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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1943)
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Dr. A. L. Miller,
The greatest stir in Washington
this week was occasioned by the
disclosures Senator Butler made
of the glorified "boondogling"
program we are financing in j
South and Central America. Six
billion dollars is still a lot of
money even in the New Deal era. I
The charges have started invcsti- '
gations by three committees, the j
Byrd, Truman and the Appropria-1
tions Committees. The past per- J
formances of these assures us that
investigations will be pushed.
When the new tax bill was be
fore the House, Chairman Dough
ton of the Committee on Ways
and Means used figures from the
treasury department to show that
the per capita tax burden for the
United States for 1943-44 is $357
as compared to $291 for the Uni
ted Kingdom and $261 for Can
ada. In explaining why the com
mittee refused to bring in a bill
that would raise the over ten. bil
lions the treasury demands, he
said: “When you destroy the in
itiative and break the morale of
the taxpayers it is like overload
ing a good team and, being a far
mer, I have seen many good teams
ruined by being overloaded.”
Every member of Congress is
in favor of working out a plan
that will make it possible for the
members of the armed forces to
vote in the 1944 election. Opposi
tion to the proposal of the new
deal senators that a commission
be set up by the federal govern
ment, the members of which are
to be appointed by the President,
is based on two considerations.
One is the fear that the adminis
tration will manipulate it in such
a way as to win the election and
the other is on the fundamental
grounds that is is just another
step in the direction of taking
from the States another right
which the Constitution reserved
to them, i. e., the right to determ
ine the qualifications of the elec
tors. In addition to tnese objec
tions there is the fear that a com
mission set up by the federal gov
ernment might be subject to legal
entanglements which would delay
the election and throw it into the
House of Representatives. Person
ally. I hope that some plan will be
worked out whereby every mem
ber of the armed foraM w^l have
an opportunity to vote.
A lot of merriment baa rffcen af
forded the folks in Washington by
the disclosure that Lease-Lend
has shipped 100,000 completed dia
pers and material for 800,000 more
to the natives of North Africa.
The Arabs, not knowing what to
do with them, are wrapping them
around their heads as turbans.
Unless something is done about
it before January 1st the amount
withdrawn from the employees
payroll as well as the amount the
employer will pay into the Social
Security Fund will double. With
this in prospect it will come as a
shock to those who have been
paying money into the treasury
for the past six or seven years to
take care of their old age, to learn
that the several billion dollars so
far collected have been used by
the governme nt to pay the cur
rent expenses and that the till
contains nothing but Uncle Sam's
l.O.U.’s. This means that more
taxes will have to be paid
raise the money for payment
of future social security benefits.
We wonder what our children and
grandchildren are going to say
about us when they begin to look
into their inheritance. They will
certainly not be tempted to in
dulge in any form of ancestor
The 78th Congress has already
passed laws for the benefit of vet
erans of the present war who have
been discharged from the service.
It is very likely that the bill to
grant each man a certain definite
amount at the time he is dis
charged will be passed before the
holidays. It will probably be
$300. The purpose of this grant
is to help him readjust himself to
civilian life and to take care of
his expenses until l^e is able to
find a job.
Service officers of veterans’ or
ganization should have copies of
Public Laws No. 16 and 113, 78th
Congress, and House Document
No. 285, a Handbook for Service
men and Servicewomen of World
War II and their Dependents. A
limited supply of the latter is
available for free distribution and
your Congressman can supply
them. They may be purchased for
15 cents from the Superintendent
of Documents, Government Print
ing Office, Washington, D. C.
I Of 111 be glad to have any vet
eran write me Who is having dif
jiculty in becoming readjusted to
civilian life or who feels he has
a claim under the law.
The Commandant of the United
States Coast Guard Academv at
New London, Conn., has askea me
to announce that the annual com
petitive examiations for the ap
pointments to cadetships will be
conducted throughout the country
on May 10 and 11, 1944. The ex
amination is open to all physical
ly qualified young men in the
United States, military and civil
ian, between the ages of 17 and
22, who are unmarried and who
meet the specified educational
requirements. Appointments are
based on the results of this com
petitive examination. Successful
completion of the three - year
course at the Academy, which is
basically scientific in character,
leads to the Bachelor of Science
degree in Engineering and a com
mission in the regular Coast
Guard. Any young man that is
interested may obtain complete
information by writing me.
In May, 1943, there were 6,202,
200 employtes of federal, state
and local governments. For every
21 people in America we have an
employee paid from the public
till. The same ratio holds good in
Nebraska. The payroll of the fed
eral civil service in 1942 was $4,-1
396.000,000. This almost equals the !
pay rolls of all state and local
governments combined for that
year. From August, 1940 to May,
1943, civilian employees of the
federal government nave almost
By January, 1944, wo will bo
producing synthetic rubber at the |
rate of 600,000 tons per year. By
July, 1944, our production of syn
thetic rubber will be at the rate
of 800,000 tons per year. This is
a gigantic accomplishment. In the
year 1941 the total consumption
of rubber in the United States was
only 675,000 tons. The foregoing
Ogures do not mean that in 1944
there will be plenty of tires. We
must not lose sight of the fact that
tanks, trucks, jeeps, airplanes and
every other implement of warfare
use a great deal of rubber.
At the present time about 60%
of the synthetic rubber is being
made from petroleum and about
40% from grain alcohol.
Lt. Leonard Fox arrived home
Saturday and spent four days vis
iting friends and relatives in Em
met. He had been in training
somewhere in Arizona, but start-!
ed Tuesday evening for his new
training center, Camp Hobbs,
Mrs. June Luben spent Tues
day afternoon at the Joe Winkler
Miss Mary Lou Conard took
care of Melvin Luben, Jr., last
Sunday, while his mother was
busy at the store.
Mrs. Emma Maring and Oliver
Maring were guests at Sadie Ma
rie Lowery’s birthday dinner last
Sunday dinner guests at the
Joe Winkler home were Father
Kovar of Emmet, F. J. Weber of
Long Pine and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Peters of O’Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Beckwith s
daughter, Arlene, was found in
an unconscious state in the corral
last Sunday, when her folks re
turned home from visiting at the
Hickman home. No one knows
just what happened to Arlene.
She was taken to the O’Neill hos
pital and was reported slightly
improved at this writing.
Miss Leona Winkler worked at
the Guy Cole home while Mrs.
Cole was at the salvage office in
Lincoln last week.
Miss Bernice Schneider is spend
ing Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week visiting Florence and
A group of young people from
Emmet accompanied Lt. Leonard
Fox on a theatre party last Sun
day evening. After the show they
gathered at the home of Mrs. June
Luben for lunch.
Lt. Mike Harty returned to
Camp White, Oregon, on Tues
day after visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Harty and other
relatives and friends.
Lt. Murphy Honored
The picture which was present
ed by the townspeople in memory
ol Lt. Robert L. Murphy has been
hung in the High School assemb
ly. Mrs. Robert Murphy expres
ses her appreciation for the me
Word was receivesd here by
the Chaplain’s of Robert's base
that he was on his third mission
on the 29th of August and at that
time was attacked by Jap Zeroes.
He was wounded and died shortly
after. His burial was in cemetery
No. 1 in New Guniea and was held
with full military honors with
General Roger Ramey, Col. Harry
Hawthorne, Major Welch, 403
Squadron officers and men at
tending and Chaplain Beeby, 90th
Bomb Group officiating. Lt. Nagy,
64th Squadron said: “Lt. Murphy
was a fine pilot, and that much
was expected of him by other
flying officers. Squadron reports
of him are that he was a swell
fellow and popular with the en
listed men. The latter is the test
of an officer in my opinion.”
“Lt. Murphy evidently had time
for his men,” said Major Thomas
Shea, Group Chaplain.
The memorial message was
given on Thess 4:13-14. “Our
Hope in Christ.”
No mention was made concern
ing the rest of the crew but word
has been received since that Pilot j
F. O. Wood was killed in action
on September 7th.
Page relatives and friends re
1 ceived announcements this week
of the birth of a six pound one
and a half ounce daughter, Sue
Ellen, to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Smith, of Troy, Ohio. Mrs.
Smith was formerly Miss Wilma
Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kitchen fats are vitally needed
to win this war and all persons j
having waste fats are urged to i
turn them into the Red and White
store or Farmers Store and re
ceive both cash and meat tokens.
Mr. and Mrs Pete Nissen and
Mrs. Laurence Haynes and daugh
ter, Linda Sue, left Tuesday morn
ing for Coleman, Texas, where
they will spend the winter with
A. S. Laurence Haynes who is
stationed there taking primary j
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Tegeler re
ceived word that their son, Ensign
N. F. Tegeler, is receiving advanc- i
ed training at Fort Schuyler, N. Y.
Mrs. Tegeler, who has been em- j
ployed in the office of the War
Department in Chicago, will go
to New York to be with her hus-,
Mrs. Amelia Larson and Roger
Larson, of Cheyenne, Wyo., were
dinner guests Sunday at the Ralph
Lloyd Cork left Wednesday
morning for Omaha where he was
inducted into the army.
Mrs. Albert Kirchmer was
hostess to the members of the H.
O. A. Club at her home Tuesday
afternoon. All members were
present and spent the afternoon
doing needle work, after which
lunch was served. A Christmas
gift exchange was also held.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Larson and
son visited with friends in Hast
ings on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Larson and
son, Lynn, Mrs. Amelia Larson
and Roger Larson, of Cheyenne, j
Wyo., spent Monday visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl |
Michael at Clearwater.
The Get Together Club met I
with Mrs. F. C. Tegeler December
10. There were seventeen mem
bers and four visitors present.
Visitors were, Mrs. Charles Weg
man and Mrs. Jack Gallagher,
Mrs. Otto Terrill and Mrs. Orville
Kemper. Christmas gifts were
exchanged and unwrapped after
which a lovely lunch was served.
The next meeting will be with
Mrs. Otto Matschullat on January
Mrs. Esmond Weber was host
ess to the members of the Bid or
Bye Bridge Club at her home
Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. C. E.
Walker received high score prize,
DON’T LET DOWN
NOW — KEEP
The real test of your courage and endurance
is just beginning. Taxes will make increasingly
heavy demands on your income. Living costs
are going up. Your budget is being strained
to the bursting point. Still you must buy more
and more War Bonds if the war is to be won
— won without delay and without serious
inflation here at home. Buy your Bonds every
pay day, through a payroll plan or here at
the bank. We sell War Bonds without com
pensation or profit, as a patriotic service.
O’NEILL NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
One of the old standbys,
and a gift always appre
ciated. Various patterns.
Clear crystal lamps with
globe to match. Especial
ly desirable for dresser
Cuban heel in fancy
quilted patterns. Service
able sole. Blue and wine
shades. All sizes to 9.
Plain color heavy ribbed
cotton hose for wear and
warmth. All colors and
I sizes. '
Pastel shades in heavy
chenilled spreads for
baby’s bed. White, b’ue
Printed powder crepe I
gowns. Tearose ground j
with beautiful large
printed florals. Sizes S.
Fabric fancy patterned
knitting bags, with wood
handles. Handy for knit
New large size fabric
purses in metal and wood
frames. Black, red and
All metal lacquered com
pacts in red, black, green,
and blue. Handy size.
Plastic mirror, brush and
comb set in an attractive
gift box. A gift for her.
Large white sport size,
with fancy embroidery
corners. Nice for X-mas.
Misses’ and women’s fan
cy parka hoods. Plain
colors and fancy com
Fast color printed cover
all aprons. Just arrived
Boys’ dark brown officer
suits, complete with gar- i
rison belt. Sizes 4, 6, 8.
Boys’ plaid Banned shirts.
Warm for winter. All
shades, 4 to 18.
Stub weave plain color
rayon pajamas in rose
and blue shades. All sizes
34 to 40. ,
~ WOOL ~
100% wo '1 Chatham sin
gle blankets in four beau
tiful shades. Size 72x84.
Men’s plain color smooth
rayon dress shirts in blue,
tan, faun, brown. Sizes
14% to 17.
All leather bill fold, hand
made in Mexico. Beauti
fully hand tooled. Light
and dark brown.
Men’s heavy all wool
checkerboard plaid shirts
in red, green and blue.
Size 15 to 17^.
Pretty printed and plain
cotton and spun rayon
dresses. Sizes 1 to 14.
B.V.D.’s plain color ray
on men’s pajamas for his
Christmas. Maize, wine,
blue shades. Sizes A, B,
C and D.
B.V.D.’s fine quality
combed yarn shirts and
shorts. Shorts white or
fancy, half elastic waist.
All sizes 30 to 42.
Made of heavy woolen
fabric. Two tones and
hand finished decorations
in wine, blue, grey com- .
Men’s plain color knit
pajamas. Made with high
knit neck, knit wrist, also
knit ankle. Warm for
Just arrived. Lacquered
canvas, leather bound, 2- :
tone luggage. Hurry, only ]
five. Best size. Others at
Fancy Christinas boxed
guest towels. Two in a
box in pastel shades.
Blue, green, maize, peach.
Navy blue whipcord
shell, with heavy lamb
lining. All sizes. Buy
All white soft imported
dainty little dresses for
the loved ones. Just ar
32-piece set of fine oven
baked dinner dishes at
one - half the original
value. Four patterns to
choose from. J
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Mrs. Esmond Weber traveling
prize and Mrs. Jerome Allen low
prize. A lovely lunch was served
by the hostess. A Christmas gift
exchange was also held.
Mrs. Charles Wegman and
daughter, Clara, Mrs. F. C. Tege
ler and Miss Bernice Strope, of
Venus, were Norfolk visitors on
Roger Larson arrived Saturday
from his home in Cheyenne, Wyo.,
and spent several days here visit
ing relatives and friends. He left
Thursday morning to return to
his home, accompanied by his
mother.Mrs. Amelia Larson, who
will spend the winter there. Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Larson took them
as far as Grand Island.
The C. L. C. Club held their
annual Christmas party at the
home of Mrs. C. A. Townsend
Wednesday afternoon. This was
also guest day and 14 members
and 14 guests were present and
spent a social afternoon. A Christ
mas gift exchange was also held
and a lovely lunch served.
Mrs. James Carson was hostess
to the members of the Just-A
Mere-Club at her home Friday
afternoon. AH, members were
present and spent a social after
noon The members drew names
and held a Christmas gift ex
Page H. S. Basketball team
played St. Mary’s, of O’Neill, on
the Page floor Tuesday evening.
The Page first team lost to St
Mary's by a score of 18 to 23. The
second team won.
The Chatter Sew Club held
their annual Christmas party and
gift exchange Friday evening at
the home of Mrs. J. M. Kennedy,
james and cards were played and
Sunshine Pals of the past year
were revealed and new members
voted in. Officers for the coming
year were elected as follows:
President Mrs J. K. Braddock;
Secretary, Mrs. Harold Heiss.
Mrs. Elsie Ballentyne received
vd Jr°m her son- Robert, that
he had ben promoted to the rank
of Corporal. Robert is taking ad
vanced Radio Mechanic work at
Fl0oCrldaRat0n Fi0ld’ 3003 R3ton’
Mr and Mrs. William Clark
and Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Snell
were Sunday noon dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
Mrs. Elsie Ballentyne and child
ren were Sunday dinner guests at
the Joseph Coon home at Inmap.
Pfc. Marvin Howell writes from
North Africa that he had persu
aded one of the natives to let him
have a camel ride but that he was
not too much impressed as the
ride was like rough, choppy
Dwayne Finch, who has been
a patient in the O’Neill Hospital
for the past week after being
thrown from his horse, was taken
to Omaha Friday evening, where
he entered the University hospital
suffering from a skull fracture.
He expects to undergo an oper
ation this Wednesday.
V. F. Bellows and John Flem
ing, of Blair, and Harry Larson,
of Creighton, were business visit
ors on Friday.
Pfc. Robert Wood, who had
been visiting his parents, Mr. and
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