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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1943)
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THE DAYS OF
Sixty Years Ago
Holt Co. Banner, June 19, 1883.
The Messrs. Gallagher will be
on hand with their new lumber
yard about July 10.
T. V. Golden of Grant City, Mo.,
is visiting in O’Neill, the guest of
Attorney Carlon. Mr. Golden is
an attorney and may locate some
where in the Elkhorn valley.
Center precinct had a popula
tion the first of March of 1,233.
The valuation of the property in
the precinct is $113,804.04, an in
crease of $15,036.71 over last year.
A. H. Corbett, dentist, late of
Pennsylvania, has located in
O’Neill and will practice his pro
The new lumber yard to be
started in O’Neill by the Chicago
Lumber Yard of Stuart, Barnett
it Frees, proprietors, will be un
der the supervision of A. Barnett,
who will divide his time between
the yard at Stuart and this place.
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, June 21, 1888.
The new uniforms for the band
will be here this week. The boys
are making considerable advance
ment and are now furnishing us
with some first-class music.
H, W. McClure intends bringing
the stock of goods which he trad
ed for last winter to O’Neill about
the first of July. What building
he will use is not yet known. The
stock is a large one of between
$15,000 and $20,000 worth and
will be a valuable addition to the
Last Saturday evening the sport
ing fraternity indulged in a little
fun at the fair grounds. George
Merritt and Jim Harrington ran a
foot race of fifty yards, Harring
ton coming out first best. Mon
day evening a match was arrang
ed between Johnny Weetes and
Jim Harrington, the former win
ning. Last evening the champion
and Gene Cress ran a race of fifty
?rards for $20 a side. There was a
arge crowd at the race and a
t;ood deal of interest was mani
est. The result was favorable to
on Monday afternoon,
June 18, 1888. about 4 o’clock,
William Ryan, aged 35 years, nine
months and two days, after a long
and painful illness resulting from
inflamatory rheumatism. He is
survived by his wife and son,
three years old.
The Frontier, June 28, 1888.
O’Neill market report: Rye 35c,
eggs 11c, oats 30. wheat 70c, but
ter 12Hc, potatoes 55c, fat steers
$3.25, corn, ear 40c, flax 60 to
70c, barley 20 to 30, hogs $4.00 to
$4.80, fat cows $2.00 to $2.25.
The Frontier, July 5, 1888.
A quiet little wedding is on the
tapis this evening in which our
rising young physician. Dr. Shore
and Miss Nettie King are the high
Wednesday morning, July 4,
1888, dawned clear and bright,
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We here at home can LOSE the war, but
only our fighters can WIN IT.
out BANK WIU NOT BI OPIN ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
with quite a stiff breeze blowing
and the day bid fair to be warm,
yet throughout the weather was
superb, the best in that respect
we have seen for many years, and
in every respect was the best
O’Neill has ever known.
The effects of the U. S. land of
fice arrived in O’Neill Tuesday af
ternoon about 3 o’clock, a little
earlier than was expected, but not
too early to make it acceptable to
all. The removal of the office
from Niobrara to O’Neill marks
an epoch in the history of O’Neill
and will be a great blessing to the
settlers of the district, and espec
ially to those of this county, from
which by far the greatest amount
of business has come for many
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 22, 1893.
Jim Harrington returned Tues
day evening from Ann Arbor,
Mich., where he is taking a course
in law. He will return in Sep
Died, at his home eight miles
north of this city, Monday, June
119, 1893, at 4 o’clock a. m., of
heart trouble, Thomas Kearns,
aged 79 years and five months.
He had been a resident of the
county since May, 1877.
The Frontier, June 29, 1893.
The great cowboy race from
Chadron to Chicago, 111., ended
the first of the week. The first
man in was John Berry, riding
under protest from other con
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 18, 1903.
Arthur Hammond was passing
around the cigars Monday in
honor of the arrival of a son at
his home Monday morning.
Last Tuesday morning Rev. M.
F. Cassidy performed the cere
mony that united in marriage two
of O’Neill’s most prominent young
people, Dr. P. J. Flynn and Miss
The Frontier, June 25, 1903.
Another threatened dry spell
was broken by good rains for sev
eral successive days.
The first annual commencement
exercises of St. Mary’s Academy
was held at the opera house last
Friday evening when seven young
ladies received their diplomas
from that institution. The grad
uates are: Margaret M. Barrett,
Agnes F. Clark. Rose E. Grady,
Margaret M. McGreevey, Florence
E. Mullen, Anna S. O’Donnell,
Mary M. Hagerty.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 19, 1913.
Married, at St. Patrick’s Cath
olic church by Rev. M. F. Cassidy,
on Wednesday morning, June 18,
1913, William J. Hammond and
Miss Lillian Carlon.
The Frontier, June 26, 1913.
Married, at the Catholic church
in this city on Wednesday morn
ing, June 25, 1913, at 7 o’clock,
Glenn A. Anderson of Dorsey and
Miss Mary Wrede of this city.
The Frontier, July 3, 1913.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ham
mond returned last Monday night
from their honeymoon trip to
northern Minnesota and Iowa.
C. E. Stout of this city was
chosen vice president of the state
druggists’ association at their
meeting held in Norfolk last week.
The next meeting will be held in
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, June 21, 1923.
Five inches of rain in less than
three hours fell along the Eagle,
north of O’Neill, Sunday after
W. H. Harty and son, Gene, left
Thursday morning for Shullsburg,
Wis., where they will attend the
celebration of the golden wed
ding anniversary of Mr. Harty’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
The marriage of Miss Alice Le
ona Clark, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Clark, and Thomas
Lloyd Gallagher, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas F. Gallagher, both
residing north of O’Neill, took
place at St. Patrick’s church on
Monday morning, June 18, Rev.
M. F. Cassidy officiating.
Miss Esther M. Shaughnessy
and Charles C. Reka were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony
Tuesday morning at St. Patrick’s
church, Very Rev. M. F. Cassidy
The Frontier, June 28, 1923.
A farewell reception was ten
dered Father Duhamel on Wed
nesday evening at the K. C. Hall.
Father Duhamel will leave Fri
day morning for Burke. S. D,, for
a fe.w days' visit with friends be
fore going to Omaha, where he
will assist in St. James’ Or
The Frontier. July 5, 1923.
Miss Nora M. Faulhaber and
William Hershiser, both of this
city, were united in marriage at
Neligh, Nebr.. Monday, July 2,
according to an announcement in
the Neligh newspapers.
Ten Years Ago
James P. Gallagher passed awav
last Tuesday morning at 7:30, af
ter an illness of several months of
dialation of the heart, at the age
of 62 years, three -months and 28
days. He leaves a wife, one son
and two daughters. He had been
a resident of the county for 55
One of the best ball games of
the season in the Holt County
League was played on the O’Neill
diamond last Sunday, Chambers
and O’Neill being the contestants.
The game ended with a victory
for O’Neill, with a score of 1 to 0.
Last Saturday was the warmest
June day in the history of the
city. The thermometer reached
104 that afternoon.
The Frontier, June 22, 1933.
J. O. Brady, 59, of Chambers,
died in the Golden Hotel in this
city last Monday afternoon about
twenty minutes after he had reg
istered and been assigned to a
room. A heart attack, probably
brought on by the heat, was the
probable cause of death.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Downey re
turned last Saturday from Chi
cago, where they spent two weeks
taking in the sights at the ex
The Frontier, June 29, 1933.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Toy and
daughter, Miss Nellie, drove to
Sioux City Saturday to attend
the wedidng festivities of an old
friend of the family. They return
ed home Tuesday afternoon.
C. E. Downey of Independence,
Mo., came up last Saturday for a
visit with relatives and old-time
The Frontier, July 6, 1933.
The grandstand at the fair
grounds burned last Saturday af
Miss Mary Ryan of Sioux City,
Iowa, came to O'Neill Monday for
a visit with relatives and friends
Freedom to us in this country
is our greatest heritage—likewise,
its preservation is our gravest re
We have used the freedom our
men are fighting to perpetuate as
an instrument to avoid discom
fort. Some of us went on strike
in vital defense work because we
did not get total wage increases
demanded. Hundreds of thous
ands of us struck against govern
ment because we didn’t think we
were paid enough to dig coal with
which to win the war. We actual
ly have had the gall to wave the
American flag over such acts, the
same flag under which our troops
are dying in every corner of the
Many of us, in our own selfish
ness, cheer at proposals for our
government to run the show after
the war, just like other govern
ments have been running the
show in Europe. We cheer be
cause we think ye can get more
handouts from government. Ap
parently, after the war, we don’t
intend to stand up to wave Old
Glory—we plan to do it sitting
down in an easy chair.
This abuse of freedom must end
somewhere, or there won’t be any
freedom to abuse. Men returning
from war must be saved the right
to go back to work under private
employment, as free citizens. Un
less the right is retained, its corol
lary, representative government,
cannot survive. Neither can sur
vive unless the shameful attempts
to use our freedom to avoid the
hardships of war are put down
effectively and soon. _
Augusta Travers—you know, the
one who runs the little hat shop
down on Main Street—she's always
been dead set against gambling in
any form. Never will forget when I
was a kid and she found little Ham
my, her youngest nephew, playing
marbles for keeps out back of the
shop. Took it on herself to give him
a whaling and point out the evils of
gambling. She’s a strict woman,
Augusta, real strict. Good as gold,
of course. But mighty set against
the lighter things of life.
Well, so you could have knocked
us all over witn
a feather when
War Bonds and
out in the win
dow of her shop.
First she got
hold of the pho
tographs of every boy here in town
who’s joined up, and pasted them on
a big board in the window, with little
American flags at the corners. Half
the town was down there watching
her do it. She left the middle empty.
Then she brought out, a placard she’d
had printed up and put it in the mid
dle, and this is what it said: ‘‘These
are the Local Boys who have enlist
ed In America’s War—They are bet
ting that you are buying War Bonds
and Stamps—Hitler and the Japs are
: betting you aren’t—Place your bets
My wife couldn’t wait to get her
self down there and inside Augusta’s
shop to see what in the wide world
had happened to her, turning right
around about gambling like that.
You know my wife. She kind of
likes to talk. She went right up to
Augusta and said, “Augusta Travers,
seems'like something’s come over
you. Why, I never thought I’d see
you running a gambling campaign
in your own shop.”
Mean to tell me it’s a gamble
whether this country buys enough
bonds to win this war?” Augusta
I forgot to say. Wasn’t just a hat
my wife brought home. Was a hat
and a $25 bond.
(Story from an actual report in
the files of the Treasury Depart
Remember: It takes both—taxes
and War Bonds (and more War
Bonds)—to run the War and combat
Steel Creek Calf Club
The Steel Creek Calf Club held
a meeting at the home of Mr.
Burgland on Wednesday evening,
June 23. All members were pres
ent. A group discussion was held
on the care and feeding of our
calves this summer. Three new
members, Dean and Norman Ob
erle, sons of Howard Oberle, and
Claude Cole, son of C. Cole, join
ed the club. The county agent
was also at our meeting to give
his views on the discussions.
Mrs. Randa Rustemeyer and
Mrs. Ada Rinrichs went to Omaha
last Wednesday, from where Mrs.
Rinrichs returned to her home in
Portland, after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Sumner Downey and other
relatives and friends here for a
Miss Betty Fuchs of Sioux City
came Monday night to visit her
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Ivan Pruss.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Shriner
spent Tuesday in Omaha looking
after business matters.
A Record To Talk About
Activities in this country, com
monly referred to as natural re
source industries, such as oil, min
ing, and water power develop
ment, have made an outstanding
record in war production.
While costs have been skyrock
eting, oil and coal prices have
remained practically stationary
since the war began, and rates
for electric power have shown a
Failure of citizens to get all the
oil or coal they have desired has
not been due to inability of in
dustries involved to produce those
products, but to causes wholly be
yond their control. There has
been no shortage of electric
That is a remarkable record for
private enterprise in the face
of record-breaking demands. It
should silence those who would
place the development of indus
tries so essential to the welfare of
our people in t.he dead hand of
bureaucratic control, thus smoth
ering the incentive of free en
terprise which has done such a
remarkable job in making avail
able to our people the benefits to
be derived from the nation’s na
OLD Newspapers.—The Frontier.
The ammunition in this war is
not only guns and ships and planes
turned out by the valiant men and
women of our war plants ... it is
also food for our boys overseas, food
for men and women in factories,
food to keep this nation a dynamic
Our hats are off to the farmer.
Up with the dawn, to bed after dark,
he does not ask for shorter hours.
Though short of help he produces
his crops in spite of every obstacle.
When Victory comes, a great share
of the credit will be his. He is a
first class fighting man!
STORZ BRFU'r'T. ro , OMAHA. NtBR.
Brown- M e Donald
lime of Your Life
At Home Over The
Who gives a hoot about having
only an “A” card—-or gasoline ra
tioning? Not folks in this neck of
the woods! They can have a swell
time in their own back yard or at
the nearest park. Grill chicken
(hot dogs or hamburgers, or a
steak, or ribs of lamb barbequed
with—hush yore mouf! — tiny
cloves of garlic pocketed in it here
and there, if you’re flush with ra
tion points). Serve ice cold drinks
in tall glasses, and homemade ice
cream, freezer frozen or made in
the refrigerator. What a kick the
whole family’ll get by celebrating
a safe and sane Fourth at or near
Casual Clothes for
Holidaying Priced As
Low As All Get-Out
Cool, comfortable clothes for
making week ending holidaying
$2.88 SHOE SALE $2.88
Air Steps Modem Miss Milius
Values to $6.00
Ladies' and Misses' fash
ion shoes in two • tone.
Brown and white, black
and white, blue and
white, biege and tan. Ev- ,
ery pair all-leather soles.
The best buy your 18
stamp will ever make.
Sizes 4 to 9. B. A. AA,
AAA, AAAA. Not all
sizes, but a good assort
ment. Come first to be
sure of your size.
Ladies’ 4th of July Hat
TABLE I CAT TT I TABLE II
to $4.00 Summer Hats to $3.00
iPRICE White b°Z Blue
Just before the Fourth, |
when everyone wants a
new hat, we give you
these cut prices. New
Fall hats are coming in
and we must make
BUY WAR BONDS
HERE DURING JULY
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