The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, December 23, 1943, Image 1
The Frontier - ——— - ■■■' 1 1 " ■■■ 111 —■ —1 --—1 ■ ■ ■■■ ■ »-—; Farmers Must Obtain Permission For Other Job To avoid loss of their agricul tural deferments, farmers who plan to engage in essential work other than farming during the winter months must have written permission from the selective ser vice local boards before leaving the farm, Brig. Gen. Guy N. Hen ninger, state director for selective service, warned today. He said selective service local boards have orders to cancel the deferments of farmers who leave the farm without permission. The general explained that Se lective service encourages farm ers, who have completed their own work, to take temporary jobs in such essential activities as meat packing, manufacture of war ma terials, construction, and transpor tation, but that care must be taken to assure the return of irreplace able farmers to the farm in the spring. Farmers who are between the ages of 18 and 45 and who want to work off the farm during the winter, should take these steps: First, obtain permission to leave the farm from the county agent. Second, take the county agent’s statement to the selective service local board and seek the board’s permission to leave the farm. This step protects the farmer’s agricul tural deferment. Third, report to the local office of the United States Employment Service for clearance. AAA News Notes We have feed wheat in the bins at Atkinson, O’Neill and Page. The price is $1.33 per bushel. We have been informed that we may expect our car of soybean meal shortly after the first of the year. The ceiling price for corn for Holt county is $1.00 per bushel, shelled, at the farm. Ear corn is $1.00—less the cost of shelling. Harry E. Ressel, Chairman, Holt Co. AAA Committee. \ CP.EETINCS FROM | ' ST. JOHN'S May the Babe of Bethlehem bless you this Christmas and may i the Peace of Christ be yours dur ing the coming year, is the sin cere prayer of the Pastor and peo ple of St. John’s for their many j friends during this Holy Reason.! C. A. BEYERSDORFER. O’Neill merchants have had a splendid trade this fall. The weather has been exceptionally nice and every day of the week the city has been crowded with shoppers, coming from practically every county in this section of the state and every town. The only thing lacking this fall has been the shortage of certain lines of merchandise, but notwithstanding this handicap the season’s sales will far exceed those of any fall for several years. Corporal Mike Dowd, U.S.M.C., arrived Sunday from Long Beach, Calif., to visit friends for a few days. He had been stationed some where in the Southwest Pacific war theatre for the past eighteen months. He left Wednesday for Tilden to visit relatives. Miss Dorothy Moore arriyed last Saturday from Winona. Minn., to spend the Christmas holidays vis iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Moore. She is attending St. Theresa’s College. Pvt. Paul, Kubitschek left Mon day for Fort Logan. Colo., after a short visit here with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Kubitschek, and other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Tomlinson went to Nebraska City last Friday to bring home their son, Mickey, who will spend the holidays here. J(He attends the Nebraska School Air the Blind. Bert Brennan, wnqf is auenaing the Millard Military Academy, a preparatory school for West Point, arrived home Saturday to visit I his mother, Mrs. F. M. Brennan, i and other relatives and friends. Eldon Asher of Eagle Grove, Iowa, arrived Saturday to spend the holidays visiting his father and other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Schrad and son, of Omaha, are newcomers to j our city. They moved here last j week from Omaha. Mr. Schrad is , a representative of the Liggett & Mevers Tobatco Company. Mr. and Mrs. James Corkle £ made a business trip to Omaha | last Sunday. Miss Vein Coyne, who is at itending Rosary College in Chi f;cago, arrived home last Friday to spend Christmas with her par ents. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Coyne. Mrs. F. M. Kerns and daughter, Nadine, returned to their home at Coffey, Mo., last Saturday, being here through the illness and death of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Lansworth. Miss Hazel Cronk will spend Christmas in Page visiting her father, Fred Cronk and other rel [ atives and friends. Miss Mona Melvin of St. Louis, Mo., is expected to arrive home Fridav to visit her parents, Mr. ^ and Mrs. John Melvin, and other ^relatives and friends. William G. VanDover Buried Here Monday William Grayson VanDover died at a Norfolk hospital last Satur day morning, after an illness of about four years, at the age of 27 years, six months and 23 days. The body was brought to this city by the Biglin ambulance and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Biglin Funeral Home at 3 o’clock. Rev. Dawson Park officiating, and bur ial in Prospect Hill cemetery. Deceased was born at Rodney, Iowa, on May 25, 1916. In 1929 he came to Holt county and lived here until he was taken to the hospital at Norfolk about four years ago for treatment. He is survived by his father, Marsh VanDover of Opportunity and two brothers, Pfc. Ephriam VanDover, somewhere in the Southern Pa cific, and Everett VanDover of Star, Nebr. Two uncles, Earl and William VanDover of Opportunity. Livestock Sales Barn Closed Temporarily Ed Hall, owner of the O’Neill Livestock Commission Company, announces that he is compelled to close the sale barn temporarily, on account of the loss of help. John Alderman, who has been of fice manager at the sale barn for the past two years, is now in the army and some of the other help is sick, so he was compelled to close for a short time, until other help is secured. The Undefeated Cardinals Win Another Victory The St. Mary’s Cardinals won their third straight victory of the season, with no defeats, when they journeyed to Newport last Friday and trimmed Newport high 25-14. The Cardinals took the lead early in the game and they were never seriously threat ened. Froelich was high point man for the Cards with seven points while Grady was second with six. The second team made it a grand sweep with a 30-0 vic tory. Ryan and Bosn were high point men with twelve and eleven points respectively. Last Monday the Cardinals went to Atkinson where they won their j fourth straight victory from the; game St. Joseph’s team by a score of 24-10. St. Mary’s again out classed their opponents and held i a safe margin throughout the game. Froelich was again high point mjm for the Cards with seven points while Grady and j Kelly shared second with six j points each. The second team lost their game to the Bluejays by the count of 14-5. Ryan was high point man for the Cards with four points. St. Mary’s first home game of the season is Monday, December 27, when they will be hosts to the boys from St. Mary’s Acad emy of Grand Island. Although these two teams have not played each other for about five years Grand Island has always had a good team and this should be a very good game. Let’s all at tend and help the Cards try to win their fifth straight game. Lt. (j. g.) Frank Donohoe and wife, Lt. Donohoe, of the Waves, came up from Omaha Tuesday to visit Miss Bernadette Brennan and other relatives and friends.. He will be stationed at Corpus Christi, Texas. The M. M. Club had their Christmas party Monday even ing at the home of Mrs. Harold Lindberg. Gifts were exchanged among the members. Mrs. Sam/Barnard was honored Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Chris Yantzi, the occasion being Mrs. Barnard’s 84th birth day. Twenty-four ladies were present. Pfc. Elmer Loeffler of St. Louis, Mo., arrived Sunday to visit his Earents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton loeffler. The Catholic Daughters of America had a party at the Golden hotel Tuesday evening. Mrs. Tom Green, Mrs. Harry Sul livan, Mrs. J. P. Protivinsky, Mrs. Winchell and Mrs. Bauman were in charge of the affair. Lunch was served in the blue room of the M and M cafe. Mrs. Leo Carney and Mrs. Carsten Hansen won high score. Mr. and Mrs. John Kersenbrock will leave F'riday for Lincoln to spend Christmas visiting with her mother and sister, Mrs. Mary Keenan and Mrs. L. H. Pierce. The A. F. of L. Local No. 463 held their regular meeting Mon day evening, followed by a Christ mas party at the M. and M. Cafe, where gifts were exchanged. A splendid time was reported by all. The Weather Hieh Low December 17-36 15 December 18 _50 22 December 19 ...- 63 24 December 20 __ 40 12 December 21 47 19 December 22 35 5 December 23 12 -4 No precipitation. The Truth Will Out The special House investigating committee under Representative Harold W. Smith (D.) of Virginia, which has just filed a 30-page re port on the illegal activities of the OPA, represents one of many ser ies of damaging disclosures that should make every American vow never again to put too much trust in one man, or group of men, in the executive branch of the Gov ernment. The committee detailed its findings as follows: (1) Found in the files of former OPA Counsel David Ginsberg “a well devised and planned scheme to control the profits of American industry by freezing them at the level earned by the industry dur ing the 1936-39 period, regardless of whether or not there had been increases in the prices of products since that time.” (2) The power assumed by OPA to suspend the rights of in dividuals or businesses such as restaurants to receive rationed goods amounts to the taking of private property without due pro cess of law. Suspension orders di rected against merchants require the “guilty” business man to dis play his “guilt” to the public at large in the same fashion, as con victs in medieval times were branded or mutilated for the pur pose of drawing “public ridicule and contempt.” (3) The OPA violates the sanc tity of the home through an army of enforcement agents. “The illegal, useless and con flicting regulations promulgated by the OPA are creating such great confusion that it is impos sible for the average citizen to know how to comply,” the Con gressional report said. “The com mittee believes that the facts here presented reveal practices which . . might conceivably lead to the undermining of our basic Con stitutional provisions for separate and independent executive, legis lative and judicial departments of government. “It follows that concentration of all three categories into the hands of the executive branch with merely a limited and cir cumscribed review by the courts j violates a basic principle of the ! Constitution and constitutes a dangerous approach to totalitar ianism.” Since a Democratic majority signed this report, it can hardly j be termed “political,” although no Democrat can overlook or deny 1 the fact that the original OPA act was passed by a predominating Democratic Congress at the insist ence of a Democratic executive. Edward McManus, son of Chas. McManus of this city, who recent ly returned from Alaska, where he had been stationed with the U. S. A., is now an aviation cadet and is stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davidson, Mrs. James Davidson, Mrs. O. H. Johnson of Wausa and Pete Han sen went to Chambers today to attend the funeral of A. L. Han sen of Amelia, who passed away at his home on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ruzicka returned home Tuesday from Red field, S. D., where they had at tended the funeral of their uncle. Miss Bea Jardee will leave Fri day for Stuart to spend the holi days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jardee. Miss Edvina Jones, of North Platte, arrived today to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Keven Cronin and daughter, of New York City, ar rived Wednesday to visit Mrs. Cronin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Morrison. Miss Dorothy Kratochvil will leave Friday for Osmond to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Kratochvil. j Miss Ruby Weisman left Tues day for Colorado Springs, Colo., to spend Christmas with friends. BONDS OVER AMERICA * » « | i'&'km. •*.'» ’ «»*• -u. Leu than 100 people live in Santa Claus, In diana, but each year the postmaster sends out more than half a mil lion Christmas cards ] and packages. Nearby is a granite statue of Santa Claus, dedicated to children of the world. - Santa Claus' Post Office Keep On MMWP* Backing the Attack With War Bends In the Nazi slave coun tries of Poland, Greece, Jugo-slavia little chil | dren starve to death, the older and stronger ones are sold into slavery where they can live but a few sad years at the most. -- fBREEZES FROM J THE SOUTHWEST By Romaine Saunders Atkinson, Nebr., Star Rt. No. 5 The Season's Cordial Greetings to Valued and Faithtul Friends From The Breezes Household Assessments, taxes, holdouts of one kind and another are getting to be just about the No. 1 business of the country. Among other “post war” prob lems, what is to be done with Hit ler—if caught? If Europe is to rebuild, maybe paper hangers will be needed. A lot of clodhoppers far out in the hinterlands are learning that the income tax is not all. They have been hit for $2 to have the papers made out. The community has been sad dened by a death in the Ole Han sen home near Amelia. It was reported to the writer Tuesday that Mrs. Hansen had awakened that morning to discover her husband cold in death beside her. A 13-year-old Illinois boy was found a suicide. The reason given was that he had lost tickets to a school play and feared the school authorities who were pressing the child to pay for the lost tickets. It is not unusual for teachers to allot to pupils tickets for a school entertainment for them to sell. The tragic incident in the Illinois town will render such practice open to criticism. The mistress of the White House was greeted by a native woman of jungleland on her flight abroad in native fashion, nose to nose. Now the first lady says nose rub bing is old stuff \Jth her family. Forms of salutation and modes of hospitality are as varied as there are races. In a sparsely settled section of the state I once drew up to a human habitation, a com bination of dugout and sod walls. It proved to be the abode of a bachelor of foreign tongue and well along in years. I was made welcome and as an emblem of hos pitality as I started again on my way he presented me with a large onion. It is the kindly sentiment, the good will of fellow toward fel low, that is important even when symbolized in an onion. Recent activities, accidents and achievements on the prairie—Mrs. Keenan, who has been at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Minahan in Amelia while her hus band has been in South America on engineering work for the gov ernment, went to Miama, Florida, to meet her husband who flew up from the south. Bill Fryrear sus tained a broken leg when a horse whaled away at its mate but struck Bill instead. The Knutzen family will go to Saunders county to spend Christmas with relatives. A program and box supper crown ed the pre-Christmas term at the Berry school and doors closed for a week. Neighbor Withers brought over to the Breezes home a hand ful of mail the carrier had left in his box. Orland Fryrear made good when he drew deadly bead on both the first and second coy ote to make the mistake of gett ing in his rifle range. Once again Christmas story tell ers touch tender memories and for a fleeting moment at least turn the thought of many from life’s sordid pursuits to linger among the stars. The first Christ mas story is brief and never has been surpassed in beauty and sim plicity. “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I Prophetic Words In the light of the trends in Washington today, it is interesting to look backward toward a warn ing given to America a decade ago by the governor of one of the great states of the Union. In his inaugural address, this governor sad: “There is a present dangerous tendency to forget a fundamental of American democracy—the ten dency to encourage consolidation of power at the top of a govern mental structure alien to our sys ttm and more closely akin to a dictatorship or the central com mittee of a communist regime. We have met difficulties before this and have solved them in ac cordance with the basic theories of representative democracy. Let us not at this time pursue the easy road of centralization of au thority, lest some day we discover too late that our liberties have disappeared.” And, in one of his radio addres ses, the governor again touched upon his basic theme through which he was appealing for elec tion, saying: “It was clear to the framers of our Constitution . . . that any ad ministration attempting to make all laws for the whole nation . . . would inevitably result at some future time in a dissolution of the union itself. “The doctrine of regulation and legislation by master minds has been too glaringly apparent in Washington during the last ten years. ... To bring about gov ernment by oligarchy masquerad ing as democracy, it is funda mentally essential that practically all authority and control be cen tralized in our national govern ment.” The governor who uttered these prophetic words was Franklin D. Roosevelt. bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, wnich is Christ the Lord.” “To all peo ple.” Everybody, everywhere. Heaven’s highest gift was not be stowed for a favored few. No one has a monopoly. Therein lies the universal appeal of the Christmas spirit., If it were wooed every day life’s gall and wormwood, its sighs and tears would disappear. But once a year, one brief mo ment may heal the soul’s corrod ing wounds. Earth runs red with ruin and death this Christmas night, but that story, that an nouncement brought by messen gers out of the sky has never been revoked. A stirring patriotic appeal to return to the American way of life comes out of Dixieland. It is an address on “the New Deal and Diocletian’’ by Clayton Rand and is sent out by the Dixie Press of Gulfport, Miss. This copyrighted work will doubtless have a wide circulation as a presidential elec tion approaches. “I light my torch,” said Mr. Rand, “at Runny mede, Concord, Lexington and, as a southern democrat, at Appomat tox.” He believes “only the indif ference, the apathy of the Ameri can people can destroy our inde pendence and freedom. Given the facts I believe our people will be come aroused .... and public opinion will salvage the Goddess of Liberty and our American freedom from what has become the Old Deal and the World War.” And then the ringing appeal to crush what he believes to be “sinister influences within that would destroy our individual free-1 dom, our traditional independence and our American way of thought.” A new battle cry of freedom arises out of the deep j south. I can join in the song but am not able to name the author. Do you know a better way to begin your day? “The day will bring some lovely! thing,” I say it over each new dawn. “Some gay, adventerous thing to hold Against my heart when it is gone.” And so I rise—and go to meet The day with wings upon my feet. I came upon it unaware— Some sudden beauty without name: A snatch of song— a breath of pine— A poem lit with golden flame; High tangled bird notes—keenly thinned— Like flying color on the wind. No day has ever failed me quite: Before the gravest day is done I find some misty purple bloom, Or a late line of crimson sun. Each night I pause — remem bering— Some gay, adventurous, lovely thing. Mrs. Elmer K. Ellingson receiv ed word that her husband, Pvt. Elmer K. Ellingson, has been pro moted to Corporal. Corporal Ell-! ingson is on maneuvers in Louisi ana at the present time. j O’Neill Boy Is An Honor Graduate Hospital Corps John Raymond Osenbaugh of O’Neill has been selected as an honor graduate at the hospital corps school, U. S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif., and has been promoted to the rating of Hospital Apprentice First Class, the Elev enth Naval District announced to day. Upon the completion of the six weeks course at the corps school, he was ordered to the Naval Hos pital at Norman, Okla., for fur ther training. He was given special honors during recent graduation cere monies of the San Diego hospital. While attending the hospital corps school, he received intensified in struction in first aid, anatomy, physiology, minor surgery, hy giene, nursing metrology and ma teria medica. Osenbaugh is an alumnus of O’Neill Public High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Os enbaugh of O’Neill. Will Establish Children’s Hospital In Omaha A hospital to provide specialized facilities and care for the children of Nebraska is to be built at Omaha as soon as materials are available. Since it is for Nebraska and Iowa children—and since 40 per cent of the beds are to be for children whose families cannot afford to pay for the service—the board of trustees anticipates that many out-state Nebraskans will be glad to give financial support to the project, either through pur chase of memberships, or through outright gifts. With that in mind, the board of trustees announces that four types of memberships have been estab lished. They are: Life, $500; Charter, $100; Friend of-Children, $50; Contributing $25. Smaller or larger gifts will be gratefully appreciated. The hospital fund was started with a gift of $117,000 from the Omaha World-Herald and its fam ily—since then other substantial contributions, ranging up to $10, 000, have been received. Persons wishing to purchase memberships, or to make Christ mas or year-end gifts, are asked to mail their checks to “Children’s Memorial Hospital,” c-o W. Dale Clark, president of the Omaha Na tional Bank, Omaha. Marriage Licenses Sergeant Leonard E. Jungman and Evelyn Shald, both of Atkin son, on December 15. Marvin Duane Richter and Bet ty Lloyd Brady, both of Dorsey, on December 18. Ferdinand Krutz, Jr., of Inman and Bessie De Groff of Page, on December 21. CARD OF THANKS For kindly help in life, for sym pathy and flowers in death, we thank you. The Lansworth Family. Junior Shoemaker, who is at tending the University of Nebras ka, at Lincoln came home Wed nesday to spend the holiday va cation visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Shoemaker. Miss Ruth Ann Biglin arrived this morning from Rapid City, S. D, to spend Christmas visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Biglin. Miss Lanone Miles, of Grand Island, is expected to arrive home tomorrow to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Miles. Miss Leona French, of Omaha, came Sunday to visit her parents, Dr. and Mrs. O. W. French over the holidays. Miss Margaret Ellen Donohoe, of Marty, S. D., arrived Tuesday to visit Miss Bernadette Brennan and other relatives and friends. Miss Hazel Cronk entertained a group of girl friends at a dinner at her home Monday evening. Following an exchange of gifts the evening was spent informally. Francis Kelly, U. S. Army, left lost Thursday for AmiriUo, Texas, after visiting his oarents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly. His wife and daughter remained here where they will make their home for the duration. Dr. W. F. Finley left Wednes day for St. Paul, Minn., to visit his daughters, Mrs. Carrol Ste phenson and Miss Catherine Fin ley .over the holidays. J. P. Protivinsky of Hastings is • •xpected to arrive Friday to spend Christmas visiting his wife and family. Isa L. Brundage returned to her home in Omaha Saturday, after attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Lansworth. J. B. Ryan left this morning for Chicago to spend Christmas at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Em mett Doyle. Joe Bartos, who has been sta tioned at Camp Houston, Texas, has been promoted to the rank of Corporal and transferred to Free port, Texas, where he is now sta tioned. He is in the medical de tachment. [ Careful Driving Saves Lives, Gas And Oil Probably no other agency steals the joy, pleasure, and zest from the Christmas holiday season as the death-dealing, property, dam aging motor collisions which, if apportioned among the families of Nebraska, would effect one in approximately every 106. During this season, pedestrians are caught in a mad whirl of so cial and business activities. As they scurry about their shopping ladened with bundles, they are more apt to disregard the safety rules which under ordinary con ditions they would respect. Hence, a driver must increase his vigi lance and if pedestrians refuse to look out for themselves, the mo torist must look out for them. “Drinks are not for drivers” is an old story but still good advice. Regardless of how popular drink ing may be, it is definitely taboo when one intends to operate a motor vehicle, for driving must be done with a sound mind and the utmost seriousness. During the month of November of this year, the Nebraska Patrol made 41 ar rests for driving while intoxicat ed as compared to 48 arrests for the same violation in November, 1942. Not alone is the drunken driver to be considered, but also the drunken pedestrian on the highway. The Patrol also made 18 arrests for pedestrians being intoxicated. A glance at the rest of the Pa trol’s November report will reveal the wide-spread, activity of the de partment and its constant effort to make driving safer. Among the 559 arrests, 150 were for speeding which is considerable more than the 131 cases for November of 1942. Reckless driving arrests numbered 53 which, is an im provement over the 83 reckless driving violations of November, 1942. Other arrests included: No op erator’s license, 76; failure to ob serve stop signs, 43; improper lights, 25; truck overweight on capacity plates, 34; and desertion from the armed forces, 27, in which cases the deserters were turned over to the Provost Mar shal. Patrolmen reported 1,187 ser vices rendered, which included as sisting motorists with tire changes, towing in stranded cars, and like good acts. The Patrol recovered 9 stolen automobiles during November while 165.866 miles were being patrolled. 81 accidents were in vestigated and reported and 40 safety talks were made by the patrolmen. Many motorists are still care less about automobile lights. Pa trolmen issued 1,555 violation cards during November; 1,080 of these cards were for improper lights. The other cards being for no operator’s license, no license plates, one plate missing, and other equipment violations. In cases where a violation card is given, which is on equipment vio lations, the violator must correct the violation in a limited time and have the police, county sher iff or patrol certify the correction before the case is closed. To complete the Patrol’s No vember activity, there were 418 warning cards issued motorists in cases where circumstances did not warrant arrest. These cards con tain a request asking co-operation of the violator toward the promo tion of safety on Nebraska’s high ways. Copies of the violation are filed with the respective driver’s license application of the violator. 158 of these cards were issued for speeding; 93 for stop sign viola tions; 64 for reckless driving, and 27 for failure to dim headlights. In concluding the Patrol’s No vember report, states C. J. Sand ers, captain of the Nebraska Safe ty Patrol, it must be remembered that no one can say exactly how many motor vehicle accidents are due to a particular cause, because most accidents have a combina tion of several causes—many of which are due to violations which have been listed in this activity report. When violations cease— accidents will cease, warns Mr. Sanders. County Court John Carl was arrested by Pa trolman Walter on December 20 and charged with having an ex nired driver’s license. He was fine $1 and costs of $3.10. Orvel Neal was arrested on De cember 19 by Patrolman Walter and charged with having wrong number plates. He was fined $3 and costs of $3.10. Herbert Canfield of Lynch was arrested by Patrolman Walter on December 19 and charged with having wrong number plates. He was fined $3 and costs of $3.10. Frank Biglin was down town last Friday, the first time for over two months. Frank is getting along nicely and it will not be 'ong now until he will again be back at his old place of business, a fact which will be pleasing news to his many friends in this city and county.