The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, November 30, 1950, Image 1
12 PAGES — 2 SECTIONS % North-Nebraska's Fastest-Growing Newspaper 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 Succeeds McCullough; 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 ment. 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 years. 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 Nebraska. 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 uary 15. Miss French’s mother is Mrs. Jennie French, of Page. Her fa ther was the late Wallace French. Miss McCullough has sold her home in O’Neill and plans to go to school. 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. Saturday Is '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. Cornhusker Fans 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 ey. 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 Huskers 49-35. 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. NEWS OMITTED 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 Heart Attack 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 suscitator. 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 church, officiating. Pallbearers were Kenneth Smith, James Coventry, Leon Tompkins, James Gallagher, E. E. Clark, G. P. Colman and F. E. Keyes. 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 12, 1949. 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 grandchildren. 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 Army Induction Five Holt county men will be inducted into the army on Tues day, December 5. They are: 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 coming. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Yantzi re turned Saturday, November 25, (from Omaha where they spent Thanksgiving. 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 O’Neill. The Harpes arrived at the Page home on December 20, 1949. “It was our Christmas present,” the Pages explained. 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 ting. • 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 street. 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 girls? Yes? “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 Christianity. “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 Accident 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 three fingers. 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. Beckwith Property Brings $35,100 The Verne Beckwith business and residential properties togeth er brought $35,100 at auction here Monday. 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 cattle. Cards to Open Against Inman— 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 Window Contest 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 tures. 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., Gillespies. Artistic: First—O'Neill Beauty Salon; second—Holt County Tu berculosis association; honorable mention — McCarvilles, Marie’s Beauty Shop. 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; Hit Truck 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 heating. 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 front BURL MARTIN, 69, HEART VICTIM Succumbs in a Lincoln Hospital; Reared in O’Neill 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 a technician. 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 too close. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shierk were in Naper for Thanksgiving. % STANTON BURIAL FOR LARBEE KELLY Retired Page Farmer Dies Following a Lingering Illness 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 Bros. 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. Harold Kelly. The late Mr. Kelly was born at Darlington. Wise., on July 16. 1873,*a son of Thomas and Mary Elisabeth Bracken Kelly. I 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 into Page. The Kellys celebrated their golden weding anniversary last year. 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 flowers. 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 Call 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 the pastorate. 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 nounced later. Whitaker Renamed Hereford Leader 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 retary-treasurer. 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 ing. Date for spring sale was set for February 19, 1951.