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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1943)
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O’NEILL, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1943
Services Held Tuesday For
Anna Mary Hagensick
Mrs. Anna Mary Hagensick died
at her home in this city last Sat
urday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock,
after an illness of several years,
of ailments incident to advanced
years, at the age of 80 years, 10
months and 21 days. The funeral
was held Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the Methodist church
in this city, Rev. Peacock of Em
met officiating and burial in Pros
pect Hill cemetery at the side of
her husband, who passed away in
Anna Mary Neuman was born
in Germany on January 13, 1863.
She came to America with her
parents when a young girl and
they located in Lincoln, Nebr. In
that city on March 19, 1882; she
was united in marriage to C. W.
Hagensick, the ceremony being
performed in Lincoln. Five child
ren were born of this union, four
sons and ono daughter, one of the
suns passing away in infancy,
leaving to mourn her passing
three sons and one daughter, all
of whom were present at the fu
neral services. Surviving also are
four grandchildren and one great
grandchild. She also is survived
by one sister, Mrs. Mary Boetz
of Labo, Kansas.
Mrs. Hagensick came to Holt
county with her husband the fall
of 1884 and the following spring
he took a homestead about thir
teen miles north and a little west
of O’Neill, where they made their
home. They lived on the farm
until the fall of 1891, when they
moved to this city, which had
been her home ever since.
Mrs. Hagensick was a very
pleasant woman and had a host
of friends in this city and county.
She spent her lifetime looking af
ter the welfare of her husband
and children, and since the death
of her husband, her love, care and
attention was centered on her
children and grandchildren, and
they will miss her kindly minis
trations. Her death removed an
other of the old pioneers from our
ranks, after a residence of 59
years. The ranks of the old-timers
are thinning rapidly and it will
not be long until the second gen
eration will be the old-timers of
Elite Cafe Will Change
, Ownership Monday
Mrs. Helen Sirek. who started
and operated the Elite Cafe for
the past five years, disposed of the
cafe to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ristow,
of Pierce, Nebr., and they will
take possession next Monday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Ristow
and family have moved to this
city and will make O’Neill their
future home. Mr. Ristow has
had business experience and we
predict that he will make a suc
cess of this popular establishment.
Mrs. Sirek has been unusually
successful in the business here.
She built up a splendid business
and was making money, but the
shortage of efficient help was the
determining factor in selling the
place. She has not decided on
future plans, other than she and
her daughter, Yvonne, plan on
making a trip south to spend
Christmas with her son, Ted, who
is in the air service and stationed
at Louisville, Ky.
Shown Jolly Good Time
Twenty-four employees and
guests of the Brown-McDonald
company enjoyed a dinner-dance
at the Golden Hotel Monday even
ing with Robert Armbruster as
Guests were seated at a long
table with place cards and table
decorations in keeping with the
holiday season. During the din
ner Santa Claus entertained the
party with humorous gifts pre
sented to the store clerks. Miss
Mhrgaret Sauser gave a reading
on “Banquet Behaviour.”
Following the dinner a gift ex
change was held with Santa Claus
l delivering the gifts from a beau
tiful lighted Xmas tree.
Dancing, with music furnished
by recordings and Mrs. R. I*. Arm
bruster at the piano, brought to
a close the fourth annual Christ
mas festival for the Brown-Mc
Donald store employees.
Friendly Neighbor, Club
The Friendly Neighbors Project
Club met at the home of Mrs.
Emmett Crabb on Thursday af
ternoon. Mrs. Levi Yantzi was as
sisting hostess with Mrs. Crabb.
The lesson on “Family Morale
was discussed, then several Christ
mas ideas for gifts were si\own by
the leaders. Mrs. Crabb and Mrs.
Griffith. A Christmas pgrty was
planned for the evening of De
cember 8 with a 7 o’clock dinner
at the Enard Leach home. Mrs.
Hardin Anspach was elected sec
retary and treasurer to take the
place of Mrs. Summers, who will
leave for Chicago in the near fu
ture. Next meeting will be held
with Mrs. Pearl Bruegman. There
were ten members present at the
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Pierce came
up from Lincoln last Friday and
visited until Monday afternoon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kersenbrock. Mrs. Pierce is a sis
ter of Mrs. Kersenbrock. The lat
ter was visiting in Lincoln and
she came home with them.
Former O’Neill Resident
Dies In Washington
This office is in recipt of a copy
of The Columbian, published at
Vancouver, Wash., of the date of
November 18, which was sent us
by Mrs. Bessie DeYarmon Scott,
which contained a notice of the
death of her father, Ben A. De
Yarmon, who passed away in a
hospital there on November 17,
1943, at the age of 88 years.
Ben DeYarmon was for many
years one of the prominent resi
dents of this city and county. He
was one of the early settlers of
the county, in the Meek neighbor
hood. where he lived for several
years. He then moved to this
city and with his brothers engaged
in the livery business, which he
conducted for several years.
While resident of this city and
county he always took an active
part in civic affairs of the city ■
and county and was one of the |
best known men in the county.
He left here about 1904 and went
to Vancouver, Wash., where he
resided up to the time of his j
death. He visited here about
four years ago and at that time j
he looked about the same as he
did when he left the county,
some thing like thirty-five years
Warren J. Sparks
Warren J. Sparks died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Elean
or Strong, in this city Wednes
day evening at 6:45, following a
stroke suffered last Monday night,
at the age of 61 years, 9 months
and 25 days. He had been feel
ing ill for about one week. Fun
eral services wil be held next
Saturday morning at 10:30 in the
Biglin mortuary, Father Brick
officiating and burial in Calvary
Warren James Sparks was
bom in O’Neill on February 13,
1882. He lived practically his
entire life in this county. On
June 31, 1908, he was united in
marriage to Miss Nellie Cavan
augh. Five children were born
to this union, one son and four
daughters, all of whom, with their
mother survive. The children
are: Mrs. Eleanor Strong, Mrs.
Loretta Sheets, Corp. Cecil Sparks
Mrs. Mary Ellsberry and Mrs.
Theresa Connoro. He is also |
survived by two brothers, Thomas
Gallagher, of 0”Neill, and John
Gallagher. Atkinson a,nd two sis
ters, Mrs. James Connolly, of Cal
ifornia. and Mrs. James O’Donnell,
For several years Warren farm- J
ed and then he worked at several
odd jobs around town as well as
on ranches in this vicinity. He
was a robust man and a good j
worker. He was a genial and com
panionable man and had a host
of friends in this city and sur
rounding country, who will re
gret to learn of his sudden death.
Mrs. Catherine Smith
Mrs. Catherine Smith died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. j
Martha Evans, in Grand Island.;
The body will be shipped to this
city and the funeral services will
be held Friday, December 10, 1943, j
from the Presbyterian church.
Rev. Vahle of Atkinson officiating
and burial in Prospect Hill ceme-1
Mrs. Smith was a resident of i
this county for many years. She I
came here with her parents in
1885 and for a good many years
resided on a farm northwest of
this city, later moving to town
and for several years she made
her home with her sisters, Mrs. j
McMillan and Mrs. Allen. Since^
the death of the latter in No- S
vember, 1939, she had made her
home with her daughter.
Walter George Morrow
Walter George Morrow died in
the University Hospital in Omaha
last Tuesday evening at 11 o’clock,,
of peritonitis, following an oper- j
ation. He had been in the hos
pital for four days. The body
was shipped to this city and the
funeral will be held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock, services in
the Presbyterian church, Rev.1
Scott officiating and burial ia the
Paddock cemetery at Meek.
Deceased leaves his wife and
twelve children to mourn his pass-1
ing. Obituary will appear next
Harry D. Hall, O’Neill, and
Ethel Mae Jackson, of Gordon, on
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks to all friends and neigh- ]
bors for their kindness and ex
pressions of sympathy during our
recent bereavement, the loss of
our dear mother and grandmother. ]
The Hagensick Family.
Mrs. J. J. Harrington received
word Friday from her sister, Mrs.
Ed Girard, of San Francisco, that
according to word received from
repartriates arriving on the ex
change liner Gripshoirn, that her
husband is safe and in good health
, at the Santa Tomas internment
; camp in Manilla, Phillipine Is
i lands. Mr. Girard, who was pres
i ident of an American utilities
company in Shangai. China, for
five years preceding the war, has
been held in Manila since the fall
I of the Phillipines.
Mills-Sire Wedding At
Lincoln November 20
The marriage of Miss Lucille M.
Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Guy E. Mills, to Lt. Eugene M.
Sire of O’Neill, was solemnized at
8 o’clock Saturday evening, No
vember 20, at the home of the
bride’s parents. The lines were
read by the Rev. G. T. Savery of
York in the presence of 20 guests.
The bride wore a frock of aqua
wool and, as an ornament, a
three-strand necklace of pearls
which belonged to her grand
mother. Her corsage was pink
rosebuds and baby’s breath. A re
ception followed the ceremony.
Mrs. Sire is an instructor at the
college of pharmacy. University
of Nebraska, where she will con
tinue her duties for the ensuing
term. Lieutenant Sire will return
to Fort Sill, Okla., where he is
The out-of-town guests includ
ed the groom’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Sire of O’Neill; Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn E. Mills of Berke
ley, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Eickman and daughter. Suzanne,
of Richmond, Calif., and Rev. and
Mrs. G. T. Savery of York.—Lin
coln State Journal.
Armored Field Artillery
Unit On Invasion Program
Men of an armored field artil
lery unit, now in the midst of a
large-scale pre-invasion program
in England, are demonstrating
proficiency in fire power, mobility
and signal communication.
These soldiers pack the punch
which is carried by the M-7, the
105-mm. howitzer propelled on a
medium tank chassis. It was this
powerful weapon which the Brit
ish in North Africa nick-named
“the Priest” because of the pulpit
like mount constructed for a 50
As with the men who make up
a tank crew, each man in the M-7
crew is trained to take the place
of any other member should the
From a distance of several
thousand yards these armored field
artillery soldiers can lay down a
terrific barrage on a target they
cannot even see. This is done by
fire-direction information sent to
them by forward observers thru
an elaborate radio network.
Under certain conditions of bat-!
tie the artillery is guided by in- j
formation obtained by grass-hop-,
per planes, sometimes called “ele
vated OP’s,” or elevated observa
tion posts. Here, again, radio com
munication is a vital aspect of the '
Thus, radio, driving, gunnery, |
and use of smaller weapons all
play important parts in the pre
invasion program which these sol
diers are undergoing in England.
Among soldiers in the unit are
Pvt. Ted McKenzie, of Dorsey.
Ration Time Table
Effective December 5
Processed Foods: Green stamps
A, B and C (Book 4) good through
December 20. Green stamps D,
E and F good through January 20.
Meats and Fats: Brown stamps
L (Book 3) good through January
1. Brown stamps M good through
January 1. Brown stamps N good
December 5 through January 1.
Brown stamps P good December
12 through January 1. Brown
stamps Q good December 19 thru
January 1. Brown stamps R good
December 26 through January 29.
Brown stamps S good January 2
thru January 29. Brown stamps
T good January 9 through Janu
ary 29. Brown stamps U good
January 16 through January 29.
Sugar: Stamp No. 29 (Book 4)
good for five pounds through Jan
Shoes: Stamp No. 18 (Book 1)
good for one pair indefinitely.
Airplane stamp No. 1 (Book 3)
good for one pair indefinitely.
Fuel Oil: Period No. 1 coupons
in 1943-44 sheet good for ten gal
lons per unit through January 4.
Period No. 2 coupons good for ten
gallons per unit through Febru
ary 7. Period No. 3 coupons good
for ten gallons per unit through
Gasoline: No. 9 coupons in A
book good for three gallons each
through January 21. B2 and C2
supplemental ration coupons good
for flvti gallons each. (Fewer cou
pons of greater value being issued
for ration; no increase in mile
age.) Outstanding B and C cou
pons bearing words “mileage ra
tion” and B1 and Cl coupons re
main good for two gallons each.
All coupons must be endorsed im
mediately upon receipt.
Tire Inspections: For C book
holders, must be completed by
February 28; for B book holders,
also by February 28; for A book
holders, by March 31. _
\ BREEZES FROM
| THE SOUTHWEST!
By Romaine Saunders
| Atkinson, Nebr., Star Rt. No. 5 J
Was that general’s apology to
a soldier a military necessity or
Stalin may have told tnem if
he is wanted in on the conferences
they must come where he is.
When international matters are
disposed of, maybe we can settle
the question as to whether it is
buffalo or bison.
It will take something more
than a boo to satisfy the public
that our Latin America philan- ;
thropies are well placed.
What some patriots speaks of
as work looks like just plain loaf
ing to the clodhopper who has to
peg away 16 hours at a stretch.
Anglo-Saxon ideals predominate
north of the Rio Grande. We can
remain at peace with Latin Amer- j
icans, but probably never can be
Maybe you have wondered why
our neighboring state has been
known as “Bleeding Kansas.”
They have a stream down there
they call Red Vermillion.
A church paper tells of a 12
year-old boy in South Africa who
walked 400 miles to enroll as a
pupil' in a school. A Yankee lad
might undertake a w^alk like that
to get away from school.
A member of the unicameral
legislature thinks their pay should
be doubled, as “$1,744 is not
enough to attract the best talent.”
If we have to hang up a sack
of money to interest men of
“talent” in their state affairs,
heaven help us.
Two Nebraskans received peni
tentiary sentences last week. A
24-year-old father goes there for
life on conviction of poisoning his
own infant child. Another is to |
serve one year for attempted slay-!
ing of a policeman. In the estima-1
tion of the separate courts in these ,
two cases the life of a baby is!
much more important than that
of a policeman.
Civet cats, polecats, muskrats,
mink, badgers and ciyotes reward
the trappers handsomely this sea
son, fur prices being at just about
an all-time high for such pelts as
are taken on the prairie. Some
trappers report receiving $4 each
for skunk pelts and one trapper
has declined an offer of $15 for
one mink pelt he secured. Pole- j
cats are quite numerous, trappers i
securing six or seven at one haul,
and the summer fragrance of roses
out in the prairieland has been
replaced by the odor of which
only a skunk is equipped to pro
Like the Apostle Paul who la
bored with his hands at tent mak
ing, Rev. J. Schabacker, pastor of
the Lutheran groups at Chambers
and Conley, finds a little time
from pastoral duties to help in
community industries at Cham
beds. I first met him feeding the
press at the Chambers Sun to help
get out the Christmas edition the
Legion Auxiliary ladies sent to
the soldiers. Last week he had on
workmen overalls and was stitch
ing tugs in Medcalf’s harness
shop. Mr. Schabacker said he felt
he should “help out” where pos
sible in this time of special need.
I saw him over at Chambers the
other day, gray and grizzled at
three score and ten, active of
limb, mentally alert and still do
ing a man’s job on his ranch down
in the Cache creek valley. Walt
Trussle, an old-timer of southern
Holt that all old-timers know. He
has been in the country since i
1883, saw sod houses go up on the i
vast stretches of treeless grass
land, the transition from hard-bit
ten homesteaders to present con
ditions of production and plenty.
Mr. Trussle is alone with Mrs.
Trussle on the ranch, have a large
herd of cattle and farm work to
look after. He continues in good
health, hauls a load of hay in the
forenoon to the cattle and goes to
the field after noon and gathers
a load of com—a daily program
that younger men may shoot at.
With a pen of fire Rose Wilder j
Lane has produced a book, “The j
Discovery of Freedom.” the amaz
ing audacity of which holds the
attention of the reader in spite of
historical inaccuracies. The au
SANTA CLAUS DAY
Friday, December 17th
FREE GIFT FOR CHILDREN
FREE SHOW FOR CHILDREN
Santa Claus notified Mayor Kersenbroek that
he will be in O’Neill for the day
At Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 28
Joyce A. Rusch, youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernie R.
Rusch of Thorp, Wis., and Sgt.
Willard C. Claussen, only son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Claussen of
O’Neill, Nebr., were united in
marriage at Phoenix, Ariz., on
Sunday, November 28, 1943.
Preceding the ceremony Miss
Edith Peacock sang "1 Love You
Truly” and "Because," accompan
ied by Mrs. A. E. Reinhardt at
the organ. Mrs. Reinhardt also
played the W'edding march from
The double ring ceremony was
performed before a small group
of relatives and friends by Rev.
Ed. A. Reinhardt at two o’clock
p. m„ in the Phoenix Christian
The bride was attended by Mrs.
P. S. Brooker, her sister, as ma
tron of honor. The bridegroom
was attended by Tech. Sgt. Ern
est E. Skinner, his friend.
The bride wore an aqua street
length dx-ess and a corsage of
white carnations. Mrs. Brooker
wore a powder blue dress and a
corsage of deep pink carnations.
The bridegroom and his attendant
wore the regular army uniform.
Among those attending the wed
ding was the bride’s mother, Mrs.
B. R. Rusch of Thorp, Wis.
Immediately following the cere
mony a reception was held for the
wedding party at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. Brooker.
Sgt. Claussen has been station
ed at Luke Field, Phoenix, Ariz.,
since his enlistment into the army
air corps in August, 1942. The
young couple are at home at 2313
West Adams, Phoenix, Ariz. •*
thor dips into the past, tracing
with mingled fiction and fact the
course of human folly from Adam
to Roosevelt. The ten command
ments come in as a mere “nega
tive” notion of Moses to appease
the restless multitude in the wild
erness, notwithstanding the posi
tive statement that “God spake
all these words,” the positive, not
negative, commands to “honor thy
father and thy mother,” to “re
member the sabbath day to keep
it holy." Authors of books osten
sibly are leaders of thought. If a
book does not quicken thought in
the reader it may be better laid
aside. Authors being human are
not immune from error. This book
quotes an Egyptian monarch as
saying to his cabinet officers:
“Come on and let us deal JUSTLY
with them.” The correct reading
of the passage is: “Come on and
let us deal WISELY with them.”
That meant making slaves of the
Hebrews. I wonder what an Ar
menian acquaintance, a clergy
man in a Christian communion,
who as a boy witnessed and es
caped during the Armenian mas
sacre by the Moslems, would
think of this passage quoted from
the book: “Moslems did not ex
terminate people whose religious
faith is different.” Nebraskans
will feel kindly toward the au
thor, however, for writing up our
state capitol as the finest in the
country and that our state permits
no bonded indebtedness. Perhaps
she may as well not be told that
this does not mean Nebraskans
have no debts. The bond and
mortgage records of every county
show some sizeable unpaid obli
gations. Amid the fire, fiction and
fact there stands out the thought
that creative energy is continual
ly active and that freedom in its
escence implies that the individ
ual has liberty to work out his
In the death of Burt Shearer
again are revived the scenes the
hands of memory have woven
around the years of long ago.
When Burt came to O’Neill at
the age of 18 and started stitching
harness tugs and saddle skirts in
Fred Pfunder’s little shop across
the street from The Frontier and
post office there were no build
ings north of the alley in that!
block and four shanty structures,
south of the alley, the Critic
saloon, Pfunder’s harness shop,
Dave and Matt Stannard’s menu-j
ment works and John Smoot’s
barber shop. Perhaps Smoot
filled the role of village character
at that time, but Pfunder had his
individuality quite as pronounced.
Boys kept away from him. There
were two things in which he took
pride. One was that he had serv
ed the last ten months of the
civil war with the union army;
the other was a little runt of a
pony that Fred declared to be
“the best horse in the country.”
This amounted to an obession. He
was willing to prove it by offer
ing you the free use of his pony.
Fred made one mistake. He got
to thinking his horse could run.
A slit-ear Indian rat on which
Tom Kearney, a vulgar rough
neck from off the prairie just
northwest of town, strutted the
streets, convinced Fred otherwise.
He entered his pony in a race just
once. You were not in the picture
in O’Neill those days unless you
had a bronc, or his equivalent
from the reservation, on the end
of a “picket” rope. Fred and his
assistant Burt were good harness
makers in a day when there was
universal demand for leather for
use with horses. Pfunder became
blind in his declining years and
died in Norfolk, whither* the fam
ily had moved.
Sixth Annual OHS Band
Concert December 13th
1— March "Along the Trail”
A new 1943 march for modem
bands by an octogenarian com
2— Novelty “Clock in the Toy
This arrangement is by Olivadoti.
3— Overture "Omar Khayyam"
| An overture from the 1943-1P44
National Contest List, descrip
tive of the Persian Don Juan.
4— Popular “Put Your Arms
Around Me Honey” VcnTizler
15—March "On the Heights”
Edwin Franko Goldman
This stirring march lends cred
ence to the claim that “Next to
Sousa, Goldman is the greatest
march writer of them all.”
Selection “Tea For Two”
Always a perennial favorite with
orchestras, this number has
been transcribed for band by
! Paul Yoder.
7— Overture “Rendezvous”
Each year our band tries to do
one classical number that is
really difficult. "Rendezvous”
was originally written for band
by Jean Cassels, Dutch com
poser, for a festival at Nymegue
in 1887. Written in the roman
tic style of that period, it con
tains melodies and rhythmnic
passages which made it worthy
of Festival programs of today
and gets top ranking on the
1944 contest list.
8— Popular “In My Arms”
9— March . “Meadowlands”
Marching song of the Red Army.
10— Patrol “American Patrol"
For more than thirty years this
number has been the favorite
patriotic patrol of American
band men. We dedicate it to the
former members of the O’Neill
band now with the armed forces.
11— Popular “White Christmas”
“The Star Spangled
- - Key
Of U. S. Navy Home
Irvin Gaughenbaugh, Radio
man 1-c U. S. Navy, arrived in
O’Neill Sunday, December 5,
1943, for a three day visit with
relatives and friends.
He has been in the Navy for
over three years and during the
past year has been in active ser- j
vice in the North Atlantic. He
recently enjoyed a five day pass
in London, England. Still aboard
the same ship to which he was
assigned three years ago he now
serves *as an instructor.
A dinner was given in his honor
at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Lawrence Jonas of O’Neill.
Guests present were: His mother.
Mrs. Minnie Gaughenbaugh, of
Hot Springs, S. D., Miss Virginia
Slaymaker, of Orchard, a sister
Mrs. Justin Butterfield and fam
ily of Inman, a brother Woodrow
Gaughenbaugh and family of
Burwell, Mrs. Joe Ziska and Joan
of Emmet, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Gilg and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Slaymaker and Avis,
Mrs. Glen Carlisle and Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Dobrovolny, all of At- |
kinson; also Misses, Marvella Van 1
Buren and Mary Derner, both of :
Mrs. Charles Mahoney and baby
were dismissed on Wednesday. |
Mrs. Wilber Brown and baby,
of Inman, dismissed on Wednes
Dwayne Finch, of Orchard, ad
mitted on Friday. He was an
■ accident patient.
Mrs. Walter Christian, of Or
chard, an appendectomy on
Dwayne Adamac, of Page, ad
mitted on Tuesday.
Mrs. M. V Landis, of Page, ad
! mitted on Tuesday.
Mrs. Bob Ruther, of Inman, dis
1 missed on Monday.
Mrs. Francis Pribil and baby
dismissed on Sunday.
; Pfc. Howard Wells, son of Mr.
'and Mrs. William Wells of Red
bird, who had been visiting his
parents and other relatives and
friends for the past ten days, was
; in the city Monday and left that
afternoon for his post of duty at
Fort Lewis, Wash. He has been in
the army for thirty-three months
and has been at Fort Lewis all
, the time he has been in service.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Moss and
'daughters made a business trip
j to Omaha on Tuesday.
Mrs. Roy Lowery entertained
! the Sew and Chatter Club at her
home Wednesday afternoon,
i Joe Fernholz and son, John, de
parted last Thursday for Los An
geles, Calif., where they will make
| St. Mary’s Basketball teams go
to Lynch tomorrow where they
play the Lynch High school teams
on the Lynch floor. These will be
St. Mary’s opening games.
Bert Shoemaker went to Battle
1 Creek last Saturday to attend the
; funeral of Mrs. Hugh Hahn. Mrs.
Hahn was the mother of Mrs.
Mrs. Francis Murphy and son
Robert and Mrs. Robert Ford
; spent Sunday in Butte visiting
t with relatives.
More Food Now Offered
For Less Ration Points
Housewives are now able to get
more beef for their ration points
and grapefruit juice, other citrus
juices, canned sauerkraut and
ready-to-serve soups without any
This good news was announced
by the Office of Price Adminis
tration a few days ago. The new
food chart shows the greatest
number of point reductions made
at one time since the start of ra
The reductions in beef points
apply to porterhouse steak, which
has been reduced to nine points;
top round to ten points; ten-inch
rib roast to six points, and rump
down to five. These items are all
reduced three points from the
previous chart. Hamburger, beef
stews and miscellaneous cuts are
reduced two points.
Housewives will also want to
revise their ration lists on the fol
lowing items: Canned carrots and
green and waxed beans are reduc
ed by three points; spinach, four
points; soy beans, two points;
baked beans, including kidney
beans, five points, and dry soaked
beans or peas, five points.
The reductions for frozen fruits
and vegetables are: Asparagus,
broccolli, brussel sprouts, cauli
flower, snap beans and mixed
vegetables, eight points each.
Beets, carrots, leafy greens (ex
cept spinach), pumpkin, squash
and prepared dry beans are down
three points. A six-point reduc
tion applies to elderberries, plums,
mixed fruits and rhubarb.
Some raises in point value are
to be noted. Cheese points are up
from two to ten points a pound.
All rationed canned fish are up
four points to a total of sixteen
points a pound. Bacon and ham
are up one point. Mixed dried
fruit has been added to the ra
tioned list at a value of four
points per pound.
Dear To Editor’s Heart
Is Steady Subscriber
W. F. Grothe, one of the most
successful farmers and stockmen
of Emmet precinct, was a pleas
ant caller at these headquarters
last Saturday and advanced his
subscription to January 1, 1945.
Mr. Grothe has been a reader of
The Frontier for over fifty years
and he says that it is the first pa
per he picks up to read every
week. Home would not be the
same old place, says Bill, without
the weekly visits of the “Old Re
liable.” Mr. Grothe says that he
had good crops this year, rais
ing 3,000 bushels of corn be
sides good small grain crops.
One great drawback these days.
Bill says, is the shortage of farm
machinery, which the shortage of
man power makes it felt more
keenly. He says that he is short
some machinery, worn out, and
unless he can replace it before
next spring he will have a hard
time to get his crops in. Accord
ing to all reports more machinery
will be made available for the far
mers during the next few months
and we hope that Bill will be able
to get what machinery he needs.
First Sale Under New
Ownership Big Success
The first sale held at the local
yards under the ownership of Ed
Hall was a great success. There
was a good run of both hogs and
cattle and prices were steady to
stronger on hogs and steady on
The cattle that were here were
good quality and the demand was
brisk. Steer calves brought from
$11.75 to $12.80 per hundred and
heifer calves from $10.50 to $11.75.
Yearlings sold from $10.00 to
$11.40. Cows brought from $6.00
per hundred to $10.75.
Butcher hogs that weighed
from 200 to 270 pounds brought
from $12.60 to $12.75 per hundred
with an extreme top of $12.85;
lighter weights sold from $11.25
to $11.50 per hundred; sow*
brought from $11.25 to $11.60. Pigs
sold from $10.50 to $11.50. Next
sale Monday, December 13, 1943.
ANTON TOY. JR. NOW AN
OFFICER IN THE U. S. NAVY.
Ensign Anton Toy, Jr., arrived
today from Pensacola, Florida, to
spend a few days visaing his
parents Mr. and Mrs. Anton Toy,
Sr., and other relatives and
friends. He received his Ensign’*
commission on December 1, at
the Naval Air Station, Pensacola,
Florida. He leaves Monday for
Yorktown. Virginia, where he will
attend the Naval School of Mine*.
On December 16, 17, and 18,
Army trucks from the Ainsworth
Air Base will again invade Holt
county. All parts of the county
can not be covered in three days
by this fleet. Therefore it is im
perative that we have a large
number of civilians and trucks
volunteer for this clean-up. What,
ever assistance you can give will
! be greatly appreciated. Pleas*
contact me ir and of the local
| chairmen. Please keep in mind
that the Army is not buying this
HARRY E. RESSEL,
R. E. Spelts of Loup City spent
i the week-end here visiting his
| brother, W. T. Spelts, and wife.
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