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VOLUME 70. —NUMBER 30. "" O'NEILL. NEBR.. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1950. PRICE 7 CENTS
STATUE ATTRACTS 2,000 . . . The replica of Our Lady of Fati
ma” statue, on tour of the United States and making 10 stops in
Nebraska, attracted more than two thousand persons during the
12-hour stopover at St. Patrick’s Catholic church in ONeill. An un
identified layman is shown (above) venerating the statute Friday
night. Very Rev. Timothy O’Sullivan, church pastor, said the
church was filled to capacity—700—for the Friday night service,
635 otheT adults venerated the statue after the regular service and
at 7 and 8 o’clock masses Saturday morning, and over six hundred
children paid respects to the statute in a 9 o’cleck children’s mass
Saturday morning. Visitors came from Emmet, Atkinson, Stuart,
f Ewing, Clearwater, Deloit, Spencer, Butte, Lynch and other
points. —The Frontier Photo by John H. McCarville.
Alice French New
Holt School Head
O’Neill High Instructor
Gets Pay Hike
Miss Alice French, O’Neill
high school mathematics in
structor and librarian for the
past eight years, has been ap
pointed Holt county superintend
ent of public instruction, succeed
ing Miss Elja McCullough, of O’
Neill, who was not a candidate
in the recent elections.
Miss McCullough is being re
lieved of the post “about Decem
ber 1.” Miss French will assume
her new duties at the start of the
second semester — allowing the
O’Neill public school board of
education time to find a replace
It was understood that Miss
French would receive a "sub
stantial" salary increase ov*er
the figure paid the superin
tendent during the past few
Miss French holds a bachelor
of arts degree from Nebraska
VSesleyan university and has spe
cial library training. She has
done some work toward her mas
ter’s degree at the University of
Miss French’s original home is
at Page. She is well-known in
the county, having taught in
Royal, Page, Inman and O’Neill.
Supt. Ira George, of the O’Neill
public school, said no replace
ment had been secured, but Miss
French would be released Jan
Miss French’s mother is Mrs.
Jennie French, of Page. Her fa
ther was the late Wallace
Miss McCullough has sold her
home in O’Neill and plans to go
Asks Knights to
Pray for Peace—
• Francis J. Gilg, grand knight of
the Knights of Columbus, O’Neill
council 701, has asked members
of the order to participate in next
Sunday’s nationwide prayers for
peace. ' •
Mr. Gilg’s request followed a
similar request by John E. Swift,
supreme knight, that all Knights
of Columbus receive communion
“for the intention of the Holy
Father, Pope Pius XII, and for a
just and lasting peace.”
Sunday, December 3, was selec
ted because it falls within the
Holy Year and also because it is
the first Sunday of Advent, “the
season dedicated to recollection
and to preparation for the com
ing of the Prince of Peace,
ifhe Savior of mankind,’’ Gilg said.
'Bangle Pin' Day —
The Holt county chapter of the
Nebraska Tuberculosis associa
tion will hold a “bangle pin” day
on Saturday, December 2.
Girls from both O’Neill high
school and St. Mary’s academy
will sell “bangle pins” to persons
who have not yet received
Christmas seals. This will give
those persons an opportunity to
make donations for the messen
gers of health.
The girls wll also have Christ
mas seals for those who wish
them. Mrs. Dean Streeter is in
charge. She is vice-chairman of
rr^e Holt committee.
Have Sooner Son
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schaffer,
young O’Neill ranch couple,
headed for Oklahoma City, Okla.,
Friday along with 5-thousand
other loyal Nebraska Cornhusker
football fans to witness the Ok
lahoma-Nebraska game at Nor
man on Saturday.
Along about game time the
stork telegraphed the far-from
home Schaffers he would soon be
buzzing in for a landing. They
visited a doctor. The doctor said:
“Mrs. Schaffer, you won’t be go
ing to the ball game!”
Mr. and Mrs. Schaffer and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cole, who
accompanied them, were invited
to the doctor’s home where they
watched the game on television.
In a few hours Mrs. Schaffer
was admitted to St. Anthony's
hospital in Oklahoma City, and
early Tuesday she gave birth
to a 5 pound 2 ounce boy, Dew
Thus, the loyal Husker parents
(both are former University of
Nebraska students) produced
a Sooner son — but the parents
say the birth in no way will
change their feeling for the Ok
lahomans,'* who punished the
Mrs. Dewey C. Schaffer, of O’
Neill, and Mrs. Guy F. Cole, of
Emmet, the grandmothers, were
to leave Wednesday for Oklaho
ma City. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Cole came back Sunday.
As anxious for the birth as the
parents was Charley Twogood,
stellar Husker tackle who stayed
behind in St. Anthony’s hospital
for observation. He was thought
to have been injured internally
during the game. Twogood con
soled Larry during the birth pro
ceedings and predicted young
Dewey would overcome the Ok
lohoma stigma only by returning
one day in a Husker uniform and
getting a job done that he and
his mates failed to do.
O’Neill Fans Trek
to Norman Fray
A handful of partisan Nebraska
Cornhusker fans made the 1,250
mile roundtrip to Norman, Okla.,
over the weekend to see the N. TJ.
football team defeated, 35-49, by
the number 1 team in the nation
—the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oklahoma depth and line su
periorly enabled the victory over
the rebounding Huskers, who last
season were obscure in national
football prestige. It was Okla
homa’s 30th consecutive victory—
an all-time record in modern ma
jor team football.
Among those from O’Neill mak
ing the trip were: Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Schaffer, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Cole, L. D. Putnam and
son, Dan, P- B. Harty, L. M. Diehl
man and Cal Stewart.
Nearly nine columns of late
newsmattter has necessarily
been omitted from this issue be
cause of late advertising. Most
of this newsmatter will be car
ried over in the next issue.
MRS. HLA KON
DIES IN COLN
Widow of Pioneer Hay
Dealer Dies Following
INMAN—Mrs. Ella U. Watson,
82, died Thursday, November 23,
at her home in Lincoln. Death
was attributed to a heart attack
and followed efforts by firemen
to revive her by means of a re
Funeral services were held at
10 a. m. Saturday, November 25,
in a Lincoln funeral home fol
lowed by brief rites in Biglin
Bros, funeral chapel in O’Neill at
2 p. m. on Sunday, November 26.
Burial was in the Inman ceme
tery with Rev. C. C. Chappell,
pastor of Inman Methodist
Pallbearers were Kenneth
Smith, James Coventry, Leon
Tompkins, James Gallagher, E.
E. Clark, G. P. Colman and F. E.
Ella U. Baldwin was born
on December 10, 1868, in Grun
dy county, Iowa, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Baldwin.
On November 10, 1890, she was
married to William W. Watson
at Inman. The couple lived at
Inman until 1908 when Mr. and
Mrs. Watson moved to Lincoln.
The Watsons observed their
golden wedding anniversary in
1940. Her husband died August
Mr. Watson was a pioneer hay
dealer at Inman.
Survivors include: Sons —Earl
and Ira, both of Inman; daugh
ters — Mrs. Verna Warner, of
Omaha, and Mrs. Aneita Ruehle,
of Lincoln; sister — Mrs. Cora
Crotty, of Amarillo, Tex.; 11
grandchildren and eight great
Among out-of-town relatives
here for the funeral were: Mrs.
Aneita Ruehle, of Lincoln; Mr.
and Mrs. Jay Butler, of Neligh,
and Dr. and Mrs. William Slush
er, of Valentine.
Name 5 Men for
Five Holt county men will be
inducted into the army on Tues
day, December 5.
Leo F. Matthews, of .O’Neill; Mer
wyn G. French, jr., of Page; Leo
Monahan, of Atkinson; Harold T.
Dobrovolny, of Atkinson; Harlan
H. Moore, of Inman.
These men recently had their
preinduction physical examina
tions. They will bring to 25 the
number of Holt men drafted dur
ing the new emergency.
Mrs. W. H. Harty, chief clerk
for Holt selective service board,
said until Wednesday the board
had received no orders to furnish
men for preinduction physical ex
aminations during December.
However, with the Chinese
comummist crisis at hand, she pre
dicted new orders would be forth
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yantzi re
turned Saturday, November 25,
(from Omaha where they spent
DP Wins Thanksgiving Contest
Mrs. Frieda Harpe, who lived
under the Hitler regime of non
Aryan persecution and came to
America with her family a year
ago under a displaced persons
quota, was first-place winner in
the Omaha World-Herald’s annual
Thanksgiving letter contest.
Mrs. Harpe, you will remember,
was brought ;to the United States
with her husband, Kurt, and
daughters, Monica, 7. and Maria,
6, by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Page,
farm couple living northeast of
The Harpes arrived at the Page
home on December 20, 1949. “It
was our Christmas present,” the
In July this year, the Harpes
moved to Omaha.
"They had been city folk
(Berlin) in Germany and we
knew they'd get along better in
city life," said Mr. Page.
Mr. Harpe was a machinist in
Germany. He is now working in a
Council Bluffs, la., furniture fac
tory owned by the Pages’ nephew,
Donald feergstrom, who was rear
ed at O’Neill. His job is frame fit
Mrs. Harpe works in the re
; ceiving room at Brandeis depart
| rr.ent store in Omaha. The girls
| are members of the first grade
j at Central grade school. They live
in Omaha at 1618^ Chicago
The Harpes are everlastingly
grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Page for
bringing them to America and
| this gratitude is reflected in Mrs.
j Harpe’s prize-winning letter:
“Can you imagine what it
| means, having lived in Germany
under Hitler as ‘non-Aryan,’ to
have lived through the war in
Beilin, and without seeing any
future hope for our two little
“Then you know what we are
thankful for. Thankful to the A
merican people, especially our
sponsors, who took the risk to
bring strangers over here in their
farmhouse, because they live
“And thanks we say to Omaha
people, who helped us find jobs
and living quarters here, and
showed real, old-fashioned hos
pitality. Thank-you America.”
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Harpe and daughters. Monica. 7 (left)
and Maria. 6 . . . "thank-you. America!".—The Frontier Photo.
Christmas seal window at Coyne Hardware,
sponsored by Holt County Tuberculosis asso
ciation, was a prizewinner in Friday's simul
| taneous unveiling of yule windows.—The Fron
tier Photo by John H. McCarville.
O’NEILL MAN, 63, I
LOSES 3 FINGERS
Cart ten F. Hansen Hurt
Tuesday in Picker
Carsten F. Hansen, 63-year-old
O’Neill man, is in Our Lady of i
Lourdes hospital at Norfolk re
covering from the amputation of
He was injured about 4 p. m.
Tuesday when he caught his
right hand in a cornpicker in a
field adjoining the northeast edge
of the city.
He was rushed to Norfolk where
the amputation was performed.
The Verne Beckwith business
and residential properties togeth
er brought $35,100 at auction
The Beckwith Oil Co. sold to
Joseph Bellar and Andy Schacht
! for $25,000 while the residence
was purchased by Mrs. Henry
Martin for $10,100.
On Friday Mrs. Martin sold
the personal property belonging
to the estate of the late Mr. Mar
tin. A large crowd was present
and prices were “good.” Buyers
came from a considerable dis
tance for the Aberdeen-Angus
Cards to Open
The St. Mary’s academy Cardin
als basketball team will open the
1950-’51 season against the Inman
Tigers on the Inman court Tues
day, December 5.
The Cards last week were ra,‘ed
as the fourth in class A in six
man football circles in the state
by the Omaha World-Herald.
O'Neill high school opens the
cage season against St. Mary’s on
Friday, December 8.
Name Winners in
O’Neill’s second annual simul
taneous Christmas window un
veiling, a citywide event sponsor
ed by the Chamber of Commerce,
attracted a lesser crowd than a
year ago. But competition was
keen and hundreds of people were
on hand to witness the spectacle
despite below freezing tempera
Judges were Mrs. Alex Borg, of
O’Neill; Mrs. James McMahan, of
Inman, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cole
man, also of Inman.
Awards were made in two cate
gories—merchandise displays and
artistic displays. The winners:
Merchandise: First — McCart
ney's Style Shop; second —
Gambles; honorary mention —
Apparel Shop, McIntosh Jewelry,
Penney’s, J. M. McDonald Co.,
Artistic: First—O'Neill Beauty
Salon; second—Holt County Tu
berculosis association; honorable
mention — McCarvilles, Marie’s
The McCartney window pre
sented a night blue-and-white
snow scene with the nativity for
ming a centerpiece. Pastel color
ed merchandise (lingerie) blended
into the picture.
The O'Neill Beauty Salon's
window presented a winter
scene with a skating pond, an
imals and evergreens in the
background and buildings and
a mountain in the background.
The TB seal window at Coyne’s
compelled considerable attention.
Theme was “fight tuberculosis’’.
Mrs. L. M. Diehlman, Mrs. M. J.
Golden and Mrs. E. M. Gallagher
are credited with doing the work.
The. window featured child angels
in song. Slogans were “Join the
O’Neill business firms will be
open on Thursday evenings in
December—the 7th, 14th and 21st
—instead of the usual three eve
nings prior to Christmas eve.
3 IN FAMILY
HURT IN CRASH
Mrs. Wilbur Bennett Still
In Hospital Here;
Three Ewing people, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Bennett and daugh
ter, Virginia, were hurt about 8:30
a. m. Monday in an auto-truck
mishap 2Vi miles east of Inman
on highway 20-275.
According to state highway pa
trolmen, the ear driven by Mr.
Bennett ran into the left rear of
a milk truck driven by Robert
Jonas, of O’Neill. Both vehicles
were traveling west. The truck,
the patrolmen said, was emitting
considerable steam from over
Mrs. Bennett and Virginia were
taken to O’Neill hospital by pas
sing motorists. Stitches were re
quired to close facial wounds on
Mrs. Bennett and a gash above
Virginia’s right eye.
Virginia was released from the
i hospital the following day. Mrs.
j Bennett, still in hospital, is re
I ported “good”.
Mr. Bennett was taken to a
I Norfolk hospital and found to be
suffering a jaw fracture. He also
sufered a lip cut and complained
of chest injuries.
The Bennett car, a 1950 model,
was badly damaged in the right
BURL MARTIN, 69,
Succumbs in a Lincoln
Buarl Martin, 69, a native O’
Neill resident, died Friday, No
vember 17, in Bryan Memorial
hospital at Lincoln. Relatives said
he had been in “poor” health for
sometime and death was caused
by a heart affliction.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Monday, November 20, in a
funeral chapel and burial was in
Lincoln Memorial cemetery.
The late Mr. Martin was bom
in O’Neill, a son of the late Mr.
and Mra. Bennett Martin, who
were a New York couple comirtg
to Holt county in 1876. He was
reared in this community and
graduated from O Neill high
school in 1900.
He left O’Neill shortly after
that and for many years was em
ployed by Graybar Electric. In
his work he travelled widely as
Survivors include: Widow—Li
la. twin sister—Mrs- O. P. (Belle)
Chambers, of Los Angeles, Calif.;
sisters—Mrs. H. W. (Goldie Heri
ford and Mrs. George (Mabel)
Henry, both of O’Neill; brothers—
Frank, of Riverton, Wyo.; Merritt,
of Buffalo, Wyo.
Atkinson Man Fined
On Driving Charge—
C. E. Bogue, of Atkinson, was
fined $25 and costs in Peace Jus
tice H. W. Tomlinson’s court Sat
urday, November 25. He was
charged with reckless driving by
State Patrolman Faye Robeson.
Robeson said Bogue forced a
westbound O’Neill - Ainsworth
bus off highway 20 at 4:45 p. m.
on November 18 between O’Neill
and Atkinson. Both vehicles were
traveling west. The incident oc
cured after Bogue passed the bus.
Bogue pleaded guilty but told
the court he unintentionally er
red in cutting in ahead of the bus
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shierk were
in Naper for Thanksgiving.
FOR LARBEE KELLY
Retired Page Farmer
Dies Following a
PAGE—Funeral services were
held Friday morning, November
24, at 10 o’clock from the Page
Methodist church for Larbee
S. Kelly, 77, who died at his
home Wednesday morning, No
vember 22, after a lingering ill
ness. Rev. C. E. Wilcox officiat
ed. Burial was at Stanton at 1 p.
m., under the direction of Biglin
Pallbearers were L i n d 1 e y
Crumley, Merwyn French, Gus
Robinson, Ed Stewart, Elmer
Trowbridge and Roy Zellers.
Mrs. Alton Braddock, Mrs.
Gerald Lamason, R. L. Heiss and
Edgar Stauffer sang "Beautiful
Isle of Somewhere,'* "At the
Cross’’ and “No Disappointment
iri Heaven," accompanied by Mrs.
The late Mr. Kelly was born
at Darlington. Wise., on July 16.
1873,*a son of Thomas and Mary
Elisabeth Bracken Kelly.
Mr. Kelly and Miss Adaline
Reed were married at the home
of Mrs. Wesley Reed, north of
Stanton, on December 27, 1877.
The couple lived on a farm near
Stanton for nine yeans, in the
town for four years where Mr.
Kelly was a carpenter- In 1913 the
Kellys moved to a farm 3 Vi miles
northwest of Page, residing there
until two years ago, moving then
The Kellys celebrated their
golden weding anniversary last
Survivors include: Widow;
son—Jam* s S. Kelly, of Page;
sister—Mrs. Ora Lycan. of Ab
erdeen, S. D.
Two children preceded their
father in death.
Mrs. Melvin Smith and Mrs. C.
E. Walker had charge ef the
Among those from a distance
who attended the funeral ser
vices and burial were: Mr. and
Mrs. Cyril Hansen and Mr. and
Mrs. William Hansen, of Wayne;
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Reed and Ray
Reed, of Orchard; Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Buzelman and Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Mitchell, of ONeill; Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Reed, of Lincoln;
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Reed and Mr.
and Mrs. Lynn Keetle, of Bruns
wick; Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Springer, of Portland, Ore.; Mrs.
Bernard Johnson, of Springfield,
111.; Mrs. Maude Reed and Mr.
and Mrs. Elvin Reed, of New Un
derwood, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. R.
C. Duncan, of Rapid City, S. D.;
Mrs. Mabel Simon, of Owanka,
S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ander
son, of Mission, S. D.; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Adrian
Mitchell and Harry Mitchell, of
Butte; Mrs. Fred Dunn and Wil
liam Crawford, of Atkinson; Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Larson, of Mag
net; Larbee Lycan, of Omaha;
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dolan, of
Blair; Mr. and Mrs. John Burt
whistle and Mr. and Mrs. Lau
rence Lovett, of Pilger; Mr. and
Mrs. A. D. Reed, Mr. and Mrs.
Milford Best, Mr. and Mrs. Nor
man Phifer, Mr. and Mrs. De
Laurence Best, all of Stanton,
Rev. Ankeney Gets
CHAMBERS — Rev. Claude
Ankeney, of "Hamlet, Ind., has ac
cepted a call from St. Paul’s
Lutheran church at Chambers
and will arrive soon to take over
He succeeds Rev. L. A. Dale,
who left September 1 to take a
charge at Pratt, Kans.
Rev. R. W. Olson, of O’Neill,
pastor of Christ Lutheran church
(O’Neill) and Immainuel Lutheran
church (Atkinson), has been
serving as vacancy pastor.
Details concerning Reverend
Ankeney’s installation will be an
Floyd Whitaker, of Chambers,
for the third consecutive term
was elected president of the Holt
County Hereford Breeders asso
ciation in the group’s annual
meeting held Tuesday, Novem
ber 28, at O’Neill. George Rowse,
of Chambers, was elected vice
president, and James W. Roon
ey, of O’Neill, was reelected sec
Named directors for a two
year term were Elwyn Robert
son, of Chambers, and Clarence
Ernst, of O’Neill. Holdover di
rectors are C. E. McVay, of O’
Neill, and Henry Wood, of Ew
Date for spring sale was set
for February 19, 1951.
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