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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1943)
LX!V O'NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943
Schedule Of AAA
Meets Being Held
Dear Friend: There will be a
meeting of farmers, their wives,
and others interested in current
agricultural problems for each
precinct as listed below. The fol
lowing topics will be discussed:
1—Daily Feed Payments. 2—
Special War Assignment to the
AAA and Responsibility of Com
munity Committeemen. 3—1944
Agricultural Conservation Pro
After the discussion of these
topics any person who is inter
ested in participating or co-oper
ating in the Agricultural Conser
vation Program in 1943 should re
main for the election of the com
munity committee for the pro
gram year of 1944 and also to
elect delegates to the county con
The community committee is
fundamental in making your farm
program effective during this
critical period and you need the
best your community can offer
men with courage, public spirit,
“common sense.” This can be ac
complished only if each of us at
tends the election meeting and
exercises the privilege of the bal
lot. Plan to attend.
Harry E. Ressel, Chairman,
Holt County Agricultural
Schedule of meetings. Please
read carefully and plan to attend:
Antelope, Iowa and Verdigris
precincts: Page Odd Fellows Hall,
3:00 p. m., December 3, 1943.
Atkinson and Sheridan pre
cincts: Memorial Hall, 8:00 p. m.,
December 1, 1943.
Chambers and Shamrock pre
cincts: Chambers Bakery, 8:00 p.
m., December 2, 1943.
Cleveland, Dustin and Sand
Creek precincts: School Dist. No.
52, 8:00 p. m., December 3, 1943.
Coleman and Saratoga pre
cincts: Phoenix Store, 2:00 p. m.,
December 3, 1943.
Conley precinct: School Dist.
No. 120, 8:00 p. m„ December 8,
Deloit precinct: School Dist.
No. 184, 2:00 p. m., December 6,
Emmet and Pleasant View pre
cincts: O’Connor’s Hall, 8:00 p.
m., December 6, 1943.
Ewing and Golden precincts:
Ewing Library, 8:00 p. m., De
cember 7, 1943.
Fairview-Wyoming and Swan
Josie precincts: at Amelia, 2:00
p. m., December 2, 1943.
Green Valley, Holt Creek and
Francis precincts: Collins School,
8:00 p. m., December 2, 1943.
Grattan and Shields precincts:
court house annex in O’Neill, 8:00
p. m., December 2, 1943.
Inman precinct: Ladies Aid
Parlor, 2:00 p. m., December 8,
Lake and McClure precincts:
Martha School House, 8:00 p. m.,
December 6, 1943.
Paddock precinct: Paddock Town
Hall, 2:00 p. m., December 7, 1943.
Rock Falls precinct: School
Dist. No. 33, 2:00 p. m., Decern
’ Scott precinct: Scott Town Hall,
2:00 p. m., December 2, 1943.
Steel Creek precinct: School
Dist. No. 4, 2:00 p. m., December
Stuart precinct: Stuart Library,
2:00 p. m., December 1, 1943.
Willowdale precinct: School
Dist. No. 96, 8:00 p. m., Decem
ber 1, 1943.
Referendum To Be Held
On Soil Conservation
Dist. Saturday, Dec. 18
Farmers in Holt county will
vote on December 18 on a pro
posal to organize a Soil Conser
vation district. Polling places
will be open from 2:00 to 7:00 p.
mat O’Neill, Atkinson, Stuart
jver, a landowner finds it
inconvenient to go to a polling
place on that date, he can obtain
a ballot and a specially prepared
envelope at some place to be
designated in every town and at
some outside points within the
county. To vote, he will mark
the ballot, place it in the envelope
which he received and sign his
name in the designated place.
His signature has to be certified.
A referendum was called by
the State Soil Conservation Com
mittee at its recent meeting in
Lincoln, where it studied the evi
dence presented at the hearings
recenty held in O’Neill and Atkin
son. , , ,
One hundred sixten landown
ers had signed the petition for
the organization of a district, and
a favorable sentiment was voiced
by landownets at the hearings.
At the hearings it was empha
sized that participation in the
program of the Soil Conservation
District is entirely voluntary and
that such districts cannot levy
taxes, assessments or issue bonds.
The Soil Conservation Service can
provide engineers and other train
ed assistance, through the super
visors. The supervisors are five
local farmers who are elected to
set up policies and run the district.
Some native grass seed, trees and
special equipment have also been
made available to the supervisors
of Nebraska Soil Conservation
Many Boys From Holt
Called Into The Service
List of boys inducted in the
Army during the month of No
Francis Feme Davis
Ralph Kenneth Seger
Joseph Wesley Conorro
James Francis Hood
Lonnie Edward Otto
Willard Ervin Thomson
Lloyd Earl Cork
Pete Albert Nickolite
George Lloyd Enbody
Ralph Raymond Barnes
List of boys inducted in the
Navy during the month of No
Neil Berchmans Ryan
Robert Henry Lamb
Jack Alfred Dailey
James Anthony Arbuthnot
Andrew Hiram Johnson
Francis Joseph Musil
Stanley Joseph Peters
Clifford Casper Hood
Ivan Allen Kliment
Nicholas Sylvester Schmit
Dale Arthur Waring
George Grant Hendrick
William Earl Sorenson
Iven Casper Walter
List of boys inducted in the
Marine Corps during the month of
Dona Ray Delmer Breiner
Eugene Clark Hansen
Klingler’s Scrap Yards
Very Busy Place
One of the real busy places in
the city during the past year has
been the junk yards of Herman
Klingler. During the year Mr.
Klingler shipped out eleven cars
of graded battery lead and six
cars of graded iron and steel
scrap. All but two cars have al
ready been shipped and the rest
will be shipped within a few days.
For the past couple of years Mr.
Klingler has paid more attention
to battery scrap than' he has to
iron and steel. He is on the road
most of the time himself and he
has another man on the road also
and they try to make their terri
tory once every month. In the
collection of old batteries he cov
ers a territory of 100 miles from
this city, north, east, south and
west, and it keeps him and his
men on the go all the time.
Annual Farm Bureau
Meeting Here Dec. 10
The annual business meeting
of the Holt County Farm Bureau
will be held in the assembly room
of the court house in O’Neill at
1:30 p. m., Friday. December 10.
The meeting will consist of the
regular business, the election of
four members of the board of!
directors and reports of the year’s
work as well as plans for the j
next year’s work.
No special program is being
planned this year because of war
time travel restrictions. The pub
lic is invited to attend.
Joe Jerabeh, one of the success
ful farmers and stockmen of the
northeast part of the county, was
a pleasant caller at this office on
Tuesday. Joe said he wanted to
start the new year right, so he
advanced his subscription to Jan
uary 1, 1945. Thanks, Joe.
William Froelich returned to
Chicago on Sunday, after visiting
his wife, family and other rel
atives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Devall
left for Portland, Oregon, Monday,
after spending two weeks here
with the home folks.
Thanksgiving guests at tne
Walter Devall home on Thursday
were: Mr. and Mrs. Preston
Jones and family, Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Devall and family, Mrs.
Orville Metschke and daughter,
Mary Ann, and Roy Spindler.
Miss Edna Newman, of O’Neill,
spent Thanksgiving at the home
! of Donald Jansen, who is home on
leave from the Naval base at
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Swanson
and family, of Omaha, and Miss
Charlotte Swanson, also of Omaha
spent Thanksgiving here visiting
Mrs. P. A. Lindberg and Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Lindberg.
Pvt. Ivan French, of Omaha,
came Wednesday to visit his par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. O. W. French
| and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. William Froelich
! entertained the Contract Club
i couples at a 7 o’clock dinner at
| the M and cafe Saturday evening.
Mrs. Ann Asher spent from
Sunday until Tuesday in Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Duffy of
Petersburg were guests of Mr. and
, Mrs. Jack Arbuthnot on Thanks
Mrs. John Grutsch returned
, Saturday from Sioux Falls, S. D.,
; where she had been visiting her
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Johnson and family.
Joe Johnson returned home with
her and will visit here for several
Services Held Monday
For August O. Traney
August Otto Traney died at the
home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. j
William Hagensick, last Friday
afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, after an
illness of about ten days, of a
dropsical condition, at the age of
43 years, two months and 13 days.!
The funeral was held Monday af
ternoon at two o’clock from the
Methodist church, Rev. Dawson
Park officiating, and burial in
Prospect Hill cemetery.
Deceased was born in Omaha,
Nebr., on September 13, 1900. He
made his home in Omaha until
1928 when he came to this city,
where he made his home up to
the time of his death. On July 19,
1932, he was united in marriage
to Selma Hagensick, the cere
mony being performed in this
city. He is survived by his wife,
three brothers and four sisters.
County Salvage News
Clothes for Allies: Women this !
is your chance to really do some- I
thing (important). Clothing of all
types, as well as rags, clothing for
men, women, boys, girls, and in
fants— that includes everything
that is wearable. Now, we don’t
want you to send anything that
you will have to replace, but any
thing in the cellar or attic will be
used by less fortunate ones than
yourself. Wo hope every club and
organization will put forth an ef
fort to get their members to bring
clothing for this worthy cause.
You may bring them to the
court house annex—south front
door—and leave them in the en
trance and someone will take care
Your discarded paper is still
needed. Please bring it with you.
Leave it out at the east side of
the Annex. Tin cans are still
wanted, but no more paint cans,
cream cans or oil drums— those
were only useable for shredding,
and due to the splendid results of
the past drive, they do not need
those any more. But, all cans that
are good for tinning are still
wanted— that includes all cans
from No. 10 down.
We had about 300 tons of scrap j
collected in the last drive. Our!
grease sales the past month were
630 pounds for the county.
Ruth G. Rector, Chairman of
Holt Co. Women’s Salvage, i
Miss Hazel Cronk spent Thanks-!
giving day in Page visiting her
father, Fred Cronk and other rel
atives and friends.
Mrs. Grace Wilcox and daugh- j
ter, Ellen Lois, spent Sunday in
Orchard visiting her mother, Mrs. j
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shoemaker
has received word from their son,
Cpl. Lester Shoemaker of Tex
arkana, Texas, that he and his
wife and daughter, Linda, will ar- j
rive here on December 21 to spend
Christmas with his parents and
with other relatives and friends
Mrs. Ambrose Gladson and
daughter, Helen, returned to their
home in Omaha on Sunday after
spending the past two weeks here
visiting her* mother, Mrs. Augusta
Mrs. Walter Coy and son, Gary,
of Seattle, Wash., left Tuesday for
Denver, Colo., after a two weeks’
visit with her sister, Mrs. M. O. |
Howard, and other relatives and
O’Neill relatives have received
word that Lt. Jack Grady, who is
now overseas, has been promoted
and now carries a First Lieuten
'• Mrs. Goldie Liddy, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Widtfeldt, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Manson, Mr. and Mrs.
Aaron Boshart and Mr. and Mrs. j
Harry Lanswoth and daughter
I spent Thanksgiving day visiting
Mrs. Anna Lansworth and son, |
Miss Davene Loy, Miss Virginia
Schulz and Miss Doris Appleby
spent the week-end in Omaha vis
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Osen
baugh announce the engagement
of their daughter, Mabell Deloris,
to Pfc. Richard W. Steele, son of,
Mrs. Elmer Kemerling of Seattle,
Wash. No date has been set for
the wedding. Pfc. Steele is sta
tioned at Lincoln, Nebr.
Miss Virginia Wiley left Friday
for her home in Seattle, Wash.,
after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Car
sten Hanson and family.
Miss Mary Lois Mohr spent
Thanksgiving day in Atkinson
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Bea Jardee spent Thanks
giving day in Stuart visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jar
Miss Leona French of Omaha
spent the Thanksgiving holiday
with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. O.
W French, and other relatives
! Miss Mabell Osenbaugh left
Saturday for Mullen, Nebr., after
spending Thanksgiving with her
| parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Osen
to your family limit
! BREEZES FROM
j THE SOUTHWEST!
[By Romaine Saunders i
Atkinson, Nebr., Star Rt. No. 5 j
When the nations of the earth
attend strictly to their own affairs
the people of the earth are happy.
Not all the bombs fall in the
war zone. Nebraska’s Senator
Butler has dropped a heavy one
on the home front.
War, weather, winds and offi
cial restrictions do not prevent
the citizens from going on trips
to “visit relatives and friends.”
Lend an attentive ear while
he talks about his boy in the
army and you will give Dad as
much pleasure as winning the
Bernice M. Jackson, widow of
a county superintendent of Holt
county during the '90’s and later
state superintendent, died at her;
home in Lincoln Friday last, at
the age of 78.
The partisan heat enflamed over ;
Teapot * Dome some years ago
hasn’t been forgotten. Now there
will be a lot of explaining along
the lines of a six billion dollar
“good neighbor” handout.
A saddle horse fell with George
Withers a day last week, tossed
the rider to the ground, broke his
glasses and made.a few marks in
cident to a hard fall. Horse and
man regained footing and George
proceeded on his way feeling more
secure walking and leading the
“The dairy industry must set
as its goal the complete exter
mination of olemargarine.” So?
The dairy industry will be doing
a worthwhile service if instead
it sets as its goal more and im
proved dairy products and re
frains from assault on other in
Mrs. Coolidge and Mrs. Jack
Widman were soliciting funds in
this community a day last week
for the maintenance of their
church in Amelia. The ladies
found a ready and liberal re
sponse. There is a feeling that in
this tragic hour the only sure an- j
chor is found in what the Christ
ian church has to offer and that
work must go on.
Breezes bring the report that
John Bower, an 83-year-old pio
neer rancher of Swan precinct who
recently sold out, has bought the
ranch occupied by Vic Rockford
and will launch again into riding
the cattle herds. I have not talked
with Mr. Bower to verify details,
but he told me a short time ago
that he felt that he was not yet
through with his life’s strenuous
activitiees. A few years ago he
sustained an injury that prevents
him from raising hia head to nor
mal position but neither this nor
his 83 years, at which age most
men have retired if they live that
long, deters Mr. Bower from fur
Atkinson has a citizen familiar
ly known as “Spot” Livingston.
With avoirdupois weight at 400
or over, he is something more
than a spot on the landscape.
Holt county has had a number
of giants. Mike Carrol, an early
day homesteader, was just under
7 feet. He never slept on a bed
stead because none were made
long enough. One of average
height appeared as a pigmy com
pared to the late Wallace John
son, a pioneer of the Eagle Creek
country. Walt Townsend was one
of the heavyweights as was also
“Big Hank” McEvony. Gallantry
does not permit listing the ladies
in the quarter-ton class.
There is release from the day’s
tension, rest for the war weary,
calm for the agitated mind, sooth
ing balm for unstrung nerves and
quickening for dead sensibilities
when evening shadows lengthen;
when the sunset hour has come
with a few lingering clouds bath
ed in pink and gold and we pause
for a few moments after the days
occupation, release pentup fury
and stand transfixed in the pres
ence of the sublime scene. The
prairie land has been touched the
past few evenings by nature’s
master hand. War rages, man
struggles with petty affairs,
laughs, weeps, a final groan and
life’s fitful dream is over. Earth,
sky, void air, mark off the silent
centuries renewing each day a
picture of transcending loveliness.
“How striking the course of na
By its light heed of human suf
That it was fashioned for a hap
I " '
j Mrs. Helen Sirek and daughter,
Yvonne, entertained the employ
i ees of the Elite Cafe at a dinner
and theatre party Sunday even
I ing. The employees presented
Mrs. Sirek and her daughter with
J a gift.
Miss Anna O’Donnell left today
: for Omaha to attend a meeting
I of Federal Land Bank employees.
1 She will return home on Sunday.
Will Pay Points For
In order to spur the kitchen fats
salvage campaign, the Office of
Price Administration today an
nounced that it will authorize re
tail meat dealers and other fat
salvagers to give two points a
pound for fats returned by house
wives and others.
Ateciuir.g to the statement is
sued today by M. E. Rawilngs,
district OPA director, the new
plan will be put into effect on
The brown stamps which the
retailer collects from War Ration
Book 3 will be used for this pur
pose. Later, when ration tokens
are used in making change under
rationing, they will be used in
stead of the paper stamps. The
ration tokens will be valued at
one point each.
The salvaging now amounts to
about 10,000,000 pounds a month.
It is hoped, the OPA office said,
to double this figure by offering
ration points for the fat, which is
needed as an essential war ma
Stamps In Use After
Dec. 1 To Jan. 20
Green stamps “D,” "E” and “F”
in War Ration Book 4 will be used
by consumers to buy processed
foods after December 1 through
January 20. 1944, the Office of
Price Administration announced
today. This is the second set of
green stamps in Book 4 to be
Green stamps "A,’’ “B” and “C”
which became valid on November
1, will be used through Decem
Miss Inez Benson of Tulsa,
Okla., came Monday morning of
last week to spend Thanksgiving
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Blake Benson, and her aunt, Mrs.
Paul Walker and daughter, Mary
Jewell. She left Saturday morn
ing for her home in Tulsa, where
she is an employee of an aircraft
Miss Fern Riley of Omaha ar
rived home Sunday to spend
Thanksgiving with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Riley, and
Mrs. Mattie Soukup returned
home Tuesday from Omaha,
where she had been visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Matthews and
Sergeant Cletus Sullivan left
today for Camp Carson, Colo., af- j
ter a week’s visit with his mother,
Mrs. Agnes Sullivan, and other
relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cunningham
were at Ewing Tuesday to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Cunningham’s
sister’s husband, A1 Miller, who
passed away at the Kearney hos
pital. His home was at Ewing.
Miss Patty Schaffer, who at
tends the University of Nebraska
at Lincoln spent the week-end
here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Schaffer and other
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Lloyd Smith, of Grand Is
land came up Sunday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Waldrop
returned to their home in Kear
ney on Friday, after spending
Thanksgiving with her mother,
Mrs. Theresa Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Johnson and
children, of Hyannis, returned to
their home on Monday after visit
ing Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Burgess
and daughter, Joan, over the
Mrs. W. J. Froelich entertained
the Martez Club at a 7:00 o’clock
dinner at the M and M Tuesday
[evening followed by cards at the
home of Mrs. C. E. Stout. Mrs.
Max Golden, Evelyn Stannard
and Mrs. C. E. Stout won high
The local lodge of the I. O. O. F.
at their regular meeting Wednes
1 day evening! elected the following
officers for the ensuing year: Ned
j Allendorfer, N. G.; Ed Hancock,
i V. G.; Elmer Bowen, Secretary;
L. G. Gillespie, Treasurer; Ira H.
| Moss, trustee.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Fangman
and family of Omaha spent
| Thanksgiving here visiting her
| mother, Mrs. Mary McLoed and
! other relatives and friends.
Word has been received here of
! the birth of a son to Sgt. and Mrs.
Robert Jenkins, of Omaha. Mrs.
Jenkins, nee Bernice Jones, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley
Jones of this city
Pvt. and Mrs. Francis Kelly
and baby, of Amarillo, Texas, ar
rived Sunday to spend a fourteen
day furlough here visiting rela
tives and friends.
Aviation Student Gene McKen
na, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F.
McKenna of this city, has been
recently transferred from La
Grande, Oregon, to Santa Ana,
Mrs. Addie Wrede and grand
' son, Alan Martin, spent the week
end in Omaha visiting relatives
Mrs. Fay Miles returned home
Tuesday from Valentine, where
she had been visiting her sister,
Mrs. Edna Selden for several
Mr. and Mrs. W H. Harty and
daughter, Helen, spent Thanks
giving day in Atkinson visiting
Mr. and Mrs. James Berrigan and
family. , , _
Mrs. Henry Patterson left Sun
day for Los Angeles, Cal., to
spend a month visiting relatives
: and friends.
Missing In Action Constitutes
Greatest Casualty Problem
Securing definite and accurate
information on which to deter
mine the fate of American sol
diers listed by their commanders
as missing in action constitutes
the greatest casualty problem
confronting the army, the War
Department announced today.
Modern battle tactics, such as
large-scale landings, the mobility
and scope of armored warfare, and
the far-reaching aerial offensive
of global conflict, have greatly in
creased the percentage of casual
ties falling into this category as
compared with the World War,
when ground operations were
more or less static and air activ
ity was limited.
The same factors likewise have
complicated the final determina
tion of the fate of missing-in-ac
tion personnel. Hundreds of them
later are reported by enemy gov
ernments as prisoners of war,
some are located in Allied hos
pitals, and still others rejoin their
ranks from which they have been
separated by the ever-changing
battle line. Lack of comprehen
sive reports from the enemy con
cerning the men, particularly the
Philippine Scouts missing in the
Philippines, is also a major cause
for the large proportion of miss
ing among the total casualties.
The fact remains that in a great
many cases it has been impossible
to supply the next of kin and the
emergency addressee with any
supplemental information relative
to the circumstances or the nature
of the action in which the soldier
disappeared. Every effort is being
made by the Casualty Branch of
the Adjutant General’s Office, by
the theater and the organization
commanders to get this informa
tion. While in many cases it has
been of no avail, their efforts are
The reason for this difficulty is
simple. The soldier has disap
peared in or over territory held
by the enemy, and there is no
way for the unit commander to
find out just what happened to
him. Consequently, the War De
partment must rely almost entire
ly upon information which the
enemy government is required to
furnish through the International
Red Cross under the terms of the
This dependence upon govern
ments with which we are at war
for information on the American
dead, wounded or prisoners fall
Town People, Notice!
High School pupils will be at
your door sometime Tuesday, De
cember 7 for all your old wearable
clothes and rags. Be patriotic,
have them ready. The ALLIES
Don’t forget to save your paper,
waste fat, and tin cans. They
are always a needed group.
MRS. G. E. RECTOR,
County Chairman Womens Sal
Darlene Keiper had a tonsil
ectomy on Wednesday.
Walter Craig of Inman dismised
Mrs. Francis Pribil, a son, born
Mrs. Charles Mahony, of Ewing,
a daughter, born Thursday.
Mrs. Robert Ruther, of Inman,
underwent a tonsilectomy on
Charles Gary was admitted on
Sunday and dismissed on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic McDer
mott, a son, born Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Doty, a daugh
ter, born Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pribil, a
! son, born Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahony,
i of Ewing, a daughter, born Thurs
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my sincere
appreciation for the kindness and
sympathy extended to me by
neighbors and friends during the
[illness and death of my husband.
1 —Selma Traney.
John Shoemaker, who is attend
ing the University of Nebraska at
Lincoln, spent the week-end here
! visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Shoemaker, Sr., and other
relatives and friends.
Pfc. John Gallagher of Camp
White, Ore., left last Wednesday
after visiting his parents, Mr. and
i Mrs. John Gallagher, Sr.
Mrs. Grace Wilcox and daugh
ter, Ellen Lois, spent Thanksgiv
ing in Orchard visiting with her
mother, Mrs. Brookhouser.
Mr. and Mrs. Verle Ward and
Miss Marne Kruntorad of Pierce,
and Mrs. Matthew Gruedell of
Omaha, spent Thanksgiving here
visiting their sister, Mrs. Helen
Sirek and daughter Yvonne.
Gunner’s mate 3-c Sammy Re
gan, U. S. N., spent from Thurs
day until Tuesday here visiting
his mother and other relatives and
friends. He departed Tuesday for
i Washington, D. C„ where he will
attend a hydraulic school.
Miss Olive Beckwith of Emmet
j spent last Wednesday visiting
: Miss Beulah Siders.
! ing into their hands obviously rg
i suits in great variations in the
length of time elapsing before the
reports are received by the War
As soon as word reaches the
War Department that a man is
listed as missing in action, the
Adjutant General's Office of the
Army Service Forces sends a
telegram to the next of kin or
emergency addressee which the
soldier previously has designated.
In this telegram the date he was
reported missing, as well as the
theater of operations in which his
unit was engaged when he disap
peared, is given.
Shortly afterwards, under pres
ent procedure, a letter over the
signature of the Adjutant General
is dispatched to the next of kin
confirming the telegram and ex
plaining the difficulty in securing
the information, but giving assur
ance that when the War Depart
ment does receive any informa
tion it will be forwarded at once.
In addition, the letter points out
that “recent legislation makes
Krevision to continue the pay, al
iwances and allotments of per
sonnel being carried in this
Starting this week, the Cas
ualty Branch of the Adjutant
General's Office will make a re
port by letter at three-monthi
intervals to the next of kin
and emergency addressee advis
ing them of the status of the in
dividual case until final determ
ination is made. However, should
any information be received
throwing light on the soldier’s
fate it will be forwarded immedi
ately without waiting for one of
the three-month reports.
Some idea of the size of the
casualty problem of the missing
in action which the Army is fac
ing may be gathered from the fact
that 52 per cent of the casualties
announced fall into missing-in-ac
tion and prisoner-of-war categor
ies. In other words, together they
account for 46.546 of th6 89,650
However, included in the miss
ing in action, which total 23.954,
are 5,316 officers and men of the
United States Army and 10,788
Philippine Scouts lost in the
Philippine Islands. Some of the
officers and men still are being
reported from time to time as
prisoners of war, but Japan has
not furnished this country with
lists of Philippine Scouts who are
During the World War, a total
of 78,000 men had been reported
as missing, but by August 1. 1919,
this figure had been reduced to 46
men. Of the total, about 1,550
were presumed to be dead after
evidence had been secured suffi
ciently to carry the Dresumption
of death and 4,480 had been taken
prisoners. The largest number
discovered in hospitals, while
some others returned to duty af
ter having been lost from their
Prices Higher On Hogs
At Local Sale Monday
Results were from 15c to 20c
per hundred higher here Monday
due to the new floor ceiling on
hogs from 200 to 270 pounds.
There was an extra large run on
hogs here, with butchers from
200 to 270 pounds bringing $12.65
I to $12.75 and lighter weights
bringing all the way from $12.00
to $12 50. Sows sold from $11.50
to $11.75. There was a good sup
ply of small pigs that sold by the
There was not so many cattle
here, but prices remained about
steady on all classes, with cows
being stronger. Steer calves sold
from $11.25 to $12.80 per hundred
and heifer calves from $10.50 to
$11.75. Yearling steers brought
from $10.50 to $11 60 and yearling
heifers sold from $9.50 to $10.59
per hundred. Cows sold all the
way from $6.00 to $11.00 per hun
Next sale on Monday, Decern-,
i ber 6th, this sale being the first
sale under the new owner and
Mr. and Mrs. John Pruss of Em-'
met and Mr. and Mrs. George
Reese and family of Atkinson
spent Thanksgiving here visiting
Mr and Mrs Ivan Pruss.
Mrs. Paul Hahn of Pierce came
: Thursday to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Carsten Hanson, and
other relatives and friends.
Mrs. W. H. Starlin returned Sun
I day from Bedford, Iowa, where
| she had spent two weeks visiting
i her sister, Mrs. U. I. Willson and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wallmg
and family of Humboldt, spent
the Thanksgiving holiday here
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Walling.
Miss Grace Quilty of Omaha
spent the week-end here visiting
her aunt, Miss Elizabeth O’Mal
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bridges of *
Sterling. Colo., spent Thursday
and Friday here visiting relatives
Sergeant Harold Waldo of
Camp Adair, Ore., left Wednes
day. after visiting relatives at
Amelia and friends here.
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