected: President. Hon.^M.
P. Kinkaid; vice presidents, J#in
Cronin, Wm. Joyce, E. S. Kinch
and E. H. Thompson of O’Neill;^
Jacob Davis, Apple Creek; P. C.
Dewey, Brush Creek; Harry
Spindler, Eagle Creek; Tom Mal
loy, Emmet; E. M. Waring and
A. Cronk, Iowa precinct; Clayton
Troth, Inman; George Bisby,
South Fork. Marshall of the day,
J. G. Fritz; orator, Col. E. M.
Lowe of Michigan City, Ind.;
speakers, Thomas O’Day. Neligh;
H. L. Case, Missouri; H. M. Uttley
and M. B. Gearon, O’Neill.
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, June 7, 1888.
Clyde King was up from Ewing
over Sunday. Clyde has charge of
the mechanical department of the
new paper at Ewing.
The site for the land office has
been decided upon and work has
already commenced on the foun
dation. It will be built on the
corner two blocks east of McCaf
ferty’s hardware. It will be 20x40
feet, high frame with 20 openings
in the same, 14 windows and six
doors. The cost will be about $800.
The Frontier learned week be
fore last from Rev. B. Blaine of
Middle Branch, of the death of
Rev. J. R. Gartner, formerly of
Lambert, this county, who it will
be remembered went to Liberia,
in Africa, last year as a mission
ary. Ha died about April 1, of Af
rican fever. His wife and two
boys were with him in Africa and
one daughter, the wife of John
Kennedy, resides in this county
The Frontier, June 14, 1888.
Judge M. P. Kinkaid, D. L.
Darr. of the Holt County Bank,
and George Riggs of The Frontier,
start Saturday morning for Chi
cago to attend the republican na
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 1, 1893.
Married, in O’Neill on May 31,
1893, at the office of the county
judge, Judge Bowen officiating,
C. C. Jones and Miss Rose E.
Eriner, both of Chambers.
W. R. Butler, who has been
reading law for some time in the
office of E. W. Adams, was admit
ted to the bar last Saturday.
The Frontier, June 8, 1893.
James and Phillip Sullivan,
sons of James Sullivan, residing
a mile and a half north of this
city, and James Sullivan, son of
James R. Sullivan, residing about
four miles north of this city, took
the train yesterday morning for
Omaha, where they expect to
work during the summer.
O’Neill will celebrate the
Fourth of July. This was decided
at a meeting of the business men
and citizens last Tuesday evening.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 4, 1903.
Wednesday morning at seven
o’clock the marriage of Frank
Daly to Miss Maggie Coffey was
solemnized at the Catholic church,
Rev. Father Driscoll officiating.
Official Weather Observer F. B.
Look! Listen! Live!
Whoever said, "What you don’t
know won’t hurt you,” was wrong
—and the grade crossing accident
Illustrated here proves it
The driver of a shiny car stopped
•afely at a railroad crossing to let
a freight train pass. The train
passed, and the driver put his
car in gear and started across im
mediately after the caboose had
cleared the crossing. But it was a
double track crossing and another
fast freight from the opposite
direction roared toward the cross
ing, obscured from view by the
train that had Just passed.
The driver didn’t know the sec
ond train was coming.
And what he didn't know not
only hurt him — but killed him,
smashed the car Into junk and de
layed the train nearly a half hour.
The National Safety Council Is
conducting a special campaign to
stop these grade crossing accidents,
which every day delays an aver
age of 38 trains a total of 22
hours—a heavy drain on the
nation’s wartime transportation
Driver carelessness Is the cause
mt almost all grade crossing acci
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dents, according to the Council.
To help win the war, to save your
self and others needless suffering.
the Council asks you to be sure
the track Is clear before you start
Cole reports rainfall at O’Neill for
the month of May of 5.26 inches.
Two years ago this was exceeded
during the month of June, when
the precipitation was between 9
and 10 inches.
The Frontier, June 11, 1903.
Charles N. Cole and Miss Clara
N. Boucher of Dustin were united
in marriage at the home of the
groom’s parents in this city last
Tuesday evening, Rev. S. F.
Arthur F. Mullen left for Clin
ton, Iowa, last Sunday morning,
where next Wednesday morning
he will be united in marriage to
one of Clinton’s fairest maidens.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 12, 1913.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harty re
turned last Friday evening from
their honeymoon trip, which was
spent with relatives and friends
of the groom in Wisconsin.
Earl L. Watson of Lincoln and
Miss Mary Mossman of Inman
were granted a marriage license
by County Judge Carlon last
Last Saturday John L. Chmeler
of Elgin, Nebr., purchased the
Davisson harness shop on east
Douglas street, taking possession
Robert Cook and Miss Zella
May Simmons were united in
marriage by Rev. E. M. Gleason
at the Catholic church in this city
yesterday morning, in the pres
ence of the immediate relatives
of the contracting parties.
The commencement exercises of
St. Mary’s Academy will be held
next Tuesday evening. Following
are the members of the class of
1913: Etta Barrett, Fremont; M.
Irenaeia Biglin, Beatrice Cronin,
Mildred Downey, Mary Fitzsim
mons, Alice Frances Fleming,
Loretta Hickey, Julia F. Howard,
Florence McCafferty, Helen Mc
Carthy, Grace Marie McHugh,
Mary T. Shoemaker, Helen C.
Shoemaker, O’Neill; Catherine
Connelly, Battle Creek; Lyda E.
Gatemeyer. Dallas, S. D.; Rose E.
Hughes, Battle Creek, Nebr.;
Frances McGrane, Atkinson; Lu
cile McNichols, Atkinson; Alice
Morrissey, Winterset, Iowa; Gatha
E. Smith, Bassett.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 7. 1923.
Claying on the federal highway
south of Ewing is expected to be
completed this week.
Work on the new club house at
the O’Neill Country Club began,
with excavation for the basement.
Tuesday morning. The building
will cost approximately $3,000.
Two Stuart boys, Rupert Chit
tick and Norris Coates, were
graduated from the state univer
sity last week with high honors.
Paul Beha came down from
Casper, Wyo., Thursday morning.
Yesterday we smiled a little when com
mencement speakers orated heavily about
the responsibilities carried by our high school
We smiled because we knew they were
just kids, just boys and girls who had a lot
to learn before they could play a man’s part
or a woman’s part in the world of affairs.
But we didn’t smile at this year’s
For we knew that in the strange year ot
1943 these youngsters, still in their teens,
have grown into men and women who will
help win America’s battle.
From the class rooms of their home town
high schools they are marching to war. Some
to military camps where they will learn the
trades of fighting men. Some to the farms
where they will produce the food a fighting
nation needs. Some to the factories and
training centers where they will quickly learn
to take up the burdens of wartime service and
We watch them with confidence because
we know they are Nebraskans, bred and born.
They love the open air, the broad spaces, the
free institutions that are a part of this state.
They know “There is no place like Nebraska."
It isn't easy to see them go. There are
tears and heartaches in many Nebraska homes.
But there is deep pride, too, because
these fighting men and women are Nebras
kans, through and through.
Graduates of 1943, we salute you!
la the Service of the Public
He intends to return in a few
John Gilligan, next year a sen
ior in the university school of
medicine at Omaha, last week re
ceived his degree as a bachelor of
science in medicine, at the uni
versity commencement in Lincoln.
The wedding of Miss Pearl
Lansworth and Carl A. Wiedfeldt
was solemnized Tuesday, June 5,
at one o’clock at the home of the
bride’s mother, Mrs. P. J. Lans
worth, Rev. J. A. Hutchens of
the Methodist church, O’Neill, of
The Frontier, June 14, 1923.
A wild deer, presumably es
caped from the national game re
serve at Valentine, was seen in
Rock Falls township last week.
Harry Bowen’s rain guage at
the court house recorded 1.99
inches of rain for the week end
ing Monday morning, June 11.
I. D. Hutton, agent of the North
western at Stafford, has been ap
pointed operator at the local
Northwestern station vice Harry
Radaker, promoted as agent at
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, June 1, 1933.
Dick Tomlinson, who has been
attending Creighton University,
is home for the annual vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Downey left
I last Saturday for Chicago, where
they will put in a few weeks vis
iting the exposition.
Frank D. McMillan died at his
residence in this city last Satur
day evening, after an illness of
over a year, at the age of 62
years seven months and six days.
The funeral was held on Tues
day morning from the Catholic
church. Rev. Father Leahy offic
iating, and burial in Calvary cem
The Frontier, June 8, 1933.
Extreme hot weather the past
week, not only here but over the
entire state. Following is the of
ficial registration as compiled by
Weather Observer Bowen: Wed
nesday, May 31, 92; Thursday,
June 1. 92; Friday, June 2, 90;
Saturday, June 3, 95; Sunday,
June 4, 94; Monday, June 5, 97;
Tuesday, June 6, 99. The contin
ued heat wave established a new
heat record for the month of June.
Mrs. George Mellor died at her
home in this city last Tuesday af
ternoon, after an illness of sev
eral years of cancer, at the age of
67 years, one month and 17 days.
The funeral is being held this af
ternoon, services in the Scottville
church and interment in the
Announcements have been re
ceived here announcing the mar
riage of Donald Shoemaker and
Miss Annabel McKim at Sioux
City, Iowa, June 2, 1933, at Sac
red Heart church, Rev. Father
Barbara Ann is the name of a
little daughter born to Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Hancock last Friday
Round Up Calf Club
The Round tip Calf Club reor
ganized on April 14 at the home
of Clarence Ernst. Mr. Stout was
present, and the following offi
cers were elected: President, Dick
Clark; vicepresident. Dean Burge;
secretary, Gladys Ernst; news re
porter, Ella Mae Clark; leader,
Andy Clark; assistant leader,
Our second meeting was held at
the home of Walter Puckett on
May 14. There will be demonstra
tions at the next-meeting, which
will be held on Wednesday, June
16t at the Lorenz home. A delic
ious luncheon was served at each
of the meetings held.
AAA News Notes
LeRoy K. Smith, Chase county,
Nebr., farmer, has been named
director of the north central di
vision of AAA by War Food Ad
ministrator Chester Davis. The
division included Nebraska and
nine other mid-west states. Smith
began work in the farmer-admin
istration of farm programs back
in 1933 when his neighbors in
Chase county elected him to the
community committee handling
the first wheat adjustment pro
gram. He later became chairman
of the Chase County Wheat Con
trol Association, and in 1935 was
named chairman of the Nebraska
Grain Board. He served on the
State AAA Committee in 1936,
1937 and 1938. with Abner K.
Chestem, the present chairman.
In 1938 he was transferred to
Washington to help coordinate
AAA activities with those of the
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Views of |
’ Congress j
I By ii
I Dr. A. L. Miller,
It is too bad it takes a war to
stimulate the development of in
ventions that contribute so much
• to the welfare of humanity. Take
for instance Radar, in the line of
electronics, which saved England
from destruction by the Luft
waffe, and has been used so ef
fectively by our navy and air
force in the Pacific. Besides warn
ing us of the approach of hostile
aircraft we are told that it enables
our ships to locate and sink Jap
warships, without even getting
close enough to see them. A staff
correspondent on the Wall Street
Journal recently said this: “When
you buy an automobile after the
war, its synthetic rubber tires
may be guaranteed for the life of
the car. Even with the tread worn
thin, these tires will skid less
than ones of natural rubber.” He
went on to say that the radiator
and hot water heater hose in the
post war car will not soften and
have to be replaced. When we
think of the development in mo
tors and fuels and of the helicop
ter for air travel and the many
new gadgets of tomorrow it makes
us impatient to get this war over
and start into the new and won
derful world that is sure to come.
I have again had the opportun
ity to be in Nebraska for a short
time. The trip was made at my
own expense. I say this because
someone asked me that question
and I explained to them that the
law grants a member of Congress
pay for only one round trip be
tween his home and Washington
each session. But it was more than
worth the expense incurred for I
met and visited with county of
ficials not only from Nebraska but
from 38 other states. The occas
ion was the convention of the Na
tional Association of County Of
ficials meeting in Omaha on May
25th to 27th. Gene Meredith of
Kimball county was their pres
ident last year. If there is any
group of people who know what
the folks at home are thinking,
it is their county officials. In my
address to them I urged the im
portance of keeping government
as close to home as possible and
warned against the trend that
would have every question de
cided in Washington. The further
away government gets from home
the more it gets into the hands of
the “experts” who get to thinking
they know better what is good for
us than we do oursevles.
DON’T LET THIS OPPORTUN
ITY PASS: If your men in the
armed forces have not taken ad
vantage of the insurance the gov
ernment offers them, you should
urge them to do so at once. Con
gress has extended until August
10th—only two more months—the
right of any man in the service to
take out the full amount of $10,
000 in government life insurance
without the necessity of a medical
examination of any kind. The
small monthly payments are tak
en out of the pay check as prem
iums. If the service man does not
have the money for the first
premium the Army or Navy will
advance it. Better see to it that
your servicemen do not let this
great privilege slip by them with
out doing something about it be
fore it is too late.
Congress has contributed a great
deal to winning the war so far this
session. It has renewed the* Lend
Lease Act and the Reciprocal
Trade Agreement Act which the
administration said was needed to
keep our neighbors happy. It has
passed a pay-as-you-go collection
act which seemed to be the desire
of a great majority of the people.
Congress has passed the military
appropriation bills requested by
the administration. It nas co-op
erated 100 percent with the Pres
ident in all war efforts. Had Con
gress been permitted by the ad
ministration to act last session
it would have passed legislation
which would have made it im
possible for John L. Lewis or any
other dictatorial leader to bring
about a strike in time of war.
Now we find the government of
the United States defied by a
man who I am sure the members
of his own union would not up
hold if they had the opportunity
to register their decision by dem
Federal Crop Insurance Corpora
tion and in December of that year
he became manager of the cor
Here are points for farmers to
remember in the fight against
black markets: “Farmers who buy
and sell livestock should keep rec
ords of sales and purchases. Farm
ers who slaughter for sale must
get slaughter permits from local
USDA War Boards, and cannot
sell more meat this year than they
sold in 1941. All meat sold by
farmers must show permit num
bers. Farmers who sell meat and
butter direct to consumers must
collect ration stamps and turn
them over to the War Price and
Rationing Board each month.
Mrs. Ruth Rector, our farmer
field woman, left Wednesday to at
tend a two-day state meeting at
Lincoln. Mrs. Rector took an act
ive part in ths program.
Feed wheat was unloaded at
Page, Ewing and Atkinson this
week. More is expected soon. The
sales price for the month of June
is $1.01. Anyone, wanting wheat,
please notify the AAA office by
phone or card.
Harry E. Ressel, Chairman,
Holt Co. AAA Committee.
Mrs. Tom Bowers went to Has
tings on Tuesday to visit her hus
band for a few days.
Henry Waldrop, of Kearney,
came Wednesday to visit relatives
FATHER'S DAY JUNE 20
Not a luxury In the lot of them, but
practical things dad will be proud of,
that he can wear with real pride.
( SURE SHOTS
Every father, young or old, likes
a fresh new shirt. They’re here
by the dozens for Father’s Day in
all white or fancy patterns. Spe
cial good choosing £ I / r
at each . T ■ *60
FILL THE BILL
For his hour of ease, give a sport
shirt with a convertible collar,
soft and easy, full of solid com
fort. Light tans, blues, green, etc.
Of rayop or cottons, £ I QQ
up from . 9I.7O
Show as the Dad who wouldn't
welcome the rift of a smart new
tie! Choose from the colorful
yroup we have ready to make
Father's Day a real day & I AA
for him. Priced . ▼ ■
FOR A PRINCE
Summer coming! And for sleep
comfort any Dad will welcome a
pair of fresh new pajamas. Vari
ous colors and patterns in soft
cotton broadcloth. 6 I QQ ,
Gift group, for .V^7 *
TO WARM A
A light weight knit sweater to
1 slip on for cool evenings, in the
• mornings, for sports wear. Pull
9 overs or front closing in solid
■ colors or in 2-tone d*0 qq
j combinations . 70
, Complete Choice of
Gifts for Father!
SOX FOR POPS (
Choose two or more pairs of rood
looking socks for sports or every
day wear as a Father’s Day rift. 4
Here in various colors and pat- 1
terns a man likes. 1C- j
Pair at .
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and friends. His wife, who had
been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Theresa Murray and other rela
tives and friends for a few days,
returned home with him.
Mrs. Mattie Soukup returned
Friday from Fort Washington,
Md., where she attended the grad
uation of her son, Lieut. Francis
Soukup, from an officer candidate
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school. He returned with her for
a few days visit with relatives
and friends. While, away, Mattie
also visited Washington, D. C.,
and met many of the O’Neill peo
ple who are now residing in the
Judge D. R. Mounts attended a
convention of district judges in
Norfolk Monday and Tuesday.
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