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STATE HIST SOC
P * RITES SUNDAY
BY. Walter Young Burial
at Creighton; First
ATKINSON —Funeral services
_Jor W. Walter Young, 29, were
jC held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. in the
^■Methodist church at Atkinson.
^Ble was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
| 1 His death was caused from
^phock as the result of a corn
p picker accident on Wednesday,
npfavember 15, in which his left
L nflnd was severed. The accident
r happened at his home. He was
L£rushed to the Stuart Community
H hospital immediately by neigh
Sbors who had heard his call for
■help. He died 30 minutes after
Breaching the hospital.
The Young accident was the
first fatality in the memory of
the oldest Celia residents.
The picker with which Walter
■was working became clogged and
’toe attempted to clean it out when
L jjns left hand got caught and was
IBorn to shreds. His screams for
;f|ihelp brought his father and
iQMghbors, Milton McKathnie,
John Schwindt, Conrad Frickel,
|r., and James Lauridsen, who
were working on a telephone line
; Rev. E. G. Hughes conducted the
services. Members of the Farley
Tushla post of the American Le
gion, of which Walter was a
ijSnember, attended in a group, j
||Burial was at Creighton.
Pallbearers were John
Schwindt, Alex Frickel, George
Henderson, Calvin Henderson,
Vincent Obermire and Fred
[ Bonnie Humphrey was the pi
anist in the funeral rites. Mrs.
Richard Braun and Elaine Harsh
field sang “Sometime We’ll Un
derstand” and “I Need Thee Ev
f Walter was the only child of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Young. He
was born August 15, 1921, at For
Ethe, Mont., and came to Holt
unty with his parents from
eir home at Center about 15
» ' For a few years he lived with
his parents on a farm northeast
of O’Neill and then they came to
their present home on the farm
about 20 miles northeast of At
kinson, where he has been asso-.
\ ciated with his father in farm
ing and the raising of purebred
Walter served 11 months in the
army in World War II and was
discharged on May 31, 1943.
Survivors include his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Young, of At
Hunison; eight aunts and uncles on
iL' father’s side of the family,
wo aunts on his mother’s side,
ind several cousins,
f The Youngs for seven years
have been living on the Henry
Gottschalk farm, 2t) miles north
east of Atkinson.
The Frontier Day
Early This Week
I This issue of The Frontier has
been published 24 hours earlier
■han usual in order that many of
Is readers will have the paper
before Thanksgiving. Because ma
ny rural routes will not be ser
viced on Thanksgiving, the pub
i=lishers decided to get The Frontier
So it* readers a day early instead
of a day late.
EGets Bronze Star
| INMAN— Warrant Officer (j.
fc.l Lorin Keyes, of Inman, has
been awarded the bronze star for
A He was among 39 members of
the Twenty-fourth infantry di
f vision receiving the decoration, it
has been announced in Tokyo,
| Arnold Burge Hurt
Harold Burge, of Emmet, suf
fered forehead lacerations about
2:30 p. xi. Sunday when his car j
land a truck driven by Ray |
; Bridges, of Battle Creek, collid
ed 3Vfe miles east of Norfolk on
1 highway 275.
The car and truck collided
I head-on due to ice and snow, it
; was reported by Sgt. Willard
Teachman, of the state safety
Markings of business firms and
streets in the city of O’Neill pre
paratory to the inauguration of
door-to-door mail delivery has
been completed. Many residential
I properties along the proposed
mail route also have been mark
Successor for County Superin
tendent Elja McCullough, who
has resigned effective December
1, will be the number one item on
the agenda when the Holt county
board of supervisors convenes in
monthly session next week.
The city's consultant engineer,
Donald Price, of Lincoln, has
been in O’Neill making a survey
of drainage requirements in the
vicinity of the Burlington and
Chicago & North Western rail
A crop improvement meeting
fwiU be held Monday night in the
iannlEb: building, beginning at » ,
The third farm machinery auc
tion in a year to be sponsored bj
the Lloyd Collins Implements wai
held Saturday, November 18, a
the east outskirts of O’Neill. Like
its two predecessors, it was ac
claimed a “success.”
Overall crowd was perhaps
smaller than the other two, bul
more units were sold and there
were more buyers in the audi
ence, Mr. Collins explained.
Prices were generally not quite
as high as the first sale a year
ago “but this was expected," Mr.
A great deal of the machinery
went to buyers out of the state
—including South Dakota, Iowa,
Minnesota, Misosuri and Kansas,
according to Col. Ed Thorin, of
Chambers, one of the three auc
* .^ “ " 1
Rites Are Planned
O’Neill Protestants were to par
ticipate in a union Thanksgiving
service in Wesleyan Methodist
church at 8 p. m. on Wednesday,
Churches cooperating in this
annual rite are Methodist, First
Presbyterian, Center Union and
Rev. V. R. Bell, pastor of the
Methodist church, will deliver the
SET NEXT WEEK
National Council Plans
ATKINSON — A flower show
school has been scheduled next
week in Atkinson under the aus
pices of the National Council of
State Garden Clubs, Inc. Dates
are Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, November 27, 28 and 29,
and the event will be in Memor
Mrs. C. V. Robertson, of Cham
bers, who is local chairman in
charge of arrangements, said:
“These are new dates for the
school. We hope everyone inter
ested will make a special effort
to attend some or all of these ses
sions. Visitors are always wel
Monday. Nov. 27—
9:00 to 9:30 a. m.—Registration.
9:30 to 10:30 a. m.—Methods of
growing exhibition flowers, by
W. C. Whitney, of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
10:30 to 11:30 a. m.—Conserva
tion —native plant material and
its adaptibility to the garden, by
11:30* a. m. to 1:00 p. m. —
*1:00 to 2:00 p. m.—Point scor
ing and judging horticultural
classes, flower show practice, by
Mrs. Roy Flebbe, of Omaha.
Tuesday, Nov, 28—
9:00 a. m. to 12:00 a. m. —Flow
er arrangement, by Mrs. J. Ar
thur Nelson, of Omaha.
Noon to 1:00 p. m.—Lunch.
1:00 to 3:00 p. m.—Making and
judging flower arrangements,
point scoring flower arrange
Wednesday, Nov. 29—
9:00 a. m. to 12 Noon—Examin
Here Friday Night
The annual citywide yuletide
window unveiling under the aus
pices of the Chamber of Com
merce will take place Friday,
November 24, at 7:30 p. m.
At that time O’Neill stores
turn on their lights in the show
windows and exhibit a variety of
Christmas window displays in
which there will be competition
for prizes. The simultaneous un
veiling is expected to draw sev
eral thousand visitors to the city.
The retail stores will be open
from 7:30 until 9 on the night of
O’Neill stores will be closed all
day today (Thursday) in observ
ance of Thanksgiving.
There will be no sale on
Thanksgiving day at the O’Neill
The Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor citywide trade days pro
motion on the weekend beginning
Draft Quota 5
Holt county’s draft quota for
December will be five men, it was
announced Tuesday by Glea H.
Wade, chairman of the Holt se
lective service board.
Eight men left last week to
fill the county’s November quo
The five men to go in Decem
ber have not yet been announced,
3 Holt Men Are
Three Holt county American
Legion members were initiated
into the Norfolk 40 and 8, Voiture
They were: Gene V. Hickok, of
Atkinson; Fred J. Jungman, of
Atkinson; and Glea H. Wade, of
12 PAGES — 2 SECTIONS
VOLUME 70,—NUMBER 29, _ O'NEILL. NEBR.. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 23. 1950. --PRICE 7 CENTS
EXPIRES IN OMAHA
O’Neill Woman 111 Only
13 Days; Burial Here
Mrs. O. A. Kilpatrick, 71, well
known O’Neill woman, died a
bout 7 p. m Friday, November
17, in Methodist hospital at Om
aha where she had been a patient
for 13 days.
Mrs. Kilpatrick had gone to
Omaha to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Ralph Voecks. She became
; ill and was taken to the hospi
tal. After entering the hospital
she was placed in an oxygen
Death was attributed to a
Funeral services were held
Monday, November 20, at 10 a.
m. in First Presbyterian church
with Rev. Ralph Gerber, church
pastor, officiating. Burial was in
Prospect Hill cemetery under di
rection of Biglin Bros.
Pallbearers chosen were Val
Darling, Francis Curran, Elwin
Grutsch, John Harbottle, Arlo
Hiatt and Jerry Babl.
Daisy Bell Heflin Kilpatrick
was born August 27, 1879, at Har
lan, la., a daughter of Simeon G.
and Lucy A. Pruitt Heflin. She
was reared and educated in Iowa
and on February 19, 1902, she
married O. A. Kilpatrick at Har
They came to Holt county in
Survivors include: Son —Otis
C., of Columbus; daughters —
Mrs. Ray (Ruth) Hill, of Orchard;
Mrs. Glenn (Esther) Tomlinson,
of O’Neill; Miss Arline, of O’
Neill; Mrs. Ralph (Nadine)
Voecks, of Omaha; brother—L. E.
Heflin,-of Harlan, la.; sisters —
Mrs. Jerry Heiney and Miss Alta
Heflin, both of Harlan, la.; eight
She was a member of the Wom
en’s association of First Presby
terian church and Simonson unit
of the American Legion auxiliary.
THRICE IN WEEK
Damage was slight in three fire
calls during the past seven days
in the city of O’Neill.
In each instance damage was
small, but there was variety, any
At 1 p. m. on Thursday, No
vember 16, the volunteer firemen
were summoned to the Burlington
rail yards where hay was burning
near the right-of-way.
At 9:40 a. m. on Friday, the
firemen were called to the O’Neill
Neon Co. where in an upstairs a
partment a mattress was afire. A
child of Mr. and Mrs. Shorty
Steele was playing with matches,
Fire Chief G. E. Miles said, and
the mattress began to burn. Only
damage was to the mattress.
At 10:55 a. m. on Saturday, the
firemen responded to a call from
the Chicago & North Western
railroad depot where manure was
burning. The manure had been
packed around water pipes (under
the floor) to protect the pipes
from freezing. The manure had
Mr. Rock . . . health i'fair"
. . . eyes "good."
George Rock Soon
To Be 89-Years-01d
George Rock soon will observe
his 89th birthday anniversary.
A former Red bird farmer, he
now resides at the Masonic home
‘in Plattsmouth where he is in
sole charge of the flower garden
and does considerable work about
the spacious yard.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W.
Walters, of O'Neill, recently
stopped in for a visit with Mr.
Rock and report he. is in "fair
health and does a lot of read
ing without glasses."
For two years prior to going to
Plattsmouth in 1943, Mr. Rock
made his home with Mr. and
Mrs. Walters. Mr. Rock’s wife
died a number of years ago and
when advanced age overtook him
he decided to establish his resi
dence in the Masonic home —
having been a member of the
Lynch lodge for more than a
half-century. He says he is per
fectly happy there and puts in a
great deal of his time caring for
the flowers. He has been recip
ient of several ribhons for flower
Gov. Peterson Issues
Gov. Val Peterson In the an
nual Thanksgiving proclamation
Monday urged Nebraskans to re
affirm their faith in religion and
The text of the proclamation
“Never before has there been
greater need for this nation to re
affirm its steadfast reliance on
religion as the foundation of our
enduring democracy. With our
great heritage of freedom and
spiritual strength, we should
stand before the world as people
joined in thanksgiving for a way
of life dedicated to faith in our
“Therefore, I, Val Peterson,
governor of Nebraska, do here
by proclaim November 23, 1950,
| as Thanksgiving day, and urge
| all churches, schools and civic
' organizations to join in appro
priate thanksgiving ceremonies.
I also urge every Nebraskan to
attend the church or synagogue
of his choice and to support ac
tively the ‘religion in American
| life’ movement.”
HALF-MILLION DOLLAR IMPROVEMENT . .
Two contractors are at work expanding Con
sumers Public Power District facilities at O’
Neill—one of the most important centers in the
statewide Consumers grid. Persons familiar with
the ONeill substation will recognize the original
structure (above). But the built-up sections rep
resent tie-in facilities for the 115-thousand KVA
line to the Ft. Randall, S. D., reclamation de
velopment, for the 69-thousand KVA line from
O’Neill to Allen, and for the 115-thousand KVA
line from O’Neill to Ainsworth. Initially the
O’Neill-to-Randall line will supply power for
dam construction, later will see current revers
ed when Randall’s turbines go into operation.—
Total cost of these improvements in O’Neill
represent nearly “a half-million dollars,” accord
ing to L. C. Walling, district manager. — The
Frontier Photo by John H. McCarville.
4Lady of Fatima’ Visit
to Attract Hundreds
FORMER HOLT MAN
DIES IN FREMONT
Herbert J. McWhorter, 74,
and Wife Both 111
At Same Time
DORSEY-rHerbert J. McWhor
ter, 74, of Fremont, died Wed
nesday, November 15, in a Fre
mont hospital. He is a former
Dorsey resident who has numer
ous relatives in this locality.
The late Mr. McWhorter and
his wife had been critically ill
for iwo months and Mrs. Mc
Whorter was unable to attend
Herbert J., son of Mr. and Mrs.
William McWhorter, grew to
manhood on a farm in the Dor
sey community. The family mov
ed to Waterloo where he married
and lived on different farms un
til his health failed and he and
his wife retired, locating in Fre
mont. They became the parents
of two daughters.
Funeral services were held Fri
day, November 17, in a chapel at
Fremont. Clergyman was a son
in-law, Rev. Orville E. Stiles, of
Survivor^ include: Widower;
daughters—Mrs. Mina Ludwick,
of Omaha, and Mrs. Orville (Inez)
Stiles, of Boise.
Mr. McWhorter's parents were
oldtime settlers in norm Holt.
He was a brother of Mrs. Etta
McWhorter Compton and Mrs.
Hattie McWhorter Shemwell.
Among those from here at
tending the funeral services were:
Lee Brady, of Dorsey; Mrs. John
Carson, Mrs. Mary Wolfe, Mrs.
| Carrie Hunter and Miss Lizzie
} Carson, all of Redbird; and Mr.
land Mrs. Lloyd Brady, of O’Neill.
PAGE—Word has been received
of the recent death of Roland
Peeler, a former resident of Page
and O’Neill. He died from a heart
Mrs. Luke Rakow, of White
Salmon, Wash., sent the message
concerning her brother.
She said her husband and her
brother had returned from an elk
hunt during which Mr. Peeler had
shot an elk. The heart attack,
which proved fatal, occurred after
Survivors include: Widow; two
children; brother —Roy Peeler;
The late Mr. Peeler was a son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Peeler.
When living in O’Neill the elder
Mr. Peeler operated a hardware
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Ott and son,
Alvin, drove to North Platte ov
er the Armistice weekend
At Martin Sale
A large turnout is expected Fri
day, November 24, at the sale of
personal property belonging to
the Henry Martin estate to be of
fered at auction, beginning at 11
Col. Ed Thorin, of Chambers,
will be the auctioneer. Lunch will
be served on the grounds.
Mrs. Vivian Martin, widow of
the late Mr. Martin, is adminis
Outstanding feature of the sale
will be the auction of 95 head of
Aberdeen-Angus cattle, including
90 cows, four registered bulls
(coming 3-years-old), and one
registered yearling bull.
Mr. Thorin says that this is “one
of North - Nebraska’s most out
standing herds of Angus. The late
Mr. Martin always kept the best
registered herd sires of popular
blood lines to continuously im
prove his herd. These Angus cat
tle rank with the best . . .”
In addition to the cattle, Mrs.
Martin will sell farm machinery,
some household goods, some
grain, a complete set of tools and
miscellaneous items. (For details
consult advertisement on page 4 .
of this issue.)
Spends Recess Here—
Miss Patricia Kirk, of Spencer,
a student at St. Mary’s college,
Xavier, Kans., is spending the
Thanksgiving recess with her par
ents. She is a niece of Mrs. Thom
as Greene, of O’Neill.
N. G. MILLER, 83,
EXPIRES AT PAGE
Denmark Native Came to
Holt from Iowa
PAGE—N. G. Miller, 83, a re- I
tired Page farmer, died at 4:15 p. 1
m. Monday, November 21, at his
home here. He had been ill since
Funeral services were to be
held Wednesday, November 22, at
2 p. m. in the Methodist church
at Page with Rev. Chester Wil
cox, church pastor, officiating.
Interment was to be in the Page
cemetery under the direction of
Biglin Bros, with the following as
pallbearers: R. V. Crumley, Don
Cunningham, Harry Tegeler, Ross
Taylor, Ralph Hansen and Cordes
Nis Gehrtsen Miller was born
February 1, 1867, at Schleswig,
Denmark, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerlh Miller. In 1884 — at the
age of 17—he came to Amer
ica, settlign first in Iowa.
On February 26, 1891, at Pres
ton, la., he married Edith J.
Bates. They became the parents
of nine children.
In 1910 the Miller family mov*
ed to Holfcounty from Preston,
The Millers lived 2Vi miles
northeast of Page for many years,
retiring several years ago.
His wife died on December 23,
Survivors include: Sons—Low
ell, Spencer and Harold, all of
Portland, Ore.; Leonard, of Page; ,
Arthur, of Chambers; daughters
—Mrs. A1 (Gertrude) Goddard,
of Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. J. W. ,
(Anna) Hurst, of Earlham, la.;
Mrs. Arnold (Hazel) Stewart, of
Page, and Mrs. Robert (Cora)
Gray, of Page; 11 grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; brothers
—Martin, of Sibley, la., and Iver,
The late Mr. Miller was a mem
ber of the Page IOOF lodge.
Mrs. Hester Edmisten, Mrs.
Harry Tegeler and Mrs. George
Rost were to be in charge of the
flowers at the funeral rite.
Brunt of First
Storm Misses Holt
The brunt of the season’s first !
storm passed O’Neill — and Holt
county—to the south.
Snow began falling early Sun
day and the temperature tumbled
that night to 6 degrees—lowest
mark for the season. But most of
the wind and snow headed toward
O’Neill from the northwest veer
ed south across Boone, Platte and
Temperature Monday at 8 o’
clock was 7 degrees. By midday 1
Tuesday, however, the first win
try blast had yielded to bright !
sunshine, the mercury climbing
:o 55 wtfh clear skies.
Colder weather is forecast for ,
Catholics from Holt and
Boyd Counties Will
Hundreds of Roman Catholics
from 10 parishes in the O’Neill
deanery will gather here Friday
night, November 24, to venerate
the statue of Our Lady of Fa
tima, which is on a tour of th©
The O’Neill stop is one of 10
scheduled in Nebraska.
The visit here will enable Cath
olics in the Holt and Boyd county
portion of the Omaha archdiocese
to see the statue.
The veneration will begin at
7:30 p. m. Early Saturday chil
dren of school age will have the
The slatue is modeled after
the description of Mary as giv
en by Sister Lucy, who is the
only one of three children of
Fatima living today.
Six times from May to Octo
ber, 1017, Our Blessed Mother ap
peared to three little shepherd
children—Lucy, Francis and Ja
cinta—at Fatima, Portugal,” ex
plained Rt. Rev. William C. Mc
Grath, who accompanied the sta
tue to Omaha.
The Pilgrim Virgin statue was
i blessed at Fatima and brought to
America in 1947. Since it has
been venerated by 60 million Am
Monsignor McGrath said that
the purpose of the pilgrimage is
"to invite millions of people to
join a crusade conversion of Rus
sia and for world peace as prom
ised by Our Blessed Mother at
Fatima in 1917.”
When crowned, the statue is a
bout 50 inches high and about 12
inches square at the base. It will
be accompanied by Very Rev.
Gabriel R. Salinas, ORSA, pastor
of Holy Ghost church, Omaha,
who is in charge of the tour in
Very Rev. Timothy O’Sullivan,
pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic
I church where the veneration will
take place, said that non-Catho
lics as well as Catholics are in
vited to the services.
O’Neill’s one overhead traffic
signal, located at the corner of
Fourth and Douglas streets, has
been a victim of the wind.
Anchored by guidewires on the
chimneys of the First National
Bank and Nebraska State Bank'
buildings, the chimneys began to
yield under the stress and the
light was taken down as a safety
Ordinary highway stop signs
have been erected on Fourth
street at the intersection until
new corner-post automatic elec
tric signals can be installed. The
city council has authorized the
purchase of the new signs.
Nebraska’s 23 - day pheasant
season drew to a close at sunset
The season was accepted as one
of the most successful and pro
ductive hunts in recent years.
Holt county was not open to
Nebraska nimrods, however,
needn’t lay down their guns. They
can continue shooting ducks and
geese until December 3; hunting
quoil continues through Novem
ber 26; the rabbit season doesn’t
end until January 31.
Motel in Columbus—
Mr. and Mrs. Verne Beckwith,
who are disposing of the gasoline
business and home here in O’
Neill, have purchased the 12-un
it Ara Vista motel in Columbus.
The motel is situated on high
ways 81 and 30 in the southwest
section of the city and they will
move to Columbus in early De
cember. The Beckwiths also have
purchased a home in Columbus.
They have three children in the
O’Neill public school: Vemice, a
junior; Roger, eighth grader, and
Bobby, second grader.
MRS. RITTS RELEASED
Mrs. Fern Ritts was released
from the Holt county jail last
Thursday—the day after her bond
was decreased from $5,000 to
$1,000. She had been held in con
nection with a knife holdup on
Mr. and Mrs. George Hall, of
Norfolk, were Tuesday afternoon
and dinner guests in the Melvin
H. Klingler home.
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