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VOLUME 71.—NUMBER 40. O'NEILL. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1952! PRICE: 7 CENTS
—The Frontier Photo & EnKravInK
Champ bull and female in Holt county Hereford show ... NR
Eclipse Domino (left) and Lady Paladin 11th. They were consign
ed by George Rowse and son, Zane, who are pictured with their
championship pair. The Rowses, who live near Chambers, receiv
ed the Chamber of Commerce silver cuo—^ tr»v»in«- v.,.
—The Frontier Photo & Knaravinx
Something new in livestock exhibitions ... an Angus heifer
owned by Bobby Beelaert, of Page, appeared on stage at the an
nual banquet sponsored by the Holt County Aberdeen - Angus
Breeders' association. "Tex" Spitzer, of Pleasant Plains. 111.., (at
microphone) presented a type demonstration while Bobby held
and banqueters looked on at the Legion auditorium.
★ ★ ★ ---
TOP ANGUS BULL
Siders Entry Brings Best
Figure; Show Honors to
Revell and Ressei
(Other pictures on page 8.)
Forty - seven bulls grossed
$29,870, an average of $635 per
head, in the 6th annual Holt
County Aberdeen-Angus Breed
ers’ sale held Tuesday at the O’
Neill Livestock Market.
Top selling bull, Steel Creek
Bandolier 64th, was consigned by
Ray Siders. This bull brought
$2,000. paid by Alfred Martens,
Martens paid $1,850 for the
next highest priced bull, sold
by E. J. Revell & Sons. This
bull, Formero L. 72d, was the
grand champion bull of the
show held in the forenoon.
The champion was calved AprU
The reserve champion bull,
Eric Bandolier of Holt, calved
September 2, 1950, brought $800,
consigned by Harry E. Ressei.
The grand champion female
was consigned by Freeman L.
Knight, brought $700. Top selling
female, owned by Fora L. Knight
& Sons, brought $800. Both top
selling females were purchased
by Charles Hill, of Johnstown.
Hill, of Johnstown.
Thirteen cows in Tuesday’s An
gus sale brought $7,170, an av
erage of $552. and 6 heifers in
the 4-H division averaged $226—
The sale, including 47 bulls
and 19 females, grossed $38,395,
an average of over $580.
The pavilion was packed with
spectators and buyers at both the
show and sale.
'Tex" Spitzer, of the J. Gar
rett Tolan farms. Pleasant
Plains, 111., was the judge. He
presented a type demonstra
tion on stage at the American
Legion auditorium on the eve
of the show and sale. The event
was the annual Angus banquet.
Charles Reece, jr., of Simeon,
was master-of-ceremonies. Re
marks were made by Ray Siders,
president of the association: Ed
ward M. Gallagher, O’Neill bank
er; Henry Vequist, veteran An
gus breeder, and others. The Am
erican Legion auxiliary served
the banquet to more than 200
persons. „ _ _
As in previous years South Da
kotans were well represented a
mong the buyers.
Mr and Mrs. Laurence Urban
and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Street
er were Sunday visitors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ur
ban in Ewing.
2 File for Holt
There were 2 filings this week
for nominations in the Holt coun
ty 1952 primary election.
County Superintendent Alice
L. French, who was appointed in
November, 1950, to succeed Miss
Elja McCullough, has filed for
the 2-year term to fill the vacan
County Judge Louis W. Reimer
has filed for reelection for a 4
vear term. Judge Reimer took
the post in May. 1939, following
the death of the late Judge C. J.
State Sen. Frank Nelson, of O’
Neill, filed several months ago
with the secretary of state for re
election to the unicameral legis
lature. District Judge D. R.
Mounts filed early in January.
County filings are with Holt
County Clerk Ruth Hoffman.
Deadline for filing for the April
primary is February 21.
All nominations sought todate
are on the non-political ballot.
Fred Jansen, 83,
will be conducted Friday. Feb
ruary 8, at 10 a.m., in St. Jo
seph’s Catholic church in Atkin
son for Fred Jansen, 83, who died
about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. A. J.
Paschang, of Stuart, will offici
His wife died 2 years ago.
They would have observed their
58th wedding anniversary the
day of his death.
The Jansens came to Holt
county from Iowa 66 years ago
and settled 5 miles north of At
Survivors include:, Sons—Ed
ward, Norbert and Fred, jr„ all of
Atkinson: Elmer and Joseph,
both of Casper, Wyo.; daughters
—Mrs. Edward Bouska and Miss
Martha, both of Atkinson; Mrs.
Frank Johnson, of Casper, Wyo.;
Mrs. Frank Ackerman, of Mid
west, Wyo., and Mrs. Robert
Hoffman, of Clark, 111.
Capped in Omaha—
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Kelly
went to Omaha Saturday, Feb
ruary 3, to attend the capping of
their daughter, Miss Mary Lois, at
St. Catherine’s school of nursing.
Miss LuAnne Fritton accom
panied them to Omaha.
Miss Carolyn Tams, of Inman,
was an overnight guest at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Mar
cellus, while Dick Marcellus
spent the night at the Tams home
Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. M. B.
Marcellus and family spent Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Tams and Janelle Tams
returned to O’Neill with them
for a short visit.
Rowse Entries Win Laurels
but Whitaker Bull
The annual spring show and
sale of the Holt County Hereford
Breeders’ association, held here
Saturday, saw show honors go to
George Rowse & Sons, of Cham
bers. But Whitaker & Whitaker,
also of Chambers, walked off
with the top money.
The Whitaker bull. Silver Lar
ry 1st, a great-grandson of the
register of merit bull, Larry
Domino 50th, commanded an im
pressive $1,710 figure, a new
high mark in association history.
Purchaser was Max A. Baird, of
Grand champion of the show,
NR Eclipse Domino, of Pioneer
Shadow - Mischief Sianway
breeding, was purchased by El
vin White, of Atkinson, for $1,
300. The reserve champion of
the show. Choice Pioneer, of
same breeding and same own
ership, was sold to E. A. Rie
menschneidor, of Pierson, la.,
Sale Manager James W. Roon
ey reported that the 54 head —
including males and females —
sold grossed over $30,000, an av
erage of $555 per head. The 41
bulls grossed $24,670, an average
of $602; the top 10 bulls grossed
$9,485, nearly a $1,000 average.
Wilford Scott, of Chadron, was
Bulls which placed first in their
class in addition to the 2 cham
pions were shown by: Riverview
Hereford Ranch, of Butte (2),
Whitaker & Whitaker (2), Elwyn
Robertson, of Chambers (1), C. V.
Robertson, of Chambers (1), and
George Rowse & Sons.
Other top selling bulls were:
RHR Bozato Anxiety 4th, con
signed by Riverview Hereford
ranch and selling to H. W. King,
of Verdigre, for $1,050; CM Plus
Mischief, shown by C Bar M
Hereford ranch, of O’Neill, selling
to D. C. Schaffer, of O’Neill, for
$800, and RHR Bozato 33rd, sold
by Riverview Hereford ranch to
Elmer Christiansen, of Verdel, for
The champion female, Carl
Starina, a TH North Star bred
heifer, was shown by Henry
Wood, of Ewing, and sold to C.
V. Robertson for $670. Mr.
Wood also had the reserve
champion female. Beauty Star
ina, of the same blood lines.
She sold to Paul H. Reel, of
Spencer, for $650. Other fe
males winning first in their
class were shown by: Harold
Van Vleck & Sons, of Clearwa
ter, Whitaker & Whitaker, and
George Rowse & Sons.
Other top selling females were:
Miss Nebraska Paladin, sold by
S. R. Robertson, of O’Neill, to
Floyd Tucker, of Rose, for $510;
Lady Paladin II, sold by George
Rowse & Sons for $495 to Wil
liam Smejkal, of Howells, and
JRS Lady V, sold by Whitaker &
Whitaker to Ray Hoffman, of
Chambers, for $42!j.
George Rowse & Sons won pos
session of the silver cup offered
by the O’Neill Chamber of Com
merce to the breeder showing the
best pair (bull and female) of the
show. This cup was presented to
Mr. Rowse by D. D. DeBolt, pres
ident of the Chamber. This cup
becomes the property of the
breeder winning it 3 times. The
cup was won by the Rowses in
1950 and S. R. Robertson in 1951.
Ewing Band in
EWING — The music depart
ment of Ewing high school pre
sented its winter concert at the
school auditorium on Thursday
evening, January 31, under the
direction of the instructor, Gerald
Chalupa. Eighty-eight students
“Prayer Perfect,” by mixed
chorus; “God Bless America,” by
mixed chorus with vocal solo by
Joellyn Eacker; “Abide with Me,”
by boys’ glee club; “Anchors
Away,” solo by Donald Ernesti;
“Sympathy,” “The Swallow” and
“Glow Worm,” by girls’ glee club;
music from Tannhauser, “Spin
uet” (minuet) and “Aurora” (over
ture), by the band; “Prayer for
Peace,” by girls’ glee club, solo by
Numbers announced were se
lections by the saxophone quar
tet, the clarinet trio as well as
other vocal and instrumental
numbers. The girls’ trio from
Chambers high school was pres
ent and sang 3 numbers accom
ganied by Miss Marcia Gibson, of
A good crowd was present and
much interest is shown in Ewing
and community in this activity of
the Ewing public school.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Skulbor
stad went to Norfolk Sunday
evening and visited at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wiese.
Born Gets Shower
ATKINSON— The first-born
baby in Atkinson’s new Memor
ial hospital. Ellen Marie Els
bury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Elsbury, of Atkinson, has
been showered with gifts by
Atkinson merchants. And for
good measure, the doc. Dr. N.
P. McKee, and the hospital of
ficials have charged off their
The little girl arrived Friday
evening, February 1, even be
fore the hospital was formally
opened for business.
Open-house at the new med
ical center will be held Sunday.
February 10, from II a.m. to 5
p.m. Chairman for the affair
is Mrs. J. L. Berigan with Mrs.
B. H. Wilson, vice-chairman.
Assisting will be Mrs. N. P.
McKee, Mrs. Ernest Gotschall.
Mrs. F. J. Jungman. Mrs. Or
ville Hitchcock, Mrs. Arthur
Humpat, Mrs. Fred Mack, Mrs.
Anton Tasler, Mrs. T. G. Slat
tery, Mrs. Maud H. Clifford,
Mrs. Robert Martens, Mrs. J. R.
Castner, Mrs. Carl Smith and
Mrs. R. E. Chace.
Visitor from Ansley—
Joe Sobotka, jr.. of Ansley,
spent the weekend in O’Neill vis
iting friends and relatives.
to Be Inducted
Thirteen Holt county selective
service registrants will report for
induction on Tuesday, February
12. List of the next group of
draftees was announced this
week by Mrs. W. H. Harty, of O’
Neill. chief clerk of the Holt se
lective service board:
From O’Neill: Elvin T. Dohnal,
Edward J. Boyle. Harlan A.
Kloepper, Richard R. McNichols.
From Inman: Gordon L. Sholes.
From Dorsey: Marvin A. Ru
From Atkinson: Joseph J. Ra
mold, Norbert Dobias.
From Stuart: Eugene R. Baten
hoist, Alvin J. Krysl, Donald G.
McNair and William E. Jardee.
From Ewing: Vertis G. VanOs
The following hnen will report
Monday, February 11, for prein
duction physical examinations:
From O’Neill: Frank J. Flem
ing, Dean A. Van Every, John
Berigan, Veldon Crawford, John
I. Plessel, Robert K. Shaw.
From Atkinson: William Nozis
ka, Raymond L. Schiffern, John
J. Sicheneder, Dean D. Keating.
From Stuart: Laverne E. En
gler, Robert H. Straka, Marvin A.
From Ewing: David A. Weh
rich, Leroy G. Boies, James J.
Charvat, Lewis L. Vandersnick.
From Amelia: Clifford E.
From Chambers: Leo J. O’Mal
From Page: Robert L. PrilL
Rites at Spencer
for Boyd Pioneer —
LYNCH—Funeral services for
Alexander Humes were held at
Spencer Monday, February. 4.
Mr. Humes passed away at the
Sacred Heart hospital in Lynch i
Thursday. He was an early Boyd
— The Frontier Engraving
98TH MILESTONE . . . Charles
Allen Fauquier Wednesday,
February 6, quietly celebrated
his 98tli birthday > anniversary
at his home in O’Neill where
he resides with his daughter,
Mrs. Margaret Elkins. There
was a family dinner at noon
arranged by Mrs. Elkins and
attended by his son, Charles C.,
and wife, of Chambers; daugh
ter, Mrs. A. B. Hubbard, and
husband, of Chambers. Also
present was Mrs. Maud Brion,
of Ewing. Mr. Fauquier vividly
remembers the Abraham Lin
coln era. He was born at Troy,
O., and was a resident of the
Chambers community for many
years. Despite impaired eye
sight he enjoys good health.
Unable to be present for the
dinner were a son, Adelbert.
of Chambers, and a daughter,
Mrs. J. F. Coleman, of Wood
— i 1IU i' IVilUlU J ll'iio IK A-.*.*, rt W..>
MANAGEMENT CHANGE . . . Herbert Kaiser (left) succeeds D.
D. DeBolt as part-owner and manager of the Wm. Krotter Co. of
O’Neill, it was announced this week. The change became effective
February 1. Both DeBolt and Kaiser have been with the firm since
it was built and established in 1947. Mr. DeBolt, who is president
of the Chamber of Commerce, resigned the Krotter post and “has
plans not yet ready to be announced.” Mr. Kaiser was reared at
Stuart, lived there continuously until 1945 when he moved with
his wife and family to Burwell. The Kaisers have a daughter,
Esther, and a son, Ivan. In 1947 the Kaisers came to O’Neill. The
DeBolts have 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard Farrier and Patricia.
Scouts Upped in
Court of Honor
A Boy Scout court of honor
was held Tuesday evening at the
American Legion auditorium.
The scoutmaster. Dr. H. D. Gil
dersleeve, announced the follow
From tenderfoot to second
Gerald Hickey, James Reynold
son, Robert Bowman, James En
right. Bartley Brennan, Leroy
L,yons, Robert Porter, Larry Pet
ersen, Fred Eby, Jackie Sul
livan, James Johnson and Harold
Promoted from second- to first
class Scouts were:
Ivan Kaiser, Frank Fetrow
and Daniel Putnam.
Richard Jonas received 2 merit
badges. Rev. V. R. Bell, Metho
dist pastor, made the presenta
tion of awards.
Films entitled, “Basketball
Films of 1949” were shown by
John H. McCarville. Mothers of
the Scouts served coffee, pop and
cookies to Scouts and their guests.
2 Land, 3 Cattle
Sales on Calendar
The Frontier’s sale calendar in
cluues z real estate and 3 regis
tered nereford auctions:
Friday, Feoruary 8: Sale oi
176-acres of Boyd county land,
adjoining nortnwest edge of
Spencer; Mrs. Hans Mathisen ana
John Mathisen, owners; also per
sonal property including 10 head
of cattle, 3 horses, complete line
of farm machinery, household
goods. Thorin-Reynoldson Auc
tion Service, O’Neill, is handling
Tuesday, February 19: C. D.
Karmon, northeast outskirts of
O’Neill, 158-acre farm and new
improvements; some personal
property. Thorin - Reynoldson
Auction Service. (See advertise
ment on page 4.)
Saturday, February 23: North
Central Nebraska Hereford
Breeders’ association, Bassett, 54
registered Herefords. For catalog
address Tug Phillips, secretary,
Friday, March 7: Niobrara Val
ley Hereford Breeders’ associa
tion, Butte, 40 registered Here
fords. For catalog address Wal
ter G. Sire, secretary, Butte.
Wednesday, March 19: C. F
Small, near Amelia, sale of herd
of registered Herefords and othei
personal property. Col. Ed Thorin
of O’Neill, auctioneer; Chambers
State Bank, clerk.
Injunction Suit —
On behalf of himself and “all
holders of school land leases in
the state of Nebraska* similarly
situated,” William Propst, Grant
aled in Lancaster district court
for dismisasl of his request for an
injunction to prevent the statr
board of educational lands and
funds from auctioning off state
school land leases.
Propst’s petition stated that he
had offered a bid for use
of a section of land in Perkins
county and his bid had been ac
cepted by the board. The lease is
for 12 years.
Propst asked dismissal of the
suit besause “the questions have
become moot and there is no ac
Here for Sale—
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reece, of
Simeon, arrived Monday to at
tend the Angus sale and banquet.
They were guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ressel while
they were in O’NeilL
War Yet Kayoed
A mystery surrounds the in
jured and battered condition of a
23-year-old World War II veter
an. Charles W. Jones, in Metho
dist hospital. Omaha.
Young Jones had been on i
Consumers Public Power distric'
line crew nigh:
shift. At quit
ting time, about
3 a.m. last
pulled up in
front of tht
home of his
Eliz a b e t h R
Jones, on iMortr
near the water
ed from th'
truck onto th(
At 7 a.m. ht
appeared at his
junls mother’s door
step. He had a bad foreheai
bruise, both knees were skinned
a pant leg was torn and one let
was scraped. He was almost un
conscious and could not discus
what had happened during th(
Dr. J. P. Brown was summon
ed and said the man was suffei
ing from a severe cerebral con
Late Friday the injured man
still only semiconscious, was re
moved to an Omaha hospital ii
a Biglin Bros, ambulance.
His mother is with him at Om
aha. Hospital attendants lat>
Wednesday said he had regainec
Fellow workers said they could
not imagine that Jones had be
come entangled in their equip
ment when the truck pulled a
way. One of his friends theorize<
he might have been involved ir
an auto mishap later that morn
ing. Most persons doubted thai
he had been a victim of foul pla'
because he still had money in his
Another Birthday for
A surprise birthday dinner was
held at the Frank Summers home
on Wednesday, February 6, in
honor of the 92d birthday anni
versary of Mrs. Belle Summers.
Present at the dinner were 5 of
her 6 sons: Earl, Frank, Charles.
Mark and Leslie. One son, Albert,
was unable to attend. There were
10 grandchildren and 12 great
grandchildren also present.
Those who attended were: Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Summers, Mrs.
Earl Day and daughters, Mr
and Mrs. La Verne Summers and
daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Frit?
Koinzan and family, all of Elgin:
rM.s Lyle Davis and children and
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Summers
and children, of Page; Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Summers and son, of
Middlebranch; Earl Summers
and daughter, of Ewing; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Summers and Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Kirkpatrick, of
O’Neill, and Mrs. June Lynch, of
She received a bouquet of
roses, a corsage of jonquils, and
many other gifts. A 3-tier birth
day cake was presented by Mrs.
Fritz Koinzan, one of her grand
“Grandma” Summers’s health,
relatives say, is the best it has
been for many months. She was
seriously ill for a time during
BIDDING KEEN ON
Emmet Wertz Pays $4,609
for Section Formerly
Held by Max Waisser
Lots of bidding went on Thurs
day and Friday during another
round of Holt school land lease
Thursday forenoon bidding was
mild, but in the afternoon the
competition was keen. All sales
are subject to confirmation by
the Nebraska state board of edu
cational lands and funds.
This issue of The Frontier car
ries official publication of a
large series of auctions to be held *
during the period February 28 te
March 7. (See page 7.)
Charles Diehl renewed hk»
lease on section 16, township 31,
range 13, for $235. Louis Goekcr
claimed his lease for $150 on tlfcf
NVi except the SE y4 NW Yt of the
same section. Lloyd Taylor was
ligh bidder on NEy4NEy4- SWVii
.wy4- Nwy4swy4- sev4sw%
of section 16, township 25, range
12. His bid was $250. The former
lessees were Isaac Taylor and C.
F. W. Lehman.
Others who were successful in
renewing their leases were:
Ralph Van Horn. EVfeSEtt- 16
27-9 for $50.
James P. Gallagher, NE% of
34-28-10 at $100.
William Riech gave $300 for all
36-25-13 and W. S. Simmons’s bid
was $250 on NEy4- WMi of 16-27
cunmei weriz renewed ms lease
on all section 16, township 30,
range 8 for $4,600. There was
considerable bidding on the lease
formerly held by Max Wanser. A
bid of $2,900 was posted by John
Steskal, of Inman. Legal descrip
tion is all 16-27-10.
A. G. Johnson renewed his
lease on NWy4SEV4- 36-32-9 for
$25. Emil and Joe Forman, of
Walnut, were high bidders on all
36-32-9 for $5,900. This lease was
formerly held by Frank Bartos.
Harold Daniels, of Ewing, renew
ed his lease for $200 on SV^NWVi
16-25-9 and Arthur Pacha, of At
kinson, was high bidder on all
36-29-15. His bid was $3,900. He
is the present lessee.
The following were successful
in Friday’s bidding on renewing
their leases; James P. Gallagher.
$4,900, all 16-29-10; Joseph Dis
terhaupt, of Atkinson, $50, EV4
NE54- 16-29-15; Art Kaplan, of
Atkinson, $1,500, SWttSWtt- Efc
SWy4- 16-29-15; Charles Dvorak,
of Atkinson, $1,250, NViSEft- 10
29-15; E. O. Slaymaker, of Atkin
son, $800, SV^SEtt- 16-29-15, and
H. & H. Gallagher, of O’Neill.
$550, swy4SEy4 4-28-I1.
Leo Harte, of Inman, was high
bidder on a lease formerly held
by Orlo W. Colwell, of Butte,
formerly of Ewing. The bid was
$5,300. The description is all 18
Other renewals were; Myron
Benton, $1,700, all of 36-25-10;
Anton Dobrovolny, of Atkinson,
$1,600 on all 16-26-16; Emma
Fleming, $1,050 on the S%NEWi
SE'/4 of 16-26-10.
Meusch Bros., of Stuart, $1,000
for all 16-32-16, and Pierson and
Knapp, of O’Neill, $300 for the
N>A of 16-30-11.
Much interest was shown in
the lease formerly owned by Lou
ise Neubaum. which was bid in
by Harry Keeler and Robert
Vance. Ihe price was $1,500 for
the NWVi of 16-26-10. Bob Sum
merer, of Ewing, was another wh<r
renewed his lease on the SE%
of 16-25-11 for $625. Also Clyde
Streeter, of O’Neill, who claimed
his lease for $200 on the SWVi
N^SEV4, SEViSEVi- 16-30-11.
P. W. Summerer, of Ewing, was
high bidder on the NEy4 of 16
25-11. His bid was $1,000, as was
Ludwig Koenig, of Ewing, on
SEVi- S%N%- NEV4NWV4- NV4
SWV4 of Section 16, township 25,
range 10, who bid $750. On the
EyiSWy4 of 16-25-11, formerly
owned by P. W. Summerer, the
bid of David Isaacson was high
est. It was $500.
Most interest Friday afternoon
concerned the former Guy Par
sons lease on all of 16-28-16. Lin
coln Hamilton, of Atkinson, bid
$2,700 for this lease.
J. F. Storjohann, of O’Neill, bid
$6,600 to renew his lease on all
Another lease which changed
owners was On the EVi- N%
SWy4- SE^SW^- 36-31-10, for
merly held by Tomlinson and
Siders, and was bid in by Albert
Derickson, of Star, for $3,900.
High bids were posted on the fol
lowing by Guy Johnson, of O'
Neill, $1,700, on the NWY<- 38
31-10; Bob Clifford, of Atkinson,
$1,025, on all 36-27-16: Francis
Peter, of O’Neill, $2,200, for all
16-27-12, and F. J. Graham, of
Dorsey, $900, for all 16-32-9. All
were the former lessees.
Bargain Days Booked
February 21, 22, 23—
Secretary Laurence Haynes of
the Chamber of Commerce stated
this week that Thursday. Friday
and Saturday. February 21. 22
and 23, will be designated as O’
Neill bargain days.
Dates were fixed by the retail
trade committee of the Chamber.
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